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  • Australian Pinball Association

    I've occasionslly wondered to myself about Australia having its own Pinball Association, maybe something similar to P.A.P.A., for Amatuer and Proffesional pinballers alike. I thought now was a good time to post the thought. Without getting into how or whom....

    Poll...

    Q. Could Australian pinball use a national pinball organisation, to help facilitate and/or record events and gatherings, for all Australian pinball enthusiasts?
    10
    Yes, an A.P.A. would be welcomed, and beneficial for pinball.
    90.00%
    9
    No, an A.P.A. would be a waste of time, and not beneficial for pinball.
    10.00%
    1

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by razorsedge; 25th September 2019, 11:28 PM.

  • #2
    Apparently there already is one: https://abr.business.gov.au/ABN/View?abn=36108595487

    http://www.afpinball.com
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    • #3
      No interest from me on this one, Ray, already overworked on this hobby and not putting my hand up for more work.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by onetaste View Post
        No interest from me on this one, Ray, already overworked on this hobby and not putting my hand up for more work.
        Same for me, I can't do it. I'm spent from what I already do, and that will have to be wound back a bit.

        The poll was just about weather or not there is much of a void. Not about whom would be doing it. I have noticed too many pinheads avoiding organised pinball events, so wondered about how some of them might be brought together to join in the fun of playing pinball a bit more socially

        If the poll read "Do you have the time or inclination to start an A.P.A." I would answer no.

        But assuming an Australian organisation of some kind was formed for social pinball, would it be welcomed?. The answer from me in this case would be yes.

        I don't really know, I'm just a bit overworked and beat, I'm sure it's like that for many of us..

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        • #5
          Norbert Snicer created the Australian Pinball League years back. Maybe that was his intention?

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          • #6
            I guess really between AA and Matchplay ratings, the need for more is limited. It was just a thought, sounds like others have had the thought before though as well.

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            • #7
              Australian Pinball Assocition

              Originally posted by razorsedge View Post
              Same for me, I can't do it. I'm spent from what I already do, and that will have to be wound back a bit.

              The poll was just about weather or not there is much of a void. Not about whom would be doing it. I have noticed too many pinheads avoiding organised pinball events, so wondered about how some of them might be brought together to join in the fun of playing pinball a bit more socially

              If the poll read "Do you have the time or inclination to start an A.P.A." I would answer no.

              But assuming an Australian organisation of some kind was formed for social pinball, would it be welcomed?. The answer from me in this case would be yes.

              I don't really know, I'm just a bit overworked and beat, I'm sure it's like that for many of us..
              It was floated quite some time ago and I recently found the original minutes from a meeting that was held while rummaging around the barn cleaning up.

              Would need input from each state and NOT be about comps, but the scene in general.

              I for one think the comp side is sorted.

              So Newcastle already has the NPA, QLD has the BAPC
              TAS has the TPM
              SA ?
              WA ?
              VIC ?

              Would suggest ďifĒ there was an APA, getting the heads or some members of the state groups together.

              Maybe like the ACS,but, events for public interest, ala Pinfest can be floated for other states with help.

              PS
              Iím currently too busy as well.


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              • #8
                The glitch in the matrix is definitely Sydney. We got 1500+ people to come to expo, and that was before Facebook advertising was as effective as it is now.

                You’d have to think a large scale event in Sydney would attract at least 2000 punters over a weekend, possibly more.

                The sticking point is venues. Pinfest only works because the venue is free, find something similar in Sydney and it’d be a goer.
                The Barn - 2020 - 7th and 8th of August
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                • #9
                  As [MENTION=3859]sleazius[/MENTION] has said above getting something in Sydney is hard to do because all the spaces want mega bucks for a weekend hire. I’m talking $2k a day type material and there’s no allowance for bump ins on that either! I know a place close to the inner city where I could put something really small on but it’s light on power and access is horrible the venue would be free though. Location, locarion, location as the real estate saying goes.
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                  • #10
                    Yeah but as we say in Newcastle, Sydney isnít NSW.

                    Even we struggle to get a bigger venue. Not gonna happen.

                    By grow pinball, I mean start the smaller events in and around the ****ry.

                    Also I forgot about Flipout in Vic. Itís around early Pinfest size, but unfortunately the comps got hold of it.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dedrok View Post
                      Yeah but as we say in Newcastle, Sydney isn’t NSW.

                      Even we struggle to get a bigger venue. Not gonna happen.

                      By grow pinball, I mean start the smaller events in and around the ****ry.

                      Also I forgot about Flipout in Vic. It’s around early Pinfest size, but unfortunately the comps got hold of it.


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                      Absolutely agree, it’s just scale that you can get out of holding events in Sydney, which grows things faster.

                      Speaking with Michael from AMD over the weekend the man cave expo was cancelled because they couldn’t find a way to make it work here and that was with 10 thousand attendees a year, and endless sponsors.

                      MMM did all their radio for nothing too.
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                      • #12
                        I'd really like to organise some kind of expo at Coffs Harbour. We have enough local collectors and operators to seed it, as you guys are saying it's the venue though. Seems to be a lot of shows at the showground here, it's on the highway and i'm assuming there's halls and stuff and a bar.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sleazius View Post
                          Absolutely agree, it’s just scale that you can get out of holding events in Sydney, which grows things faster.

                          Speaking with Michael from AMD over the weekend the man cave expo was cancelled because they couldn’t find a way to make it work here and that was with 10 thousand attendees a year, and endless sponsors.

                          MMM did all their radio for nothing too.
                          Wow how bad is that! 10k attendees and you can’t make an event work there is seriously something wrong with the world when stuff like that happens! I’d like to do something similar to pinfest it’s the venues that are wanting too much for the space. It’s just ludicrous! 2k a day for space in a pub.

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                          Originally posted by punkin View Post
                          I'd really like to organise some kind of expo at Coffs Harbour. We have enough local collectors and operators to seed it, as you guys are saying it's the venue though. Seems to be a lot of shows at the showground here, it's on the highway and i'm assuming there's halls and stuff and a bar.

                          From what I know off Coffs you might be good to try and get into the Hoey Moey (from memory they’ve got a big space but $$ might dictate that). But from looking at the photos you’ve got of your pin area (it in your work place yeah?) you have plenty of space to start something small and then grow year to year until you out grow your space. The benefits of that is you’ve got all your insurances paid up and you can do with what you want and more than likely you can run as late as you want pending neighbours.

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                          Originally posted by Dedrok View Post
                          Yeah but as we say in Newcastle, Sydney isnít NSW.

                          Even we struggle to get a bigger venue. Not gonna happen.

                          By grow pinball, I mean start the smaller events in and around the ****ry.

                          Also I forgot about Flipout in Vic. Itís around early Pinfest size, but unfortunately the comps got hold of it.


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                          Yeah Sydney is certainly a different beast! Yeah comps have ravaged anything thatís social. I know last year people didnít come to the barn because it was a social event! Oh I canít get my magically WPRs Iím not coming to play the best collection of machines out there!
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                          • #14
                            hoey eh?

                            i'll ask [MENTION=22426]Parazio[/MENTION] :0

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