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CVSA Cup
Stephen Salpukas © 1999

The Arthur Ballner Trophy

The CVSA Cup traces its roots to the beginning of the CVSA, with the first competition being held during the 1975-'76 season. The basic idea of the competition is to have all teams in the league participate in one inclusive tournament. It generally lasts from the fall to the spring, with games played intermittently during the regular season. The tournament gives an opportunity for lower division teams to test themselves against higher competition within the league.

The Cup is one of the four major titles awarded by the league in a calendar year. The others are the Premier Division Spring Champion, Premier Division Summer Champion, and Premier Division Fall Champion.

The trophy awarded to the winners is named for the late Arthur Ballner of Deutscher Sportclub. Mr. Ballner is one of the pioneers of adult amateur soccer in the Richmond area. In the late 1950's he led a group that started playing pickup soccer games near Byrd Airport, and became Deutscher Sportclub in 1960. Throughout the 1960's, he led the Deutscher Sportclub teams to play in Washington, D.C. leagues on weekends, as there weren't enough players to support a league in Richmond at the time. Their teams were good enough to win the D.C. Second Divison at one point. As the game grew in the Richmond area Mr. Ballner branched off and founded the Internationals Soccer Club, the precursor to the very first CVSA Champions in the 1975-'76 season, and winners of two of the first three CVSA Cups. Mr. Ballner passed in 1972, three years before the founding of the league, but his enthusiasm and love of the game laid the groundwork for what is now the CVSA.

For the 2015-'16 season, the CVSA Cup will be contested by 32 teams: the six Premier Division teams, nine First Division teams, five Second Division teams, ten Third Division teams, and two "wildcard" teams from the lower divisions. Any of the two "wildcard" teams losing in the first two rounds of the CVSA Cup are eligible for relegation to the Copa Bruce. The lower cup competition, the Copa Bruce, will be contested by the remainder of teams of the lower division teams who wish to enter. The Copa Bruce is named for longtime CVSA President S. Bruce Williams, whose idea it was to give the lower division teams a legitimate chance in cup competition. Mr. Williams led the coalition of community, business, & municipal groups who developed the Bryan Park Soccer Complex in the mid-1990's, which the CVSA uses as their primary base of operations. Mr. Williams is still active on the Richmond soccer scene, and was a leading offensive component for the Lions Masters.

X-Rams is the current holder of the CVSA Cup, winning the 2014-'15 tournament with a 6:0 victory over FC Bosnia in the championship game at City Stadium on June 13. This title was their third CVSA Cup title in four appearances in the final. Richmond United are the current holders of the Copa Bruce, with a 4:2 shootout victory over Metro Sting Old School after playing to a 1:1 draw after 120 minutes at City Stadium on June 13, in a match which preceded the CVSA Cup final. This is the first Copa Bruce Championship for Richmond United in their first cup final appearance, and they are the first Coed Division team to hold the Copa Bruce.



X-Rams
2014-'15 Central Virginia Soccer Association Cup Champions




  • First Round - Sunday, October 18, 2015
    16 games randomly drawn amongst the six Premier Division, nine First Division, five Second Division, ten Third Division, and two wildcard teams. Any wildcard losers are automatically relegated to the Copa Bruce, save for wildcard teams losing by forfeit. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout.

    • Sporting 804 0 vs. Partizan Express 2
    • LOKO FC* 11 vs. French Football Follies* 0
    • Quilmes AC 1 vs. CAPS Spartans 4
    • Jamsquad 2 vs. Metro Sting FC 5
    • Mamma Zû FC 1 vs. Glanville United 13
    • P-Zones 0 vs. Richmond Flames 5
    • Brew Crew 1 vs. Latura Construction 3
    • Richmond City FC 4 vs. Rockafire Explosion 1
    • Lightning 2 vs. Club Atlético River Plate 0
    • RCFC II 0 vs. Metro Sting Old School 2
    • Lions FC 12 vs. Fishbowl 0
    • Sticky Rice FC 8 vs. Ticos FC 1
    • FC Bosnia 1 vs. Partizan Richmond Premier 1 (5:4 PK)
    • Metro Sting New School 1 vs. X-Rams 1 (4:2 PK)
    • Absolute B.C. 0 vs. Screaming Eagles FC 4
    • Richmond Celtic FC 3 vs. Partizan Richmond United 1

    * - Wildcard team.


  • Second Round - Sunday, December 6, 2015
    Eight games randomly drawn amongst the 16 CVSA Cup First Round winners. Any wildcard losers are automatically relegated to the Copa Bruce, save for wildcard teams losing by forfeit. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout.

    • Metro Sting FC 3 vs. Screaming Eagles FC 2
    • Metro Sting Old School 0 vs. LOKO FC* 1
    • Metro Sting New School 2 vs. CAPS Spartans 1
    • Sticky Rice FC 2 vs. Richmond City FC 0
    • Partizan Express 5 vs. Latura Construction 2
    • Lightning 5 vs. Glanville United 1
    • FC Bosnia 3 vs. Richmond Celtic
    • Richmond Flames 0 vs. Lions FC 6

    * - Wildcard team.



  • Quarterfinals - Sunday, March 13, 2016
    Four games randomly drawn amongst the eight CVSA Cup Second Round winners. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout.

    • FC Bosnia 4 vs. Lightning 0
    • Metro Sting New School 1 vs. Partizan Express 1 (3:4 PK)
    • Lions FC 8 vs. LOKO FC 1
    • Sticky Rice FC 2 vs. Metro Sting FC 4



  • Semifinals - Sunday, May 22, 2016
    Two games randomly drawn amongst the four CVSA Cup Quarterfinal Round winners. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by two 15-minute golden goal overtime periods, then, if still tied, by penalty kick shootout.

    • Lions FC 1 vs. FC Bosnia 0 (2OT)
    • Metro Sting FC 3 vs. Partizan Express 1



  • Championship - Saturday, June 11, 2016
    CVSA Cup Semifinal winners will be randomly drawn to determine the home team. A tie will be settled by two 15-minute golden-goal overtimes, and then a penalty kick shootout if necessary.

    2015-'16 CVSA Cup Final
    Saturday, June 11, 12:00PM
    City Stadium
    Team 1 2 Final
    Lions FC
    Metro Sting FC




  • CVSA Cup Past Champions
      1975-'76 - West End FC
      1976-'77 - Internationals
      1977-'78 - Internationals
      1978-'79 - Deutscher Sportclub
      1979-'80 - Deutscher Sportclub
      1980-'81 - Deutscher Sportclub 3, Lions FC 1
      1981-'82 - Lions FC
      1982-'83 - Deutscher Sportclub
      1983-'84 - Lions FC
      1984-'85 - Eclipse
      1985-'86 - European FC
      1986-'87 - Lions FC
      1987-'88 - Eclipse
      1988-'89 - Spiders FC
      1989-'90 - Spiders FC
      1990-'91 - Pink Panthers 3, Fan Rats 2 (OT)
      1991-'92 - Not Played
      1992-'93 - Not Played
      1993-'94 - Fan Rats 5, Lions 30 1
      1994-'95 - Not Played
      1995-'96 - Not Played
      1996-'97 - Not Played
      1997-'98 - Not Played
      1998-'99 - Dublin FC 3, Fan Rats 1
      1999-'00 - Dublin FC 4, Lions FC 2
      2000-'01 - Lions FC 4, BlackWatch FC 0
      2001-'02 - BlackWatch FC 1, Dublin FC 0
      2002-'03 - Lions FC 3, Fan Rats 2
      2003-'04 - Fan Rats 5, Lions Express 2
      2004-'05 - Lions FC 3, Team FCA 2
      2005-'06 - X-Rams 3, Fan Rats 2
      2006-'07 - Lions 80 3, Metro Sting Masters 2
      2007-'08 - Fan Rats 3, Lions 80 1
      2008-'09 - X-Rams 1, FC Bosnia 0
      2009-'10 - Richmond Celtic FC 2, Partizan Richmond FC Premier 0
      2010-'11 - Partizan Richmond FC Premier 3, Brown Distributing 1
      2011-'12 - Metro Sting FC 1, Lions FC 0
      2012-'13 - Partizan Richmond FC Premier 2, X-Rams 1
      2013-'14 - Metro Sting FC 4, Partizan Richmond Premier 1
      2014-'15 - X-Rams 6, FC Bosnia 0
      2015-'16 - Lions FC v. Metro Sting FC



    Copa Bruce



    El Bruce
    S. Bruce Williams
    Father of the Copa Bruce
    Founder of the Bryan Park Soccer Complex
    CVSA President, 1985-1999



    Richmond United
    2014-'15 Copa Bruce Champions




    • First Round - Sunday, October 18, 2015
      Random drawing amongst all interested CVSA teams from the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Coed Competitive, & Coed Recreational Divisions. CVSA Cup Wildcard teams are excused from this round. Any team receiving a bye may not receive a bye in future rounds of the Copa Bruce. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout.


      • Balls 'N Dolls 0 vs. Rack City FC 2 - forfeit. Balls 'N Dolls is ineligible for the 2016-'17 CVSA Cup & Copa Bruce.
      • Richmond Blaze FC 1 vs. Random Heroes FC 9
      • LOKO FC 2 1 vs. Club Atlético MR&K 6
      • Buffalo Soldiers FC 0 vs. Dead Fish 1
      • Hardywood Park FC 4 vs. Ardent FC 0
      • LOKO Mix FC 0 vs. Heart of Midlothian FC 4
      • SMPK Coptic Church 0 vs. Gargoyles 1
      • Sounders 1 vs. FC Ivory Stripes 4
      • Club Atlético KC&B 3 vs. Havoc FC 4
      • Richmond FC 9 vs. Pete's Mom FC 0
      • Southern FC 6 vs. Juventus 3
      • Formerly In Shape All Stars 3 vs. Mamma Zû Tu 2
      • Bollweevils 6 vs. Screaming Eagles United 0
      • River City FC 3 vs. Knights 2
      • Fan Rats 2 vs. CAPS Quattro Dermis FC 0 - forfeit. CAPS Quattro Dermis FC is ineligible for the 2016-'17 CVSA Cup & Copa Bruce.
      • Capital City FC 2 vs. Nutmegs 0 - forfeit. Nutmegs are ineligible for the 2016-'17 CVSA Cup & Copa Bruce.
      • Glanville Flash 6 vs. Defenestrators 1
      • Chester FC 7 vs. Ewoks 1
      • Die Macht FC 7 vs. Nekron's Army 1
      • Glanville Evil Poptarts 8 vs. Resistance 1
      • Richmond is for Haters 1 vs. Martin-Star United SE 2
      • Capital Ale FC 1 vs. Galaxy FU 3
      • 3 Monkeys United 2 vs. Wafflehaus FC 5
      • Edo's Squid 4 vs. Titans 7
      • Fat Dragon FC 2 vs. After Hours FC 0 - forfeit. After Hours FC is ineligible for the 2016-'17 CVSA Cup & Copa Bruce.
      • Richmond Street Soccer 1 vs. RVA Galaxy FC 1 (2:4 PK)

      Not participating in the 2015-'16 Copa Bruce - Alchemy Coffee, Millennium Falcons, Richmond City FC Coed, Ardent Craft Ales, Big Night Out FC, Granby United, Imonaboat, The Mercenaries, Richmond Battery FC Coed, Shin Kickers, X-Bladezzz.



    • Second Round - Sunday, December 6, 2015
      Random draw amongst the Copa Bruce First Round winners, and any non-forfeitting CVSA Cup Wildcard losers. A bye will be given in this round only if there are an odd number of participants in this round. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout.

      • Martin-Star United SE 6 vs. Hardywood Park FC 1
      • River City FC 6 vs. Havoc FC 1
      • Club Atlético MR&K 1 vs. Capital City FC 2
      • Glanville Evil Poptarts 2 vs. Chester FC 3
      • Southern FC 9 vs. Wafflehaus FC 2
      • Gargoyles 1 vs. RVA Galaxy FC 1 (3:4 PK)
      • Random Heroes FC 7 vs. Formerly In Shape All Stars 1
      • Bollweevils 3 vs. Fat Dragon FC 1
      • Rack City FC 2 vs. Fan Rats 5 
      • Titans 1 vs. Heart of Midlothian FC 1 (4:3 PK)
      • Die Macht FC 1 vs. Galaxy FU 4
      • Dead Fish 4 vs. Richmond FC 6
      • Glanville Flash 3 vs. FC Ivory Stripes 1

      Bye - French Football Follies.



    • Third Round - Sunday, March 13, 2016
      Random draw amongst the 13 Second Round winners, and the one Second Round bye team. 12 teams will be drawn, with two teams receiving byes. The Second Round bye team cannot receive a bye in this round. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout.

      • Glanville Flash 2 vs. French Football Follies 0 - forfeit. French Football Follies has disbanded. Should they re-form, they are ineligible for the 2016-'17 CVSA Cup & Copa Bruce.
      • Southern FC 10 vs. Fan Rats 2
      • Galaxy FU 2 vs. Random Heroes FC 3
      • River City FC 2 vs. Capital City FC 3
      • Titans 1 vs. Chester FC 1 (9:8 PK)
      • Richmond FC 7 vs. RVA Galaxy FC 0

      Bye - Martin-Star United SE, Hibachi Box*.

      * - Bollweevils changed their name to Hibachi Box for the Spring '16 season.



    • Quarterfinals - Tuesday & Wednesday, March 29 & 30, 2016
      Random draw amongst the six Third Round winners, and the two bye teams. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout.

      • Glanville Flash 4 vs. Capital City FC 1
      • Southern FC 3 vs. Random Heroes FC 2
      • Martin-Star United SE 3 vs. Hibachi Box 2
      • Richmond FC 1 vs. Titans 5



    • Semifinals - Sunday, May 22, 2016
      Random draw amongst the four Quarterfinal winners. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by two 15-minute golden-goal overtimes, and then a penalty kick shootout if necessary.

      • Glanville Flash 3 vs. Martin-Star United SE 0
      • Titans 0 vs. Southern FC 6



    • Championship - Saturday, June 11, 2016
      Copa Bruce Semifinal winners will be randomly drawn to determine the home team. A tie will be settled by two 15-minute golden-goal overtimes, and then a penalty kick shootout if necessary.

      2015-'16 Copa Bruce Final
      Saturday, June 11, 9:30AM
      City Stadium
      Team 1 2 Final
      Southern FC
      Glanville Flash



    Copa Bruce Past Champions
      1999-'00 - Big Nasty 3, Daredevils 1
      2000-'01 - Tyrants 2, Poe's Pub 1
      2001-'02 - Lions Express 3, Fan Rats 0
      2002-'03 - Lions Express 6, Pink Panthers 4
      2003-'04 - BlackWatch United 1, BlackWatch AARP 0 (2OT)
      2004-'05 - Bandito's 4, Sidewalk Café 1
      2005-'06 - Metro Sting Internationals 4, Reggae Boyz FC 3 (OT)
      2006-'07 - Richmond Celtic I 2, 3 Monkeys 2 (4:1 PK)
      2007-'08 - CLG Flames 2, Galaxy FU 0
      2008-'09 - Richmond Celtic FC 1, 3 Monkeys 0 (OT)
      2009-'10 - Sticky Rice FC 3, Glanville United 2
      2010-'11 - Lightning 4, Absolute A.D. 3
      2011-'12 - Glanville United 4, Lightning 3
      2012-'13 - Pink Panthers 5, Lightning 1
      2013-'14 - Club Atlético River Plate 5, Absolute B.C. 0
      2014-'15 - Richmond United 1, Metro Sting Old School 1 (4:2 PK)
      2015-'16 - Southern FC v. Glanville Flash



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