From 11 to 13 July, CERN was swarming with table football enthusiasts, who had signed up for the first charitable tournament organised by the CERN Table Football Club (CTFC) and the CERN & Society Foundation.
Twenty-eight teams competed vigorously through several qualification matches, with the Italian ‘Afterlunch FC’ winning the tournament on 12 July. A constant stream of people, including many who came along to cheer for their friends, crowded around the three tables set up for the tournament.
The CTFC was founded by a group of young table football enthusiasts in 2017 and welcomes all who enjoy this game. For them, this is a way of bringing people together in a fun and easy-going environment, following CERN’s paradigm of uniting people from all around the world in the name of scientific collaboration and advancement.
Participants in this tournament not only had fun but also played for a good cause. All proceeds went to the CERN & Society Foundation in support of its education and outreach projects, and will help younger generations of scientists and engineers reach their potential.
Many thanks to the CTFC for collaborating with us! A big thank you also to all those who took part in this tournament and helped nurture the scientists of tomorrow!