Perfect conditions greeted 40 teams at Onrus on Monday and the players and spectators made the most of it on the public holiday.
The Onrus sand is notoriously soft and all credit must be given to the players who once again put on an increadible show. The Touch was once again as competitve as ever with tight games accross all competitions being the order of the day…
The Score Energy Warriors topped their group at the end of the Round Robin and they met the Living Legends in the first Semi Final after the “Legends” had lost out on top spot in their pool to the Amazing Galaxy Warriors on try difference.
The top spot in the pool proved to be a big advantage for the Onrus defending champion AGW, who secured what looked to be an easier Semi Final albeit against 2011 Onrus finalists the REDS. This advantage was crucial after a 4-1 victory while the “Legends” were made to work extremely hard only winning their Semi after a Sudden death 1-0 victory over the Score Warriors.
The Final saw some great Touch and the Amazing Galaxy Warriors came out on top with a 2 -1 win in Sudden Death.
The Open Tournament was won by the Beach Lions and the Plate was won by the Unstopables.
The action moves to Struisbaai on Saturday.
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40 Teams took part in the opening leg of the Hot Summer of Touch at Strand Beach on Saturday. What was overall a great day of Touch was unfortunately marred by an incident in the final game which saw the Living Legends and the Score Energy Warriors getting involved in an unsavoury altercation which lead to the Referees calling off the game before the final whistle.
Disciplinary steps are being implemented on the guilty parties and details of these measures will be communicated within the next 72 hours.
The rules of the Pro Series govern that “In the event of a Tournament not being completed for any reason whatsoever, no points will be allocated whatsover”. This means that all teams once again begin with 0 points.
The Open tournament was won by ” The Legends” a group of players made up of old Shufflers, Dwergies and Nomads.
The Plate was won by the New Borne Rebels
The series moves to Onrus on Monday…
With no points having been awarded for the Strand Leg of the Series, the draw for Onrus becomes increasingly important. Click Here to download the draw
Here is the much anticipated draw for the first event… Download Here
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