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Jace Hall
08-27-2023 at 05:03 PM

The "That's Incredible" video game tournament, broadcast by ABC-TV on January 9, 1983, that had qualifiers in Ottumwa, IA, was a significant event in the history of competitive video gaming. However, I cant seem to find the specific names of all the 19 players who participated in the event readily available.

Does anyone have this information?


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Found it -


1.Todd Walker (Milpitas, CA) - 69.58%
2.Daren Olsen (Calgary) - 46.85%
3.Ben Gold (Dallas) - 46.17%
4.Joe Malasarte (Anchorage) - 45.32%
5.Eric Ginner (Mountain View, CA) - 42.12%
6.Steve Sanders (Clinton, MO) - 36.97%
7.Steve Harris (Gladstone, MO) - 36.91%
8.Lee Whitney (Las Vegas) - 36.87%
9.Tim Collum (Boyd, TX) - 35.58%
10.Jeff Stueve (Dayton, OH) - 30.66%
11.Matt Brass (Helena, MT) - 29.59%
12.Mike Lepkosky (Spring, TX) - 27.92%
13.Antonio Medina (Napa, CA) - 26.21%
14.Landon Rothstein (Happauge, NY) - 25.49%
15.Tim Foland (Spring, TX) - 21.16%
16.Joe Louks (Moncks Corner, SC) - 20.16%
17.Mark Sellers (Grand Rapids, MI) - 18.87%
18.James Marino (Happague, NY) - 13.15%
19.Steve Juraszek (Mt. Prospect, IL) - 12.95%
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Quote Originally Posted by Jace Hall

Found it -


1.Todd Walker (Milpitas, CA) - 69.58%
2.Daren Olsen (Calgary) - 46.85%
3.Ben Gold (Dallas) - 46.17%
4.Joe Malasarte (Anchorage) - 45.32%
5.Eric Ginner (Mountain View, CA) - 42.12%
6.Steve Sanders (Clinton, MO) - 36.97%
7.Steve Harris (Gladstone, MO) - 36.91%
8.Lee Whitney (Las Vegas) - 36.87%
9.Tim Collum (Boyd, TX) - 35.58%
10.Jeff Stueve (Dayton, OH) - 30.66%
11.Matt Brass (Helena, MT) - 29.59%
12.Mike Lepkosky (Spring, TX) - 27.92%
13.Antonio Medina (Napa, CA) - 26.21%
14.Landon Rothstein (Happauge, NY) - 25.49%
15.Tim Foland (Spring, TX) - 21.16%
16.Joe Louks (Moncks Corner, SC) - 20.16%
17.Mark Sellers (Grand Rapids, MI) - 18.87%
18.James Marino (Happague, NY) - 13.15%
19.Steve Juraszek (Mt. Prospect, IL) - 12.95%

There isn't much mention of further detail on who was invited and what the criteria was.

http://allincolorforaquarter.blogspot.com/2013/02/thats-incredible-north-american-video.html

"Day invited 21 of the top players to compete in the event. Only two failed to participate, including Billy Mitchell. Mitchell wanted to attend but after the expense of the Life magazine trip he decided that he didn't want to spend any more money or take any more days off from school." Just shows another time Billy was beating around the bush.


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