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2015 New York State Open - May 1st-3rd 2015

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2015 Maryland State Open Champions

Kristin Grogan and Todd Loffredo win Open Doubles via double dip


You got that right, not Open Mixed (we'll get there in a moment) but Open Doubles! I believe this is Kristin's, at least, second Open Doubles title. She's setting a new standard for women in a male dominated sport. Not mention Todd's over the hill these days (that's a joke!). Whenever I mention top players I always say Tony or Ryan, but Todd can certainly hold his own and for the last 20+ years.

Tony Spredeman and Fe Rettazzini win Open Mixed

I didn't get to see any of their matches, but I did get to meet Fe for the first time and she's incredibly nice.

But Tony Spredeman re-invented the 5bar and rollover into something amazing. You can watch all the videos you want but when you're head to head against Tony on a table it's a whole different story, everything goes by so fast it's unbelievable. His 5bar makes me feel like I'm a beginner.

Ryan Moore defeats Tony in Open Singles

What can I say? The kidz got skillz. Pull or rollover, one of the few players that I know that can switch to either and be just as effective. I'm personally more afraid of his "Chuck Norris" then his rollover.... who else can claim the World Record of unsuccessful block attempts at 16 in a row, in tournament.


Special thanks to Chun Lee, Chris Forest, Mary Moore and the crew for running the show.

It's a lot of work to put on an event like this. Promoting foosball is a thankless job. Next time you see any of these people let me them you had a good time. I certainly did.


Congratulations to the 2015 Maryland State Amateur Doubles Champion

Our very own Dawa Sherpa and his partner TJ Tooz finished 1st, besting 41 tough teams to become Amateur Doubles Champions. Congrats Dawa, you broke the double dip curse! Won't be long till your an expert!

UPDATE: I forgot to note, congrats to Luis and Dawa for taking 5th in Pro Doubles!! That's a huge accomplishment, that took a lot of skill to get there.

Props to Ellen/Adrianne for taking 2nd in Women's Doubles. And Joe P for taking 2nd in Forward Shoot-out. Awesome!!

Click here to see pictures from the 2015 Maryland State Foosball Championships

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2015 Maryland Points Race is ON!!!


at Fat Cat - 75 Christopher St, NY, NY 10014

Every Tuesday night at 7:00pm.

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2015 $20,000 Maryland State Foosball Championships Feb 12-15th, 2015

 
This will probably be the biggest tournament this year on the East Coast. $20,000!! 

Maryland Foosball has given us prizes for our new points which we'll start in mid-January. I'll post more on that in a few weeks.

No registration fee.

Sheraton BWI Hotel - 1100 Old Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, MD - 443-577-2100

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You have to watch this video from the sidelines at the 2014 WSOP

I wish I could have been there. The foosball crowd is incredible. GOoooo Billy!!!


NYCFoosball.com on Fox 5 News - Taking foosball really seriously

Link to Video on Fox New York News
This aired Tuesday November 8, 2014 at around 10:45pm.

In summary we're a bunch of old guys (except for Ellen) who act like little kids on a foosball table every Tuesday night. If that sounds like fun to you come down and join us at Fat Cat (75 Christopher St - Tuesdays, be there by 6:45pm).

Here's the transcript of the video and video

Here are some behind the scenes photos


2014 11th Annual World Graphic Design Foosball Championships - WGDFC Champions

Props to FSG - Oliver and Alex for winning the 2014 WGDFC  and entry fees for next year to the Tuesday Night tournaments at Fat Cats!! Great jobs guys. There were a lot of good teams out there and a huge field, I believe 64 teams. Thanks to Cooper Union, Warrior Foosball Tables, Adobe and Puma for their support. Thanks to karlsonwilker (Megan and Kevin) for running the event. I always forget why I participate.... Now I remember, because it's a great time.

These guys won best costume. Beavis and Beavis. They also won entry fees for the next year to Tuesday night tournaments at Fat Cat.

If you're a graphic designer you need to be at this next year. What a great event with a lot of great people. I had a blast. Also to note almost all the winners have played at the Tuesday night tournament prior to winning the WGDFC that year, I think. If you want to get good at foosball Fat Cat is the place to be.

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Billy Pappas, pro-master foosball player, finishes 5th at the 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event

Billy Pappas, one of the greatest foosball players ever and all round nice guy, finished an astounding 5th from a field of over 6,000 players at 2014 WSOP Main Event. It was an incredible run and I have been on edge following Billy's every move during the 7 days leading up to the November 9, the 9 finalists.

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Ryan Moore makes the front page of Digg.com - The Party Boy King of Foosball

I personally think any publicity is good publicity.

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Link to articles from mensjournal.com


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