[29 Apr, 2017] Welsh Pinball Weekend 2017 (Cwmbran)

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Will you be attending?

Poll closed Mar 4, 2017.
  1. Yes - one day

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  2. Yes - both days

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  3. Supply a Pinball?

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Welsh Pinball Weekend 2017
Posted By PinballDaze

Cwmbran
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:00 AM
(ends Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 06:00 PM)
Timezone: Atlantic/Reykjavik

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  1. PinballDaze

    PinballDaze Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Two day event planned for April 29th and 30th at Cwmbran in South Wales.

    Return of the Welsh Classic and the Welsh Pinball Cup.

    This will be a gaming weekend for all.

    Loads of details to follow, just bagging the Bank Holiday weekend slot.

    Dave, Lynda & Alex.
    Saturday. Opening at twelve and closing at six.
    In the process of arranging Saturday evenings entertainment.
    One room will host the return of The Welsh Pinball Classic. All machines will be pre-dmd. Presentation of trophies and the Dave Rolfe memorial shield.
    As it's a gaming weekend there will be Arcade, Quiz, X-Box, Nintendo and other consoles to play. This will be held on both days.
    DMD machines set up in the other room for practise.

    Sunday will be The Welsh Pinball Cup held on DMD machines. Others maybe included if machine number is low. Classics available for practise in other room.
    Presentation of trophies after finals are played.
    Venue is a one minute walk from Cwmbran train station (Holyhead and Manchester route).
    Premier Inn is half a mile away or plenty of others in Newport (10 minutes) and Cardiff (25 minutes).
    Bar in each room (nice) . Hot and cold food available at the venue.
     
    #1 PinballDaze, Sep 20, 2016
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    Great stuff. Slightly panicked that it clashed with 8bitflip, but it doesn't!
    I'll add that to the events list...
     
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    I'll be there with a few machines :thumbs:.
     
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    PinballDaze

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    Thanks for your support. We need it.
     
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    Nice1 The Welsh Pinball Cup is back!
    Clash with Dutch Pinball Masters that weekend I think?
     
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    There will also with luck be the Welsh Wigan Classic at some point next year
     
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    Arv Well-Known Member

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    #7 Arv, Sep 29, 2016
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    If not working, should be doable and if going can bring a pin

    poi
     
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    PinballDaze

    PinballDaze Well-Known Member

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    It wasn't on Pinball News so booked that weekend. Checking their website and you're correct!
    I have to fit in with my helpers availability so the date won't be changing.
    Thanks for the update.
    Dave
     
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    A poll has been added at the top. I'm probably good for 1/2 dozen machines.
     
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    PinballDaze

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    Thanks Kev. Bending over time !
     
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    :eek:
     
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    Christ Dave!!! What kind of event is this? ;) :D
     
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    Free prostate examination...
     
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    See small print.

    "Anyone bringing one machine - free weekend entry.
    If able to bring more.... #@$# sorry can't read the rest"

    Anyway, we've eaten all the sheep....
     
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    astyy Play Flipper Games for Fun and Recreation

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    Are there accommodation options close by (non-bending over variety)?
     
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    Yes. Just updated thread.
    Premier Inn is £31 for Friday but more on Saturday.
     
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    PinballDaze

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    Or a week in a cottage for £400 (sleeps 5)
     
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    Haven't completed the poll as too early to say I can definitely be their, but planning to be ( for the two days):thumbs:
     
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    Loads of hotels in the area and newport is only about 8 miles with ibis to the Celtic manor so for all budgets .
    Easy transport links . Anyone staying in Newport - the bus is every 30 mins and £4 gives you a day pass , so B and B to port to brAn and back . Cheaper than driving !
    You can also get the train and approx taxi price is £16 so if anyone needs reviews , just ask
     
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    Ed has been nominated to organise accomodation enquiries. There's an Ibis budget at J26 M4 which is very cheap (less than £30) plus plenty more in Newport.
     
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    Okay people, been ill and still not 100% but deposit has been paid and this event is going ahead. I will apply for IFPA points when I've organised a scoring system set up.
    Target is 25 Pinballs plus other gaming cabs/consoles etc. My son Alex is sorting this bit out but will keep me informed.
    Kevlar has pledged some top modern pinballs and I will have a plethora of the unusual ones ☺
    Saturday night entertainment is also in the planning stage with the famous Eddie Mole headlining.
    PM me if you can help in any way.
    Any profits from this event will be going to Cancer Research.
    Dave & Lynda.
     
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    Please contact me if you able to bring a Pinball or an Arcade machine. Free entry both days plus guaranteed entry for both comps too. Also free entry for both comps.
    Places in comps will be capped to 48 each day.
    Dave
     
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    Update for Competition.

    I am ready to accept entries for Saturday and Sunday. Each day will be £12.50.
    No paypal payment yet until March 1st. Just need names for now.
    The list will be added to until we have 48, then will list reserves. Please pm me.
    As this is a public show, there will be a general admission fee to pay on the door. £7 adults and £5 for under 16's.
    Contact me if you bring a machine. Free weekend pass for each pinball brought.
    Also, if you can help with set up on Saturday morning, then free general admission for that day.
    We will need a minimum of another 8 pinballs, but can accomodate more at the venue.
    WPPR points will be awarded for both competitions. Just need to update Martin with final details.
    This new venue has two well stocked bars at good prices (will update tomorrow). The owner will be providing hot food (cost and choice to follow). Please buy from the venue, as we may be asked to do it again, if a success all round.
     
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    Put me down for both please Dave.
     
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    Thanks Kev. Plus the loan of machines
     
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    Hi Dave

    Put me down for both days as well please Dave. :)

    Cheers

    Nick
     
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    Second update.
     
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    Dave

    Please put me and Dan down for both days

    Will bring machine and help out setup

    Thanks

    Ian
     
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    Hi Dave,

    Put me and Phoebe down for comps on both days.

    I should be able to bring a machine, maybe two depending on what van I nick from work.

    Cheers,
    Dan.
     
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