Monday, 20 June 2022

Aaron Skinner wins inaugural London Subbuteo Club tournament


Sunday was a important day for Subbuteo table football in London as the new "London Subbuteo Club" was holding a very first tournament under WASPA banner. The event was a success with 16 players competing at the "La Pizzica Restaurant". As for the results, Bristol's Aaron Skinner took the honors after defeating Simon Goodman in the final while Victor Jonas won the Plat final against Nigel Pestell.

Special thanks to Gianluca Zucchelli for organising a great event and for putting London back on the Subbuteo map!

See more about London Subbuteo Club here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1285647305258214/


Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Mick Hammonds wins Wolverhampton tournament



16 Players contested The Wolverhamton TFC June WASPA event, held at The Claregate Pub yesterday. A great mix of players, including 3 of the country's top junior players, battled it out for supremacy. In the main event, the final was played between Aaron Skinner and Wolves player, Mick Hammonds. It was a fantastic end to end game of very high quality play. Mick eventually ran out the winner 4-2.

In the Plate final, we saw a repeat of an earlier group game between the experienced Mike Bradbury and the talented Wolves Junior Gage Badger. Gage had won the earlier game 2-1. Mike showed his experience in the final though, winning the game 3-0.  

A big thank you to all that attended and played out a very enjoyable event. Thanks also to the Claregate staff who were fantastic as always. If you are interested in playing in next months event, please drop a message.

The club's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WolverhamptonSubbuteoFootballClub

Monday, 13 June 2022

Champion's League tournaments in Greece






Our friends from Greece, the Flaming Flickers based in Kallithea, recently held a double tournament with 20 players taking part. The event was special with 2 categories. In the FISTF rules tournament, 8 players were taking part and Vaggelis Giantais defeated Vassilis Dragossis (3-1) to claim the title. Mike Tastsoglou and organizer Panos Panagiotides were the other semi-finalists.

Int he "old rules" tournament, Vaggelis Scotiniotis managed to beat Makis Kazatzoglou in the final after the shootout while the semi-finalists were Antonis Krysilas and Manos Daskaladis.

The "Champion's League" tournament was made special by the fact players were wearing the jersey of their favorite football team.

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Geoffrey Marain and David Wouters still on fire

The 16 competitors

Two events have been held in Belgium in the last few days. In Templeuve, the monthly tournament was held on Sunday with a great field of 16 players. It was a really special event as the local group had the visit of long-time clubmate Erza Aripin from Singapore. Due to the special circumstances, several players decided to travel to Templeuve to say hello to Erza. The tournament was played in Swiss System and after 5 sessions Geoffrey Marain was once again the winner. More importantly everyone had a great time and it was nice also to see some old faces coming back to the game after a long absence.

Top 3 players of the evening and special guest Erza Aripin

Final standings (all Belgians unless noted):

1. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer)
2. Matthias Averlant (AS Hennuyer)
3. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
4. Frank Lannoy (SC Temploux)
5. Pascal Flémal (BX Subbuteo Club)
6. André Flémal (BX Subbuteo Club)
7. Michaël Dupret (MT Tournai)
8. Benjamin Marain (AS Hennuyer)
9. Kenny De Schuyteneer (SC Eugies)
10. Stéphane Lambert (Yokohama)
10. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
12. Eddy Beernaert (SC Flanders)
13. Erza Aripin (SINGAPORE/Templeuve)
14. Olivier Bodelle (FRANCE/Templeuve)
15. Sophie Deconinck (Braine)
16. Xavier Outters (Braine)


In the Flanders, Davis Wouters won the club's monthly tournament on Monday. Six players joined Antwerp for the gathering and with the absence of Jos Ceulemans, David Wouters had open doors to win the event.

Final table:

1. David Wouters
2. Geert Leys
3. Gary Moore
4. Johan Lourdon
5. Dirk Sercu
6. Aeden Sercu


Besides the tournament, it is important to put the light on the club's great project to introduce new young players at the "K Boechoutse VV" football club. 9 young players have been introduced to Subbuteo table football and kids had great fun. Congratulations to Dirk Sercu for making this happen!

Friday, 3 June 2022

WASPA records as per May 2022

 Dear friends, you will find in the attached files the updated WASPA rankings as per May 2022.

Excel file

PDF file

Players in Derry, Northern Ireland

We had 33 tournaments played under WASPA banner last month. We will add 2 events held in greece (results arrived a bit late) next month.

Don't hesitate to run tournaments under the WASPA banner. It's a great way to promote your club, to attract new players and to create local or regional development and we all agree this is what the games needs nowadays.

A great turnout in Sydney, Australia

England was once again the most active nation with 13 tournaments held in May. Australia (4) and Belgium (6) were the other most active nations but it's great to see events held also in Wales, Northern Ireland, Germany, Italy, South Africa and Singapore. The Italian club of SC Valponte held their first WASPA tournament and we are glad to see them in the circuit!

Well, no need to comment more. Hope you enjoy the files.

A great field at the Solent tournament in England

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 the 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

Flickers in Singapore

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/

Another good Subbuteo evening in Sankt Pauli, Germany

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

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Kenny Beggs wins Beltane Cup 22

 


Congratulations to Kenny Beggs, topping the Swiss table of 8 at the Beltane Cup’22. Every player had six games and Kenny was unbeaten, finishing the evening with 6 wins while Martinog Bradley was runner-up with 13 points. It was good also to see the WASPA debut of Donegal's Frankie Connolly.

See more about Derry City TFC at https://www.facebook.com/DerryCityTableFootball

Monday, 30 May 2022

Sven Schilling wins Sankt Pauli May tournament

Sven Schilling won the May WASPA at Subbuteo Sankt Pauli thanks to 3 wins and a draw as 7 players battled it out for the monthly crown. Monthly regular Fred travelled from Hannover with teammate Luc who was making his debut at the Millerntor, but both struggled after the long drive with Fred finishing 3rd behind the always consistent Marius. Phillip rolled in 4th undefeated with 3 draws and a win and in the bottom three Andre grabbed 5th with 2 draws and Luc pipped Ralf to 6th courtesy of goal difference.

Another great night, and always great to see a new face. We will see you again on Tuesday 7th June for our WASPA or every week for club training.

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Anas Rahamat wins in Singapore again


The May session of the 2022 TFAS SG League took place on 29 May at The Sports Hub Library. 6 players were in attendance for a full-robin format where each player gets 5 games.  Anas Rahamat exerted his dominance in Singapore table football by going unbeaten with 4 won games & 1 drawn game.  After the initial 3-way tie-up at the top of the League among Anas, Den Mulia & Bernard Lim; Anas is slowly but surely pulling away!!  As the SG League reaches its mid-point, Anas has a 10-points lead in the overall standings! Well done and congratulations Anas!

Friday, 27 May 2022

Five Belgium clubs hold WASPA events in May 2022

Here is a summary of the six tournaments held in Belgium in May. We are glad to see 5 different clubs organizing tournaments.

Players after the tournament

The Templeuve club had the visit of some prestigious clubs on May 13 as Josef Camilleri from Malta was staying in Belgium for a couple of days and attended the Templeuve tournament with clubmates Pierre De Leeuw and Bessim Golger. Due to the great field of 14 players, the top 8 players competed in Swiss system while the other six players met in a league format. Bessim Golger was definately the man of the evening and finished on top of the table with a few more goals scored than Pierre De leeuw whilme Geoffrey Marain was in a bad day and ended in 7th position. Eric Caillaux (France) won the league format after many close games. Eric had 11 points while Didier Moons and Sébastien Sorge had 10 points.

Category A top : Pierre De Leeuw, Bessim Golger and Michaël Dupret
"Category A"

1. Bessim Golger (Bormla SC)
2. Pierre De Leeuw (Bormla SC)
3. Michaël Dupret (MT Tournai)
4. Josef Camilleri (Malta/Bormla SC)
5. Matthias Averlant (AS Hennuyer)
6. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
7. Geoffrey Marain (AS Hennuyer)
8. Benjamin Marain (AS Hennuyer)

Category B top 3: Sébastien Sorge, Didier Moons and Eric Caillaux
"Category B"

1. Eric Caillaux (Templeuve)
2. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
3. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve)
4. Jordan Bonte (AS Hennuyer)
5. Jocelyn Celton (Templeuve)
6. Loris Celton (Templeuve)

On the same day, the club of Verviers-Herve had a tournament with 8 players competing in groups and knock-out games. Christophe Dheur (Valletta) won the final against Stembert's Pascal Scheen (3-2 in sudden death) while Sébastien Scheen (Salernitana) and Ludovic Ponthieux (Valletta) were the losing semi-finalists. Eric Threis (Stembert) was 5th, Philippe Roufosse 6th, Geoffrey Dheur 7th and Benoit Vanwissen 8th.

In Huy, the mid-week tournament organized by the local club had a small turnout of three. Ralf Grégoire was unbeaten and won all his games while Richard Boulanger was runner-up and David Boulanger was third.

Decisive game between Matthias Averlant and Michaël Dupret

Presentation of the players

On May 20, the "Magic Team Tournai" club hosted a good event with 8 players competing in Swiss system. Organizer Michaël Dupret was on fire and won his four games to win the trophy while three players ended the evening with 7 points and only the goal difference could decide positions.

Final standings:
1. Michaël Dupret (MT Tournai)
2. Matthias Averlant (AS Hennuyer)
3. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
4. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
5. Eric Caillaux (Templeuve)
6. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve)
7. Jocelyn Celton (Templeuve)
8. Loris Celton (Templeuve)


In the Flanders, the 77th WASPA tournament of the the Flanders club took place in Antwerp with 5 players. David Wouters claimed another trophy while Jos Ceulemans was runner-up.

Final table (all SC Flanders players):

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

Players after the tournament

Finally, on Wednesday, the Templeuve United club held a "promotional tournament", which means the top players from the area (Geoffrey Marain, Matthias Averlant and Vincent Coppenolle) were not allowed to take part. The event had 7 players from 4 different clubs taking part and some visitors coming in the premises of the club to discover the game. Before the last session, brothers André and Pasal Flémal were on top of the table but their game ended as a draw and André finished the evening with 8 points, Pascal 7 while Michaël Dupret won his third game to claim the victory with 9 points.

Final standings:

1. Michaël Dupret (MT Tournai)
2. André Flémal (BX Subbuteo Club)
3. Didier Van Renterghem (BX Subbuteo Club)
4. Pascal Flémal (BX Subbuteo Club)
5. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
6. Jordan Bonte (AS Hennuyer)
7. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve)

To be noted there will be a tournament in Templeuve on June 5 (2.00 pm) with Singapore's Erza Aripin as special guest!

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Cape Town May 22 event

Neil left, versus Wayne

After a string of last minute cancellations, a small field of four players ended up having a really great afternoon’s play. New returnee to the game Neil Hampton made an impressive debut - especially considering his lack of experience with the new bases and related tactics. We look forward to now meeting on a monthly basis in the build up to the Cape Town Open in October, when it also looks likely that we will be hosting a visiting team from the Johannesburg area.

Final: Wayne v Clinton 1-3
3rd & 4th play-off: Mike v Neil 1-2

(Report by Clinton Gahwiler)


Fabrizio Coco claims the AGFA Cup


Fabrizio Coco claimed the 22nd AGFA Cup with a 3-1 win against Adrian Grunbach.

A change in format to have 2 groups of 8 players catered for our interstate visitor Giuseppe Tardiota (Brisbane Subbuteo) to give players as many games as possible.

With the lightning 15-minute matches, those 7 group matches equated to 3 1/2 normal games and then a final ranking match.

Special mention must be made to Paul Mercer who created a brand new competition sheet to run the event, and to Tom and Janice from WIlloughby Park Bowling Club for arranging the space.

Things got off to a cracking start with Tony Credentino on fire against Johnny Ball (4-0), and Giuseppe also 4-0 over Billy Koutzas.

By the end of round 3, things started to take shape, and then in round 6 a few surprises shaped the final phase.

Biggest surprise was Jonty's 3-1 win over the previously unbeaten Geoff Sirmai.

The semi finals had two close battles, with Adrian Grunbach and Eliot locked at 1-1 before Adrian wom 3-1 on shots, while Fabrizio and Tony battled to a 0-0 draw before a marathon shootout ended 4-3 to Fabrizio.

In the final, Fab started like a house on fire and roared to a 2-0 lead before Adrian pulled one back, and then Fab finished things off with a 3rd.



Thursday, 19 May 2022

Martin Bellefontaine wins Solent Open




Malcolm Jamieson receives Plate trophy from Corey Martin

Martin Bellefontaine receives Open trophy from Corey Martin

Last Sunday Martin Bellefontaine took the Solent WASPA Open Tournament title. The tournament was played by 16 competitors from several clubs from England and Wales such as Solent, Sport Vale, Andover, Worthing, Yorkshire Phoenix, London SC and Cardiff.

Tournament Director Jason Christopher was also in a great day, reaching the final after defeating Sam Virgoe in the quarter-final and Dave Croucher in the semi. Martin Bellefontaine was on fire and defeated Jason Christopher by a clear 5-0 in the final. 

Malcolm Jamieson defeated Chris Burford in the Plate final.

More about Solent Subbuteo club can be foudn at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2759539824274495

Main results:

Open Quarter-finals: Paul Izard 0 v 0 Dave Croucher (0-0 after Golden Goal extra time, 0-0 on shots, DC won 1-0 on sudden death shots) ; Tony McCann 2 v 3 Steve George ; Sam Virgoe 0 v 5 Jason Christopher ; Nigel Pestelle 0 v 2 Martin Bellefontaine

Semi-Finals: Jason Christopher 3 v 0 Dave Croucher ; Martin Bellefontaine 2 v 1 Steve George

3rd/4th Place: Dave Croucher 0 v 1 Steve George

FINAL: Martin Bellefontaine 5-0 Jason Christopher

Plate Quarter Finals: Gianluca Zucchelli 0 v 0 Malcolm Jamieson (MJ won on Golden Goal) ; Nigel Morgan 1 v 3 Chris Burford ; Dave Hunter 0 v 2 Tony Martin ; Steve Smith 1 v 0 Corey Martin

Plate Semi-Finals: Malcolm Jamieson 2 v 1 Tony Martin ; Steve Smith 0 v 1 Chris Burford

Plate 3rd/4th Place: Tony Martin 0 v 0 Steve Smith (0-0 after Golden Goal extra-time, SS won 3-2 on shots)

Plate Final: Malcolm Jamieson 6 v 2 Chris Burford

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Aaron Skinner winner in Dublin





Last week-end the third round of the Irish Subbuteo championship took place in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Many thanks to John Moore, Andy Fitzpatrick and Mark Farrell for a successful tournament.

Congratulations to Aaron Skinner on winning the event. The Bristol Subbuteo club player defeated Stanway Rovers player Kevin Cordell in the final while Mark Farrell and Barry Spence made it to the semi-finals.

Martinog Bradley won the Plate event after defeating Mick O'Brien in the final while Finn Skinner won the Junior tournament.

17 players from Ireland, Northern Ireland and England were taking part.

See more about the Irish Subbuteo championship at https://www.facebook.com/ulstersubbuteochampionship/

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Lorenzo Fazio wins junior tournament in Genova




Last week-end another tournament was organized in Genoa Campomorone, Italy for young players only. This time the host of the event was SC Valponte, one of the neighboring clubs of the "Rebels Genova". 12 young players competed in the tournament. The first round consisted in 4 groups of 3 players while the second round saw 3 groups of 4 players to decide the places from 1 to 12. Lorenzo Fazio was the winner this time while Davide Gigliotti was runner-up. Congratulations once again to those who work with the youth and see youth development as a priority for the future of the game!

1. Lorenzo Fazio
2. Davide Ghigliotti
3. Samuele Bignardi
4. Tommaso Sani
5. Enrico Ghigliotti
6. Davide Picollo
7. Paolo Invernizzi
8. Fabrizio Cicchero
9. Giacomo Alessi
10. Andrea Ferretti
11. Lorenzo Vernazza
12. Federico Cereseto


Monday, 16 May 2022

Results from all over the UK - April 2022

Here is a brief summary of results we received since the end of March till the end of April. From now on we will try to publish results from the UK on a more regular base.

Rochford, England, March 22


The Rochford and Southend Casual Subbuteo Club keeps running great evening of table football with old and new players having a great time. This time it was national legend Kevin Dyson whoo took the honors. 

1. Kevin Dyson
2. William Target
3. Neil Sparks
4. Stewart Grant
5. Mark West
6. Jim Jamison
7. Gary Gladwell
8. Jack Target
9. Glenn Asher
10. Paul Matthews
11. David McCartney
12. Mark Francis
13. Jack Baxter

Haverhill, England, April 3

Kevin Cordell vs Alan Lee

Haverhill had an amazing tournament with 10 players from five different clubs divided in 2 groups. In the final, Alan Lee Defeated Rudi Peterschinigg by a single goal (1-0) while semi-finalists were Joe Harrington and Kevin Cordell. Marco Barqueiro defeated Adam Douglas (3-1) in the Plate final.

Wrexham, Wales, April 10

Brian Daley and Cayne Matthews

London Road Subbuteo club had another good event with 7 players competing in a league format. Brian Daley was undefeated and took the honors. Final standings were as follows:

1. Brian Daley
2. Cayne Matthews
3. Ruby Matthews
4. Dan Nicholls
5. Brendan Ashley
6. Brian Hall
7. Lucasz Whittle

Rochford, England, April 14


Some more new players joined the Rochford & Southend club night and this time Ian Welby was the surprising winner of the day, winning his very first WASPA tournament.

1. Ian Welby
2. Mark West
3. Rob Ellis
4. Jack Baxter
5. Chris Rimmington
6. Joe Playle
7. Ian Horncastle
8. Gary Gladwell
9. Mark Francis
10. Russ Wright
11. Glenn Asher
12. Graham Boyd
13. Stewart Grant
14. James Nesbit

Surrey, England, April 12

Surrey Saracens SC had a small gathering with just 3 players but close games. Simon Goodman took the best on his opponents to remain undefeated after home and away fixtures.

1. Simon Goodman
2. Lee Fenton
3. Chris Philips

Stanway, England, April 12

This month the Stanway club had 7 players attending the meeting and the tournament was played in Swiss system. Congratulations to local organizer Kevin Cordell who won the tournament after winning 3 of his fours games.

1. Kevin Cordell (Stanway)
2. Marco Ghigliotti (Harrow)
3. Alan Lee (-)
4. Martin Bellefontaine (Cardiff)
5. Joe Harrington (Haverhill)
6. Gerry Harrington (Haverhill)
7. Adam Douglas (Rochford & Southend)

Wolverhampton, England, April 18

A small tournament in Wolverhampton but great games and Mick Hammonds won 5 of his 6 games to win the event. There were many close games and all players won at least one game.

1. Mick Hammonds
2. Chris Bedford
3. Justin Scott
4. Richard Badger

Bristol, England, April 19


The Bristol tournament had a great turnout of 13 players. Darre Clarke was juist unstoppable and won his four games in the Swiss ladder while David Pawsey was back in action and finished runner-up, sharing the second spot with Aaron Skinner.

1. Darren Clarke
2. David Pawsey
2. Aaron Skinner
4. Taylor Randles
5. Steve Wonnacott
6. Darren Barnes
7. Phillip Bryant
8. Andy Jarvis
9. Malcolm Jarvis
10. Fin Skinner
11. Simon Donadel
11. Peter Marshall
13. Stuart Briffett

Solent, England, April 21

The Solent league, played under WASPA banner, came to an end on April 21. All 10 entrants played 27 games and Paul pearson was the league champion while Corey Martin was runner-up.

1. Paul Pearson
2. Corey Martin
3. Malcolm Jamieson
4. Paul Izard
5. Rob Cashman
6. Steve Smith
7. Tony Martin
8. Nigel Morgan
9. Dave Hunter
10. Roger Duckworth

Worthing, England, April 21

This month's Worthing tournament had 7 players competing in Swiss system. Shaun Allison was in a great day and managed to win the tournament.

1. Shaun Allison
2. Steve Taylor
3. Joe Currey
4. Ian Maskell
5. Nigel Pestell
6. Nathan Holley
7. Sam Virgoe

Derry, Northern Ireland, April 25


The 5 man Easter Cup was played in April 25. Congratulations to Kenny Beggs topping the table on the night, Barry Spence takes runner-up with Martinog Bradley falling third.

1. Kenny Beggs
2. Barry Spence
3. Martinog Bradley
4. Dee Jenkins
5. Oisin Mór

Solent, England, April 27

Jason Christopher receiving the trophy from Paul Pearson

8 players attended the Solent tournament. After the group stage, knock-out games were very close. Jason Christopher proved to be on top after a few weeks off to the game due to an injury and defeated Corey Martin in the final (3-2). Paul Pearson and Steve Smith made it to the semis while Malcolm Jamieson won the Plate final against Nigel Morgan.

Burnley, England, April 28


A small tournament was organized by the East Lancashire Subbuteo Club and Gavin Roper won hs three games to take the trophy. David Scholes was runner-up whil Morecambe Bay SC's Rob Wilkinson took the third place.

1. Gavin Roper
2. Dave Scholes
3. Rob Wilkinson
4. Tim Ingle

Liverpool, England, April 28

The Liverpool club had a tournament with 6 players competing in 2 groups and knock-out games. Brian Daley defeated Lucasz Whittle (5-0) in the final while Paul O'Connor and Steve Heidstrom made it the semi-finals.

Woobly Hobby SC, April 30

Richard Stock

Alan Lee organized the Woobly Hobby SC tournament to celebrate the come-back of Welsh legend Richard Stock. After a long break, Richard played very well but Alan Lee took the honors once again.

1. Alan Lee
2. Cayne Matthews
3. Richard Stock
4. Ruby Matthews