Author Topic: RESULTS & THANKS: 4th Annual Pinball Asylum Pin-Brawl Tournament  (Read 62 times)

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Thank you for participating this last Saturday in our 4th Annual Pin-Brawl event!  WE had a GREAT Time, and hope you did as well!

A few cancellations at the last minute, and this year's match saw a still respectable 20 players, representing 10 teams. Team match-ups were very even (if we do say so ourselves), with the composite scores all falling between 65 and 85 points.

BIG TIME CONGRATS to the Winners-- TEAM TODDLEE-- with Lee Moscaritolo and Todd Baxter. Both of these guys played very well throughout the day, but really nailed it in the finals where they beat out some great teams to take home the big prize.  In addition to some handsome trophies, TEAM TODDLEE will also get their names inscribed on the "Asylum PLAQUE OF PIN-BRAWL CHAMPIONS," which shall hang on our wall as long as The Pinball Asylum is standing.

Each one of the teams played each other one time, and after five rounds, 7.5 hours, and 15 matches on 15 machines, the top qualifiers were, in order, THE CHERRYBUSTERS, OUTLANES, TODDLEE, PLUNGERS, SILVERBALLERS, and SALT & HOT PEPPER. Top qualifier, THE CHERRYBUSTERS remarkably grabbed five out of six of the bonus points in the final round.

There were 30 games available, and players got to choose the games (or play position) each round (one EM, one SS, and one DMD). Games choice and play positions for the first round of play was done by coin toss, and subsequent rounds first choice was given to highest seed (i.e. best composite score) going into that round. Composite scores were calculated based on the PAPA 4, 3, 2, 1 method.

Since players got to choose the games they played, the play distribution is interesting to look at, with some games receiving zero plays. (Of course the always popular Interflip DRAGON won with 8 total plays!)

Games and number of times played:
BON VOYAGE (1), CHERRY BELL (6), DRAGON (8), CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (3), AIR ACES (3), MONTE CARLO (0), MARS TREK (4), TRAVEL TIME (0), FAN-TAS-TIK (2),4-MILLION BC (3), AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2), ALGAR (3), POKERINO (0), ECLIPSE (4), TIME FANTASY (5), VOLTAN (2), DEVIL’S DARE (5), HEAVY METAL (5), BLACK SHEEP (4), SPACE RIDERS (0), JOHNNY MNEMONIC (0), FISH TALES (4), CONGO (3), SOPRANOS (6), AVATAR LE (1), GETAWAY (4), POPEYE (2), FRANKENSTEIN (6), BLACK ROSE (1), STAR TREK 25TH (3).

The last round of play-- i.e. Round 5-- carried three (3) guarantied bonus points for the highest combined game scores (i.e. adding each team's scores together), and the possibility of an additional three more for high game of the match on any game played in the final round.  Strategically, players looked for games with low or no gameplay to try and capture a high game score (and an extra point), and four players succeeded-- Gwen Austin on Voltan Escapes Cosmic Doom, Scott Bratton on Avatar LE, Matt Malone on Black Rose, and John Stone on Algar.

The final list of winners taking home trophies were: THE CHERRYBUSTERS 4th Place (Matt Malone & John Stone), SILVERBALLERS 3rd Place (Erik Wallis & Larry Hendricks), SALT & HOT PEPPER 2nd Place (David Paz & Tatiana Mora), and winners TODDLEE (Lee Moscaritolo and Todd Baxter).

And in case you were wondering, our NEXT EVENT is our Friday-Saturday, December 8th-9th Three-Strikes Bonanza for IFPA points.  Stand-by for more details soon!

Best,
David (and Matt B., Mike, Matt M., and Jeff)
When in Fort Myers, visit THE PINBALL ASYLUM!