Sappi Europe welcomed this year’s 12 qualifying teams to Brussels, Belgium to compete for the Sappi Cup Table Football Tournament title on 19th April 2018. 24 players from an original pool of close to 180 teams made the trip, representing Austria, CEE – Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland. The tournament is for Sappi customers, printers and publishers.
Once again Gilles Bloch, former Table Football World Champion for Belgium, coach and referee on the night, kept a close eye on proceedings along with his colleague Wendy to make sure that the International Table Soccer Federation rules were adhered to.
The three winning teams (Team 1, 2 and 3) won tickets to the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final in Kiev on 26 May 2018.
The winners of this year’s Sappi Cup are as follows:
1st – Marcel Bègue and Christian Borel - PND, France
2nd – Robert Bisani and Stefan Waldmann - SDV Winter GmbH, Germany
3rd – Michal Stoszek and Sebastian Janczara – Offset Druk i Media, Poland
Originally organised to celebrate the Football World cup in South Africa, the Sappi Cup Table Football Tournament has been held annually since 2010. Marco Eikelenboom, VP Sales & Marketing Graphics has been part of the initiative since the beginning: “Closely supervised by two very qualified referees who are key to the success of the event, the tournament continues to be a great opportunity for friendly competition, social interaction and dialogue with Sappi customers throughout Europe. This year, France were deservedly crowed winners, followed by Germany and Poland. But at the heart of the tournament is the sport itself, the competitive spirit and the camaraderie that it generates. Congratulations to the winning teams!”.
To find pictures of the teams, please visit our Sappi Cup page.