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!

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

David Wouters wins again in Hofstade


Six players attended the latest tournament held in the Flanders. The Hofstade hall saw many good games and this time David Wouters was back in business to win another title. Dave won his first three games and tied in the last match against Geert Leys. Jos Ceulemans was runner-up while Danny De greef was a surprising third.

Final standings:
1. David Wouters
2. Jos Ceulemans
3. Danny De Greef
4. Geert Leys
5. Willy De Bandt
6. Filip Van Hulle

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Mark Farrell winner in Strabane

A fantastic second round of the Irish Championship took place on February 1 in Strabane with the top 4 shifting only slightly. Mark Farrell, Kenny Beggs and Brendan Rodgers retain their respective top 3 slots, Martinog Bradley just edges into 4th place. Mark McCrossan won the Plate group with just more goals scored than Nicky Moore.
Many thanks to Mark McCrossan for organising and all eyes now on Dublin for the 3rd Round.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

WASPA standings of January 2020

Dear all, you will find int he attached files the standings of the WASPA circuit int he end of January.

Rankings file
Results file

A good event in Hamburg organized by the sankt Pauli players
We have added results of 26 regional events, 1 promotional tournament and 2 tournaments with the old rules. Results of the NETFA mini-leagues and the Dutch league in Gouda have also been added.
Among the tournaments held in January, we had some great happenings:
- we had the first event in Switzerland for more than 2 years;
- the Cardiff club hed 2 tournaments;
- the club of Huy in Belgium held their first tournament this season;
- during the FISTF Major of Rochefort 32 players played the consolation tournament under WASPA banner;
- in Rochefort Mongi Rouis became the first player from Tunisia to play a WASPA tournament;
- the Cape Town tournament in South Africa had an amazing turnout of 16 players;
- the Italian club of Black Rose Roma sent us results of 2 events with old rules with 23 and 30 players involved!

Old rules are back in Rome
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.

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

Keep an eye on the WASPA blog at http://waspa-circuit.blogspot.com as there are updates almost every day.

Subbuteo in North Wales
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

Monday, 10 February 2020

TFAS February Singapore WASPA

The coronavirus did not deter our hardcore flickers from turning up. On 2 Feb 2020, 12 players came, flicked, shoot & score to overcome the fear of being outdoors during this current epidemic. All the players were in upbeat mood with all continuing their good personal hygiene habits during play to avoid the spread of any undesired illness. All in all, we enjoyed our matches without any hiccups or problems.

There were a few surprise results, notably Nic beating Anas & Enzo winning against Noor Haikal. But in the end, Rudy conquered the event with 4 victories under his belt while Bernard came in 2nd and Anas coming in 3rd with 3 wins & a lost.

Let’s pray for a speedy recovery for mankind & hope all continue to stay safe.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

January 2020: a lot of Subbuteo action in different Australian clubs

Here is a quick look at different results of tournaments held in Australia in January.

A great group of players for the central Victoria tournament
Central Victoria TFC had a good event in Melbourne with 11 players taking part. The event was held at Pro Gamers and players managed to collect $70 in entry fees to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal!!

The Open section had 7 players competing in a group format. Adrian Connolly was undefeated and managed to win the tournament. The standings were as follows:
1. Adrian Connolly
2. Anthony Madiona
3. Steve Wright
4. Beth Eveleigh
5. Kevin Grant
6. Arjuna Hanafi
7. Juliette Browne

The junior section was a close fight with three players ending with 5 points but Charlotte Wright managed to beat the boys to win the trophy.

Final table:
1. Charlotte Wright
2. Billy Wright
3. Liam Browne
4. Sean Browne

Some Western Flickers players presenting their new club jerseys
Another Melbourne club had a WASPA tournament in January. The Western Flickers had a small gathering with four players and benjamin Ng took the honors after winning the league format while Anthony Madiona was runner-up.

Final table:
1. Benjamin Ng
2. Anthony Madiona
3. Peter Benholm
4. Jayden Truter

A new club house for the Perth players
The Perth Subbuteo club had a good event with six players meeting in the new club house in Cockburn. Alan Kimber finished the day on top to claim another title.

Final table
1. Alan Kimber
2. Hugh Best
3. Chris Thorn
4. Noel Mani
5. Ron Byrne
6. Adam Taylor




The Melbourne TFC boys had a good gathering to prepare the forthcoming Australian Grand Prix. Five players met in a group format with Luke Radziminski taking the honors.

Final standings
1. Luke Radziminski
2. Benji Batten
3. Nathan Urbaniak
4. Beth Eveleigh
5. Arjuna Hanafi

Eliot vs Bob
Finally, the Northern Falcons Club in Sydney had the visit of his Stockholm clubmate Robert Green and that was a good reaosn to have a WASPA tournament. Five players met in a league format and Bob won the tournament while old friend Eliot Kennedy was runner-up.

Final standings
1. Robert Green
2. Eliot Kennedy
3. Torben Pfister
4. Geoff Sirmai
5. Steve Dettre