ChampFoos Bonzini Open - Chester 13-15 April

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ChampFoos Bonzini Open - Chester 13-15 April

Post by Boris » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:20 pm

Liverpool Bonzini Open 2018
ITSF Pro-Tour - BFA Category B Ranking Tournament

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

Rileys Sports Bar
Victoria Street
Chester
CH2 2FD

Friday 13th-Sunday 15th April 2018

Schedule

Friday 13 April

8pm – DYP (2/5 2/5 DE)
9pm – Mixed Doubles (2/5 2/5 DE)

Saturday 14th April
11am – Open Singles (3/5 2/5 DE)
2pm – Amateur Doubles (2/5 1/7 DE)
3pm – Womens Doubles (2/5 2/5 DE)
3pm – Senior Doubles (2/5 2/5 DE)
3pm – Junior Doubles (2/5 2/5 DE)
4pm – Junior Singles (2/5 2/5 DE)
6pm – BFA National League Team Event (4x players per team)

Sunday 15th April
11am – Open Doubles (3/5 2/5 DE)
1pm – Amateur Singles (2/5 1/7 DE)
1pm – Womens Singles (2/5 2/5 DE)
1pm – Senior Singles (2/5 2/5 DE)
4pm - Wheelchair Events – In the event of 2/4 or more wheelchair players registering in advance, disabled singles, doubles and speedball doubles events may be held on a Roberto Sport Special Evolution wheelchair-adapted foosball table.

Womens/Junior/Senior Events – A minimum of 6x players are required for Singles, and a minimum of 4x teams for doubles, for results to count towards ITSF Rankings.

Note re Formats:
All double-elimination finals are Berliner format, the losers bracket team must win an extra game to take the title.
Match and event formats may be revised in the event of high turnout.
Additional events (e.g. Speedball or Classic Doubles) may be added if the schedule & turnout permits.

Table/Registration Fees
£10 per day or £15 for weekend (includes ball), Juniors £5 for the weekend

Event Entry Fees (per player per event)
OS/OD – PM £20, Pro £15, Semi-Pro £10, Amateur £5, Novice/Beginner £5
Junior Events – Free to enter (£5 weekend reg fee for Juniors), Under 18s get half price entry to all other events
All Other Events - £5 per person (trophies only)
Beginners Package (novice and beginner players only) – OS/OD/AS/AD + Reg Fee - £20 – save £15
Junior Saturday Package – AD/JS/JD - £5 (reg fee only, includes BFA membership)

Trophies to 3rd Place in Open, Amateur and Junior Events, for winners of all other events

Tables are Bonzini Classic B60/B90 tables with sides of player figures ground flat for ITSF compatibility. 7x tables confirmed - £50 plus free entry to players who can bring their own Bonzini B90/B60 table (if pre-arranged).

Prize Funds - Total event entry fees minus trophy costs apportioned as follows, depth of payout dependent on turnout.
OD – 60%, OS – 40%

Eligibility
Player Rankings – Players are ranked and draws seeded using the BFA rankings which take account of performance in major international events and rankings systems. Any overseas players not in the BFA rankings will be treated as semi-pro for eligibility and entry-fee purposes.
Amateur Singles/Doubles – Eligibility is limited to players ranked Amateur or Beginner in the BFA rankings, or any unranked player who is resident in the UK.
Junior players must have been born in 2000 or later, Senior players born 1967 or earlier.

BFA Membership
All UK-resident players must be paid-up BFA members, all non-resident players must either be fully paid up members of their home federation or become BFA Foreign Associate members.

Team Competition
The BFA National League Team Competition is for teams of 4 or more players, with matches involving 2 singles and 3x doubles games, each game best of 10x goals (5-5 = draw). No player may play more than 1 singles + 1 doubles game or 2x doubles games.
Teams with fewer than two players ranked semi-pro or above will be designated Division B, those with two or more SP+ players designated Division A. Matches will be prioritised against other teams of a similar standard.
Team players must be members of (or form) a BFA Club, however:
- Two clubs can submit a joint team with 2x players each (half points to each club)
- A club one player short can recruit one unattached player to complete their team.
- Overseas players can either join a UK team or form a quasi-national team for the event

Travel & Accommodation

The Tournament Venue has been changed from Liverpool City Centre to Chester as hotels are either fully booked or charging over £400 per night. Bearing in mind players may already have booked flights and accommodation the new venue in Chester is a short train ride away. Chester has a range of accommodation to suit most budgets and tastes.

By Car - Easily accessible from the A5268, Chester City Centre ring road.

By Train - Chester Railway Station, 0.8 Miles.

By Bus - Chester Main Bus Station, 0.3 Miles. 5 minute walk to club via Northgate Street.

Parking – The venue is below Carphone Warehouse in a shopping precinct just opposite the Northgate Leisure Centre off the inner ring road. On entering the venue you need to enter your car reg accurately on the screen and inform staff to get free all-day parking

Flying to Liverpool - There are Direct Daily Flights to Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) from a number of major European cities including:
Amsterdam, Berlin, Geneva, Nice, Paris CDG, Prague
A number of further cities have direct flights 2-3 times a week.
Manchester Airport - There is a wider range of European and Worldwide flights direct to Manchester Airport (approx 60km) with regular direct bus and train services to Chester City Centre.

Enjoy Chester!
Chester is a popular tourist destination with 2000 years of Roman and Medieval Heritage, as well as independent shopping and fine restaurants. The perfect destination for a memorable city-break - with the bonus of competitive Foosball!

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Re: Liverpool Bonzini Open 13-15 April

Post by Boris » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:10 pm

Schedule now confirmed, ITSF Status pending.

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Re: Liverpool Bonzini Open 13-15 April

Post by Boris » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:39 pm

We have just (my bad) found out the scheduled tournament weekend is the same as the Grand National, as a result hotels in Liverpool are either fully-booked or charging extortionate prices, so we are looking for a change of venue within the North West (Manchester or Cheshire area) or alternatively to postpone for 2 weeks.

Watch this space!

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Re: ChampFoos Bonzini Open - Chester 13-15 April

Post by Boris » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:29 pm

Change of venue confirmed to Rileys Chester.

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