A small turnout enjoyed a great day of play at the Gillingham Satellite as Adrian Davies took the Open and Martin Hodds won the Veterans.
The small field in the Open saw an all Kent final as a sudden death goal from Welsh Wizard, Adrian Davies won the game 2-1 against his team-mate Gianpaolo Vitulano.
The Veterans tournament had Yorkshire’s Martin Hodds in fine form as he took the title with a 4-0 win over Kent debutant Paul O’Donovan Rossa all the way over from the USA.
The Under 15’s saw a Kent final won in the end by Daniel McCormick with a 1-0 victory over Kane Stanford.
Last week-end 27 players met in Yokohama to play the first International Open of the season in Japan. Among the competitors, there were visitors from Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States. In the Open category, Andrea Gasparini had no problem to reach the quarter-finals but he later saw how Asian players are improving as he beat Singapore’s Kok Wee on sudden death before losing to local organizer Kenzo Koi in the semi. In the final, Kenzo Koi couldn’t resist to Singapore’s John Ho who took the title after a close game (1-0). Kazunari Shigenobu (U19) and Karibu Miwa (U15) were the other individual winners.
Full results: Open – Yokohama
Last week-end, the club of Glasgow was the host o fthe first International Open of the season in Scotland. England’s Dave Pawsey was the Open winner after beating clubmate Elliot Bellefontaine in the final (4-1). Gareth Christie and Barry Corr reached the semi-finals. Scottish legend David Baxter won the veterans section, he defeated Steve Bennett in the final (2-1). Elliot Bellefontaine took the U19 trophy after finishing on top of a group of 4 players. The team event was played on sunday and the six teams competed in a group. Yorkshire Phoenix ended on top with 13 points while Dundee United was runner-up with 12 points.
During the week-end of November 14 and 15, the Greek Grand Prix was played in Athens. Spyros Hantzaras defeated Lazaros Papakonstantinou in the Open final. Nikos Pappas and the very surprising Georgios Genitsaropoulos were the losing semi-finalists. Panagiotis Haratsis beat Dimitris Stamatopoulos in the veterans final while Giorgos Vlassopoulos beat Iason Dimopoulos in the U15 category.
In the team events, the Falcons Athens beay Atlas TFC in the final. Olympia and Proteas were the semi-finalists.