26 February 2012

HISCORE 2012 is go!

It’s been a few weeks since my last update, during which I haven’t really been focussing on the 100k Challenge. I was participating in a few JAMMA+ Forum high score competitions, and I also spent last weekend in Margate at the GEEK expo, but the main reason for being otherwise occupied was my preparation for this year’s HISCORE event.

HISCORE is a 2-day classic arcade game tournament modelled on the famous Funspot annual competition. This year’s event will take place on the weekend of 2nd/3rd June at The Lass O’Gowrie in Manchester, home to several classic arcade machines and a favourite location for retro gaming events over the last few years.

The main tournament will pit 50 of the country’s most competitive players against one another on a selection of the greatest arcade classics of all time. Last year the first prize was £100 cash but thanks to sponsors Turnarcades this year’s top prize is even more impressive – a one of a kind custom-designed Minicade MAME cabinet worth £350!


Alongside the tournament games there will be a selection of arcade machines and consoles for casual play, and these will be available not just for tournament entrants but anyone who wants to come down and enjoy the fun…

Places in the tournament are on general sale and the entry fee is £12 - you can enter via the website at http://hiscore.cgeu.info

Expect more updates on the preparation for this great event over the coming weeks, but in the meantime I intend to get back to trying to boost scores on the 31 remaining games in my challenge!