After much discussion and a vote, the following came to be the conclusion of Eric Dunn, Simon Edwards, Sean Lee, Chris Thomas, Laurent Paquin-Marcotte, Julien Beaumier-Ethier and Mario Iannuzzi:
Players interested in joining the 2013 Canadian World Cup team should fill out an application form with relevant information and experience and pay a non-refundable fee of $20. The fee will both ensure seriousness and will help to fund the eventual team.
A committee of 5-7 members, selected by Will Stranks, will be assembled. The restrictions on the committee members are that they should be well-informed citizens of the foosball community, and that they should be appropriately geographically distributed (e.g., one suggestion would be that there should be one from each major foosball area – B.C., Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City).
From the pooled applications, the committee shall independently form their own lists of 7 member teams (with 2 alternates). Each time an applicant’s name is mentioned, they shall receive a point. An alternate mention will receive a half point. Those with the highest number of points shall be named to be the team. Any ties will be solved by a tiebreaking vote from the committee. At this point, a larger deposit (~$200) will be requested from the voted-upon team members to ensure their commitment. This deposit could be used to go towards team uniforms.
If a player decides to withdraw from the team, they will forfeit all paid deposits to the team.
The committee will be announced within one week, if you have a recommendation for a committee member please email will_stranks@hotmail dot com