Pinball in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

Jared, Alex, Andreas, Jeremy

This tournament was a benefit for Hurricane Harvey victims. Together we raised $350 that will be sent to the American Red Cross. Thanks everybody who showed up! Special thanks for the donations from people who couldn’t come.

We had a lot of fun with this knockout tournament. Progressive strikes meant that every ball was important! We played 13 rounds in under 4 hours, and the main reason for the speedy conclusion was that we used Solid State and EM’s exclusively.

First place won $40, second $30, third $20, and fourth $10.

Results:

1,Alex Pierson,17659
2,Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen,15925
3,Jeremy Williams,14560
4,Jared Garvey ,35784
5,Derek Lipkin ,33048
6,Per Schwarzenberger,12220
7,Matthew Henri,16767
8,Maura Devereux,25487
9,Brian Hoffman,
10,Nate Robinson,25465
10,Peter Williams US,25494
12,Patrick Hoffman,
13,Tim Juchcinski,11613
14,Rob Coli,19300
16,Tim Showalter,
16,Elisabeth Kohnke,
16,Zac Wollons,21965
18,Christian Gainsley,
Derek has 100% focus!

 

Alex during the final game on Surf Champ. Mr. Double Lazarus!

 

Andreas in the finals.

 

You gotta start early!

 

Jeremy showing how it’s done on Pinball Pool.

 

Andreas and Cindy sharing a moment.

 

 

Round 4

A lot of the recent heat wave seemed to have been preserved in the bowels of FreeGoldWatch on this steamy Wednesday night. Fingers were slipping off buttons, but never mind, we had a blast as always! 69 players showed up and although nobody had a perfect round, Gabe managed to get 33, and current leader Zac had a 32.

See you on September 20th for round 5!

 

Allison is about to drop the hammer!

 

 

 

 

For Dogs’ Sake! A fundraiser for a dog rescue

Thanks to everyone who came and played and thereby helped out The Grateful Dogs Rescue in SF. Thanks also to those who came by and donated to the cause, which we raised $220 for in one fun afternoon.

We tried out a new format, progressive strikes in a knockout style tournament. 10 strikes and you’re out! It was a fun format, and I’m sure we’ll use it again in the future. The results are now corrected on Matchplay, but are also below:

1,Per Schwarzenberger,12220
2,Zac Wollons,21965
3,Roland Nadeau,49650
4,Brian O’Neill,19301
5,Zack Desario,44053
6,Shon Dolcini,15943
8,Jim Carrico,
8,Derek Lipkin ,33048
8,Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen,15925
8,Rob Coli,19300
11,TJ Beyer,
12,James Vierra,
14,Mike Villarreal,30082
14,Jeremy Herrman,22175
14,Allison O’Neill,19302
16,Jared Garvey ,35784
17,Sunny Park,
17,Oli Notteghem,
19,Mike Carrico,
20,Heather Carrico,

I used number of strikes as a tie breaker when multiple players went out after the same round.

Top 4 finishers: Zac, Per, Roland, Brian.

 

 

 

Round 3

Round 3 saw 63 member + 6 guests (some all the way from Seattle) coming to play. Aaron “The Beerman Cometh” Nelson had himself a perfect round of 35 all while looping the right ramp on Simpsons immeasurable times! This just in: Jeff F-f-f also had a perfect 35. Nicely done lads!

Thanks everyone for coming out and I hope to see you on September 6th for round 4.

Round 2

62 members and 6 guests (well 7, but 1 little guy slept most of the time) showed up for round 2 of the 2017 Fall season. Brian O. and Andrei both had perfect 35’s. Congrats guys!

See you all in 2 weeks!

San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2017 League, Rd. 2 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2017 League, Rd. 2 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2017 League, Rd. 2 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2017 League, Rd. 2 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2017 League, Rd. 2 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2017 League, Rd. 2 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2017 League, Rd. 2 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2017 League, Rd. 2 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2017 League, Rd. 2 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2017 League, Rd. 2 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA
San Francisco Pinball Dept. Fall 2017 League, Rd. 2 – Free Gold Watch, SF, CA, USA

Round 1

It was great to be back and seeing so many familiar faces in the crowd! 60 members showed up and played pinball and ate pizza (smaller slices!).

Congrats to Kendra who had herself a perfect round of 35 points!

See you on Wednesday, August 9th for round 2.

2017 Summer Series Playoffs!

Top 8 finishers in The 2017 Summer Series played at The Myriad.

 

The 2017 Summer Series playoffs took place on June 15th, at The Myriad. Thanks to all participants, Andy from Myriad, and Greg for keeping his machines in tune.

First round results:

Derek def. Rob

Tom def. Jonathan

Jared def. Mike V.

Per def. Alex

 

Second round results:

Per def. Mike M

Jared def. Zac

Allison def. Tom

Derek def. Brian

 

Semifinals:

Per def. Jared

Allison def. Derek

 

Finals:

Per def. Allison

 

Complete standings:

1,Per Schwarzenberger,12220
2,Allison O’Neill,19302
3,Derek Lipkin ,33048
4,Jared Garvey ,35784
5,Mike Miller CA,26157
6,Zac Wollons,21965
7,Tom Miller CA,53128
8,Brian O’Neill,19301
9,Rob Coli,19300
10,Jonathan Snyder,38322
11,Alex Pierson,17659
12,Mike Villarreal,30082
13,Dominic DiPalantino ,30898
14,Dave Aceto,
16,Russ Sweetser,19312
16,Janel Valdez,45062
16,Maura Devereux,25487
18,Daylene Langum,45061
19,Greg Creech,
20,Oli Notteghem,
20,Shon Dolcini,15943
22,Antoinette Johnson,
23,Eddie Codel,25476
24,Shannon Sweetser,38690
25,Tim Juchcinski,11613
26,Luke Baxter,48658
27,Cory Higgins,
28,Robin Lassonde ,25696
29,Jeremy Herrman,22175
30,Zack Desario,44053
31,Danielle Walker,
32,Sarah Carlson,
33,Vikki Johnson,