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HMEM Nubar Cairo wins the second cup of the 2017 Egyptian Pan Armenian basketball season
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20 August 2017

HMEM Nubar Cairo continued its winning performance of Egyptian Pan Armenian basketball tournaments by lifting Homenetmen Gamk’s cup last Sunday 20th August 2017 after a great competitive match defeating Homenetmen Ararat 74/54 (33-26) in the final.

The tournament was held with the absence of St. Therese which withdrew because of technical reasons as expresses by the club’s board in a letter sent to the organizing committee of tournaments and the participating teams.

In the opening game held on Saturday 19th August,  Homenetmen Ararat defeated hosts  Homenetmen Gamk 66/48 (26/24) while HMEM Nubar Cairo beat HMEM Nubar Alex 83/42 (37/15).

Saturday’s matches were followed by a garden dinner party.  It was an excellent occasion to gather the youth and supporters of the Armenian clubs in an enjoyable cheerful ambience.

The curtain opener for the final of the men’s tournament was a girls’ game between Homenetmen Ararat and Homenetmen Gamk 52/33.

This was followed by the men’s final which saw an exciting match between HMEM Nubar Cairo’s basketballers and Homenetmen Ararat’s high spirited players who played an excellent mach against the robust and high-class players and the reigning champions HMEM Nubar Cairo, who kept their score superiority straight throughout the match. 

It is to be mentioned that the cup was lifted by HMEM Nubar Cairo\'s long time popular player Mike Nabil, who announced his retirement after more that 20 years at the service of the club. 

The tournament was held under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Ashod Mnasaganian, the Primate of the Armenian Apostolic church and the chairmanship of Mr. & Mrs. Vahe Benohanian. The men’s and girls’ cup were offered by Mr. & Mrs. Berdj Mikdjian.

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