SHOW DIARY


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Pinball shows are the celebrations of all things pinball. Not only do you get to play games that you'd never normally see, but you get to meet fellow fanatics, buy parts, flyers or even entire games, and soak up the atmosphere.

Throughout Europe there is a range of national pinball shows, particularly in The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, France and the UK.  The United States has a large number of shows ranging from pure competitions to complete pinball experiences.

Here are the shows we know about. If you know of any others then please send us a message here so we can add them.

The shows are listed in chronological order from the bottom up. Those shows which have already happened are shown in light grey for your reference. Their websites may contain additional information such as the results of tournaments, raffle winners and details of their next show.

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USA     IAAPA Attractions Expo
November 14th - 18th 2016
Orange County Convention Center, 9899 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, USA.

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USA     White Rose Gameroom Show
October 14th & 15th 2016
York Fairgrounds, Carlisle Ave., York, Pennsylvania 17404, USA.
$15 adults, $5 children (6-12) per day. Children under 6 free.

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USA     32nd Pinball Expo
October 12th - 16th 2016
Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois 60090, USA.
Stern pinball factory tour, seminars, banquet, tournaments, vendors, large games room, exhibits and much more.




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Spain     Euro Attractions Show (EAS)
September 20th - 22nd 2016
Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via venue, Av. Joan Carles I, 64 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

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Poland     Printimus Pinball Cup
September 9th - 11th 2016
Club Printimus Pinball, Bytom ul. Bernardyńska 1, Poland.



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USA     Pinburgh Match-Play Championship
July 28th - 31st 2016
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA.
Part of the ReplayFX show featuring over $100,000 in total prizes and more than 700 pinball and arcade machines.


PAPA Circuit event


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USA     California Extreme
July 16th & 17th 2016
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California 95054, USA. Entry: $60 weekend, $40 Saturday, $30 Sunday, children half price.




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USA     Pintastic New England
July 7th - 9th 2016
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566, USA. Thursday: 6pm-midnight for set-up and free play, Friday: 9pm-2am, Saturday: 9am-2am (vendor hall closes 8pm), Sunday: free-play and tear-down.





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UK     North East Retro Gaming (NERG)
July 2nd & 3rd 2016
Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Rd, Gateshead, NE10 0EF, UK.

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UK     Welsh Pinball Cup
June 11th - 12th 2016
Heighway Pinball, Unit 9 Cyfarthfa Industrial Estate, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8PE, Wales.


UK Championship Series event
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USA     Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo
June 10th - 12th 2016
Marriott Renaissance Waverly, 2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, USA.



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USA     Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown & Gameroom Expo
June 10th - 12th 2016
Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, 10345 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124, USA.



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Poland     Polish Pinball Open
June 4th & 5th 2016
Centrum Handlowe, Port Łódź, ul. Pabianicka 245, 93-457 Łódź, Poland. Main and '80s tournaments.


European Championship Series event
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USA     NW Pinball & Arcade Show
June 3rd - 5th 2016
Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA.



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UK     East Anglian Pinball Show – Ely
May 28th & 29th 2016
Bar62, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4PE, UK. Featuring the Bar62 Pinball Shootout on Saturday and UK Pinball Cup on Sunday.


UK Championship Series event
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Germany     German Pinball Open
May 27th - 29th 2016
Maschinenhalle, Frentroper Straße 1, 45966 Gladbeck-Zweckel, Germany.


European Championship Series event
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Netherlands     Dutch Pinball Masters
May 20th & 22nd 2016
NFV Clubhouse, Veenendaal, Netherlands.


European Championship Series event
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USA     Ann Arbor Michigan Pinball Showcase
May 13th - 15th 2016
8891 Spicer Rd., Brighton, MI 48116, USA.
200+games. Prices: TBA

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USA     20th Annual Pin-A-Go-Go
May 13th - 15th 2016
Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First Street, Dixon, CA 95620, USA.  Benefits the Girls & Boys Club of Sacramento & Dixon Teen Center.

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UK     Play Blackpool
April 30th - May 1st 2016
Norcalympia Conference & Banqueting Centre, Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Queen's Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire FY2 9AA, UK

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USA     Pinball At The 'Zoo
April 21st - 23rd 2016
Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. Open, kids and classic tournaments and more. Adults - $15 per day, kids (5-13) - $8, kids 4 and under - free.




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USA     Zapcon IV
April 16th & 17th 2016
Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201, USA.



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USA     Midwest Gaming Classic
April 8th - 10th 2016
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 South Moorland Road Brookfield, WI 53005, USA.



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USA     PAPA 19
April 7th - 10th 2016

PAPA World Headquarters, 100 Keystone Dr., Scott Township, Carnegie, PA 15106, USA.

PAPA Circuit event
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France     10th Flip Expo
April 2nd & 3rd 2016
Salle Serge Reggiani, Avenue des Canadiens 76470 Le Tréport, France.



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USA     Chicagoland Show
April 1st - 3rd 2016
The Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. on RT. 64, (North Ave.), St Charles, IL 60174, USA.

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USA     12th Ohio Pinball Show
March 31st - April 2nd 2016

Creekside Gold Dome, 1300 N. State Street, Girard, OH 44420, USA. Thursday: 3pm-midnight, Friday: 10am-midnight, Saturday 8am-7pm. Entry $20 a day or $45 for all three days.




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UK     8bitflip
March 26th & 27th 2016
Arcade Club, Ela Mill, Cork St, Bury BL9 7BW, UK. Featuring The Big Flip and The Old Flip main and classics tournaments.


UK Championship Series event
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USA     Texas Pinball Festival
March 18th - 20th 2016
Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco, 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco, TX 75034, USA.



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USA     Amusement Expo
March 15th - 17th 2016
Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA.



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Italy     Enada Primavera & Spring Pinball Tournament
March 16th - 18th 2016
Rimini Expo Centre, Via Emilia, 155 47921 Rimini, Italy.
Spring Pinball Tournament Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st.



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USA     Louisville Arcade Expo
March 4th - 6th 2016
Triple Crown Pavilion, Ramada Plaza, 1776 Plantside Drive, Jeffersontown, KY 40299, USA.


PAPA Circuit event
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Poland     European Championship Series Final
February 26th - 28th 2016
Club Printimus Pinball, Bytom ul. Bernardyńska 1, Poland.
For the top 32 qualified ECS players only.



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Poland     Mihiderka Pinball and Food Festival
February 26th - 28th 2016
Club Printimus Pinball, Bytom ul. Bernardyńska 1, Poland.
Three or four tournaments running alongside the ECS but open to everyone.




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USA     Florida Arcade & Pinball Expo
February 19th - 21st 2016
Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, USA. More than 200 machines.



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USA     2nd Annual Tilted Hearts Pinball Tournament
February 13th 2016
Garibaldi's Pizza, 3530 Walker Ave., Memphis, Tennessee 38111, USA. $10 entry, triple-strike format. Starts at 2pm.



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Buffalo Pinball Tournament
February 6th 2016
Pocketeer Billiards and Sports Bar, 2444 Clinton St., Buffalo, NY 14224, USA. Benefits Make-a-Wish of western New York.
Qualifying 10am-6pm, play-offs start 7pm.





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USA     Arcade Expo
January 15th - 17th 2016
Museum of Pinball, 700 South Hathaway, Banning, CA 92220, USA. Open Fri 2pm-12am, Sat 10am-2am, Sun 10am-8pm. Seminars, workshops, movies, and nearly 700 pinballs & arcade games available to play.

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UK     EAG International
January 12th - 14th 2016
ExCel London Exhibition Centre, ExCeL London One, Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL.

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USA     Pocketeer Winter Pinball Tournament
January 9th 2016
Pocketeer Billiards and Bar, 2444 Clinton St., Buffalo, NY 14224, USA. $15 for A division, $10 for B division. Doors open 11am.

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Leagues & Monthly Tournaments

USA     Bay Area Pinball League
Every Thursday, 8pm
15 week summer and winter seasons each year.
Location of meetings varies. See website for details.



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Sweden     Borås Pinball Monthly Tournament
Contact organisers for details
The monthly tournaments are held at Pinballseye in Borås.



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USA     Capital Corridor Pinball League
Every other Tuesday, 7pm
A regular season followed by play-offs and a celebration week. $5 per regular season week, other weeks free.



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USA     Chmiel's Pinball League
Every Sunday, 6pm
Chmiel Beer Pub, ul. Stradomska 15, Krakow, Poland.



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Canada     Church Of The Silver Ball Monthly Tournament, The
One Saturday a month from October - May, 7pm
Registration from noon, qualification from 1pm. $20 entry, $5 rebate per additional entry purchased. Free soda and chips.
See website for tournament dates.

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USA     Detroit Pinball League
Third weekend of each month October - June, 7pm
Meetings held at member's homes. See website for details.
No meeting held in December.

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USA     Dominion Pinball League
Ten week season starts Jan 21st 2014, 7pm
The Lazy Parrot Grill, Pantops Mountain Shopping Center. 532 Pantops Center, Charlottesville, VA 22911, USA.



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Canada     Edmonton Pinball League
Thursdays, every 2-4 weeks throughout the year, 7pm
Denizen Hall, Edmonton, Alberta.
See website for exact dates.

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Canada     Flipper Freaks Pinball Club League
Usually third Saturday of each month
Runs Jan-Dec and held in homes around the Fraser Valley, British Columbia. E-mail organisers for more information.

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USA     Free State Pinball Association League
Every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8pm/8:30pm
Three leagues - 8pm Mondays at Mighty Mike's in Sterling, VA. 8pm Wednesdays at Volleyball House, Elkridge, MD. 8:30pm Thursdays at Town Hall, College Park, MD.

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USA     Inland Association Pinball Association
Every Tuesday, 7pm
Lake Alice Trading Co., 3616 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501, USA. 15 week season followed by play-off night.

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USA     Lafayette Pinball League
Every Tuesday, 8pm
Main Street Amusement, 642 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901, USA. Seasons last 8 weeks. Entry free but pay for games.

WPPR points available

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UK     London Pinball League
Six meetings a year - see website for dates
The Pipeline, 94 Middlesex Street, London E1 7DA, UK. Meeting cost £5 including pizza and drink from the bar.

WPPR points available

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USA     Lyons Classic Pinball Tournament
Third Thursday of every month, 7:30pm
Lyons Classic Pinball, 339-A Main Street, Lyons, CO 80540, USA .

WPPR points available

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USA     Mile High Pinball League
Thursdays (except the third Thursday each month), 7:30pm
Lyons Classic Pinball, 339-A Main Street, Lyons, CO 80540, USA . Summer and Winter seasons of 10 weeks' duration and two divisions of play.

WPPR points available


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USA     Modern Pinball Super League
Runs all month, every month, any time
Modern Pinball NYC, 362 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA.
Paid entry to Modern Pinball NYC required, league then free.

WPPR points available

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USA     Modern Pinball Winter League
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Modern Pinball NYC, 362 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA.
Separate leagues each day, seasons run for eleven weeks.

WPPR points available

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USA     Northwest Indiana Pinball League
Thursdays (except the first Thursday each month), 8pm
Tyler's Tender Arcade, 350 East US Rt.30, Schererville, IN 46375, USA. Practice from 7:30pm.

WPPR points available

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USA     NYC Pinball League
Weekly from March 2nd - April 29th 2009, 7:30pm
Amsterdam Billiard Club, 11th Street & 4th Avenue, New York City, NY, USA. Meetings on Mondays for Class A, Tuesdays for Class B, Wednesdays for Class C.

WPPR points available


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USA     OC Pinball League
First Sunday of each month April - March, 4pm
Meetings held at members homes. See website for details of individual meetings.

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Brazil     Pinball Clube
March 3rd - December 6th 2008
Eight rounds split between São Paulo and Rio de Janero plus two open house events in February and October.

WPPR points available

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UK     Pinball Madness League
March 8th - September 6th 2015
Based in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Six meetings a season. Play seven machines per meet.

WPPR points available

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USA     Pinball Plus Monthly Open Tournament
First Sunday of each month, 7pm
Pinball Plus, 1001 Marie Ave., So. St. Paul, MN 55075.
3pm to 10pm, tournament play starts 7pm. Pay per play with free soft drinks and snacks.

WPPR points available


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Sweden     PinUpps Monthly Tournament
See website for details
A monthly meeting held at the Luthagsbiljarden snooker club in Uppsala and other assorted locations all year round.

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USA     Pittsburgh Pinball League
Weekly from February 21st - April 11th
The Beehive, 1327 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA plus various other locations.
Meetings on Thursdays at The Beehive, Friday location varies.

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Poland     Printimus Pinball League
Two monthly leagues on modern and classic games
Printimus Pinball, Bernardyńska 1, 41-902 Bytom, Poland.

WPPR points available

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Canada     Saskatchewan Association of Pinball Players
Last Tuesday of each month
Meetings mostly at Sports on Tap sports bar, or at members homes. Practice from 6:30pm, qualifying round begins 7:30pm.

WPPR points available

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USA     Seattle Pinball League
See website for details
10 meetings a year at members' homes.  League meetings are also open to non-members.

WPPR points available

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USA     Shorty's Sunday Night Pinball
Every Sunday
2222A Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, USA.

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Sweden     Silverball Maniacs Monthly Tournament
See website for details
Running all year round, they usually hold two meetings every month in different locations.

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UK     Special When Lit League
First Saturday each month
A monthly league with two six monthly seasons per year, held at Special When Lit in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

WPPR points available

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Sweden     Stockholm Pinball Monthly Tournament
First Saturday each month
A monthly tournament which runs all year and is held at various locations around the city.

WPPR points available

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Canada     Toronto Pinball League
Every Monday at 8pm for 15 weeks
Season ends with play-offs.  Held at arcades and members' homes.  $2 a week plus $5 location fee. 

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UK     UK Pinball League
See website for details
Five regional divisions from Scotland to south-west England, with meeting held at various times and locations throughout the year.

WPPR points available

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Canada     VRPA Pinball League
Saturdays, every 5 or 6 weeks
Running all year, meetings are held at members' homes around the Vancouver area.

WPPR points available

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Sweden     West Coast Pinball
Sundays, once a month
Sweden's West Coast Pinball hold a meeting every month of the year at various locations in the area.

WPPR points available

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