What: Bring Your Partner Foosball Tournaments Double Elimination on T-3000 Tornadoes Draft Your Partner DYP to follow
When: Saturday, October 6th BYP Sign Ups close at 3:30 pm. First matches called at 4 pm. Draft Your Partner Sign Ups close at 6:45 pm. Draft Occurs at 7:00 pm. (Matches on hiatus for 15 min draft) First Matches called at 7:30 pm (or as tables open up from prior events).
Where: Jimmy's Pro Billiards 4040 Central Ave N Columbia Heights MN
90%* payback plus $50 kick-in split across BYP and DYP. $11 entry for both BYP and DYP; $6 entry in both main events for beginners, ladies, those with beginner partners in BYP (fooz guru discount), and those that go 0-2 in the BYP. *$1 ball fund
There will be no split bracket for the draft, so expect some conflicts and shortened matches in the loser's bracket of the draft if time becomes a concern.
I might run a small no-conflict single elimination event (Goalie Wars or Minute2WinIt Singles) for those eliminated from the bring waiting for the Draft based on interest/turnout. This would start between 5:30 and 6 pm (first 4-6 teams eliminated from the bring would be eligible).
If you cannot make it by 3:45 for the bring, but can make it by 4:30 pm, contact Skip to let him know you're coming and you can still enter the bring. (Txt by 6:45 to get entered in the draft if running late, but your opportunity to pick your partner will be passed if you are not present during the draft).
The Draft: It's baaaack!
The draw works as follows: The draft order is composed of a random ordering of all players. Players will get to view the Draft Order Board in advance and during the selection process.
The first player at the top of the order gets to choose their partner from all the rest of the players (the drafted player is crossed off the draft order). The second player on the order chooses from all those remaining...and so forth down to the final two not chosen. That team of undrafted free agents gets the drop at the beginning of every game as a consolation (no hard feelings hopefully : ))
All the drama of a draft (the steals, the strategy) plus pitfalls of a standard draw avoided (if you're more of a goalie you can look for a forward; it's less likely you'll end up w/ X if you don't like playing with X, etc). Plus it's still a format where the top two players could end up together or the rookie could choose the top pro.