July 25, 2020
What you need to know:
*The Stiga table hockey tournament will take place on Saturday, July 25. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. Player meeting at 9:45 a.m.. First puck drops at 10 a.m. There will be two round robins, a lunch break, and playoffs.
*If there is enough interest, we might be persuaded to add a Coleco tournament on Friday late afternoon.
*This is the tournament formerly known as the Stiga U.S. Open. Jim Rzonca retired from running it. Eric Krol continues as the organizer.
*Stiga registration fee of $30 for players who have played in a USTHA/ITHF event before. For first-time players in a USTHA/ITHF event, the cost is $15. For players 14 and under, it's $15. Prices are good until July 20, 2020. It's $5 more after that. You can pay via PayPal or Venmo if you'd like. Please email for details. All prices in US dollars.
*Stiga tournament is sanctioned and part of USTHA/CTHA North American Tour and ITHF World Tour.
*Once again, there is likely to be a free raffle of NHL and table hockey merchandise.
*To register please e-mail Eric Krol at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Venue is new this year. We'll be playing in the banquet room at Front Row. It's a sports bar and grill. The address is 14903 Founders Crossing, Homer Glen, IL 60491. It's about 15-20 minutes from the old venue in Lemont. Front Row website
*Lunch. You might have noticed the entry fee has been cut by 40% over previous years. We're hoping that you use the savings to buy some lunch at Front Row. There is no group tab. Everyone responsible for your own lunch bill.
*The coronavirus question. We booked the venue before the stay-at-home shut down went into effect. We're monitoring the situation. As I type this, it's early April. Who knows what the world will look like on July 25. If you pay your entry fee and the tournament is not held, I will refund your money. This is what I did after canceling the March tournament I run in Detroit. Everyone got their money back.
*Hotels. There are a group of hotels at Interstate 80 and LaGrange Road. The cluster includes a Country Inn and Suites, a Hilton Garden Inn and a Super 8. A Holiday Inn Express is under construction and appears to be close to done. Three miles east, at Interstate 80 and Harlem Avenue, there are even more hotels. Suggest you use google maps to search. There is another cluster of hotel in Bolingbrook at Interstate 55 and Route 53.
2020 PLAYER LIST
1. Eric Krol, Homer Glen, IL
2. Paul Gasiecki, Glendale Heights, IL
3. Darrin Hummel, Aurora, IL
4. Kevin Rafferty, Laguna Hills, CA
5. Paul Shabi, Fraser, MI
6. Joe Kunst, Grand Rapids, MI
7. Ryan Marshall, Detroit, MI
8. David Nolte, South Holland, IL
9. Dean Moore, Hookstown, PA
10. Dave Wright, Hookstown, PA
11. Roman Nezhyba, Sumperk, CZE
12. Arseniy Stolyarov, Moscow, RUS (Madison, WI)
13. Joe Spinello, Rockford, IL
14. Mikhail Mikhin RUS (NY, NY)
15. Ryan Woodall, Wilmington, IL