Lincoln Flickers Subbuteo Club

Eastgate 3

The club was formed in March 2010 and is currently based at The Eastgate Tennis, Bowls and Squash Club, Langworthgate, Lincoln LN2 4AD. We meet once every three weeks, usually on a Wednesday night. A full list of meeting dates for the current season can be found below. In addition to annual league and cup competitions we hold a variety of one-off tournaments throughout the year. Everyone is welcome at our meetings, irrespective of ability or level of interest. Click either here or on the ABOUT link above if you would like to submit a form requesting further information.

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Meeting dates for the 2016/17 season are as follows:

Wednesday 28th September
Wednesday 19th October
Wednesday 9th November
Wednesday 30th November
Wednesday 14th December
Wednesday 18th January
Wednesday 8th February
Wednesday 1st March
Wednesday 22nd March
Wednesday 12th April
Wednesday 3rd May
Wednesday 24th May
Wednesday 14th June
Wednesday 5th July

All meetings will take place at The Eastgate Tennis, Bowls and Squash Club commencing at 7.30pm.

The final positions in the Dream Team Tournament held on Sunday 1st May at The Morning Star were`:

  1. Dave Collett
  2. Jez Boothman
  3. John Devaney
  4. Barbara Devaney
  5. Ian Johns (not in photo)
  6. Clare Devaney
  7. Carol Dawson
  8. Reuben Devaney
  9. Ant Chalmers


Finally, if you wish to view this season’s Flickers league results and table, simply scroll down the page to the next item.

2016/17 League Schedule

TEAMS/PLAYERS: Fairfield Rovers – Jez Boothman; Moston Torpedo – John Devaney; Old Traffordians – Andy Boyer; Spital Subastars – Andrew Garbutt
; Schmohawk Wanderers – Richard Meddings; 
Woodgate Fosse ’83 – Michael Hardy
; Park Avenue of Alfred Street – Steve Killick
; Unreal United – Andy Berry; Surfari City – Dom Picksley

Schmohawk Wanderers-Fairfield Rovers 1-1
Moston Torpedo-Schmohawk Wanderers 1-0
Fairfield Rovers-Moston Torpedo 1-0

POINTS: FF 4+3=7; MT 3+2=5; SW 1+1=2

SESSION TWO 19/10/16
Woodgate Fosse ’83-Fairfield Rovers 0-1
Spital Subastars-Moston Torpedo 2-0
Fairfield Rovers-Moston Torpedo 3-0
Spital Subastars-Woodgate Fosse ’83 3-0
Moston Torpedo-Woodgate Fosse ’83 1-1
Fairfield Rovers-Spital Subastars 0-1

POINTS: SS 9+4=13; FF 6+3=9; WF 1+2=3; MT 1+1=2

Woodgate Fosse ’83-Spital Subastars 0-1
Old Traffordians-Moston Torpedo 6-0
Spital Subastars-Moston Torpedo 2-0
Woodgate Fosse ’83-Old Traffordians 0-3
Moston Torpedo-Woodgate Fosse ’83 2-0
Spital Subastars-Old Traffordians 1-1

POINTS: OT 7+4=11; SS 7+3=10; MT 3+2=5; WF 0+1=1


Fairfield Rovers-Unreal United 2-0
Schmohawk Wanderers-Spital Subastars 0-0
Spital Subastars-Fairfield Rovers 2-1
Unreal United-Schmohawk Wanderers 1-1
Fairfield Rovers-Schmohawk Wanderers 1-0
Spital Subastars-Unreal United 1-0 (forfeit)

POINTS: SS 7+4=11; FR 6+3=9; SW 2+2=4; UU 1+1=2

LEAGUE TABLE (Team/Sessions/Points)

Spital Subastars 3 34

Fairfield Rovers 3 25

Moston Torpedo 3 12

Old Traffordians 1 11

Schmohawk Wanderers 2 6

Woodgate Fosse ’83 2 4

Unreal United 1 2


Fairfield Rovers-Spital Subastars 0-1
Schmohawk Wanderers-Moston Torpedo 1-0
Spital Subastars-Moston Torpedo 2-0
Fairfield Rovers-Schmohawk Wanderers 1-0
Moston Torpedo-Fairfield Rovers 1-3
Spital Subastars-Schmohawk Wanderers 2-0

POINTS: SS 9+4=13; FR 6+3=9; SW 3+2=5; MT 1+0=1

LEAGUE TABLE (Team/Sessions/Points)

Spital Subastars 4 47

Fairfield Rovers 4 34

Moston Torpedo 4 13

Old Traffordians 1 11

Schmohawk Wanderers 3 11

Woodgate Fosse ’83 2 4

Unreal United 1 2

Copa Libertadores 2016

Copa Libertadores


Wednesday 13th April 2016

A WASPA competition

Jeremy Boothman – Naciona;
Andy Boyer – Estudiantes
John Devaney – Velez Sarsfield
Andrew Garbutt – Flamengo
Steve Killick – River Plate
Richard Meddings – Internacional
Dom Picksley – Once Caldas


Estudiantes 0 Flamengo (0) 1
Internacional 0 Velez Sarsfield 0
River Plate 0 Nacional (1) 2
Once Caldas – BYE

Nacional 0 Flamengo 0
Internacional (1) 2 River Plate 0
Once Caldas 0 Velez Sarsfield (0) 1
Estudiantes – BYE

Velez Sarsfield 0 Flamengo 0
Nacional 0 Estudiantes 0
River Plate 0 Once Caldas (1) 2
Internacional – BYE

Internacional 7pts
Once Caldas 6pts
Nacional 5pts +2
Flamengo 5pts +1
Velez Sarsfield 5pts +1
Estudiantes 4pts
River Plate 0pts

It was an excellent tournament as all of the matches were closely contested. Congratulations to Rich for winning his first ever comp.

Copa Del Santa 2015

A successful Copa Del Santa competition took place at The Eastgate on Wednesday 16th December. Andy Boyer (Montpellier) ultimately triumphed, for the fifth time in six competitions, but it is pleasing to be able to report that most of the matches were keenly and closely contested.

The main results were:


Montpellier (A.Boyer) 2 Deportivo La Coruna (J.Devaney) 0

Sporting Lisbon (A.Garbutt) 2 Lazio (J.Boothman) 1


Montpellier 2 Sporting Lisbon 1


Real Betis (M.Hardy) 0 AOK Kerkyra (A.Berry) 0 [RB won 2-1 on shots)


2015 Ruck and Roll Challenge


The second Lincoln Flickers Subbuteo Rugby Union competition (The Ruck and Roll Challenge) took place at the Morning Star pub, 11 Greetwell Gate, Lincoln LN2 4AW, on Sunday 13th December with the following results:


Fairfield Saxons – Jez Boothman
Moston Marauders – John Devaney
Scottish Snortters – Ian Johns


Fairfield Saxons 5 Moston Marauders 0
Moston Marauders 22 Scottish Snortters 0
Scottish Snortters 5 Fairfield Saxons 37


Fairfield Saxons W2 L0 F 42 A 5 Pts 9
Moston Marauders W1 L1 F 22 A 5 Pts 6
Scottish Snortters W0 L2 F 5 A 59 Pts 0

Subbuteo rugby proved to be a much more enjoyable game than any of us expected and we’ll definitely be playing it again.


Flickers League 2015/16

TEAMS/PLAYERS: Fairfield Rovers – Jez Boothman; Moston Torpedo – John Devaney; Old Traffordians – Andy Boyer; Spital Subastars – Andrew Garbutt
; Schmohawk Wanderers – Richard Meddings; 
Woodgate Fosse ’83 – Michael Hardy
; Park Avenue of Alfred Street – Steve Killick
; Unreal United – Andy Berry; Surfari City – Dom Picksley

Unreal United-Old Traffordians 0-6
Old Traffordians-Moston Torpedo 6-0
Moston Torpedo-Unreal United 0-1

POINTS: OT 6+3=9; UU 3+2=5; MT 0+1=1

Spital Subastars-Unreal United 4-0
Fairfield Rovers-Moston Torpedo 2-1
Unreal United-Fairfield Rovers 0-2
Moston Torpedo-Spital Subastars 1-0
Unreal United-Moston Torpedo 0-3
Fairfield Rovers-Spital Subastars 3-1

POINTS: FR 9+4=13; MT 6+3=9; SS 3+2=5; UU 0+1=1

LEAGUE TABLE (Team/Sessions/Points)
Fairfield Rovers 1 13
Moston Torpedo 2 10
Old Traffordians 1 9
Unreal United 2 6
Spital Subastars 1 5

Spital Subastars-Fairfield Rovers 0-0
Moston Torpedo-Old Traffordians 0-3
Old Traffordians-Fairfield Rovers 1-3
Moston Torpedo-Spital Subastars 0-2
Fairfield Rovers-Moston Torpedo 4-0
Old Traffordians-Spital Subastars 0-0

POINTS: FR 7+4=11; SS 5+3=8; OT 4+2=6; MT 0+1=1

LEAGUE TABLE (Team/Sessions/Points)
Fairfield Rovers 2 24
Old Traffordians 2 15
Spital Subastars 2 13
Moston Torpedo 3 11
Unreal United 2 6


Spital Subastars-Fairfield Rovers 1-1
Moston Torpedo-Old Traffordians 0-2
Old Traffordians-Fairfield Rovers 0-1
Moston Torpedo-Spital Subastars 0-2
Fairfield Rovers-Moston Torpedo 2-0
Old Traffordians-Spital Subastars 2-1

POINTS: FR 7+4=11; OT 6+3=9; SS 4+2=6; MT 0+1=1

LEAGUE TABLE (Team/Sessions/Points)
Fairfield Rovers 3 35
Old Traffordians 3 24
Spital Subastars 3 19
Moston Torpedo 4 12
Unreal United 2 6

Woodgate Fosse ’83-Schmohawk Wanderers 0-0
Moston Torpedo-Old Traffordians 0-4
Old Traffordians-Woodgate Fosse ’83 5-0
Moston Torpedo-Schmohawk Wanderers 0-0
Woodgate Fosse ’83-Moston Torpedo 1-1
Old Traffordians-Schmohawk Wanderers 4-1

POINTS: OT 9+4=13; SW 2+3=5; MT 2+2=4; WF 2+1=3

LEAGUE TABLE (Team/Sessions/Points)
Old Traffordians 4 37
Fairfield Rovers 3 35
Spital Subastars 3 19
Moston Torpedo 5 16
Unreal United 2 6
Schmohawk Wanderers 1 5
Woodgate Fosse ’83 1 3

Old Traffordians-Spital Subastars 1-0
Schmohawk Wanderers-Park Avenue of Alfred Street 3-0
Moston Torpedo-Fairfield Rovers 0-2
Fairfield Rovers-Spital Subastars 2-2
Park Avenue of Alfred Street-Moston Torpedo 0-1
Old Traffordians-Schmohawk Wanderers 3-0
Spital Subastars-Park Avenue of Alfred Street 6-0
Old Traffordians-Fairfield Rovers 0-1
Schmohawk Wanderers-Moston Torpedo 1-0

POINTS: FR 7+6=13; OT 6+5=11; SW 6+4=10; SS 4+3=7; MT 3+2=5; PAAS 0+1=1

LEAGUE TABLE (Team/Sessions/Points)
Fairfield Rovers 4 48
Old Traffordians 5 48
Spital Subastars 4 26
Moston Torpedo 5 20
Schmohawk Wanderers 2 15
Unreal United 2 6
Woodgate Fosse ’83 1 3
Park Avenue of Alfred Street 1 1

Old Traffordians-Moston Torpedo 1-0
Fairfield Rovers-Park Avenue of Alfred Street 2-0
Spital Subastars BYE (worth 1-0)
Park Avenue of Alfred Street-Old Traffordians 0-2
Spital Subastars-Fairfield Rovers 1-0
Moston Torpedo BYE
Old Traffordians-Spital Subastars 0-0
Moston Torpedo-Fairfield Rovers 1-4
Park Avenue of Alfred Street BYE

POINTS: OT 7+5=12; SS 7+4=11; FR 6+3=9; MT 3+2=5; PAAS 3+1=4

LEAGUE TABLE (Team/Sessions/Points)
Fairfield Rovers 5 57
Old Traffordians 5 54
Spital Subastars 5 37
Moston Torpedo 5 24
Schmohawk Wanderers 2 15
Unreal United 2 6
Park Avenue of Alfred Street 2 5
Woodgate Fosse ’83 1 3

Schmohawk Wanderers-Moston Torpedo 3-0
Moston Torpedo-Surfari City 0-0
Surfari City-Schmohawk Wanderers 0-2

POINTS: SW 6+3=9; SC 1+2=3; MT 1+1=2

LEAGUE TABLE (Team/Sessions/Points)
Fairfield Rovers 5 57
Old Traffordians 5 54
Spital Subastars 5 37
Moston Torpedo 5 24
Schmohawk Wanderers 3 24
Unreal United 2 6
Park Avenue of Alfred Street 2 5
Surfari City 1 3
Woodgate Fosse ’83 1 3

Spital Subastars-Moston Torpedo 1-0
Old Traffordians-Alfred Street 3-0
Moston Torpedo-Old Traffordians 0-2
Alfred Street-Spital Subastars 0-3
Old Traffordians-Spital Subastars 1-0
Alfred Street-Moston Torpedo 0-0

POINTS: OT 9+4=13; SS 6+3=9; MT 1+2=3; AS 1+1=2

FINAL LEAGUE TABLE (Team/Sessions/Points)
Old Traffordians 5 58
Fairfield Rovers 5 57
Spital Subastars 5 41
Moston Torpedo 5 25
Schmohawk Wanderers 3 24
Alfred Street 3 7
Unreal United 2 6
Surfari City 1 3
Woodgate Fosse ’83 1 3

A player’s final points tally is derived from the totals obtained in his best five sessions.

Site Contents

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Latest News

The Longest Postponed Fixture of All Time?

Flickers League Results Season 2014/15

Flickers Meeting Dates 2015/16

Lincoln Flickers 5th Anniversary Tournament

League Champions

Cup Final Results

The 2016/17 League Season

The 2015/16 League Season

The 2013/14 League Season

The 2012/13 League Season

The 2011/12 League Season

The 2010/11 League Season

Morning Star Trophy 2014

Morning Star Trophy 2013

Morning Star Trophy 2012

Morning Star Trophy 2011

The Barn Cup 2013

The Shed Cup 2012

The Shed Cup 2011

Lincoln Flickers 2014 World Cup

Subbuteo History

Copa Libertadores 2015

Copa Libertadores 2014

Copa Libertadores 2013

Copa Libertadores 2012

Copa Libertadores 2011

Copa Del Santa 2014

Copa Del Santa 2013

Copa Del Santa 2012

Copa Del Santa 2011

Copa Del Santa 2010

Champions League 2013

Lincoln Flickers 2013 Flats Championships

60 Years On – The 1952/3 FA Cup

Northern Circuit Individual Event 2013 – Standard Category

50 Years On – The 1962 World Cup

East Anglian Subbuteo Championships 2012

Euro 2012

Northern Circuit Team Event 2012

2011 ESTFA National Championships

El Movimiento Objetivos Escudo

FA Cup in Days of Yore

Blast From The Past


Subbuteo Cricket

Subbuteo Rugby

Subbuteo Hockey

Scottish FA Cup 1975/6 Replica Tournament in Bracknell

Lincoln Flickers 2010 World Cup

Inaugural Flickers Meeting

Latest News



John and Lou shake hands prior to their historic meeting.

During the week preceding the running of the 1912/13 FA Cup competition the entry list changed at least half a dozen times, with the final change coming literally ten minutes before flick off.

In the end, the entry list was:

Jeremy Boothman – Aston Villa

Lou Bouwmeester – Oldham Athletic

John Devaney – Everton

Ian Johns – Newcastle United

John and Lou had last played one another in 1968, so their meeting in the 1st round was quite poignant.

Results were:


Everton (4) 5 Oldham Athletic 0

Aston Villa (2) 3 Newcastle United 0


Newcastle United (0) 1 Oldham Athletic 0


Aston Villa (0) 1 Everton 0

Matches were 15 minutes each way and the competition was played according to Old or “Advanced” Subbuteo rules.



 Photo taken during the recent ESA Spring Cup competition in Enderby. I’m playing Colin Tarry, with not a hair in sight.

WELL DONE TO JEZ AND ANDY                                                                     

Congratulations are due to both Jez Boothman and Andy Boyer (pictured above) after they both finished worthy runners-up in two separate competitions. Jez narrowly lost the final of the Old Subbuteo English Open Cup in Newcastle under Lyme, while Andy finished second in the plate in a high quality field in an ESA Satellite tournament held in Enderby.


PDF versions of three of the club’s official publications can either be viewed online or saved to your computer by clicking on the following links:

Official Tournament Programme

Shed Cup 2012 Programme

Shed Cup 2011 programme


The third running of the above competition was held at The Morning Star pub on the evening of Thursday 2nd April 2015. The competitors were Andy Berry (Unreal United) and John Devaney (Moston Torpedo), and the results were as follows: 1ST LEG  Unreal United 0 Moston Torpedo 0 2ND LEG  Moston Torpedo 3 Unreal United 0 [Moston Torpedo won 3-0 on aggregate] For more information about the competition and its origins click here.


UK and Ireland Team Championship

The above event took place in Heckmondwike on Saturday 28th March with Lincoln Flickers one of the eight teams involved. It was an excellent tournament, played in the right spirit throughout. Teams comprised 3 players instead of the usual 4. Despite losing all 3 of our group matches, the Flickers were always competitive, not least because Jez Boothman was in fine form. Among his victories was a 2-0 triumph over Andy Boyer who was representing Yorkshire Phoenix B. Ironically, in the play off for 7th and 8th places Jez succumbed to his only defeat of the day, but the two other players in the team both won so it ended 2-1 in our favour. FLATS CHAMPIONSHIP The second running of the club’s flats competition had to be postponed last October because the date chosen was too close to that of the TSPA’s national flats championship. I am now hoping to hold the competition later this year, in May, June or July. However, before I settle on a date I thought it would be a good idea to assess the level of interest in a flats tournament in Lincoln. Therefore, without asking for any firm commitment at this stage, I’d simply ask you to get back to me via the Leave a Reply button (above) if you would be interested in principle in taking part in such a competition. If you would, I’d also like to know if you have a preference as to month (May, June or July) and timing (Saturday from 11am, Sunday from 1pm, or Wednesday evening). Equipment used and rules will be the same as for the TSPA national championship (baize pitch, 25mm “big balls”, celluloid or card flat playing figures) and there will be teams available to borrow on the day for players who don’t have their own.


An article about the club can be viewed on the website by clicking here.


A very brief (37 sec) video containing highlights of one of the club’s first ever open competitions, the 2010 Copa Del Santa, held at our original home venue of The Morning Star, is viewable here.


Read about NewFooty, the game invented in the 1920s which some claim was a direct predecessor of subbuteo, by clicking here.


Our long-delayed ‘old subbuteo’ competition, commemorating the FA Cup tournament of 1912/13 (and coincidentally the club’s fifth anniversary) has been scheduled for Sunday 5th July. Read all about it here.


Information about three lesser known types of subbuteo has now been added to the site, i.e. – Subbuteo Cricket Subbuteo Rugby Subbuteo Hockey

The Longest Postponed Fixture of All Time?

Well, just possibly …….

During the 1960s, John Devaney and Aloysius Bouwmeester were good friends who lived in the city of Elizabeth, just north of Adelaide in South Australia. John hailed originally from Liverpool whilst Aloysius had been born in the Netherlands capital city of The Hague. In 1968 and 1969 one of their favourite pastimes was playing subbuteo table soccer and they were among the founder members of The Charmouth and District Table Soccer League, John as Everton and Aloysius as Leeds United.

In January 1970 Aloysius visited John hoping to play a game of subbuteo, but this proved impossible as all the subbuteo equipment had been packed away in preparation for John’s family’s voyage to England. The two friends found other ways to amuse themselves, and then parted. It was the last time they saw one another – but that is soon to change. On 2nd July, Lou (as Aloysius is now known) will be visiting Lincoln with his wife Sue and staying with John and his wife Laura. So what has all this got to do with a postponed sporting fixture? The answer is simple: at 1pm on Sunday 5th July the Lincoln Flickers Subbuteo Club, of which John is president, will be holding an open competition at The Morning Star pub involving players from various parts of England – plus Perth in Australia, which Lou now calls home. The draw has been carefully arranged so that John and Lou will meet in the first match – forty-five and a half years after their postponed fixture on the other side of the world! If this doesn’t potentially constitute a record for the longest postponed fixture in the history of sport I’d be extremely surprised.

The photo accompanying this message was taken in 1967, and shows John (centre – aged 11) and Aloysius (right side of the picture – aged 12). When they confront one another across the baize on 5th July this year they will be aged respectively 59 and 60, and can be guaranteed to look extremely different than they do in the photo.

It promises to be a memorable and very possibly a highly emotional occasion. Places in the competition are still available.

Flickers League Results Season 2014/15

Lincs Flag PLAYERS/TEAMS Andy Berry – Unreal United; Jez Boothman – Fairfield Rovers; Andy Boyer – Old Traffordians; John Devaney – Moston Torpedo; Richard Meddings – Schmohawk Wanderers.  Results are correct up to and including Wednesday 8th July 2015.


Unreal United 0 Old Traffordians 6

Unreal United 0 Schmohawk Wanderers 1

Fairfield Rovers 2 Unreal United 0

Schmohawk Wanderers 0 Old Traffordians 1

Old Traffordians 2 Fairfield Rovers 0

Fairfield Rovers 1 Schmohawk Wanderers 0

Old Traffordians 3 Moston Torpedo 1

Fairfield Rovers 2 Moston Torpedo 1

Fairfield Rovers 1 Old Traffordians 1

Schmohawk Wanderers 2 Unreal United 0

Old Traffordians 2 Schmohawk Wanderers 0

Moston Torpedo 0 Old Traffordians 4

Schmohawk Wanderers 0 Moston Torpedo 0

Moston Torpedo 1 Unreal United 0

Unreal United 0 Moston Torpedo 1

Moston Torpedo 1 Schmohawk Wanderers 0

Moston Torpedo 1 Fairfield Rovers 3

Unreal United 0 Old Traffordians 3

Unreal United 0 Fairfield Rovers 2

Schmohawk Wanderers 0 Fairfield Rovers 2 (forfeit)


Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Points
Old Traffordians 8 7 1 0 22 2 15
Fairfield Rovers 8 6 1 1 13 5 13
Moston Torpedo 8 3 1 4 5 12 7
Schmohawk Wanderers 8 2 1 5 3 7 5
Unreal United 8 0 0 8 0 18 0