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Thursday, 23 November 2017
Farewell tournament for Giuseppe Tardiota in Brisbane
11th of November, at Woody Point 1pm flick off.
This was the Brisbane Subbuteo Clubs 33rd competition, and sadly the last four our great friend Giuseppe who is moving back to Italy next month. Giuseppe wanted to play with Heavy Weights and the new rules, we couldn't say no. In fact, not only has Giuseppe been dabbling with the dark arts of the Heavy Weights, but so had Andrew R and Shane.
We had five players turn up, heavyweights in hand. It was to be a round robin, with the top 2 going into a final. Gus made the draw, and it turned out well getting Gerry first up, who admits he is a slow starter, and Gus beat Gerry 4-1, Gerry took solace in the fact he got his first goal against Gus (many more will follow). Giuseppe tied 1-1 with his fellow dark arts comrade Shane.
Andrews first game ended in a 3-3 draw with the now warmed up Gerry and Shane played another draw with Gus, 0-0. Giuseppe got his first victory of the day beating Gus 1-0 whilst Andrew went to town on Shane winning 8-1. Andrew was really enjoying his heavyweights and beat Giuseppe 1-0 whilst Shane managed yet another draw, this time a 1-1 with Gerry.
The last round already had Andrew in the top 2, Gus and Giuseppe were level on points but Gus had a superior goal difference. So Gus just needed to win better then Giuseppe. Giuseppe however drew with Gerry whilst Gus beat Andrew 1-0 to make it an all Sunshine Coast final. Incredibly each player had only lost 1 game at the end of the round robin.
So our first Heavyweight final saw Andrew take the lead, but Gus levelled it. Andrew's dominance with the round bottom players payed off and he took the lead once again. The score didn't change after that, and Andrew won 2-1. It was a special win for Andrew who played exceptional subbuteo, as it was his first ever Brisbane final win.
Another great day, and the end of one era and the start of another, farewell Giuseppe, you will be sadly missed, and welcome our new champion who will be even harder to beat.