Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Anas wins an international event in Singapore

The Jurong Central Subbuteo Club organized the WASPA tournament on 12 June 2015. There was a good turnout of 17 players, with friends from overseas joining us, namely Stephane Lambert (BEL), Emmanuel Miranda and his son, Nael (FRA). However, our Aussie friends had to pull out of the tournament last minute.
The tournament was split into two categories, which are the U12 and open categories.

U12 Category
There were 4 U12 boys participating in this category, namely Ding Heng, Wei Xuan, Ilhan and Nael. The boys had to battle it out in a round robin format, where the one with the most points will emerge as the winner.
There were several tight matches between the boys which mostly ended in 0-0 draws, but Ding Heng managed to climb to the top of the table by scoring a goal against Nael. Hence Ding Heng emerged as the winner for the U12 Category.

Open Category
The 13 participants from this category were split into 3 groups of 3 players and a group of 4 players. The top player from each group would battle it out in the semifinals. The same knockout format goes for the 2nd player from each group, and then the 3rd from each group.
Rudy from Group A and Nic from Group B emerged top of their groups comfortably, while Anas from Group C and Haikal from Group D had to go through a tough penalty shootout with Emmanuel and Fauzi respectively to proceed to the semifinals.

Group 2nd Runners-up Playoffs
Yew Seng won in the first playoff against Irshad only after a tight 1-1 draw and a 1-0 win in the penalty shootout.
Stephane had a good 1-0 win against Galvin in the second playoff.
In the 2nd Runners-up Playoffs final, Stephane had a comfortable 3-1 win against Yew Seng to emerge as the winner.

Group Runners-up Playoffs
Irwan won 1-0 in the first playoff against Amin .
Fauzi had a close 1-0 win against Emmanuel in the second playoff.
In the  Runners-up Playoffs final, Fauzi had a tough 2-1 win against Irwan after extra time to emerge as the winner.

Group Winners Playoffs
Rudy had a good 1-0 win in the first playoff against Nic .
Anas won 2-0 against Haikal to proceed to the final.
In the final there were a lot of goalless misses and keeper saves throughout the match till full time. Anas finally managed to score after extra time to seal his victory and emerge as the tournament winner.
Congatulations to all the winners!

(Report by Anas)

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