BOLINHA

THATS RIGHT, ITS THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN. THE LOCAL 7 A SIDE TOURNAMENT, KNOWN AS BOLINHA (PORTUGUESE, MEANING SMALL BALL – DUE TO THE GAME BEING PLAYED WITH A SIZE 4 BALL AS OPPOSED TO THE USUAL SIZE 5) BEGINS. DEFENDING CHAMPIONS, KA I, WILL BE CONFIDENT OF REACHING THE SEMI FINAL STAGE WITH VERY LITTLE FUSS, AFTER BEING DRAWN IN A LESS COMPLICATED GROUP THAN THEIR BIGGEST COMPETITORS, LAM PAK.

The draw was made up of two groups in the top tier. Group A consists of eight teams, while group B has seven. All the teams from each group play each other will play each other once. Ultimately, the top 2 teams from each group will progress to a semi final. Top of A will play 2nd place in B, and the winner in B will play the runner up in group A. On the other hand, 3 teams get relegated. The bottom club from each group drop to Bolinha’s 2nd tier, which consists of 105 clubs this year. The second from bottom club from each group will have to face off in a relegation play off, the loser of which drops to the second tier.

The group have been drawn as followed.

GROUP A;

KUAN TAI, HONG NGAI, F.C PORTO, A.M.C.M, POLICIA, PAU PENG, LAM PAK & MACAU U23

The group consists of six teams currently in Macau’s top tier, a team (Kuan Tai) who were relegated dispite battling hard throughout the season and AMCM, who struggled overall in Macau’s 2nd tier last season. Any one of  5 or 6 teams will fancy there chances for the 2 semi final places.

GROUP B;

WINDSOR ARCH KA I, HOI FAN, LAM IENG, TAXI CHI IAO, KEI LUN, LAI CHI & HAC SA

Windsor Arch Ka I will fancy there chances in this group. They are accompanied by Hoi Fan and Lam Ieng who are both fellow Division 1 teams in Macau’s 11 a side championship. The 4 other teams joining them consist of a range of different pedigree’s, but Hac Sa have the potential to cause an upset.

OPENNING 2 ROUNDS OF FIXTURES

10 AUGUST; 730pm – MACAU U23 v LAM PAK.

11 AUGUST; 730pm – KUAN TAI v PAU PENG. 830pm – KA I v LAI CHI.

12 AUGUST; 730pm – HONG NGAI v POLICIA. 830pm – HOI FAN v KEI LUN.

13 AUGUST; 730pm – F.C PORTO v A.M.C.M. 830pm – LAM IENG v TAXI CHI IAO.

17 AUGUST; 730pm – PAU PENG v MACAU U23.

18 AUGUST; 730pm – LAM PAK v POLICIA. 830pm – HAC SA v KEI LUN.

19 AUGUST; 730pm – A.M.C.M v KUAN TAI. 830pm – TAXI CHI IAO v KA I.

20 AUGUST; 730pm – F.C PORTO v HONG NGAI. 830pm – LAM IENG v HOI FAN.

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