Challengers & Satellites



  Cyprus  2008  Challenger
01.08.2008 -  02.08.2008

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Presented by
Municipality of Geroskipou and Sun Atlantis Sport Events Ltd

Promoter National Federation

 Name: Municipality of Geroskipou and
Sun Atlantis Sport Events Ltd
Contact person: Mr. Costas Anastasiades
P.O. BOX 63015,
TEL: 00357-26-962324
FAX: 00357-26-961247
E-mail: Website:
Press Director: Chrysses Nicolaides

President: Mr. Andreas Stavrou
Contact person (if different from the President of the National Federation):
20, Ionos Str., Engomi, 2406 Nicosia
Telephone: +357 22449810
Fax number: +357 22449813
Map of the area:



 Airport : Larnaka International Airport,
Paphos International Airport

Easiest form of local transportation available at the Airport is Taxi.

Host Broadcaster Sponsors

Cyprus Tourism Organisation   

OPAP Cyprus  




Event Office Venue
From what date: 01/05/2007
Tepeleniou 6. CY-8010 Paphos, CYPRUS
Tel: +357 26962324
Promoter’s mobile: +357 99371572
Administrative Director’s mobile:
+357 99476837
Mobile of any other persons of the organization dealing with players, officials, etc : +357 99371572
Fax: +357 26961247
Address: Tourist Beach Geroskipou 

Main Draw teams hotel Qualification Teams Hotel

Coordinator : Mr Costas Anastasiades
Tel +357 70005254, +357 26960263
Email :



The Organizer will cover board & lodging costs of all the teams taking part in the main draw.
The organisers will arrange local transportation for all main draw participants. For transportation between the nearest international airport
(Larnaka International Airport or Paphos International Airport) it is necessary to provide arrival details at least 24 hours before arrival


Event Schedule

Women's event schedule

Tuesday, 29 July 2008 Arrival of the Qualification Tournament teams
13:00 Meeting for Country Quota Play-Off teams (if any)
14:00 Country Quota Play-Off matches (if any)
19:00 Preliminary Inquiry (mandatory attendance)
at the venue for the Qualification Tournament teams
20:00 Technical Meeting (mandatory attendance)
at the venue for the Qualification Tournament teams

Wednesday, 30 July 2008 Qualification Tournament
Arrival of Main Draw teams
19:00 Preliminary Inquiry (mandatory attendance)
at the venue for the Main Draw teams
20:00 Technical Meeting (mandatory attendance)
at the venue for the Main Draw teams (mandatory attendance)

Thursday, 31 July 2008 Main Draw - 28 matches

Friday, 1 August 2008 Main Draw - 14 matches

Saturday, 2 August 2008 Semi-finals + Finals

Sunday,3 August 2008 Departure of the persons concerned

Training courts available since 28 July 2008
Total # of competition courts: three (3)
Total # of warm-up courts: one (1)

Prize Money and World Ranking Points Tournament Side Events
USD 30,000
Rank             Prize Money      Individual Points
1st                     USD 4800                      40
2nd                    USD 3900                      36
3rd                     USD 3000                      32
4th                     USD 2300                      28
5th (2x)              USD 1500                      24
7th (2x)              USD 1200                      20
9th (4x)              USD 950                       16
13th (4x)             USD 700                      12

17th (8x)            USD 500                         8

Players Party, VIP’s Reception, 
Presentation Team (DJ, Cheerleaders etc,)

Ticketing Hospitality Package
Free entrance Welcome service
Kid Camp Tentative TV Programming
Weather Conditions (based on last years' data for the same period)

Minimum Mean Temperature 22°C
Maximum Mean Temperature 33°C
Sunrise 6.50 a.m.
Sunset 17.05 p.m.

Currency Euro
Tourist Office Website

Other recommended Hotels in the Area (1) Constantinou Bros Pioneer Beach Hotel
Tel +357 26964500 Fax +357 26 964370
Website :

(2) Alexander The Great Beach hotel ****
P.O BOX 60325, CY -8102 PAFOS ,CYPRUS ,
TEL:26 965000 FAX 26 965100

(3) Hotel Riu Cypria Maris ****
Poseidon Avenue P.P.Box 60456
08127 - Paphos - Cyprus
Tel: 35726964111 Fax: 357 269 64 125

(4) Aliathon Holiday Village ***
Poseidonos Avenue
P.O. Box 62303
8063, Paphos
Tel +357 26964400
Fax +357 26964700

(5) Paphos Gardens Resort ****
Kato Paphos, P.O. Box 60195, 8128 Pafos,Cyprus Tel.+357 26882000, Fax. +357 26882100
Website :

(6) Aqua Mare Hotel ****

Poseidonos Ave. P.O BOX, 62654,
8066 Pafos, Cyprus,
Tel.+357 26966000 Fax +357 26966111
Website :
Popular Attraction   Pafos Medieval Fort

 House of Dionysos

 Kato Paphos

Other useful Information


Cyprus is one of the favourite holiday destinations in Europe, located at the Eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. The island offers a high level of tourist services and attracts more than 2 million tourists every year.
Pafos is a lovely holiday destination situated in the western part of the island. There is unlimited choices of things to do, people are friendly and the nature is unique. The main tourist area of the Pafos region is Kato Paphos which is situated around the old Venetian fort. There are many shops, restaurants, bars and discos to be found in and around the hotels and along the picturesque fishing harbour. It is also an important historic place with many archaeological sites, the mosaics, the Odeon, the Tomb of the kings and many other old Roman remains. These historic sites are included in Unesco list of worlds cultural heritage sites.
Geroskipou is situated at the North-East of Pafos and covers an area of nine square kilometers which include the area reaching down to the sea. The wild beauty of the rocks, the calmness of the bright green fields and tranquility that the blue colour of the sea, create a fabulous combination. A comlbination that justifies the mlyth about the Holy Gardens of the Goddess Aphrodite which inform us that they were situated at the place where Geroskipou stands today. The beauty of the landscape and its rich history render Geroskipou a place of attraction for every visitor. Anyone visiting Geroskipou will be able to enjoy the tranquility of a small traditional community without being forced to be deprived of any of the services which a big city has to offer.
The Geroskipou beach has been awarded the "Blue Flag of Europe" for its crystal clear waters and superb facilities to bathers.