Aw Skee Skee
Think you’re a Skee-lebrity? Prove it at Kung Fu Saloon’s newest tournament
For a generation of youngsters, skee ball was the fun highlight of a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s that helped make up for the passable pizza and guy in a terrifying rat costume. It was the one arcade game that seemed to require some level of sports skill while rewarding you with redeemable tokens for cheap prizes.
The one thing that skee ball lacked for years was a true competitive league. If it’s done for dodgeball and kickball, why the hell not for an arcade game? Now thanks to the team-up of Kung Fu Saloon and Brewskee-Ball, Austin will get a chance to see who is the true master of this Coney Island classic.
Starting tonight, October 3rd, anyone who thinks they have what it takes can sign up for the first night of Kung Fu’s Brewskee-Ball Mondays, which all kick off at 8 pm. This new fall game series will feature players going one-on-one in a 2 out of 3 roll off to build up points and to try and climb the rankings. Players can compete multiple weeks throughout the fall so that they can attempt to qualify for the granddaddy of all sports competitions, the Big Skee Texas Tournament, whose date will later be announced.
In order to register, competitors can show up at Kung Fu Saloon with $5 to register themselves starting at 7:30 pm, or by pre-registering through emailing email@example.com. Each night, rollers will compete for a $50 bar tab along with other prizes and giveaways.
So who is to thank for putting together this league of skee ball professionals? Props can be given to a group of bored friends from New York City, who in August of 2005 made a fateful trip to Coney Island to alleviate their summer monotony. After their own personal tournament, they formed the Brewskee-Ball league, which after several “skeesons” has spread to five other cities, mostly on the east coast.
If you decide to compete, just remember that this is the big league. This is about more than just winning prizes or free beer. This is the chance to achieve everlasting glory. And even if the first night goes badly for you (going for the 100 hole every time may not be a great tactic), take heart in the fact that there will be plenty of other nights to redeem yourself. Every sport has a place for underdogs.