BOTROS, Matt

Location: Calgary, Alberta
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WHEN / HOW I STARTED PLAYING

I was in University taking Engineering and I would always see other students playing foosball during their spares or at lunch.  I really didn’t think that the game looked that hard and thought I was rather silly at first.  Then one day they normal foosball crew needed a goalie and asked if I would play.  After a little bit of convincing I played and got my butt kicked!  The game was way harder than I thought and I was hooked on it ever since.  By the end of university I was by far the strongest player and even won a free foosball table in a large campus wide tournament.

HOW THAT LED TO TOURNAMENT PLAY

Need the end of my Engineering schooling I was lucky enough to get a co-op term in Calgary.  Soon after arriving in Calgary I Googled “Calgary Foosball Leagues” and lucky for me there was a league.  The crew running the league were all tournament level players and I quickly started to learn that I was not a good as I thought I was.  After my co-op term finished I graduated and got a job in Calgary.  That year I went to the Hall of Fame Classic tournament in Las Vegas and took 3rd place in an Amateur event.  After that I was hooked on tournament play for the last 13 years.

OUTSIDE OF FOOSBALL

I am a practicing Materials Engineer in the plastics industry.  Still living in Calgary and loving the outdoor lifestyle it provides.  Weather that is hiking or skiing.

TITLES WON / ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Las Vegas Hall of Fame Classic
    • Amateur Doubles 1st Place 2007
    • Expert Doubles 1st Place 2012
    • Pro Doubles 1st Place 2012
    • Semi Pro Singles 2nd Place 2008
    • 5/6th Place Open Singles 2016
  • Texas State Championships
    • 2nd Place Pro Doubles
  • Colorado State Championships
    • 3rd Place Open Singles
  • Utah State Championships
    • 1st Place Expert Doubles 2005
  • Member of ITSF Team Canada 2011
    • 5th Place Team Event
  • Western Canada Foosball Tournaments
    • Foozapalooza – 1st place semi pro doubles 2005
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