Sealand Cup III

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Sealand Cup III
Tournament details
Season(s) 15 (7th Sealand)
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions Netherlands Tijny Devils
(2nd title)
Runner-up Netherlands EFC Gelderland
Semi-finalists Netherlands De Baghwanrammers
Netherlands Naarden 
Tournament statistics
Matches played 25 
Goals scored 124 (4.96 per match)
Top scorer Avram Pătraşcu
(7 goals)
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Sealand Cup III was the third edition of the Sealand Cup, the friendly competition of the Sealand federation and was held in (Dutch) season 15. The final was held at Tarakoni's Power Box on 31 August 2005, where Tijny Devils defended their title by beating EFC Gelderland 8-2.

Participating teams

16 teams participated in Sealand Cup III, including both previous champions. Nine teams made their début.

Team Manager Participation Best Result
Netherlands AFC Hellas 192 Quickdutch 1st Début
Netherlands AFC Hogevenne Ikben12 1st Début
Netherlands Dashit Kabomb Tarakoni 3rd Champion (I)
Netherlands De Baghwanrammers Boegyman 1st Début
Netherlands De Sjappies Bertberend 1st Début
Netherlands De Wavers Spuit 1st Début
Netherlands EFC Gelderland Gelderheld 2nd Quarterfinals (I)
Netherlands Groko's Possy Groko 2nd Group Stage (II)
Netherlands JBU Winterswijk Buul_ 1st Début
Netherlands Mcfarlane BasJan 1st Début
Netherlands Naarden Rikhardur 3rd Semi-Finals (II)
Netherlands Obelaars Obbink 1st Début
Netherlands Rausselaars BakkerM 2nd Group Stage (II)
Netherlands Sturky Sturky 2nd Semi-Finals (I)
Netherlands Tijny Devils Tijny 3rd Champion (II)
Netherlands Winmau Masters Winmau 1st Début

Round and Draw Dates

Phase Round Match dates
Group Stage Matchday 1 27 July 2005 (Week 10)
Matchday 2 3 August 2005 (Week 11)
Matchday 3 10 August 2005 (Week 12)
Knockout Stage Quarterfinals 17 August 2005 (Week 13)
Semi-Finals 24 August 2005 (Week 14)
Final 31 August 2005 (Week 15)

It is currently unknown how the teams were drawn into groups. Below, the teams are ranked alphabetically in two pots (teams that were scheduled to play two home or two away matches in the group stage). It is uncertain if those two pots indeed contained the seeded and unseeded teams, or that the home-advantage was randomly drawn.

Team (2 home matches)
AFC Hogevenne
Dashit Kabomb
De Baghwanrammers
De Sjappies
De Wavers
EFC Gelderland
Sturky
Tijny Devils TH
Team (1 home match)
AFC Hellas 192
Groko's Possy
JBU Winterswijk
Mcfarlane
Naarden
Obelaars
Rausselaars
Winmau Masters

Group Stage

The Group Stage of the third Sealand Cup ran from 27 July to 10 August 2005.

Format

The teams in each group played each other in a single round-robin format, playing the other teams in the group once (at home or away). Each team earned 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. The top-two teams of each group advanced to the quarterfinals. Teams that did not challenge their opponent or accept their opponent's challenge were penalized with an automatic 0-5 defeat.

Group A

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
EFC Gelderland 3 3 0 0 12 2 + 10 9
AFC Hogevenne 3 2 0 1 12 5 + 7 6
JBU Winterswijk 3 1 0 2 5 4 + 1 3
Mcfarlane 3 0 0 3 1 19 – 18 0
27 July 2005 (17:00)
EFC Gelderland 2 - 0 JBU Winterswijk De Trots
(47786977)
27 July 2005 (17:30)
AFC Hogevenne 8 - 1 Mcfarlane De Bentincksdijk
(47782838)


3 August 2005 (17:00)
JBU Winterswijk 0 - 2 AFC Hogevenne La Hoja del Billar
(48038977)
3 August 2005 (17:00)
EFC Gelderland 6 - 0 Mcfarlane De Trots
(48033829)


10 August 2005 (17:30)
AFC Hogevenne 2 - 4 EFC Gelderland De Bentincksdijk
(48174612)

Mcfarlane 0 - 5
Awarded
JBU Winterswijk
(N/A)

Group B

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
De Baghwanrammers 3 3 0 0 9 2 + 7 9
Winmau Masters 3 1 1 1 7 3 + 4 4
Rausselaars 3 1 1 1 5 6 – 1 4
De Wavers 3 0 0 3 1 11 – 10 0
27 July 2005 (17:30)
De Baghwanrammers 5 - 0 Rausselaars Kasteel Goeroe
(47823333)

De Wavers 0 - 5
Awarded
Winmau Masters
(N/A)


3 August 2005 (17:00)
Rausselaars 4 - 0 De Wavers Theater of Dreams
(48045340)
3 August 2005 (17:30)
De Baghwanrammers 2 - 1 Winmau Masters Kasteel Goeroe
(47987296)


10 August 2005 (17:30)
De Wavers 1 - 2 De Baghwanrammers Die Hard
(48129116)
10 August 2005 (17:30)
Winmau Masters 1 - 1 Rausselaars De Winmau Kuip
(48236779)

Group C

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tijny Devils 3 2 1 0 13 2 + 11 7
Obelaars 3 2 0 1 9 5 + 4 6
Dashit Kabomb 3 1 1 1 10 8 + 2 4
Groko's Possy 3 0 0 3 1 18 – 17 0
27 July 2005 (17:30)
Tijny Devils 6 - 0 Groko's Possy Anders Ragnstadium
(47783483)

Dashit Kabomb 0 - 5
Awarded
Obelaars
(N/A)


3 August 2005 (17:00)
Obelaars 4 - 0 Groko's Possy Obeldome
(47965494)
3 August 2005 (17:30)
Dashit Kabomb 2 - 2 Tijny Devils Tarakoni's Power Box
(47992981)


10 August 2005 (17:30)
Tijny Devils 5 - 0 Obelaars Anders Ragnstadium
(48112923)
10 August 2005 (17:30)
Groko's Possy 1 - 8 Dashit Kabomb Hillywood High Stadium
(48110560)

Group D

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Naarden 3 3 0 0 11 2 + 9 9
Sturky 3 2 0 1 8 2 + 6 6
AFC Hellas 192 3 1 0 2 7 8 – 1 3
De Sjappies 3 0 0 3 0 14 – 14 0
27 July 2005 (17:00)
De Sjappies 0 - 4 Naarden Harderwijk ArenA
(47821915)
27 July 2005 (17:00)
Sturky 3 - 0 AFC Hellas 192 Sturky Arena
(47867995)


3 August 2005 (17:00)
Naarden 2 - 0 Sturky Naarden Arena
(47957984)

De Sjappies 0 - 5
Awarded
AFC Hellas 192
(N/A)


10 August 2005 (17:00)
AFC Hellas 192 2 - 5 Naarden Valley Road
(48176473)

Sturky 5 - 0
Awarded
De Sjappies
(N/A)

Knockout Stage

The next stage of the tournament was the Knockout Stage. Eight teams qualified for this stage (the group winners and runners-up from all four groups). In the quarterfinals, group winners hosted runners-up. It is unclear how the home team for the semi-finals was decided. The final was played at Tarakoni's Power Box, the stadium of Dashit Kabomb (champion of the first edition).

Bracket

  Quarterfinals
Semi-Finals
Final
                           
 
  B1  De Baghwanrammers FF  
  A2  AFC Hogevenne    
    B1  De Baghwanrammers 2  
  C1  Tijny Devils 4  
  C1  Tijny Devils 5
  D2  Sturky 1    
    C1  Tijny Devils 8
      A1  EFC Gelderland 2
  A1  EFC Gelderland 5
  B2  Winmau Masters 1    
    A1  EFC Gelderland 5
  D1  Naarden 0  
  D1  Naarden 4
  C2  Obelaars 1  

Quarterfinals

17 August 2005 (17:00)
EFC Gelderland 5 - 1 Winmau Masters De Trots
(48401179)
17 August 2005 (17:00)
Tijny Devils 5 - 1 Sturky Anders Ragnstadium
(48373648)
17 August 2005 (17:00)
Naarden 4 - 1 Obelaars Naarden Arena
(48351287)

De Baghwanrammers 5 - 0
Awarded
AFC Hogevenne
(N/A)

Semi-Finals

24 August 2005 (17:00)
EFC Gelderland 5 - 0 Naarden De Trots
(48470726)
24 August 2005 (17:00)
De Baghwanrammers 2 - 4 Tijny Devils Kasteel Goeroe
(48470905)

Final

31 August 2005 (17:00)
Tijny Devils 8 - 2 EFC Gelderland Tarakoni's Power Box (Dashit Kabomb)
(48667378)
Sealand Cup III Champion
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Tijny Devils
Second title

Top Goalscorers

Avram Pătraşcu (AFC Hogevenne) became top scorer of the tournament with seven goals. In total, 124 goals were scored by 72 different players.

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Avram Pătraşcu AFC Hogevenne 7
2 Tim van Aken EFC Gelderland 5
Pedro Robledo Tijny Devils
Jack van der Velden Tijny Devils
5 James de Grande Tijny Devils 4
Thawanya Mali, Malee EFC Gelderland
Carles Reina De Baghwanrammers

Four hat-tricks were scored during the tournament:

Player (goals) Team Goals scored Result Opponent Round
Avram Pătraşcu (5) AFC Hogevenne 1–0, 2–0, 3–0, 7–0, 8–1 8–1 Mcfarlane Group Stage (A)
Tim van Aken EFC Gelderland 1–0, 4–0, 6–0 6–0 Mcfarlane Group Stage (A)
Jack van der Velden Tijny Devils 3–0, 4–0, 5–0 5–0 Obelaars Group Stage (C)
Pedro Robledo Tijny Devils 2–1, 4–1, 5–1 5–1 Sturky Quarterfinals

Disciplinary

Card Number
Red card (direct) 2
Red card (second yellow) 4
Yellow card 48

No official fair play-award was given. AFC Hogevenne had the best disciplinary record (one yellow card in three matches). De Baghwanrammers (two yellow cards in four matches) had the best disciplinary record among teams that did not forfeit any match.

Trivia

  • The total attendance was 38,842 - an average of 1,554 per match (both Sealand records at that time).
  • The match with the highest attendance was the final between Tijny Devils and EFC Gelderland (2,771 - Sealand record at that time).
  • The match with the lowest attendance was the Group D match between AFC Hellas 192 and Naarden (839).
  • The overall Sealand Cup attendance surpassed 100,000 visitors (during the second round in the group stage).
  • The Group C match between Dashit Kabomb and Tijny Devils (2–2) was the first time two former champions played against each other in the Sealand Cup.
  • Tijny Devils became the first time to succesfully defend their title and the first team to win multiple Sealand Cups.
  • Avram Pătraşcu (AFC Hogevenne) became the first player to score five goals in a single Sealand Cup match.
  • Matan Itshaki (De Baghwanrammers) scored the 300th Sealand Cup goal in the group stage match against Rausselaars.
  • Umberto Laschi (Tijny Devils) scored the 400th Sealand Cup goal in the semi-final against De Baghwanrammers.
  • Tijny Devils-players Jack van der Velden became overall top scorer in the Sealand Cup with thirteen goals.