Well since it's blog worthy, I want to mention here that on Sunday, November 13th 2016, at the Free Play Florida retro arcade exposition in Orlando, I managed to achieve a live kill screen with the score of 819,100 to qualify as a wildcard for the Kong Off 6!
I think you can watch a facebook video of the kill screen shared by Arcade Game Sales here:https://www.facebook.com/ArcadeGameSales/videos/1358128450894462/
I hope that some others can qualify in this way also. I think the forum may be missing news of these qualifier events that Richie puts on. I was told that there have been previous live qualifiers in other areas but that I was the first to achieve a kill screen. Since I know of no other planned online qualifiers, these live events are a path into the kong off.
Notes from the game. The game was not streamed or recorded. It was performed live as witnessed by Billy Mitchel! Three deaths all by being trapped on rivets. First on level 10 and then twice in a row on level 18. First quarter of the second day.
Thanks to Steve, Richie, Billy, Rob, Brian, and everyone at Free Play Florida for assisting me, and to Danny for bolieving!
Looks like I will fiiinally make it to the kong off this year! Back to 1.1m practice now...