Thursday, 12 December 2013

Australian players int he world rankings

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
102 Gerald Brightwell (London & Essex United) 30,75
114 Steve Dettre (Northern Falcons TFC) 27,90
126 Alex Jennings (no club) 25,00
139 Brett Davis (Emu Heights Bundesliga TFC) 23,70
198 Anthony Ilacqua (no club) 15,40
219 Paul Magee (no club) 13,50
224 Phill Parker (no club) 13,00
265 Robert Green (Team Subbuteo Stockholm) 11,50
297 Searle Batten (Subbuteo Melbourne) 9,00
298 Eial Donnenfeld (Subbuteo Melbourne) 9,00
339 Luke Radziminski (Subbuteo Melbourne) 7,60
346 Jay Porter (no club) 7,30
348 Adam Deverell (Subbuteo Melbourne) 7,00
349 Adrian Elmer (no club) 7,00
350 Costa Kamarados (no club) 7,00
351 Rick Piccinelli (Subbuteo Melbourne) 7,00
396 Tom Nowacki (Subbuteo Melbourne) 6,00
404 Martin Sarnecki (Subbuteo Melbourne) 5,80
424 Nick Drage (no club) 5,10
473 Benji Batten (Subbuteo Melbourne) 4,40
488 John Sexton (Hamilton SC) 4,00
601 Martin Murgolo (no club) 2,50
630 Trent Fernandes (no club) 2,10
683 Aaron Daniels (no club) 1,70
688 Matthew Murgolo (no club) 1,50
698 Cameron Toazell (no club) 1,40
703 Imojjen Elmer (no club) 1,00
703 Paul Gorjan (no club) 1,00
703 Bronte Scott (no club) 1,00
703 Daniel Wilkes (no club) 1,00
703 Jonathan Wilkes (no club) 1,00
888 Marlon Faner (no club) 0,50
888 Alex Fleig (no club) 0,50
888 Braiden Graw (no club) 0,50
888 Mitchell Schroder (no club) 0,50

Monday, 9 December 2013

Third WASPA tournament in Melboune

It was a day of firsts for the Melbourne Subbuteo club despite it being the club's third tournament. It was the first time we played a group and knockout system with two groups of three and semi-finals being used. In our first ever knockout round we had our first ever shootout. Benji Batten was lucky enough to beat Searle Batten 1-0 in the semi-final but he was unable to overcome the great Carl Young in the final despite being quite competitive (0-6). Congrats Carl on his win and also to Luke Radziminski (third place) and to Tom Nowacki (first goal and win). Big thanks to all who came, particularly Alex Stefanos (first event) and Searle Batten for coming at the last minute. There are definitely bright signs ahead for the mighty Melbourne Subbuteo Club.

(Report by Benji Batten)

Friday, 22 November 2013

Next Melbourne tournament

The next Melbourne tournament will be held on December 7. Flick-off at 2pm, $5 entry for club funds. Interested players should contact Benji Batten at

Monday, 18 November 2013

Peter Thomas wins in Penrith

Only three players attended the tournament held on sunday in the Mega Games shop in Penrith.

Numbers were low but the standards of play were high as the competitors proved to have a very good level. They played each other twice and results were as follows:
Robert Green 3 - Eliot Kennedy 0
Peter Thomas 2 - Robert Green 0
Peter Thomas 4 - Eliot Kennedy 0
Robert Green 1 - Eliot  Kennedy 0
Peter Thomas 2 - Robert Green 0
Peter Thomas 4 - Eliot Kennedy 2

So, Peter was first, Greenie second and Eliot third. As ever, Subbuteo was the winner!

Many thanks to Manuel and Christine at Mega Games for their great hospitality, to Peter coming up from Canberra and of course to Greenie for coming from Sweden!

Our next tournament will be at 11am on Sunday 19 January 2014 at Mega Games (unless Adrian Elmer has one sooner than that at Toongabbie?), to coincide with the visit of Paul O'Donovan Rossa from the US. Hopefully we will have better numbers.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Next tournament in Penrith on November 17

Just a quick reminder for the next subbuteo event taking place on November 17 in Penrith.
Details can be found on the Mega Games website here:
If you know ways to promote the event, don't hesitate. Football club and local newspapers would probably be happy to hear of the subbuteo tournament.
The tournament will count for the WASPA circuit (
Top players as Robert Green, Mike Newton and Eliot Kennedy will be taking part! Hopefully many more will follow!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Australian players in the world rankings

In the FISTF world rankings of October 2013, Robert Green is 590th in the Open category. In the veterans, Green is ranked 119th while Gerald Brightwell is 210th.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Australian players in the world rankings

In the FISTF world rankings of September, Robert Green is now 590th in the Open category and 120th in the veterans. Gerald Brightwell is 208th in the veterans.

In the Waspa ranking of September 2013, Australia is 13th in the ranking of nations. The Australian players are ranked as follows:
35 Carl Young 59,00
64 Mike Newton 40,30
71 Brett Davis 36,70
76 John Devaney 33,60
90 Gerald Brightwell 30,75
91 Eliot Kennedy 30,50
105 Steve Dettre 27,90
111 Alex Jennings 25,00
131 Peter Thomas 22,00
137 Anthony Ilacqua 21,40
194 Paul Magee 13,50
197 Phill Parker 13,00
248 Robert Green 10,00
253 Jay Porter 9,80
271 Searle Batten 9,00
271 Eial Donnenfeld 9,00
310 Luke Radziminski 7,60
317 Adrian Elmer 7,00
317 Costa Kamarados 7,00
317 Adam Deverell 7,00
317 Rick Piccinelli 7,00
371 Tom Nowacki 6,00
378 Martin Sarnecki 5,80
390 Nick Drage 5,10
391 Martin Murgolo 5,00
433 Benji Batten 4,40
442 Trent Fernandes 4,20
445 John Sexton 4,00
515 Aaron Daniels 3,40
527 Matthew Murgolo 3,00
622 Cameron Toazell 1,40
627 Bronte Scott 1,00
627 Daniel Wilkes 1,00
627 Paul Gorjan 1,00
627 Jonathan Wilkes 1,00
627 Imojjen Elmer 1,00
829 Marlon Faner 0,50
829 Alex Fleig 0,50
829 Braiden Graw 0,50
829 Mitchell Schroder 0,50

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Carl Young wins in Penrith

There was a good turnout of seven at the first tournament of the season held at Mega Games Penrith. Among the old had (Paul Magee, Eliot Kennedy), a local player (Anthony Ilacqua), the british guys (Carl Young from Melbourne, Peter Thomas from Canberra, Mike Newton from Flinders), there was also a "special guest" as Ignacio López Campbell from Chile was on a business trip in Sydney and had a chance to attend the event. Unfortunately Brett Davis was ill and couldn't attend. We wish him a quick recovery. The event was played in swiss format with Carl Young winning the trophy with 10 points, Peter Thomas finishes second, Eliot Kennedy third and Mike Newton fourth. Mega Games has announced the next tournament will be held on November 17 at 11.00 am.
Carl Young

Australian players in the world rankings

In the FISTF rankings of August 2013, a few Australian players are mentionned.
Robert Green is 597th in the Open category. Robert is also 142th in the veterans while Gerald Brightwell is 211th.
The top 5 Australian players in the WASPA ranking of August 2013 are: Carl Young (55), Mike Newton and Brett Davis (64), Eliot Kennedy (66), John Devaney (70).
Australia is 12th in the ranking of nations.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

First tournament in Toongabbie

There were two tournaments in Australia this week-end and the one in Toongabbie attracted nine players. It was a good tournament and not only because it was a way to celebrate Adrian Elmer's birthday. Imojjen Elmer was also playing her first tournament. She's only 12 and was introduced to the game by her father. In the end, after the group stage, host Adrian Elmer lost on shots to Alex Jennings in the first semi while Phill Parker beat Costa Kamarados. In the final, Phill and Alex tied (1-1) but Alex won on shots to claim the trophy. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Adrian in the semi

Alex Jennings is the winner of the tournament

Nice group picture!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Robert Green at the world cup

Congratulations to Robert Green who was the Australian representative at the FISTF world cup in Madrid (Spain). Robert was supposed to come as a spectator but was invited to replace a last minute drop-out in the veterans. Robert lost to Juan Carlos Granados Cuellar from Spain (0-4), Manfred Pawlica from Austria (0-7) and Thomas Vulpes from Germany (0-2) but he met a lot of old and new friends. Well done!
Bob with Ben staples from England

Thursday, 12 September 2013

A tournament in Toongabbie

WASPA has just been in touch with another group of players in the Sydney area. Adrian runs a subbuteo tournament every year in september for 15 years now. As a coincidence, the date of this year's tournament clashes with the Penrith tournament as it will be held on September 14. The good thing is that Adrian and his friend might be able to attend other tournaments in Penrith or in the area in the future. Anyway, Adrian's tournament will have the WASPA status this year.

Adrian reported he has been a subbuteo fan for many years: "Subbuteo has been very quiet in Australia for a long time. I went to a tournament once as a teenager in the late 80s and there were 50 or so competitors, but there hasn't really been anything much since then! Every year around september I have a look around online to see if anything is around and was very happy to see the australian website, which has only appeared since the last tournament my friends and I had! So, I've been in contact with them and will hopefully be able to get involved."

Interested players should get in touch with Adrian at to try to arranger more games in the future!

One more tournament in Melbourne

The next Melbourne tournament will take place on September 29. Interested players should contact Benji Batten at

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Robert Green played in Finland

Robert Green recently attended the FISTF Grand Prix of Helsinki in Finland. Robert played int he Open category and finished in the third place of his group after beating Ile Tuominen from Finland (3-0), losing to Marko Karhunen from Finland (0-5) and Gabriele Silveri from Italy (0-1). Robert was allowed to play also in the veterans. He tied with local player Kari Hakkarainen (1-1) and beat Ile Tuominen (4-0). In the semi-final, Robert lost to George Papadopoulos from Greece (0-4).

Robert will attend the FISTF World Cup in madrd this week-end as a spectator and will later play again in Finland on October 19.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Australian players in the world rankings

FISTF have released the world rankings of June and July. In the ranking of June, Gerald Brightwell was 205th in the veterans. In July, Gerald was 204th.

In the WASPA ranking of July 2013, the Australian players are ranked as follows:
52 Carl  Young Subbuteo Melbourne 42,00
61 Brett Davis Emu Heights Bundesliga TFC 38,40
62 Eliot Kennedy Northern Falcons TFC 38,00
82 Steve Dettre Northern Falcons TFC 30,80
82 Gerald Brightwell West London TFC 30,75
85 John Devaney Lincoln Flickers SC 29,60
124 Robert Green Team Subbuteo Stockholm 20,00
138 Anthony Ilacqua (no club) 18,40
209 Jay Porter (no club) 11,80
210 Paul Magee (no club) 11,60
242 Searle Batten Subbuteo Melbourne 9,00
242 Eial Donnenfeld Subbuteo Melbourne 9,00
277 Luke Radziminski Subbuteo Melbourne 7,60
282 Adam Deverell Subbuteo Melbourne 7,00
282 Rick Piccinelli Subbuteo Melbourne 7,00
329 Tom Nowacki Subbuteo Melbourne 6,00
336 Martin Sarnecki Subbuteo Melbourne 5,80
340 Nick Drage (no club) 5,60
349 Martin Murgolo (no club) 5,00
391 Benji Batten Subbuteo Melbourne 4,40
399 Trent Fernandes (no club) 4,20
403 John Sexton Hamilton SC 4,00
459 Aaron Daniels (no club) 3,40
473 Matthew Murgolo (no club) 3,00
491 Cameron Toazell (no club) 2,80
564 Marlon Faner (no club) 1,00
564 Alex Fleig (no club) 1,00
564 Braiden Graw (no club) 1,00
564 Mitchell Schroder (no club) 1,00

Australia is now number 13 in the WASPA ranking of nations (32 nations ranked)

Friday, 5 July 2013

Australian players in the WASPA ranking of June 2013

Australian players in the WASPA ranking of June 2013:
48 Carl  Young (Subbuteo Melbourne) 42,00
56 Mike Newton (Flinders TFC) 38,80
57 Brett Davis (Emu Heights Bundesliga TFC) 38,40
58 Eliot Kennedy (Northern Falcons TFC) 38,00
78 Steve Dettre (Northern Falcons TFC) 30,80
79 Gerald Brightwell (West London TFC) 30,75
114 Robert Green (Team Subbuteo Stockholm) 20,00
126 Anthony Ilacqua (no club) 18,40
137 John Devaney (Lincoln Flickers SC) 16,60
157 Peter Thomas (Subbuteo Melbourne) 13,00
191 Jay Porter (no club) 11,80
192 Paul Magee (no club) 11,60
226 Searle Batten (Subbuteo Melbourne) 9,00
226 Eial Donnenfeld (Subbuteo Melbourne) 9,00
252 Luke Radziminski (Subbuteo Melbourne) 7,60
258 Adam Deverell (Subbuteo Melbourne) 7,00
258 Rick Piccinelli (Subbuteo Melbourne) 7,00
307 Tom Nowacki (Subbuteo Melbourne) 6,00
316 Martin Sarnecki (Subbuteo Melbourne) 5,80
321 Nick Drage (no club) 5,60
331 Martin Murgolo (no club) 5,00
366 Benji Batten (Subbuteo Melbourne) 4,40
372 Trent Fernandes (no club) 4,20
375 John Sexton (Hamilton SC) 4,00
429 Aaron Daniels (no club) 3,40
442 Matthew Murgolo (no club) 3,00
459 Cameron Toazell (no club) 2,80
524 Marlon Faner (no club) 1,00
524 Alex Fleig (no club) 1,00
524 Braiden Graw (no club) 1,00
524 Mitchell Schroder (no club) 1,00
Australia is also 12th in the ranking of nations with 60 points. Italy is leading with 187 points.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Second Melbourne tournament

The second Tournament organised by Subbuteo Melbourne was organised on Saturday the 29th of June. 9 players attended the event with three players who had not taken part in the inaugural event. Peter Thomas flew down from Canberra providing not only hot competition but great help and advice to newer players.

The tournament was played in a swiss format with 24 games spanning across 6 rounds. 83 goals were scored with many close contests. Rick Piccinilli finished 3rd with 13 points losing only to Carl Young who would go on to finish 1st. But Carl did not have an easy run being held to a 0-0 draw by 2nd place Peter Thomas.

The subbuteo Melbourne club is now gaining momentum and we are looking forward to more events in the future.

Also a special thanks to Rick, Adam, Martin, Luke and Carl for bringing pitches, goals and boards, allowing for a high standard of games.

(report by Benji Batten)

Monday, 24 June 2013

Semi-final for Gerald Brightwell in Belgium

Gerald Brightwell travelled to Belgium to play the WASPA tournament of Templeuve. Six nations were represented and Gerald was in a great day as he reached the semi-finals after defeating Kevin Cordell (England) in quarter-final. Gerald lost the semi to the final winner, geoffrey marain (Belgium) but that's definately a good performance for him.
Gerald in action

The final 4 of the event: Grégory Puissant (France), Paulo Gouveia (Portugal), Geoffrey Marain (Belgium) and Gerald Brightwell (Australia)

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Well done Socceroos!

Well done to the Socceroos for qualifying for the soccer world cup 2014 in Brazil. Hopefully this will be a source of inspiration for Soccer... and Subbuteo (!) in Australia.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Gerald Brightwell unlucky in Chingford

8 players attended the WASPA tournament in Chingford (England) last wednesday. Gerald Brightwell lost his three group games against Paul Andreas (0-3), Rudi Peterschinigg (1-2) and Elliot Bellefontaine (0-1). Gerald is likely to attend the Templeuve tournament in Belgium on June 23.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Australian players in the world rankings

In the FISTF world rankings of May 2013, Gerald Brightwell is ranked 234th in the veterans section.
John Devaney is 577th in the Open section and 140th in the veterans.
Australians players in the WASPA ranking of May 2013 are ranked as follows:
45 Mike Newton (England/Flinders TFC) 38,80
47 Brett Davis (Emu Heights Bundesliga TFC) 38,40
48 Eliot Kennedy (Northern Falcons TFC) 38,00
68 Steve Dettre (Northern Falcons TFC) 30,80
94 Gerald Brightwell (West London TFC) 22,75
105 Robert Green (Team Subbuteo Stockholm) 20,00
117 Anthony Ilacqua (no club) 18,40
125 Carl  Young (Subbuteo Melbourne) 17,00
127 John Devaney (Lincoln Flickers SC) 16,60
169 Jay Porter (no club) 11,80
170 Paul Magee (no club) 11,60
197 Searle Batten (Subbuteo Melbourne) 9,00
227 Braydan Howell (Bolivia/no club) 7,60
284 Nick Drage (no club) 5,60
292 Eial Donnenfeld (Subbuteo Melbourne) 5,00
292 Martin Murgolo (no club) 5,00
329 Adam Deverell (Subbuteo Melbourne) 4,20
329 Trent Fernandes (no club) 4,20
333 John Sexton (Hamilton SC) 4,00
380 Benji Batten (Subbuteo Melbourne) 3,40
380 Aaron Daniels (no club) 3,40
395 Matthew Murgolo (no club) 3,00
395 Luke Radziminski (Subbuteo Melbourne) 3,00
412 Cameron Toazell (no club) 2,80
417 Tom Nowacki (Subbuteo Melbourne) 2,60
468 Marlon Faner (no club) 1,00
468 Alex Fleig (no club) 1,00
468 Braiden Graw (no club) 1,00
468 Mitchell Schroder (no club) 1,00

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Australian players competing in Harrow Weald

Two Aussies attented the WASPA tournament in Harrow Weald (England). 18 players from 5 nationalities in total were taking part and players were divided in four groups. Both John Devaney and Gerald Brightwell ended third in groups of four players. John lost to Steve George and Terry Arnold and tied with Jonathan Lopez-Real. Gerald lost to Kevin Cordell and Vasilis Vavourakis from Cyprus but beat Matthias Peterschinigg. In the consolation tournament, Gerald lost his quarter-final to Matthew Henry while John beat Kye Arnold and then lost to Matthew Henry.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Good games for Gerald Brightwell in Birmingham

Gerald Brightwell attended the English Grand Prix in Birmingham on May 5 & 6. In the individual tournament, Gerald played in the veterans section and was dropped in the only group of five. He lost to Scotland's Tom Burns (0-1), Wales's Richard Stock (1-2) and England's Rob McCormick (0-3) but beat John Bottomley from England (4-0). On sunday Gerald played the team event as a member of the Manchster TFC club. He lost to Yorkshire Phoenix's Martin Hodds (4-0), beat Rob McCormick of Kent Invicta (1-0) and lost to Mike Parnaby, the caption of NETFA Teesside (0-4). At least it was a good tournament and Gerald gained experience. His next tournament should be the WASPA tournament in Harrow Weald on May 19.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Australian players in the world rankings

In the FISTF world rankings of April 2013, Gerald Brightwell is 229th in the veterans.

In the WASPA ranking of April 2013, Australian players are ranked as follows:
43 Brett Davis 38,40
44 Eliot Kennedy 38,00
60 Steve Dettre 30,80
94 Gerald Brightwell 21,75
100 Robert Green 20,00
108 Anthony Ilacqua 18,40
114 Carl  Young 17,00
162 Jay Porter 11,80
163 Paul Magee 11,60
188 Searle Batten 9,00
267 Nick Drage 5,60
273 Martin Murgolo 5,00
273 Eial Donnenfeld 5,00
308 Trent Fernandes 4,20
308 Adam Deverell 4,20
310 John Sexton 4,00
358 Aaron Daniels 3,40
358 Benji Batten 3,40
358 Matthew Murgolo 3,00
358 Luke Radziminski 3,00
381 Cameron Toazell 2,80
381 Tom Nowacki 2,60
442 Marlon Faner 1,00
442 Alex Fleig 1,00
442 Braiden Graw 1,00
442 Mitchell Schroder 1,00

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Australian winner in Europe!

John Devaney, the organizer of the Lincoln Flickers Subbuteo Club in England, has recently announced he would love to play subbuteo for Australia has he is born in Australia and has lived there for many years. On wednesday John won the WASPA tournament in Lincoln, which will hopefully be the first of many other victories. Well done!
John Devaney, another flicking Aussie in Europe!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Steve Dettre wins in Penrith (Australia)

For the fifth time in less than a year, the Mega Games shop in Penrith hosted a subbuteo tournament under WASPA banner. This time 8 players were present and the event was played under swiss system. Steve Dettre won the tournament with 3 wins and 1 draw. Steve Dettre is a legend of table football as he was a Director int he FISTF Board in the early 90's. The rest of the table was as follows: 2. Eliot Kennedy ; 3. Paul Magee ; 4. Mike Newton (England) ; 5. Nick Drage ; 6. Brett Davis ; 7. Anthony Ilacqua ; 8. Jay Porter.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

A fantastic first event in Melbourne

Australia is definately back in action in the international subbuteo scene. After Penrith/Sydney, there is a group of active players in Melbourne. Seven of them organized their very first tournament on saturday and there were many great games. It was no surprise that Carl Young won his three games and won the tournament. Carl used to be one of the top European players in the 80s and 90s and move to Australia a few years ago. Searle Batten took the second place and Eial Donnenfeld the third place. Well done to Benji Batten for his great work to make things happen. With Carl Young as a teacher, this group has a promising future!
The seven players

Beni Batten learning a lot in his game against Carl Young

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Australian players in the world rankings

In the FISTF World rankings of March 2013, Gerald Brightwell is 302th in the veterans section.

In the WASPA ranking of March 2013, Brett Davis is 44th, Mike Newton (England) 47th, Eliot Kennedy 59th, Gerald Brightwell 79th, Robert Green 84th, Anthony Ilacqua 108th, Anthony Ilacqua 160th, Braydan Howell (Bolivia) 184th, Steve Dettre 232nd, Martin Murgolo 242nd, Paul Magee 267th, Trent Fernandes 275th, John Sexton 276th, Aaron Daniels 324th, Matthew Murgolo 339th, Cameron Toazell 347th, Nic Drage, Marlon Faner, Alex Fleig, Braiden Graw and Mitchell Schroder are 400th.

Australia is 11th (out of 31 nations) in the ranking of nations.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Australian players in the international rankings

Here is the list of Australian players in the WASPA ranking of February 2013. The next WAPA tournament will take place in Penrith on April 27. Hopefully there will be a first tournament in Melbourne soon. You can visit the WASPA blog at

38 Brett Davis 34,40
42 Mike Newton 33,00 (reported under ENGLAND)
53 Eliot Kennedy 25,00
74 Robert Green 20,00
88 Gerald Brightwell 17,75
99 Anthony Ilacqua 15,00
145 Jay Porter 9,00
167 Braydan Howell 7,60 (reported under BOLIVIA)
209 Steve Dettre 5,80
219 Martin Murgolo 5,00
246 Paul Magee 4,60
255 Trent Fernandes 4,20
257 John Sexton 4,00
297 Aaron Daniels 3,40
314 Matthew Murgolo 3,00
325 Cameron Toazell 2,80
374 Nic Drage 1,00
374 Marlon Faner 1,00
374 Alex Fleig 1,00
374 Braiden Graw 1,00
374 Mitchell Schroder 1,00

The FISTF ranking ( has one Australian player ranked. Gerald Brightwell is 300th in the veterans section. Gerald will attend the FISTF Major tournament in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) in April.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

News from Penrith

The Subbuteo tournament of last saturday in Penrith had only three players taking part. Mike Newton won the tournament but there are some positive news as the MEGA GAMES shop was moving last week-end to a new location, which is 478 HIGH STREET PENRITH (not far from the old address). The shop is now bigger and there will be a subbuteo table set up so that everyone can practice more often. The dates of the forthcoming events should be announced soon!
The shop will open in the new location on February 22th

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Australian winner in England!

Gerald Brightwell (in the middle with the Valletta jersey) won the tournament!
The first Harrow Weald tournament (England) was played on sunday. There were two last minute dropouts so there were only five players attending but everyone was offered to play 8 games, whcih is great. After the 20 games in the schedule, Gerald Brightwell from Australia (!) was the winner with 19 points while Rudi Peterschinnigg from Italy was second with 17 points. Mark Smith was 3rd, John Ellis 4th and Daniel Fox 5th. The tournament counted for the WASPA circuit.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The real Socceroos?

Vincent Coppenolle from Belgium (who is also the WASPA organizer) played for the first time with his new team last week-end. Great to see a fan of the Socceroos in Europe!

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Next tournament in Penrith

the Facebook page of MEGA GAMES Penrith reports there will be a Subbuteo tournament on February 16 at 4.00.
Cost $5 - prizes
They have 2 tables now, so it plays faster.
Hopefully it will attract enough players (3 is the minimum) to be part of the WASPA circuit.
There are also good news from Queensland as John Sexton is trying to start something over there!
Good luck to all.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Australian players in the FISTF rankings

After some months of trouble, FISTF has just released the world rankings of December 2012 and January 2013. In december, Gerald Brightwell was 292th in the veterans table. In January he was still 292th.

A new FISTF Board has been elected last saturday in Issy-les-Moulineaux (France). Luis Filipe Horta (Portugal) is the new president. Vincent Coppenolle (Belgium) is General Secretary, Fred Vulpes (Germany) is Finances director, Joe Zammit Pavia (Malta) is communication director, George Drazinakis (Greece) is sports Director and Thoms Petersen (Denmark) is marketing director.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

New club in Brisbane

A new club is ready to start in Brisbane. John Sexton, who recently attended a tournament in Hamilton (Canada), is trying to set up something. his astropitch is ready for games and he has already recruited an ex-Scot. Contact at

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Wel done Gerald

Gerald Edwin Brightwell finished 6th (out of 16 players) at the WASPA tournament in Chingford (London) in England last wednesday! :)