Th’ third Showdown at Slabtown is complete. So here’s a picture post.
But first, some fun facts:
The tournament was awesome. Competition was way srsly tight. Pretty good CFF turnout and showing, and a good Portland turnout; solid Seattle and VRPA turnout; and some solid ballers came from other places (Neil Shatz and Bob Matthews and Keith Elwin from Caliornia, Bowen Kerins from Massachusetts). Gotta say – this tourney is really developing into Portland’s biggest and best one. The Ground Kontrol Pinbrawl is another big one… but it’s a different format. Thanks everyone for coming out and entering and trying really hard. And thanks to all the organizers and techs and scorekeepers for putting this together and keeping it running. I can’t wait for next year.
Eric Hill took most of these pictures. But I took a few, too. So I captioned them. Thus, hot pics:
The Classics is over. Mike Mahaffey wins! Full standings will be posted later.
Check @portlandpinball on Twitter for some updates.
FINALS UPDATE: Bowen Kerins wins the Open tournament! Congrats, Bowen.
Final four: Bowen Kerins, Cayle George, Maka Honig, Keith Elwin.
Check back in the next couple of days for a more detailed recap.
That was a whole lot of pinball!
So the tournament starts today! Today and tomorrow is the qualifying round.
February 18 3:00-Midnight
February 19 12:00-Midnight
1033 NW 16th
The scores and rankings during the qualifying round are updated live (about every 15 minutes), and can be found here.
So you can keep track of the action from afar! (Note: Those are just the rankings for the qualifying round, not the final. See above for final results.)
Discuss stuff in the comments!
Anyway, don’t forget to try hard, every body! Good luck, and have fun.
-All the machines in the Classics bank are set to 5 ball.
-Some of the machines have very sensitive tilts and are set to “difficult” – so be careful.
We are getting close to the big event. I hope everyone is looking forward to it. Thanks to everyone who has offered to volunteer.
A few exciting changes this year include following the progress in real time on the internet. Also the top 12 will qualify for Classics instead of 8.
Check back for updates.