This year the annual Bruker Staff Football Tournament was held in Karlsruhe. Ten teams from across Europe assembled themselves ready for the week-end battle on 15th June 2012.
The teams came from different divisions or different countries with with representation from Germany – Karlsruhe, Rheinstetten, Bremen, Leipzig, Hanau and Bergisch Gladbach, and from the UK, France, and Switzerland.
The early rounds showed some hard fought matches as all the teams tried to improve on their performance in 2011.
But it wasn’t long before the semi-finalists were facing off and challenging for a shot at the title. However, despite everyone playing their best on the day, their best was again not quite good enough.
As if inspired by 2012 being an Olympic year, Wissembourg, the six-time champions, managed to rise to the occasion and win their seventh successive title.
As hosts for this year’s event the Bruker AXS Karlsruhe team had organised a great venue and all the teams enjoyed playing football in such inspriring surroundings.
The tournament was rounded off with the traditional mixer for all, where all the players get the chance to unwind and party into the small hours. Karlsruhe even managed to put on a band for the party!
Next year’s location is undecided as yet but you can be sure of another tough battle to topple Wissembourg from their lofty perch.
Enjoy our gallery of action shots from some of the matches!