• Next League Date is June 13th at Mother Pugs in Staten Island
  • Congratulations Lou Marinoff 2015 Classic Cup Champ!
  • Congrats Lou for winning the Tri State Cup!
  • Mother Pugs is at 1371 Forest Avenue in Staten Island
  • Want to Play Table Hockey? Email colecojohnny@yahoo.com

Come Check Out The New Kid In Town!

December 21, 2016

Howdy Y'All! . .

I just want to thank everybody who made the NYCTHA possible from 2006 to 2015.  We took the sport of table hockey and used it to create the bonds of friendship that will last until the day we die.  Greg Scoma, Edward Power, Peggy O'Neill's, and all of the wonderful guys who walked into our league and gave us times that will last forever: Thank You!

 

There is a new kid in town now . . . . . The New York Table Hockey League  www.nythl.org has grabbed the reins for the custom coleco game-- www.sohotablehockey.com -- and now they are over in Staten Island at Mother Pugs (1341 Forest Avenue, Staten Island NY).  Go visit them and join us at Mother Pugs January 7th. 

 

The NYCTHA is not dead . . . yet.  We are currently negotiating with the powers that be to bring back an old classic game, one that was the choice of champions in the late 90s and early 2000s, and host a tournament and even a (gasp!) league!  Nothing is certain at this time.  BUT!  Where there is a will, there IS a way.  Stay tuned beautiful people!

and keep in touch!  colecojohnny@gmail.com

 

 

Players from NY, NJ and PA Face Off at Mother Pugs for the Tri State Cup!

 

Whoa Nellie!  Talk about a table hockey tussle!  Old friends and players from leagues in NY and PA met up Saturday May 16th at Mother Pugs (1371 Forest Ave in Staten Island) for some table hockey, good times and the Tri State Cup.

The Table Hockey League of Hershey, the Central Pennsylvania Table Hockey League and the NY City Table Hockey Assoc. were all represented at Pugs as 12 players went eyeball to eyeball over some hot shit custom coleco. 

After the beer was guzzled, the last pico launched, and the dust settled, The Legend Lou Marinoff, who stomped all over the "competition," walked off with the prestigious Tri State Cup (see photo below.)  Congrats Lou!

It was mighty nice of messrs Joe Gurney Adam Zawislak, Dave Miller, and "Wavey" Dave Foreman to make  the trip to Staten Island for some of the beautiful game.  The SoHo custom coleco games made quite the impression,  as is their wont, and it was a terrific afternoon of camaraderie and table hockey.  If you missed it, we meet again Saturday June 13th at Mother Pugs.  Email colecojohnny@yahoo.com if you want to play: tell him Classic League Puck Pundit Johnny Rod sent ya!

AFTER THE ROUND ROBIN

 

Player MP  Won  Lost   Tied Points GF  GA  GFPG  GAPG
 Lou  12  12  0  0  24  .1000  89  18  7.41  1.50
 JP  12  10  2  0  20*  .833  48  30  4.00  2.50
 Vinner  12  10  2  0  20  .833  49  24  4.08  2.00
 John F  12  7  5  0  14*  .583  56  40  4.67  3.33
 Matt  12  7  5  0  14  .583  43  36  3.58  3.00
Anthony  12  6  6  0  12  .500  28  32  2.33  2.67
 Bob  12  5  7  0  10  .416  38  45  3.16  3.75
 Joe  12  4  8  0  8*  .333  29  51  2.41  4.25
 Dave M  12  4  8  0  8  .333  27  40  2.25  3.33
 LD  12  3  9  0  6*  .250  19  49  1.58  4.08
 Adam  12  3  9  0  6  .250  28  65  2.33  5.41
 Wavey  12  1  11  0  2  .083  21  55  1.75  4.58

 *won head to head.

Playoff Results

#5 Matt v #12 Wavey

Matt 5  Wavey 1

Matt 3  Wavey 0

Matt 1  Wavey 2 OT

Matt 5  Wavey 0

Matt 5  Wavey 3

#5 Matt Advances

#6 Anthony v #11 LD

Anthony 1  LD 3

Anthony 3  LD 2

Anthony 3  LD 2

Anthony 3  LD 2

Anthony 4  LD 2

#6 Anthony Advances

#7 Bob v #10 Adam

Bob 4  Adam 2

Bob 6  Adam 2

Bob 3  Adam 2

Bob 2  Adam 3

Bob 2  Adam 3

Bob 3  Adam 2

#7 Bob Advances

#8 Joe v #9 Dave M

Joe 5  Dave M 1

Joe 4  Dave M 2

Joe 8  Dave M 2

Joe 1  Dave M 4

Joe 2  Dave M 3

Joe 1  Dave M 2

Joe 4  Dave M 1

#8 Joe Advances

#1 Lou v #8 Joe

Lou 12  Joe 0

Lou 10  Joe 1

Lou 4 Joe 1

Lou 4  Joe 3

Lou Advances

#2 JP v #7 Bob

JP 2  Bob 3 OT

JP 5  Bob 3

JP 2  Bob 0

JP 4  Bob 5

JP 5  Bob 3

JP 5  Bob 2

JP Advances

#3 Vinner v #6 Anthony

Vinner 4  Anthony 0

Vinner 6  Anthony 5

Vinner 3  Anthony 1

Vinner 3  Anthony 8

Vinner 4  Anthony 3

Vinner Advances

#4 John F v #5 Matt

John F 3  Matt 7

John F 1  Matt 3

John F 5  Matt 1

John F 3  Matt 4

John F 4  Matt 3

John F 2  Matt 3

 Matt Advances

#1 Lou v #5 Matt

Lou 9 Matt 3

Lou 4  Matt 2

Lou 3  Matt 1

Lou 8  Matt 3

Lou Advances

#2 JP v #3 Vinner

JP 3  Vinner 4

JP 3  Vinner 2

JP 4  Vinner 5 OT

JP 2  Vinner 5

JP 3  Vinner 2

JP 3  Vinner 6

Vinner Advances

3rd Place Matt over JP

FINALS

#1 Lou v #3 Vinner

Lou 6  Vinner 3

Lou 8  Vinner 2

Lou 5  Vinner 3

Lou 4  Vinner 5

Lou 5  Vinner 0

Lou wins the Tri State Cup!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lou is the 2015 Classic Cup Champion.

May 25, 2015

Congratulations to Lou Marinoff the 2014-2015 NYC Table Hockey Classic Cup Champion!  Lou defeated the top three ranked players (#3 John F., #1 JP and  #2 Vinner) to win the Classic Cup on Saturday April 18th, 2015.  A field of 11 players battled hard at Peggy O'Neill's in Coney Island for the Classic Cup, but there could only be one winner, and that was Lou. 

 

AFTER THE ROUND ROBIN

PLAYER MP WON LOST TIED PTS % GF   GA GFPG  GAPG 
Lou 10 10 0 0 20 .1000 70   15 7.00 1.506
JP 10 8 2 0 16 .800 39   9 3.90 0.90
John F 10 7 3 0 14* .700 37   32 3.70 3.20
Len 10 7 3 0 14 .700 30   24 3.00 2.40
Matt 10 5 5 0 10* .500 26   38 2.60 3.80
Vinner 10 5 5 0 10 .500 34   29 3.40 2.90
Moussa 10 5 5 0 10 .500 27   38 2.70 3.80
Anthony 10 4 6 0 8 .400 28   23 2.80 2.30
LD 10 2 8 0 4* 0.20 14   37 1.40 3.70
Bob 10 2 8 0 4 0.20 14   50 1.40 5.00
James 10 0 10 0 0 .000 14   38 1.40 3.80

 

CLASSIC CUP PLAYOFFS RESULTS

#6 Lou v #11 Bob

Lou 2  Bob 0

Lou 9 Bob 0

Lou 7  Bob 1

Lou 10  Bob 0

#6 Lou Advances

#7 Moussa v #11 LD

Moussa 3  LD 0

Moussa 3  LD 1

Moussa 4  LD 2

Moussa 3  LD 2 OT

#7 Moussa Advances

#8 Matt v #9 James

Matt 3  James 2

Matt 4  James 3 OT

Matt 5  James 3

Matt 4  James 3

#8 Matt Advances

#1 JP v #8 Matt

JP 6  Matt 3

JP 0  Matt 4

JP 1  Matt 3

JP 2  Matt 3

JP 2  Matt 0

JP 2  Matt 0

JP 4  Matt 0

#1 JP Advances

#2 Vinner v #7 Moussa

     Vinner 4  Moussa 3 OT

Vinner 6  Moussa 3

Vinner 4  Moussa 2

Vinner 2  Moussa 4

Vinner 1  Moussa 0

#2 Vinner Advances

#3 John F v  #6 Lou

John F 3  Lou 4  OT

John F 3  Lou 4

John F 3  Lou 4

John F 1  Lou 6

#6 Lou Advances  

#4 Anthony v #5 Len

Anthony 0  Len 2

Anthony 0  Len 4

Anthony 3  Len 5

Anthony 2  Len 3

#5 Len Advances

#1 JP v #6 Lou

JP 4  Lou 2

JP 2  Lou 4

JP 2  Lou 3

JP 3  Lou 9

JP 3  Lou 4 OT

#6 Lou Advances

#2 Vinner v  #5 Len

Vinner 8  Len 3

Vinner 3  Len 1

Vinner 5  Len 6

Vinner 3  Len 1

Vinner 2  Len 1

#2 Vinner Advances

3rd Place (best of 3)

#1 JP v #5 Len

JP 2  Len 1

JP 5  Len 4 OT

JP 3rd Place

Classic Cup Final 2015

#2 Vinner v #6 Lou

Vinner 3  Lou 4

Vinner 1  Lou 2 OT

Vinner 3  Lou 4

Vinner 2  Lou 5

Lou wins the 2015 Classic Cup!

Knockout Round Finals (Best of 3)

Anthony 2  John F 1

Anthony 3  John F 7

Anthony 3  John F 4

John F wins the 2015 Knockout Round!

PLAYER AWARDS

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:  Vinnie Catania

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER:  Vinnie Catania

BEST SPORTSMANSHIP: Anthony Sciacca

FUNNEST OPPONENT:  John F.

THANKS PEGGY O'NEILLS FOR HAVING US THIS SEASON!

THANKS MOTHER PUGS FOR HAVING US THIS SEASON!

OUR BEST SEASON EVER, thanks so much to all of the players for taking the time, making the trek and supporting NY City Table Hockey.

 Photos for Classic Cup can be found in PHOTO ALBUM just click on "Classic Cup 2015"

photos by John F and Matt Meizner

CLASSIC CUP PLAYOFFS APRIL 18 2015 IN CONEY ISLAND

 

The Classic Cup has not been won since April of 2013, and this coming April 18th, the NYCTHA 2014-2015 Classic League season will culminate in the winning of this prestigious table hockey award.  All players who have competed in one classic league date (see standings below) have earned the right to play for the Classic Cup.  All players are welcome to come on the 18th and compete in our round robin and knockout tournament, the winner of which will receive a Famous Nathan's Hot Dogs gift certificate.  If you would like to play, email colecojohnny@yahoo.com no later than Thursday April 16th and you are in!  And now, I'll turn it over to the Bob MacKenzie of table hockey, Johnny Rod, for his Classic Cup Musings and Diatribe.

"Holy Smokes! It's about time ya ham-hock!  I won't be muzzled no longer!  Now you are gonna sit down, zip it, and listen to this here update on the best Classic League season in NYCTHA history, and I don't want any hemmin' or hawin' about I got to put this down, and I got to keep this out, no way Jose, this here is my opinion and dag nabbit' I got to put it all out there!

Lets start off with these games.  Now the boys over at SoHo Table Hockey took the old-fashioned custom coleco s-slot game, you know the one with the s-slot defenseman slots, and turned it into a fast-paced but still precision-like contraption. How so?  Damned If I know!  Lemme see how I can explain this . . . well, just listen to this:  When you get on this here contraption, and you're playin' a guy who is level with ya or maybe a tad bit more ability, after ten seconds a' slappin' the puck around you turn plum-loco and it brings out the beast in ya.  What happens is well, you have an idea on how to score a goal, and cause this contraption is built for precision, you can go ahead and manifest that goal into the natural world.  I kid you not!  But the games look the part too, you got all these great woods they use cause they want to, I don't know!, maybe put the game on a pedestal (where it belongs far as I'm concerned!).  But now the players.  And I'm gonna go and start with my favorite player, "The Road Warrior", or LD.

Now this here feller jack-asses all the way from the outskirts a Philly' to Coney Island just to play in the Classic League!  Once in Coney Island, he fits right in and plays a style all-his-own. LD ain't no crybaby.  Why, one time he didn't win a single match and I heard him when fat-ass JP came up to him to "thank him for his support" (yeah right), he got all sentimental and said to LD, "sorry about your record" and LD got all up in JP's grille and said, "I'll be back next month.  I'm having too much fun to miss out!"  Now ain't that a kick in the pants?  The man travelin' hundreds a miles, has the toughest day a guy can have behind the rods, and he's all excited about travelin back the following month?  LD, you are a man after my own style!

Now I know what ya'lll are gonna cackle . . . 'well, he's just sendin this guy all these hearts and flowers cause he wants to stay on the right side of him . . . a guy with Johnny's mouth gotta build a wall around hisself after all.'  Nonsense!  Just cause the Vinner is twice the size of me, doesn't mean I can't tell the folks he has two times the heart I got!  Now this Hungry Vinner, he didn't just come into the Classic League and start kickin' butt all over the place--attended all 5 league dates, won 46 out of 71 matches, finished in the top four every league date, including losing in the finals two or three times.  What should impress you fools is that he did it all as a Classic League Rookie! No Classic League rookie has had the prolonged impact, both on and off the games, as Vinner has.  Not one.  The mere presence of this here player has not only classed-up the league in quality, but class as well.  And let me tell you, and you heard it here first folks: The Hungry Vinner is going places.  He will win a major tournament before he is through.  So put that in yer pipe and smoke it!

Gosh-darn it!  I would be a most remiss if I did not acknowledge what this player has done for all them Classic League players.  John F.  or "JohnNY Lightning" or "Pico Nation", call him what you will, had the will, vision and resources to defenestrate the old games and bring the sport of table hockey up into the professional ranks for certain.  His SoHo games are professional quality both in performance and look.  If they can raise up JP's game to the level they did (f-in guy won 1st place in the regular season!) then they sure-as-heck have some sorta magic in them!  Besides that, John F. won 42 outta 56 matches, all with a bum-wing.  Playin' hurt he still won one League Date and was in the top four for all the others he played in.  Why over at that Mother Pugs, I personally witnessed him ending The Legend's 15 game winning streak!  He is a threat for the Classic Cup, and lord have mercy whoever plays him in the finals!

What can you say but thanks to a guy who has been in the Classic League since day one back in 2006, and hasn't squawked a single time?  James has been the loyal soldier and supporter and had one of his best days in many a moon with 5 wins just a couple of dates ago. Win or lose James loves slappin that puck around and talking Islanders' hockey with the guys.  No player has been more loyal than James.  He has set the standard the Classic League and all the players appreciate it.  Especially that JP!

Bob, Bob, Bob.  Now the 1st time this here player showed up in Coney Island, he come a- runnin from his parked car right into the Peggy O'Neill's just cause he didn't want to be late!  Nobody loves the game of custom coleco like this here feller.  Always quick with a story, he competes in the classiest of ways and while he wants to win, he never takes hisself seriously and always is lookin' out for his fellow player.  Bob-OH loves to mix it up with the best of them, but for cryin' out loud has not had the success he feels like he is capable of.  This boy is a gamer!

Now this here feller, the steadiest of players in the Classic League this season, has actually gotten better but has fallen further down the standings.  Anthony finished in 2nd the last time there was a Classic League season (2013) but this time finished 4th.  There is no more steady and consistent player.  Why, just look at the GF and GA!  From date to date this player goes from one nailbiter to another!  Always the 1st to help break everything down at the end of the date, and to ref a match that nobody else will, Anthony (a steady soldier himself who has been in the league since 2006) gives his all both on and off the games.  Thanks Anthony!

The last time there was a season in Coney Island, this here player made every league date and played in the finals, despite making the trek from down near Atlantic City.  This season, Len has made only two dates, but man have those been whoppers!  The Meccanisim won 20 of 31 matches in a league whose quality has increased at least 25%.  Len put out the Hungry Vinner at Mother Pugs and if he does show at the Classic Cup playoffs, will do some damage to antoher players' classic cup hopes.  There is no more crafty or clever player. Len's been in the Classic League since 2006 and was one of the founding members along with James and Lou.

 

Look out for The Cleaver!  He'll cut ya folks!  Moussa comes down from Connecticut to hack away with his pico-heavy offense and fierce competitive style.  This boy just wants to WIN!  Anthony Sciacca brought The Cleaver into the Classic League and the dates he has played have been stronger as a result of him showin' up behind the rods. 

 

Matt "Mosh Pit" Meizner was there for us when we needed him most.  This punk-rock player helped out the Classic League by hooking us up with Mother Pugs when Coney Island booked someone else.  In his first Classic League appearance since the 2013 Classic Cup playoffs, Matt took the Legend to three games in the playoffs and won a respectable 7 matches.  Matt's presence ratchets up the intensity and fun at the Classic league and we sure do hope he can make the Classic Cup playoffs this season.  Thanks Man!

 

What can ya say about The Legend?  The man shows up at the Classic League and does what he does best: Win.  Walks in and wins 15 matches in a row, loses one, then goes on to win the playoffs of  the final league date of the 2014-2015 season.  Lou has won three Classic Cups and is poised, it would seem, to win another.  Thanks for your support Lou!

 

Bob Duenksi took the time to visit us back in January and all the folks thought he fit right in.  He defeated the loud-mouth JP, and added a bunch of great witticisms like "Cheesey Fayolle Banker" and "Cheesey chip shot" to the Classic league parlance: for this we are most grateful and welcome "Bashin" Bob to the Classic League playoffs.  (methinks he would rather be golfin'.)

 

So there ya have it!  Straight talk from a guy who's been there for every single goal and save this season!  And its about time somebody bought me a beer for cryin' out loud!  See ya at the Classic Cup April 18th!

 

STANDINGS AFTER 5 LEAGUE DATES March 24, 2015

 

Player MP W T Pts % GF GA GFPG  GAPG   DA
JP 71 60 11 0 .845 293 146 4.12 2.05 5
The Vinner 71 46 23 2 .661 292 176 4.11 2.47 5
 John F. 56  42  14  .750  279  176   4.98 2.98 
 Anthony 56  25  29  .464   153 154  2.73  2.75 4
Len    31  20 11  0  .645 94   83 3.03   2.67  2
Lou 16  15 1  0 .937 85  32  5.31  2.00
 James  55  12  41 2  .236   88  177 1.60  3.21 
 Moussa  28  11  16  1 .410   88 110   3.14 3.92 
 LD  55  45  1  .172 107  240  1.94  4.36 
 Bob  44  8  34  2  .204  101  183  2.29  4.15  3
 Matt  16  7  9  0  .437  38  45  2.37  2.81  1
 Bob Duenski  15  3  12  0  .020 20  51  1.33  3.40  1
 Dennis  16  2  14  0  .125  26  62  1.62  3.87  1

 

 

 

Table Hockey Blitzkrieg Rocks Out Mother Pugs!

 

 

Twelve gods of the rods converged on Mother Pugs in Staten Island Saturday March 21st and proceeded  to rock out the punk-rock dive bar to the tune of 96 matches, 640 goals and 6.67 goals per match.  The SoHo custom coleco games were smokin' as pucks were slapped all over the joint.

"Mosh Pit" Matt Meizner hosted the NYCTHA and we thank him for his helpin' us out on our biggest league date of the season. Photos in PHOTO ALBUM under 2015 Classic League Date V (all photos by John F.)

 

Classic League 2015 Date V Standings Mar 21 2015

Player  MP  L  T   Pts     %  GF  GA  GFPG   GAPG
Lou 16 15 1 0   30 .937  85  32 5.31 2.00
JP 16 15 1 0   30 .937  72  27 4.50 1.68
John F 16 11 5 0   22 .687  88  60 5.50 3.75
The Vinner 16 11 5 0   22 .687  77  44 4.81 2.75
Len 16 10 6 0   20 .625  50  47 3.12 2.93
Anthony 16 8 7 1   17 .531  50  50 3.12 3.12
"Mosh Pit" Matt 16 7 9 0   14 .437  38  45 2.37 2.81
Moussa "The Cleaver" 16 7 9 0   14 .437  55  67 3.43 4.18
LD "The Road Warrior 16 4 11 1   9 .281  34  68 2.12 4.25
Bob 16 3 13 0   6 .187  41  72 2.56 4.50
Dennis 16 2 14 0   4 .125  26  62 1.62 3.87
James 16 2 14 0   4 .125  24  66 1.50 4.12

 

PLAYOFFS

Len 4  Dennis 1

Len 4  Dennis 3 OT

Len advances

Anthony 6  James 1

Anthony 7  James 1

Anthony advances

LD 1  Moussa 3

LD 1  Moussa 5

Moussa advances

Matt 3  Bob 2

Matt 3  Bob 0

Matt advances

Lou 10  Matt 1

Lou 3  Matt 4 OT

Lou 4  Matt 3 OT

Lou advances

JP 6  Moussa 2

JP 5  Moussa 4 OT

JP advances

John F 2  Anthony 4

John F 5  Anthony 1

John F 5 Anthony 1

John F advances

Vinner 4  Len 5

Vinner 7  Len 2

Vinner 1  Len 3

Len advances

Lou 9  Len 3

Lou 5  Len 0

Lou advances

JP 4  John F 2

JP 5  John F 1

JP advances

3rd Place

Len 6  John F 8

John F 3rd Place

Finals

Lou 8  JP 1

Lou 4  JP 5

Lou 4  JP 3

Lou wins Finals

 

 

Classic League 2015 Date IV Was A Ripsnorter!

March 2, 2015

Boy Howdy!  Classic League 2015 Date IV was a ripsnortin' affair.  Seven players battled over 42 matches in the round robin and 16 in the playoffs.  9 OT matches and a huge 6.59 GPG show that this league is all about the fun!

Rookie phenom The Vinner banged and crashed his way to the finals again, only to come up short with one second left in game one, then losing another dogfight 4-5.  He is down to one league date left to reach his admirable goal of winning a prestigious NYC Classic League Date.  Can he do it?  Join us March 21st to find out.

Road Warrior LD once again saved his best for last, winning only once in the round robin, and then winning two of of three to eliminate NYCTHA Veteran James, and taking Classic League Powerhouse John F. to the mat in a pair of thrilling one-goal playoff matches.  This was by far the loudest series of the day, with a packed house cheering on LD. 

Steady Anthony came back from down 0-1 to win game 2 in OT and eliminate his protégé Moussa "The Cleaver."  John F. shook off his series vs. The Hungry Vinner and eliminated Anthony for third place.

"The Cleaver" came in from Connecticut and hacked his way to a respectable 9 points in 12 matches and used his pico heavy offense to stay in those matches he did not win, while "Tie King" James was in every match with his world-renowned intensity and gentlemanly play.  "Hey, put on the Islander game!"  

 

Folks, you are really missing out on a gem of league; we have a great bunch of guys, terrific games (I would argue the best being made today), a friendly venue and its all going on in Coney Island.   We have one league date left, Saturday March 21st.  YOU are invited.  All you have to do is email colecojohnny@yahoo.com and you are in.  See you March 21st! 

Classic League 2015 Date IV Final Standings

Player  MP   Won  Lost  Tied  Pts  %  GF   GA Dif  GFPG GAPG
 JP  12  11  1  0  22  .916  55  25  30  4.58  2.08
 John F.  12  9  3  0  18*  .750  58  37  21  4.83  3.08
 Vinner  12  9  3  0  18  .750  56  32  24  4.66  2.67
 Anthony  12  5  6  1  13  .458  31  31  0  2.58  2.58
 Moussa  12  4  7  1  9  .375  33  43  -10  2.75  3.58
 James  12  1  9  2  4  .166  16  48  -32  1.33  4.00
 LD  12  1  11  0  2  .083  28  61  -33  2.33  5.08

*Won head to head.

Playoffs

(#6) James 3  (#7) LD 4

James 0  LD 2

#7 LD Advances

(#4) Anthony 1  (#5) Moussa 2

Anthony 3  Moussa 2 OT

Anthony 4  Moussa 1

(#4) Anthony Advances

John F. 6  Larry 5 OT

John F. 2  Larry 1

John F. Advances

JP 3  Anthony 2 OT

JP 4  Anthony 1

JP Advances

John F. 4  Vinner 5

John F. 4  Vinner 3

John F. 3  Vinner 5

Vinner Advances

3rd Place

John F. 4   Anthony 3

John F. 2  Anthony 0

John F. wins 3rd Place

Finals

JP 4  Vinner 3 OT

JP 5  Vinner 4

Vinner 2nd Place

Thanks Guys for a TREMENDOUS day of Table Hockey! 

goin' into Date V

CLASSIC LEAGUE STANDINGS AFTER IV DATES (Feb 21, 2015)

Player MP W L T % GF GA GFPG  GAPG DA 
 JP  55  45  10  0  .818  221  119  4.01  2.16  4
 The Vinner  55  35  18  2  .654  215  132  3.90  2.40  4
 John F. "NY Lightning"  40  31  9  0  .775  191  107  3.90  2.40  3
 Anthony  40  17  22  1  .437  103  104  2.57  2.60  3
 Len "The Meccanisim"  15  10  5  0  .667  44  36  2.93  2.40  1
 James "The Tie King"  39  10  27  2  .282  64  133  1.64  3.41  3
 Bob "The Windmill"  28  5  21  2  .214  60  111  2.14  3.96  2
 LD "The Road Warrior"  39  5  34  0  .128  73  172  1.87  4.41  3
 Moussa "The Cleaver"  12  4  7  1  .375  33  43  2.75  3.58  1
  Bob "The Basher" Duenski  15  3  12  0  .020  20  51  1.33  3.40  1

 

 

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Does not cost anything to play . . . all skill levels welcome . . . we are a friendly group of guys who just love to play and we do it in a great venue with free parking and easy access to the Belt Parkway and the Coney Island (Stillwell Avenue stop) Train Station. 

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THE PUCK DROPS AT 10:30 AM. DOUBLE ROUND ROBIN, PLUS PLAYOFFS, WITH LUNCH IN BETWEEN.  ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME.  THIS SEASON THE NYCTHA DEBUTS SOHO TABLE HOCKEY GAMES, THE GAME FOR THE PREMIER TABLE HOCKEY PLAYER.  IT DOES NOT COST ANYTHING TO PLAY.  JUST EMAIL ME AT colecojohnny@yahoo.com the Friday before the league date you want to attend, and you are in!  All we ask is that you stay and have lunch with us and support our terrific venue, Peggy O'NEILL'S.  Free parking and a block from the Coney Island Train Station.

 

2014-2015 NY CITY CLASSIC LEAGUE DATES:

APRIL 18 CLASSIC CUP PLAYOFFS

 

 

 

 

Table Hockey Vortex Freezes Coney Island!

 

A table hockey storm erupted at Peggy O'Neill's in Coney Island January 10th.  Six players belted out 45 matches over a triple round robin (averaging 5.73 GPM). Red hot NYCTHA rookie (3rd league date ever) The Vinner blew through round robin, winning 13 of 15, racking up 80 goals and allowing a measly 26.   Bob Duenski made his long-awaited debut, defeating JP in what felt like a grudge match (scoring 6 of his 20 goals against JP for some reason), and NYCTHA mainstay The Meccanisim, FINALLY showed up at Coney Island and exposed his wiles for all to ponder.  Road Warrior LD picked up his game to the tune of winning a playoff series and taking The Vinner to three matches in round two, while NYCTHA founding member James had his best day in awhile, starting the new year off with 5 wins.  JP appreciates all your support.   C'mon back for the Coney Island Mug tournament Saturday January 31st! 

Standings after triple round robin. 

Player MP Won Lost Tied Points % GF GA Dif GFPG GAPG
Vinner 15 13 2 0 26 .867 80 26 54 5.33 1.73
JP 15 11 4 0 22 .733 58 30 28 3.86 2.00
Len 15 10 5 0 20 .667 44 36 8 2.93 2.40
James 15 5 10 0 10 .333 32 44 -12 2.13 2.93
LD 15 3 12 0 6* 0.20 24 71 -47 1.60 4.73
Bob Duenski 15 3 12 0 6 0.20 20 51 -31 1.33 3.40
                       

*won head to head.

PLAYOFFS

(#3) Len 2  (#6) Bob1

Len 0  Bob 2

Len  5  Bob 0

(#3) Len Advances

(#4) James 0  (#5) LD 2

James 2  LD 3

(#5) LD Advances

(#1) Vinner 3  (#5) LD 1

Vinner 2  LD 4

Vinner 4  LD 2

(#1) Vinner Advances

(#2) JP 4  (#3) Len 2

JP 5  Len 4  OT

(#2) JP Advances

3rd Place Match

(#3) Len 3 (#5) LD 2

Finals

(#1) Vinner 1 (#2) JP 5

Vinner 1  JP 5

THANKS GUYS FOR A GREAT DAY OF THE BEAUTIFUL GAME!

 

all good photos by John F and can be found in the Photo Album under 2014-2015 Classic League Date III Jan 10, 2015 

 

 Standings after 3 League Dates (Jan 10 2015)

Player MP Won Lost Tied % GF GA Dif GFPG GAPG DA
JP 43 34 9 0 .790 166 94 72 3.86 2.18 3
The Vinner 43 26 15 2 .627 159 100 59 3.69 2.32 3
John F 28 22 6 0 .785 133 70 63 4.75 2.50 2
Anthony 28 12 16 0 .428 72 73 -1 2.57 2.60 2
Len 15 10 5 0 .667 44 36 8 2.93 2.40 1
James 27 9 18 0 .333 48 85 -37 1.78 3.14 2
Bob 28 5 21 2 .214 60 111 -51 2.14 3.96 2
LD 27 4 23 0 .148 45 111 -66 1.67 4.11 2
Bob Duenski 15 3 12 0 0.20 20 51 -31 1.33 3.40 1

 

 

Classic League Date II Blew The Doors Off Peggy O'Neill's!

December 21, 2014

Larry and Anthony in round robin action on a SoHo Table Hockey game at Coney Island

Seven players battled for 42 round robin matches and 16 playoff matches.  GFPG in the round robin were 5.97 per match.  John F and JP had identical 11-1 records but John F got the tiebreaker (fewer GA).  New player Larry drove up from Cherry Hill NJ (the site of a once notorious multi table league that is now defunct) and played much better than his record indicates.  He is coming back January 10. 

But the big story was the upset in the semi-final when JP got mowed down in game three by The Vinner, and tumbled down to 3rd place. John F beat-down The  Hungry Vinner in the Finals to win his 1st league date in over a season just as he is about to embark on hiatus.  Take Care John F!

It was great to see (NYCTHA Original Member) James back in Coney Island--come back in January James!

 

Get in the picture!  There are only 3 League Dates left this season, if you want to play, it is very easy, just email me.  It is all about the fun here, so don't hesitate. It is really simple: table hockey is fun.  The guys are great.  The venue is nice and easy to get to.  What exactly are you waiting for? 

 

Date II Standings after double Round Robin

Player MP W L T Pts % GF GA Dif GFPG GAPG
John F 12 11 1 0 22 .916 73 22 51 6.08 1.83
JP 12 11 1 0 22 .916 49 26 23 4.08 2.16
The Vinner 12 6 5 1 13 .541 36 31 5 3.00 2.58
Anthony 12 5 7 0 10 .416 29 28 1 2.41 2.33
James 12 4 8 0 8 .333 16 41 -25 1.33 2.56
Bob 12 3 8 1 7 .292 23 43 -20 1.92 3.58
Larry 12 1 11 0 2 .083 25 60 -35 2.08 5.00

PLAYOFFS

(#7) Larry 1  (#6) Bob 9

Larry 0  Bob 6

(#6) Bob Advances

(#3) The Vinner  1  (#6) Bob 2 OT

The Vinner 5  Bob 1

The Vinner 3  Bob 2  OT

(#3) The Vinner Advances

(#4) Anthony 4  (#5) James 1

Anthony 5  James 2

(#4) Anthony Advances

(#1) John F 4   (#4) Anthony 3

John F 5  Anthony 0

(#1) John F Advances

(#2) JP 3  (#3) The Vinner 5

JP 3  The Vinner 1

JP 1  The Vinner 2

(#3) The Vinner Advances

3rd Place

(#2) JP 2  (#4) Anthony 0

JP 3  Anthony 2

JP 3rd Place

The Finals

(#1) John F 6  (#3) The Vinner  4

John F 5  The Vinner 1

John F wins Finals

THANKS GUYS FOR A TERRIFIC DAY OF TABLE HOCKEY!

 

Bob,  John F, The Vinner, James, JP, Larry, Anthony

 

 

STANDINGS AFTER LEAGUE DATE II 2014-2015

Player MP Won Lost Tied % GF GA GFPG GAPG LDA
JP 28 23 5 0 .821 108 64 3.85 2.28 2
John F 28 22 6 0 .785 133 70 4.75 2.50 2
The Vinner 28 13 13 2 .500 79 74 2.82 2.64 2
Anthony 28 12 16 0 .428 72 73 2.57 2.60 2
Bob 28 5 21 2 .214 60 111 2.14 3.96 2
James 12 4 8 0 .333 16 41 1.33 2.56 1
Larry 12 1 11 0 .083 25 60 2.08 5.00 1

 

 

 

 all (good) photos by John F.

 

2014-2015 CLASSIC LEAGUE OPENER A ROARING SUCCESS.

October 8, 2014

Two years to the day of our last NY City Table Hockey Classic League Opener, the Boys were Back in Town Saturday October 4th to open the book on the 2014-2015 season and after banging out 56 matches over twenty rounds and playoffs, on brand new premier-level soho table hockey custom coleco games, its safe to assume that this will be our best season yet!

 more photos in PHOTO ALBUM

Five players, including our latest addition, NYCTHA Rookie "The Vinner," each got 16 matches in plus playoffs and lunch.  Goal scoring was the highest in several seasons, a whopping 6 goals per game, and a measly four shutouts in 56 matches (31 one-goal matches).  NYC Table Hockey Classic League Opening day was dedicated to the late Bob Ingo of Chicago, Illinois who passed away March 16, 2014.  Bob was a Coleco US Open and WTHA Hegewisch Cup Champion besides being a champion of a man.  He will be truly missed and fondly thought of wherever and whenever people have fun playing table hockey.  God Bless You Bob!

Player MP   Won  Lost   Tied   Points Point% GF GA Dif GFPG GAPG
JP 16 12 4 0 24 .750 59 38 21 3.68 2.37
John 16 11 5 0 22 .687 60 48 12 3.75 3.00
Vinnie 16 7 8 1 15 .468 43 43 0 2.68 2.68
Anthony 16 7 9 0 14 .437 43 45 -2 2.68 2.81
Bob 16 2 13 1 5 .156 37 68 -31 2.31 4.25

Playoffs

Play-In (Best of 3)

(#4) Anthony 4 (#5) Bob 1

Anthony 2  Bob 1

Anthony Advances

Semi-Finals (Best of 5)

(#2) John 9  (#3) Vinnie 0

John 4  Vinnie 3 OT

John 4  Vinnie 3 OT

John Advances

(#1) JP 1  (#4) Anthony 3

JP 2  Anthony 3

JP 3  Anthony 2

JP 3 Anthony 2

JP 3  Anthony 2 OT

JP Advances

3rd Place

Anthony 3  Vinnie 2 OT

Anthony 1 Vinnie 0

Anthony wins 3rd Place

Finals

JP 9  John 1

JP 4  John 6

JP 8  John 1

JP 8 John 4

THANKS FOR A GREAT DAY OF TABLE HOCKEY GUYS

GET IN THE PICTURE--join us!  email colecojohnny@yahoo.com

Classic League Opening Day Furious Five, from left: The Vinner, John F., JP, Bob D., Anthony

in the foreground: Buffalo Sabres Logo Soho Table Hockey Custom Coleco game email john@sohotablehockey.com

 

THE CATANIA CUP

 

The Vinner lines up a dreaded pico in Coney Island action.

 

On the horizon . . . . . . . .  From an undisclosed location east of Coney Island Sunday November 23rd is the Inaugural "Catania Cup"

And the results are in!   

After 3 Round Robins

PLAYER MP W L T PTS % GF GA Dif GFPG GAPG
 John F.  12  9  3  0  18  .750  54  37  17  4.50  3.08
 JP  12  8  16  .667  57  41  16  4.75  3.42
 The Vinner  12  5  0  10  .417  35  37  -2  2.92  3.08
 Bob  12  4  7  1  9  .375  34  49  -15  2.83  4.08
 Joe  12  3  8  1  7  .292  27  43  -16  2.25  3.58

PLAYOFFS

(#4) Bob 0 (#5) Joe 3

Bob 1 Joe 2 

(#5) Joe Advances

(#1) John F  7  (#5) Joe 5

John F 11  Joe 3

John F 3  Joe 5

John F 5  Joe 2

(#1) John F Advances

(#2) JP 2 (#3) The Vinner 3

JP 5  The Vinner 1

JP 4  The Vnner 2

JP 5  The Vinner 4

(#2) JP Advances

3rd Place  (Bob playing for Joe)

(#3) The Vinner 7  (#4 Bob) 2

The Vinner 5  Bob 2

(#3) The Vinner wins 3rd Place

Finals

(#1) John F 7  (#2) JP 2

John F 6  JP 4

John F 4  JP 1

John F wins Cattania Cup!!!

It was a great day of table hockey, food, and camaraderie, but really, Lola stole the show . . . John F. wins the inaugural Cattania Cup.  He was hot on this day, and JP did not defeat him all day (couldn't stop the high pass!)  The Vinner rolled out the red carpet for his fellow players with great eats, drink and first class hospitality.  Thanks Vinnie for a great day--you are a most welcome addition to the NYCTHA in particular and table hockey in general. 

The Vinner will not miss our next league date on Saturday December 13th in Coney Island at Peggy O'Neill's.  Will YOU??  I hope not.  To join us all you have to do is email colecojohnny@yahoo.com no later than the Friday before the league date and you are in!

 

DECEMBER 13th.  10:30AM.  It is going to be big, folks.  Players from Central PA, Philadelphia, and otherwise unknown environs (the above undisclosed location, perhaps?) are making the jaunt because they are aware of the great time in store for them.  And you too!

You are invited.  Email colecojohnny@yahoo.com if you want to play.

 

 

Visit Our Table Hockey Friends Across North America

October 13, 2014

 

 

Table Hockey is other people.  Do you realize that  when you show up at a league or tournament  by doing so you are providing a fellow player an opportunity to play the sport he loves?  Its true!  NY City Table Hockey exists for the players in NY and across the country  to come and meet up with others who just  want to play table hockey.  And we always have fun doing it. 

 click on this link for a brief history of the s-slot by AJ Sarma http://www.scthl.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html

Here are some of our friends who have supported us in the past and continue to do so (although I'd love to see them in November and December).  If you cannot make it to Coney Island (really?  c'mon Man!) then support your local table hockey organization--or better yet-- step up and organize a league or tournament yourself!  The most credibility anyone can create for themselves is by organizing a league or a tournament in the town they live in.  Everything else is just talk--and we all know what talk is worth! 

This list is partial and if you want to be included on it, simply email colecojohnny@yahoo.com and you will be on the list!

 

www.sohotablehockey.com the latest in custom coleco games . . . great league and super tournament!

http://www.scthl.blogspot.com/ the old games . . . made anew!  Aj takes vintage stock and weaves it into gold.

www.cpthl.org if you want to play on all the old games in a laid-back atmosphere, get to Marysville!

www.thlh.us well-run, flat-out fun--the most fun thing about Hershey is this league!

www.rodwarriors.com  need a stiga game?  Parts?  Visit Len.  He does things right.

www.tablehockey.com The Michelangelo of Table Hockey, Rick Benej builds great games.

www.wtha.com Brings table hockey to the world.

www.canadahockeytable.com  Custom coleco Canada style--games made by the champs in Montreal.  Watch out for The Animal!

www.nthl.cahttp:/ Simply the best tournament circuit for custom coleco; three stops in the U.S.

http://www.ontariotablehockey.com/ PP2, Stiga, Custom Coleco, the boys up in and around Toronto talkin' table hockey. Visit the Forum.

http://nerhanews.webs.com/  One of the coolest multi board leagues going--for over 30 years. Another multi-game league in Pennsylvania.

 http://www.devenezia.com/downloads/round-robin/rounds.php So you want to make a schedule, do ya?

colecojohnny@yahoo.com  I know that guy!  He is always sayin "If you want to play table hockey, all you have to do is email."

 

 

DROP THE PUCK!

THIS IS FROM OUR FIRST CLASSIC LEAGUE DATE IN OCTOBER 2006--DOES THAT NOT LOOK LIKE FUN?????

great friendships and camaraderie!

 

 

 

look at that intensity!  custom coleco brings it outta ya!

You playin'?

colecojohnny@yahoo.com

 

Games For Sale.

October 22, 2014

We  are selling a few tournament ready games.  One of them (below and more photos in PHOTO ALBUM) is a Maple Leafs logo Martin Labelle game, in excellent condition (teams not included--need 'em for the league!), as well as a couple of "big" games (you can email colecojohnny@yahoo.com for photos and details of the big games).  Games can be delivered to you, contact me for details.

 

2012-13 CLASSIC LEAGUE CLOSES WITH A BANG!

July 4, 2013

I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE PLAYERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CLASSIC CUP PLAYOFFS AND ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORTED THE NYCTHA DURING THIS SHORTENED SEASON, ESPECIALLY LEN MECCA WHO HAD THE LONGEST DRIVE, OVER 100 MILES, AND DID NOT MISS A SINGLE LEAGUE DATE.  THANKS LEN FOR YOUR TREMENDOUS SUPPORT.

WE HAD A LONG DAY OF TABLE HOCKEY DURING CLASSIC CUP PLAYOFFS AND ALL OF THE ACTION IS DOCUMENTED BELOW. 

colecojohnny@yahoo.com

PLAYOFFS ROUND ROBIN RESULTS

match one

Len 4  Anthony 3

Matt 3  JP 8

Moussa 3  John F 1

Bob 1  Edward 2

match two

John F 5  Len 4 OT

Edward 5  Moussa 0

Matt 6  Bob 4

Anthony 0  JP 0 OT

match three 

Moussa 4  Bob 1

JP 4  John F 3

Len 4  Edward 4  OT

Matt 2  Anthony 5

match four

Anthony 2  John F 4

Bob 1  Len 4

Edward 2  JP 3  OT

Moussa 3  Matt 0

match five

Bob 2  JP 4

Anthony 4  Edward 3

John F 5  Matt 2

Len 5  Moussa 2

match six

JP 6  Moussa 2

Len 4  Matt 2

Bob 2  Anthony 5

John F 3  Edward 4

match seven

Matt 4  Edward 2

John F 5  Bob 0

Anthony 0  Moussa 2

JP 4  Len 3

PLAYER WON LOST TIED PTS RANKING
JP 6 0 1 13 1
Moussa 4 3 0 8* 2
John F 4 3 0 8 3
Anthony 3 2 2 8# 4
Len 3 2 2 8 5
Edward 3 3 1 7 6
Matt 2 5 0 4 7
Bob 0 7 0 0 8

*won head to head

#fewer goals against

 

 SINGLE ELIMINATION

JP 4  Bob 3

Moussa 2  Matt 3

John F 3  Edward 2

Anthony 4  Len 1

JP 4  Matt 1

John F 3  Anthony 1

JP 5  John F 4

 

2012-2013 CLASSIC LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS

PLAYER MP WON LOST TIED PTS% GF GA DIF GFPG GAPG OT FINALRANK
JP 43 33 6 4 .813 161 80 81 3.74 1.86 2-1-4 1
Anthony 43 26 12 5 .662 121 95 26 2.81 2.20 3-1-5 2
Len 43 22 17 4 .558 127 96 31 2.95 2.23 3-4-4 3
John F 31 16 12 3 .564 100 81 19 3.22 2.61 2-0-3 4
Edward 31 12 17 2 .419 71 87 -16 2.29 2.80 0-3-2 5
Moussa 19 9 10 0 .473 38 50 -12 2.00 2.63 ---- 6
James 36 6 26 4 .222 58 114 -56 1.61 3.17 0-4-4 7
Matt 19 5 14 0 .263 31 66 -35 1.63 3.47 2-0-0 8
Bob 19 2 17 0 .105 31 77 -46 1.63 4.05 1-1-0 9

 2012-13 Classic Cup Playoffs

(#1) JP v (#8) Bob               (#2) Anthony  v (#7)  Matt          (#3) Len v (#6) Moussa

JP 4  Bob 0                                   Anthony 2  Matt 3                           Len 2  Moussa 1

JP 6  Bob 1                                   Anthony 3  Matt 2                            Len 5  Moussa 3

JP 5  Bob 3                                   Anthony 6  Matt 0                            Len 2  Moussa 4

JP 2  Bob 1                                   Anthony 4  Matt 2                            Len 7  Moussa 1

JP 3  Bob 2                                   Anthony 2  Matt 5                            Len 3  Moussa 2

JP Advances                                 Anthony 0  Matt 1                             Len Advances

                                                      Anthony 2  Matt 6

                                                        Matt Advances

    

(#4) John F  v (#5) Edward          (#3) Len v (#4) John F          (#1) JP v (#7) Matt

John F 6  Edward 1                             Len 4  John F 1                        JP 2  Matt 1

John F 8  Edward 6                             Len 2  John F 1                        JP 7  Matt 4

John F 5 Edward 3                              Len 4  John F 1                        JP 2  Matt 5

John F 2  Edward 3                             Len 2  John F 3                        JP 3  Matt 1

John F 6  Edward 5                             Len 8  John F 2                        JP 2  Matt 1

John F Advances                                   Len Advances                        JP Advances

 

3rd Place                                       FINALS                                     CONEY ISLAND MUG

John F 6  Matt 5                     (#1) JP 1 (#3) Len 2  OT                  Anthony 3  Bob 2 

John F 2  Matt 3                              JP 3  Len 4  OT                          Anthony 5  Bob 0

John F 3  Matt 2                              JP 1  Len 7                                Anthony Advances

John F wins 3rd Place                     JP 3  Len 2                                Edward 2  Moussa 5

                                                       JP 6  Len 4                                Edward 3  Moussa 2

                                                        JP 6  Len 5                                 Edward 4  Moussa 3

                                                        JP 3  Len 1                                 Edward Advances

                                                      JP wins Finals                              Anthony 0  Edward 4 

                                                                                                        Anthony 0  Edward 2

                                                                                                         Edward advances

                                                                                                          FINALS 

                                                                                                         Matt 2  Edward 1

                                                                                                         Matt 2  Edward 1

                                                                                                         MATT WINS CONEY ISLAND MUG

 

Congratulations Matt for winning the 1st ever Coney Island Mug!  

THANKS TO PEGGY O'NEILL'S IN CONEY ISLAND FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT AND HOSPITALITY THIS SEASON. 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PLAY TABLE HOCKEY NEXT SEASON, CONTACT colecojohnny@yahoo.com and maybe we will have a season!

  

 

CLASSIC LEAGUE DATE VI: THE RODS WERE BURNIN'!

March 11, 2013

2012-13 NYCTHA CLASSIC LEAGUE DATE VI

RESULTS

Match One

Bob 2 John F. 5

Edward 0  Len 1

Anthony 2  JP 5

Match Two

Len 5  James 0

Bob 1  JP 7

Edward 0  Anthony 5

Match Three

JP 2  John F 2  OT

Anthony 1  James 0

Bob 3  Edward 4

Match Four

Anthony 1  Len 1  OT

Edward 3  John F 1

Bob 0  James 3

Match Five

Edward 1 JP 7

Bob 3  Len 4   OT

John F 5  James 0

Match Six

Bob 0  Anthony 1

JP 8  James 1

Len 1  John F 3

Match Seven

Edward 3  James 1

Anthony 6  John F 4

JP 2  Len 3  OT

Match Eight

Edward 2  Len 3

Anthony 2  JP 3

Bob 1  John F 4

Match Nine

Bob 0  JP 3

Edward 3  Anthony 5

Len 2  James 0

Match Ten

Anthony 2  James 2  OT

Bob 6  Edward 1

JP 2  John F 3

Match Eleven

Edward 3  John F 4

Bob 3  James 2  OT

Anthony 5  Len 4  OT

Match Twelve

Bob 1  Len 5

John F 3  James 2

Edward 2  JP 5

Match Thirteen

JP 3  James 0

Len 3  John F 4 OT

Bob 0  Anthony 8

Match Fourteen

Anthony 4  John F 2

JP 3  Len 2  OT

Edward 1  James 0

DATE VI FINAL STANDINGS

 

PLAYER MP W L T PTS % GF GA DIF GFPG GAPG OT
JP 12 9 2 1 19 .791 50 19 31 4.17 1.58 1-1-1
Anthony 12 8 2 2 18 .750 42 24 18 3.50 2.00 1-0-2
John F 12 8 3 1 17 .708 40 29 11 3.33 2.42 1-0-1
Len 12 7 4 1 15 .625 34 24 10 2.83 2.00 1-3-1
Edworld 12 4 8 0 8 .333 23 41 -18 1.92 3.42 -----
Bob 12 2 10 0 4 .167 20 47 -27 1.67 3.91 1-1
James 12 1 10 1 3 .125 11 36 -25 0.92 3.00 0-1-1

 

 

PLAYOFFS (best of three)

Play-In For Sixth Seed

James 0  Bob 1  OT

James 3  Bob 2

James 3  Bob 2  OT 

#6 James 0  #3 John F 4

#6 James 1  #3 John F 3

#5 Edward 2  #4 Len 3

#5 Edward 4  #4 Len 3  OT

#5 Edward 1  #4 Len 0

#3 John F 3  #2 Anthony 1

#3 John F 3  #2 Anthony 0

#5 Edward 2  #1 JP 6

#5 Edward 1  #1 JP 7

FINALS

#3 John F 1  #1 JP 7

#3 John F 3  #1 JP 6

JP wins Date VI

See you all April 6th in Coney Island when we play for the Classic Cup!

2012-2013 Classic League Standings after Date VI

PLAYER MP W L T % GF GA DIF GFPG GAPG OT
JP 36 27 6 3 .791 132 65 67 3.67 1.81 1-1-3
Anthony 36 23 10 3 .680 101 78 23 2.80 2.17 3-1-3
Len 36 19 15 2 .555 99 74 25 2.76 2.05 3-3-2
John F 24 12 9 3 .562 74 62 12 3.08 2.58 1-0-3
Edworld 24 9 14 1 .396 49 68 -19 2.04 2.83 0-2-1
James 36 6 26 4 .222 58 114 -56 1.61 3.17 0-4-4
Moussa 12 5 7 0 .416 22 32 -10 1.83 2.66 ------
Matt 12 3 9 0 .250 20 35 -15 1.67 2.92 2-0-0
Bob 12 2 10 0 .167 20 47 -27 1.67 3.91 1-1

 

 

 

CLASSIC LEAGUE DATE IV: THE MECCANISIM TAKES OVER!

January 16, 2013

JANUARY 12, 2013 @ PEGGY O'NEILL'S

RESULTS

Match One

Matt 3  Edward 2 OT

JP 2  Moussa 0

Len 3  James 2 OT

Match Two

JP 5  Anthony 2

Len 3  Edward 1

Moussa 5  James 3

Match Three

Len 4  Matt 1

Anthony 3  James 1

Edward 4  Moussa 0

Match Four

JP 3 James 2

Matt 5  Moussa 0

Anthony 2  Edward 0

Match Five

Moussa 3  Len 2

JP 6  Edward 0

Anthony 3  Matt 1

Match Six

Edward 2  James 2 OT

Anthony 2  Len 1

JP 3  Matt 1

Match Seven

Anthony 2  Moussa 1

Matt 2  James 1 OT

Len 7  JP 3

Match Eight

Edward 3  Matt 0

JP 3 Moussa 1

Len 3  James 0

Match Nine

Anthony 3  JP 2

Edward 5  Len 3

Moussa 2  James 1

Match Ten

Len 3  Matt 1

Anthony 3  James 2 OT

Moussa 3  Edward 1

Match Eleven

JP 2  James 1

Moussa 5 Matt 2

Anthony 3  Edward 2 OT

Match Twelve

Len 3  Moussa 0

Edward 3  JP 2

Anthony 3  Matt 0

Match Thirteen

Edward 3  James 0

Len 5  Anthony 1

JP 5  Matt 2

Match Fourteen

Anthony 4  Moussa 2

James 3  Matt 2

JP 2  Len 1

PLAYER MP WON LOST TIED PTS % GF GA DIF GFPG GAPG
Anthony 12 10 2 0 20 .833 31 22 9 2.58 1.83
JP 12 9 3 0 18 .750 38 23 15 3.17 1.92
Len* 12 8 4 0 16 .667 38 21 17 3.17 1.75
Edward 12 5 6 1 11 .458 26 27 -1 2.16 2.25
Moussa 12 5 7 0 10 .416 22 32 -10 1.83 2.66
Matt 12 3 9 0 6 .250 20 35 -15 1.67 2.92
James 12 1 10 1 3 .125 18 33 -15 1.25 2.75

 

PLAYOFFS   (Single Elimination)

#7James 1  #6 Matt 0

James advances as #6 seed

#3 Len 7  #6 James 2

#4 Edward 4  #5 Moussa 1

#1 Anthony 6  #4  Edward 5  OT

#2 JP 2  #3 Len 4

FINAL

#1 Anthony 3  #3 Len 4  OT

Len Wins Date IV 

 

A sacrimonious septet!

THE SANCTIMONIOUS SEPTET!  From Left:JP, Anthony, Edworld, Len, James, Moussa, Matt

CLASSIC LEAGUE STANDINGS AFTER DATE IV

January 16, 2013
PLAYER MP WON LOST TIED WIN% GF GA DIF GFPG GAPG
JP* 24 18 4 2 .792 82 46 36 3.41 1.92
Anthony 24 15 8 1 .645 59 54 5 2.45 2.25
Len * 24 12 11 1 .520 65 50 15 2.70 2.08
Edward 12 5 6 1 .458 26 27 -1 2.16 2.25
Moussa 12 5 7 0 .416 22 32 -10 1.83 2.66
James 24 5 16 3 .270 47 78 -31 1.96 3.25
John F. 12 4 6 2 .417 34 33 1 2.83 2.75
Matt 12 3 9 0 .250 20 35 -15 1.67

2.92

*Dates Won.

2012-2013 Classic League Opens With A Bang!

October 7, 2012

 

 

 

RESULTS

match one

John F  2  Len 2 OT

Anthony 1  JP 3

match two

JP 4  James 1

Anthony 4  John F 5

match three

Anthony 2  Len 3 OT

John F 6  James 2

match four

John F 3  JP 5

James 3  Len 1

match five

James 4  Anthony 1

JP 4  Len 1

match six

John F 2  Len 1

JP 5  Anthony 2

match seven

JP 4  James 4 OT

Anthony 4  John F 3

match eight

Len 3  Anthony 1

James 4  John F 3

match nine

JP 2  John F 1

James 3  Len 1

match ten

Anthony 2  James 1 OT

JP 3  Len 1

match eleven

Len 2  John F 0

Anthony 4  JP 0

match twelve

JP 7  James 1

Anthony 3  John F 2

match thirteen

Anthony 2  Len 1

John F 5  James 2

match fourteen

John F 2  JP 2 OT

Len 9  James 2

match fifteen

Anthony 2  James 2 OT

JP 5  Len 2

 

 

 Player MP   Won Lost  Tied   Pts  % GF  GA  Dif   GFPG GAPG  Rank 
 JP  12  9  1  2  20  .833  44  23  21  3.66  1.92

 1

 Anthony  12  5  6  1  11  .458  28  32  -4  2.33  2.67  2
 John F *  12  4  6  2  10  .417  34  33  1  2.83  2.75  3
 James  12  4  6  2  10  .417  29  45  -16  2.42  3.75  4
 Len  12  4  7  1  9  .375  27  29  -2  2.25  2.41

 5

*won head to head (2-1)

 

PLAYOFFS

 (#5) Len 3  (#4) James 0

Len 5  James 1

(#2) Anthony 2  (#3) John F 1 OT

Anthony 2  John 3

Anthony 3  John 1

(#1) JP 3   (#4) Len 2 OT

JP 3  Len 1

3rd Place Match

(#3) John F. 1   (#4) Len 3

Final

(#1) JP 2   (#2) Anthony 0

JP 2  Anthony 3

JP 3  Anthony 1

JP wins 2-1

 

from left: John F., Anthony, JP, James, Len

Thanks Guys for a TERRIFIC Season Opener! 

                       
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         

The Custom Coleco 5380: Classic Hockey At 500 MPH

"The custom coleco 5380 has soul!"

Vancouver Table Hockey Champ Dominic Froome

SuperDave celebrates a clutch goal! 

SuperDave celebrates a clutch goal at Bridgewater Tournament July 2011

 

Back in August 2005 I was invited to a "bring your own game" event in Marysville PA.  It was an eye-opening event (the guys weren't much to look at but the variety of classic table hockey games was). 

 

One game in particular caught my eye.  It was a coleco 5385, circa 1982.  The defense slots were shaped like an S, the game was only 19-1/2 inches wide, and taking the puck out from behind the net was an adventure.  But the game was fast, faster than any other game I had played on to that date.  The game I grew up on was the original benej game, then stiga . . . but this was something else.  Spring driven, flat players, and tight "checking," the 5385 was a game that drew the emotions out of all who played on her.  On my 3 hour drive home, I made plans to get my hands on one as soon as possible.  Luckily, my table hockey Mentor, Adam Z., told me to get in touch with table hockey impressario Len Mecca, who guided me to the man most responsible for bringing the coleco 5385 back to life, Martin Labelle.  Martin, you see, was making state of the art coleco games for a tournament circuit up in Quebec.  He sold me a game two days later and in a week I was on my back deck going toe to toe with my brother.  This game simply scorched!

 a photo of the coleco 5385 game.

You see, there aren't many places to hide on the s-slot pattern.  With a level game and glass and new rods and a weighted down irwin puck, you can be fast and precise and allow the game to sing.  Each game has its own song, and before long I bought a second game from Martin, had a tournament, and started up a league in September 2006. Along with Greg Scoma and Anthony Sciacca, we had a terrific "Classic" league using these games, and games we bought from Carlo and Gino Bossio who picked up the torch from Martin Labelle and now build the custom coleco games. ( www.canadahockeytable.com )

After a break and a successful Vintage League, we have decided to get back to the custom coleco Classic League and invite you to come out and see for yourself why this particular game, revered in Quebec, is such a special one; how it can transform even the most meek and quiet person into a raging puckster in less than five minutes.  Its exciting, its back, and you know what?  Its about time!  Come out and see for yourself how this game has "soul."  We are playing Saturday November 3rd.  Email me if you would like to play.

colecojohnny@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Hangin' with the Big Boys!  From Martin Labelle's 2008 Sherbrooke Tournament, which he won . . .

(from left) Patrick Cote, colecojohnny, Martin Labelle, Gino Bossio.

To get your hands on a custom coleco 5380, visit www.canadahockeytable.com