First up - I run a lot of tournaments.
OP - when I read your original thread, I had to bite my tongue.
Just reading that made me cringe.
And you would have written it to put yourself in a good light ... consciously or not ... which makes it even more cringe.
Pinball isn’t the NFL. Not a combat sport. Its a bunch of people getting together to play some antiquated machines for fun, to talk some shit and and usually down a couple of beers.
You went into a new environment, probably a bunch of people that have been playing together for years, threw your weight around and tried to show everyone how awesome you are at pinball.
How about going in humbly, learning how things work, take it slowly, and earn respect?
As to getting your $35 bucks back ... sorry, I think that’s on you.