Wait, what's this? You won the raffle machine at Michigan Pinball Expo and never received it? Or am I misunderstanding?
Iron Man HD isn't silly, it's AMAZING
People are sharing 2016, so here were mine (roughly). - Make PCS (check) - Seed A at pinburgh. (Fail) - attend as many new events as I could (check. TPF, CJ, CAX, PAPA, Buffalo)And my petty personal rivalry objective for last year. Keep my head-to-head against @PinballProfile on IFPA site in the green. (Check)
Have not received as of yet. Was told be one of the last ones. Never dreamed it would take this long. So yes you fully understood.
I really had to think about this for awhile. Here's a list of my pinball-related goals for the year.
Win IFPA. Retire from competitive play. Make a few decent cover versions of pinball music.
Well, guess I know my goal now!
Goals for 2016.- Get to as many tourneys as possible including PAPA (check)- Win one big tourney (got lucky with 2, Buffalo Pinball Summer Open Classics, and my original league LOPL)- get to know more in the pinball community (voila...Pinball Profile does just that)- make provincial championships (check)- Top 20 in Canada (check)- Top 300 in IFPA (check...barely)- make A's in Pinburgh (check, got off to a good start with 12-0 round one...then downhill from there)
Goals for 2017:- at least 2 new tourney entries (Ohio and Michigan @ Clay's looking good)- make A's in Pinburgh- try A's at PAPA (what am I thinking?)- Top 10 in Canada (longshot)- Top 200 in IFPA (need help)- at least one weekly Pinball Profile interview (they aren't really podcasts, more interviews)- get past Round one of provincial championships- beat @gammagoat head to head. In pinball or physically.
I already get one out of the way this year - hit A division in a PAPA Circuit event (INDISC). But it also seeded another goal too. Anyway:
My pinball goals are mostly related to OaaH (Operating as a Hobby; a term coined just now):
2016 was a great year and 2017 started well (as tradition on New Years,a big score happens in the first game of the year). My goals are the following:
Fix a Delta Queen in my place, or actually get someone to help fix it.
Write/produce a series on pinball tutorials, strategy, and competition.
If I have the time off, go to 3 majors outside of Pittsburgh.
Qualify in A division in a major.
Win a notable local tournament (tricky to do in Pittsburgh).
PPL Season 28 champion, I guess I went big on that one?
Make the Pittsburgh Pinball League A Finals.
...and win them, too!
Beat every frequent Pittsburgh player in a tournament once.
Make the top 250 in IFPA ranking.
Make the Pennsylvania State Championships. Also, go to Vegas.
Don't fudge away a Classics ticket at PAPA over a scissor drain.
why not just win it?
It was a fluke that I finished top 4 last year. Near-ideal game lineup, didn't have to play vs. Trent, almost every bounce went my way, avoided Mustang 'til the finals, etc. Winning would be great, but not really a reasonable goal for me.
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::hi fives to this thread::
In the interest of keeping myself accountable:
The big one - get into top 1000 Make provincials Beat Flitton in a tournament Beat Becker in a tournament (now 1-57)Grow Bluffs Pinball into a mostly sustainable operation Raise $5000 with #pinballforchange to build a classroom in Rural EcuadorImprove pinburgh showing
Keep growing BluffsImprove Pinburgh showingBeat Flitton in a tournamentBe more consistent, less red hot or ice coldPlay and learn more gamesGet #pinballforchange to $10000 so the classroom can be built this summer.Beat Zeus in the overall Bluffs standings
2016 was a great pinball year for me, hoping for even more in 2017!
Played a little bit a few years back then took some time off for the baby. Now my daughter is a little bigger and fortunately mom is very understanding. So hoping to get out to a lot of tournaments this year. The Mrs. even proposed the idea that we take mini trips to incorporate pinball tournaments with a side of family vacation.
So the goals this year are:-break top 1000 -get out to a bigger event and do well -learn to calm the nerves a bit during tournaments-get over the EM repair fears and get one or two-get some more ugly duckling solid state projects and turn them into fun players for the basement
Would love to see you at more events Phil. Was a pleasure playing with you back in 2014 in state College. Good luck getting more into pinball!