History of our club


Club's history



The history of the species 'Hupfdohle' already starts in 1987.
Thus we are one the oldest gay/lesbian sportclubs in Germany - and the first who used gay and lesbian in it´s name.


1987-1990 1991-1995 1996-2000 2001-2005 2006-2010 2011-2015
2016-2020




Year Month Events
1987 May Some gay men from Bonn 'organized' a gym to play Volleyball (saturday 2-5 p.m.).
1988 December For the first time we are participating in a gay Volleyball-tournament wich is held in Amsterdam (Netzo).
1989 March In front of the tournament in Cologne the name Bonner Hupfdohlen was born.
June We decide to start at GayGames III in Vancouver/Canada with one team.
Sept. 2nd 1989 'Birthday' of 'Bonner Hupfdohlen' - gay and lesbian sportclub as an registrated association.
December Our gym is occupied as emergency accommodation for people from east germany.
1990 January We get a new gym at the University of Bonn with support of the students parliament (Saturday 9-11 a.m.) and make an application for membership in WVV (Westgerman Volleyball Association).
January Foundation of EGLSF (European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation) in Paris. Of course we were present.
August GayGames III in Vancouver/Canada. Eight Hupfdohlen are playing in division C until the eighthfinal.
December The Volleyball Association did not answer our application for membership until yet, so we menanced them to go to court to fight for our rights. Few weeks later they turn down our application.
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1991 May We menanced them again, not only with a lawyer but with the press (radio and newspapers). Suddenly there was no problem to become member in the WVV, which is important to get support.
1992 Eastern The first tournament in Bonn organized by us. 18 teams from all over europe participating. A great success for us. In the victory-ceremony our 'QUEENS-CUP' goes to Bremen.
February First meeting to found a gay volleyball league in germany. Because there where too many teams in the B-division, a qualification-tournament in Düsseldorf saw the Hupfdohlen on the first rank. Thats why we starting the league in division A.
1993 Januar Establishing a second Volleyball-groupe especially for beginners.
April - October The gay volleyball-league starts quiet well for the Hupfdohlen. After the first day we where leading the table and in the end we where the first german gay volleyball champion. Okay, Vorspiel Berlin I (our hardest competitor) couldn´t play at the last day. Because of that they lost all the games they had to play at that day.
May Again a tournament in Bonn. Especially and only for beginnerteams. The first tournament of this kind. 12 Teams.
1993/1994 October - March Paricipation in the regular ('straight') Volleyball-League.
1994 April - September After the disolution of our A-Level-Team we started again in the C-division.
1994 May Establishing a wandergroupe. Once a month we´re enjoying the nature around Bonn. We also tried to establish a swiming-groupe, but it doesn´t run.
1995 January Bowlingplayers from Koblenz joined the Hupfdohlen and started at the EuroGames in Frankfurt.
April - September Participating in the gay Volleyball-league in the Division C-South. During the year the team dissolved.
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1996 May EuroGames IV in Berlin (Volleyball, Bowling and Ballroomdancing). We won two silver- and three broncemedals in dancing.
Santa Claus At last another tournament in Bonn. 12 Teams reached for gold - Bonn won bronce. For the first time there was a team from easterneurope (Poland) participating in a gay tournament.
1997 May - Oktober With a new team we started again in the league. 1st rank in the gay Volleyball-League Level C. So next year we will start in B level.
1998 May - September Gay Volleyball-League Level B- West
1999 March - October Gay Volleyball-League Level B- South
2000 March - September Gay Volleyball-League Level B- South
2000/2001 October - March Paricipation in the regular ('straight') Volleyball-League.
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2001 March - September Gay Volleyball-League Level B- North
2001/2002 October - March Paricipation in the regular ('straight') Volleyball-League.
2002 April - September Gay Volleyball-League Level B- North
2003 March - September Gay Volleyball-League Level B- North
2004 March - September Gay Volleyball-League Level B- South
2005 February - September Gay Volleyball-League Level B- South
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2006 March - September Gay Volleyball-League Level C West
2007 April - June Gay Volleyball-League Level C Southwest
2008 March - September As the best 2nd place team within level C, we will start next year in B- level.
2009 April - September Gay Volleyball-League Level B- Southwest
2010 May - September Gay Volleyball-League Level C West
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2011 March - September Gay Volleyball-League Level C Northwest
2012 June - September Gay Volleyball-League Level C West
2013 April - September Gay Volleyball-League Level C West
2014 May - September Gay Volleyball-League Level C West
2015 April - September Gay Volleyball-League Level C West
December Our sports hall is closed due to refugees hosting.
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2016 Januar We try to find a temporary solution for playing Volleyball in the next months.
Januar bis Juni TKSV Duisdorf gave us the oppotunity to play Volleyball in there mixed group. It was a pleasure and we like to thank all of them.
May - September Gay Volleyball-League Level C West
Juli Our sports hall is open again.
2017 May - October Gay Volleyball-League Level C South-West
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