CAAFA Central Asian American Football Association Bishkek Challenge Games 2004

Standings

CAAFA Central Asian American Football Association 2004

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Bishkek BARS Leopards 1 (Kyr)1001.00018126W1
2Bishkek BARS Leopards 2 (Kyr)0100.0001218-6L1

Schedule

RECAP

The Central Asian American Football Association was set up in 2002 by the intrepid American with the Irish name, Tom Kelly. Having previously tried to promote American Football in the USSR in 1979, he had more success in 2002 starting teams at the American University of Kyrgyzstan (AUK) and KIMEP in Kazakhstan, two neighbouring Central Asian Republics.

Following a couple of Flag American Football games between the two teams and a few games versus Inter (International) and World teams featuring players from Turkey, Italy, Russia, USA, Canada, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan and also a game against the US Embassy in Kyrgyzstan, Tom Kelly managed to get some equipment in from America to set up two teams: Barsy Leopards, based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and Almaty KIMEP Titans in Kazakhstan.

In 2004, however, there was just one team: Bishkek Barsy Leopards, who played a match amongst themselves, with Leopards-1 winning out against Leopards-2 18-12. When Almaty KIMEP Titans were able to set up a team in neighbouring Kazakhstan in 2005, the two teams could play Challenge Games versus each other.

REFERENCES

[1] American Football in Kyrgyzstan Wayback Machine (2008) History of American Football in Kyrgyzstan [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20090207140139/http://af.kg/history/kr [Accessed 9 October 2021]

[2] American Football in Kyrgyzstan Wayback Machine (2008) Games [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20090208034521/http://af.kg/games  [Accessed 9 October 2021]

[3] American Football in Kyrgyzstan Wayback Machine (2008) Barsy 34-0 Golden Eagles (October 26, Labor Reserves) [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20090207140823/http://af.kg/news/26-10-08  [Accessed 9 October 2021]

[4] American Football in Kyrgyzstan Wayback Machine (2008) Golden Eagles 8 – 30 Kyrgyz National University (November 1)[Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20090208034617/http://af.kg/news/01-11-08 [Accessed 9 October 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Gavin Coleman

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