XXVIII Сhampionship of Kazakhstan among men's teams of National league
National league, Regular season
09.12.2019, 19:30 Mon
Arena: Velotrek «Saryarka» (Nur-Sultan)
Main time
28:22 25:20 31:18 14:17
Game number: 39
Spectators: 0

The first game of “Astana” and “Tobol” in the National League season will be held in Nur-Sultan

08.12.2019, 13:00    Просмотров: 104
Источник: Press service
For the first time this season, the Presidential Basketball Club “Astana” will play with the Kostanay “Tobol” as part of the home league series of the National League, which will be held in Nur-Sultan on December 9 and 10.

“Tobol” - is a Kazakhstani professional men's basketball club from the city of Kostanay.

  • Kazakhstan Championship Winner: 2003/2004
  • Silver medalist of the Championship of Kazakhstan: 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011
  • Major League Winner: 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
  • Major League Silver Medalist: 2010/2011
  • Kazakhstan Cup Winner: 2005
  • Finalist of the Kazakhstan Cup: 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015
  • Kazakhstan Cup Bronze Medalist: 2018

This season, «Tobol» is led by Kazakhstani specialist Alexander Derbush, who has been leading the Kostanay team for several years, and before that, he had spent almost his entire career as a player in “Tobol”. In the offseason, four players left the team. Perhaps the main loss was a departure of Robert Pan, who, as you know, now stands for “Astana”. The club also left both imports, Ukrainians Dmitriy Khodov, and Maxim Lukyanov. And Kazakhstani Vasily Petrishinets signed with “Sinegorye”. Nevertheless, the Kostanay team retained its backbone. The most experienced guard Timur Sultanov and forward Maxim Voeikov, who once played in Astana, continued to play in «Tobol». Also, the Kostanay team saved two members of the National Team and one of the best Kazakhstani players, a center Anton Bykov and a guard Shaim Kuanov. In addition to them, guards Daniil Seleznev, Mikhail Shvab and Farid Karimullin, as well as young homegrown forward Rustam Valiev, remained in the team.

One of the most high-profile acquisitions was the return of one of the most famous Kazakhstan centers Anton Ponomarev, who spent the last seasons in “Astana”, where he was one of the leaders, and at the end of the 2017/2018 season, he announced his retirement. In addition to the capital teams of the “Tigers of Astana” and “Astana”, with whom he became the champion of Kazakhstan and the Cup winner more than 10 times, Anton played in Serbia and Russia, becoming the champion of the Super League. At once, two experienced forwards Denis Degtyarev and Pavel Ilyin also played in “Astana”. Denis built his career in such Kazakhstani teams as «Transstroymost», «Almaty-CSKA», «Kapshagay», «Caspiy» and «Astana», and last season had spent in «Sinegorye», Denis's main achievements is his performance for «Astana». Pavel Ilyin began his career at «Barsy Atyrau», then moved to Astana, where he spent 5 seasons, and between them spent one season in «Caspiy». After playing in the capital, Pavel returned to Atyrau and now he is playing for «Tobol». All the championship titles of Pavel are associated with “Astana”, and also he has two silver medals with “Atyrau Bars”. Another rookie of the team was the most experienced guard Konstantin Dvirny, a winner of the Kazakhstan Cup and twice a bronze medalist, who had once played for the “Caspiy”, “Almaty Legion” and “Kapshagai”.


Leaders of rivals: “Tobol” this season has an exclusively Kazakhstani and incredibly experienced squad, many of whose players at different times defended the colors of Kazakhstan as part of the National Team. The leaders of the team this season are two “big” ones, center Anton Bykov and Anton Ponomarev. Bykov has an average double-double — 19 points and 11.7 rebounds, Ponomarev has 11.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.7 block shots. Shaim Kuanov, the main point guard of Kostanays, scores 9.4 points and makes 3.5 assists and 2 steals on average. Often, team captain Mikhail Shvab and Pavel Ilyin come out at the start, and Denis Degtyarev, Konstantin Dvirny, Maxim Voeikov and Timur Sultanov spend quite a lot of time on the court.

The history of the games: “Astana” and “Tobol” first met back in the debut season for “Astana” in 2011/2012, and then the capital team won 8 times in the framework of the National League and the Cup of Kazakhstan. In the next season, 5 games took place, all of which ended in favor of “Astana”. In the next 4 seasons, the Kostanay team did not participate in the National League and during this time the teams played only twice in the Cup of Kazakhstan, then both victories were gained by our team. “Tobol” returned to the National League in the season 2017/2018 and lost 5 games to “Astana”, and last season the Kostanay squad in nine games was never able to beat our guys. Overall, the teams have met on the court 29 times, and not once “Tobol” was close to victory, but they could not defeat our team.

Standings: “Astana” and “Tobol” are the neighbors in the standings; the capital team is in first place with 12 victories in all matches held, and “Tobol” is on the second line, having 9 victories in 12 games as well.

Interesting Facts:
  • Center of “Astana” Robert Pan had played for Kostanay “Tobol” last season.
  • Almost half of the current roster of “Tobol”, namely 5 people played in the past for “Astana”: Timur Sultanov, Pavel Ilyin, Maxim Voeikov, Denis Degtyarev, and Anton Ponomarev.

Matches will be held on Monday and Tuesday, December 9 and 10 in Nur-Sultan on the court of the Saryarka cycle track. Beginning of matches at 19:30 Nur-Sultan time. Online broadcasting of the matches will be available on the main page of our website.

Detailed information about the tournament, standings, the schedule and match results are published in the Tournaments section.

«Astana» won «Tobol» in the first game of the National League season

10.12.2019, 10:00    Просмотров: 112
Источник: Press service
Presidential basketball club «Astana» has begun the home league series of the National League against Kostanay «Tobol» with a landslide victory. 

“Tobol” is the last of the rivals in the National League with whom the capital club has not yet held a single game this season, and this was their first game in the season. In addition to Kazakhstani players, Dushan Ristic and Jeremiah Hill were also announced by the coaching staff headed by Emil Rajkovic for this match.

Our team, practically from the start of the match, came forward, but Astana had no clear advantage. “Tobol” stalled a bit in the first minutes of the game, as a result of which they immediately tried on the role of catching up. Kostanay ream did not allow our guys to make any significant breakthrough in the first five minutes, and by the middle of the quarter, they were only one point behind. The rest of the first ten minutes also passed in a bitter struggle, but “Astana” confidently kept a minimum leadership in their hands and was able to increase its lead to 6 points by the end of the quarter. At the beginning of the second quarter, the advantage of the capital team quickly reached a two-digit mark. Nevertheless, the Kostanay team did not give up and tried to return the balance to the game. «Tobol» managed to reduce the gap twice, but the coordinated game of our guys allowed them to go for a long break, having 11 points in the asset with an advantage of 53:42.

The third quarter started a relatively calm pace and with an equal fight, and the gap in score was kept in the region of 10 points. After waiting for the right moment, the wards of Emil Rajkovic made a very powerful leap and discouraged the rivals, in less than three minutes the advantage of our team increased by a decent 13 points. “Tobol” was able to stop the breakthrough of “Astana” by the middle of the third quarter, but the Kostanay team had already lost more than 20 points. Such a comfortable advantage gave confidence to our players, and they steadily continued their game. The gap between the teams until the end of the third quarter did not change much, and after thirty minutes of playing time, it was still 20 odd points. Hardly someone believed that our rivals could somehow influence the outcome of the game. In the last minutes of the match, “Astana” brought their lead up to a maximum of 25 points, to which “Tobol” responded with a final attempt to reduce the gap, but a confident victory remained with the capital team — 98:77 (28:22, 25:20, 31:18, 14:17).“Tobol” was able to support the fight in this game a little more than half of the playing time, and then missed the most powerful spurt of our team and lost all chances to win. “Astana” has been confidently dominating in the National League since the beginning of the season and at the moment there is no fear that any of the rivals will be able to stand against our guys. “Tobol” had remained on the second line, but in case of defeat in tomorrow's match, Kostanay will go down to the third position, having passed “Barsy Atyrau” ahead.

Most productive:
  • “Astana” — Dushan Ristic is again the most effective player in the match, with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Jeremiah Hill also has 20 points on his account, as well as 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals. Rustam Murzagaliev scored 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists today. Robert Pan also has 12 points, plus he had 3 steals and block shots.
  • “Tobol” — Anton Ponomarev became the best in the camp of rivals -with 17 points and 6 rebounds, as well as Konstantin Dvirny (15 points).

Next match: tomorrow, on December 10, a second game will be held between «Astana» and «Tobol» as part of the National League series. The match starts at 19:30 Nur-Sultan time.

Detailed information about the tournament, standings, the schedule and match results are published in the Tournaments section.

Information about the opponent

Established year: 2003 Team colors: yellow, dark blue
Country: Kazakhstan Arena: SC «Dynamo»
City: Kostanay Website: www.bctobol.kz


«Tobol» — is a Kazakhstan's professional men's basketball team from the city of Kostanay.

  • Winner of Kazakhstan Championship: 2003/2004
  • Silver medallist of Kazakhstan Championship: 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011
  • Winner of Major League: 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
  • Silver medallist of Major League: 2010/2011
  • Winner of the Kazakhstan Cup: 2005
  • Finalist of the Kazakhstan Cup: 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015
  • Bronze medallist of the Cup of Kazakhstan: 2018

Overall team photo