Go here for current standings and results please.
55 member and 6 guests showed up for round 2. After some unexpected drama the smoked cleared and we had two perfect rounds for the night by Andrei and Mike M. See you in two weeks!
With the summer break over, 64 members gathered at FGW for round 1 of the 2016 Fall season. It was great seeing all the familiar faces again. Our rookie class consist of 9 players who were introduced to the veterans.
Brian O went on a tear and recorded the only perfect round of the night.
Season 8 is just around the corner. We’ll kick off the season at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, August 3rd at FGW. Pizza will be served around 7 PM. Round 1 and 10 will be for members only, so no guest players will be allowed in those rounds.
Brian O’Neill is looking on the bright side after crushing the competition in the 2016 Summer Series playoffs. His total for the night was 9 wins and only one loss, and he emerged a very worthy victor. Congrats Brian and thank you to all participants! See you in the Winter Series later this year.
6,Jaime Uziel ,29804
7,Robin Lassonde ,25696
17,Marti Leann Brass
22,Jared Garvey ,35784
28,Derek Lipkin ,33048
31,Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen,15925
Round 3 has been completed, and with that, we now have 16 qualifiers who will advance to the playoffs on 6/29. E-Wag took home the 2-strikes knockout tournament and earned himself the top seed with a perfect 200 points!
The following 16 players will play a single elimination bracket to determine the Summer Series Champ: (For complete point standings, go here.)
|12||Marti Leann Brass||181|
Round 2 of the Summer Series was a 7 hole course of pingolf followed by 3 holes for the playoffs.
The last threesome finished a bit late, but other than than the format was fun!
Final three: 1. Eric W 2. James 3. Jamie
Round 3 will be played on Wednesday, 6/22 @ 7:30 PM sharp. Registration will be open from 7 PM. The format will be knockout, 2 strikes with Swiss pairings.
The first round of the Summer Series has been played! The format was 7 rounds of head to head match play followed by playoffs for the top 8. A 7-way tie for the 8th spot was won by Jeremy W.
A total of 29 players came out for round 1, and in the end Zac W was the winner beating Jeremy H in the finals. For full results, go here.
Round 2 will be played on Wednesday, 6/15 @ 7:30 PM sharp. Registration will be open from 7 PM. The format will be Pingolf, probably 6 holes, with playoffs for the top 8 players.
The following games and objectives will be used to create a course of 6 or more holes:
Objective: Collect 40 ghosts. Verify by a lit 40 insert at the bottom of the playfield.
Objective: Start TOUR multiball.
Theatre of Magic
Objective: Collect T-H-E-A-T-R-E award (50+ million award).
Objective: Start Klingon MB.
Eight Ball Deluxe
Objective: Collect 1 complete rack.
Objective: Light Mark IV
Objective: Collect the P-A-R-A-G-O-N award.
Objective: Light 3X bonus light.
The Addams Family
Objective: Start GREED multiball.
Remember that you count your best 2 of 3 qualifying rounds, so even if you missed round 1, you still have a chance to advance to the playoffs.
Michael Mattsson is running an open league in the month of June. Here are the details:
This is an unofficial BAPA mini-league that runs between regular BAPA league and BAPA playoffs. We invite both BAPA and non-BAPA players for group match play. The format is group match play using https://matchplay.events/app/series/99 for five rounds per night out of a total of four nights. The accumulated points after the last night determines the results based on IFPA scoring per match (1st: 7, 2nd: 5, 3rd: 3, 4th: 1). This is a coin-up tournament with no cash-outs, prizes or trophies of any kind.
We’ll use automatic tie-breakers based on win-loss ratio to establish final ranking, there will be a tie-breaker for position 1 to 4 on the last night that will be on a random drawn machine playing a single best of three match.
Official PAPA rulings will be enforced: http://papa.org/papa-…/official-rules/complete-papa-ruleset/ (section VI and onward) with local BAPA regulations for player conduct. This means you have to be eligible to play in BAPA regular league to participate. Everyone is eligible to play in BAPA unless you’ve been banned from the league.
The league is on the IFPA calendar and is eligible for WPPR points: http://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=14019 WPPRs will be calculated based on the league season final standings as there is no playoffs for this “express” format.
There is no requirement but it would be helpful if you preregister for the league here: http://goo.gl/forms/MqITlE0S4V
We plunge at 8pm, registration closes minutes before. The Silver Creek Sportsplex (http://www.gotoplex.com/) is open from 9:30am in the morning for practice. Enter through the main entrance and make a left, you should see a row of beautiful and well maintained pinball machines lined up by year of manufacture.
If you’re late, don’t despair, you will be able to join the next round upon arrival.
Game line-up: (TBD)
The 2016 Spring playoffs were held on May 22nd at FreeGoldWatch. The top 32 players of the regular season first played a 5-game group round which served to divide the field into A&B division for the coming head to head phase. Players 33-48 played a double elimination tournament for the C division title. Thanks to the officials; Brian O, Eric W, Darren, Andreas, & Jeremy for handling a vast amount of rulings and fielding many questions. Also big thanks to Allison for running C division to perfection, and E-Wag for taking charge of B division. Thanks to Brian O for providing these photos.
Go to https://www.twitch.tv/fgw_sfpd/v/68041781 to see the archived video feed set up and commented by Derek!
In the C division, Allison took first place after duking it out with John L in the finals. Richard L took 3rd, and Mike H 4th place. Well played!
In a very tough field, the B division winner was Aaron, followed by Jeremy, Jay, & Sammy. Especially the finals had some epic games (TAF!).
The A division was played best 3 out of 5 in every round, and many matches went the full distance. Per was victorious (and extremely happy) to win his first league title by beating a stellar Robin in the finals. Andrei won over James to claim the bronze.
As is tradition, we also gave out trophies for the Most Improved Player, and to the Rookie of the Season. This time, the MIP trophy went to Flor who improved her regular season finish by 30 spots! The Rookie of the Season award went to Ellen who beat out Aaron for the honors.
Thank you all players for a fantastic season who saw 129 players attend our league nights as either members or guests. See you in August for the start of season 8, or why not in June for the Summer Series!
Here is what you need to know about the playoffs on Sunday, May 22nd. If you have further questions, just shoot me an email.
Also, check the rules tab on the website for more detailed information regarding formats.
- 11:30 AM door opens for players.
- 12 PM cut off for players to check in. Find me and I’ll check you off on the list. You have to check in with me in person, don’t send a friend to say that you’re parking the car…Give yourself time, especially if you’re coming across Bay Bridge. Penalties for tardy players (A&B only) will be 1 point up to 5 mins late, 3 pts up to 10 mins late, 5 points up to 15 mins late. At 12:15 I’ll set the field, and if you are not present, you lose your spot. Of course, if there’s a giraffe giving birth on the bridge and you simply cannot get here in time, text me and I’ll try and accommodate you.
- 12:25 PM start of tournament for all divisions. There will be time for questions at this point.
- 2:15 PM pizza from Patxis & tabulating scores from group phase & tiebreakers.
- 3:00 PM Start match play phase for A&B. We will start earlier if things move along faster than anticipated.
- 6 PM (?) Awards ceremony
Preliminary game list for 2016 Fall playoffs
|AC/DC||Black Knight 2000|
|The Addams Family||Cactus Canyon|
|Attack from Mars||Embryon|
|Demo Man||Monster Bash|
|Eight Ball Deluxe||Star Wars|
|Game of Thrones||X-Men /9|
|Iron Man||Back up: World Cup Soccer|
|Theatre of Magic|
|White Water /18|
2016 Spring SFPD playoff contestants as of 5/19/2016, 10:04 PM
|A & B||C|
|12||Jay||28||Mike M||12||Jack M|
|14||Eric W||30||Eric R||14||Anish|
On the bubble: (Mike J – can’t play C) Eli, Susy, Carlo, Vanessa, Helene, Janis, Jake W, Kenny, Maura, Jason R, Fish, Walter, Stephanie, Bridget, Eddie, Leann,
Can’t make it: Tony, Brian H, Mike S, John Lu, Gene X, Tim, Chris H, Karen, Randy
Ineligible for C: Mike J, Willy, Amy Jo,
There will be a 3-way tiebreaker for the last 2 spots in A/B. The loser of that match will be the top seed in C.
The last round of the season had 71 players enjoying the Warriors’ crushing of the weak Thunder before diving into the pinball part of the evening. At the end of the night, it was clear that Aaron would be the top seed in the playoffs. Way to go rookie! A perfect 35 was had by Jamie, while Andrei and Matt H had 31’s. All in all we had 124 players participate in league this season. Thank you all for coming and making this an awesome place to be!