Monday, 30 April 2012

Inaugural Hong Kong WASPA tournament

There was a lot of action and excitment in Hong Kong on sunday as the very first WASPA tournament took place between four very motivated players. The games were closely fought affairs, accompanied with a fair share of goals. In a group stage of four players, almost every competitor had a chance to win. Playing in a totally new and unfamiliar ground, Kok Wee, ironically, winning away from home... managed to top of the group with two wins and a draw, thus winning the tournament. His very first, in fact, since his push for the game in the region. Antonio, playing at home, but slipping up occasionally, came as seconnd, with John, not having time and some luck on his side, came in 3rd. The pack was followed by Stephan, whom is relatively new to the modern play of the game, completed the group at 4th. Overall, every player put in fine performances, with quite a few good goals and completed successfully the inaugural Hong Kong WASPA Tournament! The final ranking: 1. Tan Kok Wee (Singapore - Singpore Lions SC) ; 2. Antonio Carabillo (Hong Kong - Dragons SC) ; 3. John Ho (Singapore - Woodlands SC) ; 4. Stephan Peaker (Hong Kong - Dragons SC)

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Anniversary cup in Attard

Last week the maltese club of Attard had their 25th anniversary cup. The club started as Misrah Kola Subbuteo Club in 1987 and is now called Attard Subbuteo Club in 2012. The organozers hope there will be another anniversary cup in 2037 but who knows about the future of the game? Maltese players were happy to announce that in Malta there is a new "Subbuteo" agent who is selling the subbuteo game. The name of this shop is "The Model Shop Malta" so it's worth a visit if you're on holiday on the island. As for the results of the event, Massimo Cremona beat Daniele Spadaro (4-0) in the final while simon gauci won the game for the third place against Mauro Camilleri (1-1 and shots). The tournament didn't count in the WASPA circuit.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

A first tournament in Hong Kong

There are some excellent news coming up from Hong Kong. There will be the very first tournament in the country on sunday, April 29 as four players will meet for a great time of flicking football. Local players Antonio Carabillo and Stephen Peaker will meet Tan Kok Wee and John Ho from Singapore! Results will be announced early next week! Contact: Antonio Carabillo at

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Rasmus Lund wins the first tournament in Denmark

8 players competed in last saturday's tournament in Odense, Denmark. Rasmus Lund, who plays this season for the belgian team of "Rochefort table Soccer", was the best player. After winning his group of four players, he beat Thomas Petersen 2-1 in the sudden death in the semi-final and Christian Emil Christiansen 4-1 in the final. Thanks to this victory, Rasmus is already 19th in the new WASPA ranking of April 2012.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Wayne Smith wins in California

Because of two late drop-outs, only three players attended the tournament held in Sami Valley, California this sunday. The players met in a groupe stage and everyone player every opponent twice. Wayne Smith won all his games, Paul o'Donovan finished second and Kevin Nieman was third. Unfortunately this tournament will not count in the WASPA ranking as only three players were taking part.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Simon Gauci wins the Easter Cup tournament

The club of Attard organized another WASPA tournament on friday. the Easter Cup was played by 16 players and there were some good games in all stages of the tournament. After the group stage, four players qualified for the semifinals. Daniele Spadaro beat Alfred Fenech on shots and a game without any goal. In the other semi, Simon gauci also won on shots after a 1-1 draw against Hector Scerri. In the final, Simon gauci won by a single goal to Daniele Spadaro. In the match for the 3rd place, Alfred Fenech beat Hector Scerri on shot after a 1-1 draw. Congratulations to everyone for a great evening of table football.
The final between Daniele Spadaro and Simon Gauci (with Gordon Caruana as referee)
Simon Gauci receives his trophy
Alfred Fenech receives the trophy for the 3rd place
Daniele Spadaro, number 1 in the WASPA ranking, is the tournament runner-up

Friday, 13 April 2012

Geoffrey Marain wins again

Six players attended the Templeuve tournament on thursday. There were many close games despite Geoffrey Marain won all his group games and finished on top of the table with 15 points. The second finalst was know in the last minute. Kevin Dröhsler and Vincent Coppenolle had 10 points but "Kevin the Giant" had a better goal-difference. In the final, Kevin took a serious lead (2-0) after only minutes but Geoffrey was "on fire" and won the game (6-4). Here is the final standing of the evening:
1. Geoffrey Marain (Templeuve United)
2. Kevin Dröhsler (Templeuve United)
3. Stéphane Lambert (SC Flanders)
4. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve United)
5. Yves Baten (Renaix)
6. Samuël Verriest (Templeuve United)
All players were offered a bottle of the special beer produced for the famous cycling race "Paris-Roubaix".
From left to right: Samuël Verriest, Stéphane Lambert, Geoffrey Marain, Kevin Dröhsler, Yves Baten.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

A first tournament in Denmark

The first WASPA tournament ever in Denmark will take on April 21 in Odense. Rasmus Lund is the contact person for whoever wants to take part. Details are available from Rasmus at

Thursday, 5 April 2012

New subbuteo figures

Here is a picture of the brand new basic blue team that can be found in the new subbuteo set box. The relaunch of the brand Subbuteo is now a reality and the game is already available in shops in the UK as well as in several Internet stores. The game will be available in shops in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Australia soon.