The Malta Independent 12 July 2020, Sunday

Table Football: Jurgen Balzan semifinalist, Valletta Subbuteo Club finalist in Major of Rochefort

Monalita Balzan Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 10:37 Last update: about 7 months ago

The Major of Rochefort 2020 was organised last weekend in Belgium.

Valletta Subbuteo Club was composed of Samuel Bartolo (Captain), Derek Conti, Mario Camilleri, Joseph Borg Bonaci and Mark Gauci.

The individual competitions were held on Saturday.  In the Open Category Samuel Bartolo, Joseph Borg Bonaci, Mark Gauci made it till the last 32, while Derek Conti made it till the last 16. Mario Camilleri played in the Veteran category and got eliminated in the play-offs.


During the team event which was held on Sunday, Valletta Subbuteo Club had a very good performance and were very close to win this Major.  They passed the group 1st and after a very hard semi-final with the Italian team Napoli Eagles, they had the final with another Italian team SC Fiamme Azzurre.  It was a very good match, fought till the end.  The score was draw 2-2, but unfortunately Valletta Subbuteo Club lost with goal difference of 2.

Next March, Valletta Subbuteo Club will be participating in the Major of Frameries 2020.


Jurgen Balzan Semifinalist in the Major of Rochefort 2020 

During last weekend Jurgen Balzan was participating in the Major ta' Rochefort 2020 in Belgium.

On Saturday he participated in the U19 category and was semi-finalist.  He lost the final against Matthias Averlant with the score 1-0.  Louison Giaux was the winner.

On Sunday he played with his Belgian team ST Stembert, which made it till the last 32.


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