Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Gábor Baross winner in Budapest

Last week-end Pasquale Carrassi was in Budapest and the local club of "Subbuteo Budapest" organized a small WASPA event for him. Only five players attended this tournament, everybody played against everybody in the group format before finals decided the winner and the third place.

Group stage:
1. Baross Gábor
2. Pasquale Carrassi
3. Mácsik Áron
4. Naszádi András
5. Katona Viktor

Final for third place:
Mácsik Áron-Naszádi András 1-0

Big final:
Baross Gábor-Pasquale Carrassi 2-0

Full story: https://budapestsubbuteo.blog.hu/2019/10/17/baross_gabor_gyozott_a_mini_waspa-tornan

Monday, 21 October 2019

TFAS League in Singapore - October results

October TFAS league session had lots of table Football activities, unfortunately only 4 played in this month’s competitive games.

The dedicated players notably Bernard, Anas, Vikas & Rudy battled each other in a round robin format for bragging rights for this month. In the end, the victor was Rudy who secured full points. Anas came in 2nd followed by Bernard & Vikas. Once again Rudy & Anas are tied at TOP spot in the TFAS league with equal points.

Stay tuned for the last session on 10th November 19 to decide 2019 TFAS league winner.

Anas 1 - 4 Rudy
Vikas 1 - 3 Bernard
Bernard 0 - 1 Rudy
Anas 4 - 0 Vikas
Anas 1 - 0 Bernard
Rudy 4 - 2 Vikas

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Fabrizio Coco wins October tournament

One team, one family of friends, this is what subbuteo is all about! Thanks guys for coming along tonight!!! Keep flicking and keep collecting beautiful memories!

Congratulations Fabrizio Coco for the win over Benji Batten in the final (1-0) after seeing the young melbournian player winning over fab 1-0 in the group stage! Well done to the rest of the crew always showing passion and respect for this game!

See you next monday for friendly flicks at Da Vinci Hub!!!

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Marius Willhaus wins Sankt Pauli tournament

Subbuteo Sankt Pauli hosted their 2nd WASPA tournament of the 2019-20 season with 6 players facing off for the monthly title in a Swiss-League format. Last month’s winner Sven Schilling was again the favourite for the title but the returning Simon Stewart was hoping to break Sven’s dominance and take his first WASPA title of the season at his new club after finishing last season strongly at Derry City TFC with 3 WASPA wins. Club stalwart Marcos Perianes was hoping to improve on his 3rd place finish last time out and was again joined by Fred Elesbao making the long trek from Hannover. Marius Willhaus and Ralf Offenborn completed the line-up making their WASPA debuts for the season.

In the end it was Sven, Simon and Marius who set the pace and it was their head-to-head record that was decide the night. Sven was held 0-0 by Marius and 1-1 by Simon so it was the game between Stewart and Willhaus that would see the champion crowned iof either could forge a victory. Marius dominated much of the game and earned a well-deserved 1-0 win to see himself top the table and claim his first WASPA title.

We host our next monthly WASPA on November 12th when we hope to be joined by regulars Philip and Andre to swell our number to 8. More players are welcome so just message our Facebook page to take part.

1. Marius Willhaus 5:1 10 P.
2. Sven Schilling 4:1 8 P.
3. Simon Stewart 6:4 7 P.
4. Marcos Perianes 2:4 2 P.
5. Fred Elesbao 0:3 2 P.
6. Ralf Offenborn 1:5 2 P.

Simon - Ralf 2:0
Fred - Marius 0:1
Marcos - Sven 0:1
Simon - Marius 0:1
Sven - Fred 2:0
Marcos - Ralf 0:0
Sven - Marius 0:0
Simon - Marcos 3:2
Ralf - Fred 0:0
Sven - Simon 1:1
Marius - Ralf 3:1
Marcos - Fred 0:0

(Report by Simon Stewart)

Club's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SubbuteoStPauli/

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Third WASPA title for David Wouters

Last Monday the club of SC Flanders held their 62nd WASPA tournament, the 2nd event of the season. 7 players were taking part and it was good to see Vinnie “the wizz” Wouters back in action. David Wouters won the tournament with 4 games won while Geert Leys was runner-up. Further in the standings came Johan Lourdon, Jos Ceulemans, Danny De Greef, Willy De Bandt and last but not least Vinnie Wouters.

To be noted the next tournament in the Flanders should be held on Monday, November 11 (day off in Belgium). The flick-off time needs to be confirmed but it should be 7.00 pm with hopefully some international presence.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Miguel Marques wins the Durham Cup

We have been extremely happy to see the return of a Subbuteo tournament in Connecticut last week-end as local players organized the Durham Cup with some players from different states taking part.

Miguel Marques defeated Massimo Conturso in the final (1-0 in overtime) while semi-finalists were Bryan Arnold and Domenico Venezia.

Huge thanks to Massimo and his clubmates for making things happen!

Final Rankings
1. Miguel Marques (SCC)
2. Massimo Conturso (SCC)
3. Bryan Arnold (NoVa Union)
3. Domenico Venezia (no official affiliation)
4. Andrew Zunino (Eastern PA SC)
5. Rick Marques (SCC)
6. Frank Silva (SCC)

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

WASPA records of September 2019

Dear all, you will find here the updated WASPA records after the tournaments held in September.

WASPA Season results 2019-2020
WASPA ranking - September 19

Action in Colorado where players from different States met for a great week-end
We had 34 regional events, 1 promotional tournament and the National Cup in Derry, Northern Ireland. We will add the missing results from Pireas next month.
As this is a new season, there are some changes in the different tables:
- the Season ranking starts from scratch. Brian Daley is the first leader of the season.
- the Junior ranking is now for players born in 2003 or later (instead of 2002). Olliver Ollnow is still the leader.
- the top clubs ranking has a few less clubs as some clubs have been relegated in the "Development league". It is possible for new clubs to require to play in the WASPA top clubs sections (see handbook for details or drop me a line). London Road Subbuteo Club from Wales is the first leader of the ranking.
- the new Development league saw 12 different clubs taking ranking points. The Greek club of Panorama 1978 SC Thessaloniki is the first leader but we will have a wonderful season for sure. Any club organising 3 events and having 5 different players will be included in the Development league.

All-Ireland championship in Derry
As for September, we had some great events taking part.
- the tournament in Bormla (Malta) had a great turnout of 20;
- Australia was very active as always with events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.
- South Africa is doing a great job with events in Pretoria and Cape Town in the records.
- We are happy to see Germany having events organized by three different clubs in Berlin and Hamburg.
- Canada having regular events in Toronto is very positive!
- Greece always have great tournaments with many players.
- Singapore had two events including one for beginners.
- Belgium had only three events this month but with many close games to decide the winners.
- England, Wales and Northern Ireland do a great job also with some new players involved as well.
- We also had some presence in the US (Colorado, California and Virginia), Russia (St. Petersburg), Finland (Helsinki) and Italy (Borgo Vercelli).

Western Flickers tournament in Melbourne (Australia)
For the new season, we are always open to new ideas to see how we can make the circuit more attractive. All suggestions are welcome.

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

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

Tournament at Subbuteo Sankt Pauli in Germany
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 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
We stay at your disposal for more info.

Yours sincerely,
Vincent Coppenolle

Sunday, 6 October 2019

More results from around the World - September 2019

Some more results from September. Sometimes we receive reports of small events played in different countries and pictures and not always available to but it's great to see games played under WASPA banner in many countries.

Christos Agrios winner in Greece
Earlier in September the Greek club of Panorama 1978 SC Thessaloniki had their first tournament of the season in Thessaloniki. 9 players were taking part with three groups of three players in the first round and then a fin round between the top players of each group. Christos Agrios won the tournament after finishing on top of the final group while Stavros Giapoutzis was runner-up and Ilias Galanopoulos took the third place.

Howard Christie winner in Toronto
In Canada Howard Christie won this month's tournament in Toronto. Unfortunately there wer eonly three players taking part this time. Howard defeated Mike Sgro in sudden death in the final (2-1).

A good turnout in Stockton
In Stockton, England the NETFA players had a good event with 8 players taking part. After the group sessions, final were played to decide the winners. Neil Beeforth defeated Mike Parnaby (1-0) to claim the title while Ben Staples won the game for the third place on shots against Nick Pearson.

Action in st. Petersburg
Eliot Kennedy wins in Russia
During his visit in St. Petersburg, Australia's Eliot Kennedy had the please to meet local players Andrey Vlasov and Evgenii Vlasov. A small WASPA event was played and Eliot was the winner but the fact new friends were made was much more important!

Players at the Sparta Spreeathen tournament

Two events in Berlin
Since Herman Kruse moved to Germany, there might be some WASPA developments in the country. The Northern Falcons players first attended a tournament played in the premises of the Sparta Spreeathen 74/82 club. A group of six players was taking part and after the league format the rankings was as follows:

1. Marcus Tilgner
2. Marian Flemer
3. Hermann Kruse
4. Daria Prazynski
5. Andreas Guhr
6. Wilfried Pretzel
Small event but good games at SC Berlin
The other Berlin tournament took place at the SC Berlin club with a small turnout of three players with Hermann Kruse finishing on top of the group while Nico Müller was runner-up and Erik Klossowski was third.

Cayne and Cameron in Wrexham
Brian Daley winner in Wrexham
Algy Taylor of BCCM Border Collectables hosted a Wrexham Subbuteo Club last Sunday. Wrexham player Cameron Ramage was joined by London Road SC players Cayne, Ruby, Brian and Lucasz and a league format was played. Brian Daley finished on top while Cayne Matthews was runner-up.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Raphaël Maillard winner in Vresse

The first WASPA tournament of the season in the South of Belgium was played in Vresse with 7 players from two different clubs taking part. It was a great day of table football with a league format so that everyone played six games. Raphaël Maillard (Wamme) was the best player of the day and he claimed his second WASPA title. The next event in Vresse will be played on November 3 while Belgium will also hold tournaments in Hofstade-Zemst on Monday, October 7 (8.00 pm) and in Templeuve on Sunday, October 27 (4.00 pm).

Final standings:
1. Raphaël Maillard (Wamme)
2. Pascal Droeven (Semois)
3. Daniel Boistelle (Wamme)
4. Esteban Boistelle (Wamme)
5. Renaud Parisel (Semois)
6. Marc De Vos (Semois)
7. Philippe Thys (Wamme)

Thursday, 3 October 2019

A great wee-end of Subbuteo in Colorado

Players on Saturday
Last week-end there was Subbuteo action in Denver, Colorado as the Colorado Subbuteo Club held two tournaments with visitors coming from several US states. The Colorado Cup was held on Saturday with 8 players taking part. Patrick Sheridan defeated Michael Tillman in the final whle Zach Walker defeated Varant Kurkeyerian to claim the third place. Benny Nuger won the consolation final against Shaun Kidsley.

The final on Sunday
The Sunday tournament, the "Denver Cup", had a smaller turnout of five players but many great games. Local player Zach Walker beat Michael Tillman in a close final while Tory Reed took home the MJ trophy.

Congratulations to the Colorado players for hosting a great week-end of Subbuteo. Keep up the great work!