Thursday, November 24, 2011

Massimo Conturso wins the CT Cup

A well-tested, 4-player format was the
landscape for a pleasant Subbuteo Sunday in Southern Connecticut for the annual state's Cup.

This time, in the traditional approach stage to the Holiday Silver, the Gasparini-Capeto Massachusetts pair was replaced by the local, Staples based Silva-Diarra duo.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

The Halloween Cup is back in Salem, MA

The Gasparini-Conturso final.
For results and photos, click here.

GA's Greenbrier HS Club hosts 1st ASA Open

The extensive power outage that recently hit the country's Eastern upper corner prevented us from congratulating Sean Mann and the Greenbrier HS Club for their first ever ASA Open. The event took place on October 25th in the beautiful building located in Evans, GA and saw, exceptionally on a Tuesday afternoon, the ASA debut of ten young players.
To them, the American Subbuteo community wishes a successful continuation with their club's and regional activity.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gasparini wins in Brazil

Andrea Gasparini keeps collecting
international glory. And in the best tradition
of Italian
Par Condicio, after Argentina,
Brazil too fell under his flicks!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Miguel Marques wins in Delaware

Miguel Marques of SC Connecticut (in the photo with the organizer and CM, Andrew Zunino) was the winner of the annual ASA Delaware Valley Open after a thrilling final against title holder, Paul Eyes of Maryland SC (2-1).


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Monday, September 5, 2011

Gasparini wins in Yokohama

Yokohama, Japan

Andrea Gasparini keeps collecting wins all over the world. And this time, it was Japan's turn..

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ASA Elections

The ASA has a new Board of Directors:
Andrew Zunino (PA) for the East; Michael Tillman (MN) for the Midwest; Tom Shirley (GA) for the South; Zach Walker (CO) for the West. Massimo Conturso (CT) is the new president.

The ASA would like to thank resigning President, Paul Eyes (MD) and West VP, Simon Hutchinson (CA) for their dedication to our association.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Daniel Cranston is the 2010-11 Points Race Winner

After the National Championship, the young Maryland talent takes home the Points Race for the 2010-11 season.
(the table below represents both Points Race and Rolling Rankings for the month of August 2011)

Rank Player State Events Total Points Points
1 Daniel Cranston MD 3 63 63
2 Paul Eyes MD 3 57 57
3 Massimo Conturso CT 6 58 56
4 Michael Tillman MD 3 48 48
5 Patrick Sheridan MD 3 47 47
6 Byung Kim MD 3 46 46
7 Andrea Gasparini MA 5 40 40
8 Stuart Russell MD 2 38 38
9 Adolfo Colindres MD 3 36 36
10 Ryan Kenny MD 2 27 27

Sunday, August 28, 2011

ASA action is back in Massachusetts.

2nd ASA Salem Cup

Subbuteo was back in Witch City in the form of a tournament for the first time since the 2006 Halloween Cup. And for the first time ever, it was in the form of an ASA sanctioned event.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

ASA Open Points Race Rankings

ASA Open Points Race Rankings
Updated 8-06-2011
Rank Player State Events Total Points Points
1 Daniel Cranston MD 3 63 63
2 Paul Eyes MD 3 57 57
3 Massimo Conturso CT 5 54 54
4 Michael Tillman MD 3 48 48
5 Patrick Sheridan MD 3 47 47
6 Byung Kim MD 3 46 46
7(t) Andrea Gasparini MA 4 38 38
7(t) Stuart Russell MD 2 38 38
9 Adolfo Colindres MD 3 36 36
10 Ryan Kenny MD 2 27 27

ASA Veteran Rolling Rankings

ASA Veteran Rolling Rankings
Updated 08-06-2011
Rank Player State Events Total Points Points
1 Paul Eyes MD 1 20 20
2 Gregg Deinhart VA 1 18 18
3(t) Dewey LaRochelle VA 1 15 15
3(t) Todd Weber PA 1 15 15
5 Andrew Zunino PA 1 12 12

ASA U19 Rolling Rankings

ASA U19 Rolling Rankings
Updated 08-06-2011
Rank Player State Events Total Points Points
1 Stuart Russell MD 1 20 20
2 Byung Kim MD 1 18 18
3 Adolfo Colindres MD 1 16 16
4 Matt Steinmuller MD 1 14 14

ASA Open Rolling Rankings

ASA Open Rolling Rankings
Updated 8-06-2011
Rank Player State Events Total Points Points
1 Daniel Cranston MD 3 63 63
2 Massimo Conturso CT 6 63 61
3 Paul Eyes MD 3 57 57
4 Michael Tillman MD 3 48 48
5 Patrick Sheridan MD 3 47 47
6 Byung Kim MD 3 46 46
7(t) Andrea Gasparini MA 4 38 38
7(t) Stuart Russell MD 2 38 38
9 Adolfo Colindres MD 3 36 36
10 Miguel Marques CT 4 32 32

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Gasparini represents the ASA at the World Cup

Andrea Gasparini has become the 4th SCC
players to have ever played in a FISTF World
Cup event.
The Italian from Massachusetts had his
initiation in the beautiful city of Palermo in
Italy, where the tournament was impeccably
hosted by the FISCT and received the usual
media attention and coverage. Read more

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gasparini shines at the FISCT Open of Chieti

Chieti, Italy

Andrea Gasparini knows no rest nor
boundaries when it comes to play Subbuteo.

After his performances in Asia and South
America, our most active player is now in his
native Italy, where he will attend the FISTF
World Cup in Palermo, Sicily.


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Friday, July 15, 2011

And the 2011 US National Champions are...

The Towson SC was the impeccable host of the 2011 ASA National Championships and their performance was top notch, both on and off the pitch. Towson's founder and Maryland SC alumnus, Daniel Cranston won the National Championship for the Open category. And his former club claimed two more titles with Paul Eyes in the Veterans, and Stuart Russell in the U19 category. Check out results, videos and photos on the ASA forum.

In the photos:
Daniel Cranston (large photo), Paul Eyes (upper corner) and Stuart Russell (lower corner).

Daniel won also Sunday's ASA Towson Open, while the Maryland SC claimed the Towson Team Cup.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

SCC Gasparini attends the FISTF Major of Italy

After Hong Kong and Argentina, it was time to go back home for Andrea, although Bologna is not exactly his backyard since he is originally from Salerno in the South. Seven years after his club mates represented the ASA in Bologna at the 2004 World Cup, it was his turn to satisfy his FISTF cravings... read more

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Participants in WASPA 1
Simon Hutchinson, Kevin Nieman, Wayne Smith, Dominic Hutchinson

On Friday May 22, 2011, the Southern California Subbuteo Club was honored to be the hosts of the first ever World Amateur Subbuteo Players Association tournament, WASPA 1.

It was a highly entertaining tournament, and all kinds of WASPA firsts were achieved, including:

Kevin summed up everyone's feelings when he said "I must say that this was one of the most enjoyable tournaments I've ever played.  I wish for all WASPA participants to have all the fun and excitement we had.  This is what makes Subbuteo fun!"

You can read all about this tournament on the WASPA 1 tournament page here»

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Gasparini wins FISTF GP in South America

Andrea Gasparini's World Tour continues in Argentina as he claims the FISTF Grand Prix Copa Verbano in Rosario.

See photos & results here

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Stepping Down

ASA Members

I am writing to let you know that I will be stepping down as ASA President effective July 1 this year. At the present time I do not feel able to provide a service to ASA members. My involvement in the game has been in decline for a couple of years now. I was hoping that taking on the President position would reinvigorate my interest. Sadly this has not been the case.

I do want to say that this is a purely personal decision. No one has upset me, there have been no falling outs with anyone. I am fine and well. I just do not feel I am doing enough at present, and know that is not a benefit to the ASA. I am not comfortable with my own lack of effort and involvement. I need to take a break from the game.

The timing of stepping down is to hopefully give people time to discuss how to move forward. It is time for others to step up at this time. Rest assured I still hope to see you across the table at some time in the future, and I will be attending the National Championships this July.

Regards, Paul

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Subbuteo Across America

Subbuteo Across America

Results from the second annual Subbuteo Across America are trickling in from clubs in the USA, Canada, and Switzerland.

This year's Subbuteo Across America was held on Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1, 2011, to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Every club and player is recognized in the Roll of Honor, as way of saying thank you to the people who wanted to make a difference and help find treatments for this terrible disease.

While it is not yet possible to give a total of how much has been raised, I am encouraged by everyone's generosity and we should raise more money than we did at last year's event.

Clubs who have taken part are:

More information on this year's event, including the full Roll of Honor and photographs, can be found here»

A big Thank You to everyone involved for your generosity.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Season 11 finishes

The Southern California Subbuteo Club's Season 11 finished on Friday April 8, 2011.

Wayne Smith's team, Hannover 96, had won the League championship two weeks before, on match day 6.  But the winners of the Runners Up cup and the Wooden Spoon was only decided on the last day.

The loser of the game between Kevin Nieman's Perdenti Glorioso and Dominic Hutchinson's Kumba would win the Wooden Spoon, and the winner of the game between Jason Mitchell's Hollywood Hammers and Simon Hutchinson's Simi City would win the Runners Up cup.  Both games were decided by single goals, and Perdenti Glorioso and Simi City were victorious.

Jason Mitchell was voted "Player of the Season" to recognize his performance this season.  He was just a goal away from finishing in second place this season, a big improvement on finishing second from bottom last season.

The winners

Congratulations to all the winners:

  • League champions: Hannover 96, Wayne Smith on right.
  • Runners Up cup: Simi City, Simon Hutchinson second on right.
  • Wooden Spoon winner: Kumba, Dominic Hutchinson, on left.
  • Player of the Season: Jason Mitchell, second on left.

All the reports, photographs, scores and tables can be found on the Season 11 page.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The ASA gets represented in Asia

In Hong Kong for business reasons, SCC Andrea Gasparini is finding the time for Subbuteo pleasure. Check out his outstanding results against locals Antonio Carabillo and Marco Todini of HK Dragons SC.

Click here

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Heathens' Open

On Saturday February 19 the Southern California Subbuteo Club played the Heathen's Open, the first American Subbuteo Association tournament to be held on the west coast of the USA in 2011.

The turn out was small enough that the tournament was played in a "round robin" format, where everyone plays each other once.

Wayne Smith won the tournament, and all of his games.  His record of consecutive ASA Open wins is impressive, with his winning streak goes back to 2005.

In the last round of games Kevin Nieman won his only game to snatch second place from the fancied Simon Hutchinson.  Simon finished in third place with the same number of points as his son, DominicDavid Jensen was the only player not to win a game, and he finished in last place.

The final table, results, photographs, and reports from all of the games can be found here»

Why was the tournament called the Heathen's Open?  Check the web page to see why.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Season 10 finished

The Southern California Subbuteo Club's Season 10 finished on Febraury 18, 2011.

VfL Osnaflick won the league championship, winning all but one of their games.  Perdenti Glorioso, surprised everyone with their strong play,  finished in second.   West Germany 1990 missed their chance to share second place by losing their last game of the season, finished in third.  Simi City won their last three games to share third with the Germans.  Red Star finished in fourth, Hollywood Hammers in fifth, and Kumba finished last.

The League Cup final had the league champions, Osnaflick, facing the Hammers.  The Hammers had caused two "cupsets" earlier beating Simi City in the first round, and Red Star in the semi final.  The result of the final did not accurately show how close the final was.

The winners
The Winners
  • Dominic Hutchinson (left) as Kumba: Wooden Spoon.
  • Kevin Nieman (center) as Perdenti Glorioso:  Runners up cup and "Player of the Season".
  • Wayne Smith (right) as VfL Osnaflick:  League champions and League Cup winners.

Final league table, results, photographs, and all the reports for Season 10 can be found here»

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Subbuteo Across America 2011

Subbuteo Across America

The second Subbuteo Across America will be held on Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1, 2011.

This year's event will raise money for the American Cancer Society.

We would like to invite all the Subbuteo players and clubs in North America (Canada, Mexico, USA) to take part in this worthwhile event.

Last year 54 players took part, playing 93 games, and raised $204.91.  Let's see if we can beat those numbers this year.

For more information and to become part of this historic event go to the Subbuteo Across America web page at or

All participating players will be included in the Subbuteo Across America Roll of Honor.

Note:  Twin clubs of the Southern California Subbuteo Club may also take part.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

IX ASA Connecticut Cup

The 9th annual Connecticut Cup became the occasion to welcome old and new friends at the Wallingford club house. Andrea Gasparini returned just a month after the ASA Open to him dedicated; and the Turkish gentleman from New York, Yusuf Yazici came accompanied by his long time friend Burak Tansag of New Jersey. Yusuf claimed his first title as he won the consolation trophy, the Nutmeg Cup; while Burak played six quality games and left with renewed enthusiasm for the game he enjoyed as a child. The Turkish duo is already planning the formation of a NY/NJ club: watch this space for their web site's announcement. The tournament was won by Massimo Conturso (in the photo with the other finalist, Gasparini) after a thrilling final. [photos & scores]

Monday, January 10, 2011

Painting Tips from Tim Tuminaro

Hi, I’m Tim Tuminaro and I started painting Subbuteo teams after arriving home from a trip to the 1982 Subbuteo World Cup in Barcelona, Spain where I and Jon Schultz formed Team USA. Many countries had teams painted in their colors and many carried along club teams for the many practice games that were held. I got a crash course in using polish and saw some awesome teams hand painted. I loved them. I have been playing this game since 1981 when I bought my first game set and have painted many teams since then. The number one rule however is do not be afraid to attempt it. With practice you learn a few tricks to making it easier and the challenge to improve with each new team seems to come along with the “job”.

Today with the computer and an assortment of unpainted figures available you can create your own personalized team. Testors makes a waterslide decal sheet which is very easy to use, when you follow directions. I use them and another available through an art store but those cost more . After practice and ending with happy results you can always move to upgrade your tools and materials. I have an inkjet printer but a laser printer makes more tiny details very simple. Currently, I use the most basic Windows Paint program (this allows cutting and pasting and image reducing very easily)for most of my work, along with window’s Word processor for names and numbers. Reducing it to very smallest output size like 25% before printing. However the Professionals use the Corel Draw and other graphic Art programs with much better decals being produced. But Your Artistic impression goes much further in the end than a computer program. Most figures are seen from three feet away and rarely closer while actually playing.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Online Scoreboard

Subbuteo players can now access a free intuitive online scoreboard. Check it out here:

Online Subbuteo Scoreboard

A few years ago, ASA member Scott Brister from Oklahoma created a superb downloadable program. You can see Scott's work and download the program from this link:

Scoreboard Program

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Hobby

This movie by Clifford Borgs-Marks about the game of subbuteo was made in 2004. It captures some of the magical nostalgia of this great game. The film is now available online for your viewing pleasure. Use the following link to view:

The Hobby

Sunday, January 2, 2011

ASA Board Elections

ASA Elections Process.

It is time to elect a new Board to the ASA Board of Directors. The ASA has four director (VP) positions, one for each region. You can check which region you are located in Here.

Specifically the roles of the VP from the ASA bylaws are:
A Vice President needs to be at least 18 years of age and may not be from the same club as the ASA President. Each region shall elect a leader, called an ASA Vice President (VP) who will serve a two-year term. Each Vice President will serve a two-year term beginning on the first day of the season of the even numbered year. The function for the ASA VP from each region is as follows:

Vice Presidents are responsible for voting on all major issues involving the ASA
Vice Presidents are responsible for communicating with their regional members on key issues.
Vice Presidents solicit and nominate to the President all other ASA Chairpersons.

The current VP incumbents and status updates (as of 1/1/11) for the elections are:
Massimo Conturso, vice president East region – Massimo is a declared candidate for another term
Mitch Morice, vice president Mid-west region – Mitch has served his full term and is stepping down. Candidates needed for this position.
Tom Shirley, vice president South region. Candidates needed.
Wayne Smith, vice president West region. Wayne is stepping down and Simon Hutchinson is a declared candidate.

Our current Secretary is Jeremy Stroop. Jeremy is the primary contact for declaring candidature and voting in the elections. Jeremy can be contacted at:

If you wish to run for a VP position (and meet the outlined criteria) you have until Jan 15th to declare that you wish to run. ASA members will then be updated with the status in each region before we proceed to the voting stage.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

So Cal plays last game of 2010 & first of 2011

Simon and Dominic Hutchinson

With less than half an hour left in 2010 Southern California Subbuteo Club members Dominic and Simon Hutchinson decided to become the last people to play Subbuteo in 2010 and the first to play in 2011.

Their Indoor Edition game kicked off shortly before 11:50 PM, on December 31, 2010.  The first and second quarters of the game were completed before midnight.

After a few moments to toast the New Year the game resumed, with the third and fourth quarters played on January 1, 2011.

Dominic also becomes the first player to win in 2011, as he defeated his father 4-2.

For more details see here»