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Kozoom Foos Interview of the week with Yu Hang Graham Tsoi

Posted by on February 25, 2016

Kozoom Foos Interview of the week with Yu Hang Graham Tsoi

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Hello Graham. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. Please give us some information on who you are and what you are doing.

My name is Graham Tsoi. I am living in Hong Kong. I started playing table soccer at the age of 13 that is 21 years ago. The first time I touch the handle of table soccer when I was in school. At that time I fall in love with table soccer. After playing so many years, I decided to quit my job and start promote the sport in my country. I know many people like me love to play table soccer but no one actually well organize the sport so I decide to do so. 

What is your favourite table soccer memory?

My favorite memory is the first Hong Kong Table Soccer Open in Aug 2015. That is the dream come true moment. As a promoter of foosball sport in Hong Kong, that was the greatest achievement I have made. Always have fun to playing with different players all over the world especially in my home country.

Which table is the most common in your country and which type of table do you prefer to play? According to you, which table is hard to play?

Tornado and Fireball are the tables you could find here. I prefer to play best of 5 match format because it allows player to have more time to read the opponent's game. I prefer to play on both tornado and fireball table. I only play on few types of table. I think Bonzini is the table difficult to play on.

What does a "table soccer"- evening look like for you? How important is table-soccer to you and how often do you take time to practice or simply enjoy table soccer? Do you practice alone or with other players?

Table soccer is part of my life. It is my job and hobby. I spend over 50% of my time on table soccer (both play or promote). I practice 5 hours per week normally. Before the tournament I will practice harder like 2 hours-4 hours every day. I will practice different drills alone and try to experiment it with friends and partner.

Where do you play table soccer in your city?

In Hong Kong. There is a table soccer training center in Hong Kong operated by me with 3 tables there. 

How do you manage playing and working for table soccer at the same time ?

I am lucky that my work is promoting table soccer that makes me not difficult to get balance as player and my work.

Is Table soccer growing or receding in your country?

Table soccer is growing fast recently in Hong Kong because of the table soccer training center opened and some media coverage. However, the reputation still not high enough. Most of the Hong Kong people treat table soccer as a kind of bar game instead of sport. That's why I start to working on the grass-root projects among different school. The kids are the future of the sport. More new and young player get into the sport, the scene will grow bigger.

What do you expect for foosball?

I expect more sponsors and attention for the table soccer.

 

Thank you very much for these insights into your life. I wish you all the best with promoting and playing table soccer.

 

 

 

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