• Spencer Pon
    SHOW #94
    taped: 12/12/1983
Spencer was a Junior at San Francisco State University majoring in Business Administration & Finance when he appeared on a special STARCADE! show. Spencer's show had ONLY two games ... the main playing game was Pole Position II and the game played for the Grand Prize was a brand new game from Atari TX-1, a multi-screen driving game.

The score was close but Spencer managed to take home almost every prize we offered on his STARCADE! show, including a Pole Position II video arcade game. Spencer was a big winner on STARCADE! and given all of his accomplishments, he was proof that video games were not corrupting the minds of the young people who played them.

According to Spencer's bio for STARCADE!, he "was President (and a life member in) the California Scholarship Federation." He was also "a winner of the Bank of America Achievement Awards in Liberal Arts ... received the California Savings and Loan League's Outstanding Student Award ... and scored a perfect 800 on the Math portion of the SAT." Spencer's hobbies included: "photography, computers, football, and video games." One of his video game accomplishments was that he had slain the Dragon in the laser disc video game Dragon's Lair. Way to go Spencer! ... a real Starcader!


In 2002 when he checked in, Spencer told us that he still has the Pole Position II arcade game and the White's Metal Detector he won on the show. According to Spencer, "For 15 years (after the show), every day that I came home with quarters, I'd put them in the Pole Position II, like a piggy bank. When I finally decided to empty it and turn those quarters into 'real' money, it turned out to be $1,100 (50 pounds of quarters) ... Today I run Fireside Camera in San Francisco ... we sell all sorts of video and digital products ... being on STARCADE! was great fun (particularly winning) and I would gladly partake in another episode."

We're working on it, Spencer ... and you're on our list of champion Starcaders!
SPENCER'S OPPONENT: David Stern has checked in. Click here to see his page.
SPENCER'S GAMES
SPENCER'S SCORES

50 secounds
POLE POSITION II

Fuji Track

10,320 Spencer

10,590 David Stern

40 secounds
POLE POSITION II

Test Track

10,790 Spencer

10,400 David Stern

30 secounds
POLE POSITION II

Seaside Track

8,230 Spencer

7,070 David Stern

TOTALS
all games played

29,340 Spencer Pon-Overall Winner!

28,060 David Stern

 
SPENCER'S GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
TX-1 - Fuji Track

SCORE TO BEAT: 49,670
SCORED: 50,260
WINNER? YES!

PLAYING FOR: POLE POSITION II VIDEO ARCADE GAME

SPENCER'S PRIZES