rec.sport.table-soccer was created within days after this posting
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ron "Asbestos" Dippold)
Subject: RESULT: rec.sport.table-soccer passes 200:36
Date: 5 Jan 1995 14:16:43 -0500
Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers
References: <rec.sport.table-soccer-RFD1@uunet.uu.net> <rec.sport.table-soccer-CFV1@uunet.uu.net> <rec.sport.table-soccer-CFV2@uunet.uu.net>
unmoderated group rec.sport.table-soccer passes 200:36
There were 200 YES votes and 36 NO votes, for a total of 236 valid votes.
There was 1 abstain.
For group passage, YES votes must be at least 2/3 of all valid (YES and NO)
votes. There also must be at least 100 more YES votes than NO votes.
There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted. If no
serious allegations of voting irregularities are raised, the moderator of
news.announce.newgroups will create the group shortly thereafter.
rec.sport.table-soccer Table-soccer of all types: foosball and subbuteo.
This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party. For voting
questions only contact email@example.com. For questions about the
proposed group contact Robert Kazuhiko Uyeyama
REC.SPORT.TABLE-SOCCER is an unmoderated newsgroup intended to
provide a forum for ALL forms of discussion pertaining to the sports of
table-soccer, including "foosball" and "subbuteo."
Anybody interested in table-soccer is welcome to the group, from beginners
and the curious to nationally-ranked pros and persons in the industry.
Discussion is welcome from such people active in any state or country as
well as those devoted to play on any of the many brands of table-soccer
machines. Such discussions may include, but are not intended to be limited to:
I. The actual play of table soccer, including the rules of various
regions or organizations (e.g. USTSA, ATSF), as well as discussion about
technique (e.g. instructions and advice on shooting, passing, defense,
etc.) at all levels of play and on all varieties of tables.
II. Hardware, including table maintenance, renovation,
upgrading, and available sources for materials.
III. Announcements, of playing locations, tournaments, meetings,
newsletters, and other forms of networking and promoting the sport.
IV. Trivia, including the history and personalities of table-soccer.
Currently, discussion on table-top soccer representations is undesirably
fragmented. People interested in the version known as "subbuteo" have
periodic discussions on the rec.sport.soccer, a very high-traffic group, as
well as several other smaller groups. Discussions about the version
known in North America as "foosball" occurs in the alt.sport.foosball.
This is not a well-distributed group with the consequence that there are
few contributions from interested persons outside of North America, with
the additional disadvantage that the word "foosball" is not used to
identify this sport in Europe, where interest in the sport is quite high.
rec.sport.table-soccer is intended to provide a common group for
discussions on all varieties of table-top soccer representations including
both foosball and subbuteo. Furthermore the name "table-soccer" is intended
to be easily decipherable by the international Net community.
Welcome to REC.SPORT.TABLE-SOCCER! In addition to miscellaneous
discussion, R.S.TS's other purpose is to provide a forum for
instruction in the sport. Since a significant number of players only play in
limited local areas, many are not aware that there are other types of
tables, a wide variety of shots, and various classes of competitive play
>From local to world championships.
Hence, there are a series of instructional FAQ files
available to assist players in becoming competitive in the sport:
FAQ 1 Charter and Glossary of Terms v 3.3
FAQ 2 Brush-Passing v 2.4
FAQ 3 Playing-Locations v 1.7b
FAQ 4 Learning Foosball v 1.2
FAQ 5 USTSA Rules of Play v 4-92
FAQ 6 Snake shot and Pull shot v 1.1-1.2
It is our hope that instruction in the sport will serve not only to more
quickly increase the skill levels of the players, but also lead to
the growth of the sport itself at the competitive level.
These files are frequently posted and are also available by anonymous FTP
at the table-soccer FTP site at conrad.harvard.edu in /pub/foosball and by
e-mail request from firstname.lastname@example.org.