Author Topic: The Eric Francis Memorial Double Header Pinball Tournament - 6/25/2023  (Read 1000 times)

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On June 25th, 2022, Eric Francis passed away doing what he loved, racing his jetski.



One year later, in his memory, I am hosting a double header 4-Strike Saturday and Memorial Pin-Golf Tournament. The first section is IFPA sanctioned, the second is not.

No matter if you're a tournament player or not, this event is for everyone to celebrate Eric's life.

June 25th, 2023

This is a benefit event for Eric's wife, Sophie, and their two babies.



Main Tournament (IFPA Sanctioned)

4 strikes (Best-of-1 matches. Top 2 players in a 3- or 4-player group do not receive strikes.)
Practice between rounds may be permitted if tournament conditions allow.
Standard IFPA tournament rules apply. More details at the event.
Groupings, play order and games will be randomly generated.

Tournament starts at 10:30 am and ends with the last player standing!

Entry fee: $10 per person

Winners will receive prizes.

Because this is a benefit tournament, all proceeds will go to Sophie.



The Eric Francis Memorial Pin-Golf Tournament (Not sanctioned)

This tournament will consist of 9 machines.

The machines and objectives will be determined the day before.

Tournament begins concurrently with the 4-Strikes at 10:30 am.

Entry fee: $10

Because this is a benefit tournament, all proceeds will go to Sophie.



Both tournaments are cash only. Smaller bills ($10, $5, $1) are preferred.

Participation in both tournaments is not required.

Doors open at 8 am for sign-up and practice.

Snacks, drinks, and pizza included 😋 *NOTE: Alcohol is not allowed at The Pinball Dudes*

Seating may be limited, so bring your own chair if possible.



If you can contribute, I will need additional help for the following, and it will be extremely appreciated:

Extra food (I will provide pizza and chips)
Scorekeepers (2)
Decorations
Prizes for event winners

If anyone would be willing to help with these, that would be greatly appreciated.

Scorekeepers may not be able to participate, depending on the number of players.

Just let me know! 🙂
Comments, messages, or any posts are awesome ways to let me know!

Thank you so much for your support of the Francis family 🙏🏻 ❤️

Also, all proceeds from these tournaments will go directly to Sophie Francis and the babies. Donations for them will be accepted in addition to the tournament fees, should you want to give a little extra or do not want to participate in the tournament.



In honor of Eric "The Eagle" Francis

« Last Edit: March 27, 2023, 08:48:14 PM by LaurenThePurpleDragon »
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i have updated the title from 9/25 to 6/25
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i have updated the title from 9/25 to 6/25

Thank you, my mistake :)
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Hello,

If you are coming, please fill out this survey.

Thanks,

Lauren
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Hi, I'm Lauren!

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i'll be a score keeper.
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If folks sign up to bring stuff, can we keep a list posted to know what to maybe bring or not?

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Hi everyone,

So far, the following will be brought to the event (THANKS A WHOLE BUNCH, BY THE WAY!)

Paper Products
Dessert
Chips
Empanadas
Pizza
Publix Deli Wraps
Pastries
Bubble Water



If anyone else would like to bring something not already listed here, that would be greatly appreciated!!!
Decorations, prizes, and more food would be awesome :)

Make sure to check out the event on Facebook: tinyurl.com/FACEBOOK-EVENT-ERIC
And to fill out the survey: tinyurl.com/ERIC-FRANCIS-TOURNAMENT


« Last Edit: June 15, 2023, 12:21:45 PM by LaurenThePurpleDragon »
Hi, I'm Lauren!

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Hi everyone!

I must make an important announcement. With the number of people coming, the store will be stuffed, due to limited space.

If you can, please bring:

Chairs
Canopies
Fans (for in and outside)

It's expected to be warm, and potentially could shower.

The store itself gets warm too.

If you're able to help with the above, it would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thanks!!
Hi, I'm Lauren!

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Collection: Taxi 🚕

Eric Francis 🦅 and Norma Jennings 💐
Two pinball champions, forever in my heart

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i'll make a little fort with the star wars home boxes. :)

never mind. i'll make a BIG fort.
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this sunday, sunday, sunday.

and i have a ton of replay magazines, pinball flyers, and random arcade manuals.

free for pickup tomorrow. :)

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