On 2.04 and 3.04, the third annual American Flag Football tournament - Griffinbowl was held in Blagoevgrad. The host was the American University in Bulgaria (AUB) team.
The event, which has become a tradition in the last five years, gave the opportunity to formations from all over Bulgaria to show their skills in the increasingly popular sport in our country. This year's participants were the AUBG Griffins and Elder Griffins and the capital Sofia Hawks and Sofia Bears.
The format of the competition was 8 on 8 (8 competitors per team on the field), who carried the mandatory flags for this sport, as a precaution against injuries.
The games consisted of two halves of 30 minutes, and after each touchdown the teams had the opportunity to score one extra point (field goal).
On Saturday the classifications between the teams took place, and on Sunday the final of the tournament took place. After a contested and twist-filled match between Blagoevgrad Griffins and Sofia Bears, the cup was won by the AUBG team.
Sofia Bears – AUBG OLD 26 : 12
Sofia Hawks – AUBG YOUNG 0 : 12
Sofia Hawks – AUBG OLD 20 : 13
Sofia Bears – AUBG YOUNG 20 : 18
AUBG YOUNG – AUBG OLD 24 : 14
Sofia Bears – Sofia Hawks 40 : 6
Sofia Bears – AUBG YOUNG 6 : 18