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Gridiron Classic 2014 @ Phoenix Games Concord

November 23, 2014



East Bay Gridiron Classic 2014

Sunday December 7th, 2014 at Phoenix Games East Bay, CA. 


Kickoff is scheduled for 11:00 PST.  It will be completely based off of the 2014 NFL schedule including the playoffs. That means there is room for 32 players, no more, no less. The format is head to head casual flow. It will be first come first serve basis with the only way of ensuring a spot is by pre-registering. The entry will be $40 The entry fee covers the mandatory $30 per player charity donation and allows $10 to go to the prize pool.  All players will receive HOF football medallions.


To register you can either sign up at Phoenix Games, with Aaron Nelson, or you can send a donation through paypay to and I will send you a confirmation email once I receive it. If you know how the NFL season and playoffs work then you know how this works. Players will be randomly assigned an ‘NFL team’. There are 2 conferences, within each conference there are 4 divisions and each division has 4 teams. That makes 32 teams hence the 32 players. Each player will play their division foes 2x (home and away, 6 games), they will also play 4 against one entire division within their conference and 1 each against a team from the other 2 divisions (6 more games) the remaining 4 games will be played against one entire division from the other conference (4 more games) totaling 16 games/rounds. Each team will have 8 home games and 8 away games. A home game means you get to choose the game. So there will be 16 rounds of 1 on 1 play. The home team will choose the machine and a coin flip will determine order of play. You will either get a 1 if you win, or a 0 if you lose. At the end of all the rounds your total record will determine your playoff fate. 12 players make the playoffs. 4 divisional winners from each conference and 2 wild cards from each conference. Wild cards are awarded to the 2 players within a conference with the best record that did not win their division. The top two records in each conference get a bye. Playoffs will be best 2 of 3 with the higher seed getting home field position in 2 of the 3 games. We will go over this more at the event or if you have questions feel free to ask.


This event is a part of the Flippin With The Greats Fundraiser Campaign to benefit Mike Ditka’s Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF).


The winner of this event will also be invited to compete in the Grand Final in Las Vegas for a chance at a NIB machine, prizes, and WPPR points.


There will also be a side event for $5 and the format is still to be determined.


I hope to see you there.


Cheers, Aaron Nelson

PAPA Circuit: Pinball Expo

November 7, 2014

PAPA TV covered the recent Chicago Pinball Expo tournament.  Here you go: nearly 10 hours of tasty competitive goodness with commentary.  And if that’s not enough, go to their Youtube channel and they have even more.



Pacific Pinball Museum Halloween Bash

October 29, 2014

The PPM will be hosting its annual Halloween party including a dance party and live Comedy.  Only 20 bucks, you cheap bastards.  No better Halloween deal in the Bay Area.  See you there!



Deleted Pinball Scene from the film ‘Blended’

October 20, 2014


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Antidoto Design

October 14, 2014

A soccer promo.

Pin a Go Go is only Seven Months Away!

October 14, 2014

This pic will get out there anyway so I might as well post it…


Bonus hidden cow in this pic

Huge thanks to Brad Grant for opening his home and collection for the Pin a Go Go volunteer appreciation party.  It was an awesome time.

The next PAGG is May 15 – 17, 2015.  The show keeps getting better.  Book your hotel/motel/No-tel spots early!

Tournament at Gestalt Haus 11/4

October 13, 2014

Hey folks.  Recent bay area transplant Aaron Nelson will be hosting a tournament in SF.  Details below


Gestalt Haus along with Allagash is hosting a Pinball and Beer event to raise money for Pinball Outreach Project on Nov. 4th.

Qualifying: Will be open from 1:00pm to 9:00pm. If you sign up from 1-4 you will receive 6 chances, from 4-8 you will receive 4 chances. No player may sign up after 8:00pm. Entry is $20.

There will be four machines that players will compete on using only two balls per game to record their best score. The top 3 scores on each machine will advance to the finals. If any player has a top score on more than one machine, the only score that will count will be the machine located furthest to the left on the leaderboard. Therefore allowing the 4th score on the next machine to advance to the finals.

Finals: Will be 4 player single game matches. The 4 players with the highest qualifying scores per machine will receive a bye. The other two matches will consist of two 2nd place scores and two 3rd place scores randomly assigned. The machine played will be randomly assigned as well.

Prizes: The top 4 players will be payed out after the pot is split and half is donated to POP.

Side Tourney: There will be a single ball high score side event where the winner will receive a Big Bang Bar translite. Unlimited entries, $5 a try. The entire side tourney cash take will be donated to POP.

Allagash Beer Specials: The entire day there will be beer specials on limited, special, and unique Allagash beer. A portion of the proceeds from all Allagash beer sales will be donated to POP.

Hope to see you all there.


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