Buffalo Pinball Summer Open '18 - Delivered by Domino's


#81

Rumor also had it that Bigfoot was sighted at Pinburgh. Nope it was just Brian Dye. LOL


#82

All that hand holding must’ve done the trick <3


#83

Way better then the last PAPA Classics taking 4 out of 16 games.


#84

What makes it “way better”?


#85

5/12 > 4/16?

That’s a quick and dirty guess, though.

With 16 machines, that’s 16 chances for a first place finish or 61520 points to be divvied up amongst competitors. If you’re only counting 4 games, up to four people could get 400 points. This is an unlikely situation, but not impossible.

With 12 machines, that’s 12 chances for a first place finish or 46140 points up for grabs. Counting 5 games, only two people could each get 500.

Counting 4/16 has more points available with each player taking fewer than 5/12.

Basically it seems like it’s harder to qualify when there is a larger gap between number of games counted and number of games available because it’s “easier” to get a high point value. Can someone explain this with better math?


#86

Without trying to derail the BPSO thread, here is a really good discussion on the topic.


#87

All this is why I and others recommend using smoother scaled points when the number of games counted is much less than the number present, e.g. the 100-97-95-94 scale.


#88

We have some exciting news: Domino’s Pizza will be the presenting sponsor of the Buffalo Pinball Summer Open! Sponsorship funds will go to the main prize pool with a small portion also going to support PAPA streaming. Special thanks to pizza lawyer and all around good guy, Adam Gacek, for helping to make this happen.


#89

Does that mean free cheesy bread at qualifying? :smiley:


#90

Does that mean the Domino’s pinball machine will be in the Main bank?


#91

Games for the main bank are being announced on our Facebook event page, you can follow along over there :smiley:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2019171394972500/


#92

What Bob said. That scale is so much better than 100-90-85-84…


#93

BPSO bump! Flying out at 6:50am.:open_mouth:


#94

See you soon! Been setting things up the past two days with more to come tomorrow. Check the Buffalo Pinball Twitter channel for some setup photos to see the progress…


#95

https://www.neverdrains.com//bpso2018/playerIndex.php


#96

#WheresTheGenerator


#97

Thanks for streaming the classics finals!!


#98

Happy to! More tonight: http://www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball