Friday, 2 May 2014

WASPA monthly report of April 2014

The monthly report of April 2014 can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4_PpphlADgVeDFLdUZ6S25DQTQ

This month we had some interesting facts:
- 2 events were played in Cyprus, the first one counted for March as there was no tournament in Limassol last month.
- tournaments with the swiss system had a good turnout in Templeuve, Heckmondwike, Kallithéa and Rome.
- there were tournaments in two different cities in Australia
- the first WASPA tournament ever took place in Austria
- a tournament in California had a special guest from Singapore
- 11 players competed in Chile with representatives from New Zealand, Ecuador and Colombia
- a tournament played with the old rules in Italy will be added in the next ranking

As for the rankings:
- we have now 1250 ranked players from 34 nations
- Denmark is the first nation to disappear from the ranking as no Dane has played in the WASPA circuit in the last 24 months
- 42 players competed for the first time in WASPA events this month
- Simone Trivelli has entered the top 5 of the ranking
- the way points are awarded in the ranking of nations has been slightly modified due to the growing numbr of players
- 16 regional tournaments and 1 promotional tournament held in April 2014 counted in the new ranking

News from the US
The American Subbuteo Website has a renewed webiste at www.americansubbuteo.com/‎
Any update or idea of improvement can be sent to vincent.cop@rsca.com

About the WASPA blog (http://waspa-circuit.blogspot.com):
- Our friend Panos from Greece is now doing interviews for the blog. this month interviews of Daniel Matos, Rudi Peterschingg and Vincent Coppenolle were added
-> Direct link: http://waspa-circuit.blogspot.be/p/interviews.html
- called "Project Brazil 2014". If you have pictures of some kits of national football teams (playing the world cup), feel free to drop a line. If you have any other idea of promotion regarding Subbuteo & the football world cup, (for instance setting up a subbuteo tournament under the theme "Brazil 2014" or you are playing subbuteo with the jersey of a national team), let me know by e-mail at vincent.cop@rsca.com
-> Direct link: http://waspa-circuit.blogspot.be/p/interviews.html


Useful links
Here are the few links to check when you have time:
the WASPA blog: http://waspa-circuit.blogspot.com
the WASPA map: http://goo.gl/maps/MP4gu (to be updated soon)
the WASPA Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/waspasubbuteo/
the WASPA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/WASPA-World-Amateur-Subbuteo-Players-Association/231789816834700
the FISTF website: http://www.fistf.com
the independent table football forum: http://tablefootball.friendhood.net/

If some of your friends want to receive the monthly report by e-mail, they can drop a line to vincent.cop@rsca.com to be added in the mailing list

Use also vincent.cop@rsca.com for tournament requests or for sending results and pictures

Again, thanks to all players and organizers for the continued support over the last few months. So much support is a best reason to keep on working for the game!

Yours sincerely,

Vincent Coppenolle