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REMINDER: Pacific Pinball Open is tomorrow!

February 20, 2015

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Don’t forget, tomorrow is the Pacific Pinball Open!  Main tournament is FREE with museum entry, and there are still plenty of spots open for the $30 Round Robin tournament.  If you’d like to pre-reg for the Round Robin, email me at jonnynacho@gmail dot com.  The main tournament doesn’t require pre-registration.  See you there!

Bill Gates, MIT and Pinball

February 18, 2015

DON’T FORGET: Tournament this Saturday at Pacific Pinball Museum

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THE INNOVATORS, Walter Isaacson

 

Pinball Roulette Machine

February 13, 2015

Automated Roulette game with a pinball-like plunger.  The spring-loaded plunger is just a prop, though.  An internal isolated launcher actually fires the ball, removing any possible “skill” element to make this purely a gambling game.  Still cool.

There are a few old school bingo machines that also used a roulette wheel instead of bingo cards, so this is actually an old idea being re-imagined, but in those games, the plunger was real.

 

Augmented Pinball

February 10, 2015

Bulldog wants to play pinball

February 9, 2015

 

Andrei Massenkoff takes California Crown

February 8, 2015

The top 16 battled it out at the Pacific Pinball Museum for the IFPA California State Pinball Champion title.  The winner of the tournament goes on to play in a National-level competition later this year.

The final match was a great North versus South matchup between Karl DeAngelo of Fontana in So Cal and Andrei Massenkoff of San Francisco.  Karl recently won the It Never Drains in Southern California PAPA Circuit event against a tough field, and led out the Final match against Andrei with two quick wins.  Andrei rallied back with a huge ball 3 on Eight Ball Deluxe to almost double Karl’s score.  From there, Andrei went on to take the next three straight and the title.  Congrats!

Thanks to the Pacific Pinball Museum for the hosting the event, Damien Charlety as Tournament Director and Andy Kuntz as pinball tech.

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Andrei in action on the final game in the best of 7 series

 

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Karl DeAngelo sizing up on Ironman

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Karl (left) finished 2nd

 

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Pacific Pinball Museum Founder Michael Scheiss congratulates California State Champion Andrei Massenkoff

 

PPO Round Robin – Games Announced

February 4, 2015

The Pacific Pinball Open is a little over two weeks away!  Here are eight of the twenty games that will be used in the Round Robin tournament. Go practice up!

MODERN:

Funhouse

Ironman

SOLID-STATE:

Seawitch

Gorgar

LONG-FLIPPER EM:

El Dorado

Spin Out

SHORT-FLIPPER EM:

2001

Target Pool

Games are subject to change.  Rake and tilt will also change prior to the tournament.  If you notice problems, please let me know via the contact form.

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