Round 5

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.

See you in 2 weeks!

Round 4

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

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.

See you for round 4 on September 7th!

Aaah, the perks of an SFPD membership!
Aaah, the perks of an SFPD membership!

Round 2

55 member and 6 guests showed up for round 2. After some unexpected drama the smoked cleared and we had two perfect rounds for the night by Andrei and Mike M. See you in two weeks!

San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 2
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 2

Round 1

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.

San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 1
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 1
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 1
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 1
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 1
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 1
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 1
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 1
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 1
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 1
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 1
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 1
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 - Rd. 1
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Season 8: Fall 2016 – Rd. 1

SEASON 8!

Hey pinballers,

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.

 

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Season 8 rookie class!

Life of Brian

Zac 2nd, Brian 1st, Per 3rd.
Zac 2nd, Brian 1st, Per 3rd.

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.

Complete results:

1,Brian O’Neill,19301
2,Zac Wollons,21965
3,Per Schwarzenberger,12220
4,James Squires,10751
5,Eric Wagensonner,8855
6,Jaime Uziel ,29804
7,Robin Lassonde ,25696
8,Tony Urso,22189
9,Russ Sweetser,19312
9,Louise Wagensonner,19305
9,Rob Coli,19300
9,Tim Juchcinski,11613
9,Zack Desario
9,Jeremy Williams,14560
9,Allison O’Neill,19302
9,Jeremy Herrman,22175

17,Marti Leann Brass
18,Das D’Amico
19,Darren Ensley,12117
20,Matt Henri,16767
20,Shon Dolcini,15943
22,Jared Garvey ,35784
22,Brandy Thompson
24,Jay Goldlist,22195
25,Simon Bazan,22886
26,Mike Villarreal,30082
26,Ron Richards,19309
28,Derek Lipkin ,33048
29,Shannon Sweetser,38690
30,Andy Steinhauser,23707
31,Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen,15925
31,Aaron Nelson,2922
33,Nate Robinson,25465
33,Gabe DaSilveira
35,Ellen Frankel,5233
36,Jonathan Snyder,38322
36,sabeena khan
38,Ryan Wooley,25460
38,Jilly Jacobs
40,Ryan Anderson
41,Christopher Bolwyn
42,Spring Cerise

The 2016 Summer Series

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.)

1 Eric Wagensonner 200  
2 James Squires 192  
3 Zac Wollons 190  
4 Per Schwarzenberger 190  
5 Robin Lassonde 187  
6 Jaime Uziel 184  
7 Tony Urso 184  
8 Brian O’Neill 183  
8 Louise Wagensonner 183  
10 Jeremy Williams 183  
11 Jeremy Herrman 181  
12 Marti Leann Brass 181  
13 Tim Juchcinski 176  
14 Rob Coli 176  
15 Allison O’Neill 174  
16 Zack Desario 172  

 

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:

 

Ghostbusters

Objective: Collect 40 ghosts. Verify by a lit 40 insert at the bottom of the playfield.

 

AC/DC

Objective: Start TOUR multiball.

 

Theatre of Magic

Objective: Collect T-H-E-A-T-R-E award (50+ million award).

 

Stern Trek

Objective: Start Klingon MB.

 

Eight Ball Deluxe

Objective: Collect 1 complete rack.

 

Iron Man

Objective: Light Mark IV

 

Paragon

Objective: Collect the P-A-R-A-G-O-N award.

 

Radical

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.

New league in the South Bay starting June 8th!

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.

The league is on the IFPA calendar and is eligible for WPPR points: http://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=14019 WPPRs will be calculated based on the league season final standings as there is no playoffs for this “express” format.

There is no requirement but it would be helpful if you preregister for the league here: http://goo.gl/forms/MqITlE0S4V

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.

Game line-up: (TBD)

’16 Spring Playoffs!

It's all in the family! Richard & Flor are going home with some hardware.
It’s all in the family! Richard & Flor are going home with some hardware.

 

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!

Winner of C, Allison.
Winner of C, Allison.
Silver in C, John L.
Silver in C, John L.
3rd place in C, Richard.
3rd place in C, Richard.

 

In a very tough field, the B division winner was Aaron, followed by Jeremy, Jay, & Sammy. Especially the finals had some epic games (TAF!).

Bronze in B division, Jay!
Bronze in B division, Jay.

 

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.

Per is the new guardian of the Ball & Chain trophy.
Per is the new guardian of the Ball & Chain trophy.
Runner up Robin.
Runner up Robin.

 

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.

Flor is the MIP.
Flor is the MIP.
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Ellen is the Rookie of the Season.

 

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!

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