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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.

The 2023-'24 CVSA Cup and Copa Bruce will be conducted in accordance with Article III.B of the Bylaws of the Central Virginia Soccer Association, and Article XIII.A.3 of the Constitution of the Central Virginia Soccer Association.


2023-'24 CVSA Cup
  • All teams properly registered in the CVSA are eligible for the CVSA Cup. All Premier, First, Second, Third, & Fourth Division teams are automatically entered. All Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Womens, Coed, & Veterans teams will need to opt-in by contacting the Cups Chairman.
  • Any teams who forfeited out of the 2022-'23 CVSA Cup are ineligible for 2023-'24 cup competition.
2023-'24 Copa Bruce
  • The tournament is open to all Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Womens, Coed, & Veterans teams.
  • All Coed teams must maintain their 7:4 gender ratio. All Womens teams must remain all-women.
  • All Veterans players must have a birthdate on or before December 31, 1983 for the fall session, December 31, 1984 for the spring session.
  • Womens, Coed, & Veterans teams will need to opt-in by contacting the Cups Chairman.
  • Players rostered on eligible teams, who are also rostered at any time on Premier, First, Second, or Third Division teams, in either the Fall '23 or Spring '24 seasons, are ineligible for the Copa Bruce.
  • Any teams who forfeited out of the 2022-'23 Copa Bruce are ineligible for 2023-'24 cup competition.

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 finally retired, but his tenure with the Lions Soccer Club is well remembered.

Brambly Park FC is the current holder of the CVSA Cup, winning the 2022-'23 tournament with a 2:1 victory over the Richmond Capitals at the Longdale Soccer Complex on Saturday, June 3. This is Brambly Park FC's first CVSA Cup, rebounding from last season's runner-up campaign. Brambly Park FC nabbed the winner late in the second half, and held for their first CVSA Major Championship.

Jamaica House FC ended Chesterfield Wild FC's Cinderella run, pulling away in the second half to cruise to a 7:0 vixctory in the Copa Bruce. Chesterfield Wild, a Seventh Division team, slalomed their way through the bracket, spreading the pain by taking down teams from the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Veterans Divisions before the run ended. For Jamaica House, they started out a Fifth Division team in the fall, and were promoted to the Third Division for the spring, and will look forward to duplicating this season's run - in the CVSA Cup - come October.


For 2023-'24 the tentative date for the cup finals is Saturday, June 1, 2024. Plan your vacations accordingly.

Short Pump FC
2023 - '24 Central Virginia Soccer Association Cup Champions



  • First Round
    12 games randomly drawn amongst the nine Second Division, ten Third Division, and nine Fourth Division teams; in addition, one Coed Division team has opted in, and is not subject to the gender ratio rules of their division in the CVSA Cup. One Second Division team is ineligible due to a forfeit in the 2022-'23 CVSA Cup. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

      Sunday, September 24
    • Misfits FC 1 vs. Defenestrators 0
    • Inter Richmond 4 vs. Bean FC 0
    • Fan Rats 5 vs. Cardinal FC 1
    • Cafeteros FC 4 vs. Penny Lane Pub FC 1
    • Jamaica House FC 4 vs. Top Basukis FC 3
    • Pete's Mom FC 2 vs. NCF Villalobos FC 1

    • Thursday, October 26
    • Sunday Scaries 1 vs. Richmond City FC LOKO 1 (4:5 PK)
    • Magic Moments 8 vs. Lightning 1

    • Tuesday, November 7
    • Screaming Eagles RVA 4 vs. Glanville United 4 (3:4 PK)

    • Wednesday, November 8
    • Home FC Home 3 vs. Turning Hat Tricks FC 0 - forfeit; Turning Hat Tricks FC is ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.
    • Top G International 1 vs. C.H.A.O.S. 1 (2:4 PK)

    • Sunday, November 12
    • Sporting Abeergut FC 1 vs. Brambly Park Rangers 5



  • Second Round
    16 games randomly drawn amongst the 12 CVSA Cup First Round winners, the 4 CVSA First Round Cup bye teams, the six Premier Division teams, and the ten First Division teams; Coed Division teams are not subject to the gender ratio rules of their division in the CVSA Cup. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

      Sunday, September 24
    • Quilmes FC 4 vs. RVA Reggae Boyz FC 1

    • Sunday, November 12
    • Jamaica House FC 3 vs. Sporting 804 8
    • Renegades 11 vs. Pete's Mom FC 0
    • Partizan Richmond FC 1 vs. Athletico United 5
    • Team 804 4 vs. Brambly Blazers FC 0
    • Screaming Eagles FC 3 vs. Cafeteros FC 0 - forfeit; Cafeteros FC is ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.
    • Wiseguys FC 2 vs. Magic Moments 3
    • FC Bosnia 4 vs. Inter Richmond 0

    • Tuesday, November 14
    • Brambly Park FC 3 vs. NuWave FC 0 - forfeit; NuWave FC is ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.
    • Legend of Ivory Stripes FC 2 vs. Fan Rats 3

    • Wednesday, November 15
    • Young Boys of Ivory Stripes 1 vs. Sporting 804 D1 1 (2:4 PK)

    • Sunday, November 19
    • Glanville United 3 vs. Ashland Town FC 1
    • Richmond City FC 0 vs. Brambly Park Rangers 1
    • C.H.A.O.S. 0 vs. Short Pump FC 13
    • Richmond Capitals 3 vs. Home FC Home 2
    • Richmond City FC LOKO 4 vs. Misfits FC 3



  • Round of 16
    Eight games randomly drawn amongst the 16 CVSA Cup First Round Round winners. Coed Division teams are not subject to the gender ratio rules of their division in the CVSA Cup. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

      Thursday, February 15
    • Richmond City FC LOKO 0 vs. Athletico United 3 - forfeit; Richmond City FC LOKO is ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

    • Sunday, March 10
    • Team 804 3 vs. Magic Moments 0
    • Sporting 804 4 vs. Brambly Park FC 0
    • Screaming Eagles FC 5 vs. Renegades 0
    • Fan Rats 6 vs. Glanville United 3
    • Sporting 804 D1 3 vs. FC Bosnia 2
    • Brambly Park Rangers 1 vs. Quilmes RFC 4
    • Short Pump FC 3 vs. Richmond Capitals 2



  • Quarterfinals
    Four games randomly drawn amongst the eight CVSA Cup Round of 16 winners. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

      Tuesday, April 9
    • Sporting 804 9 vs. Quilmes RFC 0

    • Tuesday, April 30
    • Fan Rats 1 vs. Team 804 6
    • Screaming Eagles FC 1 vs. Athletico United 2

    • Tuesday, May 7
    • Sporting 804 D1 0 vs. Short Pump FC 6



  • Semifinals
    Two games randomly drawn amongst the four CVSA Cup Quarterfinal winners. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by two 15-minute golden goal overtime periods, then a penalty kick shootout. The winner of the first pairing drawn (*) will be the home team in the CVSA Cup Final. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

      Tuesday, May 14
    • Athletico United 1 vs. Team 804 2

    • Tuesday, May 21
    • Short Pump FC 4 vs. Sporting 804* 2



  • Championship
    CVSA Cup Semifinal winners. A tie will be settled by two 15-minute golden-goal overtimes, and then a penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

    2023 - '24 CVSA Cup Final
    Saturday, June 1
    Longdale #3, 6:00PM
    Team 1 2 Final
    Short Pump FC 3 0 3
    Team 804 0 2 2




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 2, Metro Sting FC 1
    2016-'17 - Partizan Richmond Premier 6, Screaming Eagles FC 0
    2017-'18 - Partizan Richmond FC 2, Absolute B.C. 0
    2018-'19 - Sporting 804 6, Partizan Richmond Premier 2
    2019-'20 - Partizan Richmond FC 3, The Strongers 1
    2020-'21 - Not Played
    2021-'22 - Sporting 804 4, Brambly Park FC 2
    2022-'23 - Brambly Park FC 2, Richmond Capitals 1
    2023-'24 - Short Pump FC 3, Team 804 2



Copa Bruce



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



Richmond FC
2023 - '24 Copa Bruce Champions



  • First Round
    Ten games randomly drawn amongst the ten Fifth Division, ten Sixth Division, ten Seventh Division, ten Eighth Division, two Coed Division, and one Veterans Division teams. One Eighth Division team is ineligible due to a forfeit in the 2022-'23 CVSA Cup. Veterans Competitive, Veterans Recreational, Coed Competitive, Coed Recreational, & Womens Divisions are eligible on an opt-in basis, and will not be automatically entered. All Coed teams entered in the Copa Bruce may have no more than seven men on the field at any time. All Veterans teams must consist of players born 1983 or before. Any player registered on a Premier, First, Second, or Third Division team at any point during the 2023-'24 session is ineligible for the 2023-'24 Copa Bruce. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

      Sunday, September 24
    • Chesterfield Wild FC 1 vs. Richmond Citizens FC 0

    • Thursday, October 26
    • Ganga FC 0 vs. Embrace FC 3 - forfeit; Ganga FC is ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

    • Wednesday, November 1
    • Puff Puff Pass FC 2 vs. Xeneizes FC 0
    • Ardent FC 1 vs. Sporting 420 2

    • Tuesday, November 7
    • Absolute Humphrey FC 0 vs. THP FC 1

    • Wednesday, November 8
    • Palm Valley FC 2 vs. BVB 1
    • Hardywood Park FC 0 vs. Washed FC 3 - forfeit; Hardywood Park FC is ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

    • Sunday, November 12
    • Richmond City FC Galacticos 1 vs. Lionhearts FC 4
    • Escudo Azul 2 vs. Dab City Oilers 2 (3:2 PK)

    • Wednesday, November 15
    • Die Macht FC 2 vs. Screaming Eagles Masters 6



  • Second Round
    Random drawing amongst the ten Copa Bruce First Round winners, and the 22 Copa Bruce entrants receiving a First Round bye. Home teams are listed first. All Coed teams entered in the Copa Bruce may have no more than seven men on the field at any time. All Veterans teams must consist of players born 1983 or before. Any player registered on a Premier, First, Second, or Third Division team at any point during the 2023-'24 session is ineligible for the 2023-'24 Copa Bruce. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

      Sunday, September 24
    • Quattro Dermis FC 4 vs. FISA 1
    • Liesfeld FC 1 vs. Ivory Stripes FC 2

    • Monday, November 13
    • Sporting 420 9 vs. Glanville Rowdies 0
    • Screaming Eagles Classic 3 vs. Purple Haze FC 1

    • Wednesday, November 15
    • Richmond City FC Classico 1 vs. Chesterfield Wild FC 1 (0:3 PK)
    • Inter Montpelier 7 vs. American Outlaws RVA FC 1
    • Humphrey Pickup FC 2 vs. Escudo Azul 5

    • Thursday, November 16
    • Humphrey Champions 0 vs. Deadheaders FC 4
    • HC United 4 vs. Rodeo FC 3
    • Lionhearts FC 3 vs. Bad Astronauts FC 0 - forfeit; Bad Astronauts FC is ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.
    • Richmond FC 7 vs. Gooners Guild 0

    • Sunday, November 19
    • Puff Puff Pass FC 3 vs. Knights 0 - forfeit; Knights is ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.
    • Palm Valley FC 1 vs. Washed FC 6
    • Dubai Jet FC 4 vs. Screaming Eagles Masters 6
    • Station 2 FC 1 vs. THP FC 0

    • Sunday, March 3
    • Embrace FC 2 vs. Titans 2 (2:4 PK)



  • Round of 16
    Eight games randomly drawn amongst the 16 Copa Bruce Second Round Round winners. Home teams are listed first. All Coed teams entered in the Copa Bruce may have no more than seven men on the field at any time. Any player registered on a Premier, First, Second, or Third Division team at any point during the 2023-'24 session is ineligible for the 2023-'24 Copa Bruce. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

      Sunday, March 3
    • Station 2 FC 2 vs. Washed FC 4
    • HC United 3 vs. Ivory Stripes FC 2
    • Screaming Eagles Classic 4 vs. Escudo Azul 2
    • Chesterfield Wild FC 0 vs. Richmond FC 6
    • Lionhearts FC 2 vs. Quattro Dermis FC 5

    • Sunday, March 10
    • Sporting 420 5 vs. Screaming Eagles Masters 2

    • Sunday, March 17
    • Inter Montpelier FC 3 vs. Puff Puff Pass FC 4
    • Titans 4 vs. Deadheaders FC 0



  • Quarterfinals
    Four games randomly drawn amongst the eight Copa Bruce Round of 16 winners. Home teams are listed first. Any player registered on a Premier, First, Second, or Third Division team at any point during the 2023-'24 session is ineligible for the 2023-'24 Copa Bruce. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

      Tuesday, April 9
    • Richmond FC 5 vs. Quattro Dermis FC 0
    • Sporting 420 3 vs. Screaming Eagles Classic 0
    • Titans 4 vs. Washed FC 4 (4:3 PK)

    • Wednesday, April 24
    • Puff Puff Pass FC 4 vs. HC United 1



  • Semifinals
    Two games randomly drawn amongst the four Copa Bruce Quarterfinal winners. Home teams are listed first. Any player registered on a Premier, First, Second, or Third Division team at any point during the 2023-'24 session is ineligible for the 2023-'24 Copa Bruce. Ties will be settled by two 15-minute golden-goal overtimes, and then a penalty kick shootout. The winner of the first pairing drawn (*) will be the home team in the CVSA Cup Final. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

      Tuesday, May 7
    • Sporting 420 2 vs. Titans 1

    • Wednesday, May 8
    • Puff Puff Pass FC 0 vs. Richmond FC* 4



  • Championship
    Copa Bruce Semifinal winners. Any player registered on a Premier, First, Second, or Third Division team at any point during the 2023-'24 session is ineligible for the 2023-'24 Copa Bruce. Ties will be settled by two 15-minute golden-goal overtimes, and then a penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2024-'25 cup competition.

    2023 - '24 Copa Bruce Final
    Saturday, June 1
    Longdale #3, 2:30PM
    Team 1 2 Final
    Richmond FC 1 2 3
    Sporting 420 1 1 2




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 - Glanville Flash 2, Southern FC 1 (OT)
    2016-'17 - Absolute B.C. 4, Screaming Eagles United 3 (OT)
    2017-'18 - The Strongs 2, Richmond is for Haters 1
    2018-'19 - Richmond is for Haters 3, Richmond FC 2 (OT)
    2019-'20 - The Murtaughs 7, Sunday Scaries 0
    2020-'21 - Not Played
    2021-'22 - The Murtaughs 6, Legend of Ivory Stripes FC 0
    2022-'23 - Jamaica House FC 7, Chesterfield Wild FC 0
    2023-'24 - Richmond FC 3, Sporting 420 2



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