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Winner Of The PAC-MAN Tournament 2005

MEDIA ADVISORY - For Immediate Release:

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:

ROUND 1

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

ROUND 2

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

ROUND 3

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.

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