First ever Subbuteo Challenge Cup enjoys successful launch in Scotland

Robert Hutchins

By Robert Hutchins

July 23rd 2013 at 11:06AM
UPDATED July 23rd 2013 at 12:00PM
First ever Subbuteo Challenge Cup enjoys successful launch in Scotland

Paves way for England qualifiers taking place at Chelsea Football Club and Leeds United Football Club

The first ever Subbuteo Challenge Cup kicked off last weekend with a successful Scottish tournament, paving the way for the England qualifiers.

The event took place at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The England qualifying rounds are set to take place at Chelsea Football Club on August 3rd and Leeds United Football Club on August 11th.

Seniors Category of the Scottish tournament was won by Justin Finch, while the Juniors category was taken by Keelan Anderson.

National TV, radio and print press attended the event.

Winners from the Scottish tournament and England qualifiers will have the opportunity to take part in the Subbuteo challenge Cup UK final on Saturday, October 19th at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Mark Watson, event manager, said: "This kick-off event was an amazing success and we are over the moon with the incredible coverage the Scottish Subbuteo championships received.

"This is the first public Subbuteo table football tournament for nearly 20 years and the great response from Scottish fans bodes extremely well for the qualifiers taking place next month in London and Leeds.

"We hope the weekend's tournament will have whet the appetite for fans across the UK who have two more opportunities to take part."

Richard Wells, sales director of Paul Lamond Games, said: "We are delighted that the inaugural Subbuteo Challenge Cup got off to such a strong start this weekend in scotland with such phenomenal press coverage. We are confident that the London and Leeds legs of the tournament will be just as successful."