Another year and another National Challenge Cup. Again the TSPA provided the superb venue of the Metropole at the
NEC, Birmingham. The turn out was a little disappointing this year with a number of regulars missing from the field of 28
players. However the presence of top players like Shorab, Phil Holmes, Kevin Dyson, Marcus Tilgner, and Laurie Easton ensured
that the Table Soccer played was often of the highest standard. Hopefully that attraction of the tenth anniversary of the
competition next year will again draw the hordes back to the baize!
There were two great suprises on the afternoon. One was the 10 defeat of the reigning champion, Shorab Jadunandan,
by Simon Goodman in Round 2. Simon was, in turn, defeated 21 by the other surprise package of the day, Tom Taylor, in the
next round. In the end Tom turned out to be the unluckiest player of the day. After he had disposed of Malcolm Bosomworth
(20), Chris Wall (50), and Simon, he was next drawn to face Kevin Dyson. Tom went a goal up and held the advantage until
the last minute. That was when he conceded the goal that condemned the game to a draw and also meant that Kevin moved into
the final as his goal difference was one goal better than Toms!
The day had seen the usual contrasting styles of play and playing pieces from the traditional
fifties flats through to the just released Raptor bases from the Stefan Corda company. This was reflected in the final with
Kevins flats taking on the 'OO' figures and Astrobase tribases of Phil Holmes, the victor in the other group.
In a hushed final watched intently by the other players, Phil ensured that the modern designs
were triumphant this year with a 20 win.
Other winners on the day were Estovan Mellon of Yr Clwb Peldroed Borth took the Junior Trophy,
Milton Keynes snapped up the Team competition, and Wiltshire retained the Harvey Beavington Trophy.
During the afternoon Cyril Mitchener and Jeff Jordan kept the proceedings moving smoothly and
are to be congratulated on their efforts.
If you have never taken part in this cup do look out for details for next years competition.
This really is the best surround for any competition in the country.
GROUP A









ROUND 1 







DAWKINS A. 

1 

3 

BRADLEY J. 

CURTIS S. 

0 

5 

HERBERT R. 

TILGNER M. 

5 

0 

WALL T. 

EASTON L. 

7 

0 

CROWE A. 

BOSOMWORTH K. 

1 

9 

HOLMES P. 

JONES V. 

1 

1 

FLETCHER C. 

MELLON E. 

0 

2 

DODD P. 









ROUND 2 







BRADLEY J. 

2 

0 

HERBERT R. 

TILGNER M. 

1 

1 

EASTON L. 

HOLMES P. 

7 

0 

DODD P. 

JONES V. 

1 

1 

DAWKINS A. 

FLETCHER C. 

5 

0 

CURTIS S. 

WALL T. 

9 

0 

CROWE A. 

BOSOMWORTH K. 

1 

2 

.MELLON E 









ROUND 3 







BRADLEY J. 

1 

1 

HOLMES P. 

TILGNER M. 

2 

0 

FLETCHER C. 

EASTON L. 

2 

0 

HERBERT R. 

DODD P. 

0 

3 

WALL T. 

MELLON E. 

4 

10 

JONES V. 

DAWKINS A. 

9 

1 

CURTIS S. 

CROWE A. 

1 

0 

BOSOMWORTH K. 









ROUND 4 







BRADLEY J. 

3 

0 

TILGNER M. 

HOLMES P. 

2 

1 

EASTON L. 

WALL T. 

3 

2 

JONES V. 

FLETCHER C. 

0 

0 

DAWKINS A. 

HERBERT R. 

0 

0 

DODD P. 

MELLON E. 

8 

0 

CROWE A. 

CURTIS S. 

0 

0 

BOSOMWORTH K. 








GROUP B









ROUND 1 







GOODMAN S. 

6 

0 

WALL M. 

EVANS M. 

0 

4 

JADUNANDAN S. 

WALL C. 

3 

0 

SCOTT M. 

TAYLOR T. 

2 

0 

BOSOMWORTH M. 

CURTIS A. 

3 

4 

PATERSON R. 

DYSON K. 

2 

0 

MOOGAN T. 

BURNS J. 

0 

3 

MITCHENER C. 









ROUND 2 







GOODMAN S. 

1 

0 

JADUNANDAN S. 

WALL C. 

0 

5 

TAYLOR T. 

PATERSON R. 

0 

4 

DYSON K. 

MITCHENER C. 

1 

1 

WALL M. 

EVANS M. 

1 

0 

SCOTT M. 

BOSOMWORTH M. 

4 

0 

CURTIS A. 

MOOGAN T. 

4 

0 

BURNS J. 









ROUND 3 







GOODMAN S. 

1 

2 

TAYLOR T. 

DYSON K. 

3 

0 

MITCHENER C. 

JADUNANDAN S. 

8 

0 

WALL C. 

PATERSON R. 

1 

0 

EVANS M. 

BOSOMWORTH M. 

2 

2 

MOOGAN T. 

WALL M. 

6 

0 

SCOTT M. 

CURTIS A. 

1 

0 

BURNS J. 









ROUND 4 







TAYLOR T. 

1 

1 

DYSON K. 

GOODMAN S. 

1 

1 

PATERSON R. 

JADUNANDAN S. 

7 

2 

MITCHENER C. 

BOSOMWORTH M. 

2 

0 

WALL M. 

MOOGAN T. 

7 

0 

WALL C. 

EVANS M. 

1 

0 

CURTIS A. 

SCOTT M. 

0 

0 

BURNS J. 








GRAND FINAL
PHIL HOLMES
2 0
KEVIN DYSON
FINAL TABLE


P 
W 
D 
L 
F 
A 
GD 

Pts 

1 
HOLMES P. 
4 
3 
1 
0 
19 
3 
16 

10 

2 
DYSON K. 
4 
3 
1 
0 
10 
1 
9 

10 

3 
TAYLOR T. 
4 
3 
1 
0 
10 
2 
8 

10 

4 
BRADLEY J. 
4 
3 
1 
0 
9 
2 
7 

10 

5 
JADUNANDAN S. 
4 
3 
0 
1 
19 
2 
17 

9 

6 
WALL T. 
4 
3 
0 
1 
15 
7 
8 

9 

7 
PATERSON R. 
4 
3 
0 
1 
8 
8 
0 

9 

8 
MOOGAN T. 
4 
2 
1 
1 
13 
4 
9 

7 

9 
EASTON L. 
4 
2 
1 
1 
11 
3 
8 

7 

10 
BOSOMWORTH M. 
4 
2 
1 
1 
8 
4 
4 

7 

10 
TILGNER M. 
4 
2 
1 
1 
8 
4 
4 

7 

12 
GOODMAN S. 
4 
2 
0 
2 
9 
5 
4 

6 

13 
MELLON E. 
4 
2 
0 
2 
14 
13 
1 

6 

14 
CURTIS A. 
4 
2 
0 
2 
8 
9 
3 

6 

15 
DAWKINS A. 
4 
1 
2 
1 
11 
5 
6 

5 

16 
JONES V. 
4 
1 
2 
1 
14 
9 
5 

5 

17 
FLETCHER C. 
4 
1 
2 
1 
6 
3 
3 

5 

18 
HERBERT R. 
4 
1 
1 
2 
5 
4 
1 

4 

19 
WALL M. 
4 
1 
1 
2 
7 
9 
2 

4 

20 
MITCHENER C. 
4 
1 
1 
2 
5 
11 
6 

4 

21 
DODD P. 
4 
1 
1 
2 
2 
10 
8 

4 

22 
EVANS M. 
4 
1 
0 
3 
2 
7 
5 

3 

23 
BURNS J. 
4 
1 
0 
3 
1 
8 
7 

3 

24 
WALL C. 
4 
1 
0 
3 
3 
20 
17 

3 

25 
CROWE A. 
4 
1 
0 
3 
1 
24 
23 

3 

26 
BOSOMWORTH K. 
4 
0 
1 
3 
2 
12 
10 

1 

27 
CURTIS S. 
4 
0 
1 
3 
1 
19 
18 

1 

28 
SCOTT M. 
4 
0 
0 
4 
0 
11 
11 

0 













