European Federation of American Football Champions League Eurobowl 2000

EFAF Logo
EFAF Logo [Reference: 1]

Region Standings

EFAF Eurobowl Champions League North Region 1 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Stockholm Mean Machine (Swe)4001.0001106149W4
2Oslo Vikings (Nor)1300.2507479-5W1
3Aarhus Tigers (Den)1300.2504993-44L2

EFAF Eurobowl Region 2 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Vienna Vikings (Aut)2001.000872760W2
2Ancona Dolphins (Ita)0200.0002787-60L2

EFAF Eurobowl Region 3 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Aix-en-Provence Argonautes (Fra)2001.000561442W2
2Osos de Madrid (Spa)0200.0001456-42L2

EFAF Eurobowl Region 5 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Cologne Crocodiles (Ger)2001.0001136152W2
2Bolzano Giants (Ita)0200.00061113-52L2

EFAF Eurobowl Region 6 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Asnieres Molosses (FRA)1100.500482523L1
2Badelona Drags (Spa)1100.5002548-23W1

EFAF Eurobowl Champions League South Region 7 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Bergamo Lions (Ita)4001.00021357156W4
2St. Gallen Vipers (Swi)2200.50068137-69W1
3Prague Panthers (Cze)0400.00064151-87L4

Champions League Eurobowl Region 1 Schedule

Eurobowl Region 2 Schedule

Eurobowl Region 3 Schedule

Eurobowl Region 5 Schedule

Eurobowl Region 6 Schedule

Champions League Eurobowl Region 7 Schedule

Eurobowl Playoffs

EFAF Eurobowl XIV 2000 Logo [Reference: 2]

Champions League Final

EFAF Champions League Logo [Reference: 3]

Report

Champions League North Region 1 was won by Stockholm Mean Machine of Sweden with a 4-0 record and Bergamo Lions also went 4-0 in winning the Champions League South Region 7. Both of those teams were seeded to the Eurobowl Semi-Finals and Champions League Final.

Eurobowl Regions 2, 3 and 5 were all won with two victories by Vienna Vikings (Austria), Aix-en-Provence Argonautes (France) and Cologne Crocodiles (Germany), but Region 6 was tougher for the winner Asnieres Molosses of France who had to rely on points differential to see off Badelona Drags of Spain.

The Wild-Cards saw Vienna Vikings defeat Aix-en-Provence Argonautes 48-28 and Cologne Crocodiles win 49-27 against Asnieres Molosses. Hamburg Blue Devils and Braunschweig Lions (1999 Runners-Up and Eurobowl Champions) entered at the Quarter-Final stage, defeating Vienna Vikings 43-16 and losing to Cologne Crocodiles (24-15) respectively.

Champions League North and South Group winners entered at the Semi-Final stage where Stockholm Mean Machine went down 12-35 to Hamburg Blue Devils and Bergamo Lions defeated Cologne Crocodiles 62-56 in Overtime in a close high-scoring encounter.

The Eurobowl XIV 2000 Final was thus between Italy’s Bergamo Lions and Germany’s Hamburg Blue Devils and again the Blue Devils had to be content to be runners-up as Bergamo Lions won 42-20. The Champions League Final between North Region 1 and South Region 7 winners took place four weeks later and again Bergamo Lions emerged thriumphant, winning 35-10 versus Stockholm Mean Machine.

About the EFAF Eurobowl and Champions League 2000

The 2000 edition of the European Federation of American Football (EFAF) Champions League and Eurobowl featured 16 teams divided into six regions for Qualification games. Two of those teams, German sides Braunschweig Lions and Hamburg Blue Devils (Eurobowl XIII 1999 Champions and Runners-Up) were given byes into the Quarter-Finals. The other two Quarter-Finalists were to be the Winners of the two Wild-Card Games between the four Regions with two teams each in the Qualification Games (Regions 2, 3, 5, 6).

There were also two Champions League regions of three teams each – Champions League North Region 1 and Champions League South Region 7, the winners of which were seeded into the Semi-Finals, and also met in the Final of a separate Competition – the EFAF Champions League 2000. The winners of the two Semi-Finals met in the EFAF Eurobowl XIV 2000. Qualification Region Groups were all to be Double Round-Robin (Home & Away – Home & Home in North American naming) and the Eurobowl Playoffs and Champions League Final were to be a single match each fixture.

Regions 4 and 8 (Atlantic Isles including Ireland; and Eastern Europe) were not represented in Eurobowl XIV 2000.

ABOUT THE EUROBOWL

The Eurobowl is the most prestigious American Football Tournament in Europe for the Champions of Europe’s National Leagues. First played in 1986 it is Europe’s version of the Super Bowl. Ireland’s Champions were not represented in 2000 after having withdrawn from the European Federation of American Football in 1992.

IMAGES

[1] American Football International (2013) EFAF Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/EFAF_logo.gif [Accessed 30 August 2017]

[2] FIAF Wayback Machine (2000) eb14logo [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010214031100im_/http://www.fiaf.net/champions/eb14logo.jpg [Accessed 19 August 2021]

[3] FIAF Wayback Machine (2000) cllogo3 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010214031100im_/http://www.fiaf.net/champions/cllogo3.gif [Accessed 19 August 2021]

References

[1] FIAF Wayback Machine (2000) 2000 Champions League Eurobowl XIV [Sommario: Eurobowl 2000] [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001202113500/http://fiaf.net/ [Accessed 3 August 2018]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Ralph Schmeer (IAFOA)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 19 August 2021

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