European Federation of American Football Eurobowl 2001

EFAF Logo
EFAF Logo [Reference: 1]

Standings

EFAF Eurobowl North League 2001

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Stockholm Mean Machine (Swe)2001.000000W2
2Oslo Vikings (Nor)0200.000000L2

EFAF Eurobowl South League 2001

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Bergamo Lions (Ita)4001.00017448126W4
2Tyrolean Raiders (Aut)1300.25085101-16L1
3Seaside Vipers (Swi)1300.25045155-110L3
4Prague Panthers (Cze)0000.0000000

EFAF Eurobowl Division 1 2001

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1La Corneuve Flash (Fra)2001.000641351W2
2London O's (Eng)0200.0001364-51L2

EFAF Eurobowl Division 2 2001

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Chrysler Vienna Vikings (Aut)4001.00015246106W4
2Marche Team Dolphins (Ita)2200.5006294-32W1
3Zurich Renegades (Swi)0000.0000000
4Bolzano Giants (Ita)0400.00049123-74L4

EFAF Eurobowl Division 3 2001

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Marfil Alella Drags (Spa)2001.000000W2
2Aix-en-Provence Argonautes (Fra)0200.000000L2

Note: Oslo Vikings (North League), Prague Panthers (South League), Zurich Renegades (Division 2) and Aix-en-Provenvce Argonautes (Division 3) all withdrew.

North League Schedule

South League Schedule

Division 1 Schedule

Division 2 Schedule

Division 3 Schedule

Eurobowl Playoffs

Report

With one team withdrawing from four of the five Divisions and Leagues, there was little competition in the Qualifying Phase, with Stockholm Mean Machine and Marfil Alella Drags receiving a bye into the Quarter-Finals, and the South League’s six matches being superfluous as all three teams that played were guaranteed a Quarter-Final spot. This left Division 1 and 2 to be played to knock out two teams. La Corneuve Flash of France qualified from Division 1 at the expense of British Champions London O’s and Chrysler Vienna Vikings (4-0) and Marche Team Dolphins (2-2) qualified from Division 2 ahead of Bolzano Giants of Italy.

In the Quarter-Finals an All-Italian match-up saw Bergamo Lions progress at the expense of Marche Team Dolphins, and an All-Austrian tie was a win for Chrysler Vienna Vikings by a single point versus Tyrolean Raiders. The previous weekend Sweden’s Stockholm Mean Machine had triumphed 72-52 in a high-scoring thriller at Spain’s Marfil Alella Drags and La Corneuve Flash of France shutout Seaside Vipers of Switzerland 62-0.

The Semi-Finals were a lot closer as Bergamo Lions defeated La Corneuve Flash 28-12 and Chrysler Vienna Vikings defeated Stockholm Mean Machine 23-14. Eurobowl XV was a repeat victory for Bergamo Lions as they defeated Chrysler Vienna Vikings 28-11.

About Eurobowl XV 2001

With the German teams not entering and a total of 14 teams entering, including the return of the British Champions London O’s, a similar format to 2000 was employed, with the North and South Leagues kept and three other Divisions, named 1, 2 and 3. The South League and Division 2 each had four teams in their Group and The North League and Division 1 and 3 each had two teams in their Group.

The Winners of the Divisions and Leagues with two teams each entered the Quarter-Finals, and the Top three teams in the South League and Top two in Division 2 also qualified for the Quarter-Finals. Each Division and League in the Qualifying Phase played Home & Away (Home & Home in North American naming) and from the Quarter-Finals onwards the playoffs were single elimanation with one game per tie.

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]

References

[1] FIAF Wayback Machine (2001) Eurobowl XV [Sommario: Eurobowl XV 2001] [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20011107184551/http://fiaf.net/ [Accessed 3 August 2018]

[3] SAFV Wayback Machine (2001) Euroliga Teams [EFAF Resultati sind online] [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010723062045/http://safv.ch [Accessed 5 June 2020]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Ralph Schmeer (IAFOA)

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 20 August 2021

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