“I am very happy that after two years adversely affected by the coronavirus restrictions, we have managed to move our tournament to the international level again. And that’s thanks to the player and coaching contacts of our coach Martin Hroch, who helped us secure the participation of the club from the French city of Evreux, which played in the top competition last season. And although he stepped down from it, he will definitely have the ambition to return to it,” says the chairman of the Olomouc club, Jiří Zemánek.
“Together with the champion Prostějov, it is certainly a very high-quality offer and it is great that we can bring our fans interesting sports experiences even before the start of the extra league. Everyone is definitely invited to this,” he adds.
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For the coach of the university girls, Martin Hroch, the home tournament will be one of the highlights of the ongoing summer preparation before the new season. “Of course, we play a number of warm-up matches, mainly against domestic opponents, but a quality tournament with international competition and in an atmosphere of intense matches is the best thing that can test us,” he says.
The tournament with many years of tradition is being held for the fifth time this year under the patronage of the renowned construction company TOMI – REMONT as “I am pleased that we could once again become the titular partner of this well-known and fan-favorite tournament and thus continue our ongoing support of Olomouc women’s volleyball.” Martin Dokoupil, director of TOMI – REMONT as, praises the long-term cooperation.
The tournament, with the participation of six teams, will take place in two groups, in which the three opponents will face each other in a one-on-one system. It will start unusually on Thursday at 5 p.m. with the Šternberk – Prostějov match in Šternberk’s Ecce Homo sports hall, on Friday it will be played as usual in Olomouc from 10.30 a.m., Saturday’s program will start here at 10 a.m. and on Sunday there will be two duels – for bronze from 10.30 a.m. and the final from 11 a.m. The domestic volleyball players are the defenders of last year’s championship.
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TOMI – REMONT Cup (Rector’s Cup of Palacky University)
VK UP Olomouc
Evreux Volley-Ball (France)
VK Selma Brno
PVK Olymp Prague
TJ Sokol Šternberk
17.00 Šternberk – Prostějov (Ecce Homo hall in Šternberk)
10.30 Olomouc – Evreux
17.00 Evreux – Beasts and Olymp – Prostějov
10.00 Olomouc – Šelmy and Šternberk – Olymp
15.30 semi-finals A1 – B2
17.00 o 5th place A3 – B3
18.00 semi-final B1 – A2
10.30 for 3rd place