Friday, 18 August 2017

Rémy Huynh wins in Liège

On August 6 the club of Verviers-Herve was hosting a WASPA tournament in a Museum in Liège. There was a total of 14 entries. Rémy Huynh (Rochefort TS) was the winner of the tournament. He defeated Christophe Dheur in the final (Charleroi). Jérôme Heyvaert and Christopher Sabetta were the losing semi-finalists. Vito Di Ruggiero won the consolation tournament. Thanks to all the players for the fair-play.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

TFAS League 2017 Match day 6

Game 6 of STFPL on 13th Aug saw 5 players plus 2 special refs participating. A round robin format was adopted with lots of close games played. In the end Rudy edged out the rest to win August tournament.

Final standings:
1st - Rudy
2nd - Anas
3rd - Bernard
4th - Vikas
5th - Noor Haikal
Special Refs - Tan Kok Wee & Rizal Taib

The results are as follows:

Round 1
Rudy 2 v 0 Anas
Vikas 0 v 2 Bernard
Round 2
Bernard 0 v 4 Rudy
Haikal 1 v 2 Vikas
Round 3
Bernard 4 v 0 Haikal
Anas 3 v 0 Vikas
Round 4
Vikas 0 v 3 Rudy
Anas 3 v 1 Haikal
Round 5
Bernard 1 v 4 Anas
Rudy 3 v 0 Haikal

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

WASPA rankings of July 2017

Dear all, you will find in the attached file the monthly rankings of July 2017. It was another great month with a total of 24 regional events, 2 tournaments with the old rules, 4 promotional tournaments, 1 tournament with advanced rules.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RANKINGS

Sorry for the delay but the last results of July arrived during the week-end; I'll start compiling the results of August on Wednesday.
Advanced rules were used in Wolverhampton, England
Thanks to Jeremy Bradley for organizing a lot of WASPA tournaments during the FISTF GP of London, thanks also to Australia for hosting another 5 tournaments.

Special thanks to the clubs in the Netherlands and in England who managed to organize a few small WASPA events during the visit of Australian players in Europe.

We were glad to have the first tournament in Ireland this season, hopefully many more will follow in the future.
Amazing tournament with big screen and prize-money in Singapore
Geoffrey Marain is now on top of the WASPA ranking for the 60th consecutive month, which is incredible!

Or friends from Jurong Central SC in Singapore are likely to win the first season of the "top clubs ranking". This will be confirmed next month.
Still a good turnout in Greece
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.

The FISTF website can be found here: http://www.fistf.com
Great fun for a great field of players in Templeuve, Belgium
WASPA is also looking for 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

Ideas to develop the WASPA circuit or to make things more attractive are always welcome. We stay at your disposal for more info.

Yours sincerely,
Vincent Coppenolle

Western Flickers 15th WASPA

Western Flickers 15th WASPA - Club championships
August 12, 2017




To close off the table football season, Western Flickers TFC held its first ever club championship to decide which Pelican will have chief bragging rights for the next 12 months!

A spate of illness struck the club ranks which meant that only 7 flickers took part – including young but talented Benjamin who joined in with the adults.
The top 2 seeded players – club president Benny and 3-time WASPA winner Adrian Connolly – headed the 2 groups with the rest drawn randomly.
Adrian easily won his group with convincing wins. But the big surprise was in the other group where young Benjamin topped his group undefeated! This meant that he earned a bye straight into the semi-finals.

In the quarter finals, the slow-starting Steve Wright was finally to hit his straps and picked up a good win 2-0 against club vice-president Kevin Grant. Benny broke through Arjuna’s “parked bus” to seal a victory, while Adrian needed a last minute goal to pip a valiant Anthony Madiona in a tight match that ended 2-1.
In the semi-finals, Benjamin continued his amazing run by defeating Steve again – this time on penalties to reach the final. The other semi-final between top seeds Benny and Adrian was the match of the tournament with quality fast and furious table football played by both players. Luck was on Benny’s side on the day, and he emerged victorious.

In the final, little Benjamin gave his all but could not overcome Benny who won the game 1-0 to take out the inaugural club championship!
Thanks to all who attended. It was a fabulous fun day for all and Subbuteo table football was the real winner. GO WEST !!

The final tournament standings are:
1. Benny Ng
2. Benjamin Ng
3. Adrian Connolly
4. Steve Wright
5. Anthony Madiona, Kevin Grant, Arjuna Hanafi

P.S. If anyone is interested in taking part in future Western Flickers events or just popping by for chat and look-see, please visit the Western Flickers Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WesternFlickers/) and send us a message.

(Report by Benny Ng)

Monday, 14 August 2017

Eliot Kennedy wins in Sydney



Last week Sydney TFC Was holding another tournament under WASPA banner. There were 8 players divided into two groups. In the end, Eliot Kennedy (Northen Falcons TFC) defeated Fabrizio Coco in the final after a tight game (0-0) and 8 series of shootouts (4-3). Raffaele Lombardi and Tony Credentino managed to reach the semis. Congratulations to Eliot!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Cranston Wins USA Double

All the participants
Daniel Cranston made history in Michigan by winning both the U.S. National title and the league crown.

Eleven players from nine states made it to the Grand Rapids area on August 4-6. This group included six current and former Team USA World Cup members. Action began on Friday afternoon with second-round matches of the inaugural American Subbuteo National League (ASNL). The draw for the Open and Veteran nationals was held on Friday evening.

Daniel Cranston (left) receiving the ASNL trophy
from ASA President Dario Passadore
Due to a few last-minute withdrawals, the Open draw had to be redone on Saturday. It produced a monster “group of death” from which Mike Tillman and Dario Passadore qualified for the semifinals where they faced an inspired Tim Tumminaro and the favorite Daniel Cranston, respectively.

The Veteran tournament then took center stage. Played in its usual knockout format, Erik Haefke, Peter Alegi, and Paul O’Donovan Rossa reached the semifinals along with in-form Passadore. The Veteran semis were dramatic. O’Donovan Rossa beat Passadore on shots [Watch here]. Alegi edged out Haefke 4-3 after Erik’s potentially tying goal came an instant after the final buzzer! [Watch here].

Bryan Arnold (left) and Joe Legatz
The Open semis were less tense. Cranston defeated Passadore 5-2 and Tillman beat Tumminaro 5-1.  In the championship game, Cranston had to pull out all the blocks to stymie Tillman’s comeback . Thanks to a 3-2 win, Cranston claimed his third national title and his first since 2011.

The Veteran final went to sudden death extra time. Momentum seemed to be with Alegi after he drew level with less than 30 seconds left in regulation. But O’Donovan Rossa chipped the Grand Rapids TSC player in the first minute to win his first Veteran title. [Click here for results]

Grand Rapids TSC president, Paul Pate (left),
at the trophy ceremony with
Veteran champion Paul O'Donovan Rossa
At the traditional Saturday supper, the two champions enjoyed a well-deserved celebratory drink from the trophies.

But the weekend was not over yet.

Sunday morning featured the last rounds of ASNL matches and a 5-man WASPA Courtland Cup. At the end of an exhausting third day of play, Cranston completed his impressive league campaign with 19 wins and 1 draw for 58 points out of a possible 60. Tillman placed second with 45, and Alegi third with 42. [Click here for results.] Max Ambrosio won the Courtland Cup.

Grand Rapids TSC would like to thank everyone who made the long journey to Michigan, and especially Tim Tumminaro and ASA President Dario Passadore for making important contributions to a successful and enjoyable weekend.

Keep on flicking!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Midsummers Night Flick in Derry



Derry City TFC had a much smaller turnout than usual tonight but it was still great craic. Mark McCrossan came out on top with a 2-0 win on shots following a 1-1 draw in the final. Lawrence Watson played through to his second semi-final. The next WASPA tournament in Derry will be the "All Irelands" on the 20th August.

(Report by Martinog Bradley)

Mike Bradbury wins 2017 Staffordshire Pro-Am tournament

On July 30 the Wolverhampton club and the South Staffordshire Club had another successful tournament with 16 players taking part and competing with the advanced rules. The "2017 Staffordshire Pro-Am" was held in the Wolverhampton Electric Club and had the visit of Australia's Rick Bland from Brisbane TSC. Other competitors were from the West Midlands and North Wales. Mike Bradbury took the honors as he defeated Richard Stock in the final. Justin Scott won the plate event and Cayne Matthews won the AM section. 6 Astroboards were used for the tournament and young Alex Scott competed in his event aged 11. Little Ruby Matthews once again proved what a future star she will become. Two radio stations and a regional newspaper featured the event which will become annual.

Adrian Elmer visits English players in Lowgate, Hexham

Jeff Parsons sent us a report of Adrian Elmer's visit in the NETFA premises last week-end. Jeff told us players had a great day  he reports Adrian especially enjoyed his day and the competition. "A lot of good banter and exchange of ideas and you never know, the away leg in Sidney is always a possibility. We let Mike Parnaby win again with his demon conversion rate but one of us old ones still got a punch in. With the age handicap, I must be top of the WASPA ranking by now."

Standings of the evening:
1. Mike Parnaby
2. Jeff Parsons
3. John Bottomley
4. Adrian Elmer
5. Dave Brothers