Friday, 17 November 2017

Sydney Spring League - Day 1

Ten players on a Monday night contested the first of three linked WASPA events to decide the Sydney Spring League.
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

Raul Benita claims first WASPA title


The club of Marina Citerior in Javea (Spain) organized a tournament counting for the "Province of Turia" under WASPA banner. 8 players were taking part and both clubs of Turia and Marina Citerior were fielding four players. In the end experienced player Raul Benita defeated clubmate Fernando Gómez in the final while Pedro Benavent took the third place and Pasquale Carrassi was the other semi-finalist.

Luca Pini wins in Firenze

The second tournament of the Firenze league took part on Monday with a good field of 17 players.

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

Action in Donegal, Republic of Ireland

"Donegal Subbuteo" had a four player tournament on Friday evening. Cormac played for the first time in 2 years. He first played back in December 2011 as a 10 year old! Anyway there was some great games between Brian, Cormac and Caoimhe. They haven't played a lot lately so there was plenty of goals and action in every game. We played a group format with players playing each other once. Brendan used Heavyweight bases and the other 3 used the more modern bases. The idea of this was to make the tournament more equal for everyone. And as you can see from the final table, Brendan just pipped Caoimhe on goal difference! But great to see the younger ones having so much fun and determination to beat each other in this great game we all love.

Here is the final table:
Brendan Rodgers...3...7...+4
Caoimhe Rodgers...3...7...+2
Cormac Coyle...3...1...-3
Brian McCorkell...3...1...-3

TFAS League 2017 - Match day 9

This month’s League Day was quite a special one, not only because it was the final session to conclude the league, but also because there were special guests from Melbourne! President of the Western Flickers TFC, Benny Ng and his son, Benjamin, also joined in the flicking fun in Sunny Singapore.
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!

Results
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
Standings
1st: Anas
2nd: Rudy
3rd: Bernard
4th: Benny
5th: Haikal
6th: Vikas

Overall TFAS League 2017 Standings
 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Kye Arnold grabs honors in Gillingham

Kye and Dave
Report and results of Friday’s WASPA night at Kent.

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 eventually ran out winner, unbeaten on the night, whilst Finn grabbed the runner-up spot after a final round 2-0 victory over Terry.

Table:-
Kye Arnold – 13pts +9
Finn Taylor – 10pts +3
Terry Arnold – 7pts -2
Dave Collier – 4pts -1
Paul Frank – 4pts -4
Rob McCormick – 2pts -5

Kenneth Beggs wins annivesary cup


On Monday night Derry City TFC held the 1st anniversary Cup. It’s been a great year and the club and competition has gone from strength to strength. The night saw a good turnout of ten players vie for the Cup. Kenny ‘The legend’ Beggs made an appearance and didn’t disappoint with a fantastic display of skill. Viewers tuned in for the live feed from all over the world - Wales, Italy, Greece and Strabane! The groups were closely fought affairs but Kenny proved too tough an opponent for all. Mark ‘The Moth’ McCrossan suffered defeat at the hands of Martinog Bradley in the semi, but it was Beggs, the legend himself, who sailed on to victory with a clear 4-0 victory over Bradley in the final. Brendan Rodgers took the 3rd place honours beating The Moth 1-0 in the 3rd and 4th play offs. A great night and a fitting Anniversary for the Derry City Table Football Club!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Cape Town Open 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.

Mariano Di Luozzo wins the Metropolitan Cup


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

Promotional tournament in North Wales


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.

The next event in North Wales will be held on November 26 at "the Parrot" in Drury. "We should be 10+ and today one of Ruby school friends came for a practise game with Ruby. Just looking to slowly grow as a club and attract new players to the game and bring back players that have stopped", also commented Cayne.

Table 
Brian 15pts
Rich 12
Yani 6 (WASPA champion)
Cayne 6
Ruby 4
Dave 1

Results
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