Sunday, 6 December 2009

Australian players in the FISTF world rankings

After his victory in the Singapore Challenger tournament, Robert Smith is now 246th in the Open world rankings of November. It's a huge improvement as Rob was 654th in October. Well done!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

2010, next meet in Sydney

There should be a meet in Sydney for the New year. Interested players can contact Rob Smith for more details. More news soon...

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Some pictures of the FISTF events in Singapore

Congratulations again to Robert Smith for becoming the 2nd Australia player to win a FISTF tournament, 15 years after Gary Hosie's triumph in the Australian Grand Prix. Well done Robert! On the pictures, Robert was wearing the green subbuteo t-shirt during the Challenger and the yellow jersey during the Satellite. Great job!!!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Rob Smith wins in Singapore!

The Singapore association hosted two tournaments this week-end. Besides the great field of local players, representatives from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia were taking part. In the Satellite, Den Mulia confirmed he's still the best local player as he beat Rob Smith (Australia) in the final. Smith was in a great shape though as he won the other tournament of the week-end, beating Den Mulia in the semi-final and Tan Kok Wee in the final. This is the first international victory for Australia! Let's hope many more will follow and hopefully the next victory will be celebrated after a tournament held in Australia.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Flicking on the 31st just gone

There was some action last saturday at Brett Davis's place in Penrith (Sydney) as Mike Newton and Steve Dettre paid a visit to have some games. Steve beat Brett (2-0) in the first game. Brett learned a lot from his opponent and he knows the offside rule by heart now (!) before Mike beat Brett 6-1. In the last game, Steve beat Mike (1-0). There should be another meeting again in december, probably at Steve's work, as it is more roomie and in a more central location. All players in the area are welcome to join.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Australian players in the FISTF world rankings

Robert Smith is now 654th in the FISTF Open World ranking of October 2009.

Monday, 5 October 2009

More events in Singapore

The Singapore association will organize some more FISTF events this year. It might interest many players around Asia & Oceania to travel there. The events will be as follows:
- Future tournament on October 18
- Challenger on November 20
- Satellite on November 21
For more details, feel free to contact Tan Kok Wee at
As a reminder, the top 100 players in the Open world rankings can not play Satellites, the top 200 players in the Open world rankings can not play Challengers and the top 300 players in the Open world rankings can not play Futures.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

No winner in the Smith vs Smith game

Some recent action from the first ever “friendly” game at the Western Australia S.C between Stuart Smith (Adelaide Derbyshire Rams) and host Robert Smith. The game finished 1-1 with Stuart equalizing in the last 90 seconds to dent Robert's pride. Much fun!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Australian players in the FISTF world rankings

In the world rankings of August, Robert Smith is now 641st. He's the only Aussie until now in the Open ranking.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Australia at the World Cup

Steve Dettre was in Rotterdam as a visitor during the FISTF World Cup this week-end. the former organizer of australian table soccer and FISTF Director was impressed by the event and was very enthusiast about the possibility to have an australian team in 2012 if the world cup is held in London. Steve also mate Laurent Garnier (France) and Willy Hoffmann (Switzerland), two of the other co-founders of FISTF. A good time to remember a lot of souvenirs...

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Australian players in the FISTF world rankings

Open category (July 2009) Robert Smith (Western Australia SC) is now 644th in the world rankings with 15,00 points.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Database of players

Thanks guys, I've had a good response recreating a database of players, just need to find some more equipment and we are well on our way.
Robert Smith

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Australian players in the FISTF world rankings

Open category (June 2009)
Robert Smith (Western Australia SC) is the only australian player ranked. He's 641st with 15,00 points. Carlos Flores (Spain) is still the world's number 1 with 3016,00 points. Eric Verhagen (the Netherlands) is 2nd with 2515,88 points and Saverio Bari (Italy) is 3rd with 1994,00 points.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Robert Smith reaches the semis in Singapore

Robert Smith (Perth) attended the FISTF Satellite tournament in Singapore on June 28. 29 players including one from Hong Kong were competing int he tournament. Robert Smith managed to reach the semi-finals, losing in a close game to final winner Yusni Den Mulia. This is a very encouraging result for the current australian number 1 player in the world rankings.