WGDFC 2014

Welcome to WGDFC 11!

November 13th @ 6PM

WGDFC (Wuhrld Grafik Dehzyne Foozbahl Championship) is a small and bougie, yet highly self-aware foosball tournament amongst the graphic design community. Here at WGDFC, we have found the perfect combination of downing beers and hitting balls competitively, no spinning allowed.

A Brief Primer

It all started in the historic studio building of karlssonwilker and Paul Sahre in 2004. Jan, just a boy at the time, saved up and purchased a foosball table off ebay. WGDFC's axels have been figuratively spinning ever since.

WGDFC 1 (2004) took place at the office of karlssonwilker. Present were 23 teams, a single shabby yet humble foosball table, and enough beers for the 22 losers to cope with their losses. Every succeeding year the event has grown in numbers and intensity. Consequently, WGDFC was moved from karlssonwilker into larger venues in fear of pestering the fire marshals.

WGDFC 1 1 is sponsored by the Cooper Union, Adobe, Brooklyn Brewery, Warrior Table Soccer, NYC Foosball, and Puma providing us a place to play, tables to play on, and an endless flow of beer for spectators and competitors alike. Register your team and let the shit-talking commence.

Please feel free to enjoy these images any way you wish ;) (click-through)



Team Outfit Contest

Sometimes it's just about how sexy you are. Back for the third year in a row is the Special Superficial Surface Triple S award.

The team representing their studio/agency with the "best" team jerseys/colors/clothing ensemble/whathaveyou wins. A hand-selected amateur jury will hand-select the winners from the crowd and present them with an actual trophy.

These guys to the left are last year's winners. (Wade Jeffree, Santiago Carasquilla of Sagmeister & Walsh)

Rules

WE REPEAT, NO SPINNING ALLOWED! DON'T BE ANNOYING!
TEAMS MAY ONLY BE COMPRISED OF TWO PEOPLE FROM THE SAME STUDIO/AGENCY.


Your team better be the official representatives of said company. Non-eligible foosers posing as official team representatives will be publicly humiliated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Don't let this be you!

Register using the form/link below. Yes, there can be more than one team per studio/agency. Registration will close at noon on Tuesday, November 1 1th.

Entry fee is $40 per team and is paid at the event. Please bring cash. As is the custom, spectators enter and drink for free thanks to the sponsors. Hurray!

The WGDFC is a double elimination bracket tournament (everyone stays in the tournament until they lose twice). We play by the United States Table Soccer Association (U.S.T.S.A.) tournament rules.

Former WGDFC Champions will play with a handicap: depending on how many times the players have won, they will start each game with that number of goals against them. For example, if a team has won 3 championships, they will start each match with a 3 goal deficit, 0:3.

Prizes

WINNING TEAM:
The winning team of the WGDFC 1 1 will receive a year of bragging rights, and the famous one-legged challenge cup. Think of the visible jealousy that will be generated!

TEAM OUTFIT COMPETITION:
The winners of the Team Outfit Competition will receive the highly coveted TripleS award and will be unofficially declared the sexiest humans of graphic design [foosball]!

LOSING TEAMS:
Sadness.

ATTENDEES:
So much beer.

*!SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!* Three of the Warrior Foosball Tables will be for sale. Have your very own table, the perfect procrastination outlet, and no excuse not to practice for WGDFC 12. If you want to lay claim to one of the tables before the event, email tellmewhy@karlssonwilker.com with "Foosball Table" in the subject line.



This Year's Marvelous Host:


Herb Lubalin Gallery
@ The Cooper Union

41 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003

N/R/Q @ 8th St
6 @ Astor Place
L @ 3rd Ave.

2014 Sponsors