Saturday, 21 July 2018

Adrian Connolly wins the Connolly cup

We held a Waspa with 3 players on July 3rd up at the Club house in Morangup and played a round Robin league structure with the outright winner being decided on points and goal difference.
First match pitted McNulty up against Connolly who was using his new Orange indigenous tcha Arrows HW team and within 3mins they struck the first blow with a superbly structured move that pulled McNulty all over the place and finished with a rasping arrowed finish to put the Western Flickers player 1 nil up. McNulty tried to get back but was caught again by another fine fluid counter attack and Connolly wizzed in a second goal with a delicate chip that fizzled over the hapless keeper, Connolly continued his fine start after the mini break and struck a fatal 3rd and killer goal that handed McNulty his heaviest defeat since last year . McNulty took on Thorn in the second game but after dominating possession and creating 4 or 5 great chances he found Thorn's keeper in brilliant form and couldnt fashion that goal to break the deadlock so it ended in a 0-0 stalemate. Connolly took on Thorn and again set the pace with a clinical display racing into a 2 nil half time lead with 2 superb finishes one being another chip over the keeper and the follow up a low drive that left Thorn clasping at thin air. The 2nd half was much improved from Thorn who never stopped believing and fashioned a chance or two but ultimately Connolly yet again showed his class and scrambled home a 3rd and decisive goal to put it it to bed and keep up his 100% winking start intact. Into game 3 and Conolly took on McNulty and again was in merciless form as he took a 1 nil lead after another raid through the middle ended up with a slick finish that sailed over the keeper and 2mins later the lead was doubled after a fine set of passes unlocked McNulty yet again and the native Tasmanian was again ruthless as another accurate drive swung past to put him 2 nil up. After the mini break McNulty got back into the game as a purposely misshit daisy cutter confused Connolly who went the wrong way as the ball rolled over the line in almost slow motion to half the deficit. McNulty sensed a possible come back and with 4 mins left he got his rewards with another well worked move down the right ending in a goal to tie things up, Connolly came back and both players were counter attacking each other but the game ended all square at 2-2 as the final bleep screeched out. Mcnulty and Thorn then played out yet another 0-0 somehow and it followed the same path as the first game with McNulty creating chances but Thorn repelling every effort with a wonderful display of goal keeping meaning the last game between Thorn and Connolly made no difference to who won as Connolly was already the champion in waiting pending goal difference for 2nd and 3rd spot. Connolly beat Thorn 2 nil in the final game to claim a much deserved title and becomes the first player from over East to win a WAPSA competition on Perth soil so well done to Adrian and we hope to see him again in the future as this is his 3rd time at an event in just 2yrs now so definately a case of 3rd time lucky for the Melbourne based legend .

Full results from WASPA Connolly Cup.

0 MCNULTY
3 CONNOLLY

0 THORN
0 MCNULTY

3 CONNOLLY
0 THORN

0 MCNULTY
0 THORN

2 CONOLLY
2 MCNULTY

0 THORN
2 CONNOLLY

Report by Ross McNulty
Link: Original report

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Europa League tournament in Greece



The Flaming Flickers in Athens are always looking for ideas to make their tournaments attractive. They recently held the "Europa League" with 32 involved players competing in home and away knock-out games.

There were five rounds and in the final, Gioannis Mpougiouris (Atletico Bilbao) defeated Nikos Liakopoulos (Marseille) to win the tournament.

Nikos Mantzarounis and Nikos Psomiadis made it to the semi-finals.
The next tournament of the will be the "Copa Libertadores" to be held in the premises of Kallithea on July 21.

International meeting in Berlin


Last Thursday we step back on the pitch with a great event! We had amazing guests for our first WASPA International Meeting as Hermann and Oliver Kruse all they way from the Northern Falcons TFC in Melbourne and german champions Marcus Tilgner and Bodo Reckzeh from our cousins down at the Sparta Spreeathen Berlin took part in the tournament.

We were 7 in total and battled each other in exciting matches, at the end what mattered was the new friendships we made and the friendly atmosphere with which we enjoyed this cup.
Congratulations to our 12 year old Oliver for his terrific skills, regardless of the young age he put up a great show out there againt veteran players!

Our 3 pitches were working around the clock to assure even playing time for all the partecipants, in end some player played a bit more, some a bit less, therefore the final standing cames out of dividing points to number of game played, according to percentage of victories over game played our champion is Bodo Reckzeh! Congratulation buddy!

Final standings:
1. Bodo Reckzeh (Sparta Spreeathen 74/82)
2. Marcus Tilgner (Sparta Spreeathen 74/82)
3. Hermann Kruse (Northern Falcons TFC)
4. Nico Müller (Berlin)
5. Olliver Ollnow (Northern Falcons TFC)
6. Christian Meyer (Berlin)
7. Alberto Tarantino (Berlin)

Original report:
https://subbuteoclubberlin.blogspot.com/2018/07/meeting12-waspa-international.html

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Mauro Camilleri winner in Attard

Attard Subbuteo Club had another WASPA tournament last week-end with 8 players taking part. Mauro Camilleri defeated Josef Camilleri in the final to claim his second WASPA title. The two Bormla players had large victories in the semi-finals against Walter Attard and Joseph Agius. Conratulations to the Bormla players but also to Attard Subbuteo Club for continuing the work to help young players and to promote table football in Malta.

Subbuteo events in Wales and England

Dave and Adrian in Gillingham
Kent Invicta had a small WASPA event Friday (13th) night. In an evening of sometimes very tight games, it was the Welsh Wizard, Adrian Davies who topped the group of 5 players with 4 wins from his 4 games. Kye Arnold came second after a slow start but soon found the net frequently as the evening progressed with 3 wins from 4 games.

Table:
1. Adrian Davies 12pts+6
2. Kye Arnold 9pts +5
3. Terry Arnold 4pts -1
4. Dave Collier 2pts -3
5. Paul Frank 1pt -7
Action in Knighton

Last Friday six players met in Knighton to play a WASPA promotional tournament in Swiss format. Danny Bird took the honors as he won his four games to finish with 12 points. Dan Nicholls (9), Tom Taylor (6), Matt Booth (4), Rory Gittoes (3) and Kenny Evans (1) were also taking part. It is great to see the Knighton club growing with regular events.

There were three smaller events in England held earlier this month with turnouts of three players. In Chopwell (July 5) Nigel Lamond took the honors after defeating Dave Brothers while Chris Kaberry was runner-up with 2 draws.

In North Shields (July 8), Chris Kaberry was the winner of the evening with two games won against Dave Brothers and Stephen Dobbison while Brothers defeated Dobbison to be runner-up.

Also in North Shields but on July 12, Dave Brothers took the honors with 4 points in 2 games while Nigel Lamond (3) was runner-up and Andy Mill took the third place (1).

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Rudy Hesty winner in Singapore

The Farrer Park Flickers held their monthly WASPA (World Amateur Subbuteo Players Association) tournament on 13 July 18 evening at their clubhouse, the Pek Kio Community Centre. Six flickers took part; five from the host club (Rudy Hesty, Anas Bin Rahamat, Fauzi Ghani, Vikas Chandiramani, and Nic Tan) and one from the SG Lions Table Football Club (Enzo Fornaro).

We played four rounds of Swiss competition with many close games but in the end Club captain, Rudy Hesty, was top, while Anas Bin Rahamat came in second.

Monday, 16 July 2018

World champion Rémy Huynh wins in Bande

Last Thursday the club of Wamme had a special WASPA tournament with 12 players including a few special guests like Justin leroy and current FISTF world champion Rémy Huynh (Rochefort TS), former world number 1 Sébastien Scheen, top belgian veteran player Benoit Massart and French top female player Stéphanie Cécillon. The event was played in Swiss system so that everyone played four games. Rémy Huynh fininshed on top with 10 points while Sébastien Scheen was runner-up and Justin Leroy was third. For everybody it was a great evening with a chance to play many great games with several players with different levels of skill.

Friday, 13 July 2018

WASPA monthly standings of June 2018

Dear friends,
here are the standings of the WASPA circuit after the events held in June.

WASPA Season results 2017-2018
WASPA ranking - June 18

Amazing tournament in Budapest
We are very happy to see some great developments, in particular we had a great WASPA world cup for the first time on June 30 and July 1. The friends from Budapest have been perfect hosts and it was a good week-end where players from several nations had the chance to meet and play a lot of games. Huge thanks to the Budapest club for running a great week-end in a superb venue. We are now thinking about the future of the world cup and we are open to all proposals to make something successful again next season. Finally, congratulations to Christian Filippella who lives in California and won both events (Saturday and Sunday), proving he's a fantastic player.

Great field of 20 players in Templeuve
We also had 25 regional tournaments, 2 promotional events and 1 tournament with old rules. Australia is really a very active nations with a total of 8 events held in June. They deserve credit for what they are doing to promote the game. We have also been pleased to see three great tournaments in the USA, in particular the first event held in Portland, Oregon. Canada is back in action with more events in Toronto and Mike Sgro is doing a good job to try to put things in place in other cities. The Templeuve club (Belgium) was glad to have the visit of Northern Ireland's Craig Stewart for a great week-end of play. Malta held the third event of the season with a good turnout of 12 in Attard. Wales is a growing nation with always successful events in Drury and Knighton. There were 2 events in Singapore and for the first time we had a winner from Hong Kong so congratulations to Antonio Carabillo for putting another country in the highlights! Finally, well done Greece for continuing to organize events with the old rules.

The first WASPA tournament in Portland
Missing results? We are waiting for results of events held in Colorado (USA) and maybe some other events have not been reported. If you see any mistake, don't hesitate to send a message to vincent.cop@rsca.com

We now have 1554 players from 48 nations in the rankings and you can see all details in the attached Excel file.

Old rules event in Greece
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

Please invite your friends to join our Facebook group
We also have a WASPA page

Young flickers in Melbourne
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

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

Thursday, 12 July 2018

WFW25 Junior WASPA event report


On June 30 the junior Pelicans were the stars of the show with a WASPA event exclusively for the kids.

The talented Briffa boys were unfortunate last minute scratches so we had to make a change in the competition format. Instead, our 5 remaining rising stars competed in a simple round robin format.

Returning from a long break, Aiman Hanafi had a tough session but still played really well to earn a couple of deserved draws. Jayden and Billy were neck and neck all day and only a single goal difference snared Jayden third spot. Charlotte continued her recent fine form with a second place finish, while top seed Benjamin was the dominant player of the day winning all his matches.

More importantly, it was a fun session with excellent sportsmanship all round. Our senior players gave out some tips as they refereed the game and Charlotte even had a go to referee a couple of games ! Well done C !

The future is looking bright indeed for our club juniors.

GO PELICANS !!!

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

TFAS CUP 2018 Consolation Plates WASPA

It was a very interesting GP tournament held as the Sports Hub Library in Singapore, where some of the results were unexpected and some of the top seeds did not advance from the group stages!
Players who were knocked out after the group stages were automatically eligible for the Plates WASPA. They include our good friends from Perth!

Eight players were knocked out of the 16-player tournament. They were randomly drawn into a knockout stage format, and hence a series knockout rounds followed.  Antonio Carabillo and Bernard Lim reached the final of the WASPA, with Antonio winning 3-2.