SS BILLIARDS 35th ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Date: Saturday 20th September, 2007.
Location: SS Billiards, 732 11th Avenue South, Hopkins, Minnesota, USA . 55343.


On October 2nd 2002, SS Billiards in Hopkins, MN, USA had its 30th anniversary party, Bolshoi Goose. On September 20th 2007, there was another great party, a free customer appreciation party. The party lasted from 6pm until almost 12am the next morning.


The once again newly updated front of the world famous SS Billiards

 

The HOST

As is always true, Lloyd was solely responsible for: funding, hosting, organizing and setting up the pinball party.

 

THE SET-UP

Lloyd's arcade was left as normal.

 


The throng of people who wanted to wish Lloyd a happy anniversary

 

Lloyd's regular pinball lineup included: Addams Family Gold, Attack from Mars, Banzai Run, Corvette, Demolition Man, Dracula (WMS), Eight Ball Deluxe LE, Indianapolis 500, Lord of the Rings, Medieval Madness, Monster Bash, NASCAR, No Good Gol'phers, Pinball Magic, Tales From The Crypt, Twilight Zone.

An additional pinball machine was used for the celebration, an original Capcom, Big Bang Bar.


An original Big Bang Bar

There was only one game failure to report. Demolition Man had an intermittent problem with its crane.


People signing up for the single elimination pinball tournament

 

THE FOOD

In the picture directly above, you can see the remnants of the cake which was brought in for the occasion.

 

THE TICKET

Because this was a free party, there were no tickets.

 

DOOR PRIZES

Everyone who participated got a free limited commemorative T-shirt.


SS Billiards 35th anniversary t-shirt.

 

PINBALL TOURNAMENTS

Lloyd held two pinball tournaments. The first to finish was a single elimination tournament. He also held one-day tournaments on his four ToPS games.


A few of the people at the start of the competition.


Here you see players deep in competition.

 

SINGLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT

The single elimination pinball tournament was best-two-of-three. The competition started at 8pm and ended at about 11pm. Each set of players and their games were chosen at random.

. Nick Foss, the winner of the single elimination pinball tournament and $100.

 

ToPS TOURNAMENTS

The Tops pinball tournaments started at 12pm and ended at about 12am.

Lord of The Rings Tournament winner
For LotR there were two winners Dave Gorka and TED, who won $25.

NASCAR® Tournament winner
For NASCAR there was no winner.

Pirates of the Caribbean Tournament winner
For PotC there were two winners Dave Gorka and TED, who won $25.

Spider-Man Tournament winner
For Spider-Man there was one winner TED, who won another $25.


The 35th anniversary multiple ToPS pinball tournaments winner, Dave Gorka

 

NOTE
All pictures are property of SS Billiards and are used with permission courtesy of LTG.

 

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