11/26: Tournament @ Hi-Life
12/7: Nutcracker Duel
1/11/14: Pacific Pinball Open
The Italian division of pinballbayarea.com turned up this little ditty. Quite charming.
Hey folks. Just to make that end-of-the-year tournament action that much more fun, I’m doing a tournament at Hi-Life Pizza: The Auld Lang Syne!
Remember: every time a bell rings, Neil Shatz gets a Grand Champ.
When: Sunday 12/29. 1 PM start time. You MUST sign in before 1 PM to play.
Entry: $10 to enter the tournament, and then quarters for your games. Side Tournament $10. All entry monies paid out to players. Raffle prizes and swag will be awarded as it’s available.
Where: Hi-Life Pizza in downtown Oakland, 400 15th Street. It’s at the corner of 15th and Franklin Streets. The sign says “Rico’s Diner”. DO NOT BE FOOLED. Games are upstairs.
For BART, take 12th street exit and it’s a five minute walk.
Parking: Free Parking on Sunday. Street parking is usually not bad in this area.
Who can play: This is open to all players, ages and skill levels.
What Games: Current line-up is Whirlwind, Fish Tales, Indiana Jones, Radical, Batman, Attack from Mars and Star Trek. Radical will be available for casual play.
Format: Double-Elim, best of 3. First game is randomly chosen, then loser picks, loser picks, with no repeat games in a round. Players must choose open games or current games on Ball 3.
Wpprs: This tournament will award world pinball player ranking points at full value. Plus side tournament at 1/2 wpprs. Side-tournament format TBD.
Payouts: 1st: 40%, 2nd: 30%, 3rd: 20%, 4th: 10%. If more than 16 players enter, then 5th – 8th also get $5
Obvious: Please don’t bring in outside food or drinks. Thanks.
The Pacific Pinball Museum just announced a new Groupon Deal. Seven bucks gets you in the door for unlimited play on over 90 games. $15 was a fair bet for that, but this is a can’t miss at this price. Jump on it while it lasts!