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Having a bad day at pinball? Probably not this bad!
« on: November 26, 2019, 09:51:50 AM »
Poor Fred Richardson. Check out his Quarterfinals score on 2001. From what I was told, this was not a disqualification. I was told this was his actual score after what must have been milliseconds of play:

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Re: Having a bad day at pinball? Probably not this bad!
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 01:11:36 PM »
who witnessed that? the way to do that is avoid all the kickout holes, hit the top of the center rubber for 1 point, then tilt. does tilt end game?

i'd dare to say you couldn't even get 1 single point without tilting out. maybe he walked away.


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Re: Having a bad day at pinball? Probably not this bad!
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 01:36:13 PM »
I was told it was a tilt. And yes, it ends the game. And the only reason I knew it was a legitimate score is someone told me he tilted right away. At my first Free Play I played an old wedgehead, forgot to read the card, then promptly scored about 68 points in 30 seconds.

As I think about what you said, K7, I am starting to question the legitimacy of my witness!
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Re: Having a bad day at pinball? Probably not this bad!
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 02:11:00 PM »
but wouldn't he have to tilt out on all balls???
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Re: Having a bad day at pinball? Probably not this bad!
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 02:19:13 PM »
but wouldn't he have to tilt out on all balls???

On Gottlieb wedgeheads, tilt generally ends game.  Many of these games had no bonuses at the end of the ball, so people would be aggressive in their saves.  Tilt ending the game puts a stop to that, for the most part.  I remember reading that this was a request made by operators to save their games from some damage.

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Re: Having a bad day at pinball? Probably not this bad!
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2019, 02:31:52 PM »
And furthermore, consider this... If he actually played out of turn instead of tilting, how does one play out of turn on a single-player game? That's a really bad day, too!

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Re: Having a bad day at pinball? Probably not this bad!
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2019, 02:32:17 PM »
At least Fred R. was able to play in the Classics Finals :)
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Re: Having a bad day at pinball? Probably not this bad!
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2019, 02:58:08 PM »
yep, tilted out, end game, that makes sense. but he avoided the kickouts, every side target, the pop bumpers, hit 1 switch in the middle of the machine, then must have tried an early save from a ball headed for the outlanes (i cannot see the ball going straight down the middle, looking at the 2001 layout...i think that center scoring targets behind the rubbers, just below the pop bumpers, are the only things that score 1 point).

man, that is rough. honestly, i'd be damm proud of putting up that as a score in a finals situation. needed a selfie. ;D

the fact he got 1 single point is harder than getting 0 points.
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Re: Having a bad day at pinball? Probably not this bad!
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2019, 03:02:47 PM »
I think you get a point up top on the sides when you launch.  It is possible he launched, got the ball bouncing around on the lane guides and tilted trying to get it down the guide into the blue hole, which is worth 300 points versus the 50 the other holes are worth.  No idea what really happened, but from a play perspective, that is how I would envision getting that score.

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Re: Having a bad day at pinball? Probably not this bad!
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2019, 03:07:34 PM »
When tilt ends game, particularly on a game with no bonus, my general thought is to not put any aggressive nudging moves until ball 5 where it won't matter. I may consider more nudging possibly on Ball 4, situation depending.

Tilting on Ball 1 out of 5 is usually a fluke for anyone, especially since the game had been used for 2 days and the tilt sensitivity is familiar.  It is possible that player 1 tilted their game, and Fred jumped in to play before the tilt bob settled down.  Who knows.

 
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Re: Having a bad day at pinball? Probably not this bad!
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2019, 01:37:40 AM »
106 players in classics, so the competition was brutal. In the 2018 FPF Classics finals, Josh got a zero on Centigrade 37 by tilt/ending before hitting anything on ball one. 
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