The fifth edition of the Sofia Lacrosse Cup was held from July 12 – July 14, 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Five teams participated in the event – Bulgarian Khans (Bulgaria), City of Stoke (England), Chichko Lax (mixed team from UK, USA, Germany, Croatia and Australia), Belgrade Zombies (Serbia) and Istanbul Sultans (Turkey).
The tournament had three phases: the group phase; the semifinals (the No. 1 team against the No. 3 team in the group and the No. 2 team against the No. 4 team in the group) and the finals (losers in the semifinals play for third and fourth place while the winners play for first place).
2019 Sofia Lacrosse Cup Results:
Bulgarian Khans vs. City Of Stoke 5:4
Chichko Lax vs. Belgrade Zombies 14:4
Bulgarian Khans vs. Istanbul Sultans 9:0
City Of Stoke vs. Chichko Lax 0:8
Belgrade Zombies vs. Istanbul Sultans 9:1
Bulgarian Khans vs. Chichko Lax 1:9
City Of Stoke vs. Belgrade Zombies 2:3
Chichko Lax vs. Istanbul Sultans 16:1
Bulgarian Khans vs. Belgrade Zombies 2:4
City Of Stoke vs. Istanbul Sultans 13:0
Semi Final 1 Chichko Lax vs. Bulgarian Khans 11:4
Semi Final 2 Belgrade Zombies vs. City Of Stoke 6:7
Place 3-4 Bulgarian Khans – Belgrade Zombies 6:1
FINAL Chichko Lax – City of Stoke 15:6
- Chichko Lax
- City of Stoke
- Bulgarian Khans
- Belgrade Zombies
- Istanbul Sultans
The team of Chichko Lax was amazing, but three contestants made an impression: Matt DeMeo (#26, SUNY Maritime College, NCAA DIII), Bryan Keegan (#10, SUNY Maritime College, NCAA DIII) and Jason Intermesoli (#3, Marist College, NCAA DI). After the cup they did a 20-minute clinic with the players from Bulgarian Khans and Istanbul Sultans.
The tournament passed without unnecessary strain, accidents or injuries!
The next Sofia Lacrosse Cup will be in July 2020! You can find a link to the official event here.