In the WASPA ranking of June, Antonio Carabillo is now 34th while Stephen Peaker is 67th. Hong Kong is now 10th in the WASPA ranking of nations with 26 points. The top 3 nations are Malta (167), Belgium (154) and Singapore (144).
Our friends from SUBBUTEO have officially launched their website at http://en.subbuteo.com/
There are tips for new players, a list of available products and even the list of retailers. The game is currently available in Portugal, the UK, Spain, Italy, Singapore and Australia. Many more nations should have distributors soon.
Hopefully this will help to get a lot of new players interested in the beautiful game.
The Singapore Satellite, a tournament counting for the FISTF circuit, took place last week-end and 24 players were competing in a nice sports hall. Antonio Carabillo was the only foreign player taking part. Being 87th in the world ranking, Antonio was the top seed of the tournament. In the group stage, he easily beat Soh Wee Lik (2-1) and Mohd Rizal (2-0) to finish on top of the group. In the last 16 round, it was another victory against Mohd Azhar (3-0). In the quarter-final, Antonio was in great shape and beat Noor Haikal (5-0). Int he semi-final, it was something very different as Antonio lost to Den Mulia (3-0). Den Mulia is know as one of the best Singapore player, maybe the best player for the moment. Den Mulia later won the final against Rudy Hesty (2-0). In the final for the third place, Antonio lost to John Ho (0-2). Finishing in the top 4 of such a big tournament is still a great satisfaction for the best Hong Kong player.