Monday, 30 October 2017

Brian Daley wins in North Wales

London Road Subbuteo Club held "The Parrot Cup" in Drury this Sunday, October 29. it was a great day of play with 11 players taking part. It was geat to see new and returning faces in attendance. League groups of 6 and 5 were played with top two going into semi's and third place play for the plate. There were some great games and it was good to see Ruby (age 8) and Ollie (age 9) playing each other. Cayne Matthews beat Yani Kelly 2-0 in the plate final in a close game. Martin Blanchard beat Tom Burns 3-1 and Brian Daley beat Richard Stock 3-1 in the semi-finals. The final with Brian and Martin finished 0-0 with Brian winning with a golden goal in extr-time. Huge thanks to Cayne Matthews for keeping thing running. Well done for the great job!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Frightening Flicks Halloween WASPA

Mark ‘The Moth’ McCrossan’s reign of terror at DCTFC was brought to an end tonight by Brendan ‘The Donegal Demon’ Rodgers in our Frightening Flicks Halloween WASPA tournament.

After felling the Bearded Bradley in the semi-final and Following a tense scoreless draw, Rodgers took the win 2-1 on shots. A fantastic turn out for the club saw 11 players competing. 2 new players have now joined the ranks and we had the welcome return of Paul Boyle.

Our next tournament will be our 1 year anniversary Cup and we look forward to an even bigger turnout then.

Brendan Rodgers - Martinog Bradley 3-2
Mark Mc Crossan - Lawrence Watson 2-0

Brendan Rodgers - Mark Mc Crossan 2-1

(Report by Martinog Bradley)

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Dave Brothers triumphs in Ponteland

all the competitors
Report by Stephen Dobbison
1st semi final Stephen Dobbison v Chris Kaberry The vastly experienced player took on the newcomer in what turned out to be a tight game which finished 1-0 to Chris. The game was mainly one way traffic with Chris having a number of shots which were either blocked or saved. The break through came midway through the second half with a low shot. Stephen was unable to muster a reply and Chris was the deserved winner and progressed to the final. Score 1-0 to Chris.

2nd semi final Dave Brothers v Andy Mill The rivals were drawn against each other once again in a Ponteland semi final. The game was well match but ultimately finished goalless. Shots took place where the goalkeepers we’re dominant with the first 12 shots saved. Dave then took the lead leaving Andy under pressure in sudden death. He kept his nerve to fire in taking the tie even further. Next shot Dave scored, however, this time Andy was unable to reply leaving Dave to progress to the final 2-1 in the shootout after a 0-0 draw.

3/4 place play off Stephen Dobbison v Andy Mill. A tight first half and at the break the score was still 0-0. Just after the break Andy scored with a low shot. Stephen responded by throwing a number of players forward and got his reward with a looping chip. Both players then went for the win attacking in numbers but it was Andy who got the vital second and then a third. The game finished 3-1 in Andy’s favour.
Andy presents Dave with his trophy
Final Chris Kaberry v Dave Brothers Another fine match with both players having large spells of possession. Dave managed to make his possession count and a quick one two saw him take an early lead which was ultimately to see him become the victor. Chris responded with numerous shots and a lot of late possession but Dave held his nerve and ran out a fine and deserve winner. Final score 1-0 to Dave.

1. Dave Brothers
2. Chris Kaberry
3. Andy Mill
4. Stephen Dobbison.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Great night of Subbuteo action in Bristol

Bristol Subbuteo FC had a first gathering under WASPA banner on Monday. The October meet saw the return of Aaron Skinner to the game of Subbuteo after a few years of not playing, it didn't take him long to get back into the swing of it, not loosing a game on the night.

The results from October meet at The Crafty Cow ar as follows: Aaron 1-0 Simon ; Bob 3-0 Andy ; Aaron 1-0 Giorgio ; Andy 0-3 Simon ; Giorgio 0-1 Bob ; Aaron 4-0 Andy ; Simon 1-0 Bob ; Giorgio 2-0 Andy ; Bob 0-0 Aaron ; Giorgio 0-0 Simon.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Lincoln Flickers Yorkshire/Sheffield Invitational

Richard Stock (London Road SC) takes first prize at Lincoln Flickers first WASPA of the season despite an early setback; Andy Boyer won this tie 2-1 in a very tight affair. Boyer could have wrapped things up in round 4 but for Mat Akin spoiling the party with a 2-0 win. This left all 3 players on 9 points and so a 5th round was played. Richard wore Matty’s resilience and finished a comfortable 4-0 in the end while Boyer was held by Pascal Carrassi from Javea club Marina Citerior 2-2 for second on the day. Andrew Garbutt pipped Atkin into 3rd on goal difference, his highlight beating his Sheffield rival 3-0 in round 2; a fixture to be repeated next month when Andrew goes to play his Subaleague International match at the Jetpac Arena for the season’s 3 year finale.

The games of the tournament all involved Pascal; his 7-3 win over John Devaney a real humdinger! The 2-2 draw to Boyer and Connor Atkin holding Pascal 1-1 a great achievement.

Connor received the Junior Star Award. Pascal’s daughter Lisa deserves a special mention for having tough games and her bravery in defeat – well done, keep going, you WILL get there! She left with a small trophy and a smile 😊 Sincere thanks to all who made it an enjoyable day.

The next WASPA will be during Lincoln Christmas Market weekend Sunday 10 December for Copa del Santa – come join us!

(Report by Andrew Garbutt)

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Brendan Rodgers wins in Donegal

Donegal Subbuteo in the Republic of Ireland had a small tournament on Saturday with three players meeting each other twice. In the end, Brendan Rodgers (see picture) took the honors with 10 points while Gary McLaughlin was runner-up (5 points) and Ciaran Rodgers took the third place (1).

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Still more Subbuteo action in North Wales

London Road Subbuteo Club held a WASPA event on Sunday called the "Sychdyn Cup". It was the first WASPA regional event of the season for LRSC, just a few weeks after the successful event played with advanced rules. Local players were joined by Manchester TFC new player Ollie Beckett and a league format was played to give every players 5 games. Brian Daley ended on top of the table while Yani Kelly was runner-up. Cayne Matthews was 3rd, Dave Kelly 4th, Ruby Matthews 5th and Ollie Beckett took the 6th place but enjoyed the day and gained a lot of experience.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Kye Arnold on top of the Kent League

Finn vs Kye
Paul vs Adrian
Kye topped the Kent League, winning 12 of the 20 scheduled nights in what was a 22 player league in the end which catered for both occasional and regular players. Kye was on form last Friday winning the final league night but the surprise player was Paul Frank topping his group before losing in the Semi-Final to Terry. Kye edged a close game with Adrian on shots to make the final where he took his early chances to win the game 3-0 and confirm his place at the top of the Kent League with a dominant season’s performance. Thank you to all the players who came and supported the League! We will be holding regular nights still up to the end of the year however with original bases, doubles and team nights until our new league starts in January 2018.
(Report by Terry Arnold)

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