The final of the first pan-European PAC-MAN Tournament 2005 was held at Namco Station, County Hall, London on Friday 18th of November.
The overall winner of the competition was FAZLI KANDEMIR from The Netherlands, who beat the UK's Phil Sheriff with a score of 54,450, scored in maximum of 5 minutes intense gameplay.
The winners had played the latest version of PAC-MAN on their home i-mode network and uploaded their high scores over the previous two months. Networks in France, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands and The UK took part.
The five finalists were:
Country - Name - High Score - Username - Network
GREECE - Antonios Aggelopoulos - 160730 - anton - Cosmote
FRANCE - Joseph Pisciotta - 132220 - joman - Bouygues
NETHERLANDS - Fazli Kandemir - 120080 - tazmaania007 - KPN
UK - Phil Sherriff - 105810 - pie27 - O2
GERMANY - Marco Khun - 45940 - mckuhn - Eplus
The Grand Final was played on 25th Anniversary PAC-MAN Arcade machines. It consisted of three rounds:
Sudden Death (Lowest score after a maximum of five minutes play was eliminated)
Netherlands - 32020
UK - 31790
Greece - 29530
France - 26970
Germany - 23590
RESULT - GERMANY ELIMINATED
Semi Finals (Player with the highest score after a maximum play time of 5 minutes goes through)
FRANCE vs NETHERLANDS
NETHERLANDS - 29450
FRANCE - 29110
RESULT - NETHERLANDS GO THROUGH TO FINAL
UK vs GREECE
UK - 30700
GREECE - 29970
RESULT - UK GOES THROUGH TO FINAL
Final (Player with highest score after a maximum play time of 5 minutes WINS)
NETHERLANDS - 54450
UK - 48770
RESULT - NETHERLANDS WINS PAC-MAN TOURNAMENT 2005
FAZLI KANDEMIR won the title of PAC-MAN Champion. He was awarded a special 25th anniversary edition PAC-MAN Arcade machine by Namco's Executive Director, Masaji Okubo.