Monday, 19 May 2014

Peter Thomas wins in Penrith

Another great Subbuteo tournament was held on the 18th May 2014 in Penrith, Sydney. Returning after a couple of years in the wilderness, it was great to see Steve Dettre and Jonny Ball playing once again alongside newer players Ethan Foster and Adrian Elmer. Showing he still hasn’t lost his touch Steve Dettre made it to the semi-finals with his vintage toccer figures. Peter Thomas struggled to break down Steve’s stonewall defence until the final few minutes of the game.
Steve Dettre and Benji Batten

In his first ever tournament Ethan Foster won his first game, and finished in sixth place overall. Benji Batten who came all the way from Melbourne to play made it out of his group on goal difference, after a crucial win over Paul Magee, before succumbing to Eliot Kennedy in the semi final.
Benji Batten and Paul Magee

After consuming some sports enhancing Irn-Bru before the final, some early goals by Peter Thomas made the match a one way affair, in contrast to their recent close battle in Parramatta.

Thanks to Megagames Penrith for hosting the tournament, and to everybody for coming. Hope to see you all again soon.

Final places:
1. Peter Thomas (Subbuteo Melbourne)
2. Eliot Kennedy (Northern Falcons TFC)
3. Steve Dettre (Northern Falcons TFC)
4. Benji Batten (Subbuteo Melbourne)
5. Jonny Ball (Northern Falcons TFC)
6. Ethan Foster (Subbuteo Parramatta)
7. Paul Magee (no club)
8. Adrian Elmer (Subbuteo Parramatta)

(Report by Peter Thomas)

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Australian players in the world rankings

In the FISTF rankings of April 2014, Robert Green is ranked 594 in the Open section and 115 in the veterans. Gerald Brightwell is ranked 236 in the veterans.

In the WASPA ranking of April 2014, Australians are ranked as follows:
31 Peter Thomas (Subbuteo Melbourne) 86,00
33 Carl Young (Subbuteo Melbourne) 85,50
44 John Devaney (Lincoln Flickers SC) 74,60
89 Eliot Kennedy (Northern Falcons TFC) 41,00
107 Mike Newton (Flinders TFC) 37,40
118 Benji Batten (Subbuteo Melbourne) 34,70
133 Gerald Brightwell (London & Essex United) 31,88
148 Luke Radziminski (Subbuteo Melbourne) 29,10
173 Alex Jennings (Subbuteo Parramatta) 25,00
211 Adrian Elmer (Subbuteo Parramatta) 20,20
224 Brett Davis (Emu Heights Bundesliga TFC) 19,20
246 Paul Magee (no club) 17,00
271 Steve Dettre (Northern Falcons TFC) 15,40
279 Adam Deverell (Subbuteo Melbourne) 14,90
296 Searle Batten (Subbuteo Melbourne) 13,50
302 Phill Parker (Subbuteo Parramatta) 13,00
337 Anthony Ilacqua (no club) 12,20
348 Robert Green (Team Subbuteo Stockholm) 11,50
363 Martin Sarnecki (Subbuteo Melbourne) 10,80
445 Tom Nowacki (Subbuteo Melbourne) 7,70
458 Rick Piccinelli (Subbuteo Melbourne) 7,00
458 Costa Kamarados (Subbuteo Parramatta) 7,00
496 Eial Donnenfeld (Subbuteo Melbourne) 6,50
531 Jay Porter (no club) 5,90
556 Terry Koutzas (no club) 5,00
556 David Simpson (Subbuteo Melbourne) 5,00
615 Steve Diasinos (Subbuteo Parramatta) 4,00
615 Rob Retalic (Subbuteo Parramatta) 4,00
755 Nick Drage (no club) 2,80
755 Peter Lipsett (Subbuteo Melbourne) 2,80
763 Billy Koutzas (no club) 2,60
765 Martin Murgolo (no club) 2,50
788 Alex Stefanos (Subbuteo Melbourne) 2,40
815 Trent Fernandes (no club) 2,10
817 John Sexton (Hamilton SC) 2,00
896 Aaron Daniels (no club) 1,70
905 Matthew Murgolo (no club) 1,50
927 Cameron Toazell (no club) 1,40
936 Mark McIntosh (no club) 1,00
936 Dillon Izon (Subbuteo Melbourne) 1,00
936 Imojjen Elmer (Subbuteo Parramatta) 1,00
936 Paul Gorjan (Subbuteo Parramatta) 1,00
936 Bronte Scott (Subbuteo Parramatta) 1,00
936 Daniel Wilkes (Subbuteo Parramatta) 1,00
936 Jonathan Wilkes (Subbuteo Parramatta) 1,00
936 Gordon Dudley (Subbuteo Parramatta) 1,00
1120 Marlon Faner (no club) 0,50
1120 Alex Fleig (no club) 0,50
1120 Braiden Graw (no club) 0,50
1120 Mitchell Schroder (no club) 0,50