On Wednesday the 25th of June the Melbourne Subbuteo Club hosted the Coupe de Melbourne featuring 5 players including John Ho from Singapore. The group stage was a tense affair which saw 30 goals scored in 10 games. From the group stage Benji batten and John Ho progressed to the final with Luke Radziminski and David Simpson set to contest the 3rd place playoff.
Luke managed to claim 3rd place after beating David 3-2 in a thriller. The final itself was a fantastic game of Subbuteo, end to end action between Benji and John produced many chances which john was able to convert two and take out the Coupe De Melbourne winning the final 2-0.
1. John Ho
2. Benji Batten
3. Luke Radzimisnki
4. David Simpson
5. Tom Nowacki
A great tournament, huge thanks to John Ho for coming to play and for your advice!
(Report by Beni Batten)
Subbuteo Melbourne welcomed Christian Haas from Austria to its 4th tournament on Friday. A round robin of games was played with the 6 players before a final decided the winner at the end. The tournament was played in Great Spirit with all of the players supporting and giving advice to one another. As a result, all of the players were able to gain knowledge and skills for future events. Big thanks to Carl and Christian for advice, tips and coaching.
Christian Haas won the event beating Carl Young 3-2 in the final. Benji Batten came 3rd and Adam Deverell finished 4th.
(Report by Benji Batten)
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.