Retro Revival Gaming Legends 2019

It’s that time of year when we partner with Revival Retro Event’s and visit the Walsall football stadium for the weekend 15th – 16th June (next week!), where we will be showcasing what our group does and we will have on display many of our own Amiga machines and no exception to this year as we still have a whole area dedicated to the Amiga. Myself Dave, Duncan, Gil and Zeb will be there all weekend and we will be joined by some of the regulars members. If you fancy spending the day with us, you are more then welcome and tickets are available from the RRE website.

A look over what to expect at Revival Gaming Legends.

Not only is Revival is about the Amiga, it is about virtually every aspect of retro gaming from consoles, computers to arcade and many people come all over the UK to visit the event, they also have a talk’s and a ‘meet and greet’ are and this year some of the people who have been announced are developers from Bullfrog (known to us mostly for Populous) to Sensible Software’s well known football game.

In 2017, we were asked if would help out with the event that has now doubled in size, not only we had successful shows but our membership has increased significantly and has helped us to start bringing more recognised people to our own meets, the RRE team been very supportive of SWAG and we are thankful for our association with them. We welcome everyone to come up, get a ticket for around 15 pounds.

Workbench: Our First Ever SpeedBall 2 Prize Tournament.

Speedball 2 Tournament is now scheduled for Workbench. We been working frantically over the last few days to try and get this together, sadly not everything is ready but I wanted to announce this now and we are still working on many things, the prizes, the format and when the finals will be played. We will be utilizing the venue the best we can, we will have few Amiga’s available to play these games on.

Entry

Everyone attending is allowed an entry, you can pay on the day by seeing one of us or by commenting below with your email, name and we will get back to you, you will be marked onto the bracket list and give you a link to make a PayPal payment of £1.50, you will then be entered into the Tournament and receive an email confirming this.

Between 12-1pm, we will be testing computers, 1pm the tournament will kick off with the first leg. Second Leg will start hopefully around 2:30PM. More times will follow once confirmed.

Prizes

1st prize will be 50%, 2nd prize will be 35% and 3rd prize will be 15% of the Prize Pool. The Split of prize fund will be 50/35/15. Eg £50 collected, £25/£17.50/£7.50

Rules

No cheating allowed will result in a disqualification.

A draw will result in one extra round with 1 half.

A no-show player will result in the other player proceeding thru the tournament.

You may use your own joystick

No emulators.

Scores will be recorded on paper and other player must agree with submitted scores with judge.

Settings

Knockout – All games in first and second round.

Semi/Final will be Best of 3.

Judges

SWAGDerek, SWAGDave and SWAGGil will oversee the tournament.

WORKBENCH 2019

On Saturday 26th January the South West Amiga Group will be holding a double-length meet, running from 11am – 10pm.

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