David González (Tiburones) won the FISTF Grand Prix of Spain last week-end after defeating Austria’s Christian Haas in the final (2-0). The event had a good turnout of 39 players and 9 teams. Pierre De Leeuw (Belgium) and Christian Filippella, who now lives in California, were the semi-finalists. Vicenç Prats took the ho,ors in the veterans section after defeating Belgium’s Alain Jadot. Pascal Scheen (Belgium) and Stephane Pommier (France) were the semi-finalists.
(Report by Antonio Montaño)
Succesfull organization and participation can be considered the IV International Open of Seville held at the “Centro for Interpretación LosTajillos” of Estepa, the 3rd and 4th of December. Record in the AEFM and more than 80 players around the world, 16 European teams and an environment that has invited to Estepa re-applies to host an event of this level.
In sports, the Spanish players still “on fire” after the World Cup in Italy, winning in several categories: In open category: the two World Champions 2013 and 2014, Spaniards Alberto Mateos and Juan Noguera (currently world No. 1), played the final Mateos won 4-2. Tiburones FM Spanish players won others categories: (under-15 Antonio García), (U-19 David Gonzalez) and veteran category (Antonio M. Montaño).
Also highlight the victory in the most prestigious category, teams, with 3 Spanish and two Portuguese members of Tiburones FM club (Antonio J. Casín, David Gonzalez, Antonio Montaño and the two Portuguese Nuno Noronha and Ruben Portugues) who defeated the mighty team Belgian of Stembert 3-0.
The other categories were as follows:
U12: Kristian Silagiev (Moralzarzal of Madrid) bit to Pepe Torres Cabezas (AC Los Remedios).
Female category: Portuguese victory: Villarigues Carolina (Os Belenenses) defeating in the final to Paula Maireles (AC Los Remedios).
Other important event was the Official Match between Spain veteran vs Gibraltar veteran. Victory for the actual World Champions: 3-0:
Vicenç Prats 2-2 John Field
Antonio Montaño 4-3 Jason Cano
Luis D. López 5-0 José Luis Bonavia
Luis F. Méndez 3-0 Manuel Martínez
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.
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.
On May 9 and 10 41 players from five nations attended the grand prix of Spain in the sunny island of Mallorca. Despite the presence of two promising spanish players in the semi-finals (Antonio Casin and David Gonzalez), the final was a foreign affair with Christian Haas (Austria) taking the honors against Belgium’s Justin Leroy. Spanish players took the honors in the other categories as Antonio garcia won the U19 event while Antonio Montaño defeated Vicenç Prats Salas in the veterans final. Montaño’s team of Tiburones (top picture) was on fire on the sunday as they won the team events, defeating Murcia in the final. Congratulations ot all the winners.
Full results here: Grand Prix – Majorque
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last 4th and 5th of October in the nice town of Estepa, was celebrated the 3rd “IO of Seville”. The Tiburones FM headquarter, inside a beautiful mountain place, was crowded. The event had many registrations with 63 players and 12 teams.
On Saturday the individual categories were played with the victories of Carlos Flores in Open by 7-0 to David González who won the semifinals to Alberto Mateos. Carmine Napolitano, Fiamme Azzurre player was the other semi-finalist. In the veteran category the winner was John Field from Gibraltar who beat 1-0 Luis D. López of CAP Ciudad de Murcia. The semi-finalists were Antonio Montaño of Tiburones FM and Lars Myge Tore from Norway.
In U19, U15 and U12 categories the victories were for local players: David González ( Tiburones FM), Antonio García ( Tiburones FM) and Daniel Páez ( AC Los Remedios FM, new club of Estepa city).
On Sunday we celebrated the team event. The victory, the for thirs time in a row, went to Fiamme Azzurre who beat Tiburones FM 2-0.
Great atmosphere between players and table soccer climate.
(Report by Antonio Miguel Montaño García)
Last week-end 15 players attended the individual open of Barcelona. There were only two categories in the agenda. In the Open section, Pascal Scheen (SC Stembert) proved he didn’t travel from Belgium for nothing as he beat Antonio Montaño in the final. In the veterans, Daniel Scheen came on top of a tournament of 10 players. He also beat Antonio Montaño in the final (picture hereunder). Well done to the Stembert players for a perfect week-end.
The Gibraltar International Open took place last week-end with a small turnout of 15 players from Gibraltar and Spain but also Dave Gladman from Scotland. The Open category saw the victory of Spain’s Antonio Montaño (Tuburones FM) who beat local player Jason Cano in the final (2-1) while Jesus Moreno and Antonio Casin reached the semis. David Gonzalez won the U19 section while Antonio Montaño also won the veterans category as he beat John Field by a clear 4-0 in the final. Only three teams took part in the team event. The host club of Gibraltar took the honors.
54 players from 10 different nations attended the FISTF Grand Prix of Spain in Mallorca on May 10 and 11. The Open category had 24 entries and Alberto Mateos won the final against Juan Noguera (1-0), offering the first two places of the event to the club of Fiamme Azzurre. Carmine Napolitano and Justin Leroy made it to the semis. Antonio Casio won the U19 section while the veterans category had another big field of 24. Vicenç Prats Salas finally beat Robert Lenz to win the title while Daniel Scheen and Juan Carlos Granados made it to the semis. The team event was played by seven teams. The belgian side of Rochefort TS and Fiamme Azzurre tied in the final (2-2) but the Belgians won the game as the Italian side was only fielding three players.