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A good turnout for the Satellite of Patra

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In the week-end of July 11 and 12 the Greek association organized a Satellite in Patra. The Open category had 16 entries and Antonis Kastelanos (Olympia) defeated Panos Vasilopoulos (Athinaikos) in the final. Panos Vasilopoulos and Vassilis Angelopoulos lost in the semis. The Veterans were 6 and Dimitris Stamatopoulos (Roligans) won the final against Dimitris Mallias (Glyfada United). Manolis Sotiropoulos from Achaioi TSC won the U15 event. The team tournament had six clubs competing. After a close final against the B-team of Olympia, Athinaikos CS took the honors (2-1 victory). Glyfada United TSC and Proteas Athens SC lost in the semis.

Results here:  Grand Prix – Rain Satellite – Patra

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Cédric Garnier does it again in Japan

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The top 4 players of the Open tournament

Last week-end the Open of Kansai attracted 20 players from 6 different japanese clubs but also Rudy Hesty, a special guest from Singapore. Rudy was on fire, winning all games to reach the final but in the end, he couldn’t beat France’s top player Cédric Garnier. The Frenchman won the final 3-0 and won a well-deserved trophy. In the U12 category, Makoto Miyake took the honors as he beat Taichi Kato in the final (1-0).

Results here: Open – Kansai

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David Vantassel is English GP champion

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The English Grand Prix was a great success with 75 players giving their all in a fantastic weekend of play in Gillingham. The Saturday Individual events proved to be an excellent day of competitive flicking as the players did their best to win the impressive GP trophies.

The Open competition provided some surprises before an all ASH final had Belgian U19 star, David Vantassel, getting a 2-1 golden goal win over his French teammate Remi Soret.

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Justin Finch (red shirt) won the veterans

In the Veterans, a vintage performance from Justin Finch saw the Englishman grab a 1-0 over Italy’s Lucio Canicchio.

In the U19’s, a really tight contest was finally won by Belgian Steffen Despretz only just pipping London’s Elliott Bellefontaine to the trophy.

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U15 final (Bouchez vs Arnold)

In the Under 15’s, England & Kent’s Kye Arnold and Belgium & Eugies Corentin Bouchez served up a great final which saw a narrow victory 2-1 for the Belgian ‘Coco’ to lift the cup.

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U12 champion Joseph Kinrade

It was an all Kent and England final in the Under 12’s as recent ‘SubbuteoOscar’ nominee, Joseph Kinrade, grabbed a 2-0 win over Thomas Price.

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AS Hennuyer from Belgium won the team event

The team event had 12 teams battling out for the winner’s trophy – again there were some surprises, great action and tight games along the way before Belgium’s AS Hennuyer lifted the cup after a 3-1 victory over London & Essex United!

(Report by Terry Arnold)

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Thomas Baumeler wins in California

Last saturday 2 Swiss players were visiting the Southern California Subbuteo Club and attended the Challenger of Newbury Park. Local players were happy to meet Thomas and Trisha Baumeler again. The guests of the day noted the improvement in California play. it was also the first tournament in California for Joao and Bruno Casaca, welcoming them to the Club. Both are Portuguese and now live in California.

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Special facts of the day were Trisha beat Paul O’Donovan Rossa with the last flick of the match, Bruno showed well to beat the experienced Steve Tucker in his first tournament here, good showing from Varant and Paul to get to the semi-finals but on the day no one was a match for Trisha and Thomas with their experienced attacking play. The final was attacking and close, decided by a first goal from Thomas.

Results: Challenger – Newbury Park

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2015 FISTF Awards Nominations

Nominated for BEST PLAYER 2014/2015 (in alphabetically order)
1. NIKO BEIS (GREECE)
2. CARLOS FLORES (SPAIN)
3. SPYROS HANTZARAS (GREECE)
4. BJÖRN KEGENBEIN (GERMANY)
5. JUAN NOGUERA (SPAIN)

Nominated for BEST TEAM 2014/2015 (in alphabetically order)
1. ASD F.LLI BARI REGGIO EMILIA (ITALY)
2. CCT EAGLES NAPOLI (ITALY)
3. SC CHARLEROI (BELGIUM)
4. SC FIAMME AZZURRE CM (ITALY)
5. TSC FALCONS ATHENS (GREECE)

Nominated for BEST VETERAN 2014/2015 (in alphabetically order)
1. CHARLES AQUILINA (MALTA)
2. GÜNTER BAMBERZKY (AUSTRIA)
3. GIANFRANCO CALONICO (ITALY)
4. FRANCESCO MATTIANGELI (ITALY)
5. ANTONIO MONTAÑO (SPAIN)

Nominated for BEST WOMAN 2014/2015 (in alphabetically order)
1. TRISHA BAUMELER (SWITZERLAND)
2. EMILY DESPRETZ (BELGIUM)
3. DELPHINE DIEUDONNÉ (BELGIUM)
4. PAOLA FORLANI (ITALY)
5. JESSICA HARDENNE (BELGIUM)

Nominated for BEST U19 2014/2015 (in alphabetically order)
1. ELLIOT BELLEFONTAINE (ENGLAND)
2. ANTONIO JESÚS CASÍN (SPAIN)
3. LUIGI DE VITO (ITALY)
4. DAVID GONZÁLEZ (SPAIN)
5. DAVID VANTASSEL (BELGIUM)

Nominated for BEST U15 2014/2015 (in alphabetically order)
1. FABIO BIANCO (GERMANY)
2. NICOLA BORGO (ITALY)
3. MARCO DE VITO (ITALY)
4. THEO MODESTE (FRANCE)
5. MARIOS STROMMER (AUSTRIA)

Nominated for BEST NEWCOMER 2014/2015 (in alphabetically order)
1. CORENTIN BOUCHEZ (BELGIUM)
2. LEONARDO GIUDICE (ITALY)
3. TOMASSO LAZZARI (ITALY)
4. JOSEPH KINRADE (ENGLAND)
5. SC MÜNCHEN 2014 (GERMANY)

Nominated for BEST TOURNAMENT 2014/2015 (in alphabetically order)
1. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE/EUROPA LEAGUE 2014 IN FRAMERIES (BELGIUM)
2. INTERNATIONAL OPEN 2015 OF SINGAPORE (SINGAPORE)
3. MAJOR 2015 OF BOLOGNA (ITALY)
4. MAJOR 2015 OF FRAMERIES (BELGIUM)
5. WORLD CUP 2014 IN ROCHEFORT (BELGIUM)

Nominated for BEST OFFICIAL 2014/2015 (in alphabetically order)
1. VINCENT COPPENOLLE (BELGIUM)
2. GEORGE DRAZINAKIS (GREECE)
3. FREDERIC PERDAENS (BELGIUM)
4. OLIVIER PÉRE (BELGIUM)
5. ANTONIO PIZZOLATTO (ITALY)

Nominated for BEST PROMOTION 2014/2015 (in alphabetically order)
1. ALAN COLLINS ON FACEBOOK (ENGLAND)
2. TCHAAA4 (BELGIUM)
3. WASPA
4. www.italiasubbuteo.it (ITALY)
5. WORLD CUP 2015 IN SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO (ITALY)

Nominated for BEST REFEREE 2014/2015 (in alphabetically order)
1. HENK LANDZAAT (NETHERLANDS)
2. ROBERT LENZ (AUSTRIA)
3. EMANUELE LICHERI (ITALY)
4. BRUNO MAZZEO (ITALY)
5. ANTONIO MONTAÑO (SPAIN)

Nominated for FAIREST PLAYER 2014/2015 (in alphabetically order)
1. DEREK CONTI (MALTA)
2. WOLFGANG HAAS (AUSTRIA)
3. ALEXANDER RUF (GERMANY)
4. COLIN TARRY (ENGLAND)
5. MARCUS TILGNER (GERMANY)
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Colangelo and Fiamme Azzurre on top in Catania

On July 4 and 5, 8 teams and 51 players from 4 nations attended the International Open of Catania. The event had some good players taking part but there were surprises. In the Open semi-final, world champion Juan Noguera (Spain) was defeated by clubmate Hansel Mallia (Malta). Mallia later lost the final to Italy’s Luca Colangelo (1-2). Other individual winners were Armando Giuffrè (U19), Claudio La Torre (U15), Bruno Bagnao (Vetetrans), Riccardo natoli (U12) and Eleonora Buttitta (Ladies). The team event saw no surprise as top favorite iamme Azzurre defeated Subbuteo Club Catania in the final (3-1).

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Prats and Montaño win in Barcelona

The International Open of Barcelona took place last week-end with a good field of spanish players and two guests from Italy. Only two categories were in the individual program. Vicenç Prats won the Open category, defeating Ferran Coll in the final (2-1) while Miguel Angel Lopez and Luis Lopez reached the final 4.

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Ferran Coll gives the Veterans trophy to Antonio Montaño

Antonio Montaño (see picture above) won the veterans section, defeating Vicenç Prats in the final. Ferran Coll and Alvaro Martinez were the losing semi-finalists.

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Major of Athens: the Falcons and Hantzaras on top

The 4th Major of the season took place in the last week-end of June in Athens (Greece). Spyros Chatzaras won the Open final, defeating local legend Giorgos Koutis by a short 1-0. Giannis Salamouris and Malta’s Angelo Borg were the Open semi-finalists. Belgium’s Elodie Bertholet wont he Ladies tournament after beating Dionysia Koulosousa in the final. Italy’s Edoardo Bellotto won the veterans section. He beat Giorgos Zavos on shots in the final. Marcos Fallelakis defeated Francesco Borgo in the U12 final while Nicola Borgo beat Anthony Carion in the U19 final. The team event was also very intense with 22 teams taking part. TSC Falcons Athens defeated Olympia CS in the final to claim the trophy. Congratulations to all.

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Maurizio Lepri and Brasilia Chieti win in Manoppello

The recent Satellite of Manoppello took place last month in Italy with a good field of 44 italian players. Maurizio Lepri (Phoenix) won the Open final, defeating Simone Trivelli (Lazio). Fabrizio Fedele and Mauro Manganello were the semi-finalists of the event. Andrea Di Vincenzo (Fiamme Azzurre) took the honors in the veterans category after beating Giulio Curato (Foggia) in the final. Riccardo Chieppa (U15) and Emanuele Di Francesco (U12) were the other individual winners. The team of Brasilia Chieti won the team event, finishing on top of a group of 6 while Black Rose Roma was runner-up.