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The crowd swells as competitors battle for glory at the GeekWire Ping Pong & Anniversary Bash. (Kyle Kesterson photo.)
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SEOmoz won the spirit prize for the night, obviously. (Photo by Kyle Kesterson.)

That had to be the best bash yet. And what a final match!

Thanks to the hundreds of you who joined us last night for the GeekWire Ping-Pong & Anniversary Bash — featuring one foosball tournament and two ping-pong tournaments in the middle of a giant party. Team GeekWire has a lot of fun putting on this event every year, and it was great to see such a broad cross-section of people from the Seattle region’s tech community.

Click here for highlights from the competition, including the completed brackets and video of the epic final match between champion Avi Cavale of Qhode and runner-up Tetsuo Kasahara of Flowroute in the expert ping-pong bracket.

A big thanks to our sponsors for making the evening possible. One of the highlights was the Tron-themed conversation lounge in the upper bar area, courtesy of sponsors Filter and Knoll. WhitePages gave out a big lineup of prizes, including a Kindle Fire HD, to people who found the ping-pong balls around venue.

Attendees compete in foosball at the GeekWire Bash. (Kyle Kesterson photo).
Foosball at the GeekWire Bash. (Kyle Kesterson photo).

AT&T gave out a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and finalists in the tournaments received coveted gold passes to the Seattle Interactive Conference. Sidecar sponsored the photo booth and offered free rides to and from the venue. Tableau Software presented beer pong in the Barokas Beer Garden. And First Tech Credit Union hosted the free play and warmup area, a new addition to the event this year.

Winners in the ping-pong and foosball brackets received tickets to the Anheuser-Busch suite at an upcoming Sounders game, courtesy of sponsor Budweiser. Ping-pong winners also receive $5,000 in free delivery from Postmates.

The signature “Developer’s Delight” cocktail was courtesy of Vertafore, and those amazing desserts at the end of the night were brought to you by our great development partners at Fresh Consulting.

Congratulations to the spirit prize winner, SEOmoz, which won an indoor skydiving experience for people, courtesy Vitamin T. Outlook.com gave away premium SkyDrive storage and other prizes, The parting gift, a media lounger for holding a smartphone. was provided by thePlatform.

Make sure you also check out the photos from the SideCar Usnaps photo booth.

Here’s a gallery of pictures from the night. We’ve also posted them Facebook for sharing and tagging. Many of these shots are by Kyle Kesterson of Freak’n Genius — thanks to him for taking photos throughout the night.

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Thanks to our sponsorsFilterBudweiserFresh ConsultingTableau SoftwareVertaforeKnollWhitePagesFirst Tech Federal Credit UnionOutlook.comBarokas PRSEOmozAT&TVitamin TPostmatesSeattle Interactive ConferencethePlatform and Sidecar for helping to make this event possible. (Thanks also to the team at 47Degrees for supplying the foosball tables this year.)

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/RedRussak Red Russak

    Greatest bash EVER! Already excited for the next GeekWire event and def. count team @Apptentive to bring the noise in 2014 ;-)

  • chuck d

    I left my retainer at the beer pong station. Let me know if you guys find it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=94500172 Kyle Kesterson

    This party was bananas, Seattle is blessed to have it. Great chatting with those I was able to catch up with. This event involved more “real” conversations and personal connections than any event previously for me. <3 our community.

    Also thanks for inviting me to snap photos, had a fun time getting all up in people's business :)

  • http://twitter.com/SachaSarieddine Sacha Sarieddine

    I got smoked in the 1st round of the pong tourney, but that didn’t stop me from having a great time………another year to practice and I’ll be back in 2014 with hopes of making it on to the 2nd round. Big thanks to the GW crew and all the great sponsors for hosting one heck of a party……..Cheers!!

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