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Re: BFA League Championship - South West Region

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:37 pm
by Boris
joshjaeger wrote: I loved the table. all pinny foot except for the blue two rod that happens to be blocky foot. not sure if that qualifies as a standard configuration table so unfortunately you forfeit all the games :lol:
Remember the away team always gets choice of side! Any full-sized table can be used so long as it is playable.

Re: BFA League Championship - South West Region

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:41 pm
by Boris
Delighted to welcome Taunton Topguns to the South West division which is now full for the current season.

Squad details and fixtures being updated...

Re: BFA League Championship - South West Region

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:25 pm
by Boris
Final League Schedule for BFA League Championships South West Division


Minehead TFC
Venue - Stones Bar, 48 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AN
Table - Garlando
Harry Singer (C) - 0
Jack Boyles (VC) - 0
Anabel Cottrell - 0
Carl Lewis - 0
Kenny Dyer - 0
Ben Pollard - 0
Jan Singer - 0
Dan Srokosz - 0
Matt Price - 2

Walcot Gnarlandos - Bath (BTH)
Venue - Pig & Fiddle, 2 Saracen Street, Bath, BA1 5BR
Table - Garlando
Cyrano Ugarow (C) - 1
Josh Jaeger (VC) - 2
Matt Hart - 1
Paul Duran - 1
Gebhard Jaeger - 0

Bristol TFC (BRS)
Venue - The Bristol Foos Room, Cobblers Lane, Bristol, BS8 2UR
Table - Fireball
Ben Mason (C) - 2
Jonathan May (VC) - 4
Alex Shovelton - 4
Alex Zalantai - 1
Chris Lyall - 3
Simon Yeung - 4

Taunton Topguns (TTG)
Venue - Property Consortium UK, Blackdown House, Culmhead Business Park, Taunton, TA3 7DY
Table - Garlando
Greg Kelsey (C) - 0
Selim Chaouch (VC) - 1
Laura Jane Farley - 0
Dave Finn - 0
Gregory Jackson - 0
Matthew Hill - 0
Ata Mehmetali - 0
Jeremy Hyams - 0
Matt Brady - 0

Fixtures - Note that some fixtures (rounds 3 and 4) were incorrectly assigned (miscalculated) in earlier posts.

Round Day Date Time Home Team H Score A Score Away Team H Goals A Goals
1 Thu 29/11/2012 8pm Minehead TFC 4 6 Walcot Gnarlandos 49 54
1 Sun 16/12/2012 3pm Bristol TFC 1 9 Taunton Topguns 49 69

Deadline for 1st Round 20 Jan

2 Thu 31/01/2013 8pm Bristol TFC v v Minehead TFC To be rescheduled for weekend if possible
2 Sun 03/02/2013 3pm Walcot Gnarlandos v v Taunton Topguns
Deadline for 2nd Round 17 Feb

3 Fri 01/03/2013 8pm Taunton Topguns v v Minehead TFC
3 Thu 28/02/2013 8pm Walcot Gnarlandos v v Bristol TFC
Deadline for 3rd Round 10 Mar

4 Fri 22/03/2013 8pm Minehead TFC v v Taunton Topguns
4 Thu 21/03/2013 8pm Bristol TFC v v Walcot Gnarlandos
Deadline for 4th Round 14 Apr

5 Thu 18/04/2013 8pm Minehead TFC v v Bristol TFC To be rescheduled for weekend if possible
5 Sun 21/04/2013 3pm Taunton Topguns v v Walcot Gnarlandos
Deadline for 5th Round 12 May

6 Thu 16/05/2013 8pm Walcot Gnarlandos v v Minehead TFC To be rescheduled for weekend if possible
6 Sun 19/05/2013 3pm Taunton Topguns v v Bristol TFC
Deadline for final Round 14 July

Re: BFA League Championship - South West Region

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:53 pm
by Matt Price
Excellent news! :D

Re: BFA League Championship - South West Region

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:37 pm
by Boris
First Round Matches now completed

Minehead 4-6 Walcot Gnarlandos (Bath)
Bristol TFC 9-1 Taunton Topguns

Pos Team P W D L Pts Gm F Gm A Gl F Gl A Gm Df Gl Df

1 Bristol TFC 1 1 0 0 2 9 1 69 49 8 20
2 Walcot Gnarlandos 1 1 0 0 2 6 4 54 49 2 5
3 Minehead TFC 1 0 0 1 0 4 6 49 54 -2 -5
4 Taunton Topguns 1 0 0 1 0 1 9 49 69 -8 -20

Re: BFA League Championship - South West Region

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:12 am
by jackboyles
Hey Bristol guys,

I sent Jonathan & Ben e-mails a few days ago re: our match at the end of the month...just nudging you to check your inbox in case you havn't seen them!

Cheers guys,

Jack (Minehead TFC)

Re: BFA League Championship - South West Region

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:17 pm
by joshjaeger
Thank you very much to Taunton for making the long drive up to Bath for our second round fixture. We all braved the insanity of Bath during the opening England match of the 6 nations. The Pig were legendary and put on a vat of pokey chilli and chips and made every effort to be a fun host venue. Some tense matches and laughs along the way. Looking forward to getting lost in the wilds of the Blackdowns on the return leg.

Re: BFA League Championship - South West Region

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:14 am
by jackboyles
Thanks to Brizzle for their hospitality,

We thoroughly enjoyed the games.. despite losing 8-2, and we didn't find a single loophole this time to exploit! Thanks to Jon May as well for taking some time to teach us a few things!

Considering we had never played on a fireball we were quite pleased with the result!! Beating the UK #3 & 4 wasn't too bad either!!!

Thanks guys, and we're looking forward to the reverse fixture.


Re: BFA League Championship - South West Region

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:43 pm
by joshjaeger
Thursday last Bristol Foosroom came to play away at the Pig and Fiddle. Both they and the Gnarlandos managing to scrape together teams at the 11th hour. Thanks to Bristol for rearranging things to get this leg played.

Appologies first. The Chilli and Chips wasn't forthcoming and was replaced by a few bags of crisps, rubbish!

The Gnarlandos are a team of old foos friends who spent way too many hours pumping Geoff Brices pockets full of 20p's in the late eighties and early nineties. It seams that not graduating away from the Blockyfoot telescopic rod tables of our youth to more "playable" tables constituted a tactical advantage. Knowing just where to hit the end wall and with what power to ensure a horizontal rocket into the goal is something of an advantage when you are playing a team of foos legends and their included handicaps. Jon May had a hand full of attempts at air shots and the mental fast 5 bar hacks coupled with KGB's endless sling shot attemps at match point against me were not quite enough to clinch it. Everyone had a great time and we retired round the corner to play some well lit, level, contollable tornado.

As they say though, it is a game of two halfs and something tells me that not even the 4-0 starts will save the GNARLANDOS from the hammer of revenge when we play away a week thursday!!! :shock:

I'll bring the lube...

Re: BFA League Championship - South West Region

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:33 pm
by Boris
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 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 - - and e-mail details to

2 – Register your team - e-mail
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 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 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.


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 - ... =1&t=10561 - for the most recent results and league table.