• Robbie & Shawn Beasley
    SHOW #56 & 68
    taped: 6/10/1983 % 7/27/1983
Shawn was 11 years old when his show was taped in June of 1983. He played with his father Robbie. In his bio, he said, "I like to play sports and I love to ride my bike. I have a nice bike...I plan my Mondays around STARCADE! so that I can watch the show. I plan to watch it 5 times a week soon...I love to play video games and some of my scores are: Congo Bongo-23,000; Donkey Kong Jr-62,000; BurgerTime-83,500; Star Trek-120,000; Mappy-2,940; Pole Position-41,390 and Joust-45,000. My favorite games are Congo Bongo, Mappy, Wacko, and Star Trek."

Robbie said, "I enjoy video games and home computers and I get dragged into video arcades by Shawn and forced to play the machines." We didn't see any reluctance 'to play the machines' when he appeared with Shawn on STARCADE! Quite the contrary he looked like he was enjoying himself. We think he was just kidding.

Robbie was in the US Air Force, "spending 8 years 9 months as a Photo Interpretations Officer with 4 1/2 years as a Navigator on B-52's with about 120 combat missions in Vietnam. I am now active in the Air Force Reserves, where I serve as an Intelligence Requirements Officer." When he appeared on STARCADE!, he was "employed as a Systems Planning Engineer at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co...and as an independent Sales Representative for EKOS ... selling home computers and software."

Shawn checked in on 9/23/2009 to say, "We moved to Colorado in 86 to a small town called Elizabeth. Robbie worked at Lockheed/Martin as an engineer till some were around 98 when they forced him into early retirement. He then went back to school for computer sciences and got some certs such as A+ and MS's networking cert. He started teaching computer networking at Front Range Community College for ten years and loved doing the teaching, but it just didn't pay enough and had to move on. Eventually he was working at Ceturea Health doing desktop support when he passed away.

"I got married on Oct. 4th 1996 in Ishoj Denmark to Kristina who is a Danish woman I met here in the states. I moved to Denmark for a while but didn't like living there so I moved back to the states in 1997 and proceed to get divorced as well. I decided to go back to college in 99-01 for computer networking and desktop support and got my NET+ cert but was unable to get a job in the field due to high lay off in colorado then. I then went back to the auto glass industry as a auto glass technician which I was doing before. I moved out to Las Vegas in 03 until 06 were I pursued a career as a poker player. I moved back to Colorado 2006 and shortly after words we found out about Robbie's illness. Thanks for condolences to my Father. He was my best friend back when we were on Starcade and still was when he passed away in Dec. 07. He was a great father and friend!"
ROBBIE & SHAWN BEASLEY'S OPPONENT
Nova & Stephanie Pennington - Click here to check out Nova & Stephanie's page.
ROBBIE & SHAWN BEASLEY'S GAMES
ROBBIE & SHAWN BEASLEY'S SCORES

50 secounds
GYRUSS

7,250

2,800 Nova & Stephanie Pennington

50 secounds
BAGMAN

4,080

3,620 Nova & Stephanie Pennington

40 secounds
TIME PILOT

15,200

9,800 Nova & Stephanie Pennington

TOTALS
all games played

26,530--OVERALL WINNER!

16,220 Nova & Stephanie Pennington

 
ROBBIE & SHAWN BEASLEY'S GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
Buck Rogers -

SCORE TO BEAT: 2,805

SCORED: 1,928
WINNER? NO

PLAYING FOR: TRON video arcade game

ROBBIE & SHAWN BEASLEY'S INVITATIONAL
Because the Beasleys were the overall winner of their show we invited them back to compete against 3 other Winners. We called these shows Invitationals. Invitationals were formatted differently:
4 contestant teams - Marvin & Grady Jenkins vs Robbie & Shawn Beasley - Jean & David Andrews vs Keith McCullar & Robert Turnquist
2 Rounds - 2 contestant teams in each round
Final Round - winner of each round competing against each other to choose an Overall Winner
ROBBIE & SHAWN BEASLEY'S GAMES INVITATIONAL SHOW
ROBBIE & SHAWN BEASLEY'S SCORES INVITATIONAL SHOW #68

30 secounds
TIME PILOT

5,100

14,100 Marvin & Grady Jenkins

30 secounds
GUZZLER

7,190

1,670 Marvin & Grady Jenkins

30 secounds
SUPER PAC MAN

4,510 Jean & David Andrews--OVERALL WINNER!

 4,240 Marvin & Grady Jenkins

ROBBIE & SHAWN BEASLEY'S PRIZES