The 2012 Hot Summer of Touch came to a close on Sunday 30th December at the beautiful Diaz Beach in Mossel Bay.
The last 2 events of the series were held in picturesque Mossel Bay and they didnt disappoint.
50 Teams turned up at Hartenbos on the 28th on a very hot day and the crowds were entertained to some great action on the fields. The Score Energy Warriors were declared the winners of the Open Tournament, while the Vikings won the Under 16 section.
The Diaz Beach tournament was won by the Four Cousins Living Legends, while the plate was won by Team Super 8.
A big thank you goes out to Wellington VO & Cola, our presenting sponsors as well as all our associate sponsors, All Gold, Glider Sunware, Die Burger, Powerade, Mitsubishi Kuilsriver.
Special thanks also to the entire crew, refs and our MC Deon Bing.
See you all in 2013!!!
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The Crowds returned and the weather stayed good for the 34th edition of Stilbaai Touchies. 49 teams registered for the tournament and the action was once again rivoting from the start…
The Amazing Galaxy Warriors required 4 points to seal the series and when the Score Energy Warriors knocked them out of the tournament in the Quarter Finals, their dream was in tatters.
The door was open for the Four Cousins Living Legends and if they could win the final at Stilbaai, they could take the series from under the Warriors nose.
It was not to be however, as the Score Energy Warriors were determined to take Stilbaai after a disapointing series to this point and this determination came through with them beating the Legends in the Semi Final thus crowning the Amazing Galaxy Warriors as Grand Prix winners for the second time in 3 years.
The final was a great game with the Score Energy Warriors coming up against the surprise package of the series, the Quali Dwergies. The Dwergies have been consistant all series and they got their reward of a final in Stilbaai. It was unfortunately not to be their day and they were narrowly beaten by the Warriors 2-1.
The Open Tournament was won by the Four Cousins Living Legends 2.
The action moves to Hartenbos on Friday
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Here is the draw for Stilbaai Touchies Pro Series… Please note the earlier start time due to the Tides… Click Here to download the draw.
In a repeat of last years final, the Amazing Galaxy Warriors put in an accomplished display to turn the tables from 2011 on the Four Cousins Living Legends and put themselves firmly in the drivers seat for the 2012 Title.
32 Teams took part in the annual tournament and there was much up for grabs with the Agulhus Municipality providing R20 000 as Prize Money for the tournament.
There were a few surprises in the early games with the Score Energy Warriors as well as the Reds (both semi finalists in Onrus) not qualifying for the Quarterfinals.
The Amazing Galaxy Warriors however, stepped up to the plate and while they had a reletavely easy morning, they were made to fight against a spirited Quali Dwegies in the Semi Final. The Dwergies had a great chance to make their first final in a few seasons, and will be ruing a few missed opportunities this morning, which could have seen the AGW going home earlier than expected. The “Warriors however held on and beat the Dwergies 2-1 in an very exciting Sudden Death Extra time.
In the second Semi, the Four Cousins Living Legends comfortably beat the Hawaiian Blues to set up their second final in a row against AGW. They would have been confident of turning the tables on the Warriors having defeated them at this venue in 2011, however after losing against the same oponents a few days ago at Onrus, they would not have been complacent.
The Warriors fought hard and eventually beat the Legends 2-1 in the Sudden Death Extra Time…
The results from Struisbaai mean that only 2 teams are now able to win the Grand Prix. The Warriors however are very much in the Driving seat only needing to achieve a Semi Final place at Stilbaai to secure the Title.
The Open Tournament was won by the Four Cousins Living Legends 2 who defeated their fellow Strand based New Borne Rebels in the final 1-0. The surprise package of the Open tournament however was the Sand Warriors who travelled over 7 hours overnight from just outsdie Lamberts Bay to play in this tournament.
The Plate section was won by Team Smurf who beat “Cheers” in the final 5-0.
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The Roadshow now moves to the big one in Stilbaai on Wednesday… Merry Christmas everyone!
Here is the much anticipated draw for the first event… Download Here