Tonight the Opening Ceremony of the first edition of the PIUTT Tennis Tournament took place.
After welcoming words from the Rector of Dubna State University and a representative of the City of Dubna, Dr. Prof. Francis baron Van Loon officially opened the PIUTT Tennis Tournament 2016! The allotment for the tournament bracket was made so the 8 teams know their first opponents. After a parade of all players, the oaths of Fair Play of the participants and referees were sworn.
The Dubna State University Student Chorus then performed a beautiful version of the Student Hymn “Gaudeamus Igitur” and a humouristic Russian folk song.
This meant the end of the official part of the Opening Ceremony,after which all participants and guests could enjoy a light dinner.
Tomorrow the first matches will be played, starting at 10:00 local time.
We wish all players good luck and a fair competition!