• Barbara Weisend
    SHOW #4
    taped: 12/10/1982
Barbara appeared on one of the first STARCADE! shows taped ... the seventh show we taped which became Show #4 when it aired. At the time, Barbara was a Business & English high school teacher. She didn't set out to be a contestant on STARCADE! It was her son Bob who wanted to be a contestant. She brought Bob and her other son to STARCADE! auditions and they all tried out. She was the one chosen to be a contestant ... and she was one of our best players ... winning it all.

Reason she wanted to be on STARCADE!: "Sounds like fun." Just prior to playing on STARCADE she won third place in a snake race sponsored by local radio station and first place in a Hot Tub Regatta.

In 2000 when Barbara checked in, she wrote: "Being on STARCADE! was fun, and we still laugh about the whole thing ... I would do it again, just for the memory."

Barbara's STARCADE memory: "My older son, Bob, received a postcard on his (I think) tenth birthday asking for contestants to tryout to appear on Starcade. It sounded like fun to me, so I told him I would drive him and his little brother, Rick, up to San Francisco for the tryouts. We thought only Bob would be able to tryout. But when we got there, all three of us were invited to give it a try. I figured since we were already there and it was more fun that just sitting around, why not? I was the one picked, not Bob ... both my boys got a real kick out seeing old Mom play video games and then I won! What a surprise that was!"

No surprise at all from our perspective. Barbara took the first game - Super Zaxxon - by 100 points and she and her opponent Rakesh scored exactly the same on the third game - Jungle Hunt. The competition was decided by the second game they played - Eyes. Barbara annihilated her opponent scoring an awesome 17,520 to Rakesh's 7,740. It wasn't even close! It's competitions like that that makes Starcade great! Two players who are equal in all aspects of play - except the one game ... it's a real mind blower!!!

Way to go, Barbara ... you surprised all of us! (No one was more surprised than you, I think :)
BARBARA'S OPPONENT: Rakesh Shah has not checked in.
BARBARA'S GAMES
BARBARA'S SCORES

40 secounds
SUPER ZAXXON

2,500 Barbara

2,400 Rakesh Shah

40 secounds
EYES

17,520 Barbara

7,740 Rakesh Shah

30 secounds
JUNGLE HUNT

300 Barbara

300 Rakesh Shah

TOTALS
all games played

20,320 Barbara Weisend - Overall Winner!

10,440 Rakesh Shah

BARBARA'S GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
POOYAN

SCORE TO BEAT: 2,300

SCORED: 2,300+
WINNER? YES!

PLAYING FOR: TRIPLE PUNCH VIDEO ARCADE GAME

BARBARA'S PRIZES