Thursday, 26 June 2014

Koutis wins the Major of Athens

Koutis (right) with Josef Camilleri from Malta
On June 21 and 22, the Athens Major took place in Ilioupoli sports hall. 97 different players took part in the individual categories. with the exception of three foreigners (Eddie Belloto, Josef and Mauro Camilleri) all the others are from Hellas.
In the open category (60), Giorgos Koutis was the winner. Nikos Beis reached the final. Kostas Seses and Spyros Hantzaras the semi-finalists
In the veterans (21) Periklis Dimopoulos was the winner, beating Lazaros Papakonstantinou in the final. Chris Aggelinas and Panagiotis Haratsis were the semi-finalists
we also had women category (6). Dionysia Koulosousa was the winner. Arkos Falelakis won both under 15 (9) and under 12 (6) categories. Both times he faced Vaggelis Kotrotsos in the final.
In the under 19 (6), Nikos haratsis was the winner.
Day 2 we had the team competition. 15 teams competed for the throphy. The home team of Roligans beat Falcons on goals in the final. Serenissima and Atlas reached the semi-finals.

(Report by Chris Aggelinas)

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Nicos Beis is the king in Athens

Sunday, June 15th, the individual categories of the Acropolis Grand Prix were played with three categories in the agenda.

In the under 19 section, 4 players competed for the trophy. Manos Kapsambelis was the winner, Giorgos Vlassopoulos was second, Vasilis Nitis third and Michalis Apostolidis fourth.

In the veterans 16 players were present. Lazaros Papakonstantinou beat in the final Giorgos Aggelinas. Sotiris Korologos and Marcos Kapsambelis were the semi-finalists.

In the open category (44 players) Nicos Beis was the winner, Spyros Hantzaras was the runner-up. Kostas Seses and Dimitris Kosmopoulos were the semi-finalists.

In the team event of the saturday, 13 teams competed for the trophy. The final was close and the Falcons beat Roligans in the sudden death thanks to a goal of Spyros Hantzaras. Athinaikos and Olympia, reached the semi-finals.

(Report with the help of Chris Aggelinas)

Monday, 16 June 2014

Chris Short wins the English GP

The Open final between Chris Short and Mark Gauci (referee Nathan Dupont)
The FISTF Grand Prix of England took part last week in Enderby with a large field of 63 players from 12 nations. It was great to see many close games even if in the end the two top seeds of the tournament reached the semi-finals. At this stage, Chris Short beat Chris Thomas on shots while Mark Gauci beat Nathan Dupont (4-3). In the final, Short scored the only goal of the game in the sudden death to win the title. Other winners in the categories were Elliott Bellefontaine (U19), Connor Bowden (U15), Mauro Manganello (Veterans), Margault Delval (Ladies) and Kye Arnold (U12).. In the team event, 14 teams took part. In the final, the Maltese team of Valletta beat the Belgians of AS Hennuyer (1-0) to catch the title.

Bob Green was the only representative from Australia. He managed to reach the quarter-finals of the veterans section. Well done Bob!

Monday, 9 June 2014

Flores and Reggio Emilia are the kings in Bologna

The FISTF Major of Bologna took place on May 31 and June 1 in a beautiful sports hall in the nice city from the North of Italy. There were many players from foreign countries taking part and some surprising results. The Open category had only one Italian in the quarter-finals and in the end, there was a Spanish winner as Carlos Flores beat Giorgos Koutis (Greece) in the final while Samuel Bartolo (Malta) and Maikel de Haas (the Netherlands) lost in the semis.

The team event was an italian affair with four intalian clubs in the semis and the title for Reggio Emilia after beating Pisa in the final.

Paola Forlani beat Switzerland's Trisha Baumeler in the ladies section. Leonardo Giudica was the best U12. Fabio Bianco from Germany was the surprising U15 winner. David Gonzalez from Spain defeated Antonio Peluso in the U19 final.

The veterans section was also dominated by Italians. Gianfranco Calonico beat Francesco Mattiangeli in the final!

Congratulations to all the winners.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Eugene Plytas wins in Athens


42 players and 9 teams attended the FISTF Satellite of Athens held last week-end. In the Open section, Eugene Plytas (Atlas) took the honors after beating Panagiotis Vasilopoulos in the final. Spyrons Patrinos and Andrianos Dervis made it to the semis. Markos Fanellakis (Glyfada United) won the U19 tournament while Marcos Kapsabelis beat Dimitris Stamatopoulos in the final of the veterans (2-1). The team event saw a very tight final and Atlas TFC B beat Olympia B on goal-difference.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Double victory for Antonio Montaño in Gibraltar

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.


Monday, 26 May 2014

Big promotion in Budapest

There was a two days sport festival in Budapest (Hungary), where the children could try all kind of sports. Subbuteo had a great success, hundreds of children tried it and enjoyed the game. We expect some of them will come to our club to play with us regulary. I send you some pictures about the festival.



You can find more pictures on the Budapest Subbuteo blog: http://budapestsubbuteo.blog.hu/2014/05/26/a_subbuteo_elbuvolte_a_gyerekeket

Poster of the Open of Eugies


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Alberto Mateos wins in Mallorca

Noguera, Napolitano and Mateos had great results in the Spanish GP

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.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

English GP

As a reminder, details for the English Grand Prix to be played on June 7 and 8 are available here.