Table Soccer World Championships

The World Championships Finals tournament is the culmination of the five-continent, 60-tournament 2007 ITSF World Pro Tour. The very best table soccer players from 35 countries will be on hand to compete for the overall titles.



This year's event will feature World #1-ranked Frederico Collignon of Belgium, who has dominated this and other tournaments worldwide for the last several years, as he defends both Singles and Doubles titles against #2-ranked Billy Pappas from the USA. Other top challengers include #3-ranked Rob Atha (UK), Tim Ludwig (Germany), Pavol Kovacik (Slovakia), Terry Moore (USA), and more.



The women's side of the competition is expected to be especially intense with local favorite and World #1-ranked Samantha Di Paolo (Italy), having won the ITSF World title three out of four of the last years, playing fiercely all season. But Di Paolo is facing tough competition again in Austria's Verena Rohrer, Canada's Moya Tielens, Hungary's Ivett Pappas, and USA's Stayce Fowler, among other tour leaders.



Participation in the tournament is limited to ITSF World Series Class event Champions, World Tour "points" leaders, and the National Champions from ITSF member countries. Players will compete in specially formatted Singles and Doubles events for men, women, juniors and seniors. In a true test of all around foosball skills, competition will take place on all five ITSF "Official" styles of tables: Brunswick's Tornado Table Soccer™, Bonzini™, Garlando, Roberto Sport and Lehmacher Tec Ball.



The tournament is sanctioned by the ITSF and hosted by the Italian Table Soccer Federation (Federazione Italiana de Calcio Balilla) and its president, Massimo Ragona. Sponsors of the event include the Casino de la Vallee and the Community of St. Vincent - "the Riviera of the Alps." Spectators and press are welcome to attend and there is no admission fee to enter the tournament arena. Warm-up events begin on Thursday at 2:00 p.m., and the first round of Singles and Doubles competitions will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. A special Opening Ceremony will be at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26th.



This will be the final stop on the 2007 ITSF World Pro Table Soccer Tour. Other major tour events took place this year in France, Austria, Italy, Belgium and the United States, with even more qualifying events in countries as diverse as Australia, the Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Japan, Poland, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. And for 2008, there will be more than 70 tour stops worldwide in the largest world table soccer tour ever!!





Complete information on the World Championships, including all the qualified players.

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