Halfway Point of the Wildcard Qualifier #2: Psaros Leads

Auguust 17th, 2013, 9:05 PM PDT - We are now 24 hours into the 48 hour Wildcard Qualifier Tournament #2, and I am pleased to report that the tournament leader is... me!

At 5:30 PM, I pulled ahead of (tournament organizer) Eric Tessler's top score of 874,100 with an 893,100-point kill screen game. Not quite my personal best, and there is almost no chance that it will hold up for first place since there are still 24 hours left to play and much better players than myself in the field, but the game should nonetheless be good enough to earn me a spot among the 8 online qualifiers for the Wildcard Division at the Kong Off 3. That was my goal for this three-tournament series, so the rest is, as they say, all gravy. I will try to improve my score tomorrow.

This weekend's tournament is a big one, the biggest ever by Donkey Kong standards, with 72 registered players. The open tourney includes world record holder Hank Chien, almost-world record holder Vincent Lemay, and, in a major surprise, the reclusive former world champion who was overlooked in the King of Kong—Tim Sczerby himself!

The tournament continues through tomorrow at 9:00 PM PDT. To watch the "megastream", click here (usually between 5 and 20 players will be live at any given time).

On Sunday, the battle will be joined by the Denver DK Players Guild, who will stream live from the 1up in Denver (Twin Galaxies Headquarters and site of the Kong Off 3).

Good luck to everyone for the rest of the tournament. Take me down!

Scoreboard (as of 9:00 PM PDT)

1. Chris Psaros: 893,100
2. Eric Tessler: 874,600
3. Steve Wiltshire: 852,000
4. Hans Kollinger: 685,600
5. Jeff Harrist: 628,500
6. Shawn Robinson: 586,200
7. Todd Lalonde: 464,900
8. Brian Allen: 358,200
9. John Salter: 326,600
10. Allen Staal: 294,100
11. Jason Brittain: 261,500
12. Steve Grunberger: 167,000
13. Mystery Player: 72,200
14. Katie Young: 69,500
15. Katherine Williams: 33,200
16. Chuck Vess: 12,700

(Approximately 30 additional players have been active for the tournament, but have not yet submitted a score to the leaderboard.)

Scoreboard on Donkey Kong Forum (check for updates)

Player List

Eric Tessler - http://www.twitch.tv/tessler1134
John Salter - http://www.twitch.tv/johnthelawnman
Don Rubin - http://www.twitch.tv/tessler1134
Chuck Vess - http://www.twitch.tv/tessler1134
Michael Stastny - http://www.twitch.tv/tessler1134
Douglas Tessler - http://www.twitch.tv/tessler1134
George Riley - http://www.twitch.tv/tessler1134
Edward Dietman - http://www.twitch.tv/tessler1134
Daniel Desjardins - http://www.twitch.tv/danman123456
Chris Psaros - http://www.twitch.tv/chrisp_kreme
Katie Young - http://www.twitch.tv/alumbrada
Jeremy Young - http://www.twitch.tv/xelnia_games
Jeff Wolfe - http://www.twitch.tv/milehighdt
Corey Chambers - http://www.twitch.tv/clchambers00
Phil Tudose - http://www.twitch.tv/ptudose
Chris Icenhour - http://www.twitch.tv/sevenup1203
Jon Mckinnell - http://www.twitch.tv/fast_eddie1
Svavar Gunnar Gunnarsson - http://www.twitch.tv/sneikarmokko
Shawn Robinson - http://www.twitch.tv/dkshawn
Adam Mon - http://www.twitch.tv/drunkguy89
Dustin Pease - http://www.twitch.tv/squidux
Dustin Myers - http://www.twitch.tv/tiptoparcade81
Jason Corey Brittain - http://www.twitch.tv/cheetah30p
Todd Lalonde - http://www.twitch.tv/toddlalonde
Daniel Dock - http://www.twitch.tv/dd0ck
Kayla - http://www.twitch.tv/kayla_illfx
Ross Benziger - http://www.twitch.tv/dwwnp
Stan Trazka - http://www.twitch.tv/johnthelawnman
Jeff Harrist - http://www.twitch.tv/jcharrist
Matthew Ziolkowski - http://www.twitch.tv/thebutchertao
Anthony Trujillo - http://www.twitch.tv/beardini
Hank Chien - http://justin.tv/hchien
Benjamin Falls - http://www.twitch.tv/syscrusher
Robbie Lakeman - http://www.twitch.tv/lakeman421
Brian Allen - http://www.twitch.tv/simpsons99
Ethan Daniels - http://www.twitch.TV/f_symbols
Matt Douglas - http://www.twitch.tv/mrdontsmildride
Joe Kassel - http://www.twitch.tv/summeraino
Aaron Rounsaville - http://www.twitch.tv/acrjoey
Mike Groesbeck - http://www.twitch.tv/mikegmi2
Dave McCrary - http://www.twitch.tv/LMDAVE
Andrew Purkett - http://www.twitch.tv/DenverDK
Mariano Velasco - http://www.twitch.tv/DenverDK
Jeff Pickles - http://www.twitch.tv/DenverDK
Daniel Day - http://www.twitch.tv/DenverDK
Justin Lee Ramser - http://www.twitch.tv/DenverDK
Craig Ziegler - http://www.twitch.tv/DenverDK
Cody Crouch - http://www.twitch.tv/DenverDK
Jourdan Adler - http://www.twitch.tv/DenverDK
Allen Staal - http://www.twitch.tv/Muscleandfitness
Ky Staal - http://www.twitch.tv/tehchos3non3
Nick Sheils - http://www.twitch.tv/monstabonza
George Strain - http://www.twitch.tv/gstrain
Timothy Sczerby - http://justin.tv/mrsteddybear
Steve Wiltshire - http://www.twitch.tv/konghusker
Richie Knucklez - http://www.twitch.tv/richieknucklez
Steve Grunberger - http://www.twitch.tv/ozsteve71
Steve Wagner - http://www.twitch.tv/richieknucklez
Mystery player - http://www.twitch.tv/foxtart
Shane Douglas Mosher - http://www.twitch.tv/shane_nc
Jason Nugent - http://www.twitch.tv/jnugent74
Mitchell Elliott - http://www.twitch.tv/marinomitch13
Tom Bradley - http://www.twitch.tv/crotea
Scott Cunningham - http://www.twitch.tv/stella_blue
Ken House - http://www.twitch.tv/kencade
Craig Rout Gallant - http://www.twitch.tv/d3scride
Jonathan Nathaniel McCourt - http://www.twitch.tv/jonmckong
Joseph Carroll - http://www.twitch.tv/Bliss1083too
Hans Kollinger - http://www.justin.tv/hansvskong
Melkon DomBourian - http://www.twitch.tv/melkond
Katherine Williams - http://www.twitch.tv/ozsteve71
Andrew Gardikis - http://www.twitch.tv/andrewg1990

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