Archive for April, 2009

4/28 Revenge at the Vern Tourney

That’s right! Remember that bastard that knocked you out? Or maybe he bumped you and made you drain. Hell, he could just be ugly and you don’t like him cuz he was wearing the same shoes you were. Either way Tuesday 28th, $5 buy-in single game double elimination at the Vern (Hannagin’s Tavern) start time will be 8, try to be on time. From here on out I will be running all events on a computer. I have not been there in a while so correct me if I am wrong:

Monster Bash
Medieval Madness
Attack From Mars
No Good Gofers

Everyone is welcome so tell your friends.

Posted: April 27th, 2009
at 11:23am by dropshot

Categories: Events

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That’s right! The time is here.  Your entire lifes work has led up to this moment.  Will you be able to step up to the plate, or are you gonna just drain.  Thanks, to all who have showed up to the last few events. It was a good time and a great chance to practice under pressure.  But now it counts, as of right now 42 people have pre-registered and I know of at least 10 more that will show but haven’t signed up yet.  Not to mention the others that will show up the day of.  So, expect to see your competition reach 60!  Good luck to everyone and we will see you all there!

Doors: noon

Registration: 1:00   ($10)

First Plunge: 2:00


For more information click on that colorful flier to your right!!

see me touch me feel me

see me touch me feel me

Posted: April 16th, 2009
at 11:22am by dropshot

Categories: Events

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4/14 Beat Bounceback on MM at Clinton Street Tourney

That’s right, this is the 2nd tournament after saying there will be no more until Ground Kontrol.  Next Tuesday (4/14) join us for the “Beat Bounceback on MM at Clinton Street Tourney”.  Everyone is welcome to give it a go. Start time will be around 8,  $5 to enter winner takes all with a twist.  Who ever beats Bounceback on MM gets $5, it just may be your luck and you’ll do it twice on your way to victory!  The current line-up:

Medieval Madness

Sharkey’s Shootout


Terminator 3

Who Dunnit?

Last week there were 17 participants.  Let’s try to get 20 this time.  Single game double elimination with no EB’s.  Also this will be a good chance to pre-register for the Ground Kontrol so bring an extra $10 and avoid the hassle of using a computer.  See you all there!

Posted: April 9th, 2009
at 12:31pm by dropshot

Categories: Events

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Bounceback Wins Money by Playing Medieval Madness

someone's getting fed tonight!

someone's getting fed tonight!

Why yes, that’s around $85 that used to belong to other pinball players.

Last night’s tournament at Ship Ahoy was a lot of fun all around, hopefully for everyone, and saw a great turn out– 17 (or was it 18?) players, and only 5 of them CFF members, made for a diverse group including some of Portland’s finest unaffiliated ballers. CAP, COW, eric and fred were all on hand along with a number of up-and-coming players, contesting Bounceback, Dropshot, ROM, Replay, Autofire, and friends for supremacy on 4 machines.

All the games were playing well and felt like they’d gotten recent attention– MM had an altered flow to it, which worked in Bounceback’s favor, as he dispatched all comers on the machine, and by some strange workings of fate never even played a game on TOTAN or Indy. Even CSI was in top notch condition, though the operators were unable to install interesting modes or game objectives in time for the showdown.

Bartending was, of course, excellent, courtesy of our own Soundcard, who generously bought drinks for the finalists pictured. The action was a great test of focus and skill, with some pressure-filled face-offs (Dropshot vs. COW on TOTAN, Eric vs. Fred in the 3rd place match on Indy, were both nail-biters.)

Some of the best news was the smooth running of the bracket system, tournament software, and machine selection techniques that will be used in the upcoming ground kontrol tournament. The organizers were all on hand and seemed to have thought of most of the possible contingencies that might come up during the larger tournament.

So much fun was had that there’s talk of squeezing in one more chance for head to head action before the big event on GK. Stay Posted. If you’re interested in improving your game, there are few better ways to get the jitters out and improve your concentration than facing other skilled combatants, one on one, winner takes all. Like me! Big Winner, Pinball Champ!

Posted: April 8th, 2009
at 12:05pm by BounceBack

Categories: CFF

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!!CHANGE!! Tuesday April 7th Ship Ahoy Tourney !!CHANGE!!

Sorry everyone I thought we were a go, but I was  later informed that Plan B is having dudes in short shorts singing songs or something that night.  For those of  you who made it to trackie day, it is not cool!  So the tourney will be moved to the Ship.  Plan B will just have to wait till next time.

Tales of the Arabian Nights

Medieval Madness

The Adventures of Indiana Jones


Come on down this Tuesday April 7th for a little high stakes pinball extravaganza.  The tournament will be run on our super new super deluxe super sweet computerized bracketing program personally made for us by Bill Gates for the GK tourney.  What can’t that man do?  The tourney will start at 8 (please be on time or early for once) and the entry will be $5.  Single game double elimintation winner take all, you know the deal.  Hope to have a good turnout to tune our tourney running skills and YOU, yes YOU, need to win a pinball machine!

Posted: April 3rd, 2009
at 11:18am by dropshot

Categories: Events

Comments: 5 comments