15th annual classic video game tournament starts at Funspot Thursday (289)

LACONIA — The 15th Annual International Classic Video Game Tournament will take place Thursday, May 30 through Sunday, June 2 at the Funspot Family Entertainment Center and The American Classic Arcade Museum.
Tournament hours are Thursday Noon-10p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to compete in the tournament is $60 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. Registration is at the door only. The tournament features competitive play on 15 classic game titles and five games in the annual Manufacturer's Challenge. This event brings the best competitive arcade gamers from around the world. To keep the playing field as competitive as possible, the tournament games will not be announced until the first day of the event.
Over the years, the tournament has become an event that draws people from all over the world. "This has become so much more than a tournament'" says Funspot owner and General Manager, Bob Lawton, "It is an annual meeting of friends, a reunion of competitive players and a fun time for people who love classic games."
This year, Funspot and ACAM are adding to the festive international event with two musical acts that play chip tune music. The popular band D&D Sluggers will headline a concert to be held during the event. D&D Sluggers utilize traditional rock instruments like electric guitars and synthesizers. They also create musical sounds from home video game consoles in a style known as chip tune.
Opening for D&D Sluggers is CrunkWitch, a New Hampshire-based band with a similar chiptune/rock/pop style as D&D Sluggers.
More information can be found at www.FunspotNH.com and www.ClassicArcadeMuseum.org.