Pinball Youth Movement Continues

The pinball Youth Movement continues. Expo 2021 Main Event results:

1 Escher Lefkoff – age 18

2 Zach McCarthy – age 16

3 Alek Kaczmarzcyk – age 19

4 Jared August – age 18 (?)

T5/6 Nick Mueller – age 20

T5/6 Raymond Davidson – age 28

T7/8 Dalton Ely – age 21

T7/8 Nick Weyna – age 19

Think of it … Raymond as the “Old Man” of the top finishers. The average age of the top 8 is just 20, and Ray is 1/3 older than any of the rest of them.

Congratulations to all of you, by the way, nice playing!

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… I don’t know whether to be proud or horrified

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“Sorry old man!”

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this is great to see and exactly what the hobby needed. 40 year olds winning top-ranked tournaments was a sign that things were on the decline, but this gives me hope that pinball will survive another generation beyond.

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new sterns require rocket scientist mentality to know the ins and outs.
the youngins have those minds and more time to play them on the norm to figure them out.
also most of the above have been playing the majority of their lives so even if 18 yrs old they have been playing 16 years non stop…lol
its more than just skill…

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cough Neil Graf cough - age 16

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Don’t forget Kassidy! Age 15 I think she said.

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Hey dat me

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Do dat tap pass

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