Sports Day: Title defense on the pitch, new champ on the court

  • September 17, 2018
More than 200 AmCham Members gathered to compete in the 9th Annual Sports Day!

Football

This year 12 teams arrived to the wonderful Globall Hotel, home to the technical and training center of the Hungarian National Football Team to challenge the reigning champion, Ernst & Young. After intense group and knockout stages, EY faced the 2016 champion Aptiv (then Delphi) and managed to defend their title.

1. Ernst & Young

2. Aptiv

3. Dr. Rose

4. Budapest Bank

5. BT-ROC

6. Sárhegyi and Partners

Basketball

Six teams faced off on the court last Saturday including Aptiv who managed to reach their third consecutive final. After suffering a devastating last second defeat last year, they emerged victorious beating Budapest Bank.

1. Aptiv

2. Budapest Bank

3. BlackRock

Table tennis

14 players entered the table tennis tournament and final turned out to be the battle of the Zakics' where Sándor defeated his son, Richárd in the final to win his third consecutive title.

HIKING

We are absolutely delighted that hiking is becoming a more popular feature of our sports day. Despite the cold and windy morning, more than 20 people joined AmCham CEO Írisz Lippai-Nagy to climb the Nagy Kopasz mountain and enjoyed the amazing view from the Pál Csergezán belvedere.

SKILL CHALLENGES

After lunch, free throw shooting, shooting and juggling competitions were held as usual and we got to crown new champions this year. Tamás Vikárius from BT-ROC was the last man standing at the sharpshooters' competition while Fábián Varga from EY juggled the ball an astonishing 495 times to beat the competition before earning his place in the final of the football tournament with his team. Back on the court, Dalma Géczi from Reed was the most accurate from the line.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all who came out to Telki to spend an active day with us. We would like to extend a special thank you to the teams of Aptiv and Honeywell who travelled from Szombathely and Nagykanizsa respectively to make the early start time.

Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors, Globall Hotel, Dr. Rose Magánklinika, Coca-Cola HBC Magyarország, ClearWater for making the event possible once more.

We hope to see you all next year!

Keep on moving!