Monday, 6 April 2020

WASPA standings of March 2020

Dear all, you will find in the attached files the standings of the WASPA circuit in the end of March.

Link to WASPA ranking - March 20
WASPA Season results 2019-2020

There is no need to say we are living in a very difficult period. Due to the coronavirus, we will not put any pressure on local organizers to host more tournaments in the next few weeks. The important thing nowadays is to stay at home and to take care of yourself and your family.

Players at the Wolverhampton tournament
Despite all this, we added 10 tournaments in the records in March. We didn't post much on the blog because it was a weird situation with many players not being sure is travelling to play a tournament was a right decision.

Fantastic turnout for the Sankt Pauli tournament
Special thanks to the Sank Pauli club in Germany for holding a great event with some foreign players. Once again our German friends did a great job.

The Wolverhampton club in England also had a good day of table football with ten players meeting in Swiss system and everyone had six games. We are very proud to see Chris Short winning his first WASPA tournament.

Players in Dublin
The Irish Championship had a good stage in Dublin with some old and new faces taking part and Mark Farrell winning another tournament.

Apologies if the results of all tournaments have not been published on the WASPA blog but you can find all details of registered results in the attached PDF file.

Maybe a few results are missing in the PDF file. If you see missing data, please get in touch so that I can correct the files.

Action in Firenze
There are not too many changes in the rankings and we don't know if there will be updates in April. We are crossing the fingers to see more WASPA action in the near future.

If some juniors (born in 2003 or later) don't appear in the ranking, it means we don't have their birthdates so please send your feedback.

Players at the Roligans tournament in Ilioupoli
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.

Action in Northern California
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

Ideas to develop the WASPA circuit, to get new clubs/nations involved or to make things more attractive are always welcome. We stay at your disposal for more info.

Stay safe!

Yours sincerely,
Vincent Coppenolle

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Conan Mullen wins St Paddy's tournament



The Northern California St Paddy’s Tournament took place on March 14 in Santa Rosa, CA.

It was the club's last tournament before isolation.
Conan Mullen is the winner based on scoring 1 more goal than Varant Kurkeyerian. Rumors say an Irishman should win St Paddy's!

Five players were taking part and everyone had a great time!

Good luck to our friends in California as they can only go out to work and get food until April 6th.

Final table
1. Conan Mullen
2. Varant Kurkeyerian
3. Vincent Vidal
4. Sam Omiotek
5. Jordan Olenberger

Monday, 16 March 2020

5th WASPA victory for Davide Visani


In the beginning of the month, the club of Firenze organized the fourth tournament of the domestic circuit with games being played under WASPA banner.. As always, the Swiss system was used to decide the winners and Davide Visani took the honors after winning three of his four games (he also tied against Tiberio Becucci) to claim his 5th WASPA title. Stefano Barducci was runner-up. A total of 13 players took place with Gabriele Allegria (Seagulls Viareggio) as only "foreigner" besides 12 members of the local club.

Huge thanks to the club of Firenze for the good work. All our support is given to the Italian Subbuteo Community who is living a sad period nowadays. We'll be back stronger soon!

Final standings:
1. Davide Visani
2. Stefano Barducci
3. Marco Bonciani
4. Matteo Cherici
5. Emanuele Cattani
6. Tiberio Becucci
7. Mirko Masini
8. Alessio Riccio
9. Francesco Gori
10. Gabriele Allegria
11. Riccardo Ferri
12. Gabriele Casati
13. Luca Pini

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Rasmus Lund wins in Sankt Pauli

The third edition of the "Subbuteo Sankt Pauli Cup" was a success. The tournament was played on March 8 with guests travelling sometimes from far away to play.

The tournament consisted in a Swiss system with 6 games for all 18 players so a total of 54 games were played over the day.

Rasmu Lund from Denmark was the great winner of the day as he was able to win his six games. The fight for the second place was very close with four players sharing the honors with 12 points but Anders Buhl Hansen had a better goal-difference (+5) than Marcus Tilgner (+4), Edin Mulasmajc (+3) and Thomas Petersen (+2). There were also representatives from Greece, Northern Ireland and Spain taking part so it was a very international event!

Everybody had a great time so the appointment is made for next year already!

Final standings (all Germans unless noted):
1. Rasmus Lund (Denmark)
2. Anders Buhl Hansen (Denmark)
3. Marcus Tilgner
4. Edin Mulasmajic
5. Thomas Petersen (Denmark)
6. Sven Schilling
7. Fred Elesbao
8. Daria Prazynski
9. Simon Stewart (Northern Ireland)
10. Marius Willhaus
11. Charis Chatziplaton (Greece)
12. Nico Pretzel
13. Philip Hansen
14. Christian Emil Christiansen (Denmark)
15. Marian Flemer (*junior player)
16. Ralf Offenborn
17. Marcos Perianes (Spain)
18. Andre Lange

Friday, 13 March 2020

WASPA results and standings in the end of February

Dear all, you will find in the attached files the standings of the WASPA circuit in the end of February.

WASPA ranking - February 20
WASPA Season results 2019-2020

We have added results of 28 regional events, 1 tournament with the old rules. Results of the NETFA mini-leagues and the Dutch league in Gouda have also been added.

Table football in Oberbachern, Germany
We were glad to see great events taking place in February, among them, here are a few highlights:
- The 2nd leg of the Irish Championship had a good turnout of 8 in Strabane;
- Two events have been held during the Australian GP with Malaysia's Mike Dent winning his first WASPA tournament;
- For the first time a US player won a tournament in Canada;
- the yearly tournament in Hoogezand, the Netherlands, had a great turnout of 16;
- Subbuteo.ch held their first WASPA tournament in Switzerland;
- the Live Subbuteo Cup in Greece had many elite players taking part for a total field of 32 entries;
- We were back in Gibraltar with a tournament during the recent Gibraltar FISTF tournament;
- We had more events in Greece, Spain, Australia, Belgium, Singapore, the US, Germany, Wales, South Africa.

First tournament this season in Auvelais, Belgium
Apologies if the results of all tournaments have not been published on the WASPA blog but you can find all details of registered results in the attached PDF file.

Maybe a few results are missing in the PDF file. If you see missing data, please get in touch so that I can correct the files.

If some juniors (born in 2003 or later) don't appear in the ranking, it means we don't have their birthdates so please send your feedback.

Players at the Roligans tournament in Greece
In the different rankings of clubs, we are glad to see the Knighton (Wales) and Black Rose (Italy) joining the Development league.

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

Great atmosphere in Hoogezans, the Netherlands
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/

Bryan Arnold (right) after his win at the Toronto tournament in Canada
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

Ideas to develop the WASPA circuit, to get new clubs/nations involved or to make things more attractive are always welcome. We stay at your disposal for more info.
Yours sincerely,
Vincent Coppenolle, vincent.cop@rsca.com , ++32/477/221902

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Giannis Vlassopoulos wins Live Subbuteo Cup


32 elite Greek players competed in the "3rd Live Subbuteo Cup" taking place in X77, home of the Flaming Flickers, in Kallithea, Athens, Greece.

The first stage was a knock-out round in home and away games with away goals being important in some cases while the next rounds were played in direct knock-out.

The winner was Giannis Vlassopoulos of the Proteas club after a final against with Dimitris Dimopoulos of the italian club Bologna Tigers.

It was a great tournament that was covered live on the Internet and here is the link for the final (with soon a video to follow with the highlights of the day): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuvV9nQB6sU

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Mark Farrell wins the Tallaght Open


John Moore and Mark Farrell
The third round of the Irish Championship Circuit took place in Dublin this past weekend. Nine players descended on the west Dublin suburb of Tallaght to take part in a league event to determine the winner in what was the first Dublin WASPA event since 2015.

Notable entries on the day were John Moore playing his first event for five years and also, a new addition to the circuit this year from Dublin was Cormac Lennon, showing good potential for the future.

Each player played eight games over the day in this new format for the circuit and indeed the winner’s trophy was still up for grabs going into the final games of the day.

As it went, Martinóg Bradley from the Derry City club took third place after some improving performances while his teammate Kenny Beggs took the Runner-up spot. Mark Farrell from White Star TFC narrowly took the honours on the day. The next round will be hosted in Derry next month

Monday, 9 March 2020

Milan Knezevic winner in Oberbachern



Earlier in February, a tournament was played in Oberbachern, Germany. Unfortunately 2 of the 6 registered could not make it dur to illness and only four players took part. Milan Knezevic finished on top of the table after home and away games while Roland Popp was runner-up. Renato Parussini and Maurizio Zironi were also taking part. Everybody had a good time and players are already waiting for the next tournament.

Friday, 6 March 2020

Crystal Palace wins the 3rd Anglo-Italian Cup




On February 8, the Flaming Flickers organized a tournament with the old rules in Kallithea, Greece. The "3rd Anglo-Italian Cup" had a good turnout of 12 players with 6 of them playing for Italian football clubs while the 6 other players were representatives of English clubs. In the end Sotiris Korologos (Crystal Palace) defeated Alekos Apatzis (Tottenham) in the final. The semi-finalists were Scotiniotis and V. Dragossis. Thanks to Panos and his friends for another great tournament!

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Belgium: wins for Marain, Heyvaert and Wouters

Some news from Belgium where several events have been held in the last few weeks.

The monthly Templeuve tournament was held on February 21 with 7 players competing in Swiss ladder. Geoffrey Marain was the clear winner of the night but the was a close fight to decide who will finish on the podium. Matthias Averlant was finallt decided runner-up thanks to more goals scored then Michaël Dupret. Eric Caillauw was 4th, Vincent Coppenolle 5th, Olivier Bodelle 6th and Sébastien Sorge 7th.

Players in Auvelais (picture by Dominique Massart)
In Auvelais, the tournament held on February 21 had also 7 players taking part. It was nice to see the WASPA debut of Nicolas Wagner (SC Temploux). Players were divided into two groups. Pol Serwy finished on top of group A but couldn't resist to Jérôme Heyvaert (Master Sanremo) who won the final (3-1). Vincent Guyaux defeated his brother Fabrice to take the third place.

Finally, the March tournament of the SC Flanders club took place on Monday with 8 players taking part.

We were very happy to see some players coming back, not only Gary Moore (Ireland but based in Belgium) but also Dimitri Schuermans. Dave Wouters took the honors this time with more goals scored than Jos Ceulemans.

Three players tied for the third place with 6 points and once again the goals difference was needed to give Johan Lourdon a place on the podium.