Austin Cup on 31 March

Updated on 02/04/2012. All futnet fans are cordially invited on 31 March to the town of Vsetin (in Moravia, the eastern region of the Czech Republic) to Austin Cup that has been held on annual basis since 2002. The event organised by the futnet club of Vsetín and Inventis Agency brings together the best Czech and international players and their clubs who will compete for the attractive prize money of at least 3000 EUR!

Basic information

Place: Vsetin

Date: 31.3.2012

Discipline: triple

Rules: Czech Futnet Association (the main difference from UNIF rules is that two bounces are allowed and a set finishes with 10th point)

Teams: max. 24 teams, ideally 20 teams. With 20 teams, there will be 4 groups of 5. The group winners will qualify to the quarterfinal, the 2nd team from one group will play against 3rd team from another group for a place in quarterfinal. In case of a different number of teams, the organisers may set a different playing format. To see the list of teams registered in the competition, go to Vsetin’s webpage and click on Týmy přihlášené k účasti na Austin CUP 2012.

The tournament is open for club teams from all over the world based on the criteria set by the organisers for this year:

1. Teams ranked at 2011 AUSTIN CUP 1st to 8th

2. Up to two teams per country from countries other than Czech Republic based on the World Championships results

3. Organisers’ teams and three wild cards

4. Czech league teams that have taken part in Austin Cup before

5. Other Czech and international teams (other criteria)

Preliminary schedule:

Fri, 30.3.2012 Arrival in Vsetin,

20:00 + friendly gathering in hotel Valasek, Dolní Jasenka 190

Sat 31.3.2012

7.30 – 14.30       matches in groups (Sport halls “Na Lapači” and “Hovězí”) max. 24 teams

14.30 – 18.30      play off (8 teams) and fnal matches (Sport hall “Na Lapači”)

18.30                closing ceremony (Sport hall “Na Lapači”)

19.30 –              Party (+fashion show)

Sun 1.4.2012     Departure

NK Vsetin, as the organiser, covers the costs of accommodation from 30.3 till 1.4.2012 and provides at least 4.000,- CZK as a financial contribution per team (up to 5 persons per delegation).

Top eight teams will be awarded financial prizes in total amount of at least 3000 EUR (76.000,- CZK).


Organiser contact:

Mr Vít Zgarba  Tel: +420 606 727779        

E-mail: or

More information:

Updated on 02/04/2012

Congratulations to the team of Modřice, the winner of 11th Austin Cup! Modřice who won also last season’s of Czech extraligue lost only one set during the whole tournament and confirmed that currently they are one of the best clubs in the world. Modřice’s Pavel Kop, Radek Pelikán and Petr Topinka beat Šacung VHS Benešov A (Jiří Holub, Jiří Doubrava, Petr Stejskal) in the final 2:0. Pavel Kop was also awarded as the best player of the tournament. 3rd place went to the home A team of Climax Vsetín who defeated the B team of Šacung VHS Benešov.

You can find all the tournament information at NK Vsetin’s webpage: Results, Tables  – Výsledky, tabulky; Line-ups , Match order – Sestavy, pořadí zápasů

Congratulations also to the organisers lead by Mr Vít Zgarba who prepared a great event for the participants as well as the spectators. Thanks to their efforts, also those who could not make it to Vsetín, can enjoy the top futnet played out at Austin Cup through the online broadcasting of the tournament. There will also be a 60 min footage on Czech Television shown on 2 April at 15.05 at CT 4, afterwards it will be available in the archive at this link.