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Thursday 22 July 2021
Wednesday 21 July 2021
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|
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
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)
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
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 email@example.com
|Top 3 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
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.
1 - Rudy - 12pts
2 - Vikas - 5pts
3 - Enzo - 4pts (better goal diff)
4 - Rizal T - 4pts
5 - Tan KW - 2pts
Wednesday 14 July 2021
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great week.
Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer
Wednesday 7 July 2021
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.
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.