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!
19 of 21 - Robert Macauley
Region: Adelaide SA
Australian Rank: 4th
Years Competing: 4
Best Result: 1st place - 2015 Lake Macquarie Pinball Open (32 players)
Average Finishing Position: 16th
2015 Batcave Masters Placing: 12th
Monkey on his Back: Zach Sharpe, USA (0 wins against, 9 losses)
Notes: At the top of Australian competitive pinball there are four names that have dominated the scene for years, and Robert Macauley is one of those names. We have talked about Rob a fair bit before, mainly due to the PAPA and IFPA World Championships that were held just recently in the USA, of which he participated. Rob is a quiet man who likes to get on with the job, with a list of achievements that do a lot of the talking for him. Not just an accomplished pinball player; winning the 2015 Lake Macquarie Open, 2014 Auckland and Christchurch Championships, and the Timezone Supanova National Grand Final. He is also one to watch out for on video games, with a jaw dropping 74 1st place world records on Twin Galaxies, and a further 310 registered placings on the same renowned site. He is obviously a person who loves to compete then, but Rob is also approachable and kind hearted. A welcome combination from someone so accomplished, and thankfully, a common combination amongst fellow competitors in the pinball community.