Texas Shootout!

7-11 and Dr. Pepper Team Up For The First State-Wide Championship

Crowds watching the action on monitors.
Spectators had free access to over 200 games.

Tim Collum is the fastest gun in the West. Or Texas anyway. After 300,000 Lone Star video jocks had had their chance, Tim, Billy Joe Cain and 11-year-old Alex Dubler came out on top.

And when the smoke had cleared, Tim walked out of Market Hall in Dallas with $1,000 and two arcade games. Cain took home a Pac-Man and Dubler a Tempest.

The State Tournament was sponsored by 7-11 and Dr. Pepper for the benefit of the Texas March of Dimes, which received a check for $5,000.

The March of Dimes was the big winner, but Tim Collum did okay—he won the tournament!
Alex Dubler, 3rd place finisher, takes home on armload…plus a full-size Tempest machine.
More than 300,000 kids from all over Texas were gunning for the title of “Fastest Joystick In The West.” But on the morning of June 5th, only five of them were left.
The finalists hod to test their video gaming skills on these three new “mystery games.”

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