This weekend the annual Financial Football Tournament was organized again by Bennington. Usual place (FC Abcoude), usual good atmosphere and the usual strong teams from abroad. Not surprising, amidst weeks of rainy days the tournament was on a bright sunny day. We do God’s work, so it’s only fair he returns us the favor by sending some sunshine.
The final was played between Eurex UK and Eurex Frankfurt – and the Frankfurt branch won with a 3-0 score. The runner ups were the AFM and last year’s winner EEX (another member of the Eurex family).
Last year Scrocca reached the final. This year the market makers can be found in the lower half of the table, performing badly. Anyway, the worst team by far has been IMC – canceling their participation one day before the tournament. That’s really silly – if you can’t find nine players, invite some friends or hire some students.
IMC promised to participate next year. Other notable teams missing were Flow, 323 and ABN – rumor has it the rainy days curbed their enthusiasm. New entrants this year have been Webb, Tibra, and Coreal.