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HMEM Nubar Cairo lifts the first cup of the 2017 season
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21 July 2017

HMEM Nubar Cairo’s players lifted the trophy of HMEM Nubar Alexandria’s basketball tournament, the first cup of the Egyptian Pan-Armenian basketball tournaments of the 2017 season.

In the final match, the champions defeated the hosts, HMEM Nubar Alexandria with the score of 72-61 (43-27).

The tournament had started on Friday 18th July with two matches; the first between HMEM Nubar Alex and Homenetmen Gamk  65-36  (36-18)  and the second between Homenetmen Ararat and St. Therese 61-39  (31-15).

On Saturday 19th July the HMEM Nubar Cairo defeated  Homenetmen Ararat 60-42 (19-11,41-24, 60-42). The match was characterized by the participation of young players and the absence of the known senior figures of both teams .

After the match and the friendly and usual “Hard luck” and “Mabrouk” exchange of words between the players, fans and officials of the two teams, the presence took off to the Syrian Club in down town Alexandria,  where HMEM Nubar Alexandria had organized an enjoyable and congenial Gala dancing dinner on the tunes of DJ Ike.

On Sunday 20h July it was time for the final match between the hosts HMEM Nubar Alex and their counterparts of Cairo.

The tournament was held under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Ashod Mnatsaganian, the Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Egypt and the chairmanship of Mr. & Mrs. Nubar Simonian, the Chairman of Cairo’s Armenian Community Council. The men’s cup was offered by Mrs. Ani Artinian, Ms. Tanya and Dr. Vahe Artinian in memory of their beloved husband and father, Dr. Arto Artinian, longtime member of HMEM Nubar Alexandria’s Executive board. The medals were offered by Mr. & Mts. Vart Alexanian

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