Table Football (Subbuteo) Singapore is featured on Channel News Asia (CNA) !!

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Table Football (Subbuteo) Singapore is featured on Channel News Asia (CNA) !!

Watch it “LIVE” at 30 June 2017 at 7:45am on CNA !!

This is an exciting moment for Subbuteo Table Football community in Singapore.  Channel News Asia will be featuring Team Singapore’s achievements in the recent Asian Cup 2017 in Japan.

Exciting times indeed !!

 

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Singapore wins Asian Cup in Sports Table Football !!

Team Singapore wins the Asian Cup 2017 in Japan !!
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Singapore wins Asian Cup in Sports Table Football

Team Singapore wins the Asian Cup 2017 in Japan !!

Team Singapore wins the Asian Cup 2017 in Japan !!

Tokyo, Japan 10 & 11 June 2017 – Singapore made history by winning the Asian Cup for the 3rd consecutive year. The heroic feat in Tokyo came after similar successes in Melbourne in 2015 and Singapore in 2016. This year’s competition was hosted by Japan at the Adachi City, Tokyo.

Three national teams competed in the Nations event, with Australia and Japan finishing second and third respectively. The team event is competed based on the results of four individual matches, with one point awarded for a win. In the Nations event, Singapore defeated Japan 4:0 and Australia 2:1 to win the overall Asian Cup title.

Half time score - Singapore vs Australia

Half time score – Singapore vs Australia

Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia, the other Asian countries registered with the FISTF (the world body for sports table football), did not send a team.

The team event is competed based on the results of four individual matches, with one point awarded for a win. In the Nations event, Singapore defeated Japan 4:0 and Australia 2:1 to win the overall Asian Cup title. In the Club team event, Singapore’s SG Lions TFC which formed the bulk of this year’s national team took the championship in style by defeating Japan’s Yokohama OSC 4:0 in the final.

Singapore’s Tan Kok Wee was crowned Asian Cup Champion in the individual Open category after a nail-biting 2:1 win over Australia’s Raffaele Lombardi. Tan’s victory was particularly gratifying as the individual Open event had attracted highly ranked European players from France, Italy and Wales. Singapore’s team Captain Bernard Lim, made the semi-finals of the Open event and the finals of the Veteran’s event.

The weekend in Tokyo also witnessed the establishment of the Confederation of Asian Sports Table Football Association (CASTFA), an Asian chapter of FISTF. The memorandum of undertaking was signed by the Presidents of the national table football association of Japan, Singapore and Australia, and endorsed by FISTF’s Vice President, Steve Dettre. Japan’s Kenzo Koi was appointed the inaugural President of CASTFA after leading a remarkably successful Asian Cup in Tokyo. The CASTFA presidency will be rotated every 2 years. The primary aims of CASTFA are to support the development of sports table football across the Asian region, including promoting and helping form national associations in other Asian countries. CASTFA will also help raise the profile of the Asian Cup and bring it to the next level in terms of prestige and quality of competition.

In line with objectives of CASTFA, the TFAS will be stepping up efforts to promote sports table football in Singapore. These will include promotional activities in conjunction with SportSG’s inaugural Singapore Football Week 2017 from 22 to 29 July 2017.

Selected results from the Asian Cup are listed below:

Asian Nations Team Event

Singapore – Champion
Players: Bernard Lim (Captain), Tan Kok Wee, John Ho, Vikas Chandiramani, Ashley Tan, John William Edwards.

Club Team Event

SG Lions Table Football Club – Champion
Players: Bernard Lim (Captain), Tan Kok Wee, John Ho, Ashley Tan, John William Edwards.

Individual Open Event

Tan Kok Wee, Singapore – Champion
Bernard Lim, Singapore – Semi Finalist
Ashley Tan, Singapore – Quarter Finalist

Individual Veteran Event

Bernard Lim, Singapore – Finalist
Ashley Tan, Singapore – Semi Finalist

Individual Plate Event

Vikas Chandiramani, Singapore – Champion
John William Edwards, Singapore – Semi Finalist

Individual Under-12 Event

Tan Yi De, Singapore – Champion
Tanishq Chandiramani, Singapore – Finalist

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TFAS National Championship (Asian Cup) 2016 are now open for registration !!

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TFAS National Championship (Asian Cup) 2016 are now open for registrationASIAN CUP 2016-Poster 14-2-16
Closing date :

31st May 2016 @ 2359hrs

Register now! Click on the category which you are registering for

Open & U19 registration Club Team Registration

Tournament Info:

# Date: 11-12 June 2016 (Sat-Sun)

# Venue: Sports Hub Library

Events open for registration :
1) U19 open
2) Club Team (4 players each team)
*for FISTF registered clubs only
3) Open Individual
4) Asia Cup Challenge (Asian National Teams only) (4 players each Team)
**for team registration need to submit :
Team Name, Team members (+ sub if avail)
Team members shall be fixed once registered.

Registration fees, as follows;

Registration Fees

Junior (U19) Category **

Open Category **

Junior (U19) & Open Category **

Team Category

19 Years Old and Above

$30

$15

< 19 Years Old

$10

$15

$15

$15

** FREE entry to Team Category

Registration is only confirmed upon payment.

Payment Options

1. Collection at during Play Days – 

Location

Dates

Timings

Sports Hub Library (map)

Please refer to Events Calendar

Please refer to Events Calendar

2. Bank Funds Transfer (Please drop us an email after you have done the transfer, thank you)

Account Name:              Table Football Association of Singapore

Account number:           0102793018

Account currency:          SGD

Bank:                              Standard Chartered Bank

Bank code:                    7144

Branch code:                 001

For any other inquiries, please email us at tfasingapore@gmail.com

TFAS CUP 2016: Registration are now Open!

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Click Here to register now! Closing Date : 7th March 2016 @2359

TFAS CUP 2016-Poster

 

Date: 12-13 March 2016 (Sat-Sun)

Venue: Sports Hub Library

Events on Sat 12 March 16: FISTF Individual U19 + Team Open

Events on Sun 13 March 16: FISTF Individual Open + WASPA Individual Open (Plate)

Registration fees, as follows;

Registration Fees

Junior (U19) Category **

Open Category **

Junior (U19) & Open Category **

Team Category

19 Years Old and Above

$30

$15

< 19 Years Old

$10

$15

$15

$15

** FREE entry to Team Category

Registration is only confirmed upon payment.

Payment Options

1. Collection at during Play Days – 

Location

Dates

Timings

Sports Hub Library (map)

Please refer to Events Calendar

Please refer to Events Calendar

2. Bank Funds Transfer (Please drop us an email after you have done the transfer, thank you)

Account Name:              Table Football Association of Singapore

Account number:           0102793018

Account currency:          SGD

Bank:                              Standard Chartered Bank

Bank code:                    7144

Branch code:                 001

 

For any other inquiries, please email us at tfasingapore@gmail.com

Marvellous in Melbourne! – Asian Cup of Table Football 2015

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Singapore defeated Australia 2-1 in Melbourne during the Asian Cup of Table Football 2015

Singapore defeated Australia 2-1 in Melbourne during the Asian Cup of Table Football 2015

Team Singapore proves that she is not just A Little Red Dot in the World of Subbuteo Table Football!

The weekend of 17th & 18th of January 2015 turned out to be an eventful weekend for Singapore Subbuteo, proving that it was one of the power houses of Asian Table Football by leaving her mark on the inaugural Australian Grand Prix and Asian Cup of Table Football.

The weekend began with the warm-up matches and the draw of the event which was on the eve of the tournament, on 16 January. A total of 24 players registered for the Open event, which included 3 from Singapore, namely John Ho, Bernard Lim and Vikas Chandiramani, and 1 from Hong Kong, Antonio Carabillo (of Italian decent), who plays his competitive Subbuteo in the Singapore Premier League. Despite being overwhelmed by the 20 Australian participants, Team Singapore overcame the odds with some brilliant displays.

Open Event – First round

The Open event started bright and early on Saturday morning. Top-seed John Ho topped Group 1 with victories over Daniel Lomabrdi and veteran players Steve Dettre and Paul Mercer, to book his place in the quarter-finals.

2nd seed Antonio devastated his opponents in Group 2 by scoring a total of 23 goals without conceding to top the group and book his place in the quarter-finals.  Antonio was ready to prove that Hong Kong would be no pushovers despite fielding only 1 representative.

In Group 3, Vikas Chandiramani was drawn against 3rd seed Peter Thomas who had recently participated in the World Cup in Rochefort. Despite losing to Peter, Vikas managed to scrape through to the barrage round on goal difference with a victory over Dillion Izon and a draw with Raffaelle Lombardi.

The tournament’s 5th seed Bernard Lim, with the experience of the World Cup behind him, convincingly topped the group winning all 3 games by scoring a total of 18 goals while maintaining a clean sheet.

This meant that all the Singapore based players had made it past the 1st round!

Open Event – Barrage Round

John Ho and Antonio qualified directly into the Quarter-finals as they were the 1st & 2nd seeds respectively, while Vikas and Bernard had to maneuver through the tricky Barrage knock-out round to book their places in the quarter-finals. Both players raised their game with Bernard comfortably defeating Jonathan Ball by 4 goals while Vikas put up a convincing display against young Harry Wightman by hammering 9 goals past him.

All 4 Singapore–based players had booked their places in the quarter-finals. A great achievement indeed!

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John Ho in action against Steve Dettre …

Robert Green (left) vs Bernard Lim (right)

Robert Green (left) vs Bernard Lim (right)

Vikas Chandiramani in action against Raffaele Lombardi ...

Vikas Chandiramani in action against Raffaelle Lombardi …

Open Event – Quarter-finals

The quarter-finals were exciting affairs with end-to-end action. Veteran player Vikas created the first upset of the tournament by beating top-seed and fellow Singaporean John Ho 4-2 in a high scoring quarter-final. This guaranteed Singapore a place in the semi-finals.

The 2nd semi-final saw the battle of two players with World Cup experience. Sadly one of them would not make it through. Bernard faced veteran Robert Green who regularly played his competitive Table Football in the tough European leagues.  Despite a gallant display, Bernard succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Robert.

In the 3rd quarter-final Peter Thomas comfortably defeated Eliot Kennedy 4-0 to book his place in the semi-final.

In the 4th quarter-final, Antonio defeated Steve Dettre 2-0 to ensure that Hong Kong was also represented in the semi-finals.

Open Event – Semi-finals

The first semi-final saw 2nd seed Antonio from Hong Kong facing off against the 3rd seed Australian Peter Thomas. Antonio gave Peter an early scare when he had the first shot at goal which cannoned off the cross-bar. However, Peter with home-ground advantage, kept his cool to overcome Antonio by 3 goals to book his place in the final.

Unseeded Singaporean Vikas faced the 4th seed, European-based Aussie Robert Green in the 2nd semi-final. In the first half, Vikas had to face relentless pressure and put up a gallant display denying Robert with his stout defending to ensure that the game went into half-time even. In the 2nd half, Vikas raised his game to create several chances but could not get the all important goal. The game looked headed for extra-time until Robert scored the winner in the last minute to make it an all Australian final.

Open Event – Finals

The final was a very tight all-Australian affair with Peter Thomas from Melbourne facing Robert Green from Sydney. Peter proved he was the better player on that day winning the title with a solitary goal.

Although none of the Singaporeans made into the final, it was a gallant effort by Team Singapore. We proved that we could mix it with the best of Asia and look forward to 2016 when Singapore will host the 2nd Asian Cup of Table Football.

(L-R): Vikas (Semi-Finalist), Robert (Runner-Up), Peter (Champion), Antonio (Semi-Finalist)

(L-R): Vikas (Semi-Finalist), Robert (Runner-Up), Peter (Champion), Antonio (Semi-Finalist)

Australian Grand Prix – Team Event

The highlight of the 2nd day was the Club Team event and the Australia vs Singapore International Friendly.

As this was an official FISTF Grand Prix event, it included a Club Team Event. As all the Singaporean based players were from different clubs, we were not allowed to participate in the team event under FITSF guidelines. However, our Australian hosts were gracious enough to allow us to play as the Singapore Premier League Selection but we were not allowed to progress pass the group stage. A total of 6 teams took part, including Northern Falcons Team A & B from Sydney, Melbourne Table Football Club Team A & B and Sydney Parramatta.

SGTFPL Selection (L-R): Antonio, Vikas, John, Bernard

SGTFPL Selection (L-R): Antonio, Vikas, John, Bernard

The Singapore Premier League Selection played very well beating Northern Falcons B 4-0 and Melbourne Table Football Club 2-1 to top the group, but sadly could not progress further in accordance to FISTF rules.

International Friendly: Australia vs Singapore

The Asian Cup of Table Football culminated with the FISTF-sanctioned International Friendly between Australia and Singapore, the only 2 nations who had a full complement of players. This was the first international match between these 2 countries.

Team Singapore at the Asian Cup of Table Football 2015

Team Singapore at the Asian Cup of Table Football 2015

In addition to John Ho, Bernard Lim and Vikas Chandiramani, the wild card for the Singapore national team was Benny Ng, a Singaporean who is an Australian PR currently residing and working in Melbourne and playing Subbuteo with the Melbourne Table Football Club.

The team selection was very critical with the respective Team Captains carefully selecting the match-ups that would work in their teams’ favour. After much pondering the match-ups was as follows:

Match 1 : Peter Thomas  vs  Bernard Lim
Match 2 : Eliot Kennedy  vs  John Ho
Match 3 : Robert Green  vs  Vikas Chandiramani
Match 4 : Raffaele Lombardi  vs  Benny Ng

Australia drew first blood when Peter took the lead against Bernard. Subsequently, Raffaele took the lead against Benny and Eliot also took the lead against John. At that stage, all look lost for Singapore as Australia was leading 3-0. Peter then increased his lead against Bernard by scoring a 2nd goal. At half-time it looked as if Singapore was doomed and Australia would be victorious.

However, this proved to be a match of 2 halves. Raffaele was substituted by Benji Batten at half-time. Little did everyone knew that it would prove to be a turning point. Soon after that Singapore started their brilliant fight back. John equalized against Eliot while Benny also equalized against Benji. With Vikas still holding Robert, Singapore managed to reduce the deficit to 1-0.

Benny then took the lead 2-1 against Benji. That meant the match was tied at 1-1. However, Australia had a better goal difference and would have still ended up victorious if things has stayed that way. But it was not meant to be for the home team. John then took the lead against Eliot for Singapore lead the match for the first time at 2-1.

Robert, sensing that he needed to beat Vikas for Australia to stand a chance, started to pile on the pressure but Vikas was doing a good job holding on. Peter then turned up the heat against Bernard adding a third goal with the hope to improve their goal difference in the event that the game was tied. He was hoping for one of his teammates to get the all-important goal that would turn the tie in Australia’s favour.

As the matches entered its final few minutes, both teams tried to raise their game to secure the tie. Bernard tried hard to fight back in an attempt to reduce the goal difference, while both Benji and Elliot tried to find the equalizer for Australia. Vikas was still holding Robert to a 0-0 draw. At this stage, Singapore was still 2-1 up and tried her best to hold on despite relentless pressure from the Aussies who had the backing of the home crowd support.

As the final whistle blew, Team Singapore jumped for joy as they had thought they had won the tie, but not realizing that the game between John and Eliot was still playing due to some stoppages. Eliot piled on the pressure in the dying seconds knowing that if he scored, he would secure a draw which would give Australia victory on goal difference. Eliot had a shot at goal right at the death which turned out to be the final shot of the match but John saved brilliantly. The final whistle blew and Team Singapore celebrated with a victory dance as Singapore became the unofficial Champions of Asian Table Football!

Team Singapore’s brilliant fight-back was against all odds and on foreign soil. A great achievement for its first International victory and what a way to mark the start of the SG50 celebrations!

Final Scores

Match 1 : Peter Thomas  vs  Bernard Lim  (3-0)
Match 2 : Eliot Kennedy  vs  John Ho  (1-2)
Match 3 : Robert Green  vs  Vikas Chandiramani  (0-0)
Match 4 : R Lombardi / B Batten  vs  Benny Ng  (1-2)

Australia  vs  Singapore  (1-2)

AUS-SIN Scoreboard

Scoreboard: Australia vs Singapore

TFAS @ Coupe De Melbourne

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On Wednesday the 25th of June the Melbourne Subbuteo Club hosted the Coupe de Melbourne featuring 5 players including John Ho from Singapore.

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New friendships forge on the Table Football Field @ Subbuteo Melbourne Club (L-R) John, Benji, Tom, Luke, David

The group stage was a tense affair which saw 30 goals scored in 10 games. From the group stage Benji Batten and John Ho progressed to the final with Luke Radziminski and David Simpson set to contest the 3rd place playoff.

Luke managed to claim 3rd place after beating David 3-2 in a thriller. The final itself was a fantastic game of Subbuteo, end to end action between Benji and John produced many chances which john was able to convert two and take out the Coupe De Melbourne winning the final 2-0.

Final Placings:
1. John Ho
2. Benji Batten
3. Luke Radziminski
4. David Simpson
5. Tom Nowacki

A great tournament, huge thanks to John Ho for coming to play and for your advice!

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There was also time for a lucky draw to win the TFAS/OCC official Polo Tees … which was drawn by Benij’s mother.  The Lucky Player was Luke Radziminski !!


Hopefully this is the start of Subbuteo Melbourne meeting more regularly. In the future anyone is welcome to host a couple of players for some friendly games or competitions.One of his first action, after receiving his prize, was to try it out and he commented “I will wear it for future tournaments !!”

 

(written by Benji Batten, Subbuteo Melbourne)

FISTF World Rankings is released, correct as of 30 Nov 2012

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The FISTF World Ranking is released and is correct as of 30 Nov 2012.

We have extracted the ranking information for players based in Asia and Oceania.  There are two sets of ranking presented, World Ranking and Asian Ranking.

For World Ranking, there are two main categories;

1. Ladies Category (highlighted in purple)

2. Open Category (for males)

Under Asian Ranking, there is no separation of gender as all competitions currently played within Asia and Oceania are open to both genders.

Please refer to our “FISTF World Ranking” page to view the details.