Monday, 1 July 2013

WASPA monthly report of June 2013

Here is the monthly report of the WASPA circuit.

In June we managed to break some records but the most impressive one was than 25 tournaments were played (21 regional, 3 "Old Rules", 1"promotional").

We have now 766 players ranked, which is 74 more than last month. Chile has become our 32nd nation and we wish them welcome. Now we can say WASPA is present on every continent. We had also a first winner from sweden.

This month we had tournaments in Northern Ireland, England, Italy, Belgium, Singapore, Spain, the US, Chile, Malta, the Republic of Ireland and Australia. Several clubs organized tournaments for the first time.

We expect the activity to slow down in July and August but there are already seven tournaments in the agenda for July and we are sure a few more will be added soon. We keep in mind that the more events there are, the more opportunities to promote the game we have! Even small tournament with 3 to 6 players can be interesting.

This month we also open the opportunity to organize WASPA tournaments with advanced rules and subbuteo material only. There is a renewed interest for Subbuteo material and the brand SUBBUTEo will organize tournaments in Leeds, London (Chelsea FC), Glasgow and Manchester. We have had several requests to know if it's possible to organize tournaments with advanced rules and there was no reason to refuse. Organizers should have two options about the material: only Subbuteo material or flat figures only. All details have been added in the handbook.

In the "golden book", some sections in the statistics have been updated or improved. If you have more ideas about statics to add or to improve, don't hesitate to send a message.

As for the WASPA blog, http://waspa-circuit.blogspot.com has now had more than 50.000 visits and it's fantastic to see so many visitors.

For the future, we will try to have more interviews on the blog. If you are interested to be interviewed or if you want to interview one of your friends, you can send a picture to Vincent.cop@rscA.com and answer the following 5 questions:
- can you introduce yourself as a player? When did you start playing?
- why do you like subbuteo table football?
- what are your greatest achivements in the game?
- If you had to improve something in table football tournaments, what would it be?
- What are your thoughts about WASPA? Why do you like (or dislike) it?

Please check the WASPA world map at http://goo.gl/maps/ggoYe and if you see some places to add or to modify, don't hesitate to drop a line.

Well, that's all for now. Thanks to everyone for helping WASPA to grow. Two years ago, nobody could have expected more than 175 tournaments would have been played.

The direct links:
WASPA golden book: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4_PpphlADgVeDFLdUZ6S25DQTQ/edit?usp=sharing
WASPA handbook: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4_PpphlADgVeTEwd1piSVlGdkE/edit?usp=sharing
WASPA advanced rules: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4_PpphlADgVaWdHazFHMmxIRlU/edit?usp=sharing

Good evening!

Vincent Coppenolle