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14 Aug 2019, 23:21 PM

Montenegro national bocce (bowling) team will participate in the Nations Cup in Belgrade, as has been announced from National Bocce Association.

Bocce lovers and anyone who wants to get acquainted with this attractive sport will have an ideal opportunity to do so during this event, featuring Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and BiH.

The competitions start on Friday nd the matches will be conducted until Sunday at the fields in Zemun (Altina).

The selection of Montenegro, which has returned from almost no major competition in the last ten or more years without a medal, is moving towards Belgrade with great ambitions. Selector Dejan Stjepcevic and coach Nenad Rankovic are taking Miroslav Petkovic, who belongs to the world cream when it comes to bocce to the competition, then Tomislav Rankovic, Marko Lukovic and Rade Zec.

"We look forward to the competition that follows. The Cup of Nations in Belgrade will be a nice opportunity for affirmation of bocce, for the promotion of this extremely attractive and dynamic sport. I invite everyone who knows bowling, as well as those who want to get acquainted with its charms to come to Zemun, to come to the open fields in Altina and to be convinced with what I have said. The Cup of Nations will also be a great check for all the selections, as the Youth World Cup for in Italy and the World Cup for Seniors in Turkey are coming soon, but that does not mean, of course, that the result is in the background. We will fight, we will do our best to reach the podium, as we did last year when we won the bronze medal, "said Montenegrin coach Dejan Stjepcevic.

The Cup of Nations is named "Bruno Lezije and Sandro Anzur", according to the legends of the world bocce, I.e. the people who started the competition, which has been gathering selections from the territory of the former Yugoslavia for ten years.

13 Aug 2019, 15:48 PM

The team BC “Val” is the winner of the fifth edition of the championship in “bocce” (bowling) at Orjensko sedlo (1600 m), which brought together eight teams from all three Boka Bay municipalities.

Second place went to BC “Meljine”. Third place went to BC "Bijela". The teams "Subra", BC “Palma”, BC “Jadran” and two teams BC “Bahus” participated.

The dominance of teams from Herceg Novi continued in a new discipline, which was introduced, where Djuro Milanovic (BC Val) triumphed. Second was Niko Stjepcevic, a member of BC Palma from Tivat, and third place was won by Dario Serovic (BC Val). The event started by paying tribute to the tragically passed away Montenegrin mountaineer, Milan Radovic. The organizer and host was the Mountaineering Club Subra, and the technical organizer was the “bowling” club “Val”.

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Championship in “Buce” at Orjensko Sedlo (Photo: MC Subra)

“As much as the importance of the sporting component of the event is, what drives participants to go to one of the most remote and isolated places in our hinterland every year is not just competition, but mountain nature and socializing. In Orjensko sedlo, the natural conditions for summer bocce are more than favorable, and with the restoration of the filed for “buce” (zog) in 2015, the conditions for nurturing this sport discipline were again created, but even more so for the return of bocce as part of the former way of life, characteristic of the entire Adriatic coast and its hinterland," the organizers said.

Text by Slavica Kosic, on August 12th 2019, read more at Vijesti

12 Aug 2019, 19:01 PM

Sailors from the local Yacht Club- JK Delfin gave excellent results at the regatta "Memorial of Spasić and Mašera". The regatta was organized in Tivat for the past three days, by JK Delfin and it was held in scorching weather.

Over three competing days, more than 60 sailors from four Montenegrin clubs, JK (Yacht Club) Jugole Grakalic from Herceg Novi, JK Lahor from Kotor, JK Jovo Dabovic from Baošić and host club JK Delfin, as well as from Croatian clubs JK Orsan, Dubrovnik and JK Uskok, Zadar, sailed three regattas. They should be greatly acknowledged for their patience and perseverance, as it was not easy to sail in the wind of 3 to 5 knots and extremely warm, almost tropical weather, it has been pointed out from JK Delfin.

In the Optimist class, the current state champion Pavle Music won, in second was Viktor Lesjak and in third Andrija Markovic, all from JK Delfin. The Tivat Delfin sailors won all three first places in the competition for up to 12 years. Lesjak was first, Markovic was second, while sailor Tea Celanovic won third place. Tea also won the gold in the girl's competition. Nina Strahinja won silver, Vanja Strahinja bronze, both sailors JK Lahor from Kotor.

In the Laser 4.7 class, the first place went to Nikola Golubovic, sailor JK Delfin, second to Robert Moris from JK Jugole Grakalic, and third place went to Vasilije Kurbanovic from JK Delfin. In the Laser Radial class, Danilo Joncic took gold, Stefan Andjelic silver and Luka Rocen bronze, all three from Dolphin. Ilija Markovic is the first in the Laser Standard class, second is Milos Tripovic, both Dolphin sailors.

The awards for the best sailors were given by Ivana Žurić, Director of Design Interni, then Tony Belan, Director of Yacht Hotel and Ana-Marija Žurić, on behalf of the City Bar "Majestic", who, together with the Tivat Tourism Organization and other members of the donor pool, gave Contribution to the successfully conducted donation campaign #BudiOptimist during the 13th Tivat Regatta UNA Montenegro Cup.

The Dolphin Optimists, five of them, will go to the Croatian Optimists Team Championship in Split, organized by JK Marina Kastela on August 15th, and Ilija Markovic and coach Ilko Klakor will continue to Poland, where the European Championship for the Olympic Class Laser under 21 begins on 20 August, as stated from the Tivat JK Delfin.

 

30 Jul 2019, 12:42 PM

The Polo spectacle will undoubtedly be an event that will mark the summer calendar of events in Porto Montenegro and on the Tivat Riviera, announced Porto Montenegro. Such a conclusion can be reached, judging by the production and attractive agenda for this world event, which will be held from 1 to 3 August, at the pop-up Porto Montenegro Arena.

This gathering at Porto Montenegro Marina will bring together the world and nautical public and fans of this sport, Montenegrin audience and guests who want to spend the day with family and friends enjoying this spectacle, and expecting good fun, drinks and great music.

City Music - GPD Tivat and Majorettes will lead a rectangular equestrian procession with polo players, starting from the waterfront of Pine through the promenade of the nautical settlement Porto Montenegro, on Thursday 1 August, starting at 19:30 h.

The matches are scheduled for Friday 2 August and Saturday 3 August at 5:15 pm at the big Porto Montenegro Arena, when the world's biggest polo names will play. Tickets are available for purchase via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., priced at €20.

Four great teams will weigh knowledge, experience and dexterity, including Maharaja Savai Padmanabh Singh (Pacho) of Jaipur, who is one of the most prominent representatives of the world polo; UK national team member and Royal Berkshire Polo Club owner Jamie Morrison; multiple winner of the Polo in the Park and large snow polo tournament Charlie Wooldridge, and many others.

An interesting entertainment agenda has been announced as part of this attractive event. “Kic Pop Choir from Podgorica will perform on Saturday, August 2, on the plateau in front of the Hero (Heroj) submarine at 9:00 pm. This choir does not need to be presented specially, since the Montenegrin public has been enjoying their thematic performances and repertoire for two years.  Admission is free.

Everyone is also invited to the big Polo white party after the polo finals, on Saturday 3rd August at the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club Swimming Pool from 9 pm. Globally recognizable Natalia Baruligh and Ester Anaya will be in charge of great musical energy.

29 Jul 2019, 17:41 PM

29 July 2019 - The Montenegro national water polo team under 15 years won the silver medal at U15 Water Polo Championships which was held in Burgas, Bulgaria. The inaugural edition of the men’s U15 European Water Polo Championships was a tremendous success in Burgas. Hungary won the first title in the final against Montenegro (15-9), while Italy won the bronze.

The brand new aquatic centre in Burgas welcomed the best U15 European players and the venue witnessed some great games, especially in the quarter-finals where the young warriors produced real thrillers.

The clash of Hungary and Serbia was as epic as their senior sides’ battles. Serbia came back from 8-4 and 10-8 down to take the lead in the last period at 10-11, only to see the Magyars netting two in 45 seconds shortly before the end. Spain and Italy met here in the quarters (at the senior World Championship they played the final), the game ended in a 3-3 tie and the Italians won the shootout. Montenegro upended group-winner Croatia 10-9 with a late double in the very last minute, while Greece needed a miraculous 5-2 run in the final quarter to beat surprise quarter-finalist Georgia 12-10.

The Hungarians won a tough one against Italy in the semis 8-6 while Montenegro did not leave any chance for the Greeks (13-8). The final lacked the expected excitement as the young Hungarians opened the match with 5-0 and never looked back to take the crown with a 15-9 win. Italy edged out Greece for the bronze medal 9-8.

LEN has launched this new age-group event to meet the National Federations’ demands to create a competitive environment for these youngsters as this contributes a great deal to their development. Next year these generations can play in the U16 World Championships. The following age-group event in the LEN Calendar is the European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships to be held in Racice (CZE) from 1-4 August. Free live streaming will be offered on the LEN website.

On this occasion, the Government of Montenegro congratulated the young water polo team.

"Being in a sports heat and winning the silver medal by competing with the best teams in Europe means that your country can count on you in every way, even in the light of championship generations shift. The policies implemented by the Government and the Ministry of Sports and Youth will provide you the status of promising athletes. With your talent and hard work, it is a safe guarantee of new successes of our water polo, but also a visa for new Montenegro’s sports champions," the letter reads.

Final rankings: 1. Hungary, 2.Montenegro, 3.Italy, 4. Greece, 5. Serbia, 6. Georgia, 7. Spain, 8. Croatia, 9. Russia, 10. Slovakia, 11. Slovenia, 12. Turkey, 13. Romania, 14. Bulgaria, 15. Netherlands, 16. Belarus

Read more news about sports in Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

25 Jul 2019, 22:21 PM

25 July 2019 - Polo in the Port, Montenegro’s first-ever polo event, has been welcomed by Porto Montenegro, as announced from the company. Three days of sporting entertainment will take place from 1st to 3rd August and the event is in association with Global Citizen Forum.

Porto Montenegro is set to welcome Montenegro’s inaugural polo event at the new Arena venue piloting this summer season in the Porto Montenegro village. The event will gather families, spectators, polo fanatics and social enthusiasts for three days of cocktails and canapes in the sun whilst enjoying a premiere of polo sporting entertainment. The occasion will mark a significant date in Porto Montenegro’s Events Calendar from 1st-3rd August 2019. 

Presented by the Global Citizen Forum, Polo in the Port is one of the key social sporting events of the summer that will fuse world-class sport in a stunning waterside setting, where four teams will compete in an extraordinary pop-up polo field, overlooking the world’s finest superyachts, with sunshine, food, music and groups of sporting and social excellence, it has been said in the announcement.  

“We believe in the unifying power of sports that reaches beyond borders and brings people together,” said Armand Arton, founder of the Global Citizen Forum. “Following our last Forum in Sveti Stefan, we’re excited to be part of yet another special experience in beautiful Montenegro.” 

Among the extensive list of sponsors are Arton Capital, Regent Porto Montenegro, Universal Capital Bank, Voli Motors, Plantaže, Azimut Yachts, Rolex, Beluga, La Martina, Boadicea the Victorious and Sunreef Yachts, who join forces to commemorate this first-of-its-kind momentous occasion on the Tivat Riviera. 

"I am very much looking forward to my first time in Montenegro and what better way to mark that than by being able to play polo with my favourite crew in a totally new and exciting setting. Polo in the Park is one of my favourite events, so I can’t wait to see what Polo in the Port has in store", comments Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh (Pacho) of Jaipur.  

Opening the occasion from 8 pm on Thursday 1 August will be a remarkable horse parade through the Porto Montenegro marina village, giving residents, spectators and the local community an opportunity to join in on the opening festivities. The parade will be followed by an invitation-only welcome reception at the Regent Porto Montenegro.

On Friday 2 August, doors will open to the VIP Clubhouse, with matches kicking off in the late afternoon. The games will continue into the second day of play ahead of the finals and trophy ceremony. Guests will have an opportunity to get dressed to the nines for an exclusive party at the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club Pool to mark the end of Montenegro’s first-ever polo event.

Tickets price is 20€ and is available for purchase via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The event will be a pet-and family-friendly affair, open to the public and giving guests and spectators an opportunity to sip champagne under the blue skies and majestic mountains of the Boka Bay, all steps away from the waterfront and superyacht-lined marina, whilst watching quality sporting action. Families will have the opportunity to enjoy picnics on the fresh lawns of the Arena, enjoy summer music and get a taste of the Porto Montenegro community.

25 Jul 2019, 02:09 AM

Scholarships for eight young athletes from Herceg Novi in the academic year 2019/20 have been awarded thanks to the established cooperation of the Municipality of Herceg Novi, Swimming Water Polo Club (PVK) Jadran and the Basketball Club Primorje 1945 with the Faculty of Management, as announced from the Municipality.

Starting from the common interest for the development of the local community and scientific research, and in an effort to expand and intensify cooperation in the field of science and sports, a protocol on business and technical cooperation was signed, which stipulates that this year the Municipality and the Faculty will co-finance scholarships for three students who are members of BC Primorje in 1954 and five students-players of PVK Jadran.

Marko Grkovic, Milos Radojkovic and Ivan Misinezovic from BC Primorje in 1945, as well as Dimitrije Obradovic, Petar Mijušković, Đuro Radović, Luka Murišić and Darko Đurović from PVK Jadran, received support through scholarships for this academic year.

"Last year we signed individual contracts with Primorje and Jadran, and this year, thanks to the initiative of the Municipality and with the desire to intensify this cooperation, we have consolidated everything into one contract. We decided to co-finance young athletes with the Municipality, as one of our ways of contributing and socially useful work, but also recognizing the need to keep talents in the city, " said the Dean of the Faculty of Management, Doc. Dr Irena Petrusic, adding that she hoped for expansion of cooperation in the coming years.

The local government sees this move as another way to support Herceg Novi clubs that have senior selections and perform in elite competitions.

"This is one of the ways to keep high-quality players in the city, young people who want to promote themselves in this city after finishing high school. Last year we had a pilot project, and now we have already established stable cooperation. This year we have eight students, and I hope that the next will be even more, and from other clubs, " said Municipal Secretary for Social Activities and Sports, Darko Klasic.

The director of PVK Jadran, Miloš Mračević, thanked the Municipality and the Faculty for recognizing the importance of education for young people who are engaged in sports in Herceg Novi, and for helping their development.

"I hope that our athletes will achieve very good academic results, in addition to top sports results, and that they will be for example at the faculty as they are in sports, and that they will lead a wave of young people who want to continue their education in their own city," Mracevic said.

In a short time, the initiative came to a great realization, because all the companion forces recognized its importance and need, added the president of the KK Primorje 1945, Željko Roganović. According to him, encouraging the parallel sport and academic development of young people is an example of good practice in Herceg Novi.

"This could be an incubator of new knowledge and a magnet for other young people to stay in Herceg Novi for academic development at the Faculty of Management," said Roganovic.

He thanked the signatories of the protocol and invited other business entities to contribute to the upgrading of this idea and to support the sport within its capabilities.

21 Jul 2019, 14:09 PM

The 17th Fašinada Cup International Sailing Regatta will take place on 21st and 22nd July in the Bay of Kotor. The regatta will start from Perast at 12 noon on 21st July, and finish in Tivat, at Porto Montenegro. On Day 2, crews start in Tivat and sail to Perast, where the regatta finishes.

The winner of the 17th Fašinada Cup will be announced on 22nd July, on the island of Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospe od Škrpjela), starting from 8 pm. The organisers of the Fašinada Cup International Regatta are Sailing Club Lahor, Dobrota, together with Porto Montenegro (Porto Montenegro Yacht Club) and Unibrand. This year’s regatta is supported by the Kotor Tourist Organisation, Kotor Souvenirs, Miro & Sons and Fleka.

SC Lahor is grateful to all the sponsors, the local community of Perast for their support, Dušan Vuleković for directing the promotional video for the 17th Fašinada Cup, sculptor Goran Moškov for the winner’s prize and Unibrand for creating the brand visuals for the event.

“The Fašinada Cup Sailing Regatta takes place on the day of the biggest public ceremony in the Boka Bay, the ‘Fašinada’. This is a tradition dating back to 1452 whereby inhabitants of Perast and many others from Boka Bay drop stones into the sea around the island of Our Lady of the Rocks to protect it from erosion. Below Perast, threading through the Verige Strait to Tivat, aiming midway between Perast’s two reefs, around 60 white sails will take to the water from various types of sailing boats and craft, recalling the famed tradition of Perast and the entire Boka Bay, along with its sailing heritage. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Perast alone had an armada of over 100 sailing vessels, and SC Lahor of Dobrota has inherited the Boka Bay tradition of that era, organising the Fašinada Cup for the seventeenth time. Year after year, the regatta has brought together around 200 competitors from Montenegro and abroad, and is also extremely popular among international sailors. The competition is the largest maritime event in Montenegro and the Southern Adriatic, alongside Boka Night (Bokeljska noć). The winners will receive prizes of stylised figures in stone, the work of well-known sculptor Goran Moškov Gonzo, which will be awarded on the island of Our Lady of the Rocks,” say organisers.

19 Jul 2019, 01:05 AM

18 July 2019 - The water polo team of Montenegro ends the group phase of the World Cup in Gwangju Thursday morning, July 19th.

After two games played with Serbia and Greece, both settled at score of 10:10, the Montenegrin water polo team will have an easier training against hosts of South Korea, and an opportunity to practice some things for the knockout phase, reported CdM.

The ranking in the group no longer depends on the Montenegrin national team, but on the match between Serbia and Greece.

"At today's meeting, we watched a match with Greece. The meeting concluded that we were guilty of this result, and we had this feeling right after the match. We have two tied matches out of two played and we will probably take second place in the group. That is if the match between Serbia and Greece ends up as a tie. It is all up to us, I think we play good water polo, we swim well, we are physically well prepared. We need to fix some of the things in the game, primarily individual responsibility," Vladan Spaić pointed out.

He also added that the team needs to fix some things in defense, as they can not afford to repeat the same mistakes in the continuation of the championship.

"Everything is good so far, we do not have a defeat at the championship, and from that side, we have to stay positive and focused on the current course of the competition. We still have great chances for high ranking. As for South Korea, they are a total outsider, but they should not be underestimated. We have to enter the match seriously, to play some known actions and to get up a little more and prepare for the eighth finals," concluded Spaić.

His team mate Đuro Radović shares the same opinion.

"Two of the hardest matches in the group have passed, aand we should end the group phase without defeat, which is positive. In both matches, we had control, from game to game, we seemed to grow as a team, to play better, which is the goal for now. Let's go on; there is no more glance back. Against South Korea, we need to raise the level of the game to the maximum. The knockout stage is next and that is something we were preparing for. We are going against South Korea for the most convincing victories, so that we can deal with some things in the game," Radović pointed out.

The match with South Korea is played on Friday at 10.50 AM, while the match between Serbia and Greece is scheduled for 9.30 AM.

Read more news about sports in Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

18 Jul 2019, 03:57 AM

17 July 2019 - The water polo exhibition titled “ The Most Beautiful Moments From the Encounters Of Water And Ball " of the Hungarian Olympic and Sports Museum will be opened in Herceg Novi on July 23, it was agreed at the recent meeting between Hungarian Ambassador to Montenegro József Négyesi and the President of the Herceg Novi Municipality Stevan Katić and associates.

This open-air exhibition will be set up at Škver, where numerous passers-by will have the opportunity to get to know the history of water polo, the first international matches and triumphs through the photo panels, reports CdM. The focus will be placed on the competitions between the Hungarian water polo team and the teams from the former Yugoslavia. The exhibition is organized by the Embassy of Hungary in Montenegro, supported by the Municipality of Herceg Novi.

"Water polo connects Montenegro and Hungary, and the Herceg Novi water polo club Jadran, whose home is exactly at the Škver, is the backbone of the Montenegrin national team, which implies that the open-air exhibition The Most Beautiful Moments From The Encounters Of Water And Ball is coming to the right place,” it was announced after the meeting.

Ambassador Négyesi expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation with the Municipality and announced that they are also planning several other events in Herceg Novi aimed at presenting Hungarian culture and gastronomy.

He also pointed out that Herceg Novi is home to one of the largest Hungarian companies in Montenegro, the Hotel Sun Resort, which has good communication with the local administration, which is of great importance for investors.

The meeting also addressed current events related to the tourist season, which include border crossings issues and traffic jams in all towns located at the bay, since these subjects are particularly important for Hungarian tourists.

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15 Jul 2019, 17:58 PM

15 July, 2019 -The regatta "Arsenal Cup", organized by the Porto Montenegro Yachting Club, was held on the July 13th holiday and gathered 22 boats which sailed within the Tivat Bay Aquatorium, all the way to two islands - St. George's (Sveti Djordje) and Our Lady of the Rock (Gospa od Škrpjel)a, which were included in the regatta field. The overall winner of the eighth edition of this very popular regatta is the sailboat Sinji Galeb from the club JK Delfin, and the skipper Frano Tripović. The second place was won by the Selen club PMYC under the leadership of Tony Browne, and the third place of the Arsenal Cup,

"In the j70 class, all eight sailing boats of the PMYC fleet, and Ilija Markovic from JK Delfin showed great performance - we look forward to the fact that his team is more and more involved in this class," said Jenny Putock, a yachting club manager at Porto Montenegro. After him, Alexey Samoilov from Ukraine, a very experienced skipper and instructor, arrived in this class. Another PMYC sailor Luka Radonic was third. It was a pleasure to see our regular participants, Miroslav Orlov and his family, who won the first place in the class of the ocher bar and Branko Krstovic, who won the second place," Puttock said.

In class 4, Nikola Zecevic led the sailboat Regina 2, followed by Matija Rasovic from JK Jugola Grakalic and the third was Niko Vuksanovic. In class 5, two sailboats sailed - the first place was won by JK Delfin Frano Tripović in the Sailing Gull - he was the fastest in the overall regatta. Second place was won by Dejan Golub from JK Lahor in the Amaya sailing boat.

In class 8, there are also two sailing boats - first prize went to Denis Aksenov in the Ferdinand sailing boat, Ivan Shabalitov in Samba was the second.

In class 8, Porto Montenegro Marina director Tony Browne also participated and positioned himself in the second place of the overall regatta. After him, in class 8 was the Hanse sailing boat with skipper Vadim Volotskoy, who was the third in the regatta. Third place in this class was Modus Vivendi, from JK Latin core from Bar with skipper Dragan Lekic. Porto Montenegro Yachting Club thanks all the participants, both locals and tourists, for a great regatta, and interest in this local fiesta, as well as the referees Filip Petrovic and Radivoje Popovic.

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