We had another incredible turnout with 71 players, that included at least 8 cancellations due to the weather on Saturday. The weather turned out horrible, probably the worst yet in the 6 years of Pinholics Anonymous tournaments. However, everyone took it in stride and the garage became a good hangout area with a little water to deal with. Players hung out everywhere including the back deck. For food, we used the carry-out deal from Domino's again, this time getting 21 large 3 toppings pizzas that turned out to be just enough for everyone. Players got a chance to ask for specific toppings and it worked out great.
Qualifying had 11 rounds total with one play-in game for six 3-strike players vying for 5 spots in 8 player finals.
- We did a 50/50 raffle to help increase the prize pool, which ended up at $560 compared to $380 in September ($280 to the winner and $280 to the prize pool). Congratulations to Rob Hurley who won the raffle, which turned out to be more than 3rd place in the tournament.
- A new Pinholics Anonymous Champion was crowned as David Horner finally broke through and took home the big prize. He won effectively a head-to-head match against Gilles Melanson for the last game on Star Wars to win it. Chris Newsom took 3rd and Kevin Stone ended up in 4th.
- David's performance jumped him from 82nd in Pintervention standings to around 13th, and moved him from around 28th in VA States to top 5 (roughly). Last big Virginia event of the year, what a good time to hit a home run.
- Final results: 1st - David Horner, 2nd - Gilles Melanson, 3rd - Chris Newsom, 4th - Kevin Stone. Kevin did not win any money, so fourth place winnings went to Justin Day, and all other winnings moved down a spot, with Rose Weingartner who took 9th place winning 8th place prize money.
Entry Fee / Expenses / Payouts
|Entry Fee Type||# of Players||Sub-Total|
|Paid Players ($30)||65||$1950|
|50/50 Raffle ($560)||$280|
Results from qualifying rounds can be found on Brackelope Live
|16||Bob S. Johnson||6.09|
|42||Rob Thomas MD||1.82|
|53||CJ Brown US||1.15|