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Warwick open 2013 results and afterglow

Post by Alex MM » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:22 am

Warwick Open 2013 Results


I would just like to say a few thank yous before all the results. Firstly to Sarah Brice who was an absolute star and didn't just do the driving but also helped set up and take down the tables. The rest of the table crew Joe Redhead, Franky, Vincent, William, Tom Berry (who didn't even compete), Fitz, the Keele rats with their power tools and whoever else I've forgotten.

To the guys helping out at the desk Tom Willetts, Louis Tan, Steve Lyall and Andrew Nubbert, especially Nubbert who helped out the most and during my most sleep deprived grumpiest moments. Also to Mase for providing me with some seeding advice too.

Joe Bundy for his Sport tech support (I really don't like the software), providing shelter in Liverpool on Sunday and for some record breaking unloading of the van :D Amazing what you can do when you have to catch a train haha.

Thanks to Potts for providing some comedy at the end of the tournament and unplugging my kit.

Thanks to Spencer the official tournament organiser for making this event happen, dealing with all the money, helping out at the desk and putting in a fair amount of time pre-event. I know you were put outside your comfort zone a lot and you dealt with it ok. I'd love to work with you again if you start the organising earlier and as long as it doesn't ever mean leaving my house at 3.30am on the Friday morning again!!!

Thanks to Boris who is currently updating the rankings I hope you are feeling better now. It is a shame you couldn't come to the tournament.

Finally thank you to everyone who came to the tournament and all the clubs who entered the team event. It was great to meet some enthusiastic new players from Imperial, Bristol TFC, Nuneaton TFC, Victoria's secrets and some of Matt Price's work colleagues. I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Here are the results.

Club Trophy
1 Bristol 77
2 Warwickfoos 48
3 Keele 36
4 Victoria's Secrets 33
5 Cambridge 29
5 Central 29
7 Bar Kick 21
8 Nuneaton 16
9 Imperial 15
10 Elbow Rooms 13
11 Darlington 12
12 Liverpool 8
13 Oxford 3
14 Southampton Rockets 2
15 Lewisham Tornados 1
16 Leicester TFC 1


Team Event

1 Warwick A
2 Victoria's Secrets
3 BarBridge
4 Liverpool
5 Warwick B
6 Central
7 Keele

Open Singles
1. Shovelton, Alex
2. Tan, Louis
3. Lyall, Chris
4. Bundy, Joe
5. Amsden, Mike
5. Marsh, Rich
7. Lyall, Steve
7. Ziemann, Dave
9. Nubbert, Andrew
9. Powers, Spencer
9. Willetts, Tom
9. Zalantai, Alex
13. Kingston, Dan
13. Moss, Bobby
13. Oakes, Callum
13. Zakowski, Greg
17. Bali, Krisztian
17. Brice, Sarah
17. Millington Marston, Alex
17. Shovelton, John
17. Suliga, Mariusz
17. Trapmore, Andrew
17. Walding, Jody
17. Warr, Matthew
25. Chau, Franky
25. King, Mark
25. Knox, Emily
25. Konieczny, Tom
25. Oates, Dave
25. Price, Matt
25. Warr, Darren
25. Wen, Nick
33. Hedley-Harper, Nick
33. Kaye, Josh
33. Ng, Kin Loong Bryan
33. Redhead, Joe
33. Tan, Yu Herng
33. Thirsk, Laura
33. Tipler, Joe
33. Wong, Jen Yi

Open Doubles
1 Moss, Bobby & Amsden, Mike
2 Shovelton, John & Shovelton, Alex
3 Leung, Will & Mok, Vincent
4 Kingston, Dan & Marsh, Rich
5 Bundy, Joe & Lyall, Steve
5 Nubbert, Andrew & Davey, Rob
7 lyall, Chris & Ziemann, Dave
7 Tan, Louis & Walding, Jody
9 Brice, Sarah & Price, Matt
9 Deakin, Oli & Rathke, Joules
9 Potts, Rich & Fitz, Sam
9 Zakowski, Greg & Suliga, Mariusz
13 Chau, Franky & Willetts, Tom
13 Mason, Ben & Al Ghais, Victor
13 Skrupskelyte, Greta & Zalantai, Alex
13 Wen, Nick & Powers, Spencer
17 Bali, Krisztian & Knox, Emily
17 Kaye, Josh & Tipler, Joe
17 King, Mark & Ahearne, Blake
17 Laugwitz, Justus & Redhead, Joe
17 Ng, Kin Loong Bryan & Hedley-Harper, Nick
17 Thirsk, Laura & Trapmore, Andrew

Women's Singles
1 Brice, Sarah
2 Walding, Jody
3 Skrupskelyte, Greta
4 Knox, Emily
5 Hranaiova, Beata
5 Tan, Yu Herng
7 Thirsk, Laura
7 Wong, Jen Yi

Womens Doubles

1 Brice, Sarah & Thirsk, Laura
2 Skrupskelyte, Greta & Walding, Jody
3 Hranaiova, Beata & Knox, Emily

Senior Singles

1. Ziemann, Dave
2. Oates, Dave

Amateur Singles
1 Ng, Kin Loong Bryan
2 King, Mark
3 Knox, Emily
4 Kaye, Josh
5 Hedley-Harper, Nick
5 Laugwitz, Justus
5 Redhead, Joe
5 Tipler, Joe
9 Oakes, Mel
9 Lau Jungle
11 Tan, Yu Herng
11 Thirsk, Laura
13 Wong, Jen Yi
13 King, Reece
13 Patel, Aaran

Semi-pro Singles
1 Zakowski, Greg
2 Warr, Matthew
3 Bali, Krisztian
4 Zalantai, Alex
5 Suliga, Mariusz
5 Wen, Nick
7 Warr, Darren
7 Price, Matt
9 Powers, Spencer
9 Skrupskelyte, Greta
9 Leung, Will
12 Trapmore, Andy
12 Konieczny, Tom

Pro Singles
1 Lyall, Chris
2 Willetts, Tom
3 Kingston, Dan
4 Shovelton, John
5 Bundy, Joe
5 Oakes, Callum
7 Moss, Bobby
7 Walding, Jody
7 Mok, Vincent
7 Brice, Sarah
11 Millington Marston, Alex

Novice Doubles

1 Redhead, Joe & Hranaiova, Beata
2 Oakes, Mel & Tipler, Joe
3 Wong, Jen Yi & Tan, Yu Herng
4 Warner, George & Mckay, Luke
5 Patel, Aaran & King, Reece

Amateur Doubles

1 Laugwitz, Justus & Redhead, Joe
2 Tipler, Joe & Hranaiova, Beata
3 King, Mark & Ahearne, Blake
4 Lau, Jungle & Ng, Kin Loong Bryan
5 Thirsk, Laura & Hedley-Harper, Nick
6 Kaye, Josh & Brice, Amy


Pro/Semi-pro Doubles

1 Shovelton, John & Zalantai, Alex
2 Kingston, Dan & lyall, Chris
3 Leung, Will & Mok, Vincent
4 Al Ghais, Victor & Mason, Ben
5 Brice, Sarah & Bundy, Joe
5 Potts, Rich & Fitz, Sam
5 Powers, Spencer & Skrupskelyte, Greta
5 Price, Matt & Walding, Jody
9 chau, Franky Willetts, Tom
9 Suliga, Mariusz Zakowski, Greg
9 Deakin, Oli Rathke, Joules
12 Bali, Krisztian Knox, Emily
12 Trapmore, Andrew Wen, Nick

Handicapped Singles

1 Ziemann, Dave
2 Potts, Rich
3 Mason, Ben
4 chau, Franky
5 Bali, Krisztian
5 Knox, Emily
5 lyall, Chris
5 Tan, Louis
9 Willetts, Tom
9 Brice, Sarah
9 Rathke, Joules
9 Deakin, Oli
9 Lyall, Steve
14 Walding, Jody
14 Fawaz, (Victor) Al Ghais
14 Marsh Rich
14 Nubbert, Andrew
14 Wen, Nick
19 Price, Matt
19 Laugwitz, Justus
21 Ng, Kin Loong Bryan

Forward shoot out
1 Amsden, Mike
2 Bali, Krisztian
3 Marsh, Rich
4 Powers, Spencer
5 Lyall, Chris
5 Oates, Dave
7 Trapmore, Andrew
7 Redhead, Joe
7 Brice, Sarah
7 Nubbert, Andrew
11 Hedley-Harper, Nick
11 Thirsk, Laura
11 Kaye, Josh


Goalie Wars

1 Lyall, Chris
2 Nubbert, Andrew
3 Redhead, Joe
4 Laugwitz, Justus
5 Kaye, Josh
5 Brice, Sarah
7 Marsh, Rich
7 Bali, Krisztian
9 Thirsk, Laura
9 Trapmore, Andrew
11 Hedley- Harper, Nick

DYP

1 Kaye, Josh & Lyall, Steve
2 Zalantai, Alex & Tan, Louis
3 Bali, Krisztian & Brice, Sarah
4 Price, Matt & Haddon, Chris
5 Shovelton, Alex & Redhead, Joe
5 Skrupskelyte, Greta & Oates, Dave
5 Tipler, Joe & Shovelton, John
5 wen, Nick & chau, Franky
9 Hedley- Harper, Nick & Nubbert, Andrew
10 Thirsk, Laura & Powers, Spencer
10 King, Reece & Amsden Mike
10 Hranaiova Beate & Ziemann, Dave
13 Patel, Aaron & Leung, Will
13 King Mark & Lyall Chris
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Re: Warwick open 2013 results and afterglow

Post by Shovo » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:32 am

Where's Pro/Semi-Pro Doubles?!
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Post by louisstann » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:19 pm

pro am dyp? lollll

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Re: Warwick open 2013 results and afterglow

Post by Alex MM » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:43 pm

I kept hitting submit rather than preview earlier lol
That should be everything now including rankings from the groups.

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Post by Christopher Lyall » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:00 pm

Alex MM wrote:Forward shoot out
1 Amsden, Mike
2 Bali, Krisztian
3 Marsh, Rich
4 Powers, Spencer
5 Lyall, Chris
5 Oates, Dave
7 Trapmore, Andrew
7 Redhead, Joe
7 Brice, Sarah
7 Lyall Chris
11 Hedley-Harper, Nick
11 Thirsk, Laura
11 Kaye, Josh
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Re: Warwick open 2013 results and afterglow

Post by Alex MM » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:48 pm

Fixed.

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Post by Bundy Volume 1 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:10 pm

Unfortunately I don't have any comments on missing/erroneous results, and just want to give my thanks to everyone involved in making this tournament happen. Sarah and Alex were legends for the effort they put in and the hours they worked, Spencer for leading the organising and Warwickfoos for sticking around to pack away along with Fitz. Excellent work all round.

Was probably the most fun I've had at a tournament in a long time. I am enjoying my retirement from the non-playing side of the game.

'Dave Z style' memorable points;

- 4th in OS, by far my best performance. Shame I didn't turn up in the last match, but very happy.
- Beating 5 of the 6 UK top 10 players, who were at the tournament, in OS + team event singles
- Being comparatively a bit rubbish Sunday with just average results.
- Tandem Bricycle in the team event.
- Dancing in Rileys, and clearly being the coolest people there by doing so
- The team event being some of the most fun I've had playing in a tournament
- Undefeated in 3 team event doubles games with Amy Brice, including beating Spencer and Franky which was probably the greatest game I have ever played in at a tournament. There were suitable celebrations after.
- Some w*anker smashing the wing-view mirror of the van, in the future more secure parking really should be sought on the off chance stuff like this happens.
- Keele being the 2nd coolest team
- Being aware of some slightly scary last-minute tournament organising. Maybe plans need to be more openly declared before a TCC vote.
- Laughing so much I got cramp in both of my sides. And nearly making Brice pee herself with laughter.
- Playing 'like Trapmore' in 2BRB
- Lovely to see some old faces, and meeting some great new people.
- Shame there wasn't a bit of a higher turn-out - I do hope the organisers don't get too despondent as a result as it was such a fun tournament.

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Post by Boris » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:33 pm

Provisional Promotions

The revised rankings will be posted on or around 1st April, but confirmed changes so far include:
Blake Ahearne - Amateur
William Leung - Pro
Chris Lyall - Pro-Master
Joe Redhead - Amateur
Greg Zakowski - Pro

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Post by AndyT » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:45 pm

My memorable moments:
-Being drunk enough to be asked 'trapmore... have you been drinking?' is always hilarious :drinking:
-Playing 2brb with the TRAITOR
-Remembering i'm a semi-pro so i actually have to have a shot and a pass
-Subsequently remembering how to pass
-Nearly winning a game in OD with laura (its on my bucket list, we will accopmplish this!)
-Cheering on keele people and seeing them win trophies
-Seeing bundy's completely accurate impression of me in 2BRB reduce Sarah to tears and joe tapping it into the empty net when he had left her defenceless through laughter
-Generally having fun and not taking anything too seriously
-Playing bingo
-Scoring snakes with the wide men
-Sleeping at a tournament, it was ridiculously well run so congratulations to alex and spencer and all the people who helped make it such a smooth operation
-Almost beating bobby and the TRAITOR in team event decider against liverpool, losing 7-6 after having a chance on sweatball was gutting (Joe I'm sorry but you came a close second on the cool factor, our glasses just edged it :mrgreen: )
-Two brices are always better than one, and one is clearly better than the other (sorry Sarah, you're only sad cos you know its true)
-Playing alex z at any point was generally awesome
-Me and nick taking forever to get going in SPD, if we'd started like we finished we might have done alright!

Agreed with Joe, one of the best tournaments I've been to in a long while in terms of fun, looking forward to the next one.

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Post by davez » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:28 pm

Memorabilia...
* Thank you Alex, Sarah, Spencer and assorted helpers and humpers, we really appreciate you
* Playing some great singles, having conquered 2 longstanding technical and mental challenges
* Losing in OS winners' to Rich Marsh in the 5th game after the first 4 went to 4-4
* Losing in OS losers' 4-6 to Mike Amsden in the final game
* OS 7th a disappointment considering how well I played
* OD 7th a disappointment considering how well Chris Lyall played
* Well done Chris on winning Pro Singles just before becoming PM
* Setting myself the unrealistic goal of winning Handicapped Singles and then actually achieving it
* Playing a blinder in Handicapped, winning all group games and KOs with numerous 7-6 wins
* Spotting Emily Knox 3 in Handicapped Singles, then immediately succumbing to her front pin and then her hack, but then coming back from 0-5 down to win 7-5
* Disappointing senior turnout, only me and Dave Oates on Saturday, and only me and Rob Davey on Sunday, hence no SD
* Losing our 2 star players for the Team event
* Jungle being a great guy all round on and off the table
* Watching Beata just get better and better all weekend - well done for the win!!
* Enjoying taking foos photos for first time in ages (to follow)
* Discovering that Samsung Galaxy S3 camera is better than Canon EOS 400D in low light conditions
* Mighty fine cooked breakfast at the Ramada then eat nothing all day
* Emily Knox winning £15 on the bingo, hence able to say she went home with prize money
* Mike and Bobby doing the biz well done you two, and Shovie for OS great work
* Losing to the shovs when we really should have won know what I mean?
* Keele team all wearing huge "Cool" glasses while playing! (see the photos)
* Keele team players asking "Cool?" instead of "Ready?" on the serve - just the funniest thing
* Seeing Oli Deakin again!!
* Seeing Richard Potts again!!
* Gregg Grant showing up at random on Friday night
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Post by willhawkes » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:45 pm

davez wrote:having conquered 2 longstanding technical and mental challenges
Spill the beans Dave... tips from the Pro-Masters.

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Post by AndyT » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:50 pm

davez wrote: * Warwick team all wearing huge "Cool" glasses while playing! (see the photos)
* Warwick team players asking "Cool?" instead of "Ready?" on the serve - just the funniest thing
Dave :shock: think you may have got your teams mixed up there :wink: you can't come first AND play in Cool glasses.

It's cool though.

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Post by davez » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:10 pm

Yeah I was just testing to see how Coooool you guys REALLY are. Apologies, transposition error corrected. x
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Post by robmoss2k » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:08 am

  • Winning OD with Mike. Well played mate.
  • Getting reasonably close to Louis Tan in the losers' bracket of OS, despite me being a rubbish singles player.
  • Cruising through the winners' bracket in OD was a surreal experience.
  • Having to grind out a 3-1 win over Vinny and William in the winners' final was a sweaty experience.
  • Blocking Shovie's snake AND his pull pretty well in the final and finding a way to get the ball up to Mike's 3-bar was a heart-warming experience, considering I usually get drilled and slapped.
  • Actually being able to wake up on the Sunday having had some proper sleep due to everything finishing at a sensible hour was amazing.
  • Arriving at 10:30pm on Friday having come straight from work was slightly less amazing.
  • Saturday night was just an all-round great night.
  • When's the next Warwick Open?
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Post by Rob Atha » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:26 pm

Well done mossy! OD winner with 3 different partners now ;) all about 5 years apart!!

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Post by monkey » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:06 pm

Thanks to Alex MM, Spencer, Sarah and anyone else who made this happen - good jobv!

Some points:
* My first 2-dayer in 3 years (since Warwick Open 2010).
* Struggling with my game throughout - disappointing not to place a bit higher in a very open field.
* Team Event was a lot of fun / Steve's early tequila-related exit.
* Seeing Oli come out of retirement.
* Bundy's got good. Sorry I filthed you (and Sarah, twice).
* I've now played against Twilletts more than is healthy.
* The hotel's panoramic views of Coventry. Lovely.

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Post by Willy » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:37 pm

This post ended up being far far far longer than I intended but it’s been a very slow day at work. First of all thanks to Alex, very organised and enthusiastic and great at running these events. Also thanks to Spencer, Warwickfoos, Keele people, Nubbert, Steve and everyone else who organised/helped out. Before this tournament my interest in competitive foos was waning slightly, I was perfectly happy just smashing the ball around with my incompetent housemates, but I’m definitely motivated to improve again.

Saturday:
OS: First round I got to play Spencer. Obviously we have a lot of history from playing together at Warwick and I don’t think he’s beaten me yet – I think this probably got to him a little as I saw him playing much better than he did against me later in the day. I also got my favourite goal of the weekend in this match, dropping the pin but with the ball just about close enough to tap it in. 3-0 to me. Next round I was up against Rich Marsh, in a kind of a reversal of the student-teacher feel of the previous match. I got off to a poor start losing the first game I think 5-0. I decided to turn up in the second game where I actually played close to how I know I can, and took that one 5-0/1, can’t really remember. A good reversal! Unfortunately Rich went on to take the next 2 close games to go through 3-1. Next up I had Andrew Trapmore. I’m not sure if he’d started drinking at this point, but he never really got going in the match, which was played in good spirits. 2-0 to me. The next roundwas the first of my many meetings over the weekend with Dan Kingston. I started out well and he started out badly, so I took the first game 5-2. Dan asked to swap sides after this game, which was a masterstroke as it got him more focussed and threw me off slightly, although there was very little difference between the sides. Dan won the second one 5-2. The third leg I decided to go back to the side I was on to begin with, and ended up taking a close game 5-3, to go through 2-1. Finally I was up against Steve Lyall, against whom I always struggle because he always dominates my 5-bar. This match was no exception, and Steve took it 2-0. 13th-7th seems to be roughly my area in OS these days, and a 9th place was roughly where I was seeded, so not bad but not great. There are a few things I know I need to strengthen about my game to beat the top players, and I intend to work on my game a little bit before the next tournament comes around.

PS: In my first tournament ranked pro I really enjoyed this event far more than I’ve ever enjoyed a semi-pro singles event. The long formats and big groups definitely made the difference for me. Everyone in this event was a very good player. In my first group game I was up against John Shovelton. When we played OS in Liverpool I went 2-0 up in games and went on to lose, so I was motivated to not repeat some mistakes I made in that match. It was close, ball-for-ball and John took it 9-8. With the big groups I knew I would still have a decent chance of getting through, especially since Shovo is an awesome player so might still win all his group games (making it much easier for me to get through!) Next up it was Dan Kingston, round 2. I don’t think there was ever more than 1 goal in it the whole way, and I eventually won a very close match 9-8. Next up was an already exhausted Alex MMMMM, who gave me a very sweaty match with solid defending but I came away with the win, feeling quite good about my play at this point. Then I played very poorly against Sarah Brice, who was excellent (sorry I can’t remember the score for this one, suffice to say I got fisted) which left me having to beat Vincent Mok to go through the knockouts. I’ve played a lot of singles against Vincent in my time at Warwick in the singles ladder so I think I know his game better than most people, and our matches usually boil down to his 2-bar vs my 3-bar. I got out to an early lead and was 7-3 ahead before he came back strong, taking it to 8-7 before I could filth in the final goal (sorry Vincent!) to take me through to the knockouts.

In the first knockout game I was playing Callum Oakes. We played a pretty tight first game which I managed to take 5-3/4 (not quite sure). After a brief break between games for us to both berate the England rugby team, we played the second where I think he lost a bit of belief/motivation, and I took it 5-2.

In the semi-finals I had to play Shovo once again, and made a very bad start losing the first game 5-0. After giving myself a bit of a talking to, I came out and started to play much better, making a few adjustments to things he was doing particularly effectively in the first leg and our earlier group game, and won I think 5-3. I was able to continue the momentum in the 3rd, also winning that one 5-3 to make the final (despite being outscored in the semi)!

In the final I was up against Chris “king of pro singles” Lyall. Chris is another player I played a ton of foos with at Warwick, and has had a pretty big influence on my game. Unfortunately this also means that he knows what my weaknesses are (particularly on the 5) and he came storming out in the first game, shooting 100% and taking it 5-0 (side note – I need to start matches by not losing the first set 5-0 all the time). After giving myself another talking to, I came out much better for the next game. I changed my defence for his snake completely and managed to bring his percentages right down, and got a lot more 3-bar possession. Chris just about edged this game also however, winning it 5-4. I really didn’t want to lose in a final quite so pathetically, and played some good foos in the 3rd game winning it 5-0/1. I felt like I was on top a little at this stage and carried on playing well in the 4th game. However Chris is a very good player who now has lots of experience, and he made a few adjustments once again to win 5-3, taking the match 3-1.

It’s always disappointing to lose a final, but the players in this event were all exceptional and I’m happy I made it as far as I did. Also I believe this was Chris’s 4th pro-singles win in a row, he played the best of anyone I played against all day and thoroughly deserved it. Pro-Master ranking feels overdue! Well done mate.

Team Event: There were so many fun matches in this event, notably the 3rd singles match vs Dan K in one day (he finally won one 7-6 ;) ), losing in classic pro vs novice handicap fashion to Joe Redhead, playing a very drunk Andy T was great fun. It’s always good to play with Dave Z, a very calming influence when I’m in panic mode (usually due to starting 3-0 down!). Jungle was an awesome addition to the team at short notice, sorry I couldn’t win us any doubles games. It was a shame Steve was too ill to finish as we had won every match with him there to captain, but that’s how it goes. Health > foos obv.

Sunday:
OD: After a refreshing night on the sofa I was feeling pretty good about playing on the Sunday. I was partnering Franky Chau who had been awesome in the team event so I was hoping to take some big scalps and get a good finish. In the first round we were drawn against Rich Marsh and Dan Kingston, which was always going to be very tough. We started off with a bit of a crowd of people waiting for their first matches to be called, and I was pretty fired up to do well. Me and Franky started off very well, I was passing well against Rich and shooting well vs Dan, and we took the first game. Rich definitely picked up his shooting for the rest of the match, and we lost a close second game before winning another close game to go 2-1 in front. Unfortunately Rich had started to figure out my 5 at this point (I still don’t really know how) and by the end he was dominating that department. I was still shooting well though (no matter how bad I’m playing I can normally tuck away a decent % if I can get the ball on my 3). Dan picked up his 2bar shooting also, and in the end they had too much for us taking the last 2 games 5-4 5-3 I think. What often seems to happen to me after playing a close match against a top player/team is I lose some adrenaline and play poorly in the next one, and unfortunately that’s exactly what happened as we went out 2-1 to Oli Deakin and Joules Rathke (great to see both of you back at a tournament, even if you were beating me!)

By this point my right arm was very sore, and the less said about HS and PD the better! Sorry Franky, I didn’t play as well as I should have for a lot of our matches. You were an awesome partner, hopefully we can team up again soon!

This is already far longer than I intended, so here are some cliffs and other memorabilia:
- Organisation and running of the tournament were excellent, well done Alex, Spencer, Steve and everyone
else involved.
- Big groups and long formats = awesome
- Very happy with how I played most of Saturday
- Less happy with most of Sunday
- Enjoyable train ride home with Nubbert telling me about our glories as a playing team (which I’d
completely forgotten)
- “Foos theory” discussions with anyone who would listen (mainly Chris L/Nubbert)
- Hotel Hong Kong, thanks to Vincent William and Franky for letting me stay at your place, 2 mins walk from
the venue!
- Playing through the rugby so I didn’t see how awful England were for the majority
- Team event is always fun
- Vincent and William coming 3rd in OD! Well done guys, awesome job.
- Delicious/ENORMOUS curry on Saturday night.
- Gutted I missed the Friday
- Well done to everyone who won things!
- Cant wait for the next tournament, I’ve definitely got the bug again
- Apologies for what is probably an appallingly written post.

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Re: Warwick open 2013 results and afterglow

Post by robmoss2k » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:58 am

Rob Atha wrote:Well done mossy! OD winner with 3 different partners now ;) all about 5 years apart!!
Almost exactly 8 years since the last one, in fact. And the one before that was a year earlier in January 2004. I think that counts as a drought.
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Post by davez » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:06 am

Finally some photos up on facebook. Sorry for the delay!
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Re: Warwick open 2013 results and afterglow

Post by Bundy Volume 1 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:34 am

Pictures 18-21 are simply some of the greatest images captured. Ever. Of all time. I recommend quickly flicking between them to capture some of the essence of our pre-match dance.

Which in 100% of cases led to victory.

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