Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Geoffrey Marain does it again

29th WASPA title for Geoffrey Marain
The school holidays can be the main reasonf or the poor turnout at the latest Templeuve tournament on tuesday with 5 players competing in a group to decide the winner. Geoffrey Marain was the man of the evening, scoring 32 goals in four games to claim the title. Vincent Coppenolle finished second and Michaël Dupret was third. Renald Deloose and Matthias Averlant were the other entries. 81 goals were scored in 10 games so the evening was quite exciting for all. Hopefully there will be more entries at the next tournament as we will have 2 events in Templeuve on November 11: a FISTF in the morning and a WASPA tournament in the afternoon.
Michaël Dupret vs Matthias Averlant

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Action in Cape Town



There was some Subbuteo action this monday evening in Cape Town where the local group of players hosted Julian van der Merwe from Pretoria for a few games. Cape Town players have plans to hold their first WASPA tournament later this year, hopefully with visitors from other clubs.

Posters of forthcoming events in Greece and Australia



Monday, 27 October 2014

Dave Allen wins in South Queensferry

8 players attended the most recent WASPA event at the South Queensferry Rugby Club, home of Hot Club D'Ecosse. A few regular players couldnt make it but still a good turnout regardless including 1 new player in the shape of Shinpad Smith from South Queensferry.

The format of the event due to time constraints was for 2 groups of 4 with the group winners going straight to the final.

Malc was always going to be hot favourite for group 2 and so it transpired as he made light work of all the players. However it was good to see a new player attending the club and having his first taste of subbuteo and hopefully Shinpad will keep coming back for some more Hot Club Subbuteo action.

Group 1 would be a tighter affair with Mike and Dave starting as favourites but the recent form of Craig meant he couldnt be ruled out and the ever improving "Crazy" John Marshall looking to throw a spanner in the works somewhere along the line. Mike and Dave both started off with comfortable wins with neither Craig or John able to trouble them. The second round of group games saw Craig take a tight 1-0 win against John whilst the virtual group decider between Mike and Dave finished 1-1. Dave took an early lead and Mike equalised before half time. The second half saw no more goals so it went to the last round of games and it would go down to goal difference in their respective last matches to see who would go to the final against Malc. Mike with a slight goal advantage beat Craig 1-0 but Dave showed no mercy and against John to win 4-0 and take top spot in the group on goal difference.

Dave and Malc would play out a tight, tense match which could have gone either way. Malc took the lead with a long range vital strike and dave equalised in the 2nd half with a well worked goal down the left hand side and scored before Malc could set his keeper. The match went to shots and Dave took it 2-1 scoring his first shot and his last shot but missing the 11 shots in between! Malc scored to make it 1-1 with his 3rd shot but a mixture of erratic shooting and amazing goalkeeping saw the shots go to the 2nd round of sudden death shots where Dave planted his shot in the onion bag over Malcs keeper and with Malc having to score to stay in it he hit his shot high wide and handsome to give Dave his 1st WASPA win and deny himself of a second title!

All the players enjoyed the evening and welcomed playing matches that had a friendly but competitive edge. Special mention to Shinpad for playing in the event at his first ever club meeting and picking up the rules so quickly and a second mention for the Rugby Club who provided the players with some tidy pies on a cold evening in South Queensferry. We hope to build on this for our next WASPA event, "The Pizza Invitational" and look forward to welcoming all the Hot Club players back (and anyone else that wants to play) for that event next month!

(Report by Mike Burns)

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Den Mulia wins the 'Orchid WASPA Challenge'

The players
Due to the absence of the Malaysian players, only 14 players from Singapore and Hong Kong attended the 'Orchid WASPA Challenge' this sunday.
Tan Kok Wee and Yusni Den Mulia
Yusni Den Mulia won the tournament while Tan Kok Wee was second.
Team Bravo
The friendly team event was won by Team Bravo, comprising of Den Mulia, Antonio, Rizal Tayib and Anas.
Den Mulia and his trophy

(More news about the tournament soon)

Jayden van der Merwe wins the SILVER CUP

Saturday 25 October 2014, Pretoria, South Africa : After an absence of 4 months, Subbuteo action finally returned to Pretoria as 6 contestants participated in "THE PFC SILVER CUP".
Pretoria Flickers Club introduced two new players (namely Bevin Reed and Justin Thumbran) to the beautiful game of Subbuteo. In the opening match of the day, debutant Bevin Reed caused a huge shock by beating two times champion Kegan vd Merwe by 1-0. The other debutant of the day, Justin Thumbran, set himself a personal target of 1 point for the day - in the end, even he surpassed his own expectations by accumulating 3 points for his efforts on the day ! And 1 of those points was thanks to a 0-0 draw against pre-tournament favourite Jayden vd Merwe.
The day belonged to Jayden once again, as he ended the day undefeated and without conceding a goal in all of his 5 matches. This triumph marks Jayden's 3rd WASPA title for 2014.
Thanks to all for attending, and we at PFC are especially upbeat about the two new players within our ranks!

Final Standings
1st Jayden vd Merwe 7p
2nd Chessray Jooste 6p
3rd Bevin Reed 5p * by GF
4th Julian vd Merwe 5p
5th Kegan vd Merwe 4p
6th Justin Thumbran 3p

The PFC website & facebook page will be updated shortly with photo's & news content at :
http://pfctest.leaguerepublic.com/l/league/298369156.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFC-SA/519566284755728

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Poster of the first tournament in Indonesia


The 3rd George Best Subbuteo Cup for Alberto Gagliardi

Last week 8 players met in Macerata to play the "George Best Trophy", the first WASPA tournament of the season with the old rules.
A round robin was organized so that everyone played 7 games before the next round. In the end of the forst round, everyone one played the final.
Alberto Gagliardi beat Mauro Cionfi (1-0) to claim his 7th WASPA title. Stefano Gambella was third and Alessandro Mattioli was fourth.

Monday, 20 October 2014

More Subbuteo action in Toongabbie

There was a tournament scheduled at MegaGames at Penrith for Sunday, October 19. However, with only two confirmed entrants (one travelling up from Berry), our ever wonderful hostess, Christine, was forced to cancel a couple of days out. Still wanting to have a flick, Adrian decided to open up his garage for the afternoon. A later starting time than was possible at MegaGames, and being much closer to home, meant that Steve and Gordy were able to join in while Raffaele, the other original entrant, managed to drag along his brother for his first games of Subbuteo in 20 years. The respectable field of five meant an official tournament could still take place.

A full league was played, with the Lombardi brothers drawing each other in the first round. To everyone’s surprise, including his own, Daniele took an early lead, quickly refinding his touch. Raffaele had to dig deep to graft out a hard earned 2-1 victory by the final whistle. The games across the afternoon were all tight with no scoreline blowouts. Highlights included Daniele scoring in the opening 15 seconds against Adrian with a sublime series of moving ball passes and shot, and an all out attack minded game between Gordy and Steve, where both players were only let down by poor finishing before Steve slipped one in to take the victory.

At the end of the league, Raffaele came out on top with a perfect win-loss record, followed by Adrian, Steve, Daniele then Gordy. Keen to keep playing, a finals series was set up, 1v4 and 2v3. This is where the day’s most intense game took place, with the Lombardis going at each other again. As Italian profanities flew about the room, the two couldn’t be separated by full-time, so extra time was needed. A few minutes in, Raffaele managed to carve a space for a shot, only to see it kept out by Daniele’s ‘keeper. However, the shot was called back for a goalkeeping infringement (the ‘keeper being outside his area) and Raffaele made no mistake, a devastating way for Daniele to relinquish bragging rights over his big brother. In the other semi, Adrian ground out yet another 1-0 win over Steve (the third such result in competitive matches in 5 days!). However, Raffaele made it 6 wins from 6 games with a 2-0 victory in the final, repeating the score he had beated Adrian by earlier in the afternoon.

A fun afternoon salvaged, with another promising new (old) player joining the ranks.

Results:
Raffaele 2 v Daniele 1
Adrian 2 v Gordy 0
Raffaele 2 v Adrian 0
Daniele 0 v Steve 1
Raffaele 3 v Steve 1
Daniele 1 v Gordy 0
Raffaele 3 v Gordy 0
Adrian 1 v Steve 0
Daniele 1 v Adrian 1
Gordy 0 v Steve 1

Standings
Raffaele Lombardi 12
Adrian Elmer 7
Steve Dianisos 6
Daniele Lombardi 4
Gordy Dudley 0

Semis
Raffaele 2 v Daniele 1 (golden goal)
Adrian 1 v Steve 0

Final
Raffaele 2 v Adrian 0

(Original report from http://subbuteoaustralia.com/)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Christian Haas wins in Wien

This sunday the tournament in Wien had thirteen players from four different clubs on the pitch. Organizers were very pleased that in addition to some Austrian top players two Hungarian Subbuteo friends found the way to vienna. And for Adrian Szaki today's tournament was the first in his career! At the end of an exciting day full of table soccer, Christian Haas took the victory in the final against David Busch.
The third place went to Alexander Haas, right behind him ended the talented Marios Strommer as 4th. A great performance of all involved, we look forward to the next time!

(Report by Thomas Eppensteiner)

More pictures





Saturday, 18 October 2014

Roger Trouillard wins the very first WASPA tournament in France

This friday evening, 12 players attended the very first WASPA tournament held in France. The event was held in Puylaurens and was the first stage of a long week-end of table football with two more national tournaments scheduled for saturday and sunday. Games of 2 halves of 10 minutes were played. In the end, Roger Trouillard beat Ludovic beauvais in the final was Serge Leroy was third. Congratulations to the club of Puylaurens and all the players involved.
Serge Leroy, Roger Trouillard and Ludovic Beauvais

The first WASPA tournament in Hungary

On November 30th, the very first WASPA Santa Claus Subbuteo Cup will be held in Budapest. it will also be the first WASPA tournament ever in Hungary. Interested players should contact Gábor Baross at budapestsubbuteo@gmail.com

The first suBButeo Grafix Cup for Peter Erb

On Friday 17th October 2014, Subbuteo Basel United held their first WASPA tournament. 3 clubs were represented (Subbuteo Basel United, Subbuteo Players Aargau Süd and London & Essex United). The event was held at the clubhouse of Basel United. It was decided that on the 1st Friday of every month, the club would hold The suBButeo Grafix Cup which will be a WASPA event and it will be open to everyone. 5 players turned up so it was decided to play a round robin format with everyone playing 4 games.
The final standing of the evening was as follows:
1. Peter Erb (7 points)
2. Brian Butterworth (6)
3. John Imbrogiano (4)
4. Leo Cavallaro (3)
5. Saverio Albano (0)
(Report by Brian Butterworth)

Friday, 17 October 2014

Eddy Beernaert wins the promotional event in Templeuve

Left to right: Matthias Averlant, Olivier Bodelle, Eddy Beernaert, Jordan Bonte
Despite there was a small turnout, the Templeuve United tournament was great last thursday. All present players played a group stage with many games and the games between the four players allowed to play promotional events counted for the trophy. Eddy Beernaert (SC Flanders) had a perfect evening with a lot of wins. Matthias Averlant was the finalist while France's Olivier Bodelle was third and Jordan Bonte was fourth.
After the final

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Greg Dand wins in Arbroath

The first tournament of the Scottish Circuit was played last sunday in Arbroath. 15 players from three different clubs were taking part and they were dropped in three groups. In the semi-finals, Greg Dand managed to beat Steve Bennett on shots while Gareth Christie defeated Tom Burns. Int he final, Greg Dand took the honors by beating Gareth Christie (1-0). The final ranking of the tournament was as follows.

1. Greg Dand (Tayside Kickers ’91 TFC)
2. Gareth Christie (Tayside Kickers ’91 TFC)
3. Steve Bennett (Tayside Kickers ’91 TFC)
4. Tom Burns (Glasgow TSA)
5. Scott Fleming (Tayside Kickers ’91 TFC)
6. Andy Beskaky (Tayside Kickers ’91 TFC)
7. Rob Conway (Tayside Kickers ’91 TFC)
8. Dave Butler (Glasgow TSA)
9. Martin Campbell (Tayside Kickers ’91 TFC)
10. Dave Gladman (Glasgow TSA)
11. Baver Bari (Hot Club d’Ecosse)
12. David Baxter (Tayside Kickers ’91 TFC)
13. Martin Phee (Glasgow TSA)
14. John Halpin (Glasgow TSA)
15. Craig Thom (Tayside Kickers ’91 TFC)

Gerald Brightwell wins in Couldson

The Couldson players met last friday and had a blast, playing a Swiss system in four sessions with 5 players taking part. Australia's Gerald Brightwell took the honors, winning three games and finishing the evening with a draw 2-2 against Jonathan Lopez-Real. Scott Freeman was finally second, Jonathan Lopez-Real third, Lee Fenton fourth and Colin Lindsey 5th.

Couldson will hold some more events on the following dates:

October 31: promotional tournament
November 21: regional tournament
December 5: promotional tournament
December 19: regional tournament
The contact person for interested players is Scott Freeman at scott@ccfworld.com

Home win for Andrea Pagano

The club of Catanzaro organized their first WASPA tournament of the season last saturday with a small turnout but great fun. Andrea Pagano took the honors while Alfredo Priamo was second and Sandro Vasapollo was third.

Monday, 13 October 2014

WASPA comes back in Portugal

On November 9, there will be a tournament in Foz do Douro (Portugal). The contact e-mail is is sergio.espinho@hotmail.com

Another win for Chris Thomas

The monthly tournament of the NETFA Teesside club took place last week in Thornaby with a turnout of siw players. Chris Thomas (Valletta SC) was the winner of the evening, taking three wins Neil Youngson was second, Chris Kaberry 3rd, Ben Staples 4th, Jeff Jordan 5th and Andy Mill 6th.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

First FISTF tournament in Melbourne

Big hello from Australia where the Melbourne players organized their first FISTF tournament (also counting for the WASPA circuit). Congratulations to the guys down under!
Peter Thomas gets a nice gist from local organizers Luke Radziminski and Benji Batten

The report by Benji Batten

On a historical day for Table Football in Australia, it was only fitting that Peter Thomas- the winner of Australia’s last FISTF tournament in 2009 would claim victory.
In what was Australia’s first FISTF event in five years, a field of 11 players competed in the Melbourne Open Satellite event. The players were split into three groups with the top two players progressing to the final stage.

In Group A, Eliot Kennedy of the Northern Falcons TFC rose to the top after a 4-0 victory over Benji Batten and a 6-0 victory over Giuseppe Tardiota. Giuseppe had travelled all the way from Brisbane to compete and he was able to score his first goal in his second match however it was not enough to overcome local player Benji Batten who recorded a 3-1 victory and progressed to the second Stage.

In Group B, Peter Thomas, finished in first position with little difficulty. Clearly the world cup adventure had improved Pete’s ability and he banged in 14 goals over his three matches. Luke Radzimisnki took second position after incredibly tight 1-0 victories over David Simpson and Dillon Izon. David and Dillon’s match finished 0-0 meaning all players in the group would take points.

Group C, was a far more one sided affair as Carl Young put 8 past young Alex Stefanos and 9 past debutant Brian Holden, the former Welsh Champion taking no time to settle into gear. But there was still a second place available for the final round and so the match between Brian and Alex had high stakes. Alex prevailed winning 1-0 and joining Carl in the finals.

In the Barrage Round Benji Batten played at the top of his game to defeat Alex Stefanos 6-0 and Carl powered past Luke Radziminski but he was unable to keep a clean sheet as Luke scored one of the goals of the tournament to go out with a bang.

The Semi-Final stage saw Peter go on a roll and put six past Benji Batten- each goal better than the last. The second semi was a far more even affair as Carl and Eliot could not be separated after 30 minutes of time and then a further 10 minutes of extra time. Penalties were needed where Carl executed three consecutive shots to progress to the final (3-0 shootout score).

The Final was a very tight and tense affair. Peter grabbed the early lead over Carl but in the second half Carl equalized and fellow players were left in no doubt as to whether a goal had been scored after a load roar from the ex-Welshman. 1-1 at full time, the game entered extra time. With just minutes remaining Peter found the match winner letting out a triumphant ‘yes’ as the ball hit the back of the net.

And so it would be that Peter Thomas would build on his great form at the World Cup to claim maximum points from this FISTF Satellite. Big thanks must be sent to all interstate players and to Brian Holden at the Brighton Church of Christ.
The Australian Table Football Associations next FISTF event is the challenger of Paramatta to be held on November 15, interested players please contact Adrian Elmer at ajebec@netspace.net.au

Final Standings

Eliminated after Group Stage: Dillon Izon (Rex-C bibases/Total Soccer), Brian Holden (Total Soccer), Giuseppe Tardiota (Zuego Profibase/Parodi Subbuteo), David Simpson (iBase Storm)
Eliminated after Barrage Round: Alex Stefanos (Total Soccer), Luke Radziminski (iBase storm/Raptor G2)
Eliminated after Semi-Finals: Benji Batten (Rex-C Bibases) and Eliot Kennedy (ExtremeWorks Universal Bases)
Runner Up: Carl Young
Winner: Peter Thomas (ExtremeWorks Universal Bases)

Original post: http://subbuteoaustralia.com/?p=537
Full results of the event can be found at http://subbuteoaustralia.com/?p=530

Friday, 10 October 2014

News from around the world

Australia: the Northern Falcons TFC has a new home. The club from the Sydney area will play at the GOOD GAMES store in Chastwood (http://www.goodgames.com.au/stores/nsw/chatswood.html). "The first games night will take place on October 22", reported Steve Dettre.

Austria: "Champ 22" is the new table football center in Vienna. The guys from TSC Royal 7! are putting a lot of energy to promote table football in thr main city of the country and to attract many young players. Well done!
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Champ-22/303723709818678

Czech Republic: there are plans to see the first WASPA tournament in Czech Republic soon. Things are moving in Prague and the country will hold a FISTF Open on February 28 and March 1.

South Africa: Johannesburg and Pretoria are not the only cities where subbuteo is alive in the country. A group of six players is now meeting in Cape Town and will soon have their first WAPA tournament. More to follow soon.

USA: the 2014 Delaware Valley Open will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 10 AM in Avondale, Pennsylvania. Cost of the event is $5.00 with food and drinks provided. If interest, please contact Andrew Zunino at andy62269@msn.com

Thursday, 9 October 2014

9th WASPA title for Jos Ceulemans

Bart Van de Vliet, Jos Ceulemans and Frank Lannoy, the top 3 of the evening
The second tournament of the SC Flanders series took place last monday in Hofstade-Zemst with a good field of 10 players competing in Swiss system with 4 games for everyone. Jos Ceulemans was in a great day, winning his four games and claiming the trophy. The fight for the second place was close but Bart Van de Vliet took the honors with 2 wins and 2 draws while Frank Lannoy had 7 points. The next 3 players had 6 points and 3 other players had 4 points. Congratulations to Jos for his wins.

Final ranking of the evening:
1. Jos Ceulemans (SC Stembert)
2. Bart Van de Vliet (SC Flanders)
3. Frank Lannoy (SC Temploux)
4. Eddy Beernaert (SC Flanders)
5. Geert Leys (SC Flanders)
6. Johan Lourdon (SC Flanders)
7. Vincent Guyaux (Bormla SC)
8. Danny De Greef (SC Flanders)
9. Steven De Greveleer (SC Flanders)
10. Bert Feyens (SC Flanders)

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

End of the league in Savona

The final match between Costantino Bevilacqua and Enrico Demutti decided the fate of the first Savona Subbuteo Championship. Costantino showed an incredible performance, winning with the score of 3-0 the match and the Championship.