In the spirit of promoting #BeActive lifestyles and sporting achievements, the Cospiqua Subbuteo Club team delivered a remarkable performance at the England Grand Prix, which took place on Saturday and Sunday, October 7th and 8th, 2023, in Flitwirk, UK, coinciding with the European Week of Sport 2023. They secured victory in three categories: Open, Veterans (Individual), and Teams. Bessim Golger wins the Open, Jason Pisani wins Veterans, and Cospiqua SC wins the teams at England Grand Prix 2023.
In the Open category, a player from Cospiqua, representing Belgium, emerged as the champion. In the final match, they convincingly defeated the Italian Gabriele Silveri with a score of 4-2. To reach this prestigious final, Cospiqua’s representative, known as Golger, faced a tough semi-final against Remi Soret from France, which ended in a 3-3 draw. Golger ultimately triumphed in extra time.
The Veterans category saw Jason Pisani claim the title by defeating England’s Bob Varney with a score of 1-0 in the semi-finals. In the same category, Pisani secured a 1-0 victory over John Zammit from Malta in another hard-fought match. John Zammit, representing the Bormla Subbuteo Club, had an impressive tournament and reached the semi-finals. In the quarterfinals, Zammit defeated Alan Lee from the UK with a score of 2-1.
On Sunday, the team competition took place. The Bormla Subbuteo Club, ranked as the fourth-best team in the Fistf rankings, was the number one seed in Group 1. Cospiqua’s team performed exceptionally well, winning all their group games. They achieved identical 4-0 victories against Hennuyer B from Belgium and Yorkshire B from the UK, and a 2-1 win against Elstow from the UK. In the quarterfinals, they secured a dominant 4-0 win against White Star from England and repeated the same score in the semi-finals against Wobbly, another team from England. This strong performance led them to a final showdown against Elstow from the UK, which ended in a 2-2 draw. However, Cospicua Subbuteo Club secured the title with a two-goal advantage, marking their third Bessim Golger wins the Open, Jason Pisani wins Veterans and Cospiqua SC wins the teams at England Grand Prix 2023
They would like to express their gratitude to their sponsors and supporters, in particular SportMalta.
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