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Lou
10th October 2012, 07:09 PM
is being held at the Legends Entertainment Centre in Epping Victoria on Saturday November the 17th. Exact starting time has not yet been decided.
In order to make the event more interesting for the pinball community we would like to inform everyone to contact us with the possibility of anyone who is prepared to bring their pinball to the event and have it left on free play for the duration of the final. Entry fee to the event is $10 per person or $20 per family. All proceeds will be given to a worthy Victorian charity to be advised.

The benefit to people who bring their pinball is that they can offer to sell their pinball to interested parties on the day if they wish. They can swap or trade their pinballs with other people who have something that they want. They can advertise anything pinball related and take advantage of meeting like minded people on the day that they would very rarely get to meet otherwise.

We need to get commitments as soon as possible as our space is limited and we can only allow a certain number to participate. Please be quick with your reply.

Please contact Leo at CASHBOX. 0411 867 000

Mr Pubstuff
10th October 2012, 07:44 PM
coming to SA?

Mr Tilt
10th October 2012, 08:40 PM
Im in

4_amusement_only
26th October 2012, 04:28 AM
I work the bar there..so I'm in too!

Great venue for it.

spaceballs
26th October 2012, 12:05 PM
Hmmmm, sounds good. Might even bring my TOM to sell :D

toads
26th October 2012, 12:54 PM
Just spoke to Leo, i'll be there :)

GORGAR 1
26th October 2012, 01:25 PM
I'm in and a member running the bar even better FREE BEER lol maybe not.

Peter

P:S- do we only contact Leo if we are bringing games? Otherwise just rock up on the day?

toads
26th October 2012, 02:46 PM
Just send him an email Peter

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Look forward to meeting some of the guys on here :)

GORGAR 1
26th October 2012, 03:55 PM
Just send him an email Peter

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Look forward to meeting some of the guys on here :)

Cheers will do also can't wait to meet a few guys on here

Peter

Lou
26th October 2012, 06:53 PM
Hmmmm, sounds good. Might even bring my TOM to sell :D

now that's a good idea :)

Cursed
29th October 2012, 12:30 PM
The missus and I will be in attendance. Looking forward to it. :cool:

Cursed
11th November 2012, 10:23 PM
God damn it!!

I did not realise till just this second that this falls on the same weekend as Winton Supercars. The Missus and i wont be able to make it unfortunately.

Seriously who organises an AC/DC event the same day as V8 Supercars.....kidding....not really.....no im kidding. Just, damn it i was really looking forward to this.

Have fun guys.

RGR
18th November 2012, 12:09 AM
So how did it all go??

4_amusement_only
18th November 2012, 03:29 AM
Pretty ordinary. Shit turnout. Maybe 30 people? Well run but dissapointing for Norbert and the rest of us contributors.
Better than nothing though!

RGR
18th November 2012, 03:41 AM
Who was the lucky finalist?

RMacauley
18th November 2012, 07:44 AM
Details please:

Winner
Scores
Number of players reaching Encore on ball 1 :lol

Inquiring minds want to know.

spaceballs
18th November 2012, 08:14 AM
Not sure who he was but if he ever treated my pins the way he treated those NIB ones I'd kick him!

Appalled at the way some of those players responded to draining. One player shoved the pin about 3 feet after a ball drain to leave the next player with 2 tilt warnings by trying to move it back into position. One other smashed the glass with his hand. If I was Norbert I'd never host something here again.

Fairground
18th November 2012, 09:16 AM
Winner : Paul Empson

I too was appalled by the actions of a few who sullied the comp on the day. But, the comp was not targeted at your normal pinball enthusiast, the pinball machines were placed in pubs and the yobbo pub attitude that sometimes occurs followed suit to the comp on the day. The majority of players were just really nice people, there to compete and enjoy meeting other finalists.
I am having problems uploading pics I took on the day, will try later.
cheers
Ali

MrMaloo
18th November 2012, 09:33 AM
Not sure who he was but if he ever treated my pins the way he treated those NIB ones I'd kick him!

Appalled at the way some of those players responded to draining. One player shoved the pin about 3 feet after a ball drain to leave the next player with 2 tilt warnings by trying to move it back into position. One other smashed the glass with his hand. If I was Norbert I'd never host something here again.

Jeez . Smashing the glass . That kinda behaviour is just not on in my books . I hope the player was instantly disqualified from the comp .

RGR
18th November 2012, 09:43 AM
Glass smashed?? wtf?

spaceballs
18th November 2012, 09:49 AM
Glass smashed?? wtf?

He hit the glass, it did not break, I used smashed to enphasise the poor attitude towards the pins

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Jeez . Smashing the glass . That kinda behaviour is just not on in my books . I hope the player was instantly disqualified from the comp .

No action was taken. If I was any sort of ref I would have given him a warning then if it occurred again possible loss of points. Third strike and he is out.

GORGAR 1
18th November 2012, 11:34 AM
So where the people that got through to the finals just blokes lucky enough to get a good score on a pub pinball as in just in the pub having a drink and stumbled across a comp pinball? I'm confused?

Fairground
18th November 2012, 12:14 PM
Trying via url to upload some photos, showing first place, third place (lost second place pic) other finalists including the big yobbo who threw the machine and the far right in white yobbo who smashed his fist on the pinny), Cashbox Amusements staff and pinball line up and a couple of general pics. sorry if it doesnt work. You may have to right click and then open.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fa1rground/

4_amusement_only
18th November 2012, 03:02 PM
As there were four ACDC machines with the volume turned up pretty loud on each...it would have been difficult to halt play on each machine, open each door to turn the music down and make an announcement in regards to inappropriate treatment of the machines. But in between breaks Norbert could have set the precedent to the players. He is a very quiet/ polite sort of bloke so he probably couldn't be bothered.

I work at the legends venue where it was held and if people stuff up... 1 switch to turn the music off and the floor is mine to let them know all about it. Hopefully that type of play doesn't happen in Sydney.

LOTR4U
18th November 2012, 04:06 PM
If the machines didnt break I dont honestly see an issue with it, that said I used to elbow the glass on my machines just in fun (never really hard). People are passionate about playing I dont see it as instanly bad behaviour unless it go's beyond that. IE treating others badly, poor sportsman behavious etc

Pins don't need to be molly coddled but that said if its not your machine you probably should don't it out of respect for others things.

spaceballs
18th November 2012, 04:36 PM
If the machines didnt break I dont honestly see an issue with it, that said I used to elbow the glass on my machines just in fun (never really hard). People are passionate about playing I dont see it as instanly bad behaviour unless it go's beyond that. IE treating others badly, poor sportsman behavious etc

Pins don't need to be molly coddled but that said if its not your machine you probably should don't it out of respect for others things.


Which one is it mate, not molly coddled or respect. Don't believe there should be fence sitting here.

One bloke, after a bad ball, dragged the machine around 3 feet from where it originally sat. This then ment the next player had to shift it back into position due to it being in bad light/up against posters etc and set off two tilt warnings. This should have been met with a warning and nothing done.

Honestly, I was there and saw this behaviour and wasn't impressed! Appalling! If you want blokes to do this in your place good luck, in mine I'd quickly show them the door. I have a mate wo can be a bit rough but this is in way of nudging etc. i would never expect him or any of my other pin loving mates to smash their fist against the glass if they had a bad ball, ever at their place or mine.

RGR
18th November 2012, 04:43 PM
Yeah gotta agree. After playing in the Full Tilt tourney and the IFPA worlds to see 2 pinball glass broken, I was ultra surprised.... I assume the machine tilted out after he moved it 3 feet? How many players showed for the comp and the guy that won, he is on AA?

furballx
18th November 2012, 07:06 PM
He hit the glass, it did not break, I used smashed to enphasise the poor attitude towards the pins

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No action was taken. If I was any sort of ref I would have given him a warning then if it occurred again possible loss of points. Third strike and he is out.

NO, sorry, instant disqualification for mine, assuming the dummy spit was as bad as it seems based on posts. Perhaps future comps need to include a simple code of conduct statement signed by participants stating that people seen to abuse or misstreat machines accept that they will be immediately removed from the competition.
Any person hitting mt machines (except in the course of play and within tilt limitations) would risk a smack in the chops and be ejected out of my house into the street.
Dave

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But in between breaks Norbert could have set the precedent to the players. He is a very quiet/ polite sort of bloke ..SNIP
Norbert is a top class fella, he certainly deserves more respect than these players seem to have given him.
Dave

toads
18th November 2012, 07:10 PM
My experience.....
Keep in mind I'm just an average player and never been to a meet let alone a comp before, this was all for the experience and fun and to meet some people that enjoy the same hobby as I do.
Well, after two, three hour drives to the closest pub to qualify on a premium machine that was poorly maintained, I felt the three hour trip to Epping was fitting.
Myself and Allison (Fairground, on this site) drove down to the big smoke the night before the comp and stayed in a pub that I knew had a pro machine to play on as I had never played a pro before.
Sat, get to the venue, play some other games before the event and met some nice blokes.

My first game was halted on the third ball as the machine had a problem and was out of action but these things can happen.
There were a few fiery players, I watched that premium get shunted around and looked down at the legs, it moved heaps and I watched the next guy slowly moving it back, all to his disadvantage. I was in shock. The guy that hit the glass was a fiery guy too as I chatted with him before the comp and he was a local from the area. IMO some of the players should've had a warning. I'm with Jardine on this one, total disrespect for other peoples property, somebody owns these machines and they're not cheap.
As far as the organisers go, Norbert is a very nice bloke. As I chatted to him I could feel his enthusiasm for the hobby. Cashbox guys did a great job and were nice blokes to chat too, although a big mistake was made by one and I felt for him as he must've felt really bad, we're all human and people make mistakes.


I walked out with some great experiences and had a great time.
P.S. LOTR, your off my invite list :)
P.P.S. Note to Rollerball, the pro's outlanes were set wide open :)

RGR
18th November 2012, 10:57 PM
Be interesting to see some pics from the day and if there was anyone I used to play with back in the day..

4_amusement_only
19th November 2012, 11:51 AM
Nino has photos on AP, I didn't have a camera with me.

RGR
19th November 2012, 11:57 AM
Pics made their way onto the Facebook page...

Dirty daz
16th May 2013, 01:20 PM
Australian Pinball Tournament 2013 ???

RGR
16th May 2013, 05:02 PM
https://www.facebook.com/AustralianPinballLeague?fref=ts

Vic has been and gone... NSW/ACT next