This year, the Otago Secondary School Sports Association (OSSSA) ran Have-a-go days. And we, from Foosball Dunedin, offered a foosball tournament for interested pupils.
The foosball tournament was kindly hosted by the Unipol. In total, 50 pupils from 4 Dunedin high schools joined and played on 5 Leonhart Tournament Foosball tables.
After a short introduction into foosball and some basic rules, the pupils tested their newly gained knowledge via a quick quiz. We then started with a practice tournament until lunch time. And after lunch, the real tournament started. The tournament style was MonsterDYP (Draw Your Partner) where the partner and opponents were always randomly drawn by the tournament software kickertools.
The three winners of the tournament came from King’s High School (1st and 2nd place) and Bayfield High School (3rd place).
Overall, this year’s tournament went very smoothly and we are looking forward to running another foosball tournament for secondary schools again next year.
Foosball Resurrection – October 29, 2022 – Three Boys Brewery, Christchurch
What a great day of Foosball in the Three Boys Brewery in Christchurch!
Over the course of the day, about 50 people joined the various social games. It was wonderful to see that players from across New Zealand came for the event.
In between games, we had time to share our stories. Interestingly, often foosball enthusiasts from overseas arrive in New Zealand and are desperately looking for places to play some foosball with others. New Zealand does not have a Foosball culture yet. We want to change that! The Foosball Resurrection event today won’t be the last event. There will be more and we keep you posted. Stay tuned!
A big shout out to the Three Boys Brewery management and staff to provide the space for us and the three foosball tables. And a big Thank You to the Pretzel Box staff: your Pretzels are delicious!
Participants (from top left to bottom right):
Christian Fiedler (Managing Director of foosball table manufacturer Leonhart),
Marcus Schulz (Vice President of the German Table Soccer Federation, DTFB),
Matthias Stadler (Foosball Auckland),
Steffi Neupert and Paul Szyszka (Foosball Dunedin),
Jens Uhlemann (President of the Nordrhein Westfälischer Tischfussballverband),
Dirk Leenders (Foosball Tauranga),
Blake Laing-Smith (Foosball Auckland),
Chucky Prague (Foosball Christchurch), and
Joe Stone (Foosball Hawke’s Bay).