Posted - 12/18/2014 : 20:30:23
| 1) MN Foosball on Facebook
2) MN Playing Locations
- Tournament locations
- Other Mn places to play
- National tournament schedule
3) Foos videos & articles
- MN Foos on Youtube
-learn the game
-watch the pros
- MN Foos on Facebook
-Tour points book & divisions
-Table Buying Guide
-Tournament charts / sign-up sheets
MN Foos on Facebook:
Minnesota Foosball Players: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Minnesotafoosball/
(main group for the Twin Cities and state as a whole)
(Duluth has a new page 10/17, may need to update link)
Iron Range: https://www.facebook.com/irfoosball/
Tournaments & Places to play:
Mortimers - Uptown Minneapolis
2001 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, Mn 55405
3 Tornado tables
Must be 21+ years old
*Open Draw-Your-Partner Tournament every Wednesday @7:30pm.
7:30 Sign Ups close; 7:45 matches start
$10, $5 for new players, visiting foosers & the ladies.
Tournament participants get drink special. Tournament director (TD) is me (Coleman).
*Monday Night Foosball at Morts: Beginner/Amateur Night
7 - 8 pm Pick-up games and tips from experienced players
8 pm Beginner/Amateur Event
(usually a tournament, but formats vary based on interest and turnout)
TD's: By Committee (group of 6 plus player rotate running it; Skip is main contact)
*Friday night pickup games get all the tables going 10pm-2am. Morts Friday night pick up games are the ****. Great place for new players to come check out the scene. A Highly recommended stop for any visiting foosers as well. (there's a happy hour bar players group ~6-8pm too)
*People play at this location 7 nights a week It can be hit or miss depending on what time youíre there. Late night is pretty reliable.
Jimmy's Pro Billiards - Columbia Heights MN
4040 Central Ave Columbia Heights 763-706-1904
4 T3000 Tornadoes
Pick-up games often on Tuesdays and Fridays, but post in advance on the board or on facebook to rally players to this new venue.
Teams will be drawn at random, however beginners or new players will be seeded first to allow teaming with a more experienced player.
Sign-ups will close at 7:30 with teams drawn and announced shortly after.
Entry Fee: $11
Spencer W is TD
MN Monthly: 1st Saturday of each month
- Consists of Open Doubles and plus at least one follow-up event.
Bring Your Partner Sign Ups close at 4:30 pm. First matches called at 5 pm.
Follow-up events usually start 7 pm or thereafter (format varies)
Check out the message board and facebook group for details.
Skip (sffoos) is TD.
Oleander Saloon - Mankato Mn
701 North Riverfront Drive Mankato, Mn 56001 (507) 625-9710
Tournament on Wednesday nights. 8pm start time. (format varies)
$10 to play, $5 new players gets you a free drink. Two tables
*check out Mankato Foosball's Facebook page if you need more info*
Izzy's BBQ Lounge and Grill - Superior WI/Duluth MN
Tournament Night: Thursdays
Draw your partner format regularly (mid and end-season BYP's)
Sign ups close at 8:00; matches start thereafter. $10 entry
Tournament season runs from September to May.
2 T3000 Tornado tables.
TD: Ron V (218-260-1738)
More details on the Twin Ports Foosball Facebook Group.
Benton Station - Central Minnesota - West of St Cloud
303 N Benton Dr Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 (320) 252-2410
DYP Thursdays. They play fall thru May. Sign up - 8:00pm, starts @8:30pm, 150% Payback. If it's your birthday month, you get 2 for 1 drinks and a free pizza every Thursday of that month. Any questions? Call Jason (screen name Devil): (320)-267-0071
*Pickup games / DYP (if there is a big enough turnout) Saturday nights, 8ish.
Other Playing Locations - Twin Cities
U of M:
Goldy's Gameroom in Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave SE Mpls, MN
2 Coin-op Fireball tables on ball-rental model
Monthly events for U of M Students but the tables and venue are open to the general public
Punch Bowl Social - West End StLP
1691 Park Pl Blvd, St. Louis Park
2 Home Model T3000 Tornado tables, plus an 8-player ITSF Bonzini!
(all tables: first come-first-serve for ball-rental)
The Village Sports Bar - White Bear Lake
3600 Hoffman Rd, White Bear Lake
2 Blonde Side Tornadoes (in decent shape, but bring silicone) in their lower level game room.
Mgmt is open to scheduled events there, so contact them if interested.
Northgate Brewing - NE Minneapolis -- CLOSED --
783 Harding St NE
1 Free Play Cyclone 2 Tornado in nice condition
The taproom has occasionally done casual Sunday leagues here. Inquire with the staff if you're interested.
Spring Street Tavern - NE Minneapolis
355 Monroe St. NE, Mpls
1 30th Anniversary table; (seldom maintained; bring silicone)
Uptown Minneapolis bars (besides Morts)
Uptown Tavern - 1400 Lagoon Avenue, Mpls MN.
One 30th anniversary Tornado. Needed lube when I played on it. Lighting wasn't very good at night. Lots of fun games (ski ball, beer pong, a pool table) This sports bar has a roof top for the summer and is right in the heart of the Henn Lake scene. This is the second best table in Uptown.
Williams - 2911 Hennepin Ave S. Mpls MN (has 2 Tornados @lower level. Bring silicone. On weekends college kids play here)
Moxy Hotel and Bar - 1121 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Has a Premier Brunswick Home Model for free play. Plays quite well (a bit like a home model fireball). Very hip bar space. 2nd best table near Calhoun Square.
The Libertine - 3001 Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
2 tables (barely), one poorly maintained Tornado (bring silicone) and one home model Target table for free play.
Liquor Lyle's - 2021 Hennepin Ave, Mpls, MN.
1 Tornado table (decent shape; good lighting; bring silicone).
Dulono's Pizza - Downtown Mpls
2 tables (1 grey marble Tornado, 1 home model Performance Games; both on free play; in nice shape)
Open way late. Pizza-by-the-slice during lunch and late-night hours!
118 N 4th St,
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Brothers- Downtown Minneapolis. Table is in the lower level. Pretty sure this is the only downtown Minneapolis playing location. Sometimes you can find some people playing here. Bring silicone.
430 North 1st Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55401
Memory Lanes - South Minneapolis
2520 26th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55406
1 grey marble table; (bring silicone)
Classic Bowl - table in Chasers Lounge - Coon Rapids Mn
11707 Round Lake Blvd NW Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Shooters Billiard Club and Pub - Burnsville
1934 Minnesota Hwy 13, Burnsville
1 neglected Brown Marble Tornado. (bring silicone)
Bourbon Butcher Kitchen + Bar
20700 Chippendale Ave, Farmington, MN
1 T2000 Tornado in decent shape
Other Playing Locations - Greater MN
Brines - Stillwater MN
219 Main Street South Stillwater, MN 55082
Tornado table(s?), Some good players go here sometimes. This bar is right in the middle of the downtown Stillwater fun.
Palace Superior WI, Duluth area
1108 Tower Ave; Superior, WI 54880-1523
Saturday night you can find some pickup games. 1 Tornado.
Trestle Inn @Crooked Lake Resort in Superior National Forest - Finland Mn
1 Tournament Soccer table (itís in pretty rough shape) but the locals love to play.
This definitely the most remote location listed. Itís off a big snowmobile trail if anybody is into that.
National tournament schedule
Foosball Videos & Articles
MN Foos on Youtube:
(Joe M's youtube of local mort's tourneys)
Learn the game;
Rob Athaís Heineken tutorial for beginners - Itís pretty basic but well produced.
One of the better Youtube foos tutorials is Ezequiel Cervantesí Unreal Foos Tutorials (by zekefooser). Lots of content to help with your offense. Must be 20-30 tutorial videos. There is even a video showing you how to wrap the handles. Here are some good ones to start with.
Eric Dunn has the best defensive advice tutorials I've seen. Kind of long but lots of detail to gets you thinking about the right things.
The Duplicity of Defense
Also check out his 5 Fundamentals of Foosball series. (Control, setup, read, decide, execute)
Ryan Knapton has some tutorial videos;
The Murky History of Foosball. This is a good article about the history of the game from the Smithsonian Institute.
2003 Citypages interview with Minnesota's own Dave Gummeson.
CoFoosball.com interviewed Ryan Moore. There are some good tips in there.
Watch the pros;
The best way to watch the pros is to buy Insidefoos DVD sets from major competitions. Analyze adjustments, rewind and a legit fooscaster (Jim Stevens).
Gummeson and Macmillan's Incredible Comeback - 2008 Tornado Worlds Open Doubles Super intense match! Quite a few Minnesotans in the bleachers.
Open Singles Final: Robert Mares vs. Johnny Horton - Tornado 2001 WCS.
Tornado World Singles Final: Pappas vs. Collignon.
Spredeman's amazing performance at the Tornado Worlds
Tony Sprederman vs Fredric Collignon - 1st set, game 3
"This video, recorded this past October (2012) at the Bart O'Hearn Celebration in Austin, Texas, features a truly remarkable performance by Robert Mares in the Open Singles final. Mares put on an amazing offensive show as he surprised the great Tony Spredeman, who seemed well on his way to a third straight Bart O' singles title." - Jim Stevens
Collignon & Allalou vs. Pappas & Moore at the 2012 P4P - A good German style table match.
Some more P4P. Collignon vs. Heinrich at the 2010 P4P DM. Rico uses the front pin - back pin weave series.
Hundstorfer vs. Collignon at the 2008 Garlando Worlds -Here is some action the Garlando Italian style table
WORLD CUP 2010 - Final OS: MOORE - COLLIGNON (Game 4)
2007 Minnesota State Championships - Open Doubles Final - Dave Gummeson/Gregg Perrie vs Tony Spredeman/Brandon Moreland
2007 Minnesota State Championships - Open Singles Final Tony Sprederman vs Terry Moore
1984 World Championship Doubles. This video is long and not real good quality. But I thought I'd throw in some 80's style.
The internets BEST AERIALS buy MN fooser Jason Coleman
Billy Pappas got into something of a trick shot challenge on Facebook. A few compilations have been put up. Unfortunately they where filmed on a iPad so it can be hard to tell what he's hitting even in slow motion. But these are the sickest (non aerial) trick shots out there.
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk3s_byGGn4&feature=youtu.be
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr-i7R6S38E&feature=youtu.be
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvRcxzxDOIs&feature=youtu.be
Collignon Helicopter Shot
Nokia's N8 Foosball Fever
This is the Usher Yeah! compilation. I heard this is the Canadian Garlando style of foos. 1st foosball trick shot video I ever saw. They hit a legit bicycle kick swish. Minus he never shows that he can get the ball off the table & every Garlando video needs an eclipse shot! But you gotta give this guy credit for having the earliest / most viral trick shot video.
This clip is a German style Lehmacher table compilation. Starts out kind of slow (bank shots) but there are some good aerials later.
2009 P4P Deutsche Meisterschaft Doubles Final - Jamal Allalou bangs an aerial down at the end.
Rico and Jamal messing around. There is a lob shot and a off the back wall pass on the Bonzini French style table.
Rulebook - ITSF rule book is currently used.
Tournament player points book
IFP (Independent Foosball Promotions) is taking care of the Tornado tour points. Follow the link and then scroll to the bottom of the screen to search for a player name. IFP has also created new divisions as well. Check em out.
IFP Foosball Divisions
550-600 New Player
ITSF (International Table Soccer Federation) also has player rankings. USA players aren't near as high up the list as they should be. I assume because our guys don't travel to Europe to play all the other sanctioned tables championship events. Still a great place to see who the top international players are.
Buy parts & tables
Tornado tables & parts direct from the manufacture.
For any international table needs the Kazoom store has a good selection of different table parts. It ships from Europe so the delivery fee is kind of steep.
Table Buying Guide
It's a good reference but in my opinion there are a couple things I'd like add. The suggested prices seem to be what I call the "buddy price". I think the suggested prices would still be fair at a extra hundred bucks or so. Also the author doesn't think much of home model tables. But if you are not looking to become a tournament player home models with counter balanced men are solid tables (i.e. used Tornado Cyclone ~$850-$450 or Storm $700-$400). Home models can be a great fit for a casual / non tournament player. If you are looking to buy your first table I'd suggest Craig's List. You might have to wait to find a decent table but will get a significant discount. Used tables retain their value pretty well. Also Shelti, Fireball & Warrior are good tables. Some people like the vintage feel of an old Tournament Soccer tables as well.
Tournament charts & sign up sheets
Posted - 08/09/2015 : 11:16:23
| The locations list is due to be updated:
--On UofM Campus
Goldy's Gameroom in Coffman Union
300 Washington SE Minneapolis
2 Fireball Locations; Rent the balls.
Tournaments this fall for students.
--I was told by a Monday player that this taproom also has a table and had sunday leagues during the colder months. I haven't checked it out yet though.
783 Harding St NE
2750 Nicollet Ave S. Mpls
1 brown marble tornado
To my knowledge, all of these locations no longer have tables:
-Sally's (we really need to encourage them to get at least 1 table back in this great location; everyone give 'em a call!)
Reminder, the Minneapolis youth locations are...
Gary Schmidt Memorial Tables:
McRae Park - 1 Storm II Tornado (906 47th st. E)
Whittier Park - 1 Dynamo (425 26th st. W)
Keewaydin Park - 1 Pro Sport (Warrior-men) Table (3030 53rd st. E)
East Phillips Park - 1 Dynamo (2307 17th ave S)
Other Decent Tables in the Mpls Park and Rec System I Know Of:
Stewart Park - 1 Tornado (2700 12th ave. S)
Powderhorn Park - 1 Dynamo w/ Tornado Men (3400 15th ave)
Armatage Park - 1 Storm II Tornado (2500 57th St W)
Hiawatha - 1 Tornado Twister (4305 42nd st. E)
Matthews - 1 Tornado Twister (2313 28th Ave S)
Brackett - 1 Tornado Whirlwind (2738 39th Ave S)
Posted - 06/11/2016 : 05:11:01
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Posted - 10/03/2017 : 23:16:00
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