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First Hungarian and International Craft Breweries on the Spot – Beer Week Budapest 2018.

We are talking about one of the most popular drinks today!

Mark the date and roll over to the tasting days…

May, 25-26. 2018.

Dürer Kert (Durer Garden)

District, XIV., 19-21  Ajtósi Dürer sor (lane)

Though Hungary was/is rather a vine-producing than a beer brewer country, but for some time the growing of craft breweries open the door for  beer lovers and soon at  the 1st. International  Beer Festival with local breweries as well they personally will tap the visitors their craft beers. The craft beers are becoming more-and-more popular and  especially reaching the warmth  of the season the heights will grow and coming up somewhere and often at beer festival will be ready to ease the thirst.

On the 25th and 26th of May the atmosphere of high-edge beer festival comes to Budapest for the tasting at the BPBW Beer Week in Budapest 2018. What makes this event special is not only the rare and hard to get these beers to shop, but also a unique occasion where the brewers from all around the globe coming over on the spot to Budapest.

In the Scandinavian countries similar festivals are being held for many years now while the UK and the Baltic regions are busy to join in but in this area this will be the first of its kind. MBCC, Brewskival, Beavertown, Tallinn Craft Beer Week just to name a few of these names that say a lot for many, but nothing for most of the Budapest beer drinkers. For them it’s described an event somewhere to be in between a rock’n’roll show and a beer fest. The visitors get the chance to meet with the stars of the scene, then have a beer with them. The craft beer brewers are the new rock stars anyway as many say … “We’d like to think that the Hungarian craft beer has grown up and we would like the international spotlight to shine on it, to make sure people are not only visiting Beer Week in Budapest because the previously mentioned festivals are being almost immediately sold out, but also for the beauty of our beloved the city and also its vivid beer scene.”

BPBW Beer Week In Budapest means the largest craft beer event ever held in the region, unlimited tasting sessions for 6 hours of 160 different craft beers of more than 40 international breweries from 16 countries for 2 days at Dürer Kert (Durer Garden) in Budapest . Join personally the groove  and enjoy the Hungarian  and International line of craft beers, as the brewers tap your pint.  The so-called “liquid bread”  officially will blow after parties with 2 live music stages on both nights, plus additional events all week-long (tap takeovers, meet the brewer events, industry meetings) all across the city.

“Come for the tastings sessions, stay for the week!” – join us in Budapest with our favorite international and beloved Hungarian craft beer breweries, let’s make a hell of a party in the name of quality beers!

The list of international breweries to participate: 18th STREET BREWING United States, AF BREW Russia, AMAGER BRYGHUS Denmark, BAKUNIN BREWERY Russia, BEVOG Austria, BIRRIFICIO DEL DUCATO Italy, BREWDOG Scotland, BREWDOG OVERWORKS Scotland, BROUWERIJ DE MOLEN The Netherlands, BROWAR GOLEM Poland, CERVESES LA PIRATA Catalonia, EDGE BREWING CO. Catalonia, JESTER KING BREWERY United States, LERVIG Norway, MAGIC ROCK BREWING CO United Kingdom, MALMÖ BREWING CO Sweden, MIKROFONBRYGGERIET Sweden, MOOR BEER United Kingdom, MYKONOS BREWING COMPANY Greece, PIPEWORKS BREWING United States, PÕHJALA Estonia, POPPELS BRYGGERI Sweden, POST SCRIPTUM BREWERY Portugal, PYYNIKIN Finland, SIGNATURE BREW United Kingdom, TEMPEST BREWING CO. Scotland, THE GARDEN BREWERY Croatia, TO ØL Denmark, UILTJE BREWING COMPANY, The Netherlands, WILD BEER CO. United Kingdom

The list of Hungarian breweries to discover: ARMANDO_OTCHOA, BALKEZES, GÓLEM SÖR, HOPTOP BREWERY, HORIZONT BREWING, MAD SCIENTIST, MONYO BREWING CO., REKETYE BREWING CO., TUFFBUZZ.

Press release by the BPBW

Update Aggie Reiter

The 5th Madách International Theater Meeting (MITEM)

National Theater

April, 10–29 2018.

14 countries, 26 shows on 3 stages

District, IX. 1 Bajor Gizi Park – Budapest

„I was born to share love, not hate”

Quotation from Edit Kulcsár – festival organiser: “We chose this sentence of Sophocles as the motto for the 2018 MITEM as we believe it to best encompass what the international theater festival of the National Theater will be about this coming spring.”

Participating countries: Belgium, Estonia, Croatia, India, Lebanon, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Ukraine.

Švejk: The return – 7 p.m. April, 10. 2018. and 6 p.m. April, 11. 2018.
Director: Valerij Fokin. Based on the play of Tatyana Rakhmanova
Alexandrinsky Theater – Saintpetersburg Russia
2Hs without break – Main Stage

Georg Büchner: Woyzeck – 8 p.m. April, 11. 2018. and 7 p.m. April, 12. 2018.
Director: Attila Vidnyánszky Jr.
National Theater Budapest Hungary
without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage.

William Shakespeare: III. RICHARD – National Theater Budapest Hungary – 5 p.m. April, 13. 2018. and 3 p.m. April, 14. 2018.
(at the MITEM: Performed in Hungarian, with English subtitles)
3Hs with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage.

Sophokles: OEDIPUS REX 16 – 8 p.m. April, 13. 2018.
Director: Rimas Tuminas
Vahtangov State Theater, Moscow, Russia
Performed in Russian and Greek with Hungarian and English subtitles.
1′ 40″ without break – Main Stage.

Bertolt Brecht: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE 16 – 7 p.m. April, 14. 2018. and 7 p.m. April, 15. 2018. – Director: Michael Thalheimer
Berliner Enseble, Berlin, Germany
Performed in German with Hungarian and English subtitles.
1′ 50″, without break – Main Stage

THE CHERRY ORCHARD – 9 p.m. April, 14. 2018.
Director: Yaroslav Fedoryshyn
Outdoor performance – FREE ENTRY
Voskresinnia Theater, Lvov, Ukraine
Open space performance, Nathional Theater, in the front of the “Ship”
1H without break – Theater’s garden

Günter Grass: THE TIN DRUM 14 – 8 p.m. April, 16. 2018. – Director: Oliver Reese
Berliner Ensemble, Berlin, Germany
Performed in German, with Hungarian and English subtitles.
1′ 50″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Alice – Upon the book of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll – 8 p.m. April, 17. 2018. – Director: László Bocsárdi
Tamási Áron Theater and SZempöl Offchestra’ co-operation, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania
Performed in Hungarian with English subtitles.
1′ 45″without break – Main Stage

Mudar Alhaggi: YOUR LOVE IS FIRE – 4 p.m. April, 18. 2018. – Director: Rafat Alzakout
Theater un der Ruhr – Collective Ma’louba, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Performed in Arabic with Hungarian and English subtitles. 1′ 30″ without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

William Boyd: LONGING – Director: Elmo Nüganen – 7 p.m. April, 18. 2018.
City Theater, Tallinn, Estonia  Performed in Estonian, with Hungarian and English subtitles. 3′ 5″ with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

BODY REVOLUTION / WAITING – 5 p.m. April, 19. 2018. – Toneelhuis, Antwerpen, Belgium. Performed in Dutch, French, English, Arabic, with Hungarian and English subtitles – 1H without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

Alexander Ostrovsky: THE STORM – 7 p.m. April, 19. 2018. – Director: Andrey Moguchy
Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater (BDT), Saintpetersburg, Russia – Performed in Russian with Hungarian and English subtitles. – 2′ 15″ with 1 break – Main Stage

Roberto Ciulli – Matthias Flake: CLOWNS 2 ½ – Clowns in Storm 12 – 9 p.m. April, 20. 2018
Director: Roberto Ciulli. Theater an der Ruhr, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Performed in German with Hungarian and English subtitles. 3′ 10″ with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

MAY HE RISE AND SMELL THE FRAGRANCE  – 5 p.m. April, 21. 2018. – Director: Ali Chahrour – Ali Chahrour Társulata, Bejrút, Libanon. In Arabic with Hungarian and English subtitles. 1H without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

TSESHO – WHAT’S THAT? Puppet cabaret – 8 p.m. April, 21. 2018. – Director: Troitskyi Vlad – CCA “Dakh” & Teatr-Pralnia/Laundry Theater, Kiev, Ukrajna. Performed in Ukrainian and English with Hungarian subtitles. 1H without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

József Katona: Ban Bánk – 3 p.m. April, 20. 2018. – Director: Attila Vidnyánszky. National Theater – Budapest- Hungary. 2′ 20″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

PINOCCHIIO  – Director: Antonio Latella – 7 p.m. April, 22. 2018.- Carlo Collodě’s novel by Antonio Latella, Federico Bellini, Linda Dalisi – Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa, Italy – In Italian with the Hungarian and English subtitles. 2′ 50″ with 1 break – Main Stage

Jalila Baccar – Fadhel Jaïbi: VIOLENCE(S) – 7 p.m. April, 23. 2018. – Director: Fadhel Jaïbi
Tunesian National Theater, Tunis, Tunesia – Performed in Arabic with Hungarian and English subtitles. 1′ 50″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Pierre Beaumarchais: The Marriage of Figaro – 7 p.m. April, 24. 2018. -Director: Sardar Tagirovsky – National Theater Budapest Hungary with 2 breaks – Main Stage

LOVE SONGS BEYOND SPACE AND TIME – BY BAULS OF BENGAL – 6 p.m. April, 25. 2018. – Director: Parvathy Baul – The Group of Parvathy Baul – India – 2Hs without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Matei Vișniec: MIGRAAANTS – Or There’s Too Many People on this Damn Boat – 4 p.m. April, 26. 2018. – Director: Zalán Zakariás – Tomcsa Sándor Theater – Odorheiu Secuiesc Romania – Performed in Hungarian with English subtitles. 1′ 50″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

August Kitzberg: THE WHEREWOLF – 7 p.m. April, 26. 2018. -Director: Sergey Potapov
R.A.A.A.M. Theater – Tallinn – Estonia – Performed in Estonian with simultaneous interpretation in Hungarian and English. – 2′ 25″ with 1 break – Main Stage

Compania Sincara (after Cervantes): DON Q – Fragments of a Knight’s Tale – 5 p.m. April, 27. 2018. – Director: Rico Dietzmeyer / Compania Sincara – Compania Sincara Cammerspiele Leipzig Germany – Performed in German with Hungarian and English subtitles. – 1′ 10″, without break – Kaszás Attila Stage

Danilo Kiš: A TOMB FOR BORIS DAVIDOVICH – 8 p.m. April, 27. 2018. – Director: Aleksandar Popovski – Novi Sad Theater Novi Sad Serbia – Performed in Hungarian with English subtitles.
1H 30″ without break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Homer: THE ILIAD  – 7 p.m. April, 28. 2018. – Director: Jernej Lorenci – Slovenian National Theater (SNT) Drama Ljubljana, Ljubljana City Theater, Cultural and Congress Centre, Ljubjana, Slovenia – Performed in Slovenian with Hungarian and English subtitles. – 3Hs with 1 break – Main Stage

Anton. P. Chekhov: IVANOV – 6 p.m. April, 29. 2018. – Director: Eimuntas Nekrošius
Croatiian National Theater Zagreb – Performed in Croatian with Hungarian and English subtitles – 3′ 30″ with 1 break – Gobbi Hilda Stage

Tickets: jegy@nemzetiszinhaz.hu

Update Aggie Reiter

LEN Champions League Final Six – Danube Arena – Budapest 2017.

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District, XIII.,  34.  Népfürdő  Str. – Budapest

The Final Six of LEN Champions League will take place at the Danube Arena between May, 25-27. 2017. Top men’s water polo players fight for victory on the continent in a traditional six-group tournament. The tournament will be the first international event held in the Danube Arena, venue of the swimming and diving events of the 17th FINA World Championships.

Title defender Croatian Jug Dubrovnik, last year’s silver medallist Greek Olympiacos, Italian Pro Recco and AN Brescia, as well as two Hungarian top teams, last year’s bronze medallist Szolnoki Dózsa-Közgép and ZF-Eger will participate in the Final Six this year. The three-day-long event offers high quality game for spectators and fans.

Although the water polo tournament of the 17th FINA World Championships will take place in Hajós Alfréd Swimming Stadium, the atmosphere of the Final Six, the impressions of the Danube Arena will provide a foretaste of what is anticipated during the World Championships in this facility.

The Final Six will feature a number of water polo players playing in the Hungarian, Italian, Serbian, Montenegrin, Croatian, Spanish and Greek national teams at the World Champs, also. This tournament will be an important one concerning preparations for the World Champs. Tamás Märcz, head coach of the Hungarian team, for instance is to decide about the final roster for the World Champs following the Final Six.

At the event’s press conference Tamás Gyárfás, FINA Vice President, Alexander Sostar, LEN Bureau member (conveying the greetings of Paolo Barelli, LEN President, also), Dénes Kemény, President of the Hungarian Water Polo FederationMarco Birri, Operational Manager of LEN welcomed the organisers in  bringing the superb event to Budapest.

They all agreed that it is a privilege and at the same time a great opportunity that it will be the discipline of water polo which will debut in the central venue of the 17th FINA World Championships.

Organisers expect more than 15-18 thousand visitors during the 3-day Final Six tournament (4 LED screens  will be ensuring better visibility for the water polo lover audience).

In the course of this programme the official opening ceremony of the Danube Arena will take place at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday.

Thursday, May, 25. – quarterfinals:  Olympiacos-Jug Dubrovnik, 7 p.m.  and  ZF-Eger-AN Brescia, 8.30 p.m.

Friday, May, 26. – semi-finals  – for the 5th place 5.30 p.m.
Olympiacos/Jug Dubrovnik-Pro Recco, 7 p.m. , ZF-Eger/AN Brescia-Szolnoki Dózsa-Közgép, 8.30 p.m.

Saturday, May, 27. – finals Bronze medal match, 3.15 p.m., Final, 4.45 p.m. ending with Gala Ceremony.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Ballet … Passion … Love … Life … Budapest

Just in front of the doorstep at the Italian Institution of Culture - Budapest

Just in front of the doorstep at the Italian Institution of Culture – Budapest

InternationBalLET

Monday, December, 5. 2016.

Italian Culture Institution  – Budapest

District, VIII. 8. Bródy Sándor  Street

6.30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The InternationBalLET was established in the year 2016 by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Hungarian State Opera House in cooperation of foreign dancers. The beautiful art formation will bring a taste of somewhat a bridge between ballet and modern dance, giving the opportunity to locals and foreigners to be in the audience to enjoy the beauty artistic show.

InternationBalLET – Passion, Love, Life has previously been presented at two superb performances this year, during the summer at the Teatro Magnolia (Abano Terme, Padova) and at the Teatro Vascello (Rome). The “preview show” was on May, 23. 2016. at the Italian Institute of Culture and was a huge success with a full house and now coming back with its unaltered performance to its birth place to Hungary. On this evening first to be heard in the world: E-motion – Christian Calcatelli compositions.So for visitors who have passion, love for dance this will be their night enjoying the One Night artistic journey. 

InternationBalLET is getting ready to be dancing alongside with the Italian contingent dancers from Hungary, Croatia, Ukraine, Japan and Russia artists, namely:  Angela Mingardo, Nika Crnic, Yuka Asai, Kristina Starostina, Tatiana Melnik, Rosa Pierro, Umberto Aragno, Gergely Leblanc, Gaetano Cottonaro, Mario Genovese, Mark Biocca, Pierpaolo D’amico, Lurii Kekalo. Christian Calcatelli composer and choreographer, and co-founder of InternationBalLET – Mark Biocca.

“Passion … Love … Life” will follow the launch of the first photographic exhibition by dancer and photographer Dénes Darab. The blend of ballet, bodies, geometry and lighting comes to life in the images. The exhibition can be visited until December, 20. 2016.

Admission is free but registration is required …  iicbudapest@esteri.it

Update Aggie Reiter

7TH “VINAGORA” INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARD CEREMONY – BUDAPEST – 2014.

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Wine Gala – official award ceremony

VinAgora was founded in 1992 and up to present it is considered to be in the World’s ten most respective international wine  competition.  During the competition Hungary was not the only the one representing numerous domestic wines, but  a significant number of bottles arrived (unfortunately, pitty without some of their wine makers). Hearing the numbers of participants from the foreigner countries and the number of bottles of wine in the competition made me feel as floating in a huge pond filled with wines. As it was told at the award ceremony, 19 countries have participated with 579 kind of different wines and within that number also a couple of champagnes.

The award ceremony’s announcement  took place at the New York Palace in Budapest. Locals and foreigner awarded wine makers took the so-called stage and received  congratulations  to their awards  from the founder Mr. Dr. Miklós Kállay – president of the 15th VinAgora International Wine competition and Mr. Zoltán Zilai – executive director of the wine competition  – organiser of the Hungarian Grape and Wine Culture NP Inc. 

Mr. Dr. Miklós Kállay said: „Q” … „The first VinAgora competition was held in ’92. In those days there were only 119 competitors.  The competition is organized  every second year.  The development is pretty obvious because from the 74% of the wines competing were nearly one-third  from abroad. The samples: 44% of white wine, rose 7% to 32% of red wine, champagne and the so-called still wines. The competition is overseen by the members of the International Federation of Wine Competitions.”

Mr. Zoltán Zilai – executive director said: „Q” … “Was a huge task for the jury judging the high number of wines to give awards, medals of up to 30% of the wines entered in the competition.”

The VinAgora tournament welcomed wines from  Downunder (6 different Gatt wines receiving silver-and-bronz medals). Having a short chat with the representer at the Gatt table was as having a session about what is so unique of the Gatt wines. The young man told me the secret is in the Hallmark Barossa Shiraz‘s characteristic power and opulence origins from the vineyard  that grows in the heart of the Valley Sumptuous furthermore, the blackberry and Satsuma plum flavor on a long and generous palate with notes of licorice. Rodust structure and fine graphite tannins from 18 months in new American and French oak barrels.  He added saying it can be drink now or place it into a cellar for 15 yrs … oh well having to not have any cellar, so went for it on the spot and it was superb. 🙂

Not far from saying … Knowing the fact where Hungary geographically sits …  there is not any country in Europe where there is as much mineral hot water flowing under the ground … The Hungarian Gold!  Can be also be said … at the four corners of its territories has special soil which makes the vineyards  rich  and special tastes of wines, like nowhere else in Europe.   Heading back to the nineteen countries participating  at the international competition, three gold,  five silver medals and a special prizes was given this year to Uruguay’s Bodega Narbona winery Narbona Tannat Roble 2011 having the  title: “Country’s Best” … i.e.“The nation’s top wine”.  Not too much of a surprise,  the winemaker of Agrolaguna  from Croatia received three gold and three silver medals having in the competition twelve bottles of wines. In addition to the still white and red wines category, the entered bottles of champagne also received awards. Well recognised by the jury awarded with the Silver the  Aurora Brut Cardonnay – Serra Gaucha, from Brasil.

After the award ceremony …the tasting started … rolling around the long-and-wide tables, the invited media folks and shortly joining by the visitors having purchased their entry tickets, began the tasting show. The  floor was opened to the visitors from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m. where the estimated number of visitors throughout the day were around one thousand. During  the tasting at the same time with mainly the local wine makers anyone could have gone into a chat. They were curious to know by asking after tasting one-and-another wines, which one took the hook on them and then after they talked in-depth of that special year’s summer condition, the special soil of  the vineyard. Emphasizing the grapes scent and taste  dominant to the wine they are proud to present here at the VinAgora. Had to concentrate which are the wines preferring to taste, cause naturally even having a sip of couple and not all of the overall of 579 different wines which would have had been more than dangers!

Such competition is also a grand opportunity in learning the differences, whereabouts of a famous local and foreigner wine regions. They say in a competition there are always winners and losers. Here there were not any losers and most of all the visitors have had a chance to not just simply have a glass of wine but at the same time to know more about where it comes from and the manner it is produced and last but not least to meet the wine makers personally.

“VinAgora best Hungarian Type Wine” named “Olaszrizling” group by the Neszmély Szöllősi Winery. In 2011 “Melegeshegy Riesling” was awarded the prize and at the same time the winery was awarded as the “Most Successful Family Winery”  Five wines named after his family name has been awarded this year!  In 2013 “Rosé Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon”, “Merlot” and “Gamay” blending by the Rose Mundial at Cannes – France, also deserved gold award.

Another excellent rosé wine from the Hungarian wine cellar of  Eva Gálné Dignisz has released. In the year 2013 she won the award with her Pinot Noir Rosé 2013.,  as the “Winemaker of the Year”.

Update  and snaps by Aggie Reiter

W!ZZ AIR ALREADY LAUNCHES ITS WINTER SCHEDULE 2014 – HUNGARY!

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COLOR YOUR DREAMS!

Many may say … winter days  … gosh give me a break  … but before heading back to the cold winter days here is the latest …

NEWSFLASH from April, 29. 2014.

One of  W!ZZ AIR’s most popular flight is en route from Budapest to Dubai which will increase up to four weekly flights … and another good news for travelers, planning, ahead to Dubai, previously was announced that no visa is needed for Hungarian citizens anymore to travel to Dubai. Services to Moscow will be on weekly base, operating 10 times.

Even though we still have a summer to come and enjoy, W!ZZ Air has already announced its winter flights from Hungary to Alicante in Spain. Also to Kutaisi with two weekly flights and  Thessalonike with  weekly flights can be already booked now to be aboard as hitting the http://www.wizzair.com

Many Hungarians spend their vacation in Barcelona and with the weekly 4 flights and its low airs it makes the planning more easy and comfy.

These flights are coming by beside the already 29 flights to 18 different counties in the W!ZZ AIR’s Hungarian route network.  All flights operated on Airbus A320 aircraft, with 180 seats.

MANY MAY KNOW ALREADY AND HAVE HAD THE EXPERIENCE … ANYWAY HERE IS A REMINDER …W!ZZ AIR  is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe … which means their flights are to and from the following regions: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Ukraine.

Update by Aggie Reiter

 

SHOW YOUR COLORS AT THE FED CUP TOURNAMENT IN BUDAPEST 2014.

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The Tennis Court is one of the World’s top sporting and cultural events.

The Fed Cup is the alternative tournament of the Davis Cup just for women.

After the ISU European Figure Skating, the Syma Sport and Event Hall (1. György Dózsa Rd. Budapest )went through a huge mission in rearranging the venue from the skating rink to transform into a cosy tennis court and welcome the tennis ladies participating to the Games of Europe Africa Zone Fed Cup.

Monday, February, 3. was the day of practise on the match court, whereas each team received 3 Hs and 30 minutes for practise . During the early afternoon hours  the Hungarian ladies had their practise time. The the balls flew high and hitting sound of the rackets were already giving the feeling of fabulous time to come in the following days.  At the court  were Timea Babos, Ágnes Bukta, Réka Jani and Szabina Szlavikovics.  Ágnes said: Quote.”The Romanian tennis players are in the top 100 and their figures says a lot. Robson from the Brits tennis group isn’t coming after all, but still the Brits are very good. Concerning the Latvia team … hopefully the tennis court will be in favor for us. Our aim is of staying in match! Regarding to the Syma’s tennis court, this is an indoor hard court, which is not a fast court, and it’s in favor for me. Hoping many Hungarian cheering fans of tennis lovers will come”.  During the afternoon, seen beside the Hungarian team, Latvia, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Slovenia teams were also on the practise field.

In Budapest already arrived the Euro-African Zone I’s group: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Great Britain, Israel, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine team, so even the ranking second in place of Victoria Azarenka, the 2013 mascot year, including the WTA event in Budapest triumph Simona Halep and Wimbledon semifinalist admire Kirsten Flipkens play well. Hungary have had twice been Fed Cup quarter finalists in 1963 and 1985.

FED CUP schedule in Budapest 2014.

Tuesday, February, 4.

10 a.m. Belgium Luxembourg
10 a.m. Croatia Netherlands
4 p.m. Belarus-Turkey
4 p.m. Bulgaria Portugal

Wedesday, February, 5.

10 a.m. Ukraine-Israel
10 a.m. Austria Slovenia
4 p.m. Great Britain Latvia
4 p.m. Hungary Romania
4 p.m. Belgium Netherlands
4 p.m. Croatia Luxembourg

Thursday, February, 6.

10 a.m. Belarus Portugal
10 a.m. Bulgaria Turkey
4 p.m. Ukraine Slovenia
4 p.m. Austria Israel

Friday, February, 7.

10 a.m. Belarus Bulgaria
10 a.m. Portugal Turkey
4 p.m. Belgium Croatia
4 p.m. Netherlands Luxembourg
4 p.m. Great Britain Romania
4 p.m. Hungary Latvia

Saturday, February, 8.

10 a.m. Ukraine Austria
10 a.m. Ukraine Austria
10 a.m. Slovenia Israel
4 p.m. Great Britain Hungary
4 p.m. Romania Latvia

Saturday, February, 8., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hungarian Tennis Day at the Syma Center Hall “C”. Door opens at 9.45 a.m. The entrance to the Fed Cup games are free of charge. The Play and Stay mini tennis game between 10.30 a.m. until noontime with Mónika Szeles and Andrea Temesvári, previous Hungarian Fed Cup and Davis Cup tennis players. Also presenting a special performance by Ágnes Szávay. Also on the day Monika Szeles will be holding a signing sessions between noon and one o’clock. junior team presentation of U12 and U14. Entry only wearing sneakers.

Sunday, February, 9.

PLAY OFFS

10 a.m. 1A- 1D – 4A- 4D – 4A- 4D – 2A- 2D – 3A- 3D

4 p.m. 1B- 1C – 4B- 4C – 2B- 2C – 3B- 3C

The idea for Fed Cup can be traced back to 1919, when Mrs Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman came up with the concept for a women’s team competition.

When this was rejected, she instead presented a trophy in 1923 for an annual contest between USA and Great Britain, who were at that time the strongest tennis-playing nations. Mrs Nell Hopman, wife of the legendary Australian Davis Cup captain Harry Hopman, later took up Wightman’s original idea.

In 1962, when a British resident of USA, Mary Hardwick Hare, presented a dossier proving that support for such an event was overwhelming, the ITF was persuaded to organise a team championship played over one week in a different venue each year. It had taken 40 years for Wightman’s concept of a women’s version of Davis Cup to become a reality.

The ITF, the world governing body of tennis, launched the Federation Cup in 1963 to celebrate the organisation’s 50th anniversary. Open to all nations, not just USA and Great Britain, the much awaited competition became a resounding success.” source: Fed Cup.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter