Asian Cup of Table Football 2018

The 2018 Asian Cup of Table Football will be played in Melbourne, Australia from 19-21 January 2018.

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This event is a FISTF Continental Championship offering players the most ranking points possible outside of the world cup. In order to compete in the individual competition, players must have a FISTF licence from an Asian Nation (e.g AUS0003 or SIN0079 etc).

This event is shaping up to be Australia’s biggest ever Subbuteo tournament and players of all ages and skills are encouraged to attend what will be a fun-filled weekend of Table Football action.

Additionally, the Australian open tennis Grand Slam will be played over the same time period, so international guests can tie in a visit to one of the best sporting events in the world!

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The Tournament:

First played in 2015, the Asian Cup is the premier event of the Confederation of Asian Sports Table Football Associations (CASTFA) and is played to determine Asia’s top player, club and nation.

Since Melbourne hosted the inaugural edition in 2015, the tournament has travelled to Singapore in 2016 and Japan in 2017 with the standard of play rising at each edition. The 2018 tournament sees a return to the birthplace of the tournament with local organisers working hard to ensure all players are able to have a fantastic experience.

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The Venue:

Lakeside Futsal is located in the heart of Melbourne’s iconic Albert Park Lake and is situated inside Lakeside Stadium- an international standard venue for football and athletics.

Accompanying the futsal centre is the 1959 Bar and Grill which will host the Welcome Dinner and meals throughout the weekend.

Lakeside Futsal. 32 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, Victoria 3205

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Location of the Lakeside Futsal centre.

Location of the Lakeside Futsal centre.

Categories

  • Open
  • Juniors (Categorisation of U12/U15/U19 depends on entry numbers and ages of players)
  • Ladies
  • Club teams
  • National Teams

Schedule

Monday 15th-Wednesday 17th: Friendly matches at Lakeside futsal/local venues

Thursday 18th January: WASPA Warm-up Tournament at Lakeside Futsal

Friday 19th January- Warm-up friendlies at venue, opening ceremony, welcome dinner, tournament draw

Saturday 20th- Individual competition- Open, Juniors, Ladies. WASPA consolation tournament for players eliminated in the group stage.

Sunday 21st: Club teams competition, National Teams competition

Equipment

The tournament will be played on the following equipment

Open/Club Teams/National Teams: Extremeworks Pitches, Extremeworks Goals

Juniors/Ladies: Astrobase FT pitches, Extremeworks Goals

Welcome Dinner

On the friday night, a sit down dinner will be held at the 1959 Bar and Grill which will include special guests and personalities. The draw for the weekends matches will also take place here. For all open players, the dinner is included in the entry fee, however for additional guests and children, the prices are as follows:

Additional guests: $40 per meal

Kids Meals: $10 per meal

Entry Fee

The tournament entry fee will be $89 for Adults if you register before November 30th and $99 thereafter. This fee cover the 4 days of subbuteo playing including:

  • Thursday Night Warm-Up WASPA
  • Friday Night Dinner
  • Lunch on both Saturday and Sunday
  • Entry into the Individual competition on Saturday
  • Entry into the Teams Competition on Sunday
  • Equipment costs to ensure the tournament can be played on the highest quality tables
  • Organising costs

The entry fee must be paid by online bank transfer to:

Melbourne Table Football Club Inc.
B.S.B: 013 355
A/C No. 2914 879 38
(please include your name and ‘AC2018’ with payment)

Registrations will close Sunday 14 January at 11:59 PM AEST

If you have an questions about registration or the tournament in general, please e-mail subbuteoaustralia@gmail.com

Summary of Fees

Open Players: $89 (Early Bird) if registered before November 31. $99 if registered after November 31

Juniors: $15

Additional Adult Dinner tickets: $40

Junior Dinner tickets: $10

Please register for the tournament using the form below:

 

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