Monday, 20 June 2022

Aaron Skinner wins inaugural London Subbuteo Club tournament


Sunday was a important day for Subbuteo table football in London as the new "London Subbuteo Club" was holding a very first tournament under WASPA banner. The event was a success with 16 players competing at the "La Pizzica Restaurant". As for the results, Bristol's Aaron Skinner took the honors after defeating Simon Goodman in the final while Victor Jonas won the Plat final against Nigel Pestell.

Special thanks to Gianluca Zucchelli for organising a great event and for putting London back on the Subbuteo map!

See more about London Subbuteo Club here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1285647305258214/


Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Mick Hammonds wins Wolverhampton tournament



16 Players contested The Wolverhamton TFC June WASPA event, held at The Claregate Pub yesterday. A great mix of players, including 3 of the country's top junior players, battled it out for supremacy. In the main event, the final was played between Aaron Skinner and Wolves player, Mick Hammonds. It was a fantastic end to end game of very high quality play. Mick eventually ran out the winner 4-2.

In the Plate final, we saw a repeat of an earlier group game between the experienced Mike Bradbury and the talented Wolves Junior Gage Badger. Gage had won the earlier game 2-1. Mike showed his experience in the final though, winning the game 3-0.  

A big thank you to all that attended and played out a very enjoyable event. Thanks also to the Claregate staff who were fantastic as always. If you are interested in playing in next months event, please drop a message.

The club's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WolverhamptonSubbuteoFootballClub

Monday, 13 June 2022

Champion's League tournaments in Greece






Our friends from Greece, the Flaming Flickers based in Kallithea, recently held a double tournament with 20 players taking part. The event was special with 2 categories. In the FISTF rules tournament, 8 players were taking part and Vaggelis Giantais defeated Vassilis Dragossis (3-1) to claim the title. Mike Tastsoglou and organizer Panos Panagiotides were the other semi-finalists.

Int he "old rules" tournament, Vaggelis Scotiniotis managed to beat Makis Kazatzoglou in the final after the shootout while the semi-finalists were Antonis Krysilas and Manos Daskaladis.

The "Champion's League" tournament was made special by the fact players were wearing the jersey of their favorite football team.

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Geoffrey Marain and David Wouters still on fire

The 16 competitors

Two events have been held in Belgium in the last few days. In Templeuve, the monthly tournament was held on Sunday with a great field of 16 players. It was a really special event as the local group had the visit of long-time clubmate Erza Aripin from Singapore. Due to the special circumstances, several players decided to travel to Templeuve to say hello to Erza. The tournament was played in Swiss System and after 5 sessions Geoffrey Marain was once again the winner. More importantly everyone had a great time and it was nice also to see some old faces coming back to the game after a long absence.

Top 3 players of the evening and special guest Erza Aripin

Final standings (all Belgians unless noted):

1. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer)
2. Matthias Averlant (AS Hennuyer)
3. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
4. Frank Lannoy (SC Temploux)
5. Pascal Flémal (BX Subbuteo Club)
6. André Flémal (BX Subbuteo Club)
7. Michaël Dupret (MT Tournai)
8. Benjamin Marain (AS Hennuyer)
9. Kenny De Schuyteneer (SC Eugies)
10. Stéphane Lambert (Yokohama)
10. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
12. Eddy Beernaert (SC Flanders)
13. Erza Aripin (SINGAPORE/Templeuve)
14. Olivier Bodelle (FRANCE/Templeuve)
15. Sophie Deconinck (Braine)
16. Xavier Outters (Braine)


In the Flanders, Davis Wouters won the club's monthly tournament on Monday. Six players joined Antwerp for the gathering and with the absence of Jos Ceulemans, David Wouters had open doors to win the event.

Final table:

1. David Wouters
2. Geert Leys
3. Gary Moore
4. Johan Lourdon
5. Dirk Sercu
6. Aeden Sercu


Besides the tournament, it is important to put the light on the club's great project to introduce new young players at the "K Boechoutse VV" football club. 9 young players have been introduced to Subbuteo table football and kids had great fun. Congratulations to Dirk Sercu for making this happen!

Friday, 3 June 2022

WASPA records as per May 2022

 Dear friends, you will find in the attached files the updated WASPA rankings as per May 2022.

Excel file

PDF file

Players in Derry, Northern Ireland

We had 33 tournaments played under WASPA banner last month. We will add 2 events held in greece (results arrived a bit late) next month.

Don't hesitate to run tournaments under the WASPA banner. It's a great way to promote your club, to attract new players and to create local or regional development and we all agree this is what the games needs nowadays.

A great turnout in Sydney, Australia

England was once again the most active nation with 13 tournaments held in May. Australia (4) and Belgium (6) were the other most active nations but it's great to see events held also in Wales, Northern Ireland, Germany, Italy, South Africa and Singapore. The Italian club of SC Valponte held their first WASPA tournament and we are glad to see them in the circuit!

Well, no need to comment more. Hope you enjoy the files.

A great field at the Solent tournament in England

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 the 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

Flickers in Singapore

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.

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/

Another good Subbuteo evening in Sankt Pauli, Germany

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

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Kenny Beggs wins Beltane Cup 22

 


Congratulations to Kenny Beggs, topping the Swiss table of 8 at the Beltane Cup’22. Every player had six games and Kenny was unbeaten, finishing the evening with 6 wins while Martinog Bradley was runner-up with 13 points. It was good also to see the WASPA debut of Donegal's Frankie Connolly.

See more about Derry City TFC at https://www.facebook.com/DerryCityTableFootball

Monday, 30 May 2022

Sven Schilling wins Sankt Pauli May tournament

Sven Schilling won the May WASPA at Subbuteo Sankt Pauli thanks to 3 wins and a draw as 7 players battled it out for the monthly crown. Monthly regular Fred travelled from Hannover with teammate Luc who was making his debut at the Millerntor, but both struggled after the long drive with Fred finishing 3rd behind the always consistent Marius. Phillip rolled in 4th undefeated with 3 draws and a win and in the bottom three Andre grabbed 5th with 2 draws and Luc pipped Ralf to 6th courtesy of goal difference.

Another great night, and always great to see a new face. We will see you again on Tuesday 7th June for our WASPA or every week for club training.

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Anas Rahamat wins in Singapore again


The May session of the 2022 TFAS SG League took place on 29 May at The Sports Hub Library. 6 players were in attendance for a full-robin format where each player gets 5 games.  Anas Rahamat exerted his dominance in Singapore table football by going unbeaten with 4 won games & 1 drawn game.  After the initial 3-way tie-up at the top of the League among Anas, Den Mulia & Bernard Lim; Anas is slowly but surely pulling away!!  As the SG League reaches its mid-point, Anas has a 10-points lead in the overall standings! Well done and congratulations Anas!

Friday, 27 May 2022

Five Belgium clubs hold WASPA events in May 2022

Here is a summary of the six tournaments held in Belgium in May. We are glad to see 5 different clubs organizing tournaments.

Players after the tournament

The Templeuve club had the visit of some prestigious clubs on May 13 as Josef Camilleri from Malta was staying in Belgium for a couple of days and attended the Templeuve tournament with clubmates Pierre De Leeuw and Bessim Golger. Due to the great field of 14 players, the top 8 players competed in Swiss system while the other six players met in a league format. Bessim Golger was definately the man of the evening and finished on top of the table with a few more goals scored than Pierre De leeuw whilme Geoffrey Marain was in a bad day and ended in 7th position. Eric Caillaux (France) won the league format after many close games. Eric had 11 points while Didier Moons and Sébastien Sorge had 10 points.

Category A top : Pierre De Leeuw, Bessim Golger and Michaël Dupret
"Category A"

1. Bessim Golger (Bormla SC)
2. Pierre De Leeuw (Bormla SC)
3. Michaël Dupret (MT Tournai)
4. Josef Camilleri (Malta/Bormla SC)
5. Matthias Averlant (AS Hennuyer)
6. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
7. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer)
8. Benjamin Marain (AS Hennuyer)

Category B top 3: Sébastien Sorge, Didier Moons and Eric Caillaux
"Category B"

1. Eric Caillaux (Templeuve)
2. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
3. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve)
4. Jordan Bonte (AS Hennuyer)
5. Jocelyn Celton (Templeuve)
6. Loris Celton (Templeuve)

On the same day, the club of Verviers-Herve had a tournament with 8 players competing in groups and knock-out games. Christophe Dheur (Valletta) won the final against Stembert's Pascal Scheen (3-2 in sudden death) while Sébastien Scheen (Salernitana) and Ludovic Ponthieux (Valletta) were the losing semi-finalists. Eric Threis (Stembert) was 5th, Philippe Roufosse 6th, Geoffrey Dheur 7th and Benoit Vanwissen 8th.

In Huy, the mid-week tournament organized by the local club had a small turnout of three. Ralf Grégoire was unbeaten and won all his games while Richard Boulanger was runner-up and David Boulanger was third.

Decisive game between Matthias Averlant and Michaël Dupret

Presentation of the players

On May 20, the "Magic Team Tournai" club hosted a good event with 8 players competing in Swiss system. Organizer Michaël Dupret was on fire and won his four games to win the trophy while three players ended the evening with 7 points and only the goal difference could decide positions.

Final standings:
1. Michaël Dupret (MT Tournai)
2. Matthias Averlant (AS Hennuyer)
3. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
4. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
5. Eric Caillaux (Templeuve)
6. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve)
7. Jocelyn Celton (Templeuve)
8. Loris Celton (Templeuve)


In the Flanders, the 77th WASPA tournament of the the Flanders club took place in Antwerp with 5 players. David Wouters claimed another trophy while Jos Ceulemans was runner-up.

Final table (all SC Flanders players):

1. David Wouters
2. Jos Ceulemans
3. Geert Leys
4. Johan Lourdon
5. Filip Van Hulle

Players after the tournament

Finally, on Wednesday, the Templeuve United club held a "promotional tournament", which means the top players from the area (Geoffrey Marain, Matthias Averlant and Vincent Coppenolle) were not allowed to take part. The event had 7 players from 4 different clubs taking part and some visitors coming in the premises of the club to discover the game. Before the last session, brothers André and Pasal Flémal were on top of the table but their game ended as a draw and André finished the evening with 8 points, Pascal 7 while Michaël Dupret won his third game to claim the victory with 9 points.

Final standings:

1. Michaël Dupret (MT Tournai)
2. André Flémal (BX Subbuteo Club)
3. Didier Van Renterghem (BX Subbuteo Club)
4. Pascal Flémal (BX Subbuteo Club)
5. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
6. Jordan Bonte (AS Hennuyer)
7. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve)

To be noted there will be a tournament in Templeuve on June 5 (2.00 pm) with Singapore's Erza Aripin as special guest!

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Cape Town May 22 event

Neil left, versus Wayne

After a string of last minute cancellations, a small field of four players ended up having a really great afternoon’s play. New returnee to the game Neil Hampton made an impressive debut - especially considering his lack of experience with the new bases and related tactics. We look forward to now meeting on a monthly basis in the build up to the Cape Town Open in October, when it also looks likely that we will be hosting a visiting team from the Johannesburg area.

Final: Wayne v Clinton 1-3
3rd & 4th play-off: Mike v Neil 1-2

(Report by Clinton Gahwiler)