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Shawn L.
alveolus
Group Organizer
Oklahoma City, OK
Post #: 192
Cash payout tourney:
trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place. We could do like a $10 or $20 buy in. Payout: 1st place 50%, 2nd place 35%, and 3rd place 15% of the pot. I have a more detailed tourney format on my pc at home, but, you get the gist of it.
Shawn L.
alveolus
Group Organizer
Oklahoma City, OK
Post #: 193
Progressive dinner meetup:
with stops at maybe 3 houses with good pin collections. We could do apps at the first house, main course at the next and desserts at another while playing pinball at each stop. It could be a pot luck and each participating member could contribute a food item (app, main dish or dessert, we could sign up here on FB), maybe the house supplies drinks and utensils etc. We could set a time limit on each stop so we avoid going too late at any one place.

It could start early so as to not go too late. It's very family friendly, and it would involve wives and girlfriends (or husbands and boyfriends) as they get to come along and have a fun social evening as well.

(Edit)- note that this one will require 2 additional host volunteers and be limited availability
Shawn
Shawn L.
alveolus
Group Organizer
Oklahoma City, OK
Post #: 194
Coach/apprentice tournament:
format of the invite a newbie except that once everybody brought their newbie, the expert and the newbie names would go into a separate bags and names are drawn. The person who brought the newbie, could not be paired up with them. Then we would set up a practice time of 1 hour so the newbies could be coached.
Since the tournament will have both coaches and newbies playing a whole game we may want to forgo the qualifying (?) and create the bracket randomly or pick one game and have the coaches run a qualifying for position while the newbies practice on the tournament games. If we make the tournament too long, we may lose the newbies
Finally they enter into a standard tournament. The scores of the coach and the newbie are averaged. The coach is encouraged to help during game time. In the top 4 final, coach versus coach and newbie versus newbie. The grand champion newbie has the option of challenging the grand champion coach.
Shawn L.
alveolus
Group Organizer
Oklahoma City, OK
Post #: 195
Practice meetup:
Partner up, take the glass off select machines, and each person has to perform 20 (for example) repetitions of several different flipper skills (various catches, passes, etc) and/or a number of repetitions of a particular, important shot and/or a number of repetitions of nudging practice. Your partner would serve the balls.
Shawn L.
alveolus
Group Organizer
Oklahoma City, OK
Post #: 196
'Call Your Shot' play format. Ball control and shot accuracy are two major components of good play. In a CYS format, valid shots would be determined prior to starting. Generally, you should find at least 5 shots on any machine.

1) Player must gain control of the ball. Specifically, the ball must be at rest on either flipper.

2) Player must 'call' the shot to be attempted, of the shots identified prior to start.

3) Player attempts the shot. If successful, the player earns a point. If not, no point is awarded.

4) Once a shot is made, that shot cannot be scored with again until the remaining shots have been made. Once all of the shots have been made, all shots are available to repeat for score.

5) Play continues until all balls have been played. Each attempt must be preceded by a ball at rest on either flipper.

Edit-this format will replace the previous version shown below. Please PM me if you wish to change your vote- Shawn

'Call Your Shot' H.O.R.S.E. tournament:
You must hold the ball on a flipper, call your shot and hit it. If successful, your opponent must repeat the shot successfully to avoid a letter, ala H.O.R.S.E. All other play is discarded.
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