Yet again, 72 players showed up for pinball league. We had a guest coming all the way from Ohio, the #9 ranked player in the world, Trent Augenstein, who showed off his chops with a solid 14.5 point night. Trent also came in 2nd at the Iron Man competition in Oakland after our own Andrei, as well as winning the FGW periodic tournament Sunday.
Speaking of Andrei, he tallied a perfect 18 points for the night, followed by Erin with 16.5. James holds a 1/2 point lead in the standings to Chris H after the first half of the regular season.
Remember in July when we were supposed to play pingolf? It never happened because other things got in the way, but it has now been rescheduled for Sunday,October 19th, at 2PM. Where? At FGW of course, where dreams come alive. More info to follow later in the fall.
Round 2 saw 64 members & 3 guests come in. Our inaugural champ James recently came into possession of his own machine, and the added practice must have helped as he logged a perfect 18 point round. Darren also came away with 18 points which propelled him up to 4th place in the standings. Erin, Devon, and rookie Jengis had good nights with 16.5 points apiece.
Andreas still sits on top of the standings with 31 points, followed by Andrei and Chris H.
In seasons past, we have played 16 or less games per meeting, but this season the number of different machines played will reach new highs. Here is a list of the most popular game choices from round 1. The big question is, who picked Mushroom World?
On a sour note, our friends at Gestalt are reporting that their pins have been shut down by the city government until they can get the permits needed. FOR PINBALL! Aargh! This of course means that the tournament that was scheduled for Aug. 5th will be postponed until further notice. Bummer.