Ghostbusters Launch Party!

Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA

 

Ron Richards hosted a very successful launch party for the newest Stern creation. Even the Ghostbusters themselves showed up and participated in the tournament. A total of 49 players came, and the format was 5 rounds of qualification in groups, followed by playoffs for the top 16. It was a sheer blast on a beautiful May day. Thanks Ron!

Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA

Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA

Round 8

Round 8 saw 70 players grace the FGW floor. Sadly, I had to miss out due to another pinball related engagement.

Zac lead all scorers with a near perfect 33 point effort, followed by E-Wag & Michael J with 31 apiece. 29 points was had by Jay, Willy, Helene, Ellen, and Tony. Well played!

Aaron took the narrowest of leads in the standings!

Next round will be on May 4th, note the 3 week jump instead of the normal 2 between rounds.

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Round 7

Round 7 saw 72 players come out (64+8) to have a first look at the new Hobbit game placed at FGW by Jeremy. It’s an interesting game with lots of stuff going on.

33 points was had by 3 players: Aaron, Dominic, and Sammy. Per ended up with 35 and is still in a narrow lead, 2 points ahead of Aaron & 10 points ahead of James and Andrei.

Great pizza was provided by Vannessa!

 

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San Francisco Pinball Dept. Spring 2016 League Rd. 7 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Spring 2016 League Rd. 7 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Spring 2016 League Rd. 7 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Spring 2016 League Rd. 7 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Spring 2016 League Rd. 7 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Spring 2016 League Rd. 7 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA

Hobbit!
Hobbit!

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Round 6

70 players came to play round 6, and after it was all said and done former champion James had himself a night with 33 points. Just as many as master photographer Gene X!

31 points went to Andrei, Jeremy, Michael J, & Matt H.

Starting next round, we will use the adjusted score in the standings, meaning that the two worst scores are subtracted from your total score.

See you March 30th!

 

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Round 5

For the first time we had a full house! 80 people (68 member & 12 guests) showed up, and while there was some drama at first, (don’t worry folks, he wants you to know that he’s fine) we managed to get 79 people to participate.  Thanks to all for being good sports!

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The top score of the evening was had by Jeremy “also known from MythBusters” Williams who had a perfect 35! Guest player Jack W had 33 points along with Gene X, and were followed by Jaime with 31.

J-J-J-Jeff F!
J-J-J-Jeff F!

 

Sally made a welcome comeback appearance. Darren seemed pleased.
Sally made a welcome comeback appearance. Darren seemed pleased.

 

Former member Molly also reappeared.
Former member Molly also reappeared.

 

Mr. 35
Mr. 35

 

Streamin' Derek in da house!
Streamin’ Derek in da house!

 

Chris L will make you jump! jump!
Chris L will make you jump! jump!

 

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Round 4

The SFPD, now at a screen near you!
The SFPD, now at a screen near you!

 

Round 4 saw 64 members and 12 guests gather to play at FGW. Derek had set up his streaming equipment so that (potentially) billions of people all over the world could watch us battle it out. The camera was directed at Eight ball Deluxe and Metallica, and the stream can be found here.

Top scorer for the night was Per with 33, followed by a couple of 31-pointers by Alex and Jamie (guest). Louise had 29 points, just like Shon, Aaron, & Richard L.

See you on March 2nd!

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Round 3

70 people came to play (65 members + 5 guests) on a chilly night in February. The Warriors beat the Wizards, and Curry made 11 3-pointers!

Ellen had a strong night with 32 points and is taking the lead in the rookie race. Tony followed up last round’s 31 with another 31 point evening and is in 2nd place in the standings. Aaron ended up with 33 points, and Per had a perfect 35.

See you February 17th for round 4!

 

Round 2

67 members and 7 guests showed up for round 2 of the spring league. There seemed to be many groups in which the scores were very close, for example this one.

The best scores was had by Alex, with 33 points, followed by James, Ellen, Dominic, Tony, Jay, and guest Josh M. with 31 points.

Next round will be played on Wednesday, February 3rd.

The A/V Club Fundraiser was a success!

Jaime was having a great time!
Jaime was having a great time!

 

We raised over $1,100 in one night that will go towards buying equipment so that we can live stream league and tournaments in the future. Thank you to everyone who donated their time, money and prizes. 47 players showed up for the tournament, which was won by Matt Willmarth who beat Matt Henri in the finals. Congrats to Matt on his first tournament victory!

Results:

1,Matt Willmarth,10662
2,Matt Henri,16767
3,Jeremy Williams,14560
4,Mike Miller CA,26157
5,Darren Ensley,12117
6,Rob Coli,19300
7,Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen,15925
8,Aaron Nelson,2922

9,David Joud,8851
10,Robin Lassonde ,25696
10,Jay Goldlist,22195
12,Per Schwarzenberger,12220
12,Ron Richards,19309
12,Russ Sweetser,19312
15,Zac Wollons,21965
15,Tony Urso,22189
17,Andy Steinhauser,23707
18,Devon Yates
18,Brian O’Neill,19301
20,Gene X Hwang,13052
20,James Squires,10751
22,Jaime Uziel ,29804
23,Jared Garvey ,35784
24,Josh Lehan,536
24,Das D’Amico
24,Ellen Frankel,5233
27,Shon Dolcini,15943
27,Eddie Codel,25476
29,Lisa Ramon ,26698
30,Eric Wagensonner,8855
30,Jessica Rodgers,16781
32,Louise Wagensonner,19305
32,Jeremy Herrman,22175
34,Will Kaspar
35,Simon Bazan,22886
35,Karen Harris
37,Randy Chung,25463
37,Tim Henshaw-Plaff
37,Genele Egea,38597
37,Allison O’Neill,19302
41,Nick Geiser
41,Myles Borins
43,Robert Whittingslow
44,Derek Lipkin ,33048
44,Tom Birdsey
46,Erin Ray,12125
47,Nate Robinson,25465

 

And so was Allison!
And so was Allison!

 

And Randy!
And Randy!

 

Not sure about Derek though...
Not sure about Derek though…

 

A/V Club Pinball Streaming Fundraiser - Free Gold Watch - SF, CA, USA

 

A/V Club Pinball Streaming Fundraiser - Free Gold Watch - SF, CA, USA

 

A/V Club Pinball Streaming Fundraiser - Free Gold Watch - SF, CA, USA

 

A/V Club Pinball Streaming Fundraiser - Free Gold Watch - SF, CA, USA

 

A/V Club Pinball Streaming Fundraiser - Free Gold Watch - SF, CA, USA

 

A/V Club Pinball Streaming Fundraiser - Free Gold Watch - SF, CA, USA

 

Dave Zabriskie, Sound/Music Designer on Theater of Magic, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Cirqus Voltaire, and other games showed up!
Dave Zabriskie, Sound/Music Designer on Theater of Magic, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Cirqus Voltaire, and other games showed up!

 

A/V Club Pinball Streaming Fundraiser - Free Gold Watch - SF, CA, USA

 

A/V Club Pinball Streaming Fundraiser - Free Gold Watch - SF, CA, USA

Wednesday, 1/20, 6 PM – late @ FGW. A/V club fundraiser open to the public!

On Wednesday, we will have a fundraiser to get A/V equipment to be able to stream pinball events from FGW.

$20 entry that will also buy you a few cups of Allagash beer (must be over 21 for the beer part).

The format is 4-player groups with 5/3/2/1 scoring, balanced draw. The top 4 players The top 8 players move on to the playoffs around 10:30 PM. Playoffs will be head to head, best of 3.

Welcome to FGW!