Thursday, 29 May 2014

Malaysia is now part of the subbuteo family

Nothing more needed to realize Subbuteo was part of the show
Awesome presentation for the subbuteo demo
The Hartamas Tigers club in Malaysia was in action last week-end at the Putrujaya festival. Everything was about soccer and there were thousands of spectators to discover Subbuteo. Jamie Kong and his clubmates had the chance to get help from Kaspar Bennett, the former FISTF World Cup finalist, who spend a lot of time and energy to explain the game to newbies.
Kaspar Bennett (right) spent a lot of time and energy to explain the game to newbies

Kaspar gave the trophies to the winners

Besides the exhibitions, two small tournaments were held under WASPA banner. On saturday, the "promotional event" was organized for younger players and Muhammad Farihin (15) beat Muhammad Hanif (11) in the final (1-0). On sunday, the Open tournament counted as "WASPA regional" and Zafar Zawawi (29) beat Azmat Bade (30) in the final to win the trophy.
Presentation of the trophies for the Open tournament

Beautiful trophies were offered by the Minister of sports

To finish on a very positive note, many contacts have been made during the festival and there big plans to have more exhibitions and tournaments in June.
Mike Dent's table was used and decorated with flags of the nations taking part to the forthcoming football world cup

Souvenir postcard of the festival