First of all I’d like to underline, that three comperes of the ARMFIGHT #41 in Stara Zagora: the beautiful Weronika Bonkova and two gentleman made a great show! ()
They had a perfect contact with the audience which shared the excitement and cheered the competitors in following rounds. Of course it would have all been of a little avail if the fights hadn’t been so marvelous, and that’s merit of the Great Eight.
Secondly, the referees deserve praise. There was no lapse that could have an impact on the score. I have only one remark to the referees working at the table. Sometimes, as they made a decision after a consultation with the side referees – they forgot of the spectacular indication of the winner of the particular round. It made a little harder to find out what the score was for the people less familiar with our discipline. It’s just a trifle, however worth to mention.
Thirdly, the Bulgarian hosts showed how proud they are of the fact that they entertain such notabilities as John and the other players. The worm atmosphere, fondness and respect – they will for sure tell about them as they come back home.
Fourthly I’m obligated to announce the verdict of the female audience in case of the selection of the most handsome competitor. Definitely and with no doubts the winners were Dmitriy Trubin and Igor Miroshnik. Krasimir ranked the second. As to the rest opinions were equivocal. The classification was closed by Todd and Terens (sorry).
Fifthly... whose idea was is to call Arsen “Shrek”?! Why is he making endeavour it to take root in media? It’s a huge misunderstanding! Young, handsome, smiled and... Shrek! It looks like a kind of conspiracy, and I’ll be returning to this matter.
Arsen Liliev, I was observing him form the first day, from Monday, even before the official meetings and drawing. At first he seemed to be a little muffled, which I put down on the long journey. Later... he also did not gleam among the other players, he did not smile much. I asked him outright and Arsen told me what it looked like – “ Going to Bulgaria I was in a fighting mood, even aggressive. I wanted even to eat them all raw! Now, as I’m looking at the I’m beginning to doubt it.