Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Anas Rahamat wins 2017 Xmas Cup in Singapore

The final tournament in the Singapore Table Football calendar with SG Ranking points took place on 30 Dec 2017 at the Singapore Sports Hub Library.  The Xmas Cup was organized under the banner of SG Lions Table Football Club and saw a turnout of 14 players
(Standing - L to R): Rizal Taib, Nic Tan, Michael Choong, Vikas Chandiramani, Bernard Lim, Isaac, Luke Lim, Noor Haikal, Anas Rahamat, Den Mulia Yusni, Kok Wee Tan. (Squatting – L to R): Yi De Tan, Ezan Ahmad.
The 14 players were randomly drawn into 2 groups of 7 players each for the round-robin Group Stage playing 5 rounds of Swiss format. The respective 1st to 7th finishers in each Group then play-off each other to determine the overall 1st to 14th positions of the Xmas Cup.  Each player gets at least 5 games.

Both Groups turned out to be very tight and were decided only on goal difference.  Group A saw Den Mulia – back from a long hiatus – taking the Group comfortably with a perfect win record.  Group B saw the revelation of Singapore Table Football in 2017 – Anas Rahamat – also prevailing with a perfect win record.  In the Final, Anas continued his domination of the local table football scene win a tight 3-2 win over Den Mulia to win the Xmas Cup!

Final Placings
Champion: Anas Rahamat
Runner-Up: Den Mulia Yusni
3rd Place: Noor Haikal
4th Place: Michael Choong
5th Place: Bernard Lim
6th Place: Nic Tan
7th Place: Kok Wee Tan
8th Place: Vikas Chandiramani
9th Place: John Ho
10th Place: Rizal Taib
11th Place: Ezan Ahmad
12th Place: Isaac Lim
13th Place: Luke Lim
14th Place: Yi De Tan

(L-R): Den Mulia (Runner-Up), Michael (Fourth), Bernard (Organizer), Haikal (Third), Anas (Champion)
Congratulations to all winners!