The Third Malta Masters Basketball Tournament was held recently at the Ta’Qali Sports Pavilion. Six local and international teams participated in the Men’s Over 40 category while for the first time a Ladies Competition was held seeing the participation of three teams including a team from Sussex
In the Men’s Category the winners of the past two editions, ‘Tal-Ajkla’, and ‘London Eagles’ saw stiff competition from ‘MSC Falcons’ which is a team of Serbian nationals based in Malta, ‘Malta Masters Suns’, ‘Tuesday Jazz’ and ‘Kraukli’ from Latvia who took part for the first time. The Ladies Competition saw the participation of two local teams, ‘Malta Masters’ and ‘Malta Hoopers’ together with ‘Sussex Select’ from the UK.
The Latvian team Kraukli emerged as worthy winners after beating London Eagles in a tense Final while the local team Tuesday Jazz won the battle for third place by seeing off MSC Falcons. Sussex Select were crowned winners of the Women’s Category.
After having participated under the Malta Masters banner in a number of international Masters tournaments, the organisers of this Tournament, Predrag Andrejevic, Peter Perotti and Mark Vassallo are aiming to establish the Malta Tournament as one of the key events in the Calendar of Basketball tournaments for the Over 40’s. The response for this year’s Tournament was encouraging and a number of local and international teams are already lined up for the 2016 Tournament.
This year the Organisers agreed to donate proceeds to Puttinu Cares after having extended support to the Malta Community Chest Fund during the past two editions. At the end of the Tournament, the Chairman of Puttinu Cares Dr Victor Calvagna together with the President of the Basketball Association, Paul Sultana presented awards to the winners.
The Organisers were supported by the Malta Basketball Association and the Maltese Serbian Community while a number of sponsors extended their generous support to help raise funds. These included Azzopardi Fisheries, Rado Systems, Quest, Ofion Software, Cro-Ser Company Limited, Billboard Advertising Limited, Caffe Raffael, Happy Days Childcare Centre and Farsons.
Pedja, Mark and Peter
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