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2013 U.S. Open Weekend Dates Announced
NEW: The 2013 U.S. Open weekend will take place on July 19-20 in Lemont, IL. There will be a Coleco tournament on Friday late afternoon and a Stiga event on Saturday. BOTH events will take place at the VFW hall in Lemont. More information will be posted in the coming months.
Rzonca, Shabi are 2012 champs
Paul Shabi, a teenager from suburban Detroit, won the 2012 Stiga U.S. Open, coming back from a series deficit to defeat Eric Davis of Byron, IL in seven games. The night before, Jim Rzonca of Lemont won the 2012 Coleco U.S. Open, a tournament that is part of the HTQ TOUR.
Check out the results page HERE.
Brassard, Axelsen are 2011 champs
Bjarne Axelsen of Denmark became a two-time Stiga U.S. Open winner on Saturday, July 23 in Lemont, IL. He defeated local legend Ron Marsik in the finals of a 35-player tournament. The night before, Burt Brassard of Quebec City won the 2011 Coleco U.S. Open, the first edition that is part of the HTQ TOUR.
Check out the results page HERE.
Edgars Caics, Dave Kraehling are 2010 U.S. Open champs
Edgars Caics of Latvia (top photo, with Chris Pytlewski) won the 2010 Stiga U.S. Open and Dave Kraehling of Canada (lower photo) won the 2010 Coleco U.S. Open. Congrats. Round robin results and photos are now posted, with more in the coming days. Click on the "past results" link above. And check out the awards table picture below.
U.S. Open Co-Founder Jerry Pytlewski Passes
We're extremely saddened to announce that LTHL founder Gerald Pytlewski passed away suddenly at age 61 on May 29, 2010. Many of you played against him and hung out with him at all of the past U.S. Opens. This year's event will pay tribute to the man who started organized Stiga table hockey in Chicago.
Axelsen, Leclerc are 2009 U.S. Open champions
Bjarne Axelsen of Denmark won the 2009 Stiga U.S. Open tournament and Dany Leclerc of Quebec won the 2009 Coleco U.S. Open. Leclerc also won the combined trophy for best finish in both tournaments. Lukasz Sulka won the junior award as best young player at the Stiga U.S. Open. Full results and photos are posted. You can find them by clicking here.
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org. And Jim Rzonca can be reached at (630) 257-8171 or email@example.com.
Chargo, Ingo are 2008 U.S. Open champions
Rob Chargo bested a field of 40 players to win the 2008 Stiga U.S. Open in Lemont on July 26. He defeated Reggie Stefaniszyn 4-1 in the Best of 7 finals. Third was Kitchener's Bernie Kunzler, who defeated longtime friend Bruce Turner. B Group was taken by Tim Walker over Tom Warren in all-Detroit area finals. Third in the B was Mark Wuellner of Indianapolis, IN over grizzled veteran Pierre Chastenais of Montreal, QUE. The C Group went to Sean Rafferty of Laguna Hills, CA over Rich Thill of South Holland, IL. Third in the C went to Mike Hibbard of the Madison, WI area. On Friday night, rookie sensation Bob Ingo of Hanover Park, IL emerged out of virtually nowhere to win the Coleco U.S. Open championship. He defeated Dr. Lou Marinoff of New York in the finals. Third went to Denis Maille of Montreal, who also took home the Combined Trophy for best combined finish in the Stiga and Coleco tournaments. Brian Rafferty, 13, won the Junior Award and the big free raffle for a Stiga 50th anniversary limited edition table hockey game courtesy of tablehockeygames.com. Thank you to owner Phil Hamilton for the giveaway game and the prize money that was split among the top finishers in all three groups. Also thanks to Paul Ruiz at tablehockeyheaven.com for providing a place to do live updates. We're doing it all again next year on July 31-Aug. 1 so please mark your calendars now and save the dates. Thanks to everyone who played and helped!!! Eric and Jim
Photos from 2007 event (including winner Bernie Kunzler's special victory lap): http://lemonttablehockey.com/gallery/index.htm
ADDRESSES YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW
VFW ON FRIDAY: 15780 NEW AVENUE, LEMONT, IL 60439
LITHUANIAN CENTER ON SATURDAY: 14911 W. 127TH ST, LEMONT, IL 60439
Rules for the Stiga U.S. Open: Click here
2011 Stiga U.S. Open
This tournament is sanctioned by the
United States Table Hockey Association and the
Canadian Table Hockey Assocation.
The tournament once again is scheduled to be part of the World Table Hockey Tour
Rules ~ International Table Hockey Federation
Rules apply featuring
International Playoff-style Stiga player figures.
Professional Stiga set-ups ~ Top condition Stiga games mounted rock
solid on banquet tables 32.5 inches from center rod to the floor. All
Stiga games are fitted with Suplak puck catchers for easy fast puck
retrieval and TableHockeyPro.com
net deflectors are used in the goal cages, eliminating most in-and-outs.
Trophies and medals for all divisions. And giveaways to all players.
Please go to the registration page and
REGISTER TODAY!!! Special low prices for kids and for players who are new to the Stiga tournament tour!
Please visit the official message board of the ****STIGA U.S. OPEN****
Table Hockey Heaven to view updates and discuss this event in a public forum.
Saturday Stiga tournament will start at 10 a.m. sharp, with playoff rounds for the A, B, C and possibly D pools. Everyone is guaranteed at least one playoff series. How many more you get after that is up to you.
Tournament Orginizers for the ****STIGA U.S. OPEN**** are Jim Rzonca
firstname.lastname@example.org or (630)257-8171 and Eric Krol
email@example.com or 312-451-8278.
Please feel free to contact either of us about this event.
To view the Garry Butler Tribute Page/2006 Tournament Main Page: Click Here