Australian Championship Series

Which Australian State Came Out Tops at the Australian Pinball Championship Series

There were 4 Australian states represented at the recently held Australian Championship Series in Melbourne, but which state performed the best do you think? Well let's have a look!

The state rivalry at this years ACS was obviously a very serious affair. Here Paul Reid shows the other states how things get done in NSW. Photo by Matthew Venables Photography  http://mvenables.com

The state rivalry at this years ACS was obviously a very serious affair. Here Paul Reid shows the other states how things get done in NSW. Photo by Matthew Venables Photography http://mvenables.com

We discussed the state representation before, and for context purposes sake let's go over that again now;

Players Attending:

  • VIC - 13
  • NSW - 8
  • QLD - 8
  • SA - 2

Players Ranked in the Australian Top 20

  • NSW - 7
  • VIC - 4
  • QLD - 4
  • SA - 2

Historically Highest World Ranked Player

  • SA - Robert Macauley

Pinball 'Majors' Tournament Champions

  • NSW - 2 (Paul Jones 2016 Brisbane Masters champion, Marc Bell 2015 Batcave Masters champion)
  • VIC - 1 (Jordan Tredaway 2016 Melbourne Matchplay Championship champion)
Brett and Naiomi Goodwin - 2016 PAPA World Flips Champions - had targets on their backs as everyone attempted to beat them in the Flips side competition and claim boasting rights. Photo Matthew Venables Photography  http://mvenables.com

Brett and Naiomi Goodwin - 2016 PAPA World Flips Champions - had targets on their backs as everyone attempted to beat them in the Flips side competition and claim boasting rights. Photo Matthew Venables Photography http://mvenables.com

So who are the ACS state champions for 2017? What state had more top 10 finishers in the main event than any other?

NSW - 4 Finishers!

And your new (completely non PAPA verified) world pinball flips champions, are Paul Jones and Pat Nichols! I'm pretty sure Brett and Naiomi are required by law to fly the flips championship trophy from the USA to it's new home here in Australia.. Photo Matthew Venables Photography  http://mvenables.com

And your new (completely non PAPA verified) world pinball flips champions, are Paul Jones and Pat Nichols! I'm pretty sure Brett and Naiomi are required by law to fly the flips championship trophy from the USA to it's new home here in Australia.. Photo Matthew Venables Photography http://mvenables.com

Brett Goodwin - 1st place

Matthew Venables - 3rd place

Paul Jones - 6th place

Marc Bell - 9th place

VIC - 3 Finishers

Johnny Crabtree - 2nd place

Jordan Tredaway - 5th place

Brian Schleibs - 7th place

QLD - 2 Finishers

Johhny did very well at this years ACS and did Victoria proud. Photo Matthew Venables Photography  http://mvenables.com

Johhny did very well at this years ACS and did Victoria proud. Photo Matthew Venables Photography http://mvenables.com

Jasen Mouritsen - 8th place

Rob Singh - 10th place

SA - 1 Finisher

Robert Macauley - 4th place

Congratulations to NSW for having the most players in the top 10. Here's hoping in future ACS events we see some representation from WA, NT, and Tasmania. It's too high stakes of a competition to not have serious contenders from all over Australia. And failing that, there's always lots of beers and stupidity - I think everyone enjoys that!

See Full Results! Australian Pinball Championship Series - One of the Greatest of All Time!

Three tournaments held over four days at the Thornbury Bowls Club in Melbourne Victoria have concluded and the results are in! See where your favourite player ended up in what was one of the greatest pinball tournaments ever held in Australia.

Brett Goodwin - 2014 ACS Champion, and now 2016 ACS Champion too! Photo courtesy Matthew Venables Photography -  http://mvenables.com

Brett Goodwin - 2014 ACS Champion, and now 2016 ACS Champion too! Photo courtesy Matthew Venables Photography - http://mvenables.com

IFPA Australian Championship Series

1     Brett Goodwin
2    Johnny Crabtree
3    Matthew Venables
4    Robert Macauley
5    Jordan Tredaway
6    Paul Jones
7    Brian Boxy Schleibs
8    Jasen Mouritsen
9    Marc Bell
10   Rob Singh
11    Grant Quinn
12   Greg Gee
13   Luke Marburg
14   Pat Nichols
15   Greg Siegele
16   Martin Robbins
17   Alex Nunn
18   David Peck
19   Jason Lambert
20  Paul Reid
21   Wal Dickie
22  Geoff Wills
23  Nick Hamhougias
24  Michi Henning
25  Stacey Borg
26  John Hutchinson
27  Chris Wade
28  Andrew Ferguson
29  Stuart Thornton
30  Marcus Sezonov
31   Gavin Drogemuller
32  John Ebejer

Australian Championship Series 2 Strikes Side Tournament

1     Greg Siegele
2    Grant Quinn
3    Paul Jones
4    David Holroyd
5    Rob Singh
5    Jordan Tredaway
7    Paul Reid
8    Robert Macauley
8    Phil Franze
8    Brian Schleibs
8    Marc Bell
8    Martin Robbins
13   Matthew Venables
13   Gavin Drogemuller
13   Geoff Wills
13   Jason Lambert
13   Andrew Ferguson
18   Brett Goodwin
18   Stuart Thornton
18   Chris Wade
18   Fab Ciccone
18   Greg Gee
18   Tim Chapman
18   Vicki Wills
18   Pat Nichols
18   Peter Collins
18   Luke Marburg
28  Jasen Mouritsen
28  Dejan Golja
28  Lisa Butler
28  David Peck
28  Lucas Bardin
28  Daniel Robar
28  Michi Henning
28  Rico Stanley
28  Naiomi Goodwin
28  Stuart McLean
28  Fred Olsen
28  Adam Clarke
28  Scott Kellett
28  Marcus Sezonov
28  Shane Butler
43  Mark Guardiani
43  Stacey Borg
43  James Smith
43  Sam Tedesco
43  Nick Hamhougias
43  Fraser Haigh
43  Nathan Dishpan
43  Brent Lockwood
43  Lorraine Posar
43  Andrew Heitmann
43  Adrian Wilson

Australian Championship Series Flip Frenzy Side Tournament

1      Johnny Crabtree
2     Robert Macauley
3     Greg Gee
4     Paul Jones
4     Matthew Venables
6     Greg Siegele
7     Wal Dickie
8     Paul Reid
9     Andrew Ferguson
10   Gavin Drogemuller
11    Marc Bell
12   Brett Goodwin
13   Adam Clarke
13   Stuart Thornton
15   Jordan Tredaway
16   Naiomi Goodwin
17   Andy Kay
18   David Holroyd
19   Brian Schleibs
19   Michi Henning
21   Pat Nichols
22  Dejan Golja
23  Stacey Borg
24  Alex Nunn
24  Grant Quinn
24  Tim Chapman
27  Phil Franze
28  David Peck
29  Andrew Heitmann
29  Marcus Sezonov
29  Fab Ciccone
29  Daniel Robar
33  Vicki Wills
34  Geoff Wills
35  Nick Hamhougias
35  Raphael Melkonian
37  Lorraine Posar
38  Daniel Brown
39  Curtis Thornton
40  Stuart McLean
41   Adam Dutton

A massive congratulations to all players as they nurse their sore arms and legs over the coming days. There may only be a few winners but all were grinners - the tournament was exhausting but super fun. Well done all.