Today’s news

Quite a lot has happened since my latest post, so here is a quick recap of some notable events of past couple of weeks.

Mats Runsten won Borås Pinball Open played on last weekend of September. The other finalist in the tournament was Frenchman Jérémy Reynaud, who actually was one shot away to take the victory on X-Men (best of three games), but after the missed shot Mats tied the match to 1-1 and took the victory on the 3rd game. Jörgen Holm won the classics division. Full results can be seen here (main) and here (classics). My photos about the event can be seen in the gallery.

Dutch Pinball Open was played last weekend in Amsterdam. The usual suspects to win the tournament were eliminated during the double elimination bracket and eventually Jasper Van Eeden won the tournament. The Reigning DPO champion Daniele Acciari was out already in top20, so Keith Elwin still gets to keep his WPPR #1 position. Click here for full results of the main tournament.

Also a classics division was played in DPO, but since there aren’t any results in WPPR database I think the tournament wasn’t WPPR sanctioned. The best players of classics are still worth mentioning: Dutchman Roy Wils took the 1st place and Janne Toukkari from Finland was 2nd!

One tournament has been added to Finnish tournament calendar. K15 Open, which will be played on 10-11th November in Helsinki, will be a nice and good-quality tournament played in my and my friends basement gameroom K15. Due to limited space we capped the number of participants to 32 and it took less than four days to get that many registrations. All the best players from Finland and some visitors also from Sweden will be there to play in our all-DMD-tournament. Check out the tournament website at

It’s only 181 days until Pinburgh 2013! Playing in the tournament this year and seeing the PAPA HQ were just amazing experience and I’m quite happy that I have already booked the trip also for next year! And next year I won’t be the only Finnish player to attend!

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