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Retro Computer Games Festival Mini
Tournament Special

Date: Sat 18th June 2011
Time: 2pm - Late
Venue: The Garden Gate Pub
Address: Church Lane East
GU11 3BT
Map: Garden Gate Map


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The Retro Computer Games Festival returns to the Garden Gate pub for a
Tournament Special

The latest Retro Computer Games Festival has been inspired by the excellent HISCORE event I recently attended that took place at the Arcade Barn in Exeter and was organised by Mat Corne (witchfinder).

The tournament will consist of six games on six different systems. You need to log a score on all six games to be included on the high score rankings. Each score you achieve for a particular game will be ranked against the highest score recorded for that game on a percentage basis. For example if you have scored 5000 on a game and the high score for that game is 10000. You will have a percentage of 50% for that game. The players percentages for each game will then be added together and the highest combined percentage will determine the winner.

You can have as many goes as you like on each game, so as to try and improve your score but if someone is waiting please let them have a turn. The tournament will run from 2pm till 9pm but you don't have to stay till 9pm if you don't want to, just make sure you've logged a score on all six games.

To enter the tournament you just need to turn up on the day and find me (Matt). I'll give you an entry number which you'll use to log scores. Each game will have sheet to enter your scores. You enter your entry number and your score and then get another player to verify it.

Throughout the day the scores will be entered into the database and the current rankings/scores will be displayed for each game and for the overall tournament. You can then check these and see which games you need to improve your score on.

The six games will not be announced until the day itself. But they will all be arcade games or home conversions of arcade games.

There will be prizes for the top three players but don't expect too much as this is all free to attend and enter!

Of course there will be plenty of other systems to play on other than the six in the tournament and after the tournament is over we'll set up rock band and murder some songs.

I'll add a list of systems that will be available to play soon.

As usual Cally (my sister and the landlady) will be serving food at lunch time and early evening to keep the gaming energy levels up and to soak up the large amounts of booze that will no doubt be consumed. So come down, drink a beer(s), play some video games, enter the tournament and chat with some fellow gamers.

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