Flores wins in Paris; Thomas in Sydney. Great weekend of action

Some 17,000km apart, and almost 30 degrees in temperature separated the two biggest events of the weekend when Paris hosted their Major and the Australian Grand Prix was held in Sydney.

The incomparable Carlos Flores (Reggio Emilia/ESP) took the Paris Major with a pulsating 6-4 win against Bessim Golger (Bormla SC/BEL) in the Open category.

Mayor Jacques Myard, Flores, Golger and TO Eric Naszalyi

In the Veterans, Gianfranco Calonico ( Master Sanremo/ITA) beat clubmate Claudio Dogali 2-1.

Veteran winner Gianfranco Calonico

Veteran Runner up Claudio Dogali

Audrey HERBAUT (Elan Subbuteo Club/FRA) beat Belgium’s Melina Scheen (ST Stembert) 3-0 to claim the Women’s event.

Melina Scheen

Across the world, in the heat of Sydney’s summer, with temperatures almost hitting 40C, Peter Thomas (Melbourne TFC/AUS) claimed back to back Australian Grand Prix with a golden goal victory 2-1 against Robert Green (Northern Falcons TFC/AUS). 

Peter Thomas

In the Women’s event, Beth Eveleigh (Northern Phoenix TFC/AUS) claimed the title on goal difference from Imojjen Elmer (Wester Sydney Subbuteo/AUS),

Beth Eveleigh (winner), Katelyn Grunbach, Katherine Patten and Imojjen Elmer

Back in Paris, Ruby Matthews (Hennuyer/ENG) claimed the U16 event, beating Louis Soret (Hennuyer/FRA) 2-1 in the final.

U16 finalists

In the U20, victory went to Mattia Ferrante (Sc Fiamme Azzurre/ITA) who beat Quentin AUSSET (Elan Subbuteo Club/FRA)  3-1.

The U12 was won by Max PEREIRA (Kent Invicta TFC/ENG)  3-1 against Alberto Capoferri (Rebels Genova/ITA).

In Paris, the teams even was claimed by the Bologna Tigers, while in Sydney, the Melbourne TFC took home the crown.

Bologna Tigers

Melbourne TFC