Friday, 3 November 2017

WASPA standings of October 2017

Dear all, here are the monthly standings of the WASPA circuit. There are 2 different files in this message:
- the season results (PDF);
- the rankings and statistics (Excel).

Action in Chile
We have added 34 tournaments in the records this month. We had 28 regional events, 2 tournaments with old rules and 4 promotional tournaments.

Several points to report:
- Australia had WASPA tournaments during the Sydney FISTF Open and the Altona FISTF Satellite. Thanks for their continuous support!
- Chile is back in action and we are glad to see events held in Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Right now things are just starting over there but the future looks promising. We are very excited to see further developments in South America with other active groups in Argentina and hopefully Brazil will be back soon.
- Thanks to Gibraltar for hosting another WASPA event during their recent FISTF tournament.
- South Africa is still doing well. Besides the tournament in Cape Town, the Pretoria event had great numbers and the local club will have a development league for youngsters starting in November!
- Italy used to be the most active nation in the WASPA circuit. This month we had only 3 events but we really appreciate the support from the clubs of Macerata, Trieste and Firenze.
- In New Zealand, the Palmerston North players had the visit of Australia's Adrian Connolly and a good event was held there!
- There are continuous developments in the UK and this month we were extremely glad to see a good turnout in Lincoln (with the visit of 2 Italian players) and the first WASPA evening in Bristol. Well done!
- We have 1591 players (we are a bit down) from 48 different nations (new record) in the rankings. We are glad to have the very first representative from Ukraine!
- This season (since September 1) Greece (89 individual entries) is the most active nation while Australia is second (81), Belgium is third (67) while we have already had 529 individual entries in 2 month.

Great fun in Greece
We are very sad of what's happening at FISTF nowadays due to many internal problems. We really hope the people who are now in charge will do their best for the sport and we really hope the elections held in December will put the right people at the right place. We are sure the people who have asked for a General Meeting take the right decision and they deserve our full support. We also hope the new Board will collaborate seriously with the WASPA circuit in the future.

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 vincent.cop@rsca.com

Players in Derry, Northern Ireland
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 (vincent.cop@rsca.com)