Sealand Cup X

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Sealand Cup X
Tournament details
Season(s) 22 (13th Sealand)
Teams 20
Final positions
Champions Belgium KVC Aquila
(1st title)
Runner-up Nederland Utrechtseboys
Semi-finalists Nederland EFC Gelderland
Nederland Naarden 
Tournament statistics
Matches played 36 
Goals scored 179 (4.97 per match)
Top scorer Bouke Dingehouts
(6 goals)
IX XI

Sealand Cup X was the tenth edition of the Sealand Cup, the friendly competition of the Sealand federation and was held in (Dutch) season 22. The final was held at VK Knudde Arena on 24 October 2007, where KVC Aquila defeated Utrechtseboys 4–3 after a golden goal. This was the first time that a Belgian club won the Sealand Cup. Defending champions EFC Gelderland were eliminated in the semi-finals by Utrechtseboys.

Participating teams[edit]

20 teams participated in Sealand Cup X, including three previous champions. Ten teams made their début. It was the first edition since Sealand Cup III that at least half of the teams were first-time participants.

Team Manager Participation Best Result
Nederland AFC Hellas 192 Quickdutch 3rd Group Stage (III, VIII)
Nederland Atletico Chocomel R0wan 3rd Fourth Place (VII)
Nederland EFC Gelderland Gelderheld 5th Champion (IX)
Nederland FC Randwijck SvenneDuva 1st Début
Belgium FC United Lierse FCUL-Petus 1st Début
Nederland Freestyler SANbuca 1st Début
Nederland JBU Winterswijk Buul_ 6th Quarterfinals (VI)
Nederland Joey's Champions Tegelmaker 1st Début
Nederland Kings Squad -Marrc- 5th Champion (VII, VIII)
Belgium KVC Aquila Gc227221 1st Début
Nederland Naarden Rikhardur 6th Champion (V)
Nederland Nat'Korima Koron Malarkan 3rd Quarterfinals (VI, IX)
Belgium RSCA FC -Jestro- 3rd Quarterfinals (VII, VIII)
Nederland SR Team NajTreb 1st Début
Nederland Sturky Sturky 8th Runner-Up (VIII)
Nederland The Dark of the Matinee Franz-Ferdinand 1st Début
Belgium The Jazz Messengers ArtBlakey 4th Third Place (VII)
Nederland Theseus1 Palomar 1st Début
Nederland TSC Joost 1st Début
Nederland Utrechtseboys Whielckert 1st Début

Round and Draw Dates[edit]

Phase Round Draw date Match dates
Group Stage Matchday 1 6 September 2007 19 September 2007 (Week 10)
Matchday 2 26 September 2007 (Week 11)
Matchday 3 3 October 2007 (Week 12)
Knockout Stage Quarter-Finals None 10 October 2007 (Week 13)
Semi-Finals 17 October 2007 (Week 14)
Final 24 October 2007 (Week 15)

The teams were drawn at random into five groups, with each team playing one or two home matches, also decided by this draw. Notably, all former winners were drawn in the same group.

Group Stage[edit]

The Group Stage of the tenth Sealand Cup ran from 19 September to 3 October 2007.

Format[edit]

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 de jure 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. De facto, the final result determined the number of points: if a drawn match went to extra time, the winner earned 3 points and the loser 0 points. If no extra time was played, both teams earned 1 point. The winners of each group and the three best runners-up advanced to the quarterfinals. Teams that did not challenge their opponent or accept their opponent's challenge were penalized with an automatic defeat.

Group A[edit]

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
EFC Gelderland 3 3 0 0 9 1 + 8 9
Naarden 3 2 0 1 12 4 + 8 6
Kings Squad 3 1 0 2 7 9 – 2 3
Freestyler 3 0 0 3 1 15 – 14 0
19 September 2007 (17:05)
EFC Gelderland 3 - 1 Kings Squad De Trots
(141740171)
19 September 2007 (17:10)
Naarden 7 - 0 Freestyler De Vesting
(141820320)


26 September 2007 (17:05)
Kings Squad 3 - 5 Naarden Kings Castle
(141984978)
26 September 2007 (17:10)
Freestyler 0 - 5 EFC Gelderland de Canarische Weilanden
(141976952)


3 October 2007 (17:10)
EFC Gelderland 1 - 0 a.s.d.e.t. Naarden De Trots
(142285145)
3 October 2007 (17:10)
Kings Squad 3 - 1 Freestyler Kings Castle
(142268737)

Group B[edit]

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Theseus1 3 3 0 0 15 2 + 13 9
KVC Aquila 3 2 0 1 11 8 + 3 6
AFC Hellas 192 3 1 0 2 8 8 ± 0 3
RSCA FC 3 0 0 3 1 17 – 16 0
19 September 2007 (17:25)
AFC Hellas 192 5 - 0 RSCA FC Pyjama Road
(141781826)
19 September 2007 (17:25)
Theseus1 4 - 2 KVC Aquila Minos Pallas
(141806522)


26 September 2007 (13:00)
RSCA FC 0 - 7 Theseus1 Champion Arena
(142129462)
26 September 2007 (13:00)
KVC Aquila 4 - 3 AFC Hellas 192 Phoenix Stadion
(142118822)


3 October 2007 (13:30)
RSCA FC 1 - 5 KVC Aquila Champion Arena
(142225530)
3 October 2007 (17:10)
AFC Hellas 192 0 - 4 Theseus1 Pyjama Road
(142292534)

Group C[edit]

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
The Jazz Messengers 3 2 1 0 10 3 + 7 7
Utrechtseboys 3 2 0 1 9 4 + 5 6
FC United Lierse 3 0 2 1 1 4 – 3 2
Atletico Chocomel 3 0 1 2 0 9 – 9 1
19 September 2007 (13:30)
FC United Lierse 1 - 1 (no extra time) The Jazz Messengers Herman v/d Poorten Arena
(141876652)
19 September 2007 (17:05)
Utrechtseboys 4 - 0 Atletico Chocomel De Boterkuip
(141763834)


26 September 2007 (13:30)
The Jazz Messengers 4 - 2 Utrechtseboys Village Vanguard
(142003560)

Atletico Chocomel 0 - 0
Awarded
FC United Lierse
(N/A)


3 October 2007 (17:20)
Utrechtseboys 3 - 0 FC United Lierse De Boterkuip
(142402156)
3 October 2007 (17:20)
Atletico Chocomel 0 - 5 The Jazz Messengers Nutricia
(142290242)

Group D[edit]

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
SR Team 3 3 0 0 21 0 + 21 9
FC Randwijck 3 2 0 1 9 10 – 1 6
Nat'Korima Koron 3 0 1 2 5 15 – 10 1
The Dark of the Matinee 3 0 1 2 5 15 – 10 1
19 September 2007 (17:05)
Nat'Korima Koron 3 - 3 (no extra time) The Dark of the Matinee Eska Alye'Tula
(141757632)
19 September 2007 (17:05)
SR Team 6 - 0 FC Randwijck SR Team Arena
(141765353)


26 September 2007 (17:05)
The Dark of the Matinee 0 - 8 SR Team Dark Alliance Arena
(142061439)
26 September 2007 (17:05)
FC Randwijck 5 - 2 Nat'Korima Koron Hemelse Arena
(141984644)


3 October 2007 (17:05)
Nat'Korima Koron 0 - 7 SR Team Eska Alye'Tula
(142257161)
3 October 2007 (17:05)
The Dark of the Matinee 2 - 4 FC Randwijck Dark Alliance Arena
(142311377)

Group E[edit]

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
TSC 3 2 0 1 7 4 + 3 6
Sturky 3 2 0 1 4 2 + 2 6
JBU Winterswijk 3 1 0 2 8 6 + 2 3
Joey's Champions 3 1 0 2 3 10 – 7 3
19 September 2007 (17:05)
Joey's Champions 0 - 7 JBU Winterswijk Joey's Champions Arena
(141730237)
19 September 2007 (17:10)
TSC 0 - 2 Sturky The Chronic
(141784639)


26 September 2007 (17:10)
Sturky 0 - 1 Joey's Champions Sturky Arena
(142117367)
26 September 2007 (17:10)
JBU Winterswijk 0 - 4 TSC La Hoja del Billar
(141987005)


3 October 2007 (17:10)
TSC 1 - 1 a.e.t. Joey's Champions The Chronic
(142248581)
  Penalties  
2 – 1


3 October 2007 (17:10)
Sturky 2 - 1 JBU Winterswijk Sturky Arena
(142330798)

Ranking of second-placed teams[edit]

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Naarden (A) 3 2 0 1 12 4 + 8 6
Utrechtseboys (C) 3 2 0 1 9 4 + 5 6
KVC Aquila (B) 3 2 0 1 11 8 + 3 6
Sturky (E) 3 2 0 1 4 2 + 2 6
FC Randwijck (D) 3 2 0 1 9 10 – 1 6

Note: the fact that drawn matches that went to extra time were awarded 3 and 0 points (according to their final result) caused some differences in the qualifying teams. If the original rules had been applied, the following changes had occurred in the group classification:

  • Group A: Naarden (7 points, 12–3) would have been group winner, but EFC Gelderland (7 points, 8–1) would still have qualified as the best runner-up.
  • Group E: Sturky (6 points, 4–2) would have qualified as group winner, with TSC (4 points, 5–3) missing out on qualification as the worst runner-up. Joey's Champions (4 points, 2–8) would have been ranked third, ahead of JBU Winterswijk (3 points, 8–6).

On the other hand, if the "overtime-rule" had been applied to all matches, this would not have resulted in other teams qualifying:

  • Group C: FC United Lierse and The Jazz Messengers drew 1–1. If the match had produced a winner, The Jazz Messengers would still got first place in their group and FC United Lierse would still got third place in their group.
  • Group D: Nat'Korima Koron and The Dark of the Matinee drew 3–3. As both teams lost their other two matches, the extra time would only have decided third place and eventually not have influenced qualification.

Knockout Stage[edit]

The next stage of the tournament was the Knockout Stage. Eight teams qualified for this stage (the group winners, accompanied by the three best runners-up). The winners of Group A and B would face each other in the quarterfinals, with the winners of Group C, D and E each facing a runner-up from another group. The exact pairing depended on the groups from which the runners-up qualified (see below). In the semi-finals, the winners of the matches involving the Group A and Group E winners faced each other and so did the winners of the matches involving the Group C and Group D winners. All knockout matches were played at a neutral venue. VK Knudde Arena, the home stadium of Vy Mamynka, was selected as host of the final.

Matchups in the Quarterfinals

Runners-up qualified C1 vs. D1 vs. E1 vs.
A B C A2 B2 C2
A B D A2 B2 D2
A B E A2 E2 B2
A C D A2 C2 D2
A C E A2 E2 C2
A D E A2 E2 D2
B C D B2 C2 D2
B C E B2 E2 C2
B D E B2 E2 D2
C D E E2 C2 D2

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
Semi-Finals
Final
                           
 
  A1  EFC Gelderland 4  
  B1  Theseus1 2    
    A1  EFC Gelderland 2  
  C2  Utrechtseboys 4  
  E1  TSC 0
  C2  Utrechtseboys 2    
    C2  Utrechtseboys 3
      B2  KVC Aquila (a.s.d.e.t.) 4
  C1  The Jazz Messengers 1
  A2  Naarden 4    
    A2  Naarden 1
  B2  KVC Aquila 2  
  D1  SR Team 3
  B2  KVC Aquila (a.s.d.e.t.) 4  

Quarterfinals[edit]

10 October 2007 (17:10)
EFC Gelderland 4 - 2 Theseus1 de Tudorel Udreskoe Arena (FC Sammie de Cavia)
(142532871)
10 October 2007 (17:10)
TSC 0 - 2 Utrechtseboys De Radstake (Achterhoek Admirals)
(142498097)
10 October 2007 (17:25)
The Jazz Messengers 1 - 4 Naarden De Bouwte (VFB Meeden)
(142634611)
10 October 2007 (17:25)
SR Team 3 - 4 a.s.d.e.t. KVC Aquila La Via Nostra (HetBeste)
(142537725)

Semi-Finals[edit]

17 October 2007 (17:10)
EFC Gelderland 2 - 4 Utrechtseboys De Academie (Archimedes 83)
(142849199)
17 October 2007 (17:25)
Naarden 1 - 2 KVC Aquila Santiago de Tequila (Royal Tequila Fountain Club Sealand)
(142809012)

Final[edit]

24 October 2007 (17:25)
Utrechtseboys 3 - 4 a.s.d.e.t. KVC Aquila VK Knudde Arena (Vy Mamynka)
(143036696)
Sealand Cup X Champion
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KVC Aquila
First title

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Bouke Dingehouts (KVC Aquila) became top scorer of the tournament with six goals. In total, 179 goals were scored by 103 different players.

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Bouke Dingehouts Belgium KVC Aquila 6
2 Axel Giron France KVC Aquila 5
Sibrand Gordijn Theseus1
Tõnis Lutter Eesti SR Team
Carlo Luongo EFC Gelderland
6 Saúl Rua Portugal SR Team 4
Arco Vonk Nederland Utrechtseboys

Three hat-tricks were scored during the tournament:

Player (goals) Team Goals scored Result Opponent Round
Wilfried Allewelt Naarden 1–0, 2–0, 4–0 7–0 Freestyler Group Stage (A)
Timmy Vink Naarden 2–2, 2–3, 3–4 3–5 Kings Squad Group Stage (A)
Saúl Rua SR Team 0–2, 0–6, 0–7 0–7 Nat'Korima Koron Group Stage (D)

Disciplinary[edit]

Card Number
Red card (direct) 0
Red card (second yellow) 2
Yellow card 53

No official fair play-award was given. TSC (one yellow card in four matches) had the best disciplinary record.

Trivia[edit]

  • The total attendance was 91,680 - an average of 2,547 per match (both Sealand records at that time).
  • The match with the highest attendance was the Group B match between Theseus1 and KVC Aquila (6,520 - a Sealand record at that time).
  • The match with the lowest attendance was the Group D match between The Dark of the Matinee and FC Randwijck (1,044).
  • Ronny Mårtensson (Utrechtseboys) scored the 1300th Sealand Cup goal in the Group C match against The Jazz Messengers.
  • Maarten Waardenburg (Utrechtseboys) scored the 1400th Sealand Cup goal in the semi-finals against EFC Gelderland.
  • Anne van Westering (Sturky) improved his own record to score in the sixth different Sealand Cup. Sebastian Steffensen (Naarden) became the second player to score in five different editions.
  • The highest ratings were achieved by EFC Gelderland (198 Hatstats) in their quarterfinal against Theseus1.
  • The highest-rated match was a quarterfinal (390 Hatstats) between EFC Gelderland (198) and Theseus1 (192).