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.
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.
For more photos, they are featured in the Melbourne Table Football (Subbuteo) Club Facebook Group
|3||Benji Batten/Yago Dzelalija|
|4||Benji Batten/Yago Dzelalija|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Adrian Connolly||1||0||Benjamin Ng|
|Benjamin Ng||1||1||Greg Hall|
|Greg Hall||1||1||Adrian Connolly|
|Simon Briffa||3||0||Alex Briffa|
|Kevin Grant||2||0||Harrison Briffa|
|12th/13th place Play-off|
|Alex Briffa||0||0||Harrison Briffa|
|Consolation Final (10th/11th place Play-off)|
|Simon Briffa||0||2||Kevin Grant|
|Luke Radziminski||0||1||Benji Batten|
|Paul Mercer||0||0||Yago Dzelalija|
|5th/6th place Play-off|
|Luke Radziminski||1||0||Paul Mercer|
|Peter Thomas||4||0||Yago Dzelalija|
|Benny Ng||2||0||Benji Batten|
|3rd/4th place Play-off|
|Yago Dzelalija||X||X||Benji Batten|
|Peter Thomas||5||1||Benny Ng|