10 players were listed to attend the World cup but unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances Joseph Bonfante was unable to attend due to sickness.
On the Saturday it was the individual categories. Only three of the 9 players passed group stages, these were Patrick Dean, Alan Crisp and John Field. Patrick went on to loose against heavy ranked Eric Theis on sudden goal after a 3 -3 intensive match. Crisp lost against the WR No 1 Daniel Scheen 2- 1!! Great result there Alan.
John Field having passed the group stages played against WR No 2 Eric Hinkleman and won the match by 2-1 scoring pratically at the very end with an outstanding goal. From there he went to play against Scheen the current WR No 1 and he again won the match this time by 4- 2 in another nail biting match!! He progressed to the last 8 where he was paired off with Manfred Pawlica, another tough Austrian player who got the upper hand in a late sudden death goal. That concluded the individual categories.
On the Sunday, the open event team comprised of Lawrence Alvarez, Francis Avellano, Richard Osborne and Manolo Martinez did not manage to pass group stages as they were knocked out 3 -0 by Switzerland.
The Veteran team comprising of Guy Palmer, Patrick Dean, Jose Luis Bonavia, Alan Crisp and John Field managed to pass group stages despite losing by the minimum against Spain by 2-1. They next encountered Portugal and lost 3-0.
Nevertheless, good results for a developing and promising GTSA!!!
Congratulations to all the winners!!