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Gulf Coast Pinball Club : SE Texas / SW Louisiana

By TigerLaw

3 years ago

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    I should post the pics here instead of the other page...













    #43 3 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Yea, I'll give you a ring...I was actually going to see if either you or Jodester would want to be the tournament director for it anyway.

    I can help if you want Tiger.


    #44 3 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    Points are up on IFPA

    Not super happy with point distribution. I did put in that it was a double elimination best 3 out of 5, which was a change from our original format.

    Plan to email IFPA tomorrow to see what I screwed up...

    #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?

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    #101 3 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    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.

    I am looking at that lineup with Indy, WW, STTNG, Totan and I am floored. Awesome pics!

    1 week later
    #229 3 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    I believe Jodster will be TD for your Aug 13th tournament, since I am TD for the Houma, LA tournament. I will be TD if necessary.
    You & Jodster to register your tournament events on IFPA website by July 12th or sooner.

    Yea, can do. We need to get the tourney registered next week on the IFPA website.

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    #389 3 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Red River Replay Sept 24th added to Pinside events!

    Are we doing best 2 our of 3, double elimination?

    I need to put the event on the IFPA website.

    #391 3 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Could do best 3 out of 5 matches on winners side of the bracket, and best 2 of 3 matches on losers side of bracket. I like dbl elim format.

    Tournament can get really long as we saw at Josh's with the format we used. It really makes it rough on those driving 4 to 5 hours.

    2 weeks later
    #506 3 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Snuck this in on Jodester's Star Trek before heading back home.

    Boooo! It looks like Star Trek will be heading back to Tiger and I get my Tron back. Looking forward to the change.

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    #546 3 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    Im looking to trade my X-Men LE Wolverine. Id trade down a little for the right pin. id also do 2 for one deals also. im open for suggestions if anybody is interested.

    Offer made!

    2 weeks later
    #621 3 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Trophies are ready!

    Great looking trophies! Can't wait to not win one!

    1 week later
    #676 3 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Live Ghostbusters Premium pinball stream tonight. 9:00 P.M. CST
    Join in the fun and ask any questions you may have live.
    Game has build date of Sept 19th.
    No playfield date stamp.
    All inserts still perfect and drop targets working really well. Almost no rejections.
    So far we have added a Shaker motor, color captive balls, Stern Side art, speaker grill lights and cut out, and an airball protector plastic.

    Enjoyed the stream Leon!

    #691 3 years ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Couldn't make tonight's tournament but still had fun Red Devils won

    I missed my sons band halftime show for the tourney. At least I got to see him play pregame before I headed over to Jude's place.

    #697 3 years ago

    It was a great tourney Leon. Thanks to you guys for hosting. All the machines played well although pulling the side post on GoT and the flipper post in Spiderman were murder.

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    #739 2 years ago

    I may only be going Saturday guys. I seem to be unable to get somebody to work 4 to midnight on Friday.

    #758 2 years ago

    A little Sunday afternoon pinball...

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    #775 2 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    What is verified?

    It's like being a made man in the pinball mafia.

    #795 2 years ago

    Medusa is just so awesome. HEP did such an incredible job on the game. TAF looks great too. The black trim make the game look outstanding.

    #801 2 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Leaving in the morning. I hope to see you all around 12:00.

    I hope to beat you there Nevus.

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    #1126 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Cool. Who is running our May LC tourney? Have we uploaded it to IFPA?

    I was unaware of a May tourney. May will be a lousy month for me to do much on the weekends. Seth has all the stuff for graduation and we head to Seattle at the end of May.

    #1152 2 years ago

    Great pics guys! Wish I could have gone...

    4 weeks later
    #1292 2 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Target Alpha joins the collection. Thanks to Aaron/ULM

    Temporary or permanent? You need to sell me one of those older EMs when you get tired of them.

    #1310 2 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Tiger, decide on a date? (cough) May 27 or June 10 (cough)

    Tiger and my schedules have not synced this week. Hope to see him this evening after the Beaumont tourney. I will probably not be doing my tourney until July. I keep hoping my weekend schedule for home stuff/work will finally clear up.

    #1313 2 years ago

    Thanks to the Moncla Mafia for hosting a great tourney. Wish I could have stayed a bit later for the twitch stream.

    #1318 2 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    Whoo Hooo!!!!! one i can make, We will be there

    We need to change that date if Josh will be there.

    #1323 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    That gameroom is looking great.
    One might say it is itchin to host a pinball party and tournament.

    One might say that Mike...hint...hint...

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    #1345 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    So, what are everyone's weekend pinball plans? I'm stuck in NOLA today, no pinball.

    I "get" to work this weekend Tiger. Nothing better than 24 hours of heaven at the hospital.

    On a side note, I finally put the new legs on Shadow and changed a couple of bad bulbs. Should be ready for its temporary new home soon.
    When it comes back home, I plan to put it up for sale. I need to shake up my collection again...

    #1361 2 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Maybe. What is wrong with it.
    Preston loves F14

    You could sell 2001 to me to make room Leon!

    #1372 2 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    We will work out pick up details soon.
    Perhaps a trip to Lake Charles could be arranged.
    If not we will find some time to drive down there.

    Just let me know so I can stock up my beer frig full of Lone Star.

    #1376 2 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    I love that our little club has an active flame on the main page so often. Lol

    Reminds me of the flames on my AC/DC topper...

    So Shadow will be going away for a bit but Ripley's will be there in it's place. Looking forward to having the group over for either competitive play or just an afternoon of pinball.

    #1379 2 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    We are going to need a chart just to keep track of where all of your games are. lol

    I can pull out a globe with pins. If I can do a swap with Mudflaps for Kiss, it will be another pin in the globe.

    #1404 2 years ago

    I wonder when Josh sells that car to make room for 12 more pins...

    #1422 2 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    I have not confirmed with Joshua yet that this will be ok, But it is the easiest way if he is coming and it works out for him.

    I hope you guys are cool keeping Tron a bit longer. I am having a blast with Spidy.

    #1431 2 years ago

    An FYI for the group, I am putting Game of Thrones up for sale. It has lighted speaker grills with nice graphics in front, lighted flipper buttons, and mirror side blades. Game has no issues with insert ghosting,decals , or cabinet. I am asking $4900 with pics to follow in for sale thread.

    #1441 2 years ago

    Playfield looks pretty nice on that machine. There have been discussion back and forth on the matter. I have used Novus 2 and it works well for a light cleaning.

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    #1453 2 years ago

    So, I got a repreive to play pinball today while in Seattle.Took an Uber to the Seattle Pinball Museum. Seth came along but regretted his decision after 4 hours.

    HUO Paragon somebody donated to museum. Cab was amazing. Got to play a lot of Dialed In, Hobbit, and Batman 66.

    Games were in better shape than most of the other arcades I have visited. Very nice service tech there that shared some repair stories with me.

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    #1456 2 years ago
    Quoted from Spg101:

    Sweet, Seattle is a crazy town. I covered Washington, Oregon and Alaska at one point. Would love to play some of those games.

    There are a bunch of bars that have machines in this area. It seems to be a great city for pinball.

    #1469 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Which was your favorite JJP game?

    Lets just say I have a new appreciation for the Hobbit. I liked Dialed In a bunch but the game felt different quality wise than Hobbit and WOZ. The displays are way better on TH and DI than on WOZ. (Maybe just from age?) I recommend Cliffys on all the outholes on any JJP game. All 3 showed much more wear than the Sterns sitting right next to them.

    #1472 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    The DI being a prototype model that's been traveling the country likely gives it a different feel than a fresh production game will have.
    Gosh! I'm jealous you got to go there! That's been on our short list for a long time.

    Well worth the price of admission.

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    #1605 2 years ago

    As much as it kills me, I am out for the Houma tourney.

    #1626 2 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    I've got a Target Alpha I've been meaning to list for just a tad more. It works 100% and is in good shape. I'm asking $650. Pics coming soon. It's about an 7.5/10.

    I seem to remember somebody offering to buy it from you the week you got it. Now who could that be...

    #1628 2 years ago
    Quoted from Noahs_Arcade:

    if you were already in line, it's yours. you should have kept the paragon another month!

    My Hobbit should be here Friday. I won't cut ahead if Chris doesn't remember.

    #1636 2 years ago
    Quoted from ulmpharmd:

    Jody, there is an unspoken gentleman's rule, never more than one new game at a time. I myself would never break this rule

    LOL! Maybe we should change that rule to never more than 3 games at a time. We gotta let everybody else have a shot at the games for sale. (Looking at you Monclas)

    #1648 2 years ago

    It really stinks that I work the weekend of Josh's tourney. My only consolation is that the Hobbit may be here by then.

    Looks like GoT will be gone on Saturday too. Now I need to decide what to do with my spare pinball cash. Do I buy an Aerosmith or a Houdini or the infamous Star Wars...hmmm...

    I will plan all my free time in the Shire once I get off work....

    #1663 2 years ago

    That should give other folks a chance without Preston being present.

    #1666 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    The bummer is I have no one to hitch hike a ride over with.

    Sorry that I work the weekend. It would have been a fun road trip.

    #1678 2 years ago

    Very jealous

    So, Jason 1st, Mike 2nd, James 3rd?

    #1694 2 years ago

    Its hard letting go of games. Hated to see GoT go right before the new season of the series.

    #1696 2 years ago

    Hobbit is shaping up nicely. I am still waiting to get the new warg bash toy from JJP. I must say that the game reminds me of all the maintenance nightmares from the past. (ST:TNG, TZ) I have tracked down 5 broken wires on coils and switches and adjusted the popups a bunch to get things playing well. The well worn playfield protector was cut off last night.

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    #1764 2 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    High roller casino shipping out today.

    Where is it heading Josh?

    What will replace it?

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    #1790 2 years ago

    I got a bit of water in my sunroom last night. I rearranged the sandbags to keep that from happening tonight. (I hope)

    My game room is high and dry.

    #1800 2 years ago

    I will be there Chris. I planned to head over there this week to pick up Target Alpha. Due to the weather, doubt that will happen.

    #1807 2 years ago

    Windy tonight and raining sideways.

    Dennis, are you guys OK in Beaumont? Looked like the water was rising earlier in your neighborhood.

    1 week later
    #1845 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    2:40am. Just made it back home safe and sound in LC. Thanks for hosting Nevus!

    Awesome hosts....Henry and Chris...

    #1858 2 years ago

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    #1954 1 year ago

    I will put my place in the running for the state tourney Mike. I plan to get a couple early 80's pins to level out all the dmds.

    Maybe I could get James to bring one of his EM's to give things an even better mix.

    #1967 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    As deep as the trencher would go I think they told me it was 2 feet deep but it's more like 20 inches deep. Using 3/4" schedule 40 PVC same size that goes to the house. But this is much deeper in the ground then what is going to the house now. My plan is a 1 and done. Hope it turns out like that.
    Should finish up tomorrow so far 290' of PVC in the trench. If no leaks will start covering it up.

    Looks good James. Can't wait for an event over at your place.

    #1982 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Had another one jump in the truck today.
    Photos to come.
    This one is a repeat but a great game.

    Hmmm...which Stern?

    #1990 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    At least remote them I don't think I have any battery's on boards any more (now I'll have to double check). I need to start going the Nvam route.

    They are remote James. Darn things just started leaking. Duracell batteries with an expiration of 2025...

    #1994 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Good deal much rather deal with a remote pack then acid damage on a MPU. I have
    had the same thing happened with good battery's don't know why. Maybe we need to start going the Nvam route and be done with battery's.

    Would you still have the extra translight for Laserball? John from the Gulf Coast bought one with a backglass worse than that one. Any interest in getting rid of it?

    #2006 1 year ago

    Are you sure you don't want to sell that crummy Centigrade 37? I could take it off your hands...

    #2008 1 year ago

    Everybody planning to do a game swap with me for the Romp, give me a call this week.
    Ripleys back to Jason, Shadow back home
    Skateball project home ( don't forget to bring it Josh)
    GB to Mudflaps, KISS home
    Target Alpha to Mafia, ??? to home.

    Looks like a lot of fun...

    #2010 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Thanks for returning Spider-Man last night and staying for the live Stream on AC/DC.
    It was a great night.

    It was awesome to see how things work behind the scenes. Thanks for having me!

    #2014 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    jodester = Buying, selling (?) swapping and trading

    It sure is tiring! I got X-Men back from the Mafia last night. It was like getting a new pinball machine all over again. I had their Spiderman for about 6 months...

    #2022 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Just got word today that our Attack From Mars LE has shipped!!!
    So we will be live streaming Guardians this Sunday
    And then AFMLE the following Sunday.
    Very excited about all of this.

    Awesome news Leon!

    #2039 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Does Lake Charles have a Guardians as well?

    It's a secret Leon. ( No we don't)

    #2062 1 year ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Doctor Who is back and getting ready for the tourney:

    Gear box issues with Dr. Who. Hopefully they can be fixed before Saturday. May be able to get another game there if needed.

    #2097 1 year ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Are y’all staying in LC tomorrow night? Really happy y’all are coming!

    Chris is headed to my place first for a game swap. I may be a bit later Tiger...

    #2109 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    I will bring my good humor and elaborate conspiracy theories about city tap water.

    Theories or truths?

    Don't get me started...

    #2116 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    I need this to haul pins

    Award for coolest pin hauler would go to you.

    #2126 1 year ago

    Winners tonight had they own way of showing excitement:

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    #2173 1 year ago

    So, it looks like the results for the final tournament have posted to IFPA for the top 16 in Louisiana.

    For those of you interested, the game lineup is as follows:

    Metallica Pro
    TWD Pro
    Tron Pro
    Aerosmith Pro
    Kiss Pro
    The Shadow
    Starship Troopers
    Target Alpha
    Another unknown EM

    We will also have a side tourney on The Hobbit. It will be $5 to enter and a nice trophy will go to the winner. (Plus IFPA points)

    #2187 1 year ago
    Quoted from NicoVolta:

    Headin' back to Dallas right now but not before making a stop at jodester's place in a few. Target Alpha isn't shooting straight... yet.

    Target Alpha is playing great thanks to nicovolta!!!

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    #2188 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Hey TigerLaw. Is Game of Thrones color ready when the code drops on the 21st?
    The photos so far look stunning.
    Makes me wish we still had ours to try it on.

    So, spike games can be done now. Gives me hope for KISS, and GB. I may want to buy an extra ColorDMD for whichever one I end up keeping.

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    #2224 1 year ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    February 6th weekly league event for Lake Charles will be speed location. 5:30pm start time. Four machines will be in play: high deal, AC/DC, Tron LE, Avengers LE. If a machine goes down XMen LE is substitute game.

    Very interdasting...

    Is LOTR out of service Tiger?

    #2240 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Got our shaker motor installed in Aerosmith yesterday.
    Has to be one of the most lightly used shaker ever. Very subtle.
    However I hear from people who have tested the new code that it will take the game to new levels of great gameplay.
    Can’t wait till they release it.

    I have not purchased one yet. I was hoping you would tell me it wowed you...

    1 week later
    #2273 1 year ago

    Making final adjustments to tourney games. Looks like a rainy Saturday..

    #2276 1 year ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Complete and total Armageddon here in North LA.
    Schools closed
    Air Force closed (Yes the United States Air Force is closed).
    Interstate 20 is closed.
    According to Henry “It’s enough snow to make a pretty good footprint”. My wife was back and forth to the hospital several times in the night and says “The roads are fine, uggghhh!”
    It’s a great day for Pinball!

    Well at least snow won't be on the menu for Saturday. We will probably get some sleet later today.

    #2278 1 year ago
    Quoted from epichoff:

    Does anyone know where I can get a nice Home use only avengers pro or premium?

    I know somebody locally with an LE. Not sure if they want to part with it though.

    #2290 1 year ago

    To the victor go the spoils....

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    #2306 1 year ago

    I wanted to give thanks to all of you guys that participated in the tourney Saturday. Special thanks to Mike V for a smooth running tourney and Josh D for an awesome side tourney trophy.

    With the exception of overheated flippers on Hobbit, all the games seemed to hold up well.

    #2332 1 year ago

    A fair afternoon of fixing issues with a few games. Got the broken rubber fixed on Tron. (Time for a total teardown and shop job on that one.) Adjusted the TNT drops on ACDC pro and added another rubber behind the targets to keep ball from being stuck. Also, amazing how a trough switch that was sticking was the cause of my game loading 2 balls in the trough.

    All in all a good day of fixing stuff.

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    #2360 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    I have asked Jody for first chance at Skateball. I had a chance to buy it from Josh but timing just wasn't good so glad Jody picked it up and I still maybe able to buy it.

    It's yours when you are ready James. Going to need the room to shop a couple of Tiger's games.

    There seem to be a ton of trades going on in the area. I have sold/traded a couple games with the guys in in Shreveport recently. Who knows if I will snag one of Tiger's games to keep it in the community...

    #2366 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    I’ll be ready to trade SW after dumping a ton of money into it that I can’t get back, right before the massive code update.

    Isn't that the way the pinball community works? Spend 5k on a game, pump $1000 in addons in it, then sell the game for $4800. It seems to work for me...

    #2385 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    How are you enjoying ACDC, Jodester?

    Loving it again! Why did I sell my premium way back?

    #2387 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Probably a toss up between Addams and Spider-Man

    I may be available if my schedule holds and you need an ugly face for the camera...

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    #2413 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Any updates how is Preston doing?

    Looks like Preston is tied 3 to 3 in a game of Ironman against Karl Deangelo.

    #2423 1 year ago

    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:So far, I'm the only Pinsider that has indicated that they are "going" to TigerLaw's Sat Apr 7th tournament listed in the Pinside Events section.
    I'll bring some snacks, and drinks in an ice chest.

    I think it's understood that I will be going. I don't need the feds knowing my whereabouts all the time...

    #2426 1 year ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    What better way to celebrate a 28th anniversary than a pinball tourney!

    James wants to make it to a 29th anniversary Tiger...

    #2432 1 year ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    First time in a while. Totally packed up for the show on Sunday!

    C37 and???

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    #2461 1 year ago

    So, it looks like I am in on ACNC. I liked the game shots a lot and decided it should be my first Spooky game.

    #2467 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    They had at least 3 of The Incredible Hulk pinball machines there at TPF this year (and Lou Ferrigno was there too).
    I got the high score on one of the machines that was set up beside Lou's booth.

    Did you flex for Lou afterward Mike?

    #2471 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    We were very impressed with it as well.
    We talked a lot about it on our live stream Sunday night.

    Was the chat working Sunday night? I tried to make a few comments, but looked like it might be broken again.

    #2482 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    It started working eventually. Turns out Preston hit a button before the stream and all that could get through were posts with cursing in them. lol

    Well $%!#...

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    #2505 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    What time can we start showing up at this weekends tourney's? Friday's and Saturday's.

    Can you make it Friday James?

    #2516 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Get back from Memphis and let’s play. I’ll even let you play one game on Drop A Card.

    Let's not spoil him Kyle. Maybe he can play one ball on Drop A Card.

    #2539 1 year ago

    Well, we made it thru Wrestlemania last night.

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    #2559 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Hopefully that will work out. Would love to have you for another stream and do the game trade.

    I wish I could ride with Tigerlaw , but trying to get the new hospital up and running. Maybe in a couple of weeks...

    #2565 1 year ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    What are everyone’s Pinball plans this weekend? I’m heading to the Mafia’s on Sunday and swapping back WH2O for DW. Then we will set up DW at the office later that day for the league.
    I’m going to have three empty slots at my casa, two of them are being claimed by TNA and Iron Maiden, what game will fill the third empty slot?

    WOZ would look nice in your collection. So would BM66...

    #2590 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    I found Iron Maiden in Germany!

    Wow! Great artwork and no dimpling. They could really build them back then...

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    #2607 1 year ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Let me know if any of you all plan to make it out on Friday for the office IFPA tourney in Lake Charles. It’ll follow the same format as the last friday night event in Lake Charles. I hope to see some of you. Thanks.

    What part of me did you want to see? JK...

    What time does it start again Tiger?

    #2614 1 year ago
    Quoted from cadmium:

    jodester this is in our tournament today. Does it look familiar?

    That can't be my old game...

    I really hated to get rid of it...

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    #2658 1 year ago

    So, I leave for a few days and everybody gets new machines.

    Looks like several new games to play in the area now...

    Oh, how I spent my weekend...

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    #2688 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Nevus is the Shreveport tourney godfather. I’m waiting patiently for his instructions.
    I have a list of pinball to-do’s: wait for TS sound board, re-paint & re-stencil Drop A Card, finish Police Force, etc. How can I do all this while raising a family *and* squeezing in 6 hours of TV a day?

    So, the sound board was bad on Shadow?

    #2700 1 year ago
    Quoted from PavBall:

    I am making Tiger take a week off playing pinball. We possibly could locate a machine or two but they are not common in this country. Arcades are not common here except on a couple islands and those are all redemption based. I think he has a deep clandestine plan to try and sneak off with Phillip and Ferdinand who have both just arrived and scrounge around for a pin somewhere but he is on his own there and I am on to him anyway.
    I know Tiger is really looking forward to the league starting up again in a couple weeks. Catacomb ended up being the game that came out to fit speed ‘s WOZ into the league lineup. We ordered the ball gate stopper for the bagatelle from cottonm4 and jodester has rebuilt the pop bumpers for more action and easier ball locks. Catacomb will be better than ever upon its eventual league return in the future.

    I also fixed that spinner that was causing us issues. Game is playing great and is just in need of the bagatelle gate.

    #2711 1 year ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Yes, the summer vacation trip photos are quickly becoming a tradition for this club. pavball and I will post some from Greece for sure.
    By the way, Iron Madien premium arrived in Lake Charles yesterday. Total Nuclear Annhilation is now fully paid for and will be there before June 23rd.

    We better unbox IMDN as soon as you get back. Seems like there are lots of adjustments with the Premium. (And possibly issues)

    The bagatelle gates came in today. Should make Catacomb even better...

    #2725 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Preston and I will be there on the 23rd.
    Dennis can't make it.

    I pulled the trigger on the stuff we talked about yesterday Leon.

    Talking in code for tigerlaw ...

    #2729 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    One of the best rule sets in pinball.
    Great Game.

    Agreed. You won't grow tired of the game.

    #2739 1 year ago

    I think we have tigerlaw ‘s IMDN too steep. I have it setup at 7.5 degrees and that thing is playing like a beast.

    It is an awesome looking game. Hope some of you can join us next weekend for his tourney...

    #2741 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    How is the auto plunger doing with getting the ball around the orbit?
    I see a lot of people having issues with it.

    We didn't notice any issues last night. I will look at it this weekend to see if a problem exists. I downloaded the newest code and will try to update his game before the tourney.

    #2742 1 year ago

    Another local setting up his first pin! Congrats xq11 on that nice Met Pro.

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    #2756 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Happy Father’s Day to all GCPC dads out there today.

    To you also James! Hope you guys all lets some pinball stuff as a gift..

    #2769 1 year ago

    I would wipe down the play field monthly and throw a coat of wax on it quarterly. It will keep the game playing fast.

    Buy some micro fiber towels to wipe the playfield with...

    #2780 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Jason and Jody are holding their fingers for how many times they crop dusted their opponents.

    I counted at least six on my part.

    It keeps your opponents on their toes...

    #2786 1 year ago

    A better pic of my second place finish in the Friday main. I was lucky enough to win both the side tourneys on Friday and Saturday. Always a bridesmaid...

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    #2793 1 year ago
    Quoted from action76:

    Making progress. Hope to be done by October. We'll see.

    How big is that game room going to be?

    #2802 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Where are the TNA unboxing photos?????

    He posted some girls playing in the TNA thread. All the good ones of me unboxing must have been lost.

    Game plays great. Sound is even better in a home environment that at a show.

    You guys will enjoy getting beat up by TNA...

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    #2807 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Lake Charles, LA tournament results from June 22-23, 2018 posted now on IFPA website.
    So, as of half way through year 2018, here is link to Louisiana players current IFPA points standings as of June 29, 2018:
    and here is current Texas IFPA points standings:

    I keep winning the wrong tourneys...

    Gotta win main for points I guess.

    #2808 1 year ago

    Made a new topper for my TWD. Turned out ok...

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    #2812 1 year ago

    Whats happening this weekend pinball players?

    I am headed up north to claim a Transformers Pro for the game room.

    After the next two weekends my collection will be:
    Metallica Pro
    AC/DC Promium
    Aerosmith Pro
    TWD Pro
    Transformers Pro
    Target Alpha
    KISS Pro

    Game room getting to full, may need to ship to temporary homes or sell KISS or Hobbit outright. (Code update this week on Hobitt)

    #2815 1 year ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Anyone know Popper?
    I’ve been looking for a High Speed for a while.
    Machine - For Sale
    High SpeedNew!Partially shopped/refurbished “Selling my Williams High Speed To make room for a new addition. $1700. New Rotendog power supply board, bands, balls & flipper bats. Rebuilt shooter assembly. Freshly waxed &am...”
    20 hours ago Thibodaux, LA 1,700

    Yep. I am getting 2 project games from him. I can get you his number if you want...

    #2821 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Are you picking up those two Gottlieb system 1's?

    Yep. Just working on logistics for pickup.

    Going to pick up Transformers this weekend, so will try to work out something with him to get the games.

    #2826 1 year ago

    She lives!

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    #2830 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Finished Drop A Card head. Cabinet next.
    Webbing turned out alright for my first attempt. Pinball Pimp stencils are awesome.

    Wanna sell a treadmill?

    #2853 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    RZ is out, T3 is in. It was a swap (plus cash) with a fellow pinsider. We each had to ship the game, which kind of sucked, but life is short.
    I’m wrestling with the ColorDMD now and replacing what seems to be about 700 incandescent bulbs. I’ve got a pretty sweet topper on the way, too.

    Just did that with Transformers. I keep finding hidden bulbs I missed the first time. Most games look so much better with LEDs...

    #2869 1 year ago
    Quoted from WavingWilly:

    My fingers are a sacrifice @tigerlaw is willing to make to protect his pins.

    Tigerlaw, THE Pinball God. Only requires sacrifices of fingers, knuckles, bruised shins.

    #2878 1 year ago

    I really feel happy we have a good group of folks in the GCPC. I read all of the dumpster fire/totes thread here on Pinside and can't believe some folks would call another member out like those folks did. Not saying behavior was acceptable by the subject of the thread, but we would have handled it differently.

    #2892 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Just sold our Elvis and F-14 yesterday.
    Did not even have time to post them to Pinside.
    F-14 sold within 10 min. on the Gulf Coast Pinball Facebook page and Elvis took just a few hours.
    Hmmm. What new games may be coming.
    Nice problems to have.

    Congrats on the sales! So, do I smell a MBr in your future?

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    #2894 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    You may indeed sir.
    Our plan is to put a deposit down on MBrLE. Then if it is not as great as it seems it might be we will go with Maiden.
    And the guy who purchased our Elvis is the guy that traded some games with you from Austin. His name is Brandon.
    Small world.

    Great guy to work with. I traded my ACDC with him I think...

    #2896 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Is this indeed the next Chicago game? The rumors are bouncing all over the place.

    Most likely. Still not 100% verified.

    #2897 1 year ago

    Well, Hobbit is sold and being delivered today.
    I finally completed Barrel Escape on Hobbit Saturday night. That mode has eluded me since I bought the game. I figured the game was being nice to me before I sold it.

    I have no idea what title I should purchase to replace. I think I may wait for cgc to announce before I decide. Currently leaning towards a Batman 66 Premium...

    #2904 1 year ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    I’ll need to set the date soon for my Sept Tournament.
    If I do Labor Day Weekend...
    Could anyone give a preliminary Yes or No for that weekend?
    Also I am flexible on the day but will pick Saturday or Sunday unless otherwise requested.

    Saturday, yes.

    #2908 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    How come when I come over, you’re always out?

    He does that to you too?

    #2939 1 year ago
    Quoted from XQ11:

    FINALLY cashed out in Crank It Up mode on Metallica. I’ve choked every time in that mode so far so it was awesome to finally do it.
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    It's about time.

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    #2953 1 year ago

    I installed a ColorDMD in Transformers yesterday.

    I am currently waiting to preorder MBr. That will make two games I have money spent on deposits (ACNC) and no game to show for it.

    Deadpool looks cool and I don't see how Edwin can resist the temptation to order one.

    #2956 1 year ago

    Anybody want to buy a Kiss Pro? Looks like I need to move it with all these new games coming out.

    #2968 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Hey Jody here is a copy and paste of the latest post in the Monster Bash Thread.
    This is what we have been hearing rumbles about so I hope it is true.
    "This just in on the rumor mill. Don't shoot the messenger. This is HUGE!!!!!!
    Monster Bash Remake is going to have 2 full games in one. Very similar to a Bride of Pin