Thursday, 4 May 2017

Monthly WASPA report of April 2017

Dear Subbuteo players and fans, the WASPA standing of April 2017 are out! It was another great month with a total of 38 tournaments (34 regional, 2 with old rules, 1 promotional event, 1 with advanced rules) and we also had 4 'test match series'. You can imagine it took a lot of times to compile these results.

Excel file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4_PpphlADgVb24yd0pkX2tVVmc/view?usp=sharing
Golden book: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4_PpphlADgVa0hFU3pBT2IyNTg/view?usp=sharing

Action in Yokohama, Japan
There were some highlights like every month:
- the Japanese clubs of Sakuragicho and Yamato held their first WASPA events and the future looks bright for the circuit in Japan;
- the Belgian club of Wamme also joined the circuit with some exciting events with 6 and 12 players;
- the Pretoria Flickers in South Africa held their first promotional tournament (also the first in the country);
- the Glasgow FISTF grand Prix had a consolation tournament under WASPA banner with former FISTF president David Baxter as winner;
- Northern Ireland had 2 great tournaments with 10 players in Derry and Belfast;
- Singapore had another great month with 3 successful events;
- England and Australia remain very active nations in the circuit with many events;
- we were happy to see action in Helsinki, Finland after a long absence;
- our Italian friends from Trieste held another tournament and we had the first winner from... Slovenia!

Young players in Cyprus
The 'WASPA test match series' seem to be a great idea. We even had games in Thailand (!) this month during Hugh Best's visit in Koh Samui. The Australian player had a chance to play against Belgium's David Ruelle.

We have now a total of 1639 players from 47 countries in the ranking.

New active club in Belgium, welcome Wamme SC
Just as a reminder, we are always trying to improve the WASPA circuit. To make it happen, we need your input. Here is a survey with several questions. It will only take uou 2 minutes to answer the questions. Be aware that your input is very important. Please also send the link to your club members and fellow Subbuteo friends. The direct link is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Oizoj5z2R64vZWCbxfGl0raY0DehDRMCXxSwUsT6tgg/edit

You will find in the attached Excel file the different rankings and the main statistics.

Test match series in South Africa
There are 5 main rankings. We are trying to find ideas to boost the interest for the ranking of clubs. Any idea is welcome.

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

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

Youth in action in Parramatta, Australia
WASPA is also looking for partners. If you know any company ready to support us (we don’t ask for money but we want some win-win agreements so that we can promote each other), don't hesitate to contact me at vincent.cop@rsca.com

Ideas to develop the WASPA circuit or to make things more attractive are always welcome. We stay at your disposal for more info.

Yours sincerely,
Vincent Coppenolle (vincent.cop@rsca.com)