Wednesday, 29 August 2018

News from around the world - August 2018

Several small events have been held during the month in many different countries.

First trophy for Richard Ruffolo
In Toronto, Canada there was a turnout of 4 players for the latest TSC tournament with Richard Ruffolo winning the final against local top player Mike Sgro. Dan Santianni and Mike Devey also had some great games and prove to be improving au lot.!

In Scotland, Dundee United had two small events also to prepare the trip to the world cup. Steve Bennett won both event with Andy Beskaby being runner-up int he first event, David Baxter taking the second place of the second tournament.

In Australia, the Brisbane club organized a tournament under the theme of the world cup. Gus Gillespie defeated Gerry Vickers in the final to claim the honors.

In England, the Bristol club held a pre-season tournament with a small turnout of four players competing in a league format with home and away games. Simon Donadel took the honors while Bob Fairbrother was runner-up. Adam Fraser and Tim Mourant also managed to win some games!

Big game between Arudyo and Winaldo

Steve Dettre (left) in action
We have been glad to see some action in Indonesia after a long hiatus. During Steve Dettre's visit in Jakarta, the FISTF president managed to play a small tournament with Arudyu Putro Rudy and Winaldo Swastia Artaraya. Steve won the event but more importantly it was a good time to meet and discuss and the future of the game in the country.

The "Sporting Club 18", part of the "Podjistan Subbuteo Association", a new club based in Northern Ireland, held a first tournament last week. Martinog Bradley took the best on local organizer Simon Stewart and Lawrence Watson. There should be more events to come in the near future.
See the club's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/podjistanflickers/

Players in Vreese
In Belgium, the club of Semois SC based in Vresse had a preseason event with four players. Pascal Droeven finished on top of a group format with Grégory Berte as runner-up, Philippe Thys being 3rd and Marc De Vos also playing some good games.

In Spain, the latest promotional tournament in Javea had a small field of 3 players with Pasquale Carrassi taking the best on Bill Dunham and Lisa Carrassi. It was a good way for Lisa to prepare for the forthcoming world cup in Gibraltar where she will proudly represent her club of Marina Citerior!

Finally, Knighton TFC in Wales had a promotional event last Friday with 5 players taking part. Dan Nicholls took the honors with Tom Taylor being 2nd. Rory Gittoes, Matt Booth and Kenny Evans confirm they are very motivated for the new season and the Knighton club will continue to grow in the future!