On Friday, the 19th of December, Russia’s Olympic city of Sochi will host the Formula TX Tournament – a festival featuring stars of tennis and hockey. The event will be held at one of the 2014 Olympic indoor venues, the 8,000-seate Adler-Arena (address: 2 Startovaya Street, Imeretinskaya Lowlands, Adler).
Taking part will be many international hockey stars and legends, including Vyacheslav Fetisov, Pavel Bure, Ilya Kovalchuk, Maxim Afinogenov, Roman Cervenka, Alexei Yashin, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Artemy Panarin, Andrei Kovalenko and Andrei Malkov, plus a host of famous names from world tennis: Evgeny Kafelnikov, Anastasia Myskina, Goran Ivanisevic, Elena Dementieva, Martina Hingis, Elena Vesnina, Ekaterina Makarova, Dmitry Tursunov and more.
11:45 Opening Ceremony
12:00 Start of Matches
19:00 Awards Ceremony
Participants: 12 hockey stars and 12 tennis stars
Teams: 8 teams of 3 sports stars.
Playing surface: clay
The tournament is played to a round robin format. The 8 teams are divided into two groups. The teams finishing in first and second place in each group progress to the semi-finals. The two semi-final winners compete in the final. Teams play in doubles and matches comprise one tennis set (object is to win 6 games). If the score is tied 6-6, the match is settled by a tie-break. If the score remains level, the No-Ad system is used, in which the match is settled by a decisive point.
Semifinal matches are played without the No-Ad system.
The format of the final match is one 8-game set. If the score is tied at 8-8, the match is settled by a tie-break.
Each team may replace one of its players during a match, during the intervals when the players change ends.
A press conference devoted to the tournament will be held at 12:45 on the 19th of December. Address: Adler-Arena Indoor Skating Center, 2 Startovaya Street, Imeretinskaya Lowlands, Adler.
Contact: Natalia Utkina. Tel: +79884120510. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tournament Management: +79859987980; +79652999982
Official Tournament Website: http://www.kamelzon.ru