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.