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Finally, A Rookie Champ… An Old One Too, Haha!

August 9, 2010 by Galvin Tan in Daily Rants, Sports with 2 Comments


Over the weekend, I took part in the FCM Players Challenge 2010, an annual foosball (table soccer) tournament organised by Foosball Community Malaysia (FCM).



It was a joyful and tiring weekend having to go through some intense battle with some younger opponents which is half my age.

Now, I’ve been playing competitive foosball for years now – based on experience, I’m no longer a rookie but following the new ranking system, somehow I’m still eligible to play in the Rookies category. So I took the opportunity to play in the Rookie Doubles event.

My original partner stood me up last minute, so I had to pair up with another partner, a young talented chap by the name of Danny Lu. Funny thing is his partner stood him up too.

It’s a risky partnership because we have never teamed up together before in any tournament. However we manage to get along fine throughout the tournament and Danny proves himself to be a very skillful and strong player. We fought all the way to the finals and won the Rookie Doubles title. Perhaps it’s a blessing in disguise.

From left: Cyrus Foo, Me, Danny Lu and Zayd.

Another partnership that proves to be fruitful is with my old partner, Cyrus Foo. We fought our way to semi-finals of the Open Doubles event only to be let down by fatigue and tiredness. However, we are rather happy with 3rd placing considering that we haven’t been playing as a team for a couple of tournaments.

From left: Cyrus Foo, Zayd and me.

Double joy for me and suddenly I’m no longer a Rookie.



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A creative professional and social media junkie, Galvin Tan has been blogging since 2005 and he writes about everything from food to gadget. An avid fan of football and loves playing foosball and basketball. For latest updates, follow him @galvintan on Twitter.

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Julea
Julea

WOOHOOOO FINALLY! Your new orange t-shirt brought your some luck, i guess :) :)

Julea
Julea

WOOHOOOO FINALLY! Your new orange t-shirt brought your some luck, i guess :) :)

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