A blatant rehash of @gammagoat 's 2017 thread, but just as valid.
Get into the top 250 so I can see results for the power 100 (I keep getting close, but then run out of tournaments to enter).
Beat Andy Foster in a final (0-3 this year).
Qualify with a bye at a major comp.
Win a tournament abroad.
Finally get to Keefer Invitational - the only wizard mode I haven’t got to, of the machines I’ve owned.
Defend my Guinness World Record of 30hrs playing WPT - if it’s broken.
Introduce at least 50 new players to competitive pinball, by both hosting fun and easily accessible tournaments at new locations, and encouraging existing players to bring their family and friends along (I think I stand at about 90 so far, at least half of which have now played at least 5 comps).
I just really want to get to the end of 2018 feeling like I’m a measurably better player. I had better results in 2017 than 2016, but I don’t feel like I improved at all as a player, mostly because I didn’t put in the right types of effort. I know what I could have done better, so I’m ready to attack 2018.
A friend gave me a PROC as a housewarming gift- get that installed in a game this year, and start experimenting with homebrew games
Find one more game to compete my home Pinburgh bank (right now I’ve got X-Men LE, Firepower, and Super Straight- thinking of Fish Tales to round it out)
Stop being so hard on myself- I’m tired of walking away from games angry. Try to be more positive and walk away thinking of what I did well and could do better next time instead of calling myself a stupid motherfucker.
Gonna have to be relax a bit. I think I’ve been overdoing it on the organizing front, especially since the league I administer (Bluffs) went weekly in July. Take better care of myself so I’m still around to organize in the future - collapsing at a tourney last week (overheated and over stressed) was quite a wake up call.
I’m going to try to get Pinball for Change over the $20,000 mark in order to build a 2nd classroom in Kanambu Ecuador, with many thanks to the Toronto Pinball Community for all the support the last several years. We’re just under $18000 at this point.
Play more for enjoyment than competition. My goal was Top 1000 and I’ve done that. I guess it’s maintenance time on that goal.