Tuomi triumphs in
On the 6th of June, came to its end the Fist Open
International Squash Tournament in Saint Petersburg, held in
Game Sport Center PRO.
The competitions lasted for three days and flew in a burst
of inspiration. Slight nervousness before the beginning of
the game, bright emotions and expression on the courts,
competition spirit, flavor of victory and defeat! No
competition manages without it! All the viewers and
supporters will remember for a long time the last day of the
games by its emotional and spectacular finals. Cups, medals
and valuable prizes found their owners!
It is time to summarize!
The most severe contest was between men in the professional
category. In spite of the fact that finally our nationals
did not manage to become prize winners, the sportsmen
presented a real celebration to their supporters.
Matias Tuomi (Finland). Prize money 1950 EUR
2nd place Mike Gregory (England). Prize money 1280 EUR
3rd place Kamil Ismail (Egypt). Prize money 640 EUR.
In the professional category between women:
1st place Marusan Ekaterina (Ekaterinburg)
2nd place Tuzlukova Alina (Saint Petersburg)
3rd place Petrukhina Olga (Saint Petersburg)
Finland, Russia and Ukraine
divided the winning places of the three amateur categories.
All together about 93 sportsmen from 11 countries took part
in the Tournament: England, Egypt, Belgium, Finland, Latvia,
Belorussia, Ukraine, the USA, Switzerland, Hungary and, of
Maxim Brovkov, the Director of the Tournament and
Sport Centre PRO, said during the Final Closing Tournament
"The International Tournament to my opinion is a great event
in sport and social life of our city. This event not only
strengthens the squash traditions as a kind of sport, but
also helps to consolidate cultures and traditions of
different countries of the world! We will continue to
develop Squash game in Russia, launch new projects, conduct
interesting tournaments, and bring up new generation of
"From September with the help of Sport Committee of St.
Petersburg Government will start a competitive intake to the
free children squash sections. At the beginning of November
2010 will be held an International rating squash tournament
guided by PSA. The most important strategic aim is to win
the right to conduct in Saint Petersburg the team European
Championship (ENCC) in 2012!"