Dear all, you will find in the attached files the updated rankins and results of the WASPA circuit.
|The Flaming Flickers and the Kallithea Flame clubs were back in action in October|
If you see some missing results, don't hesitate to contact me. The best way to send results is to send an e-mail to email@example.com
|Players in Johanneburg, including two guys from Malawi|
We had a total of 365 individual entries, which is much more than the average. England was once again the most active nation with 18 tournaments held over the country. That's not surprise to see English clubs dominating the rankings of clubs (Top Clubs and Development League) and Alan Lee taking the lead in the overall individual ranking. In the season ranking, Patrick de Jong from the Netherlands is the new leader. Congratulations!
It's amazing to see that the 23 “top clubs” have already scored ranking points in the season, which means a lot about the motivation of the different clubs. The fight against relegation will be extremely interesting this season.
|Andrew Martini and Stéphane Lambert played a test-macth in Japan|
It was good also this month to see more nations joining the circuit. We had the very first test-match in Japan between players from New Zealand and Belgium. Spain held their first event of the season and it was good to see the clubs of Trieste (Italy), Achaioi (Greece), Barcelona FT (Spain) and Maryland SC (USA) back in the circuit.
|Players at the Tournai tournament in Belgium|
Some clubs or regional groups organize local circuits like for instance in Johannesburg (South Africa), Templeuve (Belgium) or Catalunya (Spain). That's a great idea to try to attract some new players and that's a great source of inspiration for others!
Thumbs up also for the Republic of Ireland as the Dublin club held a fantastic National Championship under WASPA banner. It's amazing to see a great field of 16 players and another title for Mark Farrell who defeated Martinog Bradley in the final!
We are aware that there are things to improve like:
- having more tournament reports on the WASPA blog;
- having more young players involved!
- having more tournaments in some countries where we feel the WASPA philosophy could really help to develop the game.
|Ferran Coll, a big name winning the Barcelona tournament|
|Jason Christopher winner in Andover|
We are looking for motivated organizers who are ready to become WASPA ambassadors in countries were there are no (or not many) WASPA tournaments for the moment. We would be pleased to have more contacts in France, Austria, Germany, Scandinavia, Southern Europe, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe. If you are interested to help, your ideas are more than welcome.
Your feedback is welcome. If you see more things to improve, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 game needs nowadays.
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:
- SubKits at https://www.facebook.com/subkits
- 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
Vincent Coppenolle, WASPA organizer