Thursday, 20 July 2017

Richard Stock wins again in North Wales

Richard Stock wins again at the 9th London Road Subbuteo Club Tournament in North Wales. 9 players attended and a Swiss 5 round system was played. Richard won with 4 wins and a draw with the returning Trevor Schott who finished 2nd, only losing 1 game to Cayne Matthews. Brian Daley finished 3rd and Martin Blanchard came 4th. Great days play with all players having a great time.

London Road Subbuteo Club 16th July 2017 - League Table

Richard Stock 9pts +8
Trev Schott 7pts +5
Brian Andrew 6pts +11
Martin Blanchard 6pts +8
Cayne Matthews 6pts +2
Dave Merrilees-Kelly 5pts -5
Yani Merrilees-Kelly 4pts -3
Mark Hopwood 4pts -6
Ruby Matthews 3pts -5

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Mike Parnaby wins in Darlington

The Brigantes Premier League AGM and tournament was held in Darlington on 15th July 2017. 9 players turned out for this one. A fantastic effort. Mike Parnaby Chaired the AGM, Chris Kaberry ran the tournament and John Bottomley provided the venue and the refreshments. All the games were played in very good spirit and well refereed. Everyone had a very enjoyable and pleasant day. Well done lads, you are all a credit to the game of Subbuteo!

Friday, 14 July 2017

Donegal players are back in action

After a long hyatus, Donegal Subbuteo Club was back in action on Saturday with a small tournament gathering three players. Each player played each other twice meaning everyone played 4 games in a league format. Here were the final standings. Brendan Rodgers 12 points Gary McLaughlin 4 points Ciaran Rodgers 1 point

It was the Ireland's club first tournament since September 2013! Hopefully the club will have more regular meetings in the future and hopefully a circuit of 3 to 4 tournaments per season.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Andy Mill wins his first WASPA Cup title in North Shields

Andy Mill snatched his first WASPA title on 10th July in dramatic fashion with a well-taken goal just 30 seconds from time.

Dave and Nigel drew the first game 1 – 1. While both players had chances to win, Nigel should have scored midway through the second half when he shot wide of an empty net.  Game two finished Andy 0 – 0 Dave. Again, another tight game between these two that could have gone either way. The final game was very close with both players creating but not scoring. A nervous Nigel was mentally preparing himself for a shootout with Dave, when Andy made a cool move down the left (not like him) and took his time to score from a tight angle. It should be noted that Andy played both his games in an inebriated state after drinking several Jamesons Whiskeys, celebrating with a friend earlier that afternoon. Perhaps he should try this more often!

Thanks to Andy for his hospitality and entertainment. Another excellent mini tournament in Shields!

(Report by Chris Kaberry)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Amazing tournament in Cheshire

A hugely successful Subaleague International Xmas Cup 2017 with 27 teams entering from 6 countries and age-range from 10-77 was held last week-end in Cheshire, England. 9 groups of 3 with goal handicap for those who don't play regularly. 16 through to the second round then straight knockout from there, again with a handicap system for less experienced players.

The tournament was won by Mat Atkin, who last won it in 1993. He won the final 4-2 against Angus Young, who had previously never made it past the first round. Peter Vahle and Andrew Garbutt were the losing semi-finalists.

The plate competition was won by Richard Meddings, who beat Gerry Sweeney in the final play off. Groups were decided using the unique Hale's Board, involving trick shots such as 'Round-the-Tree' and 'The Ramp'. A fantastic event at a fantastic venue, sponsored by Bar 7 in Prague. (Report by David Young)

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Kenny Beggs takes the DCTFC Summer Cup

Kenny Beggs takes the Summer Cup honours in a hard fought tournament
The DCTFC Summer Cup took place last week in Derry. It was another good evening of Subbuteo organized by Derry City TFC. The thime organizers had a lower than expected turnout but it prompted a different format this time. Kenny Beggs took the honours after a hard fought final match against current league champion Mark McCrossan with only 1 point separating the two of them.

Final standings:
1. Kenny Beggs
2. Mark McCrossan
3. Martinog Bradley
4. Brendan Rodgers
5. Martin Bradley
6. Craig Stewart
7. Lawrence Watson

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Mark Farrell wins in Yorkshire

20/5/2017 Heckmondwike Sports Club.
Since the inception of the UK team event championship in 2015 at Heckmondwike, Yorkshire Phoenix have always held a strong tournament. The table tennis centre with its bright lights and intimate surroundings has always proved a popular venue and this was no exception. Players travelled from Manchester (Blanchard) Liverpool (Daly, Matthews, Len) and Ireland (Farrell) to play on the pitches at Yorkshire.

Mark Farrell
In a well attended tournament, 14 player settled it out over 5 intense Swiss format sessions. Ruby Matthews, one to watch in the future offered a strong challenge and was very unlucky not to take home more than the U9s trophy on the day,. In a well fought battle she was unlucky to concede four goals to her dad Cayne who played well in the early rounds.

Seasoned players like Mike Burns and Brian Daly, Mike Parnaby and Andy Boyer made it a tough competition throughout. Craig Hewards FISTF balsa army almost did enough to win but Mark Farrell the coolest head on the day flew back to Ireland the victor. A genuinely enjoyable competition with everyone playing with a great spirit. The team event in June is a great chance to get involved and continue a run of fantastic events. Please get in touch with Yorkshire Phoenix if you would like to be part of our next event.

Highlights of the games on the day
Boyer 4 t price 2
Farrell 2 0 blanchard
Martin b 3 parnaby 2
Cayne 4 1 ruby
Mark 2 1 mike burns
Brian Daly 2 1 Martin B

Winner – Mark Farrell
Runner Up – Craig HEward
Third – Brian Daly
Under 16s – Thomas Price
Under 9s Ruby Matthew

Final standings:
1. Mark Farrell (Ireland/Yourkshire)
2. Craig Heward (England/Yorkshire)
3. Brian Daley (England/Yorkshire)
4. Mike Burns (Scotland/Yorkshire)
5. Martin Blanchard (England/London & Essex)
6. Len Parsons (England/Merseyside)
7. Brian Kinrade (Isle of Man/Moralzarzal)
8. Thomas Price (England/Kent Invicta)
9. Andrew Garbutt (England/Lincoln)
10. Andy Boyer (England/Yorkshire)
11. Brett Price (England/Kent Invicta)
12. Cayne Matthews (Wales/Manchester)
13. Mike Parnaby (England/NETFA Brigantes)
14. Ruby Matthews (Wales/Manchester)

Richard Stock wins again in North Wales

Richard Stock wins again at the 9th London Road Subbuteo Club Tournament in North Wales. 9 players attended and a Swiss 5 round system was...