Thursday, 11 July 2019

News from Australia - Action in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Australia has been one of the most active nations in the WASPA circuit in the last few weeks. Some results have not been published yet so here is a summary.

In Perth, local players competed in their June tournament. Yan Yew Loy managed to win another tournament after finishing on top of a group of five with Alan Kimber being runner-up. Later in June, Perth players had the visit of Singapore Tan Kok Wee and Tan Yi De. Tan Kok Ween won the small gathering after finishing on top of a group of four.

Brisbane also held a tournament with the usual players. Gus Gillespis defeated Giuseppe tardiota in the final to claim to trophy while Gareth Whalley won the game for the third place against New Zealand's Gareth Whalley.

Melbourne TFC was also in action in June with a tournament attracting the neighbor players of the Northern Phoenix club. Luke Radziminski finished on top of a group of 4 with Paul Mercer being runner-up.

In the first day of July, Sydney TFC was holing a tournament in their new venue. Fabrizio Coco defeated Daniele Lombardi on shots in the final while Hermann Kruse and Kostas Barbaris made it to the semis. 9 players were taking part.

Another event held under the banner of Melbourne TFC was played in July with a great field of players and Banji Batten took the honors after defeating Luke Radziminski.

Northern Falcons tournament (report by Steve Dettre)

Sydney TFC's Fabrizio made the long trek north to the final farewell event for Hermann Kruse, Oli and Hermine Ollnow and recovered from a slow start to claim the Northern Falcons WASPA #5-2019.

With Hermann, Oli and Hermine due to fly back to Germany next Monday, a suitable send-off was staged, with Melbourne's Paul Mercer flying up specially for the evening, and Johnny Ball delaying his drive back to Canberra to play.

Group one started sensationally, with Steve taking a 3-0 lead against Fabrizio before Fab pulled a late goal back. Fab then edged Western Sydney's Adrian Elmer 1-0, before Adrian bowed out with a 2-0 loss to Steve.

Eliot Kennedy and Oli took top spots in Group 2, with Johnny Ball and Neil Brener pushing them hard. In Group 3, Hermann and Paul dominated, but Jonty Brener pushed them all the way. The Barrage matches saw Fab start hitting his form, eliminating Hermann 2-0, before Oli beat Paul 1-0 on shots.

Oli then kept his edge over Steve, scoring in the first three minutes and holding off persistent pressure in the second period, while Fabrizio scored 30 seconds from time to beat Eliot 2-1. In the final, Fab was in full force and ran out a 2-0 winner.

Many thanks to all who attended, and to the Willoughby Park club. We look forward to hearing of the exploits of Hermann, Oli and Hermine in Germany.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

WASPA report of June 2019

Dear all,
you will find in the attached file the updated rankings, statistics and results of the WASPA circuit. Thanks to all players and clubs who contribute to make history month after month.

WASPA Season results 2018-2019
WASPA ranking - June 19

Carlos Flores wins WASPA tournament held in Alicante, Spain
Here are some facts about what happened in June:
- we added 40 more tournaments in the records;
- we have reached 3500 different players in the database (players who have at least played one WASPA tournament since the launch of the circuit);
- we have reached the 2000 WASPA regional tournaments;
- Jeremiah Sanya from Uganda has played in the recent tournament in Cape Town so we have now 50 different nations in the ranking (players from 62 nations have played since the launch of the circuit);
- The fight for the title of "top club of the year" is very close between Northern Falcons TFC (Australia), Flaming Flickers SC (Greece) and London Road Subbuteo Club (Wales) with just a few points difference between the three of them with two months left to go to decide the winner;
- Australians dominate the Junior rankings, which proves once again Europeans have a lot to learn from what's being down Down Under;
- Romania's Cezar Stoilescu took advantage of his work trip in Belgium to play several WASPA tournaments;
- Hungary held their first tournament of the season to celebrate the visit of Sven Schilling (Germany);
- a great WASPA tournament was played during the Asian Cup in Singapore with players from Australia, Singapore and Japan;
- Northern Ireland's Simon Stewart is moving to Hamburg (Germany) and will hopefully become an ambassador of the WASPA circuit in Germany;
- in Spain the tournament in a shopping mall in Odara, Alicante had some special guests with former FISTF world champions Carlos Flores and Alberto Mateos taking part;
- The Masters tournament in Bagworth (England) had good games over two days and a very high level of play and great winners (Elliot Bellefontaine and Chris Thomas);
- The Dutch National Cup was played by 20 players. Besides Maikel de Haas being crowded in the main event, there were also tournaments for ladies and juniors;
- The Stoke on Trent tournament was a success. The event played with advanced rules had a great field of 29 entries!
Players in Budapest, Hungary
Maybe a few results are missing in the PDF file. If you see missing data, please get in touch so that I can correct the files.

Torben Pfister wins Asian cup WASPA tournament
For next season a few projects are already in the books so your feedback is more than welcome to see how we can achieve this:
- how to get more "top clubs" in the ranking section;
- to create a junior ranking of nations.

Richard Stock wins in Stoke for the third time in a row
If some juniors (born in 2002 or later) don't appear in the ranking, it means we don't have their birthdates so please send your feedback.

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

Keep an eye on the WASPA blog at as there are updates almost every day.

Please invite your friends to join our Facebook group
We also have a WASPA page.

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 or

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

South Africa: 2019 Tokai Garage Classic Part 2

Part 2 of the Tokai Garage Classic! Nothing like a bit of garage Subbuteo to warm a Cape Town winter. The usual suspects, plus great to have Jeremiah’s mother join us too - it was very plain to see where Jeremiah’s footballing brain in fact comes from!

John ended up topping the tables, but had to survive a few end-to-end battles.

Special thanks to Fiona and Janine for the delicious catering :)

Final standings
John 13
Wayne 12
Clinton 11
Angus 8
Mike 7
Jeremiah 5
Yoga 0

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Latest results from England

John Turpin v Brandon Lavender
The English Subbuteo Association organized two tournaments last week-end in Bagworth, Leicestershire. The Saturday event was played in Swiss system with Elliott Bellefontaine winning his five games to claim the title. Brandon Lavender was runner-up while Ireland's Mark Farrell took the third place; The final standings were as follows:
Brian Daley vs Elliott Bellefontaine

Martin Blanchard vs Mark Farrell
Final table:
1. Elliott Bellefontaine 10 points (13-1)
2. Brandon Lavender 7 points (11-4)
3. Mark Farrell 7 points (11-6)
4. Marco Ghigliotti 7 points (9-6)
5. Brian Daley 6 points (10-5)
6. Martin Blanchard 6 points (10-9)
7. Aaron Skinner 6 points (5-5)
8. Rudi Peterschinigg 5 points (9-6)
9. Jeremy Bradley 4 points (9-6)
10. Paul Andreas 4 points (9-10)
11. John Turpin 4 points (8-10)
11. Panos Stemitsiotis 4 points (8-10)
13. Brian Kinrade 4 points (7-9)
14. Gavin Gurney 3 points (10-15)
15. Joseph Kinrade 3 points (8-12)
16. Lucasz 0 points (3-25)

Chris Thomas vs chris Short
On Sunday, the Masters event was played between 12 players. After the group stage, close semi-finals saw Chris Short defeated Marf Farrell while Chris Thomas beat Brandon Lavender. Chris Thomas later won the final (3-1) against Chris Short.

Richard Stock
In Liverpool, Brian Daley won the monthly Liverpool TSC tournament after defeating Anthony Dry in the final. Lucasz Whittle and Jim Hannah reached the semis. Liverpool TSC will organize a tournament on July 27 at the Ellergreen community center. Interested players should contact Brian Daley for details.

Finally, the Stoke on Trent tournament held on June 23 had an amazing field of 29 players from many different clubs. The tournament was played with advanced rules. Richard Stock (London Road SC) won the tournament for the third time in a row after defeating Adam Lundy in the final. Colin Fletcher and Justin Scott reached the semi-finals. Richard won three tournaments in succession, played 23 matches, won 21, drew 2, scored 42 goals conceding only one and that was in this years final. Congratulations to the organizers for the great tournament.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Belgium: results from Bande, Huy and Templeuve

Several events have been held in Belgium during the second part of June. Here is a brief summary of results.

A great turnout of 16 in Bande
In Bande, two tournaments have been organized by the club of Wamme as a good way to practice before the FISTF European Championships. Rochefort TS player Corentin Wauthy claimed the honors, finishing on top of the Swiss ladder with just more goals scored than Benoît Massart (Temploux) while returning player Raphaël Maillard managed to take the third spot. 16 players were taking part!

Final table:
1. Corentin Wauthy
2. Benoît Massart
3. Raphaël Maillard
4. Michaël Roberty
5. Luc Grosdent
6. Henri Grosdent
7. Bruno Mottet
8. Jean Grosdent
9. Michaël Hallin
10. Jérémy Ancion
11. Junior Travieso
12. Giulio Bonfanti
13. Aurore Grosdent
14. Martin Antoine
15. Daniel Boistelle
16. Lulani Verhoeven

The other event in Bande took place on June 27 with 12 players competing in Swiss system. Jean Grosdent won the event with 10 points and a few more goals scored than Thierry Magermans (Temploux).

Only happy faces - That's the way to go
Final table:
1. Jean Grosdent
2. Thierry Magermans
3. Mathéo Grégoire
4. Michaël Roberty
5. Michaël Hallin
6. Aurélien Feye
7. Basile Magermans
8. Jérémy Ancion
9. Maxim Grosdent
10. Daniel Boistelle
11. Aurore Grosdent
12. Henri Grosdent

In Huy seven players competed on June 26in a round robin with Bruno Timpano being undefeated to win the trophy while Ralf Grégoire was runner-up thanks to more goals scored than Geoffrey Kelner.

Final table:
1. Bruno Timpano
2. Ralf Grégoire
3. Geoffrey Kelner
4. Richard Boulanger
5. Dany Mlynek
6. Sébastien Dohet
7. Lara Schmeits

Players in the Templeuve tournament won by Geoffrey Marain (right)
The Templeuve club had another visit of Romania's Cezar Stoilescu on June 25 and this time there was no mercy by Geoffrey Marain who claimed another title, winning all his games in a very easy way.

Final table:
1. Geoffrey Marain
2. Matthias Averlant
3 (tied). Eric Caillaux
3 (tied). Vincent Coppenolle
5. Elodie Bertholet
6. Benjamin Marain
7. Cezar Stoilescu
8 (tied). Sébastien Sorge
8 (tied). Arthur Clique

Also in Templeuve, a promotional event held earlier in the month had a small turnout of four but many close games were played in a fair spirit. Eric Caillaux took the honors, finishing on top of the round robin.

Final table:
1. Eric Caillaux
2. Olivier Bodelle
3. Sébastien Sorge
4. Islam Belahcen

Friday, 5 July 2019

Kapsabelis and Giapoutzis winners in Greece

The Kallithea Flame had another successful tournament last week-end with 16 players competing in group stages and knock-out rounds.

The theme of the tournament was the "Copa America" and Marcos Kapsabelis (Brazil) defeated Costas Meleas (Chile) in the final (3-1).

Among the competitors there were a few new players, which is always a great sign of the good health of the organizing club.

Meanwhile in Thessaloniki, the monthly tournament of the Panorama club attracted 9 players with some good games. Stavros Giapoutzis won the final against Ioannis Terzidis while Christos Agrios and Constatios Giapoutzis made it to the semis.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Mick Hammonds wins Lincoln Flickers’ Women’s Marathon World Cup

Lincoln Flickers’ Women’s Marathon World Cup (WASPA event 5: 30/06/19)
All 52 matches of the Women’s World Cup were played in Lincoln by 7 competitors. Group games were 1x10 minutes with 7 playing figures and the knock-out phase was 1x15 minutes with 9 playing figures. The winner was the player with the most wins throughout the competition (shoot-out wins not counting!)
Mick Hammonds (Wolverhampton TFC) proved victorious getting both Germany and Chile to the final with 11 wins in total. Mick beat Andrew Garbutt’s Canada in the Quarter-Finals and Australia in the Semi-Finals both 3-2 on shots – the Australia game coming back from 0-2. Mick’s only defeat of the event came from Wolverhampton rival Richard Badger in the Round of 16 when Nigeria beat Brazil 1-0. The final was decided by a shots result with Germany winning 1-0.
Richard Badger finished second with 8 wins; his Nigeria losing out 2-3 on shots in the Quarter-Finals to Jeremy Boothman’s Netherlands and Cameroon going down to Andrew Garbutt’s Australia 0-1. Despite the additional games neither Lincoln pair could catch Richard both losing to Mick in the Semi-Finals. Netherlands (Boothman) won the Play-off with a thunderbolt strike hit on the run – the Ozzy keeper not ready; despite the setback Andrew Garbutt held third place overall with 7 wins.
Graham Harwood didn’t bring the wooden spoon which went to Peter Sleeth with just the 1 bye win. Peter’s Group E match with New Zealand versus Netherlands he was at the wrong end of a 6 goal thriller (2-4). Graham finished a respectable fifth with 3 wins narrowly going out in the Round of 16 in shoot-outs to the top two. Clinton Simpson had a mixed day with his highlights a win over Graham when Thailand beat USA 1-0! Plus a goalless match when he held A Garbutt’s France with Norway in Group A.
It was a long enjoyable day and a rare yet successful format of play! Well done all for embracing the concept and playing in good spirit. Thanks to Eastgate Tennis Club and Julia for opening up the bar!

Final Win Table (from max. 17 games): 
11 from 17 = M Hammonds, WINNER
8 from 14 = R Badger, RUNNER UP
7 from 16 = A Garbutt, THIRD
6 from 16 = J Boothman, FOURTH
3 from 11 = G Harwood, FIFTH
2 from 10 = CJ Simpson, SIXTH
1 from 10 = P Sleeth, SEVENTH

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Gábor Baross wins mini tournament in Budapest

Our friends in Budapest were back in the WASPA circuit this week-end as German globe-trotter Sven Schilling was paying a visit to the local players. Gábor Baross finished on top of a double round robin with 5 wins and a draw while Sven Schilling was runner-up. Áron Mácsik and Viktor Katona were also taking part. It was an important day for WASPA as we had not had any WASPA presence in Hungary for a long period.

Monday, 1 July 2019

Gregg Deinhart wins Heatwave tournament

The first annual Heatwave Junior 2019 was held in Alexandria, Virginia USA this past Saturday hosted by Gregg Deinhart. It was a long awaited festival of table soccer enjoyment exemplified by comradery and competitive spirit. The participants--Gregg, Andrew Zunino, and Bryan Arnold--played four rounds of intense Subbuteo action. Gregg won the title with six victories and 19 total points. Bryan came in second place gathering a total of 9 points. Andrew collected 5 points with two draws and a beautiful win against Gregg in the final round, 1-0.

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Another win for Rudy Hesty

There was a Melbourne TFC presence this week in Singapore. Jurong Central SC organised the Arjuna Hanafi Visit WASPA Challenge which was taken by the recently crowned Asian Champion Encik Rudy not before being pushed real hard to the end by Nic who just returned and did very well in Spain playing in a FISTF European Circuit going on beyond the group stages!

"Thanks people for hosting and the schooling! You guys were awesome as usual! Had loads of fun", reported Arjuna after the event.

(Round 1)
Rudy 3 - 1 Ashley
Nic 4 - 0 Arjuna
Enzo 1 - 2 Vikas
Rizal T bye.

(Round 2)
Nic 2 - 1 Vikas
Rudy 3 - 0 Rizal T
Arjuna 0 - 0 Enzo
Ashley bye
(Round 3)

Nic 1 - 1 Ashley
Rudy 3 - 0 Enzo
Vikas 4 - 2 Rizal T
Arjuna bye

(Last Round)
Rudy 0 - 0 Nic
Vikas 1 - 0 Ashley
Arjuna 1 - 2 Rizal T
Enzo bye

Final Placing. 
1st - Rudy 10 pts
2nd - Vikas 9 pts
3rd - Nic 8 pts
4th - Rizal T 6 pts
5th - Ashley 4 pts
joined 6th - Enzo & Arjuna 4pts

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Torben Pfister winner in Singapore

TFAS Asian Cup 2019 Plates WASPA
The Table Football Association of Singapore organized one of its biggest tournaments in the recent Asian Cup 2019, where players from Singapore, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Malaysia come together to compete in this prestigious tournament.

After the group stages of the Individual Open category, the players who got knocked out were eligible to play in the Plates WASPA. 16 players took part in this WASPA, and a series of knockout rounds followed.

The Plates Final was an all Australian match, with FISTF President Steve Dettre against a young talent, Torben Pfister. It was a tight final which ended 1-1. Torben managed to keep his cool and won the shootout afterwards. Congratulations Torben!

Results are as follows:

Last 16:
Naoto Tanaka 0-5 Kenzo Koi
Paul Mercer 3-1 Nigel Foo
Mohd Rizal Taib 3-1 Isaac Lim
Chris Thorn 0-3 Steve Dettre
Hideaki Wada 2-1 Kousuke Mukai
Tan Yi De 1-0 Vincenzo Coco
Torben Pfister 3-0 Irwan Iskandar
Takafumi Kido 3-1 Hugh Best

Kenzo Koi 0-1 Paul Mercer
Mohd Rizal Taib 1-1 Steve Dettre (Shootout: 1-2)
Hideaki Wada 2-1 Tan Yi De
Torben Pfister 2-1 Takafumi Kido

Paul Mercer 1-2 Steve Dettre
Hideaki Wada 0-2 Torben Pfister

Steve Dettre 1-1 Torben Pfister (Shootout: 0-2)

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Brian Daley winner in Wales

The London Road Subbuteo Club tournament was held this Sunday at the Parrot, Drury (Wales).

It was a double round robin with five players involved. After home and away sessions, Brian Daley was the winner with 24 points while Cayne Matthews was runner-up. Dave Merrilees-Kelly was third, Ruby Mattews fourth and Lucasza Whittle fifth.

A good day was had by all.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Carlos Flores wins WASPA tournament in Alicante

I Demo Fun Subbuteo Tournament & VIII MontGoal Subbuteo Tournament, 21-22-06.2019 Ondara, Alicante, Spain

The two events organized last weekend by Marina Citerior Subbuteo Club have been an organizational success, registering a good number of visitors. Thanks to the support of the Portal de la Marina Shopping Center, the environment has been outstanding.

A lot of interest from children and adults, who have been able to discover Table Soccer for the first time with the help of great players. It has been proven that playing in public places represents a great opportunity to promote our game in the most effective and direct way.

The competition for beginners Demo Fun has been won by Fernando Gonzalez, while the pro event, the VIII MontGoal Subbuteo Tournament has registered the triumph of multi world champion Carlos Flores after an exciting final against Alberto Mateos.

Brilliant third has been Julio Candelas who has won the consolation final against David Somoza. It has been surely two days of great fun for all.

(Report by Marina Citerior SC)

Marcos Kapsabelis wins Asian Cup tournament

Finalists Nikos and Marcos

16 players competed in the recent Flaming Flickers WASPA version of the "ASIAN CUP 2019". The tournament took place on June 1 in Kallithea, Athens.

There were many great games and the final winner was Marcos Kapsabelis (and his team of Uzbekistan) after a close final against Nikos Liakopoulos (Japan).

Congratulations to the winner Marcos for one more title and to all the participants for the great games!

Saturday, 22 June 2019

The "Bonanza" in Bonaero Park

Saturday 15 June 2019, Kempton Park, South Africa : 
Firstly, a big Thank You to Gary Downs and his wife Carol-Lynne Downs for hosting this event, and the serving of a fantastic lunch on the day!
Pretoria Flickers Club returned to Bonaero Park - the home of the 2018 PFC League 1 Cup defending champion Gary Downs.
What then unfolded on the day has been dubbed as the "Bonanza in Bonaero Park", as we were treated to great companionship, fun & thrills as only the sport of
Subbuteo can produce.
Round 1 action saw the 2018 defending champion Gary Downs hold his own in an entertaining 0-0 draw against the much fancied Jayden vd Merwe. After being
frustrated by Conway Julie in previous events this year, it was Bevin Reed who eventually recorded a 1-0 victory over Conway. Elsewhere, Kegan vd Merwe and
Julian vd Merwe played out a thrilling 0-0 draw.
By the end of Round 3, the standings already took on a familiar look - with Bevin topping the standings, Jayden in 2nd whilst Conway and Kegan were scrapping it out
for 3rd spot. Round 4 then produced the match of the day as Bevin raced to a 2-0 lead over Jayden, but even Bevin stated that the "job was not done yet" as Jayden
stepped up his game to pull one goal back, but eventually ran out of time as Jayden suffered his only loss of the day by 2-1 over Bevin.
In the return fixture (Round 8) between Bevin & Jayden, it was Jayden who dominated the match - but Bevin defended well as that match ended 0-0.
In Round 10, Gary needed a draw to clinch 4th place overall, but Bevin triumphed by 1-0 over Gary with Bevin just confirming his dominance on the day!
Conway clinched 3rd place overall on the day - with three consecutive draws against Gary, Kegan and Julian in Rounds 8,9 and 10 respectively. It is also worth mentioning
that Conway only suffered two 1-0 losses all day - those losses coming against the top two players of the day - Bevin & Jayden respectively.
The number 13 will have new meaning for Bevin Reed after this event - as this triumph marks Bevin's 13th WASPA title, and interestingly enough this was Bevin's first
triumph in 13 months - as he last captured the 2018 PFC Challenge Cup in May of 2018 !
Joke of the day : the organiser (Julian) made the trip all the way to Bonaero Park, and forgot the PFC League 1 trophy all the way back in Pretoria. Gary's wife quickly improvised
and purchased a small momento to ensure the day's winner did not leave "empty handed". Then the race back to Pretoria to present the League 1 trophy to Bevin, as the photo
portrays a different (more familiar) background. I promise that the trophy will now be the first item to be packed when we make another trip like this (chuckle)!!!

Individual acknowledgements on the day :
"Goal Blitz" : Bevin Reed ended the day as the top scorer
"Player of the Day" : Conway Julie for a well deserved 3rd place finish

As always, a big thank you to all who attended to make the day a great success. The next event - the PFC Gold Cup, played under an "international theme".

The PFC website & facebook page will be updated shortly with photo's & news content at :

(report by Julian vd Merwe)

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

News from Belgium: the first outdoor tournament

Tournaments have recently been held in Hofstade, Templeuve and Vresse.

A great turnout of 12 players
The SC Flanders club had a great turnout of 12 players for their last tournament of the season with visitors from Templeuve United but also a special guest from Romania. David Wouters was on fire in the first three sessions, being the only player to win his three games but in the last sessions, Wouters was defeated by Vincent Coppenolle who managed to win the tournament with 10 points. There were many close games and some surprises but all games were played in a fair spirit.

Final table:
1. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
2. David Wouters (SC Flanders)
3. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve)
4. Geert Leys (SC Flanders)
5. Bart Van de Vliet (SC Flanders)
6. Jos Ceulemans (SC Flanders)
7. Johan Lourdon (SC Flanders)
8. Frank Lannoy (SC Temploux)
9. Cezar Stoilescu (Bucuresti)
10. Willy De Bandt (SC Flanders)
11. Jordan Bonte (Templeuve)
12. Danny De Greef (SC Flanders)

Players at the Warcoing Ducks tournament
Three days later, as the stay of Cezar Stoilescu in Belgium allowed him to play some more games, a last minute tournament was organized by the Warcoing Ducks. This time there was no surprise with geoffrey Marain winning all his games to claim another trophy while Michaël Dupret was a well-deserved runner-up.

Final table:
1. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer)
2. Michaël Dupret (MT Tournai)
3. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve)
4. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
5. Eric Caillaux (Templeuve)
6. Benjamin Marain (Warcoing Ducks)
7. Jordan Bonte (Templeuve)
8. Cezar Stoilescu (Bucuresti)
9. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve)

Finally, this Sunday, the club of SC Semois had a very first outdoor tournament in the center of Vresse. The main goal was to show the game to potential new players and the 8 competitors played in a very fair spirit. After the seven session, Michaël Roberty (JSC Rochefort) was a proud winner, celebrating his come-back to the game while Michaël Hallin was runner-up. A good day was had by all and hopefully the host club will get some new players in the future.

Final table:
1. Michaël Roberty (JSC Rochefort)
2. Michaël Hallin (SC Temploux)
3. Jean Grosdent (Wamme SC)
4. Richard Boulanger (Wamme SC)
5. Raphaël Maillard (JSC Rochefort)
6. Pascal Droeven (Semois)
7. Marc De Vos (Semois)
8. Tom Léonard (Semois)

Three in a row for Simon Stewart

A small turnout for Derry City TFC's final WASPA tournament of this season. An extra time golden goal, over Martinog Bradley, saw Simon Stewart win his third WASPA tournament in a row. Small numbers didn’t lead to small fun though, with a great deal of craic had on a very friendly night. DCTFC return to action in August!

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Andrea Lessona wins Summer tournament

Andrea Lessona won the Open category
In the welcoming venue of the Borgo Vercelli's Parish Oratory, on Sunday 16 June, the "1st Summer Tournament" of Subbuteo was held. The event was organized by the local club TSC 69ERS under WASPA banner. Despite the period of the end of the season, there was an excellent turnout of public and players divided into two categories. In the adults, Andrea Lessona won in the final 7-0 against the surprise of the tournament, Riccardo Bruno. In third place, Cristiano Gallo who got the better during extra time on the excellent Ferdinando Marino (2-1). Fifth place went to Andrea Gernnari, a bit subdued about his potential and the placement of previous events. Sixth, Emanuele Gianesini that improves so compared to the last tournament. Seventh the very good Gabriele Montaldi at his absolute debut.

Junior champion Alessandro Cirio
In the Children category, which has always been the most followed and appreciated, Alessandro Cirio beat Edoardo Montaldi 2-1: thus resuming the scepter of "Number 1" after losing to the placed shots, just with Edoardo, the V Province of Vercelli March tournament last. In third place, Marco Vaccarella: at his debut, he beat Mattia Gasparini 1-0, still in the placed shots. In 5th place Edoardo Beccati and in the 6th place Matteo Comello, retired for a family commitment.

Thanks to Agricola Perazzo and Bresciani SRL, Balzaretti Agri-Business SRL, Generali Insurance, Enterprise Video and Patrucco Bakery and Food and the international sponsor Tchaaaa Table Soccer Equipment, all participants received an award from the hands of Carlo Rigolone, who officiated the awards.

Ranking Adults:
1. Lessona Andrea
2. Bruno Riccardo
3. Gallo Cristiano
4. Marino Ferdinando
5. Gennari Andrea
6. Gianesini Emanuele
7. Montaldi Gabriele

Ranking Juniors:
1. Cirio Alessandro
2. Montaldi Edoardo
3. Vaccarella Marco
4. Gasparini Mattia
5. Beccati Edoardo
6. Comello Matteo

(Report translated from the Italian courtesy of TSC 69ers)

Thursday, 13 June 2019

First trophy for Dana Stitt

Sporting Club 18 hosted another monthly WASPA in County Down Sunday 9th June. Club newbies Claire and Dana continued their rapid improvement with some good performances including Dana’s 2-1 win over last weeks club-meet winner Lochlin Bradley.

After the six-game round robin league,  WASPA #30 Simon and Dana were tied on points and goals after their 0-0 draw. Only a shoot-out could separate the pair with Dana pulling off four great saves to take her first WASPA title 2-0 on shots.