2012 winning squad - Cheadle LC
7th September 2013 - 10.30hrs
Bath Recreation Ground
William St (off Great Pulteney St.) BA2 4DE
Eligibility: See Policy Statement below
All competitors must be age 16 or over and must be registered with their national governing body.
£100 per team - payable in advance
Contact Kaoru Jacques: 01249 783533, 07973 105379
5 Fosse Farm Barns, Nettleton, Chippenham, Wilts, SN14 7NJ
Postal entries only with the following data:
Contact Name and Address:
Enclosed Cheque for £100 made payable to Bath Lacrosse Club
Please note: Bookings are on a strictly “First paid first served basis”
Registerred teams so far for 2013
Boardman & Eccles LC
Bristol “Jager” Bombers
East Grinstead LC
Thats 29 - The tournament maximum is 33 - spaces are filling fast
Someone at Bath Lacrosse Club once had an idea: “Let’s have a pre-season tournament in September”. It would be unlikely to attract many teams, being so far from the lacrosse heartlands of Manchester and London, but it was perhaps worth a try. That was some time ago….
The tournament, now a permanent fixture on the Lacrosse calendar is the main source of finance for Bath’s junior development programme, and the organizers would like to thank all that help on the day, Bar staff, burger flippers, rubbish collectors, raffle ticket sellers and general “putter uppers”
The debate on the future of the recreation ground and the expansion of Bath Rugby continues to be a worry for the future of the Eights and in turn the club, as all the home games are played on the recreation ground. For the presentation to the Charity Commission by Jon Harrop the event manager for see front page article.
The Bath 8-a-Side Lacrosse Tournament takes place on the first Saturday in September on the Recreation Ground, in the heart of the city. Each year it opens for entries in late February/early March (details are emailed to ALL clubs) and is usually fully booked a long time in advance. It does, however, operate a "waiting list" which gives those clubs, who failed to get their entry in on time (there's always somebody!), the possibility of getting in at a later stage. Entries are always taken on a "first paid, first served, no exceptions" basis.
The whole event relies on the good will of volunteers, main the main associated with the club, Bath LC would like to give a big thanks to those that help year in year out...however we need more volunteers, please contact the club and come and help, there are lots of jobs - flipping burgers, parking cars, pulling pints, setting uo, taking down to name but a few.
Winners of the tournament from the beginning:
1986 Low Profilers (Sheffield)
1987 Stockport LC
1988 Low Profilers (Sheffield)
1989 Heaton Mersey LC
1990 Low Profilers (Sheffield)
1991 Low Profilers (Sheffield)
1992 Cheadle LC
1994 Kenton LC
1995 Timperley LC
1996 Heaton Mersey LC
1997 Heaton Mersey LC
1998 Timperley LC
1999 Timperley LC
2000 Wilmslow LC
2001 Wilmslow LC
2002 Timperley LC
2003 Wilmslow LC
2004 Mellor LC
2005 Mellor LC
2006 Sheffield Steelers
2007 Styal (Wilmslow 2nds)
2009 Wilmslow LC
2010 Stockport LC
2011 Stuttgart LC
2012 Cheadle LC
* The records for the 1993 winners were lost, and the trophy stolen (believed to be in a canal in Sheffield). Unfortunately unless a winner from that year, with a medal can be found, this gap may persist.
The new David Carey Trophy was subsequently purchased by members of the Club. David had been the Club Captain when Bath won the South of England Championship in 1993. Tragically he died in 1995.
In 1992, Bath LC took the view that the Bath 8's Tournament should be an event primarily for club teams, rather than it being an "open" tournament. To that end, a formal eligibility policy was adopted -
POLICY STATEMENT ON TEAM ELIGIBILITY
This lacrosse event is organised and run for the primary purpose of enabling lacrosse players throughout the country to participate in friendly and open competition. It is intended that the better teams should each have a realistic opportunity, without undue bias, of winning whatever awards there may be.
In general, though not exclusively, it is intended that teams entering this event should represent clubs within the ELA. In practice, however, it is not possible to create eligibility criteria for teams that would be both workable in practice and also within the spirit of the event. As far as is reasonably possible, organisers will accept entries from teams from as wide a range as possible, where this does not conflict with the spirit of the event. Organizers, however, will not accept entries from teams which they consider to be unduly or unfairly biased in their composition.
Examples of teams which may be considered ineligible because of their composition (though this list may not be exhaustive) may be -
1) Club teams, heavily or unfairly loaded with invited players.
- Non-Club “Superteams” whose composition gives them an unfair advantage over the better club teams.
- Teams representing private or commercial companies
Examples of teams which may be considered eligible by virtue of falling within the spirit of the event (though this list may not be exhaustive) may be -
1) Bona Fide club teams from within English Lacrosse.
2) Non-Club “fun” teams whose composition does not give them an unfair advantage.
3) Foreign teams who are no better than the better club teams.
4) Composition teams from smaller clubs who would not be able to field a full team on their own.
5) Club teams with a small number of invited players, where those players do not belong to club teams in the event, and where this does not lead to an unfair advantage.
6) Teams who need to “borrow” players (usually goalkeepers) from other teams in order to fulfill their complement.
7) Teams who need to “borrow” players because their number has been depleted through injury in the event, and where this does not lead to an unfair advantage.
Entries from teams into this event will be considered in the light of this statement, but any final decision will rest with the event organisers.
Bath Lacrosse Club Executive Committee: 5/3/92
Amended : 17/12/12