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Air Hockey:  A Sport?
All living USAA National champions stand together for the first time at the 2001 World Championship in Houton, Texas.

 
"Many people have a misconception about Air Hockey as a sport.  Air Hockey involves strategy, conditioning, stamina, practice and for tournament success, the ability to perform under pressure.  These are exactly the qualities necessary for success at most sports involving athleticism."

-Jesse Douty

 
Local Tournaments
 

Click here to view the current list of amateur/professional tournaments in the United States.  This list will expand as new information is reported.

To report a tournament in your area, click here and let us know about it!

 
Air Hockey Forum
 

Whether you wish to learn valuable tips, learn about upcoming events, ask questions or simply eavesdrop -- You are invited to join the elite players of Air Hockey in our Yahoo discussion group by clicking on the button below:

 
Downloads for Windows
 

Acrobat Reader v5.05 (5.5MB)
(Use for viewing .PDF files)

Microsoft Excel Viewer (3.8MB)
(Use for viewing .XLS files)

DCI Reporter v1.43 (3.7MB)
(Swiss tournament software)

 
Awards and Appearances
 
Proof that Air Hockey really IS cool!
June 19, 2001

ZDTV / TechTV appearance
January, 2000

KPIX/ Evening Magazine
February, 2002

 
About AHN (airhockeynews.com)
 

AHN and airhockeynews.com  is designed and maintained by its author David Gray.

Contents of this web-site may not be used without written permission from its author.

"Air Hockey" is a registered trademark of Brunswick Corporation

 
 
 
January 18, 2009
 

Upcoming Event:  2009 World Championships

Event: 2009 Air Hockey World Championships
Date:
March 13-15
Location: Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

From Michael Rosen; Commissioner of Major League & Recreational Air Hockey:

"I hereby officially confirm The 2009 Air Hockey World Championships: March 13-14-15, 2009 at the Riviera Hotel Casino Resort. The USAA Meeting will be held at 11:00am on Friday, March 13th"...  "I will post more tournament details shortly."

*Information regarding the 2009 World Championships tournament is courtesy of the event organizers.  Information is subject to change.  AHN is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.

 
January 20, 2006
 

2006 California State Tournament Jan 28th!

2006 California State Championship
January 28th-29th
Holiday Inn Express

Morgan Hill, CA

Please click the flyer image for full-sized version.

To register, please contact Dave Parmley via email or call 510-468-8194 for the latest details.

 
January 17, 2005
 

2005 World Championships Return to Las Vegas

2005 World Championships
March
4-6, 2005
Riviera Hotel/Casino

Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas, NV

Please click the flyer image for full-sized version.

Please visit www.airhockeypromotions.com for the latest details.

 
March 11, 2004
 

2004 World Championship Air Hockey Results

Las Vegas, NV
Danny Hynes of Houston Texas walked away as a three-time tournament champion at this year's event.  Danny found himself in the losers bracket and was in the difficult position of having to defeat Philadelphia's Andy Yevish two full sets for the victory.

Full tournament singles results can be found here.

 
January 26, 2004
 

  

World Air Hockey Promotions
Presents:

2004 Air Hockey World Championships

March 5th-7th
Riviera Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

Click the flyer to the left for details

 
July 22, 2003
 

30th Anniversary Air Hockey Tournament

Denver, CO
Players from across the nation flew, drove or simply walked to a special event held July 11th at the Radisson Hotel in Denver, CO.  Mark Robbins organized a rather impressive state-level tournament that focused on the 30-years of tournament play.  Prior to tournament play, a video compilation showed footage as early as the 1970s of some of the all-time best players of the sport.

Winning the event was Houston Master Danny Hynes, who fought his way from the losers bracket to defeat... Houston Master Ehab Shoukry.  Finishing the top three, Billy Stubbs from Illinois.

The top Colorado player award went to Mark Nizzi, who finished 5th in the tournament just above Keith Fletcher.

Mark Robbins set an early precedent to "get loud" and enjoy the casual atmosphere of the tournament.  Near 30-year old Brunswick Blue-tops were used exclusively for this event with corresponding red-lexan pucks.

Veteran players also included Phil Arnold (TX), John Stucky (CO) and Steve Carpenter (CO) with an appearance from Vince Shappell (TX).

Updated Colorado state rankings have been posted in the Rankings section, and a "casual" photo gallery has been posted.

 
June 22, 2003
 

2003 Illinois State Air Hockey Tournament

Naperville, IL
The 2003 Illinois State tournament held concluded today with reigning world champion Ehab Shoukry of Houston Texas snatching the top spot.  Placing second was Illinois' top player Billy Stubbs.  Finishing up the tournament top three
was California's Davis Lee Huynh.  More details to follow as they become available.

 
March 26, 2003
 

2003 World Air Hockey Championships

Las Vegas, NV
Another chapter in Air Hockey history was completed, as the 2003 World Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada came to an end last weekend.

64 players, who came from states ranging from Alaska to New York, participated in the 2-3 day grueling competition of professional Air Hockey.  Now, I realize that many non-players frequently scoff at this remark with "...Now how can Air Hockey be a grueling competition?  It's a silly table game, right?" Those who compete professionally and even those who watch the events in amazement understand the intense physical and mental endurance of this amazing "sport".

Yes, we're all aware that Air Hockey is typically thought of as an arcade/bar game -- and it is.  Professional Air Hockey is absolutely, unconditionally a sport that many simply need to see to believe.  I always recommend viewing the videos on this site, and perhaps we can get a few more "exciting" matches uploaded in the days ahead.

For the latest ranking information, please check out our Rankings section.  Feedback is always extremely welcome.

 
March 17, 2003
 

Houston AH Gets Some Attention

Houston, TX
The
HoustonPress had a nice mini-article about professional Air Hockey in the state of Texas.  You can check it out here.

 
August 4, 2002
 

Illinois State Rankings Online!

Chicago, IL
The highly anticipated Illinois State tournament was recently held and the
official rankings are now online.  Congratulations to Billy Stubbs for his excellent performance and for obtaining the coveted #1 spot.

 
August 3, 2002
 

Stuff v2.1 is Here!


 

Paulus Trisnadi has updated his animated, interactive Shockwave movie featuring Air Hockey shots, drifts, defenses, face-offs and more.  Recent 2.1 version demonstrates a few mallet grips.  Click here to view.

If you're having trouble viewing this, you'll probably need to download Shockwave Flash from Macromedia.

 
March 23, 2002
 
 Texas 12 Results

  Double's Results

  Single's Results

  Tournament Photos

 
February 23, 2002
 

KPIX "Evening Magazine" Segment



Aired Thursday, February 21, 2002 : 7:00pm KPIX Ch. 5

Belmont, CA
KPIX Channel 5
, located in San Francisco, transmits a daily show entitled Evening Magazine which features a variety of entertaining news topics which are usually focused on Bay Area events and locale.

One very interesting segment is entitled Outdo Malou, where competitive sorts challenge EM's charming co-host Malou Nubla to a variety of 1-on-1 events.  Whether it be shooting half court shots against NBA's Antwan Jameson or riding up to the South Bay hills for a thrilling goat-milking competition, Malou is always ready to take on the challenge.

 
 
 
January 6, 2002
 

California State Ranking Tournament Held in San Jose

Mike Roland helped promote the 2002 state ranking tournament for California at Golfland in San Jose.

Updated California State Rankings

 
June 15, 2000
 

USAA/Dynamo 2000 World Championships

Tournament Chart (ZIP 21KB)

Event Photos

Main Tournament Results

Doubles Tournament Results

 
December 7, 1999
 
1999 California State

Event Photos

 
June 6, 1999
 

1999 USAA Nationals

Final Tournament Chart:
XLS or ZIP

Event Photos

 
December 6, 1998
 

1998 California State

Match Data

Event Photos