Friday, 22 July 2011

The news of the week (5)

Hello, nothing much to say this week as most people are concentrating on the the forthcoming FISTF World Cup to be held in Palermo, Sicily. Despite the tournament will be one of the smallest world cup ever due to the very poor number of players and countries taking part, we wish everyone a lot of fun for the week-end. We also hope that, in the future, the FISTF will listen to the needs of the players and chose beter locations and, more importantly, a beter date for the World Cup. There mere many voices concerned about the fact the WC is held in July, which makes things more difficult for everyone to travel. Instead of waiting how things are advancing, the Board has confirmed the next world cup will be held in July 2012 in Greece. And surprisingly, the Greeks have just announced they will not attend the world cup this week-end...

Malta - As you could read earlier this week, Simon Gauci won the first WASPA tournament in Malta and became number 1 in the new rankings. Congratulations Simon! We also expect Malta to organize another tournament in september. The exact date and locationw ill be announced soon.

England - A tournament mught be held in Kent on August 27 as Miguel Pereira is organizing the "Subbuteo Summer School" to try to attract more new players in the summer. More details will be revealed soon.

Surveys - Looks like the big majority of visitors of the blog like the WASPA project. 63% of visitors said they will attend WASPA events in the future.

Rankings - From what the survey on the blog revealed, most people think it's important to have rankings even if many of them think it's not a priority. Therefore the WASPA rankings will be edited every month and published in the "Golden boo" (see download section).

Forthcoming events - Here is a list of the forthcoming WASPA tournaments. We hope many more will be added in the near future.
- August 21 - Tournament hosted by Leste' Aquila SC (Singapore)
- August 21 - Tournament in Stockholm (Sweden)
- August 27 - Tournament in England (details coming soon).
- September - Tournament in Malta (details coming soon).
We wait for the exact date of the tournament in Australia (planned for January 2012) and we have had interest from South Africa, Denmark, Germany, England and the US. Who will come next?

Top 10 nations this week on the blog - This week the bigger number of visitors were from Italy (100), Malta, Germany, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Greece, Belgium, the USA, Spain and France.

Keep on flicking,
Vincent