Come see the arcade and the tournament that sparked the revival of
classic coin-op arcade competitions!
Weirs Beach, NH, 4/23/2012 – Come experience the arcade tournament that sparked the revival of classic arcade game competitions! The annual International Classic Videogame Tournament at The American Classic Arcade Museum (ACAM) at Funspot is quickly approaching and 2012 marks the 14th year for this historic event.
The tournament will take place from Thursday, May 31st through Sunday, June 3rd, 2012. Tournament hours are Thursday Noon-10pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-11pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is $60.00 and includes 250 game tokens. This year's tournament is sponsored in part by Mix 94.1FM, The Planet 100.1, New Country 106.9 & Gamer Soda. The first 100 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 2010 tournament saw the introduction of real-time scoring to the event. David Hernly, owner of Aurcade approached ACAM staff 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 addition was an immense hit with the competitors and prompted a new record of 4,000+ scores to be logged during
the 4-day event.
In 2011, an interactive touch-screen was added to create an electronic Wall of Fame, a replacement for the long popular photo and picture frame attraction in the museum. The kiosk also provides live updates during events. Aurcade will be returning to the 2012 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 and their history. 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 inside ACAM. The museum also contains static displays of game history and the walls feature many posters of vintage
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, an outdoor miniature golf course, a 400-seat Bingo hall, a restaurant, the D.A. Long Tavern and an indoor retro mini-golf. 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.