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Post by Lil Brice » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:59 pm

Wow Jon this looks really great, this is exactly what I think foosball needs, and especially since I’m trying to get a Keele team going it couldn’t be better timing for me.  

The idea where proper noobs can play each other and have the chance to win trophies is fantastic, and the freebies will work a treat I’m sure.  I guess this is going to mean a restriction on those of higher rankings who can’t enter, sorry shovie, but then if there’s another event you can play in I can’t see it bothering anyone.  The fact that you’re focussing on making it a really enjoyable day (music, cheap booz, uni team events, freebies) is what I believe will make it a success.   I remember my first tournaments, was beaten loads but was expected to anyway and just had an amazing time meeting new people and playing free foosball all day.  This is what I think will encourage people to come to tournaments in the future, and also encourage other people to attend.  It would be great if we had the top players going showing off their shots and giving tips, I certainly know that would please my guys from Keele and so probably others.

I also agree with what Jhk said… I think…as this idea sounds amazing that I’m not actually bothered whether I can play or not I would just love to see Keele members seeing how much fun a tournament can be, and being able to learn more about the game.

If the only cost we need to worry about is the transport then I’m not worried about getting a minibus that shouldn’t be a problem, although could this be paid for also then?  I don’t remember any dates being mentioned, and also what would a limit on the amount of players be?

Once again this sounds great Jon and I will try and keep posted,

Cheers, Bricey

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Post by Steviola » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:56 pm

Mogwai wrote:Just out of interest do we have a list of students who are SP and above (or even amateur and above).
Poss this?
Mr Garlando Rankings wrote:2 Shovelton Alex M UK 3677 Pro-Master
3 Burdett Tom M UK 3357 Pro-Master
4 May Jonathan M UK 3166 Pro-Master
9 Grover  Patrick M UK 2785 Pro-Master
11 Lyall Stephen M UK 2631 Pro-Master
21 Nubbert Andrew M UK 2045 Pro
29 Hampson Tom M UK 1868 Pro
36 Latimer Joe M UK 1701 Semi-Pro
42 Leong Kennith M UK 1637 Semi-Pro
52 Kim Jee Ha M UK 1494 Semi-Pro
64 Ashley Luke M UK 1422 Semi-Pro
68 Fallon Colin M UK 1401 Semi-Pro
71 Brice Sarah F UK 1368 Semi-Pro
79 Marsh Richard M UK 1335 Semi-Pro
83 Nubbert Mark M UK 1316 Semi-Pro
85 Yeung Simon M UK 1314 Semi-Pro
I've probably missed some people.

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Post by Naked Snake » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:49 pm

I'm a student lol!
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Post by jhk » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:52 pm

Steviola wrote: 2 Shovelton Alex M UK 3677 Pro-Master (Manchester)
3 Burdett Tom M UK 3357 Pro-Master (Warwick)
4 May Jonathan M UK 3166 Pro-Master (Cambridge)
9 Grover Patrick M UK 2785 Pro-Master (Oxford)
11 Lyall Stephen M UK 2631 Pro-Master (Warwick)
21 Nubbert Andrew M UK 2045 Pro (Warwick)
29 Hampson Tom M UK 1868 Pro (Warwick)
33 Austin Mark M UK 1779 Semi-Pro (Oxford)
36 Latimer Joe M UK 1701 Semi-Pro (Warwick)
39 Kaka Naeem M UK 1658 Semi-Pro (Oxford)
41 Williams Mark (Wa) M UK 1640 Semi-Pro (?)
42 Leong Kennith M UK 1637 Semi-Pro (Warwick)
52 Kim Jee Ha M UK 1494 Semi-Pro (Oxford)
64 Ashley Luke M UK 1422 Semi-Pro (Warwick)
68 Fallon Colin M UK 1401 Semi-Pro(Warwick)
71 Brice Sarah F UK 1368 Semi-Pro (Keele)
79 Marsh Richard M UK 1335 Semi-Pro (Warwick)
83 Nubbert Mark M UK 1316 Semi-Pro (Oxford)
85 Yeung Simon M UK 1314 Semi-Pro (?)
Still a few guys at Oxford in their last year of DPhil I think, that I added.
It's Warwick and Oxford dominated, with 1 Cambridge, 1 Keele, 1 Manchester and unfortunately I don't know where Simon or Mark are at.

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Post by Mase » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:02 pm

Im a student!

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Post by Happyham » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:25 pm

Im Brian!
I hated every minute of training, but I said "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."

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Post by Naked Snake » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:53 pm

(?) is Lancaster Uni for me right now (although I've not been there for a while!)

Cotterill is at Leeds Uni.
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Post by shovie » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:43 pm

My (cheeky) suggestions...

Players must be born after 31/09/84
Undergrads Only

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Post by Boris » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:45 pm

shovie wrote:My (cheeky) suggestions...

Players must be born after 31/09/84
Undergrads Only
It could be legitimate to restrict entry to full-time undergrads or postgrads, and/or put an age-limit of, say, 22.

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Post by shovie » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:35 pm

Boris wrote:It could be legitimate to restrict entry to full-time undergrads or postgrads, and/or put an age-limit of, say, 22.
I agree with Boris (someone note the time), as long as it happens before March 21st 2008.  :D

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Post by Jonathan may » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:33 pm

Why the age limit?

Students currently in full-time education is surely easy enough. Students may be required to prove that they are in full-time education on the day itself.

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Post by jhk » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:48 pm

They didn't want you playing, Jon lol.
Meh, the age limit sounds silly. Don't really see any reason for it unless the sponsor is targeting just the young'uns, which I doubt.

Btw, Jon, by saying 'full-time education', do you mean it must be a recognised UK University? There are various other colleges, etc too...

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Post by Jonathan may » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:57 pm

jhk wrote:They didn't want you playing, Jon lol.
Meh, the age limit sounds silly. Don't really see any reason for it unless the sponsor is targeting just the young'uns, which I doubt.

Btw, Jon, by saying 'full-time education', do you mean it must be a recognised UK University? There are various other colleges, etc too...
The sponsor wants University Students. Therefore it must be a recognized UK University.

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Post by Doshin » Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:59 pm

Jon May wrote:The sponsor wants University Students. Therefore it must be a recognized UK University.
What about students from non-UK universities? I know it's unlikely that people will travel specifically for the event, but if they're in the area anyway they might want to play  :?:
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Post by shovie » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:00 pm

Why the age limit?
I was joking. I don't actually agree with Boris!

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Post by Jonathan may » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:33 pm

Doshin wrote:
Jon May wrote:The sponsor wants University Students. Therefore it must be a recognized UK University.
What about students from non-UK universities? I know it's unlikely that people will travel specifically for the event, but if they're in the area anyway they might want to play  :?:
Err... dunno. Maybe. I'll ask the sponsor.

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Post by Mogwai » Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:06 am

If the sponsor is interested from a recruitment point of view then they obviously want both under- and post-grad students.

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Post by Simmo » Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:26 pm

im not in any uni at all yet. but this champ'ship does sound gd

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Post by Boris » Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:55 pm

I did suggest 22 as an age limit to stir it up a bit, I was really thinking of something like 25.  I would actually suggest leaving it simply as persons in full-time education.

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Post by jhk » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:26 pm

Hmmm...
The students at Oxford so far hasn't said much more than what's been said here already. Just some stuff people have told me:

- Garlando only - obv coz that's the only table they've played on.
- One-day tourney on a Saturday - don't really mind how early/late as long as they don't have to fork out money for accom.
- Free food/drinks is defo an attraction  :wink:
- Would be good to have tv/sofas, but other entertainment like loud music/PS2 not necessary.
- Travel - don't mind paying some, but not huge amounts. Mini-bus scheme would be ideal.
- Loves Uni Team/Cup events.
- Don't mind prize money - but would like really nice trophies.
- Want spare tables where you can play and mess around instead of just waiting while tournament games are going on.
- Would like some less serious events also - DYPs and such.
- Women want WS and WD and possibly Mixed.

Jon, how's this tourney planning then? Haven't heard much from you these days...

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