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Player List

Buffalo’s Table Hockey Festival, Exhibits, and Championships

BUFFALO, N.Y. — OCTOBER 10, 2019. Late today, the World Table Hockey Association (WTHA), is publishing its first list of players who have registered for the WTHA’s upcoming table hockey tournament in Buffalo, New York, November 22-24, 2019.

Buffalo RiverWorks, Venue

Buffalo RiverWorks is the venue hosting the WTHA’s numerous events and activities. RiverWorks is located at 359 Ganson St, Buffalo, NY 14203. As the name implies, it is located on the Buffalo River, which flows into Lake Erie. Within walking distance is the home of the Buffalo Sabres, Key Arena. RiverWorks is also about four miles from the Peace Bridge connecting the USA and Canada.

– Wondering if the Venue Has Room for More than 64 Players, Exhibits and the Public?

Photo from above at diagonal to audience during concert at Buffalo RiverWorks
Buffalo RiverWorks, Photo (C) by C.P. Abbott

We know RiverWorks can hold a lot of people, but suppose those of you from out of town do not know that. Well, it is said, a picture is worth a thousand words. Here you go!

Player List

– How Many Players Have Signed Up for the Tournaments?

Currently, there are twenty-five (25) players who paid and are registered as follows for the Saturday’s “Pro” Table Hockey Tournament.

We have been told or maybe warned that many, many others are poised to register. So, if you have not registered yet, you might want to do so now! Click here to Register.

– How Many Out of Town Visitors Can Buffalo Expect?

Fifty-six percent (56%) of the players currently registered are traveling from out of town to visit Buffalo.

We wonder if other communities members of the Sports Events and Tourism Association (Sports ETA) in the USA or the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) in Canada are reading this statistic?

The WTHA is a member of both Sports ETA and CSTA.

Avid Table Hockey players are traveling from as far west as California and Arizona! — as far south as Florida! –as far east as Connecticut! –from America’s heartland, Missouri! –and as far into the Great White North as Toronto, Ontario, and Montréal, Québec, Canada!

Europeans?

Maybe someone steps up to travel a little further, so our statement, “as far east as Connecticut” becomes something a little further like…eastern Europe? –Hint, hint.

Speaking of Europe…we received the following observations from Gustaf Hermansson, Sweden. For readers who may not know, the area of northern and central Europe and into Russia has a HUGE table hockey community and fanbase. Far exceeding that in North America. So, it is quite the compliment to have received his kind words.

Gustaf Hermansson, wrote, “I have to say that I admire the ‘festival and exhibitions’ part of this tournament. In Sweden where I live, we have a great tradition of table hockey tournaments.

Usually we just get to the venue, play the tournament (for several hours) and then we go home.  Of course we have a chat with other players (mostly the ones we already more or less know) between games or during breaks. But very much focus is on the competitive aspect. 

I have the impression that in North America tournaments are not only competitions, but also a great chance to hang out with other table hockey nerds 🙂

I guess we Swedes/Europeans can learn from you guys and maybe create more of events/festivals (rather than just tournaments), where we can offer some additional value apart from just competing.”

Thank you Gustaf Hermanson!

Hotels

If you are interested in attending, please continue to check this link to HOTELS for discounts. We have more deals coming and will post this weekend.

The Player List

Count
Name Community State / Province Country
01 Jake Lake Placid New York USA
02 Nick Lockport New York USA
03 Brian Binghamton New York USA
04 Alexander Toronto Ontario Canada
05 Mark Lancaster New York USA
06
Lancaster New York USA
07 Dan Buffalo New York USA
08 Charles Clarence New York USA
09 Peter Orchard Park New York USA
10 William Palm Bay Florida USA
11
Palm Bay Florida USA
12 Jeremy Milford Connecticut USA
13 Dale Forestville California USA
14 John Sanborn New York USA
15 James N. Tonawanda New York USA
16 James Haddonfield New Jersey USA
17 Kevin Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
18 Thomas Blandon Pennsylvania USA
19 Peter Mount Vernon Virginia USA
20 Alvin Mount Vernon Virginia USA
21 Thomas Manchester Missouri USA
22 Dave Lancaster New York USA
23 Thomas Chalfont Pennsylvania USA
24 Tim Phoenix Arizona USA
25 Carlo Montreal Quebec Canada

Player list, as of 10 October 2019.

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