Thursday, 26 June 2014

John Ho wins in Melbourne

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.

Final placings:
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 Benji Batten)

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Australian players in the world rankings

Australian players in the FISTF Open ranking of May 2014:
592  GREEN Robert 11,25

Australian players in the FISTF Veterans ranking of May 2014:
114  GREEN Robert 100,50
292  BRIGHTWELL Gerald 13,50

Australian players in the WASPA ranking of May 2014:
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 Costa Kamarados (Subbuteo Parramatta) 7,00
458 Rick Piccinelli (Subbuteo Melbourne) 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 Imojjen Elmer (Subbuteo Parramatta) 1,00
936 Paul Gorjan (Subbuteo Parramatta) 1,00
936 Mark McIntosh (no club) 1,00
936 Bronte Scott (Subbuteo Parramatta) 1,00
936 Daniel Wilkes (Subbuteo Parramatta) 1,00
936 Jonathan Wilkes (Subbuteo Parramatta) 1,00
936 Dillon Izon (Subbuteo Melbourne) 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

Monday, 16 June 2014

Bob Green at the English Grand Prix

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 (left) against Chris Aggelinas from Greece
Bob Green was the only representative from Australia. He managed to reach the quarter-finals of the veterans section. Well done Bob!