Monday, 30 May 2016

May 18 Northern Falcons WASPA

Seven hardy souls on a balmy Autumn evening at GoodGames Chatswood for the first flick in a while. Dave Sultana of Subbuteo Parramatta was the surprise of the night, recovering from a 5-0 loss to Eliot to claw back a 1-1 draw with Johnny before beating Simon 1-0 to make the semis. Johnny was cursing a brain snap with the spare keeper that gave Dave his goal, but admitted he wasn't "feeling the groove" on the night. In the other group, Steve was building his game with a couple of 1-0 wins, with Harley joining him in the semis courtesy of another 1-0 win, this time over Tony Credentino. In the semis, Eliot won 4-0 against Harley, while Steve got another 1-0 win against Dave, who created a few chances. In the final, it was another epic Kennedy-Dettre battle, with some great shots, great saves, and then the decider coming in sudden death extra time, Eliot finally springing Steve's tight defence for a nicely placed shot, and a 1-0 win.

(Report by Steve Dettre)

Christophe Dheur wins in Verviers

On May 13 the club of Verviers-herve was hosting another WASPA tournament with this time a turnout of 11 players competing in Swiss system. Christophe Dheur finished on top of the table with 4 wins while Sébastien Scheen was runner-up. It was a good evening with players from 6 different clubs taking part.W ell done.

Final table:
1. Christophe Dheur (Charleroi)
2. Sébastien Scheen (Stembert)
3. Philippe Roufosse (Verviers-Herve)
4. Alexandre Torré (Verviers-Herve)
5. Tony Braham (Verviers-Herve)
6. Christopher Sabetta (Seraing)
7. Jean-Michel Cuenca (Verviers-Herve)
8. Richard Boulanger (Eugies)
9. Kevin Beckers (JSC Rochefort)
10. Benoit Vanwissen (Verviers-Herve)
11. Ahmed Choukri (Seraing)

Brisbane tournament - May 2016

The 15th tournament for BSC saw 8 players competing in a round robin league format. Our regular flickers were joined by 2 new members, both returning to the game after a hiatus of 10 years or so. Shane Robinson and Ian Garred acquitted themselves well considering the time spent out of the game, and with a bit of practice along with brushing up on the newer rules, they will no doubt be contesting the trophy soon.
With 4 tables in play, the games were coming thick and fast, a real baptism of fire for the new guys. Reigning champ Gus Gillespie bagged 2 wins, 1 defeat and 4 draws which placed him 4th overall. Andy Rigden has now found a way to attack without over committing players, keeping things tight at the back, playing well today earned him a 3rd place. Giuseppe had a mixed day by his standards, finishing in 5th place maybe jet lagged from his trip to Italy. Shane, Ian and Rob were in the lower places, but considering 2 were new guys and the other still recovering from an operation, did well to compete and take some valuable points from the others.

The last of the fixtures had Andrew B versus Rik, both had same points tally, both had won 5 and drawn 1 going into the final game, but Andrew’s superior goal difference meant a draw would be enough. Rik took an early lead in the first half, but the game (and trophy) was still in the balance as a goal either way would decide the winner. Halfway through the second half, Rik found the bottom corner to go 2-0 up, and hold on for the victory.

Special thanks again to Giuseppe for supplying a great venue, and hospitality.

BSC welcomes all newcomers to come along and join us, we are happy to assist in training, and supplying equipment to get you started, and we encourage former flickers to return for a bit of fun.
Next tournament is on Sunday 26th June, check Brisbane Subbuteo Club website for details.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Cape Town City Retro Subbuteo Tournament

Our first retro Subbuteo tournament was hosted by Brendon at the Protea Valley Church in Bellville on 29th May. Players used only old HW of LW Subbuteo bases. As Cape Town’s biggest collector, Brendon also treated us to a  wonderful display of old Subbuteo equipment.


Clinton vs Wayne 3 - 1
Dave vs Brendon 1 - 3
Grant vs John 3 - 2

Wayne vs John 1 - 1
Brendon vs Grant 1 - 1
Clinton vs Dave 2 - 1

Brendon vs Wayne 0 - 2
Clinton vs John 1 - 3
Dave vs Grant 2 - 2

Dave vs Wayne 0 - 3
Grant vs Clinton 0 - 2
John vs Brendon 2 - 0

Wayne vs Grant 1 - 1
John vs Dave 4 - 1
Brendon vs Clinton 2 - 3

FINAL TABLE (won / lost / drawn / GF / GA / P)

Clinton 4 / 1 / 0 / 11 / 7 / 12
John 3 / 1 / 1 / 12 / 6 / 10
Wayne 2 / 1 / 2 / 8 / 5 / 8
Grant 1 / 1 / 3 / 7 / 8 / 6
Brendon 1 / 3 / 1 / 6 / 9 / 14
Dave 0 / 4 / 1 / 5 / 13 / 1

(Report by Clinton Gahwiler)

Steve Bennett again!

Results from Sunday's WASPA in Dundee, Bonnie Scotland have revealed no surprise as Steve Bennett won the tournament with 13 points in five games. Bennett tied with Andy beskaby in the last session. Gareth Christie was runner-up with 9 points but more goals scored than Andy Beskaby? Rob Conway was 4th with 5 points, Dabe baxter 5th with 4 points and Craig Thom 6th with 1 point.

No surprise in Templeuve

The latest Templeuve tournament was played on Friday with a good turnout of 8. After the group stage, everyone played 2 more games so that everyone had the chance to play five times. In the end, Geoffrey Marain was the winner after beating Vincent Coppenolle in the final (6-3). The next date in Templeuve should be announced soon. Final table of the evening:
1. Geoffrey Marain (Flickers Milano)
2. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
3. Michaël Dupret (Magic Team Tournai)
4. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve)
5. Alain Flament (SCAF Quévy)
6. Elodie Bertholet (AS Hennuyer)
7. Eric Caillaux (no club)
8. Olivier Bodelle (Templeuve)

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Pascal Droeven does it again

A small turnout of four players met in Vresse for the latest tournament of SC Semois in the South of Belgium. Pascal Droeven won the group stage (every player played six games) and later won the final against usual rival Renaud Parisel. Both players met in every final since the club made their WASPA debut and Pascal Droeven won for the 5th time in 6 finals. The club will have a larger room and more tables next season with the hope to attract more players for future events.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Melbourne WASPA: May 2016

Adam vs Juan
The tournament only consisted of 4 players, 3 adults and one junior. A round robin format was organised where we all play each once and top two go through for a grand final match. New rising star Juan, managed to secure 2nd place after defeating Adam in a penalty shootout. It panned out in a way where both players finished on equal points and goal difference. Adam played strongly against Luke where he managed to find the back of the net against the president’s iron curtain however Luke came out the victor 2-1. He found himself frustrated against Juan where he had majority of possession and scoring chances, but Juan managed to hold him off and he himself missed two decent opportunities near the end. Aidan Deverell managed to score twice in each fixture against his father and Juan in a losing effort, it was here where Juan notched an extra goal which tied him for second place after both players lost to Luke. Straight after their 0-0 draw, conveniently at the end of the round robin, they both went straight to penalties in which it resulted 2-1 in favour of Juan. The grand final did not provide a great underdog story much like Leicester City, where the experienced Luke Radziminski finished strongly in first place with a 4-0 win.

Luke's selfie during the play-off
(Report by Luke Radziminski)

1. Luke Radziminski
2. Juan Menendez
2. Adam Deverell
4. Aidan Deverell

Play-off: Juan Menendez Defeats Adam Deverell in a Penalty Shootout After they tied for 2nd place
Grand final: Luke Radziminski 4-0 Juan Menendez

Final Standings:
1. Luke Radziminski
2. Juan Menendez
3. Adam Deverell
4. Aidan Deverell

Monday, 23 May 2016

Jonathan Dotto wins in Gibraltar

Jonathan Dotto receiving his trophy
During the recent Gibraltar Open, a WASPA tournament was played after the group stage of the FISTF event. The event had and excellent field of 13 and in the final, local player Jonathan Dotto took the best on Francis Avellano (2-2 and 3-0 on shots). Curro Jimenez from Spain and Lawrence Alvarez were the semi-finalists. Congratulations to Jonathan Dotto for the win (he's the very first winner from Gibraltar in the WASPA circuit) and special thanks to John Field for making things happen!

Kegan van der Merwe wins the 2016 Challenge Cup!

Saturday 21 May 2016, Pretoria, South Africa : With the excitement and build up to Saturday's FA Cup Final taking place at Wembley, 8 players participated in the 2016 edition of the PFC Challenge Cup. What followed was 4 Rounds of exciting match-ups and as a bonus each round ended with an FA Cup Final from the past (and present) ! The "finals" had to yield a result - meaning that the excitement levels were raised further by the prospect of penalty shoot-outs!
Bevin Reed raced to the top of the standings after winning his first three matches, but in Round 4 he suffered a 2-0 loss to the other pre-tournament favourite Jayden vd Merwe - a well deserved win for Jayden, as this was in fact his first triumph over Bevin in 2016 ! In the end, the results were not good enough for either of the pre-tournament favourites (Bevin & Jayden) to take the honours on the day. The day belonged to Kegan vd Merwe - posting 3 wins & 1 draw, an undefeated run to take the 2016 Challenge Cup. As reported during last month's Pretoria Open when Kegan captured the Plate Section, it was evident that Kegan's confidence returned last month and it was no surprise as he proved "the man to beat" on the day ! The highlight came at the end of Round 3 when Kegan accounted for Adam Murray by 3-0 in their "final" of the day - Kegan stunned Adam by posting the fastest goal on the day, opening the scoring after only 16 seconds of play ! In a must win game in Round 4, Kegan triumphed by 1-0 over another favourite Chessray Jooste, the result handing Kegan the title by 1 point over Bevin. Kegan was the first ever winner of the PFC Challenge Cup - having captured the cup on it's first edition in 2013. As an added incentive, Kegan was also awarded with the brand new 2016 Pretoria Flickers Club shirt for his efforts on the day! Thanks to all for attending and making the day a success once again!

(report by Julian vd Merwe)

More images from the event available on the link below :

Final Standings - Pts
Kegan vd Merwe (Stoke City) 7
Bevin Reed (Liverpool) 6
Jayden vd Merwe (Spurs) 5
Chessray Jooste (Everton) 4
Julian vd Merwe (QPR) 3
Adam Murray (Man City) 3
Stanton Nortjie (Crystal Palace) 2
Sherwin Reed (Man Utd) 2

The PFC website & facebook page will be updated shortly with photo's & news content at :

Sunday, 22 May 2016

The Berliner Bären Pokal for Jesper Nielsen

Playing time in the venue

The grand final

Presentationof the trophies
The 31st edition of the Berliner Bären Pokal took place this Sunday in Berlin, Germany. 13 players from four nations playing according to the old rules. Every single match had been played in a unique spirit of fair-play without any referees. Jesper Staal Nielsen from Denmark won it for the fourth time after a great final which went to extra-time against Kevin Dyson from England. Rasmus Lund (Denmark) and Phil Holmes (England) reached the semis.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

The first Wrexham tournament for Brian Daley

The very first WASPA tournament in North Wales took place this Saturday in Wrexham. Thanks to the staff at the Wrexham Lager Club for their hospitality. Congrats to Brian Daley who beat Giulio Astengo 2-0 in the final after 4 rounds of Swiss System. Nice work by Algy Taylor finding the venue, and thanks to Tom Taylor for bringing the tables.

Final table of the Swiss system:
Giulio Astengo 12pts 10-2
Brian Daley 9pts 13-3
Richard Stock 6pts 13-7
Connor Bowden 6pts 7-5
David Lauder 6pts 7-8
Tom Taylor 5pts 6-8
John Lauder 4pts 6-12
Colin Lewis 3pts 6-3
Algy Taylor 1pt 2-13

Final: Brian Daley - Giulio Astengo 2-0

Friday, 20 May 2016

Jérôme Heyvaert wins in Auvelais

The final between Antonio Timpano and Jérôme Heyvaert
There was a WASPA tournament last Sunday in Auvelais, Belgium. 12 players competed in a fair atmoshpere and among the competitors, it was nice to have a group of 5 players from Seraing and the come-back of former Rochefort player Luc Grosdent. There was a lot of great games but in the end, nobody could stop Jérôme Heyvaert (Charleroi) who won the final against Antonio Timpano (Seraing). Special thanks to the brothers Fabrice and Vincent Guyaux for organizing things.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Rudy Hesty on top at Jurong Central

Friday the 13th, Jurong WASPA ironically attracted 13 players including Singapore Subbuteo Team Captain, Den Mulia. With no ranking deciding the placing of players, the luck of the draw decided players faith. Group A comprised of the new generation of club players with group B & C consisted of a nice mix of old & new flickers. Again, the letter 'D' spelled death for 3 Singapore top players, namely,  Den Mulia, Rudy & Anas, who were group together. With only 2 players from each group qualifying to the Cup quarterfinals, the games were played more tactically. End of group games, Ming Liang, Rizal Tayib & Nic Tan, topped their respective groups, Goal difference was the final decider separating Group 'D', with Anas followed by Rudy advancing to the Cup Quarter finals while Den Mulia had to settle for the consolation bowl rounds eventhought he was undefeated in the group stages.

Bowl Event
Den Mulia was to strong for his junior opponents, smashing 13 goals against 0 to win the bowl event.

Plates Event 
Fauzi avenged his defeat to recent Futures Champ Nic Tan by winning 1-0 on sudden death shots.

the Cup final
Cup Event 
The finale was once again between Anas & Rudy. The two top Jurong club players had earlier dished out 6 goals in their group game encounter and both again did not disappoint. Playing at fast pace, both players had their fair chances but in the end, Rudy clinical finishing edged out his club mate 3-1.
In the end, there were no major "flicking" casualties eventhought playing under the cloud of a dubbed cursed day. Happy Friday the 13th to all :-)

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Kostas Seses wins in Heraklion

The top 4 of the evening
Last week-end the club of Blades TSC in Heraklion, Greece was hosting a subbuteo event with several tournaments. One of the three events was a WASPA tournament with 10 players dropped in two groups of finve. In the end, Kostas Seses (Olympia) was the winner as he defeated Vasilis Koutsombinas (Proteas) in the final. Chris Aggelinas and Spyros Patrinos were the semi-finalists.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Firenze: the honors for Davide Visani

The club of Firenze had another great tournament under WASPA banner this Monday as 21 players were present for a very nice evening. The win of the night went to Davide Visani who won the final (2-1) against Luca Pini. The semi-finalists were Riccardo Ferri and Sergio Robertiello. The consolation tournament saw the victory of Mirco Pasquini on Tiberio Becucci.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Daniel Cranston wins "Flicko de Mayo"

Daniel Cranston arrived, saw, and conquered Michigan. He warmed up on Friday night by winning the Gideon Smith Cup, a 4-man WASPA event in East Lansing. In Saturday's fifth edition of Flicko de Mayo in Rockford, Daniel scored an impressive 24 goals in five matches to claim the title.

For the third year in a row, the tournament was a FISTF Satellite/ASA/WASPA event. 9 players from Illinois, Iowa, Florida, Maryland, and Michigan made up a very competitive field that included five of the top 12 players in the ASA rankings.

After the first round of group play, two groups of three players were formed in the championship bracket and one in the consolation bracket. Defending champion Erik Haefke beat Dario Passadore 2-0 in a key Group A match to earn his third consecutive Flicko de Mayo final. In a reprise of their first round clash, Cranston defeated Haefke 5-2. Passadore took third place with a solid 3-2 win over in-form Ilias Gikas. Tim Tumminaro won the consolation group.

A highlight of the weekend was Chicago United's win in the inaugural Great Lakes Cup team challenge: a decisive 2-0 victory over host Grand Rapids TSC. A great weekend of subbuteo, sportsmanship, and camaraderie!


Flicko de Mayo
MAY 7, 2016 Rockford, Michigan - ASA/FISTF Satellite/WASPA

First Round Group Stage

Group A
Passadore-Pate 5-0
Gikas-Passadore 1-4
Pate-Gikas 1-4

Group B
Alegi-Tumminaro 5-0
Fila-Alegi 0-1
Tumminaro-Fila 0-4

Group C
Cranston-Galarza 4-0
Haefke-Cranston 2-5
Galarza-Haefke 0-3

Second Round Group Stage

Group A 
Fila-Haefke 4-7
Passadore-Haefke 0-2
Passadore-Fila 3-1

Group B
Cranston-Gikas 6-2
Alegi-Gikas 2-2
Cranston-Alegi 4-0

Consolation Group
Tumminaro-Galarza 3-1
Tumminaro-Pate 3-1
Galarza-Pate 0-2

The final
Championship Final
Cranston-Haefke 5-2

3d Place final
Passadore-Gikas 3-2

Before the game
Great Lakes Cup Team Challenge

Chicago Utd 2-0 Grand Rapids
⁃ Haefke 5 Alegi 3
⁃ Gikas 5 Fila 2
⁃ Tumminaro 0 Pate/Galarza 0

Chicago United: winners!
Gideon Smith WASPA Cup
May 6, 2016 - East Lansing, Michigan

Passadore-Pate 2-1
Cranston-Alegi 3-0

Cranston-Passadore 3-0

Saturday, 7 May 2016

A nice win for Nic Tan

Jurong Central Subbuteo Club was the host for the Table Football Association of Singapore’s FISTF Futures Tournament held on 1 May 2016. The tournament was also registered concurrently as a WASPA tournament under the banner of the SG Lions Table Football Club.

As a Futures tournament, participation was limited to those ranked above 300 under the FISTF ranking, with one wildcard exception being granted to Noor Haikal, last year’s champion of the same tournament. In all there were 11 participants, the majority from the Jurong Central Subbuteo Club.

The semi-finals were an all Jurong Central Subbuteo Club affair. Fauzi Ghani easily dispatched recent National U-19 champion Bolkiah 3-0 in the first semi-final, with all three goals coming in the first half. The second semi-final was a tighter affair with Nic Tan scoring the only goal late in extra time against Noor Haikal. In the final, Nic Tan captured his first title by beating Fauzi Ghani 3-1.

To end off the day, there was a super-hero fun-theme team tournament between the participants and some others who did not qualify to play for the Futures tournament. It was won by Team Captain America comprising Captain Anas Rahamat, Noor Haikal, Izham bin Sidek, Salihin and Lim Ding Heng.

Poster of the next event in Pretoria

Two brothers in a final in Greece

The Flaming Flickers in Athens, Greece hosted a WASPA tournament last month with a good turnout of 16 players competing in three groups before the knock-out stage. In the end, it was more than a local derby as two brothers were playing each other and Chris Panagiotides defeated Panos Panagiotides (3-1) to win the title. Congratulations to the winner!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

A perfect evening for Geert Leys

Frank Lannoy - Geert Leys - Jos Ceulemans
Last Monday the SC Flanders club was holding their 9th WASPA tournament of the season with a good field of 8. There were many close games byuut Geert Leys proved to be the best man of the evening with four wins and a deserved title. Frank Lannoy ended as runner-up thanks to a beter goal difference than Jos Ceulemans and Bart Van de Vliet. Here are the final standings:
1. Geert Leys (London & Essex United)
2. Frank Lannoy (SC Temploux)
3. Jos Ceulemans (London & Essex United)
4. Bart Van de Vliet (SC Flanders)
5. Johan Lourdon (SC Flanders)
6. Bert Feyens (SC Flanders)
7. Danny De Greef (SC Flanders)
8. Eddy Beernaert (SC Flanders)

A first WASPA trophy for Sébastien Scheen

Sébastien Scheen and Christophe Dheur
16 players were present in the last WASPA tournament organized by SC Verviers Herve in Belgium. Sébastien Scheen was playing his very firsty WASPA tournament and proved to be a deserved winner after beating Christophe Dheur in the final (2-1). Arnaud Nullens and Eric Threis were the semi-finalists of the evening. COngratulations to all the players involved.