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2015 Houston Arcade (& Pinball) Expo


By Nevus

4 years ago



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    #23 4 years ago
    Quoted from Brandon:

    I'm still on the fence about going and if it would be worth the effort. How does this show compare to the Texas Pinball festival?

    Not nearly the size, but still very fun. There are multiple rooms available.

    One room is basically a replica of the arcades of the 80s/90s. Loud music, black lights, crazy announcers.
    Another room is more serene with EM machines, vendors and new technology.
    The tournaments are held in their own area, along with a few vendors, and it's a nice change from the other areas.

    I highly recommend the HAAG show.

    Marcus

    3 months later
    #89 4 years ago

    If you plan to attend the Houston Expo this year, the tournament area is offering up a show only special for a Stern Kiss Pro or Stern Game Of Thrones Pro.

    If you are interested in, please check out the market forum thread for additional information.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-2015-houston-expo-stern-pinball-special

    Marcus

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    #140 4 years ago
    Quoted from labnip:

    I could bring some stuff, but don't have a trailer

    Get a UHAUL trailer. $40 a day for the covered 6x10 I believe. That will fit 4 games.

    You are welcome.

    Marcus

    1 week later
    #203 4 years ago
    Quoted from zr11990:

    Is the show this weekend? Shit I need to pay attention.

    Yes. And Yes.

    Marcus

    #214 4 years ago

    I will be in Houston around 3:30pm on Thursday +/-. I'll be bringing a trailer with 8 machines for the tournament area.

    This will include the NIB Kiss Pro and NIB Game Of Thrones.

    So I look forward to having an unloading party on Thursday afternoon followed by "tournament setting" testing to follow!

    Marcus

    #217 4 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Marcus.
    We will be leaving early Friday morning with the 2001.

    Do your best to be here as early as you can. I'll be in the area around 9am (ish).

    If you are a tad late, we'll survive.

    Marcus

    #244 4 years ago

    If anyone needs a pass, send me a PM.

    I have at least 4 to share.

    Marcus

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    #365 3 years ago

    What a terrific weekend! The 2015 Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo Tournament was a huge success! We raised $500 for Flip Off Hunger. TigerLaw has graciously agreed to match our donation, so we raised $1,000 for Flip Off Hunger. That is over 3,000 meals for hungry families over this holidays season! Thanks to all of my tournament players for helping support a very important cause!

    The show awarded over $3,000 in cash and prizes. We had a top 20 player (Joshua Henderson), top 40 player (Bob Matthews), top 60 player (Colin MacAlpine) and two top 90 players (Phil Grimaldi, Jon Drew).

    Joshua Henderson won the Main Event A Division tournament.
    Preston Moncla, current IFPA Texas State Champion, came in second.
    Mark Meserve came in third.
    Jessica Shepherd came in fourth.

    For the second time in Houston Expo history, we had a woman in the top 4 of our main event. Jessica Shepherd fought her way through some very tough competition to get to the Top 4. She also won a 1st place trophy & cash for being the top qualified woman in our event. Congratulations to Jessica for her amazing tournament weekend!

    I will write up another post with all the winners from this weekend!

    Looking forward to next year!

    Marcus

    #371 3 years ago

    For those that participated in the Pinball Tournament, which game was your favorite to play?

    Did you have a favorite EM? Classic Solid State?

    For me, I was pleasantly surprised by Gilligan's Island.

    2001 was fantastic. Made me regret passing up on Dimension back in 2013.

    Game Of Thrones was very, very good, IMHO. I like the depth of the rules. I like the flow. I think it is a winner.

    Marcus

    #373 3 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Was surprised by everybody that wanted to purchase the Gottleib 2001.
    It is a sweet little game and plays perfectly.
    I probably most liked KISS and Game of Thrones because they were both so new to me.

    Great condition Wedge heads playing perfectly tend to bring out the offers.

    Thank you for allowing me to use it in the tournament area!

    Marcus

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    #391 3 years ago

    I just found out that Flip Off Hunger Tournament generated 6,000 meals for hungry families this holiday season!

    The food bank had its own matching promotion. So we raised $500 (1,500 meals), and TigerLaw matched it with his own donation of $500 (1,500 meals). And the North Texas Food Bank had a benefactor who matched our $1,000 donation, so that is an additional 3,000 meals.

    All together, we will feed 6,000 people from one weekend of having fun! Congratulations to all of my tournament players! You guys are awesome!

    Marcus

    #394 3 years ago

    Tournament Winner pictures!!

    Main Event -- Players qualified on 16 games.
    The games were divided into 4 banks. The top qualified player in each bank earned a bye
    Bank 1: Dragonfist, 2001, Addams Family, Attack From Mars
    Bank 2: Simpson's Pinball party, Data East Simpsons, Royal Guard, Eight Ball Deluxe
    Bank 3: Capt. Card, Fish Tales, Corvette, Earthshaker
    Bank 4: Kiss Pro, Wizard Of Oz, Wild Wheels, Joker Poker

    Winner: Joshua Henderson (middle)
    2nd: Preston Moncla (left)
    3rd: Mark Meserve (right)

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    B Division
    Winner: Lee Moscaritolo (right)
    2nd: Kim Vanderveen (left)
    3rd: Phil Grimaldi (not pictured)

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    C Division:
    Winner: Robert Dancu (third from left)
    2nd: Rachel Morris (second from left)
    3rd: Nikolas Poklitar (first from left)
    4th: Jody Aucoin (fourth from left)

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    #395 3 years ago

    Flip Off Hunger Winners! This tournament was a high score tournament on Game Of Thrones and Kiss. Maximum points of 100 were available for each title.

    Friday Flip Off Hunger

    Winner: Joshua Henderson (center)
    2nd: Sven Johnson (left)
    3rd: Robert Byers (right)

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    Saturday Flip Off Hunger

    Winner: Robert Byers (center)
    2nd: Bob Matthews (left)
    3rd: Colin MacAlpine (right)

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    #396 3 years ago

    Match Play Tournaments. Best 3 out of 5 matches. 4 rounds of qualifying. Cut to playoffs. Playoffs were "Amazing Race" style, loser of match eliminated.

    EM - 2001, Royal Guard, Capt. Card, Wild Wheels

    Winner: Colin MacAlpine (center)
    2nd: Sven Johnson (left)
    3rd: Justin Niles (right)

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    Solid State - Dragonfist, Eight Ball Deluxe, Earthshaker, Joker Poker

    Winner: Mike Van Etten (center)
    2nd: Colin MacAlpine (left)
    3rd: Matt Quantz (right)

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    Modern: Addams Family, Attack From Mars, Simpsons Pinball Party, Simpsons (DE), Corvette, Fishtales, KISS Pro, Wizard Of Oz

    Winner: Colin MacAlpine (center)
    2nd: Jon Drew (left)
    3rd: Robert Byers (right)

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    #397 3 years ago

    Pin Golf -- 18 holes played on all 16 Main Event machines plus Game Of Thrones and Starship Troopers.

    Winner: Zach Fishman (center)
    2nd: Robert Byers (left)
    3rd: Colin MacAlpine (right)

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    #398 3 years ago

    Boxing Glove Event -- Players had to wear boxing gloves while playing Starship Troopers.

    Winner: Colin MacAlpine (center)
    2nd: Preston Moncla (left)
    3rd: Joshua Henderson (right)

    #399 3 years ago

    1 Handed Flipper Tournament -- In this tournament, players had to use one hand to control the flippers. There were two flippers on one side of the game. Each button controlled a different flipper. The tournament took place on Lexy Lightspeed.

    Winner: Colin MacAlpine (center)
    2nd: Mark Meserve (left)
    3rd: Emily Hobbs (right)

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    #400 3 years ago

    Team Tournament -- Match Play double elimination event played on Gilligan's Island.

    Winners: Robert Harris & Kim VanderVeen (left two players)
    2nd Place: Dennis Moncla & Allen Robertson (right two players)
    3rd Place: Zach & Carey Fishman (center two players)

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