P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Details of international Foosball events
Post Reply
Rob Atha
Posts: 743
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2003 2:47 am
Real Name: Rob Atha
Location: Manchester
Contact:

P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Rob Atha » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:33 pm

The biggest tournament of 2012 is taking place from the 2nd-5th february, there will be between 700-1000 players there. It is on the Ulrich table which is the same as Lemacher/Tecball/Leonhart etc German style.

There will be a team event and they invited us to come. We need 6 men and 2 women to attend. Even if we finish dead last then we get 250 euros, so everyone will get a small contribution towards exspenses. If we do better then the more we get.

We have to submit a team by the 15th January. Here is the Email I received earlier.

Rob


Invitation to the P4P Nation's Cup table-soccer team event
(February 2nd-5th, 2012)


Dear fellow foosball enthusiast!

As you might know, Players 4 Players is an organization well known for
managing large table-soccer tournaments. In 2012, we will for the second time
organize the "P4P Open European Championships". This tournament will take
place from February 2nd to 5th, 2012 at the hotel MARITIM in Bonn, Germany.
More information can be found at http://www.players4players.de/

In addition to the singles and doubles events, there will also be the Nation's
Cup, a team event with national teams from European Countries, and we would
like to see a team from your country participating in that event!

So what I would like to ask you is this:

- Will you send a national team to our event?

Attached below are some details about the event (mode of play, number of
players required etc.). For now, two things are the most important to us:

a) I need a general reply as soon as possible (along the lines of "yes, we are
interested and will send a team", or "no, not interested / no time / ..." or
"I'm not the right person to contact...")

b) If you will be sending a team to our event, we need a definitive
confirmation *until January 15th*. This is because we have to plan the event
and inform the media about what teams will participate. The confirmation also
has to include a list with the names of all players in your team (and
photographs, if possible). Attention, the event is limited to 20 teams; as
soon as we have 20 confirmed participants, it will be too late for other
potentially interested teams!


The Players 4 Players Table Soccer Association would be very pleased to
welcome your team!


Kind regards,
Heinrich Opgenoorth, Secretary
Players 4 Players Tischfussballvereinigung e.V.
www.players4players.de


-------------------------

Details about the Nations's Cup (more can be found at
http://www.players4players.de/):

*Name*: As in our previous tournaments, the name of the event is "Players 4
Players Nation's Cup", and the winning team will be awarded the title "P4P
Nation's Cup Champion". This naming is to avoid any confusion with the team
events organized by the ITSF. The P4P Nation's Cup is not a European
Championship, the winning team will not bear the title "European Champion",
and the team event does not count towards any ITSF rankings.

*Number of teams*: We have sent out this invitation to all european countries
where we could find a contact person; but the event is limited to a maximum of
20 participating national teams. Should more teams apply, the order/date of
arrival of the definitive confirmation (with the complete players list of a
team) will decide which teams will participate -- "first come, first served".

*Team list / confirmation of participation*: We need a written confirmation
(email) about their participation from all national teams, _until January
15th, 2012_. This confirmation has to include a team list with the names of
all 8-10 players, if possible with a team picture and players pictures. The
confirmation also has to include the name of the team captain (which can be
one of the 10 players, but can also be an 11th person).

*Eligible players*: To play in a national team for a country, a player has to
have the citizenship of that country (proved by a passport or other official
document). NEW 2012: It is also possible to play for a country where the
player has lived for several years, if he or she didn't play for a different
country -- in short, the same rules apply as for ITSF national teams. Details
can be found in the ITSF administrative rules: www.table-soccer.org > About
ITSF > documents > administrative rules > "Players Nationality".

*Number of team members*: 8 players have to be nominated for each team (6 men,
2 women), plus up to two reserve players, making up for a maximum of 10
players. A team captain has also to be nominated; this can be one of the
aforementioned players, but can also be an 11th person. In the latter case,
the team captain is not allowed to play in the matches (only the 10 players).
Up to two missing players can be compensated by forfeiting their matches (see
below, "mode of play"), so the absolute minimum number of players that have to
be present at the tournament is six (five men, one woman).

*Mode of play*: We will play a first round in 2-4 groups of up to four teams
each (the numbers depend on the number of participating teams). The best teams
of each group will reach the main round, comprised of 8 teams. The main round
will be played in single elimination mode: Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals, match
for third place, Final. The placements of the teams below 4th place will be
calculated by the points from the previous matches, so there will be no match
for 5th place etc. In each match, the following games will be played:

Doubles 1
Doubles 2
Men's Singles
Women's Singles
Mixed

No single player is allowed to play in more than one game during a match! This
is the reason there have to be at least 6 men and 2 women in each team; i.e.
in each game during a match, there will be different players participating.
Should a team start a match with not enough players to fulfill this
requirement, this team will have to forfeit all games which cannot be played
by different players. For example, if they can only nominate one woman, they
would have to forfeit either the Mixed or the Women's Singles, because the
same player is not allowed to play both. A team with more than one man and one
woman missing cannot participate in the team event; i.e. the absolute minimum
of players that have to be present is six (five men and one woman).

All games are played "Best of Three", with each set going to 5 goals. The
matches will be played according to the P4P rules.

*Hotel(s)*: The national team members (or their national federations) have to
pay for their traveling costs and hotel rooms themselves, and they also have
to organize the booking of rooms themselves. Note that the Nation's Cup price
money will reward 250€ even to the last placed team, to give a partial
compensation for the hotel costs.

*Dress code*: The team captain of the national teams are responsible for
organizing matching T-Shirts (or Polo shirts etc.) for the members of their
team. In any case, the members of each national team have to wear sportive,
matching clothing (preferable with your country's name and/or flag on it).

*Price Money*: See Tournament Flyer.

*Entry Fee*: There is no entry fee for the Nation's Cup.

*P4P Open European Championship*: Of course, the members of the national teams
can also participate in the different Doubles / Singles events of the P4P Open
European Championship (they have to pay the same entry fees as all other
players attending the event).

*Time Schedule*: All National Team players have to be present for the opening
ceremony on Friday at 6 pm, wearing their team dress, to facilitate the
presentation of the teams. After the ceremony, we will start the Nation's Cup
matches at approximately 7 pm. The first round should be completed about 12 pm
on Friday. The Nation's Cup will continue with the quarter-finals on Saturday
at 7 pm, the two semi-finals will be at 9 pm. The game for third place is
planned for Sunday at 11 am; the finals will be on Sunday at 1 pm.
More Details about the time schedule for all events can be found at:
http://www.players4players.de/

--
Heinrich Opgenoorth, Secretary
Players 4 Players Tischfussballvereinigung e.V.
www.players4players.de

User avatar
Oatsey
Posts: 2993
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:08 pm
Real Name: Dave Oates
Location: Bristol

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Oatsey » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:28 pm

Hi Rob,

I was considering going to this so if i were to get selected for the team that would probably swing it and i may go anyway so put me on the list and let me know. If i were selected then I am sure there will be others who can benefit from a share of the 250 euros more than i so dont include me in divying up that.

The best flights are as follows:

Easyjet
London Gatwick to Cologne/Bonn
Dep 02 February 2012 18:00
Arr 02 February 2012 20:25
Flight 5375
1 Adult
1 x £23.99
.
Cologne/Bonn to London Gatwick
Dep 05 February 2012 20:55
Arr 05 February 2012 21:20
Flight 5376
1 Adult
1 x £23.86
.Total flights and options for all passengers:£47.85

Not sure how long they will stay that cheap so the sooner we know whos going and can book the better.

I also nearly mentioned that I am probably the only person who would consider sharing a room with Rob Davey if he went but I didnt want an unfair advantage :)

How do we book the hotel and how much is a room?

User avatar
Christopher Lyall
BFA Regional Rep - South West
Posts: 1751
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:00 pm
Real Name: Christopher Lyall
Location: Gloucester/Warwick Uni

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Christopher Lyall » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:12 pm

Oatsey wrote:Total flights and options for all passengers:£47.85
Very interested.

Chris
www.fivebar.co.uk - Foosball Tournaments, Leagues, Shop

Steviola
Posts: 2656
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:02 pm
Real Name: Stephen Lyall
Location: London

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Steviola » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:54 am

caféaulait wrote:
Oatsey wrote:Total flights and options for all passengers:£47.85
Very interested.

Chris
This.

Rob Atha
Posts: 743
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2003 2:47 am
Real Name: Rob Atha
Location: Manchester
Contact:

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Rob Atha » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:18 am

Sounds good... Then book the flights, the sooner the better.

The first people to book the flights and confirm they can go are on the team!

Rob

User avatar
shovie
Posts: 2696
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2003 2:16 pm
Real Name: Alex Shovelton
Location: Bristol
Contact:

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by shovie » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:08 am

If you convinced them to put it back a month I'd be there!

Alex

David E
Posts: 45
Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 4:53 pm
Real Name: David Evans
Location: Hoensbroek

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by David E » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:34 am

Rob Atha wrote:Sounds good... Then book the flights, the sooner the better.

The first people to book the flights and confirm they can go are on the team!

Rob
I'm going....by car

User avatar
Oatsey
Posts: 2993
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:08 pm
Real Name: Dave Oates
Location: Bristol

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Oatsey » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:26 pm

I have just booked the Hotel, 80 euros a night for a twin room including breakfast which for a 4/5 star is pretty good!

Flight also booked at £48 plus £8 fee for visa.

So assuming Rob A goes at least two of us in the team and maybe Dave Evans perhaps as well.

Rob Atha
Posts: 743
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2003 2:47 am
Real Name: Rob Atha
Location: Manchester
Contact:

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Rob Atha » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:09 pm

Tournament Flyer. http://www.players4players.de/fileadmin ... 012_en.pdf

I will get ranking classifications asap.

I am pretty certain you all will be ranked Neulinge (Rookie) or Amateur, nothing higher than that.

So, Dave O and Dave E are going, I am %80, if I go Ola will come and is possibly Eligible to play for the UK, I checked with the organisers.

Rob

User avatar
Mike A
Posts: 771
Joined: Mon May 05, 2003 11:14 pm
Real Name: Michael Amsden
Location: London

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Mike A » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:58 pm

Am keen to go to this. Will have to check the holiday situation with work and get back to you.

User avatar
Oatsey
Posts: 2993
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:08 pm
Real Name: Dave Oates
Location: Bristol

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Oatsey » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:02 am

Mr davey is also keen and will be booked up tommorrow.

So if Mike goes its something like

Rob A
Rob D
Mike A?
Dave O
Dave E
Chris L?
Ola?

Thats the basis of a half decent team i reckon.

Steviola
Posts: 2656
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:02 pm
Real Name: Stephen Lyall
Location: London

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Steviola » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:16 am

Hello Dave...

User avatar
Gipsy Beast
BFA Vice Chairman
Posts: 1312
Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:01 am
Real Name: J-P Thompson
Location: Hackney Central, London
Contact:

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Gipsy Beast » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:40 am

If it wasn't so close to the World Cup.... I think my curiosity would have had the better of me.... Have fun guys... make sure the G-B flag flies high!

User avatar
Oatsey
Posts: 2993
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:08 pm
Real Name: Dave Oates
Location: Bristol

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Oatsey » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:19 pm

Ok sorry missed Steve!

Very decent team potentially then.

User avatar
Oatsey
Posts: 2993
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:08 pm
Real Name: Dave Oates
Location: Bristol

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Oatsey » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:11 pm

just to let you know you dont want to fly out on 2/2/ but on 1/2 so ignore the dates of my flights above or you miss open singles.

User avatar
Happyham
Posts: 1531
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:51 pm
Real Name: Joey 'Slackjaw Chavilton' Hamilton
Location: Nebraska - USA

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Happyham » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:26 pm

Steviola wrote:Hello Dave...
Hahahaha! Good ol' Papa Lazarus
I hated every minute of training, but I said "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."

Please subscribe/comment/support my blog at http://happyham1986.blogspot.com/

User avatar
Christopher Lyall
BFA Regional Rep - South West
Posts: 1751
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:00 pm
Real Name: Christopher Lyall
Location: Gloucester/Warwick Uni

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Christopher Lyall » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:36 pm

Just booked the flights Dave posted. Still £55.

Now on the hunt for someone to share a twin room with, and a partner(s) for Open Doubles, Amateur Doubles and Rookie Doubles.

Chris
www.fivebar.co.uk - Foosball Tournaments, Leagues, Shop

User avatar
Oatsey
Posts: 2993
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2003 8:08 pm
Real Name: Dave Oates
Location: Bristol

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Oatsey » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:34 pm

Just to remind people of the schedule as I accidentally booked the wrong night and had to change.

To play in all events you need to fly wed night not thurs!

Steviola
Posts: 2656
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:02 pm
Real Name: Stephen Lyall
Location: London

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Steviola » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:41 pm

Any idea what rank I would definitely be?

Rob Atha
Posts: 743
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2003 2:47 am
Real Name: Rob Atha
Location: Manchester
Contact:

Re: P4P European Championships, 2-5 Feb

Post by Rob Atha » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:26 pm

> 1 last question, what will our players over here be ranked at your tournament?
> Amateur or Neulinge?

Hi,

normally they will start as Neuling (Rookie), but I would have to know the
names to tell exactly...

The following general rules apply:

- Everybody who already has a P4P ranking just keeps that (can be checked
here: http://www.players4players.de/Player-s- ... 127.0.html)
- Top 16 in the ITSF list -> Master in out system
- 16-50 in the ITSF list -> Semi-Pro, unless they are in some other list
which better reflects their real playing abilities, see below...
- For all others, it depends: If they have a classification in some other
ranking system (e.g. the international Garlando ranking, or the US Tornado
ranking), then they start one category below that.
- If they are in a ranking list, but this list doesn't have categories like
pro, semi-pro etc., it depends on how large the player base in that list (or
country) is -- if the list doesn't contain more than 200-300 players, the top
20 start as semi-pro in our system, the rest as rookie. If the player base is
large (> 300 entries in the list), the top 20 start as Master, 21-50 as
Semi-Pro, below that->Rookie).

More details:
http://www.players4players.de/Classific ... .html?&L=1

Regards,
Heinrich

Post Reply