Valletta Lions TFC were victorious in the land of the Red Dragon winning the Cardiff Grand Prix team event. In a competitive field of 21 teams, the Semi-Finals saw last year’s winners, Brussels SC lose 1-2 to AS Hennuyer in an all Belgian affair. In the other Semi it was again an local match-up as Valletta Lions grabbed a 3-1 win over Valletta SC. The final saw the Valletta Lions take the win 2-0 over Hennuyer as Mark Gauci and Angelo Borg grabbed the all-important wins for the Lions.
The Individual event had a great field of 116 players from all over Europe resulting in some great finals.
The Open Final was won by the Austrian Wolfgang Haas with a close 2-1 victory over Malta’s Derek Conti and the Veteran’s event it was an all Austrian final as Robert Lenz edged Gunther Bamberzky 1-0.
The youth categories also saw some great action with many players involved – The Under 19’s final was won by Spain’s David Gonzalez with a 3-2 victory over the Belgian, David Vantassel. In the Under 15’s final, Belgium’s Noe Scheen won 3-1 over England’s Kye Arnold whilst in the Under 12’s, Joshua Humphreys beat Joseph Kinrade 3-2 on shots in all England & Kent Final.
Valletta Lions (Malta) 2-0 AS Hennuyer (Belgium)
Darren Clark 0-0 Chris Aggelinas
Mark Gauci 3-0 David Vantassel
Justin Finch 0-0 Olivier Pere
Angelo Borg 5-0 Steffen Despretz
Wolfgang Haas – TFC Wiener Neustadt (Austria) 2-1 Derek Conti – Valetta SC (Malta)
Robert Lenz – TFC Mattersburg (Austria) 1-1* Gunther Bamberzky – TFC Wiener Neustadt (Austria)
David Gonzalez – Tiburones FM (Spain) 3-2 David Vantassel – AS Hennuyer (Belgium)
Noe Scheen – TFC Wiener Neustadt (Belgium) 3-1 Kye Arnold – Kent Invicta TFC (England)
Joshua Humphreys – Kent Invicta TFC (England) 0-0 (3-2 shots) Joseph Kinrade – Kent Invicta TFC (England)
(Report by Terry Arnold)