Fans flocked to the National Football Museum in Manchester to watch the qualifiers from the London and Northern Regional Events and the Scottish Championship battle to become the 2013 Subbuteo Challenge Cup champion. Brian Dailey took the top spot in the Seniors category, beating a number of UK players who qualified at this Summers’ regional tournaments. In the Juniors category, it was victory for Kye Arnold, winner of the London Qualifier who held his form to take the Under 16s title.
Peter Rooke, event manager, said: “Congratulations to Brian and Kye for winning the first ever Subbuteo Challenge Cup. The determination, skill and passion for the game was evident and they really do deserve to be crowned winners of the Senior and Junior Categories. There was a fantastic atmosphere at the National Football Museum in Manchester and it’s been great that so many people of varying ages can come together because of their love of Subbuteo.”
The free-to-enter Subbuteo Challenge Cup offered players aged four to 104 of all skill levels the opportunity to take part. The tournament featured under and over 16s categories and participants had to play with their own official Subbuteo table football Team Box Set, whether it be an original, classic edition, or one of the more modern editions.
Richard Wells, sales director of Paul Lamond Games, said: “The Subbuteo Challenge Cup is the first public Subbuteo table football tournament for nearly 20 years and we’re delighted that today’s final has been enjoyed by so many of the game’s players. Brian and Kye played exceptionally well and demonstrated some superb flicking skills, and we hope they enjoy their new titles as Subbuteo Challenge Cup champions.”
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