The Tomo Tournament, held in Jug’s home pool “Gruž”, kicks off tomorrow. Dubrovnik will host a large number of teams from all over Europe for the ninth time in a row. Like last year, the competition will take place in two categories. In the pool, strength will be measured between boys and girls up to twelve and young men up to fourteen years old.
This memorial tournament bears the name of Tomo Udovicic. He has been marked in the history of the club as a man who raised many of Jug’s water polo generations from which a large number of world champions and Olympic winners emerged.
The number of participants increases from year to year, and 48 teams from ten European countries will fight for the title of the winner in two categories. The current defenders are Primorac from Kotor and Korčula Swimming Club. The Kotorans were last year’s best among the teams up to twelve years. Korculans entered history as a club that took the title of the winner in the premier edition of the tournament up to fourteen years.
This unofficial “world championship” will gather around 800 children in six days in the city. The fact that some of the world’s best referees will be leading the tournament proves to the significance and prestige of this tournament. Along with international officials from Dubrovnik, Sergey Naumov, Georgios Stavridis and Radoslaw Koryzna will referee in “Gruz”.
The tournament starts tomorrow at 13.00. The final day is scheduled on Sunday.
Follow the live-results on the tournament’s very own live ticker.