Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Western Flickers Promotional WASPA

Western Flickers Promotional WASPA
April 6, 2018 – The Good Games Experiment

Western Flickers TFC held a promotional WASPA on Friday 6 April 2018 at Good Games in Greensborough, located in the north eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Good Games are one of the official distributors for Subbuteo in Australia and the club decided to attempt to establish links to assist growing the game in Melbourne.

Six Open players and 7 juniors attended to play and thus the format decided was a Swiss System with each player playing 4 games. The games themselves were played over 1 x 10 minute period with draws being decided by a sudden death shot shootout. It is a fast action format that allows multiple games to be played where there are limited tables and was used successfully at the recent Illawarra Open WASPA warm up.

In the Open competition, the key result was a 1-0 win for Simon Briffa over Steve Wright which ultimately led Simon to his 3rd WASPA win. He won 3 of his 4 games and won the shootout in his 4th game. Steve won 3 games to finish 2nd. Arjuna Hanafi finished 3rd over Beth Eveleigh from Northern Phoenix TFC purely on the basis of scoring more goals in the competition, with both players winning one game, winning a shootout, losing a shootout and losing a game. Kevin Grant finished 5th and new girl Juliette Littlewood played her first WASPA tournament and played some great games with 3 narrow losses.

Open standings:
Simon Briffa 11
Steve Wright 9
Arjuna Hanafi 6
Beth Eveleigh 6
Kevin Grant 3
Juliette Littlewood 1

In the Junior competition, the same format of competition was utilised. The tournament was a high quality tournament which all competitors enjoyed immensely. Alex Briffa rolled into his 4th WASPA win with 3 wins and a shootout loss to Benjamin Ng who finished 2nd. Siblings Charlotte and Billy Wright finished level on points and separated only on goal difference despite Billy beating Charlotte in a shootout. New player Liam Browne was 5th with some creditable efforts against much more seasoned campaigners. Aiman Arjuna was 6th, resuming competition after a short break and he showed some real improvements in his game. Lastly, new player Sean Browne was 7th although he managed to take 2 experienced players to a shootout following a hard earned draw.

Juniors standings:
Alex Briffa 10
Benjamin Ng 9
Charlotte Wright 7
Billy Wright 7
Liam Browne 4
Aiman Arjuna 3
Sean Browne 2

(Report by Steve Wright)

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.