FISTF Oscars: the winners are…


Trisha Baumeler was presented the trophy for “best player in the Ladies section”

During the FISTF world cup in San Benedetto del Tronto, the Oscars of the season 2014-215 have been presented to the different winners. The winners were as follows:

Best Player: Juan Noguera (ESP)
Best Team: Eagles Napoli (ITA)
Best Veteran: Antonio Montaño (ESP)
Best U19: David Gonzalez (ESP)
Best U15: Marco De Vito (ITA)
Best Woman: Trisha Baumeler (SWI)
Best Official: Olivier Père (BEL)
Best Tournament: CL/EL Frameries (Olivier Père) (BEL)
Best Website: WASPA (Vincent Coppenolle) (BEL)
Best Newcomer: Corentin Bouchez (BEL)
Best Referee: Antonio Montaño (ESP)
Fairest Player: Alexander Ruf (GER)
Lifetime Archievement Award: Maurizio Nunzia Vezzo (ITA)
Club Archievement Award: Bologna Tigers (ITA) (see picture on top of the article)


And the winners are…

The FISTF world Cup was held this week-end in San Benedetto with more than 200 players coming from 20 nations. More details will soon be provided about this amazing week-end of table football.

Please note the individual winners are as follows:
Carlos Flores (Spain) in Open (against Italy’s Massimiliano Nastasi)
Delphine Dieudonné (Belgium) in the ladies section (against Italy’s Paola Forlani)
Massimo Bolognino (Italy) in the veterans (against Portugal’s Filipe Maia)
David Gonzalez (Spain) in U19 (against Italy’s Claudio Panebianco)
Claudio La Torre (Italy) in U15 (against Italy’s Nicola Borgo)
Leonardo Giudice (Italy) in U12 (against Italy’s Matteo Cammarata)

Spain won the Open team title against a close final against Austria. Italy was defeated by the Austrians in the semi-final while Belgium lost to Spain in the other semi. Other finals were as follows:
– Ladies: Italy defeated Belgium
– Veterans: Spain defeated Italy
– U19: Italy defeated Belgium
– U15: Italy defeated Belgium
– U12: Italy defeated Belgium

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Picture by GUERIN SPORTIVO (via Facebook)


Nikos Haratsis wins in Larissa

The Greek season ended in the last week-end of August with the Satellite of Larissa run by Evrepidis Prantsoudies and his clubmates. Prantsoudies was close to make a home win but he lost the final to Nikos Haratsis (Scarlet Batallion) while George Niavis and Thanasis Bartzis made it in the final 4. Christos Hytas won the U15 event while Evagelos Kotrotsos was the best U12. The home team of Larissa FTC managed to win the team event as they beat Olympia CS in the final.

Full results: Satellite – Larissa


Saverio Bari and Brescia on top in Treviso

In the last week-end of August, 49 players met in Treviso, in the north of Italy, to play a Satellite. There were some top players taking part due to the wild-cards awarded by the organizer and that’s how Saverio Bari won the Open category, beating Alessandro Mastropasqua in the final (2-1). Luca Martinelli and Paolo Finardi also managed to reach the semi-finals. The veterans section had an impressive field of 20 entries. William Dotto took the best in the final on David Lazzari (3-2) while Luca Bisio and Paolo Mariotto also reached the final 4. The team event had a big surprise with the team of ASD Leonessa 2004 Brescia taking the honors after beating TSC Stella Artois Milano in the final. This is the first ever FISTF title for the team of Brescia. No need to say Giuliano Gazzoldi and his clubmates were more than happy…

Fulle results: Satellite – Treviso


The Rouis brothers dominate the French open

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Finalists Mongi and Fayçal Rouis

Last week-end the French association held a tournament in Champigny-sur-Marne, not very far away from Paris. The International Open was only played in individuals categories with 36 French players from 9 different clubs. The Open category had 28 players and was dominated by the Issy players. In the final, brothers Mongi and Fayçal Rouis didn’t manage to score a goal but Fayçal took the title in the shootout. Axel Donval and Thierry Vivron were the semi-finalists.

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U19 winner Raphaël Pommier

Raphaël Pommier (FTC Caen) won the U19 tournament, finishing on top of a group of 5. Martk Offmann (Nantes) took the U12 title, defeating Hugo Dubois in the final.

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U12 podium


Cédric Garnier did it again

YokohamaGP-2015-1The Grand prix of Japan was held on August 22 and 23 in Yokohama with three foreign players representing France, Belgium and Italy. Cédric Garnier, a Frenchman living in Japan, was the best player in the Open category, defeating Italy’s Giulio Astengo in the final. Astengo later won the veterans section against Belgium’s Stéphane Lambert. Other individual winners were Kazunari Shigenobu (U19) and Makoto Miyake (U12). the team of Yokohama won the team event, winning all games in a group of four.


Garnier vs Astengo

(Pictures via Giulio Astengo – source: Facebook)

Full results: Grand Prix – Yokohama


de Pasquale and Papadopoulos win in Finland

During the week-end of August 22 and 23. The city of Helsinki was the host of the only two FISTF tournaments played in Finland this season. There was a poor turnout of 10 players, which included five players from abroad and nations such as Australia, Greece, Italy and England were represented. In the International Open of saturday, Italy’s Vittorio de Pasquale took the honors as he won beat Australia’s Robert Green in sudden death. The veterans final was almost the same with Vittorio defeating George Papadopoulos in sudden death as well. On sunday, the tournament was only a Satellite with seven players. The final was another game between Papadopoulos and de Pasquale but this time the Greek managed to defeat the Italian by a single goal.


A nice group picture on sunday

Full results of the Open: Open – Helsinki
Full results of the Satellite: Satellite – Helsinki