Monday, 23 April 2018

Fernando Gomez wins again in Javea


Earlier this month the club of Marina Citerior was holding a tournament in their premises of Javea. there was a small turnout of six due to last minute droputs. Fernando Gomez and Pedro Benavent travelled from Valencia to play.

The group stage saw some surprises and the Valencia players easily qualified but also scored less goals against novices than against experienced players and contributed to see Alex Iliev and Stefka Pirova qualify for the semi-finals. In the end, there was no surprise.

Fernando Gomez won the final against Pedro Benavent.

Huge thanks to Marina Citerior Subbuteo Club for their efforts. Hopefully they will have some more new players joinging soon.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

The first tournament in Saint-Petersburg




Russia made a real effort this Sunday to organize the first WASPA tournament in the country. The event was hosted by "Lakhta Subbuteo", a family and friends club. Unfortunately, for the first event, only three players were taking part but this is a real important way to see some more developments in the future. After all, we all need a beginning at some point. Evgenii Vlasov and Andrey Vlasov had previously attended several Subbuteo tournaments but for Vasilii Nikolaenko, this was a real "premiere". Andrey Vlasov finally won the tournament, Evgenii Vlasov being runner-up and Vasilii Nikolaenko took the third place.
Huge thanks to our friends in Russia for making this first tournament possible!

Results:
Evgenii Vlasov - Vasilii Nikolaenko - 2:0
Andrey Vlasov - Vasilii Nikolaenko - 4:0
Andrey Vlasov - Evgenii Vlasov - 1:0

Saturday, 21 April 2018

A fresh new start for Farrer Park Flickers


0n 20th Apr 18, Friday club flicks began again after a month absence.  A fresh beginning with a new club name (Farrer Park Flickers) & venue (Pek Kio Community Club) attracted 6 senior club players.

A round of 4 format was adopted with several expected results occurring, where end of the rounds, Rudy came up tops followed by Nic Tan. Irregardless of the results, the players all had fun flicking.

Hope to see more players in the coming Friday’s.

4 Rounds (Results)
Rudy 2 - 0 Anas
Nic 1 - 0 Rizal T
Vikas 1 - 0 Fauzi
Rudy 0 - 0 Nic
Anas 3 - 0 Vikas
Fauzi 3 - 0 Rizal T
Nic 2 - 0 Rizal T
Fauzi 2 - 2 Anas
Rudy 4 - 0 Vikas
Rudy 2 - 0 Fauzi
Rizal 1 - 3 Anas
Vikas 1 - 1 Nic

Final Standing 
1- Rudy 10pts +8
2- Nic 8pts +3
3- Anas 7pts +3
4- Fauzi 4pts +2
5- Vikas 4pts -6
6- Rizal T 0pts -8

Friday, 20 April 2018

Lincoln Flickers Eostre Cup


WASPA event 4 - April 15, 2018
Andrew Garbutt claims a second win in the fourth Lincoln Flickers WASPA of the season against the tournament favourite Jez Boothman. The game finished goalless with an extra time hit and run the difference in the end. Andrew Garbutt had initially lost to Jez in the groups after another close contest. a An earlier goalless draw in the final deciding game against Andy Boyer was enough to see Andrew Garbutt to the final after Boyer had lost 0-3 to Jez who won all his games to the final.
The Eostre Cup (Easter Cup) is named after the pagan Spring Goddess in Anglo-Saxon. This fourth WASPA was played under Old Subbuteo rules with HW players and wibbly wobbly bases in the hope of encouraging some external players and to mix things up a bit. However, just four Flickers contested the Cup with two pulling out on the day. This leaves Andrew Garbutt in a strong position to clinch the Flickers WASPA league on 42 points with Andy Boyer and Jez Boothman both on 33 points. Newcomer Clint Simpson lost all his games today despite some accomplished play. His 7 points takes him equal sixth with John Devaney in the league standings.
The final

Results:
Andrew Garbutt 0 : 1 (0) Jeremy Boothman
Andy Boyer (1) 3 : 0 Clinton Simpson
Andy Boyer 0 : 3 (2) Jeremy Boothman
Andrew Garbutt (1) 2 : 0 Clinton Simpson
Andrew Garbutt 0 : 0 Andrew Boyer
Jeremy Boothman (2) 5 : 0 Clinton Simpson

Jeremy Boothman W3, 6 points (+9 gd)
Andrew Garbutt W1 D1, 3 points (+1 gd)
Andy Boyer W1 D1, 3 points ( - gd)
Clinton Simpson L3 (-10 gd)

Third Place Play-off:
Andy Boyer (1) 2 : 0 Clinton Simpson

Final:
Jeremy Boothman 0 : 1 Andrew Garbutt aet

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Kye Arnold and Colin Tarry are winners in Kent

Action in the playing room
Kent Invicta recently held three tournaments under WASPA banner.

On March 9, Kye Arnold finished on top after defeating Nicky Chappell in the final. Kye, who is currently number 1 in the WASPA Junior ranking, was a in a good day and won the final on shots.

Final Standings:
1.  Kye Arnold
2. Nicky Chappell
3. Dave Collier
4. Terry Arnold
5. Paul Frank
6. Mel Stanford
7. Tony Whitelock

Adrian vs Kye



On March 16, there was another good field of 7 players. After the group stage, the were no surprises and Kye arnold defeated Terry Arnold in the final.

Dave vs Tony
Final Standings:
1. Kye Arnold
2. Terry Arnold
3. Paul Frank
4. Rob McCormick
5. Mel Stanford
6. Ian Galloway
7. Chris Galloway

The event run on April 6 had 10 players competing and saw Colin Tarry and Adrian Davies back in action. Tarry defeated Davies on shots in the final to offer the title to his club of TSPA White star.

Paul vs Colin
Final Standings:
1. Colin Tarry
2. Adrian Davies
3. Nicky Chappell
4. Kye Arnold
5. Josh Foreman
6. Terry Arnold
7. Dave Collier
8. Tony Whitelock
9. Rob McCormick
10. Paul Frank

The next tournament in Gillingham will be held on April 27.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Lima is now on the map

Claudio, Davide and Manuel
Action on the beautiful pitch
Last Saturday was definately a day to remember for international table football. The very first tournament in Peru took place in Lima. Of course, there was a very small field of three but results were not the thing to remember. Local organizer Manuel Delgado was the happy host of the day while the other two competitors were Davide Bozzano, an Italian based in Lima, and Claudio Murcilli, the well-known champion from Argentina. Claudio won the historic tournament, a good way to settle strong bases for Subbuteo in the country. "Fenix Subbuteo Club 18" might become the first club in the country with hopefully more new members joining soon. The three involved players will receive their first WASPA points and for our circuit, it is simply fantastic to welcome a new nation.

With Peru joing the international Subbuteo scene, this is another step forward for the game in South America. We all remember the try to establish the game in Colombia in the early 2000's while players in Argentina, Brazil and Chile have already competed in FISTF and WASPA events. In the past, Uruguay also had a couple of players. With Peru being now on the map, there are real hopes to create a stronger circuit in South America. Fir sure the WASPA circuti will be a great help for all these players to get experience in minor events before playing for glory in FISTF level.

Good luck to all the people helping the game to grow all over the world!

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Martinog Bradley wins the Easter Cup

Martinog Bradley retains his Easter Cup Champion title, topping the table in a league format. Mark McCrossan took runner up with new comer Simon Stewart returning to the game after a 16 year absence with a very respectable round of games for 3rd place. Today also saw the long awaited return of James McGillian to DCTFC.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Perfect evening for Rémi Soret in Templeuve

The final four of the evening: Marain, Soret, Despretz and Lambert
Good field of 17 including 8 players from AS Hennuyer
A fantastic turnout of 17 made the latest Templeuve tournament very special. Among competitors, there were four players from France but also a strong presence of the AS Hennuyer teams with 8 representatives. The tournament was played in Swiss system with good games for everyone. Rémi Soret was on fire and won his four games. Geoffrey Marain was runner-up with 9 points and more goals scored than Steffen Despretz and Stéphane Lambert.

In the agenda there will be a very international tournament on June 16. Interested players and clubs can contact Vincent Coppenolle at vincent.cop@rsca.com or check detail on the club's website.
Link: http://templeuveunited.blogspot.be/p/templeuve-international-challenge-cup.html

Final standings:
1. Rémi Soret
2. Geoffrey Marain
3. Steffen Despretz
4. Stéphane Lambert
5. Benoit Lagneau
6. Eric Caillaux
7. Vincent Coppenolle
8. Matthias Averlant
9. Corentin Boltz
10. Louis Soret
11. Franck Santer
12. André Boltz
13. Florian Renaut
14. Léa Despretz
15. Benjamin Marain
16. Soan Marain
17. Héléna Marain

Nikos Pappas takes Easter Cup

A great turnout of 27


On April 1, 27 players from different clubs competed in Olympia's Easter Cup. It was nice to see Olympia Subbuteo Club holding a tournament again.

The winner was Nikos Pappas, a member of the local club. He defeated Dimitris Kourabas (SBSC) in the final. Alberto Di Maggio (Nostuas) and George Kollias (Falcons) reached the semi-finals. There was a festive atmosphere and a lot of fun was had by all players.

Congratulations to the winner Nikos, to the hosts Olympia and to all the participants for a great tournament.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Ciaran Rodgers wins in Donegal


In Donegal, Ireland, four players attended the tournament held on April 13. Ciaran Rodgers took the honors after finishing on top of the league with 7 points while Brendan Rodgers was runner-up. A good day was had by all. We are very glad to see action in the Republic of Ireland!

A good turnout in Harrow

On Wednesday the Harrow Hawks met for another day of their local circuit. The evening was fantastic as there was an impressive record of 12 entries. Among them there were some youngsters, proving efforts are made to attract new blood. It was good also to see Andy Zelinger doing a come-back after a very long hiatus. Marco Ghigliotti proved to be in a great day as he finished the evening with 10 points, which was enough to claim the title. Zoran Higgins was runner-up and Elliot Bellefontaine took the third place.

Final standings:
1. Marco Ghigliotti
2. Zoran Higgins
3. Elliot Bellefontaine
4. Rudi Peterschinigg
5. Martin Bellefontaine
6. David Peterschinigg
7. Victor Jones
8. Francesca Bellefontaine
9. Neil Doherty
10. Panos Stemitsiotis
10. Andy Zelinger
12. James Higgins

Some more action in Letham

Last Sunday Dundee United players met for another day of the domestic circuit. A group of seven gave a chance to everyone to play six good games.

Steve Bennett finished on top of the league with 6 wins while Gareth Christie was runner-up.

Final standings:
1. Steve Bennett
2. Gareth Christie
3. David Baxter
4. Rob Conway
5. Andy Beskaby
6. Dave Minty
7. Craig Thom

Jos Ceulemans wins in the Flanders


On Monday Subbuteo Club Flanders was holding another tournament in Hofstade with a good turnout of 8. Jos Ceulemans finished on top after winning the decisive game in the last session against Geert Leys. Good job Jos!

Final standings:
1. Jos Ceulemans
2. Frank Lannoy
3. Matthias Averlant
4. Vincent Coppenolle
5. Johan Lourdon
6. Geert Leys
7. Stéphane Lambert
8. Philippe Thys

Friday, 13 April 2018

Giorgos Pitihoutis wins Kallithea tournament


On April 31, the last tournament of the month took place in the premises of the Kallithea Flame. Giorgos Pitihoutis took the honors as he defeated Nikos Liakopoulos in a close final.

Panagiotis Panagiotides and Mike Tastsoglou took the 3rd and 4rth places.

It was another good day of table football with fair and friendly players.

Wolverhampton Easter Cup


Another huge success, the 2018 Easter Cup was contested by 12 players. Congratulations to our winners, Ian Keay (Am's) and Robert Ramsey (Pro's). A brilliant evenings play with some fantastic subbuteo skills on show. Thanks to everyone who attended and made it a fantastic night of Subbuteo.


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

David Leroy wins in Bande

On Saturday 12 players were present in Bande to play the monthly tournament of Wamme Subbuteo Club. As there was plenty of time, a "Super-Swiss system" was played so that everyone had six games. David Leroy was on top as he won all games to win the tournament. Brothers Bruno and Antonio Timpano from Seraing finished in the top 4 while SC Temploux's Michaël Hallin was a surprising third in the end of the day. Congratulations to all the players involved!

Final standings:
1. David Leroy (Rochefort TS)
2. Bruno Timpano (SC Seraing)
3. Michaël Hallin (SC Temploux)
4. Antonio Timpano (SC Seraing)
5. Corentin Wauthy (Rochefort TS)
6. Jean Grosdent (Wamme SC)
7. Richard Boulanger (SC Seraing)
8. Henri Grosdent (Wamme SC)
9. Giulio Bonfanti (Wamme SC)
10. Philippe Thys (Wamme SC)
11. Geoffrey Kelner (SC Seraing)
12. Maxim Grosdent (Wamme SC)

WASPA standings of March 2018

Dear friends,
you will find in the attached files the monthly standings of the WASPA circuit after all events held in March.

Well, you will find the details about the circuit in the attached files:
- the season results (PDF);
- the rankings and statistics (Excel).

March has been a very busy day with 38 regional events, 6 promotional tournaments, 1 tournament with old rules and 1 test-match.
The first event in Tucson
We are pleased to have seen the first events run by some new clubs: AS Hennuyer (Belgium), Tucson Subbuteo Soccer Club (USA), Toronto SC (Canada), Illawarra TFC (Australia), Barcelona FT (Spain), Subbuteo Angri (Italy).

We have also seen the first events held this season in Czech Republic and Spain and for the very first time we have a player from Russia in the records.

We are glad to see action in Toronto
There are some big changes in the ranking of "top clubs" as we are pleased to welcome the Lincoln Flickers (England), the Northerns Falcons (Australia) and Sydney TFC (Australia).

The big changes in the rankings is the first version of the Junior rankings. Please note some details:
- the individual ranking is made of players born in 2001 or later. Probably many players are missing so if you have some birthdates to send, it will be more than welcome.
- the club ranking is made of clubs with at least 3 juniors. Probably the list will grow in the near future.

Flickers in Canberra
I want to insist on the fact some FISTF organizers are giving us a lot of support by organizing WASPA tournaments during their events. We have had WASPA games at the Major of Frameries (Belgium), the Grand Prix of Heckmondwike (England), the Open of Barcelona (Spain), the Satellite of Prague (Czech Republic), the Illawara Satellite (Australia), the Singapore Open.

We want to wish good luck to Mike Sgro who is the new president of the Canadian association and who has great goals to make Canada great again on the international Subbuteo scene.

Good turnout of 26 for the WASPA tournament held during the Major of Frameries
Congratulations to Australia and Belgium for running 8 regional events this month in many different locations. This is very impressive.

Great news also as we have a new partner. Flicks for Kicks (http://shop.flickforkicks.com/) will be helping us to promote the WASPA circuit and we really hope we can also help their project to grow.

Once again, thanks to all organizers and players for contributing to make the WASPA circuit great.

The first Russian Subbuteo player in the WASPA ranking competed in Prague
Maybe some results didn't arrive in due time. Do not worry, they will be added next month.

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.

Youth in action in Sydney
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

Ideas to develop the WASPA circuit, to get new clubs/nations involved or to make things more attractive are always welcome. We stay at your disposal for more info.

Yours sincerely,
Vincent Coppenolle

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Promotional events in Sydney

The Northern Falcons have recently organized two WASPA promotional events for their young players. The first event was held on March 23 and seven kids were taking part. After the group stage, Oliver Ollnow defeated Torben Pfister (3-0) in the final to claim the tile while Niklas Raab beat Jonas Hahn (1-0) in the game for the third place.

On April 6, there was a smaller turnout of 4 and Jonas Hahn took the honors after finishing on top of the league. Niklas Raab was runner-up while Moritz Hahn and were the other players taking part.

Congratulations to the players and huge thanks to Hermann Kruse for the great job with the kids.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Second tournament in Thessaloniki


On March 28 the new club of Panorama 1978 SC was holding a second WASPA tournament in Thessaloniki, Greece. Players were dropped in two groups and there were then finals. Ioannis Terzidis defeated Christos Agrios in the final. Constantios Giapoutzis took the third place. Congratulations to the Thessaloniki players. We wish them the best of luck for future events.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Already the 10th tournament in Trieste

On March 30 the club of Triestina held a 10th tournament under WASPA banner. There were many goals and spectacular games and the 8 players had a lot of fun. Gianfranco Grahonja proved to be on top again. He defeated Furio Segnani in the final while Davorin Korosec took the third place. Diego Giorio was 4th and proved to be improving a lot, which is promising for the future. During the evening, a journalist came to see the games and an article about the event will be published in the local newspaper soon.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

WASPA test-match: Northern Californie vs California TSC

On Wednesday, March 28th, Conan Mullen (SoCo Subbuteo) of the Northern California Subbuteo Club hosted Paul O'Donovan Rossa of the California Table Soccer Club in the first ever "Northern California" WASPA Test Match. Paul made the journey up from Southern California for an evening of friendly and competitive Subbuteo matches, and handily took the Test Match honors, winning the 3-match series 2-1, 3-1, and 4-0. After which there were more training matches woth Paul sharing his experience and passing on valuable coaching tips to help Conan gear up for the California Table Soccer Club's upcoming Los Angeles FISTF Satellite/ASA Open in Newbury Park on April 7th.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Alekos Apatzis winner in Kallithea


20 players attended the 34th tournament of the Flaming Flickers SC. The event took place on March 10 and was covered by a team of journalists. After many good games in the WASPA spirit, the winnner was local player Alekos Apatzis who defeated Dimitris Tziortziotis (Glyfada United) in the final. Nikos Psomiadis and Giorgos Pitihoutis reached the semi-finals. Congratulations to the winner Alekos and to all the paticipants.