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.
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.