Thanks to everybody who made it out to the August Hi-Life Tournament and made it another awesome night! With 34 players, this was our biggest tournament yet. We also had 8 players entering a pinball tournament for the first time ever, how cool is that? Congratulations to our winners - TJ Beyer won first place, Aaron Steele Nelson took second, and Matt Sarnoff finished third. Women's champion and novice champion both went to first time tournament players - stefanie kalem and Gene Bean Bae.
TJ also took home top honors in the Gold Wings side tournament, with a massive score of over 29 million (and he only played one game!). Christel Joyce M. won novice division on Gold Wings, with a score of 4.2 million. Nice work, all of you!
Big thanks to Jonathan Z. Bair for running the Gold Wings tournament, to TJ for keeping the machines in such great shape for us and donating pinball coupons to the tournament, to Damon and the whole crew at Hi-Life Oakland for hosting us, and to Aaron, Eric, Louise, and Devon (and anyone else who helped but I didn't see) for helping out with scorekeeping while I was playing. You all rock!