Italy takes the trophy at the 2017 Sappi Cup Table Football Tournament

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Sappi Europe welcomed this year’s 13 qualifying teams to Brussels, Belgium to compete for the Sappi Cup Table Football Tournament title on 20th April 2017.  26 players from an original pool of close to 180 teams teams made the trip, representing Austria, CEE – Hungary and Serbia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland.

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 2017 UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff on 03 June 2017. The tournament is for Sappi customers, printers and publishers.

The winners of this year’s Sappi Cup are as follows:

1st - Maurizio Caruso and Christian Cioli - La Terra Promessa, Italy

2nd - Alexander Pilz and Markus Romio - SDV Winter GmbH, Germany

3rd - Christian Behringer and Bernd Deisenhofer - Staudigl-Druck GmbH, Germany