“Vuko Karov” 2019 to take place on Saturday

The 20th edition of Macedonia’s most prestigious tournament will take place on Saturday, the 3rd of August, with Tikvesh, Belasica and Rabotnichki fighting for the trophy.

photo by GFK Tikvesh Kavadarci: official poster of the tournament

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Same as last year and like many editions before, the tournament will be played using the Italian system. The participating clubs will face each other in a match that will last only 45 minutes. Three points will be awarded for a win, 1 for a draw. However, if a match ends in draw, penalties will decide which team will grab an extra point. The team with most points will be proclaimed winner of 2019 “Vuko Karov”. A best player of the tournament will be chosen as well. All matches will be played at the Gradski stadium in Kavadarci.

For both Belasica and Rabotnichki this will be their debut appearance at this tournament having not participated in any of the previous 19 editions. Hosts Tikvesh will be looking for their only second trophy.

Click here to view the history of this tournament with results of all previous editions..

Here is the official program (all times are CET):

10.00 – a delegation will visit the grave of Vuko Karov

15.30 – 16.30 – cocktail party at GFK Tikvesh’s headquarters

16.45 official opening of the tournament with a speech by deputy mayor of Kavadarci, Dr. Nikola Trendafilov

17.00 game 1: Belasica vs. Rabotnichki

17.45 game 2: Tikvesh vs. Rabotnichki

18.30 game 3: Tikvesh vs. Belasica

The tournament is played in honor of the post WW2 player Vuko Karov, native of Kavadarci. He led the attack of Tikvesh during the golden years of the club in the 1950s in former Yugoslavia.

The legend Vuko Karov

Tikvesh’s president Mile Maslarkov announces the tournament during a press-conference:

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