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  1. I’m excited to announce that Skullcandy has come on board as a Major Prize Sponsor of the Southern Hemisphere Pinball Champs in October! Skullcandy are suppliers of quality headphones and supporters of the worlds #1 ranked Woman Pinballer, NZs Danielle Peck. Thanks to Skullcandy for supporting Pinball in NZ! Dave.
  2. Ticket orders are coming in! Just to confirm - if for any reason you aussies buy a ticket and then can’t come, full refund, no problems. Also note, if you want a T Shirt I need to get orders in before 1 October, so I can get them made in time. :) rd
  3. Yes, WPPRs are fully up and running from 1 August. Seemed like a good day to announce the tournament. :-) I look forward to lots of you Aussies coming over for the event! rd
  4. The 4th Annual Southern Hemisphere Pinball Championships are on! Held over NZ Labour weekend, this will be the largest pinball event in NZ this year! For those who don't know, SHPC was originally started to give us "down under" the Pinburgh playing experience .. without the need to travel to Pittsburgh! Hence ... PukeBurgh! Now, with the demise of Pinburgh, the format lives on .... 2021 Schedule: Saturday 23rd: - doors open 9am - 10am - SHPC Main Event: 6 rounds of Pinburgh style 3-2-1-0 qualifying - 100 pinballs on free play till 10pm Sunday 24th: - doors open 9am - Swap Meet from 9am - ticket holders can bring items for sale. Items must be labeled with price and sellers name, and can be left near the main desk. - 10am - SHPC Top 32 Finals - 3-2-1-0 finals format - 2pm - SHPC Fair Strikes - 8 strike knockout - 100 pinballs on free play till 10pm Monday 26th (NZ Public Holiday) - doors open 9:30am - games open for free play - 10am - SHPC Woman’s Championship: 3 Strike Knockout - 10am - SHPC Junior Championship: 3 Strike Knockout - 1pm - SHPC 3 Hour Flip Frenzy 1pm to 4pm, followed by Top 8 finals - event concludes around 5pm at conclusion of Frenzy Finals Things to know: 1/ Trophies and prizes for top 4 in all events 2/ Ample free parking on site 3/ Bring a camper if you want - must be self contained 4/ All tournaments are run in accordance with IFPA rules 5/ IFPA NZ Code of Conduct rules apply to all NZ Pinball events 6/ This is a family event. Drinking allowed, but drunkeness is not. No drugs of any kind permitted. 7/ No Wifi on site. No room in my fridge for your beers. Make the appropriate arrangements. :-) 8/ No food on site this year. Please bring your own food/snacks/drinks ... we will have lunch breaks this year so you can go into Pukekohe for food if required. Event Pass - $85 each, covers all events. Includes ticketing fees. Under 18 $40 each. Day Tickets: $35 each (kids $15) Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-sou...s-158504945559 * SHPC will return to Sydney in October 2022 (all going to plan!)
  5. Good to see all the tributes to Yee, as has been said many times he was a top guy, who was always happy to help out at the drop of a hat. The turnout at his service showed how respected he was, both at Air NZ and in the arcade community. A few have asked me about Pincade, so I’ll mention that here. I spoke with Yee a few weeks ago, and during the conversation asked him what he would like to happen with Pincade, if he’d like me to carry it on in his name. He gave me his blessing to continue it as we saw fit, which was cool. So at this stage, Pincade will be on again in early March 2022, as it has been for the last 15 years. (except this year, for obvious reasons...) Following the same format as previous years, social nights and the SYS11 champs etc. I’ll be having a chat to a couple of likely suspects to help run the social side of it. I’m sure Hamish can come up with some appropriate artwork to honour the event as well - because Pincade will always be Yee’s (and Hamishes) event, no matter who ends up running it going forward. Dave.
  6. Final price drops on the last two remaining games. Grab em while you can. Dave.
  7. Flash Gordon is sold. Come on - Catacomb and Split Second to go .... Hit me up with some offers. rd
  8. playboy - don’t have one Harlem ... never 6M$M ... don’t have one Evel Knievel ... never lol but as a bonus I will leave you with some pictures of my Evel Knievel that I restored. Maybe the nicest one on the plannnnetttttt! ;-) rd
  9. No different from LAI in Aussie ... they bought the parts off Stern in the 70s/80s and assembled them in Aussie. Even had their own “Aussie only� model ... Cosmic Princess. Saved on all the import duties that were around in the old days. Plus, you can fit hundreds of playfields and backglasses in a container ... but only 20-30 complete pins. ;) rd
  10. Meteor is a game that will never leave. If I only had 10 games, Meteor would be one of them. :) Re FG - Bell Games was an Italian company that bought parts off Bally and assembled in Europe. There were a number of them in the 70s/80s, no doubt to avoid import taxes on goods from the USA. I presume they made their own cabinets in Italy to save on the freight/tax. rd
  11. I’ve never seen one before. No doubt there are some around Europe ... but can’t be many of them. rd
  12. Added a Bell Games Flash Gordon ... just for Beardy Dave! :) rd
  13. Several have asked “how much for freight to Aussie� so I asked ... here is what he said. ——— OK thanks Dave. Try talking the buyer into taking three units(!)….much, much cheaper (per each) than the cost of doing an induvial machine! I’d say allow NZ$365.00 for 1 x unit from our depot to arrival SYD or BNE port if shipped in one of our future consolidation containers. But three (3) units shipped same time to the same destination would be NZ$615.00 (or NZ$205.00 apiece). Australian arrival charges and GST additional in all cases — — — pretty cheap! Dave.
  14. I’ve had a couple of offers on individual machines ... Feel free to fire them through and I’ll give them consideration. My idea behind selling the 3 together was that shipping to one destination would be pretty reasonable. Anyway - hit me up if you have any questions. Open to maybe moving some other machines if the deal is right. Maybe. :) Dave.
  15. Three classic Sterns for sale. All in really tidy original condition. Those who have been to my place in Pukekohe know I keep my machines pretty tidy and in full working order. Happy to work in with your shippers, I’ll pack them in cardboard for shipping. 1/ Catacomb - PRICE DROP TO $6500 NZD as you can see in the pics, really nice original condition. Playfield is pretty minty, as is backglass. Shopped and rerubbered two years ago. 2/ Iron Maiden. SOLD 3/ Split Second. PRICE DROP TO $4500 NZD. tidy original condition, some wear to the tigers on the Pf as per pics. Two new boards, new LED displays. Backglass has some flaked areas. Shopped and rerubbered two years ago. 4/ Bell Games Flash Gordon. SOLD — See below for shipping rates to Aussie. — FYI Iron Maiden is heading to Brisbane, so if you want your pin to tag along with that one, your shipping will be cheaper. — if you want a deal on both the remaining games, hit me up. cheaper than buying them in the States! :) Dave.
  16. My thinking of Easter was most people have time off work over the long weekend. If you had it say, the week before Easter (or any other normal weekend) then people have to take holiday days. Is that not the case in Aussie? (every time I rang some Aussie I was doing business with in the old days, they were always at the pub anyway! Lol) The concept would be you could fly over Thursday morning, fly back Monday night. Thus only taking the Thursday off work. Doesn’t that work? rd
  17. You haven’t been to Brisbane Masters recently ... ;) No, I don’t think it’s too much - you’ve been to the Batcave tournaments in the past, not really too much more than that. Yes, the original concept of SHPC was to alternate, this is just an idea at this stage. Forward thinking in the case that Pincade is no longer. Aussie has so many large tournaments (notably BM) that maybe it’s good to combine all the kiwi events into one, draw across 20-30 players from Aussie (like Pincade *used* to) and 50-70 from NZ and turn it into a monster weekend. rd
  18. Nope. Pukekohe is hardly a holiday destination. :) If it was in Queenstown, for sure! The cost of flights increase around the same time as the longer school holidays. (The 2-3 week long ones) rd
  19. The feedback I’ve had is most prefer one kiwi trip a year ... People only have so much annual leave from work ... and not all of that can be blown on pinball. And only so much expendable cash. :) Pincade - as most know, Yee has had a very serious illness, it’s over to him if there will be any more events. IF there is, it will likely head in a smaller, social direction, as it was originally 15 years ago. Hence the idea of maybe combining them in April. Or if no Pincade, maybe having a social Thursday for tourists before the big weekend where they can have a few beers before the big weekend. rd
  20. Hi guys. Hopefully one day soon we will all be able to travel to pinball comps again ... I’ve discussed this in the past with a few of the stakeholders, so thought I would run it past you Aussies to get your ideas and input. All spitballing at this stage ... but seems like a good time to have a discussion about it. My concept was to have basically two large weekends of “anchor tournaments� downunder every year - tournaments that some would call “whopper farms� .. but the main advantage of doing this would be travellers from both sides of the Tasman can travel overseas for a huge comp once a year. The main “anchor� downunder event would be Brisbane Masters, held in Brisbane around July/August every year. The second “anchor� event would be the Southern Hemisphere Pinball Championships, held together with the SYS11 World Champs and the big Classics meet, along with some more, held over 4 days in Pukekohe (near Auckland). Maybe combining some elements of Pincade, if Yees health allows. My proposed timeframe for the NZ event would be Easter weekend, as it seems to sync up in both countries. That would make 2 huge annual events the “anchor� of the local tournament calendar annually, and other events would have certainty on when they can hold their events. So ... April at Easter time - 4 day huge NZ tournament, maybe some social events July/August - 4-10 day Brisbane tournament How does that concept work for everyone? thoughts? Dave.
  21. The SHPC was run this weekend! Obviously it was a huge bummer that our Aussie friends couldn’t join us this year round ... some had paid like 8-9 months ago and had planned trips around the event. I sorted out refunds for everyone who couldn’t make it this time. :) The event ran super smooth. Very few machine issues over the weekend. Around 60 kiwis from around the country showed up for the event, which was great considering theres still no WPPRs, and it was run over a holiday weekend and some had family commitments and couldn’t make it. Pictures and results are all up on the NZ IFPA Page on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/IFPA.NZ/ Hopefully we can see all our aussie buddies again next year! rd
  22. Bummer! BM 2019 was the first time I’d met Rob. I played him in my first round of the BM playoffs (I had a bye, maybe he won his first round?) We had some good games, he was really stoked to get that far in the comp. Commiserations to his family, and all his buddies over there. rd
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