Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby Dropshot on Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:35 am

it's only a month out. Any news? current line-up? anticipated game changes? 2 day format details? Anything? do I need to buy some shades or just take some drugs and go with it?
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby ROM on Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:40 am

I'll bring the jumbo tub of Purell. We can soak in it between matches.
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby deathsave on Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:21 pm

they always keep the game changes really quiet. i don't expect more than one will be swapped out though. i haven't seen ewoud or larry to ask about the two-day format, but something tells me that "qualifying" just means cutting it down to 32 people for sunday. keeping track of 120+ people qualifying on 16 pins with no computer? riiiiiiiight...
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby ROM on Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:45 pm

Cutting how? by people qualifying?
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby Dropshot on Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:25 pm

Rom, I am under the assumption that it will be played out heads up best of 3 until enough people have been knocked out leaving 32 left. It would be very very nice if they had it posted somewhere so you knew that say...you won your first 5 games and you were in the top 32 you knew so you could leave and not just wait there for the next 6 hours waiting to be called to play and later finding out you weren't going to be playing again that night.
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby FHF on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:10 am

Yeah, they are saying 1-7 on Saturday. I find it hard to believe that it will be down to 32 people after 6 hours if they are playing best of 3. Maybe though. At the GK tourney it took about 8 hours to get down to the final 32, and we had twice as many machines. Regardless, it took another 6 hours to get a winner, so I definitely think the 2 day format will be a LOT better. I mean seriously, it's just too hard to hang out in a bar and not drink for 14 hours straight!
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby deathsave on Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:41 pm

the owner and tournament administrator have been MIA for awhile so i haven't had a chance to ask. the bartenders, even the ones who are also pinball techs, don't have the story either. my expectation is that will run until at least midnight on saturday no matter what they say. must pace myself with the drinking to avoid a repeat of last year!

STTNG and IJ4 have been shopped in the last few days, so at least that's underway. i'm playing hooky today so i'll check things out and provide a report in that forum at the bottom that i like to hang out in by myself.
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby Dropshot on Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:43 pm

Is anyone planning on heading up Friday morning early afternoon?

Also, this will mark the 1 year anniversary of competitive pinball for a lot of us (and they say men can't remember dates) so let's show them what we have been up to for the past 11+ months and give them hell up there!
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby videomode on Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:44 pm

I like your thinking Dropshot
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby Opto on Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:07 pm

My "anniversary" of competitive pinball playing isn't till April, but I'll (hopefully) add to the fire of Portlands Pinball Inferno.
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby combo on Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:58 pm

I may be going now, as i got suspended from my crappy job and may get fired woot, plus the baby ands wife will be in spokane. so i hope i can make it as this is my favorite event of the year.


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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby deathsave on Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:06 pm

c'mon up, combo! i have frozen burritos!
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby Kickback on Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:24 am

I need a ride up on Saturday if anyone is going then. I may have a Heather with me and we can surely pay for some gas. I have to work closing at Ash St on Friday. i got Saturday covered for me. I haven't missed this in 5 years. HELP!
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby replay on Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:20 am

Who is going up to the tourney? I've been out of the loop.
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby Opto on Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:30 am

Emma and I will be there!
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby Soundcard on Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:47 am

I'm leaving Friday at 1. I have 2 spots in my car left for the trip up. Any body wanting a ride should call me and let me know.
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby Dropshot on Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:33 pm

so far what i know is:

Myself
You (Louie)
Soundcard
CAP
Justin
Noah
Emma
Fred
Sauce
Combo (maybe)
Jay wants a ride Sat morning

not sure if I am forgetting anyone but i think that might be it, well that I know of at least
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby Dropshot on Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:35 pm

oh yeah...remember to wear your kicking boots!

There will also be a lot of down time, I plan to bring a deck of cards, Danny B oh yeah Danny B is going too, he was talking about bringing up Monopoly!
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby FHF on Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:47 pm

I'm bringing dice! Uno, dos, tres!!! Gimme your money!
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Re: Shorty's 12th Nov 14+15th

Postby videomode on Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:00 pm

I'm going
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