It was a day of firsts for the Melbourne Subbuteo club despite it being the club's third tournament. It was the first time we played a group and knockout system with two groups of three and semi-finals being used. In our first ever knockout round we had our first ever shootout. Benji Batten was lucky enough to beat Searle Batten 1-0 in the semi-final but he was unable to overcome the great Carl Young in the final despite being quite competitive (0-6). Congrats Carl on his win and also to Luke Radziminski (third place) and to Tom Nowacki (first goal and win). Big thanks to all who came, particularly Alex Stefanos (first event) and Searle Batten for coming at the last minute. There are definitely bright signs ahead for the mighty Melbourne Subbuteo Club.
(Report by Benji Batten)