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15th Silicon Gorge Cup 2014
What a rhythm!
Thursday 3th July 2014 @ Goals Soccer Centres

The biggest and the best football tournament for UK's electronic design companies, that's the Silicon Gorge Cup!

All that was missing was the Samba music!  The 2014 tournament presented another fantastic day.  18 teams, 12 companies, 140+ players including one person who has played in all 15 tournaments! 

Selex ES, whose goal keept David Rosbottom made a last minute move in the April transfer window from Astrium, were crowned the new Silicon Gorge champions!  The final was a tight match and the runners up, Wolfson (who had travelled from Edinburgh), deserved credit for a great performance.  At the final whistle just one goal separated the two teams.

A new feature in the 15th year was teh referee's "player of the tournament".  Congratulations to Rob Kellet of Nvidia.

The What a rhythm side line competition which complimented the on-pitch action was won by Nvidia A team who were pleased as punch to win 2 crates of beer.

As one of the players who competed in the very first tournament in 2000 it was fitting for John Moor, VP Marketing, NMI to present the trophies for the 15th tournament.

"It was a great honour to be invited to present the awards at the 15th annual Silicon Gorge Cup. It represents two of my great passions - celebrating engineering in the UK and football.  In 2000, Richard Phelps and I suggested the idea of a tournament to Mentor Graphics and it is incredible that it has not only continued through industry cycles but is now stronger than ever. Congratulations to all the players and winners and a big thank you to Mentor Graphics for supporting such a wonderful event."

Thank you to all who were able to buy a raffle ticket.  202.17 was raised for the Naomi House children's hospice.

Mark your diary for the 2015 competition - July 2nd and start your training early to boost your chance to beat this year's champions, SELEX ES!

Have a great summer and look forward to seeing you next year.

Vice President of Mentor's School of Football Excellence
The footballer's friend

and still an apprentice trophy engraver

2014 group results >>> click here

The Silicon Gorge Cup, simply the most popular 5-a-side football competition for electronic design engineers in the world.  Competitive rivalry married with a sociable,  friendly atmosphere.

2014 Champions - Selex ES

John Moor, VP Marketing, NMI (a tournament founder ) presented Selex ES with the winners trophy.
left to right: David Rosbottom, Gareth Fear, Marcus Nelson, Matt Newton
front row John Moor (NMI), Gary Canzano

Referee's Player of the Tournament

Rob Keller of Nvidia




  2014 Selex ES
2013 Astrium
  2012 ARM A
2011 XMOS Semiconductor
  2010 Broadcom A
2009 Broadcom A
  2008 Broadcom A
  2007 Icera
   2006 ClearSpeed
   2005 ST Microelectronics
   2004 Infineon
   2003 ST Microelectronics
   2002 Infineon
   2001 Wireless Int'l
   2000 ClearSpeed

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The Small Print
The tournament is free to enter and open to design engineers from electronic design companies based in the UK. Team places are limited and priority will be given to last year's entrants, companies based in the Silicon Gorge area and Mentor Graphics customers.

Competition rules
All games will be refereed by Goals Soccer Centre referees following rules provided by the centre's,   pdf.

Directions to venue

Goals Soccer Centre (ex PRO5) Broomhill Road, Brislington,  Bristol, BS4 5RG. 

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