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

ANNOUNCEMENT: Singapore vs Japan (FISTF International Friendly) – National Team Call-Ups

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SINGAPORE  vs  JAPAN

FISTF International Friendly

13 Jun 2015


The Table Football Association of Singapore (TFAS) is pleased to announce the following players called-up to represent Team Singapore in the upcoming FISTF International Friendly against Japan during the 2015 TFAS National Championships on the 13 Jun 2015 at the Singapore Sports Hub Library.

Team Singapore (U15)
1. Isaac Lim (Captain)
2. Luke Lim
3. Bhavin Sham
4. Ruhan Sham

Team Singapore (Open)
1. Den Mulia Yusni (Captain)
2. Rudy Hesty Roselan
3. Giovanni Choong
4. Isaac Lim

The International Friendly is scheduled to kick-off around 5:30pm on the 13 Jun 2015.  Please come down to support Team Singapore as we take on our friends from Japan.

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME …

INTRODUCING TEAM SINGAPORE …

TFAS @ Yokohama International Open 2014 – Japan

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Yokohama International Open 2014 (14 Dec 2014)

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5292 km away from home, two passionate Singapore table football players, John Ho and Rudy Hesty travelled up to the land of the rising sun to pit their skills against Japanese and other international flickers in the Japan Yokohama International Open Subbuteo tournament.  A large field of 33 players participated in the one day event with high expectations on the local boys to do well as both hold great experience and had recently played in the biggest stage of table football – the World Cup.
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Group Stages
Going into the game, both players were in good form with John Ho, ranked 63 in the FISTF World Ranking, breezing his way past the 3 man group with 3-0 and 3-2 score line in Group 2.  Rudy, who was in Group 6, was also following suit by beating his opponents comfortably with 6-1 and 4-1 score line.  Qualifying together with them (just to name a few) was defending champion – Cedric Garnier (France), local favourites – Kenzo Koi and Hideaki Wada; title contenders – Stephane Lambert (Belgium), Antonio Carabillo (HK) and dark horse – Alexander Busing (Germany).

Second Round
The second round of games nearly caused a shock for our local hero, John Ho.  With about 10 minutes to the end of the game, John Ho was down 1-3 to his Japanese opponent – “rising star” Taichi Kato.  Fortunately, experience prevailed as John managed to pull back the score to 3-3 and eventually won in the nail biting shoot-out.  As for Rudy, his journey was more comfortable as he out-scored his opponent 5-1; thus advancing to the quarter-finals with both of our local players now drawn against both Japanese local favourites.

Quarter-Finals
The games against experienced opponents – Kenzo Koi and Hideaki Wada were closely fought; with both of our local players only securing marginal wins in their games.  John won 1-0 against Hideaki Wada while Rudy won 2-1 against Kenzo Koi.

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Semi-Finals
It had to happen – both our local heroes were paired up against each other.  The positive note was that one Singapore player would be definitely represented in the Final but the downside was that the meeting was one step too early.  John Ho, finalist of the previous FISTF Grand Prix in Japan was a notch favourite against Rudy who was on a hot streak of scoring goals.  The game started off like a chess battle with both players applying cautious moves and not letting the opponent even have a sniff of the goal.  It took about 11 minutes before the 1st clear break happened.  John capitalised on Rudy’s midfield mistake and scored a beautiful chip goal, with the 1st half ending 1-0 to John.  Second half started with Rudy bombarding John’s stubborn defence; eventually, the defence caved in.  Rudy scored from a throw-in attack and the score was 1-1.  With normal time also running out, Rudy had a break-through when his attack penetrated the middle of John’s defence.  With the defence breeched, Rudy scored with a defying chip into goal.  Final score –  2-1 to Rudy.

Final
It was the first final for Rudy in an overseas competition and he was to play against the overwhelming favourite – Cedric Garnier (France).  Cedric who remained undefeated in Japanese tournaments to-date, was up against Rudy again after 2 years.  Both played in the Singapore Open tournament where the latter suffered a 1-0 defeat.  Could Rudy avenge the defeat or would Cedric continue to dominate the Japanese scene?

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 The game kicked-off with both players attacking each other frantically.  It was expected to be a one-sided affair favouring Cedric but Rudy was proving the in-house bookmakers wrong when he struck the first blow and scored.  Cedric tried hard to penetrate through Rudy’s goal but Rudy’s goalkeeping was superb, as he made several saves from sure-goal efforts.  Half-time score was Cedric 0 vs Rudy 1 … could this be an upset in the making?
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The second half started with Cedric pushing his attack furiously at Rudy’s defence.  Again and again the defence stood strong but the resistance did not last as 5 minutes before the end, Cedric’s flick managed to squeeze the ball past Rudy’s diving keeper.Score was 1-1 and in the final minute, Rudy had a great chance to score.  A dream of finally breaking Cedric dominance was in front of Rudy’s eyes.  With a strong flick of the index finger he propelled his Man City player onto the ball which cannoned towards Cedric’s goal-post.  Was it going in? … No!! … Cedric manoeuvred his goalkeeper and blocked the shot; the ball bounced off the goalkeeper and rolled rapidly towards Rudy’s goal.  Cedric reacted swiftly and when the ball crossed the shooting line, he smashed a shot at Rudy’s empty goal.  Goal!!!!!!! … What a way to score the winner!!  Cedric jumped in joy while Rudy slumped in despair.  A few seconds later, the game ended with Cedric crowned the Champion.

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Kudos!!
Even though both Singapore players did not manage to bring back the winning trophy; both players showed great determination and perseverance to reach the Semi-Finals and the Final.

Well done!! To both John Ho and Rudy.

Competition @ Yokohama, Japan !!

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There will be a competition in Yokohama, Japan on 30 November 2013 (Saturday).combined JPN-SIN

TFAS will be preparing to send a group of local players to participate in this event.

If you are interested, please send us a email, with the subject: Competition @ Yokohama Japan (30 Nov 2013).

Details can be found in the poster below …

Over the years, the collaboration and friendship between both players and associations has strengthen.  There are discussions about organization joint competitions and cross exchanges.  This is a good example how a game/sport can evolve and become a bridge.

Join in the fun and be part of this “bridge” …

For accommodation, the suggested hotel is Apa Hotel Kannai (in Yokohama).

 

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Outreach at Leisure Park, Kallang in June 2013

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We did an outreach at Leisure Park, Kallang in conjunction with the TFAS national Competition 2013.

Below are the pictures of the crowd which stopped and watch the games being played.  Raw unbridled emotion, excitement and frustrations was all in the open … and the crowd lapped it all up.

There was also a booth where equipment was also for sale.  Sale was slow but picked up as the days went by and more games were being played and watched.

 We even had groups of foreigners/expatiates (and their kids) asking about the game.  Some even was so interested that they stayed and we conducted a mini introductory session for them.

Kenzo and Hideaki from Japan was also a participant and they managed to conduct 1 session entirely in Japanese to a group of Japanese kids.  Hopefully the kids would join in the local playing circuit and join the Japanese circuit when they return to Japan.

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