The third edition of Bamboo Bowl returns in

2020/07/18 10:00:00

Last years second edition of Bamboo Bowl was another unforgettable weekend full of good vibes and a lot of football action in Cologne. 12 teams from all over Europe fought for the Bamboo Bowl Crown and the tournament found worthy new Champions in the Carluke Cobras who were undefeated through close, exciting and fair duels in the divisional and playoff rounds. Off the field players and visitors alike shared their passion for the sport, got to know each other and enjoyed the tournament with good music, food and drinks.

Due to the consistently positive feedback and many inquiries, a new edition of the two-day international tournament will be held on July 18 & 19, 2020, true to the motto „after the bowl is before the bowl“. Mark the date in your calendars and get ready for a special kind of Flag Football spectacle. We  are still hungry, want to share many of our new ideas with you and want to make the tournament even better and more colourful. Reserve your spot now: we are offering an „Early Bird“ discount of 10% to all teams signing up until the end of January 2020.


Kölner Lichter

In 2020, the Rhine metropolis will once again attract thousands of people with its popular and impressive fireworks show „Kölner Lichter“ on Saturday 18 July. At dusk, the city dips the Cologne Dom’s horizon into a sea of fireworks which is synchronized to the music and ignited by both the crews on the shores and the ships sailing on the Rhine.Tickets can be ordered for the best visitor places on ships or in the pubs on the shore but a spontaneous visit to the event is also possible and very worthwhile

  • A total of 16 team spots are available, „first come, first serve“.
  • 5 on 5 Flag Teams (mixed)
  • Played according to IFAF 2020 Rules
  • Divisional and Playoff Rounds, each team plays at least six games throughout the tournament
  • Playtime is 2×15 minutes with a 3 minute break
  • Central game clock with 2 minute break, start- and stop audibles
  • The tournament starts Saturday 10:00 am and ends Sunday 18:00 am

Detailed information on the tournament setup and personal tournament schedules will be mailed to all teams 2-4 weeks prior to the Bowl.

The standard registration fee per team is 75,00 Euro (non-refundable). You can purchase your Team ticket via Paypal down below. If you have any questions regarding your registration, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you register your Team during January 2020 you will receive a 10% discount on the registration fee.

Bamboo Bowl 2020 is sold out, registration is closed!


The „Ollenhauer Ring“ stop is a 10-minute walk away from the tournament fields. The underground line 3 as well as the bus lines 126, 127, 143, 145, 962, 970 will stop there and there are several ways to get to the Bocklemünd bus stop from the main station. The best connections to lines 3 and 4 are at the stops „Friesenplatz“ and „Venloer Str./Gürtel“, both of which are served every minute by many underground (U), local train (S-Bahn) and regional train (RE) lines. 

Timetable information from the Cologne public transport authorities: and the german local transport portal


The Tournament area is close to the highways in the outskirts of the city and is easy to arrive by car. Free parking spaces are available next to the fields.  

Arriving from the North/South: 
A1 exit 102 „Bocklemünd“ onto B59 „Venloer Straße“. Turn left onto „Militärringstraße“. From there turn right onto Hugo-Eckener-Straße. Then turn left to Heinrich-Rohlmann-Straße.

Arriving from West/East:
A57 exit 28-Kreuz Köln-Nord onto „Von-Hünefeld-Straße“. Turn right onto Hugo-Eckener-Straße. Then turn right to Heinrich-Rohlmann-Straße.


It you want to fly to Cologne, you can either fly to the Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) or to Düsseldorf Airport (DUS).  


The youth hostels „Köln-Riehl“ and „Köln-Deutz“ (DJH) are about 20 minutes away by car. These hostels offer group discounts for overnight stays starting from 30 Euros.
Cologne Deutz:


A 5 minute car drive away you can check in at „Hotel Wilms“. They offer single bedrooms from 49 Euros, double bedrooms from 69 Euros and triple bedrooms from 76 Euros.

Motel One has 3 hotels in Cologne, the nearest is „Mediapark“ and 15 minute drive away. Single bedrooms start from 69 Euros. Their superb breakfast (open to public as well) costs 9.50 Euros and is more than you could ask for.


One of the finest hotels in Cologne is the Excelsior Hotel Ernst. Right next to the Cologne Dome you will be right in the heart of downtown Cologne and ready to dive into all the Kölner Lichter activites on this weekend. Single bedrooms start from 180 Euros.