68 players competed for the title of “Midwest Pinball Champion” on Bally’s Night Rider, Stern’s Big Buck Hunter Pro, Stern’s Nine Ball, Williams’ Demolition Man and Bally’s NBA Fastbreak. The top 9 qualifiers advanced to the finals. One of the semifinal groups featured all 4 players vying for the spots to be given away for the IFPA7 World Pinball Championship. Sanjay Shah advanced out of that group, with Mark Pearson finishing 2nd to earn the IFPA spots. The other semifinal group saw Josh Sharpe and Jason Werdrick advance. These three players joined top qualifier Zach Sharpe in the 4 game final.
The first game played was Nine Ball, with finishing positions of Zach, Sanjay, Josh, Jason. Second game was Big Buck Hunter which Josh won, followed by Zach, Jason and Sanjay. At this point the score was Zach 6, Josh 5, Sanjay 2, Jason 1. Third game was Demolition Man that saw Jason win, followed by Zach, Josh and Sanjay. This left Judge Dredd which was played last, with the standings Zach 8, Josh 6, Jason 5, Sanjay 2. Finishing positions on Judge Dredd were Josh, Zach, Jason, Sanjay. This resulted in Sanjay finishing in 4th place overall with 2 points, Jason finishing in 3rd place with 6 points, and the Sharpe brothers finishing in a tie at 10 points.
Tournament Director Dan Loosen decided that the tiebreaking game would be played on Robocop. Josh defeated Zach ~8million to ~6 million to take home 1st place. Full results for the tournament, as well as the Clock Chaos mini tournament can be found HERE.