Thanks for your support for the Milan bid! Mary, Alessandro, Gianni and the Kick Off House crew are glad to confirm that the 2012 KOA World Cup will be held in Milan on 17th and 18th November at the Antares Hotel Concorde.
It's now online the official World Cup Website http://www.kickoff2.it in which you can register for the world cup and you can find lots of information and more...
World Cup registration is already open: just click "join the world cup" and fill the form.
This post will be update every day and it will resume all the main informations about the world cup week end.
We will work in close collaboration with few KOA gentlemen used to to be part of the World cup backstage.
We are confident that the KOA will have another one memorable week end all together, an exciting world cup tournament to live and many other tales to tell!
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1) Gianni Torchio Torchiador
2) Alessandro Verrani Wonder Q
3) Michael Malli r.cross
4) Alkis Polyrakis alkis21
5) Nicola Pedrocco Koney
6) Lorenzo Ceselli Lorenzo C
7) Fabrizio Radica Fabbroz75
8) Steve Screech Steve
9) Diego Damo
10) Thorsten Butschke Thorsten B
11) Joerg Panhorst Pansen
12) Andy Gregoris Logos
13) Oliver Stender Oliver St
14) Mark Williams Durban
15) Helmut Hausmann Helmut H.
16) Klaus Lederer Turrican
17) Fabio Fichera Fabio F
18) Mario Fichera Mario F
19) Flavio Zurla FZImp
20) Luigi Freguglia LuigiF
21) Paolo Devanna
22) Lorenzo Lozito Lorenzo L
23) Panayotis Pantazis panayotis7
24) Peter Sommer Peter S.
25) Andrea Rosso Super Tramp
26) Ektoras Kapsoulis ektorask
27) Michele Lorenzetti Michelone
28) Marco Butini Buta
29) Gianluca Troiano TheFoxSoft
30) Jorn F. Meinertz Freshmaker
31) Jean-François Jef
32) Wolfram Heyer Wolf
33) Thomas Niekamp Thomas N.
34) Denny Menato
35) Frank Fuhrmann Frank F
36) Rodolfo Martín Muñoz
37) Steve Camber
38) George Kakaletris gkakas
39) Cornelius Henze
40) Kostas Kakaletris
41) Fabio Ragionieri
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2012 KICK OFF 2 WORLD CUP
Milan is the business capital and beating heart of Italy, it offers everything you can figure out. so a lot of things to do here. Besides the two world cup days, I suggest you to take a full day off on Friday because we are planning to make a thorough visit of Milan.
The venue is the four star Antares Hotel Concorde. It is located only 3 subway stops from the start of Corso Buenos Aires, one of the longest shopping streets in Europe. The Central Railway Station - Stazione Centrale, hosting also the Airport City Terminal, is only 2 km away and, moreover, the KOA hotel is also accessible from the highways and airports and is only a few stops away on the underground to piazza Duomo.
We will be using the Hotel's main conference room: Diamante, a 270 sqm conference room with wifi, projector, and microphone facilities. The KOA will have access for the whole night for those who want no stop kick off 24 hours a day. There is a bar and restaurant a few footsteps away from the conference room open till 1 A.M.
For those who travel by car (German and Austrian?), car parking is free for the entire weekend. Based on the latest number of players attendance, we expect the tournament fee should be €50 each player.
We have reserved rooms at Antares Hotel Concorde (aka the KOA Hotel) at 85€ per single room and 89€ per double/twin room and 110€ per triple room per night including breakfast, fitness room is included and free WIFI coverage. Further information on all the options and the booking process will follow.
Milan has got 3 Airports: Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa and Bergamo Orio al Serio
MILAN LINATE (LIN) http://www.milanolinate.eu/en
Not so many low cost flights here but if you are lucky, is the closest one to the down town. 20 minutes with an urban bus and you are in Piazza Duomo.
MILAN MALPENSA (MXP) http://www.milanomalpensa1.eu/en
The biggest one. Every low cost company has got a slot here. Buses every 20 minutes allow you to get Milan Central Station in 50 minutes.
BERGAMO ORIO AL SERIO (BGY) http://www.sacbo.it/Airpor/portalProcess.jsp?languageID=2
On the route of many low cost company, Buses every 20 minutes to get Milan Central station in 50 minutes.
Two bus company from Malpensa and Orio al Serio to Milan and vice versa:
Both are good and sharp, price is good, It is possible to buy a two way ticket saving some money.
This website could help to find what you need.
TOURNAMENT SETTINGS AND FORMAT
All standard tournament settings will be applied: A=B, 8 tactics selection,Team A vs Team B at International Skill Level, 2 x 5 minutes, aftertouch, No Wind, No Line-up changes, Random Referees.
About Autoslide Fix and Trap Fix, we will discuss about them on the forum. the discussion will be closed with the vote, 2 months before the world cup, in order to have time to practice with those settings. just confirmed players will be allowed to vote, instead the discussion will be completely open also to not confirmed or not attending players.
The format will depend on number of players who will attend the world cup, but we are going to follow formats we used in the latests world cups.
So, World Cup group, KOA Cup group and Fun Cup group. groups will be decided by playing a league on day one and so on. Leagues will be decided by the Friday night Draw, according with the seeding. as usual.
I wish you a memorable week end all together in the sing of the fun, friendship, competition and Kick Off!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2012 KICK OFF 2 WORLD CUP
Do register, even if you are yet to book flights/accommodation (these details can be added later), providing you have a firm commitment to participate, as this will help us with the planning of the KOA's event of the year.