Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Alekos Apatzis wins old rules tournament in Greece





12 players from various clubs competed for the 9th Greek old rules trophy. The tournament was held in the premises of the Flaming Flickers in Kallithea.
Alekos Apatzis of Flaming Flickers SC was the winner after a very strong final against Serafim Koulosousa of Proteas Athens. Congratulations to the winner Alekos and to all the participants.

Kye Arnold wins in Florida


July 22nd, Orlando, Florida

7 players had a great days play with Garage Soccer hosting a tournament at the Dead Lizard Brewing Co’ in Orlando, Florida, USA. The early games saw some close matches between the local players however the English and Kent pair of Kye and Terry Arnold had an clear edge over their opponents in the early rounds. The Semi-finals saw Kye overpower Shervin 8-0 whilst Terry gained a 5-1 victory over Chris. The final saw a convincing 4-1 victory for unbeaten Kye over Terry but sportsmanship and fun was the real winner on the day with a great atmosphere and everyone having a great time.

Many Thanks to Pat and the Garage Soccer team for arranging a brilliant tournament and they will be hosting more events in Florida in the future.

(Repot by Terry Arnold)

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Mark Farrell is All-Ireland champion for the 4th time

Kenny Beggs and Mark Farrell
The All-Ireland championships took place this week-end in Derry, Northern Ireland. It was a great tournament with a superb field of 10 players. It was difficult to predict who would be able to stop Mark Farrell (Yorkshire Phoenix) to win a 4th title. In the end, Farrell defeated Kenny Beggs (Irish Premier League) in the final (1-0) while Martinog Bradley (Derry City) took the best on Mark McCrossan (Derry City) in the 3rd place play-offs (3-1). It was a great day with also the come-back of Neil Hermon who came from Belfast and was the representative of Northern Ireland in the Junior FISA world cup back in 1990. Congratulations to Mark for the victory and huge thanks to Derry City TFC for hosting a great tournament.



Richard Stock does it again


Richard vs Brian

London Road SC played their end of season tournament on August 20. Due to holidays and other commitments only 5 players entered. This gave the chance to play a league and everyone play each other twice giving all players 8 games. Richard Stock won his 3rd LRSC event with Brian Daley finishing 2nd. Cayne Matthews finished 3rd, Yani Kelly 4th and Dave Kelly 5th. Maybe the shock game of the tournament Dave drew 1-1 with Brian. After our 1st season LRSC would like to thank all the players who have entered any of our tournaments. London Road SC start the new season with a change. We will be holding a 2 day event on 23-24 September playing advanced rules. Saturday 23rd will be the "Paul Lloyd North Wales Open" an individual tournament with 20 players expected. Sunday 24th will be the "Invitational Inter Club Cup" a club event with LRSC A & B, Wolverhampton, Glasgow and Derry. LRSC is looking forward to the new season, Subbuteo in North Wales.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Cape Town City Southern Suburbs Tournament

13 August 2017

The Southern Suburbs event had a small turnout of only 4 players, but turned out to be a very competitive event.

John Fishlock has long been one of Cape Town’s most consistent players, who’s last minute equaliser was key to the club’s victory over Pretoria Flickers at the 2016 SA Champs. Today’s event saw him finally come out on top in an individual event, with a long overdue and well-deserved win.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Rémy Huynh wins in Liège

On August 6 the club of Verviers-Herve was hosting a WASPA tournament in a Museum in Liège. There was a total of 14 entries. Rémy Huynh (Rochefort TS) was the winner of the tournament. He defeated Christophe Dheur in the final (Charleroi). Jérôme Heyvaert and Christopher Sabetta were the losing semi-finalists. Vito Di Ruggiero won the consolation tournament. Thanks to all the players for the fair-play.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

TFAS League 2017 Match day 6

Game 6 of STFPL on 13th Aug saw 5 players plus 2 special refs participating. A round robin format was adopted with lots of close games played. In the end Rudy edged out the rest to win August tournament.

Final standings:
1st - Rudy
2nd - Anas
3rd - Bernard
4th - Vikas
5th - Noor Haikal
Special Refs - Tan Kok Wee & Rizal Taib

The results are as follows:

Round 1
Rudy 2 v 0 Anas
Vikas 0 v 2 Bernard
Round 2
Bernard 0 v 4 Rudy
Haikal 1 v 2 Vikas
Round 3
Bernard 4 v 0 Haikal
Anas 3 v 0 Vikas
Round 4
Vikas 0 v 3 Rudy
Anas 3 v 1 Haikal
Round 5
Bernard 1 v 4 Anas
Rudy 3 v 0 Haikal

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

WASPA rankings of July 2017

Dear all, you will find in the attached file the monthly rankings of July 2017. It was another great month with a total of 24 regional events, 2 tournaments with the old rules, 4 promotional tournaments, 1 tournament with advanced rules.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RANKINGS

Sorry for the delay but the last results of July arrived during the week-end; I'll start compiling the results of August on Wednesday.
Advanced rules were used in Wolverhampton, England
Thanks to Jeremy Bradley for organizing a lot of WASPA tournaments during the FISTF GP of London, thanks also to Australia for hosting another 5 tournaments.

Special thanks to the clubs in the Netherlands and in England who managed to organize a few small WASPA events during the visit of Australian players in Europe.

We were glad to have the first tournament in Ireland this season, hopefully many more will follow in the future.
Amazing tournament with big screen and prize-money in Singapore
Geoffrey Marain is now on top of the WASPA ranking for the 60th consecutive month, which is incredible!

Or friends from Jurong Central SC in Singapore are likely to win the first season of the "top clubs ranking". This will be confirmed next month.
Still a good turnout in Greece
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
Great fun for a great field of players in Templeuve, Belgium
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

Western Flickers 15th WASPA

Western Flickers 15th WASPA - Club championships
August 12, 2017




To close off the table football season, Western Flickers TFC held its first ever club championship to decide which Pelican will have chief bragging rights for the next 12 months!

A spate of illness struck the club ranks which meant that only 7 flickers took part – including young but talented Benjamin who joined in with the adults.
The top 2 seeded players – club president Benny and 3-time WASPA winner Adrian Connolly – headed the 2 groups with the rest drawn randomly.
Adrian easily won his group with convincing wins. But the big surprise was in the other group where young Benjamin topped his group undefeated! This meant that he earned a bye straight into the semi-finals.

In the quarter finals, the slow-starting Steve Wright was finally to hit his straps and picked up a good win 2-0 against club vice-president Kevin Grant. Benny broke through Arjuna’s “parked bus” to seal a victory, while Adrian needed a last minute goal to pip a valiant Anthony Madiona in a tight match that ended 2-1.
In the semi-finals, Benjamin continued his amazing run by defeating Steve again – this time on penalties to reach the final. The other semi-final between top seeds Benny and Adrian was the match of the tournament with quality fast and furious table football played by both players. Luck was on Benny’s side on the day, and he emerged victorious.

In the final, little Benjamin gave his all but could not overcome Benny who won the game 1-0 to take out the inaugural club championship!
Thanks to all who attended. It was a fabulous fun day for all and Subbuteo table football was the real winner. GO WEST !!

The final tournament standings are:
1. Benny Ng
2. Benjamin Ng
3. Adrian Connolly
4. Steve Wright
5. Anthony Madiona, Kevin Grant, Arjuna Hanafi

P.S. If anyone is interested in taking part in future Western Flickers events or just popping by for chat and look-see, please visit the Western Flickers Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WesternFlickers/) and send us a message.

(Report by Benny Ng)

Monday, 14 August 2017

Eliot Kennedy wins in Sydney



Last week Sydney TFC Was holding another tournament under WASPA banner. There were 8 players divided into two groups. In the end, Eliot Kennedy (Northen Falcons TFC) defeated Fabrizio Coco in the final after a tight game (0-0) and 8 series of shootouts (4-3). Raffaele Lombardi and Tony Credentino managed to reach the semis. Congratulations to Eliot!