Batcave Masters Player Spotlight 2 of 21 - Peter Watt

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!

2 of 21 - Peter Watt

 Peter Watt posing for a local newspaper feature.

Peter Watt posing for a local newspaper feature.

Region: Banora Point NSW

Australian Rank: 1st

Years Competing: 4

Best Result: 1st place - Australian Pinball Expo Championship (115 players)

Average Finishing Position: 3rd

2015 Batcave Masters Placing: 18th

Monkey on his Back: Steve Edwards, Newcastle NSW (3 wins against, 6 losses, 1 draw)

Notes: Peter is often confused as a Queensland resident (this site has got it wrong countless times too!), as Banora Point is right on the border of NSW and Queensland, and Peter competes in the Gold Coast and Brisbane leagues and tournaments. I don’t think anyone would argue against the perception of him being a Queensland local on the pinball scene however, and no one could argue his status as Australia’s number 1 ranked player either. He not only has a ridiculous average of finishing 3rd in tournaments (after having played in 97!), but has the highest IFPA Rating for an Australian player (a metric to measure how often a player beats other players (explained HERE)), and extraordinarily, is rated 4th in the world on this same metric! Peter’s record speaks for itself, and you can be sure he will look to improve on his 2015 Batcave Masters placing last year.