Thursday, 17 November 2016

Ladies steal the show at Joburg Summer Cup



The Johannesburg Table Football Club hosted the Johannesburg Summer Cup on Saturday the 12th of November at Panorama Sports Club. We had a total turnout of 12 players of which 6 were ladies, which is a record for lady entrants in a WASPA Tournament in South Africa.
Clifford's birthday cake
The format for the Ladies was a straight knock-out, and even though all the games went to penalty shoot-outs, great fun was had by all with some great goals and fine goalkeeping  the order of the day. Heidie Modise triumphed in the end against Nita Hermaens in a titanic shoot out that went to the third round of sudden death penalties - well done to Heidie on her maiden tournament victory.
The mens event saw 6 competitors divided in two groups of three. After the group stages, Clifford and Abraham advanced as group winners with Greg and Waynne who advanced as runner-ups. The semi finals saw Waynne bring Abraham's great day to an end with an emphatic 2 nil victory. Clifford needed a shoot-out to defeat a tenacious Greg Green in the other semi. Before the final, all competitors were treated to some birthday cake, courtesy of Nita who baked a wonderful cake for Clifford featuring Subbuteo, QPR and Freddy Mercury edible pics.
Ladies final
A traditional South African braai was also then enjoyed while watching South Africa defeat Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on the big screen. The final saw perennial favourite Clifford square off against a much imroved Waynne Pienaar. Clifford defeated Waynne by a solitary goal to capture the Johannesburg Summer Cup. Once again, great fun and awesome cameraderie amongst all participants was the highlight of the day.

(Report by Clifford Graaff)