Just a thing that I want to tell (even if I come from far away, France is a nice place to visit, trust me)
It s been 4 years that I really enjoy pincade athmosphere, bbq' s with marinated lamb and cold beer to bring my own.
Very friendly atmosphere throughout the venues.
It s been more than 20 years that i travel everywhere where competition is hard, and we play to win.
I am now an old player really enjoying sharing something more than competing, hope that Daniele Acciari, Jorgen Holm, Mats Runsten (I really appreciate those guys)
could feel the same way as I do, and could afford the trip to discover something else.
I spread the word every year about pincade, always wear t shirt on every important european meetings, but unfortunately unable to create the motivation of a bbq with the sunshine with friendly people (and that is what pincade is all about).
Feel sad about that fact, because a lot of people buys 10 k + pinball and will never discover the pleasure to be a part of pincade, such a selfish attitude.
Was not born to be that way, was not supposed to be european pinball champion 3 times, and else. Was not supposed to be an hard core pinball player when I was a teen.
But there is nothing as good as pincade.
It ll be my real pleasure to celebrate the 10 th pincade the best way that I can. And if the number 11 is on his way, I will be there, even if I am the only one from Europe and I apologise for that, I will be there to support it as I really love it.
One month to go to share a pizza at dave s place in AKL and eventually a few beer' s.
One month to not be able to play the best TZ in the world I ve ever played in Pauloz place (but hoping that he have some pin s left).
One month to meet very friendly people (even if I bring some gin that is to be fast to be drank !!)
So, pinball marathon is nice, pincade come after that, perfect schedule !
Keep the beer fresh my friends ! Only one month (or less.. to go)