Monday, 30 June 2014

Trisha Baumeler wins again in Eschenbach

The fourth WASPA tournament in Switzerland took place on friday in Eschenbach with 5 players taking part. The event was organized by the Linth Sliders Subbuteo Club ( There was no real surprise as Trisha Baumeler (SC Anfield Hoppers Zürich) won her four games to win the title. Thomas Baumeler was second, Roman Bernhardsgrütter was third, Noemi Bernhardsgrütter was fourth and Sarah Bernhardsgrütter was fifth. This is already the third WASPA title for Trisha Baumeler.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Another victory for Giorgos Zangylos

The finalists
19 players attended the WASPA tournament held in Limassol in June 26. There were many close games but in the semi-finals, there was a surprise as Marcos Kalopsidiotis lost to Giorgos Stylianou in sudden death. In the final, Giorgos Zangylos, who won against Giannis Zenonos in the other semi, took the honors by winning 2-0. Congratulations to the winner and organizer of the tournament, Giorgos Zangylos. There will be more events in the future in Cyprus, including a FISTF Open on August 23.

The pictures of the three clubs taking part

Friday, 27 June 2014

Simone Trivelli wins the final stage of the WASPA Lazio League

On june 25 the club of SS Lazio in Italy organized the last stage of the WASPA Lazio League 2013-2014 with the usual swiss system and 10 players taking part. Once again the winner was Simone Trivelli who won his four games and had a perfect evening. This season Trivelli was on top of the WASPA Lazio League with six wins in eight stages and only one loss out of 32 games.

But the statement last night was not taken for granted: the last round of play Simone Trivelli was opposed to PaoloBarone, both 9 points, and it was a tough and balanced match in which Barone was very close to draw and then share the win of the tournament. Five minutes before the end of the game, Trivelli scored the decisive goal.

Behind Trivelli, three players had 9 points and were classified as according to the rule of the "value of the opponents". Paolo Barone was therefore second while Stefano Tagliaferri and Claudio Paolino shared the third place. The fifth place with 6 points ggoes to Marco Moretti, while Mario Lo Iacono takes the sixth position leaving Luigi Aniballi for the seventh quotient opponents (both players, in fact, have concluded the tournament with 4 points). They are followed by Simone Lo Iacono, Ernesto Poncetta and finally with zero points Riccardo Galieti.

The final general classification of the WASPA Lazio League 2013-2014 sees a podium with Simone Trivelli (186), Stefano Tagliaferri (145) and both Claudio Paolino (132) and Paul Barone (132) sharing the third place.

Monday, 23 June 2014

The Flaming Flickers on Greek TV

Flaming Flickers Subbuteo club has contributed to a TV spot for subbuteo and the "Mundial". A crew has visited the A&S kits models shop which is a licenced Subbuteo and table soccer painting services seller and also hosts the club on its attic.The owners were interviewed about table soccer games during the Mundial and the club players explained in a glance the modern rules.
(Written by Panos Panagiotides)

Heinz Eder wins in Vienna

The presentation of trophies in the Open category
This sunday the club of TSC Royal 78 hosted a WASPA tournament with 12 players in Vienna. After the open tournament, 8 players also competed in the Junior tournament. In the Open section, the top favorite was Heinz Eder. He defeated Marios Strommer 4-1 in the final, after beating Alfred Strommer 3-1 in the semi. Thomas Eppensteiner was the other semi-finalist. He lost on shots to Marios strommer after a 0-0 draw in regular time.
Youth in action
Marios Strommer won the U14 category. He was a little bit luckier than Jonathan Nichtenberger with a 2-0 in a close game. Third place goes to Adam Kraus ​after 4-3 on shots against Lukas Eppensteiner (0-0 after regular time).

The honors for Alberto Gagliaridi in Tolentino

This saturday 10 players attended the "world cup" tournament held in Tolentino (Italy) by the club of Macerata. There were two groups of five players and then a knock-out stage. Alberto Gagliardi won the tournament after beating Stefano Gambella by a clear 3-0 in the final. Stefano Giammusso won the consolation final against Marco Cesari to take the third place.

Final table of the tournament:
1) Alberto Gagliardi
2) Stefano Gambella
3) Andrea Giammusso
4) Marco Cesari
5) Pietro Mattioli
6) Fabio Fabi
7) Alessandro Mattioli
8) Lorenzo Morresi
9) Marco Pantanetti
10) Emiliano Pantanetti

Sunday, 22 June 2014

George Vassiliades wins in San Francisco

The day was full of sunshine, the World Cup, and winning tournaments on goal differential for George Vassiliades and AEK Tibet. They Cypriot took the day thanks to a 1-1 draw against Hotspur Subbuteo, who finished the day in second place. After losing both of their games, Vincent's Olympique and Joe's South Berkeley SC went into the Wooden Spoon Final needing a win. It all came down to a draw, then extra time, THEN penalties (which the Frenchman won 2-1 after six rounds). All-in-all, a great day of flicking with good friends. Until next time!

(Report from the NCSC Facebook page)

Metaxas does it again

Last friday the Flamnig Flickers organized their monthly tournament in Athens (Greece). There was a good field of 14 open players and 4 juniors.
In the Open category, every player played three games and Giannis Metaxas was the winner again with three wins. Stathis Robotis took the second place with 7 points while Panos Panagiotides was third.
In the junior section Vasilis Panagiotides beat Nikos Tsagaris in the final (2-1) to win the title. The Flaming Flickers would like to thank Tcha, a producer of bases from Belgium, for helping to collect material for the junior players. Congratulations to all.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Mike Parnaby wins again in Thornaby

A couple of late withdrawals left us with only 6 players for this edition of our WASPA series of events. But it did not diminish from the competition and going into the last session of games, 4 of the 6 players still had a chance of winning the event on the night!!! Mike Parnaby topped the table on goal difference from Jeff Parsons, who did not concede a single goal all night. John Bottomley came third and Chris Kaberry fourth. The bottom two, Andy Mill and Rob Heseltine are showing great signs of improvement and it will not be too long before they both influence the overall outcome.

Date of next NETFA Teesside WASPA tournament will be 18th July 2014

(Report by Mike Parnaby)

Friday, 20 June 2014

Alwin Krause wins in Austria

Last week-end the club of TFC Wiener Neustadt organized the FISTF Open of Traiskirchen with a great field of 34 players. Organizers decided to have the consolation tournament played under WASPA banner so that everyone could have more games. Alwin Krause from Berlin (Germany) was the winner of the league system as every player played seven games. To be noted that for the first time two players from Hungary took part in a WASPA event. Well done to Alwin for eeing one of the younger WASPA winners ever.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Subbuteo Pizza Invitational from South Queensferry Bowling Club

4 players were playing in their first ever event while another 2, Daryl Shanks and Allan Manson were playing their first event since the Dumfries Club of Solway Seagulls folded a few years ago.

The event was run as an end of season fun event for HCE players who have come a long way in not a long time. In January we had no regular club and now 6 months later we have a regular venue in South Queensferry and about 20 players in total. We hope we can expand even more next season and start to encourage more youth players along.

The event itself was a 4 round swiss system, with everyone placed in the one table, no referees were used during the tournament to encourage complete fair play.

The event was always going to be a tight affair and so it proved as the top 4 players all finished on the same  number of points with only goal difference separating them.  Kev Christopher looked like he was heading for the title in the final game after leading Malc Lees 1-0 at half time but a late equaliser for Old Man Malc ensured there would be a 4 way tie and thanks to a fairly emphatic win earlier in the day, Malc took the overall title of “Subbuteo & Pizza Invitational” ahead of Terry Brown, Kev and Dave Allen on goal difference.

6 of the top 7 players finished the day unbeaten which shows how tight the competition was and special mention has to go to Baver Bari and Craig Lynch for not losing a single game!

John Marshall was the best placed finisher of the new players who had come along and to that end took the gold medal in the Novice Category

Everyone had a cracking day and it was a fitting end to a great season for the club who had looked in pretty bad shape at the turn of the year.

(Report by Mike Burns)

Final standings of the Subbuteo Pizza Invitational:

1. Malc Lees 8pts +8gd
2. Terry Brown 8pts +6gd
3. Dave Allen 8pts +3gd
3. Kev Christopher 8pts +3gd
5. Daryl Shanks 7pts +4gd
6. Craig Lynch 6pts +4gd
7. Baver Bari 6pts +4gd
8. Mike Burns 5pts +0gd
8. John Marshall 5pts +0gd
10. Andreas Drewer 4pts -3gd
11. Allan Manson 4pts - 4gd
12. Neil Christopher 3pts -1gd
13. Tim Ingleby 3pts -6gd
13. Ray Davies 3pts -6gd
15. “Daves Mate” Brian Lee 1pt -9gd

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Sunday, 15 June 2014

"World Cup" tournament in Templeuve

The final 4 of the day: Geoffrey Marain (2)? Vincent Coppenolle (1), Ludovic Marain (4), Jos Ceulemans (3)
This saturday the Templeuve United club in Belgium hosted their "World Cup" tournament with a great field of 19 players.
The venue
The event was also organized to celebrate the visit of Erza Aripin, a player from Singapore who has played for the Templeuve club for the last 10 years.
Erza Aripin vs Alain Flament

Erza Aripin vs Michaël Dupret
Players were dropped in four groups and there were many good games in the first round. The surprise was Renald Deloose being third of his group after a severe defeat against Aripin (0-3).
Renald Deloose vs Matthias Averlant

Ludovic Marain vs Kimberley Devreese

In the quart-finals, the logic was respected. Ludovic Marain, who just started playing again after a break of several years, beat Alain Flament to qualify for the semis.
Michaël Dupret vs Eddy Beernaert
In the semis, there was no mercy from Geoffrey Marain for his younger brother while Vincent Coppenolle surprisingly beat Jos Ceulemans in the sudden death.
3rd place play-off between Jos Ceulemans (Switzerland) and Ludovic Marain (Honduras)

The final between Mrain (Belgium) and Coppenolle (England)
In the final, Marain took the lead twice but Coppenolle equalized twice and won the sudden death. At the end of the day, every player had six or seven games and it was geat to see two new players and some people back to the game. Jean-Luc Platiaux won the consolation tournament. Congratulations to all.
Jean-Luc Platiaux, consolation winner
The main results

Geoffrey Marain - Eddy Beernaert 3-1
Alain Flament - Ludovic Marain 0-1
Jos Ceulemans - Michaël Dupret 3-1
Erza Aripin - Vincent Coppenolle 2-5

Geoffrey Marain - Ludovic Marain 5-0
Jos Ceulemans  - Vincent Coppenolle 1-2 (golden goal)

Geoffrey Marain - Vincent Coppenolle 2-3 (golden goal)

Final ranking of the tournament

1. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve United)
2. Geoffrey Marain (SC Eugies)
3. Jos Ceulemans (SC Anfield Hoppers Zürich)
4. Ludovic Marain (Templeuve United)
5. Alain Flament (SCAF Quévy)
6. Erza Aripin (Templeuve United)
7. Eddy Beernaert (SC Flanders)
8. Michaël Dupret (Magic Team Tournai)
9. Jean-Luc Platiaux (Templeuve United)
10. Renald Deloose (Templeuve United)
11. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve United)
12. Elodie Bertholet (AS Hennuyer)
13. Sébastien Devreese (SC Eugies)
14. Jordan Bonte (Templeuve United)
15. Steve Jamotte (Standard SC Liège)
16. Julien Bride (France/-)
17. Jonathan Thulier (Templeuve United)
18. Kimberley Devreese (SC Eugies)
19. Jérémy Zeener (Templeuve United)

Kai Hagenkötter wins Lohmar Open Air

Subbuteo-presentation in Lohmar - Day One with (left to right): Vicky & Thossa Büsing, Horst Becker, Frank Hagenkötter, Michael Bordach and Dieter Sauerwein.
On the weekend of June 14/15 a Subbuteo-Presentation was part of the city festival in Lohmar. In the 70´s and 80´s a lot of legendary players from Germany came from the former club SF Lohmar 72, especially Horst Becker and Michael Bordach. Both won in 1987 in Birmingham the European Championships for Germany. On saturday, after a break of more than 25 years, the old friends came together for a revival match:

Horst Becker - Michael Bordach 0:0 in the old days: Horst Becker vs Michael Bordach.
Of course they played like in the past, with flat figures, large ball and old rules. On sunday a small WASPA tournament took part with six players from the clubs of Bergkamen, Dortmund and Hitdorf, inclusive the former Lohmar players Axel and Wolfgang Schneider (now Hitdorf). They played a league mode with 1 x 20 minutes playing time.
Frank Hagenkötter introduced kids from Lohmar to the game.
Here are the results:
Kai Hagenkötter - Frank Hagenkötter 1:1
Kai Hagenkötter - Axel Schneider 3:0    
Kai Hagenkötter - Dieter Sauerwein 1:0    
Kai Hagenkötter - Patrick Schneider 3:0
Kai Hagenkötter - Wolfgang Schneider 2:0
Frank Hagenkötter - Wolfgang Schneider 1:3
Frank Hagenkötter - Axel Schneider 1:1
Frank Hagenkötter - Dieter Sauerwein 4:1
Frank Hagenkötter - Patrick Schneider 2:0
Wolfgang Schneider - Axel Schneider 2:0
Wolfgang Schneider - Dieter Sauerwein 2:2
Wolfgang Schneider - Patrick Schneider 3:0
Axel Schneider - Patrick Schneider 4:1
Axel Schneider Dieter Sauerwein 0:0
Dieter Sauerwein - Patrick Schneider 2:0
And the winner is: Kai Hagenkötter

Final ranking:
1. Kai Hagenkötter (TSL Dortmund 61)
2. Wolfgang Schneider (SF SW Hitdorf)
3. Frank Hagenkötter (TSL Dortmund 61)
4. Axel Schneider (SF SW Hitdorf)
5. Dieter Sauerwein (Borussia Bergkamen)
6. Patrick Schneider (SF SW Hitdorf)

(Report by Thossa Büsing)

Friday, 13 June 2014

Tournament in Tolentino coming up

The club of Macerata will organise another tournament with the old rules on June 21 in Tolentino.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Press release from the Pretoria Flickers

During the period 14 June–13 July 2014, we at PFC will be having our “LEAGUE of NATIONS” tournament. The winners from each League of Nations Group will then go on to compete in the “Gold Cup” – a WASPA event scheduled for 13 July 2014 – to coincide with World Cup 2014 Final day. The runners-up from the Groups will compete in the “Silver Cup” – to be played under Category B WASPA status on the same day as the “Gold Cup”.
In preparation for this event, we have been customizing/painting some of our own team kits.

View the detailed presentation of the kits here:

For the club, Julian van der Merwe

World Cup tournament in Lincoln

The Lincoln Flickers held their "World Cup" tournament on wednesday with 10 players taking part. In the end, England (Andy Boyer) beat Portugal (Colin Fletcher) 2-0 in the final while the semi-finalists were Cameroon (John Bottomley) and Belgium (Andrew Garbutt). Congratulations to Andy for his win!

Congratulations to John Devaney, organizer of the event, for the great promo with a story in the "Lincolnshire Echo" and another story in the BBC news programme "Look North".

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Charles Aquilina wins in Bormla

Some of the players with Malta's Secretary of Sports
Last week-end the Maltese club of Bormla organized their second WASPA tournament with a good turnout of 12 players from 4 different clubs. There was a big name in the final as Charles Aqulina (Valletta Lions), one of the best of the island, defeated George Ebejer (Bormla) to win the title. Ismael Fenech and Josef Camilleri were the semi-finalists.
Charles Aquilina won the tournament
Etienne Zahra beat Thomas Ebejer in the final of the consolation tournament. Congratulations to all the players involed.
Etienne Zahra recives the trophy of the consolation tournament

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

25th WASPA title for Geoffrey Marain

There was a good field of 8 players this monday evening in Eugies where the host club decided to play in swiss system. In the end of the evening, Geoffrey Marain spent a perfect time with 4 wins and a logical victory while his brother Ludovic, who had played any tournament for years, took the second place, which was a surprise. Well done to Alain Flament for organising a tournament with representatives from 5 different clubs.
Geoffrey Marain (left) with Vincent Guyaux
Final ranking of the evening:
1. Geoffrey Marain (SC Eugies)
2. Ludovic Marain (Templeuve United)
3. Logan Adam (SC Eugies)
4. Vincent Guyaux (SC Flanders)
5. Alain Flament (SCAF Quévy)
6. Sébastien Devreese (SC Eugies)
7. Dany Timmerman (SC Auvelais)
8. Kimberley Devreese (SC Eugies)

Stefano Evangelisti wins in Bologna

On May 31, 26 players took part in a Vintage tournament held in Bologna during the FISTF Major. This was the first time a WASPA tournament with the old rules took place during such an important event. There were many Italian players but also two representatives from England and one Greek. In the end, Stefano Evangelisti (Tigers Lab) beat Massimo Conti (Lugo Roosters) on shots in the final. Sotiris Korogolos from Greece and Francesco Bressi made it to the semis. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Double Delight for Jayden van der Merwe

Saturday 7th June 2014, Pretoria, South Africa : A cold Pretoria day did not stop the action as 25 goals were scored in total, with 10 of those goals belonging to the eventual tournament winner, Jayden van der Merwe. The success for Jayden means he enjoyed back to back titles as he also won the PFC Challenge Cup in May 2014 – “Double Delight”. Jayden also boasted the fastest goal on the day during Match 5 : Jayden (2) v (0) Chessray – Jayden opened the scoring after only 39s of play !
The game of the day came in Match 8 : Jayden (3) v (2) Julian – a 5 goal thriller whereby Jayden got the winner with 10s left to play – Julian’s making a habit of conceding late !!! Those who were present believe it was this result which handed Jayden the title, as he showed real fight back to take the lead on 3 occasions ! A draw in Match 10 would have been enough to hand Jayden the title, but Kegan had other ideas as the match ended : Kegan (2) v (1) Jayden – inflicting Jayden’s only loss of the day. The event was sealed for Jayden as late as Match 11– Chessray (0) v (1) Jayden.
In the final match (Match 12) : Julian (0) v (1) Kegan, the goal coming with only 28s left on the clock & the result ensured a 2nd place finish for Kegan – a move in the right direction for Kegan as he improves on his 3rd place finish during the PFC Challenge Cup of May 2014.
Final Standings :
Jayden van der Merwe – 13p
Kegan van der Merwe – 10p
Chessray Jooste – 7p
Julian van der Merwe – 4p
The PFC website & facebook page will be updated shortly with photo's & news content at :

Next event on the PFC calendar: PFC GOLD CUP

(Report by Julian van der Merwe)

Friday, 6 June 2014

WASPA report of May 2014

Hello, you will find the monthly report of MAY 2014 here:

First of all, I want to inform you FISTF has a brand new website at and I am sure it's a great improvement for the official world body.

This month we had some exciting news:
- we had the first tournament ever in the Netherlands with a great field of 16 players. Thanks to the club of GSV de Hyacinth for the support.
- 2 other Dutch players competed in a tournament in Germany.  Special congratulations to Richard Stolwijk for being one of the oldest subbuteo tournament winners ever!
- Malaysia is now part of the subbuteo family. We have had the first 2 events in the country thanks to the great job of Jamie Kong. More events will follow soon. Jamie is also very active to organize several exhibitions in different places to promote the game and to recruit new players.
- There were exciting tournaments in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Belgium, the USA, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, England, Austria and Italy.
- a tournament played with the old rules in Italy will be added in the next ranking (we haven't received the results yet).

As for the rankings:
- we have now 1296 (+46) ranked players from 36 (+2) nations
- the Netherlands and Malaysia are the new nations
- Giannis Metaxas (Greece) is now in the top 5 of this season's ranking
- 19 regional tournaments, 1 tournament with the old rules and 2 promotional tournaments held in May 2014 counted for the new ranking

Useful links

Here are the few links to check when you have time:
the WASPA blog:
the WASPA map: (to be updated soon)
the WASPA Facebook group:!/groups/waspasubbuteo/
the WASPA Facebook page:
the FISTF website:
the independent table football forum:

If some of your friends want to receive the monthly report by e-mail, they can drop a line to to be added in the mailing list

Use also for tournament requests or for sending results and pictures

Again, thanks to all players and organizers for the continued support over the last few months. So much support is a best reason to keep on working for the game!

Yours sincerely,

Vincent Coppenolle

Thursday, 5 June 2014

First victory for Bart Van de Vliet

Top 3 of the evening: Geert Leys (3), Bart Van de Vliet (winner) and Jos Ceulemans (2)
The monthly tournament organized by SC Flanders took place last monday in Hofstade-Zemst with 8 players taking part and some surprises in the results as Bart Van de Vliet took the honors after beating Jos Ceulemans in the third session (3-2) to finish the evening with a perfect scoreline of 4 wins. Jos finished second while Geert Leys was third. Congratulations to Bart for his victory and well done to Filip Van Hulle and the SCF players for another good event.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Giannis Metaxas does it again in Athens

The Flaming Flickers organized their monthly WASPA tournament on friday with a big field of 20 players. There were four juniors and Vasilis Panagiotides beat Nikos Tsagaris in the final to win the title.

In the open section, 16 players were taking part and as always everyone had to play three games. Giannis Metaxas was the only player to win three games. Therefore he wins the tournament while Giannis Paschalides is second and Panos Panagiotides is third. Congratulations to Giannis Metaxas for his 4th victory in a WASPA regional tournament.

Besides the tournament, some Flaming Flickers players attended "by surprise" a demo in a toys shop in Athens on saturday. The exhibition was organized by the distributor of the new subbuteo sets in greece, and promotion was made in particular to show the new "5-a-side" game. Well done to everyone involved.

Another tournament in Malaysia in June

After the success of the first events held in Malaysia in May, there will be a big week-end of competition on June 21 and 22 in Kuala Lumpur. The tournament will be the "Pepsi World Cup" and it will be held over two days with players from the host country but also from Singapore. Not only the tournament will count for the WASPA circuit but there will also be FISTF ranking points for the players.


The junior tournament will be held on saturday and will count as WASPA Promotional event and FISTF U19 Satellite.
The Open category on sunday will be a WASPA Regional but also a FISTF Satellite.

Contact: Jamie Kong at