Congrats buddy, way to pull it off. I know exactly what it is like to run a top level tournament and Pinball Expo and you and your team deserve a ton of credit for all the work you did to make it happen. The hours of prework to secure donor machines, sponsorships, streaming gear, website, location, hotels and event insurance. Then the processing of all of the individual registrations and managing the entries into DTM. Then securing volunteers and technicians to help run the event all weekend. There is so much the organizing team has to do to put on one of these events and my hats off to you for making another successful pinball event. Hope to see you there next year!!!
Quoted from CrazyLevi:
It’s so strange to me to see a few people who aren’t affected sniffing around for insignificant dirt and missing the big picture:
140 registered players, every single one of whom had a great time. It’s not hyperbole to say it’s the best pinball tournament I’ve ever been involved with, and I’ve been a steady participant on the circuit for 4 years now.
An amazing experience, not without hiccups, and many lessons learned. Not for the feint of heart or lazy, but I’d recommend that anybody who thinks they can contribute to the tournament circuit seriously consider getting some friends together and launching an event of your own.
You can create the event you’ve always wanted to attend, and you can do it the way you want, with the people you want, and with the character you want.
The work can’t be understated, and your resolve and even your personal relationships may be tested. But you can achieve a true sense of boom that you’d never otherwise even be able to understand.
After a couple days of sleep we’ll have more to say and more to show. Until then thanks again to everyone who was involved, without exception, but none more than Paul Caras, Tim Sexton, and Austin Smith for helping create an experience I’ll truly never forget.