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2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:01 pm
by TomGWI
January 20th 2018 in Neenah WI

Re: 2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:01 pm
by TomGWI
Trophy arrived today.

Re: 2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:41 pm
by TomGWI
I sent emails out to the current 21 ranked players in WI. If you did not receive the email please pm me.

Re: 2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:21 pm
by KingPin Games
I didn't recieved one...

Re: 2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:04 am
by TomGWI
KingPin Games wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:21 pm
I didn't recieved one...
You are sitting at 66 currently...........turrible! :P

Re: 2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:37 am
by TomGWI

Re: 2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:36 am
by Hilton
thx again Tom and Eric (and Paul for doing trophy stuff).

I appreciate all you are doing to put this on! Looking forward to a fun day on a sweet collection and playing pinball with everyone.

Re: 2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:20 pm
by TomGWI
Hilton wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:36 am
thx again Tom and Eric (and Paul for doing trophy stuff).

I appreciate all you are doing to put this on! Looking forward to a fun day on a sweet collection and playing pinball with everyone.
Thanks Hilton. Should be a good time.

Re: 2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:17 pm
by Eric_S
I'm looking forward to having everyone over for the SCS next Saturday. It looks like pizza will be brought in for lunch. In regard to an evening meal later during the three strikes tournament, I'm not planning on anything other than chips/snacks/popcorn. My wife has some other activities with the kids that day, so I won't be able to pick up/make anything, but if anyone wants to bring a treat to share for later in the day, feel free.

I've been working on making repairs for items that broke during the last chance tournament. Below is a list of completed repairs. If you notice something that I may have overlooked, let me know.

Meteor - Fixed loose post by spinner.
Eight Ball - Fixed broken upper pop bumper and star rollover switch.
Jungle Lord - Switch matrix crapped out and now working (it started when I noticed the tilt wasn't working).
RBION - Ball trough issue ended up being a stuck ball on the playfield.
Alien Poker - Spinner repaired.
Roadshow - eddy current sensor in front of Ted wasn't working, but now is fine. I suspect heat/number of games was the issue.
Embryon - Fixed weak upper flipper, repaired left slingshot, replaced broken capacitor on tilt (MUCH more sensitive now).
TFTC - fixed weak left flipper.

Another note - any extra balls earned during play for SCS and 3-Strikes tournament will be plunged except for add-a-ball EM machines.

There are still openings for the 3-strikes tournament starting around 3 PM on Saturday, January 20. It is open to everyone, so let me know if you want to play in that one.

thanks,
Eric

Re: 2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:20 am
by chevmontess
Stng had a real sticky bottom left flipper and the upper right flipper was a little weak...

Re: 2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:34 am
by chevmontess
I also remember on taf when you would hit the center ramp it would pop the ball up. Not sure if the metal piece was flush or not on the entrance to the ramp. And on tz the left flipper was set higher than the right flipper a bit. Played fine though

Re: 2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:50 am
by Eric_S
I'll take a look at those issues. ST:TNG is probably the game most prone to weak flippers due to lower voltage/heat with all of the other games on.

Re: 2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:29 am
by Hilton
Eric_S wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:50 am
I'll take a look at those issues. ST:TNG is probably the game most prone to weak flippers due to lower voltage/heat with all of the other games on.
you can just throw it out. I think you have plenty of games to choose form, lol :)

Re: 2018 IFPA WI State Pinball Championship

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:55 pm
by TomGWI
I think the best medicine will be to keep games off that are not being actively played after the practice session. That way it will help eliminate some issues with heat and also eliminate voltage being pulled to games not being played.