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  • #16
    Just car pool either 3 to 5 people per car. If anyone is interested in accom at ~$30 a night from July 20-25 pm me. Can only take 1 or 2 people. If your a pair then you will have to share the same room in 2 singles. about $5 in an uber to venue (2-3 per car). robm

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    • #17
      Murrarie train station is also only 2.5km from the venue. Not much of a walk and even less of a drunken stumble if you want to save on uber fares.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by namastepat View Post
        Murrarie train station is also only 2.5km from the venue. Not much of a walk and even less of a drunken stumble if you want to save on uber fares.
        I dare you to do that walk Pat after dark.
        It's not a walking part of town.
        Even the train station is one I'd avoid after dark.

        Hey are you coming Saturday or is it too close to call yet???

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        • #19
          If you're worried about the cost of travel to the venue, look at it like this.. A pint is, what $12? perhaps a hazy jane is 18?
          So an uber is 3 pints, and if split with someone is 1.5 pints or less.
          Sounds like good value and I love beer

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          • #20
            Originally posted by peely View Post
            If you're worried about the cost of travel to the venue, look at it like this.. A pint is, what $12? perhaps a hazy jane is 18?
            So an uber is 3 pints, and if split with someone is 1.5 pints or less.
            Sounds like good value and I love beer
            I'm not that worried but like others to have some idea of what they are in for....
            I'm basically a local...Grew up a few suburbs away and remember the Sir James Holt ferry (AKA The Island Party Boat these days) 20 years before the 1st Gateway bridge was built.
            It's true about the cost and cost shared is / can be low, Knowing the area I would rather put my extra Uber / Taxi / Train / bus / ferry money towards a better room in a better hotel, in a more suitable location. Like 2 k's from the CBD.
            Like I've said before...I'd rather pay an extra $1k for a NIB if it was more reliable and built with better materials (Bad Playfields that you get the opportunity to do yourself - just 1 example)
            And yes I live in outer Brisbane, but stayed 150 meters from the venue 3 years back... It was more convenient than 2 to 3 forms of linking transport and an hour or 2 each way to and from home.
            This like at the EKKA meant you were home for less than 7 hours. Have a sleep, shit, shave , and shower as they say and get back on the train, bus.... Thus about a 5 hour sleep if you managed to come down from the bells, chimes and all.
            It's my opinion and you don't have to like it.
            I'd just rather things be thought out with everyones interests at mind. No one wants to travel past a venue to return on a chartered bus thats mentioned to be only 1 way???

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            • #21
              Sure, see your point but these guys are busting their chops organising all this, which is a mammoth responsbility and effort. Kudos to them!
              If this is the worst part of the comp, not so bad really...

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              • #22
                Would still be the biggest pinball/arcade comp in Aus right? That's an achievement in itself, regardless of venue.

                This is the first year I have considered going, mainly because the venue is on my side of town and they serve great beers. Really need to get my Kong game on and enter Kong Off. I still can't crack 150 000 though, so I would have no chance of being competitive.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by peely View Post
                  Sure, see your point but these guys are busting their chops organising all this, which is a mammoth responsbility and effort. Kudos to them!
                  If this is the worst part of the comp, not so bad really...
                  Totally agree, having run events and bars for over 300 people on a remote beach for a 3 day weekend I totally know whats involved. And same people year in year out.
                  Don't take it as knocking the organizers rather than next time it could be even better if the word of the punters are listened to.
                  And as usual only a few make comment. The rest prefer to just be part of the herd and follow oblivious to all the restraints, efforts, and heartache endured by others.
                  BION - peely (Private joke)

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by RGR View Post
                    Just car pool either 3 to 5 people per car. If anyone is interested in accom at ~$30 a night from July 20-25 pm me. Can only take 1 or 2 people. If your a pair then you will have to share the same room in 2 singles. about $5 in an uber to venue (2-3 per car). robm
                    Ta mate. Still working through things so can't commit at this point

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                    • #25
                      Believe me mates, if we could find an affordable venue with 1-2 km's of the CBD we would. But with the required bump in and bump out time, 99% of normal function spaces are simply out of the question from a financial sense.

                      Event spaces can vary from $500 per night to $20,000.

                      Consider that we run for two weekends plus a bump in either side, even the cheapest spaces are out of the question. Add power needs, overhead lighting issues, bathrooms, food and beverage deals etc to the negotiation.

                      Finding a venue is easily one of the most stressful parts of my year. Absolutely happy to palm this off to someone else next year.

                      Brewdog are giving us the space for free. Simply because they love pinball. And they know we are all beer pigs. Glorious.

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                      • #26
                        Did someone say beer....Im in!

                        Homer Simpson Dreaming GIF

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                        • #27
                          Ladies and gentlemen. It's here.

                          The time has come to present the full event schedule for 2021 for your viewing pleasure.

                          Also a great time to shout out the amazing generosity of Mr Pinball, the major sponsor for 2021.

                          Also super massive thanks to AMD, Netherworld, Hutcho's and our hosts for 2021 Brewdog Dogtap.

                          Lots of other sponsors and partners we will shout out over the coming weeks as more news, events, poster's and merch drops.

                          Full format details will be up on the website in the coming days.

                          All super massive thanks to Luke Shield and n.g.art for the incredible art, graphics and merch we have install.

                          Ticket's on sale in 8 sleeps.

                          Woop!!!

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                          Last edited by Jimmy Nails; 13 April 2021, 03:54 PM.

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                          • #28
                            Complete 2021 BPAC Pinball event formats listed below.

                            Locations: All events will be held at the BrewDog venue, unless indicated under each event heading.

                            Tickets & Pricing: Ticket prices for each event are listed under each event heading, plus a limited supply of "All-In" Pinball Pass will also be available.
                            Tickets for individual mid-week events on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday away from BrewDog will not be available for purchase. Availability for these events will depend on the All-In Spike Pass sales.

                            On sale date: Friday 16th April
                            https://events.humanitix.com/bpac2021

                            Visit www.bnepac.org for information on everything on the 2021 schedule.



                            JOKERS WILD CHALLENGE

                            Tournament Date: Friday July 16th, 2021
                            Tournament fee: $25 AUD.
                            Tournament start time: 5pm


                            As there is currently no IFPA requirements, we have decided to go with a different format to kick off BPAC 2021.

                            Qualifying:
                            *Qualifying opens from 5pm-8pm.
                            *8 games will be selected at random. Each player plays 1 game on each machine in 'Herb style' qualifying. Top 16 players on points will advance to finals.
                            *Ties for 16th place will result in a single game playoff, on a machine to be chosen by a random draw.
                            *Players are to assign themselves to a queue on Matchplay prior to starting a game.

                            All games are to be played as single player only.

                            **At this stage, no new qualifying games may commence after 8pm, however this will be reviewed pending entries & timing**

                            Finals:
                            *Top 16 players paired into teams of 2. Highest qualifier earns the right to choose their doubles partner, with the rest to be decided by highest/lowest seed pairings.
                            *Team seeds will be based on the player with the highest seeding.
                            *Each team will play a best-of-3 head to head match against another team, highest seed always playing against lowest seed. Matchplay will determine machines used for each match, highest seeded team gets to determine play order.
                            *Winner of each game is based on the total combined team score.
                            *In the event a best-of-3 match is tied 1-1 after 2 games, the final game of the match shall be played as a split-flipper game.
                            *The winning team is the last remaining team in the event.

                            And for one final twist……
                            The winning team will play 1 final best-of-3 head to head match between themselves, to determine the overall event winner.

                            Tournament director - Jason Lambert



                            BPAC CLASSICS TARGET MATCHPLAY

                            Tournament Date: Saturday July 17th, 2021
                            Tournament fee: $40 AUD.
                            Tournament start time: 10am


                            This will be a Target Matchplay format.

                            **This event will be capped at 120 entries**

                            Qualifying:
                            *Players will play in single game rounds of Group Matchplay, with groups, play order and machines to be determined using the Matchplay.events software.
                            *IFPA scoring will be used (7-5-3-1).
                            *The first 16 players to reach the target score of 44 points will advance to the finals.

                            Once a player reaches 44 points, they will no longer need to play any further qualifying games.
                            Ties for any placings in the Top 16 will be broken by a single game playoff on a random machine.

                            Finals:
                            *Top 16 players will be sorted into 4 groups of 4 players under the Slaughter option on Matchplay. IFPA point scoring will continue during finals.
                            *Each group will play 3 games, again with Matchplay deciding games and play order.
                            *Top 2 players in each group advance to the next round, with the other 2 players in each group being eliminated.
                            *Ties for any of the Top 2 positions in any group will again be broken by a single game playoff on a random machine.
                            *There will be 3 rounds of finals. The player with the most number of points after the final round will be declared the winner.

                            Overall final placings for the finalists will be determined by the number of points earned during the round they were eliminated in.


                            Tournament director - Jason Lambert



                            BPAC CLASSICS FLIP FRENZY

                            Tournament Date: Saturday July 17th, 2021
                            Tournament fee: $25 AUD.
                            Tournament start time: 8pm


                            **This event will be capped at 100 entries**

                            First, each machine is randomly assigned two players. The remaining players are placed in one central queue.

                            When a match is completed:
                            *The winner returns to the tournament directors desk to record result
                            *The loser stays on the machine they just played, unless they have lost twice consecutively, in which case the winner stays on.
                            *The other players goes to the rear of the queue.
                            *The player staying on the machine moves to the player 1 position.
                            *The player at the front of the queue moves up to compete against the player staying on the machine

                            *At the end of 3 hours no more games may start. Ties will be broken by the most wins.

                            *The player with the best win/loss ratio at the end of the allotted time is declared the winner.


                            Tournament director - Jimmy Nails



                            BPAC 10-STRIKE FAIR STRIKES

                            Tournament Date: Sunday July 18th, 2021
                            Tournament fee: $30 AUD.
                            Tournament start time: 10.30am


                            The fair strikes system will be used for this event. 0 strikes for a win, 2 strikes for last place, and 1 strike for any players in between.
                            Players will be placed into groups of 3 or 4 at random each round using Matchplay.
                            The software will allocate order of play and machine choice for each match.
                            Once a player has received 10 strikes, they are eliminated from the tournament.


                            Tournament director - Jason Lambert



                            BPAC STALL BALL 5-STRIKES

                            Tournament Date: Sunday July 18th, 2021
                            Tournament fee: FREE.
                            Tournament start time: 7pm


                            Players will be allocated into groups of 4 on Matchplay.
                            Regular strikes system will be used for this event (strikes for 3rd & 4th place in each match).
                            Players will be eliminated once they have received 5 strikes.
                            Play will continue until there is only one player remaining.

                            Tournament director - Jimmy Nails



                            BRISBANE PINBALL CLUB (BPAC EDITION)

                            Tournament Date: Monday July 19th, 2021
                            Tournament entry fee: $25 AUD
                            Tournament start time: 12pm
                            Location: Netherworld, Fortitude Valley


                            This one-off BPAC edition of the Brisbane Pinball Club will have a different format to the usual fortnightly events.

                            Qualifying:
                            *Qualifying opens from 12pm-8pm.
                            *10 games will be selected at random. Each player plays 1 game on each machine in 'Herb style' qualifying. Top 24 players on points will advance to finals.
                            *Ties for 24th place will result in a single game playoff, on a machine to be chosen by a random draw.
                            *Players are to assign themselves to a queue on Matchplay prior to starting a game.

                            All games are to be played as single player only.

                            **Please note that no qualifying games may commence after 8pm.**

                            Finals:
                            *Top 24 players will be seeded according to their final qualifying placing.
                            *Finals will be contested in a Progressive Strikes Group Elimination format.
                            *First round will be drawn as Slaughter, with all following rounds to be drawn at random.
                            *Once a player has received 5 Strikes, they will be eliminated from the tournament.


                            Tournament director - Jason Lambert



                            BPAC PIN-GOLF

                            Tournament Date: Tuesday 20th July, 2021
                            Tournament entry fee: $30 AUD.
                            Tournament start times: 10am, 1pm & 4pm
                            Location: Pinball Haus, Fortitude Valley


                            Step into the “ClubHaus” for a round on the Pinball Haus Pin-Golf course!

                            **This event will be capped at 100 entries**

                            Qualifying:
                            *Tee off times are 10am, 1pm and 4pm. Maximum of 32 players per tee time (36 players max. for 4pm). Players must nominate which tee-off time they would prefer before the event.
                            *Each player will play 9 games pin-golf in groups of 3 or 4. Groups will be chosen at random.
                            *Best 16 players advance to final rounds.

                            Finals: (approx 7.30pm start)
                            *Group match play using Slaughter method. 3 games per round.
                            *Top 2 players in each group advance to the next round.
                            *There will be 3 rounds in total.

                            IFPA Pin-Masters style scoring will be used for qualifying and finals.


                            Tournament director - Jason Lambert



                            SUNSHINE COAST PINBALL

                            Tournament Date: Tuesday July 20th, 2021
                            Tournament fee: $15 AUD
                            Tournament Start time: 6pm
                            Location: Sunshine Coast Pinball, Nambour


                            This event will be a "Generation Annihilation” competition

                            Once all players have registered, the entire field will be split into 2 teams based on the average age of the players. For example, if the average age is 23, then all players older than 23 will go into one team, while the remaining players will be entered into the other team.

                            Each member of each team will play 8 games as single players.

                            3 points, 2 points, 1 point for highest three scores on each game per team. Bonus point to all three if your team beats the other team for highest score on a game.

                            After all games have been played, the team with the most points will be declared the winning "generation"

                            If time permits, the top 4 point earners from the winning team will enter a 3-game "Lightning Round Final". All players will play a game, with the lowest score eliminated each game, until there is one overall winner.


                            Tournament director - Vaughan Jones



                            PINCADIA BIG BASH

                            Tournament Date: Wednesday 21st July, 2021
                            Tournament entry fee: $30 AUD
                            Tournament start time: 10.30am
                            Location: Pincadia, Woolloongabba


                            **This event will be capped at 100 entries**

                            Qualifying:
                            *Players will play in single game rounds of Group Matchplay, with groups, play order and machines to be determined using the Matchplay.events software.
                            *IFPA scoring will be used (7-5-3-1).
                            *The first 32 players to reach the target score of 42 points will advance to the finals.

                            Once a player reaches 42 points, they will no longer need to play any further qualifying games.

                            Ties for any placings in the Top 32 will be broken by finishing score, then by a single game playoff on a random machine.

                            Finals:
                            * Players will be sorted into groups of 4 and will play a 3 game round, using the same points system as above. The Slaughter method will be being used for the finals to allocate groups.
                            * Matchplay will allocate the choice of machines and play order for each game.
                            * The Top 4 qualifiers (ie. first 4 players to reach 42 points) will receive a WILD CARD at the start of finals. This will give them one opportunity to replace and nominate a machine of their choice at any stage during finals.
                            * The Top 2 players in each group of each round will advance to the next round. There will be a one game playoff on a machine selected at random for any ties for 2nd place in either group.
                            * The winner will be the player with the most points earned in the final round. In the event of a tie for any of the Top 4, there will be another single tie-breaker game chosen at random.


                            Tournament Director - Jason Lambert.



                            BPAC HERB WARM-UP

                            Tournament Dates and times:
                            * Qualifying - Thursday July 22nd (4.30pm-11pm) & Friday 23rd July (12pm-6pm)
                            * Finals - Friday 23rd July (7pm).
                            Tournament fee: $40 AUD.


                            This will be a Herb-style Qualifying event.

                            Qualifying:
                            *Players will play a total of 15 games from a bank of around 20-25 different machines with all scores to count towards qualifying score.
                            *Players must play at least 10 different machines for their qualifying, however, cannot play the same machine more than twice.
                            *Players are to assign themselves to a queue on Matchplay prior to starting a game.

                            All games are to be played as single player only.

                            Points system used for this event will be the same as the INDISC event which is as follows: 100 for 1st, 97 for 2nd, 95 for 3rd, 94 for 4th, 93 for 5th, and so on.

                            The Top 24 players will advance to a Head to Head Strikes final.

                            Ties for any placings in the Top 24 (except for 24th) will be broken by the player with the highest individual game points score (ie. 100 points).

                            Ties for 24th place will be broken by a single game playoff on a machine to be drawn at random.

                            Finals:
                            Top 24 players will be allocated 'lives' according to their qualifying position as follows:
                            *1st - 4th - 5 lives
                            *5th - 10th - 4 lives
                            *11th - 16th - 3 lives
                            *17th - 24th - 2 lives

                            Matchplay software will allocate matchups, machines and play order.

                            Players who lose their matches will gain a strike. Once they have lost all their lives they are eliminated from the finals.

                            The last remaining player will be declared the winner.


                            Tournament directors - Jason Lambert & Jimmy Nails



                            BPAC STRIKES

                            Tournament Date: Thursday July 22nd, 2021
                            Tournament fee: $20 AUD.
                            Tournament start time: 6:30pm


                            Players will be placed into groups of 3 or 4 at random each round using Matchplay.events.

                            The software will allocate order of play and machine choice for each match.

                            Only the 3rd & 4th place players in each match will receive a strike.

                            The last remaining player will be declared the winner.


                            Tournament directors - Jason Lambert & Jimmy Nails



                            QUEENS-LAND WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

                            Tournament Date: Friday July 23rd, 2021
                            Tournament fee: $30 AUD
                            Tournament start time: 1pm.


                            Event details still to be confirmed. Likely to be played in the Chess-Swiss format from 2019.



                            STATE OF ORIGIN

                            Tournament Date: Friday July 23rd, 2021
                            Tournament fee: FREE
                            Tournament start time: 7pm.


                            Event details still to be confirmed.

                            Teams of 4 representing QLD, NSW, Vic, & SA (pending availability).

                            Teams to be made up of players who missed out on the Warm-Up event finals.



                            2021 BRISBANE MASTERS
                            (presented by AMUSEMENT MACHINE DISTRIBUTORS)

                            Start Date: Saturday July 24th, 2021
                            End Date: Sunday July 25th, 2021
                            Tournament fee: $80 AUD.


                            Tournament Schedule:

                            Saturday 8th August:
                            *8am - 9am - Free Warm Up & Player registration (event players only).
                            *9.30am - Tournament briefing and start of Round 1.
                            *7 rounds will be played, no breaks.

                            Sunday 9th August:
                            *8am - 9am - Free Warm Up & Player registration for Finals (event players only).
                            *9.30am - Round One of Finals will commence.

                            **This event will be capped at 220 entries**

                            QUALIFYING:
                            * Once all participants are finalized, all players will be seeded based on their IFPA World ranking as of 30/6/2021.
                            * Players will be placed into 4-player groups once the seedings have been completed.
                            * Each group will be assigned 3 games across each era (70s-80s, 90s, New) and play order at random by the Matchplay software.

                            First round groupings - Slaughter (Strongest seed plays weakest, second-strongest plays second-weakest, etc).
                            Second & subsequent round groupings - Swiss (Players will be paired against players with the same win-loss record. No attempts will be made to pair players against opponents previously not faced (adjacent pairing is used).

                            All games will be played as a 4-player game (unless the machine is unable to allow it and/or notified otherwise).

                            There will be 7 qualifying rounds (21 games per player). The top 24 players will advance to the A Division Finals, with qualifiers 25-88 to be split in to B/C/D/E Division Finals on Sunday 25th July. Ties for any placings in the Top 24 will be determined by the number of 1st place finishes, then by 2nd place finishes, then by a single game playoff to be played on the Saturday night (if required).

                            FINALS:
                            Finals will start at approximately 9.30am on Sunday 25th July. Consideration will be made for Players with byes to be allowed to 'warm-up' on a game or two on a machine allocated by the Tournament director(s) in the round before they are due to start.

                            A Division - Top 24 Qualifiers:
                            * All head-to-head matches will be played in the Best-of-5 game format.
                            * Highest seed for each matches can either choose a machine bank or play order for their first game. Play order alternates for each subsequent game.
                            * Highest available seed will always play lowest available seed in each round, and so on, until all players have been paired up.

                            Round One: (24 players remaining)
                            * Top 4 finalists are awarded a bye.
                            * Matches are determined as follows: 5 vs 24, 6 vs 23, 7 vs 22, 8 vs 21, 9 vs 20, 10 vs 19, 11 vs 18, 12 vs 17, 13 vs 16, 14 vs 15.
                            * The 10 Winners advance to Round 2.

                            Round Two: (14 players remaining)
                            * Top 2 are awarded another bye, 3rd & 4th seeds now join in.
                            * The 6 winners advance to Round 3.

                            Round Three: (8 players remaining)
                            * 1st & 2nd seed now join in.
                            * The 4 winners advance to Round 4.
                            (If 1st place was to be knocked out here, the lowest they could finish is 5th)

                            Round Four: (4 players remaining)
                            * The 2 winners advance to the Grand Final, while the 2 other players will playoff for 3rd place.

                            3rd Place Playoff:
                            * Winner will be declared 3rd place.

                            Grand Final:
                            * The winner will be declared the 2021 Brisbane Masters Champion


                            B/C/D/E Division finals:
                            B Grade - 25 vs 40, 26 vs 39, 27 vs 38, 28 vs 37, 29 vs 36, 30 vs 35, 31 vs 34, 32 vs 33.
                            C Grade - 41 vs 56, 42 vs 55, 43 vs 54, 44 vs 53, 45 vs 52, 46 vs 51, 47 vs 50, 48 vs 49.
                            D Grade - 57 vs 72, 58 vs 71, 59 vs 70, 60 vs 69, 61 vs 68, 62 vs 67, 63 vs 66, 64 vs 65.
                            E Grade - 73 vs 88, 74 vs 87, 75 vs 86, 76 vs 85, 77 vs 84, 78 vs 83, 79 vs 82, 80 vs 81

                            All B/C/D/E Division finals will be contested under Best-of-3 game matches, with the winner advancing. Highest available seed will always play the lowest available seed.
                            In the event that a player does not turn up for the finals, players will NOT be able to jump up a division, and instead will be replaced with a BYE in the lowest spot of that division.

                            ** At the start of each round the highest seed in A Division will get first choice of machine bank going down to the final match in E Division choosing last **


                            Tournament Directors - Jason Lambert & Jimmy Nails.



                            BPAC CLOSING FRENZY

                            Tournament Date: Sunday 25th July, 2021
                            Tournament fee: $25 AUD.
                            Tournament start time: 7:30pm.


                            **This event will be capped at 125 entries**

                            First, each machine is randomly assigned two players. The remaining players are placed in one central queue.

                            When a match is completed:
                            *The winner returns to the tournament directors desk to record result.
                            *The loser stays on the machine they just played, unless they have lost twice consecutively, in which case the winner stays on.
                            *The other player goes to the rear of the queue.
                            *The player staying on the machine moves to the player 1 position.
                            *The player at the front of the queue moves up to compete against the player staying on the machine.

                            At the end of 3 hours no more games may start. Ties will be broken by the most wins.
                            The player with the best win/loss ratio at the end of the allotted time is declared the winner.


                            Tournament director - Jimmy Nails
                            Last edited by Lambo; 14 April 2021, 11:21 PM.

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                            • #29
                              Will there be a cap on players for the main event? I know there has been other years.

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                              • #30
                                Main event is capped at 220 players. It's there near the top of the Masters section

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