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I know its a little late notice, but the details are out on the Moneyball V tournament in Oregon.

Feb 26-28

SuperPlay
http://superplayor.com/
9300 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 292-3523

Two of the very best Tornado foosball players in the world will be competing there.

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  • Single player, Single Elimination, 1 game Race to 7 each round
  • Random handicap determined by roll of die:
    • roll a 1, 2, or 3 and you get 1, 2, or 3 point spots
    • roll a 4, 5, or 6 and you do not receive any advantage
    • subsequent rolls add points to the handicap up to a maximum of 3 points
  • Buy In
    • $10 Entry Fee
    • Each match begins with a roll of a die for point spots:
      • First roll free
      • Second roll $5
      • Third roll an additional $10
      • Fourth roll and additional $20
      • You can only roll up to 4 times
      • You cannot roll again once you get 3 point spots since this is the maximum
  • Payout
    • 100% of all collected fees
    • 1st place: 75% of pot
    • 2nd place 25% of pot
    • Guaranteed payout $100 for 1st, $35 for 2nd
  • Match Start
    • Players and TD meet at table
    • TD picks the first player to roll die (coin flip if desired)
    • Player 1 rolls a die using a cup and places cup face-down on table
    • If a 1, 2, or 3 is rolled player takes those points on the scoreboard
    • Player 2 rolls the die in the same fashion
    • Player 1 is asked if they would like to buy another roll unless they have already rolled a 3
      • if 1,2, or 3 is rolled the player takes up to a 3 points spot
    • Player 2 is then asked if they wish to buy another roll
    • Once both players are satisfied with their rolls the match may begin by flipping a coin to determine which player chooses the ball or side
  • Game Play
    • No overtime, race to 7
    • Timeouts, Distractions, Spin, Ball out of Play all follow standard ITSF rules

I’m running beginner tournaments at Dante’s every Thursday evening.

From 7-9:30PM we run multiple rounds of random teams which allows players to enter any time, and leave any time.  It costs $2 to enter, the highest average score gets 50%, and the highest new player gets 25%.  The remaining 25% is used to feed the elimination round.

At 10PM we start a single elimination round by pairing the highest and lowest scores into teams.  Each player pays in an extra $3, and is expected to stick around until they are eliminated or win.

Last couple of weeks we’ve had 8 – 10 players participate, about half of them from the Saloon, and half brand new players.  I will keep posting here progress and changes to the format.

April 8-12 in Torino Italy.  Results and charts are available at: http://www.table-soccer.org/page/live?tidd=9407115

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Team USA posing for the national anthem


Tony Bacon and Brendan Flaherty won senior singles, and Team USA Mens went into penalty shootouts with Team Luxembourg, and lost by one measly point. What a battle that was. USA won every game on Tornado, Luxembourg won every game on the Leonhart