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

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 ( 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: