Wednesday, 4 August 2021

WASPA records of July 2021 - Subbuteo results, rankings and statistics

Dear Subbuteo fans, here are the monthly updates of the WASPA circuit after the 24 régional tournament, 1 tournament played with the old rules and 2 test-matches held in July. Huge thanks to the organizers for giving us the feeling that things are slowly back to normal. This is very encouraging for the future and we are very happy to see more and more clubs holding tournaments under WASPA banner.

Excel file

PDF file

A great night of play in Derry, Northern Ireland

There were many tournaments in England in July and we can thank the different local organizers for promoting the game at regional level. We were also glad to see tournaments in Wrexham (Wales) and Derry (Northern Ireland).

Great tournament in Baden Baden, Germany

In other countries, the situation is also going better with two events held in Belgium, one in the Netherlands, one in the USA, two in Singapore, two in Greece, three in Australia but the "big hit" of the month was the tournament held in Baden Baden, Germany with six players from 5 different nations playing home and away games. Huge thanks to Milan Knezevic for hosting the event! Also special thanks to the H'Attard club in Malta for organizing another good event.

Players in Templeuve, Belgium

As for the rankings, congratulations to Alan Lee for being the new number 1 in the individual table. Alan is also the leader of the season ranking while Evangelos Kotrotsos is the best junior. England is on top of the rankings of nations while the best clubs are Subbuteo Perth (Top Clubs section), Johannesburg TFC (Development League) and London Road Subbuteo Club (Junior clubs).

Good turnout in Attard, Malta

In August, we will collect ideas to improve the circuit next season. The new season will start on September 1 and we hope that many clubs and players will be excited to take part!

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

Please invite your friends to join our Facebook group

We also have a WASPA page

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

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Casey Van Os wins in Gouda

On July 21, six players met in Gouda to play the second WASPA tournament held in the Netherlands this season. Stéphane Lambert travelled from belgium to meet five dutch players. The group stage had a number of surprises as Henk Landzaat could not pass the first round. In the final, Cansey Van os defeated Rinaldo Van Dijk (3-0) to claim the trophy while Stéphane Lambert defeated Fabrizio Cavazza in the sudden death to claim the third place. Thanks to Xavier and his friends for organising a tournament under
WASPA banner.

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Geoffrey Marain claims 111th WASPA title


On July 20, the day before National day, the Templeuve United club held a 3rd WASPA tournament counting for the 2020-2021 season. 10 players from Belgium were competing with a special format of tournament to satisfy the aimes of the differen competitors. There were old faces coming like Geert Leys paying a visit to Templeuve and Eddy Beernaert who was back to the game after a long break and there were two new players attending a tournamen for the very first time. The Swiss system was played in four sessions but after 3 sessions, the winner was already decided as Geoffrey Marain was the only player to have 7 points. Considering he had to play his last game against his son benjamin, it was decided that Geoffrey would not play the last session so that the other 8 players still present could all play another game. That decision was good for Benjamin Marain who managed to beat Didier Moons and to finish the night with 9 points to finish runner-up. Vincent Coppenolle was 3rd and undefeated (8 points) while Geert Leys was 4th (7 points). More importantly all players had a great evening and were glad to meet again.

Top 3 of the night


Final standings
1. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer) - 10 points
2. Benjamin Marain (Templeuve) - 9 points
3. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve) - 8 points
4. Geert Leys (SC Flanders) - 7 points
5. Jordan Bonte (Templeuve) - 6 points (3 games played, arrived after work)
6. Dimitri Carpentier (Templeuve) - 6 points
7. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve) - 3 points (only one game played before leaving to the football training session)
8. Didier Moons (Templeuve) - 3 points
9. Eddy Beernaert (SC Flanders) - 3 points
10. Donovan Dedoncker (Templeuve) - 3 points

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Michael Choong winner in Singapore


On July 20, 6 flickers played a Festive Hari Raya WASPA under Lions SC. A round robin format was adopted & the winner of the event was Michael Choong with full points with runner-up Bernard Lim.

(Report by Rudy Hesty)

Final table:
1. Michael Choong (Hong Kong Dragons) - 15 points
2. Bernard Lim (Singapore Lions SC) - 10 points
3. Shiong Bock, John Ho (Woodlands SC) - 7 points
4. Vikas K. Chandiramani (Jurong Central SC) - 6 points
5. Tan Kok Wee (Singapore Lions SC) - 3 points
6. John Edwards (Kebun Baru SC) - 0 point

Friday, 16 July 2021

July 2021: results from Derry, Templeuve, Attard and Oslo

Sorry for the big post but there are news from several countries in Europe and it will be easier to compile results we received from Northern Ireland, Belgium, Malta and Norway.

Northern Ireland: Derry City players having a great time


Derry city TFC held the ’Here Comes the Summer Cup ‘21’ tournament earlier this month with a great turnout of six players competing in a league format. Special congratulations to Barry Spence on winning his first Derry Cup.

DCTFC are also thrilled to announce the 2021 ‘Derry Open’ will be held on August 14 (from 11 am to 6 pm). Registration is essential if you want to play. Check the club's Facebook page for details at https://www.facebook.com/DerryCityTableFootball

Draw will be made on the Friday 13th night.

Standings of August 5:
1. Barry Spence
2. Kenny Beggs
3. Martinog Bradley
4. Dee Jenkins
5. Oisin Mór
6. Lawrence Watson

Belgium: Second tournament of the season in Templeuve


After the regional tournament and promotional event held in June, the Templeuve United club was back in action last Friday with 9 players competing in Swiss format. Sensation happened in the second session when Matthias Averlant managed to defeat Geoffrey Marain. Everything could still happen before the last game but the draw between Averlant and Vincent Coppenolle gave the win to the local organizer who won the tournament on goal-difference. Templeuve will hold another tournament on Tuesday, July 20 at 6.30 pm to celebrate the National Day! Details by e-mail at vincentcoppenolle@gmail.com

Top 3 of the night
Standings of the night:

1. Vincent Coppenolle -> 10 pts & 11 (gd)
2. Matthias Averlant -> 10 & 5
3. Geoffrey Marain -> 9 & 12
4. Stéphane Lambert -> 7 & 2
5. Benjamin Marain -> 6 & 1
6. Jordan Bonte -> 6 & 0
7. Eric Caillaux -> 4 & -1
8. Didier Moons -> 3 & -6
9. Anthony Meireaux -> 3 & -12

Malta: great success in Attard


The club of Attard was back in action in the WASPA circuit with a great tournament attracying 12 players including a few famous names.

George Ebejer and Samuel Bartolo

For his very first WASPA appearance, Samuel Bartolo (Valletta SC took the honors after defeating Bormla's George Ebejer (4-1) in the final. Semi-finalists were John Zammit (Bormla Subbuteo Club) and Jean Carl Tabone (Barcellona Mortellito). Huge thanks to the Attard club for supporting the WASPA circuit!

Norway: test-match in Oslo

Alfredo (left) and Riccardo

We are happy to see the Oslo playing continueing to play. We received results of a "WASPA lockdown testmatch" in Oslo, Norway on July 11, 2021. The results were as follows:

We played a "WASPA lockdown testmatch" in Oslo, Norway today 11 July 2021. The results were as follows:
Riccardo Destefanis - Alfredo Gianoglio 1-0
Riccardo Destefanis - Alfredo Gianoglio 1-0
Riccardo Destefanis - Alfredo Gianoglio 0-2
Winner: Riccardo Destefanis

As both players are vaccinated, this time they appear without wearing the mask. :-)

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Rudy still on top in Singapore


July 11 - The day Argentina won the Copa America with the dawn of the Euro2020 Finals gathered 5 local Table Football players to Singapore Sports Hub Library. Round Robin format adopted with Rudy (aka Argentina) coming up tops followed by Vikas, Enzo, Rizal Taib & Tan Kok Wee. 

Final Table

1 - Rudy - 12pts
2 - Vikas - 5pts
3 - Enzo - 4pts (better goal diff)
4 - Rizal T - 4pts
5 - Tan KW - 2pts

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

A very international tournament in Baden-Baden


After a long break, germany is also back in action and last week-end Milan Knezevic organized a WASPA tournament in Baden-Baden. Due to some restrictions the tournament was only open to six players but Milan had no pain to get six players together.


The tournament format was fantastic: a league system with home and away games som that every player had 10  between 11.00 am and 6.30 pm.


It was a very international tournament with Eric Lienhardt (France) taking the honors after being unbeaten, Milan Knezevic (Serbia) being runner-up and later in the table Peter Erb (Switzerland), Panagiotis Krommydas (Germany), Renato Parussini (Italy) and Maurizio Zironi (Italy) also taking part. there was a wonderful group from around Europe but more importantly there was a great fair spirit between competitors.


"Eric was the winner but the most important thing is that we met after a long time to spend time with our passion"
, commented organizer Milan Knezevic.

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Daniel Cranston wins in Alexandria


Four players of the American mid-Atlantic region met to contest the inaugural PlayHard-ist Times Trophy. Daniel Cranston, Benny Nuger, Andrew Zunino, and Bryan Arnold participated in this tournament, which took place on July 10th in Alexandria, Virginia. After two rounds amongst all four players, the final was a contest between Daniel Cranston and Benny Nuger. Daniel won the championship trophy in an exciting match, 2-1.

Thursday, 8 July 2021

WASPA records of June 2021 - Subbuteo results, rankings and statistics

Dear Subbuteo fans, hope all is well. We are pleased to send you the updated records of the WASPA circuit after a busy month of June. Things are slowly back to normal and we had 26 tournaments added in the records last month.

Singapore players had a "Euro 2020" tournament

We had results from South Africa, England, Wales, the USA, Belgium, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Singapore, Australia, Greece and Malta and it seems like more nations will be playing again soon under WASPA banner.

Players in Maryland

You will find in the enclosed files the updates results and rankings.

Excel file with rankings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eh0KUEBSkXfxJKDh-PzlEYbUrIksxXNw/view?usp=sharing

PDF file with results: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-RkA9hrnDZTwMTSNw5dqcfpu14p95X4d/view?usp=sharing

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

The Derry players in Northern Ireland are back in action

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/

Templeuve players in Belgium had their first event in over a year

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

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

June 2021: results from around the world

Here is a brief look at results of events held in different countries in June.

Australia: events in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney

Despite some problems related to the virus, some Australian clubs have been able to play some events under WASPA banner in June.


Perth was definately the most active region with three tournaments played in just 3 weeks. To celebrate the visit of FISTF president Steve Dettre, the Sports TFC of Western Australia held a tournament with 8 players taking part. Tan Yew Loy managed to beat Steve Dettre (3-2) in the final while semi-finalists where Brian Pearson and local organizer Hugh Best.


The same club later organized a smaller event with 4 players taking part. Mick DeVincentis won his three games to finish on top of the group table while Hugh Best was runner-up.



The other club in the city, "Subbuteo Perth", also organized a tournament in June. There was a great turnout of 8 players and Tan Yew Loy won his second tournament of the month after defeating Ross McNulty on shots in the final. Alan Kimber beat Noel Mani in the game for the third place and Mick DeVincentis won the consolation tournament.



In Brisbane, six players attended the monthly event and there was no surprise as Giuseppe Tardiota won another final, defeating Gus Gillespie this time (1-0). Kevin Halliday won the game for the third place against Gareth Whalley.


Finally, 8 players attended the Northern Falcons tournament in Sydney. The trophy remained in the home club as Eliot Kennedy defeated Tony Credentino (Sydney TFC) in the final (1-0). Semi-finalists were Steve Dettre and Torben Pfister.


Greece: Nikos Monos does it again

The Lions Zante had another tournament on June 10 with 8 players taking part. Congratulations to Nikos Monos for claiming another title. Nikos defeated Kostas Argiris in the final (2-1).


Belgium: Jean Grosdent wins big event


There was a tournament on June 27 in Theux, in the East of Belgium. The tournament had a fantastic turnout of 44 and 16 players were invivted to play a WASPA knock-out tournament in the afternoon. Jean-Grosdent (Wamme SC) defeated benoit Lagean (AS Hennuyer) while Stéphane Garnier from France (Tiburones) and Noé Scheen (Stembert) made it to the semi-finals. Thanks to organizers Sébastien Scheen and William Van den Houte for mking thing happen.

Promotional event in Templeuve

The Templeuve club had a small promotional tournament on June 25. Matthias Averlant won the tournament on goal-difference as both Matthias and Michaël Dupret finished the evening with the same number of points. French player Sébastien Sorge was third while Anthony Meireaux took the 4th place.

Templeuve will hold another regional tournament on Friday, July 9.


The Netherlands: Gouda is back in business

As several other countries, the Netherlands are slowly getting back to normal and three players met for a msall event in Gouda last week. Xavier Aret took the honors to claim the trophy while Fabicio Cavazza was runner-up and Rinaldo Van Dijk took the third place.


Singapore: Rudy Hesty wins Euro 2020 tournament


June 27- Euro2020 was brought to life by Singapore Table Football enthusiasts. Table Football Association Singapore played a Swiss Format event with 7 players representing 7 Euro nations󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿. After 5 rounds of games the Turks (Rudy Hesty) came out victorious with maximum points while England (Tan Kok Wee) was runner up.

Final standings:

1. Rudy Hesty Roselan
2. Tan Kok Wee
3. Vikas K. Chandiramani
4. Chandru Chugani
5. Enzo Fornaro
6. Mohd Rizal Taib
7. John Edwards


Malta: Tabone king in Naxxar

The new club of Naxxar organized another good event with 8 players. There were several quality players taking part and Jean carl Tabone (FCD Mortellito Barcellona PG) won th efinal against Palermo's Jamie Bonnici (1-0). Bormal players John Zammit abd George Ebejer made it to the semi-finals.

Another club in Malta, Attard SC, will organize a WASPA tournament on July 11.

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

June 2021: results from the UK

Here is a brief summary of results compiled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the last few years. We are extremely glad to see great clubs back in action. In some cases, the turnout was not as big as expected but at least it's good to see players getting together and having great games.

Stanway Rovers (England)


The Stanway Rovers club had a tournament played by 5 players on June 2. Alan Lee (FTC Issy) finished on top of the group format after winning three of his four games. Alan tied with runner-up Martin Hodds who also shared points with Kevin cordel.

Final standings:

1. Alan Lee (FTC Issy)
2. Martin Hodds (Dundee)
3. Kevin Cordell (Stanway)
4. Gerry Harrington (Haverhill)
5. Joe Harrington (Haverhill)


East Lancashire SC (England)


Two small events with three players were organized by the East lancashire Subbuteo Club.

Gavin Roper won the first one while Andy Grundy was runner-up and Rob Wilkinson took the third place. In the other tournament, Chris Bedford took the honors while Nick Pearson( London Road SC) was runner-up and Gavin Roper was third.


Surrey Saracens SC (England)


The Surrey boys organized a nice event with six competitors playing a league format. Alan Lee won his five games to claim the trophy while Simon Goodman took the second place.

Final standings:

1. Alan Lee (FTC Issy)
2. Simon Goodman (Surrey)
3. Ian Maskell (Surrey)
4. Dave Croucher (Worthing)
5. Lee Fenton (Surrey)
6. Nigel Pestell (Solent)

Later in the month, the Surrey club held another event with a smaller field of four players. Alan Lee whared points with Dave Croucher but managed to win the tournament.

Final standings:
1. Alan Lee (FTC Issy)
2. Simon Goodman (Surrey)
3. Dave Croucher (Worthing)
4. Ian Maskell (Surrey)


London Road Subbuteo Club (Wales)


It's great to see LRSC back in action. The club has been one of the most active clubs in the WASPA circuit for a few years now. The club held two tournaments in June and Brian Daley took the honors twice. Both events were held in league format. To be noted a few new players took part. Brendan Ashley and Jake Bellis (who is Cayne Matthews's grandson) played for the first time under WASPA banner. Welcome to both of them.

Final standings on June 13:

1. Brian Daley (London Road)
2. Alan Lee (FTC Issy)
3. Cayne Matthews (London Road)
4. Ruby Matthews (London Road)
5. Lucasz Whittle (London Road)
6. Shaun Dunne (East Lancashire Subbuteo Club)
7. Brendan Ashley (London Road)



Final standings on June 20:
1. Brian Daley (London Road)
2. Cayne Matthews (London Road)
3. Ruby Matthews (London Road)
4. Lucasz Whittle (London Road)
5. Jake Bellis (London Road)


Bristol Subbuteo Club (England)


After a long hiatus, the Bristol club managed to attract a great field of 11 players for the tournament organized on June 14. Congratulations to Darren Clark for his win.

Final standings:
1. Darren Clark (Murcia)
2. Alan Lee (FTC Issy)
3. David Lauder (Cardiff)
4. Alan Hounsell (Cardiff)
5. Matthew Rowley (Cardiff)
6. Aaron Skinner (Bristol)
7. John Lauder (Cardiff)
8. Taylor Randles (Bristol)
9. Darren Barnes (Cardiff)
10. Bernard O'Connor (Bristol)
11. Guy Longhorn (Bristol)


Derry City TFC (Northern Ireland)


DCTFC is officially back! There was a good turnout for the club's first official tournament since the end of lockdown, with the ‘Jimmy Watson Memorial Cup’. Special mention to DCTFC’s newest member, Dee Jenkins. 

Final standings:
1. Martinog Bradley (Derry City)
2. Barry Spence (Derry City)
3. Dee Jenkins (Derry City)
4. Lawrence Watson (Derry City)
5. Oisin Mór (Derry City)
6. Jude Morrow (Derry City)

The Derry Summer Cup will be held on July 5 at 7pm.


Cardiff TFC (Wales)

The first Cardiff tournament after lockdown took place in Bristol. 8 players competed in Swiss format and Darren Clarke managed to win his second tournament of the month.

Final standings:
1. Darren Clarke (Murcia)
2. Aaron Skinner (Bristol)
3. Taylor Randles (Bristol)
4. Tony McCann (Cardiff)
5. John Lauder (Cardiff)
6. Tim Mourant (Bristol)
7. Darren Barnes (Cardiff)
8. Stuart Lindsay (Bristol)


Haverhill Rovers TFC


Finally, the Haverhill players met on June 24 and had some great games. Alan Lee finished on top of a group of five to win another tournament.

Final standings:
1. Alan Lee (FTC Issy)
2. Joe Harrington (Haverhill)
3. Gerry Harrington (Haverhill)
4. Jason Mitchell (Haverhill)
5. Marco Barqueiro (Haverhill)

The next Haverhill tournament will be play on July 4 at "the Culina Hub".

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

The Templeuve club is back


After 16 months of lockdown, the Templeuve group was back in action last Friday with 9 players (including two French players) competing in the most active Belgian club in the WASPA circuit. There were some great games but Geoffrey Marain was the winner once again. The AS Hennuyer player won his four games to claim his 110th WASPA trophy. Stéphane Lambert finished in fourth position but remained undefeated after winning one game and sharing points in the other three matches. There will be more tournaments in the future and there are hopes to see more players joining in future meeting.

Final standings (all Templeuve players and Belgians unless noted):
1. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer)
2. Vincent Coppenolle
3. Matthias Averlant
4. Stéphane Lambert (OSC Yokohama)
5. Didier Moons
6. Eric Caillaux (FRANCE)
7. Benjamin Marain
8. Sébastien Sorge (FRANCE)
9. Jordan Bonte

Monday, 21 June 2021

Benny Nuger wins the Cicada Open


Benny Nuger (AS Hennuyer) defeated Daniel Cranston(Black Rose) 2-1 in the final of a 5 man event that saw Maryland return to action. The event took place during a time of a world renowned Cicada emergence. The players completed a 5 man group, with newcomer CJ Thompson securing a semi final spot in his first tournament.


Overall standings were:

1. Benny Nuger (AS Hennuyer)
2. Daniel Cranston (Black Rose)
3. Paul Eyes (Black Rose)
3. CJ Thompson (Maryland)
5. Claudio Santos (Maryland)

(Report by Paul Eyes)

Friday, 18 June 2021

Gary Downs takes the Eagle 21 Trophy


Sunday the 23rd of May saw the Johannesburg Eagles host their Eagle 21 Trophy at Randburg AFC.

Initially a large field than 8 was expected, however the effects of the Chinese Covid pandemic affected the field with at least 4 players withdrawing due to Covid scares.

The Eagles were also proudly displaying their brand new banner and playing all their games on the bespoke fields brilliantly produced by Gary Downs from Easterns TFC. 

The final was played on the iconic 'Loftus Road' home ground to the famous Queens Park Rangers.

However the participating 8 players from the Joburg Eagles, ETS Subbuteo Club and the newly formed Easterns TFC had an enjoyable Sunday of fun, action, goals and the usual football banter.

Group A produced the first major shock when Fernando Rodrigues accounted for an out of sorts Clifford Graaff. Ian Clarke, from Easterns TFC and only playing in his second tournament, showed great form and composure to defeat Fernando and claim top spot in a tight Group A.


Fernando secured the runners up spot to claim his first semi-final showdown.

Group B saw Gary Downs from Easterns TFC produce some great table football to remain unbeaten and claim top spot. Jason Kennedy, still smarting after his beloved Sheffield Wednesday's relegation to the third tier of English football, although remaining unbeaten, struggled for a win and finished in the runner ups spot. 

Gary continued his fine league form to produce a scintillating semi final performance to defeat Fernando by 2 goals to nil and claim his final berth. Ian Clarke, whose rise up the Subbuteo chain has been meteoric, accounted for Jason Kennedy in a tense penalty shoot-out to claim his maiden cup final appearance.

The Eagles 21 Final saw two Easterns TFC aka The Knights, namely Gary and Ian battle for the Eagle Trophy. The final was a tight affair with both players showing some neat touches in build up play only to be thwarted by some very good defending by their opposition.

The final remained scoreless which meant the dreaded penalty shoot-out. Gary's experience stood him in good stead as he scored a close but deserving maiden Cup Final victory at the Joburg Eagles.

Thanks must go to everyone for attending and especially to Clifford's better half, also known as Mrs Subbuteo - Nita -  for the delectable delights on tournament day.

(report by Clifford Graaff)

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

A quick look at tournaments held in May 2021

We have not had the cance to publish reports of all events held in May. Among the tournaments taking place last month, we can have a look at several events that deserve a mention.

Wales: London Road is back


The London Road club was back in action on May 23 with 12 players taking part. there were experienced players, some new faces and a few players of the Wolverhampton club. Justin Scott proved to be in a great day and defeated brian daley in the final. Mick Hammonds and Martin Blanchard made it to the semi-finals. Ruby Matthews won the consolation tournament after defeating Gaz Oates in the final.

Australia: events in several cities

Once again Australia was one of the most active nations in the circuit with events in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney TFC had a small event with 6 players and Fabrizio Coco defeated Tony Credentino in the final to claim his 36th WASPA title.


The Northern Falcons played the AGFA Cup with a great turnout of 14 entries. Eliot Kennedy won his 5th AGFA Cup, beating first time finalist Adrian Elmer 2-1. Semi-finalists were Adrian Grunbach and Raffaele Lombardi. Johnny Ball beat Jonty Brenet (1-0) in the final of the consolation tournament.

Giuseppe Tardiota was the king again in Brisbane, defeating Gus Gillespie in this month's tournament. 5 players were taking part with the hope to see a bigger turnout in June.

In Perth, 8 players had a great day and Ross McNulty was definately on fire to win the final (5-1) against Brian Pearson. Mick deVincentis and Alan Kimber made it to the final 4 while Hugh best won the consolation final.

England: Daley does it again

The East Lancashire club had a great event with 12 players divided in three sections. Chris Bedford won the main event, finishing on top of a group of 4 while Brian Daley was runner-up. it was great to see Manchester TFC's Danny Lilley taking the tird players. Gavin Roper won the B tournament while Dave Scholes won the novice section.

In Haverhill, Alan Lee (FTC Issy) finished on top of a group of three to win another title. Gerry Harrington was runner-up and Joe Harrington took the third place.

Alan Lee also won the Worthing tournament where Dave Croucher was runner-up and Nigel Pestell was third.

Mick Hammonds won the Wolverhampton tournament, finishing on top of a group of 4 with Justin Scott being runner-up.

Singapore: another win for Rudy Hesty


Played under strict conditions SG players organised a mini WASPA at the home of HK Dragons den on May 29, 2021. Players played with experimental teams during the two legged encounters where Rudy came up tops after end of the 6 matches. Praying hard for end of the pandemic but lets continue to keep alive the passion of flicking. 

Rudy Hesty was the winner, Nic Tan being runner-up and Michel Choong taking the third place.

Malta: Josef Camilleri on top


The Naxxar club held another tournament on May 30. Josef Camilleri (Bormla) defeated Jurgen Balzan (Stembert) in the final with some other great players taking part in the tournament. Congratulations to all players involved.

Greece: the Lions are back


The Lions Zante held a tournament with 8 players divided into two small groups. Nikos Monos won all his games to win the main event while Dimitris Stravolemos was runner-up. Kostas Argiris was also the best players, winning his six games to win the B-category.

Italy: a very active groupe in Terni

Finally, we would like to thank the Italian club of Terni for the great job. Their players already played 12 WASPA tournaments this season but continue to held regular events. You can follow results on the club's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SUBBUTEOCLUBTERNI2014THYRUS.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

WASPA records of May 2021 - Subbuteo results, rankings and statistics

Dear Subbuteo fans, hope all is well. We are very excited to see things coming back slowly to normal after a very busy month with 18 tournaments played under WASPA banner in May 2021. We were glad to collect results from Australia, Wales, Spain, England, Singapore, Malta, Greece and South Africa and we see now more and more nations preparing events for June (the US, Belgium, Northern Ireland,...) so we are eager to see more and more clubs organising tournaments.

You will find in the enclosed files the updates results and rankings.

Before commenting on the news, please have a look at the story we published on the WASPA blog regarding the "10 years of WASPA tournaments". You will find the link here: https://waspa-circuit.blogspot.com/2021/05/2011-2021-10-years-of-waspa-tournaments.html

Once again, thanks to all those who contributed to the success of the circuit over the last 10 years.

Great games in a nice venue in Spain

We are happy to see tournaments being played in the last few days in more locations. Our friends from Barcelona FT organized a tournament with 9 players in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia and it was fantastic to see the first event in the country for a long time.

A good turnout for the AGFA Cup in Sydney

Australia has an impressive number of tournaments with active clubs in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and local players continue to do a great job to keep things growing.

Presentation of the trophies in Naxxar, Malta

We were glad to see a good event in Naxxar, Malta with some excellent players taking part.

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

Also the Lions Zante in Greece made their come-back

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/

Fellow flickers in Singapore

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