58 members and 4 guests showed up for round 5. Group 14 may have set a record for longest playing time at just over 2.5 hours, and included Josh, Zac, Jeremy W, & Matt W. “California” Mike Miller had himself a great night with 33 points, and could be seen tearing up Tron just for kicks in the aftermath of league play. Tony had 31 points, followed by Andrei, Andreas, Ryan B, Robin, James, Russ, & Ellen with 29.
75 players showed up for round 4 (65+10). It was a night with few super scores, as only 4 players got more than 30 points. They were: Allison, Tony, & Jeremy H with 31 apiece. Guest James FW topped everybody with 32 points.
Round 3 brought in 68 players, including 4 guests. Nobody had a perfect round, but several players posted strong scores. No less than 7 players had 31 points, and they were: Andrei, Alex, Jeff F, Guest Garrett, Matt H, Eric W, and Dominic.
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.
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.)
Marti Leann Brass
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.
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.
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!