XI. European Champioship Majorettes Sport (ECH) was held on the banks of the Adriatic, in Crikvenica, Croatia, in the sports hall “Gradska Sportska dvorana”. Local organizers were Hrvatsko Udruženje Mažoret Tim (HUMT) and Majorettes Club of Crikvenica.
The day before the competition was in the hall a lot to do; the contest area was overlapped, a central decoration and sound was installed, the habitat for referees was arranged, for results processing, for broadcasters, so that everything is ready before the start of the contestants.
On the eve of the competition Mr. Ing. Josef Doležel president of IFMS, thanked for existing cooperation to Mrs. Milosava Ms. Katic, who held the office as HUMT president and due to health indisposition she resigned. HUMT president was elected, Mr. Vlado Palac (Zagreb) and his deputy, Ms Tanja Gašparič (Opatija).
Opening ceremony, parade of majorettes greeting girls of delegates from each country, anthem and official statement of the competition as begun belong to the standards for all competitions organized under the heading of IFMS. Opening of ECH, however, was preceded by the receiving of executives and VIP guests by Mayor of the city Crikvenice, which had prepared for leading clubs and VIP guests a little present and personally handed it to anyone. At this solemn moment, also president HUMT presented the award for ECH support, he granted award to the Mayor of the city, to representatives of the city of Crikvenica, Mr. Marijana Karlicse, director of hostel Karlovac and to other personalities, who supported ECH helding in Croatia.
Contest during four days was in the spirit of fair play and friendly competition atmosphere, good performance and nice spectacle. On the podium made it through 119 formations (groups and small formations) of 18 competition events and three age categories. They were awarded two special prizes of the jury, three special announcer awards and the price to absolute winner, that received this time for the same number of points two teams.
Received a special prize of the jury :
* Leisure center, majorettes Sara Trutnov, Czech Republic
* The Golden majorettes, C. S. Cortona, Pietria, Italy
Special price IFMS / Received a special award IFMS:
* Viktory Brest, Belarus, for the interesting and Choreography first start groups on the European Majorettes Championship Sport 2016
* AMA Opava, Czech, for The Biggest contest expedition to the European Championship
* Hrvatsko udruženje mažoret Tiimova, Icici, Croatia, for the organization XI. European Championship Majorettes Sport 2016
* ZYGZAG, Czerwionka-leszcz (Poland)
* MICHELLE Karvina (Czech Republic)
Sunday’s parade has become proof that the mission of majorettes to entertain the audience is so strong that even of uncertain weather could not prevent in it from determined majorettes.. The procession was a suggestive experience. Buzz band and majorettes in colorful costumes on Sunday, June 12 became the jewel the city. The procession came from the coastal colonnade to Gradski Sportski hall. Nevertheless, the operational part of the hall and changing rooms were damaged by the storm overnight after torrential rain, on the competition it did not have the slightest effect. Everything worked as it should work and atmosphere in the hall was also on this day, “greit.”
Trough closing ceremony was officially completed XI. year of ECH 2016 Crikvenica, Croatia.
Thanks again to all the participants and congratulate the winners.