Friday, 16 August 2013

8th title for Shane Hoopfer in Calgary

The Calgary event on the 11th went off very well with Shane Hoopfer beating Brian Redmond in the final. Ben Herrel made his first semi-final and Tom Stevenson once again made it through to the semi's. Keifer Korol scored his first goal in competition and Riad Kadri was very strong throughout the tourney only to be upset in the quarter finals by Ben 3-2 in the 14th round of the shootout! Logan Stevenson had to drop out after the round robin due to illness.  The next event in Calgary will be in mid-September and will mark the 1st anniversary of the Calgary Subbuteo Club's existence and will be it's 13th tournament. Exact date TBA.

(report by Shane Hoopfer)

End of the season in Hamilton Subbuteo Club

The first year of the Hamilton Subbuteo Club is in the books and thanks to the core and regular group of revolving players. We have many players coming back from a busy summer and some new players starting in September and the club is expecting to be having full 16 man tournaments (and for the regulars it's time to get a pitch and board so the same two don't have to always lug theirs or a collective purchase). We have asked WASPA if we can hold two tournament in our boring months of November & February and have the second tourney in each month count for July & August and it's been granted. We will see if we adopt this. I would also like to propose a Champions tournament as we have enough to run a league within a league, extra games played at tournaments and possibly off days if need be.

As for the tournament, 10 players took part, both quarter-finals went to penalties. Kevin Suffoletta beat Liam Sexton and Brodyn Sexton beat Shaun Burt. Semi-finals results were Peter Sexton beating Kevin and Stephen Mc Nab beating Brodyn. With Peter already cementing the league title, Stephen could have propelled to runner-up over Shaun but the cards weren't in his favour. Peter finished up with another victory.

(report with the help of Peter Sexton)

Monday, 12 August 2013

Canadian players in the world rankings

FISTF have released the world rankings of June and July. In the ranking of June, David Baxter was 334th in the Open and 222th in the veterans. In July, Dave was 321th in Open, 226th in the veterans.
In the WASPA ranking of July 2013, the Canadian players are ranked as follows:

2 Peter Sexton Hamilton SC 216,75
16 Shane Hoopfer Calgary SC 100,00
17 Shaun  Burt Hamilton SC 96,50
18 Stephen McNab Hamilton SC 93,75
24 Brodyn Sexton Hamilton SC 76,50
45 Josh Braun Calgary SC 45,00
48 David Baxter Calgary SC 43,00
52 Logan Stevenson Calgary SC 42,00
72 Gurmeet Khaira West Coast TSC 33,00
78 Liam  Sexton Hamilton SC 31,15
109 Riad Kadri Calgary SC 24,00
131 Ben Herrel Calgary SC 19,00
139 Parjesh Randhawa West Coast TSC 18,00
139 John Mckay Hamilton SC 17,75
157 Iain Clarkson Hamilton SC 15,00
157 Warren Creighton West Coast TSC 13,00
211 Kevin Suffoletta Hamilton SC 11,60
217 Tom Stevenson Calgary SC 11,00
226 Chris Faille Hamilton SC 9,80
237 Mike Otter Hamilton SC 9,75
242 Pierre Chastenais Club de Subbuteo de Montréal 9,00
258 Dan Otter Hamilton SC 8,75
267 Shaan Bal West Coast TSC 8,00
267 Paul Burt Hamilton SC 8,00
267 Dane Hattaway Hamilton SC 8,00
282 Nathan Haylett Calgary SC 7,00
346 François Primeau Club de Subbuteo de Montréal 5,00
402 Richard Ho West Coast TSC 4,00
402 Travis Hoopfer Calgary SC 4,00
402 Gavin Khaira West Coast TSC 4,00
402 Sarjit Khaira West Coast TSC 4,00
402 Chris Moore Hamilton SC 4,00
402 Brian Redmond Calgary SC 4,00
402 James Redmond Calgary SC 4,00
402 Allan Thornton Toronto Subbuteo League 4,00
402 Jeff Watts Toronto Subbuteo League 4,00
473 Kieran Mckay Hamilton SC 3,00
473 Aydin Mir Club de Subbuteo de Montréal 3,00
564 Josh Bayne Hamilton SC 1,00
564 Keifer Carol Calgary SC 1,00
564 Chris Farell Hamilton SC 1,00
564 Andrew Lemak Hamilton SC 1,00
564 Shawn Lovegrove Hamilton SC 1,00
564 Gerald Moore Hamilton SC 1,00
564 Ron Pivatt Hamilton SC 1,00
564 Kyle Rozoski Hamilton SC 1,00
564 Jared Walton Calgary SC 1,00
564 Behn Wurthman Hamilton SC 1,00

Canada is now number 1 in the WASPA ranking of nations (32 nations ranked)