Bartolo and Valletta SC claim Maltese International Open

In the Open category, King Samuel once again demonstrated his supremacy on the island.

Indeed, after a group phase easily won by the supporter of the Floriana football club, two close matches in the 1/2 final and the final awaited him against two teammates.

The first to stand in his way was Maltese rising star Jurgen Balzan. Bartolo wins by the smallest margin (2-1).

In the final, it was his other teammate’s turn to give in. The world number 6 won against Mark Gauci (4-2), number 5 in the world rankings.

In the veterans category, Charles Aquilina, the painter from Bormla, won the final victory (2-0) against the always very solid John Zammit from the same club.

They respectively dismissed Patrick Pace (MLT/SS Lazio TFC) and Jason Pisani (MLT/ Bormla SC).

On Sunday, for the team competition, Valletta SC won yet another victory against their rivals from the Bormla club with a clear and flawless 4-0 victory, despite very close individual matches.