Birthday: Dec. 7
Experience: Started April 2006
Goalie/Forward: Goalie with burgeoning forward skills
Shot: Pull then rollover
USTSA/IFP Ranking: Beginner/Rookie
My first foray into competitive foosball was at the Crystal City Sports Pub in Arlington, VA in April 2006. I had been playing a few months at work but didn't know about 5-bar passing and rollovers. I was paired with Ronnie Cheek. It was intense. We went two and out, and I felt stupid...which is why I was determined to get better. I remember a few months after I started, I drew Monty Melchior in an A/B DYP at CCSP. He looked at me and said, "I think it's time to get you a win." We proceeded to win. I had never seen anyone fight every second of every point before that night. Monty seemed to control the action with sheer will (and ferocious 5-bar defense). It was awesome. Ahmad Shadman was the first partner who got me a VA Foosball trophy (at Jimmy's on a Monday tournament). I won't forget that night either. Ahmad marched us to the finals (I think as king seat) against Dave Bodah (and maybe Jim Allegretto). Ahmad gets the ball on his three-bar, calls timeout and switched me to forward (I had never played forward in my whole tournament life thus far). It was match point for us. I asked him to shoot it, so we could win. He refused and said I needed to learn how to win matches (by my own hand) some time. I'm not kidding, but David Bowie's Under Pressure was blaring over the speakers. I called time in and then set up a pull shot (against Dave Bodah who had jumped in the back). I ripped a split-middle for the win. It was sweet. It was the last trophy VA Foosball ever gave out, ironically.
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Last Modified: 6/29/2010 9:31:00 AM
this guy is still a beginner
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