to Jul 14

SFGE 2019

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Atlanta's homegrown convenon focused enrely on gaming, the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo (SFGE) will host its 5th-annual event June 8-10, 2018! The event, which has been profiled by FOX television, Paste Magazine, Creative Loafing, KillScreen, and even referenced by the Wall Street Journal, connues to grow and evolve. Whether aendees are drawn to the expanding tabletop gaming programming, the mainstay 250+ pinball and arcade games on free play, the live music, film fesval, console gaming, compeve tournaments, or even live wrestling, there's truly something for everyone to enjoy.

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo is the perfect place for fans of gaming and pop culture to meet up, celebrate, and play games with fellow enthusiasts. The family-friendly event features several areas of interest which have already been announced:

MADMEN STAR & TABLETOP FANATIC - RICH SOMMER Tabletop fanac and host of the popular Cardboard! podcast, Rich Sommer will be making his first trip to the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo. Although his love for gaming is well-documented, you may beer recognize Rich from his role as Harry Crane on 92 episodes of the popular AMC drama Mad Men or recurring appearances on Nelix's Glow, The Regular Show, or Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. Rich will be speaking at two panels that will be immediately followed by meet and greet sessions.

VOICE OF MORTAL KOMBAT - STEVE RITCHIE The illustrious Steve Ritchie is a living legend in gaming! As a pinball designer, Mr. Ritchie has created some of the most popular and best-selling games of all me including Firepower, High Speed, AC/DC, and the recently released Star Wars. Steve joined Atari as one of their earliest employees in 1974 and over the course of his career has worked for Williams, Bally/Midway, and currently designs games for Stern Pinball. Mr. Ritchie's talents are not limited to pinball, however. Many gamers will recognize his voice as that of Shao Kahn ("FINISH HIM!") in the groundbreaking Mortal Kombat video games. We're thrilled to welcome him for his first appearance at SFGE.

LIVE MUSIC & WRESTLING Since our first event in 2014, we've included live music, and this year is no different. Athens-based Bit Brigade, and Wilmington-based D&D Sluggers have played stages at SXSW, MAGFest, and across the country, and now they'll be playing SFGE! Looking for more live events? Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment returns for the third year of high-flying, in-your-face sports entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.

PROJECT PINBALL CHILDREN'S CHARITY SFGE has already raised thousands of dollars for charitable organizaons, and this year our silent aucon will benefit Project Pinball who places pinball machines in childrens hospitals across the country to aid in recovery. .

The Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo will occupy over 65,000 square feet of space at the Atlanta Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convenon Center, a family-friendly hotel conveniently located off I-75 and I-285, aached to the Cobb Galleria and across from Cumberland Mall .

Admission to the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo remains one of the best entertainment values of the summer. Buy your ckets in advance and save money – a 3-Day Weekend Pass is just $65 for adults and $30 for kids (ages 6-12); kids age 5 and under get in free.

Join us in Atlanta, June 8-10, at the 2018 Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo and celebrate the resurgence of pinball and arcade gaming! Visit www.SouthernFriedGameroomExpo.com to buy your membership, reserve your hotel room, check out the latest list of featured games, and get all the details on the event schedule and special guests.

Media Contact: Preston Burt / Email: info@southernfriedgameroomexpo.com / Ph: 404.514.2702 Like us on Facebook / Follow us on Twier

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to May 11

Pinball in Pelham 4 Plus!

Southern Coin-Op is proud to present Pinball in Pelham 4 PLUS, May 10th and 11th 2019 in Pelham Alabama. The main tournament will be on Saturday May 11th. The PLUS part is an unlimited qualifying style Classics tournament on Friday May 10th with open practice on the rest of the games!

Friday May 10th
Open qualifying from 1PM to 6:30PM on five Classics games. All five games count. Scoring will be 100 pts. for 1st, 90 pts. for 2nd, 85 points for 3rd, then decreasing by 2 points for every place below that. (100,90,85,83,81, etc.) Your total for all five games will determine where you qualify. If we have at least 16 players, the top 8 players will make it to the playoffs. If we have at least 24 players, the top 12 will make the playoffs. The maximum number of players to make the playoffs will be 12, regardless. Playoff format will be 4 player groups with PAPA scoring (4,2,1,0) on 3 games. Top 2 advance from each group.

Cost: $10 entry fee + coin drop. $9 goes to the pot and $1 goes to the IFPA. Cash prizes to the top four players of 40%, 30%, 20%, 10% of the pot. 
In addition, most if not all of the other games will be available for practice on coin drop. Most modern games are $1/game and classics are .50/game. A few EM’s are .25/game. Practice will be available from 1PM until the end of the Classics tourney or approximately 9PM.

Saturday May 11th
This is the PIP format that you know and love! Practice will be available from 8:30-10:00AM Central time. Tourney begins promptly at 10:15am. The format is group matchplay on banks of 3 games. Tournament games will consist of games spanning all eras (Electromechanical through the latest Dot Matrix Display and LCD games). Each bank will consist of a modern game, a mid era game, and a classic game, subject to availability. There will be 6 rounds of 3 games for a total of 18 games played. Scoring will be IFPA (7,5,3,1 in a four player game – 7,4,1 in three player game). Banks chosen are balanced. Grouping is random in the first round and Swiss for every round after that. There are no playoffs, just final point totals after the 6 rounds determines your finishing position.

Cost: $40 entry fee + coin drop. $34 goes to the pot, $5 goes to the operator, $1 goes to the IFPA. Cash prizes to the top 8 players of 38%, 28%, 14%, 7%, 6%, 4%, 2%, 1%. Tie breaking will be automatic by the software based on your number of wins and second places. Any ties after that will be broken by a single game chosen at random.

There will not be any food provided but we will take a 1 hour lunch break after the first or second round. So pack a lunch or go to one of the many places to eat within 5 minutes of Southern Coin-Op. The address for Southern Coin-Op is 108-A Hilltop Business Center Drive, Pelham, Alabama 35124.

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7:30 PM19:30

GCPL: Game Over March Tournament


Play List:


Machines will be set to tournament mode where applicable, also no extra ball if it can be disabled, 3ball with no buy -ins

Tournament Details:

Game Over retro arcade and pub
Monday March 25th
Tournament Starts at 7:30pm -10:30pm
Practice Starts at 6:30
Please arrive by 7:00pm to check in

Limited to 16 players 
Barfood and drinks

Fee includes:
All machines are on FreePlay so no additional costs
100% payback for top 3 of each class ( Novice and Pro )
Entry fee is $10 for Novice Class and $20 fro Pro Class
Each class will be payed out based on these percentages
1st place 60%
2nd Place 30%
3rd Place 10%

There will be 2 tournaments going on at the same time Novice and Pro, you will compete with others in the same class, players of different classes will not compete together.

Match Play Format:
The Format will consist of 8 Rounds of Play in groups of 4 players (3 players if necessary).

One game will be played per round per group.

Scoring will be 7-5-3-1/7-4-1

First round will be random seeding.

Subsequent rounds will be seeded using balanced assignment Players are grouped into tiers that narrow as the tournament progresses. Later rounds will seed players with the most points accumulated playing each other.

Since the tournament is direct play, there is no playoff. The winner is the player with the most points after all 6 rounds have been completed.

All games will be drawn randomly (but will alternate between DMD and non-DMD games) and should balance out so you’re not playing the same machine over and over again.

Should there be a tie for first place, another game shall be played as a tiebreaker.

Happy hour on liqour. Which is a $1 off everything
$2 Dixie Tallboys
$8 Coors Light Pitchers

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