Thursday, 4 August 2011

The news of the week (7)

Hello everyone, here is a quick look on the news of the week.

A big month for the WASPA players - August will definately be an important month for WASPA as several tournaments are being organized in the next few weeks. The Stockholm tournament is probably the most expected event as it will be the first tournament in Stockholm, Sweden and players from 7 different nations are expected to take part. We hope that there will be enough tables so that players can have a good number of games.

Malta is also preparing to have their second tournament. Attard Subbuteo Club will be the host club on August 31 and 15 players are already registered! Simon Gauci will try to defend his leadership in the WASPA ranking.

South Africa is coming up with their very first tournament. Clifford Graaff is still doing a great job to promote the game in Johannesburg and all over the country and it will a great moment in the history of subbuteo, not only because it is one more nation organizing a tournament but also because it's important to have some presence in Africa! Details: http://premiersubbuteoleague.leaguerepublic.com/

The tournament in Singapore on August 21 will also be very important for WASPA and for the local community. The club of Leste' Aquila recently organized a FISTF Future tournament with 34 different players coming from the 4 clubs of Singapore. We hope the next event will be very successful as well.

Possible tournament in Canada - Allan Thornton is trying to organize a tournament in Toronto on August 21. He is trying to get players together and hopefully he will have enough interest. Details: allan@torontosubbuteo.com
You can also visit Allan's shop at http://www.torontosubbuteo.com/store

Great news from Australia - As we already announced it earlier this week, there will be a tournament in Australia on October 1. For any question, feel free to contact Brett Davis at wolfden@bigpond.net.au

Structure of the calendar - I created a survey to know the opinion of our players about the future development of the calendar. One of the ideas is to create several types of tournaments. The positive point in creating "national" tournaments is to try to have bigger events with better venues and better organisation standards. The negative point is that it could make a bigger gap between players who can play many tournaments and those who can play just once a year. All opinions are welcome!

A blog in green - the colors of the blog have been changed. There are also some minor change in the way the articles are posted. I hope you like it!

Our forum - Don't forget that you comment about what's going on in WASPA in the WASPA section of the International Table Football Forum at http://tablefootball.friendhood.net/

Forthcoming events - Here is a list of the forthcoming WASPA tournaments. We hope many more will be added in the near future.
- August 12 (or 19) - Tournament in Johannesburg (South Africa)
- August 21 - Tournament hosted by Leste' Aquila SC (Singapore)
- August 21 - Tournament hosted in Toronto (Canada) (-> to be confirmed)
- August 21 - Tournament in Stockholm (Sweden)
- August 27 - Tournament in England (details coming soon)
- August 31 - Tournament in Malta (details coming soon)
- October 1 - Tournament in Sylvania (Australia)

Top 10 nations this week on the blog - This week the bigger number of visitors were from the US (35), Italy, the United Kingdom, Malta, Greece, Belgium & Germany, South Africa, Finland and Canada.

Keep on flicking,
Vincent