On Wednesday the 25th of June the Melbourne Subbuteo Club hosted the Coupe de Melbourne featuring 5 players including John Ho from Singapore. The group stage was a tense affair which saw 30 goals scored in 10 games. From the group stage Benji batten and John Ho progressed to the final with Luke Radziminski and David Simpson set to contest the 3rd place playoff.
Luke managed to claim 3rd place after beating David 3-2 in a thriller. The final itself was a fantastic game of Subbuteo, end to end action between Benji and John produced many chances which john was able to convert two and take out the Coupe De Melbourne winning the final 2-0.
1. John Ho
2. Benji Batten
3. Luke Radzimisnki
4. David Simpson
5. Tom Nowacki
A great tournament, huge thanks to John Ho for coming to play and for your advice!
(Report by Beni Batten)
The FISTF Grand Prix of England took part last week in Enderby with a large field of 63 players from 12 nations. It was great to see many close games even if in the end the two top seeds of the tournament reached the semi-finals. At this stage, Chris Short beat Chris Thomas on shots while Mark Gauci beat Nathan Dupont (4-3). In the final, Short scored the only goal of the game in the sudden death to win the title. Other winners in the categories were Elliott Bellefontaine (U19), Connor Bowden (U15), Mauro Manganello (Veterans), Margault Delval (Ladies) and Kye Arnold (U12).. In the team event, 14 teams took part. In the final, the Maltese team of Valletta beat the Belgians of AS Hennuyer (1-0) to catch the title.
Bob Green was the only representative from Australia. He managed to reach the quarter-finals of the veterans section. Well done Bob!
In the FISTF rankings of February 2014, Robert Green is ranked 602 in the Open category and 114 in the veterans. Gerald Brightwell is 209th in the veterans.
In the WASPA ranking of February, the Australian players are ranked as follows:
31 Carl Young (Subbuteo Melbourne) 85,00
43 John Devaney (Lincoln Flickers SC) 69,60
53 Peter Thomas (Subbuteo Melbourne) 56,00
85 Eliot Kennedy (Northern Falcons TFC) 40,50
117 Benji Batten (Subbuteo Melbourne) 31,40
120 Luke Radziminski (Subbuteo Melbourne) 30,60
145 Steve Dettre (Northern Falcons TFC) 27,90
149 Mike Newton (Flinders TFC) 27,30
Eliot Kennedy and Peter Thomas in their decisive game
After a few last minute cancellations, the field was whittled down to 5 for the first ever tournament for “Subbuteo Parramatta” (Australia). Everyone played each other in a league format, which quickly sorted itself into the two frontrunners – Eliot and Peter – pulling away from Billy, Terry and Adrian. heading in to the final round, terry needed a win over billy to pull even with adrian in 3rd place, but the two brothers, as at the last tournament, cancelled each other out in a 2-2 draw.
The final game saw Peter needing a win over Eliot to top the league, as Eliot had a superior goal difference heading in to the game. A scintillating game took place with peter doing most of the attacking but Eliot defending solidly, and looking dangerous on the counter-attack. eliot had never picked up a point against peter and was looking good to hold on after 29 minutes. Then, with 50 seconds left on the clock, Peter finally got one of his custom chips to find the back of the net and celebrated a great victory.
With regular tournament play seeming to improve the quality of all the players, we look forward to heading out to Penrith next month (the exact date will be March 23).
Peter Thomas 12 points
Eliot Kennedy 9 points
Adrian Elmer 4 points
Terry Koutzas 2 points
Billy Koutzas 1 point
(Report by Adrian Elmer)
Robert Green is 605th in the Open FISTF ranking of January 2014 and 117th in the veterans. Gerald Brightwell is 211th in the veterans.
In the WASPA ranking of January 2014, Australian players are rankied as follows:
28 Carl Young 85,00
45 John Devaney 65,60
50 Peter Thomas 56,00
78 Eliot Kennedy 40,50
Here are the Australian players in the WASPA ranking of December 2013.
Please note English players living in Australia are: Mike Newton (ranked 104).
28 Carl Young (Subbuteo Melbourne) 85,00
43 John Devaney (Lincoln Flickers SC) 61,60
98 Eliot Kennedy (Northern Falcons TFC) 33,50
105 Peter Thomas (Subbuteo Melbourne)
108 Gerald Brightwell (London & Essex United) 30,75
122 Steve Dettre (Northern Falcons TFC) 27,90
In the FISTF Open ranking of November 2013, Robert Green is ranked 612, John Devaney is 720th. Robert is 120th in the veterans while Gerald Brightwell is 214th.
In the WASPA ranking of November 2013, Australian players are ranked as follows:
37 John Devaney (Lincoln Flickers SC) 61,60
39 Carl Young (Subbuteo Melbourne) 59,00
90 Eliot Kennedy (Northern Falcons TFC) 33,50 Continue reading