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The Champions Cup is an annual game or two-game series of Runty, played to determine the winner of the North-Eastern Runty Championship's season. The game is usually played in the mid-to-late summer. For most of its history, the game(s) have been played at New York Runty Park, but in the modern era, the event is held biannually at the NYRP, with the other biannual location being the stadium of another team.

The first official championship game took place in 1947, the league's second season. The 1946 season technically had a winner-take-all game, but that was part of a round-robin, not a specific championship game.

In 1947-48, the Boston Riders became the first team to win back-to-back Champions Cups.

Historical Results

All-Time Champions Cup Games
Season Winning Team Score Losing Team Location
1955 Westchester Racers 24-21 The Bronx Bears New York Runty Park
1954 Hempstead Clippers (2) 37-26 The Bronx Bears
1953 Manhattan Archers (2) 36-30 Buffalo Panthers
Buffalo Panthers* 25-21 Manhattan Archers
1952 Boston Riders (3) 22-20 Manhattan Archers Riverside Field
1951 Manhattan Archers 34-22 Buffalo Panthers New York Runty Park
1950 The Bronx Bears 23-21 New York Knights Riverside Field
1949 Buffalo Panthers 38-22 The Bronx Bears New York Runty Park
1948 Boston Riders (2) 15-11 Buffalo Panthers Riverside Field
1947 Boston Riders 28-15 Hempstead Clippers Corner Park
1946** Hempstead Clippers 22-8 New York Knights New York Runty Park

* indicates that team was lower seed, and only won one of two required games to win Champions Cup

** game not officially recognized as a Champions Cup due to playoff format

Champions Cups By Team

Team CC Titles CC Losses CC Win % Years in CC Years since CC win Years since CC apperance
Boston Riders 3 0 100 1947, 1948, 1952 3 3
Manhattan Archers 2 1 67 1951, 1952, 1953 2 2
Hempstead Clippers 2 1 67 1946*, 1947, 1954 1 1
Buffalo Panthers 1 3 25 1948, 1949, 1951, 1953 6 2
The Bronx Bears 1 3 25 1949, 1950, 1954, 1955 5 0
Westchester Racers 1 0 100 1955 0 0
New York Knights 0 2 0 1946*, 1950 - 5
Staten Island Islanders 0 0 - - - -
Brooklyn Devils 0 0 - - - -
Columbia Alumni Scholars** 0 0 - - - -

* Represents unofficial 1946 edition of Champions Cup

** Represent defunct team

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