Each day for 21 days, leading up to the 2016 Batcave Masters major pinball tournament to be held May 13th-15th, we will take a look at one of the players competing for top honours in this prestigious event. Who will be the next player spotlight out of the 60 players competing? Find out tomorrow!
12 of 21 - John (Jack) Hutchinson
Region: Brisbane QLD
Australian Rank: 9th
Years Competing: 2
Best Result: 3rd place - 2015 IFPA Australian Championship Series (32 players)
Average Finishing Position: 8th
2015 Batcave Masters Placing: 12th
Monkey on his Back: Peter Watt, Banora Point NSW (8 wins against, 22 losses, 1 draw)
Notes: Originally entering the pinball scene in NSW with the Z Ball League in Newtown, and the Pinball HQ League in Coogee, Jack (as he is known to some, rather than John) moved back to his home state of QLD due to his involvement in the family business - Hutchinson Builders, which has been established for over a century. Not all work and no play, Jack has continued his rapid ascension up the ranks of Australian pinball players, and has been significantly involved in the regions leagues and major competitions. He also founded and runs the Houseball League in QLD which borrows the successful formula that Wildball League started in Sydney - a rotating group of hosts opening up their home and private collections to competitors. Jack is a great competitor and always happy to chat all things pinball and life in general. He’s a pleasure to watch play too, with a very unorthodox stance and play style that makes the spectacle of playing these giant machines come to life.