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Pan Fodbold Copenhagen wins tournament 2022

Our tournament’s winner before the COVID19 break is the same as before the COVID19 break: Pan Fodbold from Copenhagen won the StartschussMasters 2022. In a final with lots of goals the guys from Denmark beat Ballboys Hamburg (Team A) 7:3.

In the award ceremony at the town hall our special guest Bernd Wehmeyer, vice president of the Hamburger SV, passed over the trophies.

The 16 teams in the tournament

With 16 teams in total from Germany, Denmark, Czech Republik and England our indoor tournament on 5th November is booked out. These are the participants:

  1. SC Aufruhr (Bochum)
  2. Vorspiel Berlin 1
  3. Vorspiel Berlin 2
  4. Soho FC (London)
  5. Hot Shots (Cologne)
  6. Wankyboyz & the married woman (Hamburg)
  7. SLS Leinebagger (Hannover)
  8. GFC Friends Prague
  9. PAN FC (Copenhagen)
  10. PAN United
  11. mvd Quadratekicker blau (Mannheim)
  12. mvd Quadratekicker rot
  13. RosaTeufel (Kaiserslautern)
  14. Ballboys 1 (Hamburg)
  15. Ballboys A
  16. Ballboys Gold

We are looking forward to an exciting tournament!

Update: Bochum had to cancel a few days before the tournament

You can download a blank match schedule here: Spielplan zum download

2022: We can host.

Twice we had to cancel the StartschussMasters due to the COVID19 pandemic – now we’re ready to host again.┬á ­čśë

We’re happy to invite the queer football community to our tournament on 5th November 2022.┬áThe conditions haven’t changed much: we’ll have a warmup party at the Wunderbar, best pitches in the Sportpark ├ľjendorf and an award ceremony at the town hall. And we’ll have you, the best teams form half of Europe.

There’s one change we had to do: the rent for the pitches in the soccer hall has increased a lot, so we had to raise the participation fee to 120 Euro.

Take part und signup now!

We’re going to have a ball – we’re waiting for you!
Ballboys Hamburg


No StartschussMasters in 2021 either

Dear queer football Community,

we are sorry to announce that there won’t be a tournament in Hamburg this year either. Having in mind the current corona development, It’s still too uncertain to hold an indoor event with more than 100 players in a way that we could enjoy it together.

We really hope to be back in 2022 and that everything will be so nice as it has been before. (In the meantime, get your vaccination if you haven’t got one already)

Ballboys Hamburg
Startschuss Queerer Sportverein Hamburg e.V.

StartschussMasters 2020 cancelled because of Corona

You know that the StartschussMasters is a kind of family meeting of Europe’s gay football community. In 15 years of history of our tournament you made new friendships: We’re all happy to see again, we’ve got a great competition and afterwards we hug each other und celebrate the diversity of this fantastic sports.

The StartschussMasters on the first saturday in November is liked a fixed date in the gay football calendar. As organizers, we really thought about how we can deliver that certain StartschussMasters feeling despite the corona pandemic. 

Sadly it doesn’t work.

The current corona restrictions in Hamburg only allow four-a-side matches (4+1). So we wouldn’t even have substitus. Even if they eased that restrictions: We couldn’t watch the games altogether, because with 120 players in the hall it’s impossible to keep spacial distancing. And the problems even start before: How can we possibly all make it through the small locker cabin in acceptable time? We thought about a plan B, but we had no idea. We don’t feel comfortable to simply start the preperations for the tournament in the hope auf easing restrictions while the corona cases in Germany are rising and we can’t promise any of our guests to have a safe travel to us.┬á

We are responsible enough to say that we cannot take this responsibilty. We cannot be a safe space for the gay football communityy without giving up the safety measures for corona. Therefore we cancelled the StartschussMasters in this year. We would be happy to see you again on 6th November 2021 in Hamburg. Save the date and stay strong. 

Ballboys Hamburg
Startschuss SLSV Hamburg e.V.

PAN Foldbold wins StartschussMasters 2019

PAN Fodbold from Copenhagen has won our tournament in 2019. In the final the danishmen beat Quadratekicker Mannheim 5-4 on penalties. You can watch the last seconds of the dramatic match hier:

All positions:

Patron Farid M├╝ller invited the participants to the awards ceremonty at the Hamburg town hall. Professional football player Jan-Philipp Kalla (from FC St. Pauli playing in 2nd Bundesliga) passed over the trophies. He called to take a stand against homophobia and sexism. His speech in german language is here:

Play with us on 2nd November 2019!

Once again we’re happy to host the StartschussMasters on 2nd November 2019. It’s already the 14th edition of our tournament! Same procedure as every year: We play on astroturf in the soccerhall of the Sportpark ├ľjendorf (4+1) and are looking forward to the award ceremony in the Emperor’s Hall of the Hamburg Townhall, in which we will have a reception by our patron Farid M├╝ller.

With a click here you can register your team!

While the terms and conditions are fixed, we are having a look at the tournament rules and might decide for minor changes..