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UK     Robot Bash Tournament
December 30th 2016
Broadstone, Dorset, UK. Doors open at 10:30am, tournament at 12pm.


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UK     Festive Pinball Gathering
December 10th & 11th 2016
Special When Lit, Unit 5, Loyal Trade Business Park, Stephenson Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7NS, UK.
Classic and league on Saturday, main tournament on Sunday.


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UK     Christmas Cracker Tournament
December 4th 2016
Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK (Full address supplied with registration). Practice from midday, tournament at 1:30pm.

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Romania     Romanian Pinball Open
December 2nd - 4th 2016
Beraria H, Șoseaua Kiseleff, Bucharest, Romania. Main, '80s and pingolf tournaments. Main qualifying Friday/Saturday, play-offs Sunday, '80s Friday/Saturday, Pingolf Sunday.

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USA     Hungarian Pinball Open
November 18th - 20th 2016
Dürer Rendezvényház, Ajtósi Dürer sor 19-21 Budapest 1146, Hungary.

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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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Spain     Torneo de Pinball de Biar (TPB)
November 12th & 13th 2016
Camino de la Marcota, s/n Biar, Alicante, Spain.

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USA     Shoot The Moon - Pacific Pinball Exposition
November 11th - 13th 2016
Pacific Pinball Museum Warehouse, 1680 Viking Street, Alameda, CA 94501, USA. The PPE returns at the PPM's new warehouse, with a special VIP reception on Thursday 10th.

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USA     Free Play Florida
November 11th - 13th 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton, 10100 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA.

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USA     Chicagoland Show
November 11th - 13th 2016
The Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. on RT. 64, (North Ave.), St Charles, IL 60174, USA.

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Finland     K15 Open
November 4th - 6th 2016
Helsinki, Finland. Maximum 90 players. Main and side tournaments.


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USA     Domino's Pinball Launch Party and Tournament
October 29th 2016
Pocketeer Billiards and Sports Bar, 2444 Clinton St., Buffalo, NY 14224, USA. High score tournament on new Spooky Pinball Domino's game. Qualifying 5pm-11pm, play-offs at 11pm.


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Denmark     Danish Pinball Open
October 22nd 2016
The Pinlab, 5 Kirsten Walthers Vej, København, Denmark. Main and Classics tournaments.

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UK     The 'Not Another Birthday Tournament' Tournament
October 15th 2016
Special When Lit, Unit 5, Loyal Trade Business Park, Stephenson Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7NS, UK
Maximum 50 players, head-to-head Swiss-style play.


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Spain     6th Torneo Caja de Cristal
October 15th 2016
El Bosque, Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain

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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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UK    

Play Expo Manchester with Northern Lights Pinball
October 8th & 9th 2016
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.

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Spain     6th Torneo de Pinball de Gijón
October 8th & 9th 2016
Gijón, Asturias, Spain

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Belgium     Belgian Open Pinball
October 1st & 2nd 2016
't Bau-huis, Slachthuisstraat 60, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Note: new venue but in the same city as before.
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USA     White Rose Gameroom Show
September 30th & October 1st 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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Canada     Vancouver FlipOut Pinball Expo
September 23rd - 25th 2016
Holiday Inn Downtown, 1110 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7, Canada. 10am-midnight Fri & Sat, 10am-8pm Sun.
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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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UK     UK Pinball Open
September 16th - 18th 2016
Special When Lit, Unit 5, Loyal Trade Business Park, Stephenson Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7NS, UK.
Entry £30, includes UK Pinball Classic entry.


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Austria     Austrian Pinball Open
September 16th - 18th 2016
Hall of Pinball-Fame, 12 Badendorf, Badendorf 8413, Austria.


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Poland     European Pinball Championship
September 9th - 11th 2016
Centrum Handlowe, Port Łódź, ul. Pabianicka 245, 93-457 Łódź, Poland.

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



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USA     Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show
September 8th - 10th 2016
Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131, USA.



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USA     Arcade Video & Game Room Expo
August 27th - 29th 2016
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare 5440 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA. New arcade show from Pinball Expo organisers.

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Spain     2nd Torneo de Pinball Ciudad de Salamanca
August 20th & 21st 2016
13 Calle Primero de Mayo, Salamanca, Spain

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USA     Buffalo Pinball Summer Open
August 12th - 14th 2016
Pocketeer Billiards and Bar, 2444 Clinton St., Buffalo, NY 14224, USA. Main tournament and two classics tournaments on Friday and Saturday.


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UK     World Cup Revisited (Part 3)
August 7th 2016
Thurcaston Park, Leicester, LE4 2HW, UK.
Address supplied when registered. £10 entry, max 32 players.


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UK     Revival Solstice
July 30th & 31st 2016
Banks's Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4SA, UK.
Retro video and pinball games, with seminars and competitions.




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Spain     16th Torneo Español de Pinball (TEP)
July 30th & 31st 2016
Arnedo, La Rioja, Spain. Maximum 50 players

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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.


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UK     Play Margate
July 23rd & 24th 2016
Margate Winter Gardens, Fort Crescent, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HX, UK. Pinball, video, console and tabletop gaming.




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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     Michigan Pinball Expo
July 7th - 10th 2016
Oakland Center, Oakland University, 2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester, MI 48309, USA. Featuring the Michigan Open State Championship, a kids tournament, and daily competitions.




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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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Belgium     Open Pinball Antwerp
June 18th 2016
Eskapade, Kapelsestraat 237, 2950 Kapellen, Belgium. Maximum 120 players, pre-registration required.



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


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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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Spain     Biar Pinball Party
June 4th & 5th 2016
Camino de la Marcota, s/n Biar, Alicante, Spain



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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.


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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
May 28th & 29th 2016
The White Horse, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4QG, UK Fun competitions and the UK Pinball Cup on Sunday.

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


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Netherlands     Dutch Pinball Masters
May 20th & 22nd 2016
NFV Clubhouse, Veenendaal, Netherlands.
Maximum 144 players.

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Spain     8th Torneo Madrileño de Pinballs (TMAP)
May 14th & 15th 2016
Vallecas, Madrid, Spain. Maximum 64 players

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Poland     PSF Cup II
May 13th - 15th 2016
Printimus Pinball, Bernardyńska 1, 41-902 Bytom, Poland.
Main and Classic tournaments plus other competitions including classic Pac-Man.


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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     David's 50th Birthday Tournament
May 8th 2016
Special When Lit, Unit 5, Loyal Trade Business Park, Stephenson Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7NS, UK.

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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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Germany     5th Baden-Württembergisches Flipperturnier
April 16th 2016
Flipper Club Stuttgart, 73240 Wendlingen, Germany.
Hall open 10am, tournament starts 12:30. €15 entry.



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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.

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Spain     9th Campeonato de Pinball Ciudad de Silla
April 2nd & 3rd 2016
Av. de Alicante, Silla, Valencia, Spain. Entry €50

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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.



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

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


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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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USA     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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