Thursday, 30 November 2017

Richard Stock does it again

London Road Subbuteo Club held a WASPA regional event called the "Parrot Cup" on 26th November. A good turn out of twelve players entered, two for the first time. Two groups of six played 5 games and the third place played in Plate Final, Trev Schott beating Dave Kelly 4-0. Richard Stock beat Yani Kelly 1-0 and Brian Daley beat Mark Hopwood 6-0 in the semi's to reach the final. A very close game saw Richard beat Brian D 1-0 to win the event. Great day of Subbuteo in North Wales.

(Report by Cayne Matthews)

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

A first trophy for Nikolaos Mantzouranis

16 players from various clubs attended the Flaming Flickers' 29th WASPA trophy on the 4th of November.

There were groups of four and a knock-out stage.

Nikolaos Mantzouranis, a player of the host club, managed to win the final against Yiorgos Karavas of (Blades). Well done.

Daniel Cranston wins the Old Bay Cup

Old Bay Cup – WASPA Event
November 4. 2017. Maryland, USA.

Maryland Subbuteo Club (MSC) was delighted to host Gareth Christie from Scotland in early November. In his honor, the club hosted a tournament played using a Swiss Ladder format. Nine player attended on a fun evening in the fabled Shrine. Gareth got to sign “The Wall” as part of the evenings festivities. The semi final rounds saw very tight matches between Christie and Cranston, and Eyes and Deinhart. Cranston and Deinhart prevailed to reach a closely contested final. Cranston secured the title with a 2-1 win in overtime.

(Report by Paul Eyes)

Final standings:
1. Daniel Cranston (Black Rose)
2. Gregg Deinhart (WTSL)
3. Gareth Christie (Dundee United TFC)
3. Paul Eyes (MSC)
5. Matt Steinmuller (MSC)
5. Andrew Zunino (Eastern Pennsylvania Subbuteo Club)
7. Bryan Arnold (NOVA Union Subbuteo Club)
8. Claudio Santos (MSC)
9. Braden Deinhart (WTSL)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

More events in Belgium

Some news from 3 events held in Belgium in the last few days.

SC Semois had the chance to host their monthly event in the brand new premises of Bohan football club. There was a good turnout of 7 with players from the local club but also from Wamme SC. In the semis, Pascal Droeven had to wait the shots to defeat Renaud Parisel. In the final, Droeven couldn't do anything against Jean Grosdent.

In Templeuve, there was a "promotional event" last Friday. The club gathering didn't let all players compete in the tournament so only games between 4 players counted for the WASPA standing. Matthias Averlant won all his games to win the title and some chocolates while Franck Santer managed to reach the final. It was good also to see Jordan Bonte back in action after a long break.

Finally, in Bande, the Wamme SC players had a small tournament with four players. Jean Grosdent took the honors while brother Luc Grosdent finished as runner-up. The club also had the chance to appear in a story in a free weekly newspaper, brining interest among local population. Three new contacts have been made since the article was out and there might be some new blood in the club soon.

Monday, 27 November 2017

A first test-match in Hungary

This week-end Pasquali Carrassi from Italy (but he lives in Spain) was in Budapest and met local player Gábor Baross to play a WASPA test-match, the first one in Hungary. It was great to see such an international game in Budapest.

Pasquale won the first game (5-2) but Gábor won the next 2 games (6-0 and 5-1) to win the test-match (2-1).

There might be some more action in the country this week in Hungary. Stay tuned.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Subbuteo at the German International School in Sydney

Adrian Elmer scored a credible victory in a small but important tournament staged in conjunction with an exhibition at the German International School in Sydney on November 4.

Adrian opened with an impressive 2-0 win against Steve Dettre, before also beating Hermann 2-0. Herman clipped Steve 1-0 in the remaining match.

The most important part of the day was showing the game to lots of kids and their parents, who were most enthusiastic about the possibilites with the game.

Well done to Adrian, but also to Hermann!

Adrian Elmer v Steve Dettre   2-0
Adrian Elmer v Hermann Kruse  2-0
Hermann Kruse v Steve Dettre   1-0

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Farewell tournament for Giuseppe Tardiota in Brisbane

11th of November, at Woody Point 1pm flick off.
This was the Brisbane Subbuteo Clubs 33rd competition, and sadly the last four our great friend Giuseppe who is moving back to Italy next month. Giuseppe wanted to play with Heavy Weights and the new rules, we couldn't say no. In fact, not only has Giuseppe been dabbling with the dark arts of the Heavy Weights, but so had Andrew R and Shane.

We had five players turn up, heavyweights in hand. It was to be a round robin, with the top 2 going into a final. Gus made the draw, and it turned out well getting Gerry first up, who admits he is a slow starter, and Gus beat Gerry 4-1, Gerry took solace in the fact he got his first goal against Gus (many more will follow). Giuseppe tied 1-1 with his fellow dark arts comrade Shane.

Andrews first game ended in a 3-3 draw with the now warmed up Gerry and Shane played another draw with Gus, 0-0. Giuseppe got his first victory of the day beating Gus 1-0 whilst Andrew went to town on Shane winning 8-1.  Andrew was really enjoying his heavyweights and beat Giuseppe 1-0 whilst Shane managed yet another draw, this time a 1-1 with Gerry.

The last round already had Andrew in the top 2, Gus and Giuseppe were level on points but Gus had a superior goal difference. So Gus just needed to win better then Giuseppe. Giuseppe however drew with Gerry whilst Gus beat Andrew 1-0 to make it an all Sunshine Coast final. Incredibly each player had only lost 1 game at the end of the round robin.

So our first Heavyweight final saw Andrew take the lead, but Gus levelled it. Andrew's dominance with the round bottom players payed off and he took the lead once again. The score didn't change after that, and Andrew won 2-1. It was a special win for Andrew who played exceptional subbuteo, as it was his first ever Brisbane final win.

Another great day, and the end of one era and the start of another, farewell Giuseppe, you will be sadly missed, and welcome our new champion who will be even harder to beat.

Daniel Cranston is Delaware Valley Open Champion

The 2017 Delaware Valley Open took place last Sunday in Avondale, PA with a good turnout of 10 players. The Open champion was Daniel Cranston who defeated Gregg Deinhart 4–0 to capture his third straight Delaware Valley Open Title, his forth Delaware Valley Open title overall. In the semis, Daniel Cranston defeated Andrew Giffen 3–2 in overtime while Gregg Deinhart defeated Paul Eyes 2–1 in a shoot-out when Gregg scored on his first three shots in the shoot-out while Paul was only able to score on his first two attempts. The score of the shoot-out was 3–2.

The consolation event, called "Mushroom Cup" saw Bryan Arnold defeating Grant Lilly 2-1 in overtime to win his first Mushroom Cup.

Thanks to Andrew Zunino for hosting the tournament

2017 Delaware Valley Open Champion: Daniel Cranston
2017 Mushroom Cup Champion (Consolation Round): Bryan Arnold

Final Standings:
1.) Daniel Cranston
2.) Gregg Deinhart
3.) Paul Eyes
4.) Andrew Giffen
5.) Andrew Zunino
6.) Adolfo Colindres
7.) Bryan Arnold
8.) Grant Lilly
9.) Doshu Tokeshi
10.) Nicholas Deinhart

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Furio Segnani wins in Trieste

Last Friday, November 17, the 7th Trieste WASPA Cup took place with the participation of 6 players in a group dominated by Furio Segnani with 5 wins. To reach the final, three players were fighting in close games but finally Davorin Korosec managed to be runner-up. In the final, Furio Segnani gave no chance to Davorin to claim the title as he won the tournament on shots. Congratulations!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Northern Phoenix WASPA No.3

Friday 10th November 2017
Northern Phoenix players
Northern Phoenix Waspa No.3 saw a total of nine competitors fighting it out in the Open division whilst a total of three flickers competed in the junior event. The event also marked the first ever occasion where all three Northern Phoenix members would be simultaneously attending and competing for honours.

Each of the senior competitors where split into one of three groups – with a seeded player (based on current Waspa rankings) being allocated the first entry into each group and the remaining players being drawn randomly thereafter.

After the first round of competition, two of the three seeds made it through to the Premiers Plate whilst the runners up faced off for the Silver Plate. The remaining three flickers from each group fought it out for the Bronze plate.

Benny Ng won the Open tournament
The Premiers plate was to be decided by the winner of the Paul Mercer/Benny Ng clash. The honours went to the later, Benny securing a 2-0 victory and adding another Waspa title to his impressive resume. Kevin Grant’s single win and single draw were enough to secure the Silver plate whilst similar results for Christos Garagounis allowed him to take out the Bronze plate.

In the junior competition, Billy and Charlotte Wright along with Alex Briffa played a round robin format – each player competing in four matches. Alex went through the proceedings undefeated whilst Billy secured second place (on goal difference from Charlotte).

All in all a fun evening of table football for everyone involved.

News from Harrow

Paul Andreas won the latest stage of the Harrow Hawks TSC Championship. Marcho Ghigliotti was runner-up, above Rudi Peterschinigg and Elliott Bellefontaine on goal-difference.

Martin Bellefontaine is 5th, Victor Jones 6th and Neil Doherty 7th.

The club is also pleased to announce the signing of Kevin Cordell. The former London & Essex United player joins the club after a short break from the game.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Number 10 for Bevin Reed

Saturday 18 November 2017, Pretoria, South Africa :
Once again Bevin Reed proved just too strong for a field of 15 entries to capture the 2017 PFC Scudo Campioni event !
Over the 30 scheduled fixtures, we witnessed all the thrills, spills, shock results, counter attack movements, good goalkeeping skills and the achievements of personal milestones that the sport of Subbuteo can provide !
Below are a few notes of mention and highlights stemming from this event :
Ø  The noticeable absence of Chessray Jooste from the event due to pre-arranged commitments elsewhere
Ø  Thanks to debutant Nathanael Thyssen for a new club milestone - a record entry of 15 participants !!!
Ø  Chris Abrahamse recording his first ever win by 1-0 over Imtiaz Ahmed in Match 1 !!!
Ø  Imtiaz Ahmed registering his first ever win by 2-0 over debutant Nathan Thyssen in Match 11 !!!
Ø  Conway Julie confirming his first ever victory over Julian vd Merwe (by 1-0)  - adding more misery to Julian following his poor run at last weekend's Cape Town Open
Ø  The exciting 1-1 Round 3 draw between Bevin Reed and Jayden vd Merwe - considered by many as the defining moment of the event. A match where Jayden took a well deserved lead
Ø  Strangely enough, the first ever matchup between Gary Downs and Julian vd Merwe in Match 17, with Julian taking the honours with a 1-0 win this time around !!!
Ø  The excellent goalkeeping skills of Gary Downs in Match 23 to survive an onslaught from Jayden - frustrating Jayden to a 0-0 draw, with Jayden clinching 2nd place overall !!!
Ø  An impressive 3rd place finish for Conway Julie - undefeated on the day !!!
Ø Chris Abrahamse (playing only his second event) finishing tied 5th overall with Stanton Nortjie - both players posting undefeated runs !!
Ø The official announcement that Gary Downs has now pledged his allegiance to Pretoria Flickers Club - welcome aboard Gary !!!
Ø Thanks to Gary for providing the club with 4 "half-sized" training pitches to help members sharpening up their skills !!!
Ø A personal milestone for Bevin Reed as he registered his 10th WASPA title to date !!!!

only to be caught on a brilliant counter attack movement by Bevin within the final minute of play !!!

As always, a big thank you to all who attended to make the day a great success.

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

(report by Julian vd Merwe)

Friday, 17 November 2017

Sydney Spring League - Day 1

Ten players on a Monday night contested the first of three linked WASPA events to decide the Sydney Spring League.
In the end, Steve Dettre went through the night winning all six matches, scoring 14 and conceding 1, to take the final against Tony Credentino.
Many thanks to Neil Brener who stepped in at the last minute to ensure an even 10 player tournament.
In group 2, Hermann Kruse got a couple of narrow wins before having a shock against Geoff Sirmain when Geoff opened the scoring.
Adrian Grunbach continued his fine run of form, scoring two beauties against Adrian Elmer, and then comprehensively beat Geoff.
In group 1, Oli Ollnow got up against his perennial rival Jonty Brener 3-0, and then beat Dom 2-1 in a great performance.
In the semis, Steve score a spectacular on-the-run goal against Adrian before closing out a 2-0 win, while Hermann had to default against Tony because he was running out of time: he had to get Oli home on a school night! The responsible parent!
The final started spectacularly, when Steve scored within 30 seconds, then eased his nerves as Tony piled on the pressure in the second half, scoring with a rifling low shot that squeezed in at the far post.
As always, thanks to all players for the good spirit and humour on the night, and to Daniel and Robbie from Good Games for their assistance.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Raul Benita claims first WASPA title

The club of Marina Citerior in Javea (Spain) organized a tournament counting for the "Province of Turia" under WASPA banner. 8 players were taking part and both clubs of Turia and Marina Citerior were fielding four players. In the end experienced player Raul Benita defeated clubmate Fernando Gómez in the final while Pedro Benavent took the third place and Pasquale Carrassi was the other semi-finalist.

Luca Pini wins in Firenze

The second tournament of the Firenze league took part on Monday with a good field of 17 players.

After the group stage, there were many close games to decide the winner. In the end, Luca Pini defeated Emanuele Cattani on shots after the close final (0-0) to claim the victory.

Davide Visani and Simone Faraoni made it to the semi-finals and Riccardo Ferri won the consolation tournament.

Congratulations to the club of Firenze and Marco Bonciani for the great work.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Action in Donegal, Republic of Ireland

"Donegal Subbuteo" had a four player tournament on Friday evening. Cormac played for the first time in 2 years. He first played back in December 2011 as a 10 year old! Anyway there was some great games between Brian, Cormac and Caoimhe. They haven't played a lot lately so there was plenty of goals and action in every game. We played a group format with players playing each other once. Brendan used Heavyweight bases and the other 3 used the more modern bases. The idea of this was to make the tournament more equal for everyone. And as you can see from the final table, Brendan just pipped Caoimhe on goal difference! But great to see the younger ones having so much fun and determination to beat each other in this great game we all love.

Here is the final table:
Brendan Rodgers...3...7...+4
Caoimhe Rodgers...3...7...+2
Cormac Coyle...3...1...-3
Brian McCorkell...3...1...-3

TFAS League 2017 - Match day 9

This month’s League Day was quite a special one, not only because it was the final session to conclude the league, but also because there were special guests from Melbourne! President of the Western Flickers TFC, Benny Ng and his son, Benjamin, also joined in the flicking fun in Sunny Singapore.
Benny’s performance did not disappoint, bagging wins against Asia’s #2, Rudy, and recent Perth Satellite Champion, Vikas.
In the end it was Anas who emerged top, undefeated. His win for this League session meant that he is the overall champion for the TFAS League 2017!

Benny 2 v 1 Rudy
Bernard 3 v 2 Haikal
Anas 5 v 0 Vikas
Vikas 2 v 2 Haikal
Bernard 1 v 0 Benny
Anas 2 v 1 Rudy
Rudy 4 v 1 Haikal
Benny 1 v 4 Anas
Vikas 1 v 6 Bernard
Rudy 6 v 0 Bernard
Benny 2 v 1 Vikas
Anas 2 v 2 Haikal
Rudy 4 v 0 Vikas
Benny 1 v 4 Haikal
Bernard 1 v 3 Anas
1st: Anas
2nd: Rudy
3rd: Bernard
4th: Benny
5th: Haikal
6th: Vikas

Overall TFAS League 2017 Standings

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Kye Arnold grabs honors in Gillingham

Kye and Dave
Report and results of Friday’s WASPA night at Kent.

It was the England U19 players of Kye & Finn who led the way in the Friday night WASPA games last week. In a 6 man field, a number of close games were had  with 5 competitive rounds of play.

Paul and Rob
Kye eventually ran out winner, unbeaten on the night, whilst Finn grabbed the runner-up spot after a final round 2-0 victory over Terry.

Kye Arnold – 13pts +9
Finn Taylor – 10pts +3
Terry Arnold – 7pts -2
Dave Collier – 4pts -1
Paul Frank – 4pts -4
Rob McCormick – 2pts -5

Kenneth Beggs wins annivesary cup

On Monday night Derry City TFC held the 1st anniversary Cup. It’s been a great year and the club and competition has gone from strength to strength. The night saw a good turnout of ten players vie for the Cup. Kenny ‘The legend’ Beggs made an appearance and didn’t disappoint with a fantastic display of skill. Viewers tuned in for the live feed from all over the world - Wales, Italy, Greece and Strabane! The groups were closely fought affairs but Kenny proved too tough an opponent for all. Mark ‘The Moth’ McCrossan suffered defeat at the hands of Martinog Bradley in the semi, but it was Beggs, the legend himself, who sailed on to victory with a clear 4-0 victory over Bradley in the final. Brendan Rodgers took the 3rd place honours beating The Moth 1-0 in the 3rd and 4th play offs. A great night and a fitting Anniversary for the Derry City Table Football Club!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Cape Town Open 2017

Sunday the 12th November saw Cape Town City Subbuteo Club hosting the 4th annual Cape Town Open. It’s always a big deal when we get visitors to the southern tip of Africa, and so it was wonderful to have Julian van der Merwe (Pretoria Flickers) joining us for the event.
The tournament was held at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands. Seven players took part in a round-robin format, with everyone playing each other once. It was a particularly fun and relaxed afternoon. Notable highlights included:
- The first time in it’s 4 year history that the Cape Town Open was actually won by a local.
- Four penalties being awarded in the tournament, of which no less than three were missed. (How difficult is that to achieve in Subbuteo…?!).
- Wayne’s ‘on-the-move’ goal of the tournament against Clinton.
- Julian holding his own against Wayne, until he unfortunately spoiled it with an own-goal!
- John showing why he is Cape Town’s most improved player, with Julian describing 3 of the goals which were put past him as being absolutely ‘brilliant’.
- Rob and Clinton’s epic match, with the former scoring 3 superb long-range goals, and then the latter coming back from being 2-3 down to eventually winning 5-3.
- Grant’s undying positive energy.
- Mike’s standing his ground amidst much consternation, and ultimately opening our eyes to the proper interpretation of a particular rule.
- The patience which Julian’s wife Ramona displayed in sitting through the entire event.

Mariano Di Luozzo wins the Metropolitan Cup

The second "Metropolitan Cup" of Subbuteo was organized, organized by the "Fútbol Mesa Hudson" club with the participation of 6 players.
The tournament was held in two groups of 3 players and the first two went to the semifinals, while the third would play the cup consolation to the best of two games.
The tournament was won, for the second year in a row, by Mariano Di Luozzo who beat Brian Gonzalez Garayo (the revelation of the tournament) in the final 2-0.
For his part, Carlos Martinez won the consolation trophy by beating Gonzalo Triad 2-1 on aggregate (he made his presentation in the metropolitan tournaments).

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Promotional tournament in North Wales

London Road Subbuteo Club held the November "Sychdyn Cup", six players played in a league format with Brian Daley finishing first and Richard Stock coming runner up. Thirteen year old Yani Kelly came third, Cayne Matthews fourth, eight year old Ruby Matthews came fifth and beat her dad 1-0 today, with Dave Merrilees-Kelly sixth. The tournament was a WASPA promotional tournament, which means Brian and Richard will not get ranking points (because they are in the top 25 already). "Having them at the promo is good practise for the rest of us", reported Cayne Matthews.

The next event in North Wales will be held on November 26 at "the Parrot" in Drury. "We should be 10+ and today one of Ruby school friends came for a practise game with Ruby. Just looking to slowly grow as a club and attract new players to the game and bring back players that have stopped", also commented Cayne.

Brian 15pts
Rich 12
Yani 6 (WASPA champion)
Cayne 6
Ruby 4
Dave 1

Yani 3v0 Ruby
Rich 5v0 Cayne
Brian 4v0 Dave
Cayne 2v1 Yani
Dave 0v0 Ruby
Brian 3v2 Rich
Yani 4v1 Dave
Cayne 0v4 Brian
Ruby 0v4 Rich
Brian 5v1 Yani
Rich 3v0 Dave
Ruby 1v0 Cayne
Yani 1v3 Rich
Brian 1v0 Ruby
Dave 0v1 Cayne

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Number 77 for Marain in the Flanders

Top 3 of the evening: Ceulemans - Marain - Lannoy

SC Flanders is the only active club in the North of Belgium and last Monday they run their 43rd WASPA tournament with a good turnout of 11 players. geoffrey Marain came with ambitions and managed to claim his 77th WASPA title, finishing the evening with 4 wins to take the first spot of the Swiss ladder. Jos ceulemans, who lost to Marain in session 1, won his next three games to finish runner-up. Four players ended with 7 points but Frank Lannoy deserved the 3rd place thanks to the number of goals scored. The next SCF tournament will be held on December 11. Everybody is welcome.

Rudy on top of the Jurong League

Jurong Central SC League 2017 (11 Nov)

11 players including Arjuna Hanafi from Australian Club, Western Flickers TFC participated in club Jurong’s 2nd last league tournament of this year. The players were divided into 3 random groups with luck of the draw again separating the two table toppers namely Rudy & Anas.  The groups are as follows:-
A - Fauzi, Rizal T, Simon & Vikas
B - Arjuna, Michael, Ezan & Rudy
C - Anas, Noor Haikal & Nic
Group A again saw recently crowed Singapore satellite champion Fauzi breezing thru with 3 wins against his 3 seasoned players.
Rudy topped Group B with Arjuna learning the hard way against his stronger opponent conceding 13 & scoring 0.
While Asian no.1 again topped Group C even though he had a minor hiccup by drawing 1-1 against the ever improving Nic.

Plates Round Robin Winner
The 3 players who did qualify the group Games played a round robin games where Haikal came in 1st followed by Rizal T & Arjuna.

Cup QF & SF
There were no upsets in this stage with Fauzi, Michael, Rudy & Anas progressing to the Semis.
Fauzi vs Rudy; Finally the rock solid defence of Fauzi was breached hence Rudy progressed with a 1-0. Anas also won 1-0 against the defence oriented play of Michael.
Rudy with Arjuna
Another final game between Singapore TOP 2 players. Rudy inspired by Pep Guardiola Man City attacking press play outscored his club nemesis Anas 3-0 to be crowed Jurong November winner.
During the prize giving ceremony, Arjuna Hanafi was presented with a ‘Friends of Club ‘ certificate while the gesture was returned with Club WTF presenting their Club ball to Jurong’s Captain. 

Group Games

A Games
Fauzi 2 - 0 Rizal
Simon 0 - 3 Vikas
Fauzi 3 - 0 Simon
Rizal 2 - 2 Vikas
Fauzi 2 - 0 Vikas
Simon 2 - 0 Rizal

B Games
Arjuna 0 v 3 Michael
Ezan 0 v 2 Rudy
Arjuna 0 v 2 Ezan
Michael 2 v 3 Rudy
Arjuna 0 v 8 Rudy
Ezan 1 v 3 Michael

C Games
Anas 2 - 0 Haikal
Anas 1 - 1 Nic
Haikal 0 - 1 Nic

Plates Round Robin
Rizal 2 - 0 Arjuna
Rizal 1 - 3 Haikal
Arjuna 0 - 3 Haikal

Cup QF
Fauzi 3 - 0 Ezan
Vikas 2 - 3 Michael
Rudy 3 - 1 Nic
Anas 2 - 0 Simon

Cup SF
Fauzi 0 - 1 Rudy
Michael 0 - 1 Anas

Rudy 3 - 0 Anas

Thursday, 9 November 2017

First Canberra tournament... in Melbourne

The first Canberra Table Football Club (CTFC) WASPA was held on Thursday
2nd of November, and hosted by the Western Flickers TFC.

There were a few late withdrawals, but the tournament still featured some of Melbourne’s finest table footballers.

The format of the tournament was played in the exciting Swiss format, which saw a lot of tight contests, and also interesting tactics employed by one Kevin Grant from the Western Flickers TFC!

Yago Dzelalija the rookie from CTFC played Benny NG in his first match. Tough task for the Canberra based player. However, his recent game time at the Sydney International Open saw a significant improvement in his overall gameplay, with the first half being a tightly contested affair. Eventually Benny’s strength saw him come out on top with a 3-1 win.

Kevin Grant continues his climb up the Melbourne table football ranks, with some fine performances. His rolling shots are becoming near impossible to defend against.

Adrian Connolly continues to impress, and is achieving parity with the top players in Melbourne. Adrian overcame the difficult opponent in David Simpson and continued his great form against Benny. This match was essentially the playoff match between the top two players of the night, where Adrian claimed his first point against Benny.

It was great to see a few players return from brief breaks. David Simpson’s quality was evident for all to see. His quality of possession caused a lot of headache for his opponents on the night.

Adam Deverell also returned to action. Adam’s quality was apparent with his clever tactics and quality flicking. Unfortunately the lack of recent game time impacted his overall standing on the night. He still managed a strong game against Benny.

Anthony Madiona has now comfortably shaken the cobwebs from his small break of 20 odd years! His game is rapidly rising and gave many players a scare on the night.

A big thank you to the Western Flickers TFC who came out on a school night to host CTFC’s first ever WASPA event. Another great example of the strong Subbuteo community in Australia. The tournament was played with a great level of sportsmanship.

Finally, congratulations to Benny for winning the first CTFC WASPA. Rumours suggest that he needs a new trophy cabinet!