FISTF World Cup – Traditional Subbuteo – PETERSCHINIGG (ENG) and MOORE (ROI)

Competition started on the first morning of the FISTF World Cup, with the Traditional Subbuteo event.

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ROME – Comments from Rudi PETERSCHINIGG (ENG) and Gary MOORE (IRE) after PETERSCHINIGG won 4-2 in their first game in Group 1 of the Traditional Cup at the FISTF World Cup in Rome on Friday.

On being back at the World Cup after it was delayed for two years due to Covid-19:
“It’s absolutely amazing to be able to travel again and come to the tournaments and see all the guys who I missed. It’s an unbelievable feeling, it’s giving me goose bumps.
“I’m so honoured to represent England, honoured to play a guy like Gary and it’s just a great atmosphere. We missed it.”

On being a late replacement in the Traditional Cup:
“When they did the draw a couple of days ago I wasn’t in it, so I said, ‘Fine, I’m going to have a lovely day off just flicking about.’  And no, it wasn’t the case. The French unfortunately couldn’t make it because they lost the flight so I had to replace the French. As long as I have fun, it doesn’t matter.”

On playing traditional rules:
“First of all it’s difficult to switch your mind over about the rules. It’s a completely different game. But still, it’s such a great experience, as long as you remember the rules at the right time.
“I love it anyway, I could flick bottle tops and I’d be happy anyway, so it doesn’t make any difference really.”

On playing his first game:
“A little bit nerve-wracking, a lot of preparation goes into the World Cup in general. It was good to finally get here and get the first game out of the way.”

On playing traditional rules:
“It’s good back playing traditional rules as well. Sometimes you have to think before you do something, so sometimes you lose your flow and your rhythm. But it worked well, I played OK.
“Sometimes it can change the rhythm you can normally play with as well. The traditional bases, they tend to curl a lot easier and some tend to not be as stable as the new bases.
“So it’s a little bit different, when you go for a long ball and you think normally you would get that but you don’t .”

On playing against PETERSCHINIGG:

“Rudy’s a very good player so as soon as you make a mistake, you get punished. It’s good to come up against somebody as good as Rudy first.”

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