Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 11, 2008
An estimated 400 of the world's best table soccer (a.k.a. "foosball") players are now rapidly gearing up to compete for approximately $100,000 in cash, prizes and titles at Corona Light's Tornado Table Soccer World Championship Series tournament. To take place September 24-28, 2008 at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the tournament features categories for men and women of all skill levels from amateur to Master and for ages from junior to senior.
Both team and individual competition and rivalries are expected to be very intense, as athletes vie for qualification berths to play in the ITSF World Cup and World Championship Finals in Nantes, France in January. In addition, the U.S. National Team will be defending their title in the International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF) National Teams competition, as they take on World #1-ranked Team Germany in a much anticipated preview of top World Cup contenders.
All competition will take place on Brunswick's Tornado Table Soccer tables, one of five official tables used for international pro tour play. The event is an ITSF World Series class tournament, and is further sanctioned by the United States Table Soccer Federation (USTSF). Sponsors of the event are Corona Light, Brunswick, and the Riviera Hotel and Casino (reservations: 1-800-634-6753) while sponsors of the U.S. National Team include Brunswick, Foosball.com and TTR MasterWraps. Professional video production is provided by InsideFoos.com.
Opening events begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24th, with most finals occurring on Sunday the 28th. Spectators and press are welcome and there is no admission fee to enter the tournament room. There are entry fees for players who wish to compete in an event.
This is the last major tournament on the ITSF World Series tour. Other 2008 ITSF competition has taken place in Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Lithuania, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom, among others. In fact, this year's 55-tournament, five-continent tour will be the largest table soccer pro tour ever!!
For additional details about this event and/or the sport of table soccer, please see the following websites:
http://www.ustsf.org - USTSF official web site/Pro Tour & U.S. National Team sponsorship opportunities
http://www.table-soccer.org - ITSF official website/international rankings/news
http://www.vifa.com - USTSA website/USA Rankings/League information
http://www.foosball.com - General information about the sport of Table Soccer
http://www.insidefoos.com - Table Soccer videos/Hall of Fame