Nationals Warmup competitors
Nationals Warmup competitors, pictured from left: Ken Williams, Mike Camp, Jim Wiggs, and Steve Dodgen.
CLASS-POINT RATINGS SYSTEM

[PLAYER RATINGS LIST]

is intended to somewhat classify a players skill level of playing the unique game of foosball according to ability, experience, and performance as compared to others among a community of foosball players. The system is also used to determine a players eligibility to compete in the various events presented by the Southern Foosball Program-- which is nothing but organized competitive foosball events created and coordinated by the players for anyone interested in participating. Many people play foosball casually just for the fun and excitement that it creates, some people play foosball as a sport, enjoying itsÕ unique competitive characteristics-- thus being the reason for the existence of such a foosball program. Foosball enthusiasts of any skill level are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Programs competitive foosball events, however, a sportsmanlike attitude is required of all. It is top priority of our program to help interested players of any skill level learn the sport of foosball.

The skill level of playing foosball varies greatly, and it is for that reason, a player rating system such as the Class-Point Rating System is helpful. Only those players that regularly compete in the Programs events will be listed with a Class Point Rating of which provides a tool used to distinguish among top performing participants sometimes allowing lower skilled players the opportunity to sometimes pay cheaper entry fees, and also, to sometimes receive spot advantages during certain competition events. The players with the best chances of winning tournaments sometimes pay the highest entree fees while usually then receiving a potential advantage of being seeded into the tournament playoff charts. All of which is the effort put forth by our Program that has proven to be successful creating the satisfying excitement that playing competitive foosball has to offer.

The Class-Point Rating System's primary purpose is for the spot-advantage procedures that the Program employs during its Spot-in-Advance Events, which are events open to any skill level of player, but additional requirements may be deemed necessary for higher rated teams to accomplish in order to win a game of a match. For example, a "two-point spot-in-advance requirement" means that the higher rated team will have to score two points, then rake their counter back to zero and then attempt to score the traditional five points necessary to win the game. While at the same time, the lower rated team is only required to score the traditional five points in order to earn the game win. The Program has a scale that is used to determine spot-advantage requirements during a match. For additional information on spot-advantage procedures, see theÊ[SPOT-IN-ADVANCE TOURNAMENT]Êpage.

The system uses BEG-inner, D class, C class, B class, and A class to classify its' amateur levels of play for our Program of events. Amateur includes a wide range of players, those of the least experience to beginners along with most casual players all the way to those of practically expert potential who are learning the sport and have not yet developed the skills of consistency that's needed to be fully considered expert to proficient. Players are eligible to compete at the ProgramÕs Ala-Amateur level only when listed in the system BEGinner - A class, or after being observed competing and declared eligible by an officially appointed tournament director. Within each classification, players are also rated from 0 to 9, according to their performance against other players in that same classification. The BEGinner placement is for players exposed to foosball for the first time. These players will be moved quickly to the D class level with any continued playing exposure. A casual player of moderate skills may be placed at mid C class and then moved up or down depending on performance and at the directorsÕ discretion. Players will be considered mid-level A class unless they are otherwise listed in the most current Class-Point Ratings, or if they have extensive tournament experience and declared expert level of play. Individual player's class-point rating is subject to an adjustment at any time during competition, but only by an officially appointed event director.

The system uses the AA class, AAA class, and TOP-class to classify its' upper level tournament competitors. Expertly skilled foosball players will be considered mid-level AA class and adjusted according to performances during competition. Those upper level expert players with extensive tournament experience including that of the national foosball tournament circuit may be rated among the ProgramsÕ AAA class according to performances. When the community of players no longer wanta to allow a fellow player any type of spot advantages during the pertaining events, itÕs at that time that player begins being considered for the ProgramÕs TOP-class rating.

Who is included in the Class-Point Ratings? As mentioned, only those players that regularly compete in the Programs events will be listed with a class rating. Players that are, or might become, regular participants may eventually show up in the ratings list. Players may request inclusion. Officially appointed tournament directors ultimately determine the appropriate rating that is declared and then eventually listed in the system. From that point adjustments are made as determined appropriate according to ability potential and performances during competition which is subject to an adjustment at any time during competition, but only by an officially appointed event director. A collection of guidelines have been established and included below that are considering when a players class rating is declared and/or adjusted.

BEG rating
Beginner players recently exposed to foosball for the first time. Note: The rating will quickly move to the D class with continued playing exposure. The BEG rated player should be struggling with basic ball maneuvering ability otherwise they should be D class.
D class
Players in the process of learning ball control and basic shooting abilities.
C class
Casual players of limited skills shooting, passing, or blocking.
B class
More active players that are trying to learn and perfect new skills in process gaining an ability to execute the difficult shooting and passing techniques.
A class
Amateur players that have developed very effective skills of at least one and maybe two techniques of shooting, passing, or defense. They have the ability to execute with a basic level of consistency especially against lower rated players and players of the same level. Players will be considered mid-level A class unless they are otherwise listed in the most current Class-Point Ratings or their abilities match the criteria of the expert level of play.
AA class
Expertly skilled players no longer eligible to compete in the Programs' Ala-amateur & events.
AAA class
Expertly skilled players with extensive tournament experience including that of the National foosball tournament circuit. AAA/5 rated players and below are eligible to compete in the ProgramÕs Ala-expert events.
TOP-class
Is the players considered among the ProgramÕs Top level competitors with comparable abilities to the semi-professional and professional levels of competing on the professional tour whether they might be already ranked that way by the professional tour or not.


PLAYER RATINGS

(Updated for November 2019)
Ayers, Ray AA/3
Bagwell, Chase AA/2
Bagwell, Danny AAA/2
Bagwell, David AAA/8
Bagwell, Sandy C/0
Blanton, Lee AA/7
Boyd, Lucas A/9
Brooks, Todd TOP
Brown, Jon C/5
Burnett, Brian C/8
Burnett, David AA/4
Camp, Mike AA/0
Cantrell, Phillip AA/7
Chapman, James A/8
Chapman, Susan B/2
Chapman, Tracy B/5
Coggins, Chris C/9
Coggins, Kenneth C/7
Dansby, Susan C/0
Darby, Bill B/0
Darby, John C/0
Darby, Stephen AAA/8
Deskins, Jeff AA/4
Dodgen, Steve TOP
Dunn, Mickey A/6
Eubank, Jim AA/0
Felkins, John C/5
Fondren, Mike A/9
Glidewell, Steven AAA/0
Goodman, Marty A/7
Goodman, Sparky A/4
Hamlin, Audrey A/8
Hartsell, Bill A/7
Head, Cindy TOP
Hestla, Nathan C/7
Hickey, Mike D/7
Hobson, David AAA/0
Hudson, Mike A/7
Hudson, Brad A/9
Jenkins, Greg D/5
Jenkins, Martha C/5
Jenkins, Rodney TOP
Johnson, Zach C/7
Key, Skyler A/0
Kimbrell, Lane AAA/0
Kretzschmar, Frank AA/5
Leonard, Gene A/9
Long, Makaylia B/2
Lowe, Cheryl C/0
Lynn, David A/5
Manning, Dwan B/5
Marshall, Dustin A/8
Marshall, Joe A/9
Marshall, Kim A/2
Martin, Jon A/9
Mayfield, Mike C/0
McCann, Greg AAA/5
McDaniel, Ken C/5
McGowan, Ryan A/9
McSwain, Keith C/2
Middleton, Chase B/5
Milam, Jamie AA/5
Miller, Billy A/9
Miller, Melody C/5
Monroe, Jeremy AAA/8
Moore, Dale AAA/5
Oberhausen, Dale AAA/3
O'Quinn, Leigh AAA/2
Orr, Tony AA/7
Owen, Robert AA/2
Parker, Josh AAA/2
Parker, Kim B/8
Parker, Randy AAA/0
Perry, Kathy D/9
Perry, Mike A/6
Perry, Steve AAA/5
Peterson, Garet AA/2
Peterson, Nick AAA/4
Porter, James AAA/6
Raposo, Randy TOP
Reeves, Kenny AA/5
Roberts, Steve AAA/2
Savage, Rusty C/3
Seay, Winfred C/9
Sharpe, Jim A/3
Shikle, Chuck AAA/0
Smith, John AA/4
Smith, Ricky A/6
Stancel, Bruce TOP
Starrett, Jimmie AA/5
Stewart, Jerry AAA/0
Strickland, Randy B/5
Sullins, Kyle C/0
Swann, Doug B/0
Thomas, Dave A/8
Traynor, Eric B/5
Tripp, William C/8
Truxall, Gary C/5
Twilley, Chris A/5
Widok, Al AAA/0
Wiggs, Jim AAA/8
Wilcher, Steve A/8
Williams, Ken AAA/5
Williams, Lee AAA/0
See a photo list of additional ratings
including players not-lately active at:
[PLAYER RATINGS]

THE SPOT-IN-ADVANCE TOURNAMENT
Each players current class-point rating combined with base-points as listed below will be used to calculate and determine spot-advance requirements during competition of spot-advantage events. Base points added to points, if any, listed with the players class rating creates individual team points. Individual team points are combined with that of a partner to create team points during doubles competition. The difference in two teams team points will determine the spot-advance requirement according to the spot-advance scale.
The base-points for each class rating is as follows:

BASE POINTS
BEGinner = 0
D class = 0+
C class = 10+
B class = 20+
A class = 30+
AA class = 40+
AAA class = 50+
TOP class = 60

THE SPOT-ADVANCE REQUIREMENT SCALE
1 - 4 points difference requires forgoing the FIRST SERVE.
5 - 9 allows a one-time POINT DENIED during the match at opponents request.
10-14 requires scoring ONE POINT.
15-19 requires scoring ONE POINT & ~FIRST SERVE.
20-29 requires scoring ONE POINT & ~POINT DENIED.
30-39 requires scoring TWO POINTS.
40-44 requires scoring TWO POINTS & ~FIRST SERVE.
45-49 requires scoring TWO POINTS & ~POINT DENIED.
50-59 requires scoring THREE POINTS.
60-69 requires scoring THREE POINTS & ~FIRST SERVE.
70-& up requires scoring THREE POINTS & ~POINT DENIED.

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