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Please Help Barry Oursler


By Pinwizkid

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    Barry Oursler and his wife Donna have both been diagnosed with some very serious health issues and are in need of our support. Please check out Barry's Gofundme page and help them out if you can. I love Barry's games and many of them are very sentimental to me from childhood.

    http://www.gofundme.com/6fgkt0

    Thank you!
    -Brendan

    #2 5 years ago

    Thank you for letting us know about this.
    The man who gave us pinbot. He'll yes I will help.

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    #3 5 years ago

    Please donate even if you can only spare $5.00. Every bit will help. Barry gave the world many great, entertaining games.

    Dennis

    #4 5 years ago

    I'm always amazed when I look up a game I enjoy and find that, yup, yet again Barry Oursler was the guy behind it (and those vicious outlanes). I'm in.

    #5 5 years ago

    Terrible news. Let's all try to help.
    Btw which games did Barry make?

    #6 5 years ago

    Done. Thanks for letting us know.

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    #7 5 years ago

    Barry Oursler has made huge contributions to pinball. His games such as Pinbot, Space Shuttle, Dr. Who, Comet and many, many others have been bringing joy to pinball lovers everywhere.

    Barry and his wife Donna are very ill. Dealing with bone marrow cancer and kidney failure has them fighting for their lives, and their medical bills are huge.

    Please do your best to help Barry and Donna get past this tough time in their lives. You can also help by copying this message to other threads.

    Any donation will be appreciated. Please go to the link below.

    Thanks,

    Steve Ritchie

    http://www.gofundme.com/6fgkt0

    Post edited by kingndi : Better and more descriptive wording.

    #8 5 years ago

    Junkyard
    Pinbot
    Gorgar
    Jackpot
    Bsd
    Dr Who
    I'm missing a bunch too

    Man is a legend
    I'd love to donate.

    #9 5 years ago

    Sorry to hear the news
    Donation made.

    #10 5 years ago

    Is there a paypal account set up for donations

    #11 5 years ago

    u guys are missing FIRE the pin with the bell topper.. what an classic that 1 is too..

    #12 5 years ago

    Thanks for pointing this out to us. Horrible situation they are in. Hopefully they can make it through things okay.

    It's really cool going through the list of people that donated and seeing so many industry folks listed.

    #13 5 years ago
    Quoted from skywalker:

    Is there a paypal account set up for donations

    I was wondering if we could get PM'd if Mr. Oursler has an e-mail address where he can receive Paypal donations? If he has a Paypal account he can receive money FREE with no charges, and it's more secure for my family and I'm sure many others. We only have to send the money as a "Gift" under the Paypal selections.

    #15 5 years ago

    Thanks to whoever made this a sticky.

    #16 5 years ago
    Quoted from Billy16:

    Another way to donate:
    From Jim Schelberg of the PinGame Journal --
    I just got this from designer Barry Oursler (Jan 26, 2014) and I'm hoping anyone who reads it will help.
    "In February 2013, I was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. The treatments and prescriptions are not fully covered and last July, Donna was diagnosed with kidney failure. She must receive dialysis three times per week and her prescriptions are also very expensive. To make matters worse, it is costing us $350 per month for her transportation no matter how we have tried to lower that cost.
    We have been married almost 40 years and I would like to keep us both around for awhile longer, but things have gotten pretty desparate at the Oursler household.
    I have never done anything like this before but I didn't know where else to turn except to my friends and fans in pinball.
    If you can help, any amount would be appreciated. Thanks, Barry"
    (Please donate at the link below. If you would like to use a check, I am accepting them on Barry's behalf. Make them out to the PinGame Journal, mark it For Barry and send to 31937 Olde Franklin Drive, Farmington Hills, MI, 48334 USA.
    Also, all donations to the PGJ through PayPal at the PGJ web site for the rest if this month (Jan 2014) will go, instead, to Barry. So if its easier for you that way, do it. -- http://www.pingamejournal.com/cool (you can increase the "Quantity" to increase your donation)
    To use "Go Fund Me" go to:
    http://www.gofundme.com/6fgkt0
    Thanks, Jim

    #17 5 years ago

    Barry, if you are reading these threads...I think it is safe to say that most of the people here are having their thoughts and prayers go out to you. Money sent, and I hope all goes well! And Thank You for your contribution to Pinball! I have many of your games in my collection...

    #18 5 years ago

    This is when I love Pinside. Donation sent.

    #19 5 years ago

    Here's hoping our donations make a real difference. Get well soon and thanks for everything.

    #20 5 years ago

    Love Barry's games, sent in a donation. Hope they get well soon!!

    Bill

    #21 5 years ago

    Barry, if you read this, you should know that Comet was my first pin and probably the one I have been most excited to get. The reason? I grew up in Illinois and went to Riverview Park each summer. I remember riding the Comet on my birthday. It was the first time I had been on a real roller coaster, and I will always remember it fondly. So, I was delighted to learn that Williams had been located close to Riverview and that Comet was based on my favorite coaster. I smile every time I think back to those days, which I hadn't done in years before seeing that pin. Thanks!


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    #22 5 years ago
    Quoted from kingndi:

    Barry Oursler has made huge contributions to pinball. His games such as Pinbot, Space Shuttle, Dr. Who, Comet and many, many others have been bringing joy to pinball lovers everywhere.
    Barry and his wife Donna are very ill. Dealing with bone marrow cancer and kidney failure has them fighting for their lives, and their medical bills are huge.
    Please do your best to help Barry and Donna get past this tough time in their lives. You can also help by copying this message to other threads.
    Any donation will be appreciated. Please go to the link below.
    Thanks,
    Steve Ritchie
    http://www.gofundme.com/6fgkt0
    Post edited by kingndi : Better and more descriptive wording.

    Donation sent. FYI I did not know who this was at first. I am newer into pinball. Mr. Ritchie's pointing out Dr. Who did it for me.

    #23 5 years ago

    I actually just picked up a Jungle Lord on Saturday. Awesome game!

    And I just donated today. Barry's multitude of games have brought fun to millions of people around the globe.
    He helped "Save Pinball" with Space Shuttle. He was the first guest we went after when we
    started planning our Expo. Really great guy from our interactions with him.

    The least we can do is get him to that goal. Let's keep this rolling to 20k, folks!

    Really proud of the Pinball / Pinside community today.

    #24 5 years ago

    For those who don't know Barry and what he has done for pinball...checkout this TOPcast show recorded in 2007. Definitely worth a listen. Like most designers, the man was passionate about pinball!

    http://www.pinrepair.com/topcast/topcast_35.mp3

    #25 5 years ago

    Donation sent

    #26 5 years ago

    Cyclone & Grand Lizard are in my house TO STAY.

    Barry, while I have played many pins in my youth during the 70's & 80's, Cyclone is the game that hooked me. And I mean it truly was, and still is, an addiction! I only discovered the genius that is Grand Lizard in 2013. I simply cannot imagine being without either of these games. Thank you, thank you, thank you for these wonderful titles!!!

    Sending my donation & many prayers.

    #27 5 years ago

    How can I help via PayPal?
    Please PM me, if somebody knows...thanks!

    #28 5 years ago
    Quoted from Angyalpor:

    How can I help via PayPal?
    Please PM me, if somebody knows...thanks!

    I don't know of a direct way to send him money, but here is an alternative method from another thread

    Another way to donate:
    From Jim Schelberg of the PinGame Journal --
    I just got this from designer Barry Oursler (Jan 26, 2014) and I'm hoping anyone who reads it will help.
    "In February 2013, I was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. The treatments and prescriptions are not fully covered and last July, Donna was diagnosed with kidney failure. She must receive dialysis three times per week and her prescriptions are also very expensive. To make matters worse, it is costing us $350 per month for her transportation no matter how we have tried to lower that cost.
    We have been married almost 40 years and I would like to keep us both around for awhile longer, but things have gotten pretty desparate at the Oursler household.
    I have never done anything like this before but I didn't know where else to turn except to my friends and fans in pinball.
    If you can help, any amount would be appreciated. Thanks, Barry"
    (Please donate at the link below. If you would like to use a check, I am accepting them on Barry's behalf. Make them out to the PinGame Journal, mark it For Barry and send to 31937 Olde Franklin Drive, Farmington Hills, MI, 48334 USA.
    Also, all donations to the PGJ through PayPal at the PGJ web site for the rest if this month (Jan 2014) will go, instead, to Barry. So if its easier for you that way, do it. -- http://www.pingamejournal.com/cool (you can increase the "Quantity" to increase your donation)

    To use "Go Fund Me" go to:
    http://www.gofundme.com/6fgkt0

    #29 5 years ago

    I just made a donation in 'honor' of my BSD and Junk Yard pins.
    Mike

    #30 5 years ago

    Glad to see this has been stickied. Good to see pinball fans pull together yet again to help someone in the community!

    -1
    #31 5 years ago

    Donation made through the Pingame Journal using PayPal.

    It's not much but if everyone can donate "not much" it will add up.

    #32 5 years ago

    This man is a legend in pinball. He doesn't have the celebrity of Steve or Pat, but look how many games he designed. Half of my basement is Barry Games. Fire, Jokerz, Dr Who, Fire, Space Station, Space Shuttle, Pinbot, Barracora etc etc. These games have brought so much joy to me a donation is the least I can do.

    #33 5 years ago

    The pinball community is amazing!

    #34 5 years ago

    Donation made.
    Hope we all can help .

    #35 5 years ago
    Quoted from KingNine:

    Donation made through the Pingame Journal using PayPal.
    It's not much but if everyone can donate "not much" it will add up.

    Thanks for the help about the method of the PayPal donation.
    And...a lot small-small donation from here can be a great amount, I believe.

    #36 5 years ago
    Quoted from Angyalpor:

    Thanks for the help about the method of the PayPal donation.
    And...a lot small-small donation from here can be a great amount, I believe.

    No prob. The PayPal comment was meant mainly for you as I knew you were needing to know.

    #37 5 years ago

    List of Barry's pins, per IPDB: http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?ppl=BARRY+OURSLER&searchtype=advanced

    Date
    Name (Click to display that game)
    MFG
    Type
    Prod.
    Specialty
    Pl.
    Model
    Pics
    Rating
    1978-11 Phoenix Williams SS 6,198 4p 485 35 7.0
    1979-09 Time Warp Williams SS 8,875 4p 489 29 7.5
    1979-12 Gorgar Williams SS 14,000 4p 496 42 7.5
    1979-12 Laser Ball Williams SS 4,500 Widebody 4p 493 30 7.3
    1980-07 Scorpion Williams SS 2,000 Widebody 4p 494 16 7.2
    1981-02 Jungle Lord Williams SS 6,000 4p 503 30 7.6
    1981-07 Solar Fire Williams SS 782 4p 507 40 7.3
    1981-09 Barracora Williams SS 2,350 4p 510 31 7.5
    1982-06 Cosmic Gunfight Williams SS 1,008 4p 502 33 6.9
    1982-10 Spellbinder Williams SS none Not A Pinball
    Flipperless 2p 513 3
    1982-12 Defender Williams SS 369 2p 517 24 7.1
    1983-01 Rat Race Williams SS 10 Cocktail Table
    Flipperless
    Head-to-Head Pl... 2p 527 54 7.6
    1983-03 Time Fantasy Williams SS 608 4p 515 17 7.0
    1983-04 Joust Williams SS 402 Head-to-Head Pl... 2p 519 22 9.1
    1984-06 Star Light Williams SS 100 4p 530 14 6.6
    1984-12 Space Shuttle Williams SS 7,000 4p 535 29 7.7
    1985-06 Comet Williams SS 8,100 4p 540 53 7.7
    1985-12 Pigskin: 2010 Williams SS Table Top/Count...
    Vertical Pinbal... 2p 543-N 3
    1985-12 Poker Williams SS Table Top/Count...
    Vertical Pinbal... 2p 543-N 5
    1985-12 Willy At The Bat Williams SS Table Top/Count...
    Vertical Pinbal... 2p 543-N 6
    1985-12 Willy’s Cup Williams SS Table Top/Count...
    Vertical Pinbal... 2p 543-N 3
    1986-04 Grand Lizard Williams SS 2,750 4p 523 49 7.5
    1986-10 PIN·BOT Williams SS 12,001 4p 549 42 8.0
    1987-08 Fire! Williams SS ~7,700 4p 556 34 7.4
    1987-09 Fire! Champagne Edition Williams SS ~273 Mechanical Back... 4p 556-SE 6 7.7
    1987-12 Space Station Williams SS ~3,800 4p 552 24 7.6
    1988-02 Cyclone Williams SS ~9,400 Mechanical Back... 4p 564 52 7.9
    1988-12 Jokerz! Williams SS 4p 567 30 7.5
    1989-08 Police Force Williams SS ~4,700 4p 573 20 7.5
    1989-11 Bad Cats Williams SS ~2,500 Mechanical Back... 4p 575 34 7.8
    1991-02 Harley-Davidson Midway SS 2,187 4p 20001 29 6.2
    1991-08 Hurricane Williams SS Mechanical Back... 4p 50012 23 7.4
    1992-09 Doctor Who Midway SS 7,752 4p 20006 40 7.9
    1993-04 Bram Stoker's Dracula Williams SS 6,801 4p 50001 52 8.1
    1994-02 Popeye Saves the Earth Midway SS 4,217 Widebody 4p 50022 28 7.2
    1995-03 Dirty Harry Williams SS 4,248 4p 50030 43 7.3
    1995-09 WHO dunnit Midway SS 2,416 4p 50044 23 7.9
    1995-10 Jack·Bot Williams SS 2,428 4p 50051 34 7.5
    1996-12 Junk Yard Williams SS 3,013 4p 50052 62 7.9

    I had a Junk Yard, have a Grand Lizard, & my brother has a BSDracula. Therefore, three donations on the way from me later today!

    -Jason

    #38 5 years ago

    Donated! I actually have 3 games in my collection designed by Barry. My favorite is Space Station!

    #39 5 years ago

    Donated around half the cash that Space Shuttle won me at a tournament last year.

    #40 5 years ago

    Glad to help chip in to help a man who has brought so much happiness to us all.

    #41 5 years ago

    Donated! I have Cyclone, Comet and Jackbot in my home. Love them all. Thanks Barry!

    #42 5 years ago

    It's amazing how many great games Mr. Oursler has given us. I'm glad to be able to give a little back.

    #43 5 years ago

    Donated...hope they both have good luck and get better.

    #44 5 years ago

    Just donated also.Good luck to Barry and Donna.

    #45 5 years ago

    Donated

    #46 5 years ago

    New Facebook Page for IFPA Barry Oursler Charity Tournament events.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/815451035138943/

    This facebook page will do its best to advertise the tournaments that are being hosted for Barry.

    Marcus

    #47 5 years ago

    $20K achieved congratulations everyone!!!!

    #48 5 years ago

    Donated via PGJ. Prayers to Barry and Donna.

    #49 5 years ago
    Quoted from flashinstinct:

    $20K achieved congratulations everyone!!!!

    From the sound of it, they are going to need a lot more than $20k, so I hope the donations keep coming.

    #50 5 years ago

    I'm so glad they reached their goal. I wish the best for these two.

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