PLAY EXPO 2013
INCORPORATING THE
NORTHEN LIGHTS PINBALL


Date: 12th & 13th October, 2013
Location: EventCity, Manchester, M17 8AS, UK.

The full report will be coming soon.

In the meantime, here's a selection of our pictures from the show, finishing with our exclusive Sixteen Minute Tour of the Play Expo show.

The queue to get in to the show
The queue to get in to the show

Inside the show hall
Inside the show hall

Behind all the console gamers were the Northen Lights Pinball
Behind all the console gamers were the Northen Lights Pinball

The very latest titles were here thanks to Pinball Heaven
The very latest titles were here thanks to Pinball Heaven

One of the many rows of pinballs
One of the many rows of pinballs

More of the newer Stern machines
More of the newer Stern machines

A row of Williams/Bally games
A row of Williams/Bally games

And another one
And another one

Some slighly older machines
Some slighly older machines

While one or two were much older
While one or two were much older

There was even a competition on one EM game
There was even a competition on one EM game

Plus separate high score competitions for juniors and adults
Plus separate high score competitions for juniors and adults

Yet more pinballs to play
Yet more pinballs to play

The first of the parts vendors was Pinball Mania
The first of the parts vendors was Pinball Mania

Pinball Palace and Pinball Parlour shared a stand
Pinball Palace and Pinball Parlour shared a stand

1 Stop Pinball were here too
1 Stop Pinball were here too

Dr Pinball was showing his Sega large DMD replacement LCD system
Dr Pinball was showing his Sega large DMD replacement LCD system

The Southc Coast Slam team were here to promote their show being held next Easter
The South Coast Slam team were here to promote their show being held next Easter

The Indiana Jones theme of the Slam was represented in these two games which will be raffle prizes
The Indiana Jones theme of the Slam was represented in these two games
which will be restored and given away as raffle prizes

North East Retro Gaming were also here to publicise their show
North East Retro Gaming were also here to publicise their show

There was a tombola with all money raised going to the NLP charity
There was a tombola with all money raised going to the NLP charity
the Teenage Cancer Trust

Following the Cosplay idea, visitors dressed up as pinball characters
Following the Cosplay idea, visitors dressed up as pinball characters

Wednesday, on Saturday
Wednesday, on Saturday

You never know who you'll find playing pinball
You never know who you'll find playing pinball

Prizes were awarded for the best costume for kids...
Prizes were awarded for the best costume for kids...

...and adults
...and adults

The NBA Challenge was played on two linked NBA Fastbreak machines
The Pinball Mania NBA Challenge was played on two linked
NBA Fastbreak machines

Players represented NBA teams in a knockout league
Players represented NBA teams in a knockout league

The final between Kevin Downes and Mark Potter
The final between Kevin Downes and Mark Potter

Mark emerges victorious
Mark emerges victorious

Winner of the NBA Challenge, Mark Potter
Winner of the NBA Challenge, Mark Potter
collects his prize from Mark Robinson

Second place, Kevin Downes
Second place, Kevin Downes

Third place, Will Dutton
Third place, Will Dutton

On Sunday there was the Pinball News PinGolf Tournament
On Sunday there was the Pinball News PinGolf Tournament

Three machines, three objectives using the fewest number of balls
Three machines, three objectives using the lowest number of balls

The winner of the PinGolf Tournament, Wayne Johns receives his trophy from Pinball News Editor, Martin Ayub
The winner of the PinGolf Tournament, Wayne Johns
receives his trophy from Pinball News Editor, Martin Ayub

Second plac e, Will Dutton
Second place, Will Dutton

Third place, Andy Foster
Third place, Andy Foster

Phil Palmer drew the winning tickets in a raffle for those who brought machines
Phil Palmer drew the winning tickets in a raffle for those who brought machines

Chris Brimacombe won a signed WOZ translite
Chris Brimacombe won a signed WOZ translite

Dutchman Ad Jonker won a T-shirt for coming the furthest with his two machines
Dutchman Ad Jonker won a NLP crew T-shirt for coming the furthest
with his two machines

If only they had turned around they could have played the real thing
If only they had turned around they could have played the real thing
rather than video pinball

For the real video game junkies, Jamma+ had a large collection of vids
For the real video game junkies, Jamma+ had a large collection of vids

To see more of the video games, the consoles, the stands and, of course, all the pinballs, take a look at our Sixteen Minute Tour video below in full HD.

We'll be back with a full report, the list of machines and much more soon.


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