City Champ III

39 players made up the field in this year’s City Champ. The format was knockout, 4 strikes Swiss, meaning that once you lost your 4th match, you were out! Players were matched up against players with similar records throughout the day, which meant that nobody had an easy path to the final rounds. The 3 players duking it out in the end were Tim H, Andrei M, & Aaron N (all ranked in the IFPA top 60).

The penultimate game was played on Tron. Tim could clinch the title by winning the game, but didn’t put up big numbers. Aaron had to win to stay alive and put up a monster score of 100 million on his second ball. Andrei, who was playing before Aaron, had 34 million after his 2nd ball, but came back with a vengeance. After the dust had settled, his score was 122 million which Aaron couldn’t beat. And to the final table they went…

In a winner take all match on WCS, Andrei went first and showed his skill by putting up 1.7 billion and change. Tim had a decent game, but had to settle for 2nd place. City Champion for the 3rd straight year: Andrei Massenkoff!

Gene’s time lapse video: https://vimeo.com/114531707

 

Results Main:

1 Andrei M

2 Tim H

3 Aaron N
4 Hal E
5 James S
6 Chris H
7 Andreas H
8 Darren E
9 Eric W
10 Gene X H
11 Josh L
12 Brian O
12 Eugene G
12 Per S
12 Chris G
16 Alex S
16 Jeff F
16 Walter H
16 Ron R
16 Michael M
16 Damien C
22 Louise W
22 Jeremy W
22 Allison O
22 Andrew B
22 Joshua M
22 Peter W
28 Robin L
28 Chris L
28 Aaron S
28 Russ S
28 Clinton C
33 Zac W
33 Jay G
33 Matt H
33 Bella G
37 Nikolai M
37 David J
37 Matt W

 

Andrei jumps

Andrei is displaying his unique jump shot. Maybe the Warriors should draft him?

 

Aaron Tron

Aaron excelled on Tron

 

 

Tim Tron

Bay Area Champ Tim H!

 

Williams

Father & son Williams.

 

Nikolai

Massenkoff Sr. sang the anthem.

 

Applause

 

 

2014 Fall playofffs!

And so it came to pass, that the top 45 players of the San Francisco Pinball Dept. gathered on the 7th of December 2014, to compete for the ball and chain trophy.

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After a long and hard fought battle, Andrei threepeated as league champion, defeating James in the finals. James won their first game on White Water, followed by and Andrei win on The Addams Family. The deciding game was Paragon of all games! After a quick battle, Andrei prevailed, and would later raise the B&C for his victory. Zac defeated Jeremy for third place. Thanks to Jeff F for running the show!

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In the B-playoffs, Matt W took top honors by defeating John L in the finals. The bronze match went to Mickey after winning over Tony.

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The C-division was run by Jessica R, who also managed to get herself into the finals! Nate R proved to be too tough to beat and claimed the champion plaque. Eddie ousted Walter in the match for 3rd place.

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Rookie of the year, Jaime!

The award for most improved player went to Erin, who improved 34 spots compared to last season.

 

Jessica & Helene are figuring things out. It ain't easy running a tournament.
Jessica & Helene are figuring things out. It ain’t easy running a tournament.

 

Zac & Louise
Zac & Louise

 

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Nate the great!
Nate the great!

 

T-Ron in action!
T-Ron in action!

 

Round 10

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The final regular season round brought on some excitement for those on the playoff bubble. 61 people showed up, and Eric and Andreas stepped up big time to run the show in Per’s Fleetwood Mac induced absence. Thanks guys!

Zac (ZRW) ended the season with a perfect 18 points, while Allison and Tony both finished with a strong 16.5 points.

Matt had finished his last very cool design for our members only hoodies and shirts and everyone who had ordered got their merch!

Sunday is playoff time! Remember to check in by 1:30PM if you are playing. If you aren’t qualified for the playoffs, you are most welcome to come down and have fun nevertheless.

Dates for the 2015 spring season:

January 7th, 21st.

February 4th, 18th.

March 4th, 18th.

April 1st, 15th, 29th.

May 6th, 9th (playoffs).

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Round 9

The penultimate round brought in 61 members and 4 guests. Leader Andrei extended his lead by another perfect round of 18 points. Guest Aaron tallied an impressive 16.5 pts, as did Gene X. Rob C had his best night of the season with 15.5 points.

Only one round to go to determine who gets into the playoffs!

We've got some artists in our midst!
We’ve got some artists in our midst!

 

Ma, I can't talk right now, I have to play Scorpion!
Ma, I can’t talk right now, I have to play Scorpion!

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If you like wide bodies, FGW is your port of call. There’s even a Paragon next to Scorpion now. Check out Bowen’s excellent tutorial to learn the ins and outs of this awesome game.

Nate the Great is putting his moves to the test against CLU.
Nate the Great is putting his moves to the test against CLU.

 

The man, the myth, the legend. But who is who?
The man, the myth, the legend. But who is who?

 

Flor it!
Flor it!

 

Sally & Matt. See you at Oracle Matt...Yay.
Sally & Matt. See you at Oracle Matt…Yay.

 

Hey, what's under here?
Hey, what’s under here?

 

Our most frequent guest, Andy M!
Our most frequent guest, Andy M!

 

See you December 3rd!
See you December 3rd!

 

Games played round 9

Machine Games played
Black Pyramid 4
Demolition Man 4
Tron 4
Twilight Zone 4
AC/DC 3
Addams Family 3
Embryon 3
Paragon 3
Star Trek: TNG 3
Terminator 3 3
White Water 3
World Cup Soccer 3
Attack From Mars 2
Cactus Canyon 2
Captain Fantastic 2
Jokerz 2
Medieval Madness 2
NBA Fastbreak 2
Scorpion 2
Star Trek (Stern) 2
Whirlwind 2
Wizard of Oz 2
Centaur 1
Congo 1
Cyclone 1
Dirty Harry 1
Dr. Dude 1
Playboy 1
Road Show 1
Rollergames 1

Most popular machines current season

Machine Games played
Demolition Man 35
Addams Family 33
Twilight Zone 33
Medieval Madness 29
Star Trek (Stern) 27
Cactus Canyon 26
Terminator 3 26
Wizard of Oz 26
Attack From Mars 25
Congo 23
World Cup Soccer 23
Dirty Harry 22
White Water 22
NBA Fastbreak 21
AC/DC 20
Road Show 19
Embryon 17
WHO Dunnit 16
Jokerz 15
Black Pyramid 14
Meteor 14
Star Trek: TNG 13
X-Men 13
Captain Fantastic 11
Playboy 10
Whirlwind 10
Black Knight 2000 8
Tron 8
Centaur 7
Cyclone 7
Dr. Dude 6
Old Chicago 6
Star Wars Episode 1 5
Police Force 4
RollerCoaster Tycoon 4
Rollergames 4
Firepower 3
Paragon 3
Scorpion 2
Black Knight 1
Super Mario Bros. Mushroom World 1

Most popular machines current season

Machine Games played
Demolition Man 31
Addams Family 30
Twilight Zone 29
Medieval Madness 27
Star Trek (Stern) 25
Cactus Canyon 24
Wizard of Oz 24
Attack From Mars 23
Terminator 3 23
Congo 22
Dirty Harry 21
World Cup Soccer 20
NBA Fastbreak 19
White Water 19
Road Show 18
AC/DC 17
WHO Dunnit 16
Embryon 14
Meteor 14
Jokerz 13
X-Men 13
Black Pyramid 10
Star Trek: TNG 10
Captain Fantastic 9
Playboy 9
Black Knight 2000 8
Whirlwind 8
Centaur 6
Cyclone 6
Old Chicago 6
Dr. Dude 5
Star Wars Episode 1 5
Police Force 4
RollerCoaster Tycoon 4
Tron 4
Firepower 3
Rollergames 3
Black Knight 1
Super Mario Bros. Mushroom World 1

Most popular machines round 8

Machine Games played
Addams Family 4
Demolition Man 4
Playboy 4
Tron 4
Twilight Zone 4
AC/DC 3
Attack From Mars 3
Cactus Canyon 3
Congo 3
Star Trek (Stern) 3
Star Trek: TNG 3
Terminator 3 3
Dirty Harry 2
Dr. Dude 2
Embryon 2
Medieval Madness 2
Meteor 2
NBA Fastbreak 2
Wizard of Oz 2
World Cup Soccer 2
Captain Fantastic 1
Centaur 1
Cyclone 1
Jokerz 1
Road Show 1
Rollergames 1
WHO Dunnit 1

Round 8 a.k.a. the Halloween/Game 7 of the World Series round

Collect your bounty!
Collect your bounty! James, Brian, Ron, & Polly Peril (Allison) took home a prize for their rendition of Cactus Canyon.

 

 

Is there a doctor in the house? Yes! Who? Yes! Nicely done Helene.
Is there a doctor in the house? Yes! Who? Yes!
Nicely done Helene.
Zac is...Multiball! He really needs his own TV-show.
Zac is…Multiball! He really needs his own TV-show.

 

 

The Addams family stopped by and were carefully watched by the guy from TZ.
The Addams family stopped by and were carefully watched by the guy from TZ. Nice outfits Jason, Fiona, & Richard!

 

SENSORY OVERLOAD! That’s a good way of describing round 8. We had 64 players come to play, out of which many had dressed up in costume. Extra special thanks to the dresser uppers! Game 7 of the World Series between Kansas City Royals and SF Giants was on TV and had many of us choosing machines in close proximity to the tube just to be able to catch a glimpse of another Giants triumph.

James had a another great night with 16.5 points, as did Louise. Allison and Richard L followed closely behind with 15.5, while Sally and Andrei each had 15 points.

In the standings, Andrei has a slim lead over James. Those two have pulled ahead of a pack of players fighting for good playoff position. In this moment, Gene holds the last A-division spot, only 0.5 points over rookie sensation Jaime. Two rounds to go of the regular season!

 

 

 

Whoa Sally!
Whoa Sally!

 

Look it's the scout from WH20! Wait, who? We love your effort Matt!
Look it’s the scout from WH20! Wait, who? We love your effort Matt!

 

Laura as the Embryon.
Laura as the Embryon.

 

Time to wreck some roads! Bob & Courtney.
Time to wreck some roads! Bob & Courtney.

 

MadBum was a Royal pain in the butt all series long.
MadBum was a Royal pain in the butt all series long.
Finally! A real pinball wizard? Nope, it's E-Wag, the Spirit of the river.
Finally! A real pinball wizard? Nope, it’s E-Wag, the Spirit of the river.

 

Bangarang! Flor as Ting.
Bangarang! Flor as Tinkerbell.
Maura came straight from the Black Pyramid.
Maura came straight from the Black Pyramid.

 

A favorite of many, Jody the Rollergames girl.
A favorite of many, Jody the Rollergames girl.

 

Had you propelled the ball with the proper trajectory, you would have been rewarded. --Thank you Mr Russ.
Had you propelled the ball with the proper trajectory, you would have been rewarded. –Thank you Mr Russ.

 

Haight St after a game 7 victory.
Haight Street after a game 7 victory.

 

Chestnut Street.
Chestnut Street.

 

J-Ro is spiralling out of control.
J-Ro is spiralling out of control.

 

Gene as....Gene X, master photographer!
Gene as….Gene X, master photographer. Great outfit dude, especially the professional camera was a nice touch.

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