BFA League Championship - South East Region

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BFA League Championship - South East Region

Post by Boris » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:50 pm

The British Foosball Association are proud to announce the inaugural season of the BFA League Championships, kicking off in November 2012.

This is a team competition for playing venues and clubs. This new competition provides regular nights of fun and foosball with home and away league matches against other teams in your region. The best teams will qualify for the National Championships at the conclusion of the season. This is the competition which the UK has been waiting for!!

The BFA League Championship is open to players of all abilities, new players can take advantage of the handicapping system to allow a level playing field and give everyone a fair chance to win their games. Provided away teams can be accommodated, teams from any type of venue can participate (e.g. pub, club, college or university, workplace, sports centre or even private dwelling).

Teams consist of between 4 and 8 players from a squad of up to 10x players, affiliated to a BFA registered club. Clubs can enter more than one team into the competition. Teams will be allocated into local or regional leagues of usually comprising between 4 and 6 teams. Matches consist of 4x singles games and 6x doubles games.

So get together with your foosballing buddies, start a club and sign up a team today!

Registration for the League Championship is now open, and remains open until 6pm on Saturday 27th October 2012. Teams will be drawn into leagues on 28-1-12 and the fixture schedule announced on or before 31st October 2012.

Full details can be found on the BFA website here:
http://www.britfoos.com/bfa-league
Frequently Asked Questions - http://www.britfoos.com/bfa-league/faqs
Club Registration - http://www.britfoos.com/node/add/club
Team Registration - http://www.britfoos.com/bfa-league/registration

Registration closes at 6pm on Saturday 27th October - Teams will be allocated into leagues on Sunday 28th October with fixtures published on or before 31st October.

How to enter
All teams must be affiliated to a BFA Registered Club and all players must be members of that club. If you are not yet a member of a club, either join one or start your own club.

How to join a club - If you want to join a club a list of clubs can be found here:
http://www.britfoos.com/registered-clubs
Clubs always welcome new players, so get in touch with a club near you…

How to form a new club - It is easy to form a new club. All you need are a minimum of 4x members, a table and somewhere to play, and to register online on the BFA website here:
http://www.britfoos.com/node/add/club
There is a sample constitution to download and adopt, or you can agree your own constitution (if so a copy must be provided to the BFA and agreed). Decide who will be your representatives and off you go – you are a club!

Register your team:
You need to register at least 4x players with contact details for captain and vice-captain. You can register up to 10x players for your team but if so (or if there are more players) think about entering two or more different teams from your club. These teams would compete against each other as well as against teams from other clubs.
Decide when you want to play your fixtures - There are 9 possible playing sessions each week (8pm evenings and 3pm at weekends), rate these according to how convenient they are for your team. Fixtures will be scheduled for the most mutually convenient date but can be changed by agreement between the teams provided they are completed by the deadline for that fixture.

The South East Region
South East England encompasses Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire and Hampshire, with a total of 43x playing venues with currently 2x registered clubs. One or more championship leagues will be held if 4 or more teams enter, split into two or more geographical divisions as appropriate if there are sufficient entries (e..g. Thames Valley, South Coast). Teams may be grouped with clubs in the London area, Southern Midlands and Southern East Anglia.

Existing Clubs
Surrey Tsunamis
Southampton Rockets (Reigning BFA Cup holders)

Playing Venues South East venues with a table in the past 3 years:
King & Queen 13-17 Marlborough Place Brighton BN1 1UB
Hare & Hounds 75 London Road Brighton BN1 4JF
Rileys 119 London Road, Oxford Place Brighton BN1 4JH
Alibi 22 Victoria Terrace Hove BN3 2WB
Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ
Penny Theatre 31-30 Northgate Canterbury CT1 1BL
Rileys Unit 25, West Terrace Folkestone CT20 1RR
Red Lion Crete Hall Rd, Northfleet Gravesend DA11 9AA
Rileys 11 Haydon Place Guildford GU1 4LL
The Astolat 9 Old Palace Road Guildford GU2 7TU
William Cobbett 4 Bridge Square Farnham GU9 7QR
Rileys 35-43 High Street, Harrow Wealdstone HA3 5DE
Rileys 30-32 Lower Stone Street Maidstone ME15 6LX
Rileys Green Street Gillingham ME7 1XA
Rileys The County Club, Between Towns Road, Cowley Oxford OX4 3LZ
Walkabout Wiston Terrace Reading RG1 1DG
The Purple Turtle 9 Gun Street Reading RG1 2JR
Deja Vu 61 St Marys Butts Reading RG1 2LG
Pavlov's Dog 21-23 St Mary Butts Reading RG1 2LN
The Turk London Road Reading RG1 5EY
Rileys Unit 10, Cremyll Road Reading RG1 8NQ
The Hogs Head 3 Wharf Street Newbury RG14 5AN
Rileys 9 Queensway Redhill RH1 1QT
The Royal Oak Houndwell Place, East Street Shopping Centre Southampton SO14 1HU
Zeb Cafe Bar 56 St Mary's Street Southampton SO14 1NT
Ferryman and Firkin 36, High St Southampton SO14 2NR
Frog and Frigate 33 Canute Road Southampton SO14 3FJ
The Alexandra 6 Bellevue Rd Southampton SO15 2AY
Red Lion 1-2 Bedford Place Southampton SO15 2DB
Pig & Whistle 108 Shirley Road Southampton SO15 3FD
Rileys Church End, Shirley Southampton SO15 3JE
The Griffin 35 Anglesea Road Southampton SO15 5QH
The Gate 140 Burgess Road Southampton SO16 3HG
Boldrewood Campus, University of Southampton Biomedical Sciences Building, Bassett Crescent East Southampton SO16 7PX
The Black Boy 1 Wharf Hill Winchester SO23 9NP
The Happy Cheese 198 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst Southampton SO40 7AR
Good Companions 119 Leigh Road Eastleigh SO50 9DS
The Halfway Inn 114 Winchester Road Eastleigh SO53 2GJ
Beer Engine 57 Cambridge Rd Hastings TN34 1EL
Rileys Albert Road, Wellington Square Hastings TN34 1PN
Molloys 66-68 The Parade Watford WD17 1AH
The Flag Station Road Watford WD17 1ET
Rileys 65-73 The Parade Watford WD17 1LJ

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Re: BFA League Championship - South East Region

Post by Boris » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:59 pm

The Southern Area League has been drawn from the following teams

Oxford University
Monroes Marauders Reading
Southampton Rockets

There is a vacancy (first come first served) for one additional team (team 4) in this league.

The fixtures are therefore to be arranged as if there are 4x teams in the league allowing one further team (Team 4) to join before the end of the year:

The default fixture dates as based on the most mutually convenient sessions as per your teams registration form. The dates can be changed with the consent of both teams provided the revised date is notified to the league director and posted on the forum.

Round 1 - Deadline 20 Jan 2013
Oxford Uni -v- Monroes Marauders - Sat 24th November 3pm
Southampton Rockets -v- Team 4 - By 20th January

Round 2 - Deadline 17 February 2013
Southampton Rockets -v- Oxford Uni - Thu 24thJanuary
Monroes Marauders -v- Team 4 - By 17 Feb

Round 3 - Deadline 10th March 2013
Team 4 -v- Oxford Uni - By 10 Mar
Monroes Marauders -v- Southampton Rockets - Sat 23 Feb 8pm

Round 4 - Deadline 14th April 2013
Oxford Uni -v- Team 4 - By 14 April
Southampton Rockets-v- Monroes Marauders - Sat 16 Mar 8pm

Round 5 - Deadline 12th May 2013
Oxford Uni --v- Southampton Rockets - Thu 25th April
Team 4 -v- Monroes Marauders - by 12th May

Round 6 - Deadline 14th July 2013
Monroes Marauders -v- Oxford Uni - Sat 18th May 3pm
Team 4 -v- Southampton Rockets - by 14th July

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Re: BFA League Championship - South East Region

Post by Boris » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:38 pm

We are delighted to welcome Eastleigh Tornados to the BFA League Southern Division

The BFA League Championships Southern Division is now complete and includes following teams

Oxford University TFS

Location - TBC (various)
Table - Garlando
Stan Burlakov (C) - 2
Jens Fischer (VC) - 1
Mihail Hurmuzov - 1
Elliot Gordon - 0

Monroes Marauders Reading
Location - Monroe's Rock Cafe (ex Deja Vu), 61 St Mary's Butts, Reading, RG1 2LG
Table - Garlando
Bill Donne (C) - 1
Steven Timpson (VC) - 1
Ben Hundy - 0
Ben Leahy - 1
Eddie Mesumbe - 1

Southampton Rockets FC
Location - Pig & Whistle, Shirley High St, Southampton SO15 3FD
Table - Tornado
Phil Williams (C) - 2
Joules Rathke (VC) - 1
Oliver Deakin - 2
Hannah Deakin - 2
Alan Bowers - 2
Frank Drayton - 2
Pete Williams - 1
Phil Cutcliffe - 2

Eastleigh Tornados
Location - The Good Companions, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 9DS
Table - Tornado
Adam Rigby (C) - 0
Mick Hill (VC) - 0
John Turpitt - 0
Scott Blackman - 0
Barry Stevens - 0
Kevin Stevens - 0
Steve Bird - 0
Richard Oakley - 0
Alastair Runciman - 0
Tommy Pattinson - 0

This league is now complete and any further teams who register for the league in the South of England will now be registered for the 2013-14 competition.

The default fixture dates as based on the most mutually convenient sessions as per your teams registration form. The dates can be changed with the consent of both teams provided the revised date is notified to the league director and posted on the forum.

We have no record of a result for the Oxford v Reading match originally scheduled for 24th November - Assuming this hasn't yet been played, and noting the Oxford vacation this has now been rescheduled for 3pm on Saturday 19th January. If this match has been played please report the result at http://www.britfoos.com/bfa-league/submit-result or fax the completed match record sheet to 01942-204158

As a result of this rescheduling to the end of the first fixture window, the second round of fixtures has now been put back towards the middle of the second fixture window. Note that the 3rd and 4th window fixtures were mis-scheduled due to a spreadsheet error on my part, and the Oxford -v- Eastleigh fixture is scheduled early due to Oxford vacation throughout the 4th window - the revised schedule is as below:

Round 1 - Deadline 20 Jan 2013
Oxford Uni -v- Monroes Marauders - Sat 19th Jan 3pm
Southampton Rockets -v- Eastleigh Tornados - Sat 5th Jan 8pm

Round 2 - Deadline 17 February 2013
Southampton Rockets -v- Oxford Uni - Thu 31st Jan
Monroes Marauders -v-Eastleigh Tornados - Fri 1st Feb

Round 3 - Deadline 10th March 2013
Eastleigh Tornados -v- Oxford Uni - Sat 23rd Feb 3pm
Monroes Marauders -v- Southampton Rockets - Fri 22nd Feb

Round 4 - Deadline 14th April 2013
Oxford Uni -v- Eastleigh Tornados - Sat 9th Mar 3pm
Southampton Rockets-v- Monroes Marauders - Fri 15th Mar

Round 5 - Deadline 12th May 2013
Oxford Uni --v- Southampton Rockets - Thu 25th Apr
Eastleigh Tornados -v- Monroes Marauders - Sat 20th Apr 3pm

Round 6 - Deadline 14th July 2013
Monroes Marauders -v- Oxford Uni - Sat 18th May 3pm
Eastleigh Tornados -v- Southampton Rockets - Sat 18th May 8pm

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Re: BFA League Championship - South East Region

Post by Boris » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:43 pm

Eastleigh Tornados Squad uodated

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Re: BFA League Championship - South East Region

Post by Boris » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:21 pm

Final League Standings

1st - Southampton Rockets - 7pts
2nd - Oxford Uni - 4pts
3rd - Eastleigh Tornados - 1 pt

Southampton and Oxford qualified for Grand Finals

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Re: BFA League Championship - South East Region

Post by Boris » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:33 pm

BFA National League 2016

Outside London, all matches played between clubs now count towards your National League standing, you can play as many or as few matches as you like, travel around the UK to play away fixtures and/or tournament team events, or simply accept challenges for home matches on your own table.

Clubs can join the competition at any point during the year, but only matches played in 2016 will count towards your points total.

Clubs must state the dates and times they are available to play home fixtures, and cannot refuse a Fixture Request/Challenge from an away team on these occasions without good reason (e.g. prior fixture or venue closure).

Matches should comprise a minimum of 10x games (default 4x singles, 6x doubles) when played home and away (max 2x singles/2x doubles, or 4x doubles games per player).
For team competitions within tournaments matches should comprise a minimum of 5x games (2x singles, 3x doubles - max 1x singles/1x doubles, or 2x doubles games per player).
If both captains agree, further singles or doubles games can be included in matches between larger teams, provided the match includes at least 4x singles and 6x doubles games, and no player (in the larger team) plays more than 4x games as above, and the total number of games is agreed at the start of the match.

Teams must have a minimum of 4x players to complete a fixture. There is no maximum number provided the players are registered with your club.
In the event of a team only having 3x players available for a match each singles player plays with the third player in doubles with the 3rd doubles game(s) forfeited.

The default game format is first to score 7x goals, with players handicapped 1 goal per difference in rank (of highest-ranked player in doubles). This format is recommended where beginner teams meet experienced teams.
If both captains agree the game format can be first to score 5x goals, or to 6 goals allowing a 5-5 draw with no handicapping. This format is recommended where teams are fairly evenly-matched.

Clubs can play both legs of a home/away match on the same occasion/location provided each club is able to play on its ‘home’ table type.

All match scores must be reported to clubs@britfoos.com within 7 days.

BFA National League Championship

All results will be entered into a single National League Table/Club Ranking list, including results from regional leagues, team competitions at tournaments, and challenge matches between clubs.
Points are awarded as follows
5 points for a win
3 points for a tie (inc. defeat in a penalty shootout)
2 points for defeat by a single game
1 point for any other defeat

Only each team’s best 10x results will count towards the points total. In the event of teams finishing level on points, the game average (ratio of total games won to games lost) will decide the position. If two or more teams have maximum points at the end of the season all their results will be taken into account in determining their game win/loss ratio.

National Finals (BFA Premier League)
To play in the 2016-7 Premier League teams must qualify for the finals. There are three routes to qualification
Via the BFA London League
Via the BFA National League
Winners of BFA Team Competitions at UK Tournaments
At the end of the season the top ranked teams will qualify for the National finals to be held in a central location during Jan/Feb 2017 alongside the top clubs from the London League and winners of team competitions at tournaments. The exact ratio of qualifying teams will depend on the number of teams in each league. The Premier League will determine the National Champions and which clubs qualify for the European Champions League. The finals will be restricted to 8x teams maximum. There is therefore an incentive for teams seeking to compete at a higher level to fulfil as many fixtures as they can.

How to enter

1 – Form a club if you are not already a club – for this you need
Minimum 4x players
A foosball table (any full-sized type) and somewhere to play home fixtures in evenings or at weekends
Two club e-mail contact persons (at least one of whom is on Facebook)
There is a default club constitution which can be downloaded from the BFA website, or you can adopt your own constitution if you wish.
Register your club here - http://www.britfoos.com/node/add/club - and e-mail details to clubs@britfoos.com

2 – Register your team - e-mail clubs@britfoos.com
Provide address of home venue inc postcode
Days/times of the week available for home fixtures.
Any excluded dates (e.g. due to holidays or venue closures)
Your Home Table Type (make/model/photo)
Your team captain contact details (e-mail/mobile/Facebook)
Vice-captain contact details
Clubs must provide a list of players in their squad to clubs@britfoos.com including full names, years of birth and nationality (if UK resident under 5 years), any additions or transfers must be notified promptly – and at least 24 hours before any scheduled fixture or event.

3 – Challenge Other Clubs
Look at the list of participating clubs and pick an opponent
E-mail (or contact via Facebook) their club captain with a date to visit them for a match when you are both able to field teams.
Play the match and HAVE FUN!!!
Report the results (e.g. United 6, City 4) to clubs@britfoos.com within 7 days

4 – Go to Tournaments as a team!
Major weekend BFA tournaments may include a club/team competition, typically on the Saturday evening. These represent an opportunity to play several opponents in shorter-format matches on the same day and boost your club’s points total.

Costs?

There are no entry fees to this competition, however organisers of tournaments may require an entry fee for team competitions at those events, and teams qualifying for the finals may have to pay a table rental fee if unable to bring their own table.

Where tables are coin-operated, home teams are responsible for bearing the costs of all games played in the fixture on their home table. Away teams have automatic choice of side except where the ‘away’ table is provided by the home venue or team.

More Information - See the National League 2016 thread in UK Tournaments - http://forum.britfoos.com/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=10561 - for the most recent results and league table.

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