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Saturday, 31 January 2015
(Report by Rudy Hesty)
Monday, 26 January 2015
|Rob Heseltine, Jeff Parsons, Mike Parnaby, Matthew Thomas, Ben Staples and Chris Kaberry|
1st: Matthew Thomas
2nd: Mike Parnaby
3rd: Jeff Parsons
4th: Chris Kaberry
5th: Ben Staples
6th: Rob Heseltine
(Report by Mike Parnaby)
|Steve and Gareth|
Ranking event 1:
1. Steve Bennett
2. Gareth Christie
3. Andy Beskaby
4. Rob Conway
5. David Baxter
6. Drew Orr
Ranking event 2:
1. Steve Bennett
2. Andy Beskaby
3. David Baxter
4. Rob Conway
|Michalis's Sankt Pauli team|
Thursday, 22 January 2015
Tom Burns is one of the very active players from Scoltand who has been playing a lot of tournaments in the FISTF and WASPA circuits. He's also one of the organiers of the Glasgow TSA.
|Tom (middle) between England's Justin Finch and Belgium's Daniel Scheen|
TB: I can't remember the first team I bought but my no 1 team was Anderlecht (Ref 55 - Heavyweight).
How many years have you been playing and what are the main titles you have achieved in any level?
TB: 1971. I joined Glasgow in 1975 and played continously till 92 then the club disbanded. I started playing again in 2010.
What is the best thing about this game and why would you recommend it to someone?
TB: I love the competitive nature but also the sportsmanship and I have life long friends because of it.
Your most memorable moments from this game happy or even sad?
TB: I have won club competitions but the main achievement was winning the Veterans Open in Glasgow two years ago which I had to do to be assured an individual WC place in Manchester. Also lost another final.
Who was your strongest opponent and who is your favorite player and why?
TB: The toughest opponents that I have played would be Chris Thomas, Christian Haas and Derek conti. Not sure I have a favourite.
Is it a sport or a game ? what is your opinion about this question that many people ask?
TB: Sport or game has always been a difficult one. The UK has never seen the game the way the rest of Europe does. It could be classed a sport but it will always be minority. It won't generate money as you can't sell out a venue as the ref struggles to see let alone people who are a distance away.
What improvements would you like to see in the future and what would you suggest to improve things?
TB: I am quite happy with the game and the last rule changes I really like. I don't understand why we need two categories.
What are your feelings about how FISTF and WASPA are working and doing something for the game nowadays? What would the WASPA rankings? Do they mean something for you?
TB: Rankings don't matter to me but FISTF ones are only a guide. I'm not chasing points. Just love to play.
Name: Tom Burns
Club: Glasgow TSA
Type of figures/bases used: Extreme works
Job: Taxi driver
Hobbies: Golf, badminton, football, motorcycles, pool.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Monday, 19 January 2015
Sunday, 18 January 2015
A few facts were worth mentionning:
- a former club player, Frédéric Bévilacqua, came back after three years;
- games were played in 2 halves of 10 minuted. There were no seeds but groups were balanced;
- Alexandre Marc, finalist of the previous event, managed to tie with Jean-François Balard (1-1) in the group stage;
- Thomas Balard was the surprising runner-up in the group of 5;
- Frédéric Bévilacqua also managed to qualify for the barrages;
- in the barrages the game between Alexandre Marc and Roger Trouillard was the revenge of the final of the previous tournament;
- the semi between Jean-François Balard and his son Thomas Balard was decided in the last 25 second when Jean-François scored the winning goal;
- the event ended at about 1 in the night!
- Serge Leroy hasn't lost a game in three WASPA events after regular time;
- Appointment has been made by all for the next event.
Friday, 16 January 2015
The first event of January at NETFA Teesside was infact to be the last from the previous season. Going into the night's play, Chris Kaberry sat on top of the table needeing to better results from Mike Parnaby to secure his first title win. On the night, only 4 players turned up and with Mike not being in attendance this meant that Chris had won the Lionsraw Championship for the 2014 season. This was well deserved from Chris as he had turned up at every event and supported every club night over the past year. However, not to just take a title by default, Chris made sure he won matches where it counted.
It was decided that a round robin would be the night's proceedings, each player having three games. In the first games, Chris showed business by beating Rob 4-0 while John took his chances by beating Ben 2-1 for the first time at NETFA.
In the second round of games, Chris and Ben drew 2-2 in a well fought game, evenly matched with all the goals coming in the first half. Rob drew 1-1 with John and it was a good result for Rob who is improving with every session he attends.
The final round of games saw the night's decider with John vs. Chris. Chris only needed a draw to win the event for the night while John needed the win. A draw it ended up, 1-1 which saw Chris Kaberry not only take the Lionsraw Championship title but the night's title as well. In the other game, Ben beat Rob 3-1 but with Rob improving night after night, soon loosing margins will become less and draws will turn into wins.
A big congratulaitons to Chris Kaberry for winning the Lionsraw championships for the 2014 season, well deserved for his comitment and enthusiasm for the club. Will he be on top spot at the end of this coming season? Who knows? The defence of his title begins on Friday 23rd January.
(Report by Ben Staples)
|After the final: Rémi Soret and Geoffrey Marain|
|Rémi Soret and Eddy Beernaert|
|Sébastien Devreese and Renald Deloose|
|A part of the players|
|Kimberley Devreese and Alain Flament|
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Monday, 12 January 2015
|Fabrizio and Daniele|
|Riobert Green in action|
Sunday, 11 January 2015
Saturday, 10 January 2015
(Report with the help of Thomas Eppensteiner)