after one of his goals
19th & 20th
weekend, the Malta G.P. and I.Open were held at Savio College. 63
players participated with a satisfactory amount of 15 foreigners in
the Open. World's number 1 Eric Verhagen (pictured) confirmed his
form by winning both events.
On Saturday he bet
Malta's Hansel Mallia 2-1 in goalden goal. Sunday he bet Valletta's
Derek Conti 4-1. In the other categories, Patrick Pace continued his
dominance in the veteran category. Samwel Bartolo top Maltese U/19
player won his category and confirmed his potential after winning
also Mons. Andre' Grima won the U/15 category. Full results
Winner Mons U/19 2005
Samwel Bartolo won
the U/19 category in Mons after beating Arnauld Nuellens of Belgium
1-0 in the final. Bartolo was fantastic throughout the event and
kept his concentration until the end. In the Open category, the
Maltese could have made a better performance but they only
reached the last 32.In the veterans, Richard A.Castillo did not
manage to qualify from the group stages.
In the team event, Valletta S.C. lost
to Atlas after the group stages. Mifsud and Mallia of Perugia and
Hennuyer reached the 2nd and 3rd place respectively with their
More results click here
Massimo Cremona and Hansel Mallia
(No. 11 and No 27 FISTF ranking)
achieved result from the Maltese representatives in Denmark.
Massimo Cremona only missed one step when he lost to David Ruelle
in the sudden death at Semi-Final. The Belgian player was the
winner of this event. Hansel Mallia reached only last 16 when he
lost to his team mate, Delphine Diedunne in the extra time.
On Sunday, in the
team event, Mallia had better luck. He did not lose one of the 7
matches played and was an inspiration to his team mates. At the
final, Hennuyer bet Athlas Athens 3-0 to win the Danish G.P. for the
Mark Gauci (in red
(light grey top)
The 5th event of
the circuit tournament being held by the MTFSA was sucessfully
organised today. 23 players took part in this edition.
Hansel Mallia of
A.S. Hennuyer won the Open category after beating Adrian
Bonnici of Zabbar S.C. 3-1 in the Final after being 1-0 down at half
time. Mario Spiteri won the veteran category 1-0 against Tony
The Under 19 was
again crowned by Samwel Bartolo who bet Patrick Psaila 4-0 in the
final and the Under 15 by Jonathan Silvio 1-0 against Andre' Bonavia.
MAJOR OF ELBOUF
The FISTF Major
in Elbouf was surprisingly won by Valery Dejardin. Through his way
he got the say over Eric Verhagen, Massimo Bolognino and Antonio
Mettivieri to take the crown. The Maltese players were once more
Massimo Cremona, Joseph Mifsud and Hansel Mallia. Cremona lost to
A.Lauretti of Perugia 2-1 in the extra time. Mallia and Mifsud
where both eliminated in the barrage. Mallia lost to Vincent
Sprats of Spain on shots, while Mifsud lost 1-0 to Vito De
Ruggiero from Belgium.
The team event
was won by Napoli after beating 2-1 Bologna. In the Semi Final
they bet Mallia's Hennuyer 3-1. Mifsud's Perugia also lost in the
Semi Final to Bologna 3-0. Both Maltese players did their utmost
in this competition for their respective clubs.
Borg Bonaci and temporary leader of the Maltese Ranking List
Bonaci took the fourth Circuit t'ment being held by the MTFSA
after beating 1-0 in the final against Charles Aquilina. In the
Semi Final Bonaci bet J.C.Tabone 2-0 while Aquilina bet Mark Gauci
2-1. The Veteran category was once more won by Patrick Pace
who bet Mario Spiteri 1-0. The U/19 was crowned by Samuel
Bartolo 5-0 against Mauro Camilleri. The U/15 was crowned by
Clint Abela Wedge on shoot-outs over Andre' Grima.info
Mifsud, Cremona & Mallia who
took part in the London Grand Prix
reaches the final of the London GP. In the final match he lost
against the World's No.1 Eric Verhagen 4-2 after a thrilling first
half ending 2-1. Hansel Mallia and Joseph Mifsud also took
part. Mallia lost to Thomas Wittman (Austria) on shots after the
group stages. While Mifsud lost 2-1 against Angel Valverde
In the team event, Murcia won the I.Open.
Mallia's Hennuyer reached third place after losing to the winners in
the semi final.
The next M.T.F.S.A. tornament to be held on
the 30th January
The next MTFSA
circuit t'ment is to be held on the 30th January. All interested
participants shall inform Joe M.Debono as soon as possible by
Cremona & Hansel Mallia
Massimo Cremona and Hansel
Mallia were again involved in an International Event held in Namur,
Belgium. Cremona celebrated the team event victory with his side
Temploux S.C who bet Charleroi 3-0 in the final.
In the individual event, both
Maltese players were eliminated in the Quarter Finals against
Alain Hanitaux and Antonio Mettivieri, two Napoli players. After a
well played match Mallia lost 2-0 against Hanitaux after missing
several goal opportunities. Cremona lost only 1-0 against
Mettivieri. The decisive goal was scored in the last 10 seconds of
the sudden death. Both players confirmed their performance abroad.
Next International t'ment to be held is in London where Mallia
Cremona and Joe Mifsud will be involved.
On behalf of the M.T.F.S.A. I
would like to remind all the Table Football enthusiast that the
Discussion Board is daily visited by the committee members and all
comments are being traced. So if you have any suggestions please
do not hesitate as long as the proposer shows himself up in his
comment. By suggesting useful comments, Table Football in Malta
can only be improved.
In the beginning of
this year the new FISTF rankings have just been issued and 44
Maltese players appear ranked in the Open Category. Amongst
these 5 are above 100 who are Massimo Cremona 19th, Joe Mifsud
23rd, Hansel Mallia 29th, Charles Aquilina 39th, Joe Borg Bonaci
players are ranked in the U/19 where Samwel Bartolo is at
19th place. In the U/15 category 10 players are listed and
Andre' Grima is at 15th followed by Clint A.Wedge 25th, Timothy
Spiteri 27th and Kurt Causon 44th. The Veteran category has
7 players where Mario Spiteri is at 36th place followed by Patrick
Pace 37th, Tony Sapiano 49th and Joe Debono 51st. All this is the
result of the hard work being encountered by the National
Committee for these past years ensuring that International
competitions are being scheduled in the FISTF calendar.
International Open & Grand Prix are to be held next 19th &
20th March 2005. More information can be obtained here
Cremona & Patrick Pace both
winners of their respective categories at the M.T.F.S.A Third
Cremona won this event after just arriving from Kildare
International Open held in Ireland. Massimo bet Ilai Zammit
Marmara 4-0 in the final after beating Joe Mifsud on shots in the
semi. After this event, Ilai Zammit leads the overall rankings
ahead of Charles Aquilina.
U/19 was won by Mauro Camilleri 2-1 against Samuel Bartolo while
the U/15 was decided on shots where Jonathan Silvio bet Andre'
Grima. Patrick Pace won again the veteran category beating 3-0
Mario Spiteri. Full results can be obtained from here.
Now due to
the festivities, the next circuit will be held on the 30th January
Mario Spiteri, Joe M. Debono and
Massimo Cremona represented the MTFSA in the Berlin International
Open Held today. M.Spiteri managed to reach last 32, Debono did
not qualify from the group stages and Massimo Cremona lost 3-0
against the Greek Papakostantinoiu. This event was won by world's
No.1 ranked Eric Verhagen who bet Kechris 4-2 in the final.This
meant that the MTFSA had again again its embassadors in foreign
Bay Street Excebition
Excebition matches were held at
one of Mlata's most popular shopping centre.... Bay Street
St.Julians. Although being a promotional event, an Under 15
competition was held between 14 participants. Valletta's
youngster, Jonathan Silvio won this event. This was another
opportunity for the MTFSA for the second year running to promote
this sport in such a busy building.
Special thanks to Bay Street
officials especially Mr.Martin Sapiano
during the Final
Mifsud in red, J.B.Bonaci in white
The second Circuit
t'ment was successfully held today. Nine groups of three players
each were held to accommodate 27 total participants. No major
surprises but some quality matches were displayed along the road
to the final.
Unfortunate was one
of the semi finals which could not be played as Ilai Zammit
Marmara had to leave due to a personal function which meant that
Joe Borg Bonaci had the easiest semi final victory ever. The other
semi-final had Joseph Mifsud beating Stefan Pace 2-1. The Final
match was a prolonged one where 40 minutes where not enough for
the spectators to see a single goal. And after a goalless match
and extra time, Joe Borg Bonaci won this Open event on
shoot outs 2-1.
In the other events
Samuel Bartolo won the U/19, Andre' Grima won the
U/15 and Patrick Pace won the Veteran category. Full
TFC Mattersburg won
the Clubs' Europa Cup 2004 after an impressive run on Sunday 31st
Oct. After just qualifying from the group with a well fought 4th
place, they bet Eagles Napoli and S.A.Milano and finally Perugia
in the Final match.
players were involved with their respective clubs. Mario Camilleri
(Modling), Stefan Pace (Hittdorf), Massimo Cremona (Temploux) and
Hansel Mallia (A.S.Hennuyer) all played at their utmost and played
a major role with their rispective team. For
more results click on the logo
the first of the MTFSA circuit t'ment
Aquilina wins the first from 7 t'ment circuit to be
held this season. After winning the group, Aquilina bet Satellite
champion M.Gauci in the s.final and bet Ilai Zammit Marmara 1-0 in
Also held this
Sunday the Veteran t'ment was won by Patrick Pace over Tony
Sapiano 2-1 a.e.t.
The U/15 has been
won by the very promising Andre' Grima who bet Timothy
The U/19 was
crowned by Samwel Bartolo who bet Mauro Camilleri 3-2 a.e.t.
The next tornament
will be held click
three Maltese players who played in Wales Mifsud,
Mallia & Cremona
Maltese involved in an International tournament in Wales
Massimo Cremona and Hansel Mallia were involved in another
International T'ment held in Wales. Mallia reached last 16 being
beaten by F.Mattiangeli 2-0. Cremona and Mifsud lost in the
Q.Finals. Cremona lost 1-0 against M.Nastasi a.e.t. Whilst Mifsud
lost against his team mate S.Defrancesco 1-0. The t'ment was won
by M.Nastasi against D.Ruelle.
Mallia and Mifsud
played for their first t'ment with their new respective club.
Mallia playing with Hennuyer lost in the S.Final, while Mifsud had
a major role beating his old clup EPL in the final and sacking the
first 300 points for his club Perugia. results>>
Mark Gauci Open Winner
Andre' Grima U15 Winner
impressive return to Table Football, Mark Gauci (pictured)
soon got used to where he left two years ago. This was his
first International event after five years. After the group stages
he bet S.Bartolo and P.Pace. In the final he bet M.Camilleri the
new Modling player 4-3 which the result by itself shows was a
tight final was played. <<results>>
Grima (left) wins another
International event held in our country after beating Timothy
Spiteri in the U/15 competition. After qualifying the group quiet
easily, Grima bet L.J.Cachia 5-1 to reach the final. In the final
he bet as already stated T.Spiteri 1-0 which meant his second
event after the Grand Prix held earlier this year.
Cremona won the first ever organized Malta Masters. The competition
was a success by itself and all players were crowned at the end with
draw his matches both on 1-1 at group stages against Charles
Aquilina and Hansel Mallia. In the semi final he bet Joe Borg Bonaci
2-1. In the final he met C.Aquilina again and bet him 2-1 to be
crowned as the Malta Masters winner 2003/2004. Results
crowned as Malta CHAMPION
for the second successive year. After a well challenged title,
Mifsud came right from behind and overtook Mallia who led the
Premiere for five months. Mifsud won over Charles Aquilina in the Challenge Cup
after the shots.
won the Malta
Open and automatically got the right to
rappresent Malta during the next World Cup. He bet Joe Borg Bonaci in
the final by shots after that the match ended up in a draw.
16 ta' Gunju
Hamrun Table Football Club
won the MTFSA Clubs' league.
some discussions regarding the Clubs' League, it ended up being
played between two clubs. Hamrun T.F.C bet Valletta S.C. in a well
balanced match where a decider had to be p[layed after that the
first two matches ended up won on each side.