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