Sunday, 24 January 2021

Alan Kimber wins January tournament in Perth

Even if activities are suspended in many nations, our friends in Perth, Australia continue to play every month. Their January tournament was a success with 8 players competing in two groups of four and then two extra games for every player to decide the final standings. Alan Kimber and Hugh Best, who won their respective groups, defeated Brian pearson and Chris Thorn in the semis to qualify for the final. Alan won the final (4-0) to claim the trophy. Congratulations to Alan for the win and thanks to all players for a great day of play.

Final standings:

1. A. Kimber
2. H. Best
3. C. Thorn
4. B. Pearson
5. M. DeVincentiis
6. N. Mani
7. R. Byrne
8. A. Taylor

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Welcome to Subbuteo Club Terni 2014

We are aware that there will not be many tournaments in January due to the restrictions in many countries but we are glad to see the first steps of a new club in the WASPA circuit. the italian club of Subbuteo Club Terni 2014 had two small events held on January 6 and 9. Small gatherings but great games played and the honors for local player Marco Perotti. In both events, Simone Perotti was the runner-up.

Welcome to the Terni players and we hope in the future there will be more tournaments played under WASPA banner.

Thanks also to Gianpaolo Abagnale for his work of promotion of the WASPA circuit in Italy.

Friday, 8 January 2021

WASPA standings of December 2020

Dear Subbuteo friends, 

first of all let me wish you a very good year 2021. Let's hope we can have a normal life again and develop new projects.

Excel file with the rankings and statistics

PDF file with the results of tournaments

You will find in the updated results, rankings and statistics of the WASPA circuit. We had 10 tournaments in December and due to the virus, the majority of events was held in the Southern hemisphere (South africa and Australia). We were glad to see some action in Malta and england as well but in many countries, we are very far to see things back to normal. It will probably take a few months before national associations re-start their activities.

Brian and Nick Pearson

If you check the results of events played in December you will see that Nick and Brian Pearson were in action. It's interesting to share the story of the two brothers. Brian won the tournament in Perth (Australia) while Nick was runner-up in Burnley (England). Brian and Nick played Subbuteo together in the 70s and 80s. Nick started again last year with the guys in the North East of England like Mike Parnaby and his friends. Unfortunately, in Februaru his brother Robert passed away and Brian travelled from Australie for the funera. During his stay in England, the two brothers played Subbuteo again for the first time in 30 years. When Brian travelled back to Australia, Nick contacted Alan Kimber at the Perth club and in turn Alan invited Brian along, and now Brian won his first WASPA tournament, which is a great achievement. It was great also to see that Subbuteo brought the brian and Nick together after the loss of their brother. Thanks to Nick for telling us this story. We are very proud at WASPA to see things like that happen ;-)

As for the rankings, there are not many changes in December but you will see Englad and Greece share the first spot in the ranking of nations by places, which is quite unusual.

The Flaming Flickers SC (top clubs) and Johannesburg TFC (Development league) are the solid leaders in the rankings of clubs.

Players at the latest Western Sydney tournament

If you have a minute, please take a look at the WASPA page of clubs and see if the details of your club are pudated. If your club is not listed yet, doors are open to get more clubs in the WASPA rankings.

Another reminder, to make things better, we have decided to carry on a survey to collect ideas and opinions about the WASPA circuit. If you have a few minutes, please be kind enough to answer the WASPA survey. Your opinion is very important! Thanks in advance for your answers!

Link to the survey:

Juniors at the recent Johannesburg tournament

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

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

Have a great week-end.

Vincent Coppenolle,

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Victory Kits is a new WASPA partner


We are pleased to annouce that the WASPA circuit has a new partner. Victory Kits, a company run by Daniel Lilley in England, will offer a discount to all Subbuteo clubs ordering shirts. Please dont forget to mention WASPA when you order Custom Kits. Good luck to Victory Kits for this great project.

Monday, 4 January 2021

Charles Aquilina winner in Malta

Bormla Subbuteo Club added another tournament in the list of the "2020 Christmas cups". The event was played by 8 players on December 29 ans Charles Aquilina took the honors after defeating John Zammit (2-1) in the final. Josef Camilleri and Mauro camilleri were the semi-finalists. Thanks to Josef and his clubmates for another good event. We hope to see more action under WASPA banner in Malta in 2021.

Sunday, 3 January 2021

WASPA wishes for the New year

Hi everybody, it's time to wish you a great year 2021. Even if the last few months have been complicated for our clubs and players, we must think positive and focus on the future!

2020 was a great year as we have seen a huge development of the circuit in England and Wales, the come back of Norway, huge activities in Australia, a stronger organisation in South Africa, big motivation from new clubs in Greece, great events in nations such as the Netherlands, Malta, Singapore, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Austria, Ireland, Gibraltar,... Canada also confirmed to be an important nation in the Subbuteo scene and the USA had tournaments in many different states.

The lockdown and been a great time to get new contacts with many players in many different countries and we are sure we'll see many new clubs and players competing under WASPA banner in the future!

We are convinced there will be many positive developments as we have seen renewed interest for the game in many places and a lot of clubs are showing interest to join the WASPA circuit!

We stay at your disposal for any question regarding the game and the circuit and we really hope many tournaments will be organized in 2021. If you have suggestions to improve the circuit, your ideas are always welcome. We also hope to see more nations hosting WASPA events as we think we can do much more in South America, Portugal, Spain and France for instance.

Let's wait for better days and once things are back to normal, we are sure the WASPA scene will remain the largest table football circuit on the planet!

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer

Third annual Christmas Binge Cup WASPA Tournament

For the third year running, Western Sydney Subbuteo hosted the 'Christmas Binge Cup' to fill up the dead space between Christmas and New Year. A bumper crowd of 11 players, ranging from absolute beginners right up to the president of FISTF turned out to the temporary (COVID friendly) 'Clubhouse In The Carport' for the tournament. With players all donning masks following the recent outbreak in the Northern Beaches (there were a few doubtful looks cast in the direction of our visiting 'northern' falcons throughout the afternoon) a Swiss system was played out, guaranteeing every player would play most of their games against opponents of a similar level. A range of pitches were used, including the début of the Table Football Monthly Muddy Pitch™, which some players enjoyed more than (vocally complaining) others.

The randomly drawn opening round saw things going as predicted, with Steve, Adrian, Eliot and Geoff taking early wins. The second round proved much tighter, with 3 draws and two 1-0 results to keep all players tight on the table. Round three is where things really settled into a distinct pattern, with dark horse, Geoff, who had already had a win as well as a draw against top ranked player, Eliot, shooting to the top of the table with a victory over Steve. Meanwhile, Tim, playing in his first ever tournament outside of school, registered his first win, while Paul, predictably, played out yet another goalless draw to add to his collection.

The final round began with no fewer than 5 players still in reach of the title. Steve put his previous game behind him to come and shatter Eliot's chances of taking the prize, while Adrian did his bit to have a slim chance with a win over Othniel. In hindsight, those results meant that Ethan and Geoff's game was actually a play-off for the tournament honours - Geoff came out victorious to place himself clearly on top of the table. Meanwhile, Paul played out another goalless draw, this time against David, playing in his first ever tournament.

A successful day for the visiting Hipfingerz, then, with Geoff taking the title and Daniel putting in a personal best to find himself just behind the frontrunners. But, of course, Subbuteo was the winner - with a friendly, exciting tournament played, new players joining the ranks and a great finish off what has been the weirdest of years for Subbuteo playing.

For photos of the event, go t

(Report by Adrian Elmer)