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

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

$15 for both days play, and including two lunches

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
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

Best Western – 2.5 miles from venue

Huntington Surf Inn – 2.5 miles from venue

Hilton (pricier) – 2.3 miles from venue

All 16 hotels in Huntington Beach

Evening entertainment on Saturday night
Dinner and drinks at Dukes Restaurant, Pacific Cost Highway, Huntington Beach Pier 7.30pm

Responsibilities and Officials for the week-end’s play

Competition Organizer
Rob Tucker
Cell: 240-298-5796

Venue Organizer & Liaison
Competition Registration
Paul O’Donovan Rossa
Cell: 714-907-3658

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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

US players in the world rankings

FISTF Open ranking of March 2014:

55 GASPARINI Andrea (CR Vasco da Gama Futmesa) 349,00
451 HAEFKE Erik (-) 19,80
512 SMITH Wayne (Southern California SC) 16,00
627 KURKEYERIAN Varant (Southern California SC) 11,20
675 RUSSELL Stuart (Maryland SC) 9,00
741 TUCKER Cameron (Maryland SC) 6,40
742 TUCKER Rob (Maryland SC) 6,40
904 TUCKER Steve (Southern California SC) 3,20
905 O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul (Maryland SC) 3,20
906 TUCKER Josh (Southern California SC) 3,20
FISTF veterans ranking of March 2014:

294 O'DONOVAN ROSSA Paul (Maryland SC) 15,00
370 HAEFKE Erik (-) 6,00

WASPA ranking of March 2014:

79 Daniel Cranston (Maryland SC) 46,50
84 Wayne Smith (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 44,50
86 Patrick Sheridan (Maryland SC) 42,75
89 Alex Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 41,00
96 Andrea Gasparini (CR Vasco da Gama Futmesa) 39,50
117 Zach Walker (Washington Tuesday SL) 33,00
122 Nate Pate (MiSTFA) 32,00
127 Steve Laskey (Cleveland Metro TFC) 31,00
153 Paul O'Donovan (Maryland SC) 27,40
157 Paul Eyes (Maryland SC) 27,00
177 Neal Rivera (Maryland SC) 23,85
179 Massimo Conturso (SC Connecticut) 23,50
193 Paul Pate (MiSTFA) 22,15
201 Craig Cousino (no club) 21,00
221 Ilias Gikias (no club) 19,00
230 Peter Vahle (Northern California SC) 18,00
256 Varant Kurkeyerian (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 16,00
277 Rob Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 14,00
296 John Coyle (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 13,00
317 Daniel Louis (Tampa Bay TSC) 12,50
327 Tim Tumminaro (no club) 12,40
331 Isabel Batacchi (Tampa Bay TSC) 12,00
336 Steve Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 11,80
382 Chris Sweetland (MiSTFA) 9,20
384 Richard Mike Mellott (no club) 9,00
384 Luis Silva (SC Connecticut) 9,00
404 Eric Walton (Washington Tuesday SL) 8,50
423 Brian Lambert (MiSTFA) 8,10
425 Conan Mullen (Northern California SC) 8,00
440 Andrew Zunino (Philadelphia Subbuteo Futbol Syndicate) 7,50
452 Simon Neil (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 7,00
489 Cameron Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 6,50
514 Eric Albertson (MiSTFA) 6,00
527 Brad Hendricks (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 5,80
534 James Husley (Tampa Bay TSC) 5,50
555 Sean Mann (no club) 5,00
555 Joe Schmidt (Northern California SC) 5,00
576 Chad Idema (MiSTFA) 4,80
580 Gregg Deinhart (Washington Tuesday SL) 4,75
591 Shane McNulty (Kansas City Subbuteo League) 4,60
604 Mark Crawford (no club) 4,20
608 Dewey LaRochelle (Washington Tuesday SL) 4,05
609 David Jensen (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 4,00
609 Brandon Minton (Suncoast TSL) 4,00
609 David Qualls (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 4,00
609 Tom Shirley (Chattanooga Subbuteo League) 4,00
609 George Vassiliades (Northern California SC) 4,00
659 Miguel Marques (SC Connecticut) 3,50
684 Ricky Alvarez (no club) 3,40
684 Miko Mann (no club) 3,40
691 Jamie Zacharda (no club) 3,30
695 Adolfo Colindres (Patapsco SC) 3,25
706 Sid Bond (no club) 3,00
706 Chad Price (no club) 3,00
706 Tory Reed (Colorado SC) 3,00
743 Byung Kim (Maryland SC) 2,75
750 Jody Schaaf (Savannah SC) 2,50
797 Jason Mitchell (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
797 Kevin Nieman (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 2,00
857 Brendan Dames (Patapsco SC) 1,85
857 Mike Hitselberger (no club) 1,85
857 Grant Lilly (no club) 1,85
857 Rory Nolan (no club) 1,85
857 Matt Steinmuller (Maryland SC) 1,85
857 Corey Wiggs (no club) 1,85
857 Evan Winter (Patapsco SC) 1,85
874 Michael Koster (MiSTFA) 1,50
907 Alex de Lencastre (SC Connecticut) 1,00
907 Landon Hunter (MiSTFA) 1,00
907 Mike Kistler (no club) 1,00
907 Michael Knorr (MiSTFA) 1,00
907 Nick Lawson (MiSTFA) 1,00
907 Frank Silva (SC Connecticut) 1,00
907 Frank Jr Silva (SC Connecticut) 1,00
907 Josh Tucker (Southern California Subbuteo Club) 1,00
907 Howard Veal (no club) 1,00
907 Vincent Vidal (Northern California SC) 1,00
1086 Kevin Antoszewski (Maryland SC) 0,90
1094 Eric Cha (no club) 0,50
1094 Joshua Chang (no club) 0,50
1094 Nicholas Chiacchio (no club) 0,50
1094 Jackson Duan (no club) 0,50
1094 Matt Fox (Suncoast TSL) 0,50
1094 Sebastien Gisin (no club) 0,50
1094 Ryan Jung (no club) 0,50
1094 Ryan Kenny (Maryland SC) 0,50
1094 Timothy Kim (no club) 0,50
1094 Michael Kimack (no club) 0,50
1094 Jongho Lee (no club) 0,50
1094 Jack Lorenz (no club) 0,50
1094 Tej Mehta (no club) 0,50
1094 Brian Mengele (Patapsco SC) 0,50
1094 Denish Parsulapeti (no club) 0,50
1094 Joey Peters (no club) 0,50
1094 Karson Porter (no club) 0,50
1094 Jon Raza (no club) 0,50
1094 Michael Shlining (no club) 0,50
1094 Bill Switala (no club) 0,50
1094 Dave Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1094 Jen Waligora (MiSTFA) 0,50
1094 Ben Williams (no club) 0,50
1094 Michael Zacharda (no club) 0,50

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Poster of the next event in Michigan

Flicko de Mayo will be a FISTF Satellite, also counting for the ASA and WASPA circuit to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on May 10. You can check the Facebook tournament page here