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»