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!
10 of 21 - Andrew Ferguson
Region: Sydney NSW
Australian Rank: 18th
Years Competing: 3
Best Result: 1st place - 2014 Wildball Pinball League Final (25 players)
Average Finishing Position: 11th
2015 Batcave Masters Placing: 12th
Monkey on his Back: Richard Rhodes, Sydney NSW (7 wins against, 26 losses, 1 draw)
Notes: Andrew’s recorded competitive history in the IFPA is but a glimpse in the overall history of the hobby for this taxation lawyer. A former operator, and now seasoned collector and owner of one of the most desired selection of machines, Andrew comes with a wealth of knowledge on game rules, facts and tidbits. Specialising in the solid state machines of the late 70s and through the 80s, he is both a great asset to his opponents to glean tips, and a great hindrance if faced in competition. Beyond the game rules and play knowledge, he also possesses a passion for game theory and competition structure. Putting that knowledge to good use, Andrew has been instrumental in helping the Wildball Pinball League become such a great success, as well as organised and ran the 2014 IFPA Australian Championship Series major competition, which without him would not have taken place. Often seen flipping and catching a coin inbetween rounds, Andrew can also share some pretty entertaining gambling stories if you feel like a laugh.