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Editor in chief: Angelo Scorza
07/05/18 10:45

PL Ferrari raised the trophy on the Greek clay court

A P&I Club Genoese broker couple reached the final at The Greek Shipping Tennis Tournament

The 8th edition of The Greek Shipping Tennis Tournament, organized by The Standard Club, Richards Hogg Lindley and The Strike Club and held in Athens last week on the Forty Love Tennis club courts welcomed over 80 participants including shipowners and local ship operators, as well as brokers and lawyers working in the Greek market.

The event was attended by the top managers of international companies such as  Thenamaris, Efnav, Eurobulk, Unisea Shipping, Neptune Dry, Navios, Safety Bulkers, Dynacom, Trafigura, Delta Tankers, Tsavliris, Union Commercial, Iolcos, Enterprises Shipping & Trading, Dana Shipping, Load Line, Ormos, P&P Shipping.

Among the Italian brokers taking part in the tournament there were Andrea Caffaratti and Nicola Olivieri (PL Ferrari), and Andrea Risso (Cambiaso & Risso). In the single Over 50 tournament, Andrea Caffaratti and Nicola Olivieri got to the final, with Caffaratti winning the game after over an hour and a half.

In the double men's tournament, after having defeated the most accredited couple of the tournament (Apostolos Kaltis and Aris P. Pittas), the couple from the worldwide leading broker house in the sector was beaten by the Greek couple George Kaldis/Gregory Psaltis.

Besides Caffaratti and Olivieri, the other finalists were Skoufalou (Union Commercial), Biggar (ex Norton Rose),  Skiadas (Unisea), Tolaros (Fender), Kalargyros (Almi Marine Management S.A.), Vassos (Holman Fenwick & Willan), Poppova (Roswell Tankers), Sakellaridou (Trafigura), Le Du Ronan (Ince & Co), Petropoulos (P&P Shipping Hellas), Apostolidis (Bery Marine Inc).

The finals and the Prize Giving Ceremony took place in the presence of a huge audience.

During this Athens event, perfectly organized by the Standard Club, they also raised funds for The Smile of the Child association. The objective for next year is getting to 100 players.