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  • Let's keep the dream alive, Melbourne meets 2020!

    Welcome everyone to another year of awesome Melbourne meets, while many of us know the drill by now I also want to invite anyone that has not been before and is interested in coming to let us know and join in on the fun!

    After 2019's fantastic round of meets we are looking to make it bigger and better in 2020, if you are new to the Melbourne meet scene please see THIS THREAD.

    We aimed for one per month in 2018, and I am happy to say we did it! Last year we had a couple of months with multiple meets but we also missed a month. Let's see what we can achieve this year.

    Once again if two people want the same month I say lets run with it, besides we don't have to attend every meet.

    I will mention all the previous hosts and put in some that have told me they are interested or could hold a meet. Remember host only meets are fine.

    As always we crave new hosts. If you are thinking about it, let me know. Happy to discuss any questions you may have.


    Previous hosts and hopefully some new hosts role call, Ryza, mckie1, Batman Fan, toads, Fairground, Gemini2544, Manny65, Glenn70, gum, AxedBandit, Coon82, Dirty daz, Queen Of Shots, Hashman, DangerRay, mix_vt_cal, thegrunta666, mjfisher1974, ozsammyboy, pinball god, emken, Noob-A-Tron.

    Jan = ozsammyboy FIND THE 2020 HOST ONLY MEET HERE.

    Feb = AxedBandit - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE, THEN SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE, AND FIND THE 2020 MEET HERE.

    Feb =

    Mar = Gemini2544 - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE, THEN SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE, AND FIND THE 2020 MEET HERE.

    Mar =

    Apr =

    May = Manny65 - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE, AND SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE.

    May =

    Jun =

    Jul =

    Aug =

    Sep =

    Oct =

    Nov = Cursed - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE, AND SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE.

    Nov =

    Dec = Hashman - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE. AND SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE.



    Please let me know if you would like to host a meet and if i can help in anyway, remember a meet can be a host only meet if you prefer.

    Can't wait to see what 2020 brings!


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    2019

    I was not dreaming after all, Melbourne meets 2019!


    Step right up, step right up! The Melbourne meet crew needs YOU!

    After 2018's fantastic round of meets we are looking to make it bigger and better in 2019, if you are new to the Melbourne meet scene please see THIS THREAD.

    We aimed for one per month in 2018, and I am happy to say we did it! This year if multiple people want the same month I say lets run with it, besides we don't have to attend every meet.

    I will mention all the previous hosts and put in some that have told me the month that they would like, no problems if you do not want to host this year (but I hope you do ). As always we crave new hosts. If you are thinking about it, let me know. Happy to discuss any questions you may have.

    Previous hosts role call, Ryza, mckie1, toads, Gemini2544, Manny65, Glenn70, gum, AxedBandit, Coon82, andyboot, Dirty daz, Queen Of Shots, Hashman.

    Jan = mix_vt_cal - SEE THE 2017 MEET HERE, AND SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE.

    Feb = AxedBandit - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE, AND SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE.

    Mar = toads - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE, AND SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE.

    Mar = Gemini2544 - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE, AND SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE.

    Apr = Manny65 - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE, AND SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE.

    May = thegrunta666 - SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE.

    Jun = Ryza - SEE THE 2018 COMP/MEET HERE, AND SEE THE 2019 COMP/MEET HERE.

    Jun = gum - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE, AND SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE.

    Aug = Hashman - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE, AND SEE THE FIRST 2019 MEET HERE.

    Sep = Coon82 - HOST ONLY MEET

    Oct = mix_vt_cal - SEE THE 2017 MEET HERE.

    Oct = Dirty daz - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE, AND SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE.

    Nov = Cursed - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE. AND SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE.

    Dec = Hashman - SEE THE 2018 MEET HERE. AND SEE THE 2019 MEET HERE.


    Please let me know if you would like to host a meet and if i can help in anyway, I also want to point out that a meet can be a host only meet if you prefer.

    Bring on 2019!


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    2018

    Are regular meets in Melbourne possible, or am I dreaming?

    Firstly I would like to cover why I am starting this thread.

    I held my first open meet 2 years ago as no one seemed to be doing them in Melbourne (on a large scale), and I have to say it was a great success and had roughly 30 people show up! And from what I could tell everyone had a great time. See HERE for the thread about the meet.

    The rest of 2016 we had a few more meets from other members here and all were a blast!

    With that in mind I held my second open meet back in February in the hope that trend would continue and hopefully even grow, again the meet went extremely well with roughly 40 people this time. And again I am (hopefully) certain that fun was had by all. See HERE for the thread about the meet.

    The rest of this year has been rather quiet since then with the exception of a couple of very generous members here, now please don't get me wrong I am not accusing anyone of not putting their hand up or not holding a meet. I fully understand that life gets in the way and time flies and everyone makes their own decisions.

    As most may know I am big fan of meets and much prefer them to comps, no offence to the comp players.

    So what I would like to ask is can we/do we have enough (generous) members here to make this a monthly thing?

    My proposal is this...

    Once per month by a different host.
    Date and times decided by the host.
    Open or closed meet entirely up to the host.
    Invite list purely up to the host (Ideally all hosts in the group would be invited).
    Food, drinks and games all up to the hosts discretion. I.E. Each person brings money for take away or their own food/drink, if the host is happy to provide food and/or drink that is fine.

    Ideally I picture 12 that are willing to do this once a year with a fixed month, and hopefully a few more to be either backups or regular rotators.

    Few things to mention...

    You do not need a lot of machines to be a host, at both my meets more talking was done than playing. 13 playable games, 40 people! I think everyone was happy with the games they played. Hopefully!
    What I have learned is we are all (mostly) good eggs and will treat your games and home with respect.
    Would recommend December host be early and January host be late.
    I am obviously happy to help organise these meets and help where I can.

    I am probably missing something but I think that covers it. Please feel free to post any ideas or suggestions you may have. I am also prepared to have no one reply to this thread...

    If you are happy to hold a meet but would like to remain anonymous please feel free to PM me. I will put up my hand for February as that has been my habit so I may as well keep it. If anyone would like to be a host feel free to pick a month. Ideally I would like to start this in January 2018?

    So, am I crazy? Can we make this happen?

    Jan = Ryza - SEE THE COMP/MEET HERE.
    Feb = mckie1 - SEE THE MEET HERE.
    Mar = toads - SEE THE MEET HERE.
    Mar = Gemini2544 - SEE THE MEET HERE.
    Apr = Manny65 - SEE THE MEET HERE.
    May = Glenn70 - SEE THE MEET HERE.
    Jun = gum - SEE THE MEET HERE.
    Jul = AxedBandit - SEE THE MEET HERE.
    Aug = Coon82 - SUCCESSFUL HOST ONLY MEET, DONE AND DUSTED!
    Sep = andyboot - SUCCESSFUL HOST ONLY MEET, DONE AND DUSTED!
    Oct = Dirty daz - SEE THE MEET HERE.
    Nov = Cursed - SEE THE MEET HERE.
    Dec = Hashman - SEE THE MEET HERE.


    Meets are AWESOME!
    Last edited by Cursed; 8th January 2020, 07:11 PM.

  • #2
    Sounds like a Melbourne version of the Wildball League

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    • #3
      Hey Michael,

      Like you, I thought we'd be swamped with meets this year. However, life gets in the way at times. We've had new babies arrive, people moving house, and all sorts of other issues.

      Anyway, I'm happy to claim the October spot for next year.

      I agree that you don't need a lot of pins. We tend to spend more time gasbagging than playing these days (or I do anyway!)

      I was looking to hold a meet in October this year, and would have except that Shazz has a health issue we're dealing with. I'm hopeful we'll still be able to hold one early to mid November, all being well. We should know more after Friday.

      Last year we held a Halloween themed meet, with Elvira, which was popular, and we're intending to do something similar this year.

      The only issue is I won't be able to give us much notice this year as previous. Looking at possibly Saturday 4th or 11th November at this stage. Will confirm a date ASAP.

      If anyone knows of a conflicting event for either of these dates, please let me know!

      Mike.
      Last edited by mix_vt_cal; 17th October 2017, 10:46 PM. Reason: Added month of November

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RGR View Post
        Sounds like a Melbourne version of the Wildball League
        Sure, that'll do. Minus the comps of course.

        Maybe we could call it casualball?

        Originally posted by mix_vt_cal View Post
        Hey Michael, I'm happy to claim the October spot for next year.
        Done, really appreciate you putting your hand up Mike! Hope you asked the boss first.

        As I said though, not pointing fingers here. I just want to have more meets with my pinball buddys, and if organising it early like this gets it done then so be it.

        Oh and we would love to come to this years meet as well mate, just let us know.

        Also want to say, no pressure for the host to supply anything other than the venue. More than happy to BYO everything or just bring some cash for take away.

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        • #5
          wildball would have to be the most casual league in the country. [MENTION=6655]Audioenslaved[/MENTION], [MENTION=9619]timmychap[/MENTION] will back me up here.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cursed View Post
            Firstly I would like to cover why I am starting this thread.

            I held my first open meet 2 years ago as no one seemed to be doing them in Melbourne (on a large scale), and I have to say it was a great success and had roughly 30 people show up! And from what I could tell everyone had a great time. See HERE for the thread about the meet.

            The rest of 2016 we had a few more meets from other members here and all were a blast!

            With that in mind I held my second open meet back in February in the hope that trend would continue and hopefully even grow, again the meet went extremely well with roughly 40 people this time. And again I am (hopefully) certain that fun was had by all. See HERE for the thread about the meet.

            The rest of this year has been rather quiet since then with the exception of a couple of very generous members here, now please don't get me wrong I am not accusing anyone of not putting their hand up or not holding a meet. I fully understand that life gets in the way and time flies and everyone makes their own decisions.

            As most may know I am big fan of meets and much prefer them to comps, no offence to the comp players.

            So what I would like to ask is can we/do we have enough (generous) members here to make this a monthly thing?

            My proposal is this...

            Once per month by a different host.
            Date and times decided by the host.
            Open or closed meet entirely up to the host.
            Invite list purely up to the host (Ideally all hosts in the group would be invited).
            Food, drinks and games all up to the hosts discretion.

            Ideally I picture 12 that are willing to do this once a year with a fixed month, and hopefully a few more to be either backups or regular rotators.

            Few things to mention...

            You do not need a lot of machines to be a host, at both my meets more talking was done than playing. 13 playable games, 40 people! I think everyone was happy with the games they played. Hopefully!
            What I have learned is we are all (mostly) good eggs and will treat your games and home with respect.
            Would recommend December host be early and January host be late.
            I am obviously happy to help organise these meets and help where I can.

            I am probably missing something but I think that covers it. Please feel free to post any ideas or suggestions you may have. I am also prepared to have no one reply to this thread...

            If you are happy to hold a meet but would like to remain anonymous please feel free to PM me. I will put up my hand for February as that has been my habit so I may as well keep it. If anyone would like to be a host feel free to pick a month. Ideally I would like to start this in January 2018?

            So, am I crazy? Can we make this happen?

            Jan =
            Feb = Cursed
            Mar =
            Apr =
            May =
            Jun =
            Jul =
            Aug =
            Sep =
            Oct = mix_vt_cal = Legend!
            Nov =
            Dec =

            Meets are AWESOME!
            How much?

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            • #7
              Hi Mike & Moyra.

              Sorry Joanne and I have been MIA this year

              Our new addition has taken over our lives this year but we are definitely hoping to pop back on the schedule next year

              March works great for us.

              You could probably tell we missed yours, Ryan's and Hashman's many meets this year as well as the upcoming flipout [emoji24]

              Our third child will be one in Jan so hopefully we can project manage better after that [emoji23]

              Cheers and so sorry for missing our leg of the meet calendar that worked well previously.

              Next year will be our fourth mini meet since 2013 and as you said the meets went from a dozen pinheadz, to twenty to the amazing numbers you guys had [emoji23]

              Fingers crossed we can get all our pins/arcades ready by then

              Cheers and thank you for trying to get this going again [emoji106]

              Joanne still has the love/hate relationship with BDK. She is loving CV and Creech at the moment.

              Most of the mods have been installed so things will look a tad different from last time.

              Also a bit more space Shazz

              Cheers and sorry for the long ramble [emoji23]

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              • #8
                [MENTION=9311]Cursed[/MENTION]

                March is good for me too

                For a meet, not a comp.
                Last edited by toads; 18th October 2017, 07:14 AM.

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                • #9
                  [MENTION=9027]mix_vt_cal[/MENTION] I sure hope it can be the 4th and not the 11th Mike otherwise I wonít be able to make it!

                  Thatís if Iím invited

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                  • #10
                    [MENTION=9311]Cursed[/MENTION] Iíll wait until I see if [MENTION=18079]DangerRay[/MENTION] and I get a new lease before committing to a month next year.

                    In the meantime though. Was thinking about throwing a Flipout After Party at our place this Saturday night since we will have our guest of honour [MENTION=8741]Dedrok[/MENTION] here?

                    Any interest in that anyone?

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                    • #11
                      Build it and they will come... Wildball is a casual league with some IFPA points available. There are some people who take it seriously and some that are there for the fun. Like Gottleib said it's more fun to compete. We mainly talk shit and play some pinball in between. And having the "comp" means people are more likely to come along for a little comp fun and socialising


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cursed View Post
                        Sure, that'll do. Minus the comps of course.

                        Maybe we could call it casualball?
                        CursedBall after the creator.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cursed View Post
                          Firstly I would like to cover why I am starting this thread.

                          I held my first open meet 2 years ago as no one seemed to be doing them in Melbourne (on a large scale), and I have to say it was a great success and had roughly 30 people show up! And from what I could tell everyone had a great time. See HERE for the thread about the meet.

                          The rest of 2016 we had a few more meets from other members here and all were a blast!

                          With that in mind I held my second open meet back in February in the hope that trend would continue and hopefully even grow, again the meet went extremely well with roughly 40 people this time. And again I am (hopefully) certain that fun was had by all. See HERE for the thread about the meet.

                          The rest of this year has been rather quiet since then with the exception of a couple of very generous members here, now please don't get me wrong I am not accusing anyone of not putting their hand up or not holding a meet. I fully understand that life gets in the way and time flies and everyone makes their own decisions.

                          As most may know I am big fan of meets and much prefer them to comps, no offence to the comp players.

                          So what I would like to ask is can we/do we have enough (generous) members here to make this a monthly thing?

                          My proposal is this...

                          Once per month by a different host.
                          Date and times decided by the host.
                          Open or closed meet entirely up to the host.
                          Invite list purely up to the host (Ideally all hosts in the group would be invited).
                          Food, drinks and games all up to the hosts discretion.

                          Ideally I picture 12 that are willing to do this once a year with a fixed month, and hopefully a few more to be either backups or regular rotators.

                          Few things to mention...

                          You do not need a lot of machines to be a host, at both my meets more talking was done than playing. 13 playable games, 40 people! I think everyone was happy with the games they played. Hopefully!
                          What I have learned is we are all (mostly) good eggs and will treat your games and home with respect.
                          Would recommend December host be early and January host be late.
                          I am obviously happy to help organise these meets and help where I can.

                          I am probably missing something but I think that covers it. Please feel free to post any ideas or suggestions you may have. I am also prepared to have no one reply to this thread...

                          If you are happy to hold a meet but would like to remain anonymous please feel free to PM me. I will put up my hand for February as that has been my habit so I may as well keep it. If anyone would like to be a host feel free to pick a month. Ideally I would like to start this in January 2018?

                          So, am I crazy? Can we make this happen?

                          Jan =
                          Feb = Cursed
                          Mar =
                          Apr =
                          May =
                          Jun =
                          Jul =
                          Aug =
                          Sep =
                          Oct = mix_vt_cal = Legend!
                          Nov =
                          Dec =

                          Meets are AWESOME!
                          Absolutely..........completely agree. I'm only reasonably new to the pin scene in the last couple of years but the guys I have met and spoken to so far seem like really top blokes who share a common interest.

                          Once a month sounds like a great idea to catch up and talk pinball shit and play a few games at the same time. I realise the host doesn't need many machines but my lonely 3 machines will seem insignificant when there could be 20-30 blokes waiting for a game. And BYO some food not a bad idea at all. I'd be more than happy to bring something along.

                          I was a Chef for 10 years and still like to think I can make some tasty grub. I have a real nice charcoal Greek Gyros spit I do with marinated lamb/chicken from one of the local Greek butchers here is Oakleigh. Together with some roast spuds, pita bread and Greek salad - cannot go wrong. Then of course a cold beer to wash it down and some home made desserts. Am more than happy to put this on one month next year if you don't mind my small collection. Maybe someone could bring over a 4th machine for us to play if they have a suitable vehicle and the time..........just a thought. If I had the space I'd have 6-7 machines but that opens up a whole new discussion with the Mrs Then I could happily host a social event once or twice a year.

                          It can be hard when time and the year seem to fly by, especially with young kids and their constant commitments and also the demands of work. Throw in the odd medical issue/surgery and wow.........Christmas already.

                          Thanks [MENTION=9311]Cursed[/MENTION] for starting this thread as really good idea. I would love to attend if the host is happy to have me and can always make and bring whatever the host wishes.

                          Cheers, Glenn

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Glenn70 View Post
                            I was a Chef for 10 years and still like to think I can make some tasty grub. I have a real nice charcoal Greek Gyros spit I do with marinated lamb/chicken from one of the local Greek butchers here is Oakleigh. Together with some roast spuds, pita bread and Greek salad - cannot go wrong. Then of course a cold beer to wash it down and some home made desserts.
                            I'm in!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Glenn70 View Post
                              I was a Chef for 10 years and still like to think I can make some tasty grub. I have a real nice charcoal Greek Gyros spit I do with marinated lamb/chicken from one of the local Greek butchers here is Oakleigh.
                              BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM. Btw, any other recommendations apart from Stalactities? Charcoal Chicken at Carrum downs is dam good too..

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