Tom Burns enters Manchester tournament

Tom Burns heads for Manchester this weekend to take part in a competition at the English National Football Museum. The event is organised by the newly formed Manchester Subbuteo Club. The tournament has a healthy 40 entries who will be divided into ‘Standard’ and ‘Advanced’ categories. Tom is the only entry from a Scottish club.

Results 7/1/13

Only four members turned up for the first meeting of 2013. A round robin was played with Willie Fleming being triumphant.


Fleming    3  0  Hegedus


Burns       1  1  Gladman


Burns       1  1  Fleming


Gladman  3  0  Hegedus


Hegedus  1  0  Burns


Fleming   2  1  Gladman

Results 17/12/12

Six players attended on the last club night before the festive break. Burns leads the table after an eventually comfortable win over McKenzie. Burns is now nine points clear of Butler who has six games in hand. McKenzie recorded his first win with victory over Hegedus. The Glasgow Cup was drawn (see menu ‘Cup’) and the first matches played.




Gladman  2  0  Hegedus


Fleming   4  0  McKenzie


Hegedus  0  3  McKenzie


Burns       5  1  McKenzie


Glasgow Cup:


Group A


Burns     3  1  Day


Day        3  1  Hegedus


Group B


Fleming  1  0  Gladman

Results 10/12/12

First full attendance of the season


All 10 players were present so that together with Baver Bari, it was a full house. Willie Fleming must be rueing his poor early season form. He moved into second place after ending Butler’s run of seven wins. Burns remains top, however, with a single goal victory over Houston. Day’s title hopes were dented by a surprise defeat to Hegedus whilst Corr and Gladman recorded their first wins. MacKenzie returned to action playing three matches including a derby defeat to Berry. Despite creating many chances MacKenzie could not find the net in any of his games.


Day         3  0  McKenzie


Corr        2  0  Hegedus


Berry      1  0  McKenzie


Houston   0  2  Gladman


Butler      0  0  Fleming


Burns      1  0  Houston


Day         0  1  Hegedus


Fleming    2  0  Berry


Gladman  3  0  McKenzie



Results 3/12/12

No league matches were played. Instead a round robin was contested by Burns, Day, Fleming and Houston. Fleming emerged on top edging out Burns on goal difference. Houston finished third ahead of Day on goal difference.

Results 26/11/12

Day lost his unbeaten record in a 1-0 defeat to Butler who continued his outstanding start to the season. Burns remains top but lost ground with a draw against Gladman. Fleming with two wins joined Day and Butler on the 21 point mark.


Burns     2  2  Gladman


Day        0  1  Butler


Berry      0  3  Fleming


Butler     4  0  Berry


Gladman 0  1  Fleming

The oldest Subbuteo trophies in the world?


It was in season 1873-74 that the oldest trophy in world football, the Scottish Cup, was first contested. Exactly one hundred years later Glasgow Table Soccer Association was founded and the above trophies, still competed for today, were the awards given out at the end of season 1973-74. On the left is the Glasgow Cup, on the right, the Association Cup and in the middle, the League Championship Shield.


Are these the oldest Subbuteo trophies in the world today? Is Glasgow Table Soccer Association the oldest surviving club in the competitive Subbuteo world?



Results 19/11/12

Only one league match was played:

Burns  8  0  Corr.


Burns is now clear at the top of the league.


A round robin was played between Burns, Day, Gladman and Houston. Houston, playing with flats, was victorious with two wins and a draw, including a 4-1 win over Burns.

STFA Team Championship 2012

The inaugural STFA Team Championship took place at Telford College, Edinburgh on Sunday 18th November. The competition, contested by six teams, was won by ‘Tayside Artists’ (Greg Dand, Gareth Christie and Steve Bennett). ‘Glasgow Aristocrats’ (Colin Day, Tom Burns and Dave Butler) were 3rd and ‘Glasgow Pirates’ (Barry Corr, Willie Fleming and Dave Gladman) finished 4th.