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FANTASTIC CARTRIDGES 
NEW FROM ATARI 



AB22 



INSIDE THIS ISSUE 
- NEW CARTS FOR YOUR COLLECTION! 




PIX OF THE BATTLE TO BECOME UK PAC-MAN CHAMP 
CLUB INFORMATION 
A SIX MILLIONAIRE - CAN YOU BEAT HIM?! SEPTEMBER 1 






THE ATARI UKPACMAN CHAMPIONSHIP 

NATIONAL FINALS 




THE UK PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP 
REGIONAL FINALS 



July and August were very busy and exciting the ghost, arrived at each venue to hand out 
months for Captain Atari' and his team travelling Pac-Pens and Pac-Man Fever records and generally 

round the UK for the regional finals of the UK add to the fun. 

Pac-Man Championship, it was great to see so many ' First stop was the Albany Hotel in Birmingham 

Atanans and Pac-Man freaks - thanks for your ' on 25 July for the Midlands final where over 250 
support'. keen Pac-Man players gobbled ghosts all day long 

the Regional Championship was divided into " Top scorers in the under-25 age group were Tony 
four areas- North, South, Midlands and Scotland- Monaghan (16) from Handsworth with 11,796 and 

with two finalists' from each area in the over and Tony Eaton (17) from Penkridge with 10,969, 
under-25 age categories going through to the Qualifying for the over-25 category were Trevor 

National Finals at the Barbican. Everyone Yardley from Nuneaton and Tony Gray from 

competing in'the regionals received a Pac-Man Redditch, 

T-shirt and the top 32 scorers won the fascinating' A week later on 1 August it was the turn of the 

" new Yar's Revenge cartridge, Pac : Man and Speedy, " North of England to show their joystick skills at the 



Hotel Majestic in Harrogate. David Boyes (1 7) from 
York and Craig Heap (16) from Radcliffe qualified for 
the National Finals with staggering scores of 13,452 
and 1 3,226 a-piece. Top scorers in the over-25 
category were Patricia Buckley from Doncaster and 
Bill Halsallfrom Wigan. 

Bonny Scotland was next with the Scottish 
Regional Finals being held at the Central Hotel in 
Glasgow on 8 August. Our youngest finalists 
qualified here - Stuart Murray from Potterton with 
1 1 ,849 and John Taylor from Paisley with 1 0;848 - 
both aged 13. Unfortunately John was on holiday 
for the National Finals, so Gary Fleming, also 13, 



from Bathgate with 10,792 went in his place! 



Sydney Trager and Ashley Broadbent were our 
over-25 finalists. 

The last regional final was in London on 
1 5 August for contestants from the South. Over 350 
finalists competed at the Royal Garden Hotel, 
Kensington, Andrew Brzezmski (18) from Greenford 
was the top scorer with 10,616, closely followed by 
Cophia Yau (14) "from Cambridge with 10,490. The 



over-25 contest was won by Clive Wilson from 
Guildford and Hazel Williams from S'unbridge in 
' Kent! 



Next stop - . - Barbican Centre ! ! ! And then 
Monte Carlo for the two top scorers.