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Gulf Coast Pinball Club : SE Texas / SW Louisiana


By TigerLaw

3 years ago



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    #51 3 years ago
    Quoted from radium:

    There's a club?

    radium,

    Zukboy is hosting a pinball tournament in Houma on Sat July 16th that you are welcome to join in on.
    It's only $20 to enter. You'll get to meet some Louisiana pinball players and likely a few from MS and/or TX.

    There is an event created on the GCPC Fb pg, and you can see it listed in the Tournaments - Calendar section on
    ifpapinball dot com website.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GulfCoastPinballClub/

    The tournament is partly an excuse to have a pinball party and hang out together.

    #52 3 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    The tournament is partly an excuse to have a pinball party and hang out together.

    you can't spell partly without party!

    #53 3 years ago

    I'm thinking about doing a side tournament also for more points. Not sure what format we will use yet

    #54 3 years ago
    Quoted from Noahs_Arcade:

    the real solution is a quarterly bayou bash!

    I certainly like this solution.

    #55 3 years ago
    Quoted from Noahs_Arcade:

    jodester, i think the biggest issue was newer tournament players. 4/9 of the players didn't count towards the calculation due to not having played in enough previous tournaments (i think 3 or 5). under the current ifpa rules, your best bet is having as many 4-player matches as possible since that doubles the meaningful games for each round.
    i didn't do the math, but the points look about right. the real solution is a quarterly bayou bash!

    That sound great to me!

    #56 3 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    I'm thinking about doing a side tournament also for more points. Not sure what format we will use yet

    Is pingolf still allowed?

    #57 3 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    I'm thinking about doing a side tournament also for more points. Not sure what format we will use yet

    I'm reading through all the rules today. The side tournament needs to be noticed publically through their site like the normal tournament.

    #58 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jodester:

    Is pingolf still allowed?

    pingolf is allowed as long as the finals are decided with head to head play. so for a side tournament, say 9 holes of pingolf, then the top qualifiers playing 4-player matches on 3 games would do it.

    the exact numbers can change, but there has to be that part that ifpa calls "direct play." the pingolf part by itself is considered "indirect play."

    #59 3 years ago
    Quoted from Noahs_Arcade:

    the exact numbers can change, but there has to be that part that ifpa calls "direct play." the pingolf part by itself is considered "indirect play."

    So, if at my tournament later this summer I had a side tournament of Safe Cracker assault the vault scores (everyone lists scores) it would have to have a final head to head elimate of some kind...could not just be a side tournament of the token wizard assault the vault mode with the scores ranking people from 1 to whatever based on the raw singles score?

    #60 3 years ago

    correct. you can put more emphasis on the qualifying scores by taking the bare minimum for the playoffs portion (10% of the total players, minimum of 2 players).

    you can also increase the point value of that type of tournament by offering unlimited attempts over the course of the day.

    #61 3 years ago

    None tournament but have played in, you can take a game like Jodesters Paragon or Laser Ball first person to roll the score win's a bottle of booze. Or X$ buy-in 4 plays on a game highest score at the end gets the $$$ the more that buy in the higher the pot. On this some one has to record the scores or you have to take one of your games that can record initials and wipe out high scores to record for you if you don't want someone to have to record the scores.

    #62 3 years ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    On this some one has to record the scores or you have to take one of your games that can record initials and wipe out high scores to record for you if you don't want someone to have to record the scores.

    That's a good idea. Set scores to zero on the machine being used for this purpose to making score keeping easier. Cell phones make photographing the scores a viable option also though.

    #63 3 years ago

    I posted this on the Facebook page but thought it was just too cool not to post here as well.

    This just showed up at my door 10 min. Ago.
    Simply stunning work and this is Prototype 2 of 8.
    The photo does nothing for the 3D effect but it looks incredible.
    Just a slight blur in the front section.
    They are finishing Whitewater in 3D right now.

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    #64 3 years ago

    WTF, why isn't "central Texas" included?

    #65 3 years ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    WTF, why isn't "central Texas" included?

    Come to one of our parties and the Moncla Mafia will make you a made man...and teach you the secret handshake.

    #66 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Come to one of our parties and the Moncla Mafia will make you a made man...and teach you the secret handshake.

    Boom boom, i'm in, keep me in the loop brother!

    #67 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Come to one of our parties and the Moncla Mafia will make you a made man...and teach you the secret handshake.

    Cant be a club with out the t-shirts. Oh ya I think someone had a "Moncla Mafia" shirt on at the party so it must be a club....

    #68 3 years ago

    They may still have some black GCPC shirts left. Not sure what sizes. They are different than the Moncla mafia shirts.

    #69 3 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    They may still have some black GCPC shirts left. Not sure what sizes. They are different than the Moncla mafia shirts.

    Allen is planning to make a run of new shirts with the "do you even skill shot bro" manicure. We'd have to think of new design and what not.

    #70 3 years ago

    The more club shirts the better.
    Perhaps we can use some of the originals we have left as prizes at future events.

    #71 3 years ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    WTF, why isn't "central Texas" included?

    I'd like to nominate iceman44 to be Director of Pinball Parties for the Central Texas Chapter of the Gulf Coast Pinball Club.

    #72 3 years ago

    Iceman.
    Did you ever get that Hep restored Twilight Zone you were looking at a couple years back?

    #73 3 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Iceman.
    Did you ever get that Hep restored Twilight Zone you were looking at a couple years back?

    Sounds like a future party needs to be at Iceman's place.

    #74 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Sounds like a future party needs to be at Iceman's place.

    That would be awesome.
    I did some AC/DC music files for his pin awhile back.

    #75 3 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    That would be awesome.
    I did some AC/DC music files for his pin awhile back.

    Iceman is pretty far from us all. Perhaps we can do a tournament or something in Austin one of these days and then go invade his place the next day.

    #77 3 years ago

    Alas, that weekend will not work for PavBall and me. We will need to find another.

    #79 3 years ago

    Looks awesome! Headed to NW Louisiana soon and we'll have to do some road trips.

    #80 3 years ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Looks awesome! Headed to NW Louisiana soon and we'll have to do some road trips.

    Have beer, will travel!

    #81 3 years ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Looks awesome! Headed to NW Louisiana soon and we'll have to do some road trips.

    Quoted from Nevus:

    Have beer, will travel!

    August 13th, plan to come to LC.

    #82 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    August 13th, plan to come to LC.

    I will still be out of town.

    Looking forward to the next one!

    #83 3 years ago

    Have to miss that one

    Because I'm going to pick up my BBB that weekend

    If I can coordinate with Jody, I'll come in early July for a game swap.

    #84 3 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Have to miss that one
    Because I'm going to pick up my BBB that weekend
    If I can coordinate with Jody, I'll come in early July for a game swap.

    You finally got one!!?? Well, congratulations. I'm thinking of changing GB Premium to TWD Premium when I get back.

    #85 3 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Have to miss that one
    Because I'm going to pick up my BBB that weekend
    If I can coordinate with Jody, I'll come in early July for a game swap.

    Nice.
    I want details and photos please.

    #86 3 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Because I'm going to pick up my BBB that weekend

    That's amazing!! We all want pictures please.

    #87 3 years ago

    I played the GB premium a bunch this weekend at the Rocky Mountain show. It's really nice, but that game is hard. It has a few narrow shots shared with the pro. I'm still considering a pro or just waiting. Tough call at this point. I really like the game overall, I'm just not sure I must have it now. For now, the manga slings are just okay. I'm sure they will get better with time. The big ramp and subway are definitely cool. So are the ecto goggles. The moving slimmer is neat, but not a deal breaker. Just as I am complaining about it being hard, Henry (9) puts up 94 million on GB Pro and 114 million on GB Prem a few minutes later.

    #88 3 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Just as I am complaining about it being hard, Henry (9) puts up 94 million on GB Pro and 114 million on GB Prem a few minutes later.

    Future Louisiana state champion Henry you mean!!

    #89 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Future Louisiana state champion Henry you mean!!

    It would be cool to see Henry and Preston play a game.

    #90 3 years ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    It would be cool to see Henry and Preston play a game.

    It will happen at some point.

    #91 3 years ago

    He has his moments, but he's every bit a 9 year old. He gets frustrated, mad, sad etc. Some games he doesn't even pay attention. It's those moments when all the lights turn on that I'm happy for him. I hope he sticks with it and can enjoy pinball for many years to come. I'm not a good practice partner for him.

    #92 3 years ago

    Henry's a cool little guy. Keep encouraging!

    #93 3 years ago

    Preston did not really get serious about pinball until he was 11 or 12.
    But he has played since he was able to reach the buttons.
    Actually before that, as I manned the other button for a bit.

    #94 3 years ago

    Found some old photo scans I made from a photo album.
    Thought you guys would get kick out of these.
    Here is one of Preston helping me fix a Taxi we used to own.

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    #95 3 years ago

    And for those of you who have been to our gameroom here at the house, here are some early days shots of what our lineup used to look like before we even knew you could have tournaments or pinball parties.
    Notice the old paneling from the early days before the hurricane destroyed the room.

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    #96 3 years ago

    Those photos are awesome! Gosh, you guys have had some amazing games over the years.

    #97 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Those photos are awesome! Gosh, you guys have had some amazing games over the years.

    Thanks.
    And yes, we have been at this quite some time.
    That is only a small sample of the many games we have had.

    #98 3 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Preston did not really get serious about pinball until he was 11 or 12.
    But he has played since he was able to reach the buttons.
    Actually before that, as I manned the other button for a bit.

    I really wanted my son to get into pinball and it just didn't happen. He liked the video games more and pins just could not compete in his eyes sadly.

    #99 3 years ago

    Great photos!

    #100 3 years ago

    Thanks Nevus for the drop target and its hardware another game will now live. And thanks for letting me get a few game in and leaving Henry a challenge I'm sure he will wipe out my initials in no time

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