Tuesday, 4 January 2022

WASPA rankings of December 2021

Dear friends, first of all best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous year 2022. Let's hope we will have a great year and things will slowly be back to normal.

Before talking about the rankings, please note that the FISTF season starts now on January 1. Therefore, if you have transfers to announce or is you see that some players are reported under a wrong club, just send me a private message. Keep in mind that in many cases, we have players having different clubs in FISTF and WASPA circuits and this is fine for me.

Christmas tournament in Derry, Northern Ireland

You will find in this messages the updated WASPA rankings at the end of December. You can see in the results that the activity has been huge with 31 regional tournaments, 4 old rules tournaments, 4 promotional tournaments and 1 test match.

EXCEL file (rankings)
PDF file (results)

Congratulations to Brian Daley who is number 1 in the WASPA ranking again.

Small Subbuteo event in Yokohama, Japan

We are glad to see Japan back in the circuit. This is great news! Japan is one of the emerging nations in the table football scene outside Europe and it's great to see a tournament took place in Yokohama under WASPA banner a few days ago.

In December, England, Italy and Australia have been the most active nations but we were glad to also see WASPA tournaments in Wales, Belgium, the US, South Africa, Northern Ireland and Greece. Special mention for the Rebels Genova in Italy who run tournaments only for juniors, wich is great.

Perth players in Australia

One of your dreams for 2022 will be some nations back in the circuit and we are sure that with a bit of work, we could easily see tournaments in Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Hungary, Romania, Finland, Russia, Portugal, Argentina, Indonesia, Peru, Israël,... 

Another important note is about people moaning about "big scores" in the games between experienced players and novices. Please keep in mind the WASPA circuit is there to help local development. In belgium we have a rule stating that the final score of an individual game can not be higher than 5-0. This is something that should be implemented everywhere to prevent some sad situations.

First WASPA tournament if the Nuovo Falco club in Italy

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

Players in Johannesburg, South Africa

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

Thanks for the reading and have a great day!

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer

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