Monday, 14 March 2016

Clifford Graaff wins again in Pretoria!

(Report by Julian vd Merwe)

Saturday 12 March 2016, Pretoria, South Africa
The 4th edition of the PFC Founder's Cup saw a field of 10 entries take part, including Clifford Graaff from the Johannesburg Table Football Club. The Founder's Cup is staged each year in March to celebrate the birthdate of Pretoria Flickers Club - PFC will celebrate it's 3rd year of existence on 24 March 2016 - thanks to all members for your continued support over the past 3 years, you have made it possible to continue playing! The event had 4 rounds of play - where each round of play was determined by ''random draw", with 2 points per win & 1 point per draw awarded. The random draw proved to be exciting in itself, but for some reason…..the pre-tournament favourites Jayden vd Merwe, Bevin Reed & Clifford Graaff were never drawn to play each other - but this did not detract from the entertainment levels at all! In the end Clifford Graaff won all 4 of his matches to gather 8 points in total - taking the honours on the day by 1 point over Pretoria's Jayden vd Merwe and Bevin Reed who were placed 2nd & 3rd respectively. A mention must be made about one of PFC's newest members….Adam Murray….whose efforts on the day earned him a well deserved 4th place overall. Adam managed to hold Jayden to 0-0 in round 1, and then suffered his only defeat by 1-0 to eventual event winner Clifford in round 4 - Clifford getting the winner with 30 seconds left to play!
On the day we witnessed a total of 35 goals over the 20 matches played….with only 4 matches ending 0-0. This made for a great day of goal action, thrills & spills - only as the game of Subbuteo can produce! The win for Clifford marks his 3rd triumph in as many months during 2016! Thanks to all for attending and making the day a success once again!

Final Standings - Pts
Clifford Graaff 8
Jayden vd Merwe 7
Bevin Reed 7
Adam Murray 4
Julian vd Merwe 4
Kegan vd Merwe 3
Chessray Jooste 3
Rowin Wilson 2
Stanton Nortjie 2
Neilon Waterson 0

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