Thursday, 21 October 2021

Subbuteo season flick-off in Belgium

Here is a quick summary of events held in Belgium since the beginning of the season. Despite things are slowly getting better, only the clubs of templeuve, Flanders and Warcoing have held tournaments under WASPA banner.


The first event was a promotional tournament held on September 10 in Templeuve with 6 players competing in group format. Eric Caillaux (France) was unbeaten and took the honors.

Final standings:

1. Eric Caillaux
2. Didier Moons
3. Benjamin Marain
4. Sébastien Sorge
5. Jocelyn Celton
6. Loris Celton


On September 24, the Templeuve club held a regional tournament with 9 players. The Swiss system saw no big surprise as Geoffrey Marain took the honors thanks to a better goal-difference than Vincent Coppenolle. Standings were as follows:

1. Geoffrey Marain
2. Vincent Coppenolle
3. Didier Moons
4. Eddy Beernaert
5. Sébastien Sorge
6. Benjamin Marain
7. Jocelyn Celton
8. Eric Caillaux
9. Loris Celton

Also in September, there were 2 test-matches. Didier Moons defeated Sébastien Sorge while Geoffrey Marain took the best on Vincent Coppenolle.


October 4 was the date of the first tournament in the Flanders for a while. 5 players met in Antwerp, the largest city of the Flanders and David Wouters finished on top while Geert Leys was runner-up.

1. David Wouters
2. Geert Leys
3. Johan Lourdon
4. Jos Ceulemans
5. Stéphane Lambert


On October 8, the second promotional tournament of the season in Templeuve had a small field of 3. Eric Caillaux was the winner again after finishing on top of the home and away fixtures.

1. Eric Caillaux
2. Didier Moons
3. Sébastien Sorge


Finally, the Warcoing Ducks held their first tournament for a long period on October 15. The event was organized to celebrate the visit of former FISTF number 1 Sébastien Scheen and top female player Stéphanie Garnier from France. Results were not the important part of the evening and local players were glad to play games with the special guests of the day. Both Sébastien and Stéphanie spent a lot of time and energy to explain rules and to give tips to beginners, which was extremely appreciated. Here are the final standings of the night:

1. Geoffrey Marain
2. Stéphanie Garnier
3. Benjamin Marain
4. Sébastien Sorge
5. Sébastien Scheen
6. Vincent Coppenolle
7. Loris Celton
8. Didier Moons
9. Jocelyn Celton
10. Héléna Marain

The next Templeuve tournament will be held on October 15. Flick-off at 6.30 pm.

Follow the Templeuve United group on Facebook and the club's Facebook page

Follow the SC Flanders club on Facebook

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Kenny Beggs wins Halloween Cup in Derry


This years Halloween cup was a great affair with 6 players taking part in a league format.

Kenny Beggs proved unassailable on the night, claiming a maximum 15 points with 5 wins.

Barry Spence followed as runner up and Lawrence Watson put in a great display to take third spot on the night.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Marco Bonciani wins comeback tournament in Firenze

After a long breat, the club of Firenze was back in action on Monday. 8 players competed in Swiss system. All players were members of the host club, excepted Aldo Gentileschi (Papata Group Ponticino AR). Marco Bociano remained unbeaten and took the honors. Standings were as follows:

1. Marco Bonciani - 7 points
2. Mirko Masini - 6
3. Emanuele Cattani - 6
4. Matteo Cherici - 3
5. Aldo Gentileschi - 3
6. Tiberio Becucci - 3
7. Stefano Barducci - 2
8. Gabriele Casati - 2

Monday, 18 October 2021

First victory for Mick DeVincentis


This month's Subbuteo Perth's Tournament took place this week-end. There were five players in action and they played each other twice. Mick DeVincentis won his first WASPA tournament. Final standings were as follows:

1. Mick DeVincentis 19 points
2. Alan Kimber 17
3. Hugh Best 12
4. Noel Mani 4
5. Chris Thorn 3

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Rudy Hesty winner in Singapore


6 players gather on sunny Sunday morning on October 17, 2021. Great to see Anas and Enzo back joining the session. With still strict COVID 19 measures conditions, players played a 5 rounds robin games. No clear winners in this event with players cancelling each other wins notably with Michael beating Rudy, Bernard beating Michael & Enzo beating Bernard. End of event, Rudy came up tops edging Michael only on goal difference; followed by Ana’s, Bernard, Enzo & Rizal. 

Final table

Rudy 12 Pts (+13)
Michael C 12 (+11)
Anas 9 (+1)
Bernard 6 (-2)
Enzo 6 (-6)
Rizal T 0 (-18)

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Dutch players can't stop flicking

Top 3 of the Sunday event: Nico Marks (3), Fabrizio Cavazza (winner) and Patrick de Jong (2)

Several tournaments have recently been held in the Netherlands. Thanks to Xavier Aret, there is a revival in the country and the great news is that some tournaments are played under WASPA banner.

On September 28, there was a small turnout of 4 players competing in group format. Fabrizio Cavazza, who is a registered player in the italian club of DLF Gorizia, took the honors while Maikel de Haas was runner-up. Rinaldo van Dijk was third and Xavier Aret fourth.

On October 10, there was a bigger field of 13 players for the first "big event" of the season. There were many close games and in the finals, a shoot-out was needed to decide the winner. Fabrizio Cavazza brought back the trophy after defeating Patrick de Jong. Nico Marks won the game for the third place again Rinaldo van Dijk. Winners received "stroopwafels", which are delicious speclialties from the Gouda area. To be noted Cailim Marks, son of Nico Marks, attended his first tournament during this day.

Last Wednesday, it was another night of play with six players involved. This time Patrick de Jong took the best on Fabrizio Cavazza. 

Besides this, it is worth mentionning that in the North of the country, the clug of GSV de Hyacinth in Hoogezand held the first night of the local league. After a long year of break due to covid, it's good to see the Northern players doing a come-back.

For more details about the game in the Netherlands, follow the Dutch Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Subbuteonederland

Huge thanks to Xavier for his great job to make things running again in the Netherlands.

Thursday, 7 October 2021

WASPA rankings and results after the September tournaments

Dear friends, you will find in the attached files the updated WASPA rankings. This is the first update of the rankings for the season 2021-2022, which means the individual "season ranking" and the different rankings of clubs start from scratch.

Excel file

PDF file

Perth players in Australia showing their certificate of "best Top club in 2020-2021"

You will see that Alan Lee is still the number 1 player and that England is on top of the ranking of nations. The first leader of the season ranking is Ireland's Mark Farrell who recently won the All-Ireland championship in Derry, the tournament was played under WASPA banner. Surrey Saracens SC (England) is on top of the "top clubs" table while the Italians of TSC 69ers are the first leaders of the Development league. We are glad to add 5 new clubs in the Development League, which is great.

Welcome to the Italians of Club Rebels Genova who are a new entry in the WASPA ranking of clubs for Juniors. It will be more important than ever to try to have young players invovled and both the individual and club rankings for juniors (players born in 2005 or later) will be a huge priority this season.

Players at the recent Cardiff tournament

If you have a look at the results, you will see that 25 tournaments have been played in September. There were also 2 test-matches played in Belgium. Our friends from Terni played an "old rules" event, Derry held the "All-Ireland National Cup" and Templeuve had a promotional tournament. The other 22 tournaments were "regional" events. There was less activity than usual in some nations and some clubs still have restrictions to run big events but we are very please dto see things slowly back to normal.

Great job with the kids by the "TSC 69ers" with many players of the Rebels Genova also taking part

All your ideas to make the WASPA circuit more attractive are more than welcome. Don't hesitate to send your feedback. We also hope to see more and more clubs running events under WASPA banner in the future.

We also take to opportunity to thank our partners:

- Victory kits at https://www.victorykits.co.uk/
- Flicks for Kicks at http://shop.flickforkicks.com/
- MAD ABOUT GAMES at http://subbuteo2012.co.uk

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 vincent.cop@rsca.com

Good turnout for the recent tournament in Johannesburg

Keep an eye on the WASPA blog at http://waspa-circuit.blogspot.com as there are updates almost every day.

Please invite your friends to join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/waspasubbuteo/

We also have a WASPA page here: https://www.facebook.com/WASPA-World-Amateur-Subbuteo-Players-Association-231789816834700/

Keep in mind WASPA is also looking for new 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 vincent.cop@rsca.com or vincentcoppenolle@gmail.com

Have a great week.

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer

Monday, 4 October 2021

Opening Randburg Nite Series a great success


Thursday the 30th of September saw the launch of the inaugural Randburg Nite Series hosted by the Joburg TFC aka 'The Eagles' at Randburg AFC. The Randburg Nite Series will consist of 4 events throughout the season with serious finale in May 2022. Special Joburg TFC medals and trophies will be presented to the winners and participants.


A good field of 8 players flicked, scored, joked and had a great evening enjoying our beautiful game of Subbuteo!

Five newbies were flicking for the first time and the feedback was that thet will be playing on a regular basis at the Joburg Eagles.

Clifford Graaff and Gordon Underwood topped their respective groups with Tyler Solomons and Takudzwa Karambo occupying the runner-up spots in both groups. Clifford and Gordon won their respective semi finals and met in the first Series Final with Clifford winning by 2 goals to nil.

The biggest cheer of the evening was when good friends Tyler and Takudzwa (TK) squared off in the 3rd Place Play Off. This proved to be a tight game which seemed destined to be heading for a penalty shoot-out only for a last minute goal by Tyler to clinch 3rd spot.

Once again all participants were treated to snacks and drinks courtesy of the Joburg Eagles.

The second Randburg Nite Series will be held on Thursday the 4th of November at Randburg AFC.

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Three small events in Singapore

Due to the lockdown, events with five players or more are still not possible in Singapore. Anyway, local players continue to practice and three small events have been held in September.


On September 12, Sports Hub Library hosted 3 players, Tan Kok Wee, Rizal Taib & Vikas. Games were played in a 2 legged format & end of games, Tan Kok Wee came on top.

1. Tan Kok Wee (Singapore Lions)
2. Vikas K. Chandiramani (Jurong)
3. Mohd Rizal Taib (Jurong)


On September 18, Dragons SC had a mini 3 players round robin game. Rudy narrowly edged Michael & Nic to win the outing.

1. Rudy Hesty Roselan (Jurong)
2. Michael Choong (Hong Kong Dragons)
3. Nic Tan (Hong Kong Dragons)


Finally, on September 19, Lions SC managed to secure venue where they set up a mini WASPA. Great to see Ashley Tan back joining the regulars where players enjoyed playing 6 close score games. End of the day, Tan Kok Wee came up tops followed by Ashley, Vikas & Rizal. 

1. Tan Kok Wee (Singapore Lions)
2. Ashley Tan (Singapore Lions)
3. Vikas K. Chandiramani (Jurong)
4. Mohd Rizal Taib (Jurong)

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

September 2021: results from around the world

Here is a brief summary of results collected form several different clubs aroudn the world.

Greece: vist of Alfred Strommer in Thessaloniki


Our friend Nikos Gkliotis reported on the Thessaloniki TSC Facebook page the visit of Austrian player Alfred Strommer. A WASPA tournament was organized to celebrate this visit and Nikos defeated Alfred by a single goal in the final. 7 players were present and everyone had a great time.

South Africa: Easterns TFC tournament

Some results from last months have been added in the records as out mates from Easterns TFC in South Africa held a small tournament with four players. Ian Clarke finished on top of the table with siw wins while Gary Downs was runner-up. Craig Smith and Giuseppe Manzella were also taking part.

The Netherlands: Nico Marks is back

In Gouda, 7 players attended the first event of the season and the Dutch mates had some great games. Nico Marks managed to win the tounament after a long break of more than one year. Nico defeated Patrick de Jong in the final.

Please note there will be a tournament in Gouda on October 10 and registrations are open by e-mail to Subbuteonederland@gmail.com

Germany: great turnout in Burgdorf


Also our german friends were back in action in the beginning of the month as Frank Stiller organized a tournament in Burgdorf. Due to time and place restrictions, the event was only open to six players but the home and away fixtures made everyone happy. In the end Frank Stiller was the winner of the tournament and the final standings were as follows:

1. Frank Stiller
2. Uwe Stiller
3. Panagiotis Krommydas
4. Fred Elesbao
5. Simon Stewart
6. Charis Chatziplaton

England: success for the Solent league

The latest Solent subbuteo Club league ended earlier this month with 10 players taking part and everyone playing 9 games. Congratulations to Ian Maskell for taking the honors. The new league has already started :-)

Final standings:

1. Ian Maskell
2. Jason Christopher
3. Nigel Pestell
4. Rob Cashman
5. Tony Martin
6. Paul Pearson
7. Paul Izard
8. Roger Duckworth
9. Corey Martin
10. Steve Smith

Facebook group of the club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2759539824274495

England: second title for Nigel Lamond


The North Shields Subbuteo Club held a small tournament on September 7. Nigel Lamond won all his games to win his second WASPA tournament. Andy Mill was runner-up and Tom Heslop was third.

Australia: Perth Subbuteo Club is back


A few days after receiving their certificate stating they finished the WASPA season on top of the "top clubs rankings", the Perth players held their first tournament of the season last Sunday. There were great games played byt the six active players and in the end Alan Kimber took the honors. The final table of the tournament was as follows:

1. Alan Kimber
2. Mick DeVincentis
3. Hugh Best
4. Chris Thorn
5. Noel Mani
6. Ron Byrne

England: Liverpool TSC tournament

Things are slowly back to normal in England and the Liverpool club was happy to host another tournament last week-end. Brian Daley took the honors while Chris Bedford was runner-up. There were some great news as the first tournament of newcomer Paul O'Connor and the fact the tournament took place at Hotel Anfield, a great venue just on Anfield Road, 250 meters from Liverpool FC ground. Some more new players are expected to attend the next meetings!

Final standings:
1. Brian Daley
2. Chris Bedford
3. Andy Holebrook
4. Lucasz Whittle
5. Gavin Roper
6. Paul O'Connor


Wales: Cardiff TFC tournament

Due to some restrictions, the Cardiff club decided to hold their WASPA tournament in the premises of the bristol club. 8 players were taking part and David Lauder defeated Darren Barnes in the final. It was another great night of table football and there will hopefully be some strong connections between the Bristol and Cardiff players during the season.

Friday, 10 September 2021

An amazing summer for English Subbuteo

July and August have been a huge period for Subbuteo in England that lead the country to the first place of the WASPA rankings.

Here is a quick summary of results from different clubs of this summer.

East Lancashire SC

The club held a tournament on July 1 with an good turnout of 10 players including visitors of London Road SC and Manchester TFC. Brian Daley proved to be the best player in place in the final as he defeated local organizer Chris Bedford (4-0) while semi-finalists were Dan Nicholls and Danny Lilley.


Haverhill Rovers TFC

The club's first tournament of the summer took place on July 4 with 7 players competing in a league format. Eliot bellefontaine took the honors after winning his six games while Rudi Peterschinigg and Alan Lee shared the second place.

The next club tournament was played on July 15 with just 3 players. Alan Lee was the tournament winner with Joe harrington as runner-up and Gerry Harrington in third place.


Surrey Saracens SC

Alan Lee finished on top of a group of 5 on July 5 while Simon Goodman was runner-up. Other players were Ian Maskell (3), Lee Fenton (4) and Dave Croucher (5).


On July 20, it was another group of 5 players competing again in league format. Alan Lee won his 4 games and Simon goodman was runner-up.


On August 1, 6 players attended another tournament at the club. Alan Leed won his five league games and the rest of the table was as follows: (Simon Goodman (2), Ian Maskell (3), Paul Woodhouse (4), Dave Croucher (5) and Lee Fenton (6).

The last tournament of the season took also play in Surrey with 4 players. Alan lee won again, Paul Woodhouse was an excellet runner-up. Ian Maskell was third and Lee Fenton was fourth.


Games in Faverham

There was a small tournament on July 7 when London Road players visited Alan Lee. Alan won his four games, Cayne Matthews was runner-up and Ruby Matthews took the tihird place. This was a good rehearsal for the Stanway Rovers tournament taking place on the next day.


Stanway Rovers SC

Alan Lee won another tournament after his 4 group wins against Kevin cordell (2), Simon Goodman (3), Cayne Matthews (4) and Ruby Matthews (5).

The August tounament had a better turnout of 5. Alan Leed managed to win anouther tournament while Martin Hodds was runner-up. Other involved players were Kevin Cordell, Joe Harrington and Gerry Harrington.


Wrexham (Wales)

A tournament held in Wales but another English winner as Alan lee finished on top of the group format to claim another title. London Road players Cayne Matthews (2), Ruby Matthews (3) and Brendan Ashley (4) were also taking part.


Manchester TFC

After a long break the Manchester club was back in action on July 28. Due to some late droupouts only three players took place and East Lancashire's Chris Bedford too the honors while Shaun Dunne was runner-up and Danny Lilley was third.


Harrow Hawks TFC


On July 31, Alan Lee won the Harrow tournament with Rudi Peterschinigg being runner-up, Victor Jones 3rd and Neil Doherty 4th.


North East Midlands Senior SL


Another new club joined the WASPA circuit on July 31. Three players only were taking part but there were some close games. Colin Fletcher took the honors while Andrew Forster-Fake was runner-up and Andy Henly was third.


North Shields SFC


We were glad to see the North Shields club back in action. Andy Mill (in the above picture) finished on top of a group of 3. Nigel Lamond was runner-up and Tom Heslop was third.

The second North Shields tournament was held on August 29 in Boldon. Chris Kaberry made a successful come-back to the game, winning the small event. Tom Heslop was runner-up, Andy Mille was third.


Liverpool TFC


Also Liverpool TFC was back in action in August. Brian Daley finished on top of a league of 9 players. The special guest of the day was Phil Redman who finished 2nd. Brian Kinrade was 3rd. The rest of the table was as follows: Chris Bedford (4) ; Shaun Dunne (5) ; Lucasz Whittle (6) ; Steve Heidstrom (7) ; Oscar Heidstrom (8) ; William Heidstrom (9).


Dudley-Kingswinford TF

A new club has just been created in Dudley-Kingswinford where local organizer Derek Air organized a first tournament under WASPA banner with three players. Campbell Air was the winner while Derek Air was runner-up and Ryan Marsh took the third place. Good luck to the new club!


London Road Subbuteo club (Wales)


The London Road August tournament attracted a smaller turnout of 5 players but England's Brian Daley was the winner again. other involved players were Cayne Matthews (2) ; Ruby Matthews (3) ; Brendan Ashley (4) ; Lucasz Whittle (5).


England on top in the WASPA rankings

As a conclusion of a great summer with so many involved clubs organizing tournaments, two English players finish the season on top of the WASPA ranking. Alan Lee is now the undisputed number 1 while Brian daley is number 2. Both players also finish on top of the season ranking with Darren Clarke being also in the top 10 (10th place). England is on top of the ranking of nations and the club of Surrey Saracens SC took the third place in the WASPA Development league. East Lancashire Subbuteo Club is 5th in the same table.

As for the future, there are big hopes to see more players returning to the game next season and to see some bigger events. Some new clubs might be joining the WASPA circuit in the next few weeks, which means England will probably remain the power of the WASPA circuit in the next 12 months but also a source of inspiration for other nations.

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Final season report - extra records and statistics for the season 2020-2021

Dear Subbuteo fans, dear players and club organizers,

like every year, we send you another file with detailed statistics of the past season.

I must apoligize for the lack of updates on the WASPA website in the last few weeks due to work commitments. I really hope this can be improved for the new season.

Could you please chek some details among your club members like:

- are all you players listed for the right club (it's the transfer period). Please note you can play for different clubs in the WASPA/FISTF circuits;

- are all juniors (players born in 2005 or later for the new season) listed in the junior ranking? If names are missing, pelase send me the correct birthdates;

- is your club correctly listed in the "top clubs" or Development league" sections? Doors are open to get new club playing!

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 vincent.cop@rsca.com

Yours in sport,

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

WASPA records of August 2021 - Final rankings of the season

Dear Subbuteo fans, dear players and club organizers,

This is the end of the WASPA season and I'm pleased to send you the final WASPA tables for the period 2020-2021.

Excel file

PDF file

Perth Subbuteo players from Australia won the Top Clubs section this season

Here are some highlights of the last 12 months:

- we finish the season with 967 ranked players. After such a long covid break, we can be very happy about this number.

- 443 players attended at least one tournament in the last 12 months. 30 players attended their very first WASPA tournament in August.

- Alan Lee is not only the season champion but also the number 1 player in the Open ranking. With both Alan Lee and Brian Daley, England is the solid leader in the ranking of nations.

- It was a complicated year to recruit new players and in particular young players. The number of juniors is down to 67 and we must congratulate Ruby Matthews from Wales for being the world number 1. Evangelos Kotrotsos is very close but Ruby made some spectacular performances in August.

- Australians dominate the ranking of clubs. Perth (1) and Brisbane (2) while London Road (3) and the Flaming Flickers (4) remain the best clubs in Europe.

- 5 of the 27 "top clubs" didn't score points this season and will be relegated to the Development League next season.

- In the Development League, congratulations to our friends from South Africa as Johannesburg TFC is the season winner. Alon with runner-ups of Lions Zante (Greece) and Surrey Saracens SC (England), they are promoted in the Top Clubs section for next season.

- Some clubs in the Development League didn't score points but also some clubs have made a solid debut and will be allowed to join the Development League next season.

- Big sadness for the ranking of clubs for juniors as only 8 clubs in the world (and 4 from outside Europe) managed to have 3 juniors (players born in 2004 or later) in the final ranking. From September juniors will be players born in 2005 or later. The big conclusion of this is that the world is not ready to have a strong organisation for juniors. 2 years ago FISTF launched the "European Cup for junior cups" but how can we have an elite of juniors if we are not able to have a stronger base? I really believe a club could only be allowed to attend such a European tournament if they prove they can be present in the WASPA ranking of junior clubs! Thanks to the 8 clubs who did the necessary work to have players involved and congratulations again to London Road Subbuteo Club (Wales) for being a solid winner!

As for August, we had a total of 24 tournaments (21 regional, 2 old rules, 1 promotional event for juniors) in England, Northern Ireland, Belgium, the USA, Greece, Italy, Singapore and Wales, which is rather positive.

We had a total of 200 tournaments in 17 different countries but also a lot of test-matches.

Group picture of a great tournament in Derry, Northern Ireland

Finally, I would like to say that all ideas to improve the WASPA circuit are welcome. We are open to discussion as long as people come with proposals to have more involved players, more involved clubs, more nations,... If you have different format of competitions that could be included, the ideas are welcome!

We also take to opportunity to thank our partners:

- Victory kits at https://www.victorykits.co.uk/

- Flicks for Kicks at http://shop.flickforkicks.com/

- MAD ABOUT GAMES at http://subbuteo2012.co.uk

Players at the Swiss Cup

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 vincent.cop@rsca.com

Keep an eye on the WASPA blog at http://waspa-circuit.blogspot.com as there are updates almost every day.

Please invite your friends to join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/waspasubbuteo/

We also have a WASPA page here: https://www.facebook.com/WASPA-World-Amateur-Subbuteo-Players-Association-231789816834700/

Keep in mind WASPA is also looking for new 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 vincent.cop@rsca.com or vincentcoppenolle@gmail.com

Have a great new Subuteo season.

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Great Subbuteo nights in Templeuve

Players on August 13

After a very long break, the Templeuve United club in Belgium started playing again in June and in August, the club decided to host the 4th, 5th and 6th WASPA tournaments of the season. The three nights had good turnouts of 9, 6 and 9 players.

After the games on August 20

The first tournament held on August 13 was played in Swiss system. Geoffrey Marain was simply unbeatable and won all his games. In the second tournament, players competed in a league format and Geoffrey marain was once again on top to claim another trophy. Finally, Marain won the third meeting and this time, the games were once again played in Swiss system. The highlights of the three meets were the presence of both David and Richard Boulanger (USC Huy) in the first meet, the fact that Matthias Averlant was runner-up in 2 of the 3 meets and the presence of some new players with the hope they will be hooked and come back to the club in September.

Table of August 13:

1. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer)
2. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
3. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve)
4. David Boulanger (USC Huy)
5. Stéphane Lambert (OSC Yokohama)
6. Richard Boulanger (USC Huy)
7. Benjamin Marain (Templeuve)
8. Jean-Baptiste Defretin (Templeuve)
9. Jason Delattre (Templeuve)

Table of August 20:

1. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer)
2. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve)
3. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
4. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
5. Sébastien Sorge (France/Templeuve)
6. Benjamin Marain (Templeuve)

Table of August 27:

1. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer)
2. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve)
3. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
4. Stéphane Lambert (OSC Yokohama)
5. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
6. Loris C. (Templeuve)
7. Sébastien Sorge (France/Templeuve)
8. Jocelyn C. (Templeuve)
9. Jordan Bonte (Templeuve)

Last of the Summer Wine Cup ‘21 results

A COVID hit venue couldn’t stop Derry City TFC thanks to the gracious hospitality of Lawrence Watson, who set up two tables in his house for 6 players. A tight league format finished with Martinog Bradley coming out on top following a 1-0 win over Barry Spence who came in runner up. Oisin Mor had a good run, finishing 3rd overall. Many thanks again to Lawrence for hosting.




Final table:

Martinog Bradley - 15pts
Barry Spence - 12pts
Oisin Mor - 7pts
Lawrence Watson - 4pts
Dee Jenkins - 3pts
Jude Morrow - 1pt

Monday, 30 August 2021

July and August tournaments in Australia

Here is a quick summary of the WASPA events held in July and August in Australia.

Due to the sanitary restrictions, only a few tournaments took place Down Under and only three clubs managed to run events.


The Perth guys had a great tournament in July with 7 players taking part. After the group stage, Brian Pearson proved to be on top as he defeated Mick DeVincentis in the final. Noel Mani and Ron Byrne were the semi-finalists while Alan Kimber won the consolation tournament.


In August, six players attended the other Perth tournament and this time games were played in a league format. Alan Kimber was the tournament winner after winning his five games. Mick DeVincentis was runner-up and Noel Mani took the third place.


In Brisbane, the local group also run two tournament. In July, five players were present and the top two players in the league format qualified for the final. Kevin halliday, who was undefeated in the group stage, could not win another game and Gerry Vickers won the final after a very close game (2-1).


In August, the seven players were divided in two groups and then the serious things started in the knock-out stage. In the final, Kevin Halliday defeated Gus Gillsepie to win the tournament. Gerry Vickers and Gareth Whalley made it to the semi-finals while Wayne Miller won the consolation tournament.

Finally, the Western Flickers in Melbourne had also a small tournament with three players. Benny Ng was undefeated after home and away games and took the honors while Melbourne TFC's Benji Batten was runner-up and Adrian Connolly took the third place.

Sunday, 29 August 2021

August Subbuteo session in Singapore


August 29, 2021 - Sports Hub Library 

After more then a month of no action due to strict Singapore Covid 19 measures, SPH open their doors again allowing us to flick at venue. 5 flickers were allowed but due to unforeseen circumstances the main organiser had to pull out, leaving Bernard Lim, Vikas, Rizal Taib & Rudy. 

Due to long layout, the enthusiastic players decided to test their endurance & play a marathon 2 rounds round robin, hence each players get 6 games. 

6 backbreaking games later, Rudy came out tops with full points, followed by Vikas, Bernard & Rizal. 

Final Table
1st - Rudy - 18 pts
2nd - Vikas - 10 pts
3rd - Bernard - 7 pts
4th - Rizal - 0 pts