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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UK     Robot Bash Tournament
December 30th 2015
Broadstone, Dorset, UK. Doors open at 10:30am, tournament at 12pm.


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USA     IAAPA Attractions Expo
November 16th - 20th 2015
Orange County Convention Center, 9990 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, USA.

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USA     Chicagoland Show
November 13th - 15th 2015
The Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. on RT. 64, (North Ave.), St Charles, IL 60174, USA.

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Netherlands     DPO Expo
November 7th & 8th 2015
De Voorste Venne, Afrikalaan 100, 5152 MD Drunen, near Tilburg, Netherlands. Main, Classic and Team, Ladies and Youth tournaments.




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Denmark     Danish Pinball Open
October 24th 2015
The Pinlab, Marktenderiet, Copenhagen, Denmark.


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Belgium     Open Pinball Antwerp
October 17th 2015
Eskapade, Kapelsestraat 233, 2950 Kapellen, Belgium.


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USA     31st Pinball Expo
October 14th - 18th 2015
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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USA     Pinball Circus
October 10th & 11th 2015
SS Billiards, 732 11th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN 55343, USA.

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Sweden     Euro Attractions Show (EAS)
October 6th - 8th 2015
The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Belgium     European Pinball Championship
October 2nd - 4th 2015
JC Den Eglantier, Apostelstraat 13, 9100 Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.



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Austria     Austrian Pinball Open
September 19th & 20th 2015
Hall of Pinball-Fame, 12 Badendorf, Badendorf 8413, Austria.
Two day event - Swiss style play on day one, followed by group play and single elimination on day two. Maximum 100 players.


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Poland     Printimus Pinball Cup
September 11th - 13th 2015
Club Printimus Pinball, Bytom ul. Bernardyńska 1, Poland.


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USA     Pinburgh
July 30th - August 2nd 2015
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA.
Now 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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UK     World Cup Revisited (Part 2)
July 19th 2015
Tilt Coffee House, 4 Market Place, Leicester, LE1 5GF, UK. Maximum of 32 players.


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USA     Pintastic New England
July 10th & 11th 2015
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566, USA.
Open Friday noon-9pm, Saturday 9am-8pm.




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UK     Welsh Pinball Cup
July 3rd - 5th 2015
Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, Wales. Incorporating the Dave Rolfe Memorial Shield.


UK Championship Series event
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UK     East Anglian Pinball Show (Ely)
June 27th & 28th 2015
Bar62, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4PE, UK. Featuring the UK Pinball Cup on the Sunday.


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UK     North East Retro Gaming (NERG)
June 20th & 21st 2015
Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Rd, Gateshead, NE10 0EF, UK. Win a Back to the Future pinball machine.

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USA     Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo
June 19th - 21st 2015
Atlanta Marriott Century Center, 2000 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA. More than 200 arcade, pinball & console games. Open Fri: 4pm-12am, Sat: 10am-12am, Sun 10am-4pm.


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USA     Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown
June 12th - 14th 2015
Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, 10345 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124, USA.




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Germany     German Pinball Open
June 12th - 14th 2015
Musical Theatre in Bremen, Germany. (More details to follow)


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USA     NW Pinball & Arcade Show
June 5th - 7th 2015
Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA.



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Germany     Bavarian Pinball Open
May 30th 2015
Donauwoerth, Bavaria, Germany.
Swiss-style play, max. 80 players, registration Feb 1st-15th.



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Sweden     IFPA World Championship
May 22nd - 24th 2015
Pinballseye, Borås, Sweden.



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UK     London Pinball Championship
May 16th & 17th 2015
The Pipeline, 94 Middlesex Street, London E1 7DA. Main and side tournaments.


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Sweden     Swedish Open
May 15th - 17th 2015
Pinballseye, Borås, Sweden.


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USA     Ann Arbor Pinball Showcase Festival
May 15th - 17th 2015
8891 Spicer Rd., Brighton, MI 48116, USA.
200+games. Prices: TBA

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USA     19th Annual Pin-A-Go-Go
May 15th - 17th 2015
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
May 2nd - 4th 2015
Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Queen's Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire FY2 9AA, UK

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USA     Pinball At The 'Zoo
April 23rd - 25th 2015
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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Austria     Auf Die Kugeln Fertig Los
April 18th & 19th 2015
Hall of Pinball-Fame, Badendorf 12B, 8413 Badendorf, Austria. €25 pre-registration fee until March 20th, then €30. Maximum of 70 players.




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Netherlands     Dutch Pinball Masters
April 18th & 19th 2015
NFV Clubhouse, Veenendaal, Netherlands.


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USA     Zapcon - Arcade and Pinball Con
April 18th & 19th 2015
Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201, USA.



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USA     Buffalo Pinball Open
April 18th 2015
Buffalo, NY, USA. Max. 20 players, entry $30, doors open at noon, play begins 1pm. Registration opens noon 14th February.



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UK     David Mainwarings 49th Birthday Party Tournament
April 12th 2015
Special When Lit, Unit 5, Loyal Trade Business Park, Stephenson Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7NS, UK
Maximum 40 players, head-to-head followed by group play.


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USA     Midwest Gaming Classic
April 11th & 12th 2015
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 South Moorland Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005, USA.



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USA     Wrestlemania Launch Party
April 11th 2015
Pocketeer Billiards and Bar, 2444 Clinton St., Buffalo, USA.
7pm until midnight, unlimited entries, $3 each.



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USA     Chicagoland Show
April 10th - 12th 2015
The Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. on RT. 64, (North Ave.), St Charles, IL 60174, USA.

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USA     Michigan Pinball Expo
April 9th - 12th 2015
The Oakland Center At Oakland University, 2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester, Michigan 48309, USA. Over 125 machines, guest speakers, and big prizes to be won.




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UK     8bitflip
April 4th & 5th 2015
Northwich, Cheshire, UK. Combined pinball and video games competitive weekend. Four pinball tournaments planned.


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USA     Pinball Circus
April 4th & 5th 2015
SS Billiards, 732 11th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN 55343, USA.

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Poland     PSF Cup
March 28th 2015
Club Printimus Pinball, Bytom ul. Bernardyńska 1, Poland.



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USA     Texas Pinball Festival
March 27th - 29th 2015
Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco, 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco, TX 75034, USA.



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USA     Amusement Expo
March 24th - 26th 2015
Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA.



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USA     11th Ohio Pinball Show
March 19th - 21st 2015

Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, OH 44446 , USA. Note: new location.
$20 a day entry for adults, or $45 for all three days. Kids - $5 a day, children 11 and below - free.





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Italy     Enada Primavera & Spring Pinball Tournament
March 18th - 20th 2015
Rimini Expo Centre, Via Emilia, 155 47921 Rimini, Italy.
Spring Pinball Tournament Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st.



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USA     PAPA 18
March 11th - 15th 2015

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

PAPA Circuit event
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Louisville Arcade Expo
March 6th - 8th 2015
Ramada Plaza, 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy (near the I-64/Hurstbourne Parkway interchange), Louisville, KY 40299 , USA.



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USA     Florida Arcade & Pinball Exposition
February 20th - 22nd 2015
The Arena at the Don Taft University Center, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, USA. Note the new, larger location.


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USA     Tilted Hearts Pinball Tournament
February 14th 2015
Garibaldi's Pizza, 3530 Walker Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111, USA. Double-elimination, best-of-three. Starts at 3pm, $5 entry.




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Switzerland     Swiss Open
February 7th & 8th 2015
PinballEd, Kollbrunn, Switzerland. €50 entry.


European Championship Series event
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Switzerland     IFPA ECS Final
February 6th & 7th 2015
PinballEd, Kollbrunn, Switzerland.



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Poland     Hubert's 18th Happy Birthday Party
January 31st 2015
Printimus Pinball, Bernardyńska 1, 41-902 Bytom, Poland.
Maximum 50 players, starts at 10am.

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UK     IFPA UK Championship Series Final & Tournament
January 31st & February 1st 2015
Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK. Plus the UKCS Hangover tournament on Sunday


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USA     Winter Classic
January 24th 2015
5663 W. El Caminito Drive, Glendale, AZ 85302, USA.
Bring a pre-dot-matrix machine for free entry, otherwise $20.
Set-up at 3pm, warm-up 4pm, tournament starts 5pm.


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UK     The 12 Hour High Score Shoot Out Not at the O.K. Corral but in Didcot Tournament
January 18th 2015
Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 8TX. £10 entry fee including food and drinks. Three four-hour sessions to get the most high scores.


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USA     Arcade Expo
January 16th - 18th 2015
Museum of Pinball, 700 South Hathaway Banning, CA 92220, USA. Open Fri 2pm-12am, Sat 10am-2am, Sun 10am-5pm. Seminars, workshops, movies, and nearly 700 pinballs & arcade games available to play.

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UK     Full Throttle Launch Party
January 16th 2015
The Pipeline, 94 Middlesex Street, London E1 7DA. Press event during the day, public party with Red Line band in the evening.

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UK     EAG International
January 13th - 15th 2015
ExCel London Exhibition Centre, ExCeL London One, Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL.

Show report available

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Germany     IMA
January 13th - 16th 2015 - CANCELED
Hall 8 Messegelände Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, Messeplatz, 40474 Düsseldorf

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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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