09/28/12
 

The 9th annual Edmonton Centennial Challenge Cup table hockey tournament will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012 in West Edmonton Mall, North America's largest shopping mall.  The games will be set up on Centre Stage (in front of The Bay) on the east side of the Mall - passersby will be able to see the games from both the upper and lower levels of the Mall.
 
We will begin at 9:30 am. Two round robins will be played for a total of around 30 pre-playoff games. Playoffs all best-of-sevens in all Pools. This a Player's Choice tournament. As in ETHL tournaments in the past, schedules are set up so that there are minimum figure changes between games (one overall change per round robin) and scores are kept by each player on his scoresheet, so you'll get the maximum amount of games in a minimum of time!
 
Tentative schedule:
9:30 - 12:30 First round robin
12:30 - 1:15 Lunch break
1:15 - 2:30 Second round robin
2:30 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 7:00 Playoffs and award ceremony
 
There will be trophies for the top 3 finishers in each group and there will be prizes for everyone at the end of the day. In past years, these prizes have included autographed sticks from the Oilers, NHL T-shirts, NHL DVDs and various other NHL memorabilia.
 
The deadline for registrations is Wednesday, September 26th. Entry fees are $40 CDN ($35 for CTHA and USTHA members) and $30 for first time players. Payment can be sent by Paypal to ReggieJ44@hotmail.com or by cheque or money order in CDN funds, to:
 
Reggie Stefaniszyn
c/o Castle Rock Research
2340, 10180-101 St.
Edmonton, AB
T5J 3S4
 
Tournament rules will adhere to ITHF guidelines, and players will be welcome to use NHL or International Stiga player figures. All games are cleaned with diluted Original Windex, have Suplaks, Lyle Knittig net deflectors, pledged rods, oiled slots and 'Tack it Over' on the rod pegs.
 
This tournament is part of the North American Stiga tour and the World Stiga Tour, sanctioned by the Canadian Table Hockey Association, the United States Table Hockey Association, and the International Table Hockey Federation.
 
If you come with your spouse and children, there are enough activities in the Mall to keep them busy for the whole day. Attractions include a Sea Lion Park and an amusement park amongst others.