We are very excited to host the largest international competition in women’s lacrosse ever held on European soil. 17 national teams are coming to Nymburk to compete in the first ever independently held women’s lacrosse European championships.
Detailed game statistics covering all games will be processed by Pointbench and made available on results page of the championship website, no later than 3 hours after the given game's conclusion. For an overview of the day's result, see below.
The tournament is governed by the current rules of women’s lacrosse sanctioned by the FIL. For reference see the most current rule book. Since a new version of the rule book for 2015-2018 has been published only recently see an overview of the newly coined rules and their applicability to EC15. Fans wishing to gain a basic insight into the game of women’s lacrosse may download an abbreviated version of the playing rules. Below see an overview of tournament rules.
The game regulation time is 2 x 30 minutes; clock stops after each goal during regulation time and after each whistle in the last 2 minutes of each half as well as in over time.
Round-robin and consolation brackets – no over time, ties stand. Championship brackets - ties are played out in an over time.
Win in a game constitutes 2 points, a draw 1 point, a loss zero.
A point system for warning cards is in place. Player with 8 points or more accumulated misses next match. Match missed clears the record.
Yellow card = 2 points
Yellow/red card = 4 points
Straight red card = 8 points
Teams have been divided in 3 groups of four and 1 group of five. The seeding has been determined by given team’s placement at the most recent EC (Amsterdam 2012) and World Cup (Oshawa 2013 – relative placement amongst European teams). Seeded teams have been divided following a key aiming to create even groups. Non-seeded team have been drawn.Top two teams from each round robin pool will proceed into the championship bracket. Third places teams will play a consolation pool competing for the 9th place. The bottom five teams after round robin will play a consolation pool competing for the 13th place. Top two teams from each round robin pool will proceed into the championship bracket. Third places teams will play a consolation pool competing for the 9th place. The bottom five teams after round robin will play a consolation pool competing for the 13th place.
The EC15 are held exclusively at Sports Center Nymburk, the largest sports facility in the country. While it has been serving Czech Olympians since 1952 it has been recently remodeled to suit today’s standards. The grounds are situated in a public park stretching along the south bank of river Labe all the way to Nymburk downtown. The town square can be reached in under 20 minutes by foot, the train station in about 30 minutes.
A public access area of the venue shall cater to all spectator needs. It encompasses spectator stands on both competition fields (field 1 – astro turf, field 2 – grass), picnic area, open air bar & bistro and public lavatories. Further catering options and services are available downtown Nymburk.
Tickets are sold on site only. The box office situated by the entrance to the public access area is open August 6th – 15th 2015, 8:30 am – 7 pm.
We accept cash only.
1 day pass – 200 CZK
Full event pass – 1.200 CZK
Championship day pass – 400 CZK
(incl. entry to evening banquet)
The championships are hosted by Nymburk a middle size town in central Bohemia. The town is about 1 hour by train / 45 minutes by car away from Prague. The nearest by international airport is Prague Vaclav Havel.
As accommodation capacities in Nymburk are scarce our suggestion would be to consider Poděbrady a historical spa town about 10 km away from Nymburk or Prague. Feeding off a history going back to the EC04 it is our pleasure to recommend the services of ESTEC Ltd. provider of turn-key travel solutions.
We are lacrosse enthusiasts very much honored by the trust the European lacrosse community has endorsed us with being chosen as EC15 organizers. Our aim is to deliver a “down to earth” event whilst still providing the best possible service for teams and fans around the competition venue. We hope you shall find our approach enjoyable. fans around the competition venue. We hope you shall find our approach enjoyable.
Barbara Bažantová /committee co-chair/
Holds graduate degrees in Physical Education and Pharmacology. 18 years of lacrosse playing experience at competitive level, 12 years on the Czech national team. 13 years of lacrosse coaching experience.
Head organizer of the Prague Cup since 2002. Executive committee member for 2004 Lacrosse European Championship and 2009 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.
Past president of the Czech Lacrosse Union and immediate past VP of the European Lacrosse Federation.
Bohdan Fuka /committee co-chair/
HR consultant, soft-skills trainer and business coach. 10 years of track and field at competitive level including multiple marathons.
Co-founder of LC Slavia Prague men’s lacrosse program. Member of 2009 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup executive committee. Immediate past president of the Czech Lacrosse Union.
Women’s lacrosse official (FIL International rated umpire), member of the 2008 and 2012 European Championship, 2011 Women’s U- 19 World Cup and 2013 Women’s World Cup umpiring teams.