Thursday, 21 October 2021

Subbuteo season flick-off in Belgium

Here is a quick summary of events held in Belgium since the beginning of the season. Despite things are slowly getting better, only the clubs of templeuve, Flanders and Warcoing have held tournaments under WASPA banner.


The first event was a promotional tournament held on September 10 in Templeuve with 6 players competing in group format. Eric Caillaux (France) was unbeaten and took the honors.

Final standings:

1. Eric Caillaux
2. Didier Moons
3. Benjamin Marain
4. Sébastien Sorge
5. Jocelyn Celton
6. Loris Celton


On September 24, the Templeuve club held a regional tournament with 9 players. The Swiss system saw no big surprise as Geoffrey Marain took the honors thanks to a better goal-difference than Vincent Coppenolle. Standings were as follows:

1. Geoffrey Marain
2. Vincent Coppenolle
3. Didier Moons
4. Eddy Beernaert
5. Sébastien Sorge
6. Benjamin Marain
7. Jocelyn Celton
8. Eric Caillaux
9. Loris Celton

Also in September, there were 2 test-matches. Didier Moons defeated Sébastien Sorge while Geoffrey Marain took the best on Vincent Coppenolle.


October 4 was the date of the first tournament in the Flanders for a while. 5 players met in Antwerp, the largest city of the Flanders and David Wouters finished on top while Geert Leys was runner-up.

1. David Wouters
2. Geert Leys
3. Johan Lourdon
4. Jos Ceulemans
5. Stéphane Lambert


On October 8, the second promotional tournament of the season in Templeuve had a small field of 3. Eric Caillaux was the winner again after finishing on top of the home and away fixtures.

1. Eric Caillaux
2. Didier Moons
3. Sébastien Sorge


Finally, the Warcoing Ducks held their first tournament for a long period on October 15. The event was organized to celebrate the visit of former FISTF number 1 Sébastien Scheen and top female player Stéphanie Garnier from France. Results were not the important part of the evening and local players were glad to play games with the special guests of the day. Both Sébastien and Stéphanie spent a lot of time and energy to explain rules and to give tips to beginners, which was extremely appreciated. Here are the final standings of the night:

1. Geoffrey Marain
2. Stéphanie Garnier
3. Benjamin Marain
4. Sébastien Sorge
5. Sébastien Scheen
6. Vincent Coppenolle
7. Loris Celton
8. Didier Moons
9. Jocelyn Celton
10. Héléna Marain

The next Templeuve tournament will be held on October 15. Flick-off at 6.30 pm.

Follow the Templeuve United group on Facebook and the club's Facebook page

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Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Kenny Beggs wins Halloween Cup in Derry


This years Halloween cup was a great affair with 6 players taking part in a league format.

Kenny Beggs proved unassailable on the night, claiming a maximum 15 points with 5 wins.

Barry Spence followed as runner up and Lawrence Watson put in a great display to take third spot on the night.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Marco Bonciani wins comeback tournament in Firenze

After a long breat, the club of Firenze was back in action on Monday. 8 players competed in Swiss system. All players were members of the host club, excepted Aldo Gentileschi (Papata Group Ponticino AR). Marco Bociano remained unbeaten and took the honors. Standings were as follows:

1. Marco Bonciani - 7 points
2. Mirko Masini - 6
3. Emanuele Cattani - 6
4. Matteo Cherici - 3
5. Aldo Gentileschi - 3
6. Tiberio Becucci - 3
7. Stefano Barducci - 2
8. Gabriele Casati - 2

Monday, 18 October 2021

First victory for Mick DeVincentis


This month's Subbuteo Perth's Tournament took place this week-end. There were five players in action and they played each other twice. Mick DeVincentis won his first WASPA tournament. Final standings were as follows:

1. Mick DeVincentis 19 points
2. Alan Kimber 17
3. Hugh Best 12
4. Noel Mani 4
5. Chris Thorn 3

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Rudy Hesty winner in Singapore


6 players gather on sunny Sunday morning on October 17, 2021. Great to see Anas and Enzo back joining the session. With still strict COVID 19 measures conditions, players played a 5 rounds robin games. No clear winners in this event with players cancelling each other wins notably with Michael beating Rudy, Bernard beating Michael & Enzo beating Bernard. End of event, Rudy came up tops edging Michael only on goal difference; followed by Ana’s, Bernard, Enzo & Rizal. 

Final table

Rudy 12 Pts (+13)
Michael C 12 (+11)
Anas 9 (+1)
Bernard 6 (-2)
Enzo 6 (-6)
Rizal T 0 (-18)

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Dutch players can't stop flicking

Top 3 of the Sunday event: Nico Marks (3), Fabrizio Cavazza (winner) and Patrick de Jong (2)

Several tournaments have recently been held in the Netherlands. Thanks to Xavier Aret, there is a revival in the country and the great news is that some tournaments are played under WASPA banner.

On September 28, there was a small turnout of 4 players competing in group format. Fabrizio Cavazza, who is a registered player in the italian club of DLF Gorizia, took the honors while Maikel de Haas was runner-up. Rinaldo van Dijk was third and Xavier Aret fourth.

On October 10, there was a bigger field of 13 players for the first "big event" of the season. There were many close games and in the finals, a shoot-out was needed to decide the winner. Fabrizio Cavazza brought back the trophy after defeating Patrick de Jong. Nico Marks won the game for the third place again Rinaldo van Dijk. Winners received "stroopwafels", which are delicious speclialties from the Gouda area. To be noted Cailim Marks, son of Nico Marks, attended his first tournament during this day.

Last Wednesday, it was another night of play with six players involved. This time Patrick de Jong took the best on Fabrizio Cavazza. 

Besides this, it is worth mentionning that in the North of the country, the clug of GSV de Hyacinth in Hoogezand held the first night of the local league. After a long year of break due to covid, it's good to see the Northern players doing a come-back.

For more details about the game in the Netherlands, follow the Dutch Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Subbuteonederland

Huge thanks to Xavier for his great job to make things running again in the Netherlands.

Thursday, 7 October 2021

WASPA rankings and results after the September tournaments

Dear friends, you will find in the attached files the updated WASPA rankings. This is the first update of the rankings for the season 2021-2022, which means the individual "season ranking" and the different rankings of clubs start from scratch.

Excel file

PDF file

Perth players in Australia showing their certificate of "best Top club in 2020-2021"

You will see that Alan Lee is still the number 1 player and that England is on top of the ranking of nations. The first leader of the season ranking is Ireland's Mark Farrell who recently won the All-Ireland championship in Derry, the tournament was played under WASPA banner. Surrey Saracens SC (England) is on top of the "top clubs" table while the Italians of TSC 69ers are the first leaders of the Development league. We are glad to add 5 new clubs in the Development League, which is great.

Welcome to the Italians of Club Rebels Genova who are a new entry in the WASPA ranking of clubs for Juniors. It will be more important than ever to try to have young players invovled and both the individual and club rankings for juniors (players born in 2005 or later) will be a huge priority this season.

Players at the recent Cardiff tournament

If you have a look at the results, you will see that 25 tournaments have been played in September. There were also 2 test-matches played in Belgium. Our friends from Terni played an "old rules" event, Derry held the "All-Ireland National Cup" and Templeuve had a promotional tournament. The other 22 tournaments were "regional" events. There was less activity than usual in some nations and some clubs still have restrictions to run big events but we are very please dto see things slowly back to normal.

Great job with the kids by the "TSC 69ers" with many players of the Rebels Genova also taking part

All your ideas to make the WASPA circuit more attractive are more than welcome. Don't hesitate to send your feedback. We also hope to see more and more clubs running events under WASPA banner in the future.

We also take to opportunity to thank our partners:

- Victory kits at https://www.victorykits.co.uk/
- Flicks for Kicks at http://shop.flickforkicks.com/
- MAD ABOUT GAMES at http://subbuteo2012.co.uk

Well, that's all for now. Please remember you only need 3 players to register your tournament. Don't be scared to join. It's free and tournament requests can be sent by e-mail to vincent.cop@rsca.com

Good turnout for the recent tournament in Johannesburg

Keep an eye on the WASPA blog at http://waspa-circuit.blogspot.com as there are updates almost every day.

Please invite your friends to join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/waspasubbuteo/

We also have a WASPA page here: https://www.facebook.com/WASPA-World-Amateur-Subbuteo-Players-Association-231789816834700/

Keep in mind WASPA is also looking for new partners. If you know any company ready to support us (we don’t ask for money but we want some win-win agreements so that we can promote each  other), don't hesitate to contact me at vincent.cop@rsca.com or vincentcoppenolle@gmail.com

Have a great week.

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer

Monday, 4 October 2021

Opening Randburg Nite Series a great success


Thursday the 30th of September saw the launch of the inaugural Randburg Nite Series hosted by the Joburg TFC aka 'The Eagles' at Randburg AFC. The Randburg Nite Series will consist of 4 events throughout the season with serious finale in May 2022. Special Joburg TFC medals and trophies will be presented to the winners and participants.


A good field of 8 players flicked, scored, joked and had a great evening enjoying our beautiful game of Subbuteo!

Five newbies were flicking for the first time and the feedback was that thet will be playing on a regular basis at the Joburg Eagles.

Clifford Graaff and Gordon Underwood topped their respective groups with Tyler Solomons and Takudzwa Karambo occupying the runner-up spots in both groups. Clifford and Gordon won their respective semi finals and met in the first Series Final with Clifford winning by 2 goals to nil.

The biggest cheer of the evening was when good friends Tyler and Takudzwa (TK) squared off in the 3rd Place Play Off. This proved to be a tight game which seemed destined to be heading for a penalty shoot-out only for a last minute goal by Tyler to clinch 3rd spot.

Once again all participants were treated to snacks and drinks courtesy of the Joburg Eagles.

The second Randburg Nite Series will be held on Thursday the 4th of November at Randburg AFC.

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Three small events in Singapore

Due to the lockdown, events with five players or more are still not possible in Singapore. Anyway, local players continue to practice and three small events have been held in September.


On September 12, Sports Hub Library hosted 3 players, Tan Kok Wee, Rizal Taib & Vikas. Games were played in a 2 legged format & end of games, Tan Kok Wee came on top.

1. Tan Kok Wee (Singapore Lions)
2. Vikas K. Chandiramani (Jurong)
3. Mohd Rizal Taib (Jurong)


On September 18, Dragons SC had a mini 3 players round robin game. Rudy narrowly edged Michael & Nic to win the outing.

1. Rudy Hesty Roselan (Jurong)
2. Michael Choong (Hong Kong Dragons)
3. Nic Tan (Hong Kong Dragons)


Finally, on September 19, Lions SC managed to secure venue where they set up a mini WASPA. Great to see Ashley Tan back joining the regulars where players enjoyed playing 6 close score games. End of the day, Tan Kok Wee came up tops followed by Ashley, Vikas & Rizal. 

1. Tan Kok Wee (Singapore Lions)
2. Ashley Tan (Singapore Lions)
3. Vikas K. Chandiramani (Jurong)
4. Mohd Rizal Taib (Jurong)

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

September 2021: results from around the world

Here is a brief summary of results collected form several different clubs aroudn the world.

Greece: vist of Alfred Strommer in Thessaloniki


Our friend Nikos Gkliotis reported on the Thessaloniki TSC Facebook page the visit of Austrian player Alfred Strommer. A WASPA tournament was organized to celebrate this visit and Nikos defeated Alfred by a single goal in the final. 7 players were present and everyone had a great time.

South Africa: Easterns TFC tournament

Some results from last months have been added in the records as out mates from Easterns TFC in South Africa held a small tournament with four players. Ian Clarke finished on top of the table with siw wins while Gary Downs was runner-up. Craig Smith and Giuseppe Manzella were also taking part.

The Netherlands: Nico Marks is back

In Gouda, 7 players attended the first event of the season and the Dutch mates had some great games. Nico Marks managed to win the tounament after a long break of more than one year. Nico defeated Patrick de Jong in the final.

Please note there will be a tournament in Gouda on October 10 and registrations are open by e-mail to Subbuteonederland@gmail.com

Germany: great turnout in Burgdorf


Also our german friends were back in action in the beginning of the month as Frank Stiller organized a tournament in Burgdorf. Due to time and place restrictions, the event was only open to six players but the home and away fixtures made everyone happy. In the end Frank Stiller was the winner of the tournament and the final standings were as follows:

1. Frank Stiller
2. Uwe Stiller
3. Panagiotis Krommydas
4. Fred Elesbao
5. Simon Stewart
6. Charis Chatziplaton

England: success for the Solent league

The latest Solent subbuteo Club league ended earlier this month with 10 players taking part and everyone playing 9 games. Congratulations to Ian Maskell for taking the honors. The new league has already started :-)

Final standings:

1. Ian Maskell
2. Jason Christopher
3. Nigel Pestell
4. Rob Cashman
5. Tony Martin
6. Paul Pearson
7. Paul Izard
8. Roger Duckworth
9. Corey Martin
10. Steve Smith

Facebook group of the club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2759539824274495

England: second title for Nigel Lamond


The North Shields Subbuteo Club held a small tournament on September 7. Nigel Lamond won all his games to win his second WASPA tournament. Andy Mill was runner-up and Tom Heslop was third.

Australia: Perth Subbuteo Club is back


A few days after receiving their certificate stating they finished the WASPA season on top of the "top clubs rankings", the Perth players held their first tournament of the season last Sunday. There were great games played byt the six active players and in the end Alan Kimber took the honors. The final table of the tournament was as follows:

1. Alan Kimber
2. Mick DeVincentis
3. Hugh Best
4. Chris Thorn
5. Noel Mani
6. Ron Byrne

England: Liverpool TSC tournament

Things are slowly back to normal in England and the Liverpool club was happy to host another tournament last week-end. Brian Daley took the honors while Chris Bedford was runner-up. There were some great news as the first tournament of newcomer Paul O'Connor and the fact the tournament took place at Hotel Anfield, a great venue just on Anfield Road, 250 meters from Liverpool FC ground. Some more new players are expected to attend the next meetings!

Final standings:
1. Brian Daley
2. Chris Bedford
3. Andy Holebrook
4. Lucasz Whittle
5. Gavin Roper
6. Paul O'Connor


Wales: Cardiff TFC tournament

Due to some restrictions, the Cardiff club decided to hold their WASPA tournament in the premises of the bristol club. 8 players were taking part and David Lauder defeated Darren Barnes in the final. It was another great night of table football and there will hopefully be some strong connections between the Bristol and Cardiff players during the season.