The DIS, German School in BSD, Serpong, welcomed the Carlsberg Summer Cup 2019 last Saturday, September 7.
Third time’s a charm, with German Plus’s team manager, André Domnowsky, bringing the tournament to life once again, along with the former German Plus player Marcus Zylajew taking the helm as Master of Ceremonies. Delicious food was provided by Mama’s and cold beers were provided by Carlsberg and available during the whole tournament.
Starting at 8:30am, perfect weather and pitch conditions accompanied this year’s Carlsberg Summer Cup. It’s a six-a-side tournament, with each team consisting of one goalkeeper and five outfield players. The normal pitch at the German school was divided into three small pitches. Each game was played over 10 minutes.
Twenty teams from Indonesia and around Asia joined, which were divided into two pools. The draw for the group stage was held on Friday 6th September at Eastern Promise.
The two pools stacked up as:
• German Allstars Singapore
• BUGILS 2
• FC Hollandse Singapore
• German Plus 2
• Molly’s Malone
• Global Expats
• Do It
• Hongkong Sauerkrauts
• Young Warriors Senior
• Bukit Armada Kuala Lumpur
• FC Lions
• French All Stars
• DIS (German School Jakarta)
• German Plus 1
• BUGILS 1
Each team had to play against all other nine teams in their assigned pool, with the top four in each group advancing to the second round. After the group stages, the following eight teams continued to the next stage of the tournament, with the following results:
• Japan – Hongkong Sauerkrauts 1 – 2
• Morocco – BUGILS 1 1 – 0
• Young Warriors Senior – German Allstars Singapore 5 – 2 (after penalties)
• Azzuri – Algeria 1 – 0
• Hongkong Sauerkrauts – Azzuri 3 – 4 (after penalties)
• Young Warriors Senior – Morocco 1-3
Following a short break, it was time for the last two matches:
Third place play-off:
• Hongkong Sauerkrauts – Young Warriors Senior 1 – 0
• Morocco – Azzuri 2 – 1
Giving the final standings of Morocco the tournament winners, with Azzuri the runner up, Hongkong Sauerkrauts in third place, and Young Warriors Senior making up the top four of the competition.
Congratulations to team Morocco for achieving victory and being hailed winner of the Carlsberg Summer Cup 2019! Well done to all of the participating teams! Plaudits also go to Mr. Rachid from team Morocco for winning Player of the Tournament, team Bangladesh for earning the Fair Play Cup, and a special mention for FC Lions for winning the Beer Drinking Competition, coming in six cans ahead of their closest rival, German Plus.
Thanks again to all who contributed to the success of this memorable event, until next year.
Peter Hinsch (German Plus)