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US Open 2009 - a major event

 
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Bjarne
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:03 pm    Post subject: US Open 2009 - a major event Reply with quote

Hey everybody

First of all thanks for giving me the chance to write here.
Secondly thanks to Jim Rzonca and Eric Krol (among others) for once again arranging a tremendous event in Northern America.

I have had the chance to play in Northern America three times (Vegas, Montreal and Lemont) and everytime the organisation has been fantastic.

Tablehockey World needs people who play and organize tablehockey.

I am also glad I had the chance to watch Coleco friday night.
An interesting game and completely different than STIGA.

I would like to say that playing Coleco, STIGA, Benej or something else should not matter for a real tablehockey fan.
This is all tablehockey and great games.

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Concerning STIGA US Open 2009 it was a fantastic day.
Due to the preparation from the organizers a lot of people showed their real interest in north american tablehockey and were present in Lemont this day.

US Open.....this name reminds me of tennis and golf Smile


To Bernie:
You are a great north american tablehockey player.
Very clever and tactical - important elements in STIGA.

I can see in here that some different styles have been discussed.
Thatīs interesting.
Without different styles tablehockey would be very boring.

I also see some complaints about different stuff:
Tiebreakers, play off etc.

As a member of ITHF I would like to say that if you want to use another system that the one listed in the rules you can do that but that is only up to the organizers.
When wishing to use another system this must be very visible at homepage and when applying for the tournament to belong to ITHF World Tour.

In North American Tour everything is allowed since this is not World Tour.

I would also like to say that it is not the Europeans who have decided this.
Every rule in ITHF has been decided by voting from every country at Delegates Conferences.
Right now 15 countries can vote - also USA and Canada.
The majority is - in other words - 8 countries.

USA and Canada are also very welcome to vote when they are asked to do so.
I welcome the recent activity at the latest DC where I was in deep contact with Eric Krol and John Cooke
(USA and Canada).


Thanks a lot to Dave for taping the finals!

This is very funny and great to watch and I hope in future that some volunteers will also have the time to tape something from basic groups which would give all the possibility to see a lot of different styles and players and not only the goals and mistakes from the 2 finalists who - after all - must be quiet tired after playing nearly 50 matches.

By taping 40 different players there would be 40 different players to praise and critisize by those not being there.

By the way Jay: Did you tape our match in Las Vegas?

Enjoy life Smile


Bjarne Axelsen
Fremad Eagles Bordhockey
"Across All Borders - We Are Flying More Than Ever"
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Re: US Open 2009 - a major event Reply with quote

Bjarne wrote:
Hey everybody

First of all thanks for giving me the chance to write here.
Secondly thanks to Jim Rzonca and Eric Krol (among others) for once again arranging a tremendous event in Northern America.

I have had the chance to play in Northern America three times (Vegas, Montreal and Lemont) and everytime the organisation has been fantastic.

Tablehockey World needs people who play and organize tablehockey.

I am also glad I had the chance to watch Coleco friday night.
An interesting game and completely different than STIGA.

I would like to say that playing Coleco, STIGA, Benej or something else should not matter for a real tablehockey fan.
This is all tablehockey and great games.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Concerning STIGA US Open 2009 it was a fantastic day.
Due to the preparation from the organizers a lot of people showed their real interest in north american tablehockey and were present in Lemont this day.

US Open.....this name reminds me of tennis and golf Smile


To Bernie:
You are a great north american tablehockey player.
Very clever and tactical - important elements in STIGA.

I can see in here that some different styles have been discussed.
Thatīs interesting.
Without different styles tablehockey would be very boring.

I also see some complaints about different stuff:
Tiebreakers, play off etc.

As a member of ITHF I would like to say that if you want to use another system that the one listed in the rules you can do that but that is only up to the organizers.
When wishing to use another system this must be very visible at homepage and when applying for the tournament to belong to ITHF World Tour.

In North American Tour everything is allowed since this is not World Tour.

I would also like to say that it is not the Europeans who have decided this.
Every rule in ITHF has been decided by voting from every country at Delegates Conferences.
Right now 15 countries can vote - also USA and Canada.
The majority is - in other words - 8 countries.

USA and Canada are also very welcome to vote when they are asked to do so.
I welcome the recent activity at the latest DC where I was in deep contact with Eric Krol and John Cooke
(USA and Canada).


Thanks a lot to Dave for taping the finals!

This is very funny and great to watch and I hope in future that some volunteers will also have the time to tape something from basic groups which would give all the possibility to see a lot of different styles and players and not only the goals and mistakes from the 2 finalists who - after all - must be quiet tired after playing nearly 50 matches.

By taping 40 different players there would be 40 different players to praise and critisize by those not being there.

By the way Jay: Did you tape our match in Las Vegas?

Enjoy life Smile


Bjarne Axelsen
Fremad Eagles Bordhockey
"Across All Borders - We Are Flying More Than Ever"


Hello Bjarne! Good to see you in this forum! Thanks for the compliments.
I really enjoyed playing the tournament and the final. You have a unique style because I never played a player that puts the puck on his left defenseman and looks to make a play from there. Either across ice bank shot or thru the middle to the centreman or a direct shot on net! You where giving me a big headache as I was trying to see which play you where going to do! When I went up 2 to 0 in game 3 I thought I had a chance to win but you played game 3 really well and scored 5 straight goals! It was alot of fun!

Bernie Surprised)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WELCOME to Table Hockey Heaven Bjarne!



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bjarne,

Welcome to the THH forum. Now all we need is Dany Leclerc to stop by.

-Paul
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done and Done

Cheers
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello all. Power cord finally arrived today so I was able to fire up the laptop and post the round robin results from the Coleco and Stiga US Opens held July 31-Aug. 1. You can read them here (in Excel form, so you either need to have Microsoft Excel or download the Excel file reader).

http://www.lemonttablehockey.com/usopen/pastresults/index.htm


Going to post the full playoff results, but they have to be type in by hand, so that'll be a while....
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