Goalie/Forward: Mostly goalie
Shot: What time of day is it?
Pass: Why, I’m shooting…
USTSA/IFP Ranking: Semi-Pro/Expert
I learned to play in the basement of a Boarding school dorm. I played incessantly until I became the dominant goalie there, and kept playing some more. Pull kick bank shots were my specialty, and the ball rarely snuck into my goal. After high school I came to the D.C. area to roam the city and its environs for about 15 years, living life in a no-foosball wilderness. Then one day, I found The Crowbar. Ahh, foosball and beer - can’t beat it! There I met Greg Hess and his buddy’s, then Chris Voght, Shahyar, and many others thereafter. Gradually I became enmeshed into the D.C. area foosball community. First tourneys at Champions of Fairfax, then years of weekly tourneys and leagues with Greg and various others to go and play the Maryland crowd. For a long time we had some tables at Babe’s Billiards in Upper NW D.C. Eventually, Greg, Kyle Powell and I became co-owners of Northern Virginia Foosball, taking over from Scotty Long and Steve Johnson to run weekly tournaments at Crystal City Sports Pub and Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern.
In 1994 I got my first taste of World championship caliber talent in Las Vegas, NV, and have been to many large and small tourneys over the years, partnering with players such as Greg, Lenny Wallace, Tony Brannum, and Adil Hizoune (the top pro in the area for years), and most recently with Nancy Peck. My relocation to Maryland a few years back has meant I no longer run tourneys but I still enjoy occasionally attending the local weekly events with Nancy and hanging with my foos “peeps”.
Last Modified: 3/12/2009 8:21:00 AM
Monty is the 1 player who always finds the joy in the game. He NEVER lets junk in with his quick reflexes. But that shirt is definitely a distraction!
may we call a distraction on monthy's shirt in this photo?
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