1912/13 FA CUP REVISITED
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.
Everton (4) 5 Oldham Athletic 0
Aston Villa (2) 3 Newcastle United 0
3RD/4TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
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.
ESA SPRING CUP
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:
EL MOVIMIENTO OBJETIVOS ESCUDO
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 & 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.
FOCUS ON LINCOLN FLICKERS
An article about the club can be viewed on the newfooty.com website by clicking here.
COPA DEL SANTA 2010 – VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
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.
FA CUP 1912/13 REVISITED – FORTHCOMING ‘OLD SUBBUTEO’ COMP
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.
SUBBUTEO’S OTHER INCARNATIONS