Tuesday, 7 July 2020

WASPA standings in the end of June 2020

Dear friends,
you will find in the enclosed files the updated results and rankings of the WASPA circuit.

Results file
Ranking file

Things are slowly getting back to a more normal situation. We had 10 tournaments in June, which is much less than usual but it's encouraging for the future.

Roligans regional tournament in Greece
Greece was the most active nation with 5 tournaments held in Ilioupoli and Kallithea. Italy saw two small events run in Firenze. The first event of the season in Austria took place in Vienna (we are very happy to see the Royal 78 club back in action). Australia is still one of the active nations with clubs in Perth and Brisbane having regular meetings but we are aware the situation is much more complicated in some other parts of the country.

WASPA is back in Austria
Therefore, please be aware health has no price nd safety should remain our number 1 priority. We all love the game but we can't take any risk just to play. Clubs in some nations like Belgium or the Netherlands are currently aware they are not allowed to organize tournaments so they will take the time needed to get regular events again.

Action in Brisbane, Australia
Anyway, it seems like we'll have some events played under WASPA banner in July in Malta and England and we wish organizers good luck!

We stay at your disposal for any info regarding the WASPA circuit.

Yours sincerely,

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Celebrations for the Roligans

Players at the promotional event

Our Greek friends of the Roligans club in Ilioupoli had a great month with 2 WASPA events held in June. The first tournament was a "promotional event" with a good turnout of 11 players. Anastasios proftis was the winner of the day with all games won. 

Priftis finished on top of the Swiss lader while local organizer Georgios Dimakeas was runner-up and Evangelos Kotrotsos was third.
Presentation of the trophies at the Regional tournament

A few days later, 16 players attended the "WASPA regional tournament" organized in the premises of the club. it was a knock-out event with Georgios Dimakeas defeating Anastasios Priftis (3-2) in the final while Thresyboulos Gagas and Angelos Foutrakis were the semi-finalists. Athanasios Karamanis defeated Georgios Pityhoutis in the final of the consolation tournament.
A good turnout for the Regional event played under WASPA banner

It was a great day of table football and we hope to see more Greek clubs able to organize tournaments again in the near future!

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Alexander Haas wins come-back tournament in Vienna

Top 3 of the day: Heinz Eder (2), Alexander Haas (1) and Christian Haas (3)
Table football was back in Austria last week-end with the TSC Royal 78 club organizing a WASPA tournament in their premises in Vienna. 8 players competed in a fair a positive spirit with Alexander haas defeating Heinz Eder int he final to claim the title. Christian Haas defeated Günther Bamberzky in the game for the third place. Bamberzky has been number 1 in the FISTF ranking of veterans but made his WASPA debut on Saturday.

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Giuseppe Tardiota does it again in Brisbane

Brisbane Subbuteo club is back in action. After a long break of two months, the club held their monthly WASPA event this week-end and was glad to see three new players: Kevin Holliday, Wayne Miller and Ben Harback. Gus Gillespie finished on top of the table while Giuseppe Tardiota was runner-up. In the final Giuseppe managed to defeat Gus (2-1) to claim the title while Kevin Halliday beat Gareth Whalley in the game for the third place. It was a great time for all and all players were glad to play table football again.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

The Roligans club is back in action

Last Sunday the Roligans players organized a tournament in their club room. It was obviously the first event after the coronavirus break. 17 players including some new players were taking part. After the Swiss system (4 sessions), a test-match was needed to decide the winner and Evangelos Kotrotsos defeated his father Chris to claim the trophy.

Final table:
1. Evangelos Kotrotsos (GRE/rol)
2. Chris Kotrotsos (GRE/rol)
3. Konstantinos Sochoritis (GRE/-)
4. Giorgos Dimakeas (GRE/rol)
5. Giorgos Pitihoutis (GRE/flm)
6. Aggelos Foutrakis (GRE/rol)
7. Dimitrios Rebis (GRE/rol)
8. Nikolaos Prombonas (GRE/-)
9. Georgios Karachalios (GRE/rol)
10. Panagiotis Charamis (GRE/rol)
11. Stavros Mesonisanakis (GRE/rol)
12. Anastasios Prekas (GRE/-)
13. Marios Foteinopoulos (GRE/rol)
14. Athanasios Kotrotsos (GRE/rol)
15. Ioulianos Prombonas (GRE/-)
16. Konstantinos Pipinis (GRE/-)
17. Panagiotis Skouros (GRE/rol)

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Some short news from Italy

Hi everybody, here are some news from Italy!

1. Tournament coming up!
Massimo Balestrieri is sending us some details about a "on-line tournament" taking place from June 20 to 28.
Main Sponsor is Subbuteoland of the international player Saverio Bari (Reggio Emilia).
Registration is free.
Here a Game Page with videos as a quick example: http://tornei.calcioinminiatura.it/on-line/registra_partita_ol.php?partita_id=6200
Here the Rules (English): https://www.calcioinminiatura.it/rules-for-subbuteo-table-soccer-on-line-tournament/
Stay Home, Join Us and Play !

For more informations email to m.balestrieri@gonetwork.it (FISTF player ITA1551)

2. WASPA is back in Firenze
The lockdown is slowly coming to an end. A very small tournament with three players took place last Wednesday in Firenze.

Luca pini ended on top of the league format while Marco Bonciani was runner-up and Stefano Barducci took the third place.

We hope things come back to normal soon and more projects will develop in Italy!

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Subbuteo table football is back in Perth

There are good signs of hope for all table football fans around the world. The first WASPA tournament after the lockdown took place on Saturday in Perth, Australia. The local group was proud to become the first Subbuteo Club in the World to start up again. They obliged and met all the Covid19 guidelines in order to restart according to Western Australia laws currently in place from the State government (rules differ in other states).

"We have one active case now in Western Australia, which is nearly the size of Europe with just 2.8 million population. We also took all precautions on the Saturday when we hosted a WASPA league format. We are nearly at stage 3 restrictions here which effectively means we are clear until we open up our boarders which have now been closed since early March here", commented Ross McNulty after the tournament.

As a reminder, WASPA tournaments will only be allowed in countries where clubs have the approval of the local government. Until them, stay safe and take care of yourself and your family!

Final standings of the Perth tournament:
1. Ross McNulty
2. Alan Kimber
3. Noel Mani
4. Ron Byrne
5. Chris Thorn
6. Adam Taylor

Monday, 4 May 2020

WASPA rankings of April 2020

Dear Subbuteo friends, you will find in the attached link the monthly standings of the WASPA circuit.

No need to say there are not many changes as we had absolutely no activity in April. Our priority right now is to be sure all our players and their families are doing well.

There will be better days for all of us and we are sure that there will soon be a time to play some WASPA tournaments again.

As the organizer of the WASPA circuit, I want to send my support to all local organizers who have to keep the faith in these difficult days. Please continue to promote your club and your activities. It's important to communicate and to keep the interest for the game alive.
We have seen on several different Facebook groups that many people wanted to get info about the game (in particular in the UK) and we are sure that once things go back to normal, there will be some people wanting to attend our tournaments.

We got news from Australia, Malta and Spain where some local projects are under way for next season. We are also glad to see that many events are already in the agenda for next season in the UK.

Back to the rankings, we lost the players who attended their last event in April 2018, which means we lost about 40 players this month. There are very small changes in the overall ranking and the junior ranking.

We really hope to get feedback from as many of you to know what you expect from WASPA for the future as we can start preparing next season already!

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.

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 or vincentcoppenolle@gmail.com

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

Please take care of yourself. Stay safe!
Vincent

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