Clean sweep by the Valletta Subateo Club

Monday, October 21, 2013, 10:21

During the Malta International Open of Table Football, that was held this weekend at the Melita Band Club in Msida, the Valletta Subbuteo Club did extremely well, by winning the Team event, the Open, the Veterans  and the Under 19 categories.

 

In the teams event, played on Saturday, the Valletta SC strolled on their way to victory by beating all opposing teams with the identical score of 4-0 in every match.   The closest match was against Bormla SC, and the most awaited by the local players, was against the City rivals, the Lions, but the Valletta Subbuteo Club still won convincingly 4-0.

 

On Sunday the Individual events where played and in the Open category, VSC player Derek Conti won the final by beating Massimo Cremona of F.illi Bari Reggio Emilia 4-2. Both Samuel Bartolo and Jean Carl Tabone, another two VSC players reached the semi finals.

 

In the Veterans category, VSC player Mario Camilleri finished deservedly the winner by beating Charlie Aquilina in the final.   It was a closely fought match, that had to go to the “sudden death”, and Mario emerged the winner.   On his way to the final, Mario had to meet very stiff opposition.

 

In the Under 19 category, up-coming youngster Andrew Abela waved off the opposition of Melvin Barun, and won 4-1. This was Andrew’s first Under 19 International Open win, after winning the Under 15 for the past years.

 

Meanwhile 2500 kilometres away, in the Futsal Arena inBirmingham, another 2VallettaSCplayers were taking part in the National League of England.  Like their Maltese counterparts, both players were well prepared, and after a round robin of matches, Christain Short finished first and Matt Lampitt, second. Now Short is the National League Champion in the Open category.

 

These  successes come as no surprise, as all the players have been preparing very seriously for these competitions and for the up-coming Champions League in Naples on the last week-end of October.

 

 





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