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by Richard
Sun Jan 04, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Table Fundraising
Replies: 38
Views: 20388

Why does the bfa not operate a smallnumber of its own tables say max of 4 or 6 ish . Thanks for the idea Dave - possibly a way of getting any tables that are purchased to pay for themselves sooner. The problem is that we are not set up as an operator and someone would have to take on a big commitme...
by Richard
Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Table Fundraising
Replies: 38
Views: 20388

To start the ball rolling... I would be prepared to pledge £100 towards a WC-spec garlando and also an extra £100 towards a couple of square-foot conversion kits so that we could run new OR old-style events. I would like to see sponsorship (i.e. BFA members pay 70% of cost price, sponsor pays the re...
by Richard
Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Table Fundraising
Replies: 38
Views: 20388

Table Fundraising

Obtaining Tournament Tables I have been thinking of ways of getting tables for the BFA to use at tournaments. The BFA has a trailer that can carry (we think) four tornado/garlando/fas tables, and this gives us an excellent opportunity for facilitating more events in the coming year(s). The problem ...
by Richard
Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:08 pm
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Prize Money at Tournaments
Replies: 33
Views: 18712

The essence of the swiss system is that people do not play the same people twice - although with 8 pairs this will not really work. The propper swiss system will work really well and we will implement it as soon as i can get hold of the appropriate software (i have been trying but no luck so far - i...
by Richard
Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:42 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: BFA Cup - Size of Teams?
Replies: 29
Views: 16684

I agree with Dan - i think we need to talk big picture/concept at this stage and no minutae. Without a sound event structure i think the event will not work - the size of the teams/match format is an irrelevance. Again i think that all the detail could be taken from the Oxford league system without ...
by Richard
Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:33 am
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: BFA Cup - Match Format
Replies: 5
Views: 4010

My pricinciples are that all players should count for equal points (i.e. if anyone plays singles then everyone plays singles) and that i would prefer 30 mins of playing doubles rather than 15 mins singles. Therefore i would go for doubles only. I think that the organisers should draw on the experien...
by Richard
Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:06 am
Forum: Classifieds, Table Parts+Upgrades
Topic: Buying Tournament Tables?
Replies: 7
Views: 4635

I think this is a very useful questionnaire - even if your answer is "Not Interested" then please submit this as it provides valuable feedback to the people trying to arrange events in the UK. Re the garlando's - local tournaments will likely continue on local (i.e. old) tables due to problem sourci...
by Richard
Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds, Table Parts+Upgrades
Topic: Looking after your Table
Replies: 19
Views: 10649

You should not use WD40 as will not only get onto your lovely glass surface but will also rot the plastic parts of your rods. - Most tornado players use silicone lube - i dont know where you get it but would imagine Foosball Promotions could sort you out with some. - I use one of the more expensive ...
by Richard
Sat Jun 28, 2003 11:21 am
Forum: International Event Info
Topic: French Championships Results - 12 May 2003
Replies: 15
Views: 8871

Re: France?

Why would a Tornado player who hates the French and has never played on a Bonzini travel to a country where they think Citroen 2CV's are cool and crap in holes in the ground? Le Mans is the ONLY reason to ever go there!!! ... and the women/food/wine/culture/weather/(football) that comes out of manc...
by Richard
Thu Jun 26, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Garlando - Blocky or Pinny feet?
Replies: 31
Views: 30396

to treat pin shots and snake shots alike is unfair on the pin shooters. The blocky garlando's are exceptionally hard to shoot propper pins on (walking front pins ala Collignon, not the random 'Boris' variety...) so making the feet rounded increases the number of shots available to players and hence ...
by Richard
Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:59 pm
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Garlando - Blocky or Pinny feet?
Replies: 31
Views: 30396

The balls definitely make all the difference. The white balls are slightly smaller and were also an introduction as part of the Austrian WC setup (along with bumpers not springs, straight through bars as standard, no midfield shooting etc). The BFA has a store of balls that are used at tourneys (Nun...
by Richard
Mon Apr 14, 2003 7:58 am
Forum: East Midlands
Topic: Games on Friday
Replies: 12
Views: 6683

Wednesday evening may be good ... The options close to me are: - Some FAS action at a Firkin pub on the river near broad street. If we brought lube along i am sure we could do a quick patch up job. - Some Rene Pierre action on a very poor table in Sports Bar, on broad street. - Some homeplay garland...
by Richard
Sat Apr 12, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: East Midlands
Topic: Games on Friday
Replies: 12
Views: 6683

John, maybe i will be able to give you a bit of an education one night this week if you can get across to Edgbaston. i presume you still have your car..

Richard
by Richard
Tue Mar 11, 2003 5:58 pm
Forum: Table Football Chat
Topic: Paying Entry fees.
Replies: 23
Views: 14608

John, do you sleep with your computer? Perhaps some 'alone time' with your magazines is needed to calm you down... For the record i agree with Boris - YES to local events, NO to national. Anyone prepared to travel a distance is not going to be put off by £3 entry, but will be attracted by the opport...
by Richard
Thu Mar 06, 2003 3:57 pm
Forum: Announcements and Important Information
Topic: --- Forum User Guide ---
Replies: 5
Views: 12267

--- Forum User Guide ---

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by Richard
Wed Jan 15, 2003 6:59 pm
Forum: Announcements and Important Information
Topic: --- Registration and Terms ---
Replies: 3
Views: 9577

--- Registration and Terms ---

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