In 1903, Barça decided to organise the Barcelona Cup. The competition would be held in the Catalan capital, and eight teams would fight it out to become the winners.
At the time, the club had 250 members and they all paid towards the silver trophy - brought from England - that would go to the winners, as well as paying for all of the medals at a rate of 2.40 pesetas each, and related sports equipment.
Barça won the competition with 26 points, two more than Espanyol managed to achieve. Hispania finished third whilst Català, who at that time were Barça's fiercest rivals, could only manage a fourth-place finish.
On May 19, the prizes were presented at an event held by Barça. Gold, silver and bronze medals went to Barça, Espanyol and Hispania respectively, whilst Català had to settle for a pennant. Irish, who came fifth out of eight, got a regulation ball, and that was deemed by Català to be a far better prize than the one they received.