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Contenders - Women's Competition

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Kong Off 6 Daily Events Schedule

Kong Off 6 Day 1

  • Meet and Greet

    Q&A sessions with Kong Off 6's leading contenders.
  • Day 1 of High Score Battle

    Starting at noon and ending at 10pm.
  • Open Play

    Museum of Pinball free play. No quarters needed!

Day 2 Kong Off 6

  • Day 2 High Score Battle

    Starting at noon and ending at 10pm.
  • Open Play

    Museum of Pinball freeplay. No quarters needed!

Day 3 Kong Off 6

  • Single Elimination Head-to-Head Battles

    Starting at 10am and ending with the last man standing. The top 8 scores will determine who plays who. Players will go head-to-head on one credit with no restarts. The first round will consist of simultaneous battles (1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, etc). Winners advance by single elimination. The second round will be 2 simultaneous battles and then the final match. The winner will take home the belt.
  • Open Play

    Museum of Pinball freeplay. No quarters needed!

Commentary

Robbie Lakeman

RANK: #1
SCORE: 1,230,100
DATE: 12/21/17

Lakeman started playing Donkey Kong in 2011 when a friend challenged him to get into the top 20. Previously he was a golfer and a competitive poker player. After the challenge, he worked aggressively for years to develop the skills to beat the world champion. During his training, he livestreamed his gaming sessions on a nightly basis. He beat Hank Chien's longstanding record that had stood since 2012 of 1,138,600 on September 4, 2014 with a score of 1,141,800.[2] Wes Copeland beat Lakeman's score on 3 January 2016, with the score of 1,190,000.[3]

Lakeman is also the current or former world record holder for several classic arcade games. He is the former world record holder for the 1976 version of Death Race.[4] He is the current record holder for Super Pac-Man and Stratovox.

Walter Day

Walter Aldro Day, Jr. (born May 14, 1949) is an American businessman, historian, and the founder of Twin Galaxies, an American organization that tracks video game world records and conducts a program of electronic-gaming promotions. Day is an authority on video game scorekeeping records,[1][2]

Billie Mitchell

RANK: #20
SCORE: 1,062,800
DATE: 07/31/2010

Billie Mitchell has recorded high scores on classic games from the golden age of arcade video games. David Ramsey, writing for the Oxford American in 2006, called Mitchell "probably the greatest arcade video game player of all time."[1] Mitchell's signature achievement is earning the first perfect score of 3,333,360 points on the original Pac-Man arcade game on July 4, 1999. He owns the Rickey's World Famous Restaurant chain based in Hollywood, Florida, and sells a line of hot sauces known as Rickey's World Famous Sauces.[2] He appeared in the documentaries The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)[1]Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)[3]The King of Arcades (2014)[4], and Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015).[5][6]

Steve Wiebe

RANK: #19
SCORE: 1,064,500
DATE: 08/30/2010

Steve Wiebe is an American two-time world champion of the video game Donkey Kong, most recently holding the title from September 20, 2010 to January 10, 2011 with a high score of 1,064,500 points.[1] Wiebe was the first person to achieve over a million points in a public game, with a score of 1,006,600 on July 4, 2004. He is one of the primary subjects of the 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.[2][3][4]

Ethan Daniels

RANK: #22
SCORE: 1,049,100
DATE: 06/15/2015

"After earning a masters in genetics, the Pennsylvania native turned his back on medicine in favor of taking over the family business, a barber shop. Daniels ambition is to open a bar/arcade hybrid. “It would be a barber shop, bar and arcade – ‘Barbarcade’.” -shortlist.com

Richie Knucklez

RANK: #159
SCORE: 328,900
DATE: 11/11/2017

Richie Knucklez is the mastermind behind the Kong-Off and owner of Richie Knucklez Arcades, one of the largest collections of classic arcade games in the world.

Richie is a punk legend known for band, Knuckle Sandwich, which was featured in the documentary The King of Arcades.

Steve Grunberger

RANK: #358
SCORE: 51,200
DATE: 11/11/2017

Johnny Bonde

RANK: #77
SCORE: 852,500
DATE: 12/27/2015

Andrew Barrow

RANK: #31
SCORE: 1,014,600​
DATE: 08/14/2015

Gerry Scott

RANK: #407
SCORE: 15,200
DATE: 11/11/2017

Jason Wade

RANK: #5
SCORE: 1,143,100
DATE: 05/17/17

ROSS BENZIGER

RANK: #8
SCORE: 1,136,500
DATE: 09/26/13

Jeff Wolfe

RANK: #14
SCORE: 1,103,700
DATE: 10/30/2013

Dan Desjardin

RANK: #21
SCORE: 1,059,700
DATE: 06/21/2015

Faith Kong

RANK: TBD
SCORE: TBD
DATE: TBD

The rightful heir to Kong-Off, Richie Knucklez's daughter Faith steps up to her first competition.

Imoto Harney

RANK: TBD
SCORE: TBD
DATE: TBD

Filmmaker and arcade aficionado, Imoto has been taking on challengers across the world.

Kayla Rose

RANK: #157
SCORE: 333,200
DATE: 07/05/2013

Kayla Rose dubbed "The Queen of Kong" is an avid game player and top female scorer in the DK High Score list.

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