From 1st to 12th April the academic community of the five higher schools in Varna will compete in nine sports in XV jubilee Varna Universiada (Student Games). The competitions will be launched today, April 1st, at the renovated Sports Hall of the Medical University, where the Basketball Tournament begins with the game between VFU - Naval Academy at 3 pm. The Bowling Tournament starts today as well at Playground - Mall Varna at 3 pm, and it will continue until Friday, when the final of the competition will be held.
At the weekend 5th - 6th April the programme will be full of student sports events. Within the two days the tennis matches will be played at Chaika Tennis Complex, following "Hoffman Cup"- Mixed Doubles team championship regulations on the first day. On the second day the tennis singles tournament will be played.
On 5th April at 11 am, in the Sea Garden, under the Summer Theater the long-distance race will be launched, in which all students willing to compete can take part. In the most popular race, the distance set for men is 2 000m run and for ladies – 1000m.
On 7th April (Monday) the Volleyball Tournament starts, which is kindly hosted by the University of Economics. The first match of the programme is scheduled for 3 pm with a match between VFU - NA (men).
Traditionally, the most emotional and popular sport - football will take place at the sports facilities of the Technical University. This year again, each university has the right to join the competition with two teams. The tournament starts with the match between NA2 - UE2 on 7th April at 5 pm. The semifinals and finals are scheduled for 11th April.
Table tennis matches this year will be held on 10th April (Thursday) at the Sports Hall of the University of Economics. The beginning of the competition is scheduled for 3 pm.
Chess is also included in the programme of this year's Universiada and the tournament will be held on 11th April at 1 pm, at "Mladezhki Dom" (Youth Centre), Hall 12. On 12th April at "Primorski" swimming pool the Swimming Championship takes place, in which traditionally more than 100 students take part.
The official award ceremony and closing of XV jubilee Varna Universiada will be held on 12th April at 7 pm, at Playground - Mall Varna, 4th floor.
The organizers of the greatest student sports event in the city are the Municipality of Varna, the Students Councils and the sports departments at the universities.