Pong Tournment in SE PDX: Looking for the Best and the Worst!

  • June 5, 2013 · 6:15 PM
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This is a pong tournament not to be missed!

Two Tournament Brackets:

1) The Best of the Best (for pongers who can smash, hit, and rock their way through a pong game).

2) The Best of the Worst (for rookie pongers who just want to have fun and the thought of "spinning a slice shot" seems like something having to do with a pizza parlor).


How it works:

A. You must be connected to the tech community in some way, shape, or form (developer, maketing, design, admin, tech student, consultant, etc).

B. You have a desire to be more involved in the Portland tech community.

C. You are willing to put in $5 in for a winner take all competition and fairly place yourself in the "Best of the Best" bracket or the "Best of the Worst" bracket.


Attending Options:

1) Interested in just drinking beer and watching? Cool! RSVP for this event so we get a headcount.

2) Want to compete? If so, please email Kevin Long at [masked] with the following info: A) Which of the two brackets you want to compete in, B) The name of the company you are representing and C) Your contact information for scheduling.

All - Please RSVP so we can get a head count.


Committed Competing Pongers:

Patrick Lightbody, New Relic

Kent Bye, Puppet Labs


Zeke and Anthony, Digital Aptitude

Kent Bye, Puppet Labs

Brian Hines, Digital Outcome Media Management

Sandy Tankersley, InterCall/West Corporation

Patrick Flynn, Intel

Geoff, Calvin, Laurentiu, David A, and David S, Adpearance

Joe Balich, Nereus Worldwide

Megan Starr, Ziba Design




Tons of parking and right on the ground level at AtlSource.

AltSource is a driven software development team focused on delivering custom applications of exceptional quality across any enterprise. Located in SE Portland, AltSource will be opening their doors and their kegerator to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.








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  • Valerie Z.

    Here is a link to a Facebook album with some pictures from the tournament! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.507422342646180.1073741825.128292123892539&type=1

    June 7, 2013

  • Adam M.

    Had a blast! Came in 2nd in Best of Worst! Great food!

    June 6, 2013

  • Patrick F.

    Super fun tournament! Well done!

    June 6, 2013

  • Peter L.

    Great fun and good mix of people, I had not played in a long time but did pretty well, looking forward to the next event.

    June 6, 2013

  • Don P.

    Best turnout of the the series - a lot of fun and some awesome matches! Great food, drink and socialization!

    June 6, 2013

  • Ashish

    Need more lights around the tables

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shoot, won't be able to make it any longer. Apologies for the late notice.

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, can't make it anymore - work is keeping me late tonight.

    June 5, 2013

  • Dan S.

    Argh, pesky newborn keeping me from pong glory. Next time.

    June 5, 2013

  • Myles de B.

    Drat, will not be able to make it any more. Fortunately looks like a lot of folks will being there and having a blast.

    June 5, 2013

  • Matt J.

    Sad I can't make this one : (

    June 4, 2013

  • Peter L.

    Question...hope this does not give me away as anything but a force to be reckoned with but do I have to bring my own paddle...

    June 4, 2013

    • Valerie Z.

      Hi, Peter! Paddles will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own.

      June 4, 2013

  • Adam K.

    I'll be there for the best of the best.

    June 4, 2013

  • Ashish

    I too would like a doubles tourney, Myles.

    June 4, 2013

  • Michael L.

    Man, I forgot all about this. I will be there with $5 ready to be multiplied.

    June 4, 2013

  • Myles de B.

    Any chance of a doubles tourney?

    June 4, 2013

  • Kevin L.

    CrowdCompass is going to win this entire tournament. We are bringing Robert "Super Power" Corvette to show AltSource folks what time of day it is.

    May 31, 2013

  • Kevin L.

    Who is ready to get Ponged? 5 Bucks Winner(s) take all. Doing a little BBQ and got the DJ back in action with two turn tables and a microphone.

    May 31, 2013

  • Sandy

    Grip it and rip it...

    May 14, 2013

  • Brian

    I ll give it a go. Terrible at pong but pretty decent at the tech stuff!

    May 2, 2013

  • Kent B.

    Sign me up in the smashers bracket. :)

    April 2, 2013

    • Kevin L.

      Kent - What company/consultancy are you representing on the pong table?

      April 24, 2013

    • Kent B.

      Puppet Labs

      1 · April 24, 2013

  • Joe

    Representing http://SDQL.com on the advanced beginner table.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be bringing Anthony

    April 3, 2013

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