Pinball Tournament at Kimballs


World Pinball Player Ranking Points will be awarded!  Even if you've never played in a pinball tournament before, by the end of the night you'll be a world-ranked pinball player!

Format: Time Attack!

Each two players are assigned two games.  The clock is started and the players try to achieve the best score possible in 2 minutes, write down their scores for their opponent to see, and then switch games.  They play a second 2-minute game.

The winner either wins both games, or if each player wins one game then the winner is the player whose winning game was better.

Example:

Nina wins the match because her winning game was better than Zoe’s winning game.

The calculation is 1 – (lowerscore/higherscore).  If you’re not mathy we’ll help you out.

This is a double-elimination tournament so you have to lose two matches before you're out of the tournament.

These tournaments are laid back.  Have a beer and play some pinball with other local enthusiasts.  Sure, you want to win, but the emphasis is on friendly competition with some good-nature’d smack talk sprinkled in.

If you aren’t that good, don’t worry!  We will teach you how to play.  We’ll show you all the fancy moves and whip you into a pinball wizard.

Price: Five bucks, plus coin drop. All the $5 entries are paid back to winners.

Where: Kimball’s Carnival.  522 2nd Street, Oakland.  From SF take BART to 12th street.  It’s about a ten or 15 minute walk from 12th street to 2nd street.  You can also take the following buses: 72, 72R, 72M.

When: Once or twice each month on Tuesday.  Always check the Calendar before heading down, though.

7pm start time.  You must be signed in by 6:50 to play. The typical run time is  3 to 4 hours.

Format: I’ll rotate some popular formats such as Double-Elimination, Group Play, Time Attack, etc, as well as try a few whacky, fun formats.  Some formats will award World Pinball Player Ranking points.

How long?: Well, if you go out in the first round you will probably be done by 8:30.  If you go the distance, figure on around 11pm.

Food: Kimball’s serves food and there are several food options in the area.  Note: no outside food at Kimball’s.

ATM: There is a Bank of America ATM one block away across from the Jack London Cinema.

Parking: Street parking is usually available but meters are strictly enforced.  There is also a parking garage one block away that is not expensive.

Payouts and Prizes: The top 8 players win cash.  All entry money is paid back to players.  I often receive other prizes, like food/drink coupons, free passes, pinball posters, T shirts, etc. which are either awarded or raffled off.

WPPRs (World Pinball Player Ranking Points): WPPRs will be awarded at some events.  See your rank here: http://www.pinballrankings.com/

But I suck: Show up early and we will teach you how to play.  I will be there around 6pm

 

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  • Jon

    RESULTS: 1 Tj Beyer : $[masked] Jonny O : $[masked] Darren Ensley : $[masked] Chris Heilig : $7.00
    5 Per Schwarzenberger $5
    5 Devon Kelly $5
    7 Eric Wagensonner $5
    7 Damien Charletty $5
    9 Eddie Dobson
    9 Jim Vierra
    9 Jeannie Rodriguez
    9 Jeff Fehervari
    13 Brittany Shoot
    13 Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen
    13 James Squires
    13 Erin Rey
    17 Nicole Anne Reik
    17 Chris Lindboe

    October 10, 2012

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