VIIIth Slovakia Grand Prix, open, advancement majorettes sport competition, included in the calendar of international competitions, started in the City Hall, this time, the local organizer was non-profit, dance organization, Movement Without Barriers.The phrase “motion without barriers” was accurate for the competition itself; There were participated competitors from 4 countries, 19 clubs and 18 towns:
CZE: Cheeky Cheerky Hradec Kralove, LEXY Kromeriz, LV2 Sokol Pisek, Majorettes TS Airai Borek, Michelle Karviná, Minima Husinec, Mona Nachod, Sokol Ardent Hradec Kralove
SVK: Bella Turzovka, I.NIMA Nitra, Majorettesclub Victory Galanta, Majorettes Alba Bratislava, Majorettes Edit Staškov, MK BIBI Hlohovec, Sasetky Hlohovec, Tedasky Sabinov,
CRO: Mažoretkinje grada Splita
POL: Maźoretki Syrenki Giźycko, Panterky MDK Gliwice
The competition was introduced by the competition director, Mrs. Alica Hammerova, and officially announced by Josef Doležel, president of the IFMS International Federation.
Competitors competed in five age categories, with the equipment baton , fringes, flag and a mix.They strove not only for medals but also for the nomination to European or World Championships.This forced them to show the best competition sets on the one hand, and on the other hand they were interested in seeing the performance of their opponents as an honest performances comparison and a friendly meeting in international competition.
The solo baton discipline of female juniors and seniors was with ongoing results, which was not only met with the interest of foreign competitors, but also their chiefs and tourist accompaniment. They do not yet have on going results at home.The interest of foreign chiefs in consultation (feedback) is a good sign for finding ways to improve the performance of their wards.
VIIIth Slovakia Grand Prix became the first competition held under the fading of the roof majorettes sport organization International Federation Majorettes Sport in Slovakia. The sports hall in Nitra, designed for handball, is a suitable place for holding of such a competition because of its size, number of stands, facilities, largeness of the car park. The local organizer changed the city and the term from Saturday to Sunday, but it was definitely worth it.
The competition was broadcast live and commented, still in Czech.
We are looking forward to further competitions in Slovakia.