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CITY" HOSTS 2005 USTSA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Chicago, Illinois will become the center of the
foosball universe this June 30 through July 4 as the USTSA presents the 2005
National Championships. The beautiful Sheraton Hotel (Chicago Northwest) in
Arlington Heights will be the host for this annual early-summer event that
always features some of the season's best foosball action. At last year's
Nationals, Tony Spredeman and Billy Pappas faced-off in a scintillating two-set
final that saw Spredeman come out on top for his second career major title. Tony
and Billy are expected to be two of the big favorites for this year's honors as
Just as in Las Vegas at the season-opening International Championships, this
year's Nationals will feature the new "double-flght" format for
Amateur and Semi Pro players. However, there have been some significant changes
to the format that was originally introduced at the Vegas event:
-Each individual flight will now pay out to the top 6 players/teams. Instead of
two flights playing for one payout as we saw in March, there will be individual
payouts in each flight with a total prize fund of $5300 in the Semi Pro events
and $4100 for the Amateur division winners.
-Only the winners of each flight will now play off for additional bonus money
($500 in Singles, $1000 in Doubles). The format at the nationals will offer a
greater reward to the winners of the flights by allowing just the first place
finishers in each of the singles and doubles flights the opportunity to play for
the national title.
Other announced enhancements to the 2005 Chicago event include Friday qualifying
events for every ratings division, with the top 2 finishers in each doubles and
singles qualifier becoming eligible to compete against the sport's elite players
in the big-money Championship events. Also, the opening day festivities
(Thursday, June 30) will include the first-ever ITSF International Cup Open
Singles competition, which is open to all players, with the top finishers moving
closer towards qualifying for all-expense-paid trips to Italy for the ITSF World
Series Playoff this fall.
The 2005 Nationals will also present the annual Masters Singles competition,
which showcases the top Pro and Pro Master players in attendance in a single
elimination battle to decide who will be taking home the prestigious Green
Jacket. Last year in Minneapolis, Terry Moore defeated two-time winner Robert
Mares to earn his second career Masters title and will look to join Todd
Loffredo as the only three-time winners at the Chicago event.
You can still pre-register for the 2005 National Championships (the deadline has
been moved to June 24th), or get information on reserving your room at the
Sheraton Hotel by going to http://www.vifa.com. You can also check out the
tournament flyer at http://www.vifa.com/pdf/Nationals%20Poster%202005.pdf. BILLY THE KID EARNS SECOND STRAIGHT TEXAS TRIPLE Twenty year old Billy Pappas continued his rise to the top of the foosball
world with a truly remarkable three day performance at this year's $25,000 Texas
State Championships. For the second consecutive year "Billy the Kid"
won all three major open titles at the annual Texas event, which was held
this past May 27-29 in the city of Irving. and heads into the Chicago nationals
as the hottest player on the professional tour.
The brilliant 20-year-old from Massachusetts once again won the Mixed Doubles
title, with Joy Steward, coming from the loser's side to defeat Brittany
Cersosimo and Joy's husband Matt in the final, and then paired with Tony
Spredeman (who's also just 20) to claim the Open Doubles title for the second
straight year. Billy and Tony also showcased their skills in the Open Singles
final, putting on one of the most entertaining head-to-head performances of
recent years, with Pappas finally coming out on top after a thrilling five game
In the doubles event Pappas and Spredeman faced-off against Terry Moore and
Tracy McMillin who had fought their way back to the final after a quarterfinal
loss to eventual third place finishers Matt Steward and Eddy Gartman. Moore and
McMillin avenged that loss in the loser's bracket final and then faced-off
against the two talented 20-year-olds with the 2005 Texas State title on the
Entering the doubles final with momentum after five straight loser's side wins,
Moore and McMillin won a closely-contested game one by a score of 5-4, and it
appeared that the final match could become a close and competitive championship
decider. But Pappas and Spredeman quickly took back
control of the match in game two, outscoring Terry and Tracy by a combined
total of 15 to 5 in the next three games to win 5-2, 5-2, and 5-1 and earn a
second straight Texas Open Doubles title. With both the Mixed and Open Doubles
titles now in hand Billy then turned his attention to the singles event and the
opportunity to play against his talented teammate Tony Spredeman.
The Open Singles final in Texas was quite simply one of the most well-played and
entertaining matches of the past few foosball seasons. Looking for his
third open win of the weekend, Billy Pappas, who seems to be unstoppable from
his 3-row, won the winner's bracket, while his doubles partner Spredeman
decisively defeated third-place finisher Rob Mares to claim the loser's side of
the bracket and reach a finals showdown withthe red hot Mr. Pappas.
In the final, Pappas pulled out a close first game 5-4, but Spredeman answered
back, using his outstanding ball-handling skills to consistently advance
the ball rod-to-rod to his 3-row, where he then utilized his devastating
"walk-the-dog" snake shot to find the back of the goal and win game
two, 5-1. Billy, whose 3-row shooting percentage seems to always be in the 70
percent range these days, responded with a 5-4 third game victory to move ahead
in the match two games to one.
With both players competing with tremendous energy and desire, the momentum
swayed back to Tony's side of the table in game four as he again played a
nearly perfect game in winning 5-1. In game five Spredeman
continued his high level of play, passing and scoring with great efficiency to
surge ahead 4-1, and move within one point of a second and deciding set. But
Pappas, who with his amazing array of offensive weapons is never out of a match,
stormed back with four straight points, all within about two minutes time, to
win the Texas State Open Singles title for the second straight year in a five
game thriller and become one of the few players to ever triple in back-to-back
years at a tournament of $25,000 or more.
TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP DVDS, $35 at http://www.insidefoos.com: Texas
State DVDs are finished and have already been shipped to our customers in the
USA. Overseas Package subscribers will receive them with their National
Championship DVDs in about 6 weeks. This years DVD set features Billy Pappas's
second consecutive "triple" and other great performances from players
like Moore, McMillin, Mares, Steward, Gartman, John Smith, Tom Yore and others.
You'll also see the amazing Open Singles final between Pappas and Spredeman and
the Inside Foos debut of former world champion Chad Hanson. To order go to the
homepage at http://www.insidefoos.com.
ATTENTIONTexas State Rookie, Semi Pro and Specialty Event Finalists:
All final matches at the recent Texas States were recorded and are available for
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ordering info) or receive your match free with the purchase of the Texas State
DVD set by going to http://www.insidefoos.com and ordering from the
homepage (just include the event's name in the message box).
DVD Player Compatibility Issues: Since changing DVD burners and
implementing a new labeling process, we have experienced no compatibility issues
with any of our 2005 customers. However, as always, our DVDs are completely
guaranteed just in case.
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2005 TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
OPEN DOUBLES 1. Billy Pappas/Tony Spredeman
2. Terry Moore/Tracy McMillin
3. Matt Steward/Eddy Gartman
4. Tom Yore/John Smith
5/6. Chad Hanson/Scott King
5/6. Dan Sloan/Chuck Moore
OPEN SINGLES 1. Billy Pappas
2. Tony Spredeman
3. Robert Mares
4. Brandon Moreland
5/6. Tracy McMillin
5/6. Terry Moore
OPEN MIXED DOUBLES 1. Billy Pappas/Joy Steward
2. Matt Steward/ Brittany Cersosimo
3. Tracy McMillin/ Gena Murray
OPEN WOMEN'S DOUBLES 1. Moya Tielens/Joy Steward
2. Maggie Strong/Gena Murray
3. Liz Hellstern/Christina Fuchs
OPEN WOMEN'S SINGLES 1. Moya Tielens
2. Dusty Bambanek
3. Liz Hellstern
SEMI PRO DOUBLES Chrysander Estrella/Brad Laurine SEMI PRO SINGLES Chris Harrington ROOKIE DOUBLES Regis Levesque/Matthew Keezer ROOKIE SINGLES Zack Ziegler 3500 LIMITED Mike Counter/Warren Van Landingham FRIDAY DYP Terry Moore/Rex Bennett VIFA DYP Chris Hesano/Gene Tennant WOMEN'S DYP Melissa Kegg/Becky Cherry
TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP DVD LISTINGS
DISC ONE MOORE/MCMILLIN VS. STEWARD/GARTMAN
STEWARD/GARTMAN VS. HANSON/KING
PARK VS. MARES
PAPPAS/SPREDEMAN VS. STEWARD/GARTMAN
MARES VS. PAPPAS
MOORE VS. SPREDEMAN
DISC TWO MOORE/MCMILLIN VS. MARES/RUE
YORE/SMITH VS. MOORE/MCMILLIN
MARES VS. MCMILLIN
MOORE/MCMILLIN VS. STEWARD/GARTMAN
MARES VS. SPREDEMAN
OPEN DOUBLES FINAL: PAPPAS/SPREDEMAN VS. MOORE/MCMILLIN
OPEN SINGLES FINAL: PAPPAS VS. SPREDEMAN
The amazing Billy Pappas enters the upcoming Chicago event as the hottest
player in the sport and a clear favorite to win at least one National
Billy's phenomenal "double-triple" in Texas has to rank as one of the
more spectacular achievements of recent years...
The Open Singles final was especially entertaining with both players really
leaving it all on the table...
Congrats also to Moya Tielens and Joy Steward who both doubled at the Irving,
Moya won Women's Singles and Doubles, while Joy won with Moya and Billy Pappas,
double-dipping her husband Matt and partner Brittany Cersosimo along the way...
Foosball Hall of Famer Steve Murray, David Radack, Rex Bennett, Marcos Reyes and
crew once again ran an air-tight event, and the multi-ballroom set-up was the
Texas States saw the return to the tour of two of the best lady players ever,
Liz Hellstern (formerly Hill) and Maggie Strong (Dix)...
Liz finished third in both singles and doubles while Maggie, one of the game's
best push-shooters was the runner-up in doubles with partner Gena Murray...
Long-time Texas foosball stars Joe Compean and Eddie Lueras were recognized as
the newest "Texas Legends of Foosball" in a ceremony on the event's
Compean, from the Houston area, was one of Dynamo and Tornado's biggest winners
in the 1970s, while Lueras is a three-time winner of the World Goalie War
Championship (1995, 1998, and 2001)...
The 2005 National Championships, being held in Chicago for the first time ever,
are only a matter of days away...
To pre-register for this annual early-summer tour stop go to http://www.vifa.com...
For room reservations call 847-394-2000...
TRIVIA TIME: Who was the last player to "triple" (winning Singles,
Doubles and Mixed) at the National Championships?
TRIVIA ANSWER: Todd Loffredo, who won Open Singles, Open Doubles with Terry
Moore, and Mixed with Shelly Langley in New Orleans back in 1993...
Frederic Collignon also accomplished a triple of sorts at the Atlanta Nationals
in 2002, winning Singles, Doubles and Masters Singles...
Fred also finished second to Rob Mares and Debra Pflipsen in Mixed Doubles
(playing with Ingrid Hauben) at the 2002 event in his only National Championship
Loffredo and Moore, who are playing together in Chicago, will look to duplicate
that 1993 doubles victory at this year's Nationals...
Terry and Todd have won four major titles together: The Kickoff Classic, U.S.
Open, and Nationals in 1993, and the inaugural Hall of Fame Classic in 1995...
Other top pairings for this year's Chicago foos-fest include Billy Pappas and
Trevor Park, who each have a very good chance of
winning their first-ever individual major title in that doubles event...
Pappas has become the king of the regional events in 2005, winning both Singles
and Doubles at the $25,000 Superbowl of Foosball in Kentucky, and the $20,000
Utah State Championships, to go along with his spectacular performance in
Mark Torres and I also competed in Open Doubles at the recent Texas State, and
actually won a few matches...
That Torres guy can sure talk a good game...
So long from sunny SoCal, and we'll seeya in the windy city...
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