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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 2022-'23 CVSA Cup and Copa Bruce are set to commence on Sunday, October 2. The initial drawing will be Monday, September 19, 6:30pm, at the Continental Manchester, 609 Hull Street, Richmond VA 23224. Tournament specifics are as follows:

2022-'23 CVSA Cup

  • All teams properly registered in the CVSA are eligible for the CVSA Cup. All Premier, First, Second, & Third Division teams are automatically entered. All Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Coed, & Veterans teams will need to opt-in by contacting the Cups Chairman.
  • Any teams who forfeited out of the 2021-'22 CVSA Cup are ineligible for 2022-'23 cup competition.
2022-'23 Copa Bruce
  • The tournament is open to all Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Coed, & Veterans teams.
  • All Coed teams must maintain their 7:4 gender ratio.
  • All Veterans players must have a birthdate on or before December 31, 1982 for the fall session, December 31, 1983 for the spring session.
  • Coed, & Veterans teams will need to opt-in by contacting the Cups Chairman.
  • Players rostered on eligible teams, who are also rostered on Premier, First, & Second Division teams, in either the Fall '22 or Spring '23 seasons, are ineligible for the Copa Bruce.
  • Any teams who forfeited out of the 2021-'22 Copa Bruce are ineligible for 2022-'23 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.

Sporting 804 is the current holder of the CVSA Cup, winning the 2021-'22 tournament with a 4:2 victory over Brambly Park FC at the Longdale Soccer Complex on June 4. Sporting 804 took its second overall CVSA Cup, winning two of the last three tournaments. Brambly Park FC turned a 0:3 deficit into 2:3 contest by the interval, but Sporting 804 landed a rocket late to put the game away.

The Murtaughs won the Copa Bruce.

Sporting 804
2021 - '22 Central Virginia Soccer Association Cup Champions



  • First Round
    16 games randomly drawn amongst the five Premier Division, ten First Division, nine Second Division, and nine Third 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. Two teams are ineligible due to forfeits in the 2021-'22 CVSA Cup. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2023-'24 cup competition.

      Sunday, October 2
    • Richmond FC 3 vs. Young Boys of Ivory Stripes 3 (6:5 PK)
    • Richmond City FC 2 vs. NCF Villalobos FC 2 (3:1 PK)
    • FC Bosnia 3 vs. FBGB FC 1
    • Team 804 8 vs. Legend of Ivory Stripes FC 0
    • Kokomo FC 1 vs. Pete's Mom FC 0
    • Screaming Eagles RVA 1 vs. Richmond Celtic FC 1 (4:5 PK)
    • Brambly Park FC 5 vs. Renegades 1
    • Screaming Eagles FC 3 vs. Sporting 804 D1 3 (2:3 PK)
    • ODB FC 1 vs. Lightning 7
    • West Creek FC 2 vs. Wiseguys FC 5
    • Sporting 804 4 vs. Home FC Home 1
    • Defenestrators 5 vs. Top Basukis FC 3
    • Brambly Park Rangers 3 vs. Brambly Park Rovers 5

    • Tuesday, October 18
    • Richmond Capitals 6 vs. Richmond City FC LOKO 0

    • Tuesday, October 25
    • Zulu FC 8 vs. Cardinal FC 0

    • Wednesday, October 26
    • Quilmes FC 1 vs. Inter Richmond 0



  • Round of 16
    Eight games randomly drawn amongst the 16 CVSA Cup First Round Round winners. Home teams are listed first. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2023-'24 cup competition.

      Sunday, November 13
    • Sporting 804 3 vs. Team 804 2
    • Defenestrators 3 vs. Kokomo FC 0
    • Quilmes FC 1 vs. Brambly Park FC 3
    • Richmond Capitals 3 vs. Zulu FC 0 - forfeit; Zulu FC is ineligible for 2023-'24 cup competition.
    • Brambly Park Rovers 6 vs. Lightning 3
    • Richmond City FC 1 vs. FC Bosnia 3
    • Sporting 804 D1 3 vs. Richmond Celtic FC 0
    • Richmond FC 1 vs. Wiseguys 0



  • Quarterfinals - March & April 2023
    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 2023-'24 cup competition.

    FC Bosnia
    Brambly Park FC
    Brambly Park Rovers
    Defenestrators
    Richmond Capitals
    Richmond FC
    Sporting 804
    Sporting 804 D1



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



Copa Bruce



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



The Murtaughs
2021 - '22 Copa Bruce Champions



  • First Round
    Six games randomly drawn amongst all interested CVSA teams from the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Veterans Competitive, Veterans Recreational, Coed Competitive, & Coed Recreational Divisions. 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 1982 or before. Any player registered on a Premier, First, or Second Division team is ineligible for the Copa Bruce. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2023-'24 cup competition.

      Sunday, October 2
    • LFC RVA 0 vs. Jamaica House FC 3 - forfeit; LFC RVA is ineligible for 2023-'24 cup competition.
    • LFC Relics 0 vs. Chesterfield Wild FC 11
    • BVB 3 vs. Humphrey Champions 3 (8:7 PK)
    • Bean FC 3 vs. Football Club FC 1
    • Misfits FC 3 vs. Ivory Stripes FC 1
    • Richmond City FC Galacticos 2 vs. Capital City FC 3



  • Second Round
    Random drawing amongst the six Copa Bruce First Round winners, and the 26 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 1982 or before. Any player registered on a Premier, First, or Second Division team is ineligible for the Copa Bruce. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2023-'24 cup competition.

      Sunday, October 2
    • Atlas 4 vs. District 5 FC 3
    • Sporting Abeergut FC 0 vs. HC United 2
    • Titans 2 vs. Gooners Guild 1
    • NuWave FC 2 vs. Screaming Eagles Classic 2 (5:4 PK)
    • FISA 0 vs. Puff Puff Pass FC 5
    • AFC Richmond 6 vs. Sporting 420 1
    • Freeballers 1 vs. Quattro Dermis FC 2
    • Hardywood Park FC 1 vs. Richmond City FC Clasico 3

    • Tuesday, October 11
    • Bean FC 1 vs. Humphrey Pickup FC 4
    • Chesterfield Wild FC 3 vs. Los Oxidados 1
    • Jamaica House FC 6 vs. Station 2 FC 0
    • Misfits FC 3 vs. Knights 5

    • Tuesday, October 18
    • BVB 2 vs. Dubai Jet FC 0
    • Capital City FC 4 vs. Die Macht FC 2
    • Centreville Family Practice 0 vs. Magic Moments 3 - forfeit; Centreville Family Practice is ineligible for 2023-'24 cup competition.

    • Tuesday, October 25
    • Fan Rats 1 vs. Rodeo FC 1 (4:3 PK)



  • Round of 16
    Eight games randomly drawn amongst the 16 Copa Bruce Second Round winners. Home teams are listed first. All Veterans teams must consist of players born 1982 or before. Any player registered on a Premier, First, or Second Division team is ineligible for the Copa Bruce. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2023-'24 cup competition.

      Sunday, November 13
    • Atlas 4 vs. AFC Richmond 3
    • Humphrey Pickup FC 2 vs. Quattro Dermis FC 1
    • Magic Moments 1 vs. BVB 1 (3:4 PK)
    • Fan Rats 2 vs. Jamaica House FC 9
    • NuWave FC 1 vs. Chesterfield Wild FC 2
    • Richmond City FC Clasico 0 vs. Capital City FC 3
    • Titans 1 vs. Puff Puff Pass FC 6
    • Knights 1 vs. HC United 6



  • Quarterfinals - March & April 2023
    Four games randomly drawn amongst the eight Copa Round of 16 winners. Home teams are listed first. All Veterans teams must consist of players born 1983 or before. Any player registered on a Premier, First, or Second Division team in the 2022-'23 session (Fall '22 or Spring '23) is ineligible for the Copa Bruce. Ties will be settled by penalty kick shootout. Any teams forfeiting are ineligible for 2023-'24 cup competition.

    Atlas
    BVB
    Capital City FC
    Chesterfield Wild FC
    HC United
    Humphrey Pickup FC
    Jamaica House FC
    Puff Puff Pass FC


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



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