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Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 8, August 2011, Posted On: 7/19/2011

AMI Hails Successful Completion Of 1st Barnyard Throwdown Contest

Tim Sanford
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AMI Throwdown

BRISTOL, PA -- AMI Entertainment Network has announced the winners of its first Barnyard Throwdown competition. The tournament, which took place from June 1 to July 1, challenged contestants to excel at Tri-Towers, one of the Megatouch games available on AMI's Prize Farm skill-with-prize system.

PHOTO: Shown with Prize Farm, from left, are Chris Owens of AMI; Steve Lesser of Games People Play (and the fifth-place tournament participant); Brent Campbell, the winner of the first Barnyard Throwdown; and Rich Babich of Colorado's Game Exchange.

The Tri-Towers Barnyard Throwdown, in which 13 states participated, kicked off the ongoing progressive tournament program announced by AMI when it added Prize Farm to the Megatouch line. Players wishing to compete while one of the 30-day tournaments is underway pay $1 to play the game, 25ยข of which goes into a progressive jackpot. When the tournament is done, the players with the highest scores divide that jackpot.

The leadoff event recorded more than 3,200 plays and amassed a $1,319 jackpot. Brent Campbell of Aurora, CO, won the top prize of $527.60. Eddie Rest of King George, VA, placed second with a $329.75 prize. Coming in third was Ryan Lehmann of Sheboygan, WI, who was awarded $263.80. Fourth-place honors plus a $131.90 prize went to Debbi Schaefer of Franklin, WI. Steve Lesser of Northglenn, CO, carried off the fifth-place prize of $65.95.

"We are very pleased with the results of the industry's first-ever progressive pot tournament -- as are the winners," said AMI sales representative Broderick Norkus (familiarly called "The Prize Farmer"). "We expect the popularity of Barnyard Throwdown tournaments to grow in the coming months."

The second one is in progress now; it invites contestants to demonstrate their proficiency at the Megatouch Card Bandits game. Those wishing to compete can do so at any participating location through Aug. 1.

Barnyard Throwdown is not available in all Prize Farm states. Details on participation, a map showing the states in which Prize Farm now is shipping, and a downloadable flyer detailing the ones in which the event is being fought out, may be found at AMI's website.

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