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  OFA Players Council, Top 8 Leaderboard, Rankings
Posted by: Jester - 16-Oct-2019, 04:43 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

Hello all,

This post will outline a couple new policies that will be implemented at OFA to add an extra layer of fun and incentive for all foosers. This is a work in process, so don't get your back up about things you think should have been included or points you disagree with, things will be ironed out over time.

The post will be broken down into the following sub-sections:

1) Purpose
2) Ranking System
3) OFA Player Council
4) Pro Players
5) Ladder System
6) Rewards
7) Conclusions


1) Purpose
The entire point of this post and the idea I general is to generate more energy at foosball in order to sustain our player base by keeping players at all skill levels engaged and having fun.

2) Ranking System
We will implement a 3 tier ranking system consisting of Amateur, Expert and Pro. Amateur will consist of new & inexperienced players, this will likely be the bottom 10-20% of our player base. Expert will be around 60% of our player base and will represent the core of our player base. Pro will consist of the top 8 singles players and top 8 doubles players.

Ranking Rules
- once a player has been promoted to Expert they can never become an Amateur again
- Pros can lose their spot in the top 8 and drop to Expert
- only Expert players can challenge the 7th & 8th ranked Pros on the ladder
- there can never be more than 8 players ranked Pro in Singles and Doubles
- players being promoted from Am to Ex or Ex to Pro will receive their promotion according to the guidelines set out in Section 6) Rewards
- any disputes regarding rank, challenges or any other player to player dispute will be resolved by the OFA Player Council by majority vote (5/8 or 4/7)

3) OFA Players Council
The purpose of the players council is to manage this ranking system, support the OFA President and help with tournament logistics. The sitting OFA President cannot be a member of the players council.

The founding members of the council are:
Chris Adamantitis
Ahmed Taha
Merv Buske
Khalid Fares
Jesse Haw
Marc Rainville
Vern Rose
Jon Trudel

Council Rules
- if a member of the council wishes to step down they must nominate their replacement and the remaining council members vote to approve
- if a council member is to be involuntarily removed and replaced the remaining seven council members must unanimously agree on the removal and replacement
- council members must meet ALL the following requirements; 1) Be ranked Expert or above. 2) Have been an active OFA member for at least 2 years. 3) Participate at least twice per month at foos.
- if a player satisfies all the requirements to be a council member and makes a request to become a member of the council, the council decides by majority (5/8) if the request is viable and then decides by consultation & vote which member to replace
- the council processes, votes on and certifies all challenge requests and ladder ranking adjustments

4) Pro Players
The original top 8 singles and top 8 doubles players will be decided by Council vote. Once the original top 8 are established for both singles and doubles the singles will be subject to the ladder rules below, but the doubles ranking will always be decided by council via consultation and vote. The doubles ranking will be updated every 3-6 months.

5) Ladder System
All OFA members who are ranked Expert or Pro are entitled to one challenge per month. The purpose of this challenge is to move up the ranks as a player. All Expert players can challenge the Pros who are ranked 7th or 8th in singles to a best 2/3 singles match. If the Expert player is successful with their challenge, the Pro player is automatically demoted to Expert and the challenging Expert takes their 7th or 8th position on the leader board.

The maximum number of times the 7th and 8th ranked Pro players are required to defend their position to Experts is twice per month (if an Expert player won a successful challenge to become the 7th or 8th ranked player this month, they are immune from being challenged by Experts for the remainder of the month and cannot issue any further challenges themselves for the remainder of the month). If the 7th & 8th ranked players are challenged more than their maximum twice per month defending requirement, the council will vote on which challenge takes priority. In the event an Expert players challenge is not accepted by the council their following months challenge is automatically accepted.

Pro players may challenge another Pro player up to two ranks above their current rank to a 3/5 singles match. The maximum number of times Pro player must defend their position another Pro player is once per month. If the challenger wins they take the challenged players rank and that player drops one rank down, bumping the player below them into the rank previously occupied by the challenger.

All Pro player challenges take precedent over Expert to Pro player challenges and must be resolved first. For example, if the 7th ranked Pro singles player challenges the 5th ranked Pro singles player and it has yet to be played, no Expert challenges can be issued to the 7th ranked player. As a result, all challenges must be resolved within 7 days. A 7 day extension of a challenge may be granted by council in special circumstances.

This entire Ladder Challenge System section applies only to the singles Pro ranking, not the doubles Pro ranking. The doubles Pro ranking is decided by vote & consultation by the council every 3-6 months.

6) Rewards
Council will meet bi-annually before the start of Winter League and half-way through Spring League and vote on promoting Amateur players into Experts. Becoming an OFA Expert is an achievement and should be rewarded, so at the promotion ceremony all new Experts will be given an OFA gift (we are figuring out what it will be, top candidates are OFA jersey or and OFA coin). This will become a tradition, and players will take pride in getting promoted, knowing it was earned, and will feel like welcome members of the family. Our goal at OFA should be to make every new player an official OFA Expert.

For Pro players your reward is being on display at all times in the top 8 players in the city leaderboard on the wall above our trophy cabinet at Tail Gators. OFA will purchase a display that looks like the image below.


7) Conclusion
The original council has already met, voted and decided on the players who will be ranked 1-8 in both the singles and doubles ranking. They have also decided who is already ranked Expert, who is Amateur and also who will be promoted from Amateur to Expert. The announcement will be made this week at league.

DO NOT CONFUSE THE COUNCIL WITH THE TOP 8 PLAYERS IN EACH RANK, ALTHOUGH THERE IS OVERLAP, THEY ARE DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT, NO COUNCIL MEMBER CAN VOTE FOR THEMSELVES DURING RANKING CONSULTATIONS



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  Coin-op $800
Posted by: 5barwarrior - 26-Jun-2019, 09:29 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Tornado coin op in Laval.
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.htm...e=Alerts’s

this might be the guy trying to buy the Garlando. We could organize a swap/delivery to Ottawa

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  Westport area players
Posted by: Doug - 16-Jun-2019, 09:58 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Hi all. I’m looking for players near Westport (south of Perth) for some regular play. I just bought a used Tornado and want to up my skills and experience.
Cheers,
Doug

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  Cyclone II for sale $700
Posted by: 5barwarrior - 12-Apr-2019, 02:41 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-toys-games/ottaw...ios_social

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  Heading to Montreal this weekend
Posted by: IJO - 10-Apr-2019, 02:44 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

I'll be in Montreal this weekend and was wondering if anyone knows of a club that will be playing this weekend.

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  Tornado Storm Foosball Table For Sale
Posted by: Dee - 03-Apr-2019, 04:07 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Looks to be in decent condition:
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-toys-games/ottaw...nFlag=true

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  Table for sale on Kijiji
Posted by: 5barwarrior - 26-Mar-2019, 08:13 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

There is a table for sale on Kijiji. A classic for $1600

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  Player Appreciation Night
Posted by: 5barwarrior - 12-Mar-2019, 08:39 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Hello Foosers:

We are going to have a long overdue players appreciation night on March 27th.

OFA is going to open up the tables and put them on FREEPLAY - YEAH no loonies.
OFA is going to buy your first beer! - YEAH free beer.
OFA is going to add $100 to the prize fund of a MONSTER DYP - YEAH extra prize money.
OFA is going to give each player 2 wraps - YEAH free wraps!

What is the catch your asking yourself - there is no catch. Come out and play some foos and have some fun. The fact it will be a great chance to get your spring league team sorted out has nothing to do with it Wink

Happy Foosing
Chris and the OFA

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  New rulebook
Posted by: garbaggio - 20-Feb-2019, 04:47 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Has anyone seen the new rulebook. Omg. It's quite a change to the way the rules are written, but it's much clearer. Still only a few pages in.

https://www.tablesoccer.org/rules/docume...es_def.pdf

Taha

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  Table for sale
Posted by: 5barwarrior - 22-Jan-2019, 10:52 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Table up on Kijiji
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-toys-games/ottaw...ios_social
He’s asking $1800.
I’ve replied that he’s way over priced. He likely bought it at Purewater and paid 2x what he should have.

Best of luck to anyone interested. I can help point out what things to look for when buying

Chris.

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