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EuroHockey Club Champions Cup

 

EuroHockey Club Champions Cup

The EuroHockey Club Champions Cup, previously known as the European Club Championship, is the leading woman's field hockey competition for clubs in Europe.

Prior to the creation of the Euro Hockey League in 2007, there was a men's competition of the same name. Both the men's and women's competitions began in 1974, although the men's competition was first held unofficially in 1969 (and then in 1970, in 1971, in 1972 and in 1973).

Eight teams, all champions of their respective domestic competitions, compete in the Cup. The participating countries are those whose champions finished in the top six of the previous year's competition, together with the two countries whose clubs reached the final of the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy. The bottom two countries in the previous season's Cup play in the Trophy. Similar promotion and relegation takes place between the Trophy and the Challenge I competition, and between Challenge I and Challenge II.

Contents

  • Format 1
    • Qualification 1.1
    • Tournament 1.2
  • Women's 2
  • Men's 3
  • External links 4

Format

The format of the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup was changed for the 2010 competition. Prior to 2010 the tournament featured 8 clubs, but in 2010 the number of clubs was increased to 12 and the rules of competition were changed. Entry into the tournament depends on EHF member countries' ranking.

Qualification

Each year the 12 available league places are allocated between eight EHF member countries' National Association's, depending on those National Association's EHF Club Ranking. National Associations ranked 1-4 in the EHL Ranking Table may enter two teams each into the Club Champions Cup, while National Associations ranked 5-8 may enter one teams each.

National Associations rankings are derived from each country's results in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup and EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy over the previous 3 years, with the points in the earlier years discounted by 50% (year 2) and 75% (year 1). This ranking of National Associations is based on the performance of all their clubs in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup and EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy. The total number of points won by clubs from each country is divided by the number of clubs to which the National Association was entitled in that year's competitions.

Each qualifying National Association is required to enter their national champion club, but is otherwise free to decide the system of qualification for their own clubs for any remaining places to which they are entitled that year.

Tournament

The EuroHockey Club Champions Cup consiststed of four rounds.

Round 1 of the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup starts the tournament with a round-robin group stage. The league's 24 clubs are drawn into four pools (A - D) of three clubs, and each club in a pool plays the other 2 clubs in their pool once. The top 2 clubs in each pool go forward into Round 2. Round 1 is usually played Friday to Sunday inclusive at Easter.

Round 2 sees the tournament switch to a straight knock out format. Four crossover matches A1 v B2, B1 v A2, C1 v D2 and D1 v C2 are played, where A1 is the winner of pool A, and B2 is the team that came second in pool B, etc. The winners of each match qualify for the semi-finals. Rounds 2 is played on Easter Monday.

Clubs finishing in third place in each pool also play on Easter Monday in matches A3 v B3 and C3 v D3.

Round 3 (semi-final) and Round 4 (final, and 3 place playoff) are played at Whitsun at a single venue.

Starting from the 2014 edition there will be no round-robin group stage. Eight teams qualify for the tournament and they are placed in quarter-finals bracket. Winners advance to semi-finals, losers to crossover. Semi-finals and crossover are followed by placement matches.

Women's

Year Host city Champion Res. Runner-up
1974 Hamburg Harvestehuder ?–? Royal Uccle
1975 Brussels Amsterdamsche ?–? Eintracht Braunschweig
1976 Amsterdam Amsterdamsche ?–? Eintracht Braunschweig
1977 Vienna Amsterdamsche ?–? Eintracht Braunschweig
1978 Barcelona Amsterdamsche ?–? Grossflottbeker
1979 The Hague Amsterdamsche 3–1 Royal Uccle
1980 Barcelona Amsterdamsche ?–? Glasgow Western
1981 Uccle Amsterdamsche 2–1 Glasgow Western
1982 Alba Amsterdamsche 1–0 Hanauer
1983 The Hague Wassenaar 2–0 Bayer Leverkusen
1984 Wassenaar Wassenaar ?–? Kolos Borispol
1985 Frankenthal Wassenaar ?–? SKIF Moscow
1986 Utrecht Wassenaar 3–1 Kolos Borispol
1987 The Hague Wassenaar 1–0 Blau-Weiss Köln
1988 Bloemendaal Amsterdamsche ?–? Kolos Borispol
1989 Wassenaar Amsterdamsche ?–? Glasgow Western
1990 Frankfurt Amsterdamsche ?–? Glasgow Western
1991 Wassenaar Wassenaar ?–? Glasgow Western
1992 Amsterdam Amsterdamsche ?–? Glasgow Western
1993 Brussels Rüsselsheimer ?–? Amsterdamsche
1994 Bloemendaal Wassenaar ?–? Rüsselsheimer
1995 Utrecht Kampong ?–? Berliner
1996 Rüsselsheim Kampong ?–? Slough
1997 Amsterdam Berliner 2–1 Wassenaar
1998 Slough Rüsselsheimer 3–2 Slough
1999 's-Hertogenbosch Rot-Weiss Köln 2–2 (3–1 p) 's-Hertogenbosch
2000 Glasgow 's-Hertogenbosch 7–0 Berliner
2001 's-Hertogenbosch 's-Hertogenbosch 6–0 Moskva Pravda
2002 Terrassa 's-Hertogenbosch 5–0 Kolos Borispol
2003 's-Hertogenbosch 's-Hertogenbosch 7–2 Olton & West Warwick
2004 Barcelona 's-Hertogenbosch 8–2 Kolos Borispol
2005 's-Hertogenbosch 's-Hertogenbosch 8–1 Ataspor
2006 Berlin 's-Hertogenbosch 4–0 Canterbury
2007 Baku 's-Hertogenbosch 2–1 Leicester
2008 Cologne 's-Hertogenbosch 7–0 Club de Campo
2009 's-Hertogenbosch 's-Hertogenbosch 9–1 Berliner
2010 Amsterdam 's-Hertogenbosch 3–0 Uhlenhorster
2011 The Hague 's-Hertogenbosch 4–1 Leicester
2012 Amsterdam Larensche 1–0 's-Hertogenbosch
2013 Bloemendaal 's-Hertogenbosch 4–2 Larensche
2014 's-Hertogenbosch Amsterdamsche 2–2 (3–0) (p) 's-Hertogenbosch
2015 Bilthoven Stichtse 2–2 (3–2) (p) 's-Hertogenbosch
2016 Bilthoven

Men's

Year Host city Champion
2007 Bloemendaal Crefeld
2006 Cannock Stuttgarter Kickers
2005 Amsterdam Amsterdam
2004 Barcelona RC Polo
2003 Brussels Reading
2002 Antwerp Der Club an der Alster
2001 Bloemendaal Bloemendaal
2000 Cannock Der Club an der Alster
1999 Terrassa 's-Hertogenbosch
1998 Terrassa Atlètic Terrassa
1997 Amsterdam Wassenaar
1996 Mülheim Uhlenhorst Mülheim
1995 Terrassa Uhlenhorst Mülheim
1994 Bloemendaal Uhlenhorst Mülheim
1993 Brussels Uhlenhorst Mülheim
1992 Amsterdam Uhlenhorst Mülheim
1991 Wassenaar Uhlenhorst Mülheim
Year Host city Champion
1990 Frankfurt Uhlenhorst Mülheim
1989 Mülheim Uhlenhorst Mülheim
1988 Bloemendaal Uhlenhorst Mülheim
1987 Terrassa Bloemendaal
1986 Utrecht Kampong
1985 Frankenthal Atlètic Terrassa
1984 Terrassa Frankenthal
1983 The Hague Dinamo Alma-Ata
1982 Versailles Dinamo Alma-Ata
1981 Brussels Klein Zwitserland
1980 Barcelona Slough
1979 The Hague Klein Zwitserland
1978 Barcelona Southgate
1977 London Southgate
1976 Amsterdam Southgate
1975 Frankfurt 1880 Frankfurt
1974 Utrecht 1880 Frankfurt

External links

  • EuroHockey Club Champions Cup Women's
  • EuroHockey Outdoor Regulations
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