The lockdown has seen a plethora of new tournaments come to the fore – nonemoreso than the Subbuteo Cup.
Run by the brilliant Subbuteo Online, and featuring a live video draw from the terrific Subbuteo Collector, the tournament brought together Subbuteo players and enthusiasts alike to play games solo in the form of competition.
- The Subbuteo Cup 2020: How it works
- First round draw
- First round as it happened
- Second round results
- Third round as it happened
- Quarter finals as it happened
Here are some of my highlights from the tournament so far:
Never one to shy away from innovation, this Subbuteo host provides a novel way of introducing the players to the theatre.
Let's all take a minute to admire @htafc and @dundeeunitedfc's entrance to the #SubbuteoCup2020 pic.twitter.com/sBnLimEo2B
— Subbuteo.Online (@SubbuteoOnline) April 4, 2020
To kick off the tournament, it had to be the man that’s helped bring together the online Subbuteo community with his passion, enthusiasm and consistency.
The first round draw for the #SubbuteoCup2020. With @SubbuteoOnline and @SportingLoft https://t.co/QB3Lk1aDLG#Subbuteo #TableFootball #Football #TableSoccer #Zeugo #Soccer #Collector #Retro #BoardGames pic.twitter.com/AU7VMKK0iZ
— Subbuteo Collector – The Original Subbuteo Vlogger (@SubbuteoCollect) April 2, 2020
I just want one of those Fergies.
Lockdown Subbuteo is ACE! A bit (a lot) late, but here's highlights of my 7aside solo game between Man Utd v Aberdeen …. https://t.co/yyrukkZOpL#SubbuteoCup2020 #Subbuteo
Thanks to these fellas for organising : @SubbuteoOnline @SubbuteoCollect @SportingLoft @andoversubbuteo pic.twitter.com/y05wdu3YxO
— Gareth Christie | Table Footy Designer Makers (@flickforkicks) April 13, 2020
Absolute finish this, and a nice match ball to boot.
Controversy at Villa vs AC Milan. Was the keeper ready or should it be retaken, It's 3-3 in the #SubbuteoCup2020 pic.twitter.com/NJ2Ysr7Ctu
— Subbuteo.Online (@SubbuteoOnline) April 11, 2020
I wish I could do all parts of this video – the filming, the editing, the playing.
What a set up. I’ll whisper it quietly, always felt the traditional Subbuteo pitch was too big.
The groundsman have been up against it today, but they've pulled it out of the bag. The teams are finally out and ready to go. Man U v Aberdeen 7s about to kick off @SubbuteoOnline @SubbuteoCollect @SportingLoft #SubbuteoCup2020 #subbuteo pic.twitter.com/8iOPIcdPyi
— Gareth Christie | Table Footy Designer Makers (@flickforkicks) April 4, 2020