First Round Group Standings
|Eurobowl 1st Round 1993||P||W||L||T||PF||PA||Pts|
|Cardkey Raiders Den Haag (Ned)||2||2||0||0||81||48||4|
|St. Gallen Raiders (Swi)||2||0||2||0||48||81||0|
|Amsterdam Crusaders (Ned)||2||2||0||0||110||26||4|
|SAFIR Argonautes Aix-en-Provence (Fra)||2||1||1||0||132||54||2|
|Leuven Lions (Bel)||2||0||2||0||0||162||0|
|London Olympians (Eng)||1||1||0||0||32||29||2|
|Dusseldorf Panther (Ger)||1||0||1||0||29||32||0|
|Pharones Milano (Ita)||2||2||0||0||70||14||4|
|LEVIS Graz Giants (Aut)||2||0||2||0||14||70||0|
|East City Giants Helsinki (Fin)||1||1||0||0||40||35||2|
|Uppsala 86ers (Swe)||1||0||1||0||35||40||0|
First Round Group Results
|Date||Home Team||Away GTeam|
|1993||Cardkey Raiders Den Haag||50||St. Gallen Raiders||20|
|02.05.1993||St. Gallen Raiders||28||Cardkey Raiders Den Haag||31|
|1993||Amsterdam Crusaders||56||Leuven Lions||0|
|1993||Leuven Lions||0||SAFIR Argonauts Aix-en-Provence||106|
|09.05.1993||SAFIR Argonauts Aix-en-Provence||26||Amsterdam Crusaders||54|
|09.05.1993||Dusseldorf Panthers||29||London Olympians||32|
|1993||LEVIS Graz Giants||7||Pharones Milano||35|
|1993||Pharones Milano||35||LEVIS Graz Giants||7|
|09.051993||East City Giants Helsinki||40||Uppsala 86ers||35|
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|09.05.1993||Cardkey Raiders Den Haag||36||Pharaones Milano||34|
|06.06.1993||Amsterdam Crusaders||22||Cardkey Raiders||7|
|19.06.1993||East City Giants||29||London Olympians||34|
|Eurobowl Final||Heysel Stadium, Brussels|
|03.07.1993||London Olympians||42||Amsterdam Crusaders||21|
Britain’s London Olympians won the Eurobowl in 1993, defeating the Amsterdam Crusaders of the Netherlands 42-21 in the Final, after triumphing 32-29 in Dusseldorf, Germany against the hometown Panther in their First Round group, and then winning 34-29 against East City Giants from Helsinki in Finland in the Semi-Finals.
The First Round pitted 11 teams in 5 groups with one group of three, where Amsterdam Crusaders and SAFIR Argonautes Aix-en-Provence (France) made light work of Leuven Lions from Belgium. In the Group decider Amsterdam Admirals disposed of the SAFIR Argonautes 54-26 in a high-scoring shootout. East City Giants had a tougher time in their group match with Uppsala 86ers of Sweden, eventually winning 40-35. The other two Groups were played over two legs, home-and-away (home-and-home to readers from USA). The Swiss champions St. Gallen Raiders lost both legs of their group to Cardkey Raiders of Netherlands and LEVIS Graz Giants of Austria likewise lost both legs of their group match with Pharaones Milano of Italy. The Intermediate Round match saw Cardkey Raiders won a close encounter with Pharaones Milano 36-34.
The Championship was an emotional one for the British team as the Final took place at Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium, where one of the worst soccer tragedies occurred, involving Liverpool fans, and was played on July 3rd, the eve of American Independence Day. It was the second Eurobowl title in a row for the Olympians and they had defeated Amsterdam Admirals, winners of the two previous Eurobowls in 1990 and 1991.
 First Down Reporter (1993) “O’s get that Helsink-ing feeling over Euro Dream” First Down. May 18, 1993. pg. 21
 Anon. (1993) “Flying Dutch in Final” First Down. June 12, 1993. pg. 21.
 Anon. (1993) “Results, Standings and Fixtures” First Down. June 26, 1993. pg. 21.
 Voss, Lawrence (1993) “Olympic Gold” First Down. July 10, 1993. pg. 1.
 Svenska Amerikansk Fotbollforbundet (2020) Eurobowl [Internet] Available from: https://www.saff.se/forbundet/Historia/Eurobowl [Accessed 4 May 2020]
 Britball Now (2016) Results in European Competition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-in-euro-competition.html [Accessed 4 May 2020]
 Peter Nichols (1994) “American Football: Eurobowl” Guinness Sports Yearbook 1994. Pg. 34. Guinness Publishing. Enfield, Middlesex.
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Thanks to Ciaran Simms
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