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Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Using a swiss system, 15 players battled it out at the 15th Brighton Scout hall with each player representing an english club.
In the Open category Peter Thomas representing Hartletpool United was victorious with Benjamin Ng as Manchester United taking out the Juniors.
Many thanks to all for coming and playing in a great spirit and particularly to Kevin Grant for his fantastic work helping get 7 (yes seven!) boards set up in the venue.
Join us for our next event on Saturday April 29- the FISTF Satellite of Melbourne/Victorian Championship. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested
(Report by Benji Batten)
Monday, 27 March 2017
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
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
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
Thanks to the club of Firenze for being the most active Italian club in the WASPA circuit!
Thursday, 23 March 2017
|Lee Fenton vs Adam Kushner during the tournament|
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
|Plates players with TFAS President, Kok Wee, in the center|
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)
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
Monday, 20 March 2017
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