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International Business Golf Tournament

As the beginning of Summer draws near, the BPCC in co-operation with the Polish Canadian Chamber of Commerce (PCCC), the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce (SPCC) and Irish Chamber of Commerce (ICC) took the opportunity to offer their members the chance to network in the outdoors The First International Business Golf Tournament took place on Friday, 17 June at the First Warsaw Golf & Country Club

Fears that the weather would ruin the event proved unfounded, though recent rainstorms have been known to dampen spirits. Guests brought the good weather with them!

We were blessed with a clear sky and a spectacular view of First Warsaw Golf & Country Club, and despite a slight chill in the air, the atmosphere was heated up by the performances of golfers and kept warm throughout thanks to generous supplies of PERŁA beer and Dobrewina.pl’s wines.

The tournament took a form of a Texas Scramble; all golfers were alllocated their

teams which created a unique opportunity for networking within the Chambers, as each team consisted of one representative from one of each of the Chambers.

The announcement of the winning teams took place during the evening barbeque. One of the attractions of the evening was a Hole in One competition in which you could try your luck and win a brand new laptop sponsored by MadSystem. The closest shot was just 30 cm away from the prize! After the competition golfers and their guests could learn how to play roulette provided by Casinos Poland - delicious chocolates were among the prizes you could win, no money this time.

The best team in the tournament was under the lead of Jan Prejsnar (ARPI), Johny Van Kannel and Wojtek Tomikowski (PERŁA), and Kenny Morgan (ICC) who were awarded with a weekend stay at Sheraton Sopot Hotel and high-quality, lightweight suitcases by Roncato to make the trip to Sopot even more pleasant!

The second team of the tournament was

created by Paweł Dybowski (Microsoft), Jeff Butcher (PERŁA) and Shigemi Yamashira (ICC) who are going to spend weekends in Hilton Garden Inn in Kraków, a newly opened hotel right in the centre of the Poland’s cultural capital, Kraków.

The third place, highly deserved, in the fierce competition, went to John Woodhouse and Jan Wacławek (PwC), Katarzyna Jurkiewicz (PCCC), and Michał Poniż who won weekends at Mercure Mrągovia and SPA resort.

We also had individual competition and the Longest drive was won by Maciej Kazimierczak, and the Closest to the Pin was won by Tim Hyland (won Sunday Brunch by Belvedere Restaurant and Café Łazienki Królewskie and prizes by Casinos Poland).