Thursday, 21 September 2017

Benny Ng wins Northern Phoenix tournament


The second Northern Phoenix WASPA took on a league format as six competitors fought it out on a cold and wintery Melbourne Friday evening. Each player would ultimately only play each other once (each game lasting 20 minutes) in a truly cup style event with each game carrying identical importance.

Barring a couple of games, goals proved hard to come by as resolute defences proved the order of the evening. In the end it was Benny Ng who claimed his second Phoenix title ahead of the much improved Kevin Grant. It should be noted that this was Grant’s best ever performance at a WASPA tournament – testament to his ever improving game.

Six juniors also competed in their own event. The playing contingent was split into two groups of three competitors. In the end, it was the Briffa brothers (Alex and Harrison) who competed in the final. After a tense game, penalties were the order of the day – Alex taking the honours 1-0.
All in all a fun evening of table football for everyone involved.
A big thanks to Simon Briffa for making the venue available.

(Report by Christos Garagounis)