Chris Carter Memorial Cup
"Chris Carter was a lovely chap. Played for Oxford city when I played national league. A gentle man. Taught physics and maths at d'Overbroeck's. Very sweet, entertaining and enjoyed his beer. Played korfball in the right spirit, socially great and brought people together. Reliable and always tried his best. Would go out of his way to speak with everyone. Diagnosed with a brain tumour and passed away too soon. The Chris Carter cup is all about social korfball and taking all opportunities to meet others and a little bit of competitiveness."
"I remember Chris with great fondness and he embodies everything that I like and love about korfball; his enthusiasm, friendliness and competitiveness. He came to the game later in his life and allowed korfball to become a big part of it. He gave a lot, both on the pitch and off it, and I think got a lot out of it. Korfball in the UK would be in a much better place if it had more Chris Carters. The sport is poorer without him."
This is typically a one day indoor tournament held in at the start of the season. Twelve teams enter, and after a morning round of 3 groups of 4 (so 3 matches each), the bottom six compete for the plate, and the top six compete for the Chris Carter Memorial Cup.
Each of these competitions is a group of 6 teams, so with the morning results carrying over into the afternoon, 4 more matches are required to determine the final group standings. 3rd vs 4th then completed for 3rd place in the plate/cup, and then 1st vs 2nd competed to win the plate/Chris Carter memorial cup respectively.
The list of past winners can be seen in our Trophy Cabinet.
Organisers of the Chris Carter Memorial Cup can find further helpful information that may assist organisation HERE.