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Alexander Haas did it in Traiskirchen

45 players attended the International Open of Traiskirchen lastw eek-end. Besides a strong base of Austrian players, there were visitors from Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Alexander Haas was in a great day as he defeated Robert Lenz on shots in the last 8 round, brother Wolfgang Haas on shots as well in the semi and Günther Bamberzky (3-1) in the final. Moritz Jung from Germany won the U19 final against Lukas Eppensteiner and the U15 final against Daniel Vranovitz. Austians dominated the veterans section with Stefan Sandner beating Manfred Pawlica in the final. Daria Prazynski (ladies) and Caspar Heinrich (U12) were the other individual winners. The team event saw many close games but int he end, the TFC Wiener Neustadt players took the best on TFC Mattersburg on goal difference after a very close final (2-2 and 8 goals to 7).

Full results here: Open – Traiskirchen

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A fantastic week-end in Rochefort

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Open final: Leroy vs Huynh

Last week-end the club of Rochefort TS was holding their very first FISTF Open with a good field of 96 individuals and 12 teams. Organizers put a great show with brand new tables, superb scoreboards and fantastic trophies. The individual tournament was held on Saturday with a superb final between two local players. National champion Rémy Huynh defeated National cup holder Justin Leroy to claim the trophy. Florian Giaux, also from the local club, defeated Raphaël Pommier from France in the U19 final.Corentin Bouchez (U15), Emilie Despretz (ladies), Basile Magermans (U12) and Alain Jadot (veterans) were the other individual winners. On Sunday, the local team was on fire and defeated Stembert in the final on goal difference while AS Hennuyer won the consolation tournament. To be noted that players were given the chance to play many competitive games. On Friday evening, 18 players had the chance to test the new tables during a WASPA tournament in Swiss system. Philippe Roufosse was the winner. On Saturday afternoon, another event in Swiss system was played as a consolation event. 22 players were taking part and Corentin Wauthy was the winner. It was a very nice tournament and hopefully many more players will join next season.RochefortOpen-trophies

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The U12 final

Full results: Open – Rochefort

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Erich Hinkelmann wins the Satellite in Ebreichsdorf

A few weeks ago Austrias youngest Club, the TFKN Dragons, celebrated their second birthday. Their home tournament is the same age. The Anninger Cup , named after a mountain in their home region, was held last weekend.

This year the Anninger Cup was played as a FISTF Satellite. Besides a group of Dragons, almost every Austrian team was represented at Ebreichsdorf. With Erich Hinkelmann (TFC Mattersburg), Thomas Busch (TFKN Dragons) and David Busch (Master San Remo) three players from Austrias top tier participated. Erich Hinkelmann and David Busch did mange to go through to the final.

The final was a hard fight. David Busch put a strong performance to the table. But in the end the former worlds number 1 won. Erich Hinkelmann took the glory with an outstandig goal, which led to the final score of 2-1.

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The U19 players

Next to the Open Category a Under 19 Competition was held. Jonathan Nichtenberger (TFC Wien West) showed his current top form and claimed the titel of the „nFusion Cup“ (Named after the Sponsor). With an unbeaten run he topped his group and defeated his teammate Marios Strommer 2-1 in the final.

The TFKN Dragons say thank you to all the participants and are looking forward to the Anningers Cup 2017 edition.

(Report by Thomas Eppensteiner)

Full results here: Satellite – Ebreichsdorf

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David Busch on top in Vienna

On November 1, the ‘Eröffnungsturnier’ Satellite was organised by TFC Wien West in Austria. Alfred Strommer’s club is back in action after a break of a few years and it’s very positive as there are several new players in the U12 category. As for the results, David Busch defeated Erich Hinkelmann int he final after scoring many goals. David scored the winning goal in sudden death (6-5). Thomas Eppensteiner and Hungary’s Gabor Baross were the semi-finalists. The U12 tournament consisted in a group of 5 and Pauli Rauchenschwandtner was the winner with 10 points.

Besides the games, there was a social side of the tournament as Hussein Bakhshi, a refugee from Afghanistan living in a Austrian family, became the first player from his country to attend a Subbuteo tournament.

Full results here:  Satellite – Vienne

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Daniele Bertelli wins the Major of Mattersburg

During the first week-end of August, the city of Mattersburg hosted the traditional Major with a field of 71 players from 7 nations. Daniele Bertelli won the Open category. The former world champion defeated another Italian, Luca Colangelo, in the final. World champion Juan Noguera and Daniele Pochesci lost in the semis. Marios Strommer wont he U15 event after beating Lukas Eppensteiner in the final. In the veterans, Italy’s Mauro Manganello was on fire and defeated Günther Bamberzky in the final. Elisabeth Slezak from Austria was the last individual winner, finishing on top of a group of 3 in the ladies category.
The team event was an italian affaire, Black & Blue Pisa beat the club of Fiamme Azzurre in the final. TFC Mattersburg and TSC Royal 78 lost in the semis.

Full results: Major – Mattersburg

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TFC Mattersburg and Alexander Haas dominte in Traiskirchen

The FISTF Open of Traiskirchen was held on May 2 in 3. Organizers were happy to have a good turnout of 9 teams and 48 individuals from 4 nations. Alexander Haas took the honors in the Open category, defeating Germany’s Alexander Ruf in the final. Björn Kegenbein and Christian Haas lost in the semis. Austria’s Marios Strommer from the host club beat Moritz Jung from Germany in the U15 final. There was a strong field of 15 veterans and Erich Hinkelmann defeated David Busch in the final. Maike Krause from germany defeated Noemi Bernhardsgrütter from Switzerland in the Ladies final and Daniel Vranovitz was the best U12. On sunday, TFC Mattersburg won the team evetnt as the beat Sparta Spreeathen 74/82 in the final. TFC Wiener Neustadt and TSC Royal 78 lost in the semis.

Full results here:  Open – Traiskirchen

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News from around Europe

As every third week-end of the month, there was no important FISTF tournament this week-end. All over Europe, there were several competitions for teams and here is a very brief summary of the national competitions.

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AUSTRIA: TSC Royal 78 (Stefan Sandner, Alexander Haas, Heinz Eder and Murat Tünger) has become Austrian Cup winner. They beat TFC Wiener Neustadt in the semi and TFC Mattersburg in the final, a big performance.

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ITALY: CCT Black & Blue Pisa (article picture) won the national Cup in San Benedetto (final against Fiamme Azzurre). The team of Perugia (picture) won the U19 tournament.

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MALTA: the national championship for teams took place this week-end. The winners are Valletta Subbuteo Club (picture) while the Valletta Lions are runner-ups.

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SPAIN: Congratulations to the team of Tiburones (picture) for winning the national title. During the week-end, invidual titles have also been awarded to David Gonzalez (Open), Ferran Coll (Veterans), Antonio J. Casín (U19), Antonio García Fernandez (U15), Kristian Sylagiev (U12).

BELGIUM: the third (of 4) day of the national league was played in Rochefort. After 12 games, SC Charleroi is still the leader of the league with 29 points while Rochefort TS have 28. Verviers-Herve (22), SC Stembert (20) and Brussels SC (20) are still competing to qualify for European cups. SC Eugies “B” is the leader of Division 2.

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Mattersburg and Leitner on top in Vienna

The Grand Prix of Austria took place on January 3 & 4 and was organized by the club of TSC Royal 78 in Vienna. 11 teams competed in the team event and TFC Mattersburg won the title after a close final against TFC Wiener Neustadt (2-1). TFC Wiener Neustadt B and TSC Royal 78 Kaisermühlen lost in the semis. The Open tournament had a surprising final but Wolfgang Leitner won the event after a close game against Italy’s Marco Bernardis (2-1). Belgium’s David Ruelle and local player Murat Tunger reached the semis. In the other categories, Stefan Sandner won the veterans final against Günther Bamberzky, Lorenzo Praino defeated Lukas Eppensteiner (U19), Marios Stromer came on top of the U15 section, Tomasso Lazzari dominated the U12 group stage of six players and Conny Vulpes won the ladies section.

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Wolfgang Leitner wins the Anninger Cup

18 players attended the first Anninger Cup, a combined FISTF Challenger and WASPA Regional Tournament in Ebreichsdorf (Austria), hosted by the youngest Subbuteoclub in our country, TFK Niederösterreich.

After a whole day of exciting games the favorites met in the final. Wolfgang Leitner (TFC Matterburg) and Alexander Haas (TSC Royal 78), both top ranked players in the world and lucky owners of “Anninger Cup Wild Cards”. Wolfgang was clearly the better player that day and able to win 5-0. The trophy for the 3rd place was taken by Christian Haas from TFC Wiener Neustadt.

The Anninger Cup was a big success, we look forward to see more players next year!

(Report by Thomas Eppensteiner)

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Luca Colangelo and TFC Mattersburg on top at the Major of Mattersburg

In the first week-end of August the FISTF Major of Mattersburg was played in Austria with 54 players from six different countries taking part. There was a big surprise in the Open category as Luca Colangelo from italy won the title. He beat Daniele Pochesci in the semi (1-0) and Alexander Haas in the final (3-0). Marios Strommer won the U19 section but lost the U15 final to Italy’s Riccardo Lazzari. The veterans tournament was very open but in the end, Lucio Canicchio from Italy beat Günther Bamberzky in the final. The team event saw 10 teams competing. TFC Mattersbrug won the final against the Italians of Pisa while Fiamme Azzurre and Wiener Neustadt lost in the semis.