Friday, 24 May 2019

Kent Invicta back in action

After a 6 month break, the Kent Subbuteo League returned with a 6 player session with no surprises in the outcome with Kye victorious in an unbeaten 5 game run. There were some fantastic play through the evening resulting in super goals and also good situations that deserved some goals, in particular from Louis who despite coming 5th actually dominated much of the play in his games but was desperately out of luck in front of goal. Rob scored arguably the goal of the night with a screamer against Terry and although the latter was on top into the last round, Kye stepped up a gear, as usual in the last game to convincingly go top of the table at the end of the night.

All players KIV. All Veterans apart from Kye & Louis both U19’s

Results:-

Round 1:
Kye 2-0 Paul
Louis 0-0 Rob
Terry 3-0 Mel

Round 2:
Kye 1-0 Mel
Terry 1-0 Louis
Paul 1-1 Rob

Round 3:
Mel 2-2 Paul
Terry 3-1 Rob
Kye 0-0 Louis

Round 4:
Kye 1-0 Rob
Mel 1-0 Louis
Terry 1-1 Paul

Round 5:
Kye 4-1 Terry
Rob 3-3 Mel
Louis 0-0 Paul

Table:
1. Kye Arnold +7 13pts
2. Terry Arnold +3 10pts
3. Mel Stanford -3 5pts
4. Paul Frank -2 4pts
5. Louis Singh -2 3pts
6. Rob McCormick -3 3pts

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Action in Wales: results from Drury and Knighton

Players at the London Road tournament

The final between Brian Daley and Richard Stock
Several tournaments have recently been held in Wales. The London Road club had a great regional tournament last Sunday with a good fuield of 8 players. Brian Daley defeated Richard Stock in sudden death to win the final. Mark Tilling and Danny Bird made it to the semi-finals while Ruby Matthews defeated her father Cayne to win the plate final.

In Knighton, the 8th and 9th regional tournaments of the season had many good games. The first tournament was won by danny Bird who finished on top of a group of 5 while Tom Taylor was runner-up. Rory Gittoes, Matt Booth and Kenny Evans were also taking part. On week later, the same five players were joined by Dan Nicholls. Danny Bird claimed the honors once again but Dan Nicholls was runner-up.

Finally last week and promotional tournament was played in Knighton with this time Tom Taylor finishing on top of a group of four.

Congratulations to all the players and to the organizers for their great work.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

A new project in Greece


From times to times we are happy to see new project to attract new players. We have been informed that our firned Christos Kotrotsos, member of the Roligans club in Greece, decided to start a table football project in the Tavros professional & technical school where he's a teacher.


The school organised for the first time a club for indoor sports like table football and table tennis. The name of the amateur club is Tavros Technical School Indoor Sports Club and the emblem is the "bull" and the school logo. The club is going to organise tournaments through the year.

The first table soccer tournament took place on Monday with 15 players in 5 groups of three, celebrating the end of the school year, a few days before the examinations period.

At the table soccer tournament the winner of open category was Christos Kotrotsos and the winner of U-19/students and finalist was Hodo Angelos. Semi-finalists were Simopoulos Giorgos and Islami Hermes.

Good luck to Christos and his students for the new project!

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Hermann Kruse wins the 20th AGFA Cup


Hermann Kruse won a sensational 20th AGFA Cup, his first major event, and quite possibly his last in Australia as he and his family prepare to return to Germany.

Hermann won a tense final against Northern Falcons teammate Eliot Kennedy 1-0 at the end of a fantastic day with 17 participants from all four Sydney clubs.

He was presented with the AGFA Cup by Willoughby Councillor Brendon Zhu, who was largely responsible for getting the Northern Falcons into the Willoughby Park Bowling Club as our new home. We should also thank Willoughby Park President Roger Womersley and Manager Marcus Creais for their ongoing support.

Hermann was also presented with a special commemorative plaque celebrating our late brother Harley Ullrich by Harley's sister Zoe, in the presence of Harley's family. The plaque was made by Kevin Grant and will be a permanent reminder to Hermann, Oli, Hermine, Hagen and Claudia of their links with the Northern Falcons family in Australia.

The day was a celebration of all that is good with our game: a great tournament, great spirit, a fantastic BBQ, celebrations with friends and family, and some poignant reminders of our past.

As is customary with the AGFA, it was an open draw (not seeded), which threw up some challenging groups.

Additionally, the lightning 15-minute matches, and re-starts from a goalflick, not a flick-off, allowed for consistent action.

In group 1, the match between Johnny Ball and Steve Dettre was a rematch of the very first AGFA Cup final in 1977, with Steve coming out on top 2-0. There were a few twists and turns in the group, with Adrian beating Steve, then in the final matches it was the stubborn resistance from Johhny Ball that was Adrian's undoing as he went out on goal difference.

The surprise in group 2 was Neil's second place after a 2-0 win over Catherine and a 0-0 draw with John, while Tony claimed top spot.

In group 3, Jonty surprised Adrian Grunbach with a 1-0 win, while Torben held Oli 0-0, then drew with Jonty to give himself a good chance of qualifying, but fell 4-0 to Adrian as they both went out.
Group 4 was the five player 'Group of death', which started explosively as Raffael beat Eliot 4-1, before Paul Magee beat Jeremy Simpson. Fabrizio Coco and Raff played out a typical derby 0-0, then Fab had the second of his 3 0-0 draws against Paul. In the last match, Eliot held on to edge out Fab into second place.


The quarterfinals were played before a growing crowd at the Willoughby Park club, as patrons and visitors became absorbed in the action.

Herman despatched Jonty 2-0, while Raff was in devastating form to beat Neil 5-0, and Eliot overcame Tony 2-0, before it took a dramatic shootout for Oli to beat Steve 4-3.
The semis were equally tight, with both finishing 1-0, before the dramatic final.

A final thanks to Zoe and the Ullrich family for attending the whole afternoon and especially for running the BBQ.

Made it a truly special day and added to the sense of community within our table football family.

(Report by Steve Dettre)

Monday, 20 May 2019

Exciting Challenge Cup event in Pretoria

Saturday 18 May 2019, Pretoria, South Africa :
The "usual suspects" gathered for the 2019 edition of the Pretoria Challenge Cup whereby 6 players battled it out for the 2019 title. As compared to last month's low scoring event - we actually witnessed about a 67% increase in the number of goals scored this time round! A very exciting event unfolded - from start to finish, and in the opening round we saw 2018 Challenge Cup defending champion Bevin Reed dispatch of Kegan vd Merwe by 1-0, whilst Jayden vd Merwe set the early pace with a 3-0 win over Gary Downs. A 1-0 win for Julian vd Merwe over Conway Julie meant that Julian would occupy 3rd place at the end of Round 1 matches.
It was actually Julian who consistently managed to occupy 3rd spot most of the day - but both Kegan and Conway were hot on his heels all day long!
When Kegan beat Gary by 2-0 in Round 4, and against all odds Conway frustrated Bevin (yet again) to a 0-0 draw - these 2 players (Kegan and Conway) appeared favourite for 3rd place, especially after Julian suffered back to back losses (2-1 to Bevin in Round 3 and then 1-0 to Jayden in Round 4).
In Round 5, the battle for 3rd place intensified - firstly, Conway had to come from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Kegan. Julian then capitalised on two defensive errors by Gary to take a 2-0 lead, before Gary pulled one back to hand Julian a 2-1 win to clinch 3rd place overall!
As fate would have it, the final match saw the top 2 players (Jayden & Bevin) play the title decider - Bevin needed a win to hold onto his Challenge Cup title, whereas a draw would be enough for Jayden to wrestle the title from Bevin!
Before the match, Bevin openly disclosed what his approach would be : score first and then defend for all his worth! Bevin did exactly what he predicted - taking the lead after 4 minutes of play and then went ultra defensive. Jayden then played a cautious match - not over committing as he would open himself to a counter attack from Bevin that would put the match truly out of his reach! Jayden's patient approach was rewarded as he found an opening to fire in the equaliser with 30 seconds left to play!
The draw confirmed Jayden as 2019 PFC Challenge Cup winner - an unfortunate and "cruel" way for Bevin to surrender his 2018 Challenge Cup title!
This triumph marks Jayden's 21st WASPA title to date!

Individual acknowledgements on the day :
"Goal Blitz" : Jayden vd Merwe ended the day as the top scorer
"Player of the Day" : Julian vd Merwe for consistently maintaining 3rd place all day
"Moment of the Day" : Conway Julie for holding BOTH Jayden and Bevin to a 0-0 scoreline
"Pressure Pot" : Bevin Reed, constantly under pressure to maintain his 2018 Challenge Cup title and actually fighting back through the rounds, only to concede an equaliser to Jayden in the last 30 seconds of the last match of the day!

As always, a big thank you to all who attended to make the day a great success.
The PFC website & facebook page will be updated shortly with photo's & news content at http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFC-SA/519566284755728

(report by Julian vd Merwe)

Sunday, 19 May 2019

A fantastic tournament in Wolverhampton

Great news from the UK, where players from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all came together for a fantastic full weekend of Subbuteo in Wolverhampton.

Open final between Malcolm Lees and Brian daley (Rudi Peterschinigg as refereee)
Saturday saw the 3rd Roy Holden Trophy in honour of the man who ran the original Wolverhampton club back in the 80's and 90's.  The individuals event saw 31 players battle it out, with Glasgow TFC's Malcolm Lees the eventual winner over London Road TFC's Brian Daley.  Glasgow TFC's Tom Burns took 3rd place.

Game for third place between Tom Burns and Mick Hammonds (Justin Scott is the referee)
The plate event was won by Dave Gladman also from Glasgow TFC.  Ruby Matthews of London Rd took the Junior Trophy with stunning results all weekend.  Gage Badger won the Roy Holden Fair Play award.

Plate final: Neil Doherty - Richard Badger (ref) - Dave Gladman
Sunday's play was the 3rd Inter Club Cup, created by London Road, Glasgow TFC, Derry TFC and Wolves TFC.  This year also featuring Lincoln Flickers TFC by invitation and several B teams.  All 7 teams played each other in league format.

London Road TFC won the team event
Despite Glasgow's dominance on Saturday, it was a 3 way battle for supremacy which London Road TFC won.  Glasgow took second with Wolverhampton TFC level on points in 3rd (decided on games won).  Lincoln Flickers first event saw them finish 4th.

The whole weekend was played in tremendous spirit at a wonderful venue.  Both events continue to grow, as does the rapport between the clubs, and are sure to return again next year.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Jos Ceulemans winner in the Flanders

The latest tournament of SC Flanders had many close games but Jos Ceulemans was the final winner of the evening with 10 points in four games. Geert Leys was runner-up and Frank Lannoy took the third place. Stéphane Lambert, Johan Lourdon and Danny De Greef were also taking part!

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Action in California

The first week-end of the month was special for table football in California as two different tournaments were taking place.

Some of the players in San Francisco
The Northern California Subbuteo Club held a tournament in honor of George Vassiliades's Birthday. It was a big gathering with 9 players involved. Everybody had tons of fun with games for all levels, and the tournament was full of surprises. Conan Mullen defeated Vincent Vidal in the final to claim the trophy. Thanks to Peter for hosting an impeccable day in sunny San Francisco and to all the players who traveled to take part in the tournament.

Action in San Diego
San Diego TSC also had a meetup on May 5. Just a small gathering of three players this time but there will be another tournament on May 19 à Brewskis Bar. Mike Sakell wins, Luca Varriale and Colin Taylor battled for second place until the very last game. Small turnout this month, lots of fun!

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

A good turnout in Crete





The 6th WASPA tournament in Crete took place in Heraklion and had a good turnout of 15 players. There were many games for everyone.

After the group stage, the second and third players of every group played a barrage round and then there was a more classical format for the knock-out stage.

In the end Spyros Patrinos (Olympia) defeated Vassilis Koutsompinas (Proteas) in the final. Andrianos Dervis (Proteas) and Antonis Kastellanos (Olympia) reached the semi-finals.

Congratulations to Spyros and the all players for a great day of table football.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Latest results from around the world - April 2019

A quick look at the latest events held in April. We didn't get stories of all these tournaments so here is a brief view at the results.

In Australia, many events were held to raise awareness and money for testicular cancer. Many clubs held tournaments under WASPA banner. The Hipfingerz held a tournament with 12 players taking part and Fabrizio Coco defeated Olliver Ollnow in the final (2-1) while Hermann Kruse and Tony Credentino made it to the semi-finals.

Northern Phoenix tournament
The Northern Phoenix tournament consisted in a group of six with Benny Ng taking the honors after winning his five games. Steve Wright was runner-up while Benjamin Ng, Beth Eveleigh, Kevin Grant and Arjuna Hanafi also took part.

Canberra also had a tournament with three players. Nick Brill was the winner with Ryan Farrall and Bruce Millar being the other players taking part!

Giuseppe Tardiota won the Brisbane tournament. Four players competed in home and away fixtures and Chris Scholess was runner-up.
Players at the Sydney TFC tournament
Sydney TFC had a good turnout of 6 for their event. Fabrizio Coco defeated Steve Dettre in the final. Tony Credentino and Jonty Brener made it to the semis.

Olliver Ollnow won the Chastwood tournament, finishing on top of a group of five. Hermann Kruse was runner-up.

Eliot Kennedy won the Western Sydney tournament with Adrian Grunbach and Paul Magee also reaching the podium. 8 players were taking part including newcomer Andriko Nicola.

Finally Jayden Truter won the promotional event organized by the Western Flickers. Benedict Ng, Angeline Ang and Aaron Ang also took part. All four competitors were juniors!

In Spain, the Marina Citerior club had two small events with Pasquale Carrassi winning both tournaments. Bill Dunham was runner-up un April 13 and David Mc Aulay took the second place one week later.

In Austria, during the Grand Prix of Vienna, eight players played a consolation tournament under WASPA banner. Thrasyvoulos Gagas from Greece defeated Austria's John Luc Magdits in the final. Local player David Scherbantin and Áron Mácsik from Hungary reached the semis.

Liverpool TFC in England had a good event with 8 entries. Brian Daley defeated Eric Williams int he final. Jim Hannah and Lucasz Whittle reached the semis.

The was a small gathering in Helsinki, Finland where George Papadopoulos (Greece) finished on top of a group three. Robert Green from Australia and Kari Hakkarainen from Finland were the other players taking part.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

WASPA records of April 2019

Dear all, here are the updated standings of the WASPA circuit after the 38 events held in April.

WASPA Season results 2018-2019
WASPA ranking - April 19

We added 35 "Regional" tournaments and 3 "Promotional events" in the records and we also had 3 "NETFA mini-leagues" played in England. Events have been held in 13 different countries from 5 continents and we are very happy about it.

WASPA games in Hobart, Tasmania
April saw Australia doing a great work as Adrian Connolly and the ATFA clubs organized tournaments to raise money and awareness for testicular cancer. Therefore Australia 11 events (!) in many different cities including Canberra and Hobart.

Welcome to San Diego TSC in California as they organized their very forst WASPA tournament in April and there is more action in the agenda in May.

Always good turnouts at the Flaming Flickers tournaments
We hope you will enjoy the rankings. There is a strong battle in the top 5 of the overall ranking. In the Season ranking Brian Daley, Eliot Kennedy and Fabrizio Coco (who moved from positions 13 to 5) are improving while the Northern Falcons TFC froim Australia are now the leaders of the "top clubs rankings".

Special thanks to the organizers of FISTF events who also had WASPA tournaments in April.

In case some results are missing, please don't hesitate to drop me a line! We can add them next month!

Great games in Wolverhampton for the Easter Cup
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 vincent.cop@rsca.com

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/

Final round of the Ulster Championship in Derry
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

Pretoria Cup & Plate Event

Saturday 27 April 2019, Pretoria, South Africa:
The 2019 edition saw six players complete a full round robin format where the player topping the standings would be awarded the Pretoria Cup - whilst positions 2 and 3 would compete the Pretoria Plate Final.
It turned out to be a low scoring event - probably due to the 7 week or so hiatus for Pretoria Flickers Club!
The 2018 Pretoria Cup defending champion Jayden vd Merwe got his 2019 campaign off with a narrow 1-0 win over Julian vd Merwe, after Julian pulled off no less than 3 brilliant saves to deny Jayden early on. Bevin Reed started the day with a 2-0 win over Gary Downs whilst the other tie of Round 1 saw Kegan vd Merwe having to equalise for a 1-1 draw with Conway Julie.
The tie of Round 2 saw Bevin and Jayden play to a pusating 0-0 draw, where Bevin dominated possession with Jayden playing on the counter attack - and Jayden
could have actually "stolen" it if he had not shot high over the bar on the stroke of full time!
Round 4 results really defined the day - as Jayden virtually sealed topped spot with a 1-0 win over Conway as Julian held on to fustrate Bevin to a 0-0 draw!
The battle for 3rd spot (Gary v Kegan) ended as 0-0 and we were still not sure who would clinch the remaining spot to compete the Plate Final as Bevin lie in wait!
Bevin then secured 2nd spot on his own after a 0-0 draw with Kegan in Round 5 - at that stage it appeared as if Kegan had done enough to secure 3rd place.
The final match saw Gary score in the final quarter of the allocated playing time to record a 1-0 win over Jayden - and with Jayden offering no resistance as he had already secured the Cup, it was Gary who then tied Bevin for 2nd spot and Gary's effort was rewarded with a Plate Final play-off against Bevin!
In the Plate Final, Bevin did not have it as easy as the 2-0 Round 1 win over Gary - a fantastic Plate Final ended 0-0, and the drama of penalty shots (with cellphone VAR on standby) then followed. After sudden death and after 7 shots each it was Bevin who prevailed by 4-3 to clinch the 2019 Pretoria Plate!

Individual acknowledgements on the day :
"Goal Blitz" : Jayden vd Merwe & Gary Downs as joint top scorers in a goal stricken event
"Player of the Day" : Bevin Reed as the only unbeaten player on the day - without conceding any goals all day too
"Comeback Kid" : Gary Downs for his 5th Round 1-0 win over Jayden to gain a "Plate Final" spot at the expense of Kegan vd Merwe

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

The PFC website & facebook page will be updated shortly with photo's & news content at http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFC-SA/519566284755728

(report by Julian vd Merwe)

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Justin Scott wins the Wolverhampton Easter Cup


Winner Justin Scott receives the
Easter Cup from Richard Badger
A quick look back at one of the big events held in April. Wolverhampton Table Football Club held a great Easter Cup with 11 players taking part.

Justin Scott defeated Andrew Garbutt(of Lincoln Flickers TFC) in the final (1-0). A single goal was enough for the victory, as Scott's defence was outstanding, leaking only one goal all evening. Colin Fletcher and Graham Harwood made it to the semi-finals. Alf Jones claimed the Plate tournament with Richard Roper runner-up.

All games were played with a fantastic spirit and sportsmanship. A special mention for Richard Badger who created an unexpected and exciting format which worked brilliantly on the night.

WTFC would also like to thank the Electric Club for their excellent hospitality.

The event was a great rehearsal for the forthcoming Roy Holden Trophy to be held this Saturday at the "Electric Club". 32 individuals are already registered and it will be one of the events to see for sure, probably the biggest Subbuteo Event in the West Midlands for years!

Monday, 6 May 2019

Richard Ruffolo winner in Canada

And Richard Ruffolo takes the CanadaFlicks Cup with a thrilling 1-0 finish against Howard Christie!

Thank you to everyone who came out to participate, and to everyone who was following along at home! We'll see you all on May 25 for our May CanadaFlicks Tournament!

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Some trophies for Geert Leys and Eric Caillaux

Two more events have recently been held in Belgium.

In Rochefort, during the FISTF Open week-end, ten players competed in a WASPA tournament played in Swiss system. Geert Leys (SC Flanders) was the only player to win all his games and he claimed the trophy. Jean Grosdent (Wamme) was runner-up.

Final standings:
1. Geert Leys (SC Flanders)
2. Jean Grosdent (Wamme)
3. Michaël Hallin (Temploux)
4. Maxime Muraille (JSC Rochefort)
5. Benoit Lagneau (AS Hennuyer)
6. Bruno Mottet (Temploux)
7. Jérémy Ancion (no club)
8. Raphaël Maillard (JSC Rochefort)
9. Rudy De Smet (Temploux)
10. Philippe Thys (Wamme)

Players in Templeuve
Templeuve held another promotional event on April 26 with five players taking part and some very close games. French players dominated the event with Eric Caillaux taking 10 points in four games to win the event.

Final standings:
1. Eric Caillaux
2. Arthur Clique
3. Sébastien Sorge
4. Géry Dardenne
5. Djessy Dardenne

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Alexis Tzelatis wins Easter Cup

The Roligans club had a Easter tournament on April 29, which was the Greek orthodox Easter Monday. The event was played as a group of six and the winner was Alexis Tzelatis while Evangelos Kotrotsos was runner-up.
Thanks to the Roligans for their support to the WASPA circuit!

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Fabrizio Coco wins Northern Falcons tournament


Fabrizio Coco and Tony Credentino pulled off another "Italian Job" when they took the top two honours at the latest WASPA at the Willoughby home base.

With a solid field of 11 players, Fabrizio first had to overcome the hurdle of the Northern Falcons' young guns in Oli Ollnow and Torben Pfister, whom he beat 1-0 and 2-0 respectively.
Group 2 was there for the taking by Eliot, who started with a comfortable 3-0 win over John Palamara. Jonty Brener moved into qualifying contention when he beat Geoff Sirmai 1-0, then got the all important point in a 0-0 draw with John. Geoff's hopes were dashed when he lost 3-0 to Eliot.

In Group 3, Tony showed his continued rise in the Sydney scene with a gutsy 2-1 win over Hermann Kruse, while Steve Dettre just edged Neil Brener 1-0.

Hermann then thumped Neil, while Steve and Tony drew 0-0, putting the pressure back on Hermann who needed to beat Steve to qualify. But after falling a goal behind, he worked his hardest, but could only manage a late equaliser and went out of the tournament.

In the Barrage round, Tony completed the clean sweep of the Kruse-Ollnow pairing, winning 1-0, while Steve edged out Jonty 3-2.

The semi finals were incredibly tight, with Fabrizio beating Steve 1-0, and then Tony beating Eliot 2-1 on shots.

The final was a tremendous tussle, with Tony putting up a great fight to force shots, where Fab won out 2-1.

Another great night for the Falcons, and we must thank players from Sydney and the Hipfingerz for continuing to support us.

Next up is the AGFA Cup on May 19 -- a day not to be missed, as we farewell Hermann, Oli and Hermine from our club.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Simon Stewart takes Easter Cup


Great nights craic for the 2019 Easter Cup last night. The final match between Simon Stewart and Martinog Bradley was to decide the winner. Bradley, having already dropped points in a 1-1 thriller with Oisín Mór, needed the win to seal victory. Bradley thought he had it in the bag leading 1-0 but a slip in concentration let Stewart through with a stunner of a goal to level 1-1 with 5 seconds to go, leaving him top of the table. Congratulations Simon Stewart, this years Easter Cup Champ.

Monday, 29 April 2019

Lincoln Flickers’ Eostre OS Cup

Favourite Jez Boothman took the honours in Lincoln Flickers’ annual Easter Old Subbuteo event, the Eostre Cup. Jez won a close game against Andrew Fake, from Derbyshire. Andrew is a returner to the game after a long absence; they last met on the circuit about 25years ago. Despite this gap Andrew performed well throughout. Fast fingers creating the decisive opening. Andrew Garbutt was unbeaten on the day but didn’t make the final as he couldn’t find the net finishing all three group games goalless. Clinton Simpson performed well and was narrowly beaten to third with a long-range effort.  A friendly, enjoyable and equally matched event.  A highlight was all the interest from the junior tennis players and parents; some giving it a try and perhaps a little interest created!

Results:
A Fake (1) 2 : 0 CJ Simpson
J Boothman 0 : 0 A Garbutt
A Fake 0 : 2 (1) J Boothman
CJ Simpson 0 : 0 A Garbutt
A Fake 0 : 0 A Garbutt
CJ Simpson 0 : 1 (0) J Boothman


Third Place Play-Off:
A Garbutt (0) 1 : 0 CJ Simpson

Final:
J Boothman (0) 1 : 0 A Fake

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Christos Panagiotides wins in Kallithea


On Saturday, April 6 16 players attended the tournament organized by the Greek club of Flaming Flickers under the theme of "WASPA FIFA World Cup for clubs".

The winner was Christos Panagiotides (Manchester City) who claimed his second WASPA title after defeating Nikos Liakopoulos (Real Madrid) in the final.

Semi-finalists were Alekos Apatzis and Mike Tastoglou.

Congratulations to all players for another great tournament in the WASPA spirit .

Farrer Park Flickers WASPA (12 April 2019)

The Farrer Park Flickers held their fourth WASPA tournament of 2019 on Friday, 12 April 2019 at their clubhouse, the Pek Kio Community Centre. Seven flickers participated, six from the club (Rudy Hesty, Anas Rahamat, Rizal Taib, Vikas Chandiramani, Michael Choong, and Nic Tan) and Enzo Fornaro from the SG Lions Table Football Club.

There were two groups with round robin games. After that, players played their counterpart in the other group based on their final group positions for final placings. All games were 20 minutes long.

In Group A, Anas came out top with two wins and a draw. In the three-player group B, Michael's 2-1 victory against club captain, Rudy was the decisive result he needed to win the group. The final was a high-scoring affair for a 20-minute game with Anas capturing a 4-3 win and his second club WASPA tournament for the year.

Because of the fasting month, we will not have a club WASPA tournament in the month of May. The club's next WASPA tournament will be on Friday, 21 June 2019; all are welcome to join in!

Final Standings:
1) Anas Rahamat
2) Michael Choong
3) Rudy Hesty
4) Nic Tan
5) Rizal Taib
6) Enzo Fornaro
7) Vikas Chandiramani

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Easter Sunday TFAS League 2019

A beautiful Easter Sunday in Singapore saw 5 seasoned local players assembled at Sports Hub Library. All were ready to match their finger skills after a month lay off to rekindle their football battle on the board in the 3rd session of the local league.

The games started off cautiously with players unable to score beyond 2 goals with several low scoring games but once the rusts were shaken off the goals came in abundance. In the end Rudy won March league session with 3 wins & a draw; followed by Anas, Bernard, Vikas & Isaac.

Overall an enjoyable & entertaining flicking session.
Till we flick again at same venue on 26 May 19.

Scores 
Vikas 2 - 0 Isaac / Anas 0 - 0 Rudy / Rudy 1 - 0 Vikas / Isaac 0 - 5 Bernard / Bernard 2 - 3 Rudy / Vikas 1 - 3 Anas / Anas 1 - 1 Bernard / Rudy 10 - 0 Isaac / Isaac 1 - 3 Anas / Bernard 4 - 0 Vikas

Monday, 22 April 2019

Wins for Ralf Grégoire and Jean Grosdent in Belgium

In Belgium two events have been held last week with great turnouts of 7 and 16 players.


The club of Huy had a good evening with players from the same area but from four different clubs taking part and Ralf Grégoire, the locaol organizer of USC Huy, managed to take the honors after many close games. The Timpano brothers ended on the podium as well. The final standings were as follows:
1. Ralf Grégoire (USC Huy)
2. Bruno Timpano (Charleroi)
3. Antonio Timpano (Charleroi)
4. Geoffrey Kelner (Eugies)
5. Richard Boulanger (Wamme)
6. Dany Mlynek (USC Huy)
7. Lara Schmeits (USC Huy)


In the South of the country, the tournament in Bande was a great rehaersal before the national league for clubs held on Saturday. 16 players were taking part with many close games and Jean grosdent winning his four games to claim the final victory.

Final standings:
1. Jean Grosdent (Wamme)
2. Basile Magermans (Rochefort TS)
3. Thierry Magermans (Temploux)
4. Raphaël Maillard (JSC Rochefort)
5. Pascal Droeven (Semois)
6. Junior Travieso (Wamme)
7. Richard Boulanger (Wamme)
8. Luc Grosdent (Wamme)
9. Philippe Thys (Wamme)
10. Dany Mlinek (USC Huy)
11. Marc De Vos (Semois)
12. Daniel Boistelle (Wamme)
13. Henri Grosdent (Wamme)
14. Giulio Bonfanti (Wamme)
15. Aurore Grosdent (Wamme)
16. Esteban Boistelle (Wamme)