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2018 CNE Gaming Garage – Aug 24-26

TrueJedi

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The CNE gaming garage is returning in 2018 for Friday August 24 through Sunday August 26. Instead of 1 event, like last year, there will be 3 events taking place. There will be various cash prizes awarded within each event.


Bring a Pin – Get in for free all 3 days

As we look to expand the number of competitions this year we are also in need of machines to be on loan over the 3 days. If you are able to loan 1 or more machines you will receive a 3 day access pass into the CNE. We are looking to double the machines on site over last year. Success and continuation of this event is largely dependent on our community members assisting with this need. If you are able to provide a machine or have additional questions, please email eddie.dorazio@drapinballleague.com


Tournaments:

Tournament #1 – “Pinball Championship 2018
Fri Aug 24 through Sun Aug 26 from 10am to approximately 10pm.
This is the main 3 day event with 2 days of play leading to the finals on day 3.

Tournament #2 – “Classics Tournament
Fri Aug 24th & Sun Aug 26th from 10am to approximately 10pm.
This will be on old machines with a daily prize awarded on both the Friday & Sunday independent of each other.

Tournament #3 – “Women’s Only tournament
Sat Aug 25th from 10am to approximately 10pm


More Info & Questions: Please email eddie.dorazio@drapinballleague.com


Follow the CNE’s gaming garage for additional details as they become available. https://theex.com/main/entertainment/cne-gaming-garage/about-the-cne-gaming-garage
 
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TrueJedi

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A big thank you to the following who's offered to loan games for this 3 day event in addition to what DRAPL is suppling.
We are presently at just over 40 pinball machines and are very close to meeting our target total to have on-site. If you are interested in loaning a pin (even if just one) please email Eddie at eddie.dorazio@drapinballleague.com As a reminder by loaning a machine it will get you in for all 3 days for free. We are also working with Player One on some additional prizes such as toppers, translites, etc.
 
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TrueJedi

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Update: CNE 2018 Pinball Tournament(s) Registration is OPEN!

Registration is limited and on a 1st come 1st serve basis. The following link will take you to updated details & registration. As a reminder:

- Main event: Aug 24-26 (3 days)
- Classics event: Aug 24 & 26 (2 days)
- Women event: Aug 25 (1 day)

Note you have to buy a ticket in the attached link to register. There is 1 ticket for the 3 day main event. There are separate tickets for the women’s event and classics events. With the classics you purchase 1 ticket for the specific day you wish to attend. Again, these purchases also grant you access into the park, but they do not grant access for someone to accompany you. If you buy the 3 day main event ticket it does not register or pay for you to attend the classics or woman's event. This is an à la carte style to flex with the various options people may choose.

Additional questions please email Eddie @ eddie.dorazio@drapinballleague.com

https://theex.com/main/entertainment/cne-gaming-garage/pinball-tournaments

*Your tournament e-ticket will provide you an e-ticket you show to access the park. It will also marry up and be validated with a manifest in the gaming room of confirmed registrants for the particular event you've purchased and registered for.
 

mwong168

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Here are some pics of the setup down there right now, it looks great and excellent job for all those involved. Too bad I won't be able to make it down to the Ex this year.
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dnewman

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Eddie, Steve, and Walt did a fantastic job again this year!

While the internet wi-fi certainly could have been better for the purposes of scorekeeping, the pins worked well, repairs were done quickly, and the tournaments were well organized.

AMD sponsored the CNE's Gaming Garage this year, and it seems they really poured some money into it!

Great job guys!
 
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pinballjah

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Had a great time at the Gaming Garage yesterday. The setup is fantastic. Eddie did a great job arranging this amazing lineup. It is as good as some of the pinball shows I have attended in the US! They also do a great job keeping the games running so no games sitting idle. Got a chance to play Deadpool and there was only one person ahead of me. Hopefully this can grow in the future and they can add a area for games for sale :)