63 members and 1 guest graced the FGW grounds for round 2 of our fall league. That 1 guest also went home with the only perfect score of the evening! Gabe tallied a perfect 35, and we hope he’ll be back to show us how he did it. Other notable scores were had by Andrei (33), Brian O, James, & Zac (31).
The games played extremely well, so kudos to our hard working operators: Shon, Sammy, Darren, Brian, Allison, Jeremy, Josh, & Matt.
Shon told us about the exciting news that the PPM will soon move in a hundred (100!!) machines to the Palace of Fine Arts, in the Marina. Too good to be true? We will see, and keep you posted.
We’re now settling in to our normal routine of meeting every 2 weeks until rounds 8&9, which are back to back weeks.
The 2015 Fall league got off to a great start with 73 members and 3 guests coming to play. Former league champ Andrei showed that he wants the trophy back, and left with a perfect score of 35. The Wagensonner’s both got 33’s as well as Matt W. Gene took some great shots, and here they are. See you next week!
The Post pass Pinburgh party was held on Sunday, 8/9. 24 Players showed up to party, and after a dominant qualification round by Louise, the top 12 players advanced to the playoffs. The final 4 was made up of Louise, Zac, Andreas, & Ron. They played 1 EM, 1 SS, and 1 DMD, with 4/2/1/0 scoring. Louise took the lead by winning on Mars Trek. Zac came back by winning in style on Paragon. And then they went to visit the Addams family. This became a nerve wrecking final game, but not for Ron who killed it and got the win. Andreas took 2nd place, Zac 3rd, and Louise 4th. This meant that Zac got his first ever tournament win! Louise and Andreas played a tie breaker on Eight Ball Deluxe for 2nd place, which Andreas won. Ron took 4th place, which was his best finish.
Special thanks to the score keepers Allison, Andreas, and Ron + the officials Eric, Brian, & Andreas (again)!
As far as tournaments and shows go, CAX is the real deal! This year was no exception, and what a blast we had. This year’s tournament was not split into main and classics, but 12 machines from 3 different eras made up the tournament. Personally, I think it was a really enjoyable and very well organized event. Thanks to Greg , Karl and the rest of the gang for working so hard to make it happen.
In a high quality field, Jim Belsito from SoCal managed to win yet another CAX tournament. The final game was played on Scuba, a rarity in tournament playoffs. Jim had put up 6,331 pts, and Joshua Henderson had the chance to win it all with the last ball of the tournament. But he didn’t. He came up a measly 279 pts short, and the title went down south again.
The SFPD had plenty of success this year. 5 member qualified for the playoffs and their final positions were:
5th – Eric W
8th – Andreas
12th – Andrei
16th – Per
22nd – Zac
Our reigning rookie of the season, Mike M, took top honors in the casual division. Congrats Mike! Allison also qualified for the playoffs and finished 8th.
Andreas beat Bowen in a tiebreaker on Trio to advance to the elite 8.
GC baby! Spinner? Mostly multipliers. Yeah Meteor, take that!
51 players partook in the 1st Summer Series. It was extremely rewarding to see how much fun it was to try out a new format, and it’ll probably happen again within the near future.
Leg 3 was played in groups of 4 and 3 players with 7/5/3/1 scoring. After 5 rounds of qualifying, the top 12 players advanced to the playoffs, with the top 4 getting a bye round. Playoffs were head to head, best of 1 matches. After all was said and done, Per took top honors after beating Jeremy in the finals on Demolition Man.
However, Jeremy put everyone else behind him in a very convincing way thereby claiming the Summer Series Trophy and the glory to go with it.
Congrats to Mr Williams for playing so well and for being such a class act!
Thank you to all the players who came and made this a fun event. Special thanks to the score keepers, officials and software makers!
Come on down to FreeGoldWatch on 1767 Waller Street in the Haight to play in a fun tournament. It’s only $5 to enter, and the format will be 5 rounds of group play. Groups will consist of 4 or 3 players, and the scoring will be 7/5/3/1. At the end of the 5th round, scores will be tallied up and the top 12 players will move on to the playoffs.