Tec-Ball WCS - Aschaffenberg (nr Frankfurt) - 17-20 July

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Post by Messiah » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:26 pm

I think Dave's sister has hacked his account..
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Post by Rob Davey » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:02 pm

I'm good at fingering too.

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Post by Boris » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:10 pm

GB Team as submitted to organisers

Rob ATHA
Tom BURDETT
Stephen LYALL
Dan KINGSTON
David EVANS (Bobby MOSS if Evans is not going)
Dave ZIEMANN
Simon YEUNG

Catherine BROWN
Sarah BRICE

Can anyone without a team kit contact me ASAP via PM.

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Post by shovie » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:06 pm

Cracking team Gromit!

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Post by shovie » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:13 pm

Tom Burdett's text message wrote:We're bumming lithuania 6-0 in the nations cup. Its getting messy

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Post by The Doctor » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:30 pm

Come on GB!

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Post by shovie » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:33 am

From Tom:

We beat Lithuania 8-0, and we got Germany next round.  Rob's in SF of OD and would play Fred in the final because its SE.  

Steve scored a pull snake, but, it was against a Brazilian.

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Post by shovie » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:30 pm

GB 2 - 6 Germany

Rob 2nd in OD behind Fred & Todd

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Post by Boris » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:10 pm

OS
1 - Fred
2 - Tom Yore
3 - Michael Brauns

33 - Rob Atha
65 - Steve Lyall
65 - Tom Burdett
129 - Simon Yeung
162 - Dan Kingston
172 - Rob Moss

OD

1 - Fred & Todd
2 - Rob & Henk Habets
3 - Ismael Saban & Giuliano Bentivoglio

65 - Steve Lyall & Tom Burdett
65 - Rob Moss & Dave Ziemann
117 - Simon Yeung & Dan Kingston

WS

1 - Samantha di Paolo
2 - Sarka Holomoucka
3 - Katrin Matsushi ta

17 - Olga Lasecka
33 - Cath Brown

WD

1 - Sabine Steinlechner & Asimenia Kiroglou
2 - Natalie Jacob & Samantha di Paolo
3 - Pavlina Bartosova & Silvie Vavrova

17 - Olga Lasecka & Szilvia Blasko
17 - Cath Brown & Sarah Brice

Senior Singles
5 - Dave Ziemann

Senior Doubles
4 - Dave Ziemann & Kathy Brainard

More results at
http://www.tfv-hessen.de/index.php?opti ... Itemid=107
or
http://www.table-soccer.org/tournaments ... enburg.pdf
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Post by davez » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:44 pm

It was an excellent tournament. The table is very playable and very addictive because you get better quite quickly. It plays like an improved Eurosoccer table with slightly less grippy balls.

There are many extremely good players with an amazing variety of pin shots. This table is made for Fred. There is a chance to beat him on Bonzini or one of the other tables maybe, but not on Tecball.

I had great fun but was thwarted in senior singles. The ITSF format is the brutal qualifier plus SE KO. I lost in the first elimination round very frustratingly on sweat ball to Manfred Redel who went on to win the event. I know I could have won that, but I was pleased with how good I was by the end of the tournament(!) after my first real playing experience on the table.

Also impressed with the quality of the senior players generally, and not just those who entered the senior events. Check out the number of senior players just in the top 3 OD pairs.

Had the most awesome fun time playing pick-up with Tom Yore. More like 1-ball rollerball. He is blindingly fast when he has the ball and also generally around the table. He is a true multi-table player, adapting better I think than any other US Tornado player.

One of the best games I saw was when Tom B and Steve were playing a very strong pair in (I think) the ProAm. These guys absolutely caned our two lads and it was embarrassing to watch. It was one game first to 7 and these guys were 6-1 up. They played a very tight game until this point when they start hacking and shooting slingshots and mucking about. Tom & Steve were very dejected but somehow scored a couple and started to come back. At 6-4 they started to wonder if perhaps they had a chance. At 6-5 they knew they did. And guess what! They did it! Came back from 6-1 down to win. Never give up.

In the team event the Germans were too strong. Their women are particularly strong, although I think we might have finessed a couple more results elsewhere, although I don't think they fielded the strongest possible team against us.

The Czechs blew away the US team by the way. Jim Stevens was the star of their particular show, being the only US team player to win a game against the Czechs. Probably never saw a push kick before.

So good to meet people I haven't seen for ages, and also to have a made a bunch of new friends too. Kathy Brainard, Szilvia Blasko, Uwe Jentsch, Remco van Kerkhoff....

...and Joachim Jobb who is not a "scene" player, but who made a very interesting observation. His point was that there is only one thing holding back table football, and that is, simply, that tournaments must be held only in cities which are major transport hubs, and never in places like Aschaffenburg or Bolton.

Photos to come later...

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Post by davez » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:42 pm

81 Photos from Tecball World Championships, Aschaffenburg, Germany.

All on one page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/umop_episd ... 6334752234

Or as a Slideshow (click the "I" for captions):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/umop_episd ... 2234/show/

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Post by Famous Al » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:39 pm

Nice pics Dave  8)

Did you get a chance to try the Leonhart?.... Was it much different to the Tecball?

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Post by davez » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:15 am

Al, thanks, no, don't know.

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Post by Simmo » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:44 pm

Famous Al wrote: Did you get a chance to try the Leonhart?.... Was it much different to the Tecball?
Leonhart was quite a nice table. it felt quite like a Tecball table and i personally liked it myself

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