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    Borg at Stern before returning to the works of Roy Parker and Steve Kordek While there s not enough time to go into any depth about their contributions it s good to see their work and influence being recognised Chapter four is called Pinball Mania and Pinball Maniacs The Men and Their Machines which is enough to tell you it s all about players and collectors The commentary sets up some interesting questions who are the pinball players and who are the collectors who amass or even hoard machines in their homes The first interview is with Gerrit Zalm who admits he owns no machines and only plays pinball a couple of times a year but he does have a passion for the game and lists his top three titles Steve Ritchie then speaks up for pinball on location dispelling any lingering suspicions of shadiness which might remain from a long lost era when playing pinball had less wholesome connotations But ultimately we don t gain much insight into why people play why they compete or why they collect machines in such large numbers The final chapter is Pinball Revival and Pinball Future The Silver Ball Rolls On and it begins with a look at three pinball museums who are bringing pinball s past to the current and next generation of players The Dutch Pinball Museum Freddy s Pinball Paradise and the Paris Pinball Museum are all featured while the re born Dreamland amusement park in Margate UK gets a look in too Raphaël Lankar of the Paris Pinball Museum The narrative moves on to new games being produced both by the likes of Jersey Jack and Silver Castle Pinball and custom machines such as The Matrix The commentary acknowledges the surge of interest in all aspects of pinball across all ages ending on an upbeat note about pinball s future Same Player Shoots Again sets itself a hugely ambitious target to recount the history of pinball examining the highs and lows over the past century to explain how electromechanical and electronic machines work to get under the skin of the players and comprehend the game s attraction to understand what motivates collectors to explore the state of the machine parts and add on businesses and to look at what lies ahead for the game the industry and the hobby Each of those could and in some cases already has fill a DVD in itself so it s no surprise that this documentary skips over large sections to avoid getting bogged down in the minutia The result is that it s light on the kind of interesting details from which dedicated pinball fans might get a kick Inside the DVD case Same Player Shoots Again appears to target a wider audience those with a limited but tangible interest in the game and less the kind of devoted fan who will speedily buy every new pinball book even before the ink is dry If that advances interest in pinball then it

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  • Pinball News - First and Free
    up two flights to the bar itself which is equally minimally lit This way up The main bar Beer Buns specialises in imported Japanese craft beers and steamed Hirata buns with assorted meat vegetable and shellfish fillings Neither is exactly cheap The beer menu The house draught beer Asahi Super Dry Super Cold Draught is 4 95 7 05 7 45 a pint and the alternative Hitachino Nest White Ale is 7 15 310ml 500ml bottles or cans range from 4 75 6 75 7 15 to 9 95 14 20 15 each Buns are 3 95 each or 7 50 for two while jumbo chicken wings are also available Japanese TV is shown on the big screen The best choice is to visit on a Monday when you can get a pint of Asahi Super Dry and two buns for 7 50 or to buy one of the other deals such as 10 bottles of assorted craft beers for 50 71 25 75 30 or 2 for 1 on draught beers on Tuesdays Beer Buns has two pinball machines On this visit they were Guns N Roses and Tommy but the we are told they are changed quite frequently Guns N Roses and Tommy The Tommy looked in good condition and played fine but the Guns N Roses had a few issues such as shots to the right ramp not registering which made multiball almost worthless Both also had quite sensitive tilts Pinball is not the only game in town though as next to the pinballs is a table football foosball game The table football machine Another good reason to visit on Monday is that the two pinballs and the table football are all free to play The pinballs are not set on free play but have enough credits

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    in they have a certain age 30s 40s 50s I want everyone to re live their youth so when you come and you were playing in the 70s you play Capt Fantastic So we decided that the machines which go into the Museum have to be rare or have a memory from your youth I have a time line I have machines from 1900 1910 20 50 I tell them stories and go to the 60s 70s 80s and the new machines Gerard said that there were currently 45 machines in the Museum but the aim is to have 50 The bank of machines on the left side The Addams Family Twilight Zone Freddy A Nightmare on Elm Street Space Jam Tommy Dirty Harry Indiana Jones Batman Forever Cirqus Voltaire and Cactus Canyon More machines against the left wall The Matrix Mini Viper Punchy the Clown and Safecracker Machines in the centre of the room Taxi Doctor Who Elektra Fireball Classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind Robot and Mr Mrs Pac Man Machines against the right hand wall Six Million Dollar Man Pinball Pool Q Bert s Quest Orbitor 1 Pinbot Black Knight 2000 Bone Busters Class of 1812 and Strange Science However fill a room with 50 pinballs and no matter how interesting the stories and the historical background might be people are going to want to play them So the museum has two different modes of operation During the week the Museum is open for tours or private parties These can be corporate events birthday parties or organised tour groups Gerard starts the events by telling his stories and introducing the guests to the machines and their history We have companies Tomorrow I have a birthday party for kids and the first ten minutes is mine I tell them the story I always do the funny stuff like Capt Fantastic with Adolf Hitler and they like it It s educational it s about the games and after they can play them Stairs lead up to the electromechanical and flipperless games Even the stairs tell a story At the top Electromechanical machines upstairs Dipsy Doodle Flip Flop Hi Score Pool Four Million BC Stop Go Capt Fantastic and Wizard A display of pre flipper games At the weekend the Museum operates more like an arcade The same historical information is available on request but the emphasis is very much on playing the games Entry to the Museum is charged according to the time spent there Three types of ticket are available A one hour ticket costs 6 6 40 4 25 while entry for three hours is 10 10 65 7 05 For longer stays a full day ticket is available for 16 The great majority of the games are on free play but play on the very newest titles is restricted through the use of tokens a number of which are included with each ticket Gerard explained how it works Most machines are on free play but

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    four were Daniele Acciari Markus Stix Mathias Leurs and Krisztián Szalai We ll re join them shortly but interspersed with the Open play off rounds were the play offs for the Classic Tournament The sixteen qualifiers played eight head to head best of five matches to whittle the numbers down to eight and then to the final four Rich Mallett is electrified by Elektra in the Classic Tournament play offs The four who went to the final were György Kovács Rafael Masedo Rodríguez Cezary Glowala and Sághy Kálmán The Classic Tournament final was decided by a single 5 ball game on Bally s Kiss Cezary Glowala was player one followed by Sághy Kálmán and Rafael Masedo Rodríguez with György Kovács the fourth player Cezary Glowala played first Cezary got off to a good start racking up 160K by his second ball more than three times his nearest rival He strengthened that position with another 100K on his third ball while György was closest of the others on 145K Sághy Kálmán played second Rafael was a little way behind on 112K with Sághy some way off the pace with 39K after some tough rebounds Rafael Masedo Rodríguez was player three Cezary added around another 100K on his fourth and final balls to end on 456K Sághy started to have more of the run of the ball but it was ultimately too little too late as he ended on 111K Rafael only improved slightly with a 177K total which left György as the only man standing between Cezary and victory György Kovács playing to save the final György moved ahead of Rafael into second place but his game ended on 190K making Cezary the winner Cezary celebrates the win Prizes from the Museum and the sponsors were then presented by tournament director and fellow Classic Tournament finalist Sághy Kálmán Winner of the Classic Tournament Cezary Glowala Second place György Kovács Third place Rafael Masedo Rodríguez The top three in the Classics Tournament with their illuminated trophies Classic Tournament Results 1 Cezary Glowala 2 György Kovács 3 Rafael Masedo Rodríguez 4 Sághy Kálmán 6 Laszlo Horn 6 Mathias Leurs 6 Rich Mallett 6 Tamas Odler 12 John van der Wulp 12 David Deturck 12 Gabriel Ortiz Llonis 12 János Dakos 12 Berecz Istvan 12 Zsolt Szabo 12 Péter András Simon 12 Zoltán Dósa 17 Peter Andersen 18 Olivier Leurs 19 Péter Szamosi 20 Botka Boldizsar 21 Gergely Csonka 22 Stefan Karlhuber 23 Acciari Daniele 24 Tibor Járosi 25 David Mainwaring 26 Öjvind Strömsholm 27 Miklós Szebenyi 28 Marcin Kisiel 29 Martin Ayub 30 Albert Medaillon 31 Daniele Baldan 32 Ernö Rotter 33 Olivier Renders 34 Konrad Maslowski 35 Ollivier Francq 36 Antti Peltonen 37 Markus Stix 38 Markus Schrodt 39 Vargha Ákos 40 Bart Vyvey 41 Benjamin Ruso 42 Zsolt Mészáros 43 Joël Wozniak 44 Artur Natorski 45 Berndt Ion Teodorescu 46 Kim G Hansen 47 Füredi Sándor 48 Frank Goeltl 49 Anatol Pante 50 Carlos Javier Parra 51 Rafal Jodelko 52 Dimitri Verhoosele 53 Tobias Löfstedt 54 Szabo Istvan 55 Bartosz Radomyski 56 Mattias Jeppsson 57 Sandor Varga 58 Alejandro Yepes Piedra 59 Robert Glashuettner 60 Didier Dujardin 61 Rob Breyne 62 Gaby Molotov Gavrilita 63 Jan Anders Nilsson 64 Devis Pierantozzi 65 Maarten Lemey 66 Mario Kaufmann 67 Dennis Verleyen 68 Daniel Nowak POL 69 Deborah Medaillon 70 Piller Zsolt 71 Gábor Fekécs 72 Bernhard Binderr 73 Ovidiu Cacina 74 Csapó dr Imre 75 Arno Nöbl 76 Pier Villa 77 Andrzej Cieslik 78 Zoltán Szemes 79 László Kadala 80 Tom Geneyn 81 Molnár Péter 82 Jörg Buchacher 83 Jakub Cieplinski 84 Tamás Marjai 85 Alexander Muer 86 Péter Busa 87 Milan Caranovic 88 Bencsik László 89 Vlad Terzi 90 Oskar Strandberg 91 Fred Van Den Bosch 92 János Sándor 93 András Lugosi 94 Peter Boncza 95 Zoltán Polgár 96 Mihály Horváth 97 Evert Brochez 98 Laszlo Imre 99 Ruha Istvan 100 Alberto Olivero 101 Csaba Asztalos 102 Michal Piasecki 103 David Schrittwieser 104 Guttmann Zsolt 105 Sebastian Gwizda a 106 Bego a Motilla Mulas 107 Sharis Dewulf 108 Jenna Muer 109 Kovács Gábor 110 Andrew Luke 111 Cinthya Messiaen 112 Tóth Szeles Attila 113 Susanne Schrittwieser 114 Katona Tamás 115 Eva Polgar 116 Attila Abonyi 117 Attila Jonas 118 Marta Scibisz 119 Thomas Rüegg 120 David Medaillon 121 Cristian Istrate 122 Kornél Kosdi 123 Gábor Varga 124 Karin Ruhmannseder 125 Gema López Torralba 126 Liv Decay 127 Vlad Filimon Nastase 128 László Tempfli 129 Balázs Pálfi 130 Hendrik Calis 131 Glenn Verhoosele 132 Florian Horvath 133 Eszter Hoppán With the clock showing something around midnight it was time for the Hungarian Pinball Open final The machine chosen for the final was Stern s Star Trek LE The four finalists in the Hungarian Pinball Open Krisztián Szalai Daniele Acciari Markus Stix Mathias Leurs Krisztián began the final with a 66M first ball Krisztián starts the final Daniele had an uncharacteristic rapid drain of his first ball with only 251K on the scoreboard Mathias played third and only fared slightly better 5M while Markus did a little better still with his 24M first ball score Daniele was player two Krisztián only added 13M on his second ball to reach 79M Daniele had a second bad ball to reach just 1 2M Mathias did about as well as Krisztián to stand on 17M but it was Markus who started challenging for the lead with his ball 2 total of 62M Mathias was player three Ball three changed everything at the top Krisztián scored another 7M to reach 86M Daniele finally had a good ball and jumped up to 50M Mathias mirrored Krisztián again to add 7M to his total and score 24M But it was Markus who powered ahead reached Kobayashi Maru multiball and ended his third ball with 203M on the board Markus takes the lead on his third ball The fourth ball brought only small increases all round Going into the last ball Krisztián had 97M Daniele 57M Mathias 27M and Markus

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    We are so used to hearing seminars spoken in English it was slightly odd to hear Wil s talk in Dutch although obviously quite reasonable given our location and the audience However the five seminars which followed were all in English starting at 12 30am with Jean Paul de Win talking about pinball art in the digital age J P de Win Jean Paul has worked on or is currently working on three separate pinball projects from three different manufacturers The Wizard of Oz and The Hobbit for Jersey Jack Pinball The Big Lebowski for Dutch Pinball and Timeshock for Silver Castle Pinball J P shows his early designs for The Big Lebowski In his seminar he spoke about the work he has done for all these games as well as showing how it developed and the kinds of assets he gets or doesn t get from movie studios when dealing with licensed themes Then at 1 10pm pinball artist Greg Freres held his talk about his career working in the pinball industry Greg Freres Greg also talked about the origins and development process for Whoa Nellie Big Juicy Melons which he and Dennis Nordman created along with the work he s doing at Stern Pinball Greg talks about Whoa Nellie Greg was one of the two special guests at the DPO Expo and machines for which he created the artwork were featured in the Classic Tournament The next seminar was at 2 15pm and starred Jaap Nauta from Dutch Pinball to talk about their The Big Lebowski game Jaap talks about recent changes to The Big Lebowski Jaap explained about the pre production machines out on the show floor and how much work remained before they would be able to start production Jaap goes through all the events of the past year Dutch Pinball hope to start production of the first The Big Lebowski machines before Christmas with the majority coming off the line early in the new year At 3 05pm the second special guest took to the stage to talk about his life in pinball Roger Sharpe at DPO Expo 2015 Roger has been in the licensing and marketing business for decades not only for pinball but for video games and slot machines too but his knowledge covers the whole pinball business since the seventies In this seminar Roger took questions from moderator Jim Jansen as well as the audience Jim Jansen and Roger The final seminar began later than its scheduled 4 10pm start time due to Roger s seminar overrunning It featured Andrew Heighway of Heighway Pinball who was there with two members of his team Ingvar and Harrie Andrew with Ingvar and Harrie Andrew began by talking about the new display options available for Full Throttle and future Heighway Pinball titles including small and large backbox displays Andrew Heighway He then moved on to the company s second title Alien and how development of that game is progressing showing the latest artwork and playfield layouts While the seminars were taking place qualifying for the main tournament the Dutch Pinball Open was under way in a separate building across the courtyard Inside twenty pinballs were set up ranging from the 1982 Warlock to 2008 s Batman The first four machines in the DPO Players selected six of the twenty machines on which to play a single four ball game The back row of DPO machines All the scores on each machine were ranked with the top score earning 100 ranking points A player s total score was the total of their ranking points on all six machines A soft joker was also available which allowed a player to replay one of their six machines to try to improve their score If the score on the joker game was higher then it replaced the original score Otherwise the joker game score was discarded A queueing system was employed where players put their badges on a peg board so they could wait for their turn The queueing system When it was their turn they took the machine number card slotted it into their badge holder and handed it to an official who kept it until the game was over and the score recorded This prevented anyone walking away mid game without recording their score The badges of the players on the machines Android tablets were used to record the scores with the scoring system running on a laptop which drove three external displays two monitors for machine scores and a projector for overall standings Players check their scores and current position Here are the twenty machines available for qualifying DPO Qualifying Machine List Andromeda Batman Stern Batman Forever Congo Corvette Creature from the Black Lagoon Demolition Man Dirty Harry Earthshaker F 14 Tomcat Fish Tales Frankenstein Mary Shelley s Funhouse Getaway The High Speed 2 Hoops Indianapolis 500 Spider Man Warlock Whitewater World Cup Soccer Qualifying ran throughout Saturday from 10am until 9pm The top 48 players then qualified for Sunday s play off rounds with the next six in reserve places in case of no shows The qualification results were published on the DPO website for those who didn t want to wait around Here s the list of the 48 qualifiers DPO Qualifying Round Pos Name 1 Paul Jongma 2 Taco Wouters 3 Cayle George 4 Albert Nomden 5 Roy Wils 6 Erwin Deutschländer 7 Martijn Van Aken 8 Dirk Klaver 9 Jochen Ludwig 10 Bart Bartholomeus 11 Brenn Oosterbaan 12 Kevin Roelants 13 John Van Der Wulp 14 Martin Ayub 15 Jonas Johansson 16 Sylvain Grévin 17 Peter Blakemore 18 Bart Volman 19 Benjamin Graebeldinger 20 Alain Boulieu 21 Eric Fisher 22 Axel Bouet 23 Olivier Renders 24 John Gimera 25 Franck Bona 26 Jasmijn De Jong 27 Bjorn Brand 28 Eko Elens 29 Eric Andries 30 Jim Lindsay 31 Nils De Kleine 32 Jake Peterson 33 Neil Fellender 34 Timber Engelbeen 35 Ivan Geentjens 36 Michel Van Den Elzen 37 Joachim Reniers 38 Richard Mallett 39 Jasper Van Eeden 40 Dirk Elzholz 41 Mario Kertels 42 Victor Stulemeijer 43 Kirsten Adam 44 Wilbert Der Kinderen 45 Rens Hooijmaijers 46 Norbert Broman 47 Anthony Rorive 48 Vincent Chardome When Sunday rolled around action in the DPO had moved from the separate building into the theatre for the play off rounds The theatre hosted the DPO play offs The format for the play offs began with eight rounds of Swiss system play All the matches were single 4 ball games with players paired up and only who won and who lost recorded For the first round the top qualifier played the 48th placed qualifier the 2nd placed played the 47th placed and so on For rounds 2 8 players were paired up so that they faced someone with the same or similar number of match wins That meant the matches potentially got harder if you kept winning and easier if you kept losing Trophies and cash prizes awaited the winners There was some controversy at the start of the play offs when a road accident prevented several players getting to the venue in time for the 9 30am cut off Some arrived late to find they had lost their place with reserve players who were present on stage given their place instead With 48 players in head to head matches 24 machines were needed They were DPO Play Offs Machine List Congo Doctor Who Dracula Bram Stoker s Freddy A Nightmare on Elm Street Getaway The High Speed 2 Goldeneye High Speed Iron Man VE Jackbot Johnny Mnemonic Jurassic Park Medieval Madness Monopoly Monster Bash Party Zone The Scared Stiff Shadow The Sopranos The Spider Man Star Trek The Next Generation Tales from the Crypt Tommy The Who s Tron Whirlwind Although you may think it wouldn t take too long to play eight two player games in reality each round had to wait for all the results from the preceding round to be completed before the pairings could be worked out As a result one long game slowed everything down and it took until around 2 40pm for all eight rounds to complete The DPO play offs The DPO play offs Tournament Director Ad Jonker enters the latest results Matches and results were shown on the screen using the MatchPlay system The last few matches of the eighth and final round Once all eight rounds had been completed the four players with the most wins went through to the final While Cayle George was the clear leader with seven wins out of eight there was not unsurprisingly a tie for the remaining places in the final with seven players on six wins That meant a seven way shoot out on a machine chosen at random Monopoly Seven players have a shoot out to decide three places in the final Taco Wouters starts the shoot out The result saw Taco Wouters Roy Wils and Michel Rorive go through to the final to join Cayle DPO Shoot Out Results Taco Wouters Michel Rorive John van der Wulp Dirk Klaver Jochen Ludwig Roy Wils Dirk Elzholz 15 887 400 9 034 490 5 557 030 7 086 450 4 764 010 10 749 560 3 710 750 And so we reached the culmination of the competitive weekend the DPO final The top three Cayle Roy and Taco each chose a machine to play The choices were Getaway Jurassic Park and Scared Stiff The final four Taco Cayle Michel and Roy The winner of each game would earn 4 points second place would get 2 points third would receive 1 point with no points for fourth The machines for the final The playfield camera is set up to show the first game on the screen Ad sets Getaway to 3 ball play and adjusts the volume With all the equipment adjusted it was time to begin the final starting with game one Jurassic Park Michel starts the final Going into each player s third and final ball the scores were very close with Michel on 38M Roy on 44M Cayle on 62M and Taco on 30M However Roy in the player two position had a good multiball and broke away from the pack with his 243M total Roy playing multiball It proved to be enough to win the game with Taco moving into second place with 97M Cayle was third on 78M and Michel fourth on 41M Then it was on to game two Scared Stiff The over the shoulder camera showed the playfield and display on the screen Once again Michel began but he like all the finalists didn t get off to a good start In fact the highest score from all four on their first ball was Taco s 1M Taco begins his first ball of game two There was a brief discussion on ball two of Cayle s game when the lock unexpectedly kicked out a ball which immediately drained but it was ruled to be just a part of gameplay and the final continued A break in the final to check the rules Despite that mishap Cayle had a good multiball with Double Trouble running followed by Monster Multiball and won the game with his 32M total Roy was second with 12M from his multiball modes Taco was third with 5M and Michel was unable to make his mark and ended on 3M With the last game to play the scores were DPO Final Scores After 2 Games Roy Wils 4 2 6 Cayle George 1 4 5 Taco Wouters 2 1 3 Michel Rorive 0 0 0 Greg and Roger were in the audience watching the final So Roy Cayle and Taco could still win if the other players positions worked out right Cayle began on Getaway Cayle starts the last game of the final Things didn t go so well though as Cayle ended ball one on 6M Michel was second to play Michel is player two His first ball was only slightly better racking up 10M points Then came Roy Roy in the player three position He made a more respectable 71M on ball one leaving Taco to see what he could do Taco is player four His 19M ball one score put him into second place but it was still wide open for someone to storm ahead Cayle got into his game a little more on his second ball to end on 44M as did Michel who crept ahead of Roy with his 80M But it was Roy who really got things going with his second ball total of 270M Taco responded and came remarkably close to Roy ending his second ball with 261M Cayle needed a great last ball to be in contention for the win but it didn t happen for him and his 53M condemned him to fourth place in the game Michel had a similar fate only adding 4M to his 80M score At this point Roy had mathematically won with a guaranteed 8 points and a possible 10 if he won Taco only had 3 points but if he won he would ease past Cayle s 6 points to take second overall Roy only added 11M to his score on his final ball ending on 281M Could Taco add another 20M to take second One 26M video mode later and it was all over So Taco won game three Roy was second Michel got his first point in third and Cayle ended up in fourth That made the overall scores and position as follows DPO Final Scores 1 Roy Wils 4 2 2 8 2 Taco Wouters 2 1 4 7 3 Cayle George 1 4 0 5 4 Michel Rorive 0 0 1 1 Soon after the presentations were made by Roger and Greg Winner of the DPO 2015 Roy Wils Second place Taco Wouters Third place Cayle George The top three in the DPO 2015 DPO Final Results Pos Name 1 Roy Wils 2 Taco Wouters 3 Cayle George 4 Michel Rorive 5 Dirk Klaver 6 Jochen Ludwig 7 John van der Wulp 8 Dirk Elzholz 9 Martijn van Aken 10 Bart Bartholomeus 11 Kevin Roelants 12 Martin Ayub 13 Axel Bouet 14 John Gimera 15 Eric Andries 16 Ivan Geentjens 17 Kirsten Adam 18 Vincent Chardome 19 Paul Jongma 20 Albert Nomden 21 Erwin Deutschländer 22 Sylvain Grévin 23 Peter Blakemore 24 Alain Boulieu 25 Olivier Renders 26 Jake Peterson 27 Victor Stulemeijer 28 Norbert Broman 29 Anthony Rorive 30 Bas Vis 31 Ivan Miles 32 Brenn Oosterbaan 33 Jonas Johansson 34 Eric Fisher 35 Eko Elens 36 Jim Lindsay 37 Nils de Kleine 38 Neil Fellender 39 Timber Engelbeen 40 Richard Mallett 41 Lieven Engelbeen 42 Bart Volman 43 Joachim Reniers 44 Jasper van Eeden 45 Wilbert der Kinderen 46 Rens Hooijmaijers 47 Bjorn Brand 48 Jasmijn de Jong 49 Benjamin Gräbeldinger 50 Franck Bona 51 Michel van de Elzen 52 Mario Kertels 53 Pieter van Leijen 54 Ralph Beckers 54 Erik de Jong 56 Jaap Valent 57 Greg Mott 58 Stefan Toonders 59 Ronald Oenema 60 Rob Overdijk 61 Joost Leerentveld 62 Koen Heltzel 63 Arco van Geest 64 Albert Medaillon 65 Bas van Doorn 66 Laurence Boulieu 67 Dave van den Akker 67 Matt Vince 69 Gerard Poelwijk 70 Patrice Luwel 71 Didier Dujardin 73 Barry Hoeben 73 Phillipe Bocquet 73 Helen de Haan Verbeek 75 Remco Broman 76 Alex Reihle 77 Tobias Wagemann 77 Sörn Weiss 79 Stephane Swaenepoel 79 Stefan Herold 82 Steven van der Staaij 82 Tommy Machado 82 John van Haaften 84 Ynze van den Broek 85 Glenn Verhoosele 86 Jos Deboosere 87 Tom Loomans 88 Edwin Nijs 90 Heinz Baumann 90 Justin Walker 90 Peter Muis 92 Andy Ball 93 Jim Jansen 94 David Mainwaring 95 Arjan Neet 96 Theo Maas 96 Ronald Klappe 98 Jacob Torsten 99 Marcel Diks 100 Jan Poland 101 Jules Reivers 102 Robin Struyf 103 Peter Roos 104 Robert van Dam 105 Dennis Slagboom 105 Claudia Chelius 107 Stefan Judmann 108 Roger Sharpe 109 Patrick Struwer 110 Lutz Hammer 111 Tom Vis 112 Rob Fransen 113 Peter Brand 114 Vincent Hendrikx 115 Dina Fukson 115 Mark van der Gugten 117 Wijnco van Helden 118 Jörg Multhaupt 119 Florian Thomas 120 Peter van Vliet 121 Ben Zaad 121 Ron Meiresonne 123 Hans Bijsterveld 123 Stefan Poland 125 Jerome Costenoble 126 Antonio van der Heijden 127 Mark Heneda 128 Barry Driessen 129 Niels van Uden 130 Anne Sonnemans 131 Tom Erland Ullerlien 132 Enrico Douwens 132 Frederick Perignon 134 Owen Richards 135 Tim Kreukels 135 Daniela Oymann 137 Marco van Swelm 138 Merlijn Vink 139 Tom Erik Johansen 139 Steven Demets 141 Jean Paul de Win 142 Adam Bona 143 Patrick Monseu 143 Mario Vandermeulen 145 Gerard Vos 146 Billy van de Ven 147 Victor Machart 148 Hendrik Morskate 149 Robert Schilder 151 Roddy Branderhorst 151 Rainer Gliem 151 Erol Saydam 153 Jesse van Iersel 154 Jeroen Dekker 155 Rolf Bakermans 156 Tom Thobe 157 Babs Negelen 158 Kevin Sultana 159 Joris van Neijenhof 160 Pelle Gerritsen 161 Robin Koning But the DPO was certainly not the only tournament taking place at the DPO Expo The Classic Tournament was held in the main hall on six machines featuring artwork by Greg Freres They were Classic Tournament Machine List Dr Dude Elvira The Party Monsters Fathom Harlem Globetrotters Vector Whoa Nellie Big Juicy Melons Play in the Classic Tournament Players could buy unlimited entries at 3 a time with each entry giving one game on three of the six machines Scores were then ranked and the combined ranking points across all three game the player their overall score and position Only a player s highest scoring entry counted The Classic Tournament ran from the opening of the event on Saturday morning until around 4pm on Sunday There was no play off so whoever had the highest position when the event ended was the winner With scores of 737 620 on Harlem

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    comes by adding content and fun play value to the game by displaying progress information score and other game intellectual property Proper choreography and integration of the video into game play is extremely difficult to achieve in a pinball machine It s not a video game where people are always looking at a screen What about using a Pinball 2000 style system Did you like it It would be much cheaper to make now than at the end of the 20th century when the price was one of biggest problem for this design I don t understand why nobody returns to this concept It s nice for what it was two games From the start I thought it would get boring making all shots have to be in the middle of the playfield Let s talk about pinball themes I m not big fan of music pinballs if you know what I m saying Wrestling Hmm although I did eventually like WWF Royal Rumble so maybe with the new wrestling pinball it will be the same However I love the idea of a The Hobbit pinball But with The Wizard of Oz there was a problem The theme itself is not the problem but its recognition in other countries In Poland it was unknown although I appreciate Poland is not that important but it was similar in much of Western Europe Were you afraid that and you didn t have any other thematic choices WOZ has brought young people and women to pinball Customers on location and in home tell me that all the time The theme is timeless and in those places where it is not known a good pinball machine even without a movie title will always be played a lot It also gets you to be curious as to what WOZ is and then you get the DVD and discover new things like WOZ WOZ shares the stage at Printimus Pinball with illusionist Krystian Bączyński You wrote to me about how WOZ was selling 80 home 20 commercial Has that changed at all If it hasn t then Stern must still have a near monopoly with commercial operators since Gary said about 80 of our games are commercial 20 collector We did not sell many games to operators YET because it took years to wait to get our games Now that we have WOZ in stock we are briskly selling them to operators We expect to sell many Hobbits to operators as well Our games are loaded with fun and they make money The rule of pinball is that if it ain t broke it ain t pinball well if it works and makes money on location IT IS JERSEY JACK PINBALL Don t you think that making pinball machines mainly for collectors or for private use is very problematic for pinball keeping the games amongst the same small community of home buyers Surely the key for pinball is to open it up to new people and

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    being shown on TV and more because there was a month long pinball tournament being held on the four machines there The pinball machines are at the back of the bar behind the pool tables The four machines at Sneakers when we visited were NASCAR Dr Dude The Party Zone and The Sopranos The first three were in a bank against the back wall while The Sopranos was on the left next to an emergency exit NASCAR Dr Dude and The Party Zone The Sopranos NASCAR Dr Dude and The Party Zone all looked good and played well They had been LED ed making them appear brighter but colder than usual The Sopranos had a few issues which impacted on gameplay such as the safe being broken and the right ramp not registering but was otherwise clean and playable The tournament involved registering your best score on each machine with the bar tender or submitting a photograph to the accompanying Facebook group The four top ranked players would then win prizes All four pinballs were priced at 0 50 a game which is more than reasonable Change was available from a machine just around the corner in an area for skill games such as cranes and other prize dispensers The change machine with two cranes Another crane and two other skill games On the other side of The Sopranos was a Golden Tee 2016 game We visited Sneakers on a Tuesday afternoon in October when the weather was warm but rainy Consequently there were not many other patrons there either inside watching the sports or outside in the covered patio area overlooking the street The outside seating area However it s easy to imagine the place being overrun during the summer months at weekends and during key sporting events Sports

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    75 per play but ranged from 0 25 for the oldies to 1 00 for the newest machines Quarters are accepted on all machines with dollar bill acceptors on some of the newer ones There s a change machine too so all the angles are covered The machines all looked great and nearly all played well although the upper flipper on Eight Ball Deluxe wasn t working when we played it The only other issue was the discrepancy between the volume of certain games with Doctor Who and Kiss drowning out all the other games If you manage to get the highest score you can have your achievement recorded in chalk above the machine in question High scores to date In addition to the machines there s been a lot of effort put into The Pinball Lounge to make it a clean modern and attractive environment with colour changing LED lighting and plenty of seating Even the bistro style tables feature pinball designs A different type of pinball table However the most striking pinball design is reserved for the back wall of the Lounge The Pinball Lounge mural painted by Ed and his family What kind of a lounge would it be though without a bar and some music Thankfully The Pinball Lounge has both covered Only lager style drinks are available either on draft or in bottles As it was nearly Halloween spirits were also available There s also an extensive food menu based around pizzas burgers hot dogs sandwiches salads wings fries and assorted breakfast items such as toast ham sausages and eggs For music there is a compact disc jukebox and although it says tracks are priced at a modest 25c each it is actually better than that and set on free play The CD jukebox The

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