Bandy World Cup

Bandy World Cup is played in Sweden in the beginning of the bandy season every year, in autumn. The teams which should participate is decided based on their results in the whole of the last bandy season.

Bandy World Cup
MagnusKubenOlsson.jpg
Magnus Olsson playing for Edsbyns IF in 2005.
Statusactive
Genresporting event
Date(s)mid-October
Frequencyannual
Location(s)Ljusdal, Sweden (1974–2008)
Sandviken, Sweden (2009–)
CountrySweden
Inaugurated1974 (1974)

The World Cup is not played by national teams but is for bandy clubs from around the world,[1] and should therefore not be confused with the Bandy World Championship. It is usually considered to be "the world championship for clubs".[1] The tournament has been dominated by Swedish and Russian teams.

HistoryEdit

The Bandy World Cup was held every year in Ljusdal in Sweden from 1974 to 2008, in the start of the bandy season in autumn. From 2009 it has been played indoors in Sandviken because Ljusdal was waiting for an indoor arena. The outdoor ices were too unpredictable because of the weather this time of the year, so for the 2009 cup the Federation of International Bandy demanded the cup should be played indoors.[2] It was first decided to move the cup temporarily to Sandviken for two years,[3] but when Ljusdal still had no indoor arena, a contract was made between FIB and Sandviken to host the cup in Sandviken up to and including 2013. If there is an indoor arena in Ljusdal in 2014, Ljusdal may apply to arrange the cup again.[4]

The tournament was first held in 1974 and has been called the World Cup since 1980. The full name of the cup has changed over the years, partly because of different sponsors. The first two years it was called DAF-cupen, then Dex-cupen 1976–1979 and Dex World Cup 1980–1983. 1984–1985 it was simply called World Cup Ljusdal. 1986 SJ became sponsors, so it was SJ World Cup 1986–1998. Then Ljusdal World Cup until 2001 and since 2002 it has been known as the Bandy World Cup, in 2005 additionally as Polar Bandy World Cup, since 2006 as ExTe World Cup Bandy.

There is also a Bandy World Cup Women for women's teams.

World Cup winners and runners-upEdit

Year: Winners:
(With country and hometown)
Runners-up:
(With country and hometown)
Result:
1974 Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
Brobergs IF
  Söderhamn
4–2 (additional time and penalties)
1975 Brobergs IF
  Söderhamn
Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
3–2
1976 Oulun Luistinseura
  Oulu
Västerås SK
  Västerås
3–2
1977 Brobergs IF
  Söderhamn
IK Sirius
  Uppsala
6–1
1978 Brobergs IF
  Söderhamn
Ljusdals BK
  Ljusdal
4–1
1979 Edsbyns IF
  Edsbyn
Örebro SK
  Örebro
5–4
1980 IF Boltic
  Karlstad
Edsbyns IF
  Edsbyn
5–4
1981 IF Boltic
  Karlstad
Broberg/Söderhamn Bandy
  Söderhamn
6–0
1982 Yenisey
  Krasnoyarsk
IF Boltic
  Karlstad
2–1 (sudden death)
1983 Brobergs IF
  Söderhamn
Yenisey
  Krasnoyarsk
4–0
1984 Yenisey
  Krasnoyarsk
Ljusdals BK
  Ljusdal
5–4
1985 IF Boltic
  Karlstad
Yenisey
  Krasnoyarsk
2–1
1986 IF Boltic
  Karlstad
Vetlanda BK
  Vetlanda
2–1
1987 Västerås SK
  Västerås
Dynamo Moscow
  Moscow
3–0
1988 Vetlanda BK
  Vetlanda
Selånger SK
  Sundsvall
3–1
1989 Västerås SK
  Västerås
Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
3–0
1990 Zorky
  Krasnogorsk
Vetlanda BK
  Vetlanda
5–2
1991 Edsbyns IF
  Edsbyn
Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
6–3
1992 IK Sirius
  Uppsala
Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
7–0
1993 Vetlanda BK
  Vetlanda
Ljusdals BK
  Ljusdal
4–2
1994 Västerås SK
  Västerås
Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
5–2
1995 IF Boltic
  Karlstad
Västerås SK
  Västerås
2–1 (sudden death)
1996 IF Boltic
  Karlstad
Falu BS
  Falun
6–3
1997 Västerås SK
  Västerås
Ljusdals BK
  Ljusdal
4–1
1998 Falu BS
  Falun
Västerås SK
  Västerås
2–1
1999 Hammarby IF
  Stockholm
Ljusdals BK
  Ljusdal
7–0
2000 Västerås SK
  Västerås
Yenisey
  Krasnoyarsk
2–1
2001 Hammarby IF
  Stockholm
Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
2–1
2002 Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
Vodnik
  Arkhangelsk
3–2
2003 Vodnik
  Arkhangelsk
Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
4–3
2004 Vodnik
  Arkhangelsk
Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
8–5
2005 Bollnäs GIF
  Bollnäs
Edsbyns IF
  Edsbyn
3–2 (sudden death)
2006 Dynamo Moscow
  Moscow
Zorky
  Krasnogorsk
7–6 (sudden death)
2007 Dynamo Moscow
  Moscow
Edsbyns IF
  Edsbyn
5–0
2008 Edsbyns IF
  Edsbyn
Bollnäs GIF
  Bollnäs
3–2
2009 Hammarby IF
  Stockholm
Zorky
  Krasnogorsk
6–2
2010 Dynamo Kazan
  Kazan
Hammarby IF
  Stockholm
3–1
2011 Yenisey
  Krasnoyarsk
Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
4–3
2012 Zorky
  Krasnogorsk
Yenisey
  Krasnoyarsk
3–0
2013 Dynamo Moscow
  Moscow
Dynamo Kazan
  Kazan
3–0
2014 Västerås SK
  Västerås
IFK Vänersborg
  Vänersborg
4–1
2015 Yenisey
  Krasnoyarsk
Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
5–0
2016 Västerås SK
  Västerås
Villa Lidköping BK
  Lidköping
4–1
2017 Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
Yenisey
  Krasnoyarsk
4–3
2018 Villa Lidköping BK
  Lidköping
Sandvikens AIK
  Sandviken
4–1
2019 Bollnäs GIF
  Bollnäs
SKA-Neftyanik
  Khabarovsk
5–2
2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "World Cup". Archived from the original on February 23, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  2. ^ Sveriges Radio P4 Gävleborg 20 januari 2009 – Krav att World Cup ska spelas inomhus redan i år
  3. ^ Svenska Bandyförbundet 7 maj 2009 – World Cup flyttar till Sandviken
  4. ^ "Hela Hälsingland". 29 April 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2011.

External linksEdit