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Tuesday 2 October 2018
World Youth Teams Championship - Horyniec-Zdrój.
Team Poland waiving the flag on high.
The Youth Team World Championships in Draughts in Horyniec-Zdrój have started.
On Sunday, September 30, the Youth Team World Championship in Draughts in Horyniec-Zdrój was opened. There were 12 teams from such countries as: Russia, the Netherlands, China, Mongolia, Belarus, Latvia, Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania, Italy, Kazakhstan and Poland. The best draughts players in the world have come here to fight for the laurels and titles. After the opening ceremony, all representations paraded through the center of Horyniec-Zdrój to the amphitheater in the spa park. There they were officially presented to the audience.
During the ceremony, commemorative medals were presented by the main coordinators of the Championships, namely Marlena Golenia and Jerzy Zaborniak for those who helped earlier in the development of draughts in Horyniec-Zdrój. Two years ago in Poland we had Polish Championship event in draughts - and today it’s Horyniec that has a world-wide event and hosts the best draughts from around the world. Marlena Golenia also read a letter from Deputy Minister of Sport Jarosław Stawiarski, who could not come to Horyniec for the ceremony. The main sponsors of the championship are: Ministerstwo Sportu i Turystyki, Fundacja Lotto, Fundacja Orlen Dar Serca, Podkarpacki Oddział Regionalny ARiMR. Organizers: Polski Związek Warcabowy, LKS UNIA Horyniec-Zdrój, Gmina Horyniec-Zdrój.
Special guests of the opening ceremony were: the president of the Polish Draughts Federation Magda Pawłowska, the deputy governor of the Podkarpacie region - Lucyna Podhalicz and Teresa Pamuła - director of Podkarpacki Oddział Regionalny ARiMR.