Monday, 22 July 2013

Kegan van der Merwe wins PFC Challenge Cup

Saturday 20 July 2013, Pretoria (South Africa) : The Pretoria Flickers Club hosted their second WASPA event, the PFC Challenge Cup. The event attracted a field of 8 players, including Subbuteo debutant Conway Julie. The 8 players were drawn into 2 groups of 4 players each, contesting 3 round robin matches with the 2 top placed players proceeding to the semi's. Chessray got the tournament off to a blistering pace by beating Marc-Leigh 3-0 in Group A's opening match. Elsewhere, in Group B, Selwyn beat debutant Conway 2-0 (the goals coming 35 seconds apart !) to race to the top of Group B.
In the 1st Semi Final, Julian could not stop the in-form (and current PFC League 2 leader) Chessray : score 2-1 to Chessray, the winner coming with 2 minutes left to play! In the 2nd Semi Final, Kegan had to rely on the lottery of penalty shots to beat Selwyn 2-1, this after a scoreless match during regulation and extra time! Julian managed to salvage some pride by beating the most consistent player on the day, Selwyn, with a 3-2 penalty shots win to clinch 3rd place overall. Jayden (winner of PFC's first ever WASPA event, the FOUNDERS CUP) could not negotiate his way through the group stages, but managed to beat Adrian in the 5th/6th play-off to claim the "Plate Prize".
The Final saw Kegan (PFC League 1 Champion) take on Chessray (current PFC League 2 leader) - a very closely contested affair all the way, but in the end Kegan won 1-0, scoring the winner after 6m11s of extra-time play !!
A very big thank you to all the PFC members who participated & a special thanks to the spectators who attended !!!
The PFC website & facebook page will be be updated shortly with photo's & news content at :
http://pfctest.leaguerepublic.com/l/league/298369156.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFC-SA/519566284755728

Final Places
1st Kegan van der Merwe
2nd Chessray Jooste
3rd Julian van der Merwe
4th Selwyn Davis
5th Jayden van der Merwe
6th Adrian Otto
7th Conway Julie
8th Marc-Leigh Alexander

(report by Julian Van der Merwe)