I wonder; it may have been. My theory was that it was a “Slimer-through” where the Slimer was still swinging a little bit like a tilt bob would. This is the new replacement Slimer mech, and I heard players say that this one was quite responsive.
From what I saw, it seemed within reason for them to get dangers/tilts. If you’re talking about the delayed tilt that player 2 got, I think it was probably caused by an off-center tilt bob or misshapen metal ring around it, based on the tilt bob documentary. Are you referring to something else?
What ended up happening
Ruling was that p3 gets a compensation ball.
Same problem happens on p4 ball 2 (though I can’t remember if p3 tilted right before that).
Ruling is catastrophic malfunction, move to The Walking Dead.
On ball 3, p1 gets some phantom points before plunging, but gets to plunge their own ball, and notices that skill shot wasn’t available and they didn’t get a ball save. Ruling: play on.
On p3’s ball 3, the game gets some phantom switch hits, plunges itself, player traps up and gets a ruling of play on.
Everything is normal from there.