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Even the "exploit" or "hack" is fine unless mentioned otherwise by the TD before the comp begins.

The so called exploit is not consistent and seeing how low we score anyway on that machine, it's not a big deal to easily start a mode or get 10% on 50M :-D

 

I wouldn't use the term "soft plunge" tho, as you can and even HAVE to soft plunge on almost any Stern (GB, GOT, GOTG, MET, Kiss, Aerosmith, the Sopranos come to mind, there's probably more) to avoid pops or playfield validation and get a few free shots at something valuable.

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I don't think Ghostbusters should be in any comp :) (where do you see it in major US comps?)

 

<violon music fade-in>

 

cue in Michi for a speech on Trudeau and Ghostbusters scoring

 

I've talked in length about how to fix that machine...

 

- Skillshots need to be able to be disabled in the settings. All of them. First mode would be started by hitting Ghost once, then a major shot to pick a mode ladder

- video mode shouldn't be available as a skillshot EVER, or its value should be halved. You want to play pinball? Play pinball

- the left scoop should have a ball save like the right scoop (premium/LE) / right saucer (Pro)

- no 10% of additional score, ever.

- magna slings should have a tournament mode where they act more like sling shots and less like HUOYHYUHU there goes your ball straight down the center

 

It's a great arcade/collector machine, sounds great, looks good; but it's a no go machine in tournaments.

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It's a great arcade/collector machine, sounds great, looks good; but it's a no go machine in tournaments.

 

I agree. Pretty much all the American tournaments have given it the flick. Besides the unbalanced scoring, there are also a lot of issues around playfield validation. Apparently, it's possible to start a multi-ball without having validated the playfield.

 

Michi.

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Hello everyone!

 

BRISBANE PINBALL CLUB RESULTS - 13/2/2018

Tuesday's meet was smack bang in the middle of a very busy 9-day pinball extravanganza (in particular for those that took the trek to Adelaide), and we still ended up with a wonderful 39 players in attendance.* Despite the busy calendar, the potential of storms and some players suffering illness, this was a great turn out, which got to see Rob McIntyre come away with his first ever tournament win.* Rob defeated high ranking players in Peter Watt, Chris Jennings and myself (not in that order) to jump to the top.* There were also some great results for Scott Piper and Emily Smith - both of whom reached the finals for any event to date for the first time!* A special shout out (with possibly some bias) goes to my brother Aaron, who narrowly missed his first-ever finals by just 1 point!

 

Here are the final results from the night, which have been submitted to the IFPA this evening:

 

1 Rob McIntyre

2 Chris Jennings

3 Jonathan Chabowski

4 Peter Watt

5 Jason Lambert

6 Thibaut Allender

7 Michi Henning

8 Michael Saunders

9 Chris Wade

10 Jacob Paint

11 Scott Piper

12 Tony Woods

13 David Clarke

14 Matt Mullen

15 Russell Dagger

16 Emily Jane Smith

17 Aaron Lambert

18 Hollie Mills

19 James Angliss

20 Dan Olejniczak

21 Nick Rusis

22 Adam Wilson

23 Steven Riding

24 Dirk Booy

25 Lucas Wheeler

26 David Irving

27 Gino Thimios

28 David Stavleu

29 Joe Groth

30 Rob Burnes

31 Gareth Hall

32 Ben Piercy

33 Rhys McHale

34 Belinda Clissold

35 Sean Davis AUS

36 Ross Pattison

37 Daniel Stachowicz

38 Michelle Riding

39 Alexandra Blundell

 

Free draw winner for next meet (for the 2nd meet in a row!): Emily Smith

 

Check out your IFPA profile and world rankings here:*https://www.ifpapinball.com/players/find.php

New players will need to wait a few days before these results have been accepted and updated on the IFPA website.

 

Twilight Zone side comp - winners have not yet been drawn.* I will advise the winners soon.

 

WHAT'S ON:

It's a very busy tournament calendar in 2018 - here's a quick check on what's coming up locally in the next few weeks!

 

Mon 19th Feb - Pincadia Mini Matchplay

Wed 21st Feb - Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club

Fri 23rd-Sat 24th Feb - Flipswitch (Yeerongpilly)

Sun 25th Feb - Pincadia Big Bash

Tues 27th Feb - Brisbane Pinball Club

Fri 2nd Mar - Grotto Strike (Burleigh Waters)

Sat 3rd Mar - Netherworld Flip Frenzy (tickets on sale now - Eventbrite.com.au )

 

Qualifying for the monthly Yeerongpilly Single/Super/Major Leagues also conclude this Wednesday 21st Feb, with the finals taking place this Friday 23rd at Autograpghed Memorabilia.

 

As always, you can check the full IFPA Tournament Calendar here:*https://www.ifpapinball.com/calendar/full.php# (don't forget to select Australia from the drop-down box)

 

NEXT BRISBANE PINBALL CLUB MEET

The next Brisbane Pinball Club meet will be on Tuesday 27th February, again from 4pm.* We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Cheers,

Lambo

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Sorry for the late post. Brisbane Pinball Club will be on again tomorrow night at Netherworld. Qualifying starts from 4pm, and all games MUST be completed by 9pm. $15 entry, pay on arrival.

 

Tomorrow night's machines will be done via a random drawing. It is possible that Dialed In may not be included in that line up, due to the fact that it is a long playing game. There will also be another side comp tomorrow night as well, which will also be chosen at random late tomorrow.

 

See you there tomorrow night!

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Sorry for the late post. Brisbane Pinball Club will be on again tomorrow night at Netherworld. Qualifying starts from 4pm, and all games MUST be completed by 9pm. $15 entry, pay on arrival.

 

Tomorrow night's machines will be done via a random drawing. It is possible that Dialed In may not be included in that line up, due to the fact that it is a long playing game. There will also be another side comp tomorrow night as well, which will also be chosen at random late tomorrow.

 

See you there tomorrow night!

Looking forward to it. Will be down for work so will catch up. Come on.... Let's get dialed in included!

 

Sent from my ALP-L29 using Tapatalk

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Good morning all!

 

Sorry for the really REALLY late email. It has been a VERY busy weekend.

 

This is a friendly reminder that the next Brisbane Pinball Club meet is on tonight. All details remain the same:

* Qualifying starts from 4pm. Players will be permitted to join up to 7.30pm.

* All qualifying games must be started by no later than 9pm. After this time, no new games may be started.

* Once qualifying has started, no warm-up games on the competition machines are allowed, however you are welcome to play other games to warm-up.

* Entry fee is $15 per person. The Bring-a-friend promotion is still in place - new players can play for free if they invited by a BPC player.

* If we end up with 32 qualifiers or more, the Top 16 will advance to finals. Any less than that, only the Top 8 players will go through.

* Netherworld will have their Burger & chips deal available all evening for Brisbane Pinball players.

 

Due to the delayed email, the machines for tonight's meet will again be selected at random. There will be no side comp on tonight, however I will sort out the previous 2 side comp winners prizes tonight (if you are there).

 

Follow tonight's scores on Matchplay via this link: https://matchplay.live/vryxg

 

Don't forget some of the events coming up in the near future (some with limited spaces available):

* Death By Pinball @ Netherworld - 9am - Saturday March 31st (limited tickets still available at Eventbrite.com.au)

* Sunshine Coast Sneaky Classic - Saturday 7th April-Sunday 8th April. The Sunshine Coast's first ever IFPA registered event! (Details can be found here: https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/92727-Sneaky-Classic-Sunshine-Coast )

* Cooly Classic & Australian Women's Championship @ Timezone Coolagatta - Friday May 18th-Sunday May 20th (register now with me or visit Aussie Arcade for all the details)

* Brisbane Masters @ New Farm Bowls Club - Thursday 18th July-Sunday 21st July (limited spaces remaining for the Flip Frenzies, plenty of room for all other events. Register now with me or visit Aussie Arcade for all the details)

Plenty of other fortnightly and monthly events on throughout the area as well including Pincadia, Flipswitch leagues, Gold Coast, SBC Pinball and more!

 

See you all tonight at Netherworld for the Brisbane Pinball Club!

 

Cheers,

Lambo

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Hello everyone!

 

BRISBANE PINBALL CLUB RESULTS - 13/3/2018

Our most recent meet saw 35 in attendance nearly 2 weeks ago. Thank you to everyone for another enjoyable evening once again! The eventual winner was Nicolas Noben, who broke through for his first-ever Brisbane Pinball Club victory, defeating Chris Jennings in the final match. There were also some personal best Brisbane Club results for Gino Thimios, Adam Wilson, David Irving and Rob Burnes (with Rob making finals for the first time).

 

Qualifying scores from 13th March can be found at Matchplay HERE: https://matchplay.events/live/vryxg/standings

Below are the final results from the night, with full IFPA points allocation now available for viewing on the IFPA website here: https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=22948

 

1 Nicolas Noben

2 Chris Jennings

3 Jason Lambert

4 Dirk Booy

5 Gino Thimios

6 Michi Henning

7 Adam Wilson

8 David Clarke

9 Thibaut Allender

10 David Irving

11 Matt Mullen

12 Michael Saunders

13 Chris Wade

14 Jonathan Chabowski

15 Rob Burnes

16 Rob McIntyre

17 Nick Rusis

18 Nathan Brant

19 Corey Hamilton

20 Aaron Lambert

21 Alexandra Blundell

22 David Stavleu

23 Emily Jane Smith

24 Scott Piper

25 Bruce Pickle

26 Dan Olejniczak

27 Joe Groth

28 Steven Riding

29 Michelle Riding

29 Lauren Tilley

31 Julian Stavleu

32 Ross Pattison

33 Brendan Howard

34 Rhys McHale

35 Tanya Sneath

 

Free draw winner for next meet: Thibaut Allender

 

Check out your IFPA profile and world rankings here: https://www.ifpapinball.com/players/find.php

 

There was no side comp at the last meet, but there will be one this Tuesday!

 

WHAT'S ON:

Here's a quick check on what's coming up locally in the next few weeks!

 

Tues 27th Mar - Brisbane Pinball Club

Sat 31st Mar - Flipswitch

Sat 31st Mar-Sun 1st Apr - Death By Pinball (some tickets still remaining - if you dare! https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/death-by-pinball-2018-tickets-43468329945 )

Mon 2nd Apr - Pincadia 2 Strike

Wed 4th Apr - Gold Coast Pinball Club

Fri 6th Apr - Grotto 3 Strike

Sat 7th Apr - Netherworld Flip Frenzy (tickets on sale NOW! https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/flip-frenzy-april-7-tickets-44501762971?aff=es2 )

Sat 7th Apr-Sun 8th Apr - Sunshine Coast Sneaky Classic

Sun 8th Apr - SBC Pinball

 

Qualifying for the monthly Yeerongpilly Single/Super/Major Leagues have now closed for March, with finals taking place this Friday 30th March. Qualifying for next month will open soon.

 

As always, you can check the full IFPA Tournament Calendar here: https://www.ifpapinball.com/calendar/full.php# (don't forget to select Australia from the drop-down box)

 

STERN PINBALL ANNOUNCES NEXT TITLE!

https://www.facebook.com/sternpinball/videos/10156368291689244/

 

Quite possibly one of pinball's worst kept secrets, Stern earlier today officially announced Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast is their next release. There are currently no teaser images or game play videos available, but stay tuned in the coming days for all the info!

 

IFPA COMPETITIVE PINBALL COMES TO THE SUNSHINE COAST!

We'd like to send a huge congrats to Vaughan Jones for putting together the Sunshine Coast's first IFPA registered event. The Sunshine Coast 'Sneaky Classic' will be the first of hopefully many events coming up on Sat 7th & Sun 8th April. 7 games of qualifying for $15 entry throughout Saturday. Post your best score on each machine, You can also purchase a 3-game re-entry for $5 to increase your score on any machine as many times as you like. Top 8 or 16 players will qualify for the finals on Sunday morning.

 

Check out all the details for the event here: https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=23918#

 

DEATH BY PINBALL - 24HR MATCHPLAY EVENT

Tickets are on sale NOW - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/death-by-pinball-2018-tickets-43468329945

 

The time has finally come for the 2nd demoralising, demonic endurance hell they call 'Death By Pinball'. The Netherworld will be closed to the public on this day to make way for the truly terrifying, torturous ritual - A 24 hour pinball marathon, not for the feint of heart. A ‘match play’ event, you’ll be pitted against Netherworld’s gnarliest denizens over many, many, many rounds until the early hours of the following day. In between rounds, you’ll be free to play Netherworld’s many machines, compete in a side comp or have a quick rest on the ‘stage pit of shame’.

 

Special rewards will be given to those that actually survive the night. Each survivor will get a special Death By Pinball patch.

 

When: Bad Saturday the 31st of March from 9am until 9am the following morning.

 

Tickets: $100 each – comes with entry, a limited edition pin, limited edition t-shirt, 3 meals and 2 drinks. BYO snacks. Cash prizes for the top places!

 

The bar will be open, though alcohol service will cease at 3am. The bar will be closed to the public for this event - Only those with tickets will be permitted entry. Tickets are limited!

 

PINCADIA 'BELLES & CHIMES'

Taken from the Pincadia Facebook page:

 

"Pincadia proudly acknowledges International Women’s Day today. We are an equal rights, equal pay employer and have gender balance and equity with our staff. Currently however, there is an imbalance in pinball players – especially in competition. We want to encourage more women to play more pinball and we want them to be more empowered to compete in open pinball competitions if they choose.

 

We are therefore excited to announce that Tanya Lowe is the Organiser and Pincadia is the patron of the first Australian Chapter of Belles and Chimes – Belles and Chimes Brisbane. Our mission is to provide a fun, social environment for women to play pinball together.

 

We will be launching a series of “girls only” events every second Monday night – next meet is Monday the 26th of March at 7:00 pm. The night will open with a short coaching session that will cover basic skills of pinball play. We will also explain the rule sets of various games and possible strategies to get the best scores. Selected machines will be set on free play for the coaching and competition event and it promises to be a great social event where you can have fun and win prizes. The cost is just $10. Pre-register now and bring a group of friends!"

 

Well done to Tanya and everyone involved for starting up Brisbane's Belles & Chimes for the ladies. We hope everything goes well!

 

COOLY CLASSIC & BRISBANE MASTERS

Both Flip Frenzies at the Brisbane Masters are now confirmed to be full. Thank you to everyone for their continued support of the bigger scale events in South East QLD! We are officially taking reserves for both of those events, in case of possible last-minute drop outs. We suggest to put forward your payment for these events when you can, in particular for the Brisbane Masters event, to secure your spot in the players listing.

 

There is still plenty of space available for the other Brisbane Masters and for all Cooly Classic events if you would like to register for those as well.

 

This year, both the Cooly Classic and Brisbane Masters go international, with players from New Zealand and the U.S. already registering! And for the ladies out there, don't forget that the Cooly Classic also includes the 2nd Annual Australian Women's Championship to be held on Friday 18th May from 6.30pm. This is open to ANY female players, no matter your skill level or number of previous competitions played.

 

Cooly Classic info: https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/91769-2018-Timezone-Cooly-Classic-May-18th-20th

Brisbane Masters info: https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/91853-2018-Brisbane-Masters-July-19th-22nd

 

NEXT BRISBANE PINBALL CLUB MEET & MACHINE CHOICE

This Tuesday, 27th March is the next Brisbane Pinball Club meet. $15 entry, qualifying starts from 4pm. Qualifying games must be completed by 9pm - after this time, no other games may be started.

 

Your machine choice for this Tuesday is from the following:

*Spiderman VE

*Batman '66 LE

*The Addams Family

*The Walking Dead Pro

*Medieval Madness Remake

*Dungeons & Dragons

*Magic Castle

*Total Nuclear Annihilation

*Dialed In!

*Stingray

*Creature From The Black Lagoon

*Demolition Man

*Swords of Fury

 

When making a choice, please remember:

*Only one choice per person.

*Machine owners and scorers are unable to make a machine choice.

*Only players who are intending on coming along.

 

See you Tuesday night!

 

Cheers,

Lambo

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Good evening!

 

There's not much time to go before the the next BPC meet - time for the quick email version on the fortnightly BPC news!!

 

BRISBANE PINBALL CLUB RESULTS - 27/3/2018

45 players in attendance last fortnight. Top 3 were Russell Dagger, Jason Lambert and Michi Henning

I'd like to congratulate Russell on his first ever BPC win, plus Gino, Rob Burnes, Ben Piercy, Thomas Kavanagh and Aaron Lambert on their highest ever BPC finish as well.

Results have been submitted to and approved by the IFPA, however there has been a small delay on appearing on the website.

Free draw winners for last meet are Luke French and Rhys McHale.

 

NEXT BRISBANE PINBALL CLUB MEET & MACHINE CHOICE

Today (or tomorrow depending on when you read this!), Tuesday, 10th April is the next Brisbane Pinball Club meet. $15 entry, qualifying starts from 4pm. Qualifying games must be completed by 9pm - after this time, no other games may be started.

 

Your machine choice for this Tuesday is from the following:

Spiderman VE

Batman '66 LE

The Twilight Zone

The Walking Dead Pro

Medieval Madness Remake

Dungeons & Dragons

Magic Castle

Total Nuclear Annihilation

Dialed In!

Stingray

Creature From The Black Lagoon

Demolition Man

Swords of Fury

Lord of the Rings

Frankenstein

 

When making a choice, please remember:

Only one choice per person.

Machine owners and scorers are unable to make a machine choice.

Only players who are intending on coming along.

 

WHAT'S ON - APRIL:

Here's a quick check on what's coming up for the rest of April!

 

QLD Championship qualifiers:

Tues 10th Apr - Brisbane Pinball Club

Sun 15th Apr - Pinball Grotto Matchplay

Mon 16th Apr - Pincadia Mini Matchplay

Wed 18th Apr - Coolangatta Tweed Pinball Club

Fri 20th Apr - West End Wizards Monthly (Townsville)

Tues 24th - Brisbane Pinball Club

Sat 28th Apr - Flipswitch

Mon 30th Apr - Pincadia 2 Strike

 

Other local events:

Mon 23rd - Belles & Chimes @ Pincadia

Qualifying for the monthly Yeerongpilly Single/Super/Major Leagues are also open for April, with finals on Friday 27th April. Contact Corey for shop operating hours.

 

As always, you can check the full IFPA Tournament Calendar here: https://www.ifpapinball.com/calendar/full.php# (don't forget to select Australia from the drop-down box)

 

SUNSHINE COAST SNEAKY CLASSIC

From all reports, the first IFPA endorsed pinball event on the Sunshine Coast went off with a bang, with over 40 players posting qualifying scores last week. Congrats to Vaughan Jones on what appeared to be a smooth and well run event, and to young Zack Foster for a tough fought win!

 

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S PINBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2nd Annual Australian Women's Championship is set to take place at Timezone Coolangatta on Friday 18th May from 6.30pm. Sisters of the Silverball! Keep an eye on an email coming shortly with all the details for this wonderful event, co-hosted by the one and only Hollie Mills! $20 entry, and is open to ALL female players, new or experienced.

 

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That concludes this short and sweet BPC news edition. See you Tuesday night!

 

 

Cheers,

Lambo

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Machines for tonight will be:

* Batman 66

* Magic Castle

* Demo Man

* Total Nuclear Annihilation

* Creature From The Black Lagoon

* Stingray

* Swords of Fury

* The Twilight Zone

 

The Walking Dead will be the back-up machine.

 

See you tonight!

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Good morning one and all!

 

Time now to have a look at all things pinball. Brisbane Pinball Club is back tomorrow night, Cooly Classic is not far away and more pinball coming to Brisbane!

 

BRISBANE PINBALL CLUB RESULTS - 10/4/2018

* We had a total of 49 players in attendance last fortnight. Our biggest turnout for 2018 so far! Thank you to everyone for making the Brisbane Pinball Club what it is today and we hope everyone enjoys their time with us.

* Full results have been submitted to the IFPA - results can be found here: https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=22949#

* Grant Quinn, who finished in 3rd, was our latest qualifier for the QLD Championship, to be held at the Gold Coast in December.

* Congratulations also goes to Steven Riding, who had his equal highest BPC finish in 8th spot.

* Random draw winners from last meet are Paul Tinniswood and Jon Tannahill. You have both won your next BPC meet for free.

* Winners of the Split Flipper side comp were Jimmy Nails and Gino Thimios!

 

NEXT BRISBANE PINBALL CLUB MEET & MACHINE CHOICE

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 24th April is the next Brisbane Pinball Club meet. $15 entry, qualifying starts from 4pm. Qualifying games must be completed by 9pm - after this time, no other games may be started.

 

Only 13 machines to choose from this week - your machine choice for this Tuesday is from the following:

* Spiderman VE

* Batman '66 LE

* The Walking Dead Pro

* Medieval Madness Remake

* Magic Castle

* Total Nuclear Annihilation

* Dialed In!

* Trident

* Creature From The Black Lagoon

* Demolition Man

* Swords of Fury

* Lord of the Rings

* Frankenstein

 

When making a choice, please remember:

* Only one choice per person.

* Machine owners and scorers are unable to make a machine choice.

* Only players who are intending on coming along.

* Those who picked a machine last fortnight cannot choose the same machine for this meet:

** Batman 66 --> Thibaut Allender

** Magic Castle --> Nick Rusis

** Demolition Man --> Michelle Riding

** Total Nuclear Annihilation --> Jacob Paint

** Creature From The Black Lagoon --> Chris Jennings

** Stingray --> Steven Riding

** Swords of Fury --> Marcus Wicke

** The Twilight Zone --> Travis Bishop

 

WHAT'S ON:

Here's a quick check on what's coming up over the next few weeks!

 

QLD Championship qualifiers:

* Tues 24th - Brisbane Pinball Club

* Sat 28th Apr - Flipswitch

* Mon 30th Apr - Pincadia 2 Strike

* Wed 2nd May - Gold Coast Pinball Club

* Fri 4th May - Grotto Critical Hits 3 Strikes

* Sat 5th May - Netherworld Flip Frenzy (tickets on sale here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/flip-frenzy-may-5-tickets-45168676728?aff=es2 )

* Tues 8th May - Brisbane Pinball Club

* Sun 13th May - SBC Pinball

* Mon 14th May - Pincadia Mini Matchplay

* Wed 16th May - Coolangatta Tweed Pinball Club

* Fri 18th May - Townsville West End Wizards

 

Other local events:

* Mon 23rd Apr - Belles & Chimes @ Pincadia

* Fri 27th Apr - Super / Major / Single League Finals @ Autographed Memorabilia

* Sat 28th Apr - Houseball

* Mon 7th May - Belles & Chimes @ Pincadia

* 18th-20th May - Cooly Classic @ Timezone Coolangatta

 

Qualifying for the monthly Yeerongpilly Single/Super/Major Leagues for May will also open from May 1st. Contact Corey for shop operating hours.

 

As always, you can check the full IFPA Tournament Calendar here: https://www.ifpapinball.com/calendar/full.php# (don't forget to select Australia from the drop-down box)

 

PINBALL HAUS - OPENING SOON!

There's more pinball coming soon to the new pinball capital of Australia - Brisbane of course! Opening soon at 36 Baxter St, Fortitude Valley.

 

From their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Pinball-Haus-973688666146093/

 

Pinball Haus is a new Pinball venue at 36 Baxter Street , Fortitude Valley QLD offering great games, beef jerky, billtong, coffee and drinks.

Everybody is welcome. Venue is available for hire for private functions and parties.

Opening soon!

 

PINBALL MAP APP

In the past, the app 'Pinball Map' was only available for pinball locations in and around the U.S.. But wait no more! The Brisbane and Gold Coast regions are the FIRST areas to be included on the 'Pinball Map' anywhere outside the U.S.! On this app, you can add and delete pinballs in locations, write a brief description of each machine (how much per credit, condition of the machine and more), record your high scores and more! The app is available on iTunes or Google Play now, or available on the web at http://pinballmap.com/ - check it out! A special thanks to Jessica Lea DeNardo @Twazu for making this possible!

 

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S PINBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Hollie Mills is one our leading ladies on the pinball scene here in South QLD, and recently emailed out this special message calling for all ladies to join us at Coolangatta for the upcoming Australian Women's Pinball Championship:

 

Hi Ladies!

 

For those of you I haven’t met - I’m Hollie Mills and I will be assisting Lambo with the Cooly Classic to be held over 3 days in May from the 18th-20th.

 

On the Friday night the 18th we are hosting a tournament just for women. Last year we had 21 ladies come along and this year I hope to have 30 or more! There will be ladies of all skill levels and abilities - beginners and women who have been playing for years. Girls as young as 13 and women in there 60’s and beyond. The whole point of this event is to bring women together who share a mutual interest, and to enjoy some pinball in a safe, fun, family friendly environment, to have a laugh, a glass of champagne if you choose and celebrate our Silverball Sisterhood.

The cost is $20. There is plenty of accommodation in Coolangatta and public transport that will drop you practically at the door. The excellent people at Timezone Coolangatta have provided us with a fantastic licenced venue to host this event. And I would love to see a great turn out. ❤️❤️

 

To register or if you have any questions, please let Jason or myself know:

Hollie - holliesaramills@hotmail.com

Jason - dj_j2008@hotmail.com

 

NEXT BRISBANE PINBALL MEET

Our next BPC meet is on this Tuesday, 24th April. The following meet on Tuesday 8th May will be a special themed edition of the BPC. Come dressed as any 'pinball theme character' - best dressed will win an awesome prize donated with thanks to Netherworld. Examples may be dressing as the Black Knight, or the Bride of Pinbot, or even one of the characters from the Avengers. Let's see what awesome themes we will see!

 

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That concludes this week's BPC news edition. See you Tuesday night!

 

Cheers,

Lambo

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It's BPC day!! Head on down to Netherworld tonight from 4pm. Open to everyone - $15 entry.

 

Tonight we will be playing the following:

* Spider-Man VE...

* The Walking Dead

* Batman '66

* Trident

* Swords of Fury

* Total Nuclear Annihilation

* Medieval Madness

* Lord Of The Rings

 

Hope to see you there!!

 

Cheers,

Lambo

 

Tomorrow is a public holiday, and Netherworld is open till midnight tonight. No reason to not be there and make it the largest yet this year? :p

 

PS: Backup machine is CFTBL

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Good day one and all!

 

Welcome to another edition of the BPC news! If you're reading this, then it means we're only 1 sleep away from another BPC meet at Netherworld. Let's get down to business....

 

LAST MEET - 24/04/18

The day before the ANZAC Day holiday - wow, what a turnout! There were 59 players in attendance last fortnight, which is simply phenomenal. Loads of new players joining us for the first ever tournament as well, along with a few players playing their first BPC tournament. Some quick hits:

* We had a first time winner in Corey Hamilton. Corey played superb pinball all night, qualifying in 4th place and ripped through finals right to the end.

* There were new personal best BPC finishes for finalists Mike Pascale (7th), Gareth S Hall (10th), Alexandra Blundell (12th), and Ben Wiedman (13th)

* Welcome to new players Tim Fraser, Sean Doughty, Clay Paskell, Simon Gygar, Elliot Wren, Lauren O'Brien and Lexi Carlaw. We also had some first timers as well in Paul Bateman, Frank La Paglia, Greg Field, Ian Doveston and Rhi Coolican. We hope you all enjoyed your first visit to the BPC!

* Free entry draw winners for their next meet are Tim Fraser and Emily Jane Smith!

 

NEXT MEET - 8TH MAY

Our next meet is tomorrow night! Don't forget that this is a themed event - come dressed as any pinball character from any game. Best dressed will win an awesome prize, donated by our mates at Netherworld!

Entry is the usual $15 per person, qualifying will start from 4pm. While players are welcome to take breaks during qualifying as often as they wish, please complete all games as quickly as you can throughout the night. No qualifying games may commence after 9pm.

 

It is now up to you to choose the machines we will get to play tomorrow night. Each player can choose one of the machines below - the first 8 machines chosen will be what we will play. There are restrictions though, as follows:

1) Tournament organisers and scorers are ineligible to choose a machine

2) Owners of the machines on the list are not allowed to choose their own machine.

3) Players who chose a machine last fortnight cannot choose the same machine again

 

Here is the list to choose from:

* Creature From The Black Lagoon

* Demolition Man

* Dialed In

* Frankenstein

* Magic Castle

* Medieval Madness

* Spider-Man VE

* Star Wars Pro

* Swords Of Fury

* The Walking Dead Pro

* Total Nuclear Annihilation

* Trident

* The Twilight Zone

 

Last fortnight's picks:

* The Walking Dead --> Travis Bishop

* Total Nuclear Annihilation --> Michi Henning

* Lord Of The Rings --> Jon Habovski

* Medieval Madness --> Steven Riding

* Spider-Man --> Ben Piercy

* Trident --> Thibaut Allender

* Batman '66 --> Jacob Paint

* Swords Of Fury --> Chris Jennings

 

Happy choosing and see you all tomorrow night!

 

COOLY CLASSIC

There is less than 2 weeks before the annual Cooly Classic & Australian Women's Pinball Championship weekend! Plenty of spaces still available in all events, however this is shaping up to be a huge event on the Gold Coast. We have 24 ladies registered for the Women's Championship and over 70 players for the Main event. Here is the schedule for the weekend:

 

Friday 18th May:

* Australian Women's Pinball Championship - Qualifying starts from 6.30pm. $20 entry

* Cooly Classic 3-strikes (group elimination) - Starts from ~7pm. $20 entry

Saturday 19th May:

* Cooly Classic Group Matchplay (5 rounds, top 16 finals) - Starts from ~10am. $50 entry

Sunday 20th May:

* Flip Frenzy #1 - 10am-1pm. $20 entry

* Flip Frenzy #2 - 2.30pm-5.30pm. $20 entry

 

If you would like to register all as many or as few comps as you wish, or wish to make payment, please let me know, or you can see me at tomorrow night's BPC event.

 

WHAT'S ON

Here's what's on for the rest of the month locally:

 

* Tues 8th May - Brisbane Pinball Club @ Netherworld

* Sun 13th May - SBC Pinball @ Sacchromyces

* Mon 14th May - Pincadia Mini Matchplay

* Wed 16th May - Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club @ Timezone

* Fri 18th-Sun 20th May - Cooly Classic events

* Tues 22nd May - Brisbane Pinball Club @ Netherworld

* Fri 25th-Sat 26th May - Flipswitch @ Autographed Memorabilia

* Sun 27th May - Pinball Grotto Matchplay

* Mon 28th May - Pincadia 2-strike

 

Elsewhere & other events:

* Mon 7th May - Belles & Chimes @ Pincadia

* Fri 18th May - West End Wizards @ Townsville

* Mon 21st May - Belles & Chimes @ Pincadia

* Qualifying for the Super / Major / Single leagues @ Autographed Memorabilia is also now open for the month of May. Finals will take place on Fri 25th May.

 

'TIL NEXT TIME!

See you at the next Pinball meet, wherever that might be. If you don't wish to receive these emails anymore (or wish to be added to the list), please send me an email at dj_j2008@hotmail.com .

 

Cheers,

Lambo

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Good evening everyone!

 

After such a busy weekend, I nearly forgot to send out this email! I'm sitting here typing this out at work (shhh!). It's time for another BPC meet tomorrow night!!

 

LAST MEET - 8/05/18

Unfortunately I do not have all of my notes in front of me from last meet, however I do recall there being some 36 players in attendance last fortnight. A little quieter on numbers, however still an exciting and fun filled evening nonetheless!

 

Top 4 were as follows:

1st - Jason Lambert

2nd - Gino Thimios

3rd - Russell Dagger

4th - Chris Jennings

 

We didn't end up with any new players this part fortnight, but we did have 1 first-timer in our honourary Aussie in Jessica DeNardo. Welcome to the BPC Jess!

 

Random draw winner from this meet was Jonathan Chabowski - you have won your next BPC meet for free!

Best dressed costume from this meet was Michelle Riding - I shall give you your prize after you get back from Japan (enjoy the holiday!!!)

 

WHAT'S ON

Here's what's on for the rest of the month locally:

 

Tues 22nd May - Brisbane Pinball Club @ Netherworld

Fri 25th-Sat 26th May - Flipswitch @ Autographed Memorabilia

Sun 27th May - Pinball Grotto Matchplay

Mon 28th May - Pincadia 2-strike

Fri 1st Jun - Grotto Strike

Sat 2nd Jun - Netherworld Flip Frenzy (tickets on sale now! - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/flip-frenzy-june-2-tickets-46094979324?aff=ebdssbdestsearch )

Tues 5th Jun - Brisbane Pinball Club @ Netherworld

Wed 6th Jun - Gold Coast Pinball Club @ Timezone Surfers Paradise

Sun 10th Jun - SBC Pinball

 

Elsewhere & other events:

 

Mon 4th June - Belles & Chimes @ Pincadia

Fri 22nd June - West End Wizards @ Townsville

Finals for the Yeerongpilly Single / Major / Super league will take place on Fri 25th May.

 

The IFPA World Championships also takes place on 1st-3rd June in Toronto, Canada. Our two Aussie IFPA reps this year are Grant Stephens (SA) and Mitchell Setschnjak (QLD). Keep an eye out around the traps for links to live scores and streams... coming soon!

 

NETHERWORLD PIN-GOLF

Tickets for this event on June 16th & 17th are on sale now as well - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pin-golf-tickets-45125790454 . As per the Eventbrite site:

 

Take a break in the Netherworld club house, pull up your socks and straighten your golf cap, it’s time to play ‘Pin Golf’.

 

On the weekend of the 16th and 17th of June, you’re invited to tour the Netherworld greens – 18 holes of brisk pinball challenges. At your own pace, you’ll try to achieve unique goals on each pinball machine with the aim to get ‘under par’. Each ball is an extra stroke, so achieving the goal on your first ball is a hole in 1.

 

Come down anytime on Saturday the 16th from 9am to 6pm to participate and qualify! The finals will be held on Sunday from 9am featuring the best dressed 16 players with the lowest stroke count.

 

Wear your finest golf wear to earn yourself a free drink in the Club House.

 

Bountiful prizes for the top 3 places!

 

Each ticket comes with entry, your first drink, your scorecard, 18 Netherworld games tokens (1 per hole) and a Pin Golf enamel pin designed by Moonshine Madness.

 

The winner of Pin Golf will walk away with a $500 cash prize!

 

Pin Golf is an IFPA approved event. Tickets ($30 each) can be grabbed from pingolf.eventbrite.com

 

NEXT MEET - 22nd MAY

Our next meet is tomorrow night! Entry is the usual $15 per person, qualifying will start from 4pm. While players are welcome to take breaks during qualifying as often as they wish, please complete all games as quickly as you can throughout the night. No qualifying games may commence after 9pm.

 

It is now up to you to choose the machines we will get to play tomorrow night. Each player can choose one of the machines below - the first 8 machines chosen will be what we will play. There are restrictions though, as follows:

1) Tournament organisers and scorers are ineligible to choose a machine

2) Owners of the machines on the list are not allowed to choose their own machine.

 

Here is the list to choose from:

*Creature From The Black Lagoon

*Demolition Man

*Dialed In

*Frankenstein

*Magic Castle

*Medieval Madness

*Spider-Man VE

*Swords Of Fury

*The Walking Dead Pro

*Total Nuclear Annihilation

*Trident

*The Twilight Zone

 

Happy choosing and see you all tomorrow night!

 

'TIL NEXT TIME!

See you at the next Pinball meet, wherever that might be. If you have any feedback, or don't wish to receive these emails anymore, please send me an email at dj_j2008@hotmail.com .

 

Cheers,

Lambo

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Tonight's machine selection will be as follows....

 

* The Walking Dead

* The Twilight Zone

* Spider-Man

* Trident

* Creature From The Black Lagoon

* Frankenstein

* Medieval Madness

* ?????????????

 

One more to go, otherwise it will go to a random number generator.

 

See you tonight!!

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Sorry for the delay in getting the machine choice out for tonight's BPC meet.

 

We are back at Netherworld again tonight from 4pm - you can turn up to qualify anytime from 4pm until around 7.30pm at the latest. No new games can start after 9pm. $15 entry for all players. ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

When choosing:

1) Tournament officials and scorers are ineligible to choose a machine.

2) Machines owners are not allowed to choose their own machine.

 

Machines to choose from are as follows:

* Spider-Man VE

* The Twilight Zone

* Dialed In

* The Walking Dead Pro

* Medieval Madness Remake

* Magic Castle

* Star Wars - Stern Pro

* Dungeons & Dragons

* Creature From The Black Lagoon

* Demolition Man

* Swords Of Fury

* Total Nuclear Annihilation

* Trident

 

Enjoy choosing and we'll see you tonight at Netherworld!

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