Napoli Fighters claim the glory at Bologna Major

The Napoli Fighters claimed a sensational victory at the Italian Major – Bologna, winning the final against TSC Falcons Athens 2-1 to take their first Major title.
But the real drama came in the semi final when they were locked 2-2 (10-10) against Reggio Emilia at the end of normal time across the four tables.
In a dramatic twist, Massimo Cremona (MLT) scored against Massimiliano Nastasi (ITA), and although he lost 4-3, that third goal was enough to edge Napoli across the line.

Cremona scores in sudden death to help his team win their semifinal.

In the Open category, Reigning World Champion Matteo Ciccarelli (ITA) of the Fighters, beat Luca Colangelo (ITA) of Blue Flames 2-1.

Other winners on a superb weekend were:

Veteran – Francesco Mattiangeli (ITA), Black & Blue Subbuteo Pisa

U19 – Marios Strommer (AUT), Phoenix Vienna

U15 – Mattia Ferrante (ITA), Sessanta

U12 – Francesco Manfredelli, Eagles Napoli

Women – Margot Diradourian (FRA), Club Subbuteo Firenze

Open Consolation – Giuseppe Torre, Barcellona Mortellito

Veteran Consolation – Alberto Gomez, CAP Ciudad Murcia

Team Consolation – Stella Artois Milano

Many thanks to the Bologna Tigers and the incomparable Riccardo Marinucci.