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Food and drinks will be available at the CET Hall as there is a large restaurant booked for all players and visitors The organizers expect to play the event on 44 or 48 tables with astropitch. A dinner will probably be organized on Saturday night. It will be held at the “College Notre-Dame”, a school situated at about 300 meters from the CET Hall. Correspondence regarding the World Cup should be sent to Vincent Coppenolle.

How can you qualify?
Players can qualify for the world cup either by being in the world’s top players n the FISTF World Rankings of April 2005 or by being selected by their national association. The organizers will not be allowed to accept registrations from players if they are not confirmed by their national associations.

Do you need practice?
The players who come for a longer period in Belgium will be invited to visit some of the country’s most beautiful places (Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp, Gent). All these cities can be reached in one hour by car. Players who want to play table football and to practice before the tournament will have the possibility to play every day between 9.00 am and 9.00 pm in the club’s room of Templeuve United, at 10 km from the hart of Tournai. Special training sessions will be organized for players who arrive a couple of days before the tournament.

Any question ?
For any question regarding the world cup or your stay in Belgium, don’t hesitate to contact Vincent Coppenolle. Answers will be delivered in a very short delay.

How to reach Tournai ?
Tournai is close to the French border but it’s very easy to get there. Players coming by plane can take a train to Tournai from both Brussels and Brussels South/Charleroi airports. It won’t take you more than one hour from Charleroi and about 90 minutes from Brussels. The Tournai train station is at one km only from the CET Hall.

Invitation
The FISTF World Cup

Tournai
August 27 & 28, 2005
An official tournament of the FISTF circuit

www.FISTF.com
All categories, individuals & teams Organized by

Templeuve United Magic Team Tournai & the Belgian association
Contact person : Vincent Coppenolle Rue de Lannoy, 3 B - 7520 Templeuve - Belgiuum 00-32-477/22 19 02 - 00-32-69/35 31 67 (fax) Vincent.cop@rsca.com - http://www.templeuvesport.tk

To be played in the Tournai CET hall !

Provisional program of the week-end

Friday, august 26
8.00 – 12.00 am: preparation of the hall 2.00 - 5.00 pm: training session at the CET Hall 7.00 pm: Draw at the Youth Hostel 8.00 pm: FISTF meeting at the Youth Hostel

Saturday, august 27
8.30 am: Registration of the players 9.00 am: Opening ceremony 9.20 am: Beginning of the games 6.00 pm: Finals of the individual tournaments 8.00 pm: dinner

Sunday, august 28
9.00 am : Registration of the teams 9.30 am: Beginning of the games 5.00 pm: Finals of the teams’ tournament 6.00 pm: Presentation of the trophies Several activities will be proposed for the evenings in Tournai before, during and after the World Cup as there is much to see in the city and in the area.

Tournai, a beautiful city
The city of Tournai is one of the three oldest city of Belgium. The center of Tournai has a couple of beautiful medieval buildings as the cathedral, the famous “Pont des Trous” (a bridge from the Middle Age over the river crossing the hart of the city) and the belfry but also a lot of old churches and beautiful antique houses. There is much to see in Tournai: museums, a nice shopping center and great sports infrastructures, which includes the CET Hall where the former division 1 basket-ball team of Tournai used to play. The Davies Cup match between Belgium and Zimbabwe was also organized in April 2004 in the same hall as the table football world cup.

Cheap accommodations
The organizers have booked the 100 beds of the Tournai Youth Hostel (see www.laj.be for details) for the nights of Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday. The Youth hostel is a very nice place with a lot of common rooms with up to eight beds. The price of the bed & breakfast will not exceed 16 Euros per night. The Youth Hostel stands at 300 meters from the CET Hall and 200 meters from the belfry. The draw will probably be organized in the Youth Hostel as well in the Friday evening. Players who want to stay in another hotel can contact the organizers to receive a list of recommended hotels. More hotels: Hotel d’Alcantara – 2 rue des Bouchers – 7500 Tournai – 0032-69-212648 Aux Armes de Tournay – 24 Place de Lille – 7500 Tournai – 0032-69-226723 L’Europe – 36 Grand Place – 7500 Tournai – 0032-69-224067 Hotel Cathédrale (59 rooms) – 2 Place St-Pierre – 7500 Tournai – 0032-69-215077 E-mail – hotelcathedrale@belgacom.net La Tour Saint-Georges – 2 Rue St-Georges – 7500 Tournai – 0032-69-225300

The World Cup of the youth
Tournai 2005 will be one of the greatest tournaments ever and the organizers expect to see a lot of players in all categories. The local clubs, Magic Team Tournai & Templeuve United, have a lot of good U19 and U15 players as well as 2 of the world’s top 4 ladies. Both clubs dream to see a lot of opposition coming to compete against their players. Well-known local players are Steven Delfosse (quarter-finalist of the U19 World Cup 2003 in Malta), Logan Carette and Maxime Castel (quarter-finalist of the U15 World Cup 2003 in Malta) and Aurélie Lucq (semi-finalist of the Ladies World Cup 2003 in Malta and finalist in Portugal in 2001).


				
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