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Posted - 06/26/2018 :  22:57:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As we approach the year's mid-point (already) we get the tradition MN Monthly recap!

86 Players participated in an MN Monthly event since January, and they were....

Al S, Alec V, Andy V, Ben T, Brad A, Brad S, Brian, Carlos S, Carma B, Chad K, Chad Z, Chris M, Clif H, Dan B, Dan D, Daniel T, Dave B, Dave G. Dave P, Deb PK, Dillon A, Don A, Elizabeth M, Emily N, Eric A, Eric B, Forrest T, Garrett, Geoff, Ira K, James, James R, Jared W, Jason B, Jeff C, Jeff J, Joe M, John B, John S, John W, Jordan P, Josh N, Josie O, Keaton, Kim K, Kyle B, Larry L, Luke P, Luke B, Matt H, Melissa G, Mike B, Mike E, Mike M, Miles, Mo A, Nate O, Nick E, Nick W, Phil G, T-Ray H, Rich C, Rick B, Ringo, Roger, Ron V, Scott L, Skip S, Spencer B, Spencer W, Steve L, Steve M, Stu S, Taylor K, Terry S, Tim E, Tristin H, Tom B, Tom D, Tom H, Tony M, Wallis, Wayne A, Wayne And, William W III, Zach S

Special thanks to the 23 players in bold who attended three or more monthlies since January. Our strong local turnouts are renowned throughout the midwest.

The Tourneys:

January - 44 players;
BYP Champs: Dave G/John W (21 teams)
Early MN Shuffle Champs: Ira K/Tom D (14 players)
Late MN Shuffle Champs: John W/Chris M (14 players)

February - 21 players
BYP Champs: Ringo/Tom B (10 teams)
DYP Champs: William W III/Zach S (8 teams)

March - 33 players
BYP Champs: William W III/Nate O (16 teams)
Roto DYP Champs: Ringo/EB (13 teams)

April - 34 players
BYP Champs: Brad S/John W (15 teams)
Dolney's Delight DYP: Luke B/Ben T (9 teams)

May - 19 players
BYP Champs: Tristin H/Nate O (9 teams)
Last Man Standing Champ: Skip S (14 players)

June - 33 players
Early BYP Champs: Krink/Nate O (14 teams)
Late BYP Champs: William W III/John W (15 teams)

MN Monthly Power Rankings:

Points system:
BYP Placing: 1st: (5pts), 2nd: (4pts), 3rd: (3pts), 4th: (2pts)
Follow-Up Placing: 1st: (4pts), 2nd: (3pts), 3rd: (2pts), 4th: (1pt)
Ties go to the player with more 1st place finishes.

Power Rankings:

1. William W III (27)
2. Nate O (22)
3. John W (19)
4. Wallis (18)
5. Zach S (17)
6. Tom B (16)
7. Skip S (15)
8. Krinkie (14)
9. Luke B (12)
10. Ringo (11)

A poignant 1,2 in the power rankings...these two chaps are local pro's in my book. Although Nate has already won the bring with three different partners this year, Bill edged out his frequent partner with that final late BYP win.

This has been an important season for Twin Cities foos, as we attempt to grow our scene by sustaining the great foos tradition at Mort's while developing/encouraging new traditions at our new venue at Jimmy's. Foos in the metro can grow even more with your help....

Get Involved:

Any peeps interested in helping grow the scene through any of the following ventures feel free to contact me, or just let us know what you've got cooking:
- Website/Social Media content
- Find/Start new venues (especially those aimed at attracting and developing new players: Please contact the management of any public venue that you think would be fun to see add foosball (bars, tap rooms bowing alleys, pool halls, etc). If they express interest, I'm happy to be involved.
- Joining as a tournament director: Co-TD-ing a monthly, joining our group of Monday Night TD's at Morts, or helping TD at another venue (The Village?, Punch Bowl Social?, ???).
- League? (This is really the next things I'd like to run)
- Foos merch
- Youth promotions (table donations? youth events?)
- College promotions (at U of M or elsewhere)
- Craft Brew Tap Room Foos (Metro beer lovers: these places have room for tables!)
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