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Liverpool Open 2013 - Results and Afterglow

Post by Boris » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:26 pm

Liverpool Open 2013 Results

Open Singles
1 Atha, Rob
2 Friessem, Charly
3 Marsh, Richard
4 Giuliano, Bentivoglio
5 Lyall, Christopher
5 Shovelton, Alex
7 Glocker, Patrick
7 Nubbert, Andrew
9 Amsden, Mike
9 Harms, Jorg
9 Kircher, Hans-Friedrich
9 Walding, Scott
13 Bundy, Joe
13 Chau, Franky
13 Leung, William
13 Shovelton, John
17 Fitzpatrick, Samuel
17 Jamontas, Rapolas
17 Kovacs, Andreas
17 Mason, Benjamin
17 Russell-Gebbett, Andrei
17 Ueberbach, Micheal
17 Walding, Jody
17 Ziemann, David
25 Bukauskas, Dovydas
25 Lasecka, Olga
25 May, Jonathan
25 Moss, Robert
25 Powers, Spencer
25 Ramanauskas, Justas
25 Warr, Matthew
25 Zalantai, Alex
33 Atha, Boris
33 Banasik, Waclaw
33 Gailius, Titus
33 Hattle, Stuart
33 Hawkes, Will
33 Jaeger, Joshua
33 Millington-Marston, Alex
33 Mok, Vincent
33 Motieka, Mantas
33 Oliveira, Jose
33 Tan, Louis
33 Volkov, Maksim
33 Warr, Darren
33 Watson, James
33 Wheeler, Steve
33 Willetts, Tom
49 Au, Chee Meng
49 Dwenger, Gerald
49 Fomkin, Andrej
49 Harms, Brian
49 King, Mark
49 Konieczny, Tom
49 Kurij, Michal
49 Morgajev, Jevgenij
49 Ng, Kin Loong Bryan
49 Nugent, Niall
49 Oakes, Callum
49 Pojawa, Przemyslaw
49 Price, Matt
49 Robinson, Matthew
49 Suliga, Mariusz
49 Wen, Nick
65 Hameed, Tahir
65 Kerr, Julian
65 Laugwitz, Justus
65 Malik, Usman
65 Mauer, Richard
65 Oakes, Mel
65 Redhead, Joe
65 Saman, Mohamed
65 Stobie, Euan
65 Trapmore, Andrew
65 Yee, Shun Cheng

Open Doubles
1 Atha, Rob Lasecka, Olga
2 May, Jonathan Shovelton, Alex
3 Mauer, Robert Kovacs, Andreas
4 Friessem, Charly Glocker, Patrick
5 Giuliano, Bentivoglio Harms, Jorg
5 Moss, Robert Amsden, Mike
7 Atha, Boris Oakes, Callum
7 Marsh, Richard Shovelton, John
9 Jamontas, Rapolas Motieka, Mantas
9 Lyall, Christopher Ziemann, David
9 Nubbert, Andrew Davey, Rob
9 Trapmore, Andrew Wen, Nick
13 Au, Chee Meng Jaeger, Joshua
13 Mok, Vincent Leung, William
13 Walding, Jody Tan, Louis
13 Willetts, Tom Wheeler, Steve
17 Bukauskas, Dovydas Gailius, Titus
17 Bundy, Joe Brice, Sarah
17 Harms, Brian Walding, Scott
17 Harris, Martyn Fitzgerald, Jude
17 Kircher, Hans-Friedrich Dwenger, Gerald
17 Mason, Benjamin Zalantai, Alex
17 Price, Matt Fitzpatrick, Samuel
17 Suliga, Mariusz Zakowski, Grzegorz
25 Fomkin, Andrej Volkov, Maksim
25 Konieczny, Tom Banasik, Waclaw
25 Lazutkaite, Greta Russell-Gebbett, Andrei
25 Oates, Dave Oates, James
25 Oliveira, Jose Stepanda, Marcin
25 Powers, Spencer Millington-Marston, Alex
25 Saman, Mohamed King, Mark
25 Warr, Darren Warr, Matthew
33 Chau, Franky Ueberbach, Micheal
33 Edwards, Stephen Cree, Stuart
33 Hattle, Stuart Watson, James
33 Kurij, Michal Pojawa, Przemyslaw
33 Oakes, Mel Laugwitz, Justus
33 Ramanauskas, Justas Morgajev, Jevgenij
33 Redhead, Joe Robinson, Matthew
33 Stobie, Euan Kerr, Julian

Pro Singles
1 Lyall, Christopher
2 Bukauskas, Dovydas
3 Warr, Matthew
4 Oakes, Callum
5 Fitzpatrick, Samuel
5 Gailius, Titus
5 Glocker, Patrick
5 Shovelton, John
9 Brice, Sarah
9 Bundy, Joe
9 Kurij, Michal
9 Mok, Vincent
9 Willetts, Tom

14 Walding, Scott
14 Volkov, Maksim
14 Lasecka, Olga
17 Russell-Gebbett, Andrei
17 Wheeler, Steve
17 Jaeger, Joshua
17 Au, Chee Meng
17 Oliveira, Jose
22 Fomkin, Andrej
23 Mason, Benjamin
23 Walding, Jody
25 Ramanauskas, Justas
25 Hawkes, Will
25 Konieczny, Tom
25 Millington-Marston, Alex
25 Powers, Spencer
30 Kovacs, Andreas
30 Moss, Robert
32 Harms, Brian
32 Dwenger, Gerald

Pro Doubles
1 Gailius, Titus Bukauskas, Dovydas
2 Willetts, Tom Millington-Marston, Alex
3 Shovelton, John Lasecka, Olga
4 Warr, Matthew Oakes, Callum
5 Bundy, Joe Brice, Sarah
5 Davey, Rob Lyall, Christopher
5 Glocker, Patrick Kovacs, Andreas
5 Suliga, Mariusz Zakowski, Grzegorz
9 Leung, William Mok, Vincent

10 Konieczny, Tom Kurij, Michal
11 Oliveira, Jose Stepanda, Marcin
11 Wheeler, Steve Powers, Spencer
13 Cree, Stuart Edwards, Stephen
14 Fitzpatrick, Samuel Au, Chee Meng
14 Moss, Robert Mason, Benjamin
14 Harris, Martyn Fitzgerald, Jude
17 Russell-Gebbett, Andrei Jaeger, Joshua

Semi-Pro Singles
1 Leung, William
2 Ramanauskas, Justas
3 Wen, Nick
4 Warr, Matthew
5 Kurij, Michal
5 Moss, Robert
5 Russell-Gebbett, Andrei
5 Suliga, Mariusz
9 Banasik, Waclaw
9 Chau, Franky
9 Fitzgerald, Jude
9 Fitzpatrick, Samuel
9 Jaeger, Joshua
9 Oakes, Callum
9 Powers, Spencer
9 Wheeler, Steve
17 Laugwitz, Justus
17 Mason, Benjamin
17 Walding, Scott
17 Willetts, Tom
17 Zakowski, Grzegorz

22 Hawkes, Will
22 Price, Matt
22 Konieczny, Tom
25 Zalantai, Alex
25 Fomkin, Andrej
25 Volkov, Maksim
25 Oliveira, Jose
25 Trapmore, Andrew
25 King, Mark
25 Hattle, Stuart
25 Ueberbach, Micheal
25 Harms, Brian
25 Warr, Darren
35 Mauer, Richard
35 Nugent, Niall
35 Pojawa, Przemyslaw
35 Dwenger, Gerald
35 Morgajev, Jevgenij
35 Au, Chee Meng
35 Millington-Marston, Alex
42 Saman, Mohamed

Semi-Pro Doubles
1 Suliga, Mariusz Zakowski, Grzegorz
2 Russell-Gebbett, Andrei Jaeger, Joshua
3 Leung, William Chau, Franky
4 Fitzpatrick, Samuel Price, Matt
5 Fomkin, Andrej Volkov, Maksim
5 Moss, Robert Au, Chee Meng
5 Powers, Spencer Willetts, Tom
5 Wheeler, Steve Millington-Marston, Alex

9 Wen, Nick Fitzgerald, Jude
10 Mauer, Richard Dwenger, Gerald
10 Mason, Benjamin Zalantai, Alex
10 Pojawa, Przemyslaw Kurij, Michal
10 Harms, Brian Walding, Scott
14 Warr, Matthew Oakes, Callum
15 Oliveira, Jose Morgajev, Jevgenij
15 Konieczny, Tom Banasik, Waclaw
15 Warr, Darren Hawkes, Will
15 Ueberbach, Micheal Laugwitz, Justus
19 Trapmore, Andrew Ramanauskas, Justas
19 King, Mark Saman, Mohamed
21 Hattle, Stuart Nugent, Niall

Amateur Singles
1 Zalantai, Alex
2 Banasik, Waclaw
3 Wen, Nick
4 Trapmore, Andrew
5 Chau, Franky
5 Laugwitz, Justus
5 Ng, Kin Loong Bryan
5 Price, Matt
9 Hattle, Stuart
9 Kerr, Julian
9 King, Mark
9 Mauer, Richard
9 Morgajev, Jevgenij

14 Redhead, Joe
15 Stobie, Euan
15 Nugent, Niall
15 Ueberbach, Micheal
15 Pojawa, Przemyslaw
15 Saman, Mohamed
20 Watson, James
20 Yee, Shun Cheng
22 Afinogenov, Boris
22 Robinson, Matthew
22 Hameed, Tahir
25 Oakes, Mel
25 Malik, Usman

Amateur Doubles
1 Zalantai, Alex Oates, James
2 Wen, Nick Pojawa, Przemyslaw
3 Price, Matt Chau, Franky
4 Mauer, Richard Ueberbach, Micheal

5 Trapmore, Andrew Morgajev, Jevgenij
5 Kerr, Julian Stobie, Euan
7 Banasik, Waclaw Oakes, Mel
9 Hattle, Stuart Watson, James
9 Nugent, Niall Robinson, Matthew
9 King, Mark Saman, Mohamed
11 Laugwitz, Justus Redhead, Joe

Novice Singles
1 Watson, James
2 Redhead, Joe
3 Robinson, Matthew
4 Oakes, Mel

5 Stobie, Euan
6 Kerr, Julian
7 Afinogenov, Boris

Novice Doubles
1 - Ng, Kin Loong Bryan / Yee, Shun Cheng
2 - Watson, James / Redhead, Joe

3 Afinogenov, Boris Robinson, Matthew
4 Kerr, Julian Stobie, Euan
5 Oakes, Mel Cook, Mel

Junior Singles
1 Bukauskas, Dovydas
2 Oakes, Callum
3 Warr, Matthew
4 Mauer, Richard

Junior Doubles
1 Bukauskas, Dovydas Mauer, Richard
2 Oakes, Callum Warr, Matthew
3 Brice, Amy Hamilton, Alexi

Womens Singles
1 Brice, Sarah
2 Lasecka, Olga
3 Walding, Jody
4 Lazutkaite, Greta

Womens Doubles
1 Lasecka, Olga Walding, Jody
2 Brice, Sarah Lazutkaite, Greta
3 Brice, Amy Hamilton, Alexi

Senior Singles
1 Davey, Rob
2 Giuliano, Bentivoglio
3 Mauer, Robert
4 Atha, Boris
5 Kircher, Hans-Friedrich
5 Ziemann, David
7 Edwards, Stephen
7 Fitzgerald, Jude
9 Cree, Stuart
9 Dwenger, Gerald
9 Ueberbach, Micheal
9 Walding, Scott
13 Harms, Brian
13 Harris, Martyn
13 Oates, Dave

Senior Doubles
1 Giuliano, Bentivoglio Ueberbach, Micheal
2 Ziemann, David Davey, Rob
3 Cree, Stuart Edwards, Stephen
4 Kircher, Hans-Friedrich Dwenger, Gerald
5 Fitzgerald, Jude Harris, Martyn
5 Oates, Dave Harms, Brian
7 Mauer, Robert Atha, Boris

Mixed Doubles
1 Giuliano, Bentivoglio Walding, Jody
2 Lazutkaite, Greta Marsh, Richard
3 Nubbert, Andrew Orme, Vicky

Pro-Am
1 Oates, James Davey, Rob
2 Watson, James Tan, Louis
3 Nubbert, Andrew Robinson, Matthew
4 Ziemann, David Redhead, Joe
5 Lyall, Christopher Price, Matt
5 Mok, Vincent Chau, Franky
5 Walding, Jody Wen, Nick
5 Zakowski, Grzegorz Suliga, Mariusz
9 Giuliano, Bentivoglio Oakes, Mel
9 Walding, Scott Harms, Brian

11 Kovacs, Andreas Mauer, Richard
11 Powers, Spencer Au, Chee Meng
11 Brice, Sarah Trapmore, Andrew
11 Bundy, Joe Hattle, Stuart
11 Zalantai, Alex Shovelton, John
11 Oates, Dave Jaeger, Joshua
11 Pojawa, Przemyslaw Kurij, Michal
18 Warr, Matthew Oakes, Callum
18 Mason, Benjamin Moss, Robert
18 Cree, Stuart Edwards, Stephen

Goalie Wars
1 Moss, Robert
2 Nubbert, Andrew
3 Volkov, Maksim
4 Kovacs, Andreas

5 Hawkes, Will
5 Fomkin, Andrej
7 Jaeger, Joshua
7 Morgajev, Jevgenij
9 Mauer, Robert
10 Mason, Benjamin
10 Zalantai, Alex

Forward Shoot-Out
1 Nubbert, Andrew
2 Kovacs, Andreas
3 Jamontas, Rapolas
4 Mauer, Robert
5 Hawkes, Will
5 Moss, Robert
5 Ramanauskas, Justas
5 Volkov, Maksim

9 Tan, Louis
9 Mauer, Richard
11 Morgajev, Jevgenij
11 Willetts, Tom
11 Jaeger, Joshua
11 Zalantai, Alex
15 Fomkin, Andrej

DYP
1 Zakowski, Grzegorz Moss, Robert
2 Jamontas, Rapolas Mauer, Richard
3 Wen, Nick Warr, Matthew
4 Zalantai, Alex Jaeger, Joshua
5 Atha, Boris Shovelton, Alex
5 Lyall, Christopher Motieka, Mantas
5 Mauer, Robert Wheeler, Steve
5 Shovelton, John Tan, Louis
9 Hawkes, Will Suliga, Mariusz
9 May, Jonathan Mason, Benjamin
9 Morgajev, Jevgenij Ziemann, David
9 Oakes, Callum Chau, Franky

13 Ramanauskas, Justas Fomkin, Andrej
13 Volkov, Maksim Oakes, Mel
13 Bukauskas, Dovydas Kovacs, Andreas
13 Gailius, Titus Laugwitz, Justus
13 Marsh, Richard Willetts, Tom
13 Pojawa, Przemyslaw Warr, Darren
13 Walding, Jody King, Mark
13 Nubbert, Andrew Millington-Marston, Alex
13 Powers, Spencer Lazutkaite, Greta
13 Fitzpatrick, Samuel Leung, William
23 Kerr, Julian Stobie, Euan
23 Bundy, Joe Orme, Vicky

2-ball Rollerball
1 Atha, Rob Giuliano, Bentivoglio
2 Shovelton, Alex Shovelton, John
3 Kovacs, Andreas Mauer, Robert
4 Ziemann, David Lyall, Christopher
5 Au, Chee Meng Nubbert, Andrew
5 Bundy, Joe Brice, Sarah
5 May, Jonathan Marsh, Richard
5 Russell-Gebbett, Andrei Walding, Jody
9 Mason, Benjamin Zalantai, Alex

10 Jamontas, Rapolas Gailius, Titus
10 Kurij, Michal Pojawa, Przemyslaw
10 Fitzgerald, Jude Jaeger, Joshua
13 Laugwitz, Justus Tan, Louis
13 Trapmore, Andrew Nugent, Niall
13 Price, Matt Wheeler, Steve

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Re: Liverpool Open 2013 - Results and Afterglow

Post by Bundy Volume 1 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:27 pm

Thank you to everyone who came up to the tournament!

Big thank you to everyone who helped out- all the Lithuanians on Friday - Jon, Chris and Mase for helping out with the desk all over the weekend - all of Keele, Jody, Greta, Patrick for helping set everything down Sunday. And to Sarah for being around until last thing Sunday and then again Monday morning getting the tables to the storage place.

And to Boris for doing all of the above, and organising the tournament. Quality effort.

Couldn't have done it without any of your efforts.

Thanks to Sarah for playing OD and PD with me, although your carrying skills will need to improve if we're going to keep playing together :wink: Stuart for helping us fist the pro-am winners in the group stage, and Vicky for being a great laugh in the DYP.

Also thank you to so many people for being so lovely to me on Sunday. 1st time I've had a birthday cake, probably, in 15 years. And the card signed by so many of you really was lovely. It was all really appreciated. I love you all x

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Re: Liverpool Open 2013 - Results and Afterglow

Post by cbalife » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:35 pm

I'd also like to thank everyone involved, tournaments are getting a little bit rarer nowadays so its nice to have Liverpool being run every year so consistently!

Congratulations again to Bundy for the IRL ding.

It was good to see everyone again, its almost been a year since the last tournament I could get to :o

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Re: Liverpool Open 2013 - Results and Afterglow

Post by AndyT » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:03 pm

So glad that I got convinced into coming this weekend! Was an awesome tournament.

Firstly a big thank you to Joe for his hospitality for the whole weekend and how kindly he treated all of KeeleFoos. Joseph you are a legend and I hope you had an extremely happy birthday :D

A big thanks to Nick Wen for supplying me with a rather awesome high all of Sunday, your play was unbelievable at times, even if you did always ask me to finish the games off! Getting knocked out by 2 PM teams and not dropping a single game except in those two games is pretty damn impressive :mrgreen:

I didn't really have any lows which was great. Even though I haven't really played competitively or even at all since I finished uni in July, and didn't particularly have a pass or a consistent shot I managed to battle my way through a lot of games through a mixture of pick up shots and stout defending.

Definite highlight of the weekend though, standing outside and seeing what we all assumed was a bird poo only to discover a used condom had been dropped out the window. and the barman's almost completely nonplussed reaction.

Looking forward to the next tournament (anyone know whats coming up on the calendar?)

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Re: Liverpool Open 2013 - Results and Afterglow

Post by davez » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:34 pm

AndyT wrote:...a used condom had been dropped out the window.
AndyT wrote:anyone know whats coming up on the calendar?
Not a clue
Apostrophes never make plurals.Incorrect:Table's,Garlando's,DVD's,1900's.Correct:Tables,Garlandos,DVDs,1900s.

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Post by davez » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:31 am

Memorabilia...
* Jody organising Joe's birthday cake and everyone singing happy birthday to him!
* playing some awesome ProAm games with Joe Redhead ("Mr Calm") and beating some very strong teams
* losing to Shovie in OS 4-6 in the 5th game after having a shot to win...
* ... and then not showing up when I played WIlliam Leung
* losing to Rob Davey in SS in the 3rd game, again after having a shot to win
* playing with Chris Lyall in OD, the sweetest 5 and some truly great shooting
* playing SD with Rob Davey, some awesome 5 bar D and shooting
* losing in the final of SD to Benti & Michael Ueberbach after taking the first game
* Mike Amsden shooting really well on me in our OD match
* really enjoying mixing up passing and shooting from the 2
* meeting new people and making new friends!
* waiting for a long time outside Riley's waiting to be let in, yet again
* events starting late and overrunning yet again - this meant that I missed the last train to London, and had to spend Sunday night in Liverpool and buy a fresh train ticket in the morning, costing me an extra £100
* to compensate for this, a cooked breakfast for £3!!
* senior events starting much later than scheduled
* wondering yet again why the main events have to start 2 hours late at 11am
* enjoyed 2BRB and some great swapping wins with Chris Lyall
* thank you to Joe and Boris and all the desk and table helpers for all their hard work running this tournament
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Post by Boris » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:48 am

Dave - The venue doesn't officially open until 11am but the staff opened up an hour early for us - we couldn't start any earlier. However we didn't realise that they now shut at midnight rather than 2am.

We looked at a different (hotel) venue which would have been perfect but would have cost £500 minimum.

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Post by nickwen » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:02 pm

First and foremost, I would like to thank the organizers for a well-handled tournament. Also, Joe and Boris who welcomingly introduced themselves to me and everyone else who have been so welcoming and friendly to me with my first tournament abroad. Liverpool gave me lots of good memories that I'll bring back home with. Some of the highlights of my weekend are :

-Playing OD with Andrew Trapmore and making it to the 9th place with lots of fun and laughs in between. Great goalie, pulled off lots of great blocks, can't really complain about the loss to Benti as he played incredible with a couple of deadman pin shots that Andrew and I were left looking at each other with blank faces. Thanks again Andrew for partnering me on such short notice and it was loads of fun playing with you. :D

-Playing AD with Przemek Pojawa and making it to the finals. First time I've ever seen someone shooting a snake shot from the back and actually scoring lol. Losing to Alex Zalantai and James Oates in the finals, with Alex's ever aggressive style of game which appears to be kryptonite to me and not forgetting James's good blocking and clearing of the ball as well. :D

-Playing Pro-am with Jody Walding and making it to the 5th place. She played consistent and solid defending goalie throughout the tournament. However, I've not been so consistent and my shot, at times have been rather shaky. Sorry Jody for that but I have still loads of fun playing with you. :D

-Playing DYP with Matthew Warr and coming in at 3rd place. Matt showed that not only he can shoot well at a young age, but also shows no fear of shooting against the best players in the country. Lots of fun playing with Matt during the DYP and I'm certain that his game would only get better from here and then. :D

-Playing SPD with Jude Flitzgerald and making it to the 9th place. He taught me alot of things and the most important lesson that he had thought me was that "losing does not matter, as long as you've learned from it." Had great fun playing with Jude as well :D

Finally, I would like to thank all my partners again and I had fun playing with each and everyone of you. I hope to see you guys soon! : D
*random fact*- Had McDonalds for dinner on Friday night, McD again for breakfast on Sat morning, McD for dinner on Sat night, McD for breakfast on Sun morn and McD again for dinner on Sun night. Oh god :?

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Post by robmoss2k » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:13 pm

I think it's fair to say I enjoyed this one.
  • 5th in OD with the Slag - highlight of the weekend. Beating Benti and Jorg 3-0, the third leg was 5-0, and I pretty much bricked Benti
  • Winning Goalie Wars
  • Winning the DYP with Greg
  • 5th in FSO for a man with no real 3-bar was a good effort
  • Equally surprised by 5th in SPS
  • 5th in SPD with Meng was great fun
  • Not so happy with 14th in PD or 30th in PS - I was absolutely knackered by then
Was great as ever to see a few people, have too much to drink and somehow get away with it the morning after. I can't wait for the day when I go to a table football tournament where the food is exclusively takeaway-style food though...
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Post by willhawkes » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:59 pm

On my part:

- Played Goalie Wars and Forward Shoot Out for the first time and really enjoyed both. GW is all about "smash it hard and hope it goes in", and there's a certain pleasure in that; FSO is different and really quite tense, particularly in the games which got to 6-6. Amazingly I managed to sneak a win past eventual winner Nubbert and came in 5th.
- Got a good partner in Marius Suliga in DYP, excellent shooting from the back. We had to be quite brutal in snaking at Bundy's beginner partner Vicky (sorry) only because Joe's pull shoot was phenomenal and we wouldn't have won otherwise.
- OS, it was close but conclusive vs William Leung and his scary pins and then Bundy - again on fire having just lost a close one with Rich Marsh - got to 2-0 in the second game before I got the ball on my 2 bar for the first time, and that was that really.
- Promotion to SP meant a first outing in Pro Singles, despite only winning 1/5 I rather enjoyed it, lost 7-6 close ones to Sarah Brice and one of the Lithuanians (Justas?), but got destroyed by Michael the Pole from Kirkcaldie.
- The less said about SPD the better, Darren and I didn't really manage to build up any momentum at all.
- Watching a [legitimate] Amateur completing a victory in OS (winner's bracket e.g. best of 5) over a [legitimate] Pro-Master. How often does that happen? It won't happen again in this case after the exchange of mounds of bonus points. Franky modestly put it down to "luck only", not at all, down to hard effort and excellent play, well done.
- Pick-up games. Please please please let's have a random not-Garlando table at every tournament. I rather satisfactorily beat up Shovie (his phrase, not mine) on the Bonzini and got to shoot a jet against Jet. Also thanks to others who sated my pretty-much-continuous foos appetite, Scott and Josh in particular.
- Driving through Saturday night to Luton went much better than anticipated thanks to Red Bull and GPS. Trying to sleep curled up on the floor of the airport waiting for my early morning flight, surrounded by menacing drunk East Europeans, was less fun. And I had to bail on SPS / 2BRB and missed all the doubles fun on Sunday.

Also BFA AGM, delighted to be on the committee and looking forward to supporting and promoting our collective addictive and obsessive hobby for the next 12 months.

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Re: Liverpool Open 2013 - Results and Afterglow

Post by Matt Price » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:07 pm

willhawkes wrote: Please please please let's have a random not-Garlando table at every tournament.
Seconded. I spent much more of this tournament playing bonzini than garlando. Many thanks to both Will and Shovie for jumping on the table with me whenever I was on it!

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Re: Liverpool Open 2013 - Results and Afterglow

Post by Kingy » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:56 pm

i managed to drag my work colleague and friend, Saman Mohamed to this tournament again, allthough he probably wishes i hadn't now, this is a lot different to playing on our blocky foot Garlando at work with them horrilble black handles and white balls! but here's what happened.

firstly dyp - partnered Jody, who played brilliantly,she was blocking midfield passes and shots from the back really well, scoring goals, all i had to do was watch! Think we were a bit unlucky, firstly we beat Chris Lyall and Mantas Motieka 7-6, but then lost our next 2 games 7-6 and 7-5, so only missed out by 3 goals! really enjoyed it though, thanks Jody.

In all the singles games we didn't do well at all, i got to play Julian in the open who i think is a Novice, so i won one game but then lost the next 2. Saman was unlucky, in the losers bracket he had to play Benti, who was put in the losers bracket because he arrived late, obviously Saman didn't win! in AS i came second in the group but then lost in the knock out round,in SPS i won 2 games but wasn't enough to go through, overall i think we should of done better!

Open Doubles! well normally we play 2 games then go out! but this was probably our best event all weekend and most enjoyable for different reasons, first we played James watson and Stuart Hattle, we beat them, in a close game, but then we had to play Rob and Olga! Rob gave us a sample of Foosball at the highest level! beating us 5-0 5-0 5-1, some how i scored 1 from the back! but great to watch! Then we came up against a very good pair in the losers bracket in Michel Kurij and Przemyslaw Pojawa! we won the first game, they won the second, in the final game it was 4-4, so deuce rules came in, we eventually won 8-6! a great game, but then we got to play the Austrians in our next game, and that was us finished in the open!
in AD and SPD we won a couple of games but didnt do as well as we expected.

Overall i think the standard of players at this tournament was far higher than last years Liverpool Open, or i am getting worse! still enjoyed it and looking forward to the next one.

finally thanks to all that made the tournament happen! :D

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Re: Liverpool Open 2013 - Results and Afterglow

Post by Cream Pants » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:39 pm

Only came down saturday night in preparation for Sundays events but was well worth the trip!

Downsides:

The food at the all you can eat Masala Hot Resteraunt... pretty poor quality and for some reason had a few chinese dishes chucked in even though it was an indian resteraunt, not to mention the almost certainly transexual waitress/waiter who served us!

Highlights:

Obviously seeing all the players! Its been a while since I made it to a UK event and so it was good to see the old faces and catch up with everyone... Some things never change.. Rich Potts with a bucket of Jagerbomb! The tweed suit was new though! Hopefully i'll be making it to a lot more of the UK events, this event has definitely given me the bug again :)

FINALLY winning Amatuer Doubles and doing so with Alex Z, tried a couple of times so glad we did it at last, winning a great close game in the final against the fellow Bristol boys Nick and Sammy who played really well and had great tournaments themselves!... Sandbaggings over Nick ;)

OD - Playing Benti and Jorg I think?? With Fossilised Oates (Dave) and going 1-0 up in games 4-1 up in the second to eventually bottle it.. let Jorg score 3 identical shots from the back in a row and then lose the following 2 games. Good experience though and faired much better than we thought we would!

And last but definitely not least... Winning Pro-Am with Rob! Losing our first game in the groups to Joe B and his partner but coming back to beat Louis and James in the Final to which I know Louis was happy about because he got the medal he desperately wanted.. If you're reading this Louis - I hope you managed to get some Ribbon for that bad boy! ;)

All in all a great day and thank you again to everyone for partnering me and making it another great event! Looking forward to seeing you all at the next one!

James

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Re: Liverpool Open 2013 - Results and Afterglow

Post by Jude » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:59 pm

Cream Pants wrote:
The food at the all you can eat Masala Hot Resteraunt... pretty poor quality and for some reason had a few chinese dishes chucked in even though it was an indian resteraunt, not to mention the almost certainly transexual waitress/waiter who served us!
Yes, that was shite

Enjoyed the tourney though, mostly for the social as my playing was also shite

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Re: Liverpool Open 2013 - Results and Afterglow

Post by Boris » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:10 pm

I tried the place a couple of years ago - always a bad sign when a place tries to do more than one style of cuisine cos usually neither is any good. There's a place in central Bristol which is similarly awful.

Wok n Go was good for quick, tasty and relatively healthy meals over the weekend.

I'm afraid Liverpool isn't a good city for a curry - on the positive side if you go down to the traffic lights and turn left you are only 2 blocks away from Chinatown!

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Re: Liverpool Open 2013 - Results and Afterglow

Post by davez » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:00 pm

The Maharajah was amazingly good, some of the best South Indian food I've had, anywhere. The Idly Sambar was incredible. http://www.maharajaliverpool.co.uk/
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Re: Liverpool Open 2013 - Results and Afterglow

Post by davez » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:07 pm

Another thing I meant to add about the tourney.

I had wanted to talk to all the seniors present, because there were a lot, about getting a posse together for the Garlando Worlds. It would be great to get a senior UK team for that, and it's a great "try out" opportunity for Nantes.

But it was impossible to get everyone together at the same time! At any given point half the people are playing.

I would like to suggest, for Warwick and going forward, that we have a short break when there are no games being played, at a specific pre-announced time. It could be as short as 15 minutes, and could be used for Team GB meetings, team practice sessions, team discussions about WCS attendance, referee discussions/clinic, or just for going out for food or whatever.

Anyway, apart from that, which of you seniors, present at Liverpool, would be interested in forming a senior team for Garlando WCS? I will repost this last bit in the Garlando WCS thread. Please go there to respond...
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Re: Liverpool Open 2013 - Results and Afterglow

Post by ybbun » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:41 am

My highlights:
- Funny comments from Europeans after singles matches again. e.g. this after beating someone in OS: "You score lots of goals when the defender isn't there, but that's easy. The true mark of how good you are is if you can score when the defender is there."
- Had a great time partnering Matthew Robinson in pro-am - you've got some solid blocking and scored some good goals from the back too. After a good run we lost the semi-final 7-6 to Louis Tan and James "nourished by Meng" Watson - it was ball for ball to 6-6, when James unleashed an awesome push wrench from the 2 to win the match (and then got mobbed by Meng who was almost tearful with joy at what he had just witnessed).
- Losing to Scott Walding 5-4 5-4 1-5 2-5 7-5 in the last 32 of OS, then winning 5 games in the losers to come 7th.
- Having to wait outside again on Sunday morning. Boris and Benti changing positions in the draw. The Darlington-Liverpool match being cancelled at short notice. The AGM being put back to Saturday. The venue closing earlier than expected. Urgh.
- Developing a much improved fist-bump and using it with all my doubles partners.
- Partnering Rich Marsh's girlfriend Vicky in mixed doubles, and almost beating Rich and Greta in what Rich described as "the scariest moment of my life".
- 2BRB with Meng - an experience and a half.
- Winning forward shootout despite only scoring at 25% throughout. Obv I'm a defender at heart.

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