For the first time of the MAF World Championship in Yerevan, three women won Gold, Silver and Bronze. Ruzanna Avanzyan won the Gold and the title of MAGISTER. Lilia Gyozalyan won the silver, and Karine Ghazaryan won the bronze. Tamara Petrichenko won the mini-tournament for the guests of the Championship.
Honhannes Poghosyan won the tournament of the Best players of the MAF Club system dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Yerevan Maf Club.
The Award ceremony and the GALA was very emotional. First there was a surprise of BELLA MAFIA, when all the women of the MAF Club presented one of the best amateur performances of the evening. Then one of the Mafia players, while accepting his prize, proposed to his fiancee. Then another mafia player anounced that she is pregnant. It seemed that to make it a complete surprise evening, one of the players must come out of the closet and announce his or her untraditional sexual orientation. But this was happening in Yerevan, Armenia, and things like that do not happen here.
Over the past 20 years, Yerevan Maf Club conducted regular tournaments during the first weekend of May. This is one of the main tournaments of the MAF CLUB. It has been held continuously since 2003. Thus it is the oldest and longest running tournament in the history of this Game. During the first 10 years, the tournament has given titles of DON, and on the 11th year all Dons played the tournamet of DONS. Now we have 5 MAGISTERS. Who is going to be the 6th? Please visit Yerevan next year to find out!