From October 7 to October 10, 2009 in Donetsk on the shooting Artemis complex will pass traditional tournament on bench firing - the Open Cup of Donbass (Open Donbass Cup). This annual competition which has appeared in a sports calendar of Ukraine in 2004 - m to year. With 2005-го years the Open Cup of Donbass received the status of the international competition and was included in the European calendar. Constantly the strongest representatives of many countries of Europe and the world participated in it, reports official site of ISD sports club.
This year on tournament the best shooters of Ukraine will compete. On "Artemis" participation of athletes from Donetsk, Kharkov, Nikolaev, Lviv, Vinnytsia and other cities is expected.
According to the head coach of a national team of Ukraine Nikolay Brown, this year from - for financial crisis tournament couldn't receive guests from foreign countries as an application for its inclusion wasn't submitted to the European calendar. At that time there were no final guarantees about carrying out competition. This year especially difficult for bench firing of Ukraine.
In comparison with last season the number of competitions in Ukraine was reduced twice. National championship and Cup of Ukraine which were held under the auspices of the Ministry of affairs of a family, youth and sports became the main starts. Despite difficulties, the organizer of a present Open Cup of Donbass - the Federation of firing of Donetsk region - put a lot of effort in order that shooting competitions in Donetsk nevertheless took place.
On tournament it will be possible to see performance of the champion of Ukraine and the winner of a last year's Open Cup of Donbass Natalya Kotlyarova, and also leading athletes of the country - champions of Ukraine of 2009 Rostislav Gribovsky, Andrian Korchinsky (juniors), Igor Telny, Maria Kapitanenko, the long-term leader of junior firing Yury Nikandrov - younger which already acts among adults.
Sets of medals within the Open Cup of Donbass will be awarded at the round and trench stand among men, women and juniors, and also in such look as a double - a ladder (doublets at the trench stand).
Participants will enter fight for medals in the first day of competitions - on October 8. A day earlier, shooters are expected by adjustment fire. Final day of tournament - on October 10.