BFA League Championship - Midlands Division

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BFA League Championship - 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:
Frequently Asked Questions -
Club Registration -
Team 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:
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:
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.

West 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
Warwick University
Birmingham City
Keele University

Playing Venues West Midlands venues with a table in the past 3 years:
Rileys 1st Floor, 154-158 Alcester Road, Moseley Birmingham B13 8HS
The Lord Clifden Hockley 34 Great Hampton St Birmingham B18 6AA
St Bernard's Grange Barrow Lane Birmingham B26 1QJ
The Crane Cranes Park Road Birmingham B26 3SJ
Urban Village 580 Bristol Road Birmingham B29 6BE
The Bristol Pear 676 Bristol Road Birmingham B29 6BJ
Rileys 1059-1069 Kingsbury Road, Castle Vale, Erdington Birmingham B35 6AJ
The Tennis Courts Walsall Road Birmingham B42 1TY
The Hare of the Dog 76 Franchise Street Birmingham B42 2ST
Rileys 21-22 Essex Street Birmingham B5 4TR
The Gun Barrels Bristol Road Birmingham B5 7SW
The Gosta Green Holt Street Birmingham B7 4BG
Rileys Hobs Moat Road Solihull B92 8JN
Chilvers Coton Liberal Working Mens Club 52 Henry St Nuneaton CV?
Rileys Hertford Place Sporting Centre, Butts Road Coventry CV1 3JZ
Rileys The Foundry, Far Gosford Street Coventry CV1 5DU
The Royal Oak 337 Arbury Road Stockingford Nuneaton CV10 7NQ
Rileys 2-4 Bank Street Rugby CV21 2QE
Robbins Well 2 Victoria Terrace Leamington Spa CV31 3AB
Raddle Inn Quarry Bank, Hollington Stoke on Trent ST10 4HQ
Rileys 8 North Walls Stafford ST16 3AD
Rileys Unit 1A, Shrubhill Industrial Estate, Shrubhill Road Worcester WR4 9EL
Park Tavern 43 Broadway North Walsall WS1 2QG
Rileys 1st Floor, High Green Cannock WS11 1BJ
Lady Wulfrun 32-36 Lichfield Street Wolverhampton WV1 1DN
Rileys 1st Floor, Amar House, 32-40 Broad Street Wolverhampton WV1 1HP
Royal London 4-6 Wulfruna Street Wolverhampton WV1 1LX
Wolverhampton University Student Union Wulfruna Street Unknown WV1 1LY
Cleveland Arms Stow Heath Lane Moseley Village Wolverhampton WV1 2QN
City of Wolverhampton College Newhampton Centre Newhampton Road East WV1 4AP
Billas Bar 480 Dudley Road Wolverhampton WV2 3AF
The King's Arms 434 Dudley Road City Centre WV2 3AQ

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Re: BFA League Championship - West Midlands Region

Post by Boris » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:15 pm

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

Post by Boris » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:56 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
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.

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- 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 Championship - West Midlands Region

Post by Boris » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:10 pm

Nuneaton Royal Oaks now confirmed to complete the 2012-13 Midlands League - see revised fixture list above.

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Re: BFA League Championship - Midlands Division

Post by Boris » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:58 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 Championship - Midlands Division

Post by Boris » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:17 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 Championship - Midlands Division

Post by cmau » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:15 am

I've sent you a reply Boris.

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Re: BFA League Championship - Midlands Division

Post by Boris » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:51 pm

This is why I asked that all parties are privy to correspondence re fixtures so all the machinations are out in the open.

Meng - If you can substantiate what you said in your e-mail (with forwarded correspondence chain between you) then Warwick will forfeit unless a new date is agreed, if they have failed to respond to reasonable suggestions as to dates.

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Re: BFA League Championship - 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 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.

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