Round 1 of #Pinburgh: I went 5-7. One first place finish in four games. Mediocre start but still, hopes remain high. I probably could have got another point had I remembered Black Belt better.
Also autocomple wants to follow "Doodle" with "God" for the reasons. I don't know why but prefer this to when it wanted to follow "Black" (as in Knight) with "women" or "girls" which was ... Uhm.
Got last on Doodle Bug by 420 points.
Round 5: went 7-5, bringing me to 25-35 on the day. Just missed getting one more point in a squeaker game of Sorcerer. I might have earned my D division but it's close. I had a ball stuck in the outlane of Stingray, on a light bulb insert, the kind of fluke this tournament has all the time.
And it's official: I finished with a record good enough for the novice division, but am restricted into D, so I start tomorrow at a pretty big deficit.
My love, meanwhile, earned the bottom of B, thanks to her last two rounds of the day being at or above .500.
Not sure why the bank Procyon does not have the Rocket Raccoon pinball game in it. There must be reasons.
Weird that solid-state games are being a relative strength but what can I say? Dr Dude thinks I'm cool.
@Austin_Dern They don't bloody want owt to do with me either. When we moved HQ we went to a place with a broader range of temperatures so all the switch stacks expanded and contracted with the seasons and mucked things up. The EMs have been constant problems this tourney.
@ifixcoinops I am sorry they're giving you such trouble. But it's nice to have a reason that I'm play MiniZag with the same skill level one would expect if I were playing with my head inside a tub of cold spaghetti.
@cpi I've had that once or twice. It's MADDENING.
(and aye - old lamp sockets are always a bear because the fibre spacer shrinks and causes the metal parts to get wobbly and loose. A drop of very light oil on the spacer will soak into it and let it expand again, tightening things up. After this year's EM debacle I'm gonna do some experiments with oiling switch stacks too, as they're made out of the same material. Will keep you updated on the results)
@ifixcoinops oiling switch stacks??? WTF wow has it come to this?
Clay is up in Michigan, wouldn't he have experienced something like this? Great Lakes areas sometimes a swamp.
@Austin_Dern good job!
@salameleon Thank you!
@Austin_Dern I heard the same story from so many friends! What division you get?
@cpi I ended up in D, by virtue of my restriction-based-on-world-ranking. On my merits, I should have gone into E. But I was only one win out of earning my D, and I worked my way up to tied-for-68th. If I hadn't had a lousy Simpsons Pinball Party last round I might yet have made finals.
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