Battle at the Beach 3: Love or Pinball – Full Results!
48 players could have done something else, but instead they went to Battle at the Beach 3: Love or Pinball at Playland not at the Beach.
This tournament marks my third anniversary of running pinball tournaments and events. Nobody knew this in advance, but such a huge turnout… my cup overfloweth. Even my mom and dad came out, and my dad helped enter score results. Several people brought food to share, including my girl, who brought Empanadas.
In Main Tournament Action, 2011 Pacific Pinball Expo Novice Champion and recent founder of the SF Pinball Department took top honors as Grand Champion and World’s Greatest Lover, with a Casanova Action Figure to prove his supreme virility, besting 2011 World Pinball Champion Andrei Massenkoff by one ball. What’s especially admirable about this win is he also shared duties with Eric Wagonsonner running the Side Tournament. Way to go!!
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Josh Lehan is one of the most unassuming players you’ll ever meet. He doesn’t do a lot of fancy control moves like champion players Neil Shatz, but he just has physic moves and flips to score points. Josh was Grand Champion at my very first tournament, and at Battle at the Beach 3, he was side tourney champ. Nice work Josh!!
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|24||Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen|
In Novice action we had a few surprises. First-timer Challisa made the cut and passed the semis to make the final 4, finishing 4th. Debbie Cluney, who used to sit on the sidelines while watching her fiance TJ Beyer play, got in the mix for 3rd. Erin Ray has a crazy sense of humor, and is one of the few people who can make me laugh out loud – he got 2nd. But it was the the 13-year old wunderkind Jesse Petersen who won it decisively by two balls. Way to go, Jesse!!
Novice Champion: Jesse Petersen
2nd: Erin Ray
3rd: Debbie Cluney
4th: Challisa Parisi
5th: Tom Collins
6th: Keith Parkins
8th: Mark Nakamura