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    Australian Kong Off 3 - 10th and 11th August 2019

    Ladies and gentlemen!!

    It is time to announce the Australian Kong Off 3!!!!

    And there could not be a better time as the competitive Donkey Kong scene is well and truly alive right now.

    Kong Off 7 was ran in Banning, California over March 15th to 17th with new winner Jeff Wolfe taking the crown.

    On the very same weekend, John McCurdy set a new world record with a score of 1,249,500 jumping over Robbie Lakemans score by just 1,800 points.

    And finally we have a new Australian record holder in Matt Tecchio. After attending his first Kong Off at Netherworld last year and finishing 3rd, Matt achieved his first kill screen several months later then threw up 930,700 recently to take the Australian crown from Shane Sawle and Allen Staal. Matt is tracking for a million plus score any day and is going to make the Kong Off 3 competition tougher then ever.

    Australian Kong Off 3 is one of the biggest arcade events in the country so expect to see fun times, high scores, kill screens and arcade royalty.

    Tickets are $45 and include two Ekka gate passes, unlimited qualifying attempts (fair pay rule abides) and a limited edition pin by Luke Sheild. Luke has also done a killer job on the poster artwork so expect to see more from him including marquees, t-shirts and custom side art.

    The Australian Kong Off 3 will also be hosted by none other then Kong Off founder and arcade legend, Richie Knucklez. Richie will be bringing along his daughter Faith also who is one of the best female Dk players on the planet.

    All the action will be live on Twitch hosted by local arcade legend Phil Day.

    Presented by Hutchinson Builders, Richie Knucklez and Netherworld

    Tickets on sale from Tuesday the 16th of April at midday. Lot's of information at bnepac.org

    Tickets at - http://www.eventbrite.com/e/australi...ts-54968782107

    Or if you are going to attend both KO3 and the AAC see this link - http://www.eventbrite.com/e/kong-off...ts-59632283766

    Already counting the sleeps mates!!

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    Last edited by Jimmy Nails; 7th April 2019 at 02:27 PM.

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    Original post updated mates.

    Tickets on sale next Tuesday from midday

    Just an FYI that all event entry fees go to the production of the event and prize money. Any arcade celebrities you may meet at the event have been catered for by our generous sponsors.

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    Walter Day is coming!!!

    Walter Day is often described as the father of competitive videogaming for his creation of the Twin Galaxies International Scoreboard in 1982. During the videogame arcade boom of the early 80s Walter saw the need for an international scoreboard to track the achievements of players all around the globe and took it upon himself to be the scorekeeper with Twin Galaxies becoming the official supplier of videogame records for the Guinness Book of World Records. Walter was not only a scorekeeper, but also a mentor figure for an entire generation of gamers whom he encouraged to rise to their fullest potential not just as gamers but as people.

    He has since retired from his duties at Twin Galaxies but is still heavily involved with the International Videogame Hall of Fame and is the creator of the Walter Day Trading Card Collection which aims to recognise gamers for their achievements and their contributions to the global videogame community. It is very exciting to welcome to the BPAC showcase such an inspirational man who has brought so many people around the world together through this hobby.

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    Cant wait to get back to queensland and meet up some awesome people again and smash some dk and drinks.

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    KO3 pins have arrived. Limited to ticket holders only

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Nails View Post
    KO3 pins have arrived. Limited to ticket holders only

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    That's sick as, better get me one

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    Hey mates

    Couple of updates

    Firstly, the BPAC Merch Store is officially open. Thanks to our mates at Indigo Wolf you can now order all the posters, Brisbane Pinball Masters and Kong Off 3 merch your heart desires.

    https://indigowolf.com.au/bpac/

    We have both designs in uni sex sizes, womens sizes, long sleeve tees, hoodies and hats. You also have 4 colours to choose from and whether you would like the main design on the front or on the back with a sweet sweet pocket.

    The biggest thing to please keep in mind is that all merch must be ordered before Monday the 15th of July. All merch will be sent to Netherworld and can be collected when you drop by to pick up your gate passes, lanyards and showbags. Again, you must order before this date as a second run of printing is at this stage not on the cards and only super limited stock will be available at the event.

    Also we have a link up for people to complete a quick player bio. They have started rolling in from some players and we are loving reading them.

    The form is here: https://forms.gle/yQnX1UFvxuSbRoEu5

    Profiles here: http://bnepac.org/player-bios/

    Just reminder that all tickets must be purchased through eventbrite. Go to www.eventrbite.com and put BPAC in to the search bar and all available events will pop up. Just a reminder that the Classics Flip Frenzy has SOLD OUT.

    All special guests have now been announced and can be found at http://bnepac.org/special-guests/

    Any questions please feel free to shoot me a PM.

    Cheers!!!

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    This AKO3 event is being organized to be a great tournament. Thanks to James and everyone involved in making it happen. Should be a terrific show.




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    Final preparations are in full swing for this years Australian Kong Off at the Royal Brisbane Show.
    This event keeps getting bigger and better every year.
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