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English Grand Prix Format


With only two days to go until the Start of the FISTF English Grand Prix, it is time to announce the event format. There has been a fantastic take up for the event with players travelling from all over the UK & Europe to Flitwick, Bedfordshire England. There will be six different events on individuals’ day, so here is how it will all look.

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FISTF English Grand Prix 2023

The Open (FISTF Event)

· 12 Groups of 4 players with groups 10-12 having 5 players.

· Top 2 qualify in each group - straight knockout from there.


The Veterans (FISTF Event)

· 8 Groups of 4 players.

· Top 2 qualify in each group - straight knockout from there.


The Silver Cup (WASPA Plate Event)

· 3rd Place group finishers from The Open and Veterans Event will be kept separate for this in a straight knockout until the final where a “representative” of both categories will face off for the overall winner.


The Silver Shield (WASPA Shield Event)

· 4th & 5th Place group finishers from The Open and Veterans Event will be kept separate for this in a straight knockout until the final where a “representative” of both categories will face off for the overall winner.


Ladies Event

· Straight Knockout event from Semi Final


U12’s Event

· 1 Group of 4 player who will play each other twice.

· Top 2 in group will face each other in a final.


U16’s Event

· 1 Group of 5 will play each other once.

· Top 2 in group will face each other in a final.


U20’s Event

· Straight knockout from quarter final stage, this will also include U16’s.

Day two is team event day, so here is how the event will look.


Team Event

· 4 Groups of 4 (group 4 has 5 teams)

· Top 2 teams qualify.

· 3rd, 4th & 5th place finishers will go into the Plate competition.


Competition at the event will be hotly contested so tournament director Martin Hodds has formed a strong head referee group with himself, Chris Thomas and Christian Short who will be on hand to cast judgement over any match issues that may arise though out the event.

Subbuteo FISTF English Grand Prix Head Referee's
FISTF English Grand Prix Head Referees

The ESA are hoping that the Grand Prix will be a competitive but fun event that will be enjoyed by all players and spectators.



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