PRETORIA FLICKERS CLUB
PRETORIA FLICKERS CLUB - Logo
News Report

ACTION PACKED PRETORIA CUP & PLATE EVENTS

Author: Julian, 2017/04/09

Chessray & Stanton come out on top !!!

Saturday 8 April 2017, Pretoria, South Africa :

The main events were preceded by Round 1, Leg 2 Champions League Qualification matches. Below are the aggregate scores from Round 1 action :

Jayden vd Merwe (Arsenal) v Adam Murray (Bayern Munich)
Marlin Boyd (Man Utd) v Doane Paulse (Olympiacos)
Chessray Jooste (Chelsea) v Osvaldo van Niekerk (Barcelona)
Neilon Waterson (PSG) v Leveert Neveling (Dortmund)
Kegan vd Merwe (Celtic) v Sherwin Reed (Juventus)
Bevin Reed (Porto) v Stanton Nortjie (Real Madrid)
Julian vd Merwe (Liverpool) v Rowin Wilson (At Madrid)
5-1
3-1
4-0
4-0
3-1
3-1
2-0

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ROUND 1 QUALIFICATION RESULTS & STANDINGS

The main event(s) attracted a field of 11 entries and was played under two catergories where the top 5 ranked players competed in the Cup section (A section) and the
remaining 6 players competed in the Plate section (B section).
Cup Section Summary (Regional tournament)
The event started in explosive fashion when Chessray Jooste dispatched of Bevin Reed by 2-1 : an action packed match where Chessray scored two goals in the
space of a minute, and Bevin managing the consolation only within the last minute of play. Kegan vd Merwe scored with only 50 sec left on the clock to hand
Jayden vd Merwe a first round defeat by 1-0. In Round 2 , Kegan then scored two goals in the final two minutes of play to beat Julian vd Merwe by 2-0 with Kegan topping the standings at that stage. Bevin & Jayden then produced a thrilling 0-0 result, with Jayden hugely unlucky to hit the post no less than three times in the match ! Julian & Chessray then produced an entertaining 1-1 draw, with Julian taking the lead after 10min but Chessray was back level a minute later !
In Round 3, Bevin defeated Kegan by 1-0 and when Chessray also beat Jayden by 1-0 it was Chessray who went top for the first time on the day - it is worth mentioning that these two matches played out at the same time, and the goals were scored exactly at the same time in each match ! Jayden then salvaged some pride on the day by way of a full time strike to win 1-0 over Julian. In the final round of action, Bevin then fought to a 1-0 victory over Julian - a match where Julian hit the post three times, with Bevin riding his luck to score with only 10sec left on the clock ! That result secured 3rd place overall for Bevin on the day. Then the final match saw Kegan v Chessray - a "winner takes all" encounter which started at a very cautious pace, but when Chessray took the lead, Kegan then responded with attacking play and found himself back level with 5min still left on the clock. However, a little too late for Kegan as the draw was enough for Chessray to claim the 2017 Pretoria Cup prize. This triumph marks Chessray's 9th WASPA title to date !

CHECK FULL CUP RESULTS & STANDINGS HERE

Plate Section Summary (Promotional tournament)
As was expected, goals were always going to be at a premium in this category - as was evident by way of several 0-0 results over the various rounds of play. However, this did not decrease the excitement levels as the points standings were constantly changing and adding to the thrills of this category throughout the day !
The much anticipated and talked about match up between newcomer Marlin Boyd and Adam Murray got this section underway and it was Marlin who walked away with the bragging rights thanks to a 1-0 victory ! Elsewhere pre-section favourite Stanton Nortjie had to settle for a point by way of a frustrating 0-0 draw with newcomer Osvaldo van Niekerk.
The big matchup in Round 2 saw Marlin earn another point over Stanton - the result surprising all as Marlin suddenly found himself setting the pace in this category by remaining top after two rounds of play ! In Round 3, Neilon Waterson held Marlin to a 0-0 draw and when Rowin Wilson beat Osvaldo by 2-0 the lead suddenly changed as Rowin was now on top. Stanton continued his unbeaten run to earn a draw against Adam.
In Round 4, Neilon preserved his unbeaten run for the day to hold the much fancied Adam to a draw. Mayhem then followed when Osvaldo recored a 1-0 win over Marlin - all eyes were now focused on the final match of Rowin v Stanton. A win for Stanton would declare him Pretoria Plate winner whereas a draw for Rowin would afford him the honours. Would Stanton deliver - as he could not manage a win in the previous 3 rounds of play all day ? Rowin's disciplined defending in the match was not helping Stanton at all - as Stanton's attacks down the middle, to the right, down the middle again could not find an opening. Then with 50sec left, Stanton tried a sweeping attack down the left wing for the first time - a wise choice as the move rewarded Stanton with an opening which he converted to win the match and the 2017 Pretoria Plate by 1-0 ! A momentary lapse by Rowin as he suffered his only defeat on the day, and he certainly deserved a bit more than 2nd place based on his overall performance on the day !

CHECK FULL PLATE RESULTS & STANDINGS HERE

In the end, a very enjoyable day of Subbuteo action......once again !
Thanks to all who attended and helped to make the day a huge success as always !!

CHECK THE WASPA BLOG HERE

Comments...

Never miss an update

Follow the league to get the latest news and results straight to your email

Follow the website now

SUBBUTEO PRODUCTS

Subbuteo items & accessories for sale

RECENT EVENT

LEAGUE 2 : Champion - Bevin Reed @ 14 October 2017

FUTURE EVENT

SCUDO CAMPIONI : 18 November 2017

EVENTS CALENDAR

The Calendar lists all events within South Africa

2017 HONOURS

  • LEAGUE 2 : Bevin Reed 14 October 2017
  • EUROPA LEAGUE : Adam Murray 16 Sept 2017
  • CHAMPIONS LEAGUE : Jayden vd Merwe 9 September 2017
  • GOLD CUP : Jayden vd Merwe 19 August 2017
  • LEAGUE 1 : Julian vd Merwe 24 June 2017
  • CHALLENGE CUP : Chessray Jooste 20 May 2017
  • PRETORIA CUP & PLATE SECTIONS
  • FOUNDERS CUP : Bevin Reed 11 March 2017
  • COPA del APERTURA : Kegan vd Merwe 18 February 2017

2016 HONOURS

  • COPA del CLAUSURA : Chessray Jooste 10 December 2016
  • SCUDO CAMPIONI : Bevin Reed 12 November 2016
  • Super Cup, Spring Cup, League 3 : Chessray Jooste
  • GOLD CUP : Jayden vd Merwe 9 July 2016
  • LEAGUE 2 : Bevin Reed 11 June 2016
  • CHALLENGE CUP : Kegan vd Merwe 21 May 2016
  • PRETORIA OPEN : Bevin Reed 23 April 2016
  • LEAGUE 1 : Bevin Reed 9 April 2016
  • FOUNDER's CUP : Clifford Graaff 12 March 2016
  • COPA del APERTURA : Bevin Reed 6 February 2016

Our Sponsors...