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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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Romania     Romanian Pinball Open
December 1st - 3rd 2017
Location yet to be decided.


European Championship Series event
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UK     Shine Charity Tournament
November 26th 2017
2 City Arcade, Warwick Passage, Birmingham, B2 4TX, UK
£10 charity donation required for entry.


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Spain     8th Torneo de Pinball de Biar (TPB)
November 11th & 12th 2017
Biar, Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
See last year's show report



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Netherlands     DPO Expo
November 11th & 12th 2017
Evoluon, Noord Brabantlaan 1A, 5652 LA Eindhoven, Netherlands. Special NFV 25th anniversary Expo-style event.



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Hungary     Hungarian Pinball Open
November 3rd - 5th 2017
Classics Tournament at Budapest Pinball Museum, Radnóti Miklós utca 18., Budapest 1137, Hungary, Open and Pingolf Tournaments at Dürer Rendezvényház, Ajtósi Dürer sor 19-21 Budapest 1146, Hungary. Details to be confirmed.
See last year's show report


European Championship Series event


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UK    

Play Expo Manchester with Northern Lights Pinball
October 14th & 15th 2017
EventCity, Manchester, M17 8AS, UK.
A huge modern and retro gaming event with more than 100 pinballs and countless video, console and 8-bit computers.
See last year's show report



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USA     33rd Pinball Expo
October 11th - 15th 2017
Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois 60090, USA.
Factory tour, seminars, banquet, tournaments, vendors, large games room, exhibits and much more.
See last year's show report





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Belgium     Belgian Open Pinball
September 30th & October 1st 2017
't Bau-huis, Slachthuisstraat 60, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Main and classics tournaments.
See last year's show report


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USA     White Rose Gameroom Show
September 29th & 30th 2017
York Fairgrounds, Carlisle Ave., York, Pennsylvania 17404, USA. $15 adults, $5 children (6-12) per day. Children under 6 free.

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Germany     Euro Attractions Show (EAS)
September 24th - 28th 2017
Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Conference only for the first two days, conference and exhibition for the last three days.

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Poland     Polish Pinball Open
September 23rd & 24th 2017
8/10A Kolejowa, Warszawa, Poland.
Main and '80s classics tournaments.



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Canada     Vancouver FlipOut Pinball Expo
September 22nd - 24th 2017
Holiday Inn Downtown, 1110 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7, Canada. 100+ free play games, tournaments and seminars.
See last year's show report


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Austria     Austria Pinball Open
September 15th - 17th 2017
Hall of Pinball-Fame, 12 Badendorf, Badendorf 8413, Austria.
See last year's show report


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Poland     Printimus Pinball Cup
September 8th - 10th 2017
Club Printimus Pinball, Bytom ul. Bernardyńska 1, Poland.
Main and classics tournaments.


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UK     UK Pinball Open
August 19th & 20th 2017
Special When Lit, Unit 5, Loyal Trade Business Park, Stephenson Road, Salisbury, SP2 7NS, UK. £30 entry for Open and Classic tournaments. Qualifying Saturday, play-offs Sunday.


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USA     Buffalo Pinball Summer Open
August 18th - 20th 2017
Pocketeer Billiards and Bar, 2444 Clinton St., Buffalo, NY 14224, USA. A single, main tournament (qualifying Friday and Saturday, finals Sunday) and two classics tournaments (one Friday, one Saturday).





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USA     Saratoga Pinball Show
August 12th 2017
Saratoga Regional YMCA, 290 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA. New local show for upstate NY featuring about 50 games. The show proceeds will be donated to charity.




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Spain     17th Torneo Español de Pinball (TEP)
July 29th & 30th 2017
Arnedo, La Rioja, Spain.
Maximum 50 players.



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USA     California Extreme
July 29th & 30th 2017
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     Pinburgh Match-Play Championship
July 27th - 30th 2017
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.


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UK    
• NEXT SHOW •
Play Blackpool
July 15th & 16th 2017
Norcalympia Conference & Banqueting Centre, Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Queen's Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire FY2 9AA, UK

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UK    
• NEXT SHOW •
Dialed In! Launch Partyl
July 15th 2017
2 City Arcade, Warwick Passage, Birmingham, B2 4TX, UK.
High score competitions and prizes. Starts 12pm.

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Spain     STR - Pinball Party 2017
July 8th & 9th 2017
Biar, Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain.



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USA     Pintastic Pinball & Game Room Expo
July 6th - 8th 2017
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566, USA. Thursday: 6pm-midnight for set-up and free play, Friday: 10am-2am, Saturday: 10am-2am (vendor hall closes 9pm).





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UK     North East Retro Gaming (NERG)
July 1st & 2nd 2017
Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Rd, Gateshead, NE10 0EF, UK. Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4:30pm.

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UK     Swavesey Pinball Weekend
June 23rd - 25th 2017
The White Horse Inn, 1 Market Street, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4QG, UK. Featuring the UK Pinball Cup.

See last year's show report


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Italy     Coin Flipper
June 16th - 18th 2017
Saint-Vincent Resort & Casino, Via Mus, 11027 Saint-Vincent AO, Italy. Guaranteed €5,000 prize money. Registration €50. PAPA-style tournament. Free airport shuttle for players.




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USA     Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo
June 9th - 11th 2017
Marriott Renaissance Waverly, 2450 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, USA.




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USA     Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown & Gameroom Expo
June 9th - 11th 2017
Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, 10345 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124, USA.

See last year's show report




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USA     Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show
June 9th - 11th 2017
Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA.

Show report available




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Denmark     IFPA 14 World Pinball Championship
June 2nd - 4th 2017
The PinLab, København, Denmark.
64 players from top IFPA-ranked. $230-$250 entry fee.





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Poland     PSF Cup
May 27th 2017
Club Printimus Pinball, Bytom ul. Bernardyńska 1, Poland.
Main tournament and classics.



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Spain    

Torneo Madrileño de Pinballs (TMAP)
May 20th & 21st 2017
Vallecas, Madrid, Spain.
Main and classics tournaments. €60 entry.

Show report available

European Championship Series event
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USA     21st Annual Pin-A-Go-Go
May 19th - 21st 2017
Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First Street, Dixon, CA 95620, USA.  Benefits the Girls & Boys Club of Sacramento & Dixon Teen Center.

See last year's show report

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Austria     Auf Die Kugeln Fertig Los 3.0
May 13th 2017
Hall of Pinball-Fame, 12 Badendorf, Badendorf 8413, Austria. Two tournaments on one day.




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USA     Michigan Pinball Show
May 5th - 7th 2017
Ann Arbor Michigan Pinball Museum, 8891 Spicer Rd., Brighton, MI 48116, USA. 200+games. Prices: TBA in January 2017

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USA     PinFest
May 5th& 6th 2017
Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th Street, Allentown, PA 18104, USA. Friday 12pm to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 8pm. $20 per day.

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UK     Welsh Pinball Weekend
April 29th & 30th 2017
The Olive Tree, Avondale Way, Cwmbran, South Wales, NP44 2JJ. Noon - 6pm each day, £7 per adult, £5 kids under 16, featuring the Welsh Classic and Welsh Pinball Cup.


UK Championship Series event
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Germany     German Pinball Open
April 28th - 30th 2017
Metropolis Halle, Großbeerenstraße 200, 14482 Potsdam, Germany.


European Championship Series event
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Netherlands     Dutch Pinball Masters
April 28th - 30th 2017
NFV Clubhouse, Veenendaal, Netherlands.
Team tournament on Friday, main DPM on Saturday & Sunday.

Show report available


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USA     Pinball At The 'Zoo
April 20th - 22nd 2017
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 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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UK     Play Expo Leeds
April 16th 2017
Centenary Pavillion, Leeds United Football Club, Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES, UK.




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UK     8bitflip
April 15th & 16th 2017
Arcade Club, Ela Mill, Cork St, Bury BL9 7BW, UK. Featuring The Big Flip and The Old Flip main and classics tournaments.

Show report available


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Austria     Comic Con Austria
April 8th & 9th 2017
Design Center Linz, Europaplatz 1 4020 Linz, Austria. Includes ten pinballs with CCA Pinball Championship 2017.




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USA     Chicagoland Show
April 7th - 9th 2017
The Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. on RT. 64, (North Ave.), St Charles, IL 60174, USA.




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USA     Midwest Gaming Classic
April 7th - 9th 2017
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 South Moorland Road Brookfield, WI 53005, USA.

See last year's show report




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USA     PAPA 20
April 5th - 9th 2017
PAPA World Headquarters, 100 Keystone Dr., Scott Township, Carnegie, PA 15106, USA.

See last year's show report


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France     11th Flip Expo
April 1st & 2nd 2017
Salle Serge Reggiani, Avenue des Canadiens 76470 Le Tréport, France.



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Germany     Pinball Universe Battle
March 31st - April 2nd 2017
Pinball Universe, Daimlerstrasse 41-43, 32257 Bünde, Germany. Maximum 70 players + 10 wild cards. Swiss-style tournament on Saturday, group play tournament on Sunday.




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USA     13th Ohio Pinball Show
March 30th - April 2nd 2017
Emidio's & Sons Banquet Center, 48 E Bath Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223, USA.




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Italy     Italian Pinball Open
March 25th & 26th 2017
Double Pinball Showroom, Via Idiomi, 26 Assago, MI 20090, Italy. Main, side and high-score tournaments.

Show report available


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USA     Texas Pinball Festival
March 24th - 26th 2017
Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco, 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco, TX 75034, USA.

Show report available




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USA     Arcade Expo
March 17th - 19th 2017
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.
Show report available



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Italy     Enada Primavera & Spring Pinball Tournament
March 15th - 17th 2017
Rimini Expo Centre, Via Emilia, 155 47921 Rimini, Italy.
Spring Pinball Tournament Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st.



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USA     Amusement Expo
March 14th - 16th 2017
Dallas Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75201, USA.




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Poland     Mihiderka Pinball and Food Festival 2 (MPFF2)
March 10th - 12th 2017
Club Printimus Pinball, Bytom ul. Bernardyńska 1, Poland.
Modern and Classics tournaments, plus JJP Challenge and one additional tournament. Maximum 48 players.

Show report available




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Switzerland     Nordwestschweizer-Flippermeisterschaft & Sprisse Masters
March 4th & 5th 2017
Sprisse Billard - Bowling - Eventcenter, Netzibodenstrasse 23, 4133 Pratteln, Switzerland. Swiss-style tournament on Saturday, Pingolf on Sunday.


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USA     The Turdament! Pinball Tournament
March 4th 2017
Pocketeer Billiards and Sports Bar, 2444 Clinton St., Buffalo, NY 14224, USA. Registration from 11am, tournament starts at noon.



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USA     Louisville Arcade Expo
March 3rd - 5th 2017
Ramada Plaza Louisville Hotel & Conference Center, 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40299, USA.
Entry $25 per day or $55 for all three days.




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Austria     Valentin's 2017
February 18th 2017
Flipp'art, Annenstrasse 33, 8020 Graz, Austria. Main tournament (maximum 32 players) and pingolf side tournament.




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Germany     European Championship Series 2016/17 Final
February 11th 2017
Pinball Universe, Daimlerstrasse 41-43, 32257 Bünde, Germany. For the top 32 qualified ECS players + 1 national championship spot per country only.

Show report available


ECS event



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UK     EAG International
January 17th - 19th 2017
ExCel London Exhibition Centre, ExCeL London One, Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL.

Show report available

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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
Two-month-long selfie league followed by play-offs
Held at Brewdog, Shepherds Bush and Four Quarters, Peckham. Scores submitted by selfie or at organised evenings.

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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UK     Tilt Monday Night Pinball League
See website for details
Meets the first Monday of each month. First season lasts five months. Held at the Tilt Birmingham craft beer and coffee cafe.

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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