Hello Handball Friends,
Our annual Chicago tournament is quickly approaching and we hope you are getting as excited as we are! We wanted to share the details now that we have everything finalized. The tournament will be played from the 23rd to the 25th of October and will be held, as always, at the NEIU Sport Facility at 5500 N St Louis Avenue in Chicago (60625).
This year we will have three main events. As usual, we will have Men`s and Women`s divisions for the Michael Lipov Memorial Cup. We will once again have several international guests, including a Men’s team from Minsk (Belarus) and several internationally recognized referees from Croatia, Russia and Belarus.
For the third event, we are proud to host for the first time, the Women`s North American Cup. This championship will be played in a best of three series between the current US Champions (Chicago Inter) and the Canadian Champions (Alberta THC). This is sure to be a tough match-up and the bragging rights will be hard-earned.
On Saturday afternoon we will host an event for our young friends from the Barrington THC. The youth teams will show off their skills in several scrimmage matches. We’re very pleased to be able to help support the future of our sport and we hope you will join us.
Here are the 2015 participants in our cup:
- Chicago Inter Black (2014 Michael Lipov champions)
- New York Athletic Club (2014 US National champions)
- USA Deaf Team Handball
- West Point Black
- Orlando THC
- Minnesota THB
- Chicago Inter Yellow
- Chicago Inter (2015 US National champions)
- Alberta THC (2015 Canadian National champions)
- West Point
On Saturday night we will also have a social event after dinner for which we will release the details soon.
We are looking forward to seeing some great handball and we hope to see you there!
Chicago Inter Handball Club