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2020 Ann Arbor Michigan VFW pinball show

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    #101 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    What REALLY cracks me up is that that was an EM tourney?!?!

    Those old fuckers take their old-timey pinball seriously.

    I want to know how they managed to throw the trophy a whole 10 feet without blowing out both their elbow and back.

    #102 1 year ago

    I was there. The story is different from different perspectives.

    The rule that was won was a side rule for a 21 run in a poker style tourney. It was written poorly and stated the tournament is won if anyone got it.

    When this happened somewhat earlier than expected, a prize was offered (gift card) allowing the tournament to continue and a winning poker hand to win the trophy.

    This didn't bode well, and the insults (and trophy) started to fly.

    #103 1 year ago

    Sorry, I miss-remembered who threw what at whom.
    It was fun and entertaining none the less and no one was hurt, except for some pride and a trophy.

    #104 1 year ago

    It was a poorly written rule but the winner won fair and square and was entitled to his prize imo.

    #105 1 year ago

    Seriously... funny shit. It's a damn EM tourney for fun. No cash, no points, just shits and giggles. Boys and their toys.

    #106 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    What REALLY cracks me up is that that was an EM tourney?!?!

    Don’t FUCK with EM players.

    #107 1 year ago

    Shouldn't DON'T have been capitalized? Either way...OKAY.

    #108 1 year ago

    There was a whole lot of butt hurt going on that night. I was working in the main building, cleaning up and fixing games for the next day (the tourney was in the two out buildings.) I came out about 10pm and saw a guy i knew was doing well in the tourney, and he was leaving. (Tourney started at 8pm and was supposed to last to midnight at minimum). I asked, and he stated he had won, by the rules (the "21" rule), and he was leaving. He was upset, as were some other people that felt he did indeed win, by the stated rules.

    I talked to the secondary tourney director, and he agree, the guy did in fact win. But the head director, the guy that designed the rules, was having no part of it. Our solution was to award the 1st place to the "21" winner (as the rules stated), and then continue the tourney for second place. It seemed like an excellent compromise, and would keep everyone playing until at least midnight. (By the stated rules, if anyone "won", the tourney was over.)

    I insisted we make the compromise, and award the 1st place trophy right then and there. And then we could continue with a 2nd place winner (and since the "21" option was done, the tourney would go the full length.) That's when all hell broke loose. I still have the video on my phone of the trophy hurling through the air, and breaking into many pieces... and Bob pickup the pieces... And the "mike fight" and near punches... and the Eminem-like rap war of words...

    as a side note, these two guys were having a facebook war over the last month too... so they were already at odd with each other, before this all happened.

    And this boy and girls is why we WELD our trophies together now... and why i'm always at odds as to having a tournament or not...

    #109 1 year ago

    The part that upset me the most was being there for the award ceremony. when they made the announcement that the guy won, He literally came running up in this trot with this big smile on his face, like “I won I won”. Then the tournament director said, “thanks for ruining the Tourney for everybody you asshole, here’s your fu*king trophy”, as he hurled it through the air. I’ll never forget watching that and seeing the trophy going in, What seemed like, slow motion in this arc through the air, and then hitting the ground, and exploding into many pieces. And then the verbal abuse these two guys gave each other over the PA system, as they fought over the mike, which at the time, made me cringe. And frankly it takes a lot to make me cringe...

    #110 1 year ago

    If anybody beats me on Target Alpha JUST LET US FIGHT.

    #111 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    If anybody beats me on Target Alpha JUST LET US FIGHT.

    It could be the start of a pinball fight club!

    #112 1 year ago

    It clearly was a simmering issue with the two guys. I've been in three or four of the EM tournaments and, frankly, people have always been very cordial. Most of the folks playing have a pretty good idea of who the winners are most likely going to be before the first ball is played. One of the things I loved most about the early tournaments was that when you were out, your consolation prize was that you got to go inside and play the rest of the the VFW collection pretty much by yourself. If you asked me what I would prefer - first place trophy or getting the early play - I'm not sure I wouldn't tell you I'd prefer the early play on the rest of the games.

    I hope there is another tourney this year. Bums me out I missed last year because it fell on my son's UM graduation.

    #113 1 year ago

    Any chance I may see one of the 1up pins?
    That's something I want to try first.
    I remember a virtual pin a few years back.

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    #114 1 year ago

    All dressed and ready for the show

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    #115 1 year ago

    PuffDanny, looks like you lost some weight. Looking good!

    #116 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    PuffDanny, looks like you lost some weight. Looking good!

    Lol like a few hundred pounds

    #117 1 year ago

    The last time your waist was that small, was probably when you were 9 months old.

    #118 1 year ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    Lol like a few hundred pounds

    Stopped drinking Dragons milk?

    #119 1 year ago
    Quoted from Asylum:

    Stopped drinking Dragons milk?

    If you're talking beer then that would be a hard no. Little known Puff Danny fact-I have never drunk a beer in my entire life.I tasted a sip twice in my life and both times I threw up from the awful taste and will never try it again.

    #120 1 year ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    I have never drunk a beer in my entire life

    Shit bro... my bad. I thought you were part of the tail gate crew at VFW last year. Anyway, thanks for showing us the ULTIMATE anti-crop dusting suit to wear for the show! Good stuff!

    #121 1 year ago
    Quoted from Asylum:

    Shit bro... my bad. I thought you were part of the tail gate crew at VFW last year. Anyway, thanks for showing us the ULTIMATE anti-crop dusting suit to wear for the show! Good stuff!

    I stop over to harass them guys on my way to get my weed from my car

    #122 1 year ago

    I can vouch. Puff stops by but doesnt drink

    #123 1 year ago

    I stopped by the tailgate, didn't drink, got razzed, ran off like a scared Canadian

    #124 1 year ago
    Quoted from Meegis:

    I stopped by the tailgate, didn't drink, got razzed, ran off like a scared Canadian

    I still say you could have fit that mini baseball! This year i got a beer with your name on it

    #125 1 year ago
    Quoted from amkoepfer:

    I still say you could have fit that mini baseball! This year i got a beer with your name on it

    Appreciated, but I don't drink. I'll def chat though

    And as for fitting.... You crazy.

    #126 1 year ago
    Quoted from Asylum:

    Stopped drinking Dragons milk?

    that was me

    #127 1 year ago

    Don't want to be a broken record... but if you want to come to the show, Sunday tickets are starting to get thin on numbers. Don't wait too long...

    #128 1 year ago

    I’m in for Sunday, Clay. This is my 3rd show. For anyone on the fence about attending, don’t hesitate. It’s a great all around casual atmosphere of nice people and well cared for games....like going to a friends house for a cookout and pinball fun.

    #129 1 year ago

    Does anybody have two tickets for Saturday that they need to sell?

    #130 1 year ago

    There are less than 15 tickets available for Sunday (saturday is sold out.) Tournament details (saturday night) coming soon. We are not advertising the show... but i don't know how long about 15 tickets are going to last. if you want to go, get on it very soon!

    #131 1 year ago

    The 2020 Ann Arbor Pinball show at the VFW facility is SOLD OUT. that is a record, took a month. Maybe next year we won't put tickets on sale until March 1st (in the past it has been January 1st.)

    The only option left is the Saturday night tourney. You don't need a show ticket to play in the tourney (which is unusual for a show.) That is, the tourney stands by itself, and does not run at the same time as the show itself. So the show and the tourney do not conflict with each other (perhaps besides they are on the same weekend.) The tourney will give you access to about half of the games at the facility though. But it's far less people per game ratio, which is really nice. None of this 5 people in line to play a game crap, like you see at other shows. In fact it will probably be less than 1 to 1 ratio. More like 1 person to 2 games (probably).

    Details and tickets for the tourney will follow in the next few weeks...

    #132 1 year ago

    Whew....got my 2 tickets for Sunday Friday! Looking forward to show....Will be me and my GFs 4th year in a row.

    #133 1 year ago
    Quoted from hockeymag8:

    Whew....got my 2 tickets for Sunday Friday! Looking forward to show....Will be me and my GFs 4th year in a row.

    Would be a good place to propose if you are both into pinball.

    #134 1 year ago
    Quoted from KingBW:

    Would be a good place to propose if you are both into pinball.

    With Clay presiding? LOL, total buzzkill.

    #135 1 year ago

    Clay, could you let me know if you have a reservation for Tom Binasio for Saturday? He doesn't think he got a confirmation, but he is technically challenged sometimes . If not, I will be looking for a single for Saturday... don't want to double book, so could you please let me know?

    Mac

    #136 1 year ago
    Quoted from KingBW:

    Would be a good place to propose if you are both into pinball.

    Quoted from MrBally:

    With Clay presiding? LOL, total buzzkill.

    LMAO - normally I would show her the funny/great posts on here - in this case I may be draining my 1st 2 posts on Pinside just to be on the safe side that she does not see them and get any ideas

    #137 1 year ago
    Quoted from KingBW:

    Would be a good place to propose if you are both into pinball.

    If she can handle the vile shit we will be yelling at you 2 I say go for it!

    #138 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    If she can handle the vile shit we will be yelling at you 2 I say go for it!

    hahaha - may not be her idea of an ideal "toast" but I suspect she would roll with it

    #139 1 year ago
    Quoted from hockeymag8:

    LMAO - normally I would show her the funny/great posts on here - in this case I may be draining my 1st 2 posts on Pinside just to be on the safe side that she does not see them and get any ideas

    Awe, what could be more romantic than proposing in front of her favorite pinball machine?

    #140 1 year ago

    cfh would happily be a witness to the ultimate proposal.

    Here's a preview of how he'd behave....

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    #141 1 year ago

    Ok .......now I have to show her these......lmao......although not exactly sure that is her ideal vision of the dessert table and server though ......

    But she probably would go the Dialed In side proposal and we could save on the photographer if we were able to get a high game of the day and let the machine take the wedding pic

    #142 1 year ago

    I really hope that clay will wear his t-shirt he got for Christmas. I think that would be a nice touch for the show. I'll even autograph it.

    #143 1 year ago
    Quoted from Bax1:

    I really hope that clay will wear his t-shirt he got for Christmas. I think that would be a nice touch for the show. I'll even autograph it.

    Yup...That tee shirt was really "bad ass"

    #144 1 year ago

    In need of a single reservation for Saturday if anyone has one that they are not going to be able to use. My technically challenged friend flubbed-up his reservation attempt back when they were available and didn't realize it until they were long sold out.

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    #145 1 year ago

    Looking forward to this year's show... can't wait.

    #146 1 year ago

    I'll be there Sunday! My first time. I'm so excited!!

    #147 1 year ago

    This year, we'll have complete MOD packages at a 30% discounted price for the following games:

    Stern's Jurassic Park MOD Kit:

    - Identification Enhancement Plate MOD in Fluorescent Green - $7.95
    - Danger 10,000 Volts Signs - $11.95
    - Control Room Alt Replacement Plastic - $16.95
    - Distressed Caution Tape Flipper Bat Mods (set of 3) - $17.95
    - Shooter Rod Plate Cover - $28.50
    - Helipad Sign MOD - $29.95
    - Don't Feed The Dinosaurs Sign MOD - $29.95
    - T-Rex Sign MOD - $29.95
    - Velociraptor Sign MOD - $29.95

    Regular Total Package Price: $203.10
    VFW Package Deal: -30%
    Pick up at VFW Price: $142.17
    YOU SAVE $60.93 plus you'll save on shipping costs.

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    Jersey Jack's Willy Wonka MOD Kit:

    - Sling and Return Lane Plastic Protectors in Fluorescent Blue - $27.50
    - Candy Jar Flipper Bat Topper MODs (set of 4) - $18.95
    - Gum Drop MOD - $14.95
    - Pile of Chocolate Bars MOD - $29.95

    Regular Total Package Price: $91.35
    VFW Package Deal: - 30%
    Pick up at VFW Price: $63.95
    YOU SAVE $27.40 plus you'll save on shipping costs.

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    Stern's Stranger Things MOD Kit:

    - Identification Enhancement Plate MOD in Fluorescent Orange - $7.95
    - Demogorgon Sign MOD - $8.95
    - Friends Don't Lie Flipper Bat MODs (set of 2) - $14.95
    - Leaving Hawkins Street Sign MOD - $27.95
    - Return Lane and Slingshot Plastic Protectors in Fluorescent Blue - $26.95

    Regular Total Package Price: $86.75
    VFW Package Deal: -30%
    Pick up at VFW Price: $60.73
    YOU SAVE $26.02 plus you'll save on shipping costs.

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    If interested in any of the above package deals OR on any of our other MODs... please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
    to let us know what package(s) and/or items you're interested in. Payment would then be required via PayPal, Venmo, CC or you can simply pay cash at the show.

    We'll also be adding a few "special VFW" items; mugs, glasses, etc (as soon as the details get worked) that will be available for sale as well.

    If you should happen to have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via Pinside (PM us) or our email (listed above)

    Thanks,
    David

    #148 1 year ago

    Count me in for the jp mod pack. Ill talk to you next turnament

    #149 1 year ago

    David, Can you make custom shop aprons???

    #150 1 year ago
    Quoted from maf-mi:

    David, Can you make custom shop aprons???

    J.M. Was asking me about that earlier, but unfortunately we don’t do embroidery.
    And the shop aprons that we have available to us we aren’t able to customize, sorry.

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