Since Dominic and Dave can’t make the playoffs, two spots have opened up. They have already been filled with Derek and Mike V. The top 4 qualifiers get a bye round, which means that Mike M, Allison, Brian, and Zac already have advanced to the Elite 8!
Mike Miller won the 3rd and final qualifier for The Summer Series held at The Myriad. This means that he will be the top seed in the playoffs, slated to take place on Thursday, June 15th at the aforementioned venue. We welcomed a newcomer to the competitive scene, Cory, who did great in his first tournament!
The first qualifier of the 2017 Summer Series took place last night at The Myriad on 2175 Market Street. 23 players showed up and played 5 rounds of match play in groups of 4. After the 5th round was over, Allison had amassed 33 out of 35 possible points and took the win! We also raffled out cookies, sushi, beer, and craft drinks from the many food and drink establishments at The Myriad. Next qualifier will be played on June 6th.
This season’s playoff format was a hit both with the players and the organizer! The first phase was match play in groups of 4 (5 games), followed by head to head single elimination (best 2/3). 16 participants in A and B, while C-division played a 3 strikes knockout tournament with 18 players. For what may have been the first time in pinball history, we finished ahead of schedule!
Thanks to all the players, officials, game testers, AV Clubbers, and random pin heads who made this a super fun day! Congrats to all the plaque winners and special congrats to Andrei who defended his title as Grand Champion of the SFPD.