The Tournament Table is basically a multigame arcade with several Pong variations. After inserting a coin, the player is prompted to choose one of the several games available. Breakout, Soccer (2 variations), Foozpong, Hockey (3 variations), Quadra Pong, Handball, or Basketball (2 variations).
November 1972, Andy Capps’ Pub, Sunnyvale, Californië. Visitors wonder what the weird sounds are that are coming from a table not previously there. At the end of the evening everyone has played a round of Pong. The next day there's a line in front of Andy Capps'. The table consisted of a black 'n white television set, the coin system from coin operated laundromats, and a milk carton that had been cut open (to catch the coins); it was an instant hit.
After seeing Magnavox Odyssey (the first console you could connect to your TV), Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, running a then very young Atari, instructed their engineer Al Alcorn to program a tennis game.
We kindly thank Bonami for lending us the Tournament Table on display in the Arcade exhibition.