Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Lima is now on the map

Claudio, Davide and Manuel
Action on the beautiful pitch
Last Saturday was definately a day to remember for international table football. The very first tournament in Peru took place in Lima. Of course, there was a very small field of three but results were not the thing to remember. Local organizer Manuel Delgado was the happy host of the day while the other two competitors were Davide Bozzano, an Italian based in Lima, and Claudio Murcilli, the well-known champion from Argentina. Claudio won the historic tournament, a good way to settle strong bases for Subbuteo in the country. "Fenix Subbuteo Club 18" might become the first club in the country with hopefully more new members joining soon. The three involved players will receive their first WASPA points and for our circuit, it is simply fantastic to welcome a new nation.

With Peru joing the international Subbuteo scene, this is another step forward for the game in South America. We all remember the try to establish the game in Colombia in the early 2000's while players in Argentina, Brazil and Chile have already competed in FISTF and WASPA events. In the past, Uruguay also had a couple of players. With Peru being now on the map, there are real hopes to create a stronger circuit in South America. Fir sure the WASPA circuti will be a great help for all these players to get experience in minor events before playing for glory in FISTF level.

Good luck to all the people helping the game to grow all over the world!