Saturday, 21 March 2015

Australian winner in Singapore

Last week-end Singapore was the center of Asian Subbuteo as the TFAS organized their International Open with visitors from Indonesia, Malaysia, Belgium, Hong Kong and Australia. U19 champion was Giovanni Choong while Yusni Den Mulia defeated Rudy Hesty in the Open final.

On the side of the main event, players who did not qualify from the Group stage proceeded to the knock-0ut Plate Event which was a registered WASPA tournament. By the end of the day, the Plate Final was a tight affair from the visiting Raffaele Lombardi (of Paramatta, Australia) and Singapore’s very own up-and-coming young adult Noor Haikal. Both played out an exciting final with each scoring 1 after another to finish the game 2-2 at full-time; bringing the game into extra-time. During the overtime period, the experience of the more mature Rafaelle made all the difference as he scored another goal to edge out Noor Haikal by the odd goal!!  Raffaele’s victory in the Plate Event made his long journey from Sydney, Australia to our shores of Singapore worthwhile indeed!

Congratulations to all winners!

(Report by TFAS)