Western Invasion – A Successful Operation


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A total of 13 players ventured into the quiet and industrious suburb of Altona within Western Flicker’s premises and the home of Benny Ng, who kindly allowed MTFC to organise the tournament. Special mention goes to Yago Dzelalija who travelled from the Canberra especially to participate in this event.

The format was 3 groups drawn at random where Peter Thomas, Benny Ng and Luke Radziminski winning their groups respectively. The third group winner and runners up (Luke and Yago) had to play barrage round against the second placed players from the first and second group in order to proceed into the semi finals.

Luke was narrowly defeated to Benji Batten and Yago defeated Paul Mercer on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

Peter Thomas then went on to defeat Yago 4-0 in the first semi final while Benny managed to defeat Benji in an intense, testosterone-fueled arm wrestle in which both players had created chances in each half.

Peter Thomas, representing MTFC then went on to comfortably defeat Western Flicker’s co-founder Benny Ng (5-1) to take home the chocolates.

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Batten Down

In other news, the ‘Wall-shelf of death’ made an appearance in the tournament picking a fight with 3 players in separate incidents on record. The alleged victims; Benji Batten and Paul Mercer sustained bruised shoulders while Luke received a cheeky head-butt that no one noticed. An effective ‘Anti MTFC’ device deployed against the MTFC invasion.

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All 13 Participants (Incl. 3 Juniors)

For more photos, they are featured in the Melbourne Table Football (Subbuteo) Club Facebook Group

Final standings
Pos Player
1 Peter Thomas
2 Benny Ng
3 Benji Batten/Yago Dzelalija
4 Benji Batten/Yago Dzelalija
5 Luke Radziminski
6 Paul Mercer
7 Adrian Connolly
8 Greg Hall
9 Benjamin Ng
10 Kevin Grant
11 Simon Briffa
12 Alex Briffa
13 Harrison Briffa

The Games

Group A
Home Score Away
Benji Batten 4 1 Alex Briffa
Peter Thomas 6 1 Kevin Grant
Kevin Grant 1 4 Benji Batten
Alex Briffa 0 0 Greg Hall
Greg Hall 1 0 Kevin Grant
Benji Batten 0 4 Peter Thomas
Peter Thomas 5 0 Greg Hall
Kevin Grant 1 0 Alex Briffa
Alex Briffa 0 4 Peter Thomas
Greg Hall 0 3 Benji Batten
Group B
Home Score Away
Paul Mercer 0 1 Benny Ng
Adrian Connolly 1 0 Harrison Briffa
Harrison Briffa 0 4 Paul Mercer
Benny Ng 2 0 Adrian Connolly
Paul Mercer 0 0 Adrian Connolly
Harrison Briffa 0 2 Benny Ng
Group C
Home Score Away
Luke Radziminski 3 0 Simon Briffa
Yago Dzelalija 1 1 Benjamin Ng
Benjamin Ng 0 3 Luke Radziminski
Simon Briffa 1 2 Yago Dzelalija
Luke Radziminski 2 0 Yago Dzelalija
Benjamin Ng 1 1 Simon Briffa
Consolation round
Home Score Away
Adrian Connolly 1 0 Benjamin Ng
Benjamin Ng 1 1 Greg Hall
Greg Hall 1 1 Adrian Connolly
Consolation Semi-Finals
Home Score Away
Simon Briffa 3 0 Alex Briffa
Kevin Grant 2 0 Harrison Briffa
12th/13th place Play-off
Home Score Away
Alex Briffa 0 0 Harrison Briffa
Consolation Final (10th/11th place Play-off)
Home Score Away
Simon Briffa 0 2 Kevin Grant
Barrage round
Home Score Away
Luke Radziminski 0 1 Benji Batten
Paul Mercer 0 0 Yago Dzelalija
5th/6th place Play-off
Home Score Away
Luke Radziminski 1 0 Paul Mercer
Home Score Away
Peter Thomas 4 0 Yago Dzelalija
Benny Ng 2 0 Benji Batten
3rd/4th place Play-off
Home Score Away
Yago Dzelalija  X  X Benji Batten
Home Score Away
Peter Thomas 5 1 Benny Ng

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