Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…
has sprung upon the Phoenix foosball community and overall
participation and camaraderie remains high in the Valley of the Sun.
Depending on your perspective, it’s still me, ‘Something Old’,
providing my two-cents worth of what’s happening with our local
foosball scene. In addition, the winners of the Interim League have
been decided. Regarding ‘Something New’, the
Spring Arizona Foosball League
has started with some startling early season wins and losses.
And…weekly tournaments at
formats, and there’s even a totally new DYP Foos Madness suggestion
by one of our top rated players. We’re borrowing from past
successes with our league and local tourneys to further tweak these
events for even greater participation and enjoyment. And…a former
foosball hot spot is closing its doors. So, you’d better keep
reading to satisfy your curiosity on these topics !...
Winter Interim League
wrapped up on April 6
with the following individuals claiming the top prizes.
overall winning percentage: Chris Petit (0.750)
winning percentage with a current rating >= 4: Chris Petit
winning percentage with a current rating < 4: Rick Weirman
with the most interim events played: Paul Freund (36)
to Chris, Rick, and Paul and thanks to the other 75 players who
participated in another successful
Spring Arizona Foosball League
started on April 12
with a total of 19 teams vying for their shot at taking home the
title in the season ending
After three weeks of play, following are the standings.
Foosball Great Again
Pity the Foos
there are currently three teams with unbeaten records, my instinct is
advising me that won’t last the entire season as there are numerous
good teams currently with losses that I expect to be in the hunt for
each conference’s number one seed. Team handicaps range from a low
of 0.1 to a high of 7.8, with the average 3.4; a little below the 4.0
mean - primarily attributed to a larger number of beginners joining
the league. I’m not entirely sure how to interpret that other than
to state I suspect this year’s standings to be even tighter matched
than last year’s.
there’s more at stake than just the league champion of
Following are a list of the other titles up for grabs and capable of
being won by any league player.
Stud: Best overall winning percentage
Shoot Out Champion
Bar War Champion
Gun: Best substitute player
Improved Player: League players vote for this champ at season’s
above titles, except
will be determined by the best of each category in both the Western
and Eastern Conferences squaring off the same day as the Foos Bowl XV
championship league match to determine the ultimate champions. You
can track the above statistics on our site,
section, which is updated weekly so that you can see how you’re
faring against other players in the league.
Friday night tournaments being held at
has changed from its previous weekly Bring Your Partner (BYP)/Open
Doubles format to a biweekly BYP along with a Draw Your Partner (DYP)
on alternating weeks. Regarding the new format DYPs, to date there
have been regular DYPs, Hi-Low, and most recently, a one-ball
Rollerball tourney. The variety of the new DYP format is a well
received change to the previous static Open Doubles format and
expectations are that it will bring more new Friday night players out
You can check the
to see which events are scheduled.
very own Bryan Hendricks has suggested introducing a new element,
to the Friday night tourney at Dukes. Following is a reprint of
of $8 for all players, make it $10 for all players. The $8 still
goes to the tournament prize pool and the $2 extra per player goes to
a pool divided among the players who have the "most correct
filled-out tournament bracket" for that night’s tourney.
Think NCAA March Madness. Since BYPs are easier to calculate winners
and losers, I say DYP to make it more challenging and fun.
Last week was a draw, 10 teams, 20 players, would be a $40 pool.
Maybe a bunch of people just win their two bucks back and maybe a few
people share the $40.
imagine the interactivity among players as they try to figure who can
win. Players watching more matches because they have a vested
interest. Newer players might have a desire to attend more events so
they know the players and thusly be able to pick more accurately
based on the combined skill level of the teams in a DYP.
feel free to provide your opinion on this new suggestion via the
section on the website or to other foosers including the league
a longtime and popular spot for valley foosers will be closing its
doors on May 22 due to new owners. The good news is that they are
offering happy-hour all day, every day, until they close.
anyone is interested in getting involved in Arizona Foosball in any
and register using the current signup sheet, post in our forums, or
contact Bill Nolan at 602-751-8818. In addition, you can get the
latest and greatest details on any foos related activities at this
same awesome site.
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