Tournament news

Organizing meeting 08/22/2020


Finally live and no more video conference: on August 22nd, 2020 the organization team of the Referee Cup met in the club’s pub of SV Eintracht to examine the current situation. Conclusion: everything is being prepared so that the tournament could take place on the scheduled date – we will be ready. Let’s hope the best!
At the end of the day, the SV Eintracht referees were informed about the status of the planning at a barbecue evening – after all, they are the hosts …!






We got the first sponsor!


After tough negotiations, “Bernie’s Burger Bude” from Lueneburg referee colleague Michael Bernstorf supports the Referee Cup. In the 90s, Michael himself was active as a referee at the tournament.
SV Eintracht thanks you for this and reveals that you can get the burgers at EDEKA Mues supermarket, Am Alten Landhaus in Deutsch Evern – every Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.!

Video conference of the organizers


The planning for the 2021 Referee Cup cannot be stopped by a pandemic either: the current situation was discussed at a video conference. The appointment June 26th/27th, 2021 is initially set.
If all of the amateur football in the region has to play by the end of June 2021 or even longer, then the organizers will rethink the tournament date – also depending on commitments from distant regions and related hotel and flight bookings that have been received by then. Information on this will always be up-to-date on this homepage.




1991 + 1993 at the Referee Cup: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Oha – what a guest


Thanks to Corona, you also have time to look at old player lists from past referee cups. In 1991, the Noord-Oost Twente Referee Association from the Netherlands brought an 18-year-old young referee with him, who later became one of the best referees in the world: Björn Kuipers from Oldenzaal reached the final with his team and was defeated by the Referee Association from the Soviet Union with then current FIFA and 1st division referees in a really high class final with 1:4.
In 1993 the multiple World Cup, Euro, CL, EL referee was again a guest in Lüneburg with the team from the Dutch border region.


Workshop as kick-off for 2021


Lots of discussion, smoking heads, satisfied and determined faces in the end: under the direction of the consultant Claudia Reinpold (Reinpold Berufsarchitekturen – -) the organization team of the Referee-Cups 2021 spent a whole Saturday in February in Hamburg and worked out that concept for the 15th tournament in June 2021 – and if possible for the following events in the coming years.
We look forward to 2021 – and to our guests!

Preparing for 2021


… this is also part of the tournament organization: brewery tour at the Berlin BRLO Brwhouse

The organizing team of the Referee Cup met in Berlin on August 31st and September 1st, 2019 to take a look back at the past tournament and to get a look ahead to the next event in June 2021. Several workshops will follow. The first referee associations have already asked via the tournament’s Instagram account and expressed their interest in participating in 2021.