Aleš Hřebeský Memorial 2013 Highligts

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20.4.2013

Aleš Hřebeský Memorial 2013 Highligts For the 20th time the boards of LCC arena in Radotín will thunder for the Aleš Hřebeský Memorial. Twenty teams from 13 countries will struggle in merciless matches for the jubilee champions title of this prestigious tournament. Here is a small invitation.


Beside many great games there will be several highlights in the four-day course of the tournament.

Wednesday Apr 24 at 7 p. m.:
Do not miss the opening ceremony. All 20 teams will be introduced and beside beautifull majorettes a big surprise is beeing prepared.

Friday Apr 26 at 7 p. m.:
The second tournament highlight will be Friday evening lacrosse gala. Players of all ages starting from 6 years old to Czech national team will perform in the programme. The Czech national team recently started preparations for the WILC 2015 and the All Stars Game afgainst the selection of international tournament players will be its first step. Players‘ skill competitions and very special acrobatic bicykle riders show will enrich the program which will be crowned with a light show.

Saturday Apr 27 from 3 p. m.:
The sport highlight of the tournament will start on Saturday afternoon. Before the 3rd place game a reconstruction of the MAH 1994 final will be held. Veteran teams LCC Radotín 1994 and TJ Malešice 1994 will match. The real final game starts at 8 p. m., followed with Award and closing ceremony and fireworks.

There are also other reasons why to visit the tournament:

1. The highest game level in the tournament history
Without any exagerrating this year annual will present the highest game level ever in the tournament history. Especially four Canadian teams will be very strong.  Beside teams well known from last years, Green Gaels, Love You to Death and Nova Scotia Privateers, a newcomer from Vancouver – the Pioneers – appears among the top tournament favorites. Megamen who won the trophy three times are another candidates for the trophy and there are also several ambitious European teams: especially home LC Custodes, SK Lacrosse Jižní Město, Dublin Riggers or London Knights.

2. Wolves at the tournament
LCC Wolves, youngsters who are an elite LC Custodes barn, will take part in the tournament for the first time and it will be interesting to watch them in the international competition. It would be probably a surprise if they advance from the round robin group to play-offs but their games against less experienced teams from Austria,  Poland, France or Israel can be tough  and it will be certainly a big experience for Radotín youth.

3. Professional photo studio at the venue
The services of professional photographer Josef Štěpán will be available at the tournament again this year. All his photos will be displayed immediatelly on LCD monitors at his booth and professional print-outs up to A3+ format will be available imediatelly. Photos will be available at the e-shop as well. See Josef’s photos from the European Lacrosse League or his AHM 2012 photos. Pictures from this year will appear here.

4. Fast combination, many goals, hard shots
All this is essential part of box-lacrosse which is truly attractive spectators sport. Every visitor will witness great matches, fierce fights, fast combinations and many scored goals. Box-lacrosse is a game of tough men who never give up a fight but then shake hands with the opponent who became a good friend again immediately after the final whistle.

5. Children’s programme
If you visit the tournament with your children do not worry they would be bored. There will be two children corners with various activities. They can compete and win small prizes and certainly they will enjoy Saturday evening fireworks. Children programme is organized by Petrklíč kindergarten.

6. Rich raffle
You can win many attractive prizes in the tournament raffle during Friday and Saturday, including delicateses, sport equipment, gifts, all generously provided by tournament partners.

7. Shot speed measuring
Again this year visitors will have an opportunity to try their shot speed. Test your skills or maybe compare to your last year results. The best shooter will be awarded. Then you can compare your shots to the top players‘ ones during an exhibition at the All Stars game break.

8. Friday Evening Lacrosse Gala
If you plan to come only for one day, chose Friday. The Lacrosse Gala starts at 7 p. m. with exhibition games of the youngest players. The highlight is the Czech Republic vs. International All Stars Game. There will be lacrosse skill competitions in the breaks and the evening will be crowned with a light show.

9. Final Game
The sport highlight will be held on Saturday April 27th in the afternoon. The first semi-final starts at 3 p. m. Bronze medal game will be at 6.50 and the final game starts at 8 p. m. Last time the Czech team won the tournament was in 2006 (SK Lacrosse Jižní Město). Home LCC Radotín were close last year, but were defeated by Megamen Boston. So let’s see this year.
The award and closing ceremony will be held immediatelly after the final game. Individual awards will be presented during the party.

10. Unique Atmosphere
Everybody who took part in the Memorial will confirm that LCC Radotín arena has very special „genius loci“ and the tournament has unique atmosphere. Come to enjoy it. Dramatic games, pleasant meetings, lacrosse party, tasty beer and food. You can expect friendly atmosphere which attracts players from all over the world every year.

You can watch the whole course of the tournament at www.net-tv.cz.

by Jan Barák

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