Wednesday 30 October 2019

Cape Town Open 2019

A rainy day in Cape Town provided the perfect backdrop to this year’s Open tournament. A relaxed, fun afternoon, with plenty of laughter, jibes and goals. And a truly fantastic display of the old Subbuteo equipment and accessories by local collector Brendon!

The final capped it all off - an epic affair, decided ultimately by a dramatic own-goal in the last minute of play. Clinton Gahwiler took the honors while Wayne McKenzie was runner-up!

Monday 28 October 2019

Results of Belgian events in Templeuve - Bande - Tournai

Here is a quick look at some results from Belgium where three events have recently been held.

Final 3 of the event: Matthias Averlant (2) - Geoffrey Marain (1) - Michaël Dupret (3)
The Templeuve United tournament took place on October 18 with this time a small turnout of six but it was a good night for everybody as all players had five games. In the end Geoffrey Marain took the honors to claim another title.

Final table:
1. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer)
2. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve)
3. Michaël Dupret (MT Tournai)
4. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
5. Didier Moons (unattached)
6. Benjamin Marain (Templeuve)

Presentation of the prizes in Bande
During the national tournament of Bande, 8 players played the consolation tournament under WASPA banner and Delphine Dieudonné, the legend of ladies subbuteo, claimed her first WASPA trophy after defeating Rochefort TS's Loris Léonard in the final.

Delphine Dieudonné - Christophe Hubert 4-0
Antonio Timpano - William Van Den Houte 4-5
Sébastien Dohet - Sébastien Scheen 1-4
Loris Léonard - Esteban Boistelle 3-2

Delphine Dieudonné - William Van Den Houte 3-2sd
Sébastien Scheen - Loris Léonard 1-2

Delphine Dieudonné - Loris Léonard 3-1

Players in the Magic Team Tournai tournament
Finally, there was another tournament in the West of Belgium on Sunday with 9 players gathering and playing in Swiss system. The reason of this extra tournament was the visit of Australia's Adrian Connolly. The ATFA President paid a visit to the local players and did really well in his games. Adrian finished the day with 2 wins and 2 losses and proved to be a great players. Vincent Coppenolle defeated Matthias Averlant in the final session to claim the title. Michaël Dupret was runner-up. It was also good to see Anthony Meireaux's debut in a tournament. Thanks to the Michaël Dupret's "Magic Team Tournai" for hosting a great event.

Final table (all Belgians unless noted):
1. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
2. Michaël Dupret (MT Tournai)
3. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve)
4. Stéphane Lambert (Yokohama)
5. Adrian Connolly (Australia/Western Flickers)
6. Didier Moons (unattached)
7. Eric Caillaux (France/Templeuve)
8. Sébastien Sorge (France/Templeuve)
9. Anthony Meireaux (Templeuve)

Sunday 27 October 2019

Jayden van der Merwe retains the League 3 Cup

Saturday 19 October 2019, Kempton Park, South Africa : 
Pretoria Flickers Club travelled to Bonaero Park for the staging of the 3rd and final leg of this year's League Championship. We had 6 players competing for the PFC League 3 Cup.
Pre-tournament favourites Bevin Reed and Jayden van der Merwe appeared to have laid the ghost to rest of their respective dismal runs during the League 2 Cup back in August. Indeed it was these two players who set the pace from start to finish, with Bevin leading the standings right up until Match 29 and Jayden constantly occupying the 2nd spot all day.
Kegan van der Merwe had a big say in his four scheduled matches against Bevin & Jayden, as Kegan managed a draw against them in all four those matches.
Those draws ultimately cost Bevin the individual honour of 2019 League 3 Cup winner, whereas the draws cost Jayden the honour of overall 2019 League Champion.
In the final match (Match 30), Jayden was only 1 point behind Bevin. A calm and patient approach by Jayden was rewarded as he triumphed by 2-0 over Conway Julie, and in so doing Jayden managed to retain his League 3 Cup title. This latest triumph also marks Jayden's 22nd WASPA title to date!
Although Jayden emerged as winner of the 2019 League 3 Cup, the triumph was not enough for him to retain his title as overall PFC League Champion. In the end Jayden only accumulated 39 points over the three League meetings. The honour of overall 2019 PFC League Champion was bestowed upon Bevin Reed as he managed to accumulate a total of 40 points over the three League meetings! Another closely contested League campaign in the end!

Individual acknowledgements on the day :
"Goal Blitz" : Bevin Reed ended the day as the top scorer
"Player of the Day" : Kegan vd Merwe for his 3rd place finish, boasting an unbeaten run on the day as well
"Fighting Spirit" : Conway Julie for his 4th place finish

PFC League Champions :
2014 : Jayden van der Merwe
2015 : Jayden van der Merwe
2016 : Chessray Jooste
2017 : Jayden van der Merwe
2018 : Jayden van der Merwe
2019 : Bevin Reed

A big thanks to Gary Downs and his wife for hosting us, and the serving of a wonderful lunch on the day.

As always, a big thank you to all who attended to make the day a great success. Next - the PFC Scudo Campioni event.

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

(report by Julian vd Merwe)

Friday 25 October 2019

News from the UK - Results from Liverpool - Lincoln - North Wales - Derry

Several events have already been held in the UK in October and here is a brief summary of results.
Players in Liverpool
Brian Daley winner in Liverpool
The ESA tournament in Liverpool (England) had a good turnout of 8 with a group stage and more games to rank players from 1 to 8. Brian Daley was the winner with no surprise but it was nice to see Chris Bedford reaching the final for the first time. Ruby Matthews won the plate  and the was a first trophy for Raoul Newton. That was a great day of play for all.

Lincoln Flickers Round Robin
The tournament took place on October 9 during David Young's visit from Prague. David completed his UK Subaleague tour with 5 wins and only one goal conceded. He finished off with a win at Lincoln Flickers (still unbeaten) to put the icing on the cake! Jez was the only person to hold the visitor but later slipped back to fourth.

Final standings:
1. David Young
2. Andy Boyer
3. Andrew Garbutt
4. Jeremy Boothman

Players at the latest London Road tournament
London Road monthly tournament
London Road Subbuteo Club held their 35th monthly event on October 13 in Drury, North Wales. 6 players played in a league format. Brian Daley took the honors while chris bedford was runner-up.

Final table:
1. Brian Daley
2. Chris Bedford
3. Cayne Matthews
4. Ruby Matthews
5. Dave Merrilees-Kelly
6. Lucasz Whittle

The next LRSC tournament will be held on November 24. It will be the 3rd birthday of the club and their 36th Open Regional WASPA tournament. All welcome!

Martinog bradley (right) receives trophy from Lawrence Watson
Derry City Frightening Flicks 2019
Results in from this years Frightening Flicks tournament. A small crowd for this years tournament with some late drop outs, hence everyone having 3-0 against Kenny Beggs, he couldn’t make it in the end up! A league style was played with Martinog Bradley coming out the eventual winner closely followed by Donegal’s Brendan Rodgers. Great evenings craic and games.

Final table:
1. Martinog Bradley
2. Brendan Rodgers
3. Lawrence Watson
4. Oisin Mór
5. Jude Morrow

Latest gathering of the South Staffs club
50 years of flicking football at South Staffs TSC
Finally, a small word to congratulate Mike Bradbury and the South Staffs TSC for their 50 years of continuous existence. The club currently have around 15 members drawn from all over the English Midlands counties. We wish them all the best for the future!

Marco Bonciani wins in Firenze

Last Monday the club of Firenze held their first WASPA tournament of the season with 13 players taking part including Gabriele Allegria (from the Seagulls Viaraggio). Marco BOnciani was the only player to win his four games and he logically finished on thop of the table at the end of the evening played in Swiss System. Thanks to our italian friends for their support!

Final table:
1. Marco Bonciani
2. Davide Visani
3. Luca Pini
4. Mirko Masini
5. Tiberio Becucci
6. Emanuele Cattani
7. Matteo Cherici
8. Gabriele Casati
9. Francesco Gori
10. Stefano Barducci
11. Riccardo Ferri
12. Mirko Pasquini
13. Gabriele Allegria

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Gábor Baross winner in Budapest

Last week-end Pasquale Carrassi was in Budapest and the local club of "Subbuteo Budapest" organized a small WASPA event for him. Only five players attended this tournament, everybody played against everybody in the group format before finals decided the winner and the third place.

Group stage:
1. Baross Gábor
2. Pasquale Carrassi
3. Mácsik Áron
4. Naszádi András
5. Katona Viktor

Final for third place:
Mácsik Áron-Naszádi András 1-0

Big final:
Baross Gábor-Pasquale Carrassi 2-0

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Monday 21 October 2019

TFAS League in Singapore - October results

October TFAS league session had lots of table Football activities, unfortunately only 4 played in this month’s competitive games.

The dedicated players notably Bernard, Anas, Vikas & Rudy battled each other in a round robin format for bragging rights for this month. In the end, the victor was Rudy who secured full points. Anas came in 2nd followed by Bernard & Vikas. Once again Rudy & Anas are tied at TOP spot in the TFAS league with equal points.

Stay tuned for the last session on 10th November 19 to decide 2019 TFAS league winner.

Anas 1 - 4 Rudy
Vikas 1 - 3 Bernard
Bernard 0 - 1 Rudy
Anas 4 - 0 Vikas
Anas 1 - 0 Bernard
Rudy 4 - 2 Vikas

Thursday 17 October 2019

Fabrizio Coco wins October tournament

One team, one family of friends, this is what subbuteo is all about! Thanks guys for coming along tonight!!! Keep flicking and keep collecting beautiful memories!

Congratulations Fabrizio Coco for the win over Benji Batten in the final (1-0) after seeing the young melbournian player winning over fab 1-0 in the group stage! Well done to the rest of the crew always showing passion and respect for this game!

See you next monday for friendly flicks at Da Vinci Hub!!!

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Marius Willhaus wins Sankt Pauli tournament

Subbuteo Sankt Pauli hosted their 2nd WASPA tournament of the 2019-20 season with 6 players facing off for the monthly title in a Swiss-League format. Last month’s winner Sven Schilling was again the favourite for the title but the returning Simon Stewart was hoping to break Sven’s dominance and take his first WASPA title of the season at his new club after finishing last season strongly at Derry City TFC with 3 WASPA wins. Club stalwart Marcos Perianes was hoping to improve on his 3rd place finish last time out and was again joined by Fred Elesbao making the long trek from Hannover. Marius Willhaus and Ralf Offenborn completed the line-up making their WASPA debuts for the season.

In the end it was Sven, Simon and Marius who set the pace and it was their head-to-head record that was decide the night. Sven was held 0-0 by Marius and 1-1 by Simon so it was the game between Stewart and Willhaus that would see the champion crowned iof either could forge a victory. Marius dominated much of the game and earned a well-deserved 1-0 win to see himself top the table and claim his first WASPA title.

We host our next monthly WASPA on November 12th when we hope to be joined by regulars Philip and Andre to swell our number to 8. More players are welcome so just message our Facebook page to take part.

1. Marius Willhaus 5:1 10 P.
2. Sven Schilling 4:1 8 P.
3. Simon Stewart 6:4 7 P.
4. Marcos Perianes 2:4 2 P.
5. Fred Elesbao 0:3 2 P.
6. Ralf Offenborn 1:5 2 P.

Simon - Ralf 2:0
Fred - Marius 0:1
Marcos - Sven 0:1
Simon - Marius 0:1
Sven - Fred 2:0
Marcos - Ralf 0:0
Sven - Marius 0:0
Simon - Marcos 3:2
Ralf - Fred 0:0
Sven - Simon 1:1
Marius - Ralf 3:1
Marcos - Fred 0:0

(Report by Simon Stewart)

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Thursday 10 October 2019

Third WASPA title for David Wouters

Last Monday the club of SC Flanders held their 62nd WASPA tournament, the 2nd event of the season. 7 players were taking part and it was good to see Vinnie “the wizz” Wouters back in action. David Wouters won the tournament with 4 games won while Geert Leys was runner-up. Further in the standings came Johan Lourdon, Jos Ceulemans, Danny De Greef, Willy De Bandt and last but not least Vinnie Wouters.

To be noted the next tournament in the Flanders should be held on Monday, November 11 (day off in Belgium). The flick-off time needs to be confirmed but it should be 7.00 pm with hopefully some international presence.

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Miguel Marques wins the Durham Cup

We have been extremely happy to see the return of a Subbuteo tournament in Connecticut last week-end as local players organized the Durham Cup with some players from different states taking part.

Miguel Marques defeated Massimo Conturso in the final (1-0 in overtime) while semi-finalists were Bryan Arnold and Domenico Venezia.

Huge thanks to Massimo and his clubmates for making things happen!

Final Rankings
1. Miguel Marques (SCC)
2. Massimo Conturso (SCC)
3. Bryan Arnold (NoVa Union)
3. Domenico Venezia (no official affiliation)
4. Andrew Zunino (Eastern PA SC)
5. Rick Marques (SCC)
6. Frank Silva (SCC)

Tuesday 8 October 2019

WASPA records of September 2019

Dear all, you will find here the updated WASPA records after the tournaments held in September.

WASPA Season results 2019-2020
WASPA ranking - September 19

Action in Colorado where players from different States met for a great week-end
We had 34 regional events, 1 promotional tournament and the National Cup in Derry, Northern Ireland. We will add the missing results from Pireas next month.
As this is a new season, there are some changes in the different tables:
- the Season ranking starts from scratch. Brian Daley is the first leader of the season.
- the Junior ranking is now for players born in 2003 or later (instead of 2002). Olliver Ollnow is still the leader.
- the top clubs ranking has a few less clubs as some clubs have been relegated in the "Development league". It is possible for new clubs to require to play in the WASPA top clubs sections (see handbook for details or drop me a line). London Road Subbuteo Club from Wales is the first leader of the ranking.
- the new Development league saw 12 different clubs taking ranking points. The Greek club of Panorama 1978 SC Thessaloniki is the first leader but we will have a wonderful season for sure. Any club organising 3 events and having 5 different players will be included in the Development league.

All-Ireland championship in Derry
As for September, we had some great events taking part.
- the tournament in Bormla (Malta) had a great turnout of 20;
- Australia was very active as always with events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.
- South Africa is doing a great job with events in Pretoria and Cape Town in the records.
- We are happy to see Germany having events organized by three different clubs in Berlin and Hamburg.
- Canada having regular events in Toronto is very positive!
- Greece always have great tournaments with many players.
- Singapore had two events including one for beginners.
- Belgium had only three events this month but with many close games to decide the winners.
- England, Wales and Northern Ireland do a great job also with some new players involved as well.
- We also had some presence in the US (Colorado, California and Virginia), Russia (St. Petersburg), Finland (Helsinki) and Italy (Borgo Vercelli).

Western Flickers tournament in Melbourne (Australia)
For the new season, we are always open to new ideas to see how we can make the circuit more attractive. All suggestions are welcome.

Well, that's all for now. Please remember you only need 3 players to register your tournament. Don't be scared to join. It's free and tournament requests can be sent by e-mail to

Keep an eye on the WASPA blog at as there are updates almost every day.

Tournament at Subbuteo Sankt Pauli in Germany
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Keep in mind WASPA is also looking for partners. If you know any company ready to support us (we don’t ask for money but we want some win-win agreements so that we can promote each  other), don't hesitate to contact me at or
We stay at your disposal for more info.

Yours sincerely,
Vincent Coppenolle

Sunday 6 October 2019

More results from around the World - September 2019

Some more results from September. Sometimes we receive reports of small events played in different countries and pictures and not always available to but it's great to see games played under WASPA banner in many countries.

Christos Agrios winner in Greece
Earlier in September the Greek club of Panorama 1978 SC Thessaloniki had their first tournament of the season in Thessaloniki. 9 players were taking part with three groups of three players in the first round and then a fin round between the top players of each group. Christos Agrios won the tournament after finishing on top of the final group while Stavros Giapoutzis was runner-up and Ilias Galanopoulos took the third place.

Howard Christie winner in Toronto
In Canada Howard Christie won this month's tournament in Toronto. Unfortunately there wer eonly three players taking part this time. Howard defeated Mike Sgro in sudden death in the final (2-1).

A good turnout in Stockton
In Stockton, England the NETFA players had a good event with 8 players taking part. After the group sessions, final were played to decide the winners. Neil Beeforth defeated Mike Parnaby (1-0) to claim the title while Ben Staples won the game for the third place on shots against Nick Pearson.

Action in st. Petersburg
Eliot Kennedy wins in Russia
During his visit in St. Petersburg, Australia's Eliot Kennedy had the please to meet local players Andrey Vlasov and Evgenii Vlasov. A small WASPA event was played and Eliot was the winner but the fact new friends were made was much more important!

Players at the Sparta Spreeathen tournament

Two events in Berlin
Since Herman Kruse moved to Germany, there might be some WASPA developments in the country. The Northern Falcons players first attended a tournament played in the premises of the Sparta Spreeathen 74/82 club. A group of six players was taking part and after the league format the rankings was as follows:

1. Marcus Tilgner
2. Marian Flemer
3. Hermann Kruse
4. Daria Prazynski
5. Andreas Guhr
6. Wilfried Pretzel
Small event but good games at SC Berlin
The other Berlin tournament took place at the SC Berlin club with a small turnout of three players with Hermann Kruse finishing on top of the group while Nico Müller was runner-up and Erik Klossowski was third.

Cayne and Cameron in Wrexham
Brian Daley winner in Wrexham
Algy Taylor of BCCM Border Collectables hosted a Wrexham Subbuteo Club last Sunday. Wrexham player Cameron Ramage was joined by London Road SC players Cayne, Ruby, Brian and Lucasz and a league format was played. Brian Daley finished on top while Cayne Matthews was runner-up.

Saturday 5 October 2019

Raphaël Maillard winner in Vresse

The first WASPA tournament of the season in the South of Belgium was played in Vresse with 7 players from two different clubs taking part. It was a great day of table football with a league format so that everyone played six games. Raphaël Maillard (Wamme) was the best player of the day and he claimed his second WASPA title. The next event in Vresse will be played on November 3 while Belgium will also hold tournaments in Hofstade-Zemst on Monday, October 7 (8.00 pm) and in Templeuve on Sunday, October 27 (4.00 pm).

Final standings:
1. Raphaël Maillard (Wamme)
2. Pascal Droeven (Semois)
3. Daniel Boistelle (Wamme)
4. Esteban Boistelle (Wamme)
5. Renaud Parisel (Semois)
6. Marc De Vos (Semois)
7. Philippe Thys (Wamme)

Thursday 3 October 2019

A great wee-end of Subbuteo in Colorado

Players on Saturday
Last week-end there was Subbuteo action in Denver, Colorado as the Colorado Subbuteo Club held two tournaments with visitors coming from several US states. The Colorado Cup was held on Saturday with 8 players taking part. Patrick Sheridan defeated Michael Tillman in the final whle Zach Walker defeated Varant Kurkeyerian to claim the third place. Benny Nuger won the consolation final against Shaun Kidsley.

The final on Sunday
The Sunday tournament, the "Denver Cup", had a smaller turnout of five players but many great games. Local player Zach Walker beat Michael Tillman in a close final while Tory Reed took home the MJ trophy.

Congratulations to the Colorado players for hosting a great week-end of Subbuteo. Keep up the great work!

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Alberto Di Maggio wins Europa League tournament

Alberto Di Maggio winner in the main events

Vasilis Tsakalakis
The first tournament of the season in the premises of the Flaming Flickers was the "Europa League" event held on September 21 with 16 players divided into two categories of 8 players.

The main event saw the victory of Bologna Tigers's Alberto Di Maggio (Benfica) who defeated Nikolas Psomiadis in the final (2-1).

The final of the second category was Vasilis Tsakalakis's business after beating Klearhos Sarikakis (3-0).

Congratulations to the winners and to all players for a great subbuteo Saturday.