30 players participated across 3 events yesterday as the 2019 MN Cup is in the books. Guest appearances by Clare C, Gillian M, Mort's reg Hoyt celebrating a bachelor party, and Wallis' daughter Trisha. MN Cup Results: (5 teams, 20 players) 1st: Habitat for Foos-anity Wallis: Bombo, Rick B, Skip (captn) 2nd: Final Score Zombies: Krinkie, Mo A, Chris M, Brad S (captn)* Full results and separate write-up for the MN Cup here: https://www.minnesotafoosball.com/forum/results-archive/2019-mn-cup-results BYP Results: 15 Teams 1st: Ringo/William W III 2nd: Brad S/Chris M 3rd: James R/Nate O 4th: Krink/Mo A Skip S/Goot Tristin H/Tom B Wallis/Bombo Adarsh/Mike E EB/Ben T Jordan P/Josh N John W/Rick B Jared W/Trevan S Uday/Anu Steve M/Tom D Mike E/Wayne A Bill made it back-to-back BYP victories, this time with a rare team-up w/ Ringo. Nice to see Ringo back in the winner's circle after last year's surgery. Both the Brad's Cup teams made the BYP money, with James R and Nate O the non-cup Party crashers ending up third. No-Conflict DYP Results: 6 teams 1st: Tom B/Trevan S 2nd: Tom D/Mike E 3rd: John W/Steve M Ben T/Nate O Bill W/Jared W EB/Josh B Those not in the MN Cup Final were eligible to hash it out in their own draw during the final. A tough final of veteran foos Tom's, as Burshide went for two scoops with Trevan. A big thanks to the following.... - To Jimmy and Suzie for hosting, the kick-in, and the great service. - To Brad S for providing the 5th table and keeping the Cup rolling. - To John W for further help with the Cup and BYP sign ups. - To Jared W for running the draw. - To Goot for coming out of foostirement to coach up our Rookie cup team. And to all the players for coming out to make the event a success. The Foos season gets a little quieter during the holidays. What's on tap in December? - Standard draws on Wed's at Mort's and Sat's at Jimmy's. - High $$$ BYP this Thursday 12/12 at Izzy's in Superior WI. $500 pot w/ 10 teams. - MN Monthly Sat 1/4 (follow-up events/Co-TD's welcome) - Mpls Winter Foos League starts tentatively 1/14
5 teams consisting of 20 players participated in the fifth annual Minnesota Cup of Table soccer. Welcome to new Cup participants Mo A, Uday, Adarsh, Anu, and Wallis. The Teams: Team 1: Chris M, Krink, Mo A, Brad S (captn) aka 'Final Score Zombies' Team 2: Jared W, Mike E, Trevan S, EB (captn) aka 'Team Morts Smack' Team 3: Bill W, Dave G, Tristin H, John W (captn) Team 4: Bombo, Rick B, Wallis, Skip (captn) aka 'Habitat for Foos-anity' Team 5: Anu, Adarsh, Goot, Uday (captn) The Qualifiers... The qualifying round consisted of a Round Robin style Battle Royale of standard team doubles and singles, plus doubles and singles triathlon formats. We ended the qualifier after four rounds due to time constraints**, but saw tons of upsets, comebacks, 4-4 balls and Team Rondo 3rd game deciders. (** Somehow we got four rounds in with 7 teams last year!) Some highlights from the Quallfiers: - Jared's singles win v. Krink. - Bombo's push-kick split on 4-4 putting John's team on their heels in the first round. - Uday and Adarsh's speedball upset v. Krink and Brad. - EB's Game 3 Team Rondo Forward Shootout win v. John's team . - Brad's Team Rondo win vs. Habitat for Foosanity to guarantee their place in the finals. - Anu's rolling pull in Johnny Lott The Finals.... The final consisted of a best of three sets. Sets being 2/3 games (fooser's choice between Team Doubles, Singles, Doubles Tri or Singles Tri); any Cup-deciding game would be played Team Rondo style. Both teams kept with Team Doubles. In all three sets, Rick and I came out swinging regardless of the opponent, but Brad's team repeatedly responded winning the second game, forcing 3 team rondo rubber matches. Wallis was the difference-maker in both the 1st set win and the final Cup-winning point, both with a lights-out pull-kick performance as a forward and a pull spray from back to claim the Cup. Definitely the most competitive final since the great Shades of Gray win of 2016. Thanks to my teammates and congrats to Brad's team on an impressive and hard-fought final. Your names wait to be emblazoned on the cup in 2020. MN Cup Results: (5 teams, 20 players) 1st: Habitat for Foos-anity Wallis: Bombo, Rick B, Skip (captn) 2nd: Final Score Zombies: Krinkie, Mo A, Chris M, Brad S (captn) Thanks to all who helped make the 2019 MN Cup a success. It is a tough event to run, but I always appreciate the sportsmanship, strategy, team-building, and diverse foos talent that the event brings out from players throughout the region. 2020 MN Cup team recruiting begins at the next MN Monthly 1/4/20!
2019 Thanksgiving DYP Results 54 players from across the state and beyond joined us at Jimmy's for a great night of foos and friends. Regions represented: - Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Mankato, Duluth/Twin Ports, Iron Range, Milwaukee, Stillwater, River Falls, Grand Rapids, Results: 27 teams 1st: John W/Skip S 2nd: Krink/Deb PK 3rd: Jansen/Jared W 4th: Jamie K/Matt S 5th/6th: Wallis/Zahn 5th/6th: Ringo/Brian K 7th/8th: Luke B/Tom B 7th/8th: Stu S/Nate C Jared T/EB Clif H/Jordan C Brad S/Mo A James R/Scott L Tony M/Dave P Zach S/Jordan P Myles M/Uday Bill W/Anu Bailey/Steve L Maertz/Mike E Lenny/Melissa G Duane H/Jim R Justin K/Gene O Tom D/Daniel V Alec V/Zachary C Steve M/Nate O Ben T/Rick B Chris M/Whales Brad A/Justin F Jansen, Jared, Jamie and Matt had some great nail-biters to get them to the final four, so understandably their match went to the third game. Jansen and Jared earned their rematch against the Krinks, but came up short as Krink and Deb attempted their own rematch, losing king seat on meat-nut. The final saw alternating 5-1 victories by each teams, but John and I closed it in the first set as two of my 2-bar banks went in off Deb's goalie. Highest Placing Beginner: Jordan C (w/Clif H as his master coach and partner) Thanks to Jimmy's, Suzie and their staff for hosting, Jesse, Jared and John for help running the bracket, Brad S and Clif for providing the 5th table, and all the players for coming out sharing their jokes, stories and talent on the table with us. Many players appreciate this big MN foos-together as a great time to reconnect with old friends from across the region they rarely get to see otherwise. Thanks for keeping this great tradition alive and thriving. Finally, we are thankful for our memories and time on earth with Neil Senogles (1958-2019) who passed away of natural causes earlier this week. Neil was a fixture in Northern MN foos, a kind presence at our events and a great competitor on the table. Our thoughts and hearts are with Seth and Neil's family. RIP Neil. Foos season continues on Saturday December 7th! Hope to see many of you on Sat 12/7 for the MN Cup and MN Monthly BYP. Time to get your team together! https://www.minnesotafoosball.com/events/minnesota-cup-2019