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Metallica Launch Party Results

July 12, 2013

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At long last, here are the sorta-highly-anticipated results.

Our Novice Champion, as well as top female player, was Echa Schneider of the Radio Pinball Union.  Echa won TWO plaques and TWO translites.  Now that Echa has won a novice event, she is no longer eligible to play in novice!

NOVICE FINAL Results:

1. Echa Schneider

2. Chris Harkins

3. Kenley Fritts

4. Erin Ray

5. Ashley Woodworth

6. Brian Berry

7. Kenny Smith

8. Matt Talley

(Jeff Fehervahi qualified for Novice but left.  First alternate Matt Willmarth also left.  Finally Kenny Smith was selected after several attempts to find an alternate).

In Expert action, the final match came down to O.G. legend Neil Shatz (NES) and PAPA 2011 World Champion Andrei Massenkoff (ANM).  It’s always awesome watching these two guys throw down since their styles could not be more different.  Andrei plays a fast, loose “flow” style while Neil is a surgeon who controls the ball with unbelievable finesse and patience.  Which Pinball-Fu style would prove to be more powerful?

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Neil was playing in the 3rd position and Andrei was 4th, giving Andrei the advantage since he knew the score to beat and could adjust his strategy going into his final ball.  Neil finished his game with a solid but beatable 42 Million.  Andrei looked like he was settling into a groove to overtake him but came up just a few million short.  CONGRATS TO NEIL SHATZ!

On to the results.  There were two games in the tournament.  Top 6 from each game played in the Expert Final, while the next 4 from each group who qualified for Novice moved on to the Novice Final.  Placement for the remaining players alternated between Game 1 and Game 2, with the starting position (13th) going to the Game that had the highest qualifying score overall.  Note that per IFPA rules, Novice Finals do not affect overall tournament placement or ranking points awarded.

Player Qualifying Quarter-Final Semi Final Final
GRAND CHAMPION Neil Shatz 52,314,230 67,222,110 31,536,800 42,196,270
2 Andrei Massenkoff 53,915,360 32,691,930 103,288,440 36,674,150
3 Dylan Joliffe 14,826,870 34,912,980 25,037,750 15,032,570
4 Jim Vierra 26,337,970 46,984,930 18,390,440 5,625,320
5 Tony Martineleh 27,248,640 22,149,910 14,964,080
6 Eugene Gerhstein 24,547,280 18,589,390 10,793,590
7 Per Schwarzenberger 21,965,280 26,929,890 3,562,750
8 Chris Lindboe 28,458,710 21,284,290 3,304,920
9 Josh Lehan 31,558,520 15,357,960
10 Gene Hwang 37,908,250 8,888,970
11 Devon Kelly 31,941,280 5,068,670
12 Josh Warren 42,582,910 5,006,980
13 Echa Schneider 25,889,790
14 Brian Berry 14,078,740
15 Chris Harkins 23,095,540
16 Ashley Woodward 13,673,520
17 Erin Ray 22,623,900
18 Jeff Fehervari 13,150,980
19 Matthew Talley 20,379,520
20 TJ Beyer 12,298,490
21 Damien Charlety 18,656,650
22 Kenley Fritts 9,984,630
23 Matt Willmarth 16,868,280
24 David Lee 7,665,500
25 Mike Hafner 16,278,780
26 Kenny Smith 7,100,100
27 Noah Boyes 15,365,780
28 Glenn Bedford 6,914,720
29 Mitch Tunick 15,183,650
30 Mike Wallace 6,319,900
31 Marc Marasco 14,354,300
32 Charlie Shaw 6,125,650
33 Dexter Dong 13,864,130
34 Gerald Hacket 5,644,920
35 Walter Hurwitz 11,942,090
36 Eric Wagonsonner 5,465,670
37 Francisco Grajales 7,667,590
38 Matt Andreikin 5,457,590
39 Erin Griffin 6,806,200
40 Dylan Eichenbaum 5,113,470
41 Chris Couteir 4,883,490
42 Marc Lucio 4,459,770
43 Darren Ensley 4,401,280
44 Kaila Angello 4,372,820
45 Jon Olkowski 4,096,030
46 Alex Samonte 4,142,130
47 Cary Carmichael 3,962,240
48 John Laughtman 3,903,460
49 Molly Reisman 3,303,660
50 Jeremy Travis 3,852,810
51 Chris Heilig 3,204,290
52 Andreas Pedersen 3,530,630
53 Bill Davido 2,630,000
54 Zachary Taylor 3,279,340
55 Elias Zamaria 2,940,220
56 Veronica Setter 1,195,570
57 Andrea Johnson 2,741,010
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jonny 0 permalink*
    July 15, 2013 8:31 pm

    I know you’d never do that. I’m sure you’re right and I just forgot in the moment. What was the reason I gave you at PAGG? You must have won/done something I’m just not remembering.

  2. Jeff Fehervari permalink
    July 15, 2013 10:54 am

    Johnny, thanks for the honorable mention and for another well-run tourney. Congrats to Neil and Andrei.

    Note that I certainly wasn’t trying to snub the event by leaving early (!) — you mentioned at PAGG that I was no longer eligible for novice status. Otherwise, I would have gladly stayed and played.

  3. Josh Lehan permalink
    July 12, 2013 1:58 pm

    Nice. Consistency is hard to achieve. This format rewards consistency, because each game is do or die.

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