Standard Regulation Blog Post

Posted: October 16th, 2009 by ROM

The results are in! After much pinball playing, and water and/or beer drinking, and Dodgers watching, one man and one man alone stood tall on his hindquarters, chin toward the stars, cash in hand, points in process, and said to all us losers, “Wot wot?” And that mensch of a man was… REVTEST. Congrats Jake “Revtest” McGhee, for winning the Standard Regulation Tournament at The Standard (22nd and NE Burnside).

Here are some action shots.

Dropshot, after being relieved of his duties as… I don’t know, what did he used to do again? Run weekly tournaments for a year straight? Something like that, who knows… anyway! here he is enjoying his freedom.


Also in that photo is our trusty laptop, which I just named Reggie, that contains the precious tournament bracketing software; plus Eric, monitoring Dropshot’s progress; and in the background is Zoe, maybe competing against Sauce.

And speaking of Sauce!


The battle rages behind him (l-r: Emma, Revtest, Jeff Weston, Dropshot), but all he’s thinking about is how awesome it is to be alive and playing pinball with pals. What a positive thinker, that dude. Little did he know that in just like an hour or two he would LOSE IN THE FINALS. Ha! Funny to look back now… that smile, once so full of hope.

The final match begins! On Black Rose.


And then it was over.

The final three celebrate their agreeable placements. (oh wait, Sauce is still smiling. I take back – partly – the stuff I may or may not have said about him earlier in this post.) Revtest with 1st, Sauce with 2nd, Dropshot with 3rd.


The place was kind of dark, so I didn’t take many photos. And my camera doesn’t do well with focusing when I use a flash in dark rooms… but rest assured, many other fun/fine folks were there, and they fought valiantly, and lost sadly. Your hero, me, got a respectable 5th place. I only played Twilight Zone and The Getaway all night! But the random game generator-picker for this tournament was my trusty 4-sided die. One can’t argue with that die. But I wish I could have at least played some Dark Knight 2K… oh well.

The machines were in top order. Ricochet’s Jeri was on hand the entire time, so when a ball bounced unexpectedly we were able to immediately whine to her, rather than wait until we were home and on the message board.

Until next time!

Categories: CFF,CFF Friends,Hey,Pinball

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  1. Aaron   17 Oct 09 at 9:22 am

    That was a good tourney! Nice turnout, great machines and excellent blog post. What more could you ask for? It was cool to see Jeff there, maybe he will keep coming.

  2. noah   17 Oct 09 at 12:54 pm

    I like how you guys went out into the forest for your victory photo.

  3. danny backglass   17 Oct 09 at 4:16 pm

    man. what happened out in that forest. Rev was sitting all weird later that night…

  4. rom   17 Oct 09 at 4:35 pm

    That forest is the only place in the metro area where they pump victory music from the branches. So I thought it was most appropriate for the photo shoot.

  5. danny backglass   18 Oct 09 at 3:53 pm

    Oh that’s right. I went there last night after Noah’s. It was very, very, VERY quiet and my bill clip was empty.

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  7. danny backglass   23 Oct 09 at 12:33 pm

    Who is the hippy?


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