FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2023
NATIONAL FOOSBALL PRO TOUR COMING TO APPLETON, WISCONSIN
Appleton, WI—The Wisconsin Foosball Organization, in partnership with International Foosball Promotions (IFP), will host the Wisconsin Foosball State Championships in Appleton as part of the Foosball Professional Tour. The event will take place on March 16-19, 2023, at Mad Apple Billiards, 3025 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI.
The Wisconsin Foosball State Championships is one of many tournaments held across the U.S. on the Foosball Pro Tour. Players from all over the nation and a handful of international players will travel to Appleton to compete against one another in a variety of events – including both singles and doubles. Men, women, and children of all skill levels, beginner to professional, are eligible to compete against one another. Junior events will take place on Sunday, March 19, with low-cost entry for new players of a $10 registration plus $5 per junior event.
Tournaments on the pro tour don’t use your typical home foosball table, but an exceptional top of the line model. The Tornado Tournament 3000 (T-3000) table is the standard competition table in the U.S. market, and used on the Pro Tour and World Cup Championships. IFP observes International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF) rules for all tour events.
“We are thrilled to be part of the Pro Tour with International Foosball Promotions once again,” Tournament Director, Brett Nooyen said. “It’s the goal of the Wisconsin Foosball Organization to continue to grow the sport of foosball in Wisconsin. There are smaller tournaments and leagues held across the state, but the State Championships is our pinnacle event. This year we will pay out a guaranteed minimum of $11,500 across a number of events.”
This is the fifth year Appleton has hosted the Wisconsin State Foosball tournament, and we are expecting a large number of professional foosball players to be in attendance. This is a great opportunity to see some of the best foosball players in the world compete. The top ranked player in the world, Tony Spredeman, from Iverness,FL (originally from Cudahy, WI), will be back in Appleton to defend his multiple state titles.
Events kick off at 11:00am on Thursday, March 16 with a Pro Clinic. Newer players are encouraged to attend and learn the basics and advanced techniques from the professionals. Actual tournament play will start at noon with a beginner doubles event.
Tournament flyer attached.
IFP Tour page: http://www.ifptour.com/tournaments/2023/wisconsin-state.html
Wisconsin Foosball facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/6284739588/
WI State Foosball Tournament event page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1479574965862324