Thursday, 30 January 2020

Stefano Barducci winner in Firenze

In Italy the club of Firenze held their third tournament of the season with 13 players taking part. There were 12 local guys and Gabriele Allegria of the Seagulls Viareggio SC.

The event was played in Swiss system with Stefano Barducci finishing on top and Matteo Cherici as runner-up.

Thanks to Marco Bonciani and his clubmates for another good evening of table football.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Chris Thomas wins in Cardiff

Cardiff TFC had another WASPA tournament on January 28 with 8 players taking part. There were several close games and the final was a close fight between Chris Thomas and Phil Dacey. Chris won the game 2-1. Semi-finalists were David Lauder and Dave Samuel. Thanks to John Lauder for organising the event!

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Cape Town New Year tournament 2020

Fantastic afternoon of Subbuteo in Cape Town. In spite of a few regulars missing, we had a great turn-out that enabled us to play an event with four groups of 4.

Games were short, with first round matches only 10 minutes in length.

Really great to have 3 new returnees to the game, 5 kids playing, and a great bunch of guys (who were introduced to the game by a grandparent, and have been playing together the past few months) joining us for the first time from the northern suburbs.

Looking very much forward to our February event!

As for the results, Clinton Gahwiler defeated Sven Rademan in the final while John Fishlock and Craig Middleton made it to the semis. Shaun Clamp beat Jack Parsons in the Plate final.

Congratulations to all players for a great day of Subbuteo table football!

Monday, 27 January 2020

News from Belgium - Results of January 2020

Several tournaments have been held in January in Belgium. Here is a brief summary of results.

The SC Flanders tournament took place in the beginning of the January with a strong field of 15 players. As always, games were played in Swiss system and this time Geoffrey Marain took the honors with 4 games won while seven players tied in second place with 7 points. Only the goal difference and the number of goals scores could decide the final table. The ranking was as follows:
1. Geoffrey Marain
2. Vincent Coppenolle
2. Geert Leys
4. Ralf Grégoire
5. Dirk Vekemans
6. Matthias Averlant
6. Richard Boulanger
8. Jos Ceulemans
9. Benjamin Marain
10. Vincent Wouters
11. Danny De Greef
12. Filip Van Hulle
13. Didier Moons
14. Willy De Bandt
15. Jordan Bonte

Two days later, the club of Huy held their very first tournament of the season with 6 players taking part. William Van den Houte (picture on the left) defeated Ralf Grégoire in the final (3-2). Semi-finalists were Dany Mlynek and Sébastien Dohet while Richard Boulanger won the game for the 5th place against David Boulanger.

The Templeuve United club had a small promotional tournament. 5 players were taking part but two of them were not "eligible" to get ranking points. Eric Caillaux won the "official" games to claim the title while didier Moons was runner-up and Jordan Bonte too the third place.

During the FISTF Major of Rochefort, a WASPA tournament was played in the afternoon for eliminated players. 32 players from 10 different nations were competing and there was the very first appearance of Tunisia in the WASPA circuit thanks to Mongi Rouis. Rémy Lours (France) took the victory after defeating Spain's Jean-Michel Cuenca in the final. Mongi Rouis and Malta's Josef Camilleri were the semi-finalists.

The monthly regional tournament in Templeuve took place on January 24 with 9 players taking part. Geoffrey Marain took another title even if he had some difficult games. Matthias Averlant took the second place once agai, one week after his final in the U19 Major of Rochefort.

Final standings
1. Geoffrey Marain
2. Matthias Averlant
3. Vincent Coppenolle
4. Jean-Pierre Genart
5. Michaël Dupret
6. Didier Moons
7. Eric Caillaux
8. Sébastien Sorge
9. Benjamin Marain

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Old rules are back in Italy

Our friends from TSC Black Rose 98 Roma sent us fantatsic news to confirm that their "Extreme Works Series" are being played under WASPA banner. The tournaments are played with the old rules and the first two stages have recently been held in Fiumicino, home of the Black Rose club.

The first stage took place in November with 23 players attending the "Autumn Championship". Players were dropped in four groups with every players being given the chance to play knock-out games to decide the winners in the main event and in the consolation rounds. Andrea Strazza defeated Federico Milan (2-1) in the final to claim the titles. Semi-finalists were Michele Giudice and Luigi Arena. Massimo Garbuglia won the consolation for the 9th place while Luca Periccioli won the consolation tournament for the 17th place.

On January 19, the TSC Black Rose 98 Roma organized the "WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP", second round of the "SUBBUTEO OLD RULES" “EW SERIES" 2019/2020. It was a very nice tournament with 30 competitors, the furthest coming from Bari and Verona (as in the first round).  Those present were divided int
o 8 groups of 4 players. The top two finishers from each group faced a knockout round to enter the master tournament (first level) or to the cadet tournament (second level). Same situation for the last two classified in each group called to a knockout round to establish who would play in the challenge tournament (third level) and who in the future tournament (fourth level). In this way all participants were able to play at least 5 games and this is one of the target of Black Rose Roma tournaments.

The winner of the "WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP" was, as happened in the first round, Andrea Strazza (Black Rose Roma). He played 6 games with 6 wins, 16 goals scored and none conceded. A victory, however, more difficult than it might seem. Behing him the EW Series debutant Andrea Balestrucci able to eliminate Federico Milan, the finalist of the EW Series first round (november 2019). Lower step of the podium for Roberto Mazzucchi and Rodolfo Miccoli.

The winner of the "Cadet Tournament" was Alessandro Laurenzi, runner up Massimiliano Painelli. The winner of the "Challenge Tournament" was Andrea Bevilacqua and the runner up was Luca Periccioli, the youngest tournament player (11 years old). The "Future Tournament" was won by Michele Romanazzi while the silver medal was won by Francesco D’Amico.

Full results and pictures here

You can find the details of the results, the rankings and other photos or documents  following this link: or

In the months to come TSC Black Rose 98 Roma will organize other EW SERIES and WASPA tournaments.
- March 22, 2020: EW SERIES SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP in Fiumicino
- April 25, 2020: EW SERIES SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP in Fiumicino
- June 7, 2020 WIMBLEROME 2020 in Fiumicino (*)
(*) to be confirmed

Thanks to all the participants. See you soon!

(report by TSC Black Rose 98 Roma)

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Sven Schilling wins sankt Pauli tournament

Subbuteo Sankt Pauli hosted our 5th monthly WASPA of the season with 8 players travelling from as far away as Hannover to compete. For the first time this season we deviated from our league or Swiss ladder format with two groups of four battling it out for the title.

Group 1 hosted previous winners Sven & Marius along with Marcos and Fred. After two round of games Marius topped the table with 4 points, Sven and Marcos on 3 apiece and Fred on 1. Marcos and Fred played out a 1-1 draw while Sven claimed top spot in the group with a tight 1-0 victory over Marius who claimed 2nd spot thanks to his win over Marcos.

Group 2 was more pedestrian with the winner of the two previous competitions Simon winning all three games against Philip, Andre and Ralf to finish 1st. Philip beat Andre and drew with Ralf to finish 2nd.

In the plate Marcos beat Andre 2-0 to set-up a 5th place playoff against Fred who triumphed over Ralf on shots after a goalless draw. There were no goals this time following their 1-1 group game and it was Fred who took 5th place with a comprehensive 3-0 win on shots. Andre avoided the wooden spoon thanks to 2-1 shots victory over Ralf.

Group 1 winner Sven edged a tight encounter with Philip 1-0 while Simon overcame Marius 2-0 to set-up a final between the two seeded players. In the 3rd place playoff the oldest rivalry at Sankt Pauli was rejoined with Marius coming out on top against his oldest rival with a 2-0 win.

The final itself was a tight affair with Sven having the best of the early chances but unfortunately shooting wide when he should have hit the target. Simon came more into game and forced a good save from Sven before he saw the last chance of the game crash off the crossbar and post to roll harmlessly out for a throw-in. And so it was to be shots once again that decided the victor. Simon won the toss opting to shoot first, but the toss was all he was to win as his first four efforts were all saved by Sven with Sven scoring 2 of his four to win his second Sankt Pauli WASPA.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

London Road January event in Wales

Last Sunday London Road were joined by 3 Wolverhampton TFC players (Justin Scott, Mick Hammonds and Richard Badger), as well as welcoming Sven Schilling from Sankt Pauli SC (Germany). 11 players were split into 2 groups with 1st and 2nd going through to semis and 3rd and 4th playing in the Plate. Group A was topped by Brian Daley with Richard Badger in 2nd. Group B was topped by Mick Hammonds with Sven Schilling in 2nd. Justin Scott and Chris Bedford made the plate from Group A and Cayne Matthews and Mark Tilling from Group B. The plate Final was played out by Justin and Cayne and after finishing 1-1 extra time golden goal was played with Justin breaking the dead lock to win 2-1.

The Parrot Cup Final was played between Brian and Richard and after finishing 2-2 and no goals in extra time went to a shoot out. Brian won the shoot out 2-1 to retain the Parrot Cup.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Varant Kurkeyerian winner in Northern California

On Saturday January 18, NorCal Subbuteo Club held their first event of the 20’s. The WASPA event included 7 players in San Francisco and saw Varant Kurkeyerian beat Conan Mullen 2-0 in the Final.

The tournament also featured the debut of newcomer Sam Omiotek! He’s been training hard with Varant the last 3 months and it showed with two wins and a draw! Cracking debut Sam!!

Friday, 17 January 2020

Fabrizio Coco does it again

Fabrizio Coco won the first tournament of the year in Australia. 6 Sydney TFC players met on Wednesday with a group stage and knock-out games. Fabrizio Coco defeated Tony Credentino (3-0) in the final while Kostas Barbaris and Paolo Credentino were the semi-finalists. Players commited to support Australia firefighters!

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Anas wins January event in Singapore

In this new year of 2020, the WASPA tournaments by Table Football Association of Singapore (TFAS) will be renamed as “TFAS Monthly WASPA”. The WASPA is open to everyone, while also serving as a platform for the TFAS League 2020.

The first Monthly WASPA saw a great turnout of 16 players!

All the players went through 4 rounds of the Swiss system, with every player playing 4 games each. Additionally, there were handicap conditions implemented on experienced players when playing against less experienced players.

Every session, 2 to 3 handicap conditions will be randomly drawn. This session’s handicap conditions are:
- No flick for all set piece (corner, free-flick, flick in), but opponent gets to flick.
- Use small plastic goalkeeper

These handicaps are aimed to challenge the experienced players, and at the same time, prevent the weaker players from taking a bashing.

After the 4 rounds, it was Anas who came out tops, undefeated with 3 wins and a draw, with Rudy and Bernard close behind.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

WASPA rankings of December 2019

Dear all,
you will find in the attached files the monthly standings of the WASPA circuit after the events held in December.

WASPA Season results 2019-2020
WASPA ranking - December 19

Christmas Cup in Singapore
We added 28 sets of results, some of them arrived a bit later than expected but we are glad to have seen 27 regional tournaments and 1 promotional events last month. We also had a test-match in Switzerland and some meetings of the NETFA mini leagues.

We are glad to see a new club joining the WASPA circuit in Edinburgh (Scotland) and to see the Ellan Vannin tournament on the Isle of Man.

26 players for the Flaming Flickers tournament
Maybe a few results are missing in the PDF file. If you see missing data, please get in touch so that I can correct the files.

If some juniors (born in 2003 or later) don't appear in the ranking, it means we don't have their birthdates so please send your feedback.

Players at the Attard tournament in Malta
In the different rankings of clubs, we are glad to see the Kragero club from Norway joining the Development league.

Kids having a great day on Subbuteo in Italy
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

Please invite your friends to join our Facebook group at
We also have a WASPA page here:

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

Ideas to develop the WASPA circuit, to get new clubs/nations involved or to make things more attractive are always welcome. We stay at your disposal for more info.

Yours sincerely,
Vincent Coppenolle

Eugene Plytas with Flaming Flickers tournament

A great turnout and a great atmosphere
The latest Flaming flickers tournament was a real success as our greek friends decided to run their December event with three different categories. 26 players from many different clubs were taking part.

Eugene Plytas receiving his trophy
In the main event, Eugene Plytas was the best of 12 players after defeating Markos Kapsabelis (1-0) in the final. Alekos Apatzis and Manolis Papadakis were the semi-finalists.

Podium of the B category
The B category had 10 players with two groups of 5 and then knock-out games. Achilleas Bogdanidis took the honors after beating Vasilios Argyropoulos (3-0) in the final.

The Juniors
Finally, the Junior category consisted in a group of four with Christian Tsakalakis finishing on top of the table and Nikos Jr Psomiadis being runner-up.

Huge thanks to the Flaming Flickers for another amazing event!

Thursday, 9 January 2020

John Imbrogiano wins Swiss Cup tournament in Eschenbach

Players having a great day in Eschenbach
We continue our review of January events with the great news from Switzerland where after a long absence of more than two years, there was a tournament again under WASPA banner. The Swiss Cup event held in Eschenbach and organized by the Linth Sliders Club had a turnout of five players including South Africa's Clinton Gahwlier. John Imbrogiano ( won the tournament, finishing on top of the league with 3 wins and a draw. Peter Erb was runner-up (7 points), Clinton (7) took a great third third place while Roman Bernharsgrütter (3) and Martin Wiesmann (1) were the other competitors.

"The absolute highlight though was the friendships forged and the amazing hospitality shown particularly by Peter Erb and Martin Wiessman. It was also fantastic to meet Subbuteo legend Willi Hofmann who popped in unexpectedly at the WASPA event", commented Clinton Gahwlier on the Cape Town City Facebook page.

Huge thanks to Roman Bernharsgrütter for his great job to organize the tournament and also to bring back Switzerland in the WASPA circuit! A much appreciated effort!

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Giulio Astengo wins inaugural event in Cardiff

We are starting publishing the news of January 2020 with the first report of the year. The Cardiff Bluebirds club in Wales was the host of the first tournament of the season on January 2.

Congratulationss to Giulio Astengo for winning the Cardiff WASPA event, the 1st Subbuteo event of the year. Not exactly a goal fest. Both semi-finals (Aaron Skinner v Darren John Barnes & Giulio v Dave Samuel) finished 0-0.

The final between Darren & Guilio was decided on shots after a 1-1 draw.

Finally thanks to the mystery guest turning up to present the trophy.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

December 2019: news from around the world

Here is a quick review of some events held under WASPA banner in December. We are waiting for the last few results of last month to publish the december rankings. Hopefully everything will be ready by the end of the week.

3 dedicated players in Javea
Spain: one more tournament in Javea
The Marina Citerior Club held a 15th "Tea Time Tournament" int he beginning of the month. Unfortunately the club is struggling to get new players but the usual members of the clubs are still very motivated to play together. italy's Pasquale Carrassi finished on top of a small league (with home and away games) with David Mc Aulay being runner-up and Bill Dunham taking the third place.

Presentation of trophies in Ilioupolis
Greece: Roligans Christmas Cup
The Roligans club organized a Christmas tournament on December 21. There were 13 competitors including a special guest of the new club of Ippovotes Chalkida Club. Evangelos Kotrotsos (U15) won the tournament while the runner-up was Tassos Priftis. This time the event was a knockout tournament and the players eliminated played for Category B. Therefore the winner of the B tournament was Dimitrios Rembis.

Players in Thessaloniki
Greece: Panorama still doing well
Also in Greece, the Panorama 1978 SC Thessaloniki organized a tournament with 6 players involved. This time Ioannis Terzidis took the honors after defeating Constantios Giapoutzis in the final (2-0) while Stavros Giapoutzis won the game for the third place.

Some good games in Donegal
Ireland: action in Donegal
Also the Republic of ireland saw some Subbuteo action in the end of December with three players competing in a group format in Donegal. Local organizer Brendan Rodgers finished on top of the table while clubmate Oisin McKeogh was runner-up and special guest from England Nick Pearson took the third place.

Richard Ruffolo - Howard Christie - Mike Sgro
Canada: Howard Christie does it again
This month's tournament in Toronto had a small turnout of three but there were many close games. Defending champion Mike Sgro could not win another event as Howard Christie won the final against Mike to win the "tournament of the decade".

Isle of Man: Joseph Kinrade is a winner
We have been extremely glad to see some action on the Isle of Man where Joseph Kinrade won the "Ellan Vannin WASPA Christmas Cup" after defeating brian Kinrade in the final. The tournament had a good turnout of four players including first time player Lisa Warren from England. The tournament was played as a group of five with the top 2 qualifying for the grand final.

Martin Wiesmann bringing Switzerland back on the WASPA map
Switzerland: Test match in Wil
Just a few days before the WASPA tournament in Eschenbach of January 5 (results coming soon), there was a test match between local player Martin Wiesmann and South Africa's Clinton Gahwiler from Cape Town. The game ended as a draw but more importantly it was a good way to have Switzerland coming back to the WASPA circuit with more good news coming up soon.

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Anas Bin Rahamat wins 2019 Xsmas cup in Singapore

(L to R): Bernard Lim, Nic Tan, Anas Rahamat, Ashley Tan, Den Mulia Yusni, Arjuna Hanafi, Rizal Taib, Michael Choong,
Vikkram Kumar, Vikas Chandiramani, Luke Lim, Isaac Lim, John Edwards, Bolkiah Musa, Rudy Hesty Roselan
The final tournament in the Singapore Table Football calendar with SG Ranking points took place on 29 Dec 2019 at the Singapore Sports Hub Library.  The Xmas Cup was organized under the banner of SG Lions Table Football Club and saw a turnout of 15 players.

The 15 players were randomly drawn into 4 groups for the round-robin Group Stage. The top 2 in each Group qualified for the Cup quarter-finals while the bottom 2 competed in the Plate quarter-finals.  Play-offs for respective placing in the Cup and Plate also took place for players eliminated at the quarter-finals.  Each player gets at least 5 games.

In the Cup Final, Anas continued his domination of the local table football scene to win 1-0 over Rudy to win the Xmas Cup!!  While in the Plate Final, Rizal defeated Vikas 2-1 to win the consolation final.

Final Placings
Champion: Anas Rahamat
Runner-Up: Rudy Hesty Roselan
3rd Place: Nic Tan
4th Place: Ashley Tan
5th Place: Michael Choong
6th Place: Den Mulia Yusni
7th Place: Bernard Lim
8th Place: Isaac Lim
9th Place: Rizal Taib
10th Place: Vikas Chandiramani
11th Place: Bolkiah Musa
12th Place: Vikkram Kumar
13th Place: John Edwards
14th Place: Luke Lim
15th Place: Arjuna Hanafi

Congratulations to all winners!!

Friday, 3 January 2020

Martinog Bradley wins Christmas Cup

A team of 5 played out a league format Christmas Cup in derry (Northern Ireland), with Martinog Bradley taking the honours with 4 wins. Oisin Mor played runner-up with two solid wins over veteran, Paul Boyle, and newcomer Jude Morrow. Great nights craic for the last flicks of the decade!

Final standings: 
1. Martinog Bradley
2. Oisin Mor
3. Lawrence Watson
4. Jude Morrow
5. Paul Boyle

Thursday, 2 January 2020

30th birthday of the Templeuve United club

A special logo for the birthday of the club
In December, the Templeuve United players celebrated the 30th birthday of the club. It was indeed in December 1989 that 2 teenagers of the small Belgian village (population of 3500) started their own club.
Final 4 of the promotional event: Benjamin Marain - Sébastien Dohet - Daniel Boistelle - Giulio Bonfanti
The club had a national tournament on December 21 with 22 players taking part. The "C category" was a WASPA promotional tournament with 10 players competing. There were 2 groups of five, semi-finals and consolation games. Sébastien Dohet (USC Huy) won his very first tournament after defeating Daniel Boistelle (Wamme SC) in a close final (1-0). Giulio Bonfanti (Wamme) and U12 player Benjamin Marain (Templeuve) made it to the semi-finals.
Templeuve players after the national tournament
The rest of the table was as follows:
5. Jean-Luc Platiaux (Templeuve)
6. Eric Caillaux (France/Templeuve)
7. Sébastien Sorge (France/Templeuve)
8. Esteban Boistelle (Wamme)
9. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
10. Jordan Bonte (Templeuve)

Players at the regional tournament
A few days later, on December 27, the monthly "regional" tournament had a small turnout of 7. The tournament was played in Swiss system and geoffrey marain was the winner once again. The good news is that there were visitors coming to see the games with possible new players for the future meetings.

Final standings of the régional tournament:
1. Geoffrey Marain
2. Matthias Averlant
3. Vincent Coppenolle
4. Didier Moons
5. Renald Deloose
6. Arthur Clique
7. Jordan Bonte

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Eliot Kennedy and Tan Yew Loy winners in Australia

Some news from Australia where there was Subbuteo action in both Sydney and Perth in December.

2nd annual Christmas Binge tournament

For the second year running, Western Sydney Subbuteo closed out the year with a tournament squished into that wasteland between Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve, just to keep everyone in celebration mode. Four hardy competitors dragged themselves and their extra kilos off their couches to take part.

Steve - Geoff - Eliot - Adrian
In the opening round of matches Geoff played a brilliant defensive game, only for Eliot to settle in and squeeze a winner later in the game. Meanwhile Steve's first half lead was cancelled out by a second half equaliser from Adrian during a riveting draw. The second round saw Geoff take an early lead keeping up his impressive displays...for half a game at least. Steve took command in the second half and slotted home 4 unanswered goals. Meanwhile, on the other table, Eliot commanded possession, as expected, but Adrian defended stoutly, keeping clear chances to a minimum, until 45 seconds before half time, when Eliot finally got into clear space and slotted home comfortably. The second half provided great entertainment as Eliot searched for the sealing goal, opening up his defense in the process. This gave Adrian space on the counter and he began to trouble Eliot. Then , in the evening's most spectacular moment, Eliot wound back the clock to 1977. After one too many attacking flicks went awry, he picked up the offending figure and hurled it across Good Games, reminding everyone of how he got a reputation as an emotional firebrand is his younger years. Adrian later managed an equaliser which cheered Eliot up no end.

Which meant that 3 players were still in with a chance to win the tournament heading into the final game. Adrian partly did his part, with a 1 goal victory over Geoff, but the woodwork continually hindered him from building up the goal difference he really needed. Steve and Eliot were still scoreless at the break in their game, with everything still in the balance. A goal part way through the second half, however, was enough to confirm the title for Eliot.

Steve 1 - 1 Adrian
Geoff 0 - 1 Eliot

Eliot 1 - 1 Adrian
Steve 4 - 1 Geoff

Steve 0 - 1 Eliot
Geoff 0 - 1 Adrian

Final standings:
1. Eliot Kennedy
2. Adrian Elmer
3. Steve Dettre
4. Geoff Sirmai

Original link

Tan Yew Loy winner in Perth

A bit earlier in the month, Tan Yew Loy won the monthly Perth tournament. The Singapore player eneded on top of a group of 5 while Alan Kimber was runner-up.

Final standings:
1. Tan Yew Loy
2. Alan Kimber
3. Hugh Best
4. Ron Byrne
5. Chris Thorn