Singapore’s Tan Kok Wee won the 3rd Asian Cup in Tokyo on the weekend of June 10-11, beating Australia’s Raffaele Lombard 2-1 in the final.
The tournament featured players from four Asian countries.
In the national team event, Singapore beat Australia and Japan to claim the title, led by captain Bernard Lim, Tan Kok Wee, John Ho, Vikas Chandiramani, Ashley Tan and John Edwards.
The Singapore Lions won the team event, while Robert Green won the veterans, Tan Yi De won the U12 and Eiko Yoneda won the female event.
At the tournament, Japan, Singapore and Australia also formalised the creation of the Asian Confederation of Sports Table Football Associations (CASFTA), with Kenzo Koi of Japan as the inaugural president.
The organisation of the event went smoothly, with an impressive organising team and 37 registered players.
enter now the last MAJOR before the World Cup! June 24-25 Competition manager: Giorgos Dimakeas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week-end, Australia, Japan and Singapore founded the Asian Confederation of Table Football. as part of FISTF, it will manage, run and develop the sport in Asia.
Next big organisation will be the Asian Cup 2018, to be held in Melbourne in January, then every other year!
All the best guys.
Great tournament and organisation by Stella Artois Milano, with great win from Massi Nastasi vs surprising JM Amberny in th final. Many surprises in that big tournament!
Some Italian Legends came for the first time in years, namely GianCarlo and Adriano Pottechi, and Emanuele Funaro.
In the team event, great win from Wiener Neustadt , after golden goals like 3 consecutive times! Well done guys.
Members of the California Subbuteo Club welcomed Simone Di Pierro from Italy for the second time – Simone traveled 7 hours overnight by Greyhound bus from Las Vegas to LA to play in the tournament 👍🏿 ; and great also to see Max Ambrosio who was in town from Kansas City.
Full results later this week.
Varant Kurkeyerian 0-7 Christian Filippella
Paul O’Donovan Rossa 2-0 Simone Di Pierro
Christian Filippella 3-0 Paul O’Donovan Rossa
Rob Tucker 3-2 Max Ambrosio (SD).
Thanks go to Rob Tucker and Varant Kurkeyerian for great hosting and organization.
Last weekend the hungarian individual national championship was held. The champion is Laszlo Csibor(1st picture), who won against Gábor Baross in the final, in sudden death. Now Laszlo Csibor and Andras Hicz are 2-times champions.
Great achievement for Luis Lopez, winning the satellite in Moralzarzal (Madrid)!
Open final: Mallia vs Conti
The recent Open and Grand Prix of Malta were held in Valletta with 30 players from four nations taking part. On Saturday the Open final was a local derby between Derek Conti and Hansel Mallia. Conti took the honors after winning the game 4-1. Melvin Barun (U19), Riccardo Natoli (U15 and U12) and Belgium’s Pascal Scheen (veterans) were the other winners of the day. On Sunday, things become more serious with italians stars Daniele Bertelli and Massimiliano Nastasi taking part but in the end, it was another Maltese final with Mark Gauci defeating Massimo Cremona to claim the trophy. Melvin Barun (U19) and Riccardo Natoli (U15 and U12) won their categories again while in the veterans, Italy’s Patrizio Lazzaretti defeated Pascal Scheen in the final. There was also a team event and Valletta Subbuteo Club defeated Bormla Subbuteo Club in the final.
Full results of the Open: Open – La Vallette 2
Full results of the Grand prix: Grand Prix – La Vallette