BFA League Championships - Midlands Division

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BFA League Championships - Midlands Division

Post by Boris » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:51 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.

East Midlands Region
The Midlands has a total of 60x playing venues and 7x registered clubs to date (Northampton, Leicester, Tamworth, Birmingham, Warwick, Oxford & Keele). It is proposed to hold both Championship leagues where 4 or more teams enter per league, based geographically e.g. East Midlands (Northants, Leics, Notts, Derbys), West Midlands (Warks, Hereford & Worcs, Staffs, Salop), and South Midlands (Oxon, Bucks) Alternatively teams from the East Midlands could be paired with teams on the borders of East Anglia (Cambs, Lincs Beds or West Midlands with mid-Wales (Powys).

Existing Clubs
Oxford University
Northampton Milton Bayer
Leicester TFC

Playing Venues East/South Midlands venues with a table in the past 3 years:
Rileys 44A Babington Lane Derby DE1 1EX
Rileys 35 High Street Burton Upon Trent DE14 1JN
Rileys Mansfield Road Derby DE21 4AW
The Walbrook Inn Walbrook Road Normanton Derby DE238SF
The Hollybush Inn Holly Bush Lane, Makeney Belper DE56 0RX
Rileys Attenborough House, Charles Street Leicester LE1 1FA
Rileys Attenborough House, Charles Street Leicester LE1 1FA
Rileys 1st & 2nd Floors, Joclar House, Swan Street Loughborough LE11 5BL
The Balmoral 190 Belgrave Road Leicester LE2 7BA
Rileys Deacon Street, Grange Lane Leicester LE2 7EE
Polonez Bar 56 Hinckley road Leicester LE3 0RB
The Lonsdale 40 Lonsdale Road Thurmaston Leicester LE4 8JF
Rileys 40 Silver Street Lincoln LN2 1EH
Rileys Crofton Rd Lincoln LN3 4NL
Rileys 17a St James Street Nottingham NG1 6FH
Rileys Leeming Street Mansfield NG18 1NG
Rileys 51 Gold Street Northampton NN1 1RA
The Bantam 7 Abington Square Northampton NN1 4AE
Christ Church College Bar St. Aldates Christ Church Oxford OX1 4PQ
Lakeside Superbowl 2 George Street Banbury OX16 5BH
YHA Youth Hostel 2A Botley Road Oxford OX2 0AB
The Half Crown 31/33 High St Woodstock OX20 1TE
Port Mahon 82 St. Clements Street Oxford OX4 1AW
The Brickworks 182 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1UE
City Arms 288 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1UR
Rileys The County Club, Between Towns Road, Cowley Oxford OX4 3LZ
Rileys Former Top Rank Club, Beetwell Street Chesterfield S40 1SH

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Re: BFA League Championships - East Midlands Region

Post by Boris » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:14 pm

The Midlands League entries will be closing shortly. So far we have
Warwick University - Confirmed
Leicester TFC - Agreed but not confirmed
Nuneaton - Agreed but not confirmed

There is a vacancy in this league for a fourth team on a first come first served basis (up to December 2012) from an area bounded by Nottingham/Stafford to the NE/NW and Northampton/Worcester to the SE/SW respectively.

For instance I would encourage Warwick to form two separate teams given the number of player they already have registered...

Fixtures will be arranged as soon as the competing teams have completed their registrations and session preferences.

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Re: BFA League Championships - East Midlands Region

Post by Boris » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:55 pm

The BFA Midlands League is drawn from the following registered teams

Keele University - Keele, Staffs - Garlando/Tornado - Captain Au Chee Meng , Vice Captain Stuart Hattle
Warwick University - Coventry - Garlando - Captain Justus Laugwitz, Vice Captain - Frankie Chau
Leicester TFC - Garlando - Captain Tom Konieczny, Vice Captain Karol Chudzinski
Team 4 - Anticipating a Nuneaton team but not yet confirmed - one slot available on a first come first served basis if another team enters before they do.

There is a vacancy for one further team which can be filled by a new club or team in the region before the New Year and 'Team 4' home/away fixture windows have been scheduled accordingly. The first round of fixtures will be scheduled from the week ending 7th December with a deadline of 20th January 2013. Any new entrants in the region before 31st December will be automatically added to this league to bring it up to 4x teams, if any wish to join after the New Year all the existing teams in the league would have to consent to this.

This message has been sent to all team captains and vice-captains in the Midlands League. You are between you the de facto Midlands League Regional Committee and can take over responsibility for running the league if and when you feel able to so do, as a first step I would suggest appointing or electing your own League Director subject to the rules of the 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. I note Warwick-v-Keele is scheduled for Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May avoiding the mutually preferred date of 30th May to avoid a midweek fixture during exam season. If the teams wish to play this fixture earlier in the year please feel free to arrange this.

Round 1 - Deadline 20 Jan 2013
Keele -v- Warwick - Thu 6th December (lowest aggregate score before xmas) but teams can agree alternate date due to short notice - if it can be played before the break it would help as Jan date limited before deadline.
Leicester -v- Team 4 - By 20th January

Round 2 - Deadline 17 February 2013
Leicester -v- Keele - Sun 27th January 3pm (unless clashing with Liverpool Open)
Warwick -v- Team 4 - By 17 Feb

Round 3 - Deadline 10th March 2013
Team 4 -v- Keele - By 10 Mar
Warwick -v- Leicester - Wed 20th Feb or Sat 23 Feb 3pm

Round 4 - Deadline 14th April 2013
Keele -v- Team 4 - By 14 April
Leicester -v- Warwick - Wed 20th Mar or Sat 23 Mar 3pm

Round 5 - Deadline 12th May 2013
Keele -v- Leicester - Sun 5th May 3pm
Team 4 -v- Warwick - by 12th May

Round 6 - Deadline 14th July 2013
Warwick -v- Keele - Sat 25th May 8pm or Sun 26th 3pm, or Thu 30th May (Spring BHW selected as less likely to interfere with exams)
Team 4 -v- Leicester - by 14th July

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Re: BFA League Championships - East Midlands Region

Post by Boris » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:12 pm

Nuneaton Royal Oaks have now confirmed participation, completing the 2012-13 Midlands league.
The BFA Midlands League is drawn from the following registered teams:

Keele University - Keele, Staffs - Garlando/Tornado - Captain Au Chee Meng , Vice Captain Stuart Hattle
Warwick University - Coventry - Garlando - Captain Justus Laugwitz, Vice Captain - Frankie Chau
Leicester TFC - Garlando - Captain Tom Konieczny, Vice Captain Karol Chudzinski
Nuneaton Royal Oaks - Garlando/Fireball - Captain Roger Healey, Vice Captain Bill Ormerod.

This league is now complete and no further entries are now permissible. Any further teams wishing to enter a Midlands league may register throughout the year and will be entered into the 2013-14 League. It is proposed to hold a final qualifying event the evening before the National Finals to fill any spare qualifying places for teams who cannot be accommodated into a league during the current season.

See revised fixture list below:

Round 1 - Deadline 20 Jan 2013
Keele -v- Warwick - Thu 6th December
Leicester -v- Nuneaton - Fri 14th December

Round 2 - Deadline 17 February 2013
Leicester -v- Keele - Sun 27th January 3pm (unless clashing with Liverpool Open)
Warwick -v- Nuneaton - Fri 1st Feb

Round 3 - Deadline 10th March 2013
Nuneaton -v- Keele - Sat 1st Mar (6pm)
Warwick -v- Leicester - Wed 20th Feb or Sat 23 Feb 3pm

Round 4 - Deadline 14th April 2013
Keele -v- Nuneaton - Sat 23 Mar (6pm)
Leicester -v- Warwick - Wed 20th Mar or Sat 23 Mar 3pm

Round 5 - Deadline 12th May 2013
Keele -v- Leicester - Sun 5th May 3pm
Nuneaton -v- Warwick - Fri 26th April

Round 6 - Deadline 14th July 2013
Warwick -v- Keele - Sat 25th May 8pm or Sun 26th 3pm, or Thu 30th May (Spring BHW selected as less likely to interfere with exams)
Nuneaton -v- Leicester - Fri 17th May

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Re: BFA League Championships - East Midlands Region

Post by Boris » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:56 pm

BFA League Championships - Midlands Division

List of teams and registered players, locations and (player handicaps)

Keele University Foosball Society
Location - Keele University Students Union, Keele, Staffs ST5 5BG
Table - Garlando/Tornado
Captain - Au Chee Meng (2)
Vice Captain - Stuart Hattle (1)
Niall Nugent (1)
Laura Thirsk (1)
Alex McDonald (2)
James Watson (0)
Josh Kaye (1)

Warwick University TFC
Location - Warwick University Students Union, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Table - Garlando
Captain - Justus Laugwitz (1)
Vice Captain - Frankie Chau (1)
Vincent Mok (2)
William Leung (2)
Dean Bezlov (1)
Joe Redhead (0)
Tom Berry (0)
Matthew Robson (0)
Edward Neo (0)
Spencer Powers (2)

Leicester TFC
Location - Polonez Bar, Polonez Bar, 56 Hinckley Road, Leicester, LE3 0RB
Table - Garlando
Captain - Tom Konieczny (2)
Vice Captain - Karol Chudzinski (2)
Marcin Lipinski (1)
Mariusz Anielak (1)
Marcin Jablonski (1)
Agata Kostrzewa (0)
Joanna Kolkowska (0)
Nick O'Neill (0)
Lukasz Wachowiak (1)
Michal Grabowski (1)

Nuneaton Royal Oaks
Location - Royal Oak, Arbury Road, Stockingford, Nuneaton, CV10 7NQ
Table - Garlando/Fireball
Captain- Roger Healey (0)
Vice Captain - Bill Ormerod (1)
Paul Addison (1)
Derek Parsons (1)
Chris Haddon (2)
Steve Haddon (1)
Mark King (1)
Blake Ahearne (0)
Dominic Hastings (0)
Inderjit Singh (2)

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Re: BFA League Championships - Midlands Division

Post by Boris » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:16 pm

Round 1 fixture deadline is 20th January, extension approved for Leicester v Nuneaton for 25 Jan.

No revised date yet notified for Keele v Warwick - if it is not held by 20th Jan, or a revised date notified to me by 19th Jan, both teams will forfeit the fixture.

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Re: BFA League Championships - Midlands Division

Post by Boris » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:34 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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