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CAX 2012 - who's all going??


7 years ago

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    #5 7 years ago

    I've gone the last three years. The operator who I coordinate my local tournaments with (TJ Beyer) is one of the main organizers. Definitely my favorite show because I also like the vids as well as pins. The sound of the main hall sounds exactly how I remember arcades of the early 80s.

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    #63 7 years ago
    Quoted from MrSanRamon:

    I went last year, and had to drive Cliffy & Martin. When we got there at about 9:30, the parking garage was already full and we parked about 2-3 blocks away in a parking lot.

    I found super secret stealth parking for when the lot is full. Not covered like the lot, but always available!

    #64 7 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballrus:

    Can anyone explain what the tournament format will be like?

    Bowen Kerins runs it. It's a standard unlimited qualifying entry format. Last year there was a modern and classics division with (I think) five games per bank.

    You want to have a good enough score to qualify by the end of the qualifying period, which is around noon on Sunday. You can purchase as many entries as you like to do so. CAX tends to be very competitive so it can take a lot of work to qualify.

    For novice players, which for CAX is defined as "never won a cash prize in a pinball tournament", you play both banks and there is a novice-only finals. If you place high enough, however, you play in the Open finals. I won novice in 2010. I got a t shirt, $150 and a big trophy. I spent about $90 in qualifying.

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    #88 7 years ago
    Quoted from TG:

    Spent 10 hours setting up for the show yesterday. It's lookin good folks! Looks like we're getting more ballroom space, so hopefully no turning away games this year. Lots of duplicate pins so far: 4 Firepowers, 3 CFTBLs, 2 Champion Pubs next to 2 CVs, 2 MMs, at least 2 AFMs. Both MM and AFM will have a ColorDMD running in them. There's a cool Gottlieb lineup of many pins I've never seen in person before. A Blackwater 100, which is a wild looking setup, very cool. Capcom Kingpin and BBB are there. Many prototype vids too. Gonna be a great show. Hope a lot of you can make it.
    FYI, spoke to Gene Cunningham last night, and he's still trying to get the KPs remade. So, the project is not dead as of yet.

    TJ said he delivered 7 trucks worth of games. Kind of surprised he didn't bring is CC from Phoenix Games, but he did take the whirlwind with the leaf blower.

    #111 7 years ago

    It was, well... kinda extreme.

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    #127 7 years ago
    Quoted from Miguel351:

    I'm just tired of seeing backpacks everywhere. It's kind of a fashion statement nowadays in my town. You can't go anywhere, at night, to a public place(mall, restaurant, dept. store, concert, etc.) without seeing kids with backpacks. You're not in school, you're not hiking, and you're not a transient. I just don't understand......

    I know some of the organizers and I'll ask about banning backpacks next year.

    You sound really cool and we should hang out.

    #128 7 years ago
    Quoted from jonnyo:

    I know some of the organizers and I'll ask about banning backpacks next year.
    You sound really cool and we should hang out.

    I heard back from the organizers and they said something which sounded like "get a life" but I'm not sure.

    Also, my mom said we can't hang out, sorry.

    #135 7 years ago
    Quoted from chriskd:

    Was stinky unicorn there? I didn't smell him... guess I got lucky.

    He was there. But, he was not stinky!

    #137 7 years ago
    Quoted from Acampero:

    I thought he smelled like flowers....corpse flowers...

    No seriously, I saw him and prepared for the onslaught of pain, but he wasn't stinky this year.

    The most messed up odor incident was in the tournament room on Friday night. The AC was insufficient and it was really hot in there, and someone farted.

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