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 Stiga Chicago Open 2023 Table Hockey Tournament



July 22, 2023


What you need to know:

*The Stiga table hockey tournament will take place on Saturday, July 22, 2023. Doors open at 9 a.m. Player meeting at 9:30 a.m.. First puck drops at 9:45 a.m. There will be a round robin, a lunch break, a second round robin and playoffs.

*If there is enough interest, we will hold a rod hockey tournament on Coleco-style games on Friday late afternoon July 21, 2023. It would be played on the Carleco/SOHO games. Players can bring their own games. We will have 3-4 games on hand. Feels like 8 player-minimum to make that a go, but we'll see how it all shakes out.

*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 here befoe. For first-time players, the cost is $15. For players 14 and under, it's $15. Coleco registration fee: $15 with a paid Stiga registration or $25 for Coleco only. Prices are good until July 20, 2023. It's $5 more after that. You can pay via PayPal or Venmo if you'd like. In fact, that's preferred. 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.

*We will post updates on the tournament Facebook page, which is HERE.

*Once again, there will be a free raffle of NHL and table hockey merchandise for players who have paid the registration fee.

*To register please e-mail Eric Krol at

*Venue is the same as 2020-22. We'll be playing in the banquet room in the back 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.

*Hotels. A Holiday Inn Express in Lockport is about 10 minutes away from the venue down 159th Street. It recently opened. About 15 minutes away, 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. Three miles east of there, at Interstate 80 and Harlem Avenue, there are even more hotels. There is another cluster of hotel in Bolingbrook at Interstate 55 and Route 53. Suggest you use Google maps to search and see what works for you.

2023 STIGA PLAYER LIST (subject to change)

1. Eric Krol, Homer Glen, IL

2. Paul Gasiecki, Glendale Heights, IL

3. Darrin Hummel, Aurora, IL

4. Kevin Rafferty, Laguna Hills, CA

5. Ron Cook, Las Vegas, NV

6. Jesse Cook, Las Vegas, NV

7. Joe Spinello, Rockford, IL

8. Roman Nezhyba, Sumperk, CZE

9. Dan Brennan, Detroit, MI

10. Alex Walker, Madison Heights, MI

11. Paul Shabi, Fraser, MI

12. Alex Yurevich, Schaumburg, IL

13. Raman Yurevich, Schaumburg, IL

14. Faz Hidar, Baltimore, MD

15. Dean Moore, Hookstown, PA

16. Mike Hubbard, Hookstown, PA

17. Ron Marsik, Hickory Hills, IL

18. Mike Saaby, Addison, IL

19. Tom Cothard, Wilmington, IL

20. Ryan Marshall, Detroit, MI

21. Joel Miller, Palos Hills, IL

2023 COLECO PLAYER LIST (subject to change)

1. Eric Krol, Homer Glen, IL

2. Paul Gasiecki, Glendale Heights, IL

3. Ron Marsik, Hickory Hills, IL

4. Griv Junior, NW Indiana

5. Roger Carlson, Joliet, IL

6. Steve (Carlson friend), Joliet, IL

7. Jimmy Poole, Chicago, IL

8. Christopher Coleman, Joliet, IL