XIII Table Tennis Tournament for the UNWE Cup
For the thirteenth time in Bonsist Sport Complex was held the Table Tennis Tournament for the Cup of UNWE organized by the Physical Education and Sports Department and "St. George the Victorious” Academic Sports Club.
After a contested final the Cup among men was won by Dr. Philip Dandolov, part-time lecturer at the International Relations Department. He defended the first place for the fourth consecutive year. The winner among the women is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ralitsa Arsova from the Physical Education and Sports Department.
Second and third place in the ranking of men were taken by representatives of the Physical Education and Sports Department – Sen. Lect. Dr. Petar Ivanov /silver medal/ and Lect. Dr. Miroslav Shishkov /bronze medal/. Among women the silver won Lyudmila Ivanova, Head of the Internal Administrative Control Sector, and the bronze won Yanitsa Stefanova from the Financial and Accounting Division.
The Rector Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov awarded the winners and emphasized "It is an honour and a great pleasure for me to award these cups to the winners. Thank you for the participation, emotions and efforts of all competitors. Despite the difficult situation we work and live in, you cope with the challenges successfully and proved in practice that the spirit makes power. Let's wish more sport victories and good moments".
|Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov is awarding the champion Dr. Philip Dandolov
|Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Stoilov with the winner among women Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ralitsa Arsova|
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Stoilov, Head of the Physical Education and Sports Department welcomed the participants in the Tournament: "Dear colleagues, I am very happy that despite the pandemic, we managed to keep alive the traditions of the Physical Education and Sports Department and to hold the Thirteenth consecutive Tournament in Table Tennis for lecturers and employees of UNWE. I would like to express my huge thankfulness to the Rectors leadership in the person of Prof. Dimitrov who made it possible to hold this Tournament. I would also like to thank to the Director of Bonsist Sport Complex Mr. Plamen Kyuvliev who provided the perfect conditions as well as to the major organizer and judge of the Tournament Sen. Lect. Dr. Elena Moneva”.
|Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Stoilov and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Spas Stavrev /from the left to the right/|
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Spas Stavrev from the Physical Education and Sports Department greeted the participants on behalf of Prof. Georgy Yankov, President of "St. George the Victorious" Academic Sport Club, and wished health and new sport victories.
The champion Dr. Philip Dandolov shared that for him the sport means health and strong will so it is important for him to compete with as many opponents as possible.
The winner among women Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ralitsa Arsova expressed her thankfulness to the Rectors leadership for making possible the organization and conduction of the competition and noted that her inspiration for participating in the Tournament were her colleagues from the Physical Education and Sports Department who are very good specialists inspiring also lecturers from other Departments and employees to participate in the event.
In the Tournament took part 17 participants divided into men /14/ and women /3/. The women were in one group and the men were divided into four groups. The matches were held in three different halls in order to observe the social distance between the players.
The winners in the groups were qualified for the main draw of complete elimination where they have to play to the semifinals and finals. The results were announced by Sen. Lect. Dr. Elena Moneva, judge of the Tournament. In addition to the cups and medals the participants were given T-shirts with the UNWE logo.