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Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:24 pm
by Zio
The Gagno's are looking forward to attending. The last three trips we've stayed at the Best Western at the Meadows. Good location and only 20 minutes from the pinball tournament. http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern ... Code=38106

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:51 am
by Opto
Anyone have and in depth Big Casino strategies they'd care to share?

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Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:31 pm
by Dropshot
Wish it were Zip-a-poo...

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:33 pm
by Dropshot
We might even pull that center post above the three in-lanes at the bottom.

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:44 pm
by videomode
I say we just pull the inlanes and leave the post.

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:45 pm
by Opto
Those flippers have to go . . . they make the game too easy . . . too skill based.

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:01 pm
by Dropshot
Ah, thee ol' plunge and pray.

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:25 pm
by ROM
Thinking about paying a visit...

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:18 pm
by Dropshot
That would be fantastic Rom.

You could also volunteer some time for precious tournament entries here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1477

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:21 am
by caylegeorge
Just leave big casino nice and nudgeable. Those games are nicely playable and fun if the tilts are reasonable. No need for it to be a luckbox :)

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:02 pm
by PirateMike
So, my favorite thing in larger tourneys is when there's also a minigame or two. Anyone have any thoughts on setting something up? I loved the ones the girls set up at slabtown a couple years ago now, but there's all manner of fun stuff we could do!

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:48 pm
by Dropshot
The top finishers at Rose City Showdown will be receiving PAPA entries along with registration.

Also, this year we will be giving away free entry to Pinburgh to the 1st place finisher in the Open tournament.

Additionally, Rose City Showdown V (next year) will be one of the final stops of the 2012 North American Tournament Circuit.

http://papa.org/circuit/

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:21 am
by Opto
I put this in Tips and Tactics as well. Rules and gameplay videos for Skateball - STUDY UP.

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Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:25 am
by rentoon
Hotels nearby Center/Foster....

BTW... It's about 6-7 blocks from Holgate/Foster corner. (Holgate/foster is approx. at 63rd.

Slingshot lounge is about 56th so it should be center/foster.

Just like the other post.. Nearest hotel is MOTEL 6 on 31st/powell.
Another MOTEL is one located on 69/Powell accross from the former middle school (now vacant). and/or hotel on SE 78th/Powell
*or*
Stay at a HI-hostel on SE Hawthrone/30th. They will not accept locals to stay there. You can take public transit form there straight to the venue on one bus line. Keep in mind that the last bus leaves the venue approx. 1:05 AM daily/sunday.

You can stay at a hotel in the downtown portland area and you can take a local bus from downtown to the venue.
82nd Ave oK.. example.. days in on NE 82nd/Jonesmore near MAX station. or ones near columbia blvd near the airport like someone mentioned.
Be weary when staying around 82/Powell and 82/Holgate.

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:22 pm
by Isaac
It should be noted that the 14 Bus on Hawthorne starts downtown on Madison and drops you off right in front of the Slingshot.

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:29 pm
by Dropshot
We have changed our software to award boints on a 100 point scale rather than the 50 point scale used in previous years.

It helps accommodate for more players in that unless we have over 80 players everyone will receive some amount of boints per machine.

It will also makes for a wider range in scale when Fred starts to make his wonderful graphs when it's all over.

Maybe he could even give us an example graph of how much more fun the new graphs will be to look at???

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:56 pm
by ROM
I don't get this post. What are boints?

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:21 pm
by FHF
Ask and ye shall receive. Here's a comparison of the 50 and 100 point systems using the results from Showdown III

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Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:21 pm
by Qdub
So Quarterworld will be holding a Side tournament at Sling Shot During the Three days of this event. We'll be wheeling in the AD/DC Pin, and throwing a GC tournament. Its gonna be a little different this time around though. It's gonna be $1 a play. the winner however with get 50% of the total take after the 3 days. We're also working on a #1 score prize. The AC/DC GC Tournament will end Sunday at 2pm. A clip board will be left at the host table for you to throw down your info if you put up a score. Important! we need you info so if your not there at 2 on Sunday, you'll still get your winnings. Have at it bawlers

-QDUB-

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:33 am
by Opto
This is perfect for PatC . . . he can't be beat on a Stern. Oh wait . . . but can he be GC'd on a Stern??? I guess we'll have to find out.