Tournament in Darlington - 5th July 2008

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Tournament in Darlington - 5th July 2008

Post by Boris » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:59 pm

Northern Echo wrote: Football fans can still cheer on England

ENGLAND'S participation in the Euro Championships may have been curtailed, but the nation will still be represented at its table football equivalent. A team representing England will be among 32 other "nations" at the tournament in Darlington.

It was the idea of community development worker Martin Landers, who said: "All we ever seem to get is pool, snooker and darts.  We need to get more courageous with our pub sports."

He hopes to invite Sir Elton John, who is playing a concert at Darlington Arena, that day, to take part.  Mr Landers said: "He is a football man, a big Watford supporter.  It would be brilliant if he came to this."

The 64 games of the tournament will be played in the Forum Music Centre, in Borough Road, Darlington, on Saturday, July 5, with a £100 prize and a half-time football quiz.

To enter a team, costing £10, email martin.landers@ntlworld.com or call 07709-804580.

7:02am Tuesday 10th June 2008
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/t ... ngland.php

The reporter rang me the other day, but unfortunately it clashes with the UK Open.  The picture is of an old-style Garlando table.

Boris

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