IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NO MORE CAPITAL VENUE TOURNAMENTS

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NO MORE CAPITAL VENUE TOURNAMENTS

Post by Christopher Lyall » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:19 pm

The Capital Venue, the new home of UK Foosball in Gloucester, will in 2014 host a series of international foosball tournaments open to everyone from newcomers to seasoned veterans.
2014 "Four Seasons of Foosball" Tour
All events held on 20 ITSF Leonhart tables at the Capital Venue, Quedgeley, Gloucester.
Spring Open - 7th-9th March
International Master Series Event

Summer Open 13th-15th June
International Pro Tour Event

Autumn Open 20th September
International Pro Tour Event

Winter Open 20th-23rd November
International Master Series Event

For the full calendar of UK tournaments please see the British Foosball Association calendar here.
More details about these events will be included once they are confirmed.
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Re: Gloucester Foosball Competitions Calendar

Post by Boris » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:40 pm

Note discussion thread re UKC tables moved to event organisers group.

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Re: Gloucester Foosball Competitions Calendar

Post by Oatsey » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:28 am

Hi all,

Just to let everyone know that Mase will be posting the main Capital Venue Tour dates for 2014 imminently .

Also having listened to feedback and in the spirit of continuous improvement the capital venue now has DRAFT lager, beer and cider as well as now being able to take card payments and even give cash back so no more need to drive to the nearest cash machine.

Excellent news.

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Re: Gloucester Foosball Competitions Calendar

Post by robmoss2k » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:45 am

Oatsey wrote:the capital venue now has DRAFT lager, beer and cider
Woohoo!
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Re: Gloucester Foosball Competitions Calendar

Post by Oatsey » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:25 am

FiveBar Foosball are happy to announce the confirmed dates for the 2014 Series

7-9th March - Master Series
13-15th June - Pro Tour
19th-21st September - Pro Tour
20th-23rd November - Masters Series

All of the events will be hosted on the Leonhart Table at the Capital Venue. http://www.thecapitalvenue.com/

Any questions please feel free to direct message myself or Chris Lyall. Alternatively please feel free to leave a message on the FiveBar facebook page.

Kind regards,


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Re: Gloucester Foosball Competitions Calendar

Post by Christopher Lyall » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:42 pm

Original post updated with details of the 2014 tour.
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NO MORE CAPITAL VENUE TOURNAMENTS

Post by Christopher Lyall » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:42 pm

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NO MORE CAPITAL VENUE TOURNAMENTS

It is with great regret that I must announce an end to the partnership between Five Bar Foosball and The Capital Venue. Five Bar Foosball will no longer be running any table football tournaments at the Capital Venue. The remaining tournaments planned for this year are cancelled.

After running six tournaments over the past 18 months at this most impressive venue we are certainly sad to leave, but due both to steadily declining attendance figures and a more general reprioritisation of the use of the venue's space, it is no longer possible for us to continue running the events as we were.

We thank The Capital Venue for all that they have provided during our time with them - invaluable resources, wonderful staff, and the openness and patience required to take a gamble on the fledgling sport of table football - and wish them all the best for the future.

Thank you also to all of the players that attended our events. You are the sport's most valuable asset and it is only by your support and help that we were able to achieve anything that we had.

We do not yet know whether we will be able to continue running table football tournaments in the UK, but hope to do so if at all possible. We shall post further updates in due course as our future plans become clearer.

With thanks,

Chris and Ben
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Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NO MORE CAPITAL VENUE TOURNAMENT

Post by robmoss2k » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:31 pm

Gutted. I liked that place. :(
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Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NO MORE CAPITAL VENUE TOURNAMENT

Post by Bundy Volume 1 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:45 pm

Thanks you to everyone at Firebar + Dave Oates for the effort that was put into running these tournaments.

I'm sorry they didn't work out, and hope that you can try again with another venue at another location.

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Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NO MORE CAPITAL VENUE TOURNAMENT

Post by Kingy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:49 am

Very disappointing news. Really enjoyed every tournament and was planning on attending the next! Hope something is sorted out!

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Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NO MORE CAPITAL VENUE TOURNAMENT

Post by PaulM » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:40 am

Very sad to see this venture come to an end. I hope that you can find an alternative venue, you all worked so hard for this. Where do you store the tables now? That's a lot of tables to find space for. I am sure you could find 20 people to look after 1each for a while.
Hope you can find a solution.

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Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NO MORE CAPITAL VENUE TOURNAMENT

Post by matty96 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:35 am

Thanks to Dave, Chris, Ben et al for even making the Gloucester tournaments happen.

Although it was a long trek for us in Darlo, we enjoyed all the events we attended, and personally I think playing in the pit area was definitely the best setting I have ever played foos in at home or abroad.

Sad to see the demise of another UK tournament.

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