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Dory Hill


By Russell

6 months ago



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    #1 6 months ago

    Dory Hill is officially back!

    After a brief hiatus, the Dory Hill Pinball Campout will return to pinball calendar for 2019.

    It will be held at the original location, on the usual weekend.

    Dory Hill is held at Base Camp at Golden Gate Canyon, 661 CO-46, Black Hawk, CO, 80422.

    --PLEASE-- DO NOT call for reservations. Base Camp will not be directly accepting reservations for the event. They have requested that I coordinate all reservations for the weekend. I will soon be announcing how this process will work, along with pricing, etc.

    This event is held the weekend after Labor Day. This year, it will be 9/6/2019-9/8/2019. Save the dates!

    We will be sending out lots of details in the near future. For now, I'm just creating a mailing list for interested parties. If you would like to be on the mailing list, send me a message at doryhillpinball@gmail.com.

    Ryan Wanger has graciously agreed to serve as the Tournament Director for the weekend. I have reached out to several of you already for additional assistance. Thanks to all. This will be a community event. We will all need to pitch in to make this a success.

    Special thanks to Steve Trujillo. He was the original creator of this amazing event. Without his help, this event would not be possible.

    Thanks, and see you there!

    Russell
    doryhillpinball@gmail.com

    1 month later
    #2 4 months ago

    Will start collecting $ on 5/1/2019. If you are interested in coming, contact me at doryhillpinball@gmail.com

    #3 4 months ago

    I’m planning on bringing 2 games this year.

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    #4 4 months ago

    Looks like a music theme! I’m excited to see Led Zeppelin. I can’t tell what the other one is...hmmm...

    1 week later
    #5 4 months ago

    Dory Hill 2019 plans are moving along nicely. The camp site is reserved for the weekend.

    There is a LOT of interest this year. That's fantastic.

    Please note, EVERYONE can attend and participate in Dory Hill 2019. There will be no limit placed on tournament participation. The Friday night tournament entry fee is $10. The Saturday night tournament entry fee is $40. So, $50 for both.

    I have decided to give priority to those that attended in 2017 for distributing camp sites. I will try to give people "first right of refusal" for their previous accommodations. I will request money via PayPal. Please pay via Friends and Family. I will not cover PayPal fees.

    Due to the limited space, I would encourage everyone to make the most of the space allowed. Each cabin, RV site and camp site allows 4 people and 1 vehicle. Base Camp charged $5 per extra person per night, and $5 per extra vehicle per night. You can put tents on an RV site, and they have power/water. You can have multiple tents on a single tent/RV site.

    If you don't get a spot on a camp site, Blackhawk, CO is ~4 miles down the road. There are lots of casinos that would love to have you stay with them. I stayed at the Ameristar my first couple of years of Dory Hill attendance, and it worked out very well. There's actually a dirt road that goes directly from the back of Ameristar to Base Camp. Weird, but it works.

    If I contact you with a reservation, please pay promptly. This will allow me to distribute the sites quickly and fairly.

    We really want 1-2 pins at every cabin. We also have quite a bit of extra room in the pavilion for additional games. Let me know what you intend to bring. Please try to bring something interesting that will be reliable. And of course, we strongly encourage people trying to do some sort of theme, particularly for the cabins. It makes the whole thing more fun. Remember, this is a community event. So, try to contribute however you can.

    Finally, I need email addresses and cell phone # for ALL attendees. We need to know who is there, and need to be able to contact everyone.

    Thanks, I'll be in touch soon,

    Russell
    doryhillpinball@gmail.com

    #6 4 months ago

    Fingers crossed we get a cabin. Driving 16 hours w/o a cabin just won’t work for us unfortunately.

    We went and supported in previous years but were excluded from cabins in 2017 by the previous organizer (actually had our reservation cancelled on us after we had it charged on our cc).

    I would love to see some sort of lotto system for getting cabins. Giving extra tickets to those that have brought games in the past.

    That way the long term supporters like the carols would have like 20 tickets. And everyone could still have one ticket to get a shot.

    Making it a rule that each cabin brings two pins may be good also.

    Trust me. If I was closer I would rent an rv and happily take one of those spots.

    This is an amazing event and thx Russell and Ryan for making it happen. I am sure it will be better than ever

    #7 4 months ago

    Thanks Russell, cant wait!

    narrowing down to F14, Harlem Globetrotters or Xenon i think, maybe Top Score

    -Dave

    #8 4 months ago

    paid and accounted for.

    best pinball event, ever.

    3 months later
    #9 41 days ago

    Dory Hill X - Updates have been posted!
    https://www.colorado-pinball.com/dory-hill-2019/

    Noteworthy Updates

    Cabins/Campgrounds
    If you need a spot you can be squeezed in but email ASAP!

    T-shirts/Hoodies
    Pre-order to make sure you snag one! Complimentary super sweet patches with each order too!

    Tournament details have been posted

    Best Themed Cabin Award
    Hear Snow's thoughts on this very important item

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    #10 41 days ago

    Great event. Hope I can get a cabin in a future year and bring the fam again

    #11 41 days ago

    There are lots of lodging options still available. I'd recommend looking at the casino/hotels in Blackhawk, CO. The Ameristar is particularly convenient. It's about 3.8 miles from the camp site. Alternatively, there is a second campground about 0.8 miles away from the primary site.

    We are trying not to cap the number of entries, but I would advise paying your tournament fees in advance in case we get to a number we can't accommodate. Send me a message at doryhillpinball@gmail.com if you haven't received an invoice.

    Just to remind everyone, the event is held the weekend after Labor Day, this year it is 9/6/2019-9/8/2019. See you there!

    #12 41 days ago
    Quoted from Russell:

    There are lots of lodging options still available. I'd recommend looking at the casino/hotels in Blackhawk, CO. The Ameristar is particularly convenient. It's about 3.8 miles from the camp site. Alternatively, there is a second campground about 0.8 miles away from the primary site.
    We are trying not to cap the number of entries, but I would advise paying your tournament fees in advance in case we get to a number we can't accommodate. Send me a message at doryhillpinball@gmail.com if you haven't received an invoice.
    Just to remind everyone, the event is held the weekend after Labor Day, this year it is 9/6/2019-9/8/2019. See you there!

    Is there a way to reserve a cabin for next year?
    Would like to attend but can only do so if we are able to get a cabin (just our reality).

    Our work/life balance requires lots of pre planning to get time off, which means knowing earlier is better for our personal needs of planning.

    #13 41 days ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    Is there a way to reserve a cabin for next year?

    Sorry, no. I will allow people to have first right of refusal for their previous year’s accommodations. I will also maintain a waiting list for people who wish to “upgrade.”

    #14 41 days ago
    Quoted from Russell:

    Sorry, no. I will allow people to have first right of refusal for their previous year’s accommodations. I will also maintain a waiting list for people who wish to “upgrade.”

    As you know I attended and heavily supported 3 years ago.
    I then made a reservation and had credit card charged and then my cabin later cancelled for the reservation 2 years ago (I know, was Steve that had this done and before you were involved), so I was excluded purposefully this year from the option of "first right of refusal"
    2018 obviously did not happen or I would have supported.

    I would like to request my 2016 act as my previous years accommodation for 2020 and be put on the list for people offered cabins.

    If you are starting a waitlist, I would like to be first on the waitlist for 2020.

    thanks

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    #15 28 days ago

    Someone asked on Facebook so I thought I'd share the info I have here. For anyone bringing a game and curious about cabin porch dimensions for tarp & decor purposes - It's 63" between the posts, 66" deep, 9' to the pitch and I would estimate about 11' wide. See image for more clues.

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    #16 27 days ago

    Importantly, the owner does not want us to use staples to attach tarps this year. I'm investigating options, but thinking about trying clamps like these I found at Lowe's...

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    #18 15 days ago

    Dory Hill is less than a week away. 9/6/2019-9/8/2019. If you plan to attend, and haven’t yet confirmed with me, please let me know right away. This promises to be the biggest Dory Hill to date, and one of the biggest pinball tournaments in Colorado history!

    doryhillpinball@gmail.com

    #20 8 days ago

    It is over... Thanks to all who brought games and Russell and Ryan and anyone else who helped . Great games! Great Cabins/Tents! Great people! Now lets see some great pic's cause I didn't get any. It was great seeing everyone especially folks from far away, you know who you are. If you have never been to this event there really is nothing like it. Congrats to all the winners! See ya next year.

    #21 8 days ago

    Wish I woulda taken some night time pics.

    Top Score had some bonus issues late which was my only bummer of the event

    Amazing community we have, truly blessed to be a part of it.

    Bonus Trentaur sighting holding my dog Doug.

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    #22 7 days ago

    Here's a few more...

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    #23 6 days ago

    Actually, found out that the wife did take a few pics...

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