The Boloshev International tournament

From September 15 to 17, 2011 in the Basketball Center Khimki Moscow Region VII International Alexander Boloshev tournament among boys U-14 (born in 1997) was held. For the second year in a row these competitions were held without the participation of the very San Sanych, who suddenly died in the summer of 2010 ...

Six teams took part in the tournament – foster children of the following sports schools: Samara, Turkmenistan, TRINTA-Moscow, CSKA, Minsk and BC Khimki. During the second day of the competition the representatives of all participating teams put flowers on the grave of the famous athlete.

– San Sanych Boloshev was a truly good man. He also possessed a great sense of humor, – BC Khimki General Director Viktor Bychkov said. – His friends and colleagues loved him. He was already out of the outgoing type of people who always remained faithful to the idea, ideals, and the mother club. Young Boloshev appeared at the pitch in 1960-s with the letter "D" on his chest. And he ended his career, also in Dynamo. Then he went to work in BC Khimki – in the coaching staff and administrative positions.

The history of the tournament originates from 2005. It was then decided to organize the All-Russian competitions, that with time obtained an international status, and for the past services to Russian basketball it was named in honour of Alexander Boloshev.

The life of Alexander Boloshev (1947/03/12 – 2010/07/16) was a truly remarkable. He played for such basketball clubs as Spartak (Moscow Region, 1963–1964), Dynamo (Volgograd, 1965–1968), Dynamo (Moscow, 1969–1980). One of the creators of the unforgettable victory of the Soviet basketball team at the Olympic Games in 1972, Boloshev also won the World Championship in 1974, he became a silver medalist of World Championship in 1978, twice he was a European champion (in 1969 and 1971), he was a bronze medalist of European Championship in 1973, the champion of the World Student Games–1970, a three-time bronze medalist of the USSR Championships in 1975, 1976 and 1980, and also he became a winner of the sports and athletics meetings of the USSR in 1971, 1975 and 1979. The legendary basketball player was rewarded with the medals “For Labour Valour” and “For services to the Motherland” (3d degree). In 2006 Boloshev received the Gratitude “For the great contribution to the development of national basketball and high athletic achievement” from the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

In 1980 after finishing his playing career Boloshev was invited to the women’s team of Dynamo (Moscow). Two years later he became its head coach. Later he was working for 14 years in the men’s team of Dynamo as Superior until the collapse of the famous club.

Alexander Boloshev was terrifically devoted to the game, he worked to the benefit of the Russian basketball since 1999 as BC Khimki General Director Deputy, where from his first days he became a significant figure. His experience and authority in the basketball world helped Khimki grow, prosper and win. He was an iconic personality for young players as well.

It is naturally that the tournament, named in honour of Boloshev, is for those who are just in the beginning of their sports way, for boys born in 1996–1997.

– This tournament is a good chance for young talents to show their worth. I sincerely wish all guys love the GAME. And then it certainly answers you the same, – used to say Alexander Boloshev.

Alexander Boloshev will forever remain in our memory and hearts as a kind and responsive man, ready to help and support at any moment. Holding this tournament, we want to express our thankfulness, love and respect to this wonderful man.


15.09.2011, Thursday

TRINTA – Samara — 50-51
CSKA — Minsk-2006 — 91-44
TRINTA — CSKA — 37-48
Turkmenistan — Samara — 32-84

16.09.2011, Saturday

BC Khimki — CSKA — 48-54
BC Khimki — TRINTA — 46-56
Samara – Minsk-2006 — 70-39
Turkmenistan — TRINTA — 36-52
Samara — CSKA — 61-59
Minsk-2006 — Turkmenistan — 64-50

17.09.2011, Sunday

BC Khimki — Samara – Samara – 70-48
Minsk-2006 — TRINTA — 28-73
Turkmenistan — CSKA — 22-76

1. Samara
4. BC Khimki
5. Minsk-2006
6. Turkmenistan


Best forward – Dmitry Dobrynin (Samara)
Best center – Ilya Karpenkov (BC Khimki)
Best point guard – Timofey Yakushin (TRINTA)
Best playmaker – Artem Miroshnikov (CSKA)
Award for the debut in the tournament was given to the Youth Team of Turkmenistan.