Thursday, December 30, 2010
Steve Laskey in Ohio continues to sell the excellent pro level Rex C bases here in the USA. These excellent bases are used by a number of top players in the USA and range from $45-50 for a set of 12 bases and rings. Check with Steve for availability and pricing. You can get all the information here by visiting the Queen City Table Soccer Club Website
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Salem SC founder and SCC honorary member, Andrea Gasparini came back to competitive Subbuteo after a 3-year hiatus and joined Miguel Marques & Massimo Conturso to form a formidable trio of 2006 US Nationals' semifinalists.. Read more
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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|2007-08-09 ASA U19 Rolling Rankings|
|2007-08-09 ASA Vet Rolling Rankings|
|2007-08-09 ASA U15 Rolling Rankings|
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Friday, December 17, 2010
Towson Subbuteo Club are working on securing a venue for next years individual ASA National Championships. Tentative dates for the event are July 9th & 10th. Players traveling from afar should not make any travel plans until mid January when further information will be available.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
A new website How to Play Subbuteo available at:
The site features reviews of the rules on a basic level, information about equipment, and links to game action. Suggestions are welcome for future topics to be covered.
Zach Walker and Maryland Subbuteo Club (MSC) where the big winners at the traditional Holiday Silver tournament in Ellicott City, Maryland on December 4th and 5th. Zach Walker took the Open title without having to move into top gear, defeating Paul Eyes 4-1 in the final. Over 40 players competed during the weekend. The National Team Championship on Sunday saw a "5 peat" for MSC. Maryland took the long road to victory after finishing second behind WTSL/Towson in the group stage. The second place group finish meant that MSC had to defeat a strong Connecticut club (SCC) in the semi finals, then exact revenge on WTSL/Towson in the final. Other key results:
Veterans Final: Paul Eyes 3 Jim Taylor 2
U19 Final: Matt Steinmuller 1 Byung Kim 1 (2-1 golden goal in OT)
U15 Final: Corey Wiggs 3 Kevin Chung 1
MSC would like to thank all the travelers and players for a great weekend.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
200-09-10-11 ASA Rolling Rankings
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Sunday, November 21, 2010
The 2010 California State Championship was played on 20 November in Simi Valley.
Wayne Smith has won the State Championship for all four years this tournament has been played.
The runners up spot, and the Missions trophy, was a three way race that went down to the last round of games. Steve Tucker won his last game and finished ahead of Simon Hutchinson and Kevin Nieman, who shared third place.
Dominic Hutchinson was awarded the Sierras trophy as the only under 19 player present. He also deserves an honorable mention for his performance.
A full report and photographs can be found here»
|Missions trophy winner|
|Sierras trophy winner|
Monday, November 15, 2010
In advance of the 2010 California State Championship, 20 November, the Governor of the State of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger sent a message to the players taking part to wish them "every success".
You can see his message here»
Thursday, November 11, 2010
While there was never any doubt about who would win the championship, the league did throw up a number of closely fought finishes. The battle for second - fourth places was decided on the penultimate night of the season. The fifth place finisher had only one more point than the two who shared sixth. The winner of the Wooden spoon was not decided until the penultimate night in a game between the last and the second from last.
Wayner Bremen (Wayne Smith)
Valley Irons (Jason Mitchell)
Wayner Bremen (Wayne Smith)
Player of the season
More details, including league table, results, reports, photographs, and videos, can be found here»
Sunday, August 15, 2010
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|200-08-09-10 ASA Rolling Rankings|
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Thursday, August 12, 2010
ASA-endorsed State Championship.
The 9th annual Connecticut State Championship was once again an affair between previous winners Massimo Conturso & Miguel Marques. And once again, Massimo Cutuli declared forfeit just a few hours from the event. However, the multiethnic tournament was not so routine as the ASA and the SCC welcomed old and new friends in the Wallingford clubhouse. Read more
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The American Subbuteo Association Open held by the Southern California Subbuteo Club on Saturday August 7, 2010, was the highest scoring tournament in the history of the club. The seven players managed to score 56 goals in 21 games, an average of 2.67 goals per game.
Wayne Smith's streak of Open wins continued as he finished in first place again, having won all six of his games.
Dominic Hutchinson resolute defending and goalkeeping may not have won him any game, but it did allow him to tie three games and finish in sixth place. John Carroll's defense was not so robust and he finished in seventh, with two ties.
A full report of this tournament can be found on the ASA Open August 2010 page
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
It may have been the smallest ASA Open in southern California in four years but it was described as a "Cracking tournament" by the organizer Simon Hutchinson.
The group stage saw several games that almost ended in upsets. Dominic gave his father, Simon, a shock by taking a very early lead. Wayne had a tough time breaking through David's defense. Simon scored an early goal on Wayne, and then hung onto this slender lead until midway through the second half.
All the scores, match reports, and photographs can be found on the ASA Open April 2010 page»
Thursday, March 18, 2010
After a year's hiatus the Western States Open returned to California as part of the Southern California Subbuteo Club's 25th anniversary celebrations. This year's tournament was special as it was also a FISTF Satellite, the first time a FISTF santioned tournament had been played in the Golden State.
The turn out was a disappointing considering this was the biggest event of the year for Subbuteo. Thank you to all of those who did make the effort to take part.
Wayne Smith became the first person to win the WSO four times. He cruised through the group stage and the barrage rounds winning all of his games, scoring 17 and conceding only three goals in five games. David Jensen finished runner up, the second time he has been a beaten finalist. In the third place play off game John Carroll bested Simon Hutchinson by a single goal.
You can see photographs, results, and read the match reports on the Western States Open 2010 page.
Mary Jane winner
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Suggestions for unofficial title, since Lenny is considered by most to be El Presidente For Life, include Prime Minister and Prime Flickster. I've always referred to Paul as The Godfather of USA Subbuteo, so Godfather is not inappropriate.
Negotiations for transfer of power are still taking place. Stay tuned for more information.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The first American Subbuteo Association Open of the year to be hosted by the Southern California Subbuteo Club was played on Saturday February 20, in Simi Valley.
The day started with six players, but after three games Dominic Hutchinson was taken ill and had to withdraw from the tournament. His remaining games were awarded as 3-0 wins to his opponents.
Wayne Smith won his umpteenth Open, winning all of his games and only conceding two goals.
Steve Tucker finished in second place, a remarkable feat as he had not flicked a Subbuteo figure for six months.
Simon Hutchinson rounded out the top three, losing to Steve in the Open semi final. He played even though he had been in a serious car accident six days earlier and was under the influence of strong pain killers, that delayed his reactions time.
Kevin Nieman won the "Mary Jane" final. He had been in second place until the last round of games in the Group stage, when Simon beat him and consigned him to the bottom half of the Group.
David Jensen finished "Mary Jane" runner up in a spirited final, that was decided in over time.
A full report of this tournament and photographs can be found on the ASA Open February 2010 page»
Monday, February 22, 2010
An emergency election will take place to fill my role. Below is how that election is conducted:
Emergency Elections – If a Vice President or the President vacates his/her seat while still in office for any reason, an emergency election shall take place.
· The ASA Secretary is responsible for collecting nominations and votes unless he/she is running for the vacated office or the vacated office is the Vice President from his/her region. Instead, the ASA President or selected Vice President shall fill in for the ASA Secretary in this role.
· The ASA President, or a Vice President speaking on his/her behalf, must notify the ASA membership of the vacated office within 2 weeks of the office being vacated.
· Nominations are accepted for a period of 2 weeks after it is announced that the office is vacant.
· Votes are collected for a period of 2 weeks after nominations have been received.
· The winner of the election serves out the remainder of the term that was vacated.
Collection of Votes – All ASA Vote collection shall be conducted by the ASA Secretary. In cases of regional conflict another out of region member shall be selected by the BoD. Votes may be collected via email or other personal contact.
I have enjoyed by time working with everybody that has served on the Board of Directors during my time as President. It has truly been an honor to serve the Subbuteo community as the ASA President for the last 2 and a half years. I hope to see everybody across the table soon.