Tuesday, 28 June 2022

First win for Neil Hampton in Cape Town

Cape Town players were back in action on Sunday with a good field of 7 players competing in a league format. Congratulations to Neil Hampton for his very first win, only just though on goal difference from John Fishlock while Clinton Gahwiler was third.

Congratulations to our friends in South Africa for their continuous work to try to develop the game. The different clubs in Johannesburg also had some small events in the last few weeks. Full results can always be found in the WASPA results files, which had monthly updates.

Monday, 27 June 2022

Claudio Colpani wins the first stage of a new circuit in Italy

A great tournament took place in Brescia North of Italy.  An extremely hot sunny day with over 33° , have seen six mad Men for Subbuteo challenging an Endurance formula tournament with Old Subbuteo rules. 

About 6 hours performance, 10 rounds, two time 15 minutes each, with only pit stops after each time and games for changing tables, polishing the bases and filling the tank with some water. The formula awarded each player reaching the 10th round on his leg. 

A formula with no referees, provides throwing the dice in case of dispute. A great fair play among the payers and not a single use of dice. 

Congratulations to  Federico Milan, Roberto Piccoli and Lorenzo Rocca (Subbuteo Verona), Pietro Torri (Vecchia Talpa Fidenza), Vittorio de Pascale (Ligures Genova) and Claudio Colpani (Papata Ponticino) the organizer of the “IV W.A.S.P.A. Lombardia Challenge Endurance Cup”.  

Thanks to City of Brescia for hosting the event, to Basi Graziano for providing tables and equipment, to W.A.S.P.A for authorizing event under his banner. At the end of the day, a Belgian beer to award and refresh all the challengers.  

Final standings:

1. Claudio Colpani (Papata Group Ponticino)
2. Vittorio de Pascale (Ligures Genova)
3. Federico Milan (Subbuteo Verona 2016)
4. Pietro Torri (Vecchia Talpa Fidenza)
5. Roberto Piccoli (Subbuteo Verona 2016)
6. Lorenzo Rocca (Subbuteo Verona 2016)

(Story by Vittorio de Pascale)

Sébastien Scheen wins in Verviers

In Belgium, some clubs are still very active even if it's the end of the season. In Manaihant (Verviers), 8 players attended the recent WASPA tournament organized by SC Verviers-Herve. Sébastien Scheen defeated brother Pascal Scheen in the final after shots to claim the victory. Semi-finalists were Philippe Roufosse and William Van den Houte. Christopher Sabetta was 5th, Benoit Vanwissen 6th, Salvatore Visconti 7th and Antonio Timpano 8th but more importantly all players had a great evening. We are looking forward to see more WASPA events in the East of Belgium in the future!

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Fred Elesbao wins monthly event in Hamburg

WASPA Sankt Pauli - Tuesday 7th June

Maybe it was the beautiful weather but there was smaller turnout than usual at Subbbuteo Sankt Pauli with just 5 players competing for the monthly prize. Fred topped the table with four wins to add to his WASPA collection, with Simon finishing 2nd after missing 6 weeks due to illness. Marius rolled in third courtesy of two wins over 4th placed Dimitrios and 5th placed Ralf. 

We will do it all again next month but please be aware our clubnight is every Tuesday at the Fanladen and we‘d love to see you there!

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