Round 1

78 players came out for the season 9 opener! It was great fun to see so many new faces (we have 11 rookies this season) and to have a fun time playing pinball again. The big news for the season is that we now don’t use a random draw anymore. Instead, the setting on the MatchPlay software is “balanced”, which means that it tries to pair you with people that you have not previously played before during the season. In theory, you could play 30 different players (10 rounds x 3 players) during the season! Thanks to Andreas for implementing this in MP. I think it’ll make the league better.

I’m still working on the playoff format, but it’s coming together. For a sneak preview, go to the rules tab and scroll down.

If you are curious as to when pizza will be served, go to the schedule tab!

See you on Jan 25th!

My name is Peter Pan and when I grow up I will NEVER play other people’s extra balls…

The 2016 Winter Series Results

After playing nearly flawless pinball, Brian O’Neill claimed the title of champion of the Winter Series. Well played Brian!

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I’m having trouble with rotating pictures in the website software. For the full effect of Brian’s bearded face, lay your head on its left side on your desk and gaze away.

 

Full results:

1,Brian O’Neill,19301
2,Andrei Massenkoff,53
3,Eric Wagensonner,8855
4,Per Schwarzenberger,12220
5,Tony Urso,22189
6,Zac Wollons,21965
7,Robin Lassonde ,25696
8,Louise Wagensonner,19305

9,Das DAmico,39717
10,James Frost-Winn,35952
11,Allison O’Neill,19302
12,Jeremy Herrman,22175
12,Darren Ensley,12117
12,Aaron Nelson,2922
12,Rob Coli,19300
16,Tim Juchcinski,11613
17,Derek Lipkin ,33048
18,Jonathan Snyder,38322
19,Cameron Dale,48204
19,Frank Salim
21,Alexander Marks,48202
22,Jeff Kilgore
23,Matthew Henri,16767
23,Daylene Langum,45061
23,Ryan Hess,22573
26,Jay Goldlist,22195
27,Zack Desario,44053
28,Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen,15925
29,Janel Valdez,45062
30,Mohammad Shamma,48205
31,Eric Raymond,25457
32,Colin Davis
33,Gene X Hwang,13052
34,Carter Davis
34,Lisa Ramon ,26698

 

City Champ 5

This year’s City Champ will take place December 17-18th at FreeGoldWatch! For more information, go here, or click the City Champ link slightly up and right from this text.

 

2016 CC logo

2016 Fall Playoffs

The final 4 in striking poses!
The final 4 in striking poses!

This season’s playoffs were held on December 4th at FGW. A & B division each had 20 participants, while C division only could muster up 12.

The playoffs were organized with quarterfinals, semis, and the finals. All stages were in groups of 3 or 4 players.

Results

A-Division

  1. Andrei
  2. Tony
  3. Brian O
  4. Mike M

B-Division

  1. Allison
  2. Gene X
  3. Darren
  4. Dominic

C-Division

  1. Jake W
  2. Helene
  3. Carlo
  4. Anish

 

Thanks to all members and guests for another fun season. See you January 11th for the start of season 9!

 

The Alley Cat semifinal group.
The Alley Cat semifinal group.

 

Winner of B, Allison!
Winner of B, Allison!

 

Silver in B, it's Gene X!
Silver in B, it’s Gene X!
Pictures of C-division finalists are dogging me! Send them in so that I can put them up! Goes for 3rd & 4th in B as well.
Pictures of C-division finalists are dogging me! Send them in so that I can put them up! Goes for 3rd & 4th in B as well.

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Round 10

64 members came out to play on a chilly November night. For some, it was the last round with us, and we wish them all the best in the future. For most however, it was good practice for the upcoming playoffs on Sunday at noon.

Aaron had the round of the night with 33 points, followed by Jaime with 31. Zac, Darren, & Dominic all had 29.

San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League Rd. 10 - Free Gold Watch
Who is this ANM guy anyways? And why are his scores so ridiculously high?

 

San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League Rd. 10 - Free Gold Watch
That’s right, I said it!

 

San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League Rd. 10 - Free Gold Watch
Lost & Found: KevMo!

 

San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League Rd. 10 - Free Gold Watch
Simon: So I hear you are doing really well this season Andy. Did you have to give up weed?                         Leann: LOL                                                                                                                                                             Andy: What?

 

San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League Rd. 10 - Free Gold Watch
Maura: So Andy, is listening to music in your headphones the key to your recent success?                           Vanessa: LOL                                                                                                                                                             Andy: What?

 

San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League Rd. 10 - Free Gold Watch
Ma-De & J-Ro tearing it up!

 

San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League Rd. 10 - Free Gold Watch
Finally, scientists have found a wider stance than Andreas’s! We thought it would be impossible.

 

San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League Rd. 10 - Free Gold Watch
Bumpers!

 

San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League Rd. 10 - Free Gold Watch
Aah, so that’s what’s been keeping the scores low on Ghostbusters. Ensley!!

 

San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League Rd. 10 - Free Gold Watch
Jaime: Better than the Niners!

Round 9

Round 9 saw 73 players (65 member and 8 guests) come out to play. It’s getting interesting now, especially for the players jockeying for playoff positions. Remember that the top 20 make the A-division playoffs, and that a player’s lowest 2 scores are not counted.

Top scorers for round 9 were: Robin, Tony, Chris L, & Nate with 31 points. Well played!

See you on November 30th for the final round of the regular season!

Round 8

75 people, including 10 guests showed up for pinball fun on a World Series game 7 night! Several players were wearing costumes to enhance the fun factor. Thanks for the added fun guys!

One guest, Daylene, was Top Gun of the night with 33 points. Well done!

O-FISH-ial winner of the best costume, it's Tiger Saw!
O-FISH-ial winner of the best costume, it’s Tiger Saw!
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League - Rd. 8 - Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League – Rd. 8 – Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League - Rd. 8 - Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League – Rd. 8 – Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League - Rd. 8 - Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League – Rd. 8 – Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League - Rd. 8 - Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League – Rd. 8 – Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League - Rd. 8 - Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League – Rd. 8 – Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League - Rd. 8 - Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League – Rd. 8 – Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League - Rd. 8 - Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League – Rd. 8 – Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League - Rd. 8 - Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League – Rd. 8 – Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League - Rd. 8 - Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League – Rd. 8 – Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League - Rd. 8 - Free Gold Watch
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2016 League – Rd. 8 – Free Gold Watch