2017 Spring Playoffs

Top 4 finishers of season 9. Josh 4th, Brian 3rd, Andrei 1st, Beer dude* 2nd. *AKA Aaron


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.

Top 4 in B-division. Darren 4th, Eric 3rd, Robin 2nd, Jay 1st. Go Canada Go!


Top 4 in C-division. Alex 2nd, Nate 1st, Tim 4th, Eddie 3rd. N8Ball for the win!


Rookie of the season trophy went to Jessica who defeated Tim on Harlem G.


Complete Results from playoffs


1,Andrei Massenkoff,53
2,Aaron Nelson,2922
3,Brian O’Neill,19301
4,Josh Lehan,536
5,Jaime Uziel,29804
6,Matt Willmarth,10662
7,Zac Wollons,21965
8,Mike Miller,26157
9,Allison O’Neill,19302
9,Ryan Blumenthal,19313
12,Ryan Wooley,25460
12,Per Schwarzenberger,12220
12,James Squires,10751
14,Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen,15925
14,Tony Urso,22189
16,Gabe Da Silveira,18245



18,Jay Goldlist,22195
19,Robin Lassonde,25696
20,Eric Raymond,25457
21,Darren Ensley,12117
22,Tim Juchcinski,
23,Jeremy Herrman,22175
24,Chris Lindboe,12217
25,Andy Steinhauser,23707
29,Rob Coli,19300
29,Forrest McDonald,27246
29,Ellen Frankel,5233
29,Jeff Fehervari,15923
29,Shon Dolcini,15943
31,Maura Devereux,25487
31,John Lautmann,8856
33,Sammy Claiborn,25461



36,Nate Robinson,25465
37,Alex Pierson,17659
38,Eddie Codel,25476
40,Tim Harrison,8000
40,Kendra Zien,29914
42,Jason Rosenberg,29807
42,Bridget McCracken,33049
42,Richard Leavitt,15924
44,Dominic DiPalantino,30898
47,David Harju,
47,Jeremy Williams,14560
47,Russ Sweetser,19312
47,Chris Harkins,13274
51,Anish Adalja,22576
51,Jake Wrench,17631
51,Janis Koh,38700
53,Jessica Jordan Thompson,7702



















Jay: I heard you won Most Improved Player award this season. Matt: Dude, I feel so improved. I do wish I would have stayed around for the award ceremony though. Jay: Umm, yeah. I feel you bro. Steph: Who ARE these guys??




Round 10

The regular season finale was attended by 67 members and there was a shift at the top of the standings. Josh, who had been in the lead for a long time had to yield to Andrei, who bested him by a total of 2 points!

Playoffs are on Saturday, May 13th. Players need to check in by 11:45 AM and play will start at 12-Noon. Doors open at 11 AM.

Round 9

67 players, including 7 guests graced FGW this time around. Josh maintains his lead in the standings! See you for round 10 (members only) on May 10th.

Round 8

61 players, including 4 guests showed up for round 8. Josh is continuing his onslaught at the top of the standings. 2 rounds to go!

Round 7

60 members and 3 guests came to play in this round. Flor and Richard came by with their newborn too! A handful of members were away in Pittsburgh competing in PAPA 20, and we wish them the best of luck!

Flor and Richard pre parenthood.

Round 6

73 players joined the fun! From now on the standings will be based on your adjusted score, meaning that the 2 worst scores are dropped. Good luck everyone!

Round 5

81 players graced the concrete floors of FGW on an evening where one guest came all the way from New Jersey! Jersey Jack brought his newest creation, Dialed In, designed by Pat Lawlor, to California. It’ll be operated by Sammy, and we’re most grateful for the opportunity to play this fun looking game.

Jack & Sammy in front of Dialed In


Next round will be played on March 22nd.

Monday Messages

  • Reminder that Gene’s selfie league for February is coming to an end. Hurry up and get your scores in before midnight on Tuesday, 2/28!
  • If you want to know where and when the Bay Area tournaments are, check out Echa’s website.
  • Not strictly pinball related, but nevertheless, our cook in residence, Vanessa, is hosting a supper in the Sunset on March 5th.

Round 4

Another night, another record. 83 pinball playing folks showed up for league this time around!

We gave Tony’s Slice House a shot, and except for GrubHubs botching of instructions to bring plates and napkins, it was a hit according to many members.

Next round will be on March 8th. See you!


Wanna bring your pooch with you when you shop for groceries? Not a problem, here’s a cart just for that! (Airfare to Italy not included.)