Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2014 Delaware Valley Open

I am pleased to announce that the 2014 Delaware Valley Open will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Avondale, Pennsylvania. Cost of the event is $5.00 with food and drinks provided. If interest, please contact me, Andrew Zunino, at andy62269@msn.com and I will be glad to answer your questions. Hope to see you there!

Andrew

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

US Players in the WASPA rankings

In the WASPA ranking of September 2014

62 Daniel Cranston (Maryland SC) 64,00
80 Paul O'Donovan (Maryland SC) 54,90
82 Zach Walker (Washington Tuesday SL) 53,50
112 Ilias Gikas (Hercules Table Soccer Club) 39,00
119 Wayne Smith (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 37,50
126 Patrick Sheridan (Maryland SC) 36,25
140 Paul Eyes (Maryland SC) 32,50
151 Andrea Gasparini (CR Vasco da Gama Futmesa) 31,00
166 Tom Shirley (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 29,00
174 Alex Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 28,00
193 Varant Kurkeyerian (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 26,00
197 Nate Pate (MiSTFA) 25,75
200 Neal Rivera (Maryland SC) 25,35
218 Steve Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 23,80
239 Massimo Conturso (SC Connecticut) 21,00
283 Conan Mullen (Northern California SC) 17,20
285 Erik Haefke (Hercules Table Soccer Club) 17,00
285 George Vassiliades (Northern California SC) 17,00
301 Paul Pate (MiSTFA) 16,28
304 Peter Vahle (Northern California SC) 16,00
312 Steve Laskey (Cleveland Metro TFC) 15,50
334 Chris Sweetland (Chicago Area SC) 14,30
341 Tim Tumminaro (Chicago Area SC) 14,10
343 Simon Neil (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 14,00
349 Rob Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 13,60
356 John Coyle (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 13,00
356 Brian King (North Alabama Subbuteo) 13,00
356 Abigail Wagner (no club) 13,00
384 Craig Cousino (no club) 12,70
425 Jamie Zacharda (no club) 10,50
439 Isabel Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 10,00
445 Sean Mann (Wolfpack Subbuteo FC) 9,50
455 Joe Schmidt (Northern California SC) 9,00
475 Daniel Louis (Tampa Bay TSC) 8,50
498 Cameron Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 8,00
559 Andrew Zunino (Philadelphia Subbuteo Futbol Syndicate) 6,90
561 Matt Steinmuller (Maryland SC) 6,85
562 Brian Lambert (MiSTFA) 6,80
607 Brad Hendricks (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 5,80
629 Adolfo Colindres (Patapsco SC) 5,05
633 David Qualls (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 5,00
633 Vincent Vidal (Northern California SC) 5,00
663 Gregg Deinhart (Washington Tuesday SL) 4,75
682 Shane McNulty (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 4,60
687 Richard Mike Mellott (no club) 4,50
687 Luis Silva (SC Connecticut) 4,50
704 Eric Walton (Washington Tuesday SL) 4,25
752 Chad Idema (MiSTFA) 3,90
769 Miguel Marques (SC Connecticut) 3,50
769 Brandon Minton (Suncoast TSL) 3,50
799 Eric Albertson (MiSTFA) 3,40
799 Ricky Alvarez (no club) 3,40
823 Sid Bond (no club) 3,00
823 James Husley (Tampa Bay TSC) 3,00
823 Josh Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 3,00
848 Dewey LaRochelle (Washington Tuesday SL) 2,95
864 Byung Kim (Maryland SC) 2,75
865 Miko Mann (Wolfpack Subbuteo FC) 2,70
871 Jody Schaaf (Savannah SC) 2,50
900 John Reed (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 2,20
920 Mark Crawford (no club) 2,10
922 Jason Mitchell (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
922 Kevin Nieman (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
992 Brendan Dames (Patapsco SC) 1,85
992 Mike Hitselberger (no club) 1,85
992 Grant Lilly (no club) 1,85
992 Rory Nolan (no club) 1,85
992 Corey Wiggs (no club) 1,85
992 Evan Winter (Patapsco SC) 1,85
1006 Javier King (North Alabama Subbuteo) 1,60
1011 David Jensen (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 1,50
1011 Chad Price (no club) 1,50
1011 Tory Reed (Colorado SC) 1,50
1054 Timothy Cousino (no club) 1,00
1054 Michael Koster (MiSTFA) 1,00
1054 Forest Pavel (no club) 1,00
1257 Kevin Antoszewski (Maryland SC) 0,90
1263 Eric Cha (no club) 0,50
1263 Joshua Chang (no club) 0,50
1263 Nicholas Chiacchio (no club) 0,50
1263 Alex de Lencastre (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1263 Jackson Duan (no club) 0,50
1263 Matt Fox (Suncoast TSL) 0,50
1263 Sebastien Gisin (no club) 0,50
1263 Landon Hunter (MiSTFA) 0,50
1263 Ryan Jung (no club) 0,50
1263 Ryan Kenny (Maryland SC) 0,50
1263 Timothy Kim (no club) 0,50
1263 Michael Kimack (no club) 0,50
1263 Mike Kistler (no club) 0,50
1263 Michael Knorr (MiSTFA) 0,50
1263 Nick Lawson (MiSTFA) 0,50
1263 Jongho Lee (no club) 0,50
1263 Jack Lorenz (no club) 0,50
1263 Tej Mehta (no club) 0,50
1263 Brian Mengele (Patapsco SC) 0,50
1263 Denish Parsulapeti (no club) 0,50
1263 Joey Peters (no club) 0,50
1263 Karson Porter (no club) 0,50
1263 Jon Raza (no club) 0,50
1263 Michael Shlining (no club) 0,50
1263 Frank Silva (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1263 Frank Jr Silva (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1263 Bill Switala (no club) 0,50
1263 Howard Veal (no club) 0,50
1263 Dave Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1263 Jen Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1263 Ben Williams (no club) 0,50
1263 Michael Zacharda (no club) 0,50

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Leagues!

We have a couple new leagues/clubs to announce.

First, Hercules Subbuteo Club has launched in Chicago, IL

Contact info:
Email: hercules.table.soccer.club@gmail.com
Website: www.herculestablesoccer.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HerculesTableSoccer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HerculeSubbuteo
Skype: twitter.com/HerculesTSoccer

Second: Augusta Subbuteo Club
Contact: Sean Mann, ltsmann@yahoo.com

Monday, September 15, 2014

**FISTF Rule Changes**

Greetings all,

FISTF has announced some changes to the rules. This is the first change in over five years, and are to be used going forward.

FISTF rules (version 5.0) can be found here.

Some explanatory notes on the changes can be found here.

I do know there will be some questions, concerns, and possible confusion, but I, along with the rest of the Board of Directors, are here to answer any questions that you may have.

Tom Shirley
ASA President



Friday, September 5, 2014

US Players in the different world rankings

FISTF Open ranking of August 2014

GASPARINI Andrea (CR Vasco da Gama Futmesa)  344,00
WALKER Zach (Maryland SC)  90,00
CRANSTON Daniel (Maryland SC)  63,00
HAEFKE Erik (-)  58,80
O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul (Maryland SC)  39,20
SMITH Wayne (Southern California SC)  34,00
KURKEYERIAN Varant (Southern California SC)  29,20
TUCKER Cameron (Maryland SC)  15,40
TUCKER Rob (Maryland SC)  15,40
TUCKER Steve (Southern California SC)  12,20
TUCKER Josh (Southern California SC)  12,20
MULLEN Conan (Southern California SC)  9,00
RUSSELL Stuart (Maryland SC)  4,50
    
Veterans category

O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul (Maryland SC)  30,00
HAEFKE Erik (-)  6,00

WASPA ranking of August 2014

186 Varant Kurkeyerian - Southern California Subbuteo Club 26,00
190 Nate Pate - MiSTFA 25,75
194 Neal Rivera - Maryland SC 25,35
211 Steve Tucker - Southern California Subbuteo Club 23,80
233 Massimo Conturso - SC Connecticut 21,00
274 Conan Mullen - Northern California SC 17,20
275 Erik Haefke - Hercules Subbuteo Club 17,00
275 George Vassiliades - Northern California SC 17,00
288 Paul Pate - MiSTFA 16,28
293 Peter Vahle - Northern California SC 16,00
301 Steve Laskey - Cleveland Metro TFC 15,50
318 Chris Sweetland - Chicago Area SC 14,30
322 Tim Tumminaro - Chicago Area SC 14,10
325 Simon Neil - Chattanooga Subbuteo League 14,00
334 Rob Tucker - Southern California Subbuteo Club 13,60
345 John Coyle - Chattanooga Subbuteo League 13,00
345 Brian King - North Alabama Subbuteo 13,00
366 Craig Cousino - (no club) 12,70
380 Isabel Batacchi - Tampa Bay TSC 12,00
409 Daniel Louis - Tampa Bay TSC 10,50
409 Jamie Zacharda - (no club) 10,50
433 Sean Mann - Wolfpack Subbuteo FC 9,50
444 Joe Schmidt - Northern California SC 9,00
488 Cameron Tucker - Southern California Subbuteo Club 8,00
547 Andrew Zunino - Philadelphia Subbuteo Futbol Syndicate 6,90
548 Matt Steinmuller - Maryland SC 6,85
549 Brian Lambert - MiSTFA 6,80
596 Brad Hendricks - Kansas City Subbuteo League 5,80
618 Adolfo Colindres - Patapsco SC 5,05
622 David Qualls - Chattanooga Subbuteo League 5,00
622 Vincent Vidal - Northern California SC 5,00
654 Gregg Deinhart - Washington Tuesday SL 4,75
672 Shane McNulty - Kansas City Subbuteo League 4,60
677 Richard Mike Mellott - (no club) 4,50
677 Luis Silva - SC Connecticut 4,50
693 Eric Walton - Washington Tuesday SL 4,25
748 Chad Idema - MiSTFA 3,90
762 James Husley - Tampa Bay TSC 3,50
762 Miguel Marques - SC Connecticut 3,50
762 Brandon Minton - Suncoast TSL 3,50
791 Eric Albertson - MiSTFA 3,40
791 Ricky Alvarez - (no club) 3,40
811 Sid Bond - (no club) 3,00
811 Josh Tucker - Southern California Subbuteo Club 3,00
834 Dewey LaRochelle - Washington Tuesday SL 2,95
852 Byung Kim - Maryland SC 2,75
853 Miko Mann - Wolfpack Subbuteo FC 2,70
859 Jody Schaaf - Savannah SC 2,50
895 John Reed - Chattanooga Subbuteo League 2,20
916 Mark Crawford - (no club) 2,10
919 Jason Mitchell - Southern California Subbuteo Club 2,00
919 Kevin Nieman - Southern California Subbuteo Club 2,00
989 Brendan Dames - Patapsco SC 1,85
989 Mike Hitselberger - (no club) 1,85
989 Grant Lilly - (no club) 1,85
989 Rory Nolan - (no club) 1,85
989 Corey Wiggs - (no club) 1,85
989 Evan Winter - Patapsco SC 1,85
1003 Javier King - North Alabama Subbuteo 1,60
1009 David Jensen - Southern California Subbuteo Club 1,50
1009 Chad Price - (no club) 1,50
1009 Tory Reed - Colorado SC 1,50
1047 Timothy Cousino USA (no club) 1,00
1047 Michael Koster USA MiSTFA 1,00
1047 Forest Pavel USA (no club) 1,00
1253 Kevin Antoszewski USA Maryland SC 0,90
1256 Eric Cha USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Joshua Chang USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Nicholas Chiacchio USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Alex de Lencastre USA SC Connecticut 0,50
1256 Jackson Duan USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Matt Fox USA Suncoast TSL 0,50
1256 Sebastien Gisin USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Landon Hunter USA MiSTFA 0,50
1256 Ryan Jung USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Ryan Kenny USA Maryland SC 0,50
1256 Timothy Kim USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Michael Kimack USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Mike Kistler USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Michael Knorr USA MiSTFA 0,50
1256 Nick Lawson USA MiSTFA 0,50
1256 Jongho Lee USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Jack Lorenz USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Tej Mehta USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Brian Mengele USA Patapsco SC 0,50
1256 Denish Parsulapeti USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Joey Peters USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Karson Porter USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Jon Raza USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Michael Shlining USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Frank Silva USA SC Connecticut 0,50
1256 Frank Jr Silva USA SC Connecticut 0,50
1256 Bill Switala USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Howard Veal USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Dave Waligora USA MiSTFA 0,50
1256 Jen Waligora USA MiSTFA 0,50
1256 Ben Williams USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Michael Zacharda USA (no club) 0,50

Friday, August 22, 2014

24th American Subbuteo Association National Championships

These were played at Huntington Beach, southern California on Saturday 26th July 2014. This was the first time that the championship had been played on the West Coast of the States, and pre-tournament some of us were hoping that the shamanic vibrations, flower power history and emotional atmosphere of the West might destabilise some of the players coming in from further East.

The final: Daniel Cranston vs Zach Walker

Well, that turned out just to be another dream, as Zach Walker (Colorado, 5 times USA champion) and Daniel Cranston (Maryland, 2 times USA champion) mowed through the field of mostly Californian-based players including Conan Mullen from Santa Rosa in northern California, and Erik Haefke from Cedar Springs, who this year returned to the States having learnt a high-paced attacking game in France for the last couple of years.
ASA National Champion Zach Walker
National runner-up Daniel Cranston

Both Zach and Dan qualified from their groups without so much as conceding a point, and the final eight players were the top 5 from the Southern Californian club and Erik, as well as Zach and Dan.

The final of the Veterans: Wayne Smith vs Erik Haefke

In some high scoring games, Zach, Dan, Erik and Wayne Smith (who also won the ASA Veterans Cup on the same day in sudden death against Erik) made it through to the semi-finals, but – try as Erik and Wayne did – they were no match for the top two.
Wayne Smith (right), Veterans champion
Erik Haefke, Veterans runner-up

The final was a cracker, Zach took the lead but Dan was playing well too and equalised before half-time.  In the second half Zach then led until just thirty seconds to go, when Dan scored a terrific goal on the run to take the final to sudden death.  Two minutes into the next phase, Zach blasted the ball into the net following a free kick and so won the ASA Nationals for the sixth time.  He is now just one win in the Nationals behind the legendary Gregg Deinhart of Virginia who won seven times between the years of 1996-2004.


Congratulations to Zach who once again showed that right now he is a cut above all other players in the States, and we certainly hope at some point that he will be able to represent the USA at the FISTF World Cup, and captain an American team there too.


The Southern California club did a great job of organizing the competition, and the only low point to mention was that because of the geographical east-west divide in the States, only eleven players entered the Nationals due to distance and dollars. With the majority of the players still on the East side, we now hope for a bigger attendance in Chicago in August 2015.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Results of the "Wednesday Night Chicago Area Subbuteo Club (CASC) Bouts"

The "Wednesday Night Chicago Area Subbuteo Club (CASC) Bouts" are in the books. This ASA / WASPA tournament was played at the Sweetland Grounds on Wednesday, August 13 and was a simple four person, round robin format including Ilias Gikas, Tim Tumminaro, Jamie Zacharda and Chris Sweetland.
We had an absolute blast!! The Sweetland Grounds featured a new basement venue (as opposed to my family room) which was well received! Additionally, the evening featured Jamie's visit to the Chicago area and a wonderful house warming gift of Revolution Anti-hero IPA, compliments of Jamie. Great to see you again Jamie and we look forward to your next visit to the area! You are obviously well-mentored in the game by your east coast friends!
The competition was intense with no real runaway goals. Ilias and Tim were definitely on their games which did not bode well for Jamie and myself!! We got knocked around a bit. It is noteworthy that there were a lot of goose eggs on the losing sides of the ledger....interesting! Below are the results. Match Scores: Jamie 1 Chris 1 Ilias 3 Jamie 0 Ilias 2 Tim 0 Tim 2 Chris 0 Ilias 2 Chris 0 Tim 0 Jamie 2 Ilias - 9 pts - GD +7 Jamie - 4 pts - GD -1 Tim - 3 pts - GD -2 Chris - 1 pts - GD -4 (Report by Chris Sweetland)