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    ACS 2018 Adelaide

    AMD presents The IFPA Australian Championship Series 2017
    Adelaide 9-11 February 2018

    2018 is Adelaide's turn to host the ACS. We plan to put on an amazing event for you!

    AMD, Australia's official Stern pinball distributor, is the major sponsor for the event and is providing $3,000 in prize money for the players.

    Amusement Worx, Adelaide's distributor of Jersey Jack, Planetary Pinball, Stern and American Pinball machines, is a gold sponsor, supplying in kind support via transportation & tech support over 5 days.

    We have found the perfect venue for the ACS right in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. The venue has plenty of room, lots of power, a hipster bar, a funky little restaurant. The proprietor loves pinball so we are getting a crazy cheap rate - The Jade is a Silver sponsor!

    The Jade
    142-160 Flinders St, Adelaide SA 5000
    +61 473 260 048
    https://goo.gl/maps/rvhsHrEo6jQ2

    1,000's of rooms of accomodation are within walking distance, as are hundreds of restaurants and cafes.

    Food: Phat Buddha Rolls at our venue will be open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am - 2:30pm. Friday. (NB: They donít do breakfast. The Cambodian Cheeseburgers are particularly great!)

    The venue has no issues with people bringing in food for breakfast and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, they ask that people are courteous and clean up after themselves. The venue opens at 8:30am.

    The Flinders Street Project (276 Flinders St, the Hutt St end) is just down the road and they serve breakfast from 8am on the weekend. There are a hundred restaurants within 1km so plenty of options.

    Parking station round the corner from the venue, flat rate $8 fri after 6pm and all day sat/sun. Thu/Fri early bird in by 9:30am $18. Closes midnight.
    UPark Pirie/Flinders Street
    191-207 Pirie St, Adelaide
    Enter / Exit Sudholz Place off Flinders Street
    https://goo.gl/maps/udJamfGXuBU2

    We will run 4 comps, the first will be a flip frenzy starting at 7pm on Fri 9 February. The fourth and final comp will be another flip frenzy ending at 5pm on Sun 11 Feb.

    We have chosen Flip Frenzy for these two to make it easy for people flying in and out. Adelaide airport is a 15-20 minute drive from the venue. See google maps directions: http://bit.ly/2z8y0Ad

    The ACS main event qualifying is Saturday day. A strikes tournament on Saturday night. Main event finals sun morning.

    Accommodation:
    Serviced apartments with kitchen: https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel...ia-Hotels.html
    Backpackers: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g...ia-Hotels.html

    Tournaments:
    FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9
    7-10.30pm: Flip Frenzy 1.

    SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10
    9.30am-6pm approx: ACS Group Matchplay Qualifying (6 rounds of 3 matches).
    (10:30am Side/Novelty Tournaments for those who don't qualify for ACS)
    7-11pm: Group Knockout (2 or 3 strike depending on numbers). Tournament format subject to change.

    SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11
    9.30am: ACS Finals for top 16 qualifiers. Single Elimination Bracket.
    (10:30am Side/Novelty Tournaments for those who don't qualify for ACS Finals)
    2-5pm: Flip Frenzy 2.

    List of machines for main event (subject to change)

    OLD
    Top Score 1975
    Jacks Open 1997
    Strikes & Spares 1978
    Joker Poker 1978
    Close Encounters 1978
    Pinball Pool 1979
    Nine-Ball 1980

    MID
    F14 Tomcat 1987
    Mousiní Around 1989
    Creature FTBL 1992
    White Water 1993
    The Flintstones 1994
    Baywatch 1995
    Monster Bash 1998

    NEW
    Spiderman 2007
    Iron Man 2010
    Tron Pro 2011
    X Men LE 2012
    Star Trek Pro 2013
    TWD LE 2014
    Kiss Pro 2015
    Guardians OTG Pro 2017 confirmed

    Dialled In, AFMR and the new JJP POTC will be in the Flip Frenzies and the Strikes tournament but not the main event.

    The machines will be set up very tough. We are aiming for half hour game times for a group of 4.

    Cheers, Greg
    Last edited by onetaste; 5th February 2018 at 05:56 PM. Reason: corrected error

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    That date sounds good to me Greg. Venue sounds great as well. Could you say the suburb you were thinking of holding it? I have found that Airbnb has been a cheap option for accomodation for trips to Brisbane and Melbourne recently. Ends up being cheaper than a hotel room.

    Does it have air conditioning in there? Could be a scorcher in Adelaide in February

    Not even sure if I will qualify for this year but sounds like you have done a lot of work so far organising this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nich2pat View Post
    That date sounds good to me Greg. Venue sounds great as well. Could you say the suburb you were thinking of holding it? I have found that Airbnb has been a cheap option for accomodation for trips to Brisbane and Melbourne recently. Ends up being cheaper than a hotel room.

    Does it have air conditioning in there? Could be a scorcher in Adelaide in February

    Not even sure if I will qualify for this year but sounds like you have done a lot of work so far organising this.
    Thanks, Pat. I hope you make the cut, it won't be the same without you

    The suburb is Adelaide, 160 Flinders St https://goo.gl/maps/YQRmSgLxKDu AirBNB and loads of serviced apartments, probably cheap because uni students aren't back yet. Yes, it has aircon.

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/thejadea...=page_internal
    http://barcentral.com.au/venue/jade-monkey/
    https://www.yelp.com.au/biz/the-jade-adelaide-2

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    Some photos of the venue

    Beer garden for the smokers...
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    The bar (no pinnies in here, just beer, coffee and people
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    The Cambodian food shack in the beer garden. There are loads of other awesome restaurants, all very close
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    more beer...
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    the proprietor Zac pulling a beer. The Sinbad on their Facebook page is his.
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    One of the possible pinball locations inside, although we'll probably use a bigger location inside that was once a nightclub, it has seating, heaps of power, good aircon
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    Last edited by onetaste; 16th July 2017 at 04:03 PM.

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    Sounds great Greg. Great thought into timing...yet again giving interstaters a chance. Timimg looks good to me
    Pinball Meets...I love em

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    Looks great and I appreciate all of the effort you and the guys are putting in to host it this year. Great work.

    I won't be competing this year as I've taken the year off chasing points, but I'm 99% sure I'm coming along anyway for the SA hospitality!

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    Will have to pay the Pinball Museum a visit on the way over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mar View Post
    Looks great and I appreciate all of the effort you and the guys are putting in to host it this year. Great work.

    I won't be competing this year as I've taken the year off chasing points, but I'm 99% sure I'm coming along anyway for the SA hospitality!
    We'd love to have your presence, Mark, there will be 2 tournaments for all comers (probably Fri and Sat nights) in addition to the ACS.

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    Any chance of any Pinball Hire tournaments or others being held the same week? Would consider heading over for longer if there is.

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    Last year, I floated the idea of holding the ACS a little later, in March. That's because, generally, we don't have the final IFPA rankings until the second or third week of January. Especially for people on the cusp, where they cannot be sure whether they are in our out (depending on points and cancellations by other people), that can make it difficult to find accommodation and flights at a reasonable price.

    So, I'd still suggest, say, the first week in March rather than February.

    Cheers,

    Michi.
    May the pinballs tumble in your direction!

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    Changing it to first week in March might interfere with Pincade for people wanting to go to this awesome event


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