The Grand Prix of Portugal took place in the last week-end of March. Sérgio Ramos defeated Antonio J Casin to claim the Open title. Ruben Português and Filipe Maia were the losing semi-finalist. José Luis Bonavia won the veterans section after a nice final against José Santos. Antonio J Casin won the U19 category while Diogo Pereira won the U12 section and Carolina Villarigues was the best lady. The SPanish team of Tiburones FM won the team event, finishing on top of a group of 5.
On July 11 nine players met in Porto to play the International Open of Portugal. Sergio Loureiro (Falcons Athens) beat Norberto Miguel (3+-0) in the final. Filipe Maia, who was semi-finalist in the open category, won the veterans section, winning his four group games.
Full results: Open – Porto
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.
Last week-end 30 players attended the FISTF Open of Tires in Portugal. Among the competitors, there were three players from Spain and one from Greece. Thigs started on saturday with the victory of Tiburones in the team event. The Spanish team defeated the home team of GRD 1º Maio Tires in the final.
In the age categories, the winners of the youth section were David Gonzalez (U19) and Gil Afonso (U15) while the veterans had a good field of ten players and Nuno Noronha won the final on shots against António Montaño.
The Open category on sunday had a good field of 26 entries. U19 player David Gonzalez from Spain beat Veteran Nuno Noronha (4-1) in the final to claim the trophy. Ricardo Pavão and Hugo Carvalho were the smei-finalists.
Full results: Open – Tires
The FISTF Open of Porto took place last week-end with some of the country’s top players taking part. In the Open category, it was a very classic final betwene Filipe Maia and Sérgio Loureiro. Maia won 3-2 while Norberto Miguel and Ruben Português lost in the semis. Filipe Maia had a perfect week-end as he also won the veterans section (picture hereunder), beating João Rodrigues (4-2). Paulo Laranjeira and Miguel Faria reached the semi-finals.