Ever wanted to get a better working knowledge of EM machines? Heard about Mark Gibson’s Fun with Pinball classes but COVID getting in your way? Well have I got great news for you!
Mark will be hosting an online clinic this Saturday, May 9th at noon mountain. Bonus: an online clinic means you don’t even need to be a local!
For those new to Fun with Pinball, it all started with mechanical models built to demonstrate how various mechanisms work – an exhibit which Mark put on at the NoCo Mini Maker Faire in Loveland, CO. The project grew from there to the clinics he now hosts throughout the Denver-metro area that offer hands on experience and EM theory to equip you with the skills to diagnose and repair your own machines.
Thank you to all arcade owners and operators for taking the recommended precautions to close temporarily so we can slow the spread of COVID-19.
The IFPA has also joined the effort by suspending sanctioning of events effective tomorrow March 17 through March 31 at which time they will revisit the decision. That means, any tournaments being held between now and then (Durango’s Group Knock-out, Pueblo’s Bite Me, Pinball Jones’ Monthly and 1up Greenwood’s Monthly) will not be held, or if for some reason they are, no WPPRs will be awarded.
I know. This all sucks. But it’s the best way to ‘flatten the curve.’ So everyone, stay home! But once this passes, I plan to drop loads of quarters at all my favorite arcades and I hope you’ll join me for the pinball operator stimulus effort.
With an expanded field of 144 players and a full 18 hole course this year’s IFPA Pin-Masters won’t disappoint. Qualifying is spread over two days and players are broken into two tee times – 10am and 3pm.
Friday and Saturday will feature qualifying for IFPA Pin-Masters and we’ve got a lot of Colorado players in the mix. For broadcast purposes we will be following one group from each tee time on each day.
Colorado Players by Tee Time
Friday and Saturday – Group 1 – 10am Aaron Johnson Adam Lefkoff Bridge Morgan Dave Andersen Donavan Stepp Escher Lefkoff Jason VonLembke Mat Brundage Mateo Leyba Robert Slyker Ryan Altermatt Shawn Savageau
Friday and Saturday – Group 2 – 3pm Adam Higgins Adam Jordan Dean Grover Elliott Layne George Fisher Helena Walter Higgins Jason Thomas Jordan Dechaine Justin Rausch Kevin McCarthy Nathan Hart Nick Brown Ryan Wanger Snow Galvin Zach McCarthy Zen (yea he’s a NYC guy now, but we still claim him)