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World Cup 2024 Selection Process

As outlined in early 2023, the selection process for players wishing to represent Australia at the 2024 FISTF World Cup in Tunbridge Wells, England in September is as follows:

The first placement in the Open, Junior and Women’s categories will be the top FISTF ranked player, who nominates, in each category. For Veterans, the top ranked Open category player eligible for veterans, who nominates, will be selected.

The second place in each category will be determined at a National Championship, with the national champions of each category selected.

The FISTF rankings from the end of February 2024 will be used to determine the highest ranked nominating players in each respective category.

The Australian Table Football Association would also like to have a team in as many of the categories as possible. Up to eight players can be nominated for a team.

If you would like to nominate to represent the ATFA at the World Cup, please fill out the nomination form below. Once the number of nominees in each category is known the ATFA will determine if, where and when the National Championship will take place. Cutoff date for nominations will be 48 hours after FISTF’s world rankings for March are released in the first week of March.

Australian Grand Prix Registration

agp 2024 800pxThe 2024 Australian Grand Prix is coming! It will be held in Sydney at the Willoughby Park Bowling Club, 13 Robert Street, Willoughby NSW 2068.
The event will begin with the traditional Dinner/Draw on Friday, 2nd February, at the club’s Willows Bistro. The competition will be held on 3rd & 4th February.
Individual Events (Open, U20, U16, Women) are planned for Saturday:
Opens: 9am start
U20, U16, Women’s: 1:30pm start

Club Teams (Open, Youth, Women) on Sunday.

There may also be other events on Friday afternoon after set-up, and Sunday, including a ‘Travellers Cup’ for those not participating in a Teams event.

Entry:
Open: $13 per person
Youth (tournaments to be determined based on final entries): Free
Women: Free

Team: $17 per team (payable by team captain)
Youth Team event (depending on entries): Free
Women (depending on entries): Free

Dinner on Friday 2nd February is $15 per person. Food will be Halal and Vegan friendly. Please indicate on this form if other dietary requirements or allergies need to be considered as it will be a canape style set menu event.
Drinks are NOT included but can be purchased at the event as the club has a full bar.
A buffet dinner will be available on Saturday night for $15 per person.
Tickets for non-players to the Friday Dinner/Draw event or the Saturday Dinner are also available. Places should be prebooked for this.
Willows will be open for participants and spectators to purchase food and beverages on site during both days and on Sunday night if needed.

Payments can be made via EFT to the following account:
Account Name: Northern Falcons TFC
BSB: 062-692
Account No.: 4524 0944

OR

PayPal to:
info@ozflick.net

Please put your name and ‘AGP2024’ in the reference description to identify your payment.

Registrations close 23:59, Friday 26th January 2024.
Full payment is required for registration to be considered complete (unless prior arrangements are made in the case of players traveling from overseas).

Format of the tournament will follow FISTF requirements for the final number of registered players.
All boards will use ExtremeWorks pitches and goals.
As per FISTF regulations, players may normally play in only one category at each tournament, unless the number of registered players makes it possible for the organiser to allow players to compete in two categories. This will be decided once registrations are closed.

All players will be required to have two teams which have contrasting colours (discs) to aid with the live streaming and recording of matches. If you do not wish to have your match streamed, please alert the organisers on the day.
A FISTF appointed Equipment Controller wlll conduct a random equipment check on figures/bases.

Please register below.

2024 ATFA Committee Nominations

At 5pm (AEDT), Sunday November 19, 2023, ATFA will be holding its annual general meeting. All ATFA members are invited to participate – a video conference will be set up for those around the country (and, indeed, the world!) to be able to tune in. The main item on the agenda for the meeting will be the election of the ATFA Committee for the 2024 season.

To that end, nominations are now open for the Committee. As per our constitution, ATFA Members are able to nominate any other ATFA Member (i.e. you can’t nominate yourself) for a position on the Committee, as long as it is SECONDED by another member AND agreed to by the nominee. Members are free to make as many nominations as they like. Having a voice on the Committee is a great way for the different clubs and regions around the country to be heard in decisions that ATFA needs to make from time to time.

If you are an ATFA member and would like to nominate someone, fill in the details in the google form at the bottom of the page. Please note, ALL info requested must be supplied in order for the nomination to be valid.

Note that as per earlier announcements, membership for the 2023 season were free. All Members of the 2022 season were automatically rolled over as Members for the 2023 season.

The Committee consists of 7 people. Generally, 4 of those are Office Bearers and the other 3 are Committee Advisors. The roles for each are outlined below.

Nominations close: 11:59pm (AEDT), Saturday October 28, 2023
Voting (if required) : 12:01am (AEDT) Monday October 30 – 11:59pm (AEDT) Sunday, November 12, 2023

DESCRIPTIONS

Office Bearers

President : oversees the Committee. In conjunction with the Committee, the President sets dates for, and convenes Committee meetings as required, including the compulsory Annual General Meeting following the close of each financial year; presides as chairperson over all Committee meetings.
current member – Adrian Connolly (Western Flickers TFC)

Vice President : assists the Committee President in all the President’s duties.
current member – Peter Thomas (Melbourne TFC)

Treasurer : oversees ATFA’s monetary concerns: the running of ATFA’s bank account; supplying annual profit/loss overviews to the Committee and ATFA Membership; keeping records of all expenses and income.
current member – Eliot Kennedy (Northern Falcons TFC)

Secretary General : is responsible for: supplying all documentation required by FISTF in regards to ATFA club and player memberships; FISTF tournament registrations and results or any other necessary documents; keep minutes of all committee or general meetings.
current member – Steve Wright (Western Flickers TFC)

Ordinary Committee Members

Committee Advisor (General) : offers advice and assistance to the rest of the Committee in relation to all decisions made at the Committee level.
current members – Adrian Elmer (Western Sydney Subbuteo), Luke Radziminski (Melbourne TFC), Giuseppe Tardiota (Brisbane TFC)

All Committee Members will be equally responsible for the discussion and decision making processes for any issue required of the Committee. It is expected that all Committee Members will be proactive in promoting Subbuteo Table Football in their local context and will undertake all their table footballing duties, including Committee membership, with the best interests of the game in Australia at heart.

Want To Contribute To ATFA News?

The Australian Table Football Association is always keen to update its content and keep up with the dynamic world of table football in our country. While the nature of this website has evolved over the years, there is still a place here for reports on local tournaments and events, as well as news from our major events. In the pre-COVID world, these reports helped build excited links between players around the country and were a big encouragement for players to travel.

While specialised club social media pages have taken the place of many of these kinds of reports, the ATFA Committee still feels that there is a significant role for these reports at this centralised location.

With this in mind, we would like to encourage players around the country to send their news – tournament reports, ads for upcoming events, player profiles, video diaries, anything relevant – in for publication on the ‘ATFA NEWS’ section of the website. If you have a report you would like to add, send details through to ‘news@subbuteoaustralia.com‘ and our Communications Officer, Adrian Elmer, will work with you to get it on the website.

February 2023 Rankings

All the major ranking systems have had their data updated recently.

AUSTRALIAN SUBBUTEO PLAYERS’ POWER RANKINGS
Our own, bespoke ranking system, created by Richard Wilson, which takes into account head-to-head results between any two Australian players in any competitive match. Points are moderated by the relative strength of each opponent. These rankings do include results from the recent Australian Grand Prix.

Club Rankings
The points from the top four players in each club are combined then divided by four.
2023 feb clubs

Individual Rankings
Peter Thomas is the big mover following his undefeated weekend at the Australian Grand Prix. AGP Runner-up, Eliot Kennedy, maintains his place as number one.
2023 feb 1

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2023 feb 3

2023 feb 4

FISTF RANKINGS
The Federation of International Sports Table Football rankings take into account placings in all FISTF tournaments across the previous 24 months. This month’s rankings do not include the recent Australian Grand Prix, whose results will be seen in next month’s rankings.
Click here for 2023 FebATFA FISTF Rankings

WASPA RANKINGS
The World Amateur Subbuteo Players’ Association rankings take into account all placings in all WASPA tournaments across the previous 24 months. The biggest mover this month was Robert Green, back in the country for a few weeks and to complete in the Australian Grand Prix, he picked up some great results in some warm up tournaments.
Click here for 2023 Feb ATFA WASPA Rankings

November WASPA Rankings

Screen Shot 2022-11-11 at 9.44.45 pmThe World Amateur Subbuteo Players’ Association has just released its rankings for November, 2022. Points are earned by players based on their results in all WASPA tournaments. There are currently 79 Australian players with a WASPA ranking, a clear sign that things are well and truly back on the upwards trajectory after 2 lean years of COVID interruptions.

To see the full Australian rankings, CLICK HERE.

2023 ATFA Committee Nominations

At 2pm (AEDT), Sunday November 13, 2022, ATFA will be holding its annual general meeting. All ATFA members are invited to participate – a video conference will be set up for those around the country (and, indeed, the world!) to be able to tune in. The main item on the agenda for the meeting will be the election of the ATFA Committee for the 2023 season.

To that end, nominations are now open for the Committee. As per our constitution, ATFA Members are able to nominate any other ATFA Member (i.e. you can’t nominate yourself) for a position on the Committee, as long as it is SECONDED by another member AND agreed to by the nominee. Members are free to make as many nominations as they like. Having a voice on the Committee is a great way for the different clubs and regions around the country to be heard in decisions that ATFA needs to make from time to time.

If you are an ATFA member and would like to nominate someone, fill in the details in the google form at the bottom of the page. Please note, ALL info requested must be supplied in order for the nomination to be valid.

Note that as per earlier announcements, membership for the 2022 season were free due to the impacts of COVID-19 during 2020 and 2021. All Members of the 2021 season were automatically rolled over as Members for the 2022 season.

The Committee consists of 7 people. Generally, 4 of those are Office Bearers and the other 3 are Committee Advisors (though currently, we have 3 Office Bearers and 4 Committee Advisors). The roles for each are outlined below.

Nominations close: 11:59pm (AEDT), Saturday October 29, 2022
Voting (if required) : 12:01am (AEDT) Monday October 31 – 11:59pm (AEDT) Sunday, November 7, 2022

DESCRIPTIONS

Office Bearers

President : oversees the Committee. In conjunction with the Committee, the President sets dates for, and convenes Committee meetings as required, including the compulsory Annual General Meeting following the close of each financial year; presides as chairperson over all Committee meetings.
current member – Adrian Connolly (Western Flickers TFC)

Vice President : assists the Committee President in all the President’s duties.
current member – Vacant

Treasurer : oversees ATFA’s monetary concerns: the running of ATFA’s bank account; supplying annual profit/loss overviews to the Committee and ATFA Membership; keeping records of all expenses and income.
current member – Eliot Kennedy (Northern Falcons TFC)

Secretary General : is responsible for: supplying all documentation required by FISTF in regards to ATFA club and player memberships; FISTF tournament registrations and results or any other necessary documents; keep minutes of all committee or general meetings.
current member – Steve Wright (Western Flickers TFC)

Ordinary Committee Members

Committee Advisor (Communications Officer) : is responsible for communications to the Australian Subbuteo community, including: the upkeep and co-ordination of the ATFA website; the ATFA calendar; the ATFA mailing list.
current member – Adrian Elmer (Western Sydney Subbuteo)

Committee Advisor (General) : offers advice and assistance to the rest of the Committee in relation to all decisions made at the Committee level.
current members – Hugh Best (STFC Western Australia), Luke Radziminski (Melbourne TFC), Giuseppe Tardiota (Brisbane TFC)

All Committee Members will be equally responsible for the discussion and decision making processes for any issue required of the Committee. It is expected that all Committee Members will be proactive in promoting Subbuteo Table Football in their local context and will undertake all their table footballing duties, including Committee membership, with the best interests of the game in Australia at heart.