Thursday, 7 December 2017

WASPA report of November 2017

Dear all, here are the standings of the WASPA circuit. We are glad to say that November was a really fantastic month. We added 34 regional tournaments in the records (the Perth tournament results will be added next month), 3 promotional events, 1 tournament with the old rules, 1 test-match, 3 stages of the NETFA mini-leagues and a special tournament with teams of 2 players in Greece.

Gareth Christie from Scotland visited the Maryland players
The rankings are updated with a total of 1576 players from 48 different nations. The general trend is that we have a bit less different players in the records but we are glad to see many clubs and players are very active with regular presence in events.

Australia had a record number of 10 tournaments this month (!) and we were glad to see the first tournament organized by the clubs of Canberra (Australia) and Hudson (Argentina).

Budapest players had the visit from Pasquale Carrassi and they have great plans for next summer
It was also good to see tournaments in Finland and Hungary for the first time this season as well as two great events in the US and we hope many nations and clubs will be back in the circuit soon.

More importantly, we have some awesome news as our friends from Hungary have offered to organize the very first "Amateur Subbuteo Table Football World Cup" in Budapest on June 30 and July 1, 2018. The week-end will be a chance for every player taking part to play a lot of games against many opponents from different countries. There will be two individual tournaments (Saturday and Sunday) so that people who are available only for one day can make it. More details will be available soon from the Budapest players. Stay tuned!

Promotion of the game at the German School in Sydney - Australia
Well, you can find the updated records in the attached two files:
- the season results (PDF);
- the rankings and statistics (Excel).

As for the current situation of FISTF, we are very excited to see elections are being held this week-end in Milano and for the very first time nations are able to make Internet votes. Good luck to the new FISTF Board of Directors.

Northern Phoenix players in Australia
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 

Keep an eye on the WASPA blog at http://waspa-circuit.blogspot.com as there are updates almost every day.

Please invite your friends to join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/waspasubbuteo/
We also have a WASPA page here: https://www.facebook.com/WASPA-World-Amateur-Subbuteo-Players-Association-231789816834700/

Keep in mind 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

The Flaming Flicker sin greece are one of the most active clubs in the WASPA circuit
We are trying to get 2 sets to send to a school in Senegal in February as students from my area are travelling there to renew a school and offer school furniture. If anyone is able to furnish 2 pitches, four goals and a few balls, that would be awesome (we already have teams ready to be sent).

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