It's most likely that we will not be mistaken if we call Volley FEC – 2017 as the most mass volleyball competition among the enterprises of the Russian fuel and energy complex in the last 5 years at least. Anyway, we have not found contradictory information within the boundlessness of the Internet. Therefore we will consider that 18 teams from Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Mezhdurechensk, Novokuznetsk, Linevo and Sorsk have become authors of our joint record. And it is necessary to say, that the tournament distinguished itself not only by geography and quantity, but also by the professional level of the teams, which was essentially increased over a year. Thus, 18 teams getting off the mark in the competition on September 9 were divided into 6 groups by blind lot. The volleyball voice of Russia, commentator and television presenter of Match TV Taras Timoshenko met participants and fans with welcoming speech.