Table Hockey Championship Tournament

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Anaheim, California

Make your travel table hockey tournament plans to join us. January 2019 will be here before you know it. This is your opportunity win the Stanley Cup of Table Hockey! Have your name engraved on the Cup with the previous Stanley Cup Champions!

Want to add your name to the player list for January 26, 2019 in Anaheim?

Yes, sign me up!

Finland's Jan Pelkonen is the defending champion. He will back this year!

The UNITED STATES STIGA SHOOTOUT will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Anaheim.
Give yourself the gift of a travel table hockey tournament and a little vacation! Get out of the snow and frigid cold of your winter. Come out to sunny, Southern California!

Some people have called our tournament the Super Bowl of Table Hockey!

For NFL fans, January 26 is the weekend with no playoff games. It's the weekend in between the NFC/AFC Championship Games and the Super Bowl. So, you can play table hockey and not miss any big games. It's the best of both worlds!

Player List (subject to change): 50 players to date
Jan Pelkonen, Naantali, FIN
Arttu Koivisto, Turku, FIN
Roman Nezhyba, Sumperk, CZE
Peter Orum, Broderslev, DEN
Pierre Chastenais, Montreal, QC, CAN
Glenn Bernabe, Toronto, ON, CAN
Emma Joleen, Brisbane, AUS
Mark Claydon, Maui, HI
Trey Claydon, Lincoln, NE
Justin Claydon, Phoenix, AZ
John Labianca, Las Vegas, NV
Joe Kunst, Grand Rapids, MI
Paul Gasiecki, Glen Ellyn, IL
Kelly Rafferty, Lake Barrington, IL
Sean Rafferty, San Diego, CA
Brian Rafferty, San Diego, CA
Jose Cruz, San Diego, CA
Rich Davis, Escondido, CA
Riley Davis, Escondido, CA
Rob Jussaume, Los Angeles, CA
Riley Jussaume, Los Angeles, CA
Ryan Jussaume, Los Angeles, CA
Ashton Cabra, Los Angeles, CA
Lucas Cabra, Los Angeles, CA
Jose Urquiza, Long Beach, CA
Sarah Urquiza, Long Beach, CA
Ethan Bernabe, Corona, CA
Domenic Bernabe, Corona, CA
Aaidan Echanique, Riverside, CA
Albert Echanique, Santa Ana, CA
Kevin Rafferty, Laguna Hills, CA
Brandon Mann, Lake Forest, CA
Christopher Younes, Anaheim, CA
Ryan Le, Anaheim Hills, CA
Alexa Le, Anaheim Hills, CA
Zachary Foeldi, Fullerton, CA
Marko Vasquez, Irvine, CA
Robert Vasquez, Irvine, CA
Kamran Maghzi, Orange, CA
Christo Mallakis, Orange, CA
Alexandra Sprague, Orange, CA
Nate Sprague, Orange, CA
Calvin Brown, Yorba Linda, CA
Mark Brown, Yorba Linda, CA
Rachel Dorgan, Yorba Linda, CA
Avdan Gupta, Yorba Linda, CA
Akshna Gupta, Yorba Linda, CA
Gaurav Gupta, Yorba Linda, CA
Rohan Sahoo, Yorba Linda, CA
Jeff Wilens, Yorba Linda, CA

Saturday, January 26, 2019

We will begin at 9:30 am. Round robins will be played for a total of around 30 pre-playoff games. Playoffs are best-of-seven in the A Pool; best-of-five in the B Pool; best-of-three in the C and D Pools. Scores are kept by each player on his/her own score sheet, so you get the maximum number of five-minute, audio-timed games played in a minimum length of time!
Tentative schedule:

8:45 a.m.: Doors open
9:15 a.m.: Introductions and rules
9:30 a.m.: Whole-group photo with the Stanley Cup of Table Hockey

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Round robin play
12:30 to 1:15 p.m.: Lunch break (pizza lunch provided)
1:15 to 3:15 p.m.: Round robin play
3:15 to 3:45 p.m.: Break
3:45 to 7:00 p.m.: Playoffs and Awards Ceremony

Pizza lunch, snacks, and bottled water provided

Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each of the four Pools, A, B, C, D. Each table hockey player will automatically be entered into a raffle for fabulous prizes before the Playoffs begin. As in previous years, the grand prize will be a brand new Stiga table hockey game!
Deadline for registration is Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Entry fees:

$35 US for adults

$20 for first-time tournament players and players born 2001 and later

Only $10 for the third+ immediate family members playing, regardless of age


Payment can be sent via Paypal to: kevin.n.rafferty@gmail.com or by check or money order in US dollars to:
Kevin Rafferty
c/o Fairmont Private School
5300 E. La Palma Avenue
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
Tournament rules adhere to ITHF guidelines. All games are fitted with International Stiga player figures. All games are cleaned with diluted Original Windex, have Suplaks, net deflectors, pledged rods, oiled slots and 'Tack it Over' on the rod pegs.
This tournament is part of the North American Stiga Tour and the World Stiga Tour, sanctioned by the United States Table Hockey Association, the Canadian Table Hockey Association, and the International Table Hockey Federation.
For traveling table hockey players:


Take a break from your winter and come out to sunny Southern California!

If you come with your spouse and children, Disneyland is just a few miles away! Southern California offers hundreds of attractions. In a single day, you can literally spend time at the beach, up in the mountains, and out in the desert. Southern California offers you everything!


All-Time Stanley Cup of Table Hockey Champions

#12  2019: Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Anaheim
#11  2018: Jan Pelkonen (Finland)

#10  2017: Roman Nezhyba (Czech Republic)
#09  2016: Roman Nezhyba (Czech Republic)
#08  2015: Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada)
#07  2013: Roman Nezhyba, (Czech Republic)
#06  2012: Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada)
#05  2010: Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada)
#04  2009: Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada)
#03  2008: Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada)
#02  2007: Ron Marsik (USA)
#01  2006: Espen Moe (Norway)

All-Time Results: ITHF Final Tables


United States Stiga Shootout 2012 Juniors



Table Hockey Championship Tournament

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Anaheim, California

Finland's Jan Pelkonen wins the 2018 Stanley Cup of Table Hockey!

Jan Pelkonen, the #19-ranked player in the world, traveled from Naantali, Finland to win the UNITED STATES STIGA SHOOTOUT in Anaheim. The 20-year old table hockey wizard, lost only one game all day, by a score of 3-2 to Roman Nezhyba (Czech Republic) in the Group A, round robin of the top-8 players, leading up to playoff seedings. As a result, Nezhyba was the #1-seed going into the playoffs. Pelkonen was the #2 seed.

Pelkonen overpowered all playoff opponents. He was a gracious champion. Hoisting the Stanley Cup of Table Hockey, Pelkonen
swept Nezhyba in four games in the Final by scores of 4-3, 7-4, 4-1, 7-3.

Nezhyba had won the Stanley Cup of Table Hockey in three of the past four years. Nezhyba, who currently resides in Laguna Hills, California, is the top player in the entire Western Hemisphere.

Pelkonen is the fifth player to win the Stanley Cup of Table Hockey. Canada's Reggie Stefaniszyn has won five Cups, Nezhyba three, and one Stanley Cup Championship each to the USA's Ron Marsik, Norway's Espen Moe, and now Finland's Jan Pelkonen.

Thank you to all 32 players for making the 2018 tournament such a blast!

Final Standings 2018

Group A
1.  Jan Pelkonen, Naantali, Finland
2.  Roman Nezhyba, Laguna Hills, CA (Sumperk, Czech Republic)
3.  Kevin Rafferty, Laguna Hills, CA
4.  Sean Rafferty, San Diego, CA
5.  John Labianca, Las Vegas, NV
6.  Brandon Martin, Newberg, OR
7.  Pierre Chastenais, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
8.  Patrick Martin, Oregon City, OR

Group B

9.  Brian Rafferty, San Diego, CA
10. Jeff Wilens, Yorba Linda, CA
11. Ryan Le, Anaheim Hills, CA
12. Kelly Rafferty, Lake Barrington, IL
13. Jose Cruz, San Diego, CA
14. Rich Davis, Escondido, CA
15. Marko Vasquez, Irvine, CA (Vaughan, Ontario, Canada)
16. Robert Vasquez, Irvine, CA (Vaughan, Ontario, Canada)
Group C

17. Ethan Bernabe, Corona, CA
18. Kamran Maghzi, Orange, CA

19. Avdan Gupta, Anaheim, CA
20. Tyler Shapiro, Garden Grove, CA
Group D
21.  Domenic Bernabe, Corona, CA

22.  Cruz Fineman, Yorba Linda, CA 

23.  Aaidan Echanique, Riverside, CA

24.  Rachel Dorgan, Yorba Linda, CA
Group E

25. Christopher Younes, Anaheim, CA
26. Christo Mallakis, Orange, CA
27. Akshna Gupta, Anaheim, CA

28. Albert Echanique, Riverside, CA

Group F

29. Emma Joleen, Brisbane, Australia
30. Rohan Sahoo, Yorba Linda, CA

31. Nishka Morada, Orange, CA
32. Krishesh Morada, Orange, CA


Medals were awarded to the following players for their tournament achievements:
Top Junior Player (under age 18): Ryan Le
Top Female Player: Rachel Dorgan
Rookie of the Year: Brandon Martin
Female Rookie of the Year: Emma Joleen
Veteran Rookie of the Year (over age 40): Patrick Martin
Junior Rookie of the Year (under age 18): Marko Vasquez
Most Sportsmanlike Player: John Labianca
Perseverance Award: Tyler Shapiro
United States Table Hockey Association President’s Award: Sean Rafferty
Southern California STIGA Table Hockey League Founder’s Award: Brian Rafferty

Video promos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp19QlyCUyU&feature=share (5:38)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-NVYSb8pZA&feature=youtu.be (0:56)

Many of you have been asking about how to purchase your own STIGA table hockey game, team packs, or game parts. Similarly, if you liked playing on the exhibition game fitted with the BubbleDome, contact the inventor and exclusive seller of the STIGA BubbleDome -- Len Mecca at www.RodWarriors.com


Mention my name to Len Mecca and I'm sure that he will take very good care of you!

We don’t stop playing because we grow old;

We grow old because we stop playing.

My Philosophy on Table Hockey:
Over the years, serving as a school principal/campus director, my philosophical approach is: 1) to introduce the great game of table hockey to our youth and get kids excited about playing; 2) to re-introduce table hockey to adults who have played over the years and get them back into the game they loved to play; and 3) to encourage experienced players of all ages to continue playing and serving as great ambassadors for table hockey.

Playing in a table hockey tournament is the best way to do just that -- plus it's a ton of fun!


Dr. Rafferty





Fairmont Private School, Anaheim Hills Campus

5300 E. La Palma Ave.

Anaheim Hills, CA 92807