Chicago(Naperville), Illinois
July 24th-26th, 2009

More info can be found and questions can be asked on the message boards

Fann Cup Tournament:
July 25th, 2009

Players Indoor Sports Center

1740 West Quincy Avenue
(where Quincy meets Fort Hill Road) 
Naperville, Illinois 60540
(630) 470-6400 Phone
(630) 596-5788 Fax

8:30 – all teams arrive at facility
9:00 – opening ceremony
9:30 am -7 pm – Fann Cup 2009

Facility Information PDF form

RULES of the facility:
  • Rental of the full 95,000 s.f facility (3 fields and practice field) on July 25th 2009 from 8am to 10pm 
  • Players will donate back $1000.00 to the charities sponsoring the event
  • All participants must have a sign waiver on file with Players
  • You will supply all 'indoor' size lacrosse goals and any other equipment needed for the event
  • You may use our score boards on all three fields
  • You will supply all event personnel which includes but is not limited to organization, administrative, maintenance personnel
  • Participants may bring beer into the facility for this 'closed' event but we will provide rules and limits as to where it is consummed and reserve the right to 'halt' this privilege if, in our opinion, consumption is in excess.
  • Facility will be left in the same condition it was found prior to the event
  • All clean up, other than routine maintenance is your responsibility.
  • No food or drink are permitted on any fields (excluding sport bottles filled with water)
  • Participants may not bring in outside food other than beverages as our concessions will also be open 
  • Please note: NO CLEATS ON THE TURF. Turf or flat soles only.

Thanks to three floors at the facility, we’re able to expand the event considerably without pushing it to a multi-day format. Regardless of whether we’re at 9 or 10 teams, each team will be guaranteed 4 games. As well, we’ll be expanding the games to 40 minutes – 2x20 halfs. After the round-robin we’ll have two semi-finals and a final.

Travel Information: PDF form
If you’re looking for an alternative to driving, Fann Cup 2009 is partnering with SAL Travel, based in Hoffman Estates, IL. Their Web site address is Toll free in the US 888-725-8785 or directly 847-991-2500; Ask for Sally Kincaid (, and she’ll work with us to get you the best possible deals on flights, rental cars, etc. She has also agreed to donate 50% of her commission on all reservations made with her.

Registration party meet and greet:
July 24th, 2009
Tentative schedule:
7pm-8pm – Officials meeting
8 pm-9pm – Captains meeting
Note: we are still working out the plan for the rest of Friday night, but we have something in mind that could work out well.

Post tournament party:
July 25th, 2009
7pm-10 pm – Fann Cup banquet @ Players Indoor

Hotel: PDF form

The Holiday Inn Select is the Host Hotel for Fann Cup 2009. This Full-Service Hotel boasts 426 guestrooms and suites and is located minutes from Downtown Naperville. 


$99.00 Standard King or Double/Double
$129.00 King Suite
(+10.4% Tax)


Internet - online booking
Phone - call (630) 505-4900 or 1-800-HOLIDAY
Group Booking Code: "GFC"
A Credit card guarantee is required to secure reservations at time of booking.

Cut-Off Date for Group Rate: 
June 24, 2009 - Book early to confirm availability.


Extend your vacation!  Fann Cup 2009 Discount rate available 5 days before/after event.  To extend rate you must contact:
Dustin Popovich, Group Reservations Coordinator 630-445-6314 (M-F, 8am-5pm)

Player Fees:
$60US (minimum 15 players per team)
If fees received by May 15th, $60 per player US
If fees received after May 16th, $75 per player US
Each team captain will be responsible for any shortfall.  That is, if your team has paid for 15 players on May 15 but you arrive in Chicago with 20, it will be up to the team captain to collect and remit the fees for the additional players. We're not going to chase around individual unpaid players.

A minimum of 15 players per roster are to be paid in full by May 15th, 2009 for a total of $900 US.

Captains, please contact Ray Kincaid to arrange to make your payments (see email link below)

PDF - Individual Registration Form
PDF - Players Indoor Waiver
To play in the 2009 Fann Cup Tournament the Individual Registration Form and the Players Indoor Waiver MUST be filled out - NO EXCEPTIONS.

If anyone is coming to Chicago and wants to volunteer to help with any of the game day items such as selling raffle tickets, 50/50, auctions, etc. your help is more than welcome. Please feel free to let us know (contact Ray, see email below)

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As a slight departure from previous events, we’re going to extend the time for the auction. Bidding will begin on Friday night at the registration party, and continue throughout Saturday. As well, we’re working on a special auction involving the Hot Rox dance team.

An account has been set up for this years tournament so we will have credit card capabilities for the silent auction.  Checks can be made out to Fann Cup, 2009 Fann Cup, or Fann Cup 2009. 

In keeping with the original spirit of the Fann Cup, it will be mandatory that the winning team in the final buys the losing team a round.

2009 teams:
 • Buffalo Brigade
 • Philadelphia Wingnuts
 • Philadelphia Rage
 • Rochester Krewhawks
 • Toronto Roadies
 • Fann Cup Spirit
 • Lacrossetitutes
 • Chicago Cloverz
 • Minnesota Stingers
 • Renegade Team
The 'Renagade Team' will be an open invitation team, this will give the ability for ALL people interested in Fann Cup able to be a part of Fann Cup!  Therefore if anyone asks if they can play in the tournament, the answer is YES!  This team will be a conglomeration of people from all cities, and will be put together on an individual registration basis. 
More info can be found in this thread

For more information on playing for any of the above teams, please contact Ray (see email below) or the individual captains on the team pages.

2009 Fann Cup committee, please contact:
 •  Ray Kincaid -
 •  Andrew "AP" Mckay -











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