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Jurgen Balzan wins the Major of Italy.

By December 11, 2018 News

The FISTF Major of Italy was organised  last weekend  in Milan.

The individual competitions  were played on Saturday and five Maltese players participated.  In the Open category  we had Massimo Cremona and Derek Conti.   Massimo Cremona made it till the last sixteen, while Derek Conti made  it to the semifinals. Conti  lost the semifinal match against  the winner of this category, Luca Colangelo 5-3.  The seventeen  year old Jurgen Balzan also participated in  this category.  Balzan passed the group stage and made it till the last thirty-two.

In the  Veteran category, we had Mario Camilleri and Jason Pisani.  Camilleri made it till the last sixteen, while Pisani was eliminated  in the quarter final in his match against the Italian Eduardo Bellotta 1-0.  The Italian  Gianfranco Calonico was the winner in  this category.

In the Under 19 category  we had a Maltese winner.  Jurgen Balzan had a great tournament  and won the final match against  the French player Theo Modeste 1-0.

The team competitions  were held on Sunday, and Valletta Subbuteo Club was participating. The team was composed of Derek Conti, Mario Camilleri, Jurgen Balzan, the Belgian player Pascal Scheen and the French Axel Donval.  Valletta Subbuteo Club made it till the last sixteen.  Jean Tabone was playing with Salernitana and Jason Pisani with Masters Sanremo, they both made it till the last sixteen. Napoli Fighters with Massimo Cremona made it to the quarter final.  The winning team was Reggio Emilia.