Date: Saturday 20th September, 2008.
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 2008, there was yet another great party, a free customer appreciation party. The party lasted from about 7pm until almost 8:30pm.
The once again the slightly newly front of the world famous SS Billiards
As is always true, Lloyd was solely responsible for: funding, hosting, organizing and setting up the pinball party.
Lloyd's arcade was left as normal.
The people who wanted to wish Lloyd a happy anniversary
Lloyd's regular pinball lineup included: Addams Family Gold, Attack from Mars, Batman (Stern), Corvette, Demolition Man, Dracula (WMS), Eight Ball Deluxe LE, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean (Stern), Spider-Man (Stern) – (See related article.), Medieval Madness, NASCAR, Wheel of Fortune (Stern), and Twilight Zone.
Lloyd's also had two games which were for sale: Comet and Excalibur.
Comet – for Sale & Big Bang Bar – not for sale
An additional pinball machine was used for the tournament, an original Capcom, Big Bang Bar.
There was only one game failure to report. A flipper link broke on Big Bang Bar.
Lloyd finding and replacing a broken flipper link
Joe signing up people for the single elimination pinball tournament
Lloyd order pizza for those in attendance.
Because this was a free party, there were no tickets.
There were no door prizes this year.
Joe Esposito was gracious enough to host his FnA pinball tournament. Unlike last year, there were no one-day ToPS tournaments.
A few of the people during 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 about a quarter to 7pm and ended at about 8:30pm. Each set of players and their games were chosen at random. After two rounds, for each tie, the tiebreaker was played on Big Bang Bar.
Joe Esposito, the winner of the single elimination pinball tournament, a few trinkets from Lloyd, and “the kitty”
For those who couldn’t make it, here is a 30 second video tour of SS Billiards.
Get the Flash Player to see this video clip.
Got problems seeing this video clip? Check our help page for more information.
All pictures are property of SS Billiards and are used with permission courtesy of LTG.