The dust has finally settled after another
tremendous World Championship weekend in the Lone Star State. The Inside
Foos crew worked their tails off in recording all of the pro foos action
from what was definitely one of the most exciting worlds of recent years.
Tony Spredeman's dominating run through the Open Singles bracket and the
brilliant comeback effort of Adrian Zamora and Eddy Gartman in Open
Doubles, following the early round exit of five time champs Collignon and
Loffredo, were just two of the highlights from the world's most
prestigious table soccer event.
Las Vegas native Louis Cartwright also played sensational foosball in
reaching the finals in both singles and doubles, while the amazing Belgian
Collignon won his eleventh career world title, all in the last six years.
Cindy Head continued to raise the bar, winning her record 33rd and 34th
world titles, while two of the sport's truly nice people, Matt and Joy
Steward, experienced both the highs and lows of playing foosball at the
highest level. Joy won her first major title playing with Moya Tielens,
but fell short with husband Matt in the finals of Mixed Doubles, losing in
a heartbreaking five game match to champions Collignon and Head.
I would also like to thank everyone for their positive feedback and
intelligent suggestions, and we hope that what we do here at Inside Foos
makes your foosball life just a little bit more interesting. I feel that
our product has improved immensely over the past couple of years, and we
will continue to do all that we can to make our videos even better.
On a personal note, I'd like to thank my analysts Tom Yore, Scott King,
Mark (did he really say that?) Torres, and Brian (Blue Hair) Harrington
for their efforts in contributing to the 2003 production, along with the
hardest-working man in the business, Ezekiel "Iceman" Moore, for
handling the engineering duties. And of course my partner Christina Fuchs
(who also reached the finals in Women's Doubles) is simply irreplaceable.
I am still about 10 days from shipping out the first batch of worlds DVDs,
but after reviewing the footage I truly believe that this year's
production is the best thing that we have ever done. There are 25
different matches on the full 10 hour set,
featuring 29 different players, including the return to the pro tour of
four-time world champion Tommy Adkisson.
To order any of the 2003 World Championship DVD sets (6, 8, or 10 hour) go
to the homepage at http://www.insidefoos.com and use the PayPal option or
call 877-833-3603 for more information. You can also order the economical
2003 Full Season Package (Hall of Fame Classic, Texas States, Nationals,
and Worlds) by going to http://insidefoos.com/2003VideoPackages.php.
Open Singles TONY SPREDEMAN Open Doubles EDDIE GARTMAN & ADRIAN ZAMORA Open Mixed Doubles CINDY HEAD & FREDERIC COLLIGNON Women's Singles CINDY HEAD Women's Doubles MOYA TIELENS & JOY STEWARD
International Cup JAMAL ALLALOU & FREDERIC COLLIGNON
Pro Master/Pro DYP FREDERIC COLLIGNON & GERRY MEISTER
Semi Pro Singles RICKY RIKEMAN Semi Pro Doubles MICHAEL CARPENTER & BRYAN JONES Semi Pro Mixed Doubles KAREN QUEBEC & DARREN KUROSE Rookie SinglesCARLOS CESPEDES MARTINEZ Rookie Doubles ALEX OOI & NG EU BOY HOCK Rookie Mixed Doubles BRANDI D. JENSEN & RICK CORDOVA Women's Rookie Singles TOMMIE BAGLEY Women's Rookie Doubles NATALIE JACOB & KATRIN MATSUSHITA 17 & Under Doubles JOE RUMBOLO & BRENDEN LOGAN 35 & Over Doubles KENT OWENS & RUSSELL DEYERLE 3500 Limited Doubles SAFI SHIBER & ROBERT J. BANTA SR Goalie War AMEDIO GILMORE Forward Shootout SPIRIT MOLLICE No Pro DYP JASON HABERMAN & TOM MOSHER Wednesday DYP TIMOTHY DELAPAZ & ANDREW ROMO Winner Take All DYP KYLE ALEXANDER & LASZLO TEKE V.I.F.A. League DYP MIKE MCKINLEY & STACEY MYERS Women's DYP CHARLOTTE ELLIS & KATRIN MATSUSHITA Two-Ball Rollerball TODD LOFFREDO & FREDERIC COLLIGNON 4 On 4 LEGION OF DOOM (EDGEWORTH, ROSA, LOFFREDO, MARES)
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18-year-old Tony Spredeman played extraordinary foosball throughout the
long Labor Day weekend, but his performance in Open Singles was one for
Tony steamrolled everyone in his path as he won his first major title in
one of the most one-sided performances in World Championship history...
In his incredible run through the winner's bracket he beat, in order, Dave
Gummeson, Ahmed Gheyath, Mike Archer, Frederic Collignon, and Louis
Cartwright, while losing only two games...
He lost only three games total during the entire Open Singles
"Spree" also finished third in Open Doubles with Rick Macias and
fifth in Mixed Doubles playing with Becky Cherry...
Tony's unique style and focused aggressiveness will make him a tour
favorite for years to come...
North Carolina's Macias played in only two events this year but finished
first (with Terry Moore in Las Vegas) and third in Open Doubles with
Spredeman in Dallas...
Adrian Zamora and Eddy Gartman also played superbly in Texas, coming from
the loser's bracket to double-dip three-time finalists Trevor Park and
Louis Cartwright in the Open Doubles final...
"AZ" and Eddy won the first set in three games and won their
first doubles title in a brilliantly-played four game second set...
Ever since winning the singles title at the 2002 Hall of Fame Classic,
Adrian has been as consistent as any player on the pro tour with six top-3
finishes in his last five major tour appearances...
Adrian also finished 5th in Mixed Doubles and 7th in Open Singles at this
year's Dallas event...
Pasadena, Texas' Gartman has reached the top five in Open Doubles on
several occassions at the World Championships with a variety of partners,
but had never tasted victory until this year's remarkable performance...
Many observers felt that Belgian superstar Frederic Collignon had an
off-year at this year's worlds...
In Open Doubles, Loffredo and Collignon lost to Floridians Tom Yore and
Bob Diaz in the winner's bracket, and were stunningly eliminated by
California's Ron Sipiora and Don Swan...
Despite finishing only ninth in doubles and 3rd in Open Singles (after
winning doubles the past 5 years and singles the previous 2), Frederico
still won four titles at the 2003 worlds...
"Rico" came out on top in Mixed Doubles with Cindy Head for the
second straight year, won the International Cup title with Jamaal Allalou,
Two-Ball Rollerball with Loffredo, and the Pro/Pro Master DYP with
Canadian Gerry Meister...
Frederic now has 11 career world titles, second only among men to his
partner Todd Loffredo's seventeen...
Cindy Head's mixed victory was the 33rd world title of her amazing career,
and she added number 34 in the Women's Singles event, defeating defending
champ Moya Tielens...
Moya did, however, win the Women's Doubles title with Joy Steward,
overcoming the efforts of second place finishers Lotus Chesborough and
Remarkably, Cindy Head has won the Women's Singles title at the worlds in
fourteen of the last eighteen seasons...
TRIVIA TIME: Who did Todd Loffredo and Scott Wydman defeat for the World
Open Doubles title back in 1994?
The 2003 World Championships also featured the largest collection of Hall
of Famers to be assembled in one place in more than 15 years...
Mike Bowers, Steve Murray, Steve Simon, Lori
Schranz, Gary Pfeil, Bob Furr, Dave Courington, Link Pendley, and Johnny
Lott were all in attendance at this year's event...
Las Vegas, Nevada's Louis Cartwright had one of his best tournaments ever,
finishing second in both Open Singles and Open Doubles...
In Doubles however, this year's loss made three times in the past four
year's that Lou and his partner Trevor Park couldn't get over the hump...
They lost in the finals in both 2000 and 2001 to champions Collignon and
TRIVIA ANSWER: Loffredo and Wydman defeated John Smith and 2003 champion
Eddy Gartman in the final to win the first of two straight world titles
NEXT MONTH: The 2003 Season Wrap-Up and 1st Annual Inside Foos Player
Inside Foos has been the official video
production company of the Tornado Professional Foosball Tour for more than
10 years. Our videos and DVDs are digitally recorded using a multi-camera
set-up and feature the play-by-play of "The World's Only Fooscaster"
Jim Stevens, with expert commentary provided by four-time tour champion
Tom Yore and some of the sport's top players.
The 2003 World Championship DVDs. You
can order the newest Inside Foos production in either the 6, 8 or 10 hour
versions by going to http://www.insidefoos.com. These exciting DVD sets
include performances form Tony Spredeman, Tommy Adkisson, Billy Pappas,
Adrian Zamora, Frederic Collignon, Terry Moore, Eddy Gartman, Tom Yore,
Bob Diaz, Mike Philbrook, Frank Balecha, Louis Cartwright, among others.
We ship in the order received so place your order now.
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receive the exciting 10 game Open Singles final between Mares and Loffredo,
the Open Doubles final, and the Masters Singles final all for the low
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At the recent World Championships
Tony Spredeman became the first player
from the state of Wisconsin to win a
Tornado open world title.
Here is a list
of the states, provinces, and countries
that won titles in all events at this year's
NORTH CAROLINA 3
BRITISH COLUMBIA 2
Here is a list of World Championship
top-5 finishes by state/province/country:
BRITISH COLUMBIA 9
In the Open events only, the list of
Worlds top-5 finishers looks like this:
BRITISH COLUMBIA 2
$15,000 Canadian Open Foosball
Classic Quality Inn Hotel
Saskatoon, SK Barry Willick
$5000 Nebraska State Championships Big Red Keno
$4000 Texas-Oklahoma Shootout Pugsley's Library
Dallas, TX Mike Archer
$3500 Iowa State Championships Tornado's Grub & Pub
Cedar Rapids, IA
319-364-9378 October 24-26th
$3500 Summer's Endin' Fall Jam Rack Club
$18,000 Halloween Open Howard Johnson Conv. Ctr
Green Bay, WI Bill Maloney
$10,000 Oklahoma State Championships
Tulsa Billiard Palace
Tulsa, OK Rex Bennet
$200,000 Warrior Indoor Outdoor Sports Extravaganza
Rio Suites Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada (800)-746-7482 for reservations