National Broadcast to provide daily 30-minute coverage of Gorenje 2007 tournament
Wonderful news for chess fans in Serbia – National Broadcast decided to provide daily 30-minute coverage of Gorenje 2007 tournament. The first show featured Mr. Luka Acimovic, chairman of the chess club VSK Sveti Nikolaj, Mr. Ivan Zivanovic, director of Gorenje Srbija, and GM Michael Roiz, who is participating in the tournament.
VSK Sveti Nikolaj is the official organizer of Gorenje 2007. “The club is very ambitious”, said Luka Acimovic, “only three years ago we were complete anonymous and few weeks ago we have convincingly captured Serbian Team Cup. We won’t stop here, we’re creating a team to win the National League and play European Club Cup”. Mr. Acimovic also explained club policy on supporting and developing chess on all levels. The club has chess school with many promising juniors. The best among them are coached by GM Mihajlo Stojanovic, and VSK member Dejan Zivkovic is Serbian U16 champion.
GM Mihajlo Stojanovic
“Gorenje is international company that is working in 60 different countries. We are very keen to support sport activities. We are sponsoring football and handball clubs in other countries – in Serbia, we have picked chess”, emphasized director Ivan Zivanovic. “Few months ago, Gorenje invested 20 million Euros to open a new factory in Valjevo. We had excellent cooperation from the city authorities, and we believe that investors have to establish good relation with the local communities. We understand that Valjevo is living for chess, and naturally, decided to sponsor a chess tournament.”, he added.
Serbian top player – GM Ivan Ivanisevic
GM Michael Roiz, one of the most promising chess players from Israel, was filmed during a Valjevo sigh-seeing with tournament director Milan Bozic. In a brief statement for national TV, he said that he is very happy about the chance to play 15th category tournament, he likes Valjevo and hopes to achieve respectable result.
VSK alfa and omega – Milan Bozic
Official tournament page (English)