Over the moon, Brian!

Welcome to the LWH World Cup 2018, Longham's biggest table football competition!

Contested every 4 years, to coincide with that other, less important event, entry is strictly on a first-come basis, for teams of two players. The competition starts with a series of pool games, followed by a knockout competition to determine the LWH Table Football Champions of 2018.

A magnificent gold trophy, everlasting fame and the undying admiration of the whole country are just some of the things you won't win by taking part. However, we can guarantee you some excellent fun in a convivial atmosphere of friendly competition and alcohol. And there will be a prize for the winners.

To enter, please complete the form below as soon as possible, as once we reach the required number of competitors, entries will close. Good luck and remember... it's a game of 2 halves; mine's a Carlsberg.

Competition starts on Thursday 14th June. Group stages must be completed by Thursday 28th.

Ladies teams and mixed teams especially welcome!

Entry Form

Entry is £5 per team, to be paid by June 9th.

First, select your team from the following list of those still available:

Next, please enter your players names:

Finally, please supply contact details for your team, so that organisers and opponents can contact you to arrange fixtures:

Rules

  • Each team will be allocated a group.
  • Each team in a group will play each other team once.
  • The winner and runner up of each group will go through to the quarter final stage.
  • In the event of equal points, ranking will be by goal difference, then by goals scored.
  • It is up to the teams in the group to arrange game times when convenient to them. Game officials will decide the outcome of any games not completed by the time of the quarter finals (by committee – Dave, Shaun and Barry).
  • Each group game to last 10 minutes (max) – 5 minutes each half. Knockout games will last 15 mins, 7½ mins each half.
  • Each team will insert the ball at the start of one half - which half, and starting ends, to be decided by coin toss.
  • At half time teams switch ends to ensure no unfair advantages are claimed.
  • No tipping of table at any time.
  • No spinning of players.
  • In the event of a dead ball, the ball is to be picked up and returned through the kick-off hole.
  • After each goal is scored the ball is to be returned through the kick off hole by the conceding side.
  • When returning the ball through the kick off hole no player should be touching the handles.
  • At no time should a player touch the ball (unless returning the ball into play) or players (either own or other teams) – the only contact with the table should be with the handles.
  • If one team scores 10 goals in any game, the game is over at that point.
  • All results to be logged at the bar and on the official scoresheet.
  • In the event of any disputes between the teams, the results will be decided by the game officials.
  • The game officials' decisions in all matters is final.