After a few last minute cancellations, the field was whittled down to 5 for the first ever tournament for "Subbuteo Parramatta" (Australia). Everyone played each other in a league format, which quickly sorted itself into the two frontrunners - Eliot and Peter - pulling away from Billy, Terry and Adrian. heading in to the final round, terry needed a win over billy to pull even with adrian in 3rd place, but the two brothers, as at the last tournament, cancelled each other out in a 2-2 draw.
The final game saw Peter needing a win over Eliot to top the league, as Eliot had a superior goal difference heading in to the game. A scintillating game took place with peter doing most of the attacking but Eliot defending solidly, and looking dangerous on the counter-attack. eliot had never picked up a point against peter and was looking good to hold on after 29 minutes. Then, with 50 seconds left on the clock, Peter finally got one of his custom chips to find the back of the net and celebrated a great victory.
With regular tournament play seeming to improve the quality of all the players, we look forward to heading out to Penrith next month (the exact date will be March 23).
Peter Thomas 12 points
Eliot Kennedy 9 points
Adrian Elmer 4 points
Terry Koutzas 2 points
Billy Koutzas 1 point
(Report by Adrian Elmer)
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Saturday, 22 February 2014
Hey all, here is the first of hopefully a few surveys about the subbuteo Asian cup which we are hoping to run in Melbourne next year (January). The tournament would be a weekend event with games going most of the day. It is a very short survey, it would be get feedback from as many people as possible!
Monday, 17 February 2014
Subbuteo Melbourne has played another tournament on the 15th of February which consisted of 6 players, 1 was new and played his first ever WASPA tournament and managed to win a few, He only got into subbuteo about 3-4 months ago. Each player played each other once and the standing was split for the finals (top 2 play for first place, 3rd and 5th spot were up for grabs as well). Benji Batten and I played each other in the grand final where we drew 1-1 with extra time played and proceeded to go to penalties where I came victorious in a 2-0 penalty finish. The final standings of the tournament:
Report by Luke Radzimisnki