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Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Canada is back - Action in Toronto
Canada's first official WASPA (World Amateur Subbuteo Players Association)-ranked tournament in ages was held in Toronto on March 3rd, 2018.
Subbuteo Night in Canada is the nation's premier tournament series and six of Canada's finest traveled to Toronto to play in the inaugural event.
Richard Ruffolo topped Bryan Klotz and Mike Devey to win Group A and host Mike Sgro clinched Group B with 2-0 wins against Mike Chieffallo and Chris Moreira. Chieffallo and Moreira, tied on points and goal difference, went to a shootout to earn a place in the semis with Chieffallo winning on sudden death shots. Moreira had the following to say on his exit in dramatic fashion: “Going out in a shootout is never an easy pill to swallow, but I suppose it's better than the old days when they used to either flip a coin or oil-wrestle to the death”.
In the semis, a handball in the box in extra time gifted Ruffolo a golden goal from the penalty spot and Sgro edged out Klotz to secure an all-Italian-last-name final for the cup.
In the penultimate match, Sgro bested Ruffolo to seal the victory. All players earned their first WASPA ranking points as well giving a boost to Canada's overall ranking among nations. Look out for the next Subbuteo Night in Canada in April.
Happy Flicking until then!
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