Hello and welcome back to the final part of our coverage of this 35th annual Pinball Expo.
For most vendors and machine donors, Sunday continues the tearing down and packing up which began on Saturday evening.
The remains of the displays in the Vendor Hall on Sunday
In the Pin Lounge (a.k.a. the Botanic Garden Ballroom) the end-of-show party continued until 6am, so there was plenty of work still to do on Sunday.
The Pin Lounge on Sunday
The only public event scheduled for Sunday was the Classics Tournament, where the play-offs were due to begin. Qualifying for the Classics Tournament had begun on Thursday at 10am and ran right through until 11pm on Saturday – three full days of qualifying.
However, there was an extra event taking place in the same part of the room alongside the Classics – the final of the main A Division Flipout Tournament.
Seeding for the Flipout Tournament
The Flipout Tournament followed the same format as the past couple of years where Thursday is used to seed players who then start playing in the tournament proper on Friday. Entry to the tournament cost $125 but that also included access to the Vendor and Game Halls.
Players had the choice whether to play in the seeding round or not, but would be placed at the bottom of the seeding if they chose not to play.
More machines for the Flipout Tournament
When the seeding round finished at 1am on Friday morning, the top 50% of players formed the A Division play-offs, and the bottom 50% went into the B Division.
Information for players
Both divisions’ play-offs consisted of double-elimination best-of-three matches, but the higher a player seeded the more rounds they skipped, with the highest qualifiers only coming into the play-offs in round 9.
The A and B Divisions
The B Division concluded on Saturday afternoon with a win for Stanley Sowa, Jr. Second place went to Jacob Wolff while John Hegele was third.
B Division Results1stStanley Sowa Jr2ndJacob Wolff3rdJohn Hegele4thRebecca Hinsdale5thRob PresleyChris Grace 7thThomas UrbanErin Malysa9thJohn ArmstrongJason WoolstonRabih DahdouhDeborah Tahlman 13thJeffrey WilliamsAbby Tehrune Greg Pitner Phil Harmon
The A Division play-offs went on longer than expected, and with the room