UK Tornado Open - 2008 Afterglow!

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UK Tornado Open - 2008 Afterglow!

Post by Mase » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:59 am

Just thought I'd start it off with a quick post.

Fantastic event, great venue, and a trophy.

Big thanks to foos4fun, Dave Oates and Rob Davey, Id also like to thank those that helped on the desk and of course shovo and juan morgan. (Vicki learned to use sport on Friday one more victim).

I'll post more later.

Looking forward to many more events there.


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Post by leaks » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:20 am

Awesome awesome awesome!

Thanks Dave and Rob - that's a cool venue and a really fun tournament! Not sure I played my best, but had a great time anyway (still can't believe I lost to Shovo...) ;)

Cheers guys - actually left a tournament wanting to play more foos for a change :)

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Post by Oatsey » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:17 pm

Some pictures of the event are now up in the picture gallery of our site thanks to my web mistress!!

at www.foos4fun.co.uk


Also check out our new Team GB section featuring the GB team which is still evolving.
You lot seem very quiet about the event did you not enjoy it or like me  just too tired :lol:
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Post by Graeme » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:40 pm

Thanks a lot Dave and everyone else who put the time in to make everything run smoothly. Wish I'd been able to make it down for the Saturday as well as the Sunday but as it was I had a good time.

Highs:

- group stage of 3000Ltd. I mostly just held the bars and chalked up the goals - Rich was on fire, passing and scoring against everyone. Just as well because I wasn't saving much...

- randomly blocking quite well in a couple of games

- not paying much to enter (admittedly I was only there for two events)


Lows:

- Jon May: "What are you doing here? There aren't any Garlandos." Too right, I'd forgotten how good everyone else is on Tornado :(.

- two and out in OD. Rubbish.

- not being able to play in any singles events
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Post by Sampson » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:59 pm

I had a flippin' awesome time.

It was my first and certainly not last tournament.  Great venue, great people and great organisation.

A massive thanks to all those guys behind the desk for putting on a memorable weekend.  The work gone into it must have been immeasurable and that definitely made for a truly amazing time for myself and Steve, my fellow Coventrian.

I'd also like to thank all those peeps who took the time showing us the ropes and introducing us to others, that was most appreciated.

Pretty annoyed that I didn't come home with a trophy, especially in Beginners DYP where we won all the games in the group stage but then lost in the elimination round - I still think we were robbed!  However, I have come home with some great memories, friends and bonus ranking points.  Good times! :D

Thanks again to all those involved.

Luke.

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Post by queen_of_foos » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:09 pm

Great tournament! Thanks Dave and everyone else for organising and running it. Loved the venue - really nice to be a stone's throw away from the foos action.

Boris, great job on the ref training - not sure beer and exams are supposed to go together! It was nice that there was such a good turnout, lots of new faces, and lots of foosers hadn't seen for ages! Also loads of women, shame about the mixup for one of the Brice ladies where she didn't get to play, but other than that, superb tourney.
Cath was fantastic in women's doubs, what a star!!!!!  :D

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Post by The Doctor » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:42 am

Are there any results available for the foosfans out there?

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:17 am

The Doctor wrote:Are there any results available for the foosfans out there?
Yeah! What's the hold-up?! :P

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Post by Bundy Volume 1 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:39 am

Off the top of my head (I may well be wrong on some though):

UKC singles - Joe Hamilton
UKC doubles - Joe and Rob
OS - Rob Atha
OD - Joe and Rob
Women's singles - ?
Women's doubles - Hannah Ramlee and Cath Brown
Handicap - Brian Connor and Dave Lawler
3000 ltd - Phil Cutcliff and Joe Bundy
Beginners - ?
Super Melee, sponsored by Dave Morgan, and won yet again by Dave Morgan.

Anyway, I had a great time at this tournament (as per usual). Thanks to everyone involved in making it happen. Good to see everyone again too, and I look forward to the next one.

Cheers to Philo for being awesome in 3000 ltd.
Thanks to Mase and Dave for playing with me too, shame things didn't come together in the other doubles events.

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Post by Oatsey » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:48 am

Joe is wrong

Rob Atha is Tornado UK singles Champion and Joe H is Open singles winner. Unfortunately he just could not beat him again on day 2!

I am sure shovo will post all results asap

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Post by Shovo » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:39 pm

I've been off work the last couple of days with flu. I'll post them this evening (and send them to Boris).

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Post by jinxsi » Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:59 pm

Awesome.  Huge thanks to everyone, organisers and the kind experts who took time to make the beginners first event a memorable one.  I think TFUK gained a minimum of 5 new regulars last weekend.

some pics here.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/album ... 672&ref=mf

Highs:

Meeting loads of people who play and just being able to play table football non stop until you drop basically.

Watched some memorable matches.

learned to sort of defend - eventually.

Finally found someone in Swansea interested in TF.

Lows:

Lost a wrap.......um...so I'm really struggling here.

Jinxsi

AND....Monday morning...first patient, just getting ready to start treatment (dentistry), I said.... "ready?"

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Post by Tomolo » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:56 pm

Great post Simon.

I had a great time, fun journey up and enjoyed the place.

Highs would be:

Getting beaten by the pros, getting beaten by the ladies, getting beaten all round really. Has given me something to improve for.

Seeing the really young girl play, and her scoring against me - but we'll keep that quiet, was good to see such a talent at such a young age.

nooking a few of the pros.

Winning a trophy. DYP beginners doubles.

regaining my enthusiasm for the game.

Lows would be:

Playing to the point where I found it hard to move my arms back.

Finding out how Bloop I am on a tornado table, I really wasn't expecting that.

Leaving obviously, and waking up the next day to not foozeball 12 hour days.


Really great weekend, could probably go on for a few more pages of highs and lows but shall leave it at that.

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Post by Pete F » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:45 pm

Cheers to Dave & all the other organisers - great tourney.  I played rubbish (sorry Dave & Oli) but all the bits of the tourney not related to me being awful were very enjoyable.  Good to see so many new faces as well!  :)

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Post by Jude » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:35 pm

Marvellous tournament Dave and team - thanks for a great weekend and various good laughs, and thanks to Simon for his super scoring percentage in open doubles.

See many of you in Nantes.

Jude

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Post by Jonathan May » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:04 am

I really enjoyed this tournament. It's the first time I've come away from a Tornado tournament having actually enjoyed it.

Huge thanks to Dave Oates and the Foos4Fun crew and everyone behind the desk etc. Dave had lost his voice by Saturday afternoon (?), which was quite funny over the mic. Good venue too, food was good which was nice for a change.

The real highlight for me was the narrowing of the field. It really is true that any of the top 8 or so players can beat any of the others: as Joe (I think) pointed out for the first time ever that group now includes Rob Atha... For those who weren't there, Rob was beaten three times (by different people) in singles over the weekend.

This can only mean good things for the quality of the game in the UK and for the GB team in Nantes.
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Post by The Doctor » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:38 pm

Jon May wrote:For those who weren't there, Rob was beaten three times (by different people) in singles over the weekend.
Who managed this feat?

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Post by Christopher Lyall » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:43 pm

The Doctor wrote:
Jon May wrote:For those who weren't there, Rob was beaten three times (by different people) in singles over the weekend.
Who managed this feat?
Jon May, John Shovelton, Joe Hamilton.

(Coincidence?!?!?!?!?)
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Post by Bundy Volume 1 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:51 pm

Shame I didn't get to play him - by name alone I would have been guaranteed a win.

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Post by Rob Davey » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:09 pm

Evertonian wrote:Shame I didn't get to play him - by name alone I would have been guaranteed a win.
Oh sorry it was name was it.

I thought it was because those three are total cunts (s)

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