Surinam - Nationale Feesten Football Events 1910-1920


Before a football federation was founded in Surinam (first in April 1914, for a period of three years, and for the second time in October 1920), football competitions were organised by the Vereeniging van Nationale Feesten around the birthday (August 31st) of Koningin Wilhelmina, on four or five occasions in the second decade of the twentieth century, starting in 1911. One year earlier, a match had been organised between the strongest local club, military side Juliana (named after the infant princess, born in 1909) and a visiting ship, HM "Utrecht". In 1921, the football event at the occasion of the Queen's Birthday was an international match (the first ever for the new S.V.B.) against British Guyana; already in August 1915, a selection from the colony's capital Georgetown had visited Paramaribo and played a selection of the first S.V.B. (1914-1917) as well as leading club side Juliana.

Palmares

Year Winners         Runners-Up
1910 Juliana     4-0 HM "Utrecht"
1911 Juliana     2-0 H.B.S.     
1912 Juliana     9-1 S.S.S.      
1913   no results available
1919 Blauw-Wit   1-0 U.D.I.      [aet]
1920   not awarded (final Blauw-Wit vs Olympia was drawn)

NB: no festivities were organised between 1914 and 1918; for 1913 football
    matches were announced but no fixtures or results are available.

1910

NB: match organised by the Bestuur van Nationale Feesten.

[Sep 1]
Juliana     4-0 HM "Utrecht"

1911

NB: organised by the Vereeniging van Nationale Feesten; three clubs entered;
    the trophy on offer was to be kept by the first club to win it three times
    (the 1910 match above not being part of the series); all matches at the
    ground of H.B.S.

Participants (3):
H.B.S. (Hoû Braef Standt)
Juliana (aka M.V.C.J.: Militaire Voetbal Club Juliana)
S.S.S. (Sport Staalt Spieren)

[Sep 4]
H.B.S.      2-1 S.S.S.      [after protest, originally 2-2]
[Sep 5]
Juliana     1-1 H.B.S.      [after protest, originally 2-1]
[Sep 6]
Juliana     8-1 S.S.S.      

NB: as Juliana and H.B.S. had finished equal on points, a playoff was organised.

Playoff [Sep 21]
Juliana     2-0 H.B.S.      

1912

NB: organised by the Vereeniging van Nationale Feesten; only two clubs entered.

Participants (2):
Juliana (aka M.V.C.J.: Militaire Voetbal Club Juliana)
S.S.S. (Sport Staalt Spieren)

[Sep 6?]
Juliana     9-1 S.S.S.      

NB: second win for Juliana.

1919

NB: organised by the Commissie van Nationale Feesten.

Participants (8):
Eerste Klasse
Blauw-Wit
Excelsior
Olympia
U.D.I. (Uitspanning Door Inspanning)
Tweede Klasse
Ajax
D.O.S.
Go Ahead
Vitesse

Eerste Klasse Competitie

Semifinals
[Aug 31]
U.D.I.      2-1 Excelsior   
[Sep 3]
Blauw-Wit   3-0 Olympia     

Final [Sep 7]
Blauw-Wit   1-0 U.D.I.      [aet]

Tweede Klasse Competitie

Semifinals
[Aug 31]
Go Ahead    2-1 Ajax        
[Sep 3]
D.O.S.      1-0 Vitesse     

Final [Sep 7]
Go Ahead    1-0 D.O.S.  

1920

NB: organised by the Commissie van Nationale Feesten.

Participants (8):
Eerste Klasse
Blauw-Wit
Excelsior
Olympia
U.D.I. (Uitspanning Door Inspanning)
Tweede Klasse
Imperator [late replacement for Olympia II]
Juliana
Voorwaarts
Zwaluw

Eerste Klasse Competitie    

Semifinals
[Aug 29]
Blauw-Wit   1-0 Excelsior   [match finished 0-0 but under protest Blauw-Wit who
[Sep 2]                      had a goal disallowed; extra time abandoned at 0-1]
U.D.I.      0-3 Olympia     
Blauw-Wit   ann Excelsior   [remaining 5' extra time; no goals scored; however,
                             protest Blauw-Wit on match Aug 29 upheld, which
Final [Sep 5]                thus was deemed to have finished 1-0 to them]
Blauw-Wit   drw Olympia     [drawn (probably 0-0) after extra time; Blauw-Wit 
                             offered first prize to Olympia, who refused it]

Tweede Klasse Competitie

Semifinals
[Aug 29]
Imperator   0-3 Zwaluw      
[Sep 2]
Juliana     drw Voorwaarts  [Juliana reportedly won on lots but Voorwaarts played
                             the final, possibly after a successful protest]
Final [Sep 5]
Zwaluw      0-2 Voorwaarts


1923.

list of champions.


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Sources: Suriname, De West

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Last updated: 30 Jan 2014

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