Thursday, 20 October 2016

One tournament - three winners

This Wednesday there was a very special tournament in Maida, Catanzaro, Italy. There were three categories under the theme of "old subbuteo". The categories were as follows: HW, LW and Replay (only Top Spin material). The three tournaments were played under the theme of European Football. In the end, winners were Alessandro Corigliano (Chelsea) in HW category, Nicola Carelli (Inter) in LW category and Antonio Marullo (Panathinaikos) in Replay category. Thanks to Antonio Marullo for organizing things and sending the results.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Daniele Lombardi claims 16th AGFA Cup

Subbuteo Parramatta’s Daniele Lombardi claimed the 16th AGFA Cup at the Northern Falcons on Sunday, edging teammate Fabrizio Coco 2-1 on shots after a scoreless draw.

The AGFA Cup is a great link between the three eras of Australian Subbuteo (70s, the 80s-90s, and now post-2010) and that tradition continued over the weekend with the staging of the 16th Cup at Good Games Chatswood.

A highlight of the tournament was the appearance of some new faces — Mark Killingbeck and Heidi van Scheik of Hipfingerz and young Ollie Kruse for the Northern Falcons.

With 16 players, four groups were lined up.

In group 1, young Gabriel Lombardi caused a surprise with a 0-0 draw against Fabrizio, while he also beat Harley Ullrich 1-0. In Group 2, Gary Hosie clinically disposed of Tony Credentino 3-0, while Daniele did the same to Johnny Ball. Gary then beat Daniele 1-0 in a tense encounter, while Johnny eclipsed Tony 1-0.
In group 3, Hermann Kruse edged out Dave Sultana 1-0, before scoring an absolute cracker in his 2-1 loss to Raffaele Lombard. In Group 4, Steve and Adrian continued their ongoing rivalry, with Steve clinching a 1-0 win to take the group.

Daniele gained revenge in the quarterfinals, beating Gary 1-0, while Adrian pipped Hermann 1-0 and Raffaele beat Steve by the same score, as Fabrizio overcame Gabriel 2-0.

Many thanks to Sonny at Good Games and the rest of the crew for hosting us.

Full results here
Original report by Steve Dettre here

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Dundee United Club Championship 2.9

The second stage of the Dundee United TFC Club Championship was held on sunday with 5 players taking part. "Some players off today due to circumstances so a poor turnout but great fun, great laugh like it should be", reported Steve Bennet who finished on top of the table with 3 wins and a draw.

The final standings were as follows.
1. Steve Bennett
2. Andy Beskaky
3. David Baxter
4. Craig Thom
5. Dave Minty

Monday, 17 October 2016

Christophe Dheur does it again

The club of SC Verviers-Herve was hosting a first WASPA tournament on Friday night with 10 players competing in Swiss system. Christophe Dheur ended the evening with four wins and a draw against Sébastien Scheen who is the runner-up of the tournament. The final standings are as follows:
1. Christophe Dheur
2. Sébastien Scheen
3. Tony Braham
4. Pascal Scheen
5. Jean-Michel Cuenca
6. Philippe Roufosse
7. Michaël Denooz
8. Kevin Beckers
9. Benoit Vanwissen
10. Salvatore Visconti

Friday, 14 October 2016

Pun Amos from Nepal wins in Yokohama

Kenzo Koi and the group of Yokohama players organized a tournament On October 2 for their beginners. 9 players were competing and for all of them, it was a WASPA debut. Among the players, Pun Amos was a name to remember. The guy is from Nepal and he's therefore the first representative of his country to play a table football tournament. Pun Amos did well and even very well, reaching the semi-finals and defeating Tomoyuki Yoshimurato (Adachi TFC) on shots before winning the final on shots against Koshiro Shibata (OSC Yamato). Osamu Ishihara (Yokohama OSC) was the other semi-finalist. Special thanks to Kenzo Koi and his crew for organizing the event!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

A second win for Miguel Pereira

Paul vs Rob

Kentin invicta was back in action last Friday. In an all Kent 10 man field, it was Miguel Pereira who won a close final with Kye Arnold 1-0 after a great night of flicking action at Playfootball !

Placings after 4 rounds excluding the final:
1. Miguel Pereira (Open) 12pts +8
2. Kye Arnold (U15) 10pts +9
3. Terry Arnold (Vets) 9 pts +4
4. Rob McCormick (Vets) 6pts +3
5. Dave Collier (Vets) 5pts -2
6. Finn Taylor (U15) 4 pts -1
7. Paul Frank (Vets) 4pts -2
8. Louis Singh (U19) 4pts -5
9. Thomas Lacey (U15) 1pt -5
10. Adam Kushner (Vets) 1 pt -8

Miguel 1-0 Kye

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Welcome back Montreal!

The five players
Benoit and Giancarlo in action
Canada is back! At least Montreal and Quebec are back! As you probably know, Canada has been a very important nation in the history of the WASPA circuit. In the period between 2012 and 2014, there were regular tournaments in Hamilton, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver. Montreal also had a small tournament more than two years but this time, after a very long break, it seems that there is interest again for the beautiful game of subbuteo in the country. Last Saturday, five flickers competed in a tournament in Montreal. Pierre Chastenais, who was also the organizer, claimed the honors after defeating Simon Harvey in the final. Hugo Côté and Benoit Racette were the semi-finalists while Giancarlo Ramellini took the 5th place.

Pierre commented it was a good day of play: "Two of our best players could not attend so things were easier than expected for me but we had fun in all our games. I told our new players competing against Americans would be something different as the level is high in the US. The beginners will learn more in the future, they just need more experience."

There are good hopes to see another revival of the game in Canada in the near future: "Buying material from Europe is very expensive and that's maybe one of the reasons why some guys in other Canadian cities stopped playing but thanks to Dario Passadore, there are hope to get cheaper material thanks to a new e-shop."

Benoit Racette seemed to be confident about the future: "We will have more tournaments in 2017. The great news is that we have about 10 potential new players."

It seems like there are good hopes for the future of Subbuteo table football in Montreal. Let's cross the fingers!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Sergio Robertiello on top at the opening tournament

The first tournament in Firenze (Italy) took place this Monday with an impressive field of 20 players. There was a group stage with 6 different groups and players were later divided in several knock-out events. Sergio Robertiello won the final of the main event against Luca Pini.
Tiberio Becucci won the tournament for places 9 to 12 with a final against Nicola Poggiali.
Matteo Cherici was the consolation winner, winning his decisive game against Giammarco Riccioni.

The full standings were as follows:
Winner: Sergio Robertiello
Runner-up: Luca Pini
Last 4: Riccardo Ferri
Last 4: Mirco Pasquini
Last 8: Davide Visani
Last 8: Gabriele Casati
Last 8: Marco Bonciani
Last 8: Emanuele Cattani
Winner cadetti (places 9-12): Tiberio Becucci
Runner-up: Nicola Poggiali
Last 4 cadetti: Mirko Masini
Last 4 cadetti: Marco Trevisan
Winner consolation: Matteo Cherici
Runner-up: Giammarco Riccioni
Last 4 cons: Cristiano Catalanotto
Last 4 cons: Matteo Alaimo
17.: Stefano Barducci
17.: Alessio Riccio
17.: Francesco Gori
17.: Lorenzo Arcodia

Michaël Casciano wins in Auvelais

Top 4: Casciano-Heyvaert-Hallin-Grosdent
Due to the late date change of the national tournament of SC Charleroi, a WASPA tournament was held last Saturday to keep a day of Subbuteo for those who really wanted to play. 15 players were taking part including 5 beginners in the WASPA circuit. One of them, Jean Grosdent, is the leader of the new club of Wamme SC based in the South of Belgium. Grosdent did well, reaching the semi-finals but there was nothing to do against top Charleroi players as Michaël Casciano defeated Jérôme Heyvaert in the final to claim the honors. Michaël Hallin won the game for the third place. Thanks to the clubs of Charleroi and Auvelais for hosting a nice day of subbuteo.

Elliot Bellefontaine on top of the Harrow league

Elliott, on the right, during a game at the recent world cup in Belgium
Round one of the Harrow league took place the 21st of September. 8 players were present and were dropped in two groups so that everyone played five games. Elliot Bellefontaine defeated Paolo Barone in the final on shots to claim the win. Rudi Peterschinigg won the game for the third place against Panos Stemitsiotis. The final standings were as follows:
1. Elliot Bellefontaine (ENG/leu)
2. Paolo Barone (ITA/laz)
3. Rudi Peterschinigg (ITA/har)
4. Panos Stemitsiotis (ENG/har)
5. Marco Ghigliotti (ENG/leu)
6. Victor Jones (ENG/har)
7. Kevin Walker (ENG/har)
8. Neil Doherty (ENG/-)