History

KrosseCup Spirit
KrosseCup Spirit
KrosseCup

THE ORIGIN OF THE KROSSECUP:

Organized by the club’s players, the first KrosseCup took place in July 2007.
Open to all, the KrossCup brought together mainly players from the Girondins and S.A.  Mérignac along with friends, families and management, young and old alike, to celebrate the end of the season.

The first editions were such a success, and thanks to word of mouth, teams from different regions of France, Spain and Belgium soon came to visit us.

In 2018, the 8th edition brought together no less than 260 participants forming 22 teams. Setting a new record for attendance!
Traditionally, the KrosseCup is held biannually on the last weekend of June.

KROSSCUP PRINCIPLES:

Family, friends, professional hockey players, beginners, or simply onlookers wishing to discover an extraordinary sport… Everyone is welcome!

Practice & discovery 7-on-7 Field Hockey
Sunny disposition, courtesy, fair play and team spirit.

On the programme: hockey, on-theme outfits, a top-notch club, sun, BBQ, wine, oysters, games, dance floor available throughout the day, two beautiful evenings and great final matches, all in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The rules

FAIR PLAY IS THE NAME OF THE GAME:

  • 7-on-7 Field Hockey game, with no goalkeeper, played on 1/4 or 1/3 of the field.
  • 10 to 15 minutes matches, refereed by one (1) team member from each team. Referees can be replaced during the game if need be.
  • No shoots allowed.
  • Scoops are tolerated if the opponent is more than 5 meters away.
  • There is no shooting circle, therefore scoring a goal from anywhere in the field is allowed.
  • Raised balls towards an opponent or goal are not permitted.
  • A repeated individualistic game style will be sanctioned.
  • A sunny disposition and courtesy required
  • Respect for referees and staff
  • Fair play and team spirit

A QUALIFIED KROSSECUP TEAM IS:

  • A mixed team*
  • 8 to 10 Kupers (minimum age 18), including one Kaptain
  • On-theme outfits
  • A collective goal celebration
  • A team anthem
  • A team that respects the KrosseCup rules
  • A team that stays close to the bar
  • A team that brings a cheerful mood

* All-male teams are allowed but sanctions are to be expected…

USEFUL INFORMATION

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Program

The KrossCup 2020 Tournament will start around 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26 and end around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 28.

Here is the provisional programme of the KrosseCup 2020.
Pool draw and programme will be announced on our Facebook Page a few days before the tournament begins.

Friday

7:00 pm – Arrival of the first participants
7:30 pm – Welcome drink and kick-off concert
8:30 pm – Buffet style dinner
10:00 pm – Party Time

Saturday
8:30 am – Breakfast
9:15 am – Collective Boot Camp Warm-Up
9:30 am to 7:30 pm – Pool Matches
8:30 pm – Dinner
10:00 pm – Party Time

Sunday
9:00 am to10:00 – Breakfast
10:00 am to 3:00 pm – Classification Matches
3:00 pm – Finals and presentation of the KrosseCup to the winners

ACCESS TO THE CLUB

The KrosseCup takes place on the premises of the Girondins de Bordeaux Club:
Domaine de Rocquevielle
107 avenue Marcel Dassault
33700 Mérignac

Parking is available for participants throughout the tournament.

REGISTRATION FEES

The registration fee is € 750 per team of 8 to 10 Kupers (players).
An additional charge of € 75 is required for extra Kupers.

These fees include:

  • Equipment rental
  • Service providers’ costs
  • Meals on Friday evening, Saturday noon, Saturday evening and Sunday noon, and breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday

Beverages are not included in the tournament fee.

Camping and services

Girondins Club is a 23-hectare sports estate.
A campsite at the edge of the forest has been reserved for you.
All you have to do is pitch your tents and settle in with your team members.

The entire Club (parking and camping) is monitored day and night, however we decline any responsibility in case of robbery. We rely on the KrosseCup spirit that has reigned for more than 10 years to ensure that everything goes without a hitch.

Valuables may be entrusted to our staff who will keep them, in safety, in a locked room.

Men’s/women’s locker rooms, showers and restroom facilities as well as a charging station for your electronic devices are at your disposal.

The Staff

KrosseCup Staff
KrosseCup
KrosseCup Staff

The staff, all event volunteers, is mainly composed of about ten active members of the Club de Hockey des Girondins de Bordeaux and friends.

They take part in the event organization, and family spirit is, therefore, paramount.

Caring, dynamic and above all attentive, each member of the staff has at heart to make this tournament a fabulous weekend for all Kupers.

All tournament profits will go to the Girondins Hockey sports association to finance hockey camps in France and abroad (Spain, Belgium, United Kingdom, etc.) for the Club’s junior teams. These young people can thus progress, and of course, practice their favourite sport with their friends while perpetuating the “family spirit” deeply ingrained since 1921, and hopefully become future Kupers in the years to come.