During the week-end of April 11 and 12, the club of Puylaurens in the South of France organized a week-end of table football under FISTF banner. The International Open for individuals played on saturday had a good field of 24 in the Open category. Surprisingly top seed number 2 pascal Scheen didn’t pass the first round while top seed number 1 Axel Donval was second of his group after Mongi Rouis. In the barrages, Donval lost to Olivier Bastin. Brothers Mongi and Fayçal Rouis met int he quarter-finals and Mongi won on shots. Mongi Rouis later beat Jean-Marie Amberny and Olivier Père to claim the title (top picture). U19 player David Vantassel was an excellent semi-finalist. In the youth sections, Arnaud Le Teno beat Margot Diradourian to claim the U19 trophy and Florent Versmissen won a all-Belgian U15 final against Lisa Ducart.Emilie Despretz took the honors in the Ladies category and Lucas Père won the U12 event.
On sunday, FTC Issy won the team event, beating AS Hennuyer (see picture) from Belgium in the final while Florent Versmissen won another U15 tournament.
Congratulations to the club of Puylaurens (see picture above of the host club) for a good week-end of table football.
Results of the saturday: Open – Puylaurens
Results of the sunday: Open – Puylaurens 2
(Pictures by FFFT)
This week-end the Rochefort Grand Prix was held in the same venue as the FISTF World Cup 2014. In the individual tournament, 88 players from 8 nations were present and there were many surprises. Austria’s Christian Haas won the open section, defeating SC Charleroi’s Sami Targui in the final (2-0). Christophe Dheur and Grégory Puissant (France) were the semi-finalists.
Belgium’s Pascal Scheen won his first big event in the veterans. He deafeated Günther Bamberzky from Austria in the final. Both players had previously met in the group stage. Eric Threis and Alain Jadot were the semi-finalists.
Other individual winners were Florian Giaux (U19), Maxime Rairoux (U15), Corentin Bouchez (U12) and Audrey Herbaut (Ladies – picture).
On sunday, Rochefort TS won the team event. The home club (not the host club as the organizers were JSC Rochefort) beat SC Charleroi in the final.
Full results can be found here: Grand Prix – Rochefort
(RTS Picture by Steve Closset)
This week-end the city of Lisbon hosted a great international grand prix of Portugal with players coming from several european countries and a fantastic venue in a beautiful football stadium.
The team event was played on saturday and 9 teams were competing. The Spanish side of Tiburones defeated the Italians of Bologna Tigers Subbuteo picture) in a close final (2-1) to claim the title. Individual categories were played on sunday. Sergio Loureiro (Falcons Athens) defeated clubmate Raul Benite in the open final while Belgium’s Sébastien Scheen and home player Ruben Português were the semi-finalists. David Gonzalez took the U19 trophy, Gil Afonso was the best U15 and Diogo Pereira won the U12 tournament. The veterans tournament was interesting as well with 22 entries.
Italy’s Paolo Finardi (picture) was in a perfect day as he beat top seed António Montano in the group stage and later beat João Rodrigues, Riccardo Marinucci and Nuno Noronha in the final to claim the title. From every player’s point of view, it was an excellent tournament. Congratulations to the organizers.