Thursday 31 March 2022

Vittorio de Pascale wins old rules meeting in Milano

Sun is shining in Milan,  spring is already here with outside temperatures over 20°, but Subbuteo’s fun never give up. A last tournament took place in Milano (Italy) under WASPA banner with Subbuteo Old Rules to inaugurate a new pitch at Giancarlo’s home. 3 players challenging on 6 matches of 30 minutes, over a new board with unused original Astropitch.  Great Fun. 

Final table: 1. Vittorio de Pascale (Old Lions Macerata) ; 2. Giancarlo Riva (Ligures Genova) ; 3. Lorenzo Mentasti (Trento Subbuteo).

Wednesday 30 March 2022

Craig Smith winner in Johannesburg

Last week-end our friends in Johanneburg had a tournament organized byt Easterns TFC. 5 players were taking part and Craig Smith (Easterns TFC) took the honors. Final standings were as follows:

1. Craig Smith (Easterns TFC)
2. Ian Clarke (Easterns TFC)
3. Fernando Rodrigues (ETS Subbuteo Club)
4. Jason Kennedy (ETS Subbuteo Club)
5. Gary Downs (Easterns TFC)

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Maryland: Daniel Cranston wins challenge Cup 2022

Daniel Cranston won his 4th successive Challenge Cup with a 2-1 (GG OT) victory over Paul Eyes. Round robin play of the five players led to a final and play out for the final standings.

1. Daniel Cranston
2. Paul Eyes
3. Benny Nuger
4. Bryan Arnold
5. Mason Lilly

Monday 28 March 2022

Mark Farrell wins Ballymena tournament

Mark Farrell won the 2nd event of this season's Irish Circuit in Ballymena, with a 3-0 victory over Martinog Bradley in the Final. Losing semi-finalists were Barry Spence and Kenny Beggs. John Moore beat England's Joe Harrington in the Plate Final and Daniel Kaliszewski beat Fiona Moore in the Junior Final. 

The event was hosted by Kenny Beggs & Barry Spence at Ballymena Showgrounds, home of Ballymena United FC. There was a good turnout of 14 players, including Donal Convery and Colin Perry making a comeback to the Irish Circuit after many years. Great to have the two Junior players (Daniel and Fiona) and a big thanks to Gerry and Joe Harrington who travelled from England. There was a local newspaper reporter in attendance, so look out for an article in 'Ballymena Guardian' in the near future.

(Report by Kenny Beggs)

Wednesday 23 March 2022

UK and Ireland: updated results from Subbuteo tournaments held in February and March

Sincere apologies for the long delay to publish news from all over the UK and Ireland but the last few weeks have been extremely busy. So here is a summary of results collected for the WASPA records.

Manchester (England), February 4, 2022

1. Brian Daley (London Road)
2. Danny Lilley (Manchester TFC)
3. Shaun Dunne (Manchester TFC)
4. Lucasz Whittle (London Road)

Stanway (England), February 16, 2022

1. Alberto Borsani (ASD CT Paola)
2. Kevin Cordell (Stanway)
3. Alan Lee (Wobbly Hobby SC)
4. Adam Douglas (Rochford & Southend)
5. Ian Welby (Rochford & Southend)
6. Stewart Grant (Rochford & Southend)

Harrow (England), February 17, 2022

1. Marco Ghigliotti (Harrow)
2. Alan Lee (Wobbly Hobby SC)
3. Rudi Peterschinigg (Harrow)
4. Neil Doherty (Harrow)
5. Victor Jones (Harrow)

Solent (England), February 23, 2022

First round:
Corey Martin - Nigel Pestell 0*-0
Jason Christopher - Paul Pearson 0-1
Tony Martin - Paul Izard 0*-0
Malcolm Jamieson - Steve Smith 3-2

Corey Martin - Malcolm Jamieson 0*-0
Nigel Morgan - Paul Pearson 0-4
Roger Duckworth - Dave Hunter 1-0
Chris Wall - Paul Izard 0*-0

Corey Martin - Roger Duckworth 3-0
Paul Pearson - Paul Izard 2-1

Paul Pearson - Corey Martin 1-0

Burnley (England), February 24, 2022

1. Gavin Roper (East Lancashire)
2. Dave Scholes (East Lancashire)
3. Rob Wilkinson (Morecambe Bay)
4. Tim Ingle (East Lancashire)

Worthing (England), February 24, 2022

1. Brandon Lavender
2. Shaun Allison
3. Paul Woodhouse
4. Nigel Pastelle
5. Joe Currey
6. Ian Maskell
7. Nathan Holley
8. Chris Stapleton
9. Steve Taylor
10. Sam Virgoe
11. Martin Reene

Morecambe Bay (England), February 21, 2022

1. Brian Daley (London Road)
2. Shaun Dunne (Manchester TFC)
3. Lucasz Whittle (London Road)
4. Rob Wilkinson (Morecambe Bay)

Info: Morecambe Bay SC on Facebook

Rochford (England), February 22, 2022 (all Rochford & Southend unless noted)

1. Alan Lee (Wobbly Hobby SC)
2. William Target
3. Ian Welby
4. Kevin Dyson (TSPA)
5. Adam Douglas
6. Neil Sparks
7. Gary Gladwell
8. Mark West
9. Glenn Asher
10. Jack Target
11. Mark Francis
12. Rob Ellis
13. Jim Jamison
14. Jack Baxter
15. Paul Matthews
16. Stewart Grant

Link: The club on Facebook

Liverpool (England), February 24, 2022

Brian Daley - Paul O'Connor 5-0
Phil Redman - Lucasz Whittle 3-0

Brian Daley - Phil Redman 3-1

Dundee (Scotland), February 27, 2022

After a long break it was great to see the dundee players back in action under WASPA banner. "need to get scotland back on the map", reported Steve Bennett. 

1. Steve Bennett (Dundee)
2. Andy Beskaby (Dundee)
3. Marco Bevilacqua (Dundee)
4. Colin Nicol (Dundee)
5. Gary Stewart (Dundee)

London Road (Wales), February 27, 2022

1. Brian Daley (London Road)
2. Cayne Matthews (London Road)
3. Ruby Matthews (London Road)
4. Lucasz Whittle (London Road)
5. Brendan Ashley (London Road)

Link: Facebook group

Donegal (Republic of Ireland), February 26, 2022

Congratulations to Martinog Bradley on winning the first round of the Irish Championship ‘22 season. 

The next event of the irish Championship will be held in the home of Mabbymena United FC. Details available here:

1. Martinog Bradley
2. Kenny Beggs
3. Barry Spence
4. Andy Fitzpatrick
5. Oisin Mór
6. Brendan Rodgers
7. Daniel Kaliszewski

Stanway (England), March 1, 2022

1. Alberto Borsani (ASD CT Paola)
2. Alan Lee (Wobbly Hobby SC)
3. Marco Ghigliotti (Harrow)
4. Kevin Cordell (Stanway)
5. Adam Douglas (Rochford & Southend)
6. Ian Welby (Rochford & Southend)

Wolverhampton (England), March 13, 2022

The recent Wolverhampton tournament was a huge success with 18 players from many different clubs. Bristol's Aaron Skinner took the best on Yorkshire's Colin Fletcher in the big final.

Aaron Skinner (Bristol) - Richard Badger (Wolverhampton) 0*-0
Colin Fletcher (Yorkshire Phoenix) - Ruby Matthews (London Road) 1-0sd

Colin Fletcher - Aaron Skinner 0-2

Brendan Ashley, winner of the Plate event

Plate semis:
Brendan Ashley (London Road) - Richard Roper (Wolverhampton) 2-1
Shaun Dunne (Manchester TFC) - Alex Scott (Wolverhampton) 1-0

Shaun Dunne - Brendan Ashley 0-1

North East (England), March 13, 2022

1. Colin Fletcher (Yorkshire Phoenix)
2. Andrew Forster-Fake (North East Midlands Senior Subbuteo League)
3. Andy Henly (South Staffs TSC)

Haverhill (England), March 13, 2022

Alan Lee (Wobbly Hobby SC) - Marco Barqueiro (Haverhill) 4-1
Kevin Cordell (Stanway) - Simon Goodman (Surrey) 4-0
Alan Lee - Kevin Cordell 3-1

First round:
Adam Douglas (Rochford & Southend) - Joe Harrington (Haverhill) 1-0
Mike Williams (Haverhill) - Gerry Harrington (Haverhill) 0-1
Owen Howard (Haverhill) - Sam Curtis (Haverhill) 0-5

Lee Fenton (Surrey) - Adam Douglas 2-1
Gerry Harrington - Sam Curtis 0-3

Lee Fenton - Sam Curtis 2-4

Link: Haverhill Rovers on Facebook

Harrow (England), March 17, 2022

1. Alan Lee (Wobbly Hobby SC)
2. Panos Stemitsiotis (Harrow)
3. Rudi Peterschinigg (Harrow)
4. Victor Jones (Harrow)
5. Neil Doherty (Harrow)
6. Gianluca Zucchelli (London SC)

Broughshane (Northern Ireland), March 19, 2022

1. Kenny Beggs
2. Barry Spence
3. Donal Convery

Andover (England), March 20, 2022

1. Jason Christopher (Solent SC)
2. Malcolm Jamieson (Solent SC)
3. Gianluca Zucchelli (London SC)
4. Nigel Morgan (Solent SC)
5. Chris Burford (Andover SC)

Wrexham (Wales), March 20, 2022


Brian Daley - Ruby Matthews 6-0
Cayne Matthews - Dan Nicholls 4-2

Brian Daley - Cayne Matthews 2-1sd

Plate semis:
Brendan Ashley - Lucasz Whittle 0-1
Brian Hall - Shaun Dunne 1-2

Plate final:
Lucasz Whittle - Shaun Dunne 1-5

Wexford (Ireland), March 20, 2022

Ireland is back. The "Craan Open" took place last week-end and was organized by national legend John Moore. It was great to see three juniors competing in the tournament.

1. John Moore (Irish Premier League)
2. Andy Fitzpatrick (Irish Premier League)
3. Nick Moore (Irish Premier League)
4. Daniel Kaliszewski (Irish Premier League)
5. Fiona Moore (Irish Premier League)
6. Connor Moore (Irish Premier League)

London (England), March 22, 2022

1. Elliot Bellefontaine (Royal 78)
2. Martin Bellefontaine (Cardiff)
3. Francesca Bellefontaine (Cardiff)
4. Daniel Vensyk (-)
5. Amy Demartino (-)

Derry (Northern Ireland), March 21, 2022

Congratulations  to Martinog Bradley topping the table of 4 in Monday nights Spring Cup. Well done to Brendan Rodgers on the runner up spot and Dee Jenkins on an undefeated run to 3rd place.
1. Martinog Bradley (Derry)
2. Brendan Rodgers (Donegal)
3. Dee Jenkins (Derry)
4. Lawrence Watson (Derry)

Promotional events

Solent (England), March 16, 2022

1. Jason Christopher (Solent)
2. Malcolm Jamieson (Solent)
3. Steve Smith (Solent)
4. Nigel Morgan (Solent)
5. Paul Izard (Solent)
6. Rob Cashman (Solent)
7. Kurt Cottell (Solent)

North Shields (England), March 16, 2022

1. Nick Pearson (Wobbly Hobby SC)
2. Tom Heslop (North Shields)
3. Chris Kaberry (North Shields)
4. Rob Heseltine (North Shields)
5. Ric Tubb (North Shields)
6. Nigel Lamond (North Shields)

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Subbuteo in Belgium: results from Templeuve, Huy, Antwerp and Verviers

Here is a brief summary of the recent tournaments held in Belgium over the last 6 weeks.

First of all the Templeuve United players had 2 events in February. The club's regional tournament took place on February 18, which was a very bad day as the big storm Eunice was causing damages all over the country. Despite the extremely bad weather, five players competed and Geoffrey Marain took the best to claim another title.

Eric Caillaux va Didier Moons

Vincent Coppenolle vs Geoffrey Marain

Final table:

1. Geoffrey Marain (Hennuyer)
2. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
3. Benjamin Marain (Templeuve)
4. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
5. Eric Caillaux (Templeuve)

The players

Winner Stéphane Lambert and runner-up Eric Caillaux
One week later, the weather was back to normal and six players competed in a promotional tournament where a special rule was sued: ony Subbuteo goalkeeper were used (so no metal keepers).

Stéphane Lambert, who travelled from Antwerp to play, was a deserved winner, finishing on top of the league format while Eric Caillaux was runner-up after doing really well in his games.

Final table:

1. Stéphane Lambert (OSC Yokohama)
2. Eric Caillaux (Templeuve)
3. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
4. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve)
5. Jocelyn Celton (Templeuve)
6. Loris Celton (Templeuve)

David Boulanger, Rinaldo van Dijk, Ralf Grégoire and Grégoire Boulanger

In March, the club of Huy held a small WASPA tournament during the FISTF Satellite held in the premises of the club. Rinald van Dijk from the Netherlands took the best on local organizer Ralf Gregoire to win the trophy. Richard Boulanger was 3rd and David Boulanger was 4th.

Players after the presentation of prizes

The March tournament in Templeuve took place last Friday and this time there was a big field of 14 entries. There was no surprise as Geoffrey Marain won the Swiss ladder while Matthias Averlant was a well-deserved runner-up. It was great for the local club to have visitors of several clubs such as Temploux and Brussels. 

Final table:

1. Geoffrey Marain (Hennuyer)
2. Matthias Averlant (Hennuyer)
3. Jean-Pierre Genart (Temploux)
4. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
5. Pascal Flémal (BX Subbuteo Club)
6. Didier Van Renterghem (BX Subbuteo Club)
7. André Flémal (BX Subbuteo Club)
8. Didier Moons (Templeuve)
9. Benjamin Marain (Hennuyer)
10. Jordan Bonte (Hennuyer)
11. Eric Caillaux (Templeuve)
12. Sébastien Sorge (Templeuve)
13. Jocelyn Celton (Templeuve)
14. Loris Celton (Templeuve)

In the same night, the club of Verviers-Herve had a WASPA evening with players from different clubs. After losing in the first session to Ludovic Ponthieux, Pascal Scheen won his next four games to win the tournament. Well done!

Final table:

1. Pascal Scheen (Stembert)
2. Philippe Roufosse (Verviers-Herve)
3. Ludovic Ponthieux (-)
4. Benoit Vanwissen (Verviers-Herve)
5. Sébastien Scheen (Salernitana)
6. Christophe Dheur (Charleroi)
7. Mélina Scheen (Stembert)

Players in Antwerp

Finally, on Monday, the Flanders club held their monthly tournament in Antwerp. The only club in the North of the country had six players competing in Swiss ladder. This time Jos Ceulemans managed to beat David Wouters som Dave's winning streak came to an end after several months.

Top 3 of the night

Final table:

1. Jos Ceulemans (SC Flanders)
2. David Wouters (SC Flanders)
3. Johan Lourdon (SC Flanders)
4. Stéphane Lambert (OSC Yokohama)
5. Geert Leys (SC Flanders)
6. Dirk Sercu (SC Flanders)

Monday 21 March 2022

Tan Yew Loy and Adrian Connolly winners in Australia

Players in Perth

Two WASPA events have been held in Australia this week-end. The Perth players met in a league format and the seven competitors had fun playing six different games. In the end Singapore's tan Yew Loy won the tournament while Brian pearson was runner-up.

Final table:

1. Tan Yew Loy
2. Brian Pearson
3. Alan Kimber
4. Hugh Best
5. Noel Mani
6. Chris Thorn
7. Ron Byrne

The players at the Melbourne Satellite

In Melbourne, the FISTF Satellite was played by 8 competitors. Peter Thomas defeated Chris Bowen in the final. The Plate tournament was a WASPA event and Adrian Connolly defeated Benji Batten on shots in the final. Congratulations to the winners.

Sunday 20 March 2022

Daniel Cranston wins PlayHard 22 tournament in Virginia

Dan Cranston receiving trophy from Bryan Arnold

The PlayHard 22 tournament was held the weekend of the 19th of March in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. The tournament was the fourth edition of the event, which began in 2017. Players traveled to compete in Northern Viriginia from states like North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Congratulations to Daniel Cranston who won an amazing final against Paul Eyes in OT, 2-1.

Sunday 13 March 2022

John Ho wins Nostalgic Subbuteo Challenge in Singapore

Table Football Association of Singapore successfully organised a Nostalgic Subbuteo Challenge on 12 Mar 2022 where only old-school 'cereal-bowl' bases and plastic GKs are allowed.  Compared to modern bases. these 'cereal-bowl' bases are more demanding and difficult to control - truly testing the flicking fundamentals of the players.  A total of 8 players participated to relive the good old 'curling' days from the 1980s.

Players were randomly drawn into 2 groups of 4 where the top 2 of each group qualify for the semis of the main tournament while the bottom 2 proceed to playoffs to determine their final standings.  Bernard Lim and John Ho Lim topped their respective groups and eventually met in the Final.  This is a re-match of their 1986 Subbuteo Association Cup semi-final where Bernard prevailed 4-2.  In a tense Final, John scored the winning goal from a direct free-kick in the dying seconds of the last minute - sweet revenge for John!!  Congratulations John and well done to all players who participated!!

Final standings:

Champion: John Ho; Runner-up: Bernard Lim; 3rd: Kok Wee Tan; 4th: Izham Sidek
5th: Vikas Chandiramani; 6th: Azlan Sidek; 7th: John Edwards; 8th: Sham Doulatram

Tuesday 8 March 2022

WASPA rankings and results of February 2022

Dear Subbuteo friends, here are the updated WASPA rankings and results.



A first tournament in Hannover (Germany)

Flickers in Antwerp (Belgium)

You will see that February was an amazing month with 42 tournaments in the records. I will not comment all events but you can see we had some great events in many different countries. Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Spain and France are back among the organizers, which is great news! More than 50 players competed in a WASPA tournament for the very first time, which is great.

Until now, 582 players have already competed in the WASPA circuit since the beginning of the season. After 6 months, we are glad to see that these 582 players come from 22 nations. England (120), Italy (87) and Greece (68) are the nations with the largest number of invovled players.

Young players in Saint-Symphorien sur Coise (France)

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.

Action in the premises of the Flaming Glickers (Greece)

We also take to opportunity to thank our partners:

- Victory kits at

- Flicks for Kicks at


A great tournament in the Barcelona area (Spain)

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

Flickers in Singapore

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:

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

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer

Friday 4 March 2022

Mickael Blanc wins inaugural tournament in Saint-Symphorien

View from the venue

Action in the Open section

Last week-and was a date to remember for French table football with the organisation of the first WASPA tournament organized by the "Club football de table Subbuteo Saint Symphorien sur Coise". After a few years and a short experience in Puylaurens, this is hopefully the real start of WASPA tournaments in France. The event attracted 14 players divided in 2 categories. Mickael Blanc was the best of 9 Open players while Daniel Polsinellui was runner-up. There were also 5 juniors competing in a group format with the young boy Orlan (12 years old) winning all his games. This event was also a good training session before the forthcoming French championships to be held later in March.

The 5 juniors

Congratulations to the organizers; and well done to the club for being the first French club to be included in the WASPA Development League.

Open final table:

1. Mickael Blanc
2. Daniel Polsinelli
3. Daniel Guyot
4. Cyril Bollusset
5. Hervé Fino
6. Cyprien Bonnet
7. Cédric Pandolfi
8. Laurent Meygret
9. David Durand

See the club on Facebook:

Thursday 3 March 2022

Jon Henning Bergane wins Romjulscup '21 in Skien

Destefanis (left) against Stuart. Brekke in the background.

Last Saturday was a great day for subbuteo table football in Norway as it was the first tournament in the country since 2019. It was great to see two newcomers taking part (Destefanis and Stuart, both from the Subbuteo Oslo club) and also fantastic to see Kjetil Fosse making a comeback after 11 years away from the game. Norwegian legend Jon Henning Bergane won the event after beating Terje Ellefsen 3-2 in the final.

The "Romjulscup '21" was intended to be played in December '21 but was delayed about 2 months because of Covid-19.

Subbuteo Oslo posted videos from the tournament on Facebook (

Finalist Terje Ellefsen commented the tournament with a big smile: "Yes, it was a very nice tournament. I think everyone was very happy to finally be able to play a tournament again after the covid-19 lockdown or strict restrictions! I personally was super happy to see some new players and one comeback player. Another big fact from this tournament is that with this victory Jon Henning Bergane is back at the prestigious number one spot in the Norwegian NBFF rankings ("

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Dragossis and Scotiniotis winners in Greece

Last week-end the Flaming Flickers held their tournament with the theme of the "Anglo-Italian Cup". 18 players competed in 2 categories. The modern rules tournament was dominated by Vassilis Dragossis (Sassuolo) who defeated Giorgos Evaggelou (Manchester United) in the final (1-0 in sudden death). Semi-finalists were Minas Kakiltakis (Leicester) and Filippos Vavoulakis (Millwall).

In the old rules section, Vaggelis Scotiniotis (Fulham) beat Antonis Krysilas (Juventus) in the sudden death of the final (3-2). Manos Tsardoulias (Brighton) and Kostas Filippopoulos (West Ham) made in to the semi-finals.

Congratulations to all the players, especially the 3 players who made their WASPA debut. Thanks to the organizers for taking some time for tha traditional pizza break.