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Friday, 17 November 2017
In the end, Steve Dettre went through the night winning all six matches, scoring 14 and conceding 1, to take the final against Tony Credentino.
Many thanks to Neil Brener who stepped in at the last minute to ensure an even 10 player tournament.
In group 2, Hermann Kruse got a couple of narrow wins before having a shock against Geoff Sirmain when Geoff opened the scoring.
Adrian Grunbach continued his fine run of form, scoring two beauties against Adrian Elmer, and then comprehensively beat Geoff.
In group 1, Oli Ollnow got up against his perennial rival Jonty Brener 3-0, and then beat Dom 2-1 in a great performance.
In the semis, Steve score a spectacular on-the-run goal against Adrian before closing out a 2-0 win, while Hermann had to default against Tony because he was running out of time: he had to get Oli home on a school night! The responsible parent!
The final started spectacularly, when Steve scored within 30 seconds, then eased his nerves as Tony piled on the pressure in the second half, scoring with a rifling low shot that squeezed in at the far post.
As always, thanks to all players for the good spirit and humour on the night, and to Daniel and Robbie from Good Games for their assistance.
Thursday, 16 November 2017
After the group stage, there were many close games to decide the winner. In the end, Luca Pini defeated Emanuele Cattani on shots after the close final (0-0) to claim the victory.
Davide Visani and Simone Faraoni made it to the semi-finals and Riccardo Ferri won the consolation tournament.
Congratulations to the club of Firenze and Marco Bonciani for the great work.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Here is the final table:
Benny’s performance did not disappoint, bagging wins against Asia’s #2, Rudy, and recent Perth Satellite Champion, Vikas.
In the end it was Anas who emerged top, undefeated. His win for this League session meant that he is the overall champion for the TFAS League 2017!
Benny 2 v 1 Rudy
Bernard 3 v 2 Haikal
Anas 5 v 0 Vikas
Vikas 2 v 2 Haikal
Bernard 1 v 0 Benny
Anas 2 v 1 Rudy
Rudy 4 v 1 Haikal
Benny 1 v 4 Anas
Vikas 1 v 6 Bernard
Rudy 6 v 0 Bernard
Benny 2 v 1 Vikas
Anas 2 v 2 Haikal
Rudy 4 v 0 Vikas
Benny 1 v 4 Haikal
Bernard 1 v 3 Anas
Overall TFAS League 2017 Standings
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
|Kye and Dave|
It was the England U19 players of Kye & Finn who led the way in the Friday night WASPA games last week. In a 6 man field, a number of close games were had with 5 competitive rounds of play.
|Paul and Rob|
Kye Arnold – 13pts +9
Finn Taylor – 10pts +3
Terry Arnold – 7pts -2
Dave Collier – 4pts -1
Paul Frank – 4pts -4
Rob McCormick – 2pts -5
Monday, 13 November 2017
Sunday the 12th November saw Cape Town City Subbuteo Club hosting the 4th annual Cape Town Open. It’s always a big deal when we get visitors to the southern tip of Africa, and so it was wonderful to have Julian van der Merwe (Pretoria Flickers) joining us for the event.
The tournament was held at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands. Seven players took part in a round-robin format, with everyone playing each other once. It was a particularly fun and relaxed afternoon. Notable highlights included:
- The first time in it’s 4 year history that the Cape Town Open was actually won by a local.
- Four penalties being awarded in the tournament, of which no less than three were missed. (How difficult is that to achieve in Subbuteo…?!).
- Wayne’s ‘on-the-move’ goal of the tournament against Clinton.
- Julian holding his own against Wayne, until he unfortunately spoiled it with an own-goal!
- John showing why he is Cape Town’s most improved player, with Julian describing 3 of the goals which were put past him as being absolutely ‘brilliant’.
- Rob and Clinton’s epic match, with the former scoring 3 superb long-range goals, and then the latter coming back from being 2-3 down to eventually winning 5-3.
- Grant’s undying positive energy.
- Mike’s standing his ground amidst much consternation, and ultimately opening our eyes to the proper interpretation of a particular rule.
- The patience which Julian’s wife Ramona displayed in sitting through the entire event.
The second "Metropolitan Cup" of Subbuteo was organized, organized by the "Fútbol Mesa Hudson" club with the participation of 6 players.
The tournament was held in two groups of 3 players and the first two went to the semifinals, while the third would play the cup consolation to the best of two games.
The tournament was won, for the second year in a row, by Mariano Di Luozzo who beat Brian Gonzalez Garayo (the revelation of the tournament) in the final 2-0.
For his part, Carlos Martinez won the consolation trophy by beating Gonzalo Triad 2-1 on aggregate (he made his presentation in the metropolitan tournaments).
Sunday, 12 November 2017
London Road Subbuteo Club held the November "Sychdyn Cup", six players played in a league format with Brian Daley finishing first and Richard Stock coming runner up. Thirteen year old Yani Kelly came third, Cayne Matthews fourth, eight year old Ruby Matthews came fifth and beat her dad 1-0 today, with Dave Merrilees-Kelly sixth. The tournament was a WASPA promotional tournament, which means Brian and Richard will not get ranking points (because they are in the top 25 already). "Having them at the promo is good practise for the rest of us", reported Cayne Matthews.
Yani 6 (WASPA champion)
Yani 3v0 Ruby
Rich 5v0 Cayne
Brian 4v0 Dave
Cayne 2v1 Yani
Dave 0v0 Ruby
Brian 3v2 Rich
Yani 4v1 Dave
Cayne 0v4 Brian
Ruby 0v4 Rich
Brian 5v1 Yani
Rich 3v0 Dave
Ruby 1v0 Cayne
Yani 1v3 Rich
Brian 1v0 Ruby
Dave 0v1 Cayne