After a couple of tournament featuring ten teams and another with six teams, and last year's tournament being scrapped as a result of the Corona virus crisis, the finals make a welcome return this year with a tournament featuring the more traditional total of eight clubs.
Happily, East Greenland will be represented for the first time in a number of years, and by one of the region's oldest clubs to boot. ATA, formed in 1960 and hailing from the town of Tasiilaq, return to the big stage for the first time in a decade after coming through a five-team qualifying tournament which also featured its reserve side.
Elsewhere, the usual suspects - B-67 and IT-79 - made it through the Sermersooq/NBU qualifying group after overcoming stiff resistance from Nagtoralik, G-44 qualified from the Disko Bay region as per usual (and will be joined this year by T-41 Aasiaat), K-33 will have made the long journey north from the southernmost reaches of the country after coming top of their qualifying group, and Upernavik's UB-83 will be representing the Avaanaa region. SAK, from Sisimiut, qualified after defeating Aqissiaq in a play-off.
The draw was made by the KAK (the Greenlandic FA) on 30 July, and was refined on 6 August, with the Group B clash between heavyweights B-67 and Nagdlúnguaq-48, which was originally scheduled to kick off at 15:00 on Monday being swapped with the game between UB-83 against ATA, and will now take place at 19:00.
Please find below the fixture-list for the final tournament of the 2022 Greenlandic national championship (kick-off times in CET).
08/08/22 17:00 IT-79 : G-44
08/08/22 21:00 K-33 : SAK
09/08/22 17:00 IT-79 : K-33
09/08/22 21:00 G-44 : SAK
10/08/22 17:00 IT-79 : SAK
10/08/22 21:00 G-44 : K-33
08/08/22 19:00 UB-83 : ATA
08/08/22 23:00 B-67 : Nagdlúnguaq-48
09/08/22 19:00 B-67 : UB-83
09/08/22 23:00 Nagdlúnguaq-48 : ATA
10/08/22 19:00 B-67 : ATA
10/08/22 23:00 Nagdlúnguaq-48 : UB-83
12/08/22 17:00 GPA3 : GPB4
12/08/22 19:00 GPA4 : GPB3
12/08/22 21:00 GPA1 : GPB2
12/08/22 23:00 GPA2 : GPA1
NOTE: It was revealed in the hours after this article was published that ATA scratched from the finals of the national championship due to their being unable to raise the money needed to travel to Ilulissat, meaning that, once again, there would be no representative from East Greenland taking part. Their place has been taken by Aasiaat' T-41.
Meanwhile, B-67 were stranded at Kangerlussuaq Airport due to fog, so their game against B-67, due to be played on 08/08/22, has been moved to 11/08/22. These changes shall be reflected in an article covering this year's championship, to be published in the days after the tournament's conclusion.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: As mentioned in the article, the draw was made public by the KAK on 30 July. As ever, any errors/omissions will be rectified upon notification. Many thanks to Lorenzo Bigo for additional information.