Monday, 2 March 2015

A nice win for Rudy Hesty in Singapore

This friday 14 players were present for the monthly tournament of Jurong Central Subbuteo Club in Singapore. The 2nd WASPA Jurong league was a special occasion. Why was it special? 1st was an event in tribute to one of our sponsors (Tchaaaa4) who have supported equipments for the new and younger players in the club and our community. 2nd was having players outside the club participating, players namely Erza Aripin, Benard Lim and his son Isaac Lim. And 3rd the event games will be incooperated in Singapore TFAS ranking points. Mohamed Musa Mohamed Bolkiah, Lim Yew Seng andLim Ding Heng played their first tournament ever.

14 players participated in the event; with top ranked players chosen based on Singapore ranking system. The group games and quarter finals did not provide any suprises as all top ranked players qualify comfortably. The 1st semis proved to be the game of the season with Bernard & Vikas trying to outscore each but the battle ended in a 3-3 draw; with the latter qualifying in the sudden death shoot-out. The 2nd semis between Anas & Rudy was also thigh with Rudy managing to squeeze a goal in the last 10 seconds of the game.

The Final was between the on form Vikas and the consistent Rudy. The game started rather cagey with both were cautious in the attack. However after Rudy scored the 1st goal in the 2nd half the game opened up and both started attacking each other. The equalizer was a mimic of one of the early semis, with Vikas scoring the equalizer in the dying seconds. Extra time nearly settled the winner but the shot by Vikas hit the crossbar and the ball bounced out. The dreaded shoot-out was again the decided. The 1st two shots were saved by the respective players but Rudy managed to savage thru the shootout with the a solitary low shot which trickled in pass Vikas goalkeeper thus Rudy was crowned the champion of the event.

Even though the game ended after midnight, the players all left the place with smiles.

Congrats to all the players who participated and the club was particularly pleased to have another newcomer; Bolkiah playing in the event.

(Report by Rudy Hesty)