BFA League Championship - North West Region

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BFA League Championship - North West Region

Post by Boris » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:52 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.

North West
The North West, comprising Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire & Cumbria) is the largest UK region in terms of playing venues – 67 in total with 2x registered clubs to date (Manchester Rainbow Warriors and Lokomotiv Liverpool). One or more championship leagues will be held if 4 or more teams enter, split geographically if there are sufficient entries. Teams may be grouped with teams from West or South Yorkshire and/or North Wales.

Existing Clubs
Manchester Rainbow Warriors
Lokomotiv Liverpool TFC

Playing Venues North West venues with a table in the past 3 years:
Ighten Leigh Social Club Padiham Road Burnley BB12 9AF
The Woolpack 488 Manchester Road, Haslingden Rossendale, Lancashire BB4 6LN
Rileys 393 Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge Bolton BL1 8NH
Off The Wall 12 St John Street Chester CH1 1DA
Town Crier City Road Chester CH1 3AE
The Bouverie 51 Garden Lane Chester CH1 4EW
Telfords Warehouse Tower Wharf Chester CH1 4EZ
Rileys Centurion Point, Victoria Road Chester CH2 2AX
Rileys Argyle Street Birkenhead CH41 6AB
Punch Bowl Hotel 77 Market Street Hoylake Wirral CH47 2BH
Rileys 39 High Street Crewe CW2 7BL
The Red Lion Station Rd, Goostrey Crewe CW4 8PJ
Cafe Sports England 42-44 Stanley Street Liverpool L1 6LW
The Flute and Firkin 35 Hardman Street Liverpool L1 9AS
The Hope and Anchor Maryland St Liverpool L1 9DE
Old Swan 1 St Oswalds Street Liverpool L13 5SA
Farmers Arms 1 Larkhill Lane Liverpool L13 9BL
Kellys Dispensary 154-158 Smithdown Road Liverpool L15 3JR
The Brookhouse 467 Smithdown Rd Liverpool L15 5AE
Rileys Wavertree Church Road North Wavertree Liverpool L15 6TE
Rileys Church Road North, Wavertree Liverpool L15 6TE
Low Bar 52 Lark Lane Liverpool L17 8UU
The Albert 66 Lark Lane Liverpool L17 8UU
Rileys 443D Stanley Road, Bootle Merseyside L20 5DN
Rileys - Liverpool Grand Central Bolton Street Liverpool L3 5LX
Snooker Room, Liverpool Guild of Students 160 Mount Pleasant Liverpool L3 5TR
The Friary 116 St Leonards Gate Lancaster LA1 1NR
Grad-Bar, Barker Square Alexandra Park Lancaster University Campus Lancaster LA2 0LJ
The Blackdog Ballroom 37 - 43 Oldham Street Manchester M1 1JG
Edwards 11 Portland Street Manchester M1 3HU
The Outpost 6 Whitworth Street Manchester M1 3QW
The Peveril Of The Peak 127 Great Bridgewater Street Manchester M1 5JQ
Rainbow Snooker Club 35-37 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5NG
Sub Space 11 New Wakefield Street Manchester M1 5NP
Sugden Sports Centre 114 Grosvenor Street Manchester M1 7HL
The Pub 126 Grosvenor St Manchester M1 7HL
The Varsity 10 Hathersage Rd Manchester M13 0EJ
The Grovel Whitworth Park Halls Oxford Road M13 9WJ
Manchester University Whitworth Park Campus Whitworth Park Manchester M14 4PW
Manchester University Owens Park Campus 293 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield Manchester M14 6HD
Great Central (Lloyds No 1) Wilmslow Road Fallowfield M14 6NL
The Nip and Tipple 197 Upper Chorlton Road Manchester M16 0BH
MMU Union 99 Oxford Road Manchester M17EL
Rileys Kirkmanshulume Lane, Gorton Manchester M18 7BA
Cuemasters of Walkden Manchester Road Worsley M2 3JX
The Ram and Shackle 393 Wilmslow Road Manchester M20 4WA
The Bell House Wilmslow Road Parrswood Entertainment Centre Manchester M20 5PG
Rileys 302B Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton Cum Hardy Manchester M21 8AY
Rileys 511 Bury New Road, Prestwich Manchester M25 3AJ
Rileys 78 Deansgate Manchester M3 2FW
The Old Pint Pot Adelphi Street Salford M3 6EN
Norwegian Blue 27 Withy Grove The Printworks Manchester M4 2BS
Rileys Albert Close, Whitefield Manchester M45 8EH
Rileys 144-146 Market Street Atherton, Manchester M46 0DX
The Willows Variety Centre Willows Rd Salford M5 5FQ
Fox and Grapes 15 Fox Street Preston PR1 2AB
Roper Hall 113 - 114 Friargate Preston PR1 2EE
Rileys Lowthian House, Starch House Square, Market Street Preston PR1 2ES
The Assembly 32 Lune Street Preston PR1 2NN
The Adelphi 43 Fylde Street Preston PR1 7DP
Rileys Wellington Road South Stockport SK2 6ND
Rileys Unit 1A, Bridgewater Road Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 1LB
The Hollow Tree Tarporley Road Warrington WA4 4LX
JD's Bar 2-4 High Street Runcorn WA7 1AE
The Cherry Tree Linkway Runcorn WA7 5EJ
Sutton Cricket and Tennis Club New Street Saint Helens Merseyside WA9 3UU
Rileys Powell Street Wigan WN1 1XD
The Queens Head Wigan Road Wigan WN2 1PP

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Re: BFA League Championship - North West Region

Post by Boris » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:04 pm

The BFA North West League Championships will now be held as a one-day event, most probably in Manchester on a Sunday in May - the date and venue to be confirmed.

Teams consist of a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 8 per match, with a squad of up to 10x players.

The competition is limited to a maximum of 8x teams, if 6 teams or fewer it will consist of a league involving all the teams playing each other, if 7 or 8 teams there will be two leagues followed by semi-finals between the top 2 teams in each league and a final to determine the North West Champions. The top 2 teams will qualify for the National League Finals to be held in the Autumn.

Format: A match consists of 10x games, 5 games on each table. Each position plays their counterparts twice, once on each team’s home table. Captains must exchange team sheets at the beginning of the match designating the following positions:
1st Singles
2nd Singles
1st Doubles
2nd Doubles
3rd Doubles
Each Player can fill either one singles and one doubles position, or two doubles positions, no singles player can play 3rd doubles. You can select different players for each position (i.e. up to 8x players each playing one position).

Handicaps: Each game is first to 7 goals but these are handicapped by one goal per difference in rank (of the highest-ranked players in doubles teams), so a Novice playing a Pro-Master gets a 4-goal head start.

How to Enter: To enter, first you need to be part of, or form, a Registered BFA Club here:
Then enter a team and register your players using the online form here:

Entry fees per team are as follows - Teams are encouraged to pay fees electronically via paypal as part of the registration process:
All novice or unranked or junior (under 18) - £20
Any player ranked amateur or above - £30

Table Types - Teams can compete on any standard full-sized table type, the organisers can provide the following table types for the event.
Tornado (1)
Fireball (2)
Garlando (up to 15)
Bonzini (up to 4)
Tables will be allocated on a first registered first served basis. If you wish to use a different table or we have no further tables of that type available, you may bring your own at your own expense, or choose another available table type.

Teams Currently Registered
Lokomotiv Liverpool (Bonzini)
Manchester Rainbow Warriors (Fireball)

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Re: BFA League Championship - North West Region

Post by Boris » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:14 pm

Date and venue of North West League Finals confirmed:

Sunday 5th May 2013
Rainbow Snooker Club
Whitworth St West

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