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by algy
05 Jan 2021, 14:07
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Best way to conduct competitions?
Replies: 37
Views: 1248

Re: Best way to conduct competitions?

I don't know if this is any use or not, but ... Back in the late 80s/early 90s, we used to play the Wissage Subbuteo League. We had about 16 players all in all, but played a complete European Cup competition. That worked as: - The player(s) who won the League & FA Cup qualified automatically as ...
by algy
27 Nov 2020, 14:16
Forum: Club/Tournament/Player Announcements
Topic: Subbuteo Open Day - Wrexham - 20th July 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1682

Re: Subbuteo Open Day - Wrexham - 20th July 2019

Just a note to say that the wonderful London Road Subbuteo Club is still going strong, and has been running periodic events at Ty Pawb over the course of this year as & when it's been possible. If you're interested, I'd check out the marvelous Boarder Collectibles in the market, who'll be able t...
by algy
27 Nov 2020, 14:12
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Is The Scene Dead?
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: Is The Scene Dead?

A lot of forums - at least ones I've been a member of - have experienced similar problems. Basically, Facebook became the defacto standard for internet forums etc a while back. It sucks people's attention, and so the tim efolk are willing to put in to posting on sites like this dwindles. It makes it...
by algy
24 Apr 2020, 14:37
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Subbuteo cricket adaptions modifications
Replies: 7
Views: 3155

Re: Subbuteo cricket adaptions modifications

Flick wrote: 22 Apr 2020, 20:58 Hi algy

I’m after the cricket streaker set and rugby streaker set your dad was selling. He’d did reply but I haven’t heard back from him for a while
Heya - I've PM'ed you his mobile number :)
by algy
01 Apr 2020, 10:45
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Subbuteo cricket adaptions modifications
Replies: 7
Views: 3155

Re: Subbuteo cricket adaptions modifications

The Anchorman Cricket set (last one one here: http://www.peter-upton.co.uk/clones02.htm) contained brass versions of the modifications my dad made for our cricket sets. The big ones were the boundary extensions and the 'catapult' bowler. Not on the (astoundingly good) Peter Upton site, but there was...
by algy
31 Mar 2020, 08:01
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Isolation Subbuteo
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Isolation Subbuteo

It'll be tricky without some kind of flat surface for the Astropitch to go on. Your problem with the floor is that they're never perfectly level, and there's little way of (easily) altering that - whereas a table, you can make them level by putting stuff under each leg. I'd be inclined to go down th...
by algy
25 Mar 2020, 11:23
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Interview to a great SOLO PLAYER from BUSAN ,SOUTH KOREA!
Replies: 1
Views: 1579

Re: Interview to a great SOLO PLAYER from BUSAN ,SOUTH KOREA!

Dragging up an old thread, but back in the early 90s Villa used to sell 'Aston Villa away' Subbuteo teams through the club shop. That was the only place I saw them for sale, despite living in Lichfield (South Staffordshire) which is prime Villa supporter country, and at the time had multiple shops s...
by algy
23 Mar 2020, 10:39
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Subbuteo Space Craft to the moon
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Subbuteo Space Craft to the moon

It appears to have existed, with one for sale less than a month ago:
https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auct ... 4c0101345a
by algy
16 Jun 2019, 17:01
Forum: Club/Tournament/Player Announcements
Topic: Subbuteo Open Day - Wrexham - 20th July 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1682

Subbuteo Open Day - Wrexham - 20th July 2019

Free Subbuteo open day @ Ty Pawb, Wrexham - 10am-3pm A chance to meet other people interested in the game. There's a chap who sells old subbuteo stuff there, plus all of the delights you'd expect from the largest town/city in North Wales! Ty Pawb is a large art/market/community space in the town cen...
by algy
28 Aug 2018, 19:46
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Forming a Club Tips Experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2852

Re: Forming a Club Tips Experiences?

Mind when I was in Edinburgh my flatmate came along every week to Hot Club decosse meetings just for the conversation. He hated football and no interest in Subbuteo, but loved talking about music with a couple of lads who went there - he kept them going, they kept him going. He probably thought it ...
by algy
25 Aug 2018, 09:29
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Forming a Club Tips Experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2852

Re: Forming a Club Tips Experiences?

Forming clubs with few players / in rural locations: My dad has run a club in Knighton - small town in rural Wales - for about 16 years now. There's a lot of ups and downs, and you have to roll with that. You need to persist. If you can take younger (10-15) year old kids in - make it free, make it o...
by algy
25 Aug 2018, 09:13
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Forming a Club Tips Experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 2852

Re: Forming a Club Tips Experiences?

League format: When Lichfield SC started, it was mostly an after-school club, with my mum picking up kids from the school gate. Because there was near 100% attendance, a normal Soccer-style league (play eachother twice) worked well. When the club moved to the fire station - so still predominantly ki...
by algy
12 Jul 2018, 11:34
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: SUBBUTEO IN BERLIN
Replies: 9
Views: 3039

Re: SUBBUTEO IN BERLIN

Your best bet would be to try and get in touch with Marcus Tilgner - don't have is email address, but Vincent Coppenolle (vincent.cop@ccim.be) will do He runs a Subbuteo club in Berlin with a few younger players - they must get their equipment from somewhere. They run a ETF-rules table soccer tourna...
by algy
12 Apr 2018, 11:27
Forum: Members Stadiums
Topic: Villa Park - my favourite stadium
Replies: 14
Views: 7614

Re: Villa Park - my favourite stadium

Bit late to the party here, but I love the old Witton Lane stand (right hand side). The rear of the Trinity Road stand (left hand side) is also lovely. The front, for some reason, reminds me more of the main stand at Wellington Road (Villa's ground from 1876-1897) than Trinity Road ... no bad thing,...
by algy
09 Apr 2018, 22:19
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Short games
Replies: 4
Views: 4464

Re: Short games

I suppose where I'm heading with this is: Say you were to put on a Subbuteo tournament in a 'public' place (e.g. a shopping centre, non-league football ground). How would you do it so that people (within reason) could just turn up and play? My thinking is that: - you'd need to be able to run an enti...

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