Monday, 6 April 2020

WASPA standings of March 2020

Dear all, you will find in the attached files the standings of the WASPA circuit in the end of March.

Link to WASPA ranking - March 20
WASPA Season results 2019-2020

There is no need to say we are living in a very difficult period. Due to the coronavirus, we will not put any pressure on local organizers to host more tournaments in the next few weeks. The important thing nowadays is to stay at home and to take care of yourself and your family.

Players at the Wolverhampton tournament
Despite all this, we added 10 tournaments in the records in March. We didn't post much on the blog because it was a weird situation with many players not being sure is travelling to play a tournament was a right decision.

Fantastic turnout for the Sankt Pauli tournament
Special thanks to the Sank Pauli club in Germany for holding a great event with some foreign players. Once again our German friends did a great job.

The Wolverhampton club in England also had a good day of table football with ten players meeting in Swiss system and everyone had six games. We are very proud to see Chris Short winning his first WASPA tournament.

Players in Dublin
The Irish Championship had a good stage in Dublin with some old and new faces taking part and Mark Farrell winning another tournament.

Apologies if the results of all tournaments have not been published on the WASPA blog but you can find all details of registered results in the attached PDF file.

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.

Action in Firenze
There are not too many changes in the rankings and we don't know if there will be updates in April. We are crossing the fingers to see more WASPA action in the near future.

If some juniors (born in 2003 or later) don't appear in the ranking, it means we don't have their birthdates so please send your feedback.

Players at the Roligans tournament in Ilioupoli
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.

Action in Northern California
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.

Stay safe!

Yours sincerely,
Vincent Coppenolle

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Conan Mullen wins St Paddy's tournament



The Northern California St Paddy’s Tournament took place on March 14 in Santa Rosa, CA.

It was the club's last tournament before isolation.
Conan Mullen is the winner based on scoring 1 more goal than Varant Kurkeyerian. Rumors say an Irishman should win St Paddy's!

Five players were taking part and everyone had a great time!

Good luck to our friends in California as they can only go out to work and get food until April 6th.

Final table
1. Conan Mullen
2. Varant Kurkeyerian
3. Vincent Vidal
4. Sam Omiotek
5. Jordan Olenberger

Monday, 16 March 2020

5th WASPA victory for Davide Visani


In the beginning of the month, the club of Firenze organized the fourth tournament of the domestic circuit with games being played under WASPA banner.. As always, the Swiss system was used to decide the winners and Davide Visani took the honors after winning three of his four games (he also tied against Tiberio Becucci) to claim his 5th WASPA title. Stefano Barducci was runner-up. A total of 13 players took place with Gabriele Allegria (Seagulls Viareggio) as only "foreigner" besides 12 members of the local club.

Huge thanks to the club of Firenze for the good work. All our support is given to the Italian Subbuteo Community who is living a sad period nowadays. We'll be back stronger soon!

Final standings:
1. Davide Visani
2. Stefano Barducci
3. Marco Bonciani
4. Matteo Cherici
5. Emanuele Cattani
6. Tiberio Becucci
7. Mirko Masini
8. Alessio Riccio
9. Francesco Gori
10. Gabriele Allegria
11. Riccardo Ferri
12. Gabriele Casati
13. Luca Pini

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Rasmus Lund wins in Sankt Pauli

The third edition of the "Subbuteo Sankt Pauli Cup" was a success. The tournament was played on March 8 with guests travelling sometimes from far away to play.

The tournament consisted in a Swiss system with 6 games for all 18 players so a total of 54 games were played over the day.

Rasmu Lund from Denmark was the great winner of the day as he was able to win his six games. The fight for the second place was very close with four players sharing the honors with 12 points but Anders Buhl Hansen had a better goal-difference (+5) than Marcus Tilgner (+4), Edin Mulasmajc (+3) and Thomas Petersen (+2). There were also representatives from Greece, Northern Ireland and Spain taking part so it was a very international event!

Everybody had a great time so the appointment is made for next year already!

Final standings (all Germans unless noted):
1. Rasmus Lund (Denmark)
2. Anders Buhl Hansen (Denmark)
3. Marcus Tilgner
4. Edin Mulasmajic
5. Thomas Petersen (Denmark)
6. Sven Schilling
7. Fred Elesbao
8. Daria Prazynski
9. Simon Stewart (Northern Ireland)
10. Marius Willhaus
11. Charis Chatziplaton (Greece)
12. Nico Pretzel
13. Philip Hansen
14. Christian Emil Christiansen (Denmark)
15. Marian Flemer (*junior player)
16. Ralf Offenborn
17. Marcos Perianes (Spain)
18. Andre Lange

Friday, 13 March 2020

WASPA results and standings in the end of February

Dear all, you will find in the attached files the standings of the WASPA circuit in the end of February.

WASPA ranking - February 20
WASPA Season results 2019-2020

We have added results of 28 regional events, 1 tournament with the old rules. Results of the NETFA mini-leagues and the Dutch league in Gouda have also been added.

Table football in Oberbachern, Germany
We were glad to see great events taking place in February, among them, here are a few highlights:
- The 2nd leg of the Irish Championship had a good turnout of 8 in Strabane;
- Two events have been held during the Australian GP with Malaysia's Mike Dent winning his first WASPA tournament;
- For the first time a US player won a tournament in Canada;
- the yearly tournament in Hoogezand, the Netherlands, had a great turnout of 16;
- Subbuteo.ch held their first WASPA tournament in Switzerland;
- the Live Subbuteo Cup in Greece had many elite players taking part for a total field of 32 entries;
- We were back in Gibraltar with a tournament during the recent Gibraltar FISTF tournament;
- We had more events in Greece, Spain, Australia, Belgium, Singapore, the US, Germany, Wales, South Africa.

First tournament this season in Auvelais, Belgium
Apologies if the results of all tournaments have not been published on the WASPA blog but you can find all details of registered results in the attached PDF file.

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 2003 or later) don't appear in the ranking, it means we don't have their birthdates so please send your feedback.

Players at the Roligans tournament in Greece
In the different rankings of clubs, we are glad to see the Knighton (Wales) and Black Rose (Italy) joining the Development league.

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

Great atmosphere in Hoogezans, the Netherlands
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Bryan Arnold (right) after his win at the Toronto tournament in Canada
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 , ++32/477/221902

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Giannis Vlassopoulos wins Live Subbuteo Cup


32 elite Greek players competed in the "3rd Live Subbuteo Cup" taking place in X77, home of the Flaming Flickers, in Kallithea, Athens, Greece.

The first stage was a knock-out round in home and away games with away goals being important in some cases while the next rounds were played in direct knock-out.

The winner was Giannis Vlassopoulos of the Proteas club after a final against with Dimitris Dimopoulos of the italian club Bologna Tigers.

It was a great tournament that was covered live on the Internet and here is the link for the final (with soon a video to follow with the highlights of the day): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuvV9nQB6sU

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Mark Farrell wins the Tallaght Open


John Moore and Mark Farrell
The third round of the Irish Championship Circuit took place in Dublin this past weekend. Nine players descended on the west Dublin suburb of Tallaght to take part in a league event to determine the winner in what was the first Dublin WASPA event since 2015.

Notable entries on the day were John Moore playing his first event for five years and also, a new addition to the circuit this year from Dublin was Cormac Lennon, showing good potential for the future.

Each player played eight games over the day in this new format for the circuit and indeed the winner’s trophy was still up for grabs going into the final games of the day.

As it went, Martinóg Bradley from the Derry City club took third place after some improving performances while his teammate Kenny Beggs took the Runner-up spot. Mark Farrell from White Star TFC narrowly took the honours on the day. The next round will be hosted in Derry next month

Monday, 9 March 2020

Milan Knezevic winner in Oberbachern



Earlier in February, a tournament was played in Oberbachern, Germany. Unfortunately 2 of the 6 registered could not make it dur to illness and only four players took part. Milan Knezevic finished on top of the table after home and away games while Roland Popp was runner-up. Renato Parussini and Maurizio Zironi were also taking part. Everybody had a good time and players are already waiting for the next tournament.

Friday, 6 March 2020

Crystal Palace wins the 3rd Anglo-Italian Cup




On February 8, the Flaming Flickers organized a tournament with the old rules in Kallithea, Greece. The "3rd Anglo-Italian Cup" had a good turnout of 12 players with 6 of them playing for Italian football clubs while the 6 other players were representatives of English clubs. In the end Sotiris Korologos (Crystal Palace) defeated Alekos Apatzis (Tottenham) in the final. The semi-finalists were Scotiniotis and V. Dragossis. Thanks to Panos and his friends for another great tournament!

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Belgium: wins for Marain, Heyvaert and Wouters

Some news from Belgium where several events have been held in the last few weeks.

The monthly Templeuve tournament was held on February 21 with 7 players competing in Swiss ladder. Geoffrey Marain was the clear winner of the night but the was a close fight to decide who will finish on the podium. Matthias Averlant was finallt decided runner-up thanks to more goals scored then Michaël Dupret. Eric Caillauw was 4th, Vincent Coppenolle 5th, Olivier Bodelle 6th and Sébastien Sorge 7th.

Players in Auvelais (picture by Dominique Massart)
In Auvelais, the tournament held on February 21 had also 7 players taking part. It was nice to see the WASPA debut of Nicolas Wagner (SC Temploux). Players were divided into two groups. Pol Serwy finished on top of group A but couldn't resist to Jérôme Heyvaert (Master Sanremo) who won the final (3-1). Vincent Guyaux defeated his brother Fabrice to take the third place.

Finally, the March tournament of the SC Flanders club took place on Monday with 8 players taking part.

We were very happy to see some players coming back, not only Gary Moore (Ireland but based in Belgium) but also Dimitri Schuermans. Dave Wouters took the honors this time with more goals scored than Jos Ceulemans.

Three players tied for the third place with 6 points and once again the goals difference was needed to give Johan Lourdon a place on the podium.

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

2020 Lake Effect Trophy in the books

2020 Lake Effect Trophy participants (from left): Peter, Eric, Paul, and Bryan.
On Sunday, February 10, Grand Rapids TSC hosted its traditional winter tournament: the Lake Effect Trophy. For the second year in a row, the event took place in East Lansing and was part of the WASPA circuit.

For the first time in the event’s history, we had the great pleasure of welcoming a player from the East Coast: Bryan Arnold of Northern Virginia Union TSC and Team USA.

After an interesting group stage, both semifinals ended 2-1: with Peter Alegi and Bryan Arnold edging out Paul Pate and Eric Walton, respectively. Peter claimed the title with a 4-0 win in the final. Eric won the consolation game. As is typical this time of year in Michigan, snow fell as we made our way home. It wouldn’t be the Lake Effect Trophy otherwise!

GROUP STAGE
Peter Alegi – Eric Walton 4-0
Paul Pate – Bryan Arnold 0-3
Bryan A. – Peter A. 0-1
Eric W. – Paul P. 1-1
Peter A. – Paul P. 4-0
Eric W. – Bryan A. 0-1

STANDINGS
Peter A. 9 points (GF 9 GA 0)
Bryan A. 6 (4-1)
Eric W. 1 (1-6)
Paul P. 1 (1-8)

SEMIFINALS
Peter A. – Paul . 2-1
Bryan A. – Eric W. 2-1

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Peter A. – Bryan A. 4-0

3rd PLACE FINAL
Eric W. – Paul P. 2-1

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Derry City Winter Cup 2020

Well the winter cup lived up to its name , with a significant snowfall on the eve of the competition in Derry the event looked in doubt , but 5 hardy souls finally assembled at the DerryCity SocialClub to contest the WASPA event .

Stewart (Belfast) Mór and Rodgers (Donegal) all made the trip while local lads Morrow and Watson (Derry) completing the line up it was all set for a cracking event .

The first round of fixtures threw up the arch rivals Stewart and Watson to contest the Stand Firm Cup a competition played between 2 rival Scottish football fans of the old firm. Stewart the current holder was under the cosh for most of the first half but a one of counter attack and his first shot on target was enough to seal the win and retain the trophy despite a second half of sustained pressure that seen Watson have 10 shots on target, in the other game Jude Morrow and his Melchester Rovers side took on competition favourite Brendan Rodgers and it was a early statement from Rodgers with a 3-0 victory for the Donegal man.

The next round of results seen a brace of Draws with Watson and Mór tie 0-0 and Morrow and Stewart also opting for the bore draw.

Round 3 seen a thrilling 1-1 draw between Stewart and Rodgers enough to see Stewart go top of the table and a 1-0 victory for Mór against Roy of the rovers Jude Morrow .

Round 4 was seen Watson revive his title ambitions with a 1-0 victory over Donegal subbuteo’s Brendan Rodgers while Oisin Mór held on for a 0-0 with Craig Stewart to put the final round of games into a exciting climax .

With Stewart playing all his games he sat top of the table going into the final round of games , a draw for Mór against Rodger would be enough for a shootout with Stewart for the win with both having the same goal difference , a win for Rodgers would be a
Enough to walk away with another title , while in the other game a win for Watson against Jude Morrow and a draw in the Rodgers Mór game would hand Watson the title . Despite efforts by all it was a double 0-0 draw that seen Mór and Stewart both finishing top on same points and same goals to head to a penalty shoot out , both players have never won a monthly WASPA so it was going to be one hack of a shootout.

A early goal for Stewart was followed by a early miss by Mór which  would be one of 4 misses that would see Craig win 2-0 on shots and take his first ever WASPA completion proving his experience in the Europa league as a guest player for Wolverhampton was good enough for the Belfast to take home the top prize . Oisin Mór will go back to Donegal happy with his first runners up prize and them vital WASPA points while Brendan Rodgers took 3rd spot on goal difference to Lawrence Watson and Judd Morrow took 5th place with 2 fantastic draws against Watson and overall winner Stewart to back up in amazing 2-2 draw with Mark Farrell earlier this month in the championship round 2. Morrow is starting to prove his Roy of the Rovers side are the real deal.

Monday, 2 March 2020

Hermann Kruse wins in Berlin

We are happy to get news from Berlin, Germany. Last Wednesday the SC Berlin players organized a WASPA tournament with two categories. 8 players were competing divided intou two groups of 4. The experienced players competed in the main event with Hermann Kruse winning the tournament. In Division B newcomer Ronny Lange topped the table and will play a playoff for promotion against Nico Müller who came fourth in the Division A.


Division 1 table:
1. Hermann Kruse 12 points
2. Oliver Kruse 10 points
3. Alberto Tarantino 5 points
4. Nico Müller 3 points


Division 2 table:
1. Ronny Lange 12 points
2. Erik Klossowski 11 points
3. Hermine Kruse 4 points
4. Peer Fülster 3 points

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Dimitrios Karpouzos winner in Thessaloniki


The Panorama club in Thessaloniki (Greece) held their latest WASPA tournament earlier this week with 12 players taking part. There were many close games till the final but in the end Dimitrios Karpouzos defeated Ilias Galanopoulos (1-0) to win the title while Christos Agrios took the third place. Congratulations to the Panorama club for getting new players involved and getting a growing number of members.


Thursday, 27 February 2020

Brian Daley wins the February tournament in North Wales


The London Road players met last Sunday for their monthly tournament. 9 players were taking part and among them Alan Lee (TSPA White Star) was the special guest of the day. Players were put in two group.

Brian Daley beat Martin Blanchard in the Parrot Cup final with Cayne Matthews and Chris Bedford being the other players in the final 4. Alan Lee beat Ruby Matthews in the Plate final.

The next London road tournament will be held on March 29.

Thanks to Cayne Matthews and his clubmates for another good event!

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Sven Schilling does it again

The last Subbuteo Sankt Pauli WASPA competition, before we host our “Big One” on the 7th March, was played over 5 rounds in the Swiss-Ladder system.

Going into the last set of fixtures Fred needed to beat an inconsistent Marcos to secure his first WASPA victory, having already secured wins over Simon (3-1), Philip (1-0), and Andre (2-0) and a draw with Sven (0-0). Sven had to win against Ralf by 2 goals and hope that Marcos could get a result. His 2-0 win over Andre, a 3-0 “walkover”, and two draws had left him 2 points adrift of Fred who looked set to win his first WASPA, and fourth different winner this season.

Fred huffed and puffed but simply couldn’t break down the precise tactical blocking of Marcos, who created a few of his own chances when he broke from his iron defensive wall, 0-0. Sven meanwhile got three goals against Ralf, tied with Fred on 11 points at the top of the table, and snatched another WASPA victory courtesy of goal difference. Unlucky for the fast improving Fred so it shouldn’t be long before he wins that first elusive club WASPA. Congrats to Sven whose competitive drive always sees him there, or there-abouts when the medals are handed out.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Two winners in Switzerland

Subbuteo.ch, the new club in Switzerland, started its first WASPA tournament on Friday, February 21, 2020 in Rheinfelden. As a guest Milan Knezevic from Germany was present, he plays for DLF Gorizia (Italy). A very intensive program was waiting for all participants. The tournament was played with a double round, so every participant had 6 games. The first place was shared by Milan Knezevic and John Imbrogiano from subbuteo.ch In 3rd place is Peter Erb and in 4th place Martin Wiesmann, both from subbuteo.ch

Ranking - Points - Country/Club
1. Milan Knezevic 13 (Germany/Serbia - DLF Gorizia)
1. John Imbrogiano 13 (Switzerland - subbuteo.ch)
3. Peter Erb 6 (Switzerland - subbuteo.ch)
4. Martin Wiesmann 1 (Switzerland - subbuteo.ch)

Monday, 24 February 2020

Jayden vd Merwe wins Pretoria's first event of 2020


Saturday 22 February 2020, Pretoria, South Africa :
A dark, overcast day in Pretoria saw 8 players participate for the first piece of silverware on the 2020 PFC calendar - the PFC Copa del Apertura. The field of entries also included Marlin Boyd - playing in his event again since May 2018.
The pick of Round 1 action saw Conway Julie holding the defending 2019 PFC Copa del Apertura Champion, Kegan vd Merwe, to a 0-0 draw. And the signs were perhaps showing that Kegan's work was cut out to defend his title - as we all know, defending titles at PFC is hard work as we tend to have plenty of "rotation" when it comes to title winners!
Further Round 1 action saw Adam Murray stun Julian vd Merwe with a great strike "on the roll" for Adam to record his first ever win over Julian!
In Round 2 action, Jayden vd Merwe raced to the top of the standings - thanks to a 2-0 win over Adam. Suffering a 1-0 defeat in Round 1 to Jayden, it was Gary Downs who "bounced" back with a 1-0 win over the returning Marlin Boyd. It was Conway making progress with a 2-1 win over Julian for Conway to go joint 3rd at the end of the round! The highlight of Round 2 saw Bevin Reed and Kegan play out to an entertaining 0-0 draw - the draw handing Jayden the top spot over Bevin at that stage.
Round 3 action saw Gary record a 1-0 win over Kegan for Gary to continue his climb up the standings - clearly Kegan's shooting boots (or should I say "shooting finger") was missing on the day! Jayden was frustrated to a 0-0 draw against Conway (the draw enough to keep Conway tied 3rd with Gary), and then Bevin tied Jayden at the top on 5 points with a 2-0 win over Julian. Then the "big" match of Round 3 between Adam and Marlin - as these two had been having a go at each other on social media about their possible meeting on the day! All the "pre-match talk" did deliver an excellent match, as Marlin took the lead after 2 minutes of play, with Adam equalising 4 minutes later for that match to end 1-1. In the end "all smiles" and no "bragging rights" (for now) for either player!
Then, the drama of Round 4 - Gary made it 3 wins in a row when he convincly beat Julian by 3-0, for Gary to top the standings on 6 points! Adam and Kegan ended the day with a 0-0 draw - with each player pulling off at least one good save to deny the other a winning end to their day! Another "grudge" match saw Marlin and Conway play out to a 0-0 draw as well - the draw enough for Conway to clinch a well deserved 4th place finish on the day! Then the "Grande Finale" between Bevin Reed and Jayden vd Merwe - with both players sitting on 5 points, and Gary Downs already having secured a potential play-off place (sitting on 6 points) - a "winner takes all" match for Bevin and Jayden. From the flick-off, Jayden adopted a fast flowing match -seeing one customary very "long range" shot from Jayden tipped onto the upright and out for a corner by Bevin! Actually it seemed as if Bevin was creating more chances with his usual methodical, slow build up play because Jayden was playing the exact opposite - playing "at pace". Then, in the final minute of play, a defensive error by Bevin saw Jayden strike a looping shot over Bevin's keeper for Jayden to clinch his second Copa del Apertura title - having last won the title in 2018.
In so doing, Jayden then joins elder brother Kegan with two Copa del Apertura titles overall! This triumph also marks Jayden's 23rd WASPA title to date!
In the end, a great day of Subbuteo fun played under true sporting freindship.

Individual acknowledgements on the day :
"Goal Blitz" : Bevin Reed ended the day as the top goal scorer
"Player of the Day" : Gary Downs for his 3 wins in a row to clinch an excellent 2nd place overall
"Moment of the Day" : Adam Murray for his excellent strike in Round 1 to record his first ever win over Julian
"Tough as Nails" : Conway Julie for his deserved 4th place finish, and posting an undefeated run all day

A final word on the "theme of the day". The event was played under the theme of Manchester Utd vs Liverpool - and as the current state of affairs in world football, it can be seen that Liverpool are in better form than Man Utd. As for our day's "Team Man Utd" - too much reliance was placed on our "main man" (Jayden), and the fact that we had a last minute change to the team did not help our cause either - an ill feeling Julian (under medication) was called up from reserve to replace the unavailable Chessray Jooste.
As for our day's "Team Liverpool" - an excellent team effort and perhaps there was no surprise that the day's individual acnowledgements went to all of the "Team Liverpool" players!?? Below is a summary of how the two teams performed on the day :

Team Liverpool on the day
Team Liverpool = 27 points Team Manchester Utd = 15 points
Gary Downs = 9p Jayden vd Merwe (Capt) = 10p
Bevin Reed (Capt) = 7p Kegan vd Merwe = 3p
Conway Julie = 6p Marlin Boyd = 2p
Adam Murray = 5p Julian vd Merwe = 0p

As always, a big thank you to all who attended to make the day a great success. Next - the PFC Founders Cup, celebrating the club's 7th year anniversary!

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

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Dimitrios Rebis winner in Ilioupolis

While the A team of the club took part in the Grand Prix of France in Issy, some Roligans players organized a tournament in Swiss system in the premises of the club. Dimitrios Rebis was the winner of the day while both Aggelos Foutrakis and Georgios Karachalios finished the tournament with the same number of points. it was a great day for the Roligans players who celebrated the victory of Evengelos Kotrotsos in the U15 tournament in Issy. Congratulations!

Here are the final standings of the event.

1. Dimitrios Rebis
2. Aggelos Foutrakis
3. Georgios Karachalios
4. Anasthasios Priftis
5. Pavlos Malindretos
6. Panagiotis Skouros
7. Chris Kotrotsos
8. Stavros Mesonisanakis

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Canada: Latest results from Toronto

Players at the February tournament with Bryan Arnold (right) winning the event
Some news from Canada where the Toronto players had their latest events in January and February.

January tournament players
The January tournament had four players taking part and Mike Sgro took the first CanadaFlicks Cup of 2020! A heated match throughout, Mike was able to pot a quick breakout goal and hold onto the 1-0 lead to take the cup. Thanks to all our players who came out, and to everyone who tuned in at home.

In February, Toronto SC celebrated their first international champion with Bryan Arnold (from Virginia, USA) edging out Howard Christie to claim the CanadaFlicks Cup! Special thanks to Bryan for trekking through the harsh Canadian winter and thanks to all our participants and viewers as always!

Videos:
Howard Christie vs Bryan Arnold! -> https://www.youtube.com/chann…/UCapYUu5GevBUFxfUzPxOc5w/live
Howard Christie and Mike Sgro square off for the right to play for the cup! -> https://www.youtube.com/chann…/UCapYUu5GevBUFxfUzPxOc5w/live
An all-Michael match up takes centre stage in this month's Quarter Final! -> https://www.youtube.com/chann…/UCapYUu5GevBUFxfUzPxOc5w/live
Bryan takes on his last Mike of the day up against Mike Devey -> https://www.youtube.com/chann…/UCapYUu5GevBUFxfUzPxOc5w/live
Mike Sgro vs Bryan Arnold up next! -> https://www.youtube.com/chann…/UCapYUu5GevBUFxfUzPxOc5w/live

Toronto SC gets right back into it on March 14 with the next edition of the CanadaFlicks Cup!

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Henk Landzaat wins COBEX Top of Holland tournament



Last Saturday the club of GSV de Hyacinth successfully organized the 6th COBEX Top of Holland Tournament. Last year organizers had to deal with many cancellations during the anniversary edition and therefore only 8 participants took part. This year hosts were in a happy situation with the ideal double number of 16 participants. As always the reunion with acquaintances and the associated fun was the basis for a successful and sporty tournament.

The first round gave thanks to the open draw a pool of death with Henk Landzaat, Nico Marks, Erwin Smit and Ronald Scheffer. This is also clear from the fact that Henk and Nico would play the final later in the day and that Erwin would eventually finish in 9th place, and with that it would be the winner of the numbers 3 and 4 in the various pools. It was also nice that the oldest (Martin Scheffer) and the youngest (Fedde Aret) participant met each other (see photo). The older participants taught this youngest participant a few things during the game with Fedde.

The oldest vs the youngest
After Henk Landzaat had won the group match against Nico Marks with a 3-2 score, it seemed to be Nico in the final who would take the overall win. Nico was leading 1-0 when Henk was allowed to take a throw-in just in time and was able to score the equalizer 2 seconds before time. The result was a sudden death extension in which Henk made the winning goal.

The battle for places 3 and 4 went between Stéphane Lambert and Jacob Bijlstra. Stéphane indicated that it would be physically impossible to play another match and that is why it was decided, after mutual consultation, to take shoot outs which was won by Stéphane 3-2. Satisfied everyone went home again and the cry could be heard several times until next year.

Huge thanks to the organizers for hosting one of the best tournaments of the WASPA circuit. See you next year!