2019 Fall League
Fall League Champs: Team Target!
2nd Place: Foosing for Pun
3rd/4th: Team Talati
3rd/4th: Team Anoka
Thanks to all for a fun fall season.
Full write-up at the forum soon.
See you for the Winter League!
Tentative Dates: 1/14-2/25
Minneapolis Foos League
will be back in Spring 2020....
Please contact Skip at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in being involved in the spring league.
How it works...
Each week, league teams of 3-4 players face off against one other league team in 7 events. (Final week playoffs/finals).
$20 league fee per player for the whole season; Reduced $15 entry for each player with a rookie/beginner on their team (payouts for 1st and 2nd in the league playoffs; prize raffles and other goodies for all participants).
Doubles (2 rounds)
Singles (2 rounds)
Goalie Wars/Rollerball Singles (1 round)
Rollerball/Johnny Lott (1 round)
Team Roto (1 round)
-Point and Skill Handicaps to keep games fun and competitive
- Team Handicaps: to keep teams balanced
Max Points for team of 3: 7 pts
(e.g. 2 experts and a beginner)
Max Points for team of 4: 9 pts
(e.g. 2 experts, an amateur and a beginner)
How to Register:
- Interested in joining the league? We can help you join a team or form your own!
- Interested in forming a team for a future league season? Curious about the league, but would like to learn more?
- Interested in being on our list of substitute players?
Interested? Questions? Contact Skip at email@example.com or PM on facebook.
2020 Spring League Schedule: TBD
Preseason: Warm Up Event will Occur in late February/early March
Details posted in a few weeks.
Fall League Standings:
After Week 4 of the Regular Season....
Team Points Wins
1. Team Target 25 5
2. Foosing for Pun 16 3
3. Anu's Team 16 2
4. Team Anoka 6 0
The handicapping system will go through an update for the Winter 2020 season to become more sensitive to skill differences while remaining easy to implement. Moving to the following 5 level handicap.
1 - Beginner
2 - Rookie
3 - Amateur
4 - Expert
5 - Pro
These rankings do not perfectly correspond to a ranking on the pro foosball tour. Most 'Rookies' on the pro tour would be a 3 handicap or greater in this league. 1 is for newer players (usually players that have 1 year or less of competitive play). A 2 ranking is often for up and coming players still refining their basic skills (often 2 years or less of competitive play). Handicaps are fundamentally at the league director's discretion, but can be changed mid-season if necessary.
The goal of the handicap system is to keep the games fun, sporting, and challenging for all skill levels. It won’t be a perfect levelling of the playing field (which isn’t practical) but it should help. It will challenge veteran players to learn/perfect shots they’re less familiar with and give developing players a more competitive match.
The size of the handicap will vary depending on the experience levels of the opponents.
The larger the difference in ‘ranking’ between the teams facing off in that particular game, the greater the handicap. Handicaps take two forms: point spots and shot restrictions.
Shot Restriction: No pull/roll-over shots from 2 or 3 rod. (At Captain/League Director discretion if the expert’s primary shot is distinct from a pull/roll-over, they should be refraining from that shot instead).
Point Spots : As a default, games are to be played to 7 points. If a team/player has a 1-point spot in their favor, they are effectively playing to six points. If they have a 2 point spot, effectively to five. Those spots will be marked before the game begins, so all players will be looking to get to that 7th scoring bead.
1 point difference: 1 point spot.
Examples: 3 player + 2 player v. 2 player +2 player, 3+1 v. 2+1, 2+2 v. 2+1
2 point difference: 2 point spot.
Examples: 3 player + 1 player v. 1 player + 1 player, 2+2 v. 1+1, 3 + 2 v. 2 +1,
3 point difference: 2 point spot AND shot restriction.
Example: 3 player + 3 player v. 2 player + 1 player,
4 point difference: 3 point spot AND shot restriction.
Example: 3 player + 3 player v. 1 player v. 1 player.
5 point difference or greater:
3 point spot, shot restriction, AND 5 sec shot clock on higher ranked team (basically Pro team plays rollerball w/ ShotRest. and 3 pt handicap).
1 point difference: 2 point spot OR Short Restriction
Examples: 3 player v. 2 player ; 2 v. 1
2 point difference: 2 point spot AND shot restriction (choice of lower team).
Examples: 3 player + 1 player
3 point difference: 3 point spot AND shot restriction.
Examples: 5 player + 2 player
4 point difference: 3 point spot, shot restriction and 5 sec shot clock for pro player.
Examples: 5 player + 1 player
For the Team Doubles game, the handicap will be determined by the difference between the 'team average' handicap. E.g. if a Team X has an avg. handicap of 2.5 and Team Y has an avg. of 1.3, then Team Y gets a 2 point spot in the game to 7 points.
- Team Avg Difference between (inclusive) 0.5 points and 1 point: 1 point spot OR shot restriction
- Greater than 1 point difference: 2 point spot AND shot restriction
Fall Playoffs! Tues 11/19
Join us for the final week of league. All are welcome for pick-up games and to root on their favorite team!
7:30 pm Qualifying Round
8:30 Finals, League Group Pic, Prize Raffle
Final Match: Winner of Match 1 v. Winner of Match 2
Handicap Points List:
Team 1: Foosing for Pun (team avg: 2)
Skip S 3
Nick W 2
Carlos (sub) 2
Jim R (sub) 1
Team 2: Team Target (average: 1.2)
Jordan C 1
Daniel V 2
Dave G (master sub) 4
Team 3: (team avg. 1.5)
Jared W 2
Ben T 3
Zachary C 1
Team 4: (team average: 1)
Brian M 1
Dick Z 2
Lena C 1
Avis F 1