House of TARG Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, February 6th

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House of TARG Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, February 6th

Postby monty » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:56 am

Hey Everyone,

I'm using this post as a placeholder for the monthly pinball tournaments being held at House of TARG. Details of the upcoming tournament are below.

These are IFPA sanctioned events and participants will be awarded World Pinball Player Ranking Points. In addition we always have lots of prizes to give away from TARG and other sponsors!

PM me or post here if you have any questions!


NEXT TOURNAMENT:

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Wednesday, February 6th @ House of TARG (1077 Bank Street - Bank/Sunnyside Intersection)
Tournament Starts at 8pm Sharp - Show Up Early To Register!
$1 Entry Fee Payable to IFPA + Pay for Your Games
Win Prizes & World Pinball Player Ranking Points
All Ages & All Skill Levels Welcome!
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Tournament Format: Knockout/"Strikes" Style. In each round players are randomly paired against each other to play a 2-Player match. The loser of the match receives a Strike. Once a player has received a pre-determined number of Strikes he or she is eliminated from the tournament. The last player standing is the winner. Number of Strikes used in the tournament is typically 3 (ie. 3 STRIKES YER OUT!) but may be increased/decreased depending on the total player count/attendance.
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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby monty » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:13 pm

IFPA sanction is in and the tournament has been posted to the calendar!

https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments ... hp?t=15723

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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby pinhead » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:47 pm

I am going to bring in a Bally pin before this. I am thinking Skateball but open to ideas. I have a ton of classic pins... maybe Flash Gordon?
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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby Chris Silver » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:48 pm

pinhead wrote:I am going to bring in a Bally pin before this. I am thinking Skateball but open to ideas. I have a ton of classic pins... maybe Flash Gordon?


I can't make it to the tourney but definitely Skateball!
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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby monty » Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:25 pm

pinhead wrote:I am going to bring in a Bally pin before this. I am thinking Skateball but open to ideas. I have a ton of classic pins... maybe Flash Gordon?


Flash Gordon would be the better tournament game. definitely a fast and furious pin. Skateball is fun (and would probably earn reasonably well at TARG) but it has a scoring exploit. not sure if it's limited to very skilled players (you have to "alley pass" or shatz the inlane) but it's even listed on the IPDB entry:

http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2170

"Notes: Skateball reportedly had a faulty design that allowed players to score excessive points, lowering operator profits due to many free games being awarded. Players could easily hold the ball on the right flipper and make it roll in and out of the right inlane by briefly releasing the flipper button. This caused the bonus to raise to the maximum award which would award a special upon reaching 60k. Operators reportedly tried a number of different solutions to solve the problem."

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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby pinhead » Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:39 pm

monty wrote:
pinhead wrote:I am going to bring in a Bally pin before this. I am thinking Skateball but open to ideas. I have a ton of classic pins... maybe Flash Gordon?


Flash Gordon would be the better tournament game. definitely a fast and furious pin. Skateball is fun (and would probably earn reasonably well at TARG) but it has a scoring exploit. not sure if it's limited to very skilled players (you have to "alley pass" or shatz the inlane) but it's even listed on the IPDB entry:

http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2170

"Notes: Skateball reportedly had a faulty design that allowed players to score excessive points, lowering operator profits due to many free games being awarded. Players could easily hold the ball on the right flipper and make it roll in and out of the right inlane by briefly releasing the flipper button. This caused the bonus to raise to the maximum award which would award a special upon reaching 60k. Operators reportedly tried a number of different solutions to solve the problem."



Thanks for that Monty!

I guess I will get Flash Gordon working then, it is a basket case from hell but I think I can pull it off.

I will take before and after pics, you should see this thing, it is ugly lol.
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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby monty » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:03 pm

bump for the OPL crew who i mentioned this to today!

before HoneyBadger complains again about Wednesdays :mrgreen: - this has been tournament/league night at TARG since the arcade opened because Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun there are bands (or DJs) that start at 9pm. looking to do another Sunday afternoon event in the near year provided it doesn't conflict with OPL or the Pub's tournaments.

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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby pinhead » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:21 pm

At this point I don't think Flash Gordon is going to make it. I will be pulling Star Trek out and replacing it with something.
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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby monty » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:19 am

2.5 weeks out!

no cover charges/no entry fees/no frills. we'll be running 3 Strikes (Swiss Seeding) like last month provided attendance is < 30 people.

stay tuned for the December date and a weekend tournament event coming up in the new year!

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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby cait001 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:06 pm

Skateball please please please. :)
And can't you improvise a one way gate to avoid exploit?
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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby monty » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:10 pm

cait001 wrote:And can't you improvise a one way gate to avoid exploit?


at PAPA they just disable the switch on the right inlane rollover to prevent the bonus cheat entirely.

i do think that Skateball at TARG would earn fairly well given the audience/demographics.

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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby pinhead » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:21 pm

At this point Skateball is the only option, I have no time to take on a project right now. I have to get Star Trek out of there, it is in bad shape.
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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby cait001 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:24 pm

pinhead wrote:At this point Skateball is the only option, I have no time to take on a project right now. I have to get Star Trek out of there, it is in bad shape.


I'm super curious how many plays it got while there, if you'd be ok to share.
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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby pinhead » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:48 pm

cait001 wrote:
pinhead wrote:At this point Skateball is the only option, I have no time to take on a project right now. I have to get Star Trek out of there, it is in bad shape.


I'm super curious how many plays it got while there, if you'd be ok to share.


Do you mean Star Trek? Or Skateball while it is there?
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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby Fifty » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:17 pm

Pretty sure she meant Star Trek.

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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby cait001 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:14 am

yeah, the Star Trek you're pulling out.
PINS: GTB Super Soccer (lent), BLY Mousin' Around, WMS No Good Gofers, WMS Triple Strike (loan)
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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby monty » Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:42 pm

bump - next Wednesday the 30th!

no cover charges/no entry fees. we'll be running 3 Strikes like last month - more pinball playing time for all entrants.

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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby monty » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:52 pm

this Wednesday, November 30th!

tournament open to all ages/all skill levels with no cover charges or entry fees - JUST ASK THE BARENAKED LADY!!!

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Postby pinhead » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:07 pm

Skateball is coming along, I had to replace some connectors thanks to my humid basement. It plays really nice now, all I have to do is replace half of the lamp sockets and it is ready.
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Postby Fifty » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:21 pm

monty wrote:this Wednesday, November 30th!

tournament open to all ages/all skill levels with no cover charges or entry fees - JUST ASK THE BARENAKED LADY!!!

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What?! Is Ed going to be in the tourney?

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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby cait001 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:53 pm

Woooot thanks so much for organizing these Monty!
PINS: GTB Super Soccer (lent), BLY Mousin' Around, WMS No Good Gofers, WMS Triple Strike (loan)
COUNTERTOP: 1964 Wulff Rialto, 2015 Ranma 1/2 pachinko, Sammy Miracle Hustler Arrangeball, Glory Ball Deluxe, スマートボール (Smart Ball) (lent), 1934 PAMCO Contact Master, 1936 Bally Challenger (lent), 1934 Rock-Ola World's Series (out for restoration), 1934 Bally Signal Jr, 1934 Bally Signal Sr (leaving), 1950 Culp Bridge Ball, 1964 Daiwa Pachinko, 1972 CC Mini-Baseball (loan), 1975 Satomi Arrangeball, 1930 Fields Five Jacks, 1931 Pace Base Ball, 1931 Pace Whiz Ball, 1932 Bally Goofy, 1978 Haiwa Pachinko
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backglasses wanted: Fairy, Fire Queen, Out Of Sight
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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby MadTitan » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:27 am

I'm sick as fuck right now but hopefully tomorrow I will be bringing Doctor Who back to the line up after a much needed overhaul. I'll be taking Elvis out.

The games will be cleaned and tuned up for the tourney as well. I have some swag from the pinball hall of fame to add to the prizes too.

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Postby tombiosis » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:32 am

monty wrote:this Wednesday, November 30th!

tournament open to all ages/all skill levels with no cover charges or entry fees - JUST ASK THE BARENAKED LADY!!!

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Hi Monty
What time does this take place?
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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby monty » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:00 am

tombiosis wrote:Hi Monty
What time does this take place?


Hey Tom - the tournament starts @ 8pm sharp. Show up anytime before that to register. Things typically wrap up by 10-1030pm depending on how deep you make it into the tournament!

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Re: House of TARG Free Monthly Tournament - Wednesday, November 30th

Postby Fifty » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:25 pm

MadTitan wrote:I'm sick as fuck right now but hopefully tomorrow I will be bringing Doctor Who back to the line up after a much needed overhaul. I'll be taking Elvis out.

The games will be cleaned and tuned up for the tourney as well. I have some swag from the pinball hall of fame to add to the prizes too.

Remind me to bring some Purell for tourney night. ;)

Feel better Josh!

Monty, I might not be able to make this. My stupid cousin is in town from Saskatoon and my dumbass sister arranged a get-to-gether for Wed night.



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