Starting with an insane comeback with two goals in the final three minutes, David progressed to the knockout stage in second position of group A behind Benny Ng. In the Semi-Final he met Benji Batten who had topped group B with 7 points. These two players often have great games and this one was no different, the players unable to be separated after 30 minutes and then a further 10 minutes of extra time.
Ultimately a penalty shootout was needed, David scored early on and despite Benji equalizing with his final shot, David was able to grab the winner immediately after and book himself a spot in the final.
David’s opponent in the final was Benny Ng. Benny had a great tournament up to that point with wins over David, Dillon, tom and Luke Radziminski in the semifinal (3-1). Benny is no doubt a rising star of Melbourne Subbuteo but today his luck ran out against a clinical David who claimed his first title.
The 7th placed game saw young Benjamin Ng score 2 goals and get a win to edge out Tom Nowacki. Eial Donnenfeld defeated Dillon Izon 2-1 on shots after their game finished 3-3 to take the 5th Place. Finally Benji was able to power home to beat Luke 4-2 and claim 3rd place.
1. David Simpson
2. Benny Ng
3. Benji Batten
4. Luke Radziminski
5. Eial Donnenfeld
6. Dillon Izon
7. Benjamin Ng
8. Tom Nowacki