Oct 2018 - Darlington International Table football tournament

Friday 26th Oct 2018

Our Association sponsored the Darlington International Table Football Tournament held in the Dolphin Centre for 3 days at the end of October. Just under 100 players took part in all, with many competitors coming from Finland, Bulgaria, Spain, Hungary and Portugal. All the top UK players also attended and the feedback received by the Darlington Table Football Association was extremely positive, most commenting on how well the event was run and how amazing the venue was. The whole tournament package showcased perfectly what Darlington has to offer, and Steve Rose also did a fantastic job as usual delivering the welcome speech and thanking the organisers and sponsors.

The icing on the cake was our very good local results. Darlington players took first place in Junior Singles, Junior Doubles, Beginner Singles, Mixed Doubles and even the blue riband event Open Singles. We had lots of other "nd,3rd and 4th place finishes too.

There was a film crew in attendance making a documentary about the sport with the main narrative of the film following the Darlington players. They mixed action shots with interviews throughout the whole weekend and the results of their efforts will be shared with you. Again some great exposure for Darlington and the sport in general.

All this would not be possible without the Help of the Darlington Town Twinning Association, so thanks for their help.

We have uploaded lots of photographs of the event to our Darlington Table Football Club Facebook page so please visit this site.

Report by Martin Landers.

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