International squash tournament in Odesa to gather 150 athletes from over ten countries
The 11th International Squash Championship "Zenit Black Sea Open 2021" will take place in Odessa from August 19 to August 22, 2021. The venue will be the SPORT LIFE fitness center at 2 Heavenly Hundred Avenue. The competition will be held with the assistance of the Squash Federation.
In four days of the tournament, some 150 participants will compete for awards in eight categories:
Men – PRO, Amateurs, M40+ and M45+,
Women – PRO and Amateurs,
Juniors – boys and girls under the age of 15.
Organizer of the tournament Dmytro Scherbakov said the main goal of the tournament is to strengthen sports ties between countries and athletes in post COVID-19 period, to develop squash in Ukraine, and to increase the skill level of young squash players.
Co-organizer of the Zenit Black Sea Open 2021 tournament Maksym Urakin said that physical culture and sports in our country need the support from both the government and benefactors.
"The government has almost removed from the development of targeted programs of sports support, we thank our partners and businessmen benefactors for their assistance; athletes and sections, and, therefore, sports of the highest achievements, cannot do without the synergy of the government and business," Urakin said.
Players from England, Australia, Germany, Wales, Egypt, Romania, the United States, Moldova, Belarus, other countries, as well as athletes from Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Khmelnytsky, Poltava, Kherson and Odesa will participate in the competition.
The tournament is scheduled to open on Thursday, August 19, and the award ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 22, at the five-star Premier Hotel Odesa.
Zenit Black Sea Open is the largest international squash tournament in the history of independent Ukraine. The scale of the championship is demonstrated both by the number of countries and participants, and by the large number of organizations involved in the preparation and holding of competitions.
The title sponsor was the SOCAR fuel and energy company.
Official beer of the tournament is from TERMOPUB.
Official wine partner is SHABO.
The partner of the party and the hotel of the tournament is Premier Hotel Odesa.
The medical partner of the championship is the ADONIS medical group.
The fruit partner is USPA fruit.
The main media partner of the tournament is Interfax-Ukraine.