Batcave Masters Player Spotlight 16 of 21 - Pat Nichols

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!

16 of 21 - Pat Nichols

Paul Reid (centre left) helps Pat (left) with some new fashion accessories. Photo by the Australian Pinball League.

Paul Reid (centre left) helps Pat (left) with some new fashion accessories. Photo by the Australian Pinball League.

Region: Sydney NSW

Australian Rank: 17th

Years Competing: 2

Best Result: 5th place - Batcave Masters (44 players)

Average Finishing Position: 4th

2015 Batcave Masters Placing: 5th

Monkey on his Back: Paul Jones, Wollongong NSW (17 wins against, 29 losses)

Notes: What a big contribution the Pinball HQ Coogee Diggers league has done for Australian pinball, with Pat yet another player emerging from this great weekly competition set up by tournament director Norbert Snicer. Not just doing well as a league and introducing new people to pinball, but also introducing the wider pinball community to these incredible players. Pat is one of the most successful of these players with an amazing 21 league night wins, and countless times the runners up in 2nd or 3rd. Besides league results, he’s also managed a 4th place in the 2016 Pinball HQ Marathon, and a 5th in both the 2015 IFPA Australian Championship Series and the previous Batcave Masters - two of the toughest competitions Australia has ever held. Pat is a friendly, reserved and humble person, who prefers to let his playing do most of the talking. And as one of the countries fastest rising stars, you may just want to listen to what his game has to say!