Superstars event raises £2,000 for C’wealth Games

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Microgaming’s Superstars 2013 event raised more than £2,000 for the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association.

All proceeds will go towards sending local athletes to compete in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.

The Superstars event was held at the NSC in Douglas and was based on the popular 1970s television programme. Contestants competed in a range of sporting disciplines including wall climbing, gym tests, basketball, table tennis and swimming. Participants could compete individually or within a team of four. In total 40 athletes battled it out to become the ultimate individual or team Superstar.

In a tight encounter, Campbell Guy, a keen badminton player and teacher at Ramsey Grammar High School, took the Microgaming Superstars individual crown with a total of 62 points. Just six points behind, in a respectable second place was Ben Scott, a long-distance runner who won the Isle of Man Marathon in 2009. In third place was Neil Brogan, a football player, who achieved a total of 51 points.

In the battle of the teams, the Blue Team, comprising Stuart Taylor, Daniel Buckross, Sean Reaney and Ben Brand, were victorious with 29 points, just ahead of rivals Team SMP and Carrefour who came joint second with 27 points.

Among the impressive turnout of competitors was Zoe Shimmin, the only female athlete. Zoe put in a stellar performance, impressing her fellow competitors with her performance in the strength and agility discipline, finishing joint second.

Roger Raatgever, of Microgaming, said: ‘We would like to say a huge thank you to every person that was involved in making the Microgaming Superstars 2013 event such a great success.’

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