BIJELJINA OPEN & NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 2013
Under the slogan "Day of top karate in Bijeljina", for the seventh time in a row, the traditional international karate tournament called "Bijeljina Open & Night of Champions 2013" was held in the grammar school's gymnasium on 13th October 2013.
The tournament was organised by the Karate Club "Sampioni" in cooperation with the Karate Association of Republic of Srpska (KARS) and the Karate Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (KFBIH). "Bijeljina Open & Night of Champions" is an international karate tournament, which annually brings together more than 60 clubs with about 600 competitors from a dozen neighbouring countries.
"In previous years, the tournament has hosted over 250 clubs and also a number of national teams from neighbouring countries. As such, "Bijeljina Open & Night of Champions" has become a traditional, high quality and distinct tournament in this part of Europe and it is not by accident that this tournament is chosen to be the test for the national teams before their appearance at the World Championship in Spain", said Goran Ivkovic, the President of the Organising Committee.
This year, the tournament hosted more than 60 clubs from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Austria, and Italy, with around 600 competitors, of all age categories.
INTERNATIONAL JUDO TOURNAMENT UGLJEVIK
The Sixth International Judo tournament was held in Ugljevik on 26th October 2013 as part of the ceremony of the Ugljevik's patron saint day celebration of – Saint Parascheva. The tournament organiser was the Judo club Rudar Ugljevik, and clubs from the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Serbia took part in the tournament. 283 contestants participated in the tournament, divided into three categories: debutantes, pioneers and cadets.
The president and coach of the judo club Rudar, Zoran Sarcevic noted that the tournament brings together an increasing number of participants every year. He stressed that since 2011 the tournament became an international one. "In today's international tournament 18 teams are participating. They come from Becej, Sremska Mitrovica, Novi Sad, Trebinje, Pale, Zvornik, Milici, Vlasenica, Bijeljina, Prnjavor, Doboj, Banja Luka and Prijedor and it is a special honor for us to be their hosts sixth time in a row. We owe special gratitude to the municipality of Ugljevik and the company Comsar Energy that helps us every year in organising the tournament."
Comsar Energy Republika Srpska took great pleasure in participating in the organisation of this tournament as one of the major sponsors.