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DSTFB – Deutscher Sport-Tischfußball Bund

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Main contact: Janus Gersie

Presentation (text by Janus Gersie)

DSTFB e.V. – Deutscher Sport-Tischfußball Bund is the governing body of tablefootball in Germany.

The German story of Subbuteo started in 1961 when Günter Czarkowski and Rainer Feuerlein founded DSTFB e.V. However the first club was already existing in the mid of the 50’s in Wilhermsdorf (close to Fürth). During the decades Subbuteo developed really well in Germany and in the 70’s and 80’s a lot of European Top-Players entered the scene. The first main success was the win of the European Championships in 1968 with Willy Hogeweg, Fritz Mescher, Bernd Brattge and Günter Czarkowski. His son Peter followed in 1970 by winning the World Championships. Along the decades a lot of German players have won important tournaments.

DSTFB puts a lot of efforts in the youth development. Currently a German player holds the global record by winning four titles between 2009 and 2013 as U19 World Champion.

DSTFB is organized in a regional structure consisting of four zones (north, west, south-west and south). The regional tournaments are the qualifiers for the German Championships (Individual and teams), held every year in a different city.

DSTFB was host nation of the World Cups in 2006 in Dortmund and in 2010 in Rain am Lech, the European Championships in 1995 in Wuppertal and the Europa Cup in 2001 in Kamen.

Board of Directors
President: Janus Gersie at
Vice-President: Thossa Büsing at
Treasurer: Fred Vulpes at
Sports Manager: Thomas Vulpes at
Sports Director: Marcus Tilgner at

National Competition Info

National champions in the season 2013/14
Open Category: Björn Kegenbein (Sparta Spreeathen 74/82)
Under 19 Category: Kai Hagenkötter (TSL Dortmund 61)
Under 15 Category: Kai Hagenkötter (TSL Dortmund 61)
Under 12 Category: Alwin Krause (Sparta Spreeathen 74/82)
Veterans Category: Marcus Tilgner (Sparta Spreeathen 74/82)

National cup winners in the season 2013/14
Alexander Ruf (TSG Rain 1970)

Teams Competitions in the season 2012/13
National Champion: Sparta Spreeathen 74/82
Cup Winner: TSG Rain 1970

(Last updated on November 18, 2014)