Mears Reclaim Glasgow Business Fives Title
Business Fives were treated to glorious sunshine on Tuesday as it kicked off in Glasgow for the first of four Scottish events as a record breaking 530 goals were scored throughout the day.
29 teams competed with the hope of bagging one of five qualifications spots at the National Final while raising over £4,000 for local charities in the process.
The Top Fundraiser award was hotly contested off the pitch with only £5 between first and second place. In third place MPMH Construction raised an impressive £535 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. Mears Group raised an incredible £800 for St Andrews Hospice and were just topped by Glacier Energy who received a last-minute donation to bolster their impressive fundraising efforts to £805 for Blood Cancer UK.
After a First Mortgage derby in the quarter finals, it was their Team 1 who went on to face Mears in the Champions League semi-final after their 2-0 victory against MPMH construction. George Leslie skipped past Shepherd with a 5-2 win and went on to play EGGER who beat Glacier Energy 3-2.
All four teams secured a spot at the National Final taking place in Glasgow on Thursday 20th October.
An intense 3-3 semi-final seen EGGER and George Leslie head into sudden death penalties, and it was EGGER who came out on top to progress to the final to play Mears after their comfortable 4-0 win against First Mortgage.
In the final, EGGER started strong racing into a 3 goal lead but Mears quickly showed their goal scoring ability and won 6-3 to secure the Business Fives Glasgow title and a £350 donation for St Andrews Hospice.
Mears had Graeme Dobbie to thank for many of their goals throughout the day with an impressive total of 17 goals enough to see him awarded top scorer while team mate Ronnie McDonald was awarded the Player of the Match trophy for his solid performance in the final.
Stephanie Hunter from Pinsent Masons was awarded the Player of the Tournament Award for her performances on the pitch.
In the Europa League, Get Fully Furnished made it to the final after a 3-1 win against Scotframe and played Briggs Amasco who beat Morton Fraser 4-1.
Briggs Amasco replicated their semi-final score in the final and secured the final qualification spot up for grabs as well as a £150 donation for Glasgow Association for Mental Health.
A final £100 donation was on offer for the winner of the Europa Conference League which went to Who Cares? Scotland after Wylie + Bisset beat Seapeak 5-2.
After the football, teams enjoyed a drinks reception and buffet and were treated to some brilliant stories from Scotland and Rangers legend Kenny Miller.
Business Fives continues it’s Scotland events on Friday 19th August with a sell out event in Edinburgh before heading to Tayside and Aberdeen in September.
Glasgow Football Tournament Timings
1:15 – Registration and Networking
2:00 – Kick Off
5:00 – Drinks Reception, Buffet and Presentation from Guest speakers Kenny Miller
The tournament format will be updated live on the site here as the results come in and will be announced and available here from Monday 8th August before 2pm after our Live Draw
Prizes up for grabs
£350 charity donation to the Champions League Winners and £150 donation to the Europa League Winners. Awards for Top Goalscorer, Ladies Player of the Tournament, Man of the Match in Champions League Final, Top Fundraisers.
Health & Safety
In terms of Health and Safety, there will be medics on site.
You can follow us on social media and both finals of the Europa League and Champions League will be streamed live. With all the coverage it’s a good time to remind you that you will be representing your company so play with respect.
By taking part you have all helped us raise over £325,000 through our events which we are absolutely thrilled with.