I got to Scared Stiff in Round 9. Normally not much of an accomplishment, but it was set up with a pretty tight tilt and lightning flippers.
My plan was to only go for Coffin MB pretty much, but I got Beat the Crate trying to get the Coffin MB Extended award, so I took some potshots at the crate thinking it might get me some useful small points and possibly Crate MB progress. It did and I started Crate MB first. Once that was over, I got the actual Coffin MB Extended award, which also started the MB. Somewhere in there, I finished Leapers and Deadheads (and, of course, Bony Beast).
After ball 1, all I needed was Monster's Lab to qualify Scared Stiff. I didn't know how many hits I needed, and I was afraid of wasting 2 balls trying and failing to get to Scared Stiff for low points when I could have just grinded out some more Coffin MBs, with shots I was relatively dialed in on.
Between balls, I asked Eden Stamm and Escher (playing on the same bank but not in my group) for advice and we all eventually agreed that Monster's Lab and Scared Stiff was the way to go. And I made it happen. Of course, I was able to use the Lab Hits spider award to start my ball. It turned out I only had 6 hits left, which was much lower than I was assuming. I started Scared Stiff on ball 2. I survived the first crate kickout and hit a ramp, then drained.
On ball 3, I got Double Trouble and grinded out right ramps.
It occurred to me after the game that this was the first time I ever played Scared Stiff in a real competition, so I thought that was pretty cool too.