Thursday, 8 November 2018

WASPA standings of October 2018

Hi there, here are the WASPA standings of October 2018. You will find here all results of the past few weeks and the updated rankings.

WASPA ranking - October 18 (Excel file)
WASPA Season results 2018-2019 (PDF file)

Young players competing in their first tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa
October was a busy month with 37 regional events, 4 promotional events, 1 tournament with old rules and 1 tournament with advanced rules but also some action in the NETFA mini-leagues and some presence in the Netherlands.

We have a record number of 51 nations involved in the rankings as our friends in South Africa had representatives from Zambia and Malawi in the recent Johannesburg events while some young guys from Marocco and Iraq have attended events in Belgium where they are living now.

Australia was a very active nation again in October with events in many different cities and we are also glad to see the first tournament organized under WASPA banner by the club of Aosta (Italy). Canada had events in Montreal and Toronto, which is great.

The real "tournamrent of the month" was held in Bristol, England
The "event of the month" was probably the Bristol tournament as Bob Fairbrother and his clubmates did an amazing job to host 27 players competing in four divisions.

Some words about rankings and statistics:
- it seems there is some confusion about the "old rules" events and the "advanced rules" tournaments as the rules used seem to be different from country to country. We are thinking about mising the records of both categories in the near future.
- the Junior ranking is growing but don't hesitate to send birthdates of your junior players (born in 2002 or later).
- We have 16 clubs in the "Junior ranking of clubs", which is great but we really want to grow as the youth is the future of the game!
- Remember you need three juniors to be part of the "Junior ranking of clubs".
- We also hope to see more clubs asking for the "top club" status in the future.

Giuseppe Tardiota is back in Australia and supports his friends at Brisbane Subbuteo club
About the WASPA world cup: we have no candidate to take over after FISTF put their European tournament on the date we had booked. If any of you is ready to organize the tournament, let me know. Otherwise there might be a "special" event again in Belgium on the first week-end of July.

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

Mark farrell winner in Donegal, Ireland
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.

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

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