AmCham and Devin Organize First Charity Tennis Tournament

The ninth AmCham tennis tournament, this year supported by Devin brought together twelve teams of the AmCham member companies and 40 keen players, hosted by Gloria Palace club in Gorna Banya during the weekend of June 4-5, 2011. It was the first charity tennis tournament where the companies provided donations to go to the AmCham charity fund. Bulgarian VIP Travel and Gloria Palace players became finalists, with Gloria Palace team (Niki Bojinov, Stoyan Batov) coming on top in a head-to-head battle. Bulgarian VIP Travel team placed second (Dimitar Dimitrov, Dimitar Parvanov, Vladi Alexiev, Zlatan Zhelev).

All of the teams were divided into four main groups by drawing lots. The first two teams from each group qualified for the main scheme and played in direct elimination in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. At the first semifinals the Air France Trade Representative team (Jérôme Jacquemard, Valeri Belchev) played against the tennis players of Bulgarian VIP Travel. At the second semifinals Sheraton Sofia Hotel team (Gerasimos Perdikaris and Panayotis Diallinas) played against Gloria Palace team.

Valentin Georgiev, executive director AmCham Bulgaria, together with Moni Monov, chief referee at the tournament, awarded the winner and runner-up with cups. In addition, all the semifinalists received prizes provided by SLS Rossignol. Dunlop sport provided the tennis balls.

AmCham is grateful to the main supporter of the contest: Devin and to the supporters who made the contest possible: SLS Rossignol, Gloria Palace Club, Pain d’Or and Dunlop Sport.

The chamber appreciates the keen enthusiasm of all playing companies:

3M (East) AG – Colliers International, Adecco Bulgaria, Air France Trade Representative, Balkan Star Automotive, Bulgarian VIP Travel , Delchev & Partners Law Firm, DHL Express Bulgaria, Ericsson Telecommunications Bulgaria, Johnson Controls Electronics Bulgaria, Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan, WorleyParsons Europe Energy Services, Gloria Palace.