Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Undisputed International Worlds Crazy Air Squash Championships

The Undisputed International Worlds Crazy Air Squash Championships took place at 'The Buttons' on Saturday 18th September 2010, with six contenders hoping to be crowned the Global Champion of the 'almost sport' of Crazy Air Squash and take with them the prized silver salver!

The Contenders were:
Scott Lancley (GBR)
Steve Gow (GBR)
Richard Gottfried (GBR)
Emily Gottfried (GBR)
Oliver Florence (GBR)
Gerhard Zimmermann (GER)

Match 1
Oliver Florence beat Emily Gottfried 9-7

Match 2
Gerhard Zimmermann beat Richard Gottfried 9-0

Match 3
Scott Lancley beat Steve Gow 8-5

Scott Lancley beat Gerhard Zimmermann 5-4

Scott Lancley beat Oliver Florence (just before kicking-out time) - score unknown!?

* The players with the largest winning margins from the preliminary round matches qualified for the finals

Final Rankings:
1st Scott Lancley
2nd Gerhard Zimmermann
2nd Oliver Florence
4th Steve Gow
5th Emily Gottfried
6th Richard Gottfried

Photos from the event:

Crazy Air Squash Hall of Fame:
2010 - Undisputed International Worlds Crazy Air Squash Champion - Scott Lancley
2009 - UK Air Hockey & Variants Champion - Scott Lancley
2008 - Crazy Air Squash Champion - Steve Gow

Crazy Air Squash Hall of Shame:
2010 - Richard Gottfried - a 9-nil drubbing (with 9 'own goals') in the Undisputed International Worlds Crazy Air Squash Championships

Results from the previous Crazy Air Squash contest in Hastings:
The Joy of the Amusement Arcade - Crazy Air Squash in Hastings

The Global Crazy Air Squash Tour will be back in Hastings again for another classic contest - full results, photos and a report will follow!

If you know of any other Crazy Air Squash tables outside of Hastings do let us know?


MiniGolfOllie said...

Hang on a minute, I know I was in some sort of trance after our longer than expected visit to Flavours of India but I'm sure I remember playing Scott in some sort of final? And why no details on the origin of the famous silver salver?

Richard Gottfried said...

Perhaps you are imagining things ;-) What was the score?

Ref: the (in)famous salver - you'd be better off keeping quiet about that!

Richard Gottfried said...

Looking at the hazy photos from the event there is one of you versus Scott!

You did indeed lose the match, but it was right as the shutters were coming down on another night at 'The Buttons' so there's no photo of the scoreboard!

Scott is indeed the Undisputed Champion, but I'm guessing this'll soon be disputed!

Perhaps next time the tournament will be played without competitors/referees/scorers being 'under the influence'!

Sheesh Kabeesh said...

Looks like excellent fun.

I've covered it briefly on Strange Games:

chin chin!


Richard Gottfried said...

Many thanks for the write up on your excellent blog Montegue.



Richard Gottfried said...

Check out fellow minigolf blogger Ollie 'The Machine' Florence's blog about 'The Buttons' at "Meerkat magic presses all the right buttons"