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 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
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 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

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