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    Demolition Man Dracula Dracula Elvira and the Party Monsters F 14 Tomcat Farfalla Fish Tales Fire Flintstones The Funhouse Gilligan s Island High Speed 2 The Getaway Hot Wheels Hurricane Independence Day Jackpot Joker Poker Judge Dredd Medieval Madness Monster Bash Mustang LE Mustang Pro NBA Fastbreak No Fear Pinball Magic Revenge from Mars Revenge from Mars Roadshow Scared Stiff Scared Stiff Shadow The Space Shuttle Spider Man Star Trek Data East Star Trek The Next Generation Star Wars Data East Star Wars EP1 Star Wars Trilogy Super Mario Bros Terminator 2 Theatre of Magic Tron Twilight Zone Whirlwind Whitewater Whitewater Side Tournament Funfest Jubilee Stardust Free Play Attack from Mars Spare machines Indiana Jones Monster Bash Star Trek The Next Generation Several top players from across Europe attended and enjoyed the tournaments such as Daniele Celestino Acciari Italy Markus Stix Austria Michel Dailly France Stefan Herold Germany Janczyk Martin Poland Laszló Hórn Hungary and even one from Japan Trophies for the main side and Ladies tournaments The whole on site organisation as well as all the logistics of the event were handled by Flippnic its founders and members Moderation of the event was undertaken by the founder of the Austrian National Pinball Sport Association Gabor Varga Flipper SV also provided support for the registration via its home page and its payments public relations and a lot of other areas too Gabor Varga explaining the schedule and the rules of the tournament Registration for the tournament started at 8 30am and the tournament itself began at around 10am After an introduction of the rules and schedule in both German and English the first four rounds were played before lunch time which was between 1pm and 2pm A lunch buffet was available on site for those who ordered it in advance with either vegetarian or non vegetarian food Enough was prepared and kept warm during the second part of the event that people could take some additional food later in the day At 2pm the remaining eight rounds of Swiss tournament began The first eight positions after the twelve rounds had qualified for the final rounds which were shown on a big screen like everybody has seen at the PAPA tournaments Preparation of the finals machines The big screen above the finals machines The eight qualifiers for the semi final rounds were Pos Name 1 Daniele Celestino Acciari 2 Markus Stix 3 Cesare Datri 4 Jörg Buchacher 5 Giuseppe Volante 6 Roland Schwarz 7 Martin Janczyk 8 Roberto Pedroni The top two qualifiers Daniele and Markus received a bye straight into the final In the first semi final the 3rd and 4th placed qualifiers played on Mustang Pro for the third final place which was won by Cesare Datri In the second semi final the 5th to 8th placed qualifiers played a game on AC DC Luci for the fourth place in the final On the second ball the AC DC developed a switch error so a new game was started

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    full size Concorde and it is spectacular The hangar s most famous resident The guest s tables were set up under the plane s fuselage and wings During the day the hall for the show didn t look anything unusual but at night with the lighting effects it was fantastic We set up right at the side of the loading steps for the plane Once the pinballs were up and working we moved the AC DC around under the plane s nose to take the AC DC v Concorde pictures and I am sure you will agree they look cool Stairway to Heaven or Highway to Hell AC DC ST TNG with G BOAC 100 004 The DeLorean also made it Authentic down to the smallest detail 6pm and it was time for food in the green room We went in and there were four women already sitting around the table eating It turned out they were the House of Angels girl band one a violinist one plays saxophone one vocalist and another on the keyboards We entered the venue around 6 30pm and naturally we had to walk down the red carpet to get in Then we waited for the guests to arrive Guests get the red carpet treatment They all started to come in to the hangar and were given their complementary glass of champagne or three The pinballs at the start of the night They appeared not to be interested in the pins to start with maybe they were scared of them but slowly the occasional guest came over to play One woman played loads of games It turned out she used to play Star Trek TNG years ago in her local pub and she got several decent scores on it A long time silver ball fan Everyone went to sit down ready for their meal so we returned to the green room as there would not be anybody around for about the next hour and a half When we entered the green room there was a group of women and one bloke dancing and I mean dancing just like you see on The X Factor This was the Anne Finnigan Theatre School practicing for the show Both times we were in the green room there was a bunch of guys and a woman sitting in the corner watching We wondered who they were until later on when Paul realised n they were on stage and that they were the 80s tribute band The 80s Experience And they were good We returned to the show about ten minutes before they were due to finish their main course Dessert for the guests was a knickerbocker glory bar With it being a corporate event with some very influential people there we decided that there was a very real risk someone may try to poison some of them so we had to do our duty and be food tasters to make sure nothing was underhand so to speak And I

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    could choose between arcade and pin there was no question which I was going to throw a few credits into Video driving and shooting games also form part of the collection Attila too was attracted by pinball as a child although he wasn t a keen player of the game Instead it was the artwork which grabbed his attention The first pinball table I spotted at the age of 11 was a Space Station from Williams in a local arcade The machine the theme somehow reminded me of Stanley Kubrick s masterpiece 2001 A Space Odyssey even though I couldn t really understand Kubrick s work at such a young age so I immediately fell in love with this fine piece of artwork At the same time I encountered the beautiful Swords of Fury too which was the first machine I bought for my collection as an adult Strangely I didn t play on these machines back then I only admired them and just stared at them a lot I preferred arcade machines as a kid but now definitely the opposite is true although I ve got some dedicated Midway arcade cabs an Atari System 1 plus a Nintendo cabinet in my home collection at present Between acquiring his collection of 25 machines in 2009 and the opening of the museum this year another 145 pinballs were added to bring the total up to 170 of which more than 130 are displayed These were mostly sourced from Europe with around a fifth coming from Hungary but more specialist titles came from further afield In fact pinballs were purchased from around 17 different countries to complete the museum s current collection More machines from the Pbal Gallery collection Of these both Balázs and Attila have a special affinity for the oldest machines which were the more difficult to obtain while Attila also has a eye on some of the more interesting modern titles too Balázs said I m most proud of the machines which came from the furthest source for example the first Bally machine Ballyhoo 1932 and the first pinball with flippers Humpty Dumpty 1947 I bought these from the US but I m also really proud that we can endear and show to our visitors locally forgotten arcade machines such as Sega Basketball or Midway Shooting Gallery Attila continued I m clearly most proud of the oldest woodrail machines but I also find the Alvin G and Capcom pins very interesting And there is a weird connection that binds me to Pin2k machines somehow too Alvin G Capcom and Pinball 2000 together in this corner of the museum There are plenty of woodrails in the collection too such as this Williams Hayburners from 1951 To take on the role of a museum rather than merely being an extended game room informational cards are displayed on top of every machine and the collection is arranged thematically to showcase specific elements and advancements in the game through the years One of

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    we bring you the following reports with the newest first NEW Click here for the tour of the Ara manufacturing facility Click here for the approved playfield artwork Click here for the game s status at the end of 2014 Click here for the Dutch Pinball team at the Dutch Pinball Expo Click here for the Dutch Pinball team s appearance at Pinball Expo Click here for the launch party

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    Division on Sunday The next eight would form the B Division while the remainder would make up the C Division The results from the qualifying round were Division A GROUP A GROUP B Pos Name Pts C O 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Daniel Maczurek Tamas Odler Martin Ayub Jürgen Gärtner Balazs Palfi Norman Heikamp ukasz Wawryka Jakub Tkacz 13 12 11 11 11 11 10 10 3 4 4 3 3 5 3 3 Pos Name Pts C O 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Greg Mott Mariusz Tkacz Hubert Krysi ski ukasz Romanowski Janos Sandor Tobias Wagemann Armand Maculewicz David Mainwaring 13 12 12 12 11 10 10 9 6 3 5 3 4 2 4 1 Division B GROUP A GROUP B Pos Name Pts C O 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Sebastian Gwizdala Marcin Kisiel Balazs Takacs Marcin Krysi ski Rafal Bytomski Andreas Kopp Jaroslaw Nietrzebka Jozsef Fejes 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 2 4 2 Pos Name Pts C O 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Cezary Glowala Gyorgy Kovacs ukasz Dziatkiewicz Daniel Kaczmarek Stefan Redetzky Arkadiusz Marciniszyn Matthias Kluber Szymon Marciniszyn 9 9 9 7 7 7 5 5 5 6 3 4 4 2 2 2 Division C GROUP A GROUP B Pos Name Pts C O 17 18 19 Gabor Vanderer Adam Lelonek Max Frischmann 5 4 3 0 2 1 Pos Name Pts C O 17 18 Piotr Wiszniewski Marek Kotkiewicz 5 1 1 0 After qualifying was complete players could continue practicing on the main tournament machines play some qualifying games in the Classic Tournament take part in one of the mini tournaments or head into the city to get some dinner When the second round of the main tournament began on Sunday morning the sixteen players in Division A would all play each other as in the qualifying round However the results from the first round would carry over so the seven players already played did not need to be played again and the number of wins from those matches were carried over into the second round These carried over wins are shown in the fourth column for each group above The same system applied to Divisions B C and all matches took place simultaneously When the eight matches in Division A had been played the number of wins were added to those carried over to produce a ranking The top four of these went into the main final The next four played for 5th to 8th the next four fought for places 9th to 12th and the last four played for 13th to 16th In all of these rounds each of the four players could choose a machine to play and a 4 player game was played on them The winner of each game scored 4 points second place scored 2 points third place earned 1 point and the lowest score didn t receive any points After all four games had been played the number of points earned were added to the number of wins in previous rounds to decide the positions The A Division final was held a little later so everyone could give it their full attention and it was contested by Janos Sandor Greg Mott ukasz Romanowski and Hubert Krysi ski The first three of the finalists could choose a machine to play but the fourth machine was pre selected as The Wizard of Oz The four A Division finalists Greg Mott ukasz Romanowski Hubert Krysi ski and Janos Sandor Janos s choice of Demolition Man was first to be played On each machine the player who chose it played first Janos on his choice of Demolition Man Janos had a poor start scoring just 11 4M Greg played second and was pleased with his first ball score of 848M but ukasz followed him and more than doubled it to 1 73B Hubert scored 72 3M on his first ball Greg on Demolition Man ukasz on Demolition Man Hubert on Demolition Man Janos never got a good ball and ended his game on 74 7M Hubert pulled back his game to take third place with 420M Greg wasn t able to repeat his first ball performance and finished second with 1 03B ukasz meanwhile was almost unstoppable eventually ending his game with a score of 4 32B The audience for the final of the A Division Greg s choice was Dirty Harry but it didn t prove to be an inspired selection as he only scored 159M with his three balls Greg starts on Dirty Harry ukasz did somewhat better with his winning 421M total compared to Hubert s second place 280M while Janos was very close in fourth on 157M Play moved on to ukasz s choice of Star Trek The Next Generation With two wins he had a clear lead with his 8 points to Greg on 3 points while Janos and Hubert both had 1 point ukasz begins the third game on Star Trek The Next Generation ukasz was the first player to choose a machine which worked well for him Despite having a ball hangup during his game he powered to a three ball total of 1 69B A stuck ball didn t hinder ukasz s performance on ST TNG Janos was closest of the chasing pack with 625M while Greg ended on 595M and Hubert scored 317M With three wins ukasz couldn t be caught and had already won going into the last game of the final but the remaining places were still up for grabs It was Hubert s turn to play first Hubert starts the last game of the final He had a poor start scoring just 868 points Janos did better with 7 5K Greg was in the lead with 8 9K while ukasz was last to play and scored 2 8K The last game of the tournament is

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    in front of the jail to start multiball The Limited Edition model also adds a crossbow ball cannon on the bottom apron which can be used to shoot the ball at specific targets Here s a full list of the features in each model The feature matrix Stern s website includes a number of pictures from the game Above the flippers is a series of counter inserts The LE model includes a ball shooter above and behind the flippers This operates like the laser shot on Austin Powers The LE also adds the fish tank containing zombie heads on the backboard Another LE feature is the raising left ramp to provide a shot beneath The left ramp is raised The Well Walker bash toy The toy opens up to reveal the guts on the Limited Edition version Cell Block C is at the top of the playfield Bash on the doors to open them Star rollover switches make a welcome return Speaking of returns here s the Woodbury return lane On the LE it gains a drop target and a spinner Here s what Stern Pinball had to say about their latest release Stern Pinball Brings The Walking Dead To Life World s Leading Maker of Arcade Quality Pinball Games Announces Pro and Limited Edition Versions of The Walking Dead MELROSE PARK IL September 9 2014 Stern Pinball Inc the world s oldest and largest producer of arcade quality pinball games announced today the availability of its Pro and Limited Edition models of AMC s The Walking Dead pinball machine Inspired by the hugely popular AMC drama the newest Stern game brings the hit series to life on the pinball playfield AMC s The Walking Dead the most watched series among Adults 18 49 is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics The drama tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse Stern s The Walking Dead pinball features everything fans would want in a flesh eating pinball world Players fight to survive the zombie apocalypse alongside series icon Sheriff Rick Grimes by battling zombies and completing various game missions The game includes multiple zombie toys for adrenalin filled zombie battles at familiar locations from the show such as the Prison and Cell Block C A brilliant high definition zombie filled art package heightens the player s excitement The Limited Edition LE version of the game offers unique special effects such as a fish tank with illuminated sculpted zombie heads and a motorized crossbow assembly that allows players to launch the ball anywhere in the game The LE mirrored back glass with exclusive art adds to the dynamic pinball experience The Walking Dead story has captured the intrigue of audiences for years from the popular comic books to the hit TV series We are thrilled to serve such a passionate fan base and to bring this game to pinball fans said Gary Stern Chairman and CEO of Stern

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    24 players would go through to the first round of A Division play offs The next 16 who were not in the top 500 IFPA rankings or who hadn t won a major tournament went into the B Division play offs To give a helping hand players were given a joker which allowed them to replay one of their six choices to try to improve their score If the joker game s score was better it replaced the original score otherwise it was discarded Only one joker could be played per competitor Players in the UK Pinball Open To help manage the waiting times the 137 entrants were split into three two hour qualifying times 10am 12pm 12pm 2pm 2pm 4pm They could choose their preferred time slot when they registered through the website The 12pm 2pm slot proved to be the most popular with all 50 places quickly selling out Machines 9 to 14 More UK Pinball Open action The machines used this year were Lord of the Rings The Monster Bash Jackbot Funhouse High Speed 2 The Getaway Pirates of the Caribbean Star Trek The Next Generation World Cup Soccer Fish Tales The Machine Bride of Pinbot Flash Gordon Hot Wheels Pinbot Iron Man With Barry Oursler as the show s special guest all three versions of his Pinbot game featured in the UK Pinball Open The UK pioneered the use of handheld computers to record scores and this year the trusty Dell Axim PDAs were retired in favour of eight 9 inch Android tablets Nick records another Iron Man score Players check their scores When all the games had been played the qualifying positions were declared Those in the B Division with their names struck through were ineligible to play in the B Division UK PINBALL OPEN QUALIFYING RESULTS Pos A Division Qualifiers Pts 1 William Dutton 543 2 Craig Pullen 511 3 Paul Jongma 509 4 Greg Mott 508 5 Andrew Foster 486 6 Franck Bona 462 7 Marcin Krysinski 459 8 John van der Wulp 456 9 Helena Walter 446 10 Andrew Heighway 442 11 Richard Rothwell Jackson 429 11 Martin Janczyk 429 13 Carl Spiby 415 14 Kevin Birrell 412 15 Phil Dixon 396 16 Nicolas Linqué 394 17 Lukasz Romanowski 391 18 Pontus Qvarfordh 390 19 Adrian Donati 374 20 Dave Langley 373 20 Rowan Salger 373 22 Wayne Johns 372 22 Tobias Löfstedt 372 24 Eddie Lehan 360 B Division Qualifiers 25 Philippe Bocquet 354 26 Ken Neil 345 27 Andreas Hedström 343 28 Nathan Garwood 342 29 Robin Kemp 340 29 Dave Blake 340 29 Jan Anders Nilsson 340 32 Mark Green 337 32 Garry Speight 337 34 Dirk Klaver 335 35 Leon Verrall 329 36 Stefan Hjalmarsson 323 36 Tim Thornton 323 38 Victor Machart 316 38 Matthias Klüber 316 40 Timothy Raison 314 41 Louise Wagensonner 305 42 Paul Owen 303 Non Qualifiers 43 Mike Kindler 303 44 David Mainwaring 300 45 John Whitfield 298 46 Richard Hughes 296 47 Mark Potter 291 47 Jim Lindsay 291 49 Nick Marshall 286 50 Arthur Derbyshire 284 51 Colin Clunie 282 52 John Higgins 270 52 Paul Reddington 270 54 Stefan Granberg 266 55 Kate Morris 264 55 Alex Hooper 264 57 John Willett 263 58 Adam Bona 252 59 Michael Ebblewhite 252 60 Pete Dixon 250 61 Mikael Olausson 249 62 Mark Walton 248 63 Rob Taylor 244 63 Peter Blakemore 244 65 Oli Fletcher 239 66 Jonas Ingerlund 236 67 Malc Lashley 233 68 Jasmijn de Jong 232 69 Chris Edis 230 69 Matt Vince 230 71 Philip Fryars 229 72 Vin Jauhal 227 73 Daniel Omerod 224 74 Steven Demets 218 74 Ivan Miles 218 76 Pete Ryder 217 76 Philip Omerod 217 78 Kevin Smith 213 78 Soren Worre 213 80 Steve Akroyd 212 81 Jörgen Gürtner 211 81 Justin Walker 211 83 Ian Craig 209 84 Andrew Shillabeer 205 85 Ray Gallyer 201 85 Martin Ayub 201 85 Albert Nomden 201 88 Noel Griffiths 199 89 Dina Fukson 194 90 Nick Hill 193 91 Alexis Mather 192 92 Phillip Eaton 190 93 Jon Emack 183 94 Graham Whitehouse 181 94 Iris Forsberg 181 96 Tony Smith 179 97 Doug Smith 178 98 Mark Slade 177 99 Elliott Griffiths 176 99 Graham Rowley 176 101 Anthony Woodfield 175 101 Steve Rowsell 175 103 Pete Hannan 172 104 Paul Brock 167 105 Joe Tripp 164 106 Lewis Fryars 163 107 Shaun Harvey 159 108 Ailsa Clunie 156 109 Graeme Haynes 155 110 John Bateson 150 111 Ian Wallace 149 112 Daniel Bentley 147 112 Dan Lewell 147 114 CJ Brown 146 115 Leo Galway 143 116 Emily Raison 137 117 Mark Foster 133 118 Elliott Miles 129 119 Andrew Pritchard 124 120 Jose M Espina 123 121 Marianne Linqué 121 122 Gary Hardy 115 123 Pete Closs 114 124 John Akkermans 111 124 Dan Wallace 111 126 Sharron Howe 93 127 Julie Chambers 86 128 Neil Fellender 82 129 Sandy Nesbitt 81 130 Nick Hamill 74 131 Jim King 59 132 Ankur Gupta 58 133 lorena Sibson 55 134 Ian Walmsley 54 135 Marta Janczyk 46 136 Chris Horner 34 137 Darren Gaunt 32 The A Division qualifiers entered their first round of play offs where they played four pre selected machines in pairs Before each match both players were given a 30 second warm up to familiarise themselves with the machine while the pairings changed with each match The first round of A Division play offs The scores on all the machines would be ranked and the eight players with the most ranking points would move on to the semi finals The results from this round were UK PINBALL OPEN QUALIFYING RESULTS Pos A Division Play Offs Pts 1 Franck Bona 347 2 Lukasz Romanowski 286 3 Paul Jongma 279 4 Craig Pullen 271 5 Andrew Foster 268 6 John van der Wulp 263 7 Nicolas Linqué 253 8 Kevin Birrell 252 Non Qualifiers 9 William Dutton 220 10 Wayne Johns 213 11 Pontus Qvarfordh 207 12 Greg Mott 184 13 Richard Rothwell Jackson 173 14 Marcin Krysinski 149 15 Helena Walter 147 16 Andrew Heighway 141 17 Phil Dixon 131 18 Martin Janczyk 119 19 Eddie Lehan 118 20 Carl Spiby 111 21 Tobias Löfstedt 101 22 Dave Langley 96 23 Rowan Salger 90 24 Adrian Donati 81 Meanwhile Phillip Eaton assembled the B Division qualifiers outside and explained the format of their play off Phillip explains the B Division The sixteen B Division qualifiers were split into four groups of four and each group played a single 3 ball game on their allocated machine The top two from each group would progress to the semi final stage Because some players were excluded from the B Division due to their IFPA ranking the B Division results would not count towards the overall UK Pinball Open result and hence the WPPR points awarded Back in the A Division the eight qualifiers were split into two groups and they played a single 3 ball game on separate machines Monster Bash or Star Trek The Next Generation The top two from each went into the final while the bottom two played a 5th 8th place play off The first A Division semi final on Monster Bash The second A Division semi final on Star Trek TNG While the first semi final was a very tight affair Craig was unstoppable on Star Trek reaching Final Frontier with all four artefacts and ending on more than 5 billion A DIVISION SEMI FINAL 1 Monster Bash Score Franck Bona 102 608 010 Paul Jongma 94 806 500 Andrew Foster 91 395 220 Nicolas Linqué 9 100 660 A DIVISION SEMI FINAL 2 Star Trek TNG Score Craig Pullen 5 498 611 910 Lukasz Romanowski 411 929 200 Kevin Birrell 380 190 760 John van der Wulp 227 698 830 In the B Division the eight who made it through the first round of play offs were Ken Neil Garry Speight Leon Verrall Stefan Hjalmarsson Timothy Raison Paul Owen Andreas Hedström Dirk Klaver They went into two semi finals played on Iron Man and Pinbot The results from these were B DIVISION SEMI FINAL 1 Pos Iron Man 1 Leon Verrall 2 Stefan Hjalmarsson 3 Garry Speight 4 Ken Neil B DIVISION SEMI FINAL 2 Pos Pinbot 1 Dirk Klaver 2 Paul Owen 3 Timothy Raison 4 Andreas Hedström So the final four in the A Division were Franck Bona Paul Jongma Craig Pullen and Lukasz Romanowski The four A Division finalists Paul Jongma Craig Pullen Lukasz Romanowski and Franck Bona They played a single 3 ball game on a machine drawn at random This proved to be World Cup Soccer with Lukasz playing first Lukasz starts the UK Pinball Open A Division final Lukasz had a moderate start ending ball one on 28M Franck played next and did better to end his first ball on 75M Franck plays his first ball Paul played third and had the best start so far with nearly 300M on his first ball Paul s first ball Craig did moderately well on ball one pushing his score up to just shy of 100M Craig is last to play in the final By the end of the second ball things were much tighter at the top Paul still led with 337M but Craig was right behind him on 330M Lukasz had improved to 156M while Franck was struggling on 85M On the last ball Lukasz only marginally improved his score and ended his turn on 181M Franck finally put a run together and more than doubled his score to narrowly pip Lukasz to third place ending on 185M The battle for first was thus between Paul and Craig Paul play his last ball of the final Paul used his last ball to push his score up to 481M but would it be enough Craig plays the last ball of the final Craig began on 330M but an early drain put paid to his hopes as he brought the final to a close with his score of 378M A DIVISION FINAL World Cup Soccer Score Paul Jongma 481 724 660 Craig Pullen 378 625 910 Franck Bona 185 285 690 Lukasz Romanowski 181 724 650 Meanwhile the 5th 8th play off was taking place a little further along the row on Iron Man and it was a clear victory for Kevin Birrell as his 86M score was more than double his closest challenger Andrew Foster was second on 26M with John van der Wulp third on 12M and Nicolas Linqué less than a million behind in fourth A DIVISION 5th 8th Iron Man Score Kevin Birrell 86 650 670 Andrew Foster 26 041 720 John van der Wulp 12 513 820 Nicolas Linqué 11 620 080 In the B Division final it was victory for Leon Verrall who beat Dirk Klaver into second place with Paul Owen in third and Stefan Hjalmarsson fourth B DIVISION FINAL Pos Iron Man 1 Leon Verrall 2 Dirk Klaver 3 Paul Owen 4 Stefan Hjalmarsson Cash prizes trophies and medals were then presented by the head of the UK Pinball Open Peter Blakemore UK Pinball Open 2014 winner Paul Jongma with his trophy medal and 300 485 375 cash Second place Craig Pullen wins 175 Third place Franck Bona wins 125 Fourth place Lukasz Romanowski wins 100 B Division winner Leon Verrall wins 75 B Division second place Dirk Klaver B Division fourth place Stefan Hjalmarsson Each day there was also a high score competition for the younger players the UK Pinball Kids Tournament A single machine was set up in the tournament area and players could enter as many times as they wanted for just 0 50 0 80 0 60 per attempt The machine used on Saturday was Transformers and competition was fierce amongst the 19 players taking part with a constant line of hopeful youngsters trying to record the highest score of the day The UK Pinball Kids Tournament on Saturday This year brought a new Junior Division to the tournament Anyone below the age of 16 could enter the Kids Tournament but those aged 11 and under also qualified for the new division which awarded separate trophies to the top players When all the entries purchased had been used play ended around 4pm and the results were announced The highest Junior Division players are highlighted below KIDS DIVISION SATURDAY Transformers Score Lewis Fryars 28 584 490 Adam Bona 26 432 890 Elliot Miles 17 217 090 Dan Wallace 9 523 610 Nancy Belle La Porte 8 998 050 Luke Hasler 8 778 160 Max Bentley 7 917 840 Timothy Raison 7 557 290 Dimitri Linqué 7 521 960 Marley Simpson 5 448 100 Jack Foster 5 057 290 Leon Fryars 5 003 520 Harry Foster 4 811 670 Heidi Ane Forrest 4 522 570 Anna Langley 4 462 820 Phoebe lewell 3 532 610 Nell Boag 3 409 910 Miller Forrest 3 119 620 Joseph Hannay 2 715 790 Trophies were then awarded by Andrew to the top three in each division Thanks to Peter Blakemore for these pictures Winner of the Youth Division in the UK Pinball Kids Tournament on Saturday Lewis Fryars Second place Adam Bona Third place Elliot Miles Winner of the Junior Division of the UK Pinball Kids Tournament on Saturday Dan Wallace Second place Nancy Belle La Porte Third place Max Bentley The UK Pinball Kids Tournament concluded competitive events for Saturday but the show was far from over As usual there was an awards dinner held at the hotel featuring the show s special guest Andrew began proceedings with a number of announcements and thanks to people who had helped make the show happen Andrew at the awards dinner Andrew addresses guests at the awards dinner Following complaints in previous years about the tardiness of the food service at the awards dinner a buffet system was employed this year so guests could go and get their food at their leisure Unfortunately what was gained in speed of service was lost in quality of food while some dishes run out completely before everyone was served Once again a number of new inductees were added to the UK Pinball Group Hall of Fame an award given to those who have made a significant contribution to pinball in the UK The first of these awards went to Pinball Expo organisers Rob Berk and Mike Pacak who are celebrating their 30th show later this year Gary Flower who has attended all 29 previous Expos read the citation and introduced an acceptance video from Rob Berk Rob Berk thanks the UK Pinball Group for his induction The second new inductee was also introduced by Gary It was the editor of the Pingame Journal Jim Schelberg who was recovering from heart surgery but still recorded an acceptance speech video for guests at the Party The third new member of the UK Pinball Group Hall of Fame was introduced by Andrew and was Pinball Daze s Dave Willcox Apart from running his parts supply business Dave also hosted the new Welsh Pinball Cup at his home earlier in the year and was a major help to the family when fellow Welshman Dave Rolfe passed away last year Indeed the Welsh Pinball Cup awards the Dave Rolfe Memorial Shield to the winner Dave was unable to be at the Party so Chris Williams accepted the certificate and trophy on Dave s behalf Andrew and Chris The final new member of the Hall of Fame was the show s special guest Barry Oursler Barry receives his certificate and award from Andrew Before Barry spoke about his many years in the pinball industry there was a charity auction of items donated to the dinner to raise money for Barry s ongoing fight against cancer Items up for grabs included posters from Jonathan Joosten a refurbished laptop from SJ Computing and a number of Heighway Pinball promotional items Then Barry took a seat alongside Gary Flower as Gary asked him about his many game designs and the people he had worked with during his 30 years at Williams Barry and Gary Barry spoke about the special challenge of working with Python Anghelo where the inspiration for many of his most popular titles came from how he redesigned various games from other designers and his involvement with the new pinball start up Vonnie D Pinball Barry during his talk You can listen to Gary s interview with Barry by clicking the play button below or you can download it to your favourite MP3 player Click here to play the MP3 of the talk or right click to download the file You can also use the player below to play it within this page Get the Flash Player to hear this audio clip After the awards dinner there was a new feature for the UK Pinball Party All those who brought machines or helped run the show were invited to a late night pinball session in the main hall from midnight until 3am Anyone not in that category could purchase a pass for 15 with proceeds going to Barry s fundraiser Sunday at the Party began at 10am which was also the start of the UK Pinball Classic tournament also run by Peter Blakemore The fourteen machines from Saturday had been replaced by eight classic machines which in this context meant anything before the introduction of the dot matrix display The rules for the UK Pinball Classic were simple get a high score on any of the eight machines and you qualified for the semi finals Attempts cost 1 each and there was a maximum of 15 attempts per person Pretty soon all the machines had lines forming in front of them as players vied to take the top score and hold it until qualifying ended at 3pm Players in the UK Pinball Classic on Sunday

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    the first part of our In Depth Review Click here for details of the Premium model Click here for Stern Pinball s official announcement Click here to read how the title was revealed We ll have much more about The

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