Pro Tour St Aignan de Grandlieu has been cancelled. It will be replaced by the French Clubs' Cup.Consult the ITSF tournaments calendar up-to-date hereThursday, June 14, 2018 - 07:30Originele auteur: admin
Jago Inter Cup IV is starting tomorrow! ️ Follow the last news on the Facebook event page there or like Foosball Club Jagoars / Клуб по джаги "Джагоарс" and Българска Джаги Федерация - БДФ / Bulgarian Foosball Federation - BFFLivestreaming will be available on the biggest online Sport TV Channel - Sportal.bg! Click on this linkThursday, May 31, 2018 - 12:30Originele auteur: admin
A new Master tournament was accepted.The Malaysia Foosball Open 2018 will be held in Kuala Lumpur️ - Malaysia from july 20th to 22th.Matches will be played on Fireball tables.Further information on that tournament here.All the dates, results and tournaments accepted can be found here.Friday, May 25, 2018 - 13:00Originele auteur: admin
A new Pro Tour tournament was accepted.The Hessen Pro Tour will be held in Rodheim - Germany from october 06th to 07th.Matches will be played on Leohnart tables.Further information on that tournament hereAll the dates, results and tournaments accepted can be found hereThursday, May 24, 2018 - 15:15Originele auteur: admin
World Series by Garlando will be held in St Pölten - Austria from June 21th to 24th.Registration are open until tuesday, 14th june 2018 included.
Package includes 6 competitions :
- Singles event (Open/Women/Junior/Senior)
- Doubles event (Open/Women/Junior/Senior)
- Classic Doubles
The best at the end! The May is totally full of ITSF tournaments and other foreign championships. But it is a rule that the best comes at the end. Free up your time, get ready and definitely visit the biggest tournament in Slovakia, the Slovak Championships on Rosengart 2018 with low entry fees but extra prize money!
INTERVIEW – Tony Spredeman by “Kickernmitkopf” Tony Spredeman is widely considered the best foosball player on Tornado nowadays and in the multitable format he certainly is one of the strongest players in the world as well. His five bar series is not only unique in the world of foosball, it also seems almost unfairly unstoppable on regular basis. The intensity, focus and heart he brings to the table could be an inspiration to almost everyone. He loves the game more than anything and his passion for foosball is seriously infectious while being around him. But despite his numerous victories over the past years he still is humble, polite, down to earth and takes a lot of time to help younger players improve their game. Therefore, I am more than happy, that I got an interview with him.How did you start playing foosball and what was your main motivation to keep playing and improving?
First I started playing in 1996 when I was 11 years old at a recreational centre for kids. Somehow I was naturally better than the other kids, just hand eye coordination and basic things. When I told my father that I started playing foosball, he was really happy because he also played at the tournament soccer tour. Over foosball we had a shared passion that we could bond together over. My first big tournament was the Wisconsin State Championships. I remember exactly the situation when I first went into the room with all those tables, my eyes completely lit up at that moment. Right of the beginning I started competing against adults which were sometimes two to three times older than me. Being able to beat those players was a big confidence builder for a young kid.My motivation for improving came by itself, because I am a very competitive person. It is like a natural drive for me to get better and win against other players. Furthermore, it was something I could do together with my father and this was a big motivation as well.From which players did you learn the most in the beginning of your career?
First my dad got me started with the basics of foosball. After that time, I got better by watching a lot of matches of top players. One of the most inspiring players for the general attitude and game style was Tommy Adkisson. Apart from that he took a little bit from local players like Dana Mar.In singles, I became a great player naturally. I find it much easier because you don't have to worry about the mood of your partner. In doubles however, Todd Loffredo helped me a lot to understand the dynamics of playing and winning together with a partner. One of the most important things in doubles is communication with your partner. It is important to develop a game plan with your partner together.Talk about what mode he is going to be in. For example, if the forward struggles, he has to shoot more on goal. Otherwise he can just feed me the ball over and over again. During a game, you should learn how to dissect everything your partner is going to do. You have to know every available option of him and read the holes with him together. You can think of it like a doubles team should be one person with four hands.But all these are more like general concepts I learned from other players. When it comes down to specific technical options, my game style is much different than everybody else, so it is hard to translate sometimes. A good example is my five bar. When I started playing I was too short to look over the table and I had to pass at the far wall to be able to see the ball. A lot of top players told me, that this is not consistent and will limit my game right from the beginning.The top player at that time was Terry Moore. He had a very methodical and slow brush series at the near side, probably the most opposite series to mine. They said, that if I want to be like the best, I had to play like the best. So, I tried this a couple of months but it wasn't fun for me and this always was the most important thing in foosball. So I stayed true to myself and I developed the tic-tac series. I have never seen this anywhere else, it developed right out of a practice drill for ball control, that Ron Greenwald gave me. This brought me to the belief, that there is no right way to play the game. Do what works for you, what makes fun and develop a potent system out of it.Are there players that you admire?
I always loved watching Tommy Adkisson play. Even if you are only in the crowd, he makes you feel, like you are in the game by interacting with you or his opponent. Tommy is just a unique player. At the table, he could be such an asshole but at the same time you just have to like him. I guess you just love to hate him and he is very entertaining. One of my first big tournaments was in 1998 in Kempton Ohio and at this tournament I asked multiple pro players, if they would play pickup games with me. But everybody turned the little kid down except for Tommy. He was the nicest guy and played 45 minutes with me. This had a big influence on me, as it is one of the main reasons why I try to spend so much time with younger players.Another great character is Robert Mares. I play doubles with him on a regular basis and respect him very, very much. No matter what kind of situation you are in, he is always fully present and you can rely on him, that he has got your back. He has got more heart than anybody else I know.Biggest success
My biggest success without a doubt was winning Open Singles 2003 at the Tornado World Championships as an 18-year-old. It was my first major title and that is always the sweetest in your memory. I dreamed about it and envisioned it for 5-6 years before it actually happened. As I finally achieved that goal, it was the most rewarding feeling in my career by far. Especially because I beat a tough line up with Dave Gummeson, Frederic Collignon, Luiz Cartwright and Terry Rue.
A new Master Series tournament was accepted. It's in Pakistan, Lahore and it's called National Table Soccer Championship 2018. It's coming up on December 28th - 30th. Matches will be play on Multitable. Further information on that tournament here All the dates, results, and tournaments accepted can be found here
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 00:15Originele auteur: admin
This week, the ITSF is hosting 4 tournaments across the world.In Canada, Québec April 27th - 29th: Québec Pro Tour Further info hereIn South Korea, Seoul April 27th - 29th: Seoul Open Further info here In Spain, Bilbao April 28th: Open de Bilbao Further info hereIn Pakistan, Karachi April 28th - 30th: PTSF Further info here
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 05:00Originele auteur: admin
Sportaccord 2018 last day.After 3 days of individual meetings with international organizations, National Olympic committees and cities ... this is time for GAISF GA.Full convention debriefing during ITSF GA at Bonzini Wold Series in few weeks (writing report a few days later for federations who can't be there).Friday, April 20, 2018 - 09:30Originele auteur: admin
A new tournament was accepted.It's in Bulgaria, Varna and it's called Varna Foosball Open.It's coming up on August 10th - 12th.Matches will be play on Multitable.Further information on that tournament hereAll the dates, results, and tournaments accepted can be found hereThursday, April 19, 2018 - 19:00Originele auteur: admin
Sportaccord 2018 has started in Bangkok.ITSF president, Farid Lounas, just started a 3 days meetings race. World Games, National Olympic Committee's, Cities, International federations, companies, agencies, ... more than 25 meetings to go forward into ITSF / GAISF project.
ITSF will also be part of the GAISF general assembly for the first time. A long road for table soccer sport development, all ITSF executive, commissions and national federations are fully involved, don't hesitate to join and add your time and capacities for Foosball.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:00Originele auteur: admin
A new tournament was accepted. It's in Portugal, Porto and it's called Pro Tour Porto. It's coming up on May 26th. Matches will be play on Roberto Sport tables.Further information on that tournament here. All the dates, results, and tournaments accepted can be found here.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:15Originele auteur: admin
A new tournament was accepted.It's in Pakistan, Karachi and it's called PTSF Pro-Tour.
It's coming up on April 28th - 30th. Matches will be play on Multitable. Further information on that tournament here. All the dates, results, and tournaments accepted can be found here.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 14:00Originele auteur: admin