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