HRH Princess Katarina will Chair the Organising Committee of the 3rd Presidents Cup
HRH Princess Katarina, descendant of two European royal dynasties, will chair of the organizing committee. She is a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria on her mother’s side and of the King of Serbia from the famous Balkan Karadjordjević dynasty on her father’s side.
Michael Wynne Parker, President of the Commonwealth SAMBO Association, announced that the event will see a big number of the distinguishes guests from UK and abroad, to include The Consul General of the Russian Federation to Scotland.
“As usual, we’re planning to experiment with the format of the competitions, with the team lineup and even with the format of the fights,” said Andrey Moshanov, one of the President’s Cup organizers. “I’m convinced that traditional SAMBO competitions do need a new image. Attendance to such sporting events should become the part of the family weekend entertainment. It should be interesting for the whole family, which means the sporting component of these competitions should be well balanced with the actual entertainment. I think that’s the only way to the real promotion of SAMBO.”
According to Robin Hyslop, President of the Scottish SAMBO Federation, the whole nation is looking forward for an entertaining and exciting sports tournament. Naturally, the Scots intend to support their team and expect to follow it up through the finals of this prestigious tournament.
The tournament’s main prize – the Presidents Cup Trophy was manufactured and donated by the Jewellery Factory form St. Petersburgh and is inlaid with nearly 10 kilos of precious stones .
The Cup was taken twice by the Team Russia, but this time, Scotland will try to do its best to beat the Russian team at the home ground .
The Presidents Cup event has built the reputation of a high quality show and sports event, and helped massively in the past to reveal a lot of the talents from Commonwealth countries. Along with the medals, participants took home the vivid memories and started promoting this sport in their home countries – in Australia, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Trinidad and Tobago, Cyprus, Ghana, Mauritius, Canada and South Africa.