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FUN for all – Berlin Open 2013 Preview

0 - Published June 19, 2013 by in European Lacrosse, Get Involved, LimeGreen Events, News
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LimeGreen Lacrosse will go public in 2 days at the Berlin Open Lacrosse tournament. We are excited, are you? Here some inforamtion what we can exspect:

In less than a week one of Europe’s biggest and most traditional tournaments will launch for the 19th time, the Berlin Open. In the last years the host Berlin Lacrosse Club (BLAX) could not only provide a great venue, great officiating and a perfect summer lacrosse atmosphere but also showed high skilled organisation to the last minute. Everyone that was ever involved in organising a lacrosse event can only imagine how hard it is to get everything on time and in place for up to 32 teams.

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But BLAX does a great job with that so the teams and players can focus completely on playing the best lacrosse they can and having as much fun as possible. Fun, that is the key factor at the Berlin Open. Bringing together a ton of lacrosse fanatics, women and men, from a big range of different countries sounds like fun to me. And indeed, different teams, players and referees from all over the world gathered at one venue to play what they love most, lacrosse, is a lot of fun. But creating one of the greatest weekends for everyone involved needs a bit more than “just international lacrosse”. And as expected, BLAX has the answer to that already figured out:

Last year’s tournament featured all the facts mentioned above, BUT in addition:

-          Two great parties located in one of the most stunning city centres in Europe

-          Events off the field like a fastest shot competition

-          Great officiating at all times (even on Sunday 9 am after a great night out)

-          Roofed stands for hundreds of spectators

-          Exiting women’s and men’s games at all days

-          Great sunny weather all day long (I don’t know how they managed that, though)

On top of that I think for a lot of last year’s participators the BO’12 felt a bit like Christmas in the summer. And there was even a sort of Santa with John Christmas walking around giving out shirts to the little ones and supporting the U-19 German National Team with some funds. But see for yourself:

 We Ball Berlin – Encore

For me personally, watching the Bratton Brothers, John Christmas and Sam Bradman doing magic with their team Crease Monkeys on and off the field made my weekend. With Crease Monkeys playing and beating Team Germany in the final everyone was able to watch entertaining lacrosse on a high level – Just a great game to advertise men’s lacrosse in Berlin, Germany and Europe. Before the men’s final game over 700 spectators were able to watch women’s lacrosse on a high level with Redlands Lacrosse beating Global players in a tough fought final. In my opinion seeing women’s and men’s lacrosse on such a high level outside North America is not only the best promotion of the Berlin Open but also for general lacrosse in Europe.

The 19th edition of the Berlin open once again features a total of 32 teams from 12 countries of great calibre.

Men’s teams

Women’s teams

1 BLAX 1 BLAX
2 JIZNI MESTO 2 JIZNI MESTO
3 LCC RADOTIN 3 LCC RADOTIN
4 USA STARZ 4 USA AI
5 AUSTRIA NATIONAL TEAM

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GERMANY NATIONAL TEAM
6 SWISS NATIONAL TEAM 6 GOLDEN GIRLS
7 CREASE DONKEYS 7 HELSINKI CHIEFETTES
8 LOVE LAX 8 BL SOUTH
9 TEAM PROLAXSHOP 9 BL WEST
10 TEAM LATVIA 10 GLOBAL PLAYERS
11 SHEFFIELD STEELERS 11 SWEDISH LAX MAFIA
12 TEAM GERMANY 12 TEAM SWITZERLAND
13 ELF PICKUPS
14 GLOBAL PLAYERS
15 BLUE BULLETS TOKYO
16 TEAM POLAND
17 GERMAN OAKS
18 CREASE MONKEYS
19 BLN DELUXE
20 BL EAST

 

This year’s parties will be as good as the last years and who knows what sort of Christmas BLAX has in stock this year.

LimeGreen Lacrosse is glad to be part of such a prestige tournament and we hope to add a little bit more FUN for all the player, referees, spectators and organizer.

Information about the tournament here:

http://www.berlinopen.de/

 

 

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