Pictured are veteran players of the Huntsville, Alabama area. From left is Robert Owen, Dale Oberhausen, Steve Roberts, and Phil Cantrell.

~2004 ALABAMA~


Local Special Events:

1-17-04 $200 Added! North Alabama Open in Huntsville [RESULTS]
7-14-04 Huntsville Wednesday "Trooper Doubles" for 1st place trophies! $3 entry fee
(Bring Your Partner, but no pro or AAA players eligible)
9-15-04 Huntsville Wednesday "Trooper Doubles" for 1st place trophies! $3 entry fee
(Bring Your Partner, but no pro or AAA players eligible)
9-29-04 Huntsville Wednesday "Trooper Singles" for 1st place trophies! $3 entry fee
(No pro or AAA players eligible)
11/5-7/04 Alabama State Championships! (In Cullman, Alabama)
11-24-04 Huntsville $100 added! Wedesday night "Open Draw" - (Anyone can play)
12-8-04 Huntsville Wednesday "Trooper Doubles" for 1st place trophies! $3 entry fee
(Bring Your Partner, but no pro or AAA players eligible)
12-14-04 Cullman Tuesday "Trooper Doubles" for 1st place trophies! $3 entry fee
(Bring Your Partner, but no pro or AAA players eligible)
12-22-04 Huntsville Wednesday "Trooper Bad Boy" $100 & championship jacket! $5 entry fee
(7pm - w/BYP, DYP, & Singles events, a points race will determine the winner)
(*Only former Trooper event participants will be eligible)
12-23-04 Ala-Amateur Showdown! in Cullman ... 1st place trophy or certificate! Free entry fee!
(6:30pm - w/BYP, DYP, & Singles events, a points race will determine the winner)
(*Only B,C,D,& BEG class rated participants will be eligible)


1-7-04 Handicap Draw/ James Porter & Phil Cantrell
1-14-04 Handicap Draw/ Ryan McGowan & Dustin Aker
1-21-04 Handicap Draw/ James Porter & Dustin Aker
1-27-04 Handicap Draw/ James Porter & Mike Hudson
2-4-04 Handicap Draw/ Ryan McGowan & Dustin Aker
2-18-04 Handicap Draw/ Dustin Aker & David Burnett
3-3-04 Handicap Draw/ Rodney Jenkins & Ryan McGowan
3-24-04 Handicap Draw/ Dale Oberhausen & John Smith
6-16-04 Handicap Draw/ Ryan McGowan & Marty Goodman
6-23-04 Handicap Draw/ Dustin Aker & Brad Hudson
6-30-04 Handicap Draw/ James Porter & Mike Hudson
7-7-04 Handicap Draw/ James Porter & Ryan McGowan
7-14-04 Trooper Doubles-BYP/ Robert Owen & Bill Hartsell
7-28-04 Handicap Draw/ Phill Cantrell & John Smith
8-4-04 Handicap Draw/ John Smith & James Porter
8-18-04 Handicap Draw/ Rodney Jenkins & James Porter
8-25-04 Handicap Draw/ Dustin Aker & John Smith
9-1-04 Handicap Draw/ James Porter & David Burnett
9-8-04 Draw for Partners/ Tony Orr & James Porter
9-15-04 Trooper Doubles/ Buddy Maughon & Steve Perry
9-16-04 Handicap Draw/ Steve Perry & Garet Peterson
9-29-04 Trooper Singles/ Congratulations Dustin Aker!
10-13-04 Handicap Draw/ Rodney Jenkins & Mike Hudson
10-27-04 Handicap Draw/ James Porter & Robert Owen
11-05-04 Handicap Draw/ Steve Perry & John Smith
11-17-04 Handicap Draw/ Rodney Jenkins & Clint Way
11-24-04 $100 Added! Open Draw for Partners
1st - Rodney Jenkins & Steve Perry
2nd - Dale Oberhausen & Robert Owen
3rd - Steve Roberts & Phil Cantrell
12-01-04 Handicap Draw/ Vernon Pearson & Clint Way
12-08-04 Trooper Doubles-BYP/ Steve Perry & Phil Cantrell
12-08-04 Handicap Draw/ Vernon Pearson & Steve Perry
12-14-04 Handicap Draw/ James Porter & Steve Perry
12-22-04 $100 Trooper "Bad Boy" Showdown!
1st - James Porter
2nd - Randy Parker
3rd - Robert Owen
12-29-04 Handicap Draw/ Rodney Jenkins & Clint Way
11-12-04 Open Draw/ Lee Blanton & Dustin Wisener
11-19-04 Open Draw/ Randy Parker & Lenette Wisener
11-23-04 Handicap Draw/ Dustin Wisener & Josh Parker
11-26-04 Handicap Draw/ Vernon Pearson & Lee Blanton
11-30-04 Handicap Draw/ Rodney Jenkins & Dustin Wisener
12-03-04 Handicap Draw/ Vernon Pearson & Lee Blanton
12-07-04 Handicap Draw/ Vernon Pearson & Tracy Henry
12-10-04 Handicap Draw/ Dustin Wisener & Keith McSwain
12-14-04 Trooper Doubles/ Vernon Pearson & Tracy Henry
12-17-04 Handicap Draw/ Vernon Pearson & Jeff Robinson

$440........James Porter
$250........Rodney Jenkins
$210........Dustin Aker
$185........Ryan McGowan
$180........Steve Perry
$140........John Smith
$130........Mike Hudson
$130........Clint Way
$110........Dale Oberhausen
$100........Robert Owen
$90..........Vernon Pearson
$85..........Phil Cantrell
$80..........David Burnett
$40..........Marty Goodman
$40..........Brad Hudson
$40..........Tony Orr
$40..........Garet Peterson
$30..........Randy Parker
$10..........Steve Roberts

(For the period Beginning in January 2004 through December)

$150........Dustin Wisener
$100........Vernon Pearson
$70..........Lee Blanton
$40..........Josh Parker
$40..........Rodney Jenkins
$40..........Tracy Henry
$40..........Lenette Wisener
$30..........Randy Parker
$20..........Keith McSwain
$20..........Jeff Robinson
$5............Susan Chapman
$5............James Chapman

(For the period Beginning in January 2005 through December 2005)


During the recent Trooper "Bad Boy" of Huntsville, ten players entered the "DYP" portion of the event which eventually pitted Robert Owen & James Porter against Dustin Aker & John Smith for the finals. Dustin & John came from the losers side of the chart and immediately claimed a win of the 1st match of the final in dominant fashion. But eventually, James & Robert prevailed in a close contest of the deciding match to earn the "DYP" win.
During the "BYP" portion of the tournament, four teams battled it out including Randy Parker & Dustin Wisener defeating James Porter & Robert Owen for the eventual win.
Finally, during the eight player "singles" portion of the tournament, Randy Parker would claim 1st place after defeating Dustin Aker in the final. James Porter finished 3rd place.

Ala-foos logo A points race was calculated during the three events in order to determine who was most deserving to be named "the most outstanding player", or Trooper "Bad Boy". Since Randy Parker won two events and while James Porter, Robert Owen, and Dustin Wisener, all only having earned one event wins, you'd think that Randy would win the "Bad Boy" title hands down. However, since Randy had went out in two games straight during the "DYP" it left the door open. When all race-points were eventually calculated, it turned out that Randy Parker and James Porter were tied. The two then played a "best of 3 game" match of singles play as tie-break. During the match, it appeared that Randy would eventually win the playoff due to his continued solid performance, especially shooting percentage. He won the 1st game easily, and seemed to have the momentum in his advantage for the second game as well, at least until James Porter was able to muster a gutty performance of his own. James was able to eventually turn things around after he fought back to game-ball of the 2nd game. During a time-out called by Randy with the ball on his 3-bar for a match point attempt, James desparately exclaimed, "I need to block a shot!". The spectators agreed, and with that said and possibly a slight adjustment in the defensive technique, James got that needed block and then went on to immediately score the game-ball point from his goalie position to force a 3rd game contest. James suddenly had the momentum in his favor and went on to win the deciding game and the title: Trooper "Bad Boy" for Huntville.
Congratulations! ...Rodney

A unique photo was captured on this day during tournament action in Huntsville (probably included atop this page). During a draw-your-partner tournament match, four veteran foosball players of the Huntsville area are pictured involved in a very intense match of possible rivalry proportion where the winners have the chance to earn $140 cash. Pictured is Robert Owen & Dale Oberhausen squared-off against Steve Roberts & Phillip Cantrell--Robert & Dale squeek out the victory. Steve Roberts, known in the day as "Goldie" and once considered probably the top player of the Huntsville area, now resides in Florida and is only visiting family and friends in Huntsville for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Steve still plays foosball and has lived in Florida for the past nine years.
See the photo here: click
The Alabama State Championships of foosball was a blast! The host, Holiday Inn Express of Cullman, turned out to be an awesome place for the championship tournament where 55 players battled it out for the $7,000 worth of cash and prizes and, most importantly, the 2004 state titles.
To my surprise, several locals who I haven't seen in many years turned out to check out the action while some even participated. It was great to see some old and new faces around the foosball tables. It seems many have found the urge to play foosball again and I have now sent this notice to many in the Cullman area---they are ready to play! Several have asked me to spread the word that players are ready to revive the local foosball scene in Cullman. Dustin & Lenette Wisener, along with James & Susan Chapman are coordinating foosball events at the Cullman Bowling Center for all interested to participate. Tuesday nights at 6:30pm and Friday nights at 8pm. Itd be great to have you there also. There are now two nice foosball tables at the Cullman Bowling Center. Hope to see you there! Rodney Jenkins
This invites all interested persons to take part in the 17th Annual Alabama State Championships of foosball with "professional" and "amateur" events to be presented throughout the weekend beginning at 7pm on Friday November 5th. Special Alabama amateur events are scheduled for 9am on Saturday while the main event, open doubles competition, is scheduled for 8pm. While the "Ala-Amateur Showdown" is restricted to local players of limited, or no, tournament experience, the main event will feature professional and semi-professional players and teams competing from throughout the Southeast. Many other specialty events will be conducted throughout the weekend where probably at least 100 players will keep possibly 10 new foosball tables continually busy. For the first time since 1994, this year the tournament will be presented in Cullman, Alabama using the facility at the "Holiday Inn Express" which is located at the intersection of I-65 and Hwy. 157 (Exit 310). All are welcome and invited to witness and/or participate in the action, it promises to be the best ever! Additional information is included on the tournament flyer.
Hope to see you there!
Congratulations to Dustin Aker, an amateur player from Cullman, who recently captured Dustin Aker, 1st place Trooper Singles winner in Huntsville the hardware awarded after winning the "Trooper Singles" tournament for Huntsville. Dustin is a fairly new player to the scene having bought his home model foosball table roughly a year ago and then soon after becoming an occasional participant of the tournaments in Huntsville. Foosball is a unique game and sport to many, a sport of which is known for a quite huge learning curve. First place in foosball tournament competition is almost always dominated by those of the most experience in competition. That's why it's quite an accomplishment, deserving our applaus, for Dustin earning this tournanment win, especially against the long-time veterans and semi-pro players of the area.
Need I say?, watch out for Dustin Aker!
Two brand new "30th Anniversary" Tornado foosball tables have been setup, also the bar is adding "bar bucks" to the weekly tournament prize. ..... Foosnews Phil
An air of excitement permeated the Billiard Street Cafe in Huntsville,AL. as another installment of "Trooper Doubles" pulled players thoughts away from Hurricane Ivan's impending arrival. Old hands and new faces threw down on two fine Tornado tables to compete for hardware, honor, and two weeks of glory--'cause the next Trooper event happens on 9/29/04! Retired tour player Steve Perry dusted off his 3-rod push to fluster all opponents, while Atlanta's Buddy Maughon showed up the goalies. They did not lose a match! Steadily improving Dustin Aker teamed with Phil Cantrell at goal for second place. James Porter and John Smith had gritted teeth as John's shot ricochetted back into his own goal stopping them in a close third. David Burnett teamed with longtime friend Garrett Peterson to take fourth. 5th/6th placers were last T'Dubs winners Robert Owen / Bill Hartsell while new comers Clint May and Nick Peterson partnered together. Nice to see all come out!
Get your partner now, but remember--no pros! ..... Foosnews Phil
The Southern Foosball Program's "Trooper Doubles" drew in four brave teams despite a stormy night in Huntsville. Super goalie Bill Hartsell teamed with veteran forward Robert Owen to claim all matches and the coveted trophies; albeit using a tenacious scratch and claw offense! Narrowly missing the July title were runner-ups James Porter and John Smith, who are no doubt drafting a plan to reclaim bragging rights at the next Trooper Dubs. Ryan McGowan and David Burnett tasted meatnut heartbreak to manage third place with father / son duo Mike and Brad Hudson, respectively, rounding out the field. Kudos to all that attended, and understandingly, those that could not by reason of rough weather, we will see you next time!
Keep On Foosin' ..... Phil
James/ Ryan won all matches to win $40 each while Robert/ Bill took 2nd. Phil/ John was 3rd.
Two guys from San Antonio came in last night, Charlie Switzer and Nick Rodriguez. They were traveling around the area searching for foos action after finding information about our Huntsville foosball Program on the web. They left for Nashville soon after competing here in Huntsville.
Roberto Padron who works out at the airport showed up to play pick-up games. He had to get up early, so he didn't enter the tourney.
So, the tournament scheduled for next Wed. night is a bring your partner event for trophies while the entry fee is $3 per player. No pro players or AAA players will be eligible to compete.
Till next Wed. ... Phil
The local foos scene in Huntsville has been very slow for quite some time now. Local player Robert Owen is putting forth his effort to re-energize the weekly foosball tournament if possible, last Wednesday he called several players out to play and had a fair showing which was enough to conduct a tournament. He hopes players will continue to come out and participate. Lately, there has been a few visiting, as well as, new players stop by and peer in on the foosball action. We hope these players continue to come out and that they continue, or eventually, get involved with the foos-action. Phil Cantrell will be the weekly tournament coordinator--get there early for the singles warmup session.
A special event is scheduled for Wednesday night prior to Thanksgiving Day which involves a bring your partner format competing for 1st place trophies.1st place trophies awarded during the Program's Trooper eventsThe participation is limited to non-professional players of the Southern Foosball Program. The Program is planning a series of similar events for 2004 and will refer to this group of players as it's "Trooper Group". This particular event is listed above in the special events area.
I just added this "News & Announcements" section to this page where special information about the local foos-action in Alabama can be included in the future.

Direct your questions or comments to the Southern Foosball Program/Rodney Jenkins at (256) 734-6349, or by email: jenkins@hiwaay.net.

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