League Night Number 2

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League night no. 2 is in the books. Some good scoring and good competitive games.
We had a couple of technical issues last night. On WOZ, the slingshot was registering which prevented people from scoring the skill shot. The problem was discovered after a few people had played their first ball. We decided to fix the issue and re-start the games for that group.
There was a second issue with Monopoly that was not discovered until everyone in the group had finished playing their games. The upper saucer was not registering or possibly registering intermittently. Since that problem was discovered after the games were complete, we decided to give the players in that group the choice of keeping their current score or replaying the game.
We try to make the rulings fair to everyone and I think we got it right this time.
Any suggestions on how to handle these issues in the future are welcome.

Project Pinball

Project Pinball is a charity that combines a passion for pinball with a desire to bring some needed recreation to hospitalized kids.  Project Pinball is a 501(c)(3) charity that is dedicated to placing pinball machines in children’s hospitals.  The IFPA is supporting Project Pinball through a July fundrasing campaign.   There will be special WPPR points eligible tournaments in July to raise money for Project Pinball.  You can show your support by attending a tournament, making a donation or buying a t-shirt.
The tournament listing can be found here.

 Project Pinball Tshirt Mockup2

Flip This a Big Success

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Taylor did a fantastic job with the first IFPA sanctioned tournament in the bunker.  Thanks for the hard work and planning that made the tournament go so smoothly.

Please send photos or video that you have from the tournament so we can add it to a longer post later.

For now, I am going to repeat the Facebook posting of the man who took home both trophies.  From Chris Newsom:

Not only does Taylor have pin skills and obvious restoration skills, but he throws one heckuva tournament!  Flip This ran silky smooth like a Scared Stiff ramp.  The games were not only all lovely to look at, but they also played fantastic. The custom plaques are way cool and will be given a prominent place on the wall next to last year’s Pinsanity plaque. I got there so late, I was not sure that I would even be able to play the main tournament, but Taylor Reese was gracious and let me play starting in the second round. I really enjoyed hanging with Taylor, Chris Booberg and other Richmond area pinball players.  It is great to know that there is a thriving pin community just one city to the right of my home.  I certainly look forward to getting together with you all in the near future.  …I think that we can really get competitive pinball (and hopefully location pinball) going in central VA.
Again, thanks Taylor for a fun filled evening and for being such a perfect host.  It was really a treat to meet other VA pinball people and to play your beautiful games!
WOZ 1.24 looks quite promising – Taylor, I attribute it’s release to your many reminders to JJP that WOZ code needed to be updated.

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