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A karaoke restaurant Svoi Vocal Hall hosted the fifth sport preference tournament among journalists – PREFFzvanie.
Volodymyr Ravinsky
Volodymyr Ravinsky
Head of Media Relations Department of Metinvest Group
'We support All-Ukrainian preference tournament among journalists PREFFzvanie every year. This is an excellent opportunity to bring together the best representatives of the profession in informal atmosphere and to chat while playing this game of skills. Owing to PREESSZVANIE, such meetings have become a tradition and every year they attract more and more people'
Winners of the 5th PREFFzvanie Championship
Winners of the tournament are:
  1. Denys Bezlyudko, RBC Ukraine news agency;
  2. Oleksandr Moskalenko, Ukrainian Retail Association portal;
  3. Alina Plyushch, Sayenko Kharenko law firm.
During the Super Final round of the championship, the finalists played against Valeria Rimek, President of the Sport Preference Federation of Ukraine.
“Earlier, I only suspected but now I know for sure that I’m super cool. I’ve been participating in PREFFzvanie tournaments from the very beginning. At the first championship I won the third place, at the fifth anniversary – the first. It was not easy to win this time. Every new round was a true challenge. I’ve almost grown grey. After the final’s end I even did not realise at first that I won. In general, the level of players improves progressively, new faces appear. This means that the project develops in the right direction. I would like to thank sponsors and organisers specially. Without financial support of the former and the initiative of the latter, this tournament would not have been so stylish,” commented Denys Bezlyudko, deputy general director of RBC Ukraine news agency.
The game of preference gathered journalists and editors of business and socio-political publications of Ukraine, namely RBC Ukraine news agency, Ukranews agency, Interfax-Ukraine news agency, Retail Community portal, radio Vesti, Era broadcasting company, newspaper Dzerkalo Tyzhnya. Ukraina, magazine Publichni Lyudy, FinMaidan, ABCnews, UA Energy, 5 Kanal and others.
The event included a tournament for players as well as a master classes for beginners from world class preference players Oleksii Tikhonovskyi and Serhii Mykhailovskyi.
The game lasted for 400 minutes, in full observance of the Preference Ethics Code. Sport Preference Federation of Ukraine elaborated the policy for the tournament, which consists of 3 rounds and the Super Final. Main Judge of the International Preference League Volodymyr Belun acted as a judge at the tournament.
The championship was held under the auspice of Contest PRESSZVANIE, with support of the International Preference League and Sport Preference Federation of Ukraine.
Pictures from the Championship are available on PRESSZVANIE Facebook-page.