Thursday, 16 August 2018

Simon Stewart winner in Derry



Here are the results from the first tournament of Derry City TFC's 3rd season! ‘A Midsummer Nights Flick 2018’ had 6 players who competed in a straight league format, and with a good standard of play on display, it was returning player Simon Stewart who took the honours. This is Simon's first WASPA win with DCTFC.

Final standings:
1. Simon Stewart
2. Martinog Bradley
3. Mark Mc Crossan
4. Brendan Rodgers
5. Lawrence Watson
6. Craig Stewart

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Claudio Murcilli wins two events in Rosario



This weekend the "City of Rosario" cup was celebrated in which 5 players participated with the Round Robin system (Home & Away).
It was a very nice day where almost all were natives of the city plus Mariano Di Luozzo, who traveled more than 300 kilometers to participate in the event against the best in the country and was with the expectation of achieving at least one point.
As expected, Claudio Murcilli won almost all of his matches except one against Sebastian Pesci, who came from a long period of inactivity and found it hard to get into rhythm.
After 10 turns, and a lot of camaraderie Claudio won the tournament and Mariano came back with a triumph in the seventh match played (when he convitió his only goal in the contest).
After the dinner Claudio Murcilli, Gonzalo Gómez and Mariano Di Luozzo played the "Gustavo Cerati" Cup (in honor of the deceased musician who had turned 8/11) with the same format as the previous tournament and again Claudio took the victory.
The day began at noon and ended exactly 12 hours later, being a true day of Subbuteo.

(Report by Mariano Di Luozzo)



Results "Ciudad de Rosario" Cup:

Mariano Di Luozzo - Renato Murcilli     0-1/0-2
Sebastián Pesci - Gonzalo Gómez    0-3/1-1
Claudio Murcilli - Mariano Di Luozzo    3-0/3-0
Gonzalo Gómez - Renato Murcilli    0-1/1-0
Gonzalo Gómez - Claudio Murcilli    0-2/1-2
Renato Murcilli - Sebastián Pesci    0-1/0-2
Mariano Di Luozzo - Gonzalo Gómez    0-1/1-0
Sebastián Pesci - Claudio Murcilli    1-0/0-1
Claudio Murcilli - Renato Murcilli    9-0/3-0
Sebastián Pesci  - Mariano Di Luozzo    2-0/2-0

Standings
Claudio Murcilli     21 pts
Sebastian Pesci        16 pts
Gonzalo Gómez        10 pts
Renato Murcilli        9 pts
Mariano Di Luozzo    3 pts

Results "Gustavo Cerati" Cup
Gonzalo Gómez - Mariano Di Luozzo    2-0/1-0
Mariano Di Luozzo - Claudio Murcilli    1-1/0-1
Claudio Murcilli - Gonzalo Gómez     3-0/0-0

Standings
Claudio Murcilli        8 pts
Gonzalo Gómez        7 pts
Mariano Di Luozzo    1 pts

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Cape Town Mid-Year Event

Sunday the 12th August saw a small but enthusiastic group engage in a mid-year tournament in Cape Town. After a great start, Mike struggled to adapt his shooting to the ultra-low profile bases he was using, hitting the cross-bar time and again, and skying many others in a way that would have made a rugby kicker proud. Recent newcomer to the game Lee did exceptionally well against his more experienced competitors, notching up two wins and a draw. The games between John and Clinton were of their usual exciting, high energy, end-to-end nature.

RESULTS
Mike v Clinton 2-1 0-1
Lee v John 0-1 0-1
Mike v John 0-1 0-2
Clinton v Lee 2-1 1-1
Clinton v John 2-1 1-0
Lee v Mike 1-0 1-0

FINAL STANDINGS
Clinton Gahwiler 13
John Fishlock 12
Lee Crumpton 7
Mike Ryder 3

Monday, 13 August 2018

Altona Cup 2018 for Carl Young

Western Flickers Table Football Club - Subbuteo Melbourne
Altona Cup 2018


The largest and longest running Western Flickers’ event went back to its roots this year at the Laverton Bowls Club as part of the Altona Board Gaming Festival organised by Western Flickers’ own Adam Deverell.

Eight players players contested this years’ event. Western Flickers outgoing President and current WASPA World No. 2 Benny Ng was the top seed and hoped to take out his first Altona Cup. Current FISTF Asian champion Carl Young’s lack of WASPA action meant he was unseeded for his favourite event on the WASPA calendar. The second see was Luke Radziminski who has been in the rise in 2018.
Luke drew Carl, Beth and Kevin in his group; whilst Benny drew his bogey man Adam Deverell, Adrian Connolly and Fauzi Rahman.

The drama began early in the opening round. Luke went to a 2-0 lead over Carl, before the clash ended 2-2. These would be Carl’s last goals conceded on the day. Meanwhile, Kevin beat Beth to top the group at this early stage! The shot of the group table is now framed proudly in Kevin’s shed!

In the other group, Benny easily accounted for newcomer Fauzi. Adam Deverell scored a great counter attacking goal on the run to take a 1–0 lead against Adrian before Adrian’s pressure told in the second half. Adrian could not convert more chances and would later rue this with the game ending 1-1.

Kevin then took a shock 1-0 lead into half time against Luke before Luke turned the game around to win 2-1. Carl accounted for Beth 4-0 as he started to blow off the cobwebs.

In the other group Adrian easily accounted for Fauzi, but Benny again couldn’t defeat Adam with a scoreless draw ensuing.

In the final group games, Carl took top spot of Group 2 on goal difference from Luke after another 4-0 win, this time over Kevin. Benny took top spot in Group 1 with a narrow 1-0 win over Adrian, whilst Fauzi will have been round to have got his first goal of the tournament in his 1-3 loss to Adam.

The semi finals pitted Benny against Luke, with Adam against Carl. Adam continued his strong defensive work and great goalkeeping to go into half time 0-0 before ultimately succumbing 0-3.
Meanwhile there was even more drama in the other semi. A tense game finished 2-2, before Benny took the game with a goal in sudden death extra time.

The final the saw two players who’s performances on the day had some symmetry. Both progressed top of their groups with u points and had showed defensive strength to have only conceded in one game, identical 2-2 draws with Luke. A tight and tense final ensued with Carl on the attack most of the game, but Benny also having some great opportunities on the counter attack.

The game finished scoreless in normal time and it looked set to go to penalties before Carl grabbed the golden goal with less than 2 minutes on the clock in extra time.

Congratulations to Carl on the win. All those that competed appreciated seeing the Asian Champion back in competitive action. Whilst he may have been a little rusty, the performances of several others to push Carl during the event shows how far the game is progressing in Melbourne.

Thanks to all that competed and for Adam Deverell for organising the venue for the Altona Cup to keep it as one of the showpiece events of the Table Football calendar in Melbourne.

Original report here

A first WASPA title for Gary Downs

Saturday 14 July 2018, Pretoria, South Africa:
History was made as Pretoria Flickers Club decided to "spread it's wings" and stage the 2018 League 1 Cup in the city of Kempton Park on the East Rand of our province. This implied that Gary Downs would enjoy true "home ground" advantage, as the event took place in Gary's home suburb of Bonaero Park! The event drew a small crowd of 5 entires, with 4 players from Pretoria making the trip to Bonaero Park.
Highlights from the day:
Round 1 produced a 0-0 draw in the "derby" match of Jayden vd Merwe vs Kegan vd Merwe. Elsewhere, Bevin Reed had to work hard for a 1-0 victory over host
Gary Downs - inflicting Gary's only loss of the day!
Conway Julie took the headlines in Round 2 as he first earned a 1-1 draw against Kegan, and then frustrating Bevin with some sound goalkeeping to survive an onslaught and earn a 0-0 draw.
Round 3 produced a 0-0 stalemate between heavyweights Jayden & Bevin. Gary then recorded his first win on the day - thanks to a great goal for a 1-0 win over Conway.
In Round 4, Gary beat Kegan by 1-0 to temporarily lead the standings. Elsewhere, Conway came from a goal down to force a 1-1 draw against Jayden.
Then, we witnessed one of the best Subbuteo matches in a long while amonst the Pretoria based players - a fast paced, "no quarters given" match unfolded between Kegan and Bevin. With both players throwing caution to the wind, we witnessed an end to end game with Kegan triumphing by 1-0 in a "must win" match for Bevin. The win saw Kegan secure the runner's up spot, but most importantly the result "handed" Gary Downs the 2018 League 1 title ! A fitting end to an exciting day of Subbuteo action.
Well done to Gary for securing his first ever WASPA title !

Finally, a very special thank you to our host on the day, Gary Downs.

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

(report by Julian vd Merwe)

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Farrer Park report - August 2018

We held our monthly WASPA (World Amateur Subbuteo Players Association) tournament on 10 Aug 18 at our clubhouse, the Pek Kio Community Centre. This tournament was also known as the Imagio Cup, named after one of our club sponsors, Totalsoccer Imagio.

Six flickers took part, including guest flicker, Bernard Lim, from the SG Lions Table Football Club. Club junior flicker, Mohamed Bolkiah, also returned for his first flicks at the new venue.

Club captain, Rudy Hesty, made the final after beating Bernard 3-1 in the semi-final. He was joined by Nic Tan, who edged club mate, Vikas Chandiramani, 1-0 in a close semi-final.

In the end, Rudy proved too strong for Nic beating him comfortably 5-1 in the final.

Join us for the next three Fridays in the month of August for friendly flicks! All are welcome!

(Report by Nic Tan)

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

WASPA monthly report of July 2018

Dear friends,
here are the standings of the WASPA circuit after the events held in July.

WASPA Season results 2017-2018
WASPA ranking - July 18

It was another busy months with 34 regional events and 1 promotional tournament added in the records. Hopefully I didn't forget anything. We are waiting for some results from England (Stoke) to be added next month.

Northern Phoenix tournament in Melbourne
Thumbs up for Australia as there were 10 events Down Under in July, which is awesome. Welcome to Hobart TFC as the club from Tasmania held a very first tournament a few days ago.

We also had the first tournament in Colorado. The Western States Open was held during the "National week-end" and if we receive the points of the National, they will be added in the records next month.

Good turnouts again in Greece
Singapore has reached the total of 100 regional events since the launch of WASPA. Great job!

England had six tournaments in different places. The events organized by Yorkshire phoenix and NETFA had a good turnout!

We had action in Peru for the second time and that's great to see an emerging nation while, at the same time, Brazil has disappeared of the ranking of nations. Hopefully they will come back soon.

International event in Javea, Spain
There was a very international tournament in Javea, Spain with players from four nations and we are also happy to see some new players in Toronto, Canada.

As the season is almost over, all ideas to start a great season 2018-2019 are welcome. There are plans to organize another "WASPA world cup" in June 2019. There are several possible options but it's not too late to send candidatures to host the week-end (should be June 28 to 30) or maybe earlier.

NETFA tournament in England
Please send all results of the events held in August to my home address at vincent.cop@rsca.com

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

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/

Australian visitors in Germany
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

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

WFW26 – Club Championships

Western Flickers WASPA 26 – Club Championships
21st July, 2018


Western Flickers’ finest table footballers gathered for our 2nd annual club championship in both Open and Junior categories. Both categories were played in a simple round robin ladder format. Who would emerge victorious and earn the right to have their names engraved on the club championship trophies for all eternity?

In the Open category, Benny was the clear winner finishing top undefeated but Adam Deverell was the surprise package of the day. Coming back from a lengthy break from table football, it was like he was never away and turned in a strong performance to pip Steve Wright for 2nd spot … by a single goal difference!

In the Junior category, the matches were a lot tighter with close exciting games throughout. It’s great to see the kids so close in level which makes for challenging and thrilling contests! In the end, Benjamin emerged as the winner closely followed by the Briffa boys – Alex and Harrison. So continuing from their strong performances at the Japan Grand Prix earlier in the month, father and son duo Benny and Benjamin successfully defended their 2017 titles achieving back-to-back wins. Congrats ! But best of all, the matches were played with fantastic sportsmanship throughout and – true to our Western Flickers values – with lots of FUN & laughter as well ! To close off the day, we went down to the local Altona restaurant Creme Altona for some well-deserved and yummy dinner! Well done to all .. next up .. the oldest ongoing table football tournament in Melbourne … the prestigious Altona Cup ! GO PELICANS !

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Ivan Acuña winner in Catalonia


On August 6, 2018, the "Copa de la República Catalana" (in English: Catalan Republic Cup) has been played in the village of Cardedeu (Catalonia) with the formula of a league between the four players who took part, and then semi-finals and the final to decide the winner. The players were Guillem Alsina, Ivan Acuña, Jordi Geronès, Ferran Borbones.
Ferran and Ivan

Guillem and Jordi
The results of the league:
Guillem 0 - 4 Ivan
Ferran 0 - 1 Jordi
Ivan 1 - 1 Ferran
Jordi 4 - 1 Guillem
Guillem 1 - 1 Ferran
Ivan 1 - 1 Jordi

Classification of the league phase:
Jordi 7 points
Ivan 5 p.
Ferran 2 p.
Guillem 1 p.

Semi-finals:
Jordi 0 - 0 Guillem (by penalties, 1-3, Guillem classified)
Ivan 4 - 0 Ferran

3rd and 4rt place: Jordi 2 - 0 Ferran
Final: Ivan 2 - 0 Guillem

FINAL CLASSIFICATION:
Champion: Ivan Acuña
2nd: Guillem Alsina
3rd: Jordi Geronès
4th: Ferran Borbones

There are already plans for another event in a couple of months, so probably we will celebrate another tournament in late October or November.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Peter Thomas winner in Melbourne

Northern Phoenix Waspa No.5
Friday 27th July 2018

The fifth Northern Phoenix WASPA took place on Friday the 27th July, 2018.

In what was undoubtedly the best ever Grand Final match hosted by the Northern Phoenix TFC, Peter Thomas took out Waspa honours with a hard fought victory over a gallant Luke Radziminski. In a tense and exciting encounter, the victory had to be decided by a penalty shoot-out after regulation and extra time couldn’t separate both combatants. Radziminski took a surprise early lead after just two minutes however Thomas struck back in the eighth and tenth minutes of the first half to take the lead. The match continued at a frenetic pace with both players missing chances to register further goals. Just when it looked like the final would finish 2-1 in Peter’s favour, Radziminski took his opportunity and struck the equalizier with 2 minutes left on the clock. At 2-2, extra time followed however both goalkeepers proved a stubborn last line of defence and would simply not be denied. In the shoot-out, Thomas held his nerve to register a famous 3-1 win.

The format for the evening included dividing all eight flickers into two groups – Thomas and Radziminski being allocated seeds in each group. All Round One matches were played in the now popular ‘Super 20’ format were each game lasted 20 minutes (no half time break being exercised). All subsequent Play-Off matches undertook a FISTF format i.e. thirty minute encounters with half time allocation allowing players to swap ends at the break.

In the Semi-Finals, Peter Thomas was ruthless against ATFA president Benji Batten securing a 9-1 victory although Luke Radziminski didn’t have it all his own way in the other decider against Christos Garagounis. In a close and even battle, late goals at the end of each half gave the MTFC President a 2-0 victory over his Northern Phoenix counterpart.

In other Play-Off matches, Paul Mercer took the honours 2-0 against the constantly improving Anthony Madiona in a thoroughly entertaining and free flowing encounter. In the other game, Beth Eveleigh and Kevin Grant went head to head in a tense and even contest that would only be decided by a single goal. On this occasion, it was ‘The Carpenter’ who notched up the win against Northern Phoenix’s own 2018 Asian Cup runner-up. No third place Play-Off match was contested so both losing semi-finalists shared the bronze medal honours.

All in all, the evening served up some wonderful table football at a venue that is fast becoming recognised as the home of subbuteo in the northern suburbs. The organisers would like to take this opportunity to thank the generosity of Darebin United (Apollo) Soccer Club for making the Mayer Park facilities available and supporting table football.

Final Standings:
1. Peter Thomas
2. Luke Radziminski
3. Christos Garagounis & Benji Batten
5. Paul Mercer
6. Anthony Madiona
7. Kevin Grant
8. Beth Eveleigh