Round 2

Matt in a hat!
Matt in a hat!

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.

See you September 2nd!

Monster Bash is Monster Cash!
Monster Bash is Monster Cash!

 

24 hrs of pinball?
24 hrs of pinball?
Jack & Susy comparing notes on the scores.
Jack & Susy comparing notes on the scores.
It always drains in the end Mike...
It always drains in the end Mike…
Vanessa was back in action!
Vanessa was back in action!

 

Cheers to beers!
Cheers to beers!

And we’re off!

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!

San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. 2015 Fall League Rd. 1 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA

The Zac Attack!

Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA

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)!

Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Why me Lord?
Why me Lord?
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Post Pass Pinburgh Party Pinball Tournament – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA

California Extreme 2015

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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.

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Echa is having a moment. Note pinball legend Rick Stetta in the blue shirt behind her.

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Andreas beat Bowen in a tiebreaker on Trio to advance to the elite 8.

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The Champ

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GC baby! Spinner? Mostly multipliers. Yeah Meteor, take that!

The Summer Series is a hit!

The Summer Series: 3: MatchPlay - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA

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!

My precioussss
My precioussss

 

The Summer Series: 3: MatchPlay - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Louise & Ryan high 5-ing.
Nice Brian!
Nice Brian!
The Summer Series: 3: MatchPlay - Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
Welcome to the pinball family Hailee.
Alex had the AFM game of the night.
Alex had the AFM game of the night.
Rob loves TAF. Really, he does. Just ask.
Rob loves TAF. Really, he does. Just ask.

 

And this guy. Again? Great job Jeremy.
And this guy. Again? Great job Jeremy.
Derek made the playoffs!
Derek made the playoffs!
Pinball rules.
Pinball rules.
Jared showed that he's got game.
Jared showed that he’s got game.
Check out Echa's pinball site  at http://hellaheartpinball.com/
Check out Echa’s pinball site here!

 

 

The Summer Series, leg 3 results

Place Name Points
1 Per Schwarzenberger,12220 100
2 Jeremy Williams,14560 95
3 James Squires,10751 92
4 Brian ONeill,19301 90
5 Louise Wagensonner,19305 89
6 Alex Pierson,17659 88
7 Rob Coli,19300 87
8 Forrest McDonald ,27246 86
9 Jared Garvey ,35784 85
10 Kendra Zien ,29914 84
11 Derek Lipkin ,33048 83
12 Robin Lassonde ,25696 82
13 Nate Robinson,25465 81
14 Zac Wollons,21965 80
15 Matt Willmarth,10662 79
16 Jay Goldlist,22195 78
17 Brian VanHorn,30905 77
18 Allison ONeill,19302 76
18 Dominic DiPalantino ,30898 76
18 Russ Sweetser,19312 76
21 Gene X Hwang,13052 75
22 Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen,15925 74
23 Eric Raymond,25457 73
23 Maura Devereux,25487 72
25 Ron Richards,19309 71
26 Lisa Ramon ,26698 70
27 Echa Schneider,13275 69
28 Ryan Wooley,25460 68
28 James Frost-Winn 68
30 Hailee VanHorn 67

The Summer Series 2015 results

Place Name Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Total
1 Jeremy 88 100 95 283
2 Per 81 88 100 269
3 Forrest 79 95 85 259
4 Rob C 89 81 87 257
4 Brian O 81 86 90 257
6 Louise W 86 76 89 251
7 Nate R 83 87 80 250
8 Matt W 90 80 78 248
9 Andreas 82 92 71 245
10 Allison 85 84 75 244
11 Dominic 100 69 74 243
12 Gene X 85 85 72 242
13 Echa 92 83 66 241
14 Zac 84 68 79 231
15 Eric R 80 74 70 224
15 Kendra 78 63 83 224
17 Maura 84 68 69 221
18 Eric W 87 77 0 164
19 Robin 0 79 81 160
20 Derek L 0 72 82 154
21 Mike M 86 65 0 151
21 Andy S 84 67 0 151
23 Russ 0 75 73 148
24 Ron R 0 71 68 139
25 Ryan 95 0 0 95
26 James S 0 0 92 92
27 Josh L 0 90 0 90
28 Alex S 0 89 0 89
29 Alex P 0 0 88 88
30 Jared 0 0 84 84
31 Azlyn 0 82 0 82
32 Darren 81 0 0 81
33 Tony 0 78 0 78
34 Anish 77 0 0 77
34 Jay 0 0 77 77
36 Aaron N 0 76 0 76
36 Matt H 0 76 0 76
36 Brian VH 0 0 76 76
39 John C “Woo” 0 73 0 73
40 Walter H 0 70 0 70
41 Leann 0 67 0 67
41 Lisa 0 0 67 67
43 Walter G 0 66 0 66
44 Brian H 0 65 0 65
44 Stephanie 0 65 0 65
44 Ryan W 0 0 65 65
47 Brendan W 0 64 0 64
47 James F 0 0 64 64
49 Hailee VH 0 0 63 63
50 Shon 0 62 0 62
51 Hal dq 0 0 0

Last leg of the Summer Series on Thursday 6/25, 7 PM start! And you (yes YOU!) are invited.

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.

The hardware that is up for grabs!
The hardware that is up for grabs!

The Summer Series #2 Pictures

38 players came for the 2nd leg of the Summer Series. The format for the evening was Hurry Hurry Curry Curry, in celebration of the Warriors’ NBA Championship!

Jeremy emerged victorious after barely squeezing into the playoffs. He’s also on top of the aggregate standings.

Leg 3 will be played on Thursday, 6/25 at 7 PM at FGW.

Walter has a determined look on his face. Didn't help him this time around though...
Walter has a determined look on his face. Didn’t help him this time around though…

 

The board.
The board.

 

The crowd.
The crowd.

 

Azlyn vs Paragon
Azlyn vs. Paragon

 

Woo in action.
Woo in action.

 

Stephanie left the Freezer to play!
Stephanie left the Freezer to play!

 

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Echa and Brian duking it out.

 

 

Well done kiddo!
Well done kiddo!

 

The Summer Series #2 Results

Place Name Points
1 Jeremy 100
2 Forrest 95
3 Andreas 92
4 Josh L 90
5 Alex S 89
6 Per 88
7 Nate R 87
8 Brian O 86
9 Gene X 85
10 Allison 84
11 Echa 83
12 Azlyn 82
13 Rob C 81
14 Matt W 80
15 Robin 79
16 Tony 78
17 Eric W 77
18 Loiuse 76
18 Aaron N 76
18 Matt H 76
21 Russ 75
22 Eric R 74
23 John C “Woo” 73
23 Derek 72
25 Ron 71
26 Walter H 70
27 Dominic D 69
28 Maura 68
28 Zac 68
30 Leann 67
30 Andy 67
32 Walter G 66
33 Brian H 65
33 Stephanie 65
33 Mike M 65
36 Brendan W 64
37 Kendra 63
38 Shon 62

 

Aggregate standings:

Place Name Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Total
1 Jeremy 88 100 188
2 Echa 92 83 175
3 Andreas 82 92 174
3 Forrest 79 95 174
5 Matt W 90 80 170
5 Rob C 89 81 170
5 Gene X 85 85 170
5 Nate R 83 87 170
9 Dominic 100 69 169
9 Allison 85 84 169
9 Per 81 88 169
12 Brian O 81 86 167
13 Eric W 87 77 164
14 Louise W 86 76 162
15 Eric R 80 74 154
16 Zac 84 68 152
16 Maura 84 68 152
18 Mike M 86 65 151
18 Andy S 84 67 151
20 Kendra 78 63 141
21 Ryan 95 0 95
22 Josh L 0 90 90
23 Alex S 0 89 89
24 Azlyn 0 82 82
25 Darren 81 0 81
26 Robin 0 79 79
27 Tony 0 78 78
28 Anish 77 0 77
29 Aaron N 0 76 76
29 Matt H 0 76 76
31 Russ 0 75 75
32 John C “Woo” 0 73 73
33 Derek L 0 72 72
34 Ron R 0 71 71
35 Walter H 0 70 70
36 Leann 0 67 67
37 Walter G 0 66 66
38 Brian H 0 65 65
38 Stephanie 0 65 65
40 Brendan W 0 64 64
41 Shon 0 62 62
42 Hal 0 0 0