Friday, 19 October 2018

Mark Farrell first leader in the Ulster Championship


Nine players attended the Donegal Leg of the Ulster Championship, hosted by Donegal Subbuteo, last Saturday 13th October. This was Donegal Subbuteo Club's 9th tournament and 6th WASPA event. Players were divided in to groups with knock-out games in the second round and consolation games. Mark Farrell from Dublin took the honors after defeating Derry's Martinog Bradley in the final. Brendan Rodgers and Nicky Moore made it to the semis and Lawrence Watson defeated Craig Stewart in the consolation final. It wa sa good day of table football played in a great spirit.

Four other events are planned for the 2018/19 season. Down, Strabane, Derry, Belfast will be the next venues. To be noted the date is confirmed for the second round of The Ulster Championship, Sunday 18th November, hosted by Podjistan's finest 'Sporting Club 18'. Interested players can contact Simon Stewart at simonmcstewarty@gmail.com
Donegal SC website: http://www.donegalsubbuteo.webs.com
To be noted Derry City's 2nd anniversary cup will be held on November 5 at the Delacroix Bar, Derry.
Donegal Subbuteo have another WASPA tournament scheduled for 9th November. Contact: donegalsubbuteo@hotmail.com

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Brian Daley winner in Drury

The latest London Road Subbuteo Club WASPA Regional Tournament took place on 14th October 2018. It was a 5 players league, all play each other twice. Brian daley took the honors with 8 wins.

The next London Rondon tournament will be held on November at The Parrot, Drury, North Wales.

Results
Rich S 4-0 Dave K
Ruby M 0-3 Brian D
Cayne M 2-1 Ruby M
Brian D 2-0 Rich S
Brian D 5-0 Dave K
Cayne M 0-3 Rich S
Rich S 2-0 Ruby M
Dave K 0-1 Cayne M
Cayne M 0-2 Brian D
Ruby M 0-1 Dave K
Dave K 0-3 Rich S
Brian D 2-0 Ruby M
Ruby M 0-1 Cayne M
Rich S 1-2 Brian D
Dave K 0-4 Brian D
Rich S 2-0 Cayne M
Ruby M 0-6 Rich S
Cayne M 2-0 Dave K
Brian D 4-0 Cayne M
Dave K 0-2 Ruby M

League Table 
Brian D 24 pts
Rich S 18 pts
Cayne M 12 pts
Ruby M 3 pts
Dave K 3 pts

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Mpougiouris wins Octoberfest tournament




On Saturday, October 6 16 players competed for the "beer trophy" of the "WASPA Octoberfest tournament" organized by the Flaming Flickers in Kallithea, Athens, Greece. Bundesliga teams, beer and German sausages snack break made the day special. The winner was Giannis Mpougiouris after a dramatic final against Nikos Psomiadis. The game ended in the shootout and players had to wait the 13th penalty to decide the winner. Congratulations to Giannis for the win and to all the participants for another great WASPA day.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Coppenolle stops Ceulemans's winning streak


Last week SC Flanders had another good night of Subbuteo in Hofstade-Zemst with 8 players competing in Swiss system. There were a few surprising winners and in the end Vincent Coppenolle took the honors with 3 wins and a draw while Jos Ceulemans was runner-up with 9 points. Matthias Averlant managed to take the third place. Thanks to SC Flanders for a great evening with very fair players!

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Kenny Beggs and Martinog Bradley winners in Ulster

Seaview Subbuteo at Crusaders FC, Belfast
Players in Belfast
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Sporting Club hosted its second WASPA competition on the road, this time at the wonderful home of Crusaders Football Club, current football league champions of Northern Ireland. Eight competitors travelled from across the north including two returning players; Ernie Bickerstaff formerly a Belfast Barbarians stalwart and Jackie O’Neill a veteran who’s not flicked in anger since the 80’s. The debutants were joined by All Ireland runner-up Kenny Beggs, current WASPA Irish #1 Derry City TFC’s Martin og Bradley, Barry Spence, Simon Stewart, Lochlin Bradley and Craig Stewart who brilliantly organised the evenings event.
The players were split into two teams of four who played each other over four rounds of matches. The Barbarian Select team took the honours 2-2, 3-0, 3-1, 2-2 over the four rounds. Individual results were then tallied into a table where the top half played off for the title with the bottom four shooting it out in the Plate.

In the Plate Ernie Bickerstaff defeated Jackie O’Neill 2-0 while siblings Martin og and Lochlin Bradley continued Irelands longest running Subbuteo rivalry with Martin og running out 4-1 winner. The plate final saw Martin og Bradley avenge his earlier defeat at the hands of Ernie reversing the 1-0 score line to finish the tournament 5th.  Ernie in his first competition back showed some neat play and was unlucky not to return home with some silverware.
In the main competition Kenny Beggs went head-to-head with Simon Stewart in the first semi-final running out 2-0 winner, while Craig Stewart went down 2-0 to Barry Spence. Barry and Kenny have locked horns on many occasions over the years given their longevity in the Irish game and it was Kenny who came out on top winning 1-0 on shots after a scoreless game.
A huge thanks again to Craig Stewart for organising the competition and to Crusaders FC for hosting us. Table Football will be coming home on the 18-11-18 with Sporting Club hosting the second round of the Ulster Championship.

Standings:
1st K.Beggs
2nd B.Spence
3rd S.Stewart
4th C.Stewart
5th M.Bradley
6th E.Bickerstaff
7th L.Bradley
7th J.O'Neill

(Report by Simon Stewart)
Martinog (right) won the tournament

Frightening Flicks WASPA
Only 4 competitors at this years event played a league format. Martinog Bradley came out on top with Mark McCrossan finishing in second place. Brendan Rodgers of Donegal Subbuteo took third place with Derry’s Lawrence Watson finishing 4th despite some impressive performances.

Standings:
1. Martinog Bradley
2. Mark Mc Crossan
3. Brendan Rodgers
4. Lawrence Watson

Donegal on Saturday!
Please note the Donegal Leg of the Ulster Championship, hosted by Donegal Subbuteo, will be held on Saturday 13th October and 9 players already registered.
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/ulstersubbuteochampionship/

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Eagles take flight once again




The Johannesburg TFC 'the Eagles' held there first tournament after a lengthy hiatus at Randburg FC on the 7th of October 2018. It was aptly named 'Back to Basics' as all present showed severe signs of rustiness after a very long break. Three complete novices, namely Paul Semu (Malawi) andtwo juniors namely  Jonathan Kapangilia (age 12) and Nicholas Kapangilia (age 5), both from Zambia, were introduced to the game for the very first time. A mini double round robin was played, with 12 year old Jonathan showing some promising touches to take the Promotion Tournament and ending the day unbeaten.

The main tournament was played on a round robin basis, whereby everyone played against each other. Carl Bolweg showed some delightful touches on the table bearing in mind that a few hours ago he was touring Spain with his under 12 football team from ETS (Education Through Education). The game of the tournament was undoudtedly the encounter between life long friends Chris Dimmer and Johan van Nieuwenhysen. These two started playing Subbuteo in the early 1950's and there passion for the game has not diminished. Johan took an early lead, however Chris' precise play soon turned the tables on his friend and he scored two unanswered goals to clinch third spot. Although Clifford remained unbeaten, his play was light years behind his normal style with a large majority of flicks missing the mark. Abraham, a Tanzanian national, once again enjoyed himself and earned the award of the most 'spirited' player on the day. Goal of the day went to Johan for his scorcher on the run against Clifford.


The ultimate highlight was the enjoyment and friendship which manifested itself once again. 'Just For You Meals' sponsored a delightful light lunch for all the players which went down well especially after the exertions on the table.

(Report by Clifford Graaff)

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Howard Christie winner in Toronto


Toronto Subbuteo Club recently held a tournament with a great turnout of 8 players. This was the biggest tournament since the rebirth of "Subbuteo Canada". Among the competitors, there were two players from the Montreal club. The first round consisted in a Swiss system round of three games for all with knock-outs games in the second round. Howard Christie took the honors after defeating local organizer Mike Sgro in the final (2-1). Martin Charlebois and Mike Chieffallo made it to the semi-finals.

Besides the tournament, Mike Sgro announced "Club de Subbuteo de Montréal" is up and running with the help of LeWine Hunter and Toronto Subbuteo Club is moving its tournament location to Markham.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Chris Kaberry wins the WASPA cup in Ponteland


WASPA Ponteland Sunday 7th October

Short report of the games held in Ponteland on Sunday. This tournament was under the banner of North Shields STF.

Semi-finals:
Nigel Lamond v Chris Kaberry 0-2
Scores level at half time but a quick two goal blast at the beginning of the second half saw Chris into the final.

Dave Brothers v Stephen Dobbison 5-0
A one sided affair with Dave running out a comfortable winner.

Consolation play-off:
Nigel Lamond v Stephen Dobbison 0-1
Tight game which was ultimately decided after great honesty from Nigel gifted Stephen a shot on goal which went low into the corner.

Final:
Chris Kaberry v Dave Brothers 3-0
Chris won the competition with a competent display of accurate shooting.

Standings
1. Chris Kaberry
2. Dave Brothers
3. Stephen Dobbison
4. Nigel Lamond

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Charles Aquilina winner in Bormla

Before the final

Presentation of the trophies
Last week the club of Bormla was holding their second WASPA tournament of the season with a good turnout of 14 players. FISTF veterans world champion Charlie Aquilina won the tournament after a close final against Jean Carl Tabone (2-1). Melvin Baron and Jamie Bonnici made it to the semis. Huge thanks to Josef Camilleri and the Bormla players for hosting the event.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Adrian Davies winner in Kent

Adrian vs Kye
Kent Invicta another great evening of play last Friday. It was the returning Welsh Wizard, Adrian Davies, who took the win in the KIV WASPA League last Friday edging out Kye Arnold on their head to head score line from the first match of the evening. There were many tight games which ended up with Adrian and Kye neck a neck into the last session with Terry Arnold still in a position to take the overall win. However the last games went in Adrian’s favour as the Welshman scored a late equalizer against Terry to draw 1-1 and Kye endured a frustrating 0-0 stalemate with Dave Collier. This meant that after 5 matches the top two players had an identical record of 10 points and a +4 goal difference so their first round result of 1-0 over Kye gave the victory to Adrian. It has to be said that Rob McCormick grabbed the result of the evening however with a fantastic 1-0 win over Adrian in round 2.

Final Table – All KIV
1. Adrian Davies (Open) – 10pts +4 (wins on 1-0 head to head over Kye)
2. Kye Arnold (U19) – 10pts +4
3. Terry Arnold (Vets) – 8pts +3
4. Dave Collier (Vets) – 5pts -2
5. Rob McCormick (Vets) – 4 pts -5
6. Paul Frank (Vets) – 3pts -4

Thursday, 4 October 2018

WASPA report of September 2018

Dear all,
please find attached the new updates of the WASPA rankings.

Excel file (rankings and stats)
PDF file (season results)

September means we are starting a new season with new records and renewed rankings.

Players in Attard, Malta
Our ambitions for the new season are:
- to have a great "WASPA world cup" again and we hope to have condidatures by the end of October;
- to keep growing;
- to have more nations involved;
- to have more "top clubs"
- to have more juniors in the rankings and therefore more juniors clubs;
- to have more presence in the FISTF tournaments as consolation events or as separate tournaments so that players travelling to FISTF events have more games.

September was a good month. We added some late records of the Stoke tournament (old rules) while the Pireas tournament will be added next month.

Gathering between Dutch and Australian players in Groningen
There are no many changes in the rankings but it's great to see Mauro Camilleri from Malta being the first leader of the season ranking.

The Junior ranking is now for players born in 2002 or later so you can see some changes in the top 5 but England's Kye Arnold is still the solid leader. We are glad to add the club of Cape Town (South Africa) in the Junior ranking of clubs. Australia's Northern Falcons TFC is the first leader of the season in the "top clubs" ranking.

September was a good month with 30 events in the records. We really hope this season will continue to bring joy in your respective clubs!

Parramatta tournament in Australia
We stay at your disposal for any info regarding the circuit or for ideas on how to improve things!

Please don't forget to send all results of your events (possibly with pictures and a short story for the blog) to my home address at vincent.cop@rsca.com

Well, that's all for now. 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.

Big turnout in Wales
Please invite your friends to join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/waspasubbuteo/
We also have a WASPA page here: https://www.facebook.com/WASPA-World-Amateur-Subbuteo-Players-Association-231789816834700/

Keep in mind 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

Marcos Kapsabelis is a new player for the Flaming Flickers and he won the first tournament of the season
Ideas to develop the WASPA circuit, to get new clubs/nations involved or to make things more attractive are always welcome. We stay at your disposal for more info.

Yours sincerely,
Vincent Coppenolle

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Marcos Kapsabelis winner in Kallithea


Despite the storm and the extreme weather conditions 16 players attended the 38th WASPA tournament organized by the Flaming Flickers in Greece last week-end. The winner was Marcos Kapsabelis (Atletico Vibo) after a large victory (4-1) against Costas Meleas. Congratulations to Marcos for the trophy, to Costas for the final and to all the participants for a great game day.

(Report by Panos Panagiotides)

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Eliot Kennedy winner in Canberra


Canberra TFC recently held another great tournament with a good field of nine players including representatives of the Northern Falcons TFC and Northern Phoenix TFC. Players were divided into two groups with the top two from each group qualifying for the semi-finals. Eliot Kennedy won group A and later beat Hermann Kruse in the semi.

In the other semi-final, Kevin Grant defeated FISTF President Steve Dettre by a single goal. In the end, Eliot Kennedy took the honors after defeating Kevin Grant (4-1) in the final.

Nick Brill defeated Martin Kennedy in the consolation final.

Congratulations to Canberra TFC for hosting a great tournament!

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Cape Town City Subbuteo Club - September event


Cape Town City Subbuteo held a very lively event on Sunday the 23rd of September, which started with a training event for beginner players.

An hour later 3 ‘events’ started and ran simultaneously; the main tournament consisting of 6 experienced players, a ‘development’ tournament for the beginners, and then a ‘side-show’ involving two 9 year olds who maintained an intense focus on their mini-pitch for almost the entire afternoon!

Games were shorter than normal, consisting of only one half of 15 minutes.

A great time was had by all, and Cape Town City Subbuteo aim to host a similar event each month until the end of the year.

John Fishlock defeated Clinton Gahwiler to claim the title in the main event while Masibulele Ndoro won the beginners tournament.

Besides the tournament, there were some decisions made to make things better in South Africa.
1. There is a newly elected committee. SATFA recently convened its committee for the following 3 year period. The new committee consists of the following members:
Chairman: Clinton Gahwiler (sportpsych@xsinet.co.za)
Vice-Chairman Johannesburg: Clifford Graaff
Vice-Chairman Pretoria: Julian van der Merwe
Media / Facebook site: Jason Kennedy
Procurement: Vikash Ramnath
2. SATFA have for the first time adopted a constitution. At this point it is very basic, but will remain a work in progress as the local committee strives to develop the organization.
3. National Championships: SATFA are also excited to let know that they will be holding their biennial national championships on the 24th of November, to be hosted by the Pretoria Flickers club, in Pretoria. The official announcement of this will be made this coming week with the publication of an event poster.

Paul Eyes wins 2018 PlayHard Championship


NoVA Union S.C. hosted the second annual PlayHard Championship on Saturday, September 29th. A field of six contested a group phase and knockout phase with competitive matches throughout. Congratulations to Paul Eyes for winning the tournament with a 1-0 victory against Bryan Arnold in the final.

Thank you to everyone who made the trip to play in the tournament: Paul Eyes, Andrew Zunino, Gregg Deinhart, Nick Deinhart, and Grant Lilly. And, thank you to NoVA Union player, Doshu Tokeshi of The Games Tavern in Chanitlly, Virginia for his kindness in allowing the club to hold the event at the store.

(report by Bryan Arnold)

Friday, 28 September 2018

Marain and Grosdent winners in Belgium



On Wednesday the "Warcoing Ducks" were holding a WASPA tournament with a good field of 10 players taking part. The event was played in Swiss system wtih geoffrey Marain taking the honors once again. Two players ended the evening with the same number of points and the same goal difference. Matthias Averlant defeated Vincent Coppenolle on shots to finish runner-up. Corentin Boltz did a good job to finish in 4th position. other ranked players were Michaël Dupret (5), Eric Caillaux (6), Steffen Despretz (7), Benjamin Marain (8), André Boltz (9) and U15 player Arthur Clique (10). for some of the players it was a good way to prepare for the forthcoming FISTF grand prix of Belgium to be played this week-end.

The club of Bande also had a small WASPA regional tournament with four players only but some good games. jean Grosdent took the honors while Philippe Thys was runner-up. Henrin Grosdent and Aurore Grosdent were the other players taking part.

Here is the update of the national "challenge WASPA Belgium" after the 6 events held in belgium in September.



Thursday, 27 September 2018

Christos Agrios winner in Greece


Panorama 1978 SC had their first tournament for the season 2018-2019 on September 26. Six players attended and were split in two groups. In the second round the system was elimination by knock-out where the player with the best attack had an advantage then barrages were played for the final positioning.

Group A 
1.Constantios  Giapoutzis . Stavros  Giapoutzis . 0 -1
2.Vasilis  Vasilos . Stavros  Giapoutzis . 1 - 3
3. Vasilis  Vasilos . Constantios  Giapoutzis . 0- 2

Group B 
1. Nikiforos  Giapoutzis . Ioannis  Terzidis . 0-3
2. Ioannis  Terzidis . Christos  Agrios . 1-2
3. Nikiforos  Giapoutzis . Christos  Agrios . 1-4


Baragges
5th Vasilis Vasilos. Nikiforos Giapoutzis. 0 0 (1- 2)
3rd Constantios  Giapoutzis - Ioannis  Terzidis . 1-1 (0 1)
1rst place Stavros  Giapoutzis Christos  Agrios 0 2

Winners
1. Christos Agrios
2. Stavros Giapoutzis
3. Ioannis Terzidis

Congratulations to the winner Christos and to all the participants for the great games.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Kegan van der Merwe wins the 2018 Players Cup


Saturday 15 September 2018, Pretoria, South Africa:
After missing out upon Champions League qualification, 5 participants converged for the 2018 Europa League event to compete for the Players Cup. As was expected, we witnessed some closely contested matches and below are the highlights of the day.
ROUND 1 : Imtiaz Ahmed continuing his development in the sport with a sound 2-0 victory over Neilon Waterson. The tie of round saw Kegan van der Merwe score twice in a minute before Gary Downs pulled one back in the final minute of play for a 2-1 final score.
ROUND 2 : Osvaldo van Niekerk enjoying plenty of possession but yet ending with a 0-0 draw against Kegan. In Match 4, Gary comes back into contention with a 2-0 victory over Imtiaz. Then probably, the "Match of the Day" with 3 goals coming in the final 5 minutes of play - with Neilon shocking Osvaldo into action for Osvaldo to score twice within the final 3 minutes, and in so doing Osvaldo going 2nd overall at the end of the round.
ROUND 3 : Osvaldo effectively ending Gary's hopes of glory with a hard fought 1-0 victory. Kegan matching Osvaldo with a 1-0 victory over Neilon.
ROUND 4 : Imtiaz having a big say on the day's proceedings - first by holding Osvaldo to a 0-0 draw. Gary then secured 3rd place overall with a 2-0 victory over Neilon. Then….drama in Match 10 as Kegan takes the lead after 9 minutes of play, but Imtiaz scores with only 3 seconds left to play -forcing the event into a final play-off match between Kegan and Osvaldo as there was no "head to head" to choose from between these two players!
The final paly-off match was heading the same way as the two players' Round 2 encounter - but with only 50 seconds left on the clock, Osvaldo let his guard down for Kegan to score with a deftly sliced shot with Osvaldo's keeper nowhere near to saving the shot !

Individual acknowledgements of the day :
GOAL BLITZ : Gary ended the day as the top scorer !
TOUGH AS NAILS : Despite not recording a win all day, Neilon's goalkeeping skills caught the eye!
MOMENT OF THE DAY : Imtiaz - for scoring against Kegan in Match 10, forcing the event into a final play-off match !
PLAY OF THE DAY : Osvaldo's "come from behind" 2-1 win over Neilon in Match 5 !

As always, a big thank you to all who attended to make the day a great success.

(report by Julian vd Merwe)

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Two more events in the South of Belgium

Things are moving in the South of Belgium where the clubs of Wamme and Semois had events in the last few days. On September 20 six players attended the promotional tournament played in Bande. There were young and olde players and Lulani Verhoeven competed in their first tournament. Giulio Bonfanti took the honors after winning his four games played in Swiss system.

On Sunday there were also six players taking part in the Vresse tournament. Jean Grosdent (Wamme SC) was the winner of the day after winning his five group games while local organizer Pascal Droeven (Semois SC) was runner-up.

Both clubs will have a common tournament on October 21 in Bande with the hope to attract many players for other clubs.
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2386538174719487/

WASPA promotional event in Bande final standings):
1. Giulio Bonfanti
2. Henri Grosdent
3. Philippe Thys
4. Lulani Verhoeven
5. Aurore Grosdent
6. Maxim Grosdent

WASPA tournament in Vresse (final standings):
1. Jean Grosdent
2. Pascal Droeven
3. Henri Grosdent
4. Grégory Berte
5. Philippe Thys
6. Marc De Vos

Monday, 24 September 2018

Four in a row for Mauro Camilleri

Final between Tristan Fenech and Mauro Camilleri with Joseph Debono in the middle
Last week the club of Attard in Malta was holding a tournament during Independance day. The "Tazza Indipendenza 2018" tournament had 9 competitors from different clubs taking part. Mauro Camilleri (Bormla SC) won his fourth consecutive WASPA title after defeating Pireas' Tristan Fenech in the final. Joseph Agius defeated Walter Attard in the game for the third place. Thanks to joseph Debono for organizing the event with his Attard clubmates!

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Bob Varney winner in Milton Keynes

Last week-end the TSPA White Star was holding a great Swiss tournament in Milton Keynes with 15 players involved. It was great to see some old names back in action. Among the players, Robert Green from Australia was in a great day, finishing in third place two weeks after attending the FISTF World Cup in Gibraltar. Bob Varney took the honors while Rudi Peterschinigg was runner-up.

Thanks to Jeremy Bradly for the great work to organize things!

The final standings were as follows:
1. Bob Varney
2. Rudi Peterschinigg
3. Robert Green
4. Jeremy Bradley
5. Paul Andreas
6. Marco Ghigliotti
7. Steve George
8. Matt Atkin
9. John Turpin
10. Colin Fletcher
11. Gerald Brightwell
12. Mark Green
13. Dave Croucher
14. Alex Turpin
15. Nick Harrop

Friday, 21 September 2018

Western Flickers Season opener

Western Flickers’ WASPA Season opener goes down to the wire

The Western Flickers opened their 2018/19 season with a WASPA in the Swiss format at Good Games Greensborough on Sunday. The games were played on the old Subbuteo Astropitch surfaces and for a fast format they were all 1x 20min period with the lowest on the ladder awarded the flick off.
The first round commenced with a random draw. New season Western Flickers President Adrian Connolly narrowly defeated the vastly improved Arjuna Hanafi 1-0. The other opening game pitted the two Northern Pheonix players Beth Eveleigh and Kevin Grant against each other in a 0-0 stalemate.
Tony Madiona overcame junior player Jayden Truter 1-0 whilst Benny Ng lost in a upset to his son Benjamin to close out round one.
Benjamin continued his form in the next round with Tony holding on for a 0-0 draw, whilst Arjuna overcame Jayden 2-0. Kevin felt the wrath of Benny’s loss in a 0-4 defeat. Adrian defeated Beth thanks to channeling his inner Carlos Flores for a great running goal.
In the third round, Benjamin played out another scoreless draw, this time against Arjuna, and Kevin made it a third 0-2 loss for Jayden. Adrian grabbed his third consecutive 1-0 win thanks to another fast goal on the run in a game of few chances against Tony. Benny climbed up to second place with a 1-0 win over Beth to set up a fitting finale in the final round of the Swiss format.
In the final round, Benny edged past Adrian 1-0 with a low shot that trickled into the bottom right corner to give last seasons’ WASPA World No.1. another WASPA title to add to his collection.
Third place went to Benjamin Ng in a great result for the junior who was the only player on the day to remain undefeated.
Tony and Arjuna were inseparable in fourth, level on points, goal difference, goals scored and also their match result. Kevin was a further place behind on goal difference, followed by his Pheonix clubmate Beth.
Western Flickers junior Jayden got in some good practice leading up to next months’ Melbourne IO with narrow losses against four open players.