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Ekaterinburg Streetball Cup will be First Held in the Capital of the Urals

4 июня 2009 22:27

Ekaterinburg Streetball Cup will be First Held in the Capital of the Urals

Administration of the city of Ekaterinburg and the Russian Association of Street Basketball in Russia are conducting the selection phase of the championship of Russia in the street-ball «Cup of Ekaterinburg - 2009» on the 6th and 7th of June, this weekend.

According to the Office for the Development of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism in Administration of the city of Ekaterinburg, such kind of event will be held in the Ural capital for the first time.

The competitions will be attended by teams from the cities of Ekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk region: Novouralsk, Nizhny Tagil, Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Revda, Zarechny, Asbest. The participants are boys and girls born from 1991 till 1992. The results of the competition are to be estimated by a professional team of 10 judges with a chief judge Andrei Vlasov.

Competitions will be held on the Kirov Square in front of the main building of UPI USTU named after Boris Yeltsin, on the 6th of June from 10:00 to 18:00 and on the 7th of June from 11:00 to 18:00.

The «Cup of Ekaterinburg - 2009» winners on the street basketball tournament will receive a place on the final championship of Russia, which will be held on July 25, 2009 in Moscow.

Besides, on June 6, at 12:00, in the conference hall number 322 of the office center in Comintern Street, 16, a press conference devoted to the tournament start of the Cup of Ekaterinburg street basketball - 2009 is going to be held. It will be attended by Chief of the Office for the Development of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism in Administration of the city of Ekaterinburg Ludmila Fitina, vice president of development and management in the Association of Street Basketball in Russia Anton Besfamilny, and plenipotentiary representative of the Association of Street Basketball in Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions, the captain of Russia's street basketball team Ivan Mayorov.

It should be noted that street basketball, also called streetball or «Basketball 3x3» is a kind of basketball, born in the middle of XX century in America and became popular throughout the world. Currently street basketball is the most massive, stylish and popular sport and leisure activity in Russia. This year the regional streetball tournaments are held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm, Krasnodar, Vladivostok, Kaliningrad, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Ivanovo, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Ekaterinburg, Voronezh, Samara, Vologda.



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