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.

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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.