Wednesday, 10 August 2022

WASPA results and standings at the end of July 2022

Finalists in Montornes des Valles (Spain)

 Dear Subbuteo fans, we are pleased to publish the latest WASPA tables. Once again July was a great wonth with 25 tournaments played under WASPA banner.

PDF file (results)

Excel file (rankings)

If you think some results were forgotten, don't hesitate to send us a line.

Some highlights of the month:

- we see continuous development in England with great events being held in Andover, Morecambe Bay, Dagenham (home of the Chasers club), Wolverhampton, Worthing, Stanway, Haverhill, Rochford, Harrow,... It was awesome to see the Andover tournament attracting a great field of 24 players.

- Our Australian friends had events in Sydney and Perth;

- South Africa is still doing well with tournaments run by the clubs of Easterns TFS, ETS Subbuteo Club and Cape Town city;

- The level of play in Spain was great at the Montornes des Valles tournament, where 18 players were taking part and Ferran Coll defeated Vicenç Prats in the final;

- We are glad to see small but important events in bande (Belgium), Wrexham (Wales), Dublin (Ireland), Broughshane (Northern Ireland); 

- The Singapore League still has regular games under WASPA banner;

- There was a good event with old rules in Casatenovo, Italy. Claudio Colpani and Vittorio de Pascale do a great work to revive interest in their area;

- We are happy to see 2 old rules tournaments were played in England, one of them was played with flat figures.

Old rules tournament in Italy

As for the rankings, the big change is the new leader in the Development League as Solent Subbuteo Club (England) is now number 1.

Don't hesitate to run tournaments under the WASPA banner. It's a great way to promote your club, to attract new players and to create local or regional development and we all agree this is what the game needs nowadays.

John Moore in action in Ireland

All your ideas to make the WASPA circuit more attractive are more than welcome. Don't hesitate to send your feedback. We also hope to see more and more clubs running events under the WASPA banner in the future.

We also take to opportunity to thank our partners:

- Victory kits at https://www.victorykits.co.uk/

- Flicks for Kicks at http://shop.flickforkicks.com/

- MAD ABOUT GAMES at http://subbuteo2012.co.uk

The Singapore league is still running

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/

Keep in mind WASPA is also looking for new 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

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer

Monday, 8 August 2022

South Africa: results from Cape Town and Johannesburg

Some results from South Africa where three tournaments have been played in July under WASPA banner in different clubs and different cities.




Cape Town players had a fantastic afternoon’s play and socialising at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. Local collector of old Subbuteo equipment Brendan Hoctor, very kindly displayed some of his (not insignificant) personal collection.

A notable highlight of the afternoon was a live crossing to Alan Lee and Chris Burford at Subbuteofest in England. A recording of this can be found on the Cape Town City Subbuteo Club’s facebook page.

Results - Cape Town tournament:

1. Clinton Gahwiler
2. Neil Hampton
3. John Fishlock
4. Wayne McKenzie
5. Grant Lewis
6. Mike Ryder
7. Matthew Chadwick
8. Ben Thompson
9. Kyle Kropman

On the 2nd of July 2022, ETS hosted a tournament named “Burn the Mask” to celebrate the new law in South Africa of us no longer been required to wear masks. Hosts had 5 members participating, 3 from ETS and 2 from Eastern’s TFC, and they played a home and away league basis. 

Jason Kennedy managed to win the day by one point over Ian Clarke.

Results - Ets Subbuteo club (Johannesburg):

1. Jason Kennedy
2. Ian Clarke
3. Gary Downs
4. Liam Chapman
5. Fernando Rodrigues

The "Ye Olde Gauntlet Cup" was organized by the Easterns club on July 29 and Ian Clarke took the honors to claim his 8th WASPA title.

Results - Easterns TFC (Johannesburg):

1. Ian Clarke
2. Jason Kennedy
3. Craig Smith
4. Liam Chapman
5. Fernando Rodrigues
6. Gary Downs

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Daniel Cranston wins Virginia Heatwave III

The players

Dan Cranston received trophy from organizer Bryan Arnold

Bryan Arnold congratulates runner-up Benny Nuger

The Virginia Heatwave III was held on August 6th in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. A field of eight players competed for the title. Players traveled from far and wide to attend such a Shaun Kidsley from Indiana; and Jon Goninan, Jeremy DGoninan, and Scott Macaulley from North Carolina. The final was contested between Benny Nuger and Daniel Cranston; Daniel won the match 0-5 and took home the title. A big thank you to everyone to played in the Heatwave.

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Anas Rahamat wins again but Enzo Fornaro is the real MVP!


The July session of the 2022 TFAS SG League took place on 24 Jul at The Sports Hub Library. 6 players were in attendance for a full round-robin format where each player gets 5 games. Without a shadow of doubt and with unerring consistency, Anas Rahamat once again showed why he is at the top of his game by winning all his 5 games!! Congratulations to Anas!! However, the real MVP of the day was Enzo Fornaro. In his best showing in Singapore table football to-date, Enzo held newly-crowned National Champion Michael Choong to a 0-0 draw; and scored 2-1 victories against national team players Vikas Chandiramani & Bernard Lim. Well done and congratulations Enzo!!


Monday, 18 July 2022

Ferran Coll winner in Montornès del Vallès

Runner-up Vicenç Prats, winner Ferran Coll and consolation winner Toni Hernandez

The big final

Xavier Masó vs Toni Rosa

Ferran Coll receiving his trophy

This Sunday Subbuteo table football was back in Spain as the city of Montornès del Vallès hosted another tournament under WASPA banner. There were 18 players from several Spanish clubs and Ferran Coll won the final (3-2 in sudden death) against Vicenç Prats, both players being members of Tiburones FM. The consolation tournament was won by Toni Hernandez from Barcelona FT in shoot out against Sergi Ribé from La Plazoleta. Huge thanks to the organizer of the "Circuit Catala" for their great job and for having a great partnership with the WASPA circuit!

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Rudi Peterschinigg wins first Andover tournament

Rudi Peterschinigg receives his trophy from organizer Chris Burford

Tournament runner-up Alan Lee

The Andover Subbuteo Club held it’s first open W.A.S.P.A tournament on Sunday 10th July and a well attended event at the Andover Masonic Hall saw Rudi Peters lift the open trophy in a tight Final against Alan Lee.

24 players from a range of clubs across the UK took part in a well organised event. Andover Club Chairman had worked hard to ensure that the tournament ran as smoothly as possible and with the help of his assistant Jon Willing took the plaudits from all the participants.

6 groups of 4 ended with 2 3/4th place play offs and the Open and plate final, Chris was surprised as anyone to make the Plate final where he succumbed to the more experienced Tony Banks but it was the Open Final between two top players in Alan Lee and Rudi Peters which was a great end to a great day.

A big thank you must go to everyone who attended, to the venue who looked after us and congratulations to Rudi on winning.

A side note, Chris built all the 10 tables himself, 8 of which were used throughout the day.

See more about Andover Subbuteo Club here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/985139298989041

Saturday, 9 July 2022

WASPA rankings as per June 2022

Dear Subbuteo fans,

you will find in the enclosed files the updated WASPA rankings as per June 2022.

PDF file (results)

Excel file (rankings)

June was another busy month with 24 regional tournaments, 3 events with the old rules and 1 promotional tournament.

Nick Pearson (left) winning the Palte at the Derry FISTF Open

We were glad to see great happenings:

- the Flaming Flickers in Greece had events with bot modern and old rules;

- the Netherlands did well with great events in Gouda;

- Templeuve United in Belgium had the visit of Singapore's Erza Aripin;

- the Wolverhampton tournament was a great success with 16 involved players;

- the inaugural London Subbuteo Club tournament was another success with 16 players taking part;

- After a long break players had their first WASPA tournament for a long time in Wamme SC, in the South of Belgium;

- in Sydney players met at the Northern Falcons club to say goodbye to Torben Pfister who is moving back to Germany;

- in South Africa the Cape Town players had a great tournament;

- in Northern Ireland the Derry FISTF Open was a big success and the Plate (under WASPA banner) was won by Nick Pearson;

- in Italy claudio colpani and Vittorio de Pascale started a new circuit under WASPA banner and the first tournament was played in Brescia!

Subbuteo action in Cape Town, South Africa

As for the rankings, there is not much to say but we want to focus on the fact 2 clubs (Cape town City and Wamme SC) joined the Junior ranking of clubs, which is always great news.

Don't hesitate to run tournaments under the WASPA banner. It's a great way to promote your club, to attract new players and to create local or regional development and we all agree this is what the game needs nowadays.

Visit of Erza Aripin in Templeuve

All your ideas to make the WASPA circuit more attractive are more than welcome. Don't hesitate to send your feedback. We also hope to see more and more clubs running events under the WASPA banner in the future.

We also take to opportunity to thank our partners:

- Victory kits at https://www.victorykits.co.uk/

- Flicks for Kicks at http://shop.flickforkicks.com/

- MAD ABOUT GAMES at http://subbuteo2012.co.uk

Old rules tournament in Brescia, Italy

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/

Keep in mind WASPA is also looking for new 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

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer


Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Cherrytree Dublin July monthly WASPA




 A small tournament took place in south Dublin on Monday 4th July last.

This is a new chapter in terms of attracting new players as the plan for the local organisers is to hold and open evening on the first Monday of each month at the fantastic venue of the Cherrytree Walkinstown.

This first event attracted four players with more interest already registered ahead of next month.

Mark Farrell won the event ahead of John Moore in second.

Monday, 4 July 2022

Henk Landzaat wins big event in Gouda

Top 3 players in Gouda this week-end: Patrick de Jong (3), Henk Landzaat (1) and David Wouters (2)

 Great news from the Netherlands where the local scene seems to be very active again. Three tournaments have recently been held under WASPA banner. The first tournament took place in Gouda with six players taking part. Fabrizio Cavazza defeated Nico Marks to claim the title. Jarno Marks won the game for the third place against Xavier Aret and Cailim Marks beat Maurice Montone in the game for the 5th place.

Two weeks later, 8 players met for another event and the final was very similar as Fabrizio Cavazza defeated Nico Marks on shots. Other involved players finished the day as follows: Xavier Aret (3rd), Rinaldo van Dijk (4th), Maurice Montone (5th), Jarno Marks (6th), Mario Fritelli (7th) and Cailim Marks (8th). The local group had to say goodbye to Mario Fritelli who is moving to Ireland and will hopefully find some opponents in his new location. Good luck!

Finally, this week-end, the "big event" organized by Xavier Aret had a fantastic turnout of 16 players including three visitors from Belgium. Henk Landzaat was the big winner of the day, defeating David Wouters in the final. It was great to see some old faces like Rene Bolte and Dennis Landzaat while some young players competed among the older generation. Thanks to this victory Henk Landzaat becomes number 1 in the Dutch national ranking.

Spacial thanks to Xavier Aret for his hard work!

Final table:

1. Henk Landzaat
2. Dave Wouters
3. Patrick de Jong
4. Fabrizio Cavazza
5. Nico Marks
6. René Bolte
7. Marco de Bruin
8. Stéphane Lambert
9. Rinaldo van Dijk
10. Xavier Aret
11. Jarno Marks
12. Martijn de Jong
13. Frank Lannoy
14. Cailim Marks
15. Fedde Aret
16. Chantal de Jong

Friday, 1 July 2022

Tatsoglou and Scotiniotis winners in Kallithea





In Kallithea the Flaming Flickers recently held a "UEFA Nations League" WASPA tournament.

Once again, the Flaming Flickers held two events with two different sets of rules. Each tournament had 8 players competing in groups and knock-out stages. Int he modern rules tournament, Mike Tatsoglou (as Holland) defeated Vaggelis Giantais in the final (2-1) while semi-finalists were George Fanariotis and Giorgos Evaggelou. Int he old rules section, Vaggelis Scotiniotis (as England) beat Vasilis Tsakalakis in the final (2-1). Giannis Katros and Christian Tsakalakis made it to the semi-finals.

Congratulations to the winners and to all the participants for another super Subbuteo Saturday in the WASPA spirit.