Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Bernard Lim wins 2016 Christmas Cup in Singapore

The final tournament in the Singapore Table Football calendar with SG Ranking points took place on 26 Dec 2016 at the Singapore Sports Hub Library.  The Xmas Cup was organized under the banner of SG Lions Table Football Club and saw a turnout of 10 players.  It also marked the return to action of Ashley Tan, a Singapore Subbuteo National Champion in the 80’s, and SG Lions’ latest marquee signing!

(L to R): Nic Tan, Vikas Chandiramani, Luke Lim, Bernard Lim, Anas Rahamat, Ashley Tan, Isaac Lim, Michael Choong
(Not in photo): Soh Wee Lik, Matteo Soh

(L-R): Ashley (SG Lions’ Marquee Signing), Michael (Runner-Up),
Bernard (Champion), Isaac (Fourth), Anas (Third)
The 10 players were randomly drawn into 2 groups of 5 players each for the round-robin Group Stage; with the top 2 seeds (based on latest FISTF ranking) heading up each Group. The respective 1st to 5th finishers in each Group then play-off each other to determine the overall 1st to 10th positions of the Xmas Cup.  Each player gets 5 games.
Both Groups turned out to be very tight and were decided only on goal difference.  Group A saw 3 players (Bernard, Nic, Isaac) tied on 9 points – with Bernard making it into the Final by the skin of his teeth with a mere 1-goal difference.  Group B – the Group of Death – saw Michael edging out Anas by a 2-goal difference.  In a tense Final, Bernard prevailed with a 2-0 win to win the Xmas Cup!

Final Placings
Champion: Bernard Lim
Runner-Up: Michael Choong
3rd Place: Anas Rahamat
4th Place: Isaac Lim
5th Place: Nic Tan
6th Place: Vikas Chandiramani
7th Place: Ashley Tan
8th Place: Luke Lim
9th / 10th Place: Wee Lik Soh / Matteo Soh

Congratulations to all winners!