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The Showdown is a term used to refer to the derby
Local derby
In many countries the term local derby, or simply just derby means a sporting fixture between two, generally local, rivals, particularly in association football...

 match between local rivals the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide
Port Adelaide Football Club
The Port Adelaide Football Club is an Australian rules football club based in Alberton, South Australia, which plays in the Australian Football League and the South Australian National Football League...

 in the sport of Australian rules football
Australian rules football
Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, also called football, Aussie rules or footy is a sport played between two teams of 22 players on either...

 in the Australian Football League
Australian Football League
The Australian Football League is both the governing body and the major professional competition in the sport of Australian rules football...

 (AFL).

Background


The Adelaide Crows joined the AFL in 1991, and Port Adelaide
Port Adelaide Football Club
The Port Adelaide Football Club is an Australian rules football club based in Alberton, South Australia, which plays in the Australian Football League and the South Australian National Football League...

 joined in 1997. The South Australia
South Australia
South Australia is a state of Australia in the southern central part of the country. It covers some of the most arid parts of the continent; with a total land area of , it is the fourth largest of Australia's six states and two territories.South Australia shares borders with all of the mainland...

n Brewing Company, makers of West End beers, decided that the "Showdown" would be an appropriate name as a promotional opportunity for games between these two clubs, since it was the first time two South Australian teams had played against each other in the AFL.

West End no longer holds naming rights to the Showdown as the Adelaide Crows changed their beer sponsor to the Victorian based Carlton and United Beverages brands in 2005. The game is now sponsored by Balfours
Balfours
Balfours is a South Australian bakery, which produces pies, pasties and cakes for sale in South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales ....

.

Port beat the Crows in the inaugural Showdown in 1997. Having won their first match in the AFL against Geelong
Geelong Football Club
The Geelong Football Club, nicknamed The Cats, is a professional Australian rules football club, named after and based in the city of Geelong, playing in the Australian Football League . The club has been the VFL/AFL premiers nine times, with a record equalling 3 in the AFL era. Geelong has also...

 the week before, a pumped up Port jumped the Crows in the first half and managed to hold on in the final quarter as the Crows mounted a comeback. The game also featured a fight between Port's Scott Cummings
Scott Cummings
Scott Cummings is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon, Port Adelaide, the West Coast Eagles and Collingwood in the Australian Football League....

 and Adelaide's Rod Jameson
Rod Jameson
Rod Jameson is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Adelaide in the Australian Football League. He was the Crows leading goal kicker in 1991 before spending most of his later career in the midfield and backline...

.

In the 2005 AFL Finals Series
2005 AFL finals series
-The finals system:The system is a final eight system. This system is different to the McIntyre Final Eight System, which was previously used by the AFL, and is currently used by the National Rugby League....

, Adelaide and Port Adelaide met in a semi-final, the first time in their history they had played against each other in a finals game. What was billed as a tight contest turned out to be a fizzer after half time, with Adelaide thrashing Port Adelaide by 83 points.

Showdowns are referred to by their number, e.g. Showdown X for the tenth game between the clubs. Only matches during the Premiership Season or Finals Series are given this distinction. Pre-season matches are often referred to as Showdowns, but are not officially given the title. There have been 29 games played between the clubs, with Port Adelaide leading the Crows 16-13 on match wins at the end of the 2010 season.

The player adjudged best on ground in each match is awarded the Showdown Medal
Showdown Medal
The Showdown Medal is the medal awarded to the player adjudged best on ground in the Showdown AFL match between Adelaide and Port Adelaide. It is thus similar to the Ross Glendinning Medal awarded in Western Derby games....

.

History of the series


In the 30 showdowns to date the Power lead the all time series 17-13. The longest winning streak belongs to Port who beat the Crows 7 times, the first win was recorded in round 22 of 2000 (Showdown VIII) while the last of the 7 wins was recorded in round 22 of 2003 (Showdown XIV).

Year by year & overall standings



|- style="background:#ccf;"
| Year
| Played
| Adelaide Wins
| Port Adelaide Wins
| Draws
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 1997
| 2
| 1
| 1
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 1998
| 2
| 1
| 1
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 1999
| 2
| 1
| 1
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 2000
| 2
| 1
| 1
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 2001
| 2
| 0
| 2
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 2002
| 2
| 0
| 2
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 2003
| 2
| 0
| 2
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 2004
| 2
| 1
| 1
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 2005
| 3
| 3
| 0
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 2006
| 2
| 1
| 1
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 2007
| 2
| 2
| 0
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 2008
| 2
| 1
| 1
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 2009
| 2
| 1
| 1
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 2010
| 2
| 0
| 2
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| 2011
|2
|1
|1
|
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Overall
| 30
| 13
| 17
|

Showdown I – X



|- style="background:#ccf;"
| width=95 |
| Date
| Round
| Home Team
| Score G.B (T)
| Away Team
| Score G.B (T)
| Ground
| width=45 | Crowd
| Winner
| Report
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown I
| 20 April 1997
| Round 4
| Adelaide
| 11.6 (72)
| Port Adelaide
| 11.17 (83)
| Football Park
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 47,256
| Port by 11
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown II
| 10 August 1997
| Round 19
| Port Adelaide
| 9.4 (58)
| Adelaide
| 9.11 (65)
| Football Park
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 45,498
| Adelaide by 7
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown III
| 19 April 1998
| Round 4
| Port Adelaide
| 11.7 (73)
| Adelaide
| 8.16 (64)
| Football Park
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 41,476
| Port by 9
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown IV
| 9 August 1998
| Round 19
| Adelaide
| 22.12 (144)
| Port Adelaide
| 10.10 (70)
| Football Park
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 46,405
| Adelaide by 74
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown V
| 2 May 1999
| Round 6
| Adelaide
| 18.7 (115)
| Port Adelaide
| 12.15 (87)
| Football Park
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 45,585
| Adelaide by 28
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown VI
| 22 August 1999
| Round 21
| Port Adelaide
| 13.14 (92)
| Adelaide
| 9.14 (68)
| Football Park
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 42,669
| Port by 24
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown VII
| 23 April 2000
| Round 7
| Port Adelaide
| 13.13 (91)
| Adelaide
| 14.14 (98)
| Football Park
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 41,173
| Adelaide by 7
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown VIII
| 6 August 2000
| Round 22
| Adelaide
| 14.8 (92)
| Port Adelaide
| 20.19 (139)
| Football Park
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 42,659
| Port by 47
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown IX
| 15 April 2001
| Round 3
| Adelaide
| 13.10 (88)
| Port Adelaide
| 23.15 (153)
| Football Park
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 40,296
| Port by 65
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown X
| 5 August 2001
| Round 18
| Port Adelaide
| 16.11 (107)
| Adelaide
| 15.9 (99)
| Football Park
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 49,846
| Port by 8
|AFL.com.au

Showdown XI – XX



|- style="background:#ccf;"
| width=95 |
| Date
| Round
| Home Team
| Score G.B (T)
| Away Team
| Score G.B (T)
| Ground
| width=45 | Crowd
| Winner
| Report
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XI
| 27 April 2002
| Round 5
| Adelaide
| 12.10 (82)
| Port Adelaide
| 14.6 (90)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 49,513
| Port by 8
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XII
| 18 August 2002
| Round 20
| Port Adelaide
| 12.12 (84)
| Adelaide
| 11.10 (76)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 50,275
| Port by 8
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XIII
| 26 April 2003
| Round 5
| Adelaide
| 9.12 (66)
| Port Adelaide
| 12.6 (78)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 51,140
| Port by 12
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XIV
| 31 August 2003
| Round 22
| Port Adelaide
| 14.10 (94)
| Adelaide
| 12.6 (78)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 48,131
| Port by 16
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XV
| 8 May 2004
| Round 7
| Port Adelaide
| 13.9 (87)
| Adelaide
| 17.17 (119)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 44,733
| Adelaide by 32
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XVI
| 29 August 2004
| Round 22
| Adelaide
| 9.6 (60)
| Port Adelaide
| 12.13 (85)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 45,473
| Port by 25
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XVII
| 10 April 2005
| Round 3
| Adelaide
| 18.16 (124)
| Port Adelaide
| 8.8 (56)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 44,807
| Adelaide by 68
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XVIII
| 13 August 2005
| Round 20
| Port Adelaide
| 12.9 (81)
| Adelaide
| 13.10 (88)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 45,199
| Adelaide by 7
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XIX
| 10 September 2005
| Semi Final
| Adelaide
| 18.15 (123)
| Port Adelaide
| 5.10 (40)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 50,521
| Adelaide by 83
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XX
| 6 May 2006
| Round 6
| Adelaide
| 15.13 (103)
| Port Adelaide
| 8.5 (53)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 42,723
| Adelaide by 50
|AFL.com.au

Showdown XXI – XXX



|- style="background:#ccf;"
| width=95 |
| Date
| Round
| Home Team
| Score G.B (T)
| Away Team
| Score G.B (T)
| Ground
| width=45 | Crowd
| Winner
| Report
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XXI
| 27 August 2006
| Round 21
| Port Adelaide
| 14.11 (95)
| Adelaide
| 11.15 (81)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 41,549
| Port by 14
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XXII
| 14 April 2007
| Round 3
| Port Adelaide
| 8.15 (63)
| Adelaide
| 13.9 (87)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 36,959
| Adelaide by 24
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XXIII
| 4 August 2007
| Round 18
| Adelaide
| 9.19 (73)
| Port Adelaide
| 10.5 (65)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 42,335
| Adelaide by 8
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XXIV
| 6 April 2008
| Round 3
| Adelaide
| 12.13 (85)
| Port Adelaide
| 11.13 (79)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 45,524
| Adelaide by 6
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XXV
| 20 July 2008
| Round 16
| Port Adelaide
| 13.14 (92)
| Adelaide
| 11.14 (80)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 31,662
| Port by 12
|AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XXVI
| 2 May 2009
| Round 6
| Port Adelaide
| 15.15 (105)
| Adelaide
| 12.7 (79)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 41,558
| Port by 26
| AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XXVII
| 26 July 2009
| Round 17
| Adelaide
| 19.18 (132)
| Port Adelaide
| 9.8 (62)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 46,859
| Adelaide by 70
| AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XXVIII
| 1 May 2010
| Round 6
| Adelaide
| 10.14 (74)
| Port Adelaide
| 14.13 (97)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 40,371
| Port by 23
| AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XXIX
| 25 July 2010
| Round 17
| Port Adelaide
| 13.10 (88)
| Adelaide
| 9.15 (69)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 36,788
| Port by 19
| AFL.com.au
|- style="background:#fff;"
| Showdown XXX
| 16 April 2011
| Round 4
| Port Adelaide
| 14.14 (98)
| Adelaide
| 9.12 (66)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 33,143
| Port by 32
| AFL.com.au

Showdown XXXI



|- style="background:#ccf;"
| width=95 |
| Date
| Round
| Home Team
| Score G.B (T)
| Away Team
| Score G.B (T)
| Ground
| width=45 | Crowd
| Winner
| Report
|- style="background:#fff;"

| Showdown XXXI
| 31 July 2011
| Round 19
| Adelaide
| 16.15 (111)
| Port Adelaide
| 11.13 (79)
| AAMI Stadium
AAMI Stadium
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia...


| 40,586
| Adelaide by 32
| AFL.com.au

Scoring

  • As of Round 4, 2011, overall scores sit at 382.358 (2650) for Adelaide and 369.331 (2545) for Port.
  • In their 13 wins to date, Adelaide has an average winning margin of 35.69 points, while Port averages 20.53 for its 17 wins. The average winning margin of the 28 Showdowns to date is 28.53 points.
  • The highest score in a Showdown is 23.15 (153) by Port in Showdown IX. The lowest score is 5.10 (40) by Port in Showdown XIX (the 2005 Semi Final
    2005 AFL finals series
    -The finals system:The system is a final eight system. This system is different to the McIntyre Final Eight System, which was previously used by the AFL, and is currently used by the National Rugby League....

    )
  • The highest winning margin by Adelaide is 83 points in Showdown XIX, 18.15 (123) to 5.10 (40). The highest winning margin by Port is 65 points in Showdown IX, 23.15 (153) to 13.10 (88).
  • The lowest winning margin by Adelaide is 6 points in Showdown XXIV, 12.13 (85) to 11.13 (79). The lowest winning margin by Port is 8 points, on three consecutive occasions: Showdown X, 16.11 (107) to 15.9 (99); Showdown XI, 14.6 (90) to 12.10 (82); and Showdown XII, 12.12 (84) to 11.10 (76).
  • The longest winning streak by Adelaide is 4 (Showdowns XVII - XX). The longest winning streak by Port is 7 (Showdowns VIII - XIV).
  • Adelaide currently kicks with a 52.37% accuracy at goal, and Port 52.69%.
  • Close games are common: 9 of the 28 matches been decided by less than 10 points and a further 5 matches decided by 16 points or less.

Attendances

  • In the 30 Showdowns, 1,312,126 people have so far attended the matches, with crowds ranging between 31,662 (Showdown XXV) and 51,140 (Showdown XIII) and averaging 43,737 people.
  • The Crows' attendances range from 40,296 (Showdown IX) to 51,140 (Showdown XIII) and average 45,329 people. So far 634,608 people have attended Crows home matches.
  • Port's attendances range from 31,662 (Showdown XXV) to 50,275 (Showdown XII) and average 48,394 people. So far 677,518 people have attended Port home matches.