The first Open Volleyball Cup took place at Neftgazsby on August 14 to 25. Six teams from Ioshkar Ola and one team from Orshanka took part in the Cup. The Olshanks team won the Cup. The team “Success” from Ioshkar Ola came in second. The picked team of Neftgazsby leaded by Senior Engineer-Technologist Mikhail Tarasov was on the third position due to the effective teamwork and good athletic performance: they work out in Agroproject gym hall in Ioshkar Ola once in every week. In the short run, on March 3 to April 14, the Spring Volleyball Cup will be organised at Neftgazsby; it is expected that 10 teams will take part in the Cup.