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13th Annual International Classic Videogame Tournament
on 2/15/2011 3:31:56 PM
Weirs Beach, NH, 1/17/2011 – The annual International Classic Videogame Tournament at The American Classic Arcade Museum is quickly approaching. 2011 marks the 13th year for this historic event. The tournament will take place from Thursday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 5th, 2011. Tournament hours are Thursday Noon-10pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-11pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is $40 and includes 200 game tokens and a commemorative color poster provided courtesy of The American Classic Arcade Museum. This year's tournament is sponsored in part by Mix 94.1FM, The Planet 100.1, New Country 106.9 & Gamer Soda. The first 200 registrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and goodie bag.

In an effort to maintain a fair and balanced playing field, the annual International Classic Videogame Tournament never announces the competition games until the first day of the event.

The American Classic Arcade Museum at Funspot has been featured in numerous magazines and has appeared in several films. Many scenes from the critically acclaimed “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” were filmed inside the famous arcade as were scenes from “Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade,” a documentary by Men at Work Pictures of New York. In March of 2008, Harbor House Pictures of New Rochelle, NY filmed inside the arcade museum for six straight days for their upcoming film, “Altar of the Unnamed.” The soon to be released Doctor Kong also had scenes filmed inside the museum.

The 2010 tournament saw the introduction of real-time scoring to the event. David Hernly, owner of Aurcade approached the museum with a plan to take the tournament scoring to a new level. Players signed off on their scores by touching the appropriate box on an Apple iPad and within seconds, their score was factored into the database and projected live on a 10’ wide display for everyone to see. This new addition was an immense hit with the competitors and prompted a record 4,000+ scores to be logged during the 4-day event. Aurcade will be returning to the tournament with their scoring system. More information on Aurcade scoring and their arcade finder database can be found at www.aurcade.com

Hailed as “The Mecca of Classic Gaming” by MSNBC, The American Classic Arcade Museum at Funspot is the first 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and displaying vintage coin-operated amusements. Located on the third floor of the immense Funspot Family Entertainment Super Center, the museum celebrates the origins of the arcade industry with popular games from the past. Asteroids, Pac-Man, Centipede and Gorgar are just a few of the nearly 300 games in the classic arcade museum. The museum also contains static displays of game history and the walls feature many posters of vintage arcade games.

The Funspot Family Entertainment Super Center is located on Route 3 in Weirs Beach, NH. The facility was founded in 1952 by Bob Lawton and has been continuously operated by him and his family ever since. The 60,000 square foot center features over 500 games, 20 bowling lanes, a miniature golf course, a 400-seat Bingo hall, a restaurant, the D.A. Long Tavern, and a state of the art indoor golf center featuring six Full-Swing Golf Simulators. In June 2008, Guinness World Records named Funspot the largest arcade in the world. Funspot and The American Classic Arcade Museum are open year-round.

More information can be found at www.funspotnh.com and www.ClassicArcadeMuseum.org.
Funspot – Route 3, Weirs Beach, NH (603) 366-4377


 
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