The World Cup and World Championships are two separate Multi-Table tournaments that are held simultaneously in Nantes, France annually in January.
The World Cup is a team event, which consists of Men’s, Women’s, Junior, and Senior teams.
A standard Men’s team: 7 + 2 reserve players (minimum 5 men to make up a team)
A standard Women’s team: 6 + 2 reserve players (minimum 4 women to make up a team)
For the last two years Canada has fielded Men’s teams in the World Cup. This year, we’re hoping to be able to send both a men’s team and a women’s team.
The Men’s World Cup team has placed 1st in Division 2 in 2012, and was very close to qualifying for the top 8 in 2013. Additionally, the 2013 Men’s team had several corporate sponsors (FlightHub, Fox and Fiddle, and Teamplay) supporting their efforts. The quest for gold continues in France in 2014!
It is a very exciting time of year as Canada hopes to send teams in both men’s and women’s categories this year. If you or someone you know wants to participate on the Men’s or Women’s teams, please submit an application! The process is described below.
Players interested in joining the 2014 Canadian World Cup team should fill out an application form (link below) with relevant information and experience and pay a non-refundable fee of $20 by June 4, 2013. This small fee is to ensure that only serious applicants are attracted, and will also help to fund the eventual team. We are also accepting applications of people interested in Coaching the teams.
Once the applications have been collected, a committee of 5-7 members, selected by the President of TSAC, 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 throughout the major Canadian foosball cities. 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 shall be used towards team expenses (i.e., uniforms).
Download the application by clicking here. Instructions with what to do with it are included inside, along with payment instructions.