The 1st international basketball championship of the Baltic ports

2003 12 02
November 28 – 29 2003 the 1st international championship of the Baltic ports took place in Tallinn (Estonia).
This year in the event participated the teams from Klaipeda, Liepaja, Riga and Tallinn.
The team of Klaipeda port consisted of:
·        Klaipeda state seaport authority (Saulius Staponkus, Osvaldas Kurauskas, Egidijus Butvydas, Mindaugas Simonavičius bei Darius Spyčius);
·        Klasco SC (Raimondas Garbenčius);
·        Klaipėdos nafta SC (Andrius Betingis);
·        Bega JSC (Ramūnas Locaitis).
Klaipeda and Tallinn ports competed in the first match. The representatives from Klaipeda defeated the hosts 102:72. Next day the basketball players from the ports of Klaipeda and Riga fought for the first place. The Klaipeda team strikingly, more than 50 points difference (105:53) overcome and secured the absolute victory in the first international championship of the Baltic ports.  
Osvaldas Kurauskas was acknowledged as the best basketball player of the Klaipeda team.
The participants of the competition had a possibility to get acquainted with the old-town of Tallinn and the ports of Tallinn and Muga.
The next international championship of the Baltic ports will take place the following year in Klaipeda.
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