LY, Linda

Profile - Ly 2014

WHEN / HOW YOU STARTED PLAYING 

During the 3 day orientation in my first year of University in 2002, a few friends and I decided to spend our break time at the schools arcade.  They had 3 Fabi tables set up there, and from the moment we started playing, we were hooked.  Throughout school, basically every free moment I had, you could find me at those tables and eventually my friends and I were beating the majority of people around.

HOW THAT LED TO TOURNAMENT PLAY 

Midway through University, there was a tournament called Foosapalooza held on campus which was played on a Tornado table (which I had never played on).  It was there I learned that there was a level of foosball I had never seen before.  I met a bunch of local Pro’s, some of which were kind enough to give me a few tips.  None of this really translated until I graduated University.  With no more arcade around, to get my foosball fix I started attending the local DYP’s the Pro’s had told me about before.  Under their tutelage I learned a whole new style of play on a Tornado table.  They introduced me to the world of competitive foosball in the US and from there my addiction and competitive nature took over.

WHAT YOU DO OUTSIDE OF FOOSBALL

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, I graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and am currently working in the Oil & Gas industry.  When my knees hold up, I love playing recreational sports including basketball, floor hockey and golf.

 TITLES WON / ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 4x Tornado World Champion
    • 2016 Women’s Singles
    • 2016 Open Mixed
    • 2015 Women’s Doubles
    • 2013 Women’s Singles
  • 2016 Texas State – Open Mixed Champion
  • 2016 Hall of Fame Classic – Open Mixed Champion
  • 2016 Colorado State
    • Women’s Singles Champion
    • 2nd Place Women’s Doubles
    • 2nd Place Open Mixed
  • 2015 Tornado Worlds – 2nd Place Women’s Singles
  • 2015 US Nationals – Women’s Doubles Champion
  • 2015 Texas State
    • Women’s Doubles Champion
    • Women’s Singles – 2nd Place
    • Pro Doubles – 2nd Place
  • 2015 Colorado State – Women’s Doubles Champion, Queen of the Ring
  • 2014 Hall of Fame Classic – 2nd Place Women’s Singles
  • 2013, 2015, 2016 Tornado Worlds – Designated Mixed Champion
  • 2012, 2013, 2015 Hall of Fame Classic – Designated Mixed Champion

 

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