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By lmcdonald111

9 years ago


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    #101 9 years ago
    Quoted from DarthXaos:

    Is there a chance of getting it to process queues like Karl's software? The way Karl's software works is it keeps track of virtual "lines" for each machine and lists the names of people queued for a machine on the screen. Once you finish your game, you tell the scorekeeper what game you want to get in "line" for next.
    Saves a lot of space and kills the worst part of the tournament, the DMV-like lines

    I -probably- wouldn't expect anything like this anytime soon on this one.

    Robert and Marcus got me set up on this system, and I've been using it to run a few of our larger local tournaments over the last 8 months. It's been really nice to use, and basically allows me and/or my wife to run a 20-30 person tourney without a whole lot of issues. As stated, it's capable of handling way more than that, though.

    #102 9 years ago

    Hey all,

    Just saw this topic and wanted to poke my head in. My software is/will be free to use. I have big plans in place to convert much of it over to a Challonge-like service where anyone can log in to create their own tournament. Free time is my limiting factor right now as there simply isn't much of it.

    With that said, if you are running a Best-Game/HERB style tournament I can setup an instance on neverdrains.com for you to run your tournament on. I've done this in the past for a few tournaments including Free Play Florida. The downside is if you don't have a solid internet connection at your tournament there is no way to run my software. Prior to this I was requiring a local webserver to be run which simply caused too many headaches but removed the internet connection requirement. That's still an option to anyone brave and technically capable though I'd recommend against it.

    Feel free to PM me or email me - karl [/at/] twistedrails [/dot/] com - if you need anything. Always open to suggestions also. PAPA18 is just around the corner and I'm working on the latest revision for that, so any comments/suggestions for that tournament would be very timely.

    #103 9 years ago

    http://pinballtourneys.com/ContactUs.php
    The "From" field wants an email, not a name. Hopefully i am the only one that couldnt figure that out This tool would be amazing if i can use it on my phone during the tournament. So much better than writing down scores then HAVING TO DO FRIGGEN MATH.

    #104 9 years ago
    Quoted from 85vett:

    Shoot, the wait at TPF is from people not paying attention or knowing what a freaking line is. You have people standing around all at the front and when it's next person up there is a discussion of whom's next. Not blaming the tournament directors as they are busy enough but serious (players) is it really that hard to:
    - be ready to play when you are next in line? Yeah, that means to put your phone away and be ready to end your conversation with a friend when the game is ready....
    - stay in the line that you are intending to play in. There are big signs on the chairs telling you what each line is for.
    - limit your silly pregame routine to a couple of seconds. This reminds me of golf to where the 30 handicap person needs to line up their put 10 times and take a hundred practice strokes just to not even come close
    - and my biggest pet peeve. If you are playing your last ball and you get frustrated. Please don't rage tilt a game or shake it while you walk off to "show" your frustration. That person in line now is waiting a couple mins to play to let the tilt settle down.
    - can't believe this even has to make a list but for crying out loud, TAKE A SHOWER, nobody wants to smell your filth.
    - in conclusion. Don't be an ass and be courteous to those around you.
    I beg for tournament directors to not allow multiple plays on a game with others waiting. Can you imagine how long you will be sitting on your butt waiting to play a game if there are 10 people in front of you and each of them got to play 3 games? You could be sitting there hours. Not exactly my idea of fun.

    Don't know who you are, man, but that was one of the best posts I have ever seen on Pinside!!

    #105 9 years ago
    Quoted from SkeebWilcox:

    Don't know who you are, man, but that was one of the best posts I have ever seen on Pinside!!

    I agree. My first tournament will be in March at the Louisville Expo. I am hoping they have the virtual lines set up so I don't have to worry about smelly people. haha. Yuck.

    #106 9 years ago

    I believe IFPA , Marcus at TPF and others listen to our feedback.
    I hope the future continues to evolve in a positive fashion.

    #107 9 years ago
    Quoted from lmcdonald111:

    I believe IFPA , Marcus at TPF and others listen to our feedback.
    I hope the future continues to evolve in a positive fashion.

    Yeah, each tournament I've been to more than once seems to get better every year. World of an improvement at TPF last year over the previous year as well. Much props for those putting these on as I know it's got to be frustrating at times as well as rewarding to.

    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    I agree. My first tournament will be in March at the Louisville Expo. I am hoping they have the virtual lines set up so I don't have to worry about smelly people. haha. Yuck.

    Oh, I promise there will be a handful. Has been at every event/major tournament I've been to. The smaller local ones have been pretty good but even those have the occasional stinky person. Sometimes I wonder if that's part of the strategy for when they get into the brackets (to distract you). Kidding of course on that last part.

    Quoted from SkeebWilcox:

    Don't know who you are, man, but that was one of the best posts I have ever seen on Pinside!!

    I'm normally the guy sticking his foot in his mouth around here but heck, you know the saying, even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then

    #108 9 years ago
    Quoted from funtimewithdave:

    http://pinballtourneys.com/ContactUs.php
    The "From" field wants an email, not a name. Hopefully i am the only one that couldnt figure that out This tool would be amazing if i can use it on my phone during the tournament. So much better than writing down scores then HAVING TO DO FRIGGEN MATH.

    The "Contact Us" page has been updated to make it easier to use.

    PinballTourneys.com Contact PagePinballTourneys.com Contact Page

    Marcus

    #109 9 years ago
    Quoted from 85vett:

    Yeah, each tournament I've been to more than once seems to get better every year. World of an improvement at TPF last year over the previous year as well. Much props for those putting these on as I know it's got to be frustrating at times as well as rewarding to.

    TPF 2013 inspired me to go to Pinburgh in 2014. Still enough memories to go to Vegas this year.

    #110 9 years ago

    Looking forward to you rocking Vegas Phil !
    Congrats.

    #111 9 years ago

    The Texas Pinball Festival Tournament page is now live.

    http://texaspinball.com/tpf/tournaments/

    Changes for 2015 include:

    Notification System -- No longer will we be paging players over the PA. Players will now be notified via a notification system.

    Five qualifying events -- Unlike last year where a player HAD to play in the four side events in order to have a realistic shot at making the main event, this year we are making each event an individual tournament. Now you can decide if you want to focus on 1, 2, 3, 4 or even 5 events during the TPF. Each event will be identical in qualification and playoff format. So a full entry into any event can be accomplished for $15.

    More WPPR Points -- In 2014, the TPF Side Events were worth only 7 points for the winner. This year, the winner has an opportunity to win an estimated 52 points! Based on the Stockholm Open in 2014, another event that awarded 52 points to the winner, players in the top 16 (our A Division) earned a minimum of 16.75 WPPR Points. In WPPR v5.0,that is the same as winning a 32 player tournament graded at 100%. 2nd place is estimated to earn 43 points. 3rd place will earn 38 points. 4th place will earn 34 points. And these points are only for one event. Finish in the top 16 in all 5 events, and a player can earn a minimum of 83.75 points. That's CRAZY!!

    Friday & Saturday Qualification -- In order to accommodate new IFPA rules regarding tournaments, the Friday Qualification period and the Saturday Qualification period will be independent of each other. Players will still earn points as they did in previous TPF events, but this year, we are adding automatic qualifiers. In each event, the top 5 qualifiers will earn entry into the playoffs as a top 10 participant. The top 3 on Friday and the top 3 non-qualified on Saturday will win trophies for their achievements!

    Winning it all -- This year, a player will have to go undefeated in order to win the event.

    Qualification matters! -- Finishing in the top 2 of any event catapults a player directly to the final 4! Finishing in the top 4 puts you in the top 8. Finishing in the top 10 will put you in the top 16! So qualifying matters in 2015!

    Zero to Hero -- For the first time ever in TPF history, the worst seed now has a chance to win the entire event! It will be tough, and Cinderella will have to defeat 9 straight opponents, but the opportunity is there!

    More Playoff Participants -- In 2014, 24 players made the playoffs in the side tournaments. In 2015, 40 players will make the playoffs in each event. All players begin in the "A" division. As players advance further into the playoff rounds, they will be entered into the "B" &"C" playoffs should they lose before making it to the top 16.

    3 years later
    #112 5 years ago

    Josh, we need a new division : "old timer" ...
    my father in law, 83 years old (he played much better the game before ! lol)

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