Sunday, 13 April 2014

Melbourne Anniversary tournament

The Subbuteo Melbourne Anniversary tournament was held on the 13th of April 2014- Exactly 1 year after the clubs formation.
The players

Peter Thomas

A hotly contested group stage saw seeded players Carl Young and Peter Thomas finish on top of their respective groups with Benji Batten and David Simpson (who had both scored against their respective table toppers) also qualifying for the semi-finals.
The game between Peter Thomas and Carl Young

After the group stage, the competition split in two with Alex Stefanos, Dillon Izon and Peter Lipsett competing in a tight group for 5th Place.
Benji Batten

There were no surprises in the semi-finals and so two of Australia’s top players; Carl and Peter would meet in the final.

The final itself was a high quality match in which after 30 minutes and then a further 10 minutes extra time: the scores were locked at 1-1. A great crowd assembled for the shootout in which Peter Thomas claimed the victory with the final shot. (Shootout score 3-2)
Big thanks to all involved.

Final Placings:
1. Peter Thomas
2. Carl Young
3. Benji Batten
4. David Simpson
5. Peter Lipsett
6. Alex Stefanos
7. Dillon Izon

(Report by Banji Batten)