Although a smaller than expected crowd attended the tournament, 10 players were divided into two groups with the top 2 players qualifying for the knock-out stages.
|Abraham and Greg|
There was a few interested onlookers from Malawi and Zimbabwe who are keen to partake at our next tournament. Abraham Siame from Tanzania, who recently received a full Subbuteo set from a kind benefactor, showed his much improved skill by storming to two early victories to claim top spot in Group B. Clifford and Jason qualified from Group A with the only lady present, Alyssa Green showing improvement with each game.
In the semi-finals, Clifford defeated Greg and Jason upsetting form player, Abraham Siame in a tense penalty shoot-out by 3 goals to 1 and showcasing his calmness under pressure against a voiceferous Abraham.
Greg Green found his shooting form in the Third place play-off by scoring three sublime goals without reply against Abraham, who easily won the prize for the player with the most 'passion' on the day.
|Jason and Clifford|
One of the highlights of the afternoon was each player enjoying pancakes and ice-cream from tournament sponsor and Clifford's vivacious spouse, Nita.
Thanks to all for attending and enjoying a festive tournament where laughs and friendship was the ultimate winner.
(Report by Clifford Graaff)