Saturday, 16 December 2017

Trieste Cup: Gianfranco Grahonja on top

The 8th and last stage of the Trieste Cup in 2017 took place on December 15 with 5 players competing in a group robin. Gianfranco Grahonja and Gianfranco Grahonja finished on top of the group and qualified for the final while Furio Segnani had also a great evening but wasn't qualified due to a poor goal difference. In the decisive game the Italian took the best on the representative of Slovenia (2-0) to claim his second WASPA title.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

A first trophy for Mathéo Grégoire

The players

Jean and Mathéo
There was a good turnout of 8 tonight in Bande (Belgium) where representatives from 3 different clubs attended the tournament organized by Wamme SC. jean grosdent was an happy organizer with two players competing in their first tournament but didn't manage to win the trophy. The young Mathéo Grégoire (Rochefort TS) finished the Swiss System with a great record of 3 wins and a draw. Jean grosdent was runner-up with 9 points.

Final standings:
1. Mathéo Grégoire
2. Jean Grosdent
3. Basile Magermans
4. Thierry Magermans
5. Henri Magermans
6. Aurore Magermans
7. Bruno Mottet
8. Philippe Thys

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Vikas Chandiramani and Izham Sidek grab honors in Singapore

Merlion Cup players
TFAS Merlion Cup 2017 (Plates Event)

The Merlion Cup 2017 International Open was held on 10 December 2017, which started off with the group stages. There were a number of player who got knocked out after the group games. However, these players were given a chance in winning the consolation Plates prize!
Tournament winner Vikas Chandiramani
There were 8 players for the Plates Event, and a draw was carried out to determine their matchups. A series of knockout matches followed.

Tournament runner-up John Ho
In the end it was Vikas Chandiramani and John Ho who reached the final, where the former won 2-1!

TFAS Merlion Cup 2017 (Amateur Category)

The Amateur Category of the Merlion Cup 2017 was held on 9 December 2017. New players or players who have not been playing for a long time were eligible for this event.

Tournament winner Izham Sidek
Sunday runner-up John Edwards
Five players competed in this category. After a series of round robin games being played, it was Izham Sidek who came out tops undefeated, with 3 wins and a draw.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Christmas Cup in Derry


The Derry City TFC 2017 Christmas Cup was a great success. We played with old subbuteo bases and the advanced rules. Due to the snow we only had 8 players so played a league format. The table was close at the end and all came down to a crunch match between Paul Boyle and Lawrence Watson, with Lawerence needing a win to top the table and Paul only needing a draw. A match full of drama was ended in the final few minutes with a goal from Watson, giving him his first WASPA win.

Table
Lawrence Watson - 14
Craig Stewart - 13
Martinog Bradley - 13
Paul Boyle - 12
Brendan Rodgers - 11
Patrick Mc Keever - 8
Niall Mc Keever - 3
Linus McLaughlin - 0

WASPA Christmas Cup Champion 2017 ‘ Lawrence Watson’

Promotion with kids in Northern Ireland


There was a great day at the Acorn primary Christmas fair! There were exhibitions, friendly games and even a small tournament. For several reasons we will not count the games in the WASPA circuit but hopefully many of the new players will have a chance to play official games in the near future. Well done to all the youngsters today and special thanks to Craig Stewart for making things happen!

Lincoln Flickers Copa del Santa


Andrew Garbutt with Villa Real retains the Copa in a competitive round robin in Lincoln. Five battled for the coveted Copa: Barcelona (Andrew Boyer), Villa Real (Andrew Garbutt), Lazio (Jez Boothman), Genoa (Mat
Atkin) and Apoel Nicosia (John Devaney).

Villa Real unbeaten with 3 wins and a draw (scoring 7, conceding 2) pips Jez Boothman’s Lazio also unbeaten with 2 wins and 2 draws (scoring 3, conceding 1). 

It was all to play for going into the last round with Villa Real on 7 points ahead of Barca 6 points, Lazio 5 points and Genoa 4 points.
Villa Real beat Genoa 2-1 and Lazio held their half time lead to beat three time winners Barca 1-0. Apoel Nicosia lost all 4 matches despite playing pretty well.

1. Villa Real (A Garbutt) 10 points W3 D1 L0 +5
2. Lazio (J Boothman) 8 points W2 D2 L0 +2
3. Barcelona (A Boyer) 6 points W2 D0 L2 -
4. Genoa (M Atkin) 4 points W1 D1 L2 +1
5. Apoel Nicosia (J Devaney) 0 points W0 D0 L4 -8

Thank you everyone for a splendid afternoon’s flicking, thankfully the snow was only a sprinkle over in the east! The day finished with pizza and donuts – we do comps well here in Lincoln!

Next WASPA is Sunday 25 February with South America’s Copa Libertadores.  Entry just £5 adults.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Two trophies for Marco Zucchi



Two WASPA events have been held this week-end in Szombathely, Hungary! On Saturday there was a small turnout and Marco zucchi from prague (Czech republic) took the honors. He finished on top of a group where each players met every opponent twice.

On Sunday there was a filed of 7 players with visitors from Austria but Marco Zucchi was really in a great day and finished on top of the Swiss ladder to claim his second trophy of the week-end.

Huge thanks to Andras Hicz for organizing things!

Cayne Matthews takes the Sychdyn Cup

Subbuteo in North Wales - London Road Subbuteo Club held the "Sychdyn Cup" promotional WASPA event 9th December. Snow reduced the players to 4 and a league format was played .

Results
Dave 0v0 Cayne
Ruby 0v2 Yani
Cayne 3v0 Yani
Dave 1v1 Ruby
Ruby 0v3 Cayne
Yani 2v2 Dave

League Table 
Cayne 7pts +6
Yani 4pts -1
Dave 3pts
Ruby 1pts -5

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Kai Hagenkötter wins Weihnachtscup tournament


Three months ago the newest Subbuteo club of Germany was created and TV Germania Kaiserau already hosted their first WASPA tournament. On December, 10th twelve players from three different clubs took part of the 1. Weihnachtscup of TV Germania Kaiserau in Kamen at Bürgerhaus Methler with Victoria Büsing as competition manager. Congratulation to Kai Hagenkötter from Dortmund, now playing for the italian club of Catania, for a very well performance with a clean sheet and thanks to all friends from the clubs of Berlin and Schwalbach for their participation and friendship.

Semi-finals:
Marcel Schulz - Victoria Büsing 3:2
Leif Banscherus - Kai Hagenkötter 0:3

Final:
Marcel Schulz - Kai Hagenkötter 0:5



Final standings:
1. Kai Hagenkötter (SC Catania)
2. Marcel Schulz (TVG Kaiserau)
3. Leif Banscherus (TVG Kaiserau)
4. Victoria Büsing (TVG Kaiserau)
5. Thossa Büsing (TVG Kaiserau)
6. Klaus Fritz (Sparta Spreeathen 74/82)
7. Yannik Matusch (TVG Kaiserau)
8. Ralf Popp (TVG Kaiserau)
9. Felix Herrmannsdörfer (TVG Kaiserau)
10. Daniela Grünberg (BSC Schwalbach)
11. Kim Bradke (TVG Kaiserau)
12. Manuel Politz (TVG Kaiserau)

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Eastern Bloc Dictator Fulfils His Iron Curtain Dream


Lakeside Cup, the inaugural WASPA tournament at Lakeside Futsal in Albert Park, Melbourne, was hosted by MTFC on the 9th of December 2017. A total of 10 players entered the tournament on neutral territory, for what is seen now as the central hub for Melbourne Subbuteo. For what it went down as a little bit chaotic where players had to mind junior futsal players coming in and out through the futsal courts and couldn’t help themselves have a go at the game on a spare table. Luke couldn’t enjoy his souvlaki peacefully as there would be a handful of curious rogue junior onlookers who were more interested touching the expensive personal gear rather than experimenting with the beginners sets. The tzatziki sauce had eventually run down to the bottom of the souvlaki roll and it just became an awkward soggy mess and the chips had gone cold.

But nonetheless the group stages had finally been completed after the lunch break where both Luke and Paul had claimed all 4 wins and faced Christos and Simon respectively in the semi’s. Those who did not make the top 2 in the group of 5 were placed in the placing finals where they play their opponent who achieved the same position as them in the group stage. Both fixtures between Anthony and Kevin, Arjuna and Juan had ended in 0-0 draws and went to penalties.

Anthony and Arjuna came out victorious finishing on 5th and 7th place.  The two brothers of Alex and Harrison faced each other for 9th place where Harrison came out as the victor with a 3-0 result.


The semi-finals were extremely tight and heated contests. Paul defeated Simon 2-1 while Luke defeated Christos 1-0. Luke had considered himself lucky as he managed to make 4 crucial reflex saves against Christos and cruelly went 1-0 up late on in the second half on the counter while still maintaining his clean sheet since the group stage.

The final was end to end action between Luke and Paul, both missing clear cut chances and having their shots saved after saved. The decider had also ended in a 1-0 margin late in the second half as well, but it took something special to break through Paul’s stubborn defensive line, with a 1-2 touching run down the middle of the defensive wall through the tiniest of gaps and a high risk in a possession turnover. Luke would consider himself lucky as everything seemed coming up Milhouse for him on the day.

The Melbourne Dictator of the East had won the Lakeside Cup without conceding a single goal and will temporarily rule the city with a tiny iron fist until the Asian Cup where he will be inevitably belted and be brought down back to reality.

In the meantime, the search for an un-interrupted souvlaki meal session continues…

The final standings:
1 Luke Radziminski
2 Paul Mercer
3 Christos Garagounis
4 Simon Briffa
5 Anthony Madiona
6 Kevin Grant
7 Arjuna Hanafi
8 Juan Menendes
9 Harrison Briffa
10 Alex Briffa