Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Jean Grosdent and Philippe Thys winners in Bande

Last week the club of Wamme held their regional tournament with 7 players taking part. In the end of the evening, Jean Grosdent won the Swiss system with 3 wins and a draw but more goals scored than Mathéo Grégoire (Rochefort TS).

Final standings:
1. Jean Grosdent (BEL/wam)
2. Mathéo Grégoire (BEL/rts)
3. Bruno Mottet (BEL/tem)
4. Philippe Thys (BEL/wam)
5. Aurore Grosdent (BEL/wam)
6. Maxim Grosdent (BEL/wam)
7. Lulani Verhoeven (BEL/wam)

Earlier in the month, the club also held a promotional tournament with 4 players taking part. Philippe Thys managed to win the event with 2 wins and a draw and just one more goal scored than Henri Grosdent.

Here is the final standing of the evening:
1. Philippe Thys (BEL/wam)
2. Henri Grosdent (BEL/wam)
3. Lulani Verhoeven (BEL/wam)
4. Maxim Grosdent (BEL/wam)

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Davide Visani winner in Firenze

The fourth tournament of the regional circuit in Firenze took place on Monday with 14 players taking part.

It was another good evening with a group stage and then knock-out games. There were also a few surprises and this time it was Davide Visani wook took the honors, claiming his fourth WASPA title. Davide defeated Luca Pini in the final on shots.

Stefano Barducci and Matteo Cherici reached the semi-finals. Francesco Gori won the consolation tournament!

Huge thanks to Marco Bonciani and his clubmate for organizing WASPA tournaments and being a great club!

Monday, 21 January 2019

Farrer Park January tournament

The Farrer Park Flickers held their first WASPA tournament of the year at their clubhouse at the Pek Kio Community Centre on Friday, 18 January 2019. Five flickers took part, four from the club (Anas Rahamat, Vikas Chandiramani, Mohamed Rizal Taib, and Nic Tan), and our usual guest, Enzo Fornaro, from the SG Lions Table Football Club.

Players played round robin matches in 20-minute games. Anas won his first three games, but a surprise 2-1 defeat to Rizal in his last round put his fate out of his hands as he sat out the last round and had to await the result of Vikas's last game against Enzo. Alas, Vikas could only manage a 3-0 win which was one goal short of what he needed to overtake Anas. Nic came in third after his 2-0 win over Rizal in the last round overtook Rizal on goal difference as well. Enzo came in last but put in some credible performances as he tried Tchaaa4 Sniper 2.0 bases for the first time, and make it difficult for all his opponents.

Join the club for their next WASPA tournament on 22 February 2019 (from 7pm) at the same venue; all are welcome!

Final Standings:
1) Anas Rahamant 9 points (GD: +4)
2) Vikas Chandiramani 9 points (GD: +3)
3) Nic Tan 6 points (GD: +1)
4) Mohamed Rizal Taib 6 points (GD: -1)
5) Enzo Fornaro 0 points (GD: -7)

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Kostas Kalopsidiotis takes the fourth stage

The 4th stage of the Cypriot circuit took place on Saturday with 12 players taking part. Kostas Kalopsidiotis (Salamis) won the tournament after defeating Panagiotis Panaretos (Phoenix) in the final. Georgios Zangylos (Famagusta) and Marcos Kalopsidiotis (Salamis). Huge thanks to the organizers for the amazing work!

Saturday, 19 January 2019

TFAS League 2019 Match Day 1

The first match day of the 2019 season of the TFAS League kicked off on 6 January, with 8 players fighting it out to take an early lead in the League standings.
After 4 rounds of the Swiss System, Anas emerges out on top, with a clean record of 4 wins! However, the man of the match-day was notably the youngest player, Isaac, who came out undefeated at the end of the day, bagging a win against Vikas, and almost winning in the other games he drew.

Results are as follows:
Vikas 2 v 1 Bernard
Isaac 2 v 2 Rudy
Anas 3 v 0 Haikal
Rizal 0 v 1 Nic
Anas 3 v 0 Vikas
Nic 1 v 3 Rudy
Isaac 2 v 2 Rizal
Bernard 3 v 1 Haikal
Anas 3 v 0 Rudy
Bernard 0 v 1 Nic
Vikas 2 v 3 Isaac
Rizal 2 v 2 Haikal
Anas 2 v 1 Nic
Isaac 4 v 4 Bernard
Rudy 12 v 1 Rizal
Vikas 2 v 3 Haikal

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Maltese Christmas Cup for Daniele Spadaro

 Last Saturday the club of Attard was holding the “WASPA Christmas Cup Tournament 2018” in their premises in Malta.

There was a good field of 12 players of all ages and in the end, there was no surprise as Daniele Spadaro defeated Natalino Tanti (2-0) in the final.

Walter Attard beat Joseph M. Debono in the game for the third place (2-1). A good day was had by all.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Kenny Beggs is New year champion

Derry City TFC held their third New Years Cup on Monday and it was a very successful event. 7 players competed in a league format with plenty of drama and good spirits shown on the night. Kenny ‘the legend’ Beggs returned to form to take the first place honours with Martinog Bradley finishing 2nd on goal difference ahead of Mark ‘the Moth’ McCrossan. Oisin Mor chalked up his first competitive victory with a 3-0 win over Paddy Simms.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Daniele Lombardi rattles the favourites pre-AGP19

Sydney TFC’s Daniele Lombardi caused an upset when he won the pre-AGP19 WASPA, organised by the Northern Falcons on Monday night.
A 10-man field including AGP19 3rd seed Eliot Kennedy (Nthn Falcons), 5th seed Fabrizio Coco (Sydney TFC) and 7th seed Robert Green was drawn into a four round Swiss competition.

Daniele started inauspiciously when he lost 1-0 to Greenie, but then amassed points and culminated in a 2-0 win over Fabrizio to win on goal difference. “I’m not sure it’s a good thing to have won tonight”, said a surprised Daniele. “I hope I can keep the form going into the AGP.”

Falcons’ Jonty Brener got in some good preparation for the AGP with wins over Adrian Elmer and his dad, while Adrian managed to shrug off his shooting woes, at least some of the time, to grab two precious wins.

Steve and Tony renewed their great rivalry, but this time it ended in a 1-1 draw, while it was great to see Jonny Ball in action, preparing for the AGP.

Great fun all around and in true camaraderie.


Monday, 14 January 2019

Number 5 for Geert Leys

This Monday seven players attended the WASPA tournament of SC Flanders. As usual, the tournament was played in Swiss system. It was very close in the end with everybody losing points but Geert Leys took the honors with 9 points despite losing in the first game to Stéphane Lambert.

Jos Ceulemans was runner-up with 8 points and more goals scored than Stéphane Lambert. Frank Lannoy was 4th, Bart Van de Vliet 5th, Johan Lourdon 6th and Willy De Bandt 7th.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Craigieburn Cup 2019 WASPA tournament report

With the holiday season ensuring a number of absentees, a small but passionate group of Flickers gathered for the annual Craigieburn Cup. With the AGP next weekend and almost all of today’s Flickers making the trip to Sydney, this WASPA event would serve as the ideal warm up tournament.

The format of the day was a simple round robin group stage followed by winner-takes-all Final matches. All games were FISTF style matches.

In the Open and Junior group matches, father and son duo Benny and Benjamin set the stage with 100% records respectively.

Junior final
Back from playing at the World Cup and with a change in equipment, Paul Mercer showed huge strides in his game and put 6 past hapless Anthony. However, Anthony’s game would grow stronger as the day progressed and finished with a 2-0 win over Steve Wright to grab 3rd spot. In the Open final, Paul had the better of the game but struggled with his finishing. In the end, Benny won 3-0 with some clinical shooting to take out the Cup.

In the Junior final, Benjamin started as favourite after having won all his games convincingly - scoring 12 goals in 3 matches! However, “Miss Cool” Charlotte was unfazed and managed to turn around her group stage 0-3 loss to Benjamin to emerge 1-0 victor in a tight match.

Congrats to Benny and Charlotte for the wins and most of all to everyone who took part in a fun day !

And special thanks to Anthony for being such a wonderful host and also to Kevin Grant for going out of his way to drop off the boards.

Junior Group matches:
Benjamin 3 Jayden 0
Charlotte 2 Billy 1
Benjamin 3 Charlotte 0
Billy 2 Jayden 0
Benjamin 6 Billy 1
Charlotte 2 Jayden 0

Open Group matches:
Benny 2 Steve 0
Paul 5 Anthony 0
Steve 0 Paul 0
Anthony 0 Benny 5
Steve 1 Anthony 1
Paul 1 Benny 4

Junior Final: Charlotte 1-0 Benjamin
Junior 3rd & 4th: Billy 1-0 Jayden

Open Final: Benny 3-0 Paul
Open 3rd & 4th: Anthony 2-0 Steve