Congratulations to the team of Lynx2 for winning the thirteenth edition of our Financial Football Tournament.
We had another great event with 18 teams participating on the fields of FC Abcoude.
Out of the 18, 8 proceeded to the quarter finals:
Sponsors Eurex Frankfurt and Euroclear dueled each other in Euroclear's first survival of the qualifying rounds ever. Eurex Frankfurt won this match. On the second field, both Lynx teams battled and after a tie in regular time, it took 19 penalty kicks to declare Lynx2 the winner. On the third field, ABN AMRO fought hard against the London office of Eurex. That office has always been a strong contender and this time as they managed to beat their opponents all the way to the finals. On the fourth field, the so-called "Lucky Losers" battled for the remaining semi-final spot. Lucky losers are the two best third place spots in the three qualifying groups. There Optiver and deGiro2 met each other with a win for Optiver.
In the semi-final, Eurex Frankfurt lost against Lynx and Optiver lost against the Eurex UK Office. The final match ended in a tie and the penalty kicks gave the edge to Lynx, a repeat of their result of 2014 where they also won after penalty kicks.
A big thank you to all the participants, referees, caterers, child care professionals for making it a great day and a huge thanks to Euroclear and Eurex for their continued sponsorship of this event. Without all of you, this event would not have grown out into the annual tradition that it is now.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!