For the last two years, the Subbuteo Parramatta club has run the Spring League for all interested players. Following its exponential growth last season, this season the Spring League is to be expanded further to cater to all the Sydney based clubs. Included will be Subbuteo Parramatta, Northern Falcons TFC, Deportivo de La Katoomba and Hipfingerz.
Players from across Sydney are invited to register to join the league. The first stage will take place within each club, with each player playing every other player within their own club. At the conclusion of this stage, the top tier of players from each club league will go into the 1st Division with the top players from the other clubs. Meanwhile, intermediate and lower placed players will also play against players of similar quality from the other clubs in the 2nd, 3rd, etc (as needed) Divisions. So all players, regardless of experience or ability, will be able to compete on a level pegging with others from around the city.
The competition will begin in late August/early September (pending numbers in each club). Games will be played weekly at various venues local to each club. Players will need to be available for most weeks, but not every week, so the draw can be scheduled to allow for absences if you know you are going to be away for a week here or there. The competition will end in late November.
At this stage, Deportivo de La Katoomba (Penrith/Blue Mountains) will be joining Subbuteo Parramatta for the first stage but, if there is enough interest, there is the possibility of organising a separate league to make it more local for players in the Penrith/Blue Mountains area. Both Subbuteo Parramatta/Deportivo and Northern Falcons TFC will be running their leagues on Tuesday evenings, while the specific day of the week for Hipfingerz will be confirmed in the near future.
If you would like to play in the Spring League, register below. Entry is open to all players of all ages and abilities and entry into the competition itself is free. Some clubs may need to charge a small fee for venue hire. Players are able to play in whichever league they choose (based on location or club allegiance) but will then represent that club in any other competitions they choose to enter for the remainder of the 2016/17 season. When registering, please choose your preferred club.
Entries close at midnight on Sunday, August 14, 2016.