DIARY 2012


2012

New Year Robot Bash Meet & Competition
December 29th 2012
Broadstone, Dorset, UK.
6-8 rounds of match play, followed by playoffs. Open 11am, tournament begins 1pm.



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Shark Club Pinball Tournament
December 14th -16th 2012
Shark Club, 1140 S Michigan Ave., (a.k.a. Pinckney Road), Howell, MI 48843, USA. A, B and Amateur divisions, plus Classics tournament. $2,000 guaranteed A Division top prize, $1,000 for second, plus $1000 guaranteed for Classics winner.



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Festive Pinball Gathering
December 7th - 9th 2012
Special When Lit, Unit 6 Loyal Trade Business Park, Stephenson Road, Salisbury, SP2 7NS, UK.



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Christmas Cracker Pinball
December 2nd 2012
The Wheatsheaf Inn, 203 Leicester Road, Thurcaston, Leicester, LE7 7JN, UK.



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Fraser Valley Flipout!
November 24th & 25th 2012
8056 D'Herbomez Dr., Mission, BC, Canada. Doors open at noon on Saturday & Sunday, qualifying starts 2pm Saturday, finals 2pm Sunday.




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Scottish Pinball Open and Arcade Expo
November 24th & 25th 2012
The Coachman Hotel, 4 Parkfoot Street, Kilsyth, Scotland.
Open 12pm-8pm Saturday, 10am-8pm Sunday. Entry £10 a day.

Show report available



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Southern Pinball Festival
November 16th - 18th 2012
Crowne Plaza, 7800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819, USA.


PAPA Tournament Circuit
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Printimus Qultural 11th Polish Pinball Championships
November 10th 2012
Club Spółdzielnia CDQ, ul. Burakowska 12, Warszawa, Poland.
Top prize of either a Mortal Kombat 4 arcade video game or a pinball machine - winner has choice, second place wins the other.



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Flippers Variety & Arcade Tournament
November 10th 2012
6615 Caratoke Hwy., Grandy, NC. USA.
Top prize is a Terminator 2 machine and $500 for Pros and $500 and Centaur backglass for Amateurs. Lots of other prizes to win.
$20 entry fee includes a T-shirt and 40 tokens.





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Chicagoland Show
November 9th - 11th 2012
The Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. on RT. 64, (North Ave.), St Charles, IL 60174, USA.


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Belgian Open Pinball
November 3rd & 4th 2012
Volkshuis, W. De Vochtstraat 7, 2870 Puurs, Belgium.
Show report available


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Houston Area Arcade Expo
November 2nd & 3th 2012
Houston Northwest Crowne Plaza, 12801 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77040, USA.


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2012 Fairfax Fall Classic Pinball Tournament
November 3rd 2012
John's Place Restaurant, 11104 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA.


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2nd Back to the '80s tournament
October 17th - 19th 2012
Bar 'Regina di Cuori', Boara Pisani, Padova, Italy

WPPR points available

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Silesia Cup
October 28th 2012
Myslowice ul. Sułkowskiego 6, Poland.
Doors open 10am, tournament starts at noon. Entry costs 50 zl.

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Ch'ti Pinball N°5
October 28th 2012
Planet Bowling, Rue du Grand But, 59160 Lomme, France.

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Pinball Circus
October 27th & 28th 2012
SS Billiards, 732 11th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN 55343, USA
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Pinball Expo
October 17th - 21st 2012
Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois 60090, USA.

Show report available

PAPA Tournament Circuit
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3rd ENADA Rome Pinball Tournament
October 17th - 19th 2012
Enada Fair, Rome, Italy

WPPR points available

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Northern Lights Pinball at Play Expo
October 13th & 14th 2012
EventCity, Manchester, M17 8AS, UK.
Show report available

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White Rose Gameroom Show a.k.a. The York Show
October 12th & 13th 2012
York Fairgrounds, Carlisle Ave., York, Pennsylvania, USA. $15 adults, $5 children (6-12) per day. Children under 6 free.

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Dutch Pinball Open
October 6th & 7th 2012
Heldring School, Burgemeester Eliasstraat 20, 1063 EW Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Show report available

WPPR points available

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X-Men Launch Party
October 5th 2012
Joy Village, Rome, Italy.
Top Bowling, Campodarsego, Padova, Italy.

Show report available

WPPR points available

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X-Men Launch Party
September 28th 2012
Bicocca Village, Milano, Italy.
Show report available

WPPR points available

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Pacific Pinball Exposition
September 20th - 23rd 2012
Marin Civic Center Exhibition Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, California 94903, USA.

Show report available

WPPR points available

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SS Billiards 40th Anniversary Party
September 20th 2012
SS Billiards, 732 11th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN 55343, USA.
Show report available

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Nitschepinball Classic Tournament 2012
September 15th & 16th 2012
Nitschepinball, Flipperhalle Ludwigsburg, Spottenbergerweg 59, 71640 Ludwigsburg, Germany.

WPPR points available

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2nd Annual Calgary Pinball & Arcade Show
September 15th & 16th 2012
Main Hall, Acadia Recreation Complex, 240 90th Ave SE., Calgary, Canada.

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Pinnesota
September 14th - 16th 2012
Blainbrook Entertainment Center, 12000 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55434, USA

WPPR points available

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European Pinball Championship
September 14th - 16th 2012
Nave Terneras, Matadero de Madrid, Paseo de la Chopera, 14 28045 Madrid, Spain.
Show report available

WPPR points available

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Pinball Basement Party - Farewell to Summer
September 9th 2012
Myslowice ul. Sułkowskiego 6, Poland.
Doors open 10am, tournament starts at noon. Entry costs 50 zl.

WPPR points available

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Ottawa Pinball & Gameroom Show
September 8th & 9th 2012
Hilton Garden Inn, Ottawa Airport, 2400 Alert Road, H1V 1S1.
$15 a day or $25 for both days.

WPPR points available

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Pinball Fest
September 8th & 9th 2012
Caves Beachside Hotel, 7 Mawson Close, Caves Beach, NSW 2281, Australia. Open Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Entry costs AU$10 per person or AU$20 for a family ticket.

WPPR points available

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Plaza Park Pinball Party
August 25th 2012
Dzwirzyno (by the sea Baltic sea, 12 km from Kolobrzeg), ul. Wyzwolenia 5, Poland. Doors open 10am, tournament at 1pm.
WPPR points available

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UK Pinball Party
August 17th - 19th 2012
Barceló Daventry Hotel, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 0SG, UK.

Show report available
WPPR points available

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Pinball Picnic in Gora Kalwaria
August 11th 2012
Gora Kalwaria (around 35 km from Warszawa) ul. Pijarska 93, Poland. Doors open at 11am.
WPPR points available

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Welsh Pinball Classic
August 11th & 12th 2012
Ochran Mill, Llanover, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 9HU, Wales.  Practice on Saturday 11th, tournament on Sunday 12th.
Show report available
WPPR points available

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PAPA 15
August 9th - 12th 2012
PAPA World Headquarters, 100 Keystone Dr., Scott Township, Carnegie, PA 15106, USA. 


PAPA Tournament Circuit
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Pinball Wizard 2012 Challenge
August 3rd - 5th 2012
The Pinball Wizard Arcade, Unit P, 150 Bridge Street (Rt. 38), Pelham, NH 03076, USA. 




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California Extreme
July 28th & 29th 2012
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California 95054, USA. 


PAPA Tournament Circuit
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GameWarp II
July 27th - 29th 2012
International Palms Resort, 6515 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, USA. 



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Turniej Flipperowy w Solcu
July 22nd 2012
Club Solec, ul. Solec 44, Warszawa, Poland.
Doors open 11am, tournament begins at 1pm. Entry costs 35zl.

WPPR points available

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Pinball at the Waterfall
July 21st & 22nd 2012
Cascata delle Marmore, Terni, Umbria, Italy.
Maximum of 40 pre-registered players.

WPPR points available

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Canadian Pinball Championships 2012
July 14th & 15th 2012
Playdium, 99 Rathburn Road W., Mississauga, Ontario L5B 4C1, Canada.

WPPR points available

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Baden-Württembergische FlipperMeisterschaft 2012
July 6th - 8th 2012
Nitschepinball, Flipperhalle Ludwigsburg, Spottenbergerweg 59, 71640 Ludwigsburg, Germany.

WPPR points available

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Pinball at the Pipeline
July 4th - 7th 2012
The Pipeline, 94 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7DA, UK.
Including the Pinball Summer Games tournaments on Saturday 7th. Entry £10 per day, tournaments entry £10.

WPPR points available

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French Pinball Championship
June 30th & July 1st 2012
Municipal Hall, Pierre-Guedou Community Centre, Impasse Floréal, 72100 Le Mans , France. Closed tournament for the top 60 ranked players in France. The WPPR-ranked open Happy Day Tournament will be held on Sunday 1st July.
WPPR points available
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Torneo Italiano Flipper 2012
June 30th & July 1st 2012
Cesano Maderno, Milan, Italy.
Tournament held on 12 games from the '70s to the present.

WPPR points available

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Swavesey Pinball Weekend
June 29th - July 1st 2012
The White Horse, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4QG, UK.
Free entry, pay-per-play, fun competitions and UK Pinball Cup.
Show report available

WPPR points available

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Friends Pinball Party
June 24th 2012
Lille, France.
Featuring the Johnny Mnemonic tournament. Maximum 24 players.  Practice from 9:30am, tournaament starts 10:30am.



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3rd Annual Pittsburgh Pinball Open
June 22nd - 24th 2012
The Slovak Club of Parks Township, 1214 Lincoln St. North, Vandergrift, PA 15690, USA.
Main, two Classics and mini tournaments. $2,500 in prizes.



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German Pinball Open
June 16th & 17th 2012
Schlachthof, Bremen, Germany.
Show report available

WPPR points available

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Jokerz Pinball Party
April 10th 2012
Sulkowskiego 6, Myslowice, Poland. Doors open 10am, tournament begins at midday. Entry costs 35zl.

WPPR points available

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NW Pinball Show
June 8th - 10th 2012 (note: dates changed, tournament below)
Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109, USA.
Show report available


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IFPA 9
June 8th - 10th 2012
8734 NE Triple Crown Dr., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA.
Show report available


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NW Pinball Championship
June 1st - 3rd 2012 (note: dates/location different from Show)
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 8606 36th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98270, USA.
Qualifying Friday & Saturday, finals on Sunday.

PAPA Tournament Circuit
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Sandefjord Pinball Workshop
May 25th -  27th 2012
Verdensteateret, Sandefjord, Norway.  Main and Classics tournaments.  Special guest, Gary Stern.


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Romanian Pinball Tournament
May 20th 2012
Luli Kids Club, Str. Petre Ispirescu nr.4, Voluntari, Judetul Ilfov, Romania.


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Pinballcenter Festival
May 19th & 20th 2012
Edwin-Scharff-Haus, Silcherstraße 40, 89231 Neu-Ulm, Germany.  International tournament on Saturday, family tournament on Sunday.  Special guest, Steve Ritchie.


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16th Annual Pin-A-Go-Go
May 18th - 20th 2012
Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First Street, Dixon, CA 95620, USA.  Benefits the Girls & Boys Club of Sacramento & Dixon Teen Center.
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PinBowl II
May 18th & 19th 2012
Richfield Bowl, 5340 Richfield Road Flint, MI 48506, USA. 
Open and Amateur divisions, plus a Classics tournament.
Qualifying Friday & Saturday, play-offs start Saturday 6pm.


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4th Torneo Madrileño de Pinballs
May 12th & 13th 2012
Camino de las Hormigueras, 28031 Madrid, Spain.
Includes the main TMAP tournament, plus Classics and Juniors.

WPPR points available


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May Day Tournament
May 6th 2012
SS Billiards, 732 11th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN 55343, USA.
On-line pre-registration available now.
Show report available
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Gameworks Tournament of Champions
May 4th - 6th 2012
The Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Road, Ste. 115,
Schaumburg, IL 60173, USA.

PAPA Tournament Circuit
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Pinfest 2012
May 4th & 5th 2012
Allentown Fairgrounds AgriPlex, 302 North 17th Street, Allentown, PA 18104, USA.

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4th Italian Pinball Championship
April 28th 2012
'Le Torri' Shopping Centre, Rovigo City, Veneto, Italy.
Registration

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Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown
April 27th - 29th 2012
Embassy Suites Denver South, 10250 E Costilla Ave (near I-25 and E. Arapahoe Rd.), Englewood, Colorado 80112, USA.

Show report available


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Belgian Pinball Championship
April 21st 2012
9100 Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.
Tournament for Belgian players only.

WPPR points available

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Pinball At The 'Zoo
April 20th & 21st 2012
Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. Open, kids and classic tournaments and more. Adults - $10 per day, kids (5-13) - $5, kids 4 and under - free.

Show report available

WPPR points available

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Spring Pinball Tournament
April 15th 2012
Sulkowskiego 6, Myslowice, Poland.
Doors open 9am, tournament begins at midday. Entry costs 25zl.

WPPR points available

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Flippers Spring Pinball Tournament
April 14th 2012
6615 Caratoke Hwy., Grandy, North Carolina 27939, USA.
Starts at 10am. Top prize of $500 plus a pinball machine.

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Dutch Pinball Masters
April 14th & 15th 2012
Nieuweweg 73, 6744 PL Ederveen, The Netherlands.

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South Coast Slam
April 13th - 15th 2012
The Charmandean, Forest Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 9HS. Featuring the Super Slam Showdown tournament from Pinball News on Saturday.
Show report available

WPPR points available


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Michigan Pinball Expo
April 12th - 15th 2012
The Oakland Center At Oakland University, 2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester, Michigan 48309, USA.  8am-12am each day (8am-5pm Sunday).  Over $10,000 in tournament prizes to be won.



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Sorkka Pinball Open
April 7th & 8th 2012
Apollonkatu 7, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.



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Pinball Circus
March 31st & April 1st 2012
SS Billiards, 732 11th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN 55343, USA.

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Pinburgh 2012
March 30th - April 1st 2012
PAPA World Headquarters, 501 Keystone Dr., Scott Township, Carnegie, PA 15106, USA.


PAPA Tournament Circuit
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Chicagoland Show
March 30th - April 1st 2012
The Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. on RT. 64, (North Ave.), St Charles, IL 60174, USA.


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Le Mans 24 Hours Pinball
March 24th & 25th 2012
La Tour Ded Plantes, 10 Rue du Belinois, 72 230 Monce en Belin, France.

WPPR points available

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Midwest Gaming Classic
March 24th & 25th 2012
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 South Moorland Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005, USA.

WPPR points available

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Texas Pinball Festival
March 23rd - 25th 2012
Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, Grapevine, Texas 76051, USA.

WPPR points available

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Coin-Op & Advertising Auction
March 17th 2012
Morphy Auctions, 2000 N. Reading Rd., Denver, PA 17517, USA.

 

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Amusement Expo
March 14th - 16th 2012
Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA.

WPPR points available

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Enada Primavera
March 13th - 16th 2012
Rimini Expo Centre, Via Emilia, 155 47921 Rimini, Italy.

 

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8th Annual Ohio Pinball & Gameroom Festival
March 9th & 10th 2012
Emidio Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223, USA. Open Friday: 1pm-11pm, Saturday: 9am-8pm.

WPPR points available


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Sketch Flipper Cup
March 4th 2012
Foksal 19, Warszawa, Poland.
Doors open at noon, tournament begins 1pm.

WPPR points available

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Flip Expo 2012
March 3rd & 4th 2012
Salle Serge Reggiani, Avenue des canadiens 76470 Le Tréport, France.

Show report available

WPPR points available

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American Antique Coin-Op Show
March 2nd & 3rd 2012
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. $10 entry, early entry Friday evening and Saturday from 7am for $20.

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Louisville Arcade Expo 2012
March 2nd - 4th 2012
Ramada Plaza, 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy (near the I-64/Hurstbourne Parkway interchange), Louisville, KY 40299 , USA.

WPPR points available

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Sorgues 2012
February 25th & 26th 2012
Salle des Fêtes de Sorgues, Route de Vedene, 84700 Sorgues, France.  This year's theme is "the '80s".

WPPR points available

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5th Torneo de Pinball Ciudad de Silla
February 25th & 26th 2012
Avenida de Alicante 61, Silla (Valencia), Spain.
Registration costs €45 including T-shirt.

WPPR points available

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St. Valentine's Tournament
February 12th 2012
Sulkowskiego 6, Myslowice, Poland.
Doors open at 11am, tournament starts at 1pm, entry costs 25zl.

WPPR points available

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PinBrew I - Homebrew Social and Pinball Tournament
February 4th 2012
Dorky's Arcade, 754 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402, USA.
Combined pinball tournament and beer tasting from west coast home brewers and micro-breweries.

WPPR points available

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EAG International
January 24th - 26th 2012
ExCel London Exhibition Centre, ExCeL London One, Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL.
Show report available


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IMA
January 17th - 20th 2012
Hall 8 Messegelände Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, Messeplatz, 40474 Düsseldorf
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