Monday, 30 November 2015

Anas takes the honors in Singapore

Jurong Central Subbuteo Club (JCSC) League 2014/15 (Friday 27 November 2015) WASPA

It was the final league day for the JCSC League 2014/15. The results of this tournament would also be included in the SG ranking points. The JCSC league table leader, Rudy Hesty, decided to sit out for this WASPA tournament as he had a comfortable gap to the 2nd place competitor. Hence 14 club players competed in this Final League Day WASPA Tournament.

Group Stage
The players were split into 4 groups, with the top seeds (according to the SG Ranking table) assigned to each group. The rest of the players were drawn into their respective groups.
The draw resulted in a “group of death” in Group C, with competitive players, namely Fauzi, Rizal Taib and Vikas in the same group. The groupings are as follows:
Group A: Noor Haikal, Simon, Quan Feng
Group B: Anas, Yew Seng, Bolkiah
Group C: Vikas, Fauzi, Rizal Taib, Ding Heng
Group D: Nic, Amin, Dylan, Ah Liang

After the group round, the top seeds for each group (Haikal, Anas, Vikas and Nic) comfortably topped their respective groups by winning all their games.

The top 2 players from each group proceed to the quarter finals while the rest of the players would enter the Plate Payoffs.

Plate Playoffs
After a long knockout round, Group A 2nd runner-up, Quan Feng, met Group C 2nd runner-up, Rizal Taib in the plate final. With experience under his belt, Rizal managed to secure a convincing 3-0 win to win the plates.

Quarter Finals
QF 1: Haikal vs Fauzi
Haikal managed to score a sneaky long shot goal, and the score remained at 1-0 as Fauzi failed to overcome Haikal’s strong defence strategy after the first goal.
QF 2: Anas vs Amin
After several shots and relentless pressure from Anas towards Amin’s defence, Anas finally managed to sneak a goal past Amin’s goalkeeper to secure a 1-0 win.
QF 3: Vikas vs Simon
In a battle between two veterans, Vikas managed to secure a 2-1 win over his old rival, Simon, who just recently came back to playing Subbuteo again.
QF 4:  Nic vs Yew Seng
With his amazing shooting skills, Nic managed to secure a comfortable 4-0 win over Yew Seng.

Semi Finals
SF 1: Anas vs Haikal
In a battle between two youths, Anas managed to score 3 goals to secure a spot in the final.
SF 2: Vikas vs Nic
In what seemed like a closely fought match, Vikas managed to score the winning goal against Nic to secure a 2-1 win.

Final
Anas vs Vikas
Although Anas managed to score an early goal with his fast paced game play, he could not maintain the scoreline with Vikas’ fearsome long shots, with one of them finding the back of the net.
With the game tied at 1-1 at full time, sudden death penalty shootout followed. Anas managed to score a goal while saving Vikas’ shot, hence ending the game with Anas securing victory.

(Report by Anas)