6th Balkan ARDF Championship

At the starting Line
At the starting Line

The city of Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) hosted 6th ARDF Championship of Balkan countries. Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia participated with more than 100 enthusiastic ARDF-ers ranging in the age from 10 to 71 years old. The excellent organization offered by ARABiH and local Radio Club E71EZC gave them the opportunity to meet friends, feel comfortable and compete for the medals. Check the Photo Gallery for more pictures from the event.

The winners were:
Men: Category M14 (up to 14 years old) Marko Kuzner, SLO

M16 Mircea Bobarsc Diaconu, ROM
M19 Alexandru Babeu, ROM
M21 Niko Gaberc, SLO
M40 Robert Orehoci, CRO
M50 Stanko Cufer, SLO
M60 Zdravko Ivacic, SLO

Women: W14 Andrea Dyaksova, BUL

W16 Ana Cufer, SLO
W19 Stanimira Valcheva, BUL
W21 Maja Marusic, SLO
W35 Ferida Halilcevic, BIH

Special appreciation to the participants and the organizers of that remarkable event.

IARU Region 1 Youth ARDF

IARU Region 1 Youth ARDF is being held in Primorsko, Bulgaria. 49 boys and 43 girls from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Russia and Ukraine participated.

Participants are divided in two categories - up to 14 and up to 16 years old. The photos illustrate the starting area, finishing area and awarding ceremony. Results are available on

15th ARDF Championships in Opatija, Croatia

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2010 IARU R1 Youth ARDF Championship

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Results will be available on

Two International Referees for ARDF appointed

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