Sunday, 15 September 2019

Cape Town City Subbuteo club - September tournament

A small event was held on Sunday with five players, but as usual great fun. John Fishlock finished top of the pile, his second win in a row. Mike Ryder had his best finish ever, and narrowly lost out on a first title on the basis of goal difference. Great to see the Sanya family back and loving it. And already threatening to introduce Subbuteo to Uganda…!

(In picture - the day’s Champ, John Fishlock. By mutual agreement he played his last match against Clinton on HW bases.)

Friday, 13 September 2019

Launch of the Sankt Pauli WASPA series

On Tuesday, September 10 Subbuteo St. Pauli held their monthly WASPA-tournament. 4 St. Pauli-players and a guest from Hannover (Fred who is a Bundesliga-player in the typical german Tablesoccer-game „Tipp-Kick“) took part in a round-robin format with matches of 15 minutes. In the end Sven won all his matches and finished on top while Philip was runner-up.

Final standings:
1. Sven Schilling
2. Philip Hansen
3. Marcos Perianes
4. Fred Elesbao
5. Andre Lange

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SubbuteoStPauli/
Next event: October 8, 2019.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

WFW38 – Altona Cup 2019


September 6 & 7

One of the premier table football events on the Melbourne calendar, the 6th edition of the Altona Cup was held over the weekend.

With 15 players competing for honours over 2 days, it promised to be another epic event.

--- Day 1: Rising Stars ---

On the first day of the Altona Cup Table Football festival, we had our Rising Stars category. This category was designed specifically for beginner or irregular flickers, and also for old school Subbuteo players returning to the game.

6 players took part in the Rising Stars category, with all but Charlie Hannington playing in their first Altona Cup. Rosa Deverell continued her meteoric rise – since taking up the game seriously only a few months back – with her maiden WASPA win!

Just as impressive was our youngest player Benedict Ng – at just 6 years old – who took the runners up spot and finishing the day undefeated. Josh Tey pipped his dad Jason to 3rd spot by just a single goal difference. Well done to Charlie for notching his first WASPA match victory and also to newcomer Peter Benholm for a credible performance in his WASPA debut.

--- Day 2: Open and Juniors ---

On the second day, the Open and Junior players combined to form 2 groups of 5 players each. The top 2 finishers from each group would progress to the semi-finals.

In Group 1, Benny topped the group but was lucky to escape an upset defeat to Steve Wright – who finished 2nd in the group on goal difference ahead of Kevin Grant.

In Group 2, Adrian won the group comfortably. 2nd spot again had to be decided on goal difference. This time Adam Deverell squeezed past Benjamin to finish second. However, as best placed Junior, Benjamin took more than some consolation by winning another Junior WASPA title.

Benny eased past Adam 2-0 in the first semi-final. On the other hand, the second semi-final between Adrian and Steve was a much closer affair. The match was still tied 2-2 after extra time and it was onto penalties. Adrian produced some impressive shooting to come out on top and head to the final.

The cup final was a tense affair with both players making uncharacteristic mistakes and not many clear cut chances being fashioned. But Benny was more clinical and took his few chances well for a 3-0 victory over Adrian – a score that didn’t reflect the how the tight match really went. Congrats to Benny Ng for his first Altona Cup victory!


--- Summary ---

To wrap things up, the Altona Cup Table Football festival 2019 was another big success.

It was great to see the event continuing to enjoy strong support and also fantastic to welcome so many new players taking part in their first Altona Cup. The next generation of Pelicans are developing well indeed. And most importantly, all who took part has loads of fun!

May Melbourne’s longest running table football competition continue for many years to come … GO PELICANS !!

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

A 15th WASPA title for Bevin Reed

Saturday 7 September 2019, Pretoria, South Africa : 
A very cold Pretoria spring day saw only 5 players take part as Conway Julie was absent due to a business trip. We witnessed a very low scoring event, but not due to lack of finishing but rather due to sound goalkeeping from all participants - there was enough goal mouth action as the players battled it out for 2019 PFC Champions League supremacy.
Bevin Reed raced to a 100% start as he exacted some sort of retribution from his first two matches - first beating Julian vd Merwe by 1-0 and then Kegan vd Merwe by 1-0 too. Retribution in the sense that these two players handed Bevin his only defeats during last month's League 2 event.
2018 defending Champion, Jayden vd Merwe could only come away with a 0-0 draw against Gary Downs in Round 2 - as Gary pulled off no less than 3 massive saves to deny Jayden.
The BIG match came as early as Round 3 when Bevin & Jayden played to a thrilling 0-0 draw, with Jayden squandering a clear cut chance at the death - but Bevin's goalkeeper got a slight nick to force the corner. Bevin remaining top at that stage.
Jayden then followed with a 1-0 win over Julian - again, some retribution as Julian had also beaten Jayden during last month's League 2 Cup.
Julian then took a 1-0 lead over Gary, but Gary got the equaliser close to the end as he kept the pressure on the two (Bevin & Jayden) front runners. Kegan then upset Jayden's chances of forcing a play-off final when their match ended 0-0.
The day's final match ended Gary (0) - (0) Bevin. If Gary had won that match, the event would enter a 3 way play-off, but Bevin kept calm and the draw was enough to hand Bevin the honours of 2019 PFC Champions League winner - this marks Bevin's 15th WASPA title to date!
This triumph for Bevin Reed then also sees Jayden vd Merwe relinquish the title he has been holding since 2017!

Individual acknowledgements on the day :
"Goal Blitz" : Bevin Reed ended the day as the top scorer
"Tough as Nails" : Jayden vd Merwe for sound goalkeeping and fighting until the end to hold onto his title, boasting an unbeaten run
"Player of the Day" : Gary Downs for an unbeaten run, rewarded by a 3rd place finish overall

As always, a big thank you to all who attended to make the day a great success. The next event - the PFC Players Cup (Europa League event).

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, 10 September 2019

David Wouters wins season opener in Hofstade

Last week the SC Flanders players met for their first tournament of the season, their 61st WASPA tournament already. As always the tournament was played in Swiss system with four sessions and David Wouters finished on top with four wins while four players ended the evening with 7 points. Geert Leys was runner-up on goal-difference while Johan Lourdan was first. It was a good evening with Stijn Carbonelle and Jens Dehaene doing their WASPA debut, almost ten years after having flicked a Subbuteo figure for the last time. Hopefully they will make it again next month.

Final standings:
1. David Wouters
2. Geert Leys
3. Johan Lourdon
4. Willy De Bandt
5. Jos Ceulemans
6. Stijn Carbonelle
7. Filip Van Hulle
8. Danny De Greef
9. Jens Dehaene

Monday, 9 September 2019

John Zammit wins Bormla Subbuteo Club tournament

The final 4 of the tournament

John Zammit (left) and finalist Josef Camilleri
On Sunday, September 1st, a WASPA tournament was organized at the St George Band club in Cospicua. 20 players took part with competitors coming from Maltese clubs of Cospicua, Valletta Lions, Attard and as well two maltese players registered with Palermo and Barcelona Mortelito in Italy.

After the groups phase, in the quarter-finals Tristan Fenech (Bormla SC) defeated clubmate George Ebejer (Bormla SC) After the extra-time (2-1). Josef Camilleri (Bormla SC) won against Stanley Farrugia Randon (Attard SC) by 4-0, Jamie Bonnici (Palermo CT) took the best on Claude Cuschieri (Attard SC) by a clear 5-0, John Zammit (Bormla SC) won against teammate Mauro Camilleri (Bormla SC) 2-1 after the extra-time period.

In the first semi-final the two Cospicuan players fought a close tied game with the winner Josef Camilleri edged Tristan Fenech 3-2 while Jamie Bonnici (Palermo CT) was eliminated by John Zammit (Bormla SC) (3-1).

In the final the new Bormla SC player John Zammit won against Josef Camilleri of Bormla SC 5-1. The semi-finalists were Tristan Fenech of Bormla SC and Jamie Bonnici of Palermo CT. The next competition organized by Bormla Subbuteo Club Malta will be a satellite tournament sanctionned by MTFSA and the FISTF in the last weekend of September 2019.

WASPA report of August 2019

Dear all,
you will find in the attached files the final standings of the WASPA circuit season 2018-2019.

WASPA Season results 2018-2019
WASPA ranking - August 19

August was a bit calmer than the previous months but we had 21 events held in many different countries.
Brian Daley (left) is our new number 1
The big news of the month come from England where Brian Daley becomes the new number 1 in the WASPA ranking. Geoffrey Marain has been on top for seven years but it seems like it's time for a new era.

Brian is also the season champion while the Flaming Flickers (Greece) are dominating once again the "top clubs" rankings.

Great job by our Australian folks as the Northern Falcons (Sydney) and the Western Flickers (Melbourne) take the first two spots in the Junior club ranking.

A great tournament in Munich, Germany
August saw Australia being very active once again with six different tournaments held in different cities (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth).

There were also sad news as Belgium's Michaël Roberty took part in the latest event n Bande but passed away a few days later. He will remain in our memories forever. RIP Michaël!

We were glad to see action in Austria, Hungary, South Africa while the Wrexham club is growing and held another event in August.

Alex Haas winner in Vienna, Austria
There were two events in Greece with amazing turnouts of 16 and 32 players while in Germany the Munich tournament attracted 10 players and the format of the event was a league system so that every player had nine games!

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.

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. Please not from next month the Junior ranking will be for players born in 2003 or later!
Western Flickers tournament in Australia
We really hope to have more "top clubs" involved for the new season; If you have ideas to improve the different rankings, please drop me a line.

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/

Players in Singapore
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 or vincentcoppenolle@gmail.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, vincent.cop@rsca.com

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Alekos Apatzis wins Kallithea Flames tournament




On August 24, the Kallithea Flames organized a tournament with 16 players and as always, organizers decided to have the event under a "theme" , which was the "UEFA Regions Cup". Alekos Apatzis (aka the "North Riding Region" from UK) defeated Giannis Mpougiouris with "Castilla Leon Region" (Spain) in the final. Alekos's victory helps him to finish the season in third position in the WASPA ranking.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Brian Daley is the new number 1

The final WASPA rankings for the season 2018-2019 should be published on Monday as a few details are still to finalize but we can proudly announce that we have a new world number 1 in the individual ranking. Brian Daley from England is indeed the leader of the overall ranking. We can also congratulate Geoffrey Marain who has been on top of the ranking for seven years. Geoffrey has been and remains a real ambassador of the game.

Congratulations also to Olliver Ollnow from Australia who finishes the season as Junior number 1. Olli will have a new challenge in his Subbuteo carrer as he recently moved to Berlin, Germany and we hope he will continue to be a real ambassador of the game. Olli's club, the Northern Falcons from Sydney, managed to remain on top of the Junior team ranking and more importantly Australia managed to have 2 teams on top as the Western Flickers from Melbourne did a great job as well.

We would also love to congratulate the Flaming Flickers from Greece who are on top of the "top clubs" ranking for the second year in a row.

We are looking forward to have a great season 2019-2020 and all your ideas to make the WASPA circuit more attractive remain more than welcome.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Massimiliano Berselli in Munich




Last Saturday Munich in Germany was the place for a great day of Subbuteo table football. 10 players from Germany and Italy (but also Milan Knezevic from Serbia) were taking part and to make it a special event, everybody had the chance to play in a league format.

After nine games, Italy's Massimiliano Berselli was the clear winner of the day with 25 points while Roland Popp was runner-up.

Huge thanks to Renato Parussini for making an excellent work with the help of his friends. Reports say it was a great day for all players so congratulations to the winner but also to the organizers!


Final standings
1. Massimiliano Berselli (Messina) 25
2. Roland Popp (Schwalbach) 22
3. Michele Cerullo (Sparta Spreeathen) 20
4. Milan Knezevic (Gorizia) 17
5. Guido Cerullo(Gorizia) 16
6. Marco Pinausi(Gorizia) 12
7. Renato Parussini(Gorizia) 10
8. Matthias Stechern (-) 6
9. Maurizio Zironi (Modena) 1
10. Maurizio Mancini (-) 1

(Copyright pictures from Renato Parussini)

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Tottenham wins the Champion's League in Greece


The Flaming Flickers organized once again their "Champion's League" in August and 32 players as always played the simulation of the tournament.

In the end the final was the same as the original CL competition but this time winner was Tottenham (Apatzis) against Liverpool (Psomiadis) after the penalty shootout.

The winner was Alekos Apatzis for a second time in a row in this competition.

Congratulations to all for this great tournament simulation and the great game series.

Monday, 2 September 2019

Two more trophies for Brian Daley

Brian (left) winner in Drury

Two events have recently been held in the UK. The latest London Road tournament in Drury had a small turnout of four with Brian Daley winning the event after home and away fixtures while Cayne Matthews was runner-up.

In Liverpool, the last tournament of the season saw an impressive number of dropouts due to several reasons but in the end Brian Daley took the honors once again, finishing on top of a group of five.

There will be more events in both London Road and Liverpool clubs next season. Beginners are always welcome to enter!

Marain wins final event of the season


Last Wednesday the Templeuve United players met for the last WASPA event of the season. Despite the very hot weather six players were taking part and competed in a round robin. Geoffrey Marain shared points against Vincent Coppenolle but the last session had a decisive game between Marain and Matthias Averlant. Averlant needed one point to win the tournament, scored the first goal but Marain was on fire again and won the game and the tournament, making his 101st WASPA victory. Matthias Averlant was runner-up, Coppenolle third, Eric Caillaux took the 4th place. Sébastien Sorge was 5th and Benjamin Marain finished on the bottom but proving to be a very improving player. See you all for more action during the new season!

Friday, 30 August 2019

TFAS League 2019 Match Day 6


TFAS  League 2019 (August 25, 2019)
A good turn out at Kebun Bahru Community Centre witnessed 8 players flicking it out for the league pole position. Players were randomly placed in two groups where after several tensed games including several shoot outs, Anas & Rudy progressed to the finals. Anas eventually came out tops after beating the latter 1-0 hence crowned August winner.
Do join us for the next TFAS league session at Millenia Walk on 15 Sept 2019!

August Final Standing 
1- Anas
2- Rudy
3-Vikas
4-Bernard
5-Tan Kok Wee
6-Luca
7-Rizal T
8-Enzo

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Western Flickers 37th WASPA - Club Championship



With the table football season drawing to a close, Western Flickers TFC held its annual club championships at Williamstown Soccer Club.

The Open and Junior champions would enjoy the honour of having their names etched onto the perennial trophies.


With father and son duo - Benny and Benjamin - winning both previous editions, can anyone stop them from making it a hat-trick of club championships?

Despite the round robin format, the last match of both the Open and Junior categories somehow turned out to winner-takes-all finale!

In the Open category, Benny managed to defeat an in-form Anthony Madiona 3-0 - though it had to be said that the score did not reflect the relative eveness of the game.

It was a lot closer in the Junior event, with Benjamin and Aidan going into the final match even on points and goal difference. Benjamin won out in the end 2-0.

So congrats to our 3-time club champions - Benny and Benjamin Ng !

Special mention goes out to both Anthony and Aidan whose games have improved tremendously this past season. Well done !

Thanks to all who attended. It was a fun night for all and Subbuteo table football was the real winner.

GO WEST !!

#westernflickers #wtf #hobsonsbay #williamstown #altona WAGA WASPA (World Amateur Subbuteo Players Association)

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Mark Farrell winner in Bagworth

This week-end the last stage of the White Star circuit took place in Bagworth, Leics. 8 players were taking part and the tournament consisted in a group of 8 so that everyone had 7 games. Mark Farrell took the honors after being unbeaten while organizer Jeremy Bradley was runner-up. The final standings were as follows:

1. Mark Farrell 19 pts 20-3
2. Jeremy Bradley 14 pts 8-4
3. Joseph Kinrade 13 pts 9-5
4. Rudi Peterschinigg 10 pts 12-10
5. Brian Kinrade 7 pts 7-11
6. Andrew Boyer 7 pts 6-10
7. Neil Doherty 5 pts 4-9
8. Gerald Brightwell 1 pt 3-17

The top 4 of this year's circuit are:
1. Mark Farrell 86 pts
=2. Marco Ghigliotti 76 pts
=2. Jeremy Bradley 76 pts
4. Rudi Peterschinigg 75 pts

The first event for season 2019/20 will be played on Saturday 16th November at the Bagworth Working Mens Club, Leics.

Sunday, 25 August 2019

A surprising but worthy winner in Bonaero Park

Saturday 17 August 2019, Kempton Park, South Africa
Pretoria Flickers Club returned to the home of "The Cougars" (Bonaero Villa) for the staging of the 2nd leg of this season's League campaign.
What then unfolded was a day of shocks as the event yielded a surprising but worthy victor.
In Round 1, Julian vd Merwe scored with just 20 seconds left to earn a 1-1 draw against League 1 winner Bevin Reed. In other Round 1 action, Kegan vd Merwe recorded a 1-0 win over Conway Julie to tie Jayden vd Merwe at the top after Jayden had earlier beat host Gary Downs by 1-0.
Round 2 saw the first shock as Julian handed Jayden his first loss on the day, a famous 1-0 victory for Julian! Kegan then pulled off another surprise by beating Bevin by 1-0 for Kegan to go top! Kegan would actually go on to complete "the double" over Bevin in Match 20 - another 1-0 victory for Kegan!
At the lunch break, both Bevin & Jayden conceded that "this was not their day". After the lunch break it was actually Kegan & Julian setting the pace, with Jayden constantly trying to catch up. Round 4 saw Kegan maintain top spot over Julian as these two played out to a 0-0 draw, after much domination by Kegan.
In the return leg between Julian & Kegan (Match 27), it was Julian who scored with a "mid range" shot to stun Kegan by 1-0, effectively ending Kegan's challenge!
In Match 29, Julian secured the title in style - scoring a massive long range shot to beat Conway by 1-0!
In the end, no excuses from anybody as Julian put on a good display - sound defence and good attack play ensured an unbeaten run as Julian "rolled back the years" to capture his 4th WASPA title to date!

Individual acknowledgements on the day :
"Goal Blitz" : Julian vd Merwe ended the day as the top scorer
"Comeback Kid" : Despite two losses, Jayden vd Merwe clawed his way back to 2nd overall
"Player of the Day" : Kegan vd Merwe's 3rd place overall was a bit unjust, as he played well to set the pace all day
"Moment of the Day" : A long range strike from Gary Downs in Match 16 to beat Jayden by 1-0

A big thanks to the Downs household for hosting us, putting up with our "noisy" antics and the serving of wonderful lunch on the day!

As always, a big thank you to all who attended to make the day a great success. Next - the PFC Champions League event.

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 Jayden vd Merwe)

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Adrian Grunbach and Steve Dettre winners in Sydney

There was WASPA action this week in Sydney, Australia as the Northern Falcons and the Western Sydney club held their monthly tournaments.

Adrian Grunbach claimed his first WASPA when he went unbeaten to claim the August Northern Falcons event.
A smaller than normal turnout didn't deter Adrian, who beat Steve 2-0, Torben 1-0 before clinching the night with a 2-1 win against Tony.
Torben came away with second place because of a better goal difference.
The night also featured two newcomers, in Paolo Credentino and Steve James.
In their Group B with Neil Brener, Steve came out on top courtesy of his 1-0 win against Paolo, while the other two matches were draws.

An enthusiastic collection of players made lots of noise to add to the buzz at Good Games Bella Vista. A few players that haven't featured in competitive play for a long time made their way back into the fold to warm up for upcoming spring league.

Visiting Falcon, Steve Dettre, started out with a sprightly 3-0 victory over Ben Gilbert on the sticky Subbuteo pitch, while Imojjen Elmer and Othniel Antwi played out a highly entertaining 0-0 draw, with both goalkeepers forced into some great saves. Costa Kamarados and Adrian Elmer doubled up their fixture as a Sydney Cup game. Costa rued a double shot of slow beginnings, conceding goals in the opening 30 seconds of each half. Imojjen was able to edge past Ben as they both came to terms with the slow pitch while, in the pick of the round's games, Othniel defended stoutly and then scored a magic shot-on-the-run-from-a-corner goal to earn a point against Steve. In the next round, Adrian cruied past an always improving Ben, Imojjen was no match for Steve, while Costa and Othniel went tit-for-tat attacking each other, with both goalkeepers emerging as figures of the match. In the final round of games, Steve was determined to get his revenge on Adrian on the slow pitch, having lost the fixture in last month's tournament but, in the end, both cancelled each other out with a scoreless draw. In fact, goals proved impossible to find anywhere as Costa and Imojjen, and Ben and Othniel were unable to trouble the back of the net in their final fixtures.

As with last month, a slightly lopsided fixture count meant that the Power Ranking ™ system was used to separate the players and a late night message from Richard Wilson in Kiama affirmed Steve as the evening's winner.

Monday, 19 August 2019

August 2019: news from around the world

Some news from around the world as we recived results from Wales, Austria, Australia and Hungary.

Players in Wrexham
The Wrexham Subbuteo Club WASPA tournament took place on August 18. Wrexham players Iestyn Bevan, Tyler Bevan, Callum Parry and Michael Harper were joined by London Road players Cayne Matthews, Ruby Matthews, Brian Daley and Lucasz Whittle. After the group stage and the semi-finals, Cayne Matthews managed to beat Brian Daley on shots for the very first time. Ruby Matthews and Lucasz Whittle were the semi-finalists while Michael Harper won the consolation tournament.

In Austria, the Royal 78 club in Vienna organized their yearly club championship under WASPA banner.

One month after Heinz Eder's victory, Alexander Haas (see picture) took the honors this time af defeating Stefan Sandner in the final (3-3 and shots). Congratulations Alex!

Final standings:
1. Alexander Haas
2. Stefan Sandner
3. Murat Tünger
4. Christian Haas
5. Reinhard Schöberl
6. Daniel Vranovitz
7. Karl Vranovitz
8. Ferhat Cicek


In Australia, the Perth players had their monthly gathering this week-end and Ross McNulty finished on top of a group of 5. It was great to see Ross back in action. The Perth club will continue hosting more WASPA tournaments next season.

Final standings:
1. Ross McNulty
2. Alan Kimber
3. Hugh Best
4. Noel Mani
5. Chris Thorn

In Brisbane, six players met for the monthly tournament of Brisbane Subbuteo Club. For this tournament they played "The Wigan system", with a slight alteration in that you played everyone with the results counting to the individual and team cups but results against your own team mates didn't count towards the team cup.

For this tournament we played "The Wigan system", with a slight alteration in that you played everyone with the results counting to the individual and team cups but results against your own team mates didn't count towards the team cup.

The theme was Bundesliga and in the final, Giuseppe Tardiota defeated Gus Gillespie (1-0). The team cup was won by Team A by 13 pts to 10. "The next tournament will be played the same way but the final standings will decide the teams for next time and each team will be a different national league, eg team A is the Italian league and team B is the Spanish league", explained Gareth Whalley.

Finally, some news from Hungary where the Budapest club had the visit of an Italian Subbuteo player, Angelo Micoli (Subbuteo Club Valdarno). Angelo was in Hungary with his family and played games two times. A small WASPA event was organized on August 11 where three players played each other three times. It was a small event but it was great fun, according to the players. Gábor Baross was the winner of the day with Áron Mácsik being runner-up and Michele Micoli as third.
Full results and some photos can be found here:
https://budapestsubbuteo.blog.hu/2019/08/12/olasz_vendegjatek_budapesten

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Jean Grosdent wins in Bande

Last week the club of Wamme had a first Summer tournament as a way to prepare for the new season.

The tournament had a good turnout of 12 and all games were played in Swiss system. Jean Grosdent was the winner of the evening after winning his four games.

Raphaël Maillard and Michaël Roberty ended the day with 9 points.

Congratulations to Jean for his victory, even if the club is no very worried about Michaël Roberty's health. Michaël was involved in a terrible story in Rochefort two days after the tournament and he's struggling for life.

All our prayers go to Michaël and his family in these difficult days.

Final standings of the evening:
1. Jean Grosdent
2. Raphaël Maillard
3. Michaël Roberty
4. Bruno Mottet
5. Michaël Hallin
6. Daniel Boistelle
7. Philippe Thys
8. Henri Grosdent
9. Junior Travieso
10. Maxim Grosdent
11. Jérémy Ancion
12. Giulio Bonfanti

Monday, 12 August 2019

Kenny Beggs wins Ryan McBride Memorial Cup

Derry city TFC held the 2nd Ryan McBride Memorial Cup. It was played with old bases and to the old rules but that didn’t hold back the Legend, Kenny Beggs. Kenny topped his group and then for the second time in the tournament he faced off against Barry Spence, again coming away the victor to be crowned the Ryan McBride Champion. Mark McCrossan and Lawrence Watson made it to the semi-finals while Brendan Rodgers won the Plate tournament.

Anas Rahamat wins 2019 National Day tournament

Vikas (Fourth), Michael (Runner-Up), Isaac (Fifth), Bernard (Third), Anas (Champion)
In celebration of our nation’s 54th birthday, Singapore Lions TFC organized the National Day Tournament WASPA at the Singapore Sports Hub Library on 9 Aug 2019. 

A total of 5 players participated in a round-robin format with each player getting 4 games.
Anas emerged victorious with a 100% winning record in all his 4 games.  Michael was Runner-Up while Bernard ended up in Third place.

Final Placings
Champion: Anas Rahamat
Runner-Up: Michael Choong
3rd Place: Bernard Lim
4th Place: Vikas Chandiramani
5th Place: Isaac Lim

Congratulations to all winners!!

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Fabrizio Coco wins Sydney TFC tournament




Another WASPA tournament was played in the Sydney TFC new venue this week. 9 players competed in 3 groups. Well done everybody to have made this happen especially to Arjuna Hanafi who made the trip from Melbourne and Leonardo Nizzoli who just came back to Sydney from his Queensland experience.

Congratulations to Fabrizio Coco for another win over Eliot Kennedy in a very open final finished 3-2 to Fab after sudden death shots.

Well done lads, next appointment: Ferragosto Festival on Sunday 18th august! Don’t miss out!

Thursday, 8 August 2019

WASPA records in the end of July 2019

Dear all, you will find in the attached files the WASPA standings at the end of July. Sorry for the low activity on the WASPA blog and the social networks but it's summer time here :-)

WASPA ranking - July 19
WASPA Season results 2018-2019

Another big turnout in Greece
July was another good month with 27 regional tournament and 1 tournament with old rules. Australia was very active once again with 7 tournaments held in many different areas while there was less activity than usual in some other nations and the heat wave in Europe can explain it. By and large we have had tournaments in Europe, Oceania, Asia, North America and Africa so we remain a global circuit.

You will not see many changes in the rankings but the highlight of the month is Brian Daley being now on top of the season ranking. Congratulations but there is one month left to go to decide who will be the season winner.

Great fun in Liverpool
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.

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

Sydney players saying goodbye to Hermann and Olli
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 or vincentcoppenolle@gmail.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