2019 Maso Cup draw made

Eleven confirmed participants were put into two groups as the draw for the traditional tournament for Australian clubs with Macedonian background took place earlier today.

Five clubs less than last year’s edition will participate in the 11th Maso Cup scheduled for 26-28 of this month. Holders Broadmeadow Magic got the easier group unlike 5-time winners Rockdale City Suns who got drawn together with hosts Queanbeyan City and famous Preston Lions who are still looking forward to their first Maso Cup trophy.

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After not taking place last year,. back in the tournament are Newcastle Suns and Yagoona Lions. The later did participate last year but not in the main tournament, only in the Over 35 competition. Missing since last edition are: Arncliffe ScotsKeilor WolvesLalor United SlogaNoble Park, Plenty Valley Lions, Shepparton and Sydenham Park.

Group A Group B
Altona Magic Rockdale City Suns
Wollongong United Preston Lions
Bankstown City Cringila Lions
Broadmeadow Magic Queanbeyan City
Yagoona Lions Geelong
Newcastle Suns

The top four from each group will qualify to the quarter-finals from where the knock-out stage begins. The matches will last 40 minutes with 20 minutes each half and a 5 minute half-time break. Seiffert Oval, home of Queanbeyan City will serve as main stadium, but few game will be played at nearby Campese Oval as well.

The complete schedule:

Saturday, 26 January

12.00 Wollongong United vs. Yagoona Lions (A) at Seiffert Oval
13.00 Queanbeyan City vs. Newcastle Suns (B) at Seiffert Oval
14.00 Rockdale City Suns vs. Cringila Lions (B) at Seiffert Oval
15.00 Bankstown City vs. Altona Magic (A) at Seiffert Oval
16.00 Broadmeadow Magic vs. Yagoona Lions (A) at Seiffert Oval
17.00 Preston Lions vs. Geelong (B) at Seiffert Oval
18.00 Rockdale City Suns vs. Newcastle Suns (B) at Seiffert Oval

Sunday, 27 January

09.00 Broadmeadow Magic vs. Bankstown City (A) at Seiffert Oval
09.00 Cringila Lions vs. Newcastle Suns (B) at Campese Oval
10.00 Altona Magic vs. Wollongong United (A) at Seiffert Oval
11.00 Queanbeyan City vs. Geelong (B) at Campese Oval
11.00 Rockdale City Suns vs. Preston Lions (B) at Seiffert Oval
12.00 Yagoona Lions vs. Bankstown City (A) at Seiffert Oval
13.00 Altona Magic vs. Broadmeadow Magic (A) at Seiffert Oval
13.00 Preston Lions vs. Newcastle Suns (B) at Campese Oval
14.00 Queanbeyan City vs. Cringila Lions (B) at Seiffert Oval
15.00 Wollongong United vs. Bankstown City (A) at Seiffert Oval
16.00 Rockdale City Suns vs. Geelong (B) at Seiffert Oval
17.00 Altona Magic vs. Yagoona Lions (A) at Seiffert Oval
18.00 Wollongong United vs. Broadmeadow Magic (A) at Seiffert Oval
19.00 Cringila Lions vs. Geelong (B) at Seiffert Oval
20.00 Preston Lions vs. Queanbeyan City (B) at Seiffert Oval

Monday, 28 January

Quarter-finals

09.00 winner Group A vs. fourth Group B at Campese Oval (W)
09.00 winner Group B vs. fourth Group A at Seiffert Oval (X)
10.00 runners-up Group A vs. third Group B at Campese Oval (Y)
10.00 runners-up Group B vs. third Group A at Seiffert Oval (Z)

Semifinals

12.00 team W vs. team X at Seiffert Oval
13.00 team Y vs. team Z at Seiffert Oval

Final

15.30 at Seiffert Oval

Hall of fame:
2018 Broadmeadow Magic
2017 Rockdale City Suns
2016 Rockdale City Suns
2015 Rockdale City Suns
2014 Altona Magic
2013 Rockdale City Suns
2012 Bankstown City Lions
2011 Rockdale City Suns
2010 not held
2009 Arncliffe Scots
2008 Altona Magic

In the U20 competition 6 teams will taken place with all of them in a single group: Queanbeyan City, Rockdale City Suns, Bankstown City, Wollongong United, Altona Magic and Geelong. Their matches will be played at Campese Oval and three at High Street. The top four will proceed into the semifinals.

Eight teams features the Over 35 category. Group A consists of Queanbeyan City, Arncliffe Scots, Sunshine Lions and Lalor United Sloga, while Bankstown City, Shepparton, Rockdale City Suns and Yagoona Lions are in Group B. The top top of each group will advance into the semifinals. All matches will be played at High Street field except the final which will be at Seiffert Oval.

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