Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Miko Mann takes the "Augusta Tuesday Holiday Tourney"

The "Augusta Tuesday Holiday Tourney" went very well today. We had 8 turn out, which included 3 former students from the high school club that are now involved in NCAA soccer at Georgia Southern, NC State, & Louisville, as well as a local GRU student. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day was that Miko Mann beat everyone and won the Holiday Cup. We had a single elimination bracket with 8 players and shootouts were the common theme of the day. (Report by Sean Mann)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A first WASPA title for Conan Mullen

The final between Conan and Peter
The Northern California SC players recently met for a small tournament of six players in San Francisco, California. After the group stage, Conan Mullen beat George Vassiliades and Peter Vahle took the best on Michail Keskinidis to qualify for the final. Conan and Peter already met in the group stage but for the second time of the day, Conan won (3-1) to take his first WASPA title after he lost the three finals of the three first events held by his club. Congratulations Conan.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Holiday Silver for Daniel Cranston

The Open final
Congrats to Daniel Cranston who retained his title from last year with a 2-0 victory over Paul Eyes in the final of the Holiday Silver held in Ellicott City, Maryland last sunday. It was a well played final and Dan created the clearer opportunities for a deserved win. Semi-finals results: Paul Eyes 4 Adolfo Colindres 1, Dan Cranston 4 Neal Rivera 0. In the Veterans final Eyes defeated Andrew Zunino 4-0.
U19 final
Our U19 winner was Sam Rice, defeating Mike Hitselberger 2-1 in the final.
U15 final
The U15 Patapsco Cup was won by Eric Cha 2-0 over Michael Kimack. See you all next year for another great tournament. Video of the 2014 Holiday Silver Final. Daniel Cranston v Paul Eyes. 1st Half -> http://youtu.be/MJCnyZO3OcE Video of the 2014 Holiday Silver Final: Daniel Cranston v Paul Eyes. 2nd Half -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuKRbyLipqA&feature=youtu.be

Thursday, December 4, 2014

US players in the world rankings

FISTF Open ranking of November 2014


103  GASPARINI Andrea (CR Vasco da Gama) 156,25
162  WALKER Zach (Maryland SC) 90,00
221  CRANSTON Daniel (Maryland SC) 63,00
249  HAEFKE Erik (Hercules Subbuteo Club) 51,30
297  O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul (Maryland SC) 39,20
323  SMITH Wayne (Southern California SC) 34,00
359  KURKEYERIAN Varant (Southern California SC) 29,20
523  TUCKER Cameron (Maryland SC) 15,40
524  TUCKER Rob (Maryland SC) 15,40
575  TUCKER Steve (Southern California SC) 12,20
576  TUCKER Josh (Southern California SC) 12,20
697  MULLEN Conan (Southern California SC) 9,00
819  SILVA Luis (SC Connecticut) 6,00
886  RUSSELL Stuart (Maryland SC) 4,50


FISTF Veterans ranking of November 2014


198  O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul (Maryland SC) 37,50
285  KURKEYERIAN Varant (Southern California SC) 15,00
395  HAEFKE Erik (Hercules Subbuteo Club) 3,60


WASPA ranking of November 2014


84 Paul O'Donovan (Maryland SC) 54,90
85 Daniel Cranston (Maryland SC) 54,50
90 Zach Walker (Washington Tuesday SL) 53,50
127 Ilias Gikas (Hercules Table Soccer Club) 39,00
133 Wayne Smith (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 37,50
147 Paul Eyes (Maryland SC) 34,50
172 Craig Cousino (no club) 29,70
175 Andrea Gasparini (CR Vasco da Gama Futmesa) 29,00
175 Tom Shirley (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 29,00
182 Alex Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 28,00
193 Patrick Sheridan (Maryland SC) 26,75
195 Varant Kurkeyerian (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 26,00
222 Steve Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 23,80
263 Gregg Deinhart (Washington Tuesday SL) 19,75
269 Nate Pate (MiSTFA) 19,25
277 Sean Mann (Augusta Subbuteo FC) 18,50
294 Conan Mullen (Northern California SC) 17,20
295 Erik Haefke (Hercules Table Soccer Club) 17,00
295 George Vassiliades (Northern California SC) 17,00
301 Neal Rivera (Maryland SC) 16,85
313 Peter Vahle (Northern California SC) 16,00
318 Steve Laskey (Cleveland Metro TFC) 15,50
341 Simon Neil (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 14,00
341 Abigail Wagner (no club) 14,00
351 Rob Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 13,60
360 John Coyle (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 13,00
360 Brian King (North Alabama Subbuteo) 13,00
387 Tim Tumminaro (Chicago Area SC) 12,70
404 Chris Sweetland (Chicago Area SC) 12,30
424 Paul Pate (MiSTFA) 11,08
425 Massimo Conturso (SC Connecticut) 11,00
453 Isabel Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 10,00
464 Jamie Zacharda (no club) 9,30
467 Joe Schmidt (Northern California SC) 9,00
486 Daniel Louis (Tampa Bay TSC) 8,50
509 Cameron Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 8,00
595 Miko Mann (Greenbrier HS Subbuteo Club) 6,90
599 Matt Steinmuller (Maryland SC) 6,85
634 Forest Pavel (Augusta Subbuteo FC) 6,00
655 Adolfo Colindres (Patapsco SC) 5,55
664 Andrew Zunino (Philadelphia Subbuteo Futbol Syndicate) 5,40
676 David Qualls (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 5,00
676 Vincent Vidal (Northern California SC) 5,00
698 Brian Lambert (MiSTFA) 4,80
719 Richard Mike Mellott (no club) 4,50
719 Luis Silva (SC Connecticut) 4,50
739 Eric Walton (Washington Tuesday SL) 4,25
793 Dewey LaRochelle (Washington Tuesday SL) 3,95
827 Eric Albertson (MiSTFA) 3,40
827 Ricky Alvarez (no club) 3,40
827 Chad Idema (MiSTFA) 3,40
827 Brock Sievertson (Greenbrier HS Subbuteo Club) 3,40
851 Sid Bond (no club) 3,00
851 James Husley (Tampa Bay TSC) 3,00
851 Brandon Minton (Suncoast TSL) 3,00
851 Josh Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 3,00
851 Reggie Redd (Augusta Subbuteo FC) 3,00
882 Brad Hendricks (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 2,90
896 Byung Kim (Maryland SC) 2,75
900 Eric Smith (Augusta Subbuteo FC) 2,60
906 Jody Schaaf (Savannah SC) 2,50
937 Shane McNulty (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 2,30
944 John Reed (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 2,20
965 Mark Crawford (no club) 2,10
967 Jason Mitchell (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
967 Kevin Nieman (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
967 Christian Brunson (Greenbrier HS Subbuteo Club) 2,00
1039 Brendan Dames (Patapsco SC) 1,85
1039 Mike Hitselberger (no club) 1,85
1039 Grant Lilly (no club) 1,85
1039 Rory Nolan (no club) 1,85
1039 Corey Wiggs (no club) 1,85
1039 Evan Winter (Patapsco SC) 1,85
1054 Javier King (North Alabama Subbuteo) 1,60
1061 David Jensen (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 1,50
1061 Chad Price (no club) 1,50
1061 Tory Reed (Colorado SC) 1,50
1103 Timothy Cousino (no club) 1,00
1103 Michael Koster (MiSTFA) 1,00
1330 Eric Cha (no club) 0,50
1330 Joshua Chang (no club) 0,50
1330 Nicholas Chiacchio (no club) 0,50
1330 Alex de Lencastre (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1330 Jackson Duan (no club) 0,50
1330 Matt Fox (Suncoast TSL) 0,50
1330 Sebastien Gisin (no club) 0,50
1330 Landon Hunter (MiSTFA) 0,50
1330 Ryan Jung (no club) 0,50
1330 Ryan Kenny (Maryland SC) 0,50
1330 Timothy Kim (no club) 0,50
1330 Michael Kimack (no club) 0,50
1330 Mike Kistler (no club) 0,50
1330 Michael Knorr (MiSTFA) 0,50
1330 Nick Lawson (MiSTFA) 0,50
1330 Jongho Lee (no club) 0,50
1330 Jack Lorenz (no club) 0,50
1330 Tej Mehta (no club) 0,50
1330 Brian Mengele (Patapsco SC) 0,50
1330 Denish Parsulapeti (no club) 0,50
1330 Joey Peters (no club) 0,50
1330 Karson Porter (no club) 0,50
1330 Jon Raza (no club) 0,50
1330 Michael Shlining (no club) 0,50
1330 Frank Silva (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1330 Frank Jr Silva (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1330 Howard Veal (no club) 0,50
1330 Dave Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1330 Jen Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1330 Ben Williams (no club) 0,50

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Updated ASA rankings

Attached are the up to today ASA Rankings. The Points Race represents ASA tournaments which took place between September 1st, 2014 and December 3rd, 2014. The Rolling Rankings represent ASA tournaments which took place between December 3rd, 2013 and December 3rd, 2014.
The tournaments accounted for in the Points Race are:
Augusta Subbuteo Open - November 8th, 2014
2014 Delaware Valley Open - November 9th, 2014

The tournaments accounted for in the Rolling Rankings are:
Holiday Silver - December 7th, 2013
Red Hill Rumble - February 8th, 2014
Simi Valley FISTF Challenger - February 24th, 2014
Newbury Park Open - April 26th, 2014
Flicko de Mayo - May 10th, 2014
2014 Pennsylvania Subbuteo Championship - May 25th, 2014
ASA Nationals 2014 - July 27th, 2014
Los Angeles FISTF Open - July 28th, 2014
2014 Chattanooga Open - August 9th, 2014
Augusta Subbuteo Open - November 8th, 2014
2014 Delaware Valley Open - November 9th, 2014

(File and article updated on December 4, 2014)

Link here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4_PpphlADgVWjNBN1NTcGNXYlE/

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Craig Cousino wins in Augusta

The Augusta Subbuteo Open took place on November 7 with a good field of seven entries in the Open tournament. Craig Cousino, who travelled from North Carolina for the day, won the event going undefeated in 6 rounds of play. Sean Mann came in seconnd losing handily to Craig in the round robin event. Congratulationss to Craig. After the open there was also a U17 event which was won by Miko Mann.

Standings in the Open section
1. Craig Cousino
2. Sean Mann
3. Forest Pavel
4. Miko Mann
5. Brock Sievertson
6. Reginald Redd
7. Eric Smith

Standings in the U17 section
1. Miko Mann
2. Brock Sievertson
3. Christian Brunson

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

US Players in the world rankings

FISTF Open ranking (October 2014)

106  GASPARINI Andrea (CR Vasco da Gama Futmesa) 156,25
165  WALKER Zach (Maryland SC) 90,00
219  CRANSTON Daniel (Maryland SC) 63,00
250  HAEFKE Erik (Hercules Subbuteo Club) 51,30
299  O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul (Maryland SC) 39,20
327  SMITH Wayne (Southern California SC) 34,00
364  KURKEYERIAN Varant (Southern California SC) 29,20
514  TUCKER Cameron (Maryland SC) 15,40
515  TUCKER Rob (Maryland SC) 15,40
571  TUCKER Steve (Southern California SC) 12,20
572  TUCKER Josh (Southern California SC) 12,20
691  MULLEN Conan (Southern California SC) 9,00
806  SILVA Luis (SC Connecticut) 6,00
865  RUSSELL Stuart (Maryland SC) 4,50

FISTF Veterans ranking (October 2014)

195 O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul (Maryland SC) 37,50
396  HAEFKE Erik (Hercules Subbuteo Club) 3,60
282  KURKEYERIAN Varant (Southern California SC) 15,00
WASPA ranking (October 2014)

65 Daniel Cranston (Maryland SC) 64,00
83 Paul O'Donovan (Maryland SC) 54,90
85 Zach Walker (Washington Tuesday SL) 53,50
125 Ilias Gikas (Hercules Table Soccer Club) 39,00
128 Wayne Smith (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 37,50
132 Patrick Sheridan (Maryland SC) 36,25
148 Paul Eyes (Maryland SC) 32,50
157 Andrea Gasparini (CR Vasco da Gama Futmesa) 31,00
169 Tom Shirley (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 29,00
175 Alex Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 28,00
193 Varant Kurkeyerian (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 26,00
199 Neal Rivera (Maryland SC) 25,35
217 Steve Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 23,80
242 Massimo Conturso (SC Connecticut) 21,00
258 Nate Pate (MiSTFA) 19,25
282 Conan Mullen (Northern California SC) 17,20
285 Erik Haefke (Hercules Table Soccer Club) 17,00
285 George Vassiliades (Northern California SC) 17,00
300 Peter Vahle (Northern California SC) 16,00
307 Steve Laskey (Cleveland Metro TFC) 15,50
335 Simon Neil (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 14,00
345 Rob Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 13,60
351 John Coyle (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 13,00
351 Brian King (North Alabama Subbuteo) 13,00
351 Abigail Wagner (no club) 13,00
382 Craig Cousino (no club) 12,70
382 Tim Tumminaro (Chicago Area SC) 12,70
395 Chris Sweetland (Chicago Area SC) 12,30
411 Paul Pate (MiSTFA) 11,08
425 Jamie Zacharda (no club) 10,50
438 Isabel Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 10,00
447 Sean Mann (Wolfpack Subbuteo FC) 9,50
458 Joe Schmidt (Northern California SC) 9,00
480 Daniel Louis (Tampa Bay TSC) 8,50
505 Cameron Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 8,00
575 Andrew Zunino (Philadelphia Subbuteo Futbol Syndicate) 6,90
579 Matt Steinmuller (Maryland SC) 6,85
642 Adolfo Colindres (Patapsco SC) 5,05
646 David Qualls (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 5,00
646 Vincent Vidal (Northern California SC) 5,00
669 Brian Lambert (MiSTFA) 4,80
674 Gregg Deinhart (Washington Tuesday SL) 4,75
693 Richard Mike Mellott (no club) 4,50
693 Luis Silva (SC Connecticut) 4,50
712 Eric Walton (Washington Tuesday SL) 4,25
775 Miguel Marques (SC Connecticut) 3,50
775 Brandon Minton (Suncoast TSL) 3,50
797 Eric Albertson (MiSTFA) 3,40
797 Ricky Alvarez (no club) 3,40
797 Chad Idema (MiSTFA) 3,40
819 Sid Bond (no club) 3,00
819 James Husley (Tampa Bay TSC) 3,00
819 Josh Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 3,00
852 Dewey LaRochelle (Washington Tuesday SL) 2,95
853 Brad Hendricks (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 2,90
871 Byung Kim (Maryland SC) 2,75
872 Miko Mann (Wolfpack Subbuteo FC) 2,70
878 Jody Schaaf (Savannah SC) 2,50
907 Shane McNulty (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 2,30
913 John Reed (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 2,20
933 Mark Crawford (no club) 2,10
935 Jason Mitchell (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
935 Kevin Nieman (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
1009 Brendan Dames (Patapsco SC) 1,85
1009 Mike Hitselberger (no club) 1,85
1009 Grant Lilly (no club) 1,85
1009 Rory Nolan (no club) 1,85
1009 Corey Wiggs (no club) 1,85
1009 Evan Winter (Patapsco SC) 1,85
1023 Javier King (North Alabama Subbuteo) 1,60
1029 David Jensen (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 1,50
1029 Chad Price (no club) 1,50
1029 Tory Reed (Colorado SC) 1,50
1072 Timothy Cousino (no club) 1,00
1072 Michael Koster (MiSTFA) 1,00
1072 Forest Pavel (no club) 1,00
1281 Kevin Antoszewski (Maryland SC) 0,90
1287 Eric Cha (no club) 0,50
1287 Joshua Chang (no club) 0,50
1287 Nicholas Chiacchio (no club) 0,50
1287 Alex de Lencastre (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1287 Jackson Duan (no club) 0,50
1287 Matt Fox (Suncoast TSL) 0,50
1287 Sebastien Gisin (no club) 0,50
1287 Landon Hunter (MiSTFA) 0,50
1287 Ryan Jung (no club) 0,50
1287 Ryan Kenny (Maryland SC) 0,50
1287 Timothy Kim (no club) 0,50
1287 Michael Kimack (no club) 0,50
1287 Mike Kistler (no club) 0,50
1287 Michael Knorr (MiSTFA) 0,50
1287 Nick Lawson (MiSTFA) 0,50
1287 Jongho Lee (no club) 0,50
1287 Jack Lorenz (no club) 0,50
1287 Tej Mehta (no club) 0,50
1287 Brian Mengele (Patapsco SC) 0,50
1287 Denish Parsulapeti (no club) 0,50
1287 Joey Peters (no club) 0,50
1287 Karson Porter (no club) 0,50
1287 Jon Raza (no club) 0,50
1287 Michael Shlining (no club) 0,50
1287 Frank Silva (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1287 Frank Jr Silva (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1287 Bill Switala (no club) 0,50
1287 Howard Veal (no club) 0,50
1287 Dave Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1287 Jen Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1287 Ben Williams (no club) 0,50
1287 Michael Zacharda (no club) 0,50

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2014 Delaware Valley Open

I am pleased to announce that the 2014 Delaware Valley Open will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Avondale, Pennsylvania. Cost of the event is $5.00 with food and drinks provided. If interest, please contact me, Andrew Zunino, at andy62269@msn.com and I will be glad to answer your questions. Hope to see you there!

Andrew

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

US Players in the WASPA rankings

In the WASPA ranking of September 2014

62 Daniel Cranston (Maryland SC) 64,00
80 Paul O'Donovan (Maryland SC) 54,90
82 Zach Walker (Washington Tuesday SL) 53,50
112 Ilias Gikas (Hercules Table Soccer Club) 39,00
119 Wayne Smith (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 37,50
126 Patrick Sheridan (Maryland SC) 36,25
140 Paul Eyes (Maryland SC) 32,50
151 Andrea Gasparini (CR Vasco da Gama Futmesa) 31,00
166 Tom Shirley (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 29,00
174 Alex Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 28,00
193 Varant Kurkeyerian (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 26,00
197 Nate Pate (MiSTFA) 25,75
200 Neal Rivera (Maryland SC) 25,35
218 Steve Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 23,80
239 Massimo Conturso (SC Connecticut) 21,00
283 Conan Mullen (Northern California SC) 17,20
285 Erik Haefke (Hercules Table Soccer Club) 17,00
285 George Vassiliades (Northern California SC) 17,00
301 Paul Pate (MiSTFA) 16,28
304 Peter Vahle (Northern California SC) 16,00
312 Steve Laskey (Cleveland Metro TFC) 15,50
334 Chris Sweetland (Chicago Area SC) 14,30
341 Tim Tumminaro (Chicago Area SC) 14,10
343 Simon Neil (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 14,00
349 Rob Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 13,60
356 John Coyle (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 13,00
356 Brian King (North Alabama Subbuteo) 13,00
356 Abigail Wagner (no club) 13,00
384 Craig Cousino (no club) 12,70
425 Jamie Zacharda (no club) 10,50
439 Isabel Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 10,00
445 Sean Mann (Wolfpack Subbuteo FC) 9,50
455 Joe Schmidt (Northern California SC) 9,00
475 Daniel Louis (Tampa Bay TSC) 8,50
498 Cameron Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 8,00
559 Andrew Zunino (Philadelphia Subbuteo Futbol Syndicate) 6,90
561 Matt Steinmuller (Maryland SC) 6,85
562 Brian Lambert (MiSTFA) 6,80
607 Brad Hendricks (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 5,80
629 Adolfo Colindres (Patapsco SC) 5,05
633 David Qualls (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 5,00
633 Vincent Vidal (Northern California SC) 5,00
663 Gregg Deinhart (Washington Tuesday SL) 4,75
682 Shane McNulty (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 4,60
687 Richard Mike Mellott (no club) 4,50
687 Luis Silva (SC Connecticut) 4,50
704 Eric Walton (Washington Tuesday SL) 4,25
752 Chad Idema (MiSTFA) 3,90
769 Miguel Marques (SC Connecticut) 3,50
769 Brandon Minton (Suncoast TSL) 3,50
799 Eric Albertson (MiSTFA) 3,40
799 Ricky Alvarez (no club) 3,40
823 Sid Bond (no club) 3,00
823 James Husley (Tampa Bay TSC) 3,00
823 Josh Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 3,00
848 Dewey LaRochelle (Washington Tuesday SL) 2,95
864 Byung Kim (Maryland SC) 2,75
865 Miko Mann (Wolfpack Subbuteo FC) 2,70
871 Jody Schaaf (Savannah SC) 2,50
900 John Reed (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 2,20
920 Mark Crawford (no club) 2,10
922 Jason Mitchell (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
922 Kevin Nieman (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
992 Brendan Dames (Patapsco SC) 1,85
992 Mike Hitselberger (no club) 1,85
992 Grant Lilly (no club) 1,85
992 Rory Nolan (no club) 1,85
992 Corey Wiggs (no club) 1,85
992 Evan Winter (Patapsco SC) 1,85
1006 Javier King (North Alabama Subbuteo) 1,60
1011 David Jensen (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 1,50
1011 Chad Price (no club) 1,50
1011 Tory Reed (Colorado SC) 1,50
1054 Timothy Cousino (no club) 1,00
1054 Michael Koster (MiSTFA) 1,00
1054 Forest Pavel (no club) 1,00
1257 Kevin Antoszewski (Maryland SC) 0,90
1263 Eric Cha (no club) 0,50
1263 Joshua Chang (no club) 0,50
1263 Nicholas Chiacchio (no club) 0,50
1263 Alex de Lencastre (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1263 Jackson Duan (no club) 0,50
1263 Matt Fox (Suncoast TSL) 0,50
1263 Sebastien Gisin (no club) 0,50
1263 Landon Hunter (MiSTFA) 0,50
1263 Ryan Jung (no club) 0,50
1263 Ryan Kenny (Maryland SC) 0,50
1263 Timothy Kim (no club) 0,50
1263 Michael Kimack (no club) 0,50
1263 Mike Kistler (no club) 0,50
1263 Michael Knorr (MiSTFA) 0,50
1263 Nick Lawson (MiSTFA) 0,50
1263 Jongho Lee (no club) 0,50
1263 Jack Lorenz (no club) 0,50
1263 Tej Mehta (no club) 0,50
1263 Brian Mengele (Patapsco SC) 0,50
1263 Denish Parsulapeti (no club) 0,50
1263 Joey Peters (no club) 0,50
1263 Karson Porter (no club) 0,50
1263 Jon Raza (no club) 0,50
1263 Michael Shlining (no club) 0,50
1263 Frank Silva (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1263 Frank Jr Silva (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1263 Bill Switala (no club) 0,50
1263 Howard Veal (no club) 0,50
1263 Dave Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1263 Jen Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1263 Ben Williams (no club) 0,50
1263 Michael Zacharda (no club) 0,50

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Leagues!

We have a couple new leagues/clubs to announce.

First, Hercules Subbuteo Club has launched in Chicago, IL

Contact info:
Email: hercules.table.soccer.club@gmail.com
Website: www.herculestablesoccer.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HerculesTableSoccer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HerculeSubbuteo
Skype: twitter.com/HerculesTSoccer

Second: Augusta Subbuteo Club
Contact: Sean Mann, ltsmann@yahoo.com

Monday, September 15, 2014

**FISTF Rule Changes**

Greetings all,

FISTF has announced some changes to the rules. This is the first change in over five years, and are to be used going forward.

FISTF rules (version 5.0) can be found here.

Some explanatory notes on the changes can be found here.

I do know there will be some questions, concerns, and possible confusion, but I, along with the rest of the Board of Directors, are here to answer any questions that you may have.

Tom Shirley
ASA President



Friday, September 5, 2014

US Players in the different world rankings

FISTF Open ranking of August 2014

GASPARINI Andrea (CR Vasco da Gama Futmesa)  344,00
WALKER Zach (Maryland SC)  90,00
CRANSTON Daniel (Maryland SC)  63,00
HAEFKE Erik (-)  58,80
O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul (Maryland SC)  39,20
SMITH Wayne (Southern California SC)  34,00
KURKEYERIAN Varant (Southern California SC)  29,20
TUCKER Cameron (Maryland SC)  15,40
TUCKER Rob (Maryland SC)  15,40
TUCKER Steve (Southern California SC)  12,20
TUCKER Josh (Southern California SC)  12,20
MULLEN Conan (Southern California SC)  9,00
RUSSELL Stuart (Maryland SC)  4,50
    
Veterans category

O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul (Maryland SC)  30,00
HAEFKE Erik (-)  6,00

WASPA ranking of August 2014

186 Varant Kurkeyerian - Southern California Subbuteo Club 26,00
190 Nate Pate - MiSTFA 25,75
194 Neal Rivera - Maryland SC 25,35
211 Steve Tucker - Southern California Subbuteo Club 23,80
233 Massimo Conturso - SC Connecticut 21,00
274 Conan Mullen - Northern California SC 17,20
275 Erik Haefke - Hercules Subbuteo Club 17,00
275 George Vassiliades - Northern California SC 17,00
288 Paul Pate - MiSTFA 16,28
293 Peter Vahle - Northern California SC 16,00
301 Steve Laskey - Cleveland Metro TFC 15,50
318 Chris Sweetland - Chicago Area SC 14,30
322 Tim Tumminaro - Chicago Area SC 14,10
325 Simon Neil - Chattanooga Subbuteo League 14,00
334 Rob Tucker - Southern California Subbuteo Club 13,60
345 John Coyle - Chattanooga Subbuteo League 13,00
345 Brian King - North Alabama Subbuteo 13,00
366 Craig Cousino - (no club) 12,70
380 Isabel Batacchi - Tampa Bay TSC 12,00
409 Daniel Louis - Tampa Bay TSC 10,50
409 Jamie Zacharda - (no club) 10,50
433 Sean Mann - Wolfpack Subbuteo FC 9,50
444 Joe Schmidt - Northern California SC 9,00
488 Cameron Tucker - Southern California Subbuteo Club 8,00
547 Andrew Zunino - Philadelphia Subbuteo Futbol Syndicate 6,90
548 Matt Steinmuller - Maryland SC 6,85
549 Brian Lambert - MiSTFA 6,80
596 Brad Hendricks - Kansas City Subbuteo League 5,80
618 Adolfo Colindres - Patapsco SC 5,05
622 David Qualls - Chattanooga Subbuteo League 5,00
622 Vincent Vidal - Northern California SC 5,00
654 Gregg Deinhart - Washington Tuesday SL 4,75
672 Shane McNulty - Kansas City Subbuteo League 4,60
677 Richard Mike Mellott - (no club) 4,50
677 Luis Silva - SC Connecticut 4,50
693 Eric Walton - Washington Tuesday SL 4,25
748 Chad Idema - MiSTFA 3,90
762 James Husley - Tampa Bay TSC 3,50
762 Miguel Marques - SC Connecticut 3,50
762 Brandon Minton - Suncoast TSL 3,50
791 Eric Albertson - MiSTFA 3,40
791 Ricky Alvarez - (no club) 3,40
811 Sid Bond - (no club) 3,00
811 Josh Tucker - Southern California Subbuteo Club 3,00
834 Dewey LaRochelle - Washington Tuesday SL 2,95
852 Byung Kim - Maryland SC 2,75
853 Miko Mann - Wolfpack Subbuteo FC 2,70
859 Jody Schaaf - Savannah SC 2,50
895 John Reed - Chattanooga Subbuteo League 2,20
916 Mark Crawford - (no club) 2,10
919 Jason Mitchell - Southern California Subbuteo Club 2,00
919 Kevin Nieman - Southern California Subbuteo Club 2,00
989 Brendan Dames - Patapsco SC 1,85
989 Mike Hitselberger - (no club) 1,85
989 Grant Lilly - (no club) 1,85
989 Rory Nolan - (no club) 1,85
989 Corey Wiggs - (no club) 1,85
989 Evan Winter - Patapsco SC 1,85
1003 Javier King - North Alabama Subbuteo 1,60
1009 David Jensen - Southern California Subbuteo Club 1,50
1009 Chad Price - (no club) 1,50
1009 Tory Reed - Colorado SC 1,50
1047 Timothy Cousino USA (no club) 1,00
1047 Michael Koster USA MiSTFA 1,00
1047 Forest Pavel USA (no club) 1,00
1253 Kevin Antoszewski USA Maryland SC 0,90
1256 Eric Cha USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Joshua Chang USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Nicholas Chiacchio USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Alex de Lencastre USA SC Connecticut 0,50
1256 Jackson Duan USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Matt Fox USA Suncoast TSL 0,50
1256 Sebastien Gisin USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Landon Hunter USA MiSTFA 0,50
1256 Ryan Jung USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Ryan Kenny USA Maryland SC 0,50
1256 Timothy Kim USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Michael Kimack USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Mike Kistler USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Michael Knorr USA MiSTFA 0,50
1256 Nick Lawson USA MiSTFA 0,50
1256 Jongho Lee USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Jack Lorenz USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Tej Mehta USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Brian Mengele USA Patapsco SC 0,50
1256 Denish Parsulapeti USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Joey Peters USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Karson Porter USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Jon Raza USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Michael Shlining USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Frank Silva USA SC Connecticut 0,50
1256 Frank Jr Silva USA SC Connecticut 0,50
1256 Bill Switala USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Howard Veal USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Dave Waligora USA MiSTFA 0,50
1256 Jen Waligora USA MiSTFA 0,50
1256 Ben Williams USA (no club) 0,50
1256 Michael Zacharda USA (no club) 0,50

Friday, August 22, 2014

24th American Subbuteo Association National Championships

These were played at Huntington Beach, southern California on Saturday 26th July 2014. This was the first time that the championship had been played on the West Coast of the States, and pre-tournament some of us were hoping that the shamanic vibrations, flower power history and emotional atmosphere of the West might destabilise some of the players coming in from further East.

The final: Daniel Cranston vs Zach Walker

Well, that turned out just to be another dream, as Zach Walker (Colorado, 5 times USA champion) and Daniel Cranston (Maryland, 2 times USA champion) mowed through the field of mostly Californian-based players including Conan Mullen from Santa Rosa in northern California, and Erik Haefke from Cedar Springs, who this year returned to the States having learnt a high-paced attacking game in France for the last couple of years.
ASA National Champion Zach Walker
National runner-up Daniel Cranston

Both Zach and Dan qualified from their groups without so much as conceding a point, and the final eight players were the top 5 from the Southern Californian club and Erik, as well as Zach and Dan.

The final of the Veterans: Wayne Smith vs Erik Haefke

In some high scoring games, Zach, Dan, Erik and Wayne Smith (who also won the ASA Veterans Cup on the same day in sudden death against Erik) made it through to the semi-finals, but – try as Erik and Wayne did – they were no match for the top two.
Wayne Smith (right), Veterans champion
Erik Haefke, Veterans runner-up

The final was a cracker, Zach took the lead but Dan was playing well too and equalised before half-time.  In the second half Zach then led until just thirty seconds to go, when Dan scored a terrific goal on the run to take the final to sudden death.  Two minutes into the next phase, Zach blasted the ball into the net following a free kick and so won the ASA Nationals for the sixth time.  He is now just one win in the Nationals behind the legendary Gregg Deinhart of Virginia who won seven times between the years of 1996-2004.


Congratulations to Zach who once again showed that right now he is a cut above all other players in the States, and we certainly hope at some point that he will be able to represent the USA at the FISTF World Cup, and captain an American team there too.


The Southern California club did a great job of organizing the competition, and the only low point to mention was that because of the geographical east-west divide in the States, only eleven players entered the Nationals due to distance and dollars. With the majority of the players still on the East side, we now hope for a bigger attendance in Chicago in August 2015.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Results of the "Wednesday Night Chicago Area Subbuteo Club (CASC) Bouts"

The "Wednesday Night Chicago Area Subbuteo Club (CASC) Bouts" are in the books. This ASA / WASPA tournament was played at the Sweetland Grounds on Wednesday, August 13 and was a simple four person, round robin format including Ilias Gikas, Tim Tumminaro, Jamie Zacharda and Chris Sweetland.
We had an absolute blast!! The Sweetland Grounds featured a new basement venue (as opposed to my family room) which was well received! Additionally, the evening featured Jamie's visit to the Chicago area and a wonderful house warming gift of Revolution Anti-hero IPA, compliments of Jamie. Great to see you again Jamie and we look forward to your next visit to the area! You are obviously well-mentored in the game by your east coast friends!
The competition was intense with no real runaway goals. Ilias and Tim were definitely on their games which did not bode well for Jamie and myself!! We got knocked around a bit. It is noteworthy that there were a lot of goose eggs on the losing sides of the ledger....interesting! Below are the results. Match Scores: Jamie 1 Chris 1 Ilias 3 Jamie 0 Ilias 2 Tim 0 Tim 2 Chris 0 Ilias 2 Chris 0 Tim 0 Jamie 2 Ilias - 9 pts - GD +7 Jamie - 4 pts - GD -1 Tim - 3 pts - GD -2 Chris - 1 pts - GD -4 (Report by Chris Sweetland)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tom Shirley takes the 2014 Chattanooga Open

Tom Shirley and Brian King
The 2014 Chattanooga Open was held in Ringgold, GA with Tom Shirley taking the championship with a 3-2 win over Brian King in sudden-death. In the Mary Jane Final, John Reed wins on PK's over 2013's Mary Jane winner, Javier King, 1-0 after 6 rounds. Full Results: 1st round: John Reed 3 Forest Pavel 0 Tom Shirley 5 Simon Neil 0 Javier King 0 Brian King 1 Sean Mann 2 Miko 0 2nd Round: Tom 4 John 1 Forest 0 Simon 5 David 0 Sean 2 Miko 0 Javier 2 3rd Round: Simon 2 John 2 Tom 7 Forest 0 Miko 0 Brian 1 David 1 Javier 3 4th Round: Javier 1 Sean 1 Brian 1 David 0 5th Round: David 1 Miko 0 Sean 0 Brian 0 Mary Jane: John 1 Forest 0 David 1 Miko 3 (Javier bye) Miko 0 Javier 1 Final: Javier 0 John 0 (0-1 pks)
Mary Jane final
Knockout Round: Tom 2 Sean 0 Brian 2 Simon 1 (sudden death) Final: Tom 3 Brian 2
Tom Shirley

Thursday, August 7, 2014

US players in the world rankings

In the FISTF world rankings of July 2014, the US players are ranked as follows:

Open category:
60 GASPARINI Andrea CR Vasco da Gama Futmesa 344,00
172 WALKER Zach Maryland SC 90,00
232 CRANSTON Daniel Maryland SC 63,00
244 HAEFKE Erik - 58,80
307 O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul Maryland SC 39,20
333 SMITH Wayne Southern California SC 34,00
365 KURKEYERIAN Varant Southern California SC 29,20
516 TUCKER Cameron Maryland SC 15,40
517 TUCKER Rob Maryland SC 15,40
578 TUCKER Steve Southern California SC 12,20
579 TUCKER Josh Southern California SC 12,20
694 MULLEN Conan Southern California SC 9,00
864 RUSSELL Stuart Maryland SC 4,50

Veterans category:
215 O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul Maryland SC 30,00
387 HAEFKE Erik - 6,00

In the WASPA ranking of July 2014, US players are ranked as follows:

55 Daniel Cranston (Maryland SC) 64,00
78 Paul O'Donovan (Maryland SC) 54,90
79 Zach Walker (Washington Tuesday SL) 53,50
116 Wayne Smith (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 37,50
121 Patrick Sheridan (Maryland SC) 36,25
126 Alex Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 34,50
137 Paul Eyes (Maryland SC) 32,50
144 Andrea Gasparini (CR Vasco da Gama Futmesa) 31,00
182 Ilias Gikas (Hercules Subbuteo Club) 26,00
182 Varant Kurkeyerian (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 26,00
186 Nate Pate (MiSTFA) 25,75
188 Neal Rivera (Maryland SC) 25,35
203 Steve Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 23,80
226 Massimo Conturso (SC Connecticut) 21,00
265 Conan Mullen (Northern California SC) 17,20
266 Erik Haefke (no club)  17,00
266 George Vassiliades (Northern California SC) 17,00
279 Paul Pate (MiSTFA) 16,28
283 Peter Vahle (Northern California SC) 16,00
291 Steve Laskey (Cleveland Metro TFC) 15,50
321 Rob Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 13,60
335 John Coyle (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 13,00
357 Craig Cousino (no club)  12,70
372 Isabel Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 12,00
402 Daniel Louis (Tampa Bay TSC) 10,50
409 Chris Sweetland (Chicago Area SC) 10,30
412 Tim Tumminaro (Chicago Area SC) 10,10
437 Joe Schmidt (Northern California SC) 9,00
480 Cameron Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 8,00
506 Simon Neil (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 7,00
539 Andrew Zunino (Philadelphia Subbuteo Futbol Syndicate) 6,90
540 Matt Steinmuller (Maryland SC) 6,85
541 Brian Lambert (MiSTFA) 6,80
584 Brad Hendricks (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 5,80
610 Adolfo Colindres (Patapsco SC) 5,05
614 Vincent Vidal (Northern California SC) 5,00
640 Gregg Deinhart (Washington Tuesday SL) 4,75
657 Shane McNulty (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 4,60
661 Richard Mike Mellott (no club)  4,50
661 Luis Silva (SC Connecticut) 4,50
675 Eric Walton (Washington Tuesday SL) 4,25
687 David Qualls (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 4,00
687 Tom Shirley (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 4,00
732 Chad Idema (MiSTFA) 3,90
747 James Husley (Tampa Bay TSC) 3,50
747 Miguel Marques (SC Connecticut) 3,50
747 Brandon Minton (Suncoast TSL) 3,50
747 Jamie Zacharda (no club)  3,50
777 Eric Albertson (MiSTFA) 3,40
777 Ricky Alvarez (no club)  3,40
799 Sid Bond (no club)  3,00
799 Josh Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 3,00
825 Dewey LaRochelle (Washington Tuesday SL) 2,95
842 Byung Kim (Maryland SC) 2,75
849 Sean Mann (no club)  2,50
849 Jody Schaaf (Savannah SC) 2,50
904 Mark Crawford (no club)  2,10
907 Jason Mitchell (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
907 Kevin Nieman (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
975 Brendan Dames (Patapsco SC) 1,85
975 Mike Hitselberger (no club)  1,85
975 Grant Lilly (no club)  1,85
975 Rory Nolan (no club)  1,85
975 Corey Wiggs (no club)  1,85
975 Evan Winter (Patapsco SC) 1,85
982 Miko Mann (no club)  1,70
991 David Jensen (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 1,50
991 Chad Price (no club)  1,50
991 Tory Reed (Colorado SC) 1,50
1030 Timothy Cousino (no club)  1,00
1030 Michael Koster (MiSTFA) 1,00
1230 Kevin Antoszewski (Maryland SC) 0,90
1235 Eric Cha (no club)  0,50
1235 Joshua Chang (no club)  0,50
1235 Nicholas Chiacchio (no club)  0,50
1235 Alex de Lencastre (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1235 Jackson Duan (no club)  0,50
1235 Matt Fox (Suncoast TSL) 0,50
1235 Sebastien Gisin (no club)  0,50
1235 Landon Hunter (MiSTFA) 0,50
1235 Ryan Jung (no club)  0,50
1235 Ryan Kenny (Maryland SC) 0,50
1235 Timothy Kim (no club)  0,50
1235 Michael Kimack (no club)  0,50
1235 Mike Kistler (no club)  0,50
1235 Michael Knorr (MiSTFA) 0,50
1235 Nick Lawson (MiSTFA) 0,50
1235 Jongho Lee (no club)  0,50
1235 Jack Lorenz (no club)  0,50
1235 Tej Mehta (no club)  0,50
1235 Brian Mengele (Patapsco SC) 0,50
1235 Denish Parsulapeti (no club)  0,50
1235 Joey Peters (no club)  0,50
1235 Karson Porter (no club)  0,50
1235 Jon Raza (no club)  0,50
1235 Michael Shlining (no club)  0,50
1235 Frank Silva (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1235 Frank Jr Silva (SC Connecticut) 0,50
1235 Bill Switala (no club)  0,50
1235 Howard Veal (no club)  0,50
1235 Dave Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1235 Jen Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1235 Ben Williams (no club)  0,50
1235 Michael Zacharda (no club)  0,50

Monday, July 28, 2014

Report and Results of FISTF/WASPA Los Angeles Open, 28th July 2014

A great day’s play was enjoyed by thirteen players at the FISTF/WASPA Los Angeles Open, and we very pleased to welcome Thomas and Trisha Baumeler from Switzerland, on tour in California for a month. Perhaps fate dictated that Trisha and Thomas met together in the quarter-finals in a very tight family affair, with Thomas finally just edging the tie on shots. In the final, USA no. 2 Dan Cranston could have hoped at half time that he had one hand on the title, as he raced into a 3-0 lead over Zach Walker. However, Zach showed yet again why currently his Subbuteo is a level apart in the USA, staging a 3-3 comeback with two minutes left, and scoring the winner five minutes into overtime. A great performance by both players.
Zach Walker (right), Los Angeles Open champion
The event was competitive and intense, but there was no yelling every time a goal was scored (103 goals) and the games conducted in a sporting manner. Thanks to everyone for taking part, and especially to the USA players Dan Cranston, Erik Haefke and Zach Walker, who each travelled over 3000 miles or over 1000 miles to participate in this event and the ASA Nationals yesterday. We wish the event could have had more players. But in the USA (the third largest country in the world after Russia and Canada) we face enormous logistical issues in bringing together a substantial number of players from maybe 21 different playing States to play Subbuteo together. Playing maybe 5-6 games on American Nationals day can mean 1000-3000 miles of air and car rental travel for participants not living in the host state. These isolation issues compound when we (as we did this year) look at sending teams to the World Cup and Champions League, not just the travel it takes but the cost for individuals. The same can be said of playing Canada, Mexico or Brazil, something we’d love to do one day. In the future, sponsorship is the way to go. The potential here in the USA remains huge. And at ground level, we’d like to welcome a new player who has joined the Southern California Subbuteo League whilst visiting the Nationals this week-end, Damir Vranjes. Welcome Damir. (Report by Paul O'Donovan Rossa) Tournament results Group A Erik Haefke 2-1 Thomas Baumeler Cameron Tucker 0-6 Thomas Baumeler Cameron Tucker 1-2 Erik Haefke 1. Erik Haefke P2 W2 D0 L0 F4 A2 Pts 6 2. Thomas Baumeler P2 W1 D0 L1 F7 A2 Pts 3 3. Cameron Tucker P2 W0 D0 L2 F1 A8 Pts 0 Group B Paul O’Donovan Rossa 0-2 Trisha Baumeler Steve Tucker 1-1 Paul O’Donovan Rossa Trisha Baumeler 2-0 Steve Tucker 1. Trisha Baumeler P2 W2 D0 L0 F4 A0 Pts 6 2. Paul O’Donovan Rossa P2 W0 D1 L1 F1 A3 Pts 1 3. Steve Tucker P2 W0 D1 L1 F1 A3 Pts 1 Paul O’DR beat Steve Tucker 2-0 in shoot-out Group C Wayne Smith 4-0 Conan Mullen Conan Mullen 0-2 Dan Cranston Wayne Smith 1-3 Dan Cranston 1. Dan Cranston P2 W2 D0 L0 F5 A1 Pts 6 2. Wayne Smith P2 W1 D0 L1 F5 A3 Pts 3 3. Conan Mullen P2 W0 D0 L2 F0 A6 Pts 0 Group D Varant Kurkeyerian 0-7 Zach Walker Rob Tucker 7-1 Josh Tucker Rob Tucker 0-6 Zach Walker Varant Kurkeyerian 7-1 Josh Tucker Zach Walker 6-6 Josh Tucker Rob Tucker 0-1 Varant Kurkeyerian 1. Zach Walker P3 W2 D1 L0 F19 A6 Pts 7 2. Varant Kurkeyerian P3 W2 D0 L1 F9 A8 Pts 6 3. Rob Tucker P3 W1 D0 L2 F7 A8 Pts 3 4. Josh Tucker P2 W0 D1 L2 F8 A21 Pts 1
Swiss derby between the Baumeler, father and daughter
Quarter Finals Erik Haefke 1-2 Paul O’Donovan Rossa Wayne Smith 0-7 Zach Walker Dan Cranston 7-0 Varant Kurkeyerian Trisha Baumeler 0-0 Thomas Baumeler Thomas Baumeler beat Trisha Baumeler 2-1 in shoot-out
Daniel Cranston vs Varant Kurkeyerian
Semi Finals Paul O’Donovan Rossa 1-4 Zach Walker Dan Cranston 2-1 Thomas Baumeler Final Daniel Cranston 3-4 Zach Walker (OT) 3rd/4th Place Play Off Thomas Baumeler 3-0 Paul O'Donovan Rossa FISTF/WASPA Los Angeles Open Champion 2014 – Zach Walker (Colorado)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Reminder about the National

Here are some more details about the National.

Saturday July 26th – arrive 8.30am for 9am flick-off
The ASA National Open (all ages)
The ASA National Veterans (aged 40+)
Mary Jane consolation competitions for both Open and Veterans

Sunday July 27th – arrive 9.00am for 9.30am flick-off
Open competition (all ages)
Mary Jane consolation competition for Open

Cost 
$15 for both days play, and including two lunches

Venue
The Club House
Seabridge Lane
Huntington Beach
California 92646

Two Pictures of the Venue


Nearest airports to Huntington Beach
Los Angeles (LAX) – 36 miles
Irvine / Santa Ana (SNA) – 12 miles http://www.ocair.com/arrivals/
The easiest mode of transport around southern California is car, so renting a car is recommended
Taxi from LAX to Huntington Beach is $120 each way
Taxi from SNA to Huntington Beach is $40 each way

Four recommended hotels close to venue
Regency Inn – 0.9 miles from venue
http://bestwesterncalifornia.com/hotels/best-western-regency-inn

Best Western – 2.5 miles from venue
http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/CA/Huntington-Beach-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Huntington-Beach-Inn/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=05629

Huntington Surf Inn – 2.5 miles from venue
http://www.huntingtonsurfinn.com/

Hilton (pricier) – 2.3 miles from venue
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/the-waterfront-beach-resort-a-hilton-hotel-HUBWHHF/index.html

All 16 hotels in Huntington Beach
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g32513-Huntington_Beach_California-Hotels.html

Evening entertainment on Saturday night
Dinner and drinks at Dukes Restaurant, Pacific Cost Highway, Huntington Beach Pier 7.30pm
http://www.dukeshuntington.com/

Responsibilities and Officials for the week-end’s play

Competition Organizer
Rob Tucker
Cell: 240-298-5796
Email: robtucker@rjtucker.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.james.tucker

Venue Organizer & Liaison
Competition Registration
Paul O’Donovan Rossa
Cell: 714-907-3658
Email: paulodr.ca@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.odonovanrossa

Pitch Transportation and Set-Up
Steve Tucker

Head Referee
Wayne Smith

Register NOW for the ASA Nationals in July!
Please email or Facebook Paul O’Donovan Rossa with your wish to be registered to play at the Nationals, and your name will be added to the list of players attending below

Accident Waiver
All players will be required to sign on Saturday that they waive any claim for accident or incident whilst on the facilities at Seabridge and in the Clubhouse and vicinity – as taking out insurance to cover the unlikely event of anything occurring would be financially prohibitive upon this competition taking place

Travel and Accommodation Enquiries
Please direct any queries on Huntington Beach, and travel to and accommodation in Huntington Beach, to Paul O’Donovan Rossa and I will help the best I can (as a Huntington Beach resident, not a travel agent!)

If you are travelling out to this part of California it is a great opportunity to extend your stay and have a holiday or short break here – with all the beaches, beach events, Disney, whale watching (including blue whales in July) and Orange County shopping and evening life.  Any questions, just ask.

Players attending so far
Zach Walker (4 times and 2013 ASA Champion)
Daniel Cranston (2011 ASA Champion)
Neal Rivera
Craig Cousino
Josh Tucker
Cam Tucker
Rob Tucker
Steve Tucker
David Jensen
Varant Kurkeyerian
Wayne Smith
Paul O’Donovan Rossa

Unable to attend this year
Tom Shirley (ASA Chairman)
Paul Eyes (2012 ASA Champion)
Alex Batacchi

Huntington Beach (adapted from Wiki)
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in southern California. The city is named after American businessman Henry E. Huntington in 1909.  According to the 2012 census, the city population was 189,707; making it the largest beach city in Orange County in terms of population (other nearby beach cities are Laguna Beach; Newport Beach; Sunset Beach; Seal Beach).  Huntington Beach is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the southwest, by Seal Beach on the northwest, by Costa Mesa on the east, by Newport Beach on the southeast, by Westminster on the north, and by Fountain Valley on the northeast.

Huntington Beach is known for its long 9.5-mile stretch of sandy beach, mild climate, excellent surfing and Subbuteo, and beach culture. The ocean waves are enhanced by a natural effect caused by the edge-diffraction of open ocean swells around the island of Catalina. Swells generated predominantly from the North Pacific in winter, and from a combination of Southern hemisphere storms and hurricanes in summer, focus on Huntington Beach creating consistent surf all year long.

Huntington Beach is the site of the world surfing championships, held in the summer every year. The city is often referred to as ‘Surf City’ because of this high profile event and its history and culture of surfing.  It is often called the "Surfing Capital of the World", not for the height of the waves, but rather for this consistent quality of surf.

Average temperature in July – 71F (high) 63F (low)

Pictures of Huntington Beach

Other pictures of Huntington Beach

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

George Vassiliades wins in San Francisco

The day was full of sunshine, the World Cup, and winning tournaments on goal differential for George Vassiliades and AEK Tibet. They Cypriot took the day thanks to a 1-1 draw against Hotspur Subbuteo, who finished the day in second place. After losing both of their games, Vincent's Olympique and Joe's South Berkeley SC went into the Wooden Spoon Final needing a win. It all came down to a draw, then extra time, THEN penalties (which the Frenchman won 2-1 after six rounds). All-in-all, a great day of flicking with good friends. Until next time!

(Report from the NCSC Facebook page)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

US players in the world rankings

US players in the FISTF Open ranking of May 2014:
55 GASPARINI Andrea 346,00
294 HAEFKE Erik 40,80
499 SMITH Wayne 16,00
618 KURKEYERIAN Varant 11,20
727 TUCKER Cameron 6,40
728 TUCKER Rob 6,40
840 RUSSELL Stuart 4,50
893 TUCKER Steve 3,20
894 O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul 3,20
895 TUCKER Josh 3,20

US players in the FISTF Veterans ranking of May 2014:
289 O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul 15,00
390 HAEFKE Erik 6,00

US players in the WASPA ranking of May 2014:
69 Paul O'Donovan (Maryland SC) 49,90
89 Alex Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 41,00
95 Wayne Smith (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 40,00
97 Andrea Gasparini (CR Vasco da Gama Futmesa) 39,50
110 Patrick Sheridan (Maryland SC) 36,25
120 Daniel Cranston (Maryland SC) 34,00
125 Zach Walker (Washington Tuesday SL) 33,00
131 Nate Pate (MiSTFA) 32,00
136 Steve Laskey (Cleveland Metro TFC) 31,00
178 Steve Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 24,80
186 Massimo Conturso (SC Connecticut) 23,50
186 Paul Eyes (Maryland SC) 23,50
199 Varant Kurkeyerian (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 22,50
201 Paul Pate (MiSTFA) 22,15
209 Neal Rivera (Maryland SC) 20,35
225 Craig Cousino (no club) 19,00
225 Ilias Gikias (Chicago Area SC) 19,00
235 Peter Vahle (Northern California SC) 18,00
302 John Coyle (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 13,00
320 Daniel Louis (Tampa Bay TSC) 12,50
320 Rob Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 12,50
332 Tim Tumminaro (Chicago Area SC) 12,40
340 Isabel Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 12,00
385 Chris Sweetland (Chicago Area SC) 9,20
387 Richard Mike Mellott (no club) 9,00
387 Luis Silva (SC Connecticut) 9,00
407 Eric Walton (Washington Tuesday SL) 8,50
426 Brian Lambert (MiSTFA) 8,10
428 Conan Mullen (Northern California SC) 8,00
448 Cameron Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 7,50
458 Simon Neil (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 7,00
521 Eric Albertson (MiSTFA) 6,00
532 Brad Hendricks (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 5,80
540 James Husley (Tampa Bay TSC) 5,50
540 Andrew Zunino (Philadelphia Subbuteo Futbol Syndicate) 5,50
556 David Jensen (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 5,00
556 Sean Mann (no club) 5,00
556 Joe Schmidt (Northern California SC) 5,00
581 Chad Idema (MiSTFA) 4,80
584 Gregg Deinhart (Washington Tuesday SL) 4,75
595 Shane McNulty (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 4,60
611 Mark Crawford (no club) 4,20
615 Brandon Minton (Suncoast TSL) 4,00
615 David Qualls (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 4,00
615 Tom Shirley (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 4,00
615 George Vassiliades (Northern California SC) 4,00
670 Miguel Marques (SC Connecticut) 3,50
696 Ricky Alvarez (no club) 3,40
696 Miko Mann (no club) 3,40
706 Adolfo Colindres (Patapsco SC) 3,25
720 Sid Bond (no club) 3,00
720 Chad Price (no club) 3,00
720 Tory Reed (Colorado SC) 3,00
746 Dewey LaRochelle (Washington Tuesday SL) 2,95
760 Byung Kim (Maryland SC) 2,75
765 Jody Schaaf (Savannah SC) 2,50
765 Jamie Zacharda (no club) 2,50
817 Jason Mitchell (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
817 Kevin Nieman (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
817 Josh Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
889 Brendan Dames (Patapsco SC) 1,85
889 Mike Hitselberger (no club) 1,85
889 Grant Lilly (no club) 1,85
889 Rory Nolan (no club) 1,85
889 Matt Steinmuller (Maryland SC) 1,85
889 Corey Wiggs (no club) 1,85
889 Evan Winter (Patapsco SC) 1,85
905 Michael Koster (MiSTFA) 1,50
936 Alex de Lencastre (SC Connecticut) 1,00
936 Landon Hunter (MiSTFA) 1,00
936 Michael Knorr (MiSTFA) 1,00
936 Nick Lawson (MiSTFA) 1,00
936 Frank Silva (SC Connecticut) 1,00
936 Frank Jr Silva (SC Connecticut) 1,00
936 Vincent Vidal (Northern California SC) 1,00
1112 Kevin Antoszewski (Maryland SC) 0,90
1120 Eric Cha (no club) 0,50
1120 Joshua Chang (no club) 0,50
1120 Nicholas Chiacchio (no club) 0,50
1120 Jackson Duan (no club) 0,50
1120 Matt Fox (Suncoast TSL) 0,50
1120 Sebastien Gisin (no club) 0,50
1120 Ryan Jung (no club) 0,50
1120 Ryan Kenny (Maryland SC) 0,50
1120 Timothy Kim (no club) 0,50
1120 Michael Kimack (no club) 0,50
1120 Mike Kistler (no club) 0,50
1120 Jongho Lee (no club) 0,50
1120 Jack Lorenz (no club) 0,50
1120 Tej Mehta (no club) 0,50
1120 Brian Mengele (Patapsco SC) 0,50
1120 Denish Parsulapeti (no club) 0,50
1120 Joey Peters (no club) 0,50
1120 Karson Porter (no club) 0,50
1120 Jon Raza (no club) 0,50
1120 Michael Shlining (no club) 0,50
1120 Bill Switala (no club) 0,50
1120 Howard Veal (no club) 0,50
1120 Dave Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1120 Jen Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1120 Ben Williams (no club) 0,50
1120 Michael Zacharda (no club) 0,50

Thursday, May 29, 2014

2014 Pennsylvania Subbuteo Championship

On Sunday, May 25, 2014, seven players competed for the first Pennsylvania Subbuteo Championship. The players were placed in two groups, a group of four players and a group of three players. The top two finishers in each group would compete for the Pennsylvania Subbuteo Championship while the remaining three would play in the consolation round, the Mushroom Bowl. The player with the highest points average would get a bye into the championship of the Mushroom Bowl.

In group A, Paul Eyes and Neil Rivera qualify for the Pennsylvania Subbuteo Championship; Adolfo Colindres receives a bye to the Mushroom Bowl final with a 1.333 points average while Andrew Zunino will participate in the play-in game for the Mushroom Bowl Final.

In group B, Daniel Cranston and Matthew Steinmuller qualify for the Pennsylvania Championship while Jamie Zacharda will participate in the play-in game for the Mushroom Bowl Final.

The Mushroom Bowl - Play-in Game:
Andrew Zunino defeated Jamie Zacharda 2-0

The Mushroom Bowl Final:
Adolfo Colindres defeated Andrew Zunino 1-0 to win the Mushroom Bowl

The Pennsylvania Subbuteo Championship - Semi-Finals:
Paul Eyes defeated Matthew Steinmuller 2-0
Daniel Cranston defeated Neil Rivera 3-0

The Pennsylvania Subbuteo Championship:
Daniel Cranston captured the Pennsylvania Subbuteo Championship by defeating Paul Eyes 3-2.

Final Standings
1. Daniel Cranston
2. Paul Eyes
3. Neil Rivera
4. Matthew Steinmuller
5. Adolfo Colindres
6. Andrew Zunino
7. Jamie Zacharda

(Report by Andrew Zunino)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tournament in Chattanooga

There will be a tournament in Chattanooga, TN on August 9. If there are enough entries, the event will be held at the venue where the Nationals was (called the Nutrition Center). If no out of towners, then Tom Shirley's residence would be the site.
Contact: Tom Shirley at ltningfan@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Peter Alegi wins in Michigan

The semi between Alegi and Gikas
There was a tournament in Grand Rapids, Michigan last saturday with a field of 8 players competing for a lot of points as the event had the double status (FISTF Satellite/WASPA) and the host club had the chance to meet players of the Chicago Area Subbuteo Club as well as Erik Haefke who has spent the last few months in France and played in several tournaments in Europe. Haefke made it to the final after defeating Mike Ewer in the semi. In the other semi, Peter Alegi beat Ilias Gikas on shots. The final was very close but Peter Alegi made the difference in the final to beat Erik Haefke in the sudden death.

Friday, May 9, 2014

National Championships 2015

Bidding is open during the month of May for 2015 ASA National Championships hosts. The ASA Board is aware they are late in getting this announced but they want to make sure they are on top of things. If clubs are interested, they can simply let their regional VP know to submit their request and we can take it from there.

Vice Presidential seats

Vice Presidential seats for the ASA BoD are coming up soon. As stated in our bylaws below, we need to start accepting nominations in June. The ASA secretary is Matt Fox (eckatofox@netscape.net) and he's in charge to accept nominations and votes for this as per below.

Articles from the ASA bylaws

Vice Presidential Elections – Each Region of the ASA is represented on the Board of Directors by a Vice President.  Vice Presidents are elected in even numbered years by a popular vote by members registered in their region.

· The ASA Secretary is responsible for collecting nominations and votes for Vice Presidential Elections.  The ASA Secretary can not collect votes or nominations for the region in which he/she belongs.  Instead, the ASA President or selected Vice President shall fill in for the ASA Secretary in this role.

· Vice Presidential nominations are accepted from June 1st to June 30th  in each even numbered year.

· Voting is open during the month of July for Vice Presidential Elections.

· The winner of the Vice Presidential Elections will be announced by the end of the first full week of August.

·  If no candidate is willing to run for VP from a region, any person, from any region, who has been a member-at-large for at least two years and is at least 18 years in age, can put his/her name forth for election. If this happens, the members-at-large will have 30 days to vote for their choice. The VPs shall serve their terms, beginning September 1 of the even numbered years.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

US Players in the world rankings

FISTF Open ranking of April 2014

53  GASPARINI Andrea 349,00
447  HAEFKE Erik 19,80
506  SMITH Wayne 16,00
619  KURKEYERIAN Varant 11,20
722  TUCKER Cameron 6,40
723  TUCKER Rob 6,40
854  RUSSELL Stuart 4,50
894  TUCKER Steve 3,20
895  O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul 3,20
896  TUCKER Josh 3,20

WASPA ranking of April 2014

69 Paul O'Donovan (Maryland SC) 49,90
89 Alex Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 41,00
95 Wayne Smith (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 40,00
97 Andrea Gasparini (CR Vasco da Gama Futmesa) 39,50
110 Patrick Sheridan (Maryland SC) 36,25
120 Daniel Cranston (Maryland SC) 34,00
125 Zach Walker (Washington Tuesday SL) 33,00
131 Nate Pate (MiSTFA) 32,00
136 Steve Laskey (Cleveland Metro TFC) 31,00
178 Steve Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 24,80
186 Paul Eyes (Maryland SC) 23,50
186 Massimo Conturso (SC Connecticut) 23,50
199 Varant Kurkeyerian (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 22,50
201 Paul Pate (MiSTFA) 22,15
209 Neal Rivera (Maryland SC) 20,35
225 Craig Cousino (no club) 19,00
225 Ilias Gikias (Chicago Area SC) 19,00
235 Peter Vahle (Northern California SC) 18,00
302 John Coyle (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 13,00
320 Rob Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 12,50
320 Daniel Louis (Tampa Bay TSC) 12,50
332 Tim Tumminaro (Chicago Area SC) 12,40
340 Isabel Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 12,00
385 Chris Sweetland (Chicago Area SC) 9,20
387 Richard Mike Mellott (no club) 9,00
387 Luis Silva (SC Connecticut) 9,00
407 Eric Walton (Washington Tuesday SL) 8,50
426 Brian Lambert (MiSTFA) 8,10
428 Conan Mullen (Northern California SC) 8,00
448 Cameron Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 7,50
458 Simon Neil (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 7,00
521 Eric Albertson (MiSTFA) 6,00
532 Brad Hendricks (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 5,80
540 Andrew Zunino (Philadelphia Subbuteo Futbol Syndicate) 5,50
540 James Husley (Tampa Bay TSC) 5,50
556 Sean Mann (no club) 5,00
556 Joe Schmidt (Northern California SC) 5,00
556 David Jensen (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 5,00
581 Chad Idema (MiSTFA) 4,80
584 Gregg Deinhart (Washington Tuesday SL) 4,75
595 Shane McNulty (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 4,60
611 Mark Crawford (no club) 4,20
615 David Qualls (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 4,00
615 Tom Shirley (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 4,00
615 George Vassiliades (Northern California SC) 4,00
615 Brandon Minton (Suncoast TSL) 4,00
670 Miguel Marques (SC Connecticut) 3,50
696 Ricky Alvarez (no club) 3,40
696 Miko Mann (no club) 3,40
706 Adolfo Colindres (Patapsco SC) 3,25
720 Sid Bond (no club) 3,00
720 Chad Price (no club) 3,00
720 Tory Reed (Colorado SC) 3,00
746 Dewey LaRochelle (Washington Tuesday SL) 2,95
760 Byung Kim (Maryland SC) 2,75
765 Jamie Zacharda (no club) 2,50
765 Jody Schaaf (Savannah SC) 2,50
817 Jason Mitchell (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
817 Kevin Nieman (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
817 Josh Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
889 Mike Hitselberger (no club) 1,85
889 Grant Lilly (no club) 1,85
889 Rory Nolan (no club) 1,85
889 Corey Wiggs (no club) 1,85
889 Matt Steinmuller (Maryland SC) 1,85
889 Brendan Dames (Patapsco SC) 1,85
889 Evan Winter (Patapsco SC) 1,85
905 Michael Koster (MiSTFA) 1,50
936 Landon Hunter (MiSTFA) 1,00
936 Michael Knorr (MiSTFA) 1,00
936 Nick Lawson (MiSTFA) 1,00
936 Vincent Vidal (Northern California SC) 1,00
936 Alex de Lencastre (SC Connecticut) 1,00
936 Frank Silva (SC Connecticut) 1,00
936 Frank Jr Silva (SC Connecticut) 1,00
1112 Kevin Antoszewski (Maryland SC) 0,90
1120 Eric Cha (no club) 0,50
1120 Joshua Chang (no club) 0,50
1120 Nicholas Chiacchio (no club) 0,50
1120 Jackson Duan (no club) 0,50
1120 Sebastien Gisin (no club) 0,50
1120 Ryan Jung (no club) 0,50
1120 Timothy Kim (no club) 0,50
1120 Michael Kimack (no club) 0,50
1120 Mike Kistler (no club) 0,50
1120 Jongho Lee (no club) 0,50
1120 Jack Lorenz (no club) 0,50
1120 Tej Mehta (no club) 0,50
1120 Denish Parsulapeti (no club) 0,50
1120 Joey Peters (no club) 0,50
1120 Karson Porter (no club) 0,50
1120 Jon Raza (no club) 0,50
1120 Michael Shlining (no club) 0,50
1120 Bill Switala (no club) 0,50
1120 Howard Veal (no club) 0,50
1120 Ben Williams (no club) 0,50
1120 Michael Zacharda (no club) 0,50
1120 Ryan Kenny (Maryland SC) 0,50
1120 Dave Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1120 Jen Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1120 Brian Mengele (Patapsco SC) 0,50
1120 Matt Fox (Suncoast TSL) 0,50

Saturday, May 3, 2014

A tournament in St. Louis

There will be a tournament in St Louis, Missouri on June 7 at 10.00 am. The venue is the Trinity Catholic High School.
Facebook page of the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/487696564685073/

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A nice victory for Paul O'Donovan Rossa

Paul O'Donovan Rossa defeated Steve Tucker in the final of the ASA/WASPA tournament held by the Southern California Subbuteo Club (2-0). The event was held to celebrate the visit of Singapore's Erza Aripin. Erza lost to Paul O'Donovan Rossa (0-1) in the semi while Varant Kurkeyerian was the other semi-finalist. After the event, Erza Aripin reported he was very thankful to the SCSC players for making new friends and having a great time. Congratulations to everyone for a great day of subbuteo.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Memorial Day week-end tournament

The Eastern Pennsylvania Subbuteo Club is pleased to announce its first annual tournament to be held the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. I will come up with a better name for the tournament once I buy the trophy.  It will be held in Avondale, PA, about 45 minutes from Philadelphia. We would love to see you there. This will be a ASA and WASPA points event.

Contact is Andrew Zunino at andy62269@msn.com

Andrew Zunino

Monday, April 21, 2014

American Subbuteo Association – National Championships 2014

Here are some more details about the National.

Saturday July 26th – arrive 8.30am for 9am flick-off
The ASA National Open (all ages)
The ASA National Veterans (aged 40+)
Mary Jane consolation competitions for both Open and Veterans

Sunday July 27th – arrive 9.00am for 9.30am flick-off
Open competition (all ages)
Mary Jane consolation competition for Open

Cost 
$15 for both days play, and including two lunches

Venue
The Club House
Seabridge Lane
Huntington Beach
California 92646

Two Pictures of the Venue


Nearest airports to Huntington Beach
Los Angeles (LAX) – 36 miles
Irvine / Santa Ana (SNA) – 12 miles http://www.ocair.com/arrivals/
The easiest mode of transport around southern California is car, so renting a car is recommended
Taxi from LAX to Huntington Beach is $120 each way
Taxi from SNA to Huntington Beach is $40 each way

Four recommended hotels close to venue
Regency Inn – 0.9 miles from venue
http://bestwesterncalifornia.com/hotels/best-western-regency-inn

Best Western – 2.5 miles from venue
http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/CA/Huntington-Beach-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Huntington-Beach-Inn/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=05629

Huntington Surf Inn – 2.5 miles from venue
http://www.huntingtonsurfinn.com/

Hilton (pricier) – 2.3 miles from venue
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/the-waterfront-beach-resort-a-hilton-hotel-HUBWHHF/index.html

All 16 hotels in Huntington Beach
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g32513-Huntington_Beach_California-Hotels.html

Evening entertainment on Saturday night
Dinner and drinks at Dukes Restaurant, Pacific Cost Highway, Huntington Beach Pier 7.30pm
http://www.dukeshuntington.com/

Responsibilities and Officials for the week-end’s play

Competition Organizer
Rob Tucker
Cell: 240-298-5796
Email: robtucker@rjtucker.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robert.james.tucker

Venue Organizer & Liaison
Competition Registration
Paul O’Donovan Rossa
Cell: 714-907-3658
Email: paulodr.ca@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.odonovanrossa

Pitch Transportation and Set-Up
Steve Tucker

Head Referee
Wayne Smith

Register NOW for the ASA Nationals in July!
Please email or Facebook Paul O’Donovan Rossa with your wish to be registered to play at the Nationals, and your name will be added to the list of players attending below

Accident Waiver
All players will be required to sign on Saturday that they waive any claim for accident or incident whilst on the facilities at Seabridge and in the Clubhouse and vicinity – as taking out insurance to cover the unlikely event of anything occurring would be financially prohibitive upon this competition taking place

Travel and Accommodation Enquiries
Please direct any queries on Huntington Beach, and travel to and accommodation in Huntington Beach, to Paul O’Donovan Rossa and I will help the best I can (as a Huntington Beach resident, not a travel agent!)

If you are travelling out to this part of California it is a great opportunity to extend your stay and have a holiday or short break here – with all the beaches, beach events, Disney, whale watching (including blue whales in July) and Orange County shopping and evening life.  Any questions, just ask.

Players attending so far
Zach Walker (4 times and 2013 ASA Champion)
Daniel Cranston (2011 ASA Champion)
Neal Rivera
Craig Cousino
Josh Tucker
Cam Tucker
Rob Tucker
Steve Tucker
David Jensen
Varant Kurkeyerian
Wayne Smith
Paul O’Donovan Rossa

Unable to attend this year
Tom Shirley (ASA Chairman)
Paul Eyes (2012 ASA Champion)
Alex Baatchi

Huntington Beach (adapted from Wiki)
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in southern California. The city is named after American businessman Henry E. Huntington in 1909.  According to the 2012 census, the city population was 189,707; making it the largest beach city in Orange County in terms of population (other nearby beach cities are Laguna Beach; Newport Beach; Sunset Beach; Seal Beach).  Huntington Beach is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the southwest, by Seal Beach on the northwest, by Costa Mesa on the east, by Newport Beach on the southeast, by Westminster on the north, and by Fountain Valley on the northeast.

Huntington Beach is known for its long 9.5-mile stretch of sandy beach, mild climate, excellent surfing and Subbuteo, and beach culture. The ocean waves are enhanced by a natural effect caused by the edge-diffraction of open ocean swells around the island of Catalina. Swells generated predominantly from the North Pacific in winter, and from a combination of Southern hemisphere storms and hurricanes in summer, focus on Huntington Beach creating consistent surf all year long.

Huntington Beach is the site of the world surfing championships, held in the summer every year. The city is often referred to as ‘Surf City’ because of this high profile event and its history and culture of surfing.  It is often called the "Surfing Capital of the World", not for the height of the waves, but rather for this consistent quality of surf.

Average temperature in July – 71F (high) 63F (low)

Pictures of Huntington Beach

Other pictures of Huntington Beach