July 26, 2018
08:00 AM-09:00 AM: Pinburgh Machine Testing – Hall C
That last part is a great tip. Several years ago when Pinburgh was still at the Papa HQ, I got to the bank early and Roy Wills took the time to explain all 4 games to me. Very nice gesture!
@Adam I recall you and others walking around with pre printed sheets to mark down how to plunge correctly on the EMs. Is that still a thing or did it prove to be not worth the time?
8AM - 9AM on Thursday.
Down to 26 on the waitlist (fingers crossed) and will be there regardless. Was wondering though as this is my first Pinburgh, are there still pins to play for those not in the tournament as I’d still like to play for fun and not just spend the entire time watching?
Aside from testing tilts which is always a good idea, I like to test skill shots on games where this is vitally important: things like “center rollover lights spinner” or (previously) skill shot on RBION. Also look for moderns with no ball saver, in case you draw one of them and have to go first.
If you are traveling with a group, fan out and take notes, then reconvene after practice time and share.
But, realize you’re not going to even come close to getting all the information you want. Hopefully something you learned in practice will end up being worth a win or two, but with margins being as small as they are, that might make the difference.
target pool with lightning flippers? hmm
On a semi-related note, is there anything you guys do to prepare before Pinburgh?
I think that depends on why you are at Pinburgh.
If you are serious about the tournament, get rest and stay off your feet. The concrete floors are brutal.
If you are just there to party… then find a party and go nuts.
You know, I’m watching Christopher Lee movies from four different eras, mashing elevator buttons with gusto, and I look in the mirror every morning and say “Wins. Not points.”
This will be my first time competing in Pinburgh, but before tournaments I like to watch @bkerins tutorials and archived streams of recent tournaments for games that I am unfamiliar with or need a refresher on game rules/strategy. There is a great thread on practice in the Tiltforums archives too: Let’s Talk Practice
I just bought an Iron Maiden, so my pre-Pinburgh strategy is to play a ton of Iron Maiden. There’s probably other things I could or should do, but that’s what I’m actually going to do. So far I’m really putting in the hours on the practice field.
I am trying to get work and home commitments into a state were I can ignore both of them for the week and focus entirely on pinburgh.
I review the results from the 32 previous times I failed to win a Major . . . really gets me in the mood . . .
|IFPA World Pinball Championship||6/3/2018||20th|
|Pinburgh Match-Play Championship||7/29/2017||2nd|
|IFPA World Pinball Championship||6/3/2017||38th|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||4/9/2017||5th|
|Pinburgh Match-Play Championship||7/30/2016||6th|
|IFPA World Pinball Championship||4/14/2016||2nd|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||4/10/2016||13th|
|Pinburgh Match-Play Championship||8/2/2015||17th|
|IFPA World Pinball Championship||5/24/2015||12th|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||3/15/2015||13th|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||8/17/2014||2nd|
|IFPA World Pinball Championship||5/25/2014||12th|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||8/11/2013||34th|
|IFPA World Pinball Championship||6/2/2013||42nd|
|Pinburgh Match-Play Championship||4/14/2013||31st|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||8/12/2012||6th|
|IFPA World Pinball Championship||6/10/2012||20th|
|Pinburgh Match-Play Championship||4/1/2012||7th|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||8/14/2011||2nd|
|IFPA World Pinball Championship||5/29/2011||12th|
|Pinburgh Match-Play Championship||3/20/2011||7th|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||8/15/2010||10th|
|IFPA World Pinball Championship||5/23/2010||12th|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||8/16/2009||14th|
|IFPA World Pinball Championship||7/31/2009||4th|
|European Pinball Championship 2009||7/24/2009||11th|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||8/14/2008||4th|
|IFPA World Pinball Championship||3/28/2008||12th|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||10/11/2007||6th|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||8/17/2006||9th|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||8/11/2005||31st|
|PAPA World Pinball Championships||9/9/2004||14th|
The Triple Frown!
A good point to make. I would even go further and say if you think it might be impactful at all, even if the likely result is “no ruling, play on,” then consider calling a TD anyway. You might get lucky and get compensation, and reporting the issue is still accomplished. You get nothing if you don’t speak up.
Lightning flippers on Guardians
Disable drop target