Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Trevor Schott wins in North Wales

A part of the players

Action at the Parrot

Trevor Schott won the final
Last Sunday London Road Subbuteo Club was holding the monthly WASPA regional tournament with a new record of 13 entries. On of them was the club's new member Martin Blanchard. Organizers decided to do their best to give as many games as possible to everyone so the first round was played with two groups of 6 and 7 players. After the group stage, the top four players from each group qualified for the last 8 round. In the end, there was a surprising final between Trevor Schott and Tony McCann while usal finalists Brian Daley and Richard Stock were stopped in the semis. Trevor won the final (3-0) to claim the title. Yani Kelly defeated Cayne Matthews on shots in the Plate final.

The club's next WASPA regional tournament will be held at the Parrot, Drury on March 18.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Lincoln Flickers Copa Libertadores

WASPA event 3 - February 25, 2018 Mathew Atkin (River Plate) wins his first Lincoln tournament after a closely fought contest with Andrew Garbutt (Flamengo) which ended goalless after golden goal extra-time. Atkin kept his cool winning on shots 3-1.
The players
Jeremy Boothman (Peñarol) took third spot with a 3-1 win over Andy Boyer (Independiente).

The Plate competition was won by Richard Meddings who narrowly missed out on the semis losing to Andy Boyer in play-off shots also 1-3. Rich went on to win 2 and draw one of his Plate games.

Richard Meddings (Internacional) W2 D1 7pts
Connor Atkin (Chapecoense) W1 D1 4pts (beat Santos 2-0 on shots after a golden goal play-off)
Clinton J Simpson (Santos) W1 D1 4pts (new WASPA player – Lincoln Flickers)
John Devaney (São Paulo) D3 3pts
Cameron Simpson (Atlético Juniors) D2 2 pts (new WASPA player – Lincoln Flickers)
The final
Well done to everyone. It is good to see young Connor’s game developing well, threatening coming forward! Good also to see Cameron and dad, Clint, at their first WASPA event; early days and showing lots of promise – shame the new teams hadn’t arrived in time. John Devaney bravely played with Old Subbuteo including his flats having just missed out on a chance to go through to the semis on goals he had three goalless games in the Plate.

Thanks to all the members of the club who took some interest in the event and the squash players who helped with the store cupboard! Final thanks to Julia running the bar.

Next event is the Eostre Cup, 22 April.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Rudi Peterschinigg on top in Wolverhampton

The Roy Holden Trophy 2018 and WSFC's 1st Anniversary Plate took place on January 28 with a fantastic turnout of 22 players.

Congratulations to Rudi Peterschinigg on winning the 2nd Roy Holden Trophy while Steve George was runner-up and Robert Ramsay took the third place.

Peter Sleeth won the club's 1st Anniversary plate while Andrew Garbutt reached the final. Organizers wanted to thank Roy's brother Keith for taking part and Roy's daughters Joanne and Samantha for attending.

"It was an amazing day, a fantastic atmosphere with games played in the true spirit of the game. Well done to everyone who attended today, another great success!" reported the organizers on their Facebook page.

Friday, 26 January 2018

New Year Cup for Mark McCrossan

The Derry City Table Football Club ‘New Year Cup 2018’ took place on Monday. there was a smallish turnout this time of 8 players but there were many good games. Players were divided into two groups before the knock-out stage. Mark McCrossan defeated Martinog Bradley on shots in the final to claim his 4th WASPA title. Lawrence Watson and Brendan Rodgers made it to the semi-finals.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Dave Brothers wins in Chopwell

A good morning in Chopwell, despite the snow. First up was Dave 5-0 Stephen Not a lot to say. Stephen gave it a go and was caught with some soft finishes.

Next Stephen 0-1 Nigel
Nigel just had the better of the game and was able to come up with the only goal . Both players made some good blocks, showed some good touches and both players had shots.

Finally Nigel 0-0Dave
Nigel had by far the better of the game and had several chances, while Dave never had a shot! Some great blocking from Nigel throughout the game and unlucky with some of his shots. If it was a boxing match, Nigel would have won easily on points.

1st  Dave
2nd Nigel
3rd  Stephen

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Mike Bradbury wins the Christmas Cup

Wolverhampton SFC hosted their first official Christmas Cup and Awards Evening on Sunday 17th December.  12 of the 15 club players turned out, and the tournament was  played in a handicap format giving less experienced players an opportunity to progress.  It was a tense evening with some very close games.  League winner, Mick Hammonds suffered the fate of a surprise quarter final exit to Mark Broadhurst who managed to hold on to his 3 goal advantage, winning 3-2.

Mark's glorious run of victories was brought to an end by Justin Scott in the Semi Finals, but it took a shoot out to get past him.  The final, Justin versus Mike Bradbury was a game of two halves.  First half a tight defensive affair, with neither player giving ground.  The second half was a goal fest, with 6 goals, 4 - 2 in Mike's favour.  It was a final worthy of an excellent evening of Subbuteo!  Next open event the WSFC Roy Holden Trophy, 28th January 2018. Please visit Wolverhampton Subbuteo Football Club on Facebook for more information.

(Report by Justin Scott)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Tournament report from Donegal, 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

Trevor Schott wins in North Wales

A part of the players Action at the Parrot Trevor Schott won the final Last Sunday London Road Subbuteo Club was holding the mo...