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WASPA recognition

25/05/2021 13:47
WASPA, the world organisation for subbuteo players, congratulated the FIFTIETH anniversary of the South Staffs Club by sending us a commemorative certificate in 2020, signed by president Vincent Coppenole in Belgium.

RIP GUY N SMITH (1939-2020)

25/05/2021 13:24
Devsatating news hit our club last Christmas, when the shock and sudden death of founder and legendary horror writer Guy Newman Smith was announced from Shrewsbury hospital. Guy was 81 but from recent annual meetings with Mike Bradbury and several other club members, was in good mental health. He...

Covid Lockdown updates

25/05/2021 12:30
As we all know, the world wide outbreak of Covid-19 and its variants have put almost every kind of activity into mothballs for all of 2021 until June, and much of 2020 too. So how did the South Staffs Club cope? Well luckily, when we allowed to, small home meetings allowed us to trickle along, and...

Season 2018/19 starts up

22/07/2018 14:21
The South Staffs TFC continues to gather momentum, and we have at least 10 players lined up for the new league season; Mike Bradbury (Willenhall), Sean Bradbury (Rugeley), Christopher Bradbury (Rugeley), Mike Murphy (Brownhills), Steve Davis (Hednesford), Andy Henly (Notts), Keith Holden (Notts),...

Four Nations Tournament

07/05/2018 17:17
Our sister club, the Wolverhampton TFC, has competed in this event for the past two years, between four clubs unofficially representing their countries. "Wolves" for England, Glasgow TFC for Scotland, London Road TFC for Wales, and Derry City for Ireland. The inaugural event was held in North Wales...

Season 2017-18 end with new champion

07/05/2018 16:35
Wolverhampton's Justin Scott, returning to the game two seasons ago, has become the South Staffs TSC champion after points gathered in Burton-upon-Trent in April gave him the league title. 2017 champion Mike Bradbury (Willenhall) fell back to finish a lowest ever 3rd when Burton's Tony Machin...

Guy Smith wins Shropshire Cup and Clun Trophy August 2017

22/08/2017 14:49
Guy Smith has been playing Subbuteo for longer than most people have been alive, and at the venerable age of 78, still has the wonderful spinning he always did, and his shooting this year is stronger than ever. With Justin Scott and Lee Morrall pulling out at the last moment, only Mike Bradbury,...

Season 2017-18 news

22/08/2017 12:09
With around 14 players of varying abilities, the league this season sees new members from far and wide. Tony, Thomas Machin and George Handy all from Burton on Trent, plus Stephen Quirk and Sammy Murray from Abbots Bromley shifts the geographical centre of the membership base northwards well into...

Season 2017-18.

02/08/2017 18:41
This starts up with a meeting hosted by Tony and Thomas Machin in Burton-on-Trent on Sunday 6th August. This follows a week after the regin's top 16 players warmed up at the Staffs Pro-Am tournament at Wton on 30th July. Every few months, new players continue to join the South Staffs and the...


02/08/2017 18:00
Oakengates England international Chris Short has a big lead in the Midland Masters after two meetings. Short has comfortably won all four games in a league where the region's top 6 players meet once under FISTF rules and once under WASPA Advanced rules. Results so far  (all WASPA) - Bradbury...
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