Sunday, 28 November 2021

WASPA results from four different clubs in Belgium

Here is a summary of recent events held in Belgium. We are glad to see the clubs of Flanders, Templeuve, Huy and Tournai runnng events under WASPA banner.

On October 22, the Templeuve United players organized their second WASPA regional tournament of the season. 11 players were attending and Geoffrey marain was once again the winner after the four sessions of games. The surprising runner-up of the night was Benjamin Marain (Geoffrey's son) who had more goals scored athn two other players with the same number of points: Matthias Averlant and Vincent Coppenolle. the final standings were as follows:

1. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer)
2. Benjamin Marain (Templeuve)
3. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve)
4. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
5. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
6. Loris Celton (Templeuve)
7. Eric Caillaux (Templeuve)
8. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve)
9. Donovan Dedoncker (Templeuve)
10. Jocelyn Celton (Templeuve)
11. Jordan Bonte (Templeuve)

The club of Huy also played a first WASPA tournament on October 27. Five players competed in a small league and local player Ralf gregoire took the honors while Jean grosdent (Wamme SC) was runner-up. Final table:

1. Ralf Grégoire (USC Huy)
2. Jean Grosdent (Wamme SC)
3. Henri Grosdent (Wamme SC)
4. David Boulanger (USC Huy)
5. Richard Boulanger (USC Huy)

In the North of the Country, SC Flanders players met on November 1. Six players were taking part and David Wouters proved to be on fire and claimed the trophy. Final table:

1. David Wouters (SC Flanders)
2. Jos Ceulemans (SC Flanders)
3. Vincent Wouters (SC Flanders)
4. Johan Lourdon (SC Flanders)
5. Stéphane Lambert (OSC Yokohama)
6. Gary Moore (SC Flanders)

Templeuve United held a promotional tournament on October 2. 8 players were taking part and Michaël Dupret (Magic Team Tournai) was a deserved winner after winning his four games. Final table:

1. Michaël Dupret (Magic Team Tournai)
2. Benjamin Marain (Templeuve)
3. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve)
4. Steven Delfosse (Templeuve)
5. Eric Caillaux (Templeuve)
6. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
7. Jordan Bonte (Templeuve)
8. Donovan Dedoncker (Templeuve)

On November 11, it was a day off for many workers in Belgium and Magic Team Tournai was the organizer of a great tournament with a fantastic turnout of 14. Geoffrey Marain was the winner while Matthis Averlant was runner-up. Richard Boulanger, who travelled from Seraing to play, took the third spot. Final table:

1. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer)
2. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve)
3. Richard Boulanger (USC Huy)
4. Michaël Dupret (Magic Team Tournai)
5. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
6. Stéphane Lambert (OSC Yokohama)
7. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve)
8. Eric Caillaux (Templeuve)
9. Benjamin Marain (Templeuve)
10. Anthony Coppenolle (Templeuve)
11. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
12. Jean-Luc Platiaux (Templeuve)
13. Christophe Bourgeois (Templeuve)
14. David Boulanger (USC Huy)

On November 15, the third tournament of SC Flanders had a smaller turnout of 5. David Wouters was once again undeafeted and won the tournament while it was great to see Filip Van Hulle back in action. The standings:

1. David Wouters (SC Flanders)
2. Jos Ceulemans (SC Flanders)
3. Johan Lourdon (SC Flanders)
4. Geert Leys (SC Flanders)
5. Filip Van Hulle (SC Flanders)

Finally, on November 26, the third WASPA regional tournament of the season took place in the Templeuve club. As the national association was holding the AGM, some usual faces couldn't make it to the tournament. Matthias Averlant managed to win his very first WASPA title on goals scored as three players finished with the same number of points. Eric Naszalyi, president of the French association, was paying a visit in teh Templeuve club to meet some French players who are regular players in the Belgium and and finished runner-up while Vincent Coppenolle ws third.

Final table:
1. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve)
2. Eric Naszalyi (FTC Issy)
3. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
4. Eric Caillaux (Templeuve)
5. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve)
6. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
7. Loris Celton (Templeuve)
8. Jocelyn Celton (Templeuve)

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Luca Pini winner in Firenze

The club of Firenze held their third WASPA tournament of the season on Monday. 9 players were taking part including Aldo Gentileschi of Papata Group Ponticino. After the four sessions in Swiss system, Luca Pini and Marco Bonciani shared the first place with the same number of points but Luca Pini was decided winner due to the number of points gained by the 4 opponents. Matteo Cherici took the third place. The final standings were as follows:

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

Friday, 26 November 2021

WASPA test-match in North Shields

Chris and Nick
Here in North Shields, we currently have a small player base so we need to take advantage of everything WASPA has to offer to make the games as competitive as possible. 

With Nick Pearson playing for London Road, the opportunity was there for a test match. Chris duly challenged him and he gladly took up the gauntlet.

Three tightly contested games were played on a chilly night in The Dungeon with the heater on full blast!

This was a really close one just edged by Chris courtesy of a 1-0 win in game two. Games one and three finished one apiece. It really could have gone either way right up to the buzzer.

Please feel free to view the game on the North Shields Subbuteo Table Football page.

Monday, 22 November 2021

Australia: latest results from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth

Here is a quick summary of recent results collected from different tournaments in Australia. We are glad to see five clubs running tournaments under WASPA banner in November.

The Western Flickers held their first event for a while on November 12 with 5 players from 4 different clubs taking part. Benji Batten (Melbourne TFC) finished on top of the table while Adriann Connolly (Western Flickers) was runner-up, Paul Mercer (Northern Phoenix) was third, Adam Deverell (Western Flickers) was fourth and Kevin Grant (Central Victoria) was 5th.

In Sydney, the Northern Falcons held a tournament using the Swiss system. Seven players were taking part and Eliot Kennedy claimed the trophy. The Swiss format provided lots of drama, with Eliot, Geoff and Torben all with a chance of victory going into the last round. With the score at 1-1 between Eliot and Torben, all Geoff needed was a win. But then Jonty scored, and Eliot went 2-1 up,

Final standings:

1. Eliot Kennedy
2. Jonty Brener
3. Torben Pfister
4. Steve Dettre
5. Geoff Sirmai
6. Simon Cole
7. Neil Brener

The Northern Falcons also announced they have a new logo. The original was a hastily put together design when they had their shirts made for the 2015 Asian Cup. The new logo has taken a while to craft, by Louis Dettre, with some advice from Adrian. While the old logo the falcon head faced backwards, referencing our past, the new logo faces forward, to the future. The star for the Asian Cup victory also features. The logo will adorn a revamped Northern Falcons shirt.

Melbourne TFC held a first Trendy InnerNorth Subbuteo (TINS) WASPA tournament on November 17. Small turnout of 3 but great games. Peter Thomas took the honors while Benji Batten was runner-up and Beth Eveleigh (Northern Phoenix) was third.

This Sunday, the Brisbane tournament was played in memory of Chris Scoles "one of Us" and presenting the trophy was Claire Scoles.

Another excellent performance from Kevin Halliday who manages to finish top of the division 1 in front of Giuseppe and Gus. In Division 2 Gerry Vickers won the group of 4 players.

Finally, the latest Perth tournament attracted six players on Sunday and Brian Pearson finished on top of the gorup format. Final table:

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

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Barry Dpence wins Anniversary Cup

Derry City TFC held the "Anniversary Cup" on November 8. There was a great turnout of 8 players and Barry Spence managed to defeat Kenny Beggs in the sudden death of the final to claim the title. Lawrence Watson and Dee jenkins made it to the semis while Martinog Bradley won the Plate tournament.

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Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Latest WASPA results from England and Wales

Here is a quick look at results of tournaments held in the last few weeks in the UK.

Rudi (right) receives trophy from Cayne Matthews

During the Wrexham International Open in Wales, 11 players competed in the WASPA Plate tournament. Rudi Peterschinigg (Harrow Hawks) was in a great day and took the trophy after beating London Road's Brian Daley in the final.

The North East Midlands Senior Subbuteo League held a small tournament with local organizer Andrew Forster-Fake meeting Brian and Joseph Kinrade. Brian Kinrade finished on top of the table.

The Liverpool club was back in action on October 17 and Royal 78's Elliot Bellefontaine finished on top of a group of 6. Here are the final standings:

1. Elliot Bellefontaine
2. Brian Daley
3. Lucasz Whittle
4. Gavin Roper
5. Steve Heidstrom
6. Oscar Heidstrom

The monthly London Road tournament in Wales had a small turnout of 5 players. No surprise this month as Brian Daley won his four games to claim the title.

Final table:
1. Brian Daley
2. Cayne Matthews
3. Ruby Matthews
4. Brendan Ashley
5. Lucasz Whittle

Graeme Gibson here in a friendly against Nick Pearson

The new club of Durham City TFC held a first WASPA tournament. Three players competed and had a lot of games. Graeme Gibson defeated Allan Ranson in the final, which was played in the best of 3 games. Welcome to Durham City TFC!

The last tournament in England in October was played in the premises of the East Lancashire Subbuteo Club. 10 players were divided in 2 groups before the knock-out rounds. Brian Daley defeated Manchester TFC's Danny Lilley in the final while Shaun Dunne and Dave Scholes were the semi-finalists and Gavin Roper beat Lucasz Whittle in the Plate final.

We are also pleased to see a new club in Oxforshire. Sport Vale TFC held a first tournament in November 1. Steve George, who is also the local organizer, won the tournament. Paul Ridler and Mark Lyne were the other players taking part.

Our friends in Dudley-Kingswinford also held another tournament on November 2. Due to covid restrictions, only three players were present. Derek Air was unbeaten and won the event. Campbell Air was runner-up and Ryan Marsh was third.

The North Shields players held a promotional tournament in Boldon. Chris Kaberry took the best on Nick Pearson and Tom Heslop. We are happy to see the North Shields players having regular meetings.

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Italy: results from Firenze, Terni and Genova

In Italy, the club of Firenze held a second WASPA tournament with FISTF rules on November 8. The event was played in Swiss system and Luca Pini finished the evening on top with three wins and a draw. The final standings were as follows:

1. Luca Pini
2. Emanuele Cattani
3. Mirko Masini
4. Marco Bonciani
5. Gabriele Casati
6. Matteo Cherici
7. Davide Visani
8. Tiberio Becucci

In Terni, the latest tournaments played with the old rules were played by four players. In November, the first event saw Emanuele Perotti being the winner as he finished on top of a group of 4. There were many close games and 4 of the 6 matches ended with no winner.

Final table.

1. Emanuele Perotti
2. Marco Perotti
3. Simone Perotti
4. Federico Giovanardi

The other tournament took place on November 9 with the same players involved but this time Simone Perotti was the best of the night.

Final table.
1. Simone Perotti
2. Marco Perotti
3. Emanuele Perotti
4. Federico Giovanardi

Huge thanks to the club of Terni for doing a lot of promotion of the game. The club held also several tournaments with the old rules in October with every time 3 to 6 players taking part.

Winners of these events were:

October 4 2021: Marco Perotti
October 10 2021: Simone Perotti
October 11 2021: Marco Perotti
October 13 2021: Emanuele Perotti
October 17 2021: Emanuele Perotti
October 22 2021: Simone Perotti

Special thanks also to the club of "Club Rebels Genova" as the organized two tounaments for Juniors only.

Final standings were as follows:

October 16:
1. Samuele Bignardi
2. Alessandro Gandin
3. Filippo Careddu
4. Riccardo Lenzi
5. Giorgio Defmoide
6. Leonardo De Lisi

October 21:
1. Samuele Bignardi
2. Tommaso Sani
3. Alberto Capoferri
4. Filippo Careddu
5. Andrea Ferretti
6. Riccardo Lenzi
7. Filippo Di Rosa

See more about WASPA tournament and news in Italy here

Friday, 5 November 2021

WASPA rankings of October 2021

Dear friends, after a very busy month of October, you will find in the attached files the updated WASPA rankings.

EXCEL file with the rankings and statistics

PDF Files with the updated results

24 players attended the Euro 21 tournament in Greece

It seems like things are going in the right direction and we are pleased to see many countries playing Subbuteo events under WASPA banner.

The leaders of the rankings are now:

- Alan Lee (individual ranking)

- Brian Daley (season ranking)

- Ruby Matthews (junior ranking)

- England (nations)

- London Road Subbuteo Club (top clubs section)

- SC Terni 2014 (Development league)

- London Road Subbuteo Club (junior clubs section)

The Northern Falcons in Australia are back in action

October was a great month with 24 regional tournaments but also 7 tournaments played with the old rules in Terni (the local club already held 8 of their 12 tournaments for this season!) and 3 promotional events.

2 promotional events in Italy included Juniors only, which is fantastic. Huge thanks to the "Rebels Genova" for this great achievement.

As for the regional events, we can congratulate:

- SC Flanders for being back in action;

- Dutch players for hosting 2 more events;

- London Road SC for having a WASPA tournament during their FISTF Open;

- Australia for having tournaments in 4 different clubs;

- new clubs in England: North East Midlands, Durham City and the latest club of Sports Vale TFC (first event played earlier in November);

- clubs of Warcoing, Liverpool, Huy, East Lancashire, Derry, Firenze, Templeuve for good turnouts at their events;

- South Africa for putting Africa on the Subbuteo map;

- SC Berlin for making a great come-back!

- Greek clubs for fantastic events in Kallithea. Special thanks to Panos Panagiotides for that!

Action in Johannesburg, South Africa

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

- Flicks for Kicks at


Visit of Sébastien Scheen and Stéphanie Garnier in the premises of Templeuve United

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

Keep an eye on the WASPA blog at as there are updates almost every day.

Please invite your friends to join our Facebook group at

We also have a WASPA page here:

Rudi Peterschinigg winner in Wrexham

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 or

Have a great week.

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Ian Clarke claims Randburg Open Title

Saturday the 30th of October saw the hosting of the annual Randburg Tournament proudly hosted by the Joburg TFC, aka 'The Eagles'. 

A new concept was introduced in the form of a 'Development Tournament' comprising novices played before the main tournament. The winner of the latter then qualified for the Randburg Tournament proper. This concept proved a major success and all the 'newbies' or novices played against the same calibre of player with no skewed results. Gordon Underwood proved superior in the Development Tournament and beat Kevin Francis in the 'Development Final'. Gordon then earned the qualification spot to partake in the main tournament.

Seven players from 3 different local clubs then flicked off for the title. The format was an 7 team league with the top 4 players qualifying for the knockout stages.

A plate trophy was also introduced for the remaining 3 players.

Ian Clarke, fresh from his recent victory in an Easterns Tournament, proved that he meant business by remaining undefeated and duly qualified as top player from the group. Clifford qualified in second spot, with Jason and Gary completing the qualifying quartet.

The semi finals showcased two tough games whereby the top two players, Ian and Clifford, both progressed by virtue of 2 nil scorelines vs Gary and Jason respectively.

The final proved to be an extremely tight affair and a defensive lapse allowed an in-form Ian Clarke to score a great winning goal and claim his maiden Randburg Open title for 2021.

In the plate final, Carl defeated an ever improving Gordon Underwood by a solitary goal.

Special Randburg AFC medals were handed out to the winners and Ian also collected the Randburg Open trophy.

Once again the Joburg Eagles sponsored delicious toasties and drinks for all the competitors.

All in all, great fun was the order of the day with the usual football banter exchanged between all.