Welcome to the official webpage of the EGCA – Champions League 2024 = ECL2024 (earlier SEGL – Champions League). The season 2024 is the 10th edition in the league history. Champions League has grown and improved season by season and this time the goal is to get 22 European goalball clubs along (10 teams / qualification stage, the host club of the final stage as well as the reigning champion of the league who has secured its place automatically to the final stage) to take part in this greatest and highest level goalball competition for the clubs in Europe. Also one big goal is to break the record 6 participating clubs in the Women’s Champions League. Any time if you have some questions about the league please take contact to the EGCA Competition Committee by email: egca.office@gmail.com

QUALIFICATION STAGES

During the season 2024 there are not North and South Divisions anymore in the league as the qualification stages. EGCA Competition Committee has chosen following two organizers for the qualification stages.

KRAKOW STAGE: 22nd – 25th February 2024, Krakow, Poland organized by: WBR Groundhogs Krakow

BERLIN STAGE: 21st – 24th March 2024, Berlin, Germany

There are 10 participating clubs / qualification stage and three best clubs of both stages will be qualified to the final stage. The stages will run from Thursday (arrival day) to Sunday (departure day). Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the competition days.

FINAL STAGE

The final stage of the EGCA – Champions League 2024 simultaneously with the Women’s Champions League 2024 will be held in seaside city Blankenberge, Belgium on 27th June – 1st July 2024.

PARTICIPATING CLUBS & GROUPS

Line-ups of the participating teams

There are eight participating clubs at the Final Stage of the EGCA Champions League 2024: Vi-Ge Noordzee (BEL), Saltinis (LTU), RGC Hansa (GER), GC Niksic (MNE), Old Power (FIN), Füchse Berlin (GER), Ha. Vi. 2 Bruxelles (BEL), Chemnitzer BC (GER)

They are divided in two groups of 4 teams:

Group A: Vi-Ge Noordzee, Saltinis, Old Power, Füchse Berlin

Group B: RGC Hansa, GC Niksic, Ha. Vi. 2 Bruxelles, Chemnitzer BC

The groups are divided according the EGCA Champions League 2024 regulation: Group A is consisted by the host club, the reigning Champion and the runner-ups of the Qualification Stages while the Group B is consisted by the winners and the 3rd ranked teams of the Qualification Stages.

PLAY SYSTEM

There is a single round robin in both groups. Teams earn 3 points from a victory, 1 point from a tie and 0 points from a loss at the Group Stage. The ranking of teams at the Group Stage will be determined as follow:

A. Earned points;

B. Goal Difference;

C. Missed Goals;

D. If parameters A–C are equal between two teams, better is a team who has won their respective game;

E. If the respective game has finished tie, better is a team who has led at half time;

F. If parameters E-F are still equal between these teams, the extra throw competition and possible sudden death extra throw competition will be organized

After the Group Stage there will be quarter final games where the group winner will take on the 4th ranked team of the opposite group while the runner-up of the group will take on the 3rd ranked team of the opposite group. The winners of the quarter final games will continue to the semifinal and medal games while the losers will play in the placement games for places 5 – 8.

Each quarter final, semifinal, medal and placement game is played until the winner is determined. If the game is tied after regular time 2 * 3-minute overtime periods will be played with a golden goal rule. If the game is tied after the overtime periods the extra throw competition and possible sudden death extra throw competition will be organized.

REFEREES

There are the list of referees who take part in the EGCA Champions League Finals 2024 in Blankenberge, Belgium on 27th June – 1st July:

Pieter Westerhout (chief referee) – The Netherlands

Janne Ahokas – Finland

Robert Avery – Great Britain

Thomas Baerz – Germany

Johan D’haese – Belgium

Mirjam Klaver – The Netherlands

Sarah Küper – Germany

Esamatti Käkelä – Finland

Filip Szymala – Poland

Koosje van Zweden – The Netherlands

Vilma Venckutonyte – Lithuania

LIVESTREAM & SOCIAL MEDIA

All the matches at the EGCA Champions League 2024 Final Stage are livestreamed on GoalballTV YouTube channel!

You can find updated results and much more about the tournament on EGCA Facebook and EGCA Instagram.

STANDINGS & SCORERS

Group Standings (a link will be updated soon)

Scorer List (a link will be updated soon)

FINAL RANKING

Waiting for the results!

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Waiting for the results!

GAME SCHEDULE

Note: Time zone in Belgium is UTC+2.

Please download the game schedule below:

FRIDAY 28th JUNE 2024

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1 / 10:30 / Group A / Old Power – Füchse Berlin
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2 / 11:45 / Group A / Noordzee – Saltinis
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3 / 13:00 / Group B / RGC Hansa – Chemnitzer BC
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4 / 14:15 / Group B / GC Niksic – Ha. Vi. 2 Bruxelles
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5 / 15:30 / Group A / Füchse Berlin – Noordzee
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6 / 16:45 / Group A / Saltinis – Old Power
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7 / 18:00 / Group B / RGC Hansa – Ha. Vi. 2 Bruxelles
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8 / 19:15 / Group B / Chemnitzer BC – GC Niksic
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SATURDAY 29th JUNE 2024

9 / 09:00 / Group A / Saltinis – Füchse Berlin
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10 / 10:15 / Group A / Noordzee – Old Power
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11 / 11:30 / Group B / GC Niksic – RGC Hansa
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12 / 12:45 / Group B / Ha. Vi. 2 Bruxelles – Chemnitzer BC
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13 / 15:45 / Quarter Final 1 / A1 – B4
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14 / 17:00 / Quarter Final 2 / B2 – A3
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15 / 18:15 / Quarter Final 3 / B1 – A4
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16 / 19:30 / Quarter Final 4 / A2 – B3
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SUNDAY 30th JUNE 2024

17 / 08:45 / Places 5 – 8 / Looser QF1 – Looser QF2
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18 / 10:00 / Places 5 – 8 / Looser QF3 – Looser QF4
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19 / 11:15 / Semifinal 1 / Winner QF1 – Winner QF2
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20 / 12:30 / Semifinal 2 / Winner QF3 – Winner QF4
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21 / 13:45 / Places 7 – 8 / Looser Game 17 – Looser Game 18
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22 / 15:00 / Places 5 – 6 / Winner Game 17 – Winner Game 18
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23 / 16:15 / Bronze Medal Game / Looser Game 19 – Looser Game 20
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24 / 17:30 / Gold Medal Game / Winner Game 19 – Winner Game 20
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Top 3 clubs of the EGCA – Champions League & Women’s Champions League 2024 will represent Europe at the Clubs World Cup 2025 tournament in Espoo, Finland!

REGULATIONS

For stage organizers:

For participating clubs: EGCA – Champions League 2024 official rules & regulations