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Transformer's Release Party

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:50 pm
by Dropshot
I know. As of right now as far as I know the dates and locations starting this wednesday.


10/20 Apex ?????
1216 NE Divison St Portland, OR 97202 ??????



10/27 Club 21
2035 NE Glisan St Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 235.5690

All tournaments will run from 6-8 for qualifying. With finals to follow. $5 entry for 1 chance qualify on the tournament machine. 1-4 will then playoff and 5-8 will do the same.

There should be 1 machine on free play to warm up on and 1 machine for the tourney also on free play.

Re: Transformer's Release Parties (4 of them?!?)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:25 am
by ROM
This is going to be the greatest pinball machine of all time!

Re: Transformer's Release Parties (4 of them?!?)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:34 pm
by SirToby
Here is some more information on these events:

These events are endorsed by the IFPA, so IFPA boints will be awarded for them. I am running the Wednesday night events and Aaron is running the Thursday night events.

The IFPA has specified the following prizes for the events:

    1st place - Trophy and 40% of the cash pot
    2nd place - 30% of the cash pot
    3rd place - 20% of the cash pot
    4th place - 10% of the cash pot
    5th through 8th place - $10

I note that in order for 4th place to receive at least $10, at least 28 people need to participate. I reserve the right to change the prize structure for the events I'm running if fewer than 28 people show up.

-- Jeff Weston

Re: Transformer's Release Parties (4 of them?!?)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:27 pm
by videomode
I'm assuming Ifpa boints are split up between the 4 or is it full boints for each event

Re: Transformer's Release Parties (4 of them?!?)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:05 pm
by SirToby
I'm not sure how the boints will be awarded. I have sent an email to the IFPA asking them to clarify how the boints will be awarded and I will post here when I hear back.

Re: Transformer's Release Parties (4 of them?!?)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:42 am
by SirToby
This is the response I got from the IFPA:

The boints will be shared amongst all the Portland launch parties over the calendar year.

With the 4 being held for Transformers, this will make 6 total.

Re: Transformer's Release Parties (4 of them?!?)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:00 am
by Opto
I wonder if they're going to give away a translite at any of them?

Re: Transformer's Release Parties (4 of them?!?)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:05 am
by LongBallLarry
Are each of these independent tourneys, or is an aggregation of all four (4)?

Re: Transformer's Release Parties (4 of them?!?)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:09 am
by ROM
Each are their own tourneys. There's a possibility of four winners.

Re: Transformer's Release Parties (4 of them?!?)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:21 pm
by Dropshot
Ignore all those dates. Next Thursday at Club 21 is the only one that matters. There isn't even one tonight. It's tomorrow, or something. It's all fucked.

Re: Transformer's Release Parties (4 of them?!?)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:35 pm
by SirToby
Opto wrote:I wonder if they're going to give away a translite at any of them?


The email I initially received from the IFPA indicated that they are shipping out trophies "along with some other goodies". However, they did not elaborate on what those other goodies might be. I am not aware of any prizes to be awarded other than what I previously discussed.

Re: Transformer's Release Party

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:58 am
by Krookid
So. . .is there a tourney tonight at APEX?

Re: Transformer's Release Party

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:28 pm
by Dropshot
No idea, I won't be there though. So if anyone wants to go and check it out and see if there is feel free to run it of there is one.

Re: Transformer's Release Party

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:42 pm
by sauce
Anyway I could do an 8:10 qualification, work from 4-8 just down the street, Guess I will just show up on my way home.

Re: Transformer's Release Party

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:13 pm
by TheStandardNate
Just got off the phone with Nikkie at the Apex, she informed me that the tourney is next Friday 10/28.

Re: Transformer's Release Party

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:26 pm
by Dropshot
Yeah, like I said, the dates were all messed up. So if anyone wants to run the apex thing go right ahead. I won't be there to do it.

Next thursday at Club 21 however, I will be at with Logan running it. The way it's always been and should be.

Re: Transformer's Release Party

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:41 am
by ROM
Why are there so many freaking release parties? Is it Stern trying to get every single operator who buys one to throw a release party?

Re: Transformer's Release Party

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:09 pm
by deathsave
ROM wrote:Why are there so many freaking release parties? Is it Stern trying to get every single operator who buys one to throw a release party?


so many in seattle this year. maka won last night, and is the proud owner of a translite and 2.something wppr boints!

Re: Transformer's Release Party

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:10 pm
by Opto
Hey - I sold my TRON translite for $150 - nice prize!

Re: Transformer's Release Party

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:41 am
by revtest
10/27 Club 21 Transformers Release Party

Final Standings

1 Noah Davis
2 Jason Nagy
3 Pat Castaldo
4 Paul Kalk
5 John Fujita
6 Greg Stafford
7 Mike Smith
8 Jake McGhee
9 Clarissa Baker
10 David Hall