Monday, 27 March 2017

Spyros Stratoudakis wins the Champion's League

The Greek club of Flaming Flickers has always creative ideas to promote the game and to organize fantastic tournaments. In recent weeks, the Flaming Flickers held a real Champion's league with a total of 32 teams. The tournament was very special as the group stage was played in home and away games. Some groups were very close to decide the qualified teams for the second round. From the last 16 round to the semi-finals, home and away games decided the winners. In the end, Spyros Stratoudakis won the big final against Vassilis Dragossis by a single goal (1-0). Nikos Psomiadis and Yannis Bougiouris reached the semi-finals. Congratulations to the Flaming Flickers for a great achievement!








Sunday, 26 March 2017

Chris Kaberry wins in North Shields


Another tight and tense mini tournament was held in North Shields last night, hosted by current WASPA Cup holder Nigel Lamond.

Three very closely fought games were played out with Chris and Dave both edging the host narrowly by 1 - 0 in the first two. The final and deciding game was dominated in the main by Chris who missed some really good chances to take the lead and extend it. Dave made some great saves and was always dangerous on the break. Chris had a great chance with three minutes to go but hit the bar.  A tense shootout followed with Dave taking the lead and Chris scoring twice to move ahead 2-1. Dave tipped off the keeper and bar with his final shot.  These mini tournaments in Shields are very competitive and excellent practice for both playing and refereeing. More groups and clubs should try it.  Thanks to Nigel for hosting and for the tea, coffee and biscuits.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

A good evening of Subbuteo in Pecq

 
A few days after the Templeuve tournament, the neighboring club of "Warcoing Ducks" was hosting another WASPA event in their premises of Pecq. 10 players were attending with this time a group stage and then a second group stage to decide places 1 to 10. Vincent Coppenolle won the decisive game against Geoffrey Marain (2-1) to claim his 8th WASPA title.

The next tournament in the Western part of Belgium will be the Easter Cup to be played on April 11 in Templeuve.

The final standings of the tournament are as follows:
1. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve)
2. Geoffrey Marain (Flickers Milano)
3. Michaël Dupret (Magic Team Tournai)
4. Franck Santer (FRA/-)
5. Eric Caillaux (FRA/Templeuve)
6. Christophe Bourgeois (Templeuve)
7. Benjamin Marain (SC Warcoing Ducks)
8. Corentin Leroy (SC Warcoing Ducks)
9. Enzo Leroy (SC Warcoing Ducks)
10. Céline Marain (SC Warcoing Ducks)

Friday, 24 March 2017

Marco Bonciani best of 21 in Firenze

The club of Firenze was holding the first tournament of their season on Monday with this time an amazing field of 21 players. Organizers were very happy to meet players from Livorno, Pisa, Breda Pistoia and Versilia 2002. There was a lot of game but in the end, Marco Bonciani remained on top as he defeated Alessandro Toni in the final. Mirko Masini and Luca Salvadori were the semi-finalists. Gabriele Casati won the consolation tournament!

Thanks to the club of Firenze for being the most active Italian club in the WASPA circuit!

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Jeremy Bradley wins in Harrow

Lee Fenton vs Adam Kushner during the tournament
The FISTF Satellite of Harrow took place last week-end and it was another good tournament. A plate tournament was played under WASPA banner and Kent Invicta's Jeremy Bradley defeated Paul Andreas (Harrow Hawks) in the final. Congratulations to Jeremy for playing some great Subbuteo while he was also organizing the tournament.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

TFAS CUP Plates Event

Plates players with TFAS President, Kok Wee, in the center
The Group games of the FISTF International Open TFAS CUP 2017 saw a few upsets and tight battles between opponents.

14 players were knocked out after the group games of the TFAS CUP 2017. However, they could still battle it out for the Consolation Plate prize in this Plates WASPA Event.

The top 2 out of the 14 players who had the most points from the group games earlier qualified straight into the Plates quarterfinals. The remaining 12 players would fight for the 6 remaining quarterfinal spots in the Plates barrage round.

After a tense quarterfinal and semi-final which followed soon after, Nic Tan and a young Isaac Lim managed to fight their way to the Plates Final.

People would have expected a much more experienced Nic to win over his much younger opponent with his strategic and precise play. However, Isaac exceeded all expectations and managed to win the final 1-0. Well done!

(Report by Anas Bin Rahamat)

The Bratwurst Cup for Hermann Kruse


What is our sport all about? Is it trophies, big rooms, lots of players? Or is it a few friends getting together, having some matches, a lot of laughs, enjoying the fundamentals of the game, a few beers and some great sausages!!! There's a place for the former at the elite level, but for the majority of times, the latter leaves a better feeling. A great little tournament was staged for Northern Falcons players courtesy of Hermann Kruse, who dubbed it the first Bratwurst Cup! A night of sausages, beer and table football. What more could you ask for on a rainy Friday night? Steve and Jonty, and Hermann and Simon opened the night, with Steve slightly rattled by the thunderbolt shooting of Jonty. Despite leading twice, Jonty kept him on his toes before Steve won 3-2. Hermann was thwarted by some acrobatic saves by Simon, but edged the match 1-0. Neil hadn't flicked 'competitively' for a while, and despite gradually getting his flicking back, went down 3-0 to Steve, while Hermann started to strengthen his grip on the title with a 3-0 win over Jonty, then Neil got his mojo back with a 1-0 win over Simon. Steve and Hermann battled to a 0-0 draw, and Neil beat Jonty 1-0. When Steve was held 1-1 by Simon, after a cracking chip from Simon from close range, it was all for Hermann to claim the cup, which he did when he beat Neil 3-0.

A great night, and what better souvenir from the evening than a couple of Bratwurst each!!!

(Report by Steve Dettre)

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Brian Daley still reigns in Drury



Last Sunday London Road SC held their 5th tournament with 7 players in a league playing each other once. brian daley took the honors while Richard Stock was runner-up but organizers were glad to see two young players, Yani Kelly (12 years old) and Ruby Matthews (7 years old) doing very well against older players. The next London Road SC event should be held on April 30. Details to be confirmed soon.

Monday, 20 March 2017

McNulty edges Connolly in gripping style

On a Wednesday evening we staged an extra tournament to welcome Adrian Connolly(Western Flickers) from the Western suburbs of Melbourne in a four man format with a one game league structure and then straight Semi-Finals up at the Club House in Morangup. Adrian is currently 2nd in his clubs league just behind Bennido so he arrived with a good pedigree behind him and was in great spirits during the car journey with Ross Mcnulty in the 45min journey, along the way we stopped for some dinner and the bottle O named Gidgy Grog gave Adrian particular amusement. After the lads Chris Thorn and Hugh Best welcomed us we then began our night with the first games which pitted Mcnulty against Thorn, a tight defensive match ensued but Mcnulty edged the game after lobbing the keeper with a chip shot from just inside the shooting area a minute into the second half after piling on the pressure with high possession, Thorn tried his best but couldnt fashion a chance as Mcnulty remained water tight giving nothing away and triumphing 1-0. In the other game Best faced Connolly and again a tight match was played out with Connolly creating the better chances and midway through the 2nd half he tucked away a fine finish to end Hughs brave resistance and pick up a 1-0 win over the Perth lad who had spent the last weekend in Singapore competing in a Tournament over there and finishing 4th. In the 2nd set of games Mcnulty faced Best but both players had huge issues with their players sticking doggedly to the pitch which seemed to be playing very badly, luckily we have the Extremeworks pitches replacing the old ones soon and this was evident in a dire 1st half with possession being given away frequently as a direct result of the pitch problems. Mcnulty changed his Radical HW side at half time in favour of the Arrows LW and in the second half snook away with the game as he banged in 2 goals midway through the 2nd half with Best not able to get back in the game after a gallant effort yet again. on the other table Thorn played Connolly but it was Adrian who struck first blood with a cracking goal that came from a few quick flicks that opened Chris's back line up, it stayed 1-0 at HT but minutes into the second half he was 2-0 after a thunderous finish after another well worked move down the right flank involving 2 players and although Thorn tried to respond it was all in vain as Connolly made it 3 to put the game to bed and snare the top spot on goal difference after the first 2 games everybody had played. Into the 3rd and final League games the much anticipated top of the table clash pitted Mcnulty against Connolly and the game lived up to the pre match hype as Connolly started by putting Mcnulty firmly under pressure but the defensive flicks were constantly bailing him out just when Connolly looked set to create the shooting opportunity. 5mins in and Mcnulty broke down the right with two player and after entering the shooting zone he duly despatched a clinical finish which had Connolly knocking the goals out of place as the ball nestled in the mini onion bag. Again Connolly kept coming at Mcnulty but yet again defence prevailed and yet another break came with another fine finish put him 2-0 up at HT. In the second half Connolly and Mcnulty continued their attack minded tactics but Mcnulty put the game to bed with a well worked low shot that had Connolly's keeper grasping at thin air and 3-0 it finished, it really could of been a lot closer in all honesty. Thorn faced Best in the final group game to see who could sew up the 3rd spot and again Hugh put up another great effort and had the lion share of possession against Chris but after a goalless first half the game opened up in the 2nd half with both players going close minutes apart, it was Thorn though who got the vital break through after a move down the left opened up Bests rapidly improving defence, the keeper got a big touch from the resulting shot but couldnt do enough as the ball nestled in the net to secure a 1-0 win for Thorn. In the first Semi final Hugh Best took on Mcnulty but within the first 8mins Mcnulty had gone 2 up when more patient and incisive play had opened up Best's resilient backline. In the 2nd Half Mcnulty carried on the pressure and popped in another 2 to make in 4-0 in the end. In the second Semi Final Adrian Connolly squared up to Chris Barbara Thorn Thorn but in another cracking game it was Connolly who started the more brightly and it wasnt long before he had a 2-0 lead after a couple of absolute gems, it remained 2-0 at HT. in the second half Thorn came out fighting but ultimately Connolly was beginning to really get warmed up and consequently banged in another two fine finishes to settle to a 4-0 romp.
Onto the Final---A much anticipated and almost expected final began with both players again going on the attack early on but after great interplay Mcnulty opened up the Connolly defence on the right flank and struck an unstoppable strike that Connolly could not stop, yet again we all laughed as the goal was yet again airbourne due to the goalkeepers over excited effort to keep keep it out, Chris Thorn then retaped the goal down and play resumed, Connolly pushed on but with seconds remaining in the 1st half Mcnulty nailed in a super finish to go 2 up at the break. In the second half as expected Connolly came on strong and after creating a few half chances and a few shots that Mcnulty's keeper did well to deflect Connolly finally got a reward after a fine finish that lobbed helplessly over the hapless keeper. The game opened up again as Mcnulty refused to shut up shop and continued to look for a 3rd, it never came but sadly for Connolly neither did an equalizer that would of sent the game into the drama of extra time and the game ended 2-1 and Mcnulty took the title and continued his 100% home record against visiting players from Singapore, Belgium and now Melbourne. Thanks Adrian until next time pal and we promise to have the goals drilled into place for your next visit hahahah.

Match report written by Ross Mcnulty

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Big welcome to Argentina

Mariano Di Luozzo, Norberto Martinez, Marcelo Rossi & Gregorio Caro Solis

Semifinal Di Luozzo vs Martinez

Gregorio Caro Solis (champion) & Mariano Di Luozzo (2nd Place)
The very first WASPA tournament in Argentina took place on Saturday in Buenos Aires. Our local representative Mariano Di Luozzo explained that only four of the seven players supposed to attend finally showed up but it was a good day with a tournament held in two phases. The group stage decided de games for the play-offs. In the end, Gregorio Caro Solis (Buenos Aires Table Soccer) defeated Mariano Di Luozzo in the final by a clear 5-1 while Norberto Martinez was third, leaving Marcelo Rossi in fourth place. Huge thanks to Mariano for making things possible and making the dream come true to have some WASPA presence in a real country of football fanatics! Let's hope the WASPA presence will continue to grow in South America in the future!

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Rémi Soret on top in Templeuve


The runner-up and the winner
It was another good night of Subbuteo held on Friday in Templeuve, Belgium. A good turnout of 12 was present to play is Swiss system and among the players, two new junior players who made their WASPA debut. The night saw some good games with all favorites winning their game sin the first session before Rémi Soret defeated Vincent Coppenolle while Michaël Dupret and Geoffrey Marain tied. French player Rémi Soret later defeated Franck Sauter and tied in his final game against Geoffrey Marain to claim the title of the night. Thanks to a large win over Michaël dupret, Vincent Coppenolle took the second place of the tournament. Marain was 3rd, Dupret 4th, Eric Caillaux and Louis Soret share the 5th place. The next event in Belgium will be held in Pecq on March 21.

Marco Bonciani on top in Firenze

Massimo Balestrieri paid a visit to the Firenze players
Last Monday there was a WASPA tournament in Firenze, Italy with a good group of 14 players taking part including two visitors from other clubs: Massimo Balestrieri (Pistoia) and Marco Trevisan (Livorno). Marco Bonciani defeated Luca Pini in the final, Sergio Robertiello and Emanuele Cattani reached the semis. Stefano barducci won the games for the 9th place. Congratulations to the Firenze players who will have another event on Monday, March 20 in their premises.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Gareth Christie wins in Glasgow

Greg Dand and Gareth Chritis during the decisive shots
The third stage of the Scottish circuit took place in Glasgow on February 26 with 14 players taking part. Gareth Christie took the honors after defeating Greg Dand on shots after a great final (2-2). John Halpin won the game for the third place against Tom Burns.

The final standings of the day are as follows:
1. Gareth Christie
2. Greg Dand
3. John Halpin
4. Tom Burns
5. Dave Baxter
=. Andy Beskaby
7. Dave Gladman
=. Malcolm Lees
9. Ronnie McKenzie
10. Craig Thom
11. Rob Conway
12. Baver Bari
13. John Mathieson
14. Dave Minty

Gareth Christie is the leader of the Scottish circuit with 142 points while Tom Burns has 123 and both John Halpin and Malcolm Lees share the third place with 115 points.

More stuff here: http://glasgowtablesoccer.eu/?p=3043

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Spring cup for Brendan Rodgers

Derry City TFC was holding the Spring Cup on Monday with a smaller turnout than last month as seven players were taking part. Patrick Mc Keever made his WASPA debut and there were many close games. In the end, the honors went to Brendan Rodgers (Donegal) who claimed a fantastic 2-0 victory over Martinog Bradley (Derry City) in the Spring Cup final. Also very well done to Ian Greer and Lawrence Watson on reaching their first WASPA semi-finals.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Bevin Reed wins the 2017 Founders Cup

(Report by Julian vd Merwe)

Saturday 11 March 2017, Pretoria, South Africa: 


The 5th edition of the Founders Cup attracted a field of 11 entries, including debutant Doane Paulse - welcome aboard Doane!
This event is staged annually during the club's anniversary month - on the 24th March, PFC will be turning 4, and what an eventful 4 years it has been to date. As has become customary now, this event certainly never fails to bring about some surprises - and this year was no different as the event once again produced a new name on the trophy. Bevin Reed became the 5th different player to get his hands on the trophy of one of the "highlight events" on the PFC Subbuteo calendar!
This triumph marks Bevin's 8th WASPA title to date. The event started with a heavyweight clash between Bevin Reed & Chessray Jooste - an enthralling encounter which ended 2-1 to Bevin, with Bevin capatalising on a defensive error by Chessray right on full time! Last month's Copa del Apertura winner, Kegan van der Merwe scored a last minute equaliser against Jayden van der Merwe to end 1-1 in their Round 1 encounter. Debutant Doane Paulse earned a point by way of a 0-0 draw against Julian van der Merwe. Stanton Nortjie ran out comfortable 2-0 winner over Rowin Wilson. Adam Murray then copied Stanton's success by way of a 2-0 victory over Neilon Waterson - by the end of Round 1 we surprisingly saw Adam & Stanton as joint leaders on the standings!
In Round 2, Marlin Boyd (playing only his second tournament) caused the biggest thrill of the day as he beat Julian by 1-0 : the ball hitting the net literally as the buzzer sounded for full time! Doane then beat Neilon by 1-0 to surprsingly jump to 4th on the standings. Rowin then shocked Kegan by 1-0 with 3 minutes left to play. The "top of the table clash" ended 0-0 between Adam & Stanton. Another heavyweight clash ended 1-1 between Bevin & Jayden - that result ensuring that Adam & Stanton still jointly topped the standings after two rounds of play!
Round 3 then saw Bevin beat Julian by 1-0 for Bevin to go 2nd for the first time on the day. Adam then surprisingly took an 8th minute lead over Jayden, and had to rely on his goalkeeping skills to keep out an onslaught by Jayden - however, Jayden got the equaliser right on full time to force a 1-1 draw after another impressive display by Adam! Stanton's 1-0 win over Doane then suddenly got everybody's attention as Stanton (voted PFC's most improved player for 2016) still found himself in the top spot after 3 rounds of play! In Round 4, Chessray recorded the day's biggest result (3-0) over Neilon - to secure 3rd place overall. Adam's 1-0 win over Rowin capped off an impressive day for Adam as he deservedly secured 2nd place overall! The title decider was scheduled for the final match where "a winner takes it all" match unfolded between Bevin Reed and Stanton Nortjie. Once again, Stanton gave a good account of himself in the match but eventually succumbed to a fast attack from Bevin - the 1-0 win enough to hand Bevin the honours!
Lastly a final word on some stand out performances - Marlin Boyd yet again produced an undefeated run ; Debutant Doane Paulse secured 7th place overall - finishing above the likes of Rowin, Kegan, Julian and Neilon ; Adam Murray enjoyed an undefeated run - to finish 2nd overall, and if memory serves me correct, his highest finish in an event to date. Finally.... the "player of the day" has to go to Stanton Nortjie who wowed everybody with solid flicking - overall a very confident display by Stanton, and if he continues with performances like this during 2017....he is bound to turn some heads!
As always, a big thank you to all who shared this memorable day with us.

LIST OF PREVIOUS WINNERS :
2013 - Jayden van der Merwe
2014 - Chessray Jooste
2015 - Kegan van der Merwe
2016 - Clifford Graaff (JTFC)

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

Friday, 10 March 2017

Koulosousas defeats Panagiotides in Kallithea




12 players from different clubs participated in the 4th Greek Old Subbuteo tournament organized by OSC Kallithea's Flame under the WASPA banner. There were a lot of good games with the old rooms and a lot of fun. Makis Koulosousas won his second trophy and the surprise player was Giorgos Vlassopoulos, the U12 new table soccer star, that adapted fast to the old rules and made it to the semi finals.

(Report by Panos Panagiotides)

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Rudy Hesty still reigns in Kebun Baru



Last Wednesday Kebun Baru held the KB League Season 1, Game 5. It was another good turnout with 12 players competing on a 4 games each Swiss League format.

Veteran player Ashley Tan, who has not played any competitive game made his debut after more than 30-year absence. The winner of the night went to Rudy and Vikas took the runners-up.

Game 6 will be played on the 12th April 2017

Final standings of the evening:
1. Rudy Hesty Roselan (Jurong Central)
2. Vikas K. Chandiramani (Jurong Central)
3. Tan Yew Loy (Kebun Baru)
4. Tan Kok Wee (Singapore Lions)
5. Noor Haikal (Jurong Central)
6. Nic Tan (Jurong Central)
7. Anas bin Rahamat (Jurong Central)
8. Ashley Tan (Singapore Lions)
9. Erfan Subadi (Kebun Baru)
10. Irwan Iskandar (Jurong Central)
11. John Edwards (Kebun Baru)
12. Shiong Bock, John Ho (Woodlands)

Report by Tan Yew Loy

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Perfect evening for Jos Ceulemans

The SC Flanders players met on Monday evening in their premises of Hofstade-Zemst (Belgium). A small turnout this time due to several reasons but some good games and in the end, Jos Ceulemans took the honors while David Wouters was runner-up. Congratulations to our Flemish friends for keeping the game alive in the Flanders.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Michaël Dupret wins the Carnaval tournament

16 players, a good turnout for a Tuesday night

Top 3 of the evening: Marain - Dupret - Despretz
On Tuesday the Templeuve United club was hosting a "Carnaval tournament" with a much appreciated turnout of 16 players including two French guys. There were some newcomers and some more experienced players and Steffen Despretz (AS Hennuyer) was a last minute guest. As usual the evening was played in Swiss System with four sessions. In the first session, there were two "clashes" and Steffen Despretz managed to defeat Geoffrey Marain while Michaël Dupret took the best on Vincent Coppenolle. These four players would finally end in the top 4 positions but we had to wait the last session to decide the winner, when Michaël Dupret (Magic Team Tournai) won the decisive game against Steffen Despretz to finish with 12 points. Geoffrey Marain finished in the second position thanks to a better goal difference than Steffen Despretz, Vincent Coppenolle and Corentin Boltz. This is only the second WASPA title for Michaël Dupret in the regional events while he recently won a promotional tournament after a long hyatus.

The final standings of the evening were as follows (all Belgians unless noted):
1. Michaël Dupret (Magic Team Tournai)
2. Geoffrey Marain (Flickers Milano)
3. Steffen Despretz (AS Hennuyer)
4. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve United)
5. Corentin Boltz (SC Eugies)
6ea. Eric Caillaux (France/-)
6ea. André Boltz (SC Eugies)
8. John Verfaillie (Templeuve United)
9ea. Renald Deloose (Templeuve United)
9ea. Alain Flament (SCAF Quévy)
11. Franck Santer (France/-)
12. Florian Renaut (Templeuve United)
13. Benjamin Marain (Warcoing Ducks)
14. Samuël Verriest (Mouscron)
15. Axelle Descamps (Templeuve United)
16. Christophe Bourgeois (Templeuve United)

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Brian Daley wins in Manchester


Brian Daley of Yorkshire Phoenix TFC won week one of the inter league hosted by Manchester TFC, Brian got a second half goal in a great end to end game against Manchester’s Danny Lilley.

Cayne Matthews won the 3rd place playoff in a 2-0 victory over London Road SC player Dave Kelly.

The next league date is 28th March, All welcome

Monthly rankings and statistics of February 2017

Dear all,

here are the monthly standings of the WASPA circuit.

Monthly rankings in Excel file
Golden book in PDF format

February was a bit calmer than January with "only" 24 regional tournaments, 2 promotional tournaments, 2 tournaments with the old rules, 1 leg of the NETFA Brigantes circuit and the first ever WASPA "test match" held in the US between Paul O'Donovan Rossa and Benji Batten (Australia).

Players in Greece
We were glad to see our Greek friends from Thessaloniki being involved again in the WASPA circuit. Australia, Cyprus and Singapore were the most active nations with 3 regional tournaments while Belgium, England, Greece and South Africa had 2. In total, we have had events in 14 different countries. We currently have 1623 players from 45 nations in the rankings and we are very excited to see the first tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina coming up on March 18.

The very first WASPA test match in the US between Paul and Benji
News are not always very positive. We have read sad news from Australia. You can read Steve Dettre's post on his Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/854801904538974/permalink/1450485491637276/

If some players in the WASPA circuit can do a little something to help Harley Ullrich. If anyone overseas wants to donate, you transfer into his PayPal account. Anything is appreciated. PayPal: harleyullrich@yahoo.com

Well, that's all for now. I hope you will love the statistics, results and rankings.

Jurong Central players in Singapore
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.
The FISTF website can be found here: http://www.fistf.com

Action in Cape Twon, South Africa
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)

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Welcome Argentina

On March 18 there will be the first subbuteo tournament organized by the "Metropolitan Federation of Futbol Mesa" in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Organizers told us they are proud host the event with the support of WASPA and we are very pleased to see such positive development in South America thanks to our local correspondant Mariano Di Luozzo. Welcome Argentina! Contact e-mail is mdiluozzo@gmail.com