Sunday, 9 December 2012

Lionshead Tournament Dec 9

A great turnout of 15 players (including one from Australia) competed in the first Lionshead Subbuteo tournament, the second event held by the HSC. Results didn't differ much from the first event, Shaun Burt defeating Stephen McNab in one semi-final, Peter Sexton beating Brodyn Sexton in a shootout in the other semi. Peter defeated Shaun in the final. There were prizes, there was pizza, there was beer, there was fun and hopefully a few new enthusiasts were introduced to the game. Many thanks to the Lionshead Pub for hosting. Look for pictures tomorrow.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The HSC will host its second tournament of the season on Sunday, December 9th at The Lionshead Pub, 137 John Street South, Hamilton, Ontario. Signs are good that there will be a large turnout for the event. Results and photos here early next week.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

HSC Inaugural Tourney

Final - Peter v Shaun
The Hamilton Subbuteo Club's kick off tournament on November 24th had six participants and Peter Sexton won his second WASPA tour event of the season, adding to his win in Toronto in September. Peter beat Shaun Burt 1-0 in the final. There were some exciting and eventful games and everyone who took part is looking forward to the next event. Stay tuned for details.
Group B action - Liam v Chris

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

HSC - Getting Started

The recently formed Hamilton Subbuteo Club can trace its roots back to the mid/late 1980’s when a group of eight enthusiasts played regular league and cup fixtures against each other. Players took turns hosting weekly events and competition lasted for a couple of years until interest eventually waned. Occasionally, a couple of players from that time, Peter Sexton and Stephen McNab, would have impromptu games against each other but there was never a notion of anything more serious until a Facebook post regarding the FISTF world cup in Manchester brought about a challenge match between the aforementioned McNab and Sexton. This led to both entering a tournament in Toronto in September 2012, introducing both to the WASPA tour. Peter won that tournament with Stephen the other finalist and both left Toronto with a renewed Subbuteo obsession. After investing in some new equipment and wishing to compete in more regular WASPA rated tournaments as well as introduce new players to the game, the idea of forming an official Hamilton Subbuteo Club was hatched and soon after, an inaugural tournament was announced to the WASPA community.