Wednesday, 8 June 2016

WASPA monthly report (May 2016)

Dear Subbuteo,

here are the WASPA records of May 2016.

Excel: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4_PpphlADgVbXBZVlpfczdHRVE/view?usp=sharing
PDF file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4_PpphlADgVZDV0RllvN1hZYm8/view?usp=sharing

We had 26 regional tournaments (+ 1 added from last month), 1 tournament with the old rules and 1 promotional tournament for a total of 265 entries from 16 countries this month.

The first event of Hipfingerz TFC
It was great to see a lot of interesting tournaments. Congratulations to Australia for hosting 5 events in 5 different cities. Special thanks to the club of Hipfingerz TFC for running their first WASPA tournament with an impressive field of 16 players. It was nice also to see action in Finland and the first tournament of the season in Gibraltar. Well done to the friends in Wales for hosting the first event in North Wales; I believe the Wrexham tournament was great. Thanks also to Marcus Tilgner and the Berlin gang for hosting a nice tournament with the old rules with players from four nations.

Winners in Berlin
There isn't much to say about rankings. Rankings are more a base of statistics than anything else but it's a great tool to see who are the active players, clubs, nations. Players from 6 different nations are in the top 10. The ranking of nations is very exciting to follow with changes every month. Gibraltar gained 12 places this month and Denmark moved from places 36 to 30. South Africa is second in the ranking by places while Scotland is now second in the ranking by points.

Players in Wrexham, Wales
As I said many times before, I remain open to any idea to make the game more popular, to get more nations, clubs and players involved in the WASPA circuit. We are open to all kind of players, beginners or experienced players. We just try to make things popular and we are glad to offer some exposure on the Internet to all groups of players. WASPA is yours so your ideas and always welcome.

Keep an eye on the WASPA blog at http://waspa-circuit.blogspot.com as there are updates almost every day.

The FISTF website can be found here: http://www.fistf.com

Please remember you only need 3 players to register your tournament. Don't be scared to join. It's free and tournament requests can be sent by e-mail to vincent.cop@rsca.com

Have a great week, keep on flicking and for those who will watch the Euro 2016 games, have a great time!

Yours sincerely,

Vincent Coppenolle