PINBALL NEWS DIARY

Pinball News Diary

Jun
23
Sat
2018
Italian Pinball Open @ QLASH House
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day
Italian Pinball Open @ QLASH House | Villorba | Italy
The tournament includes a Main Tournament inserted in the official Ifpa calendar and therefore valid for the Wppr ranking, but is also included in the calendar of the ICS 2018 National Circuit, constituting the fourth and the most important stage in terms of points and it will also be the Italian event for the Ecs European circuit (In these two cases, only the Main Tournament will be taken into account), constituting the only Italian stage of the circuit.
ITALIAN PINBALL OPEN (MAIN) – Tournament Format
MAIN TOURNAMENT
Start: Saturday, June, the 23rd 2018 End: Sunday, June, the 24th 2018
Max: 64 players
Subscription start from 1st April 2018
Together with the Italian Pinball Championship – IPO, there will also be an eSports tournament (“Hearthstone” invitational tournament with 8/16 participants) to also involve the public of professional players from both sports. But in addition to this, a tournament will also be played, that can bring these two worlds together and involve both of them: it is a challenge to Virtual Pinball, played on tablet stations, which is giving away an interesting prize for the winner, namely a brand new tablet!
Jun
28
Thu
2018
Pintastic Pinball & Game Room Expo @ Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
Jun 28 – Jul 1 all-day
Pintastic Pinball & Game Room Expo @ Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center | Sturbridge | Massachusetts | United States

This expo is 30,000 square feet of fun for the whole family. The kids can have never-ending excitement with a caricature artist, face painting, friendly clowns, balloon animals, yo yo and juggling show. The adults can bring out their inner child with over 200 pinball machines set on free play, all while enjoying an ice-cold craft beer.

Note: a fourth day (Sunday) has now been added to the dates as a winding-down day.

Jul
6
Fri
2018
East-Anglian Pinball Show (Swavesey) @ The White Horse
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day
East-Anglian Pinball Show (Swavesey) @ The White Horse | Swavesey | England | United Kingdom
Every year there is a good mix of games for regular players to enjoy and to tempt those who may be new to pinball into finding out what pinball is all about.
 
The event has also become the home of the UK Cup competition and occassionally other rather interesting competitions designed with fun in mind!
 
All are welcome to enter and play for the UK Pinball Cup and other competitions are suited to all ability levels and are open to all comers.
Jul
26
Thu
2018
Replay FX @ David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Jul 26 – Jul 29 all-day
Replay FX @ David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Featuring the Pinburgh Match-Play Championship with over $100,000 in total prizes and more than 700 pinball and arcade machines.

The World’s largest pinball tournament with close to 800 competitors.

Jul
29
Sun
2018
Wayne Neyen’s 100th Birthday
Jul 29 all-day
Wayne Neyen's 100th Birthday @ Mountain Home | Arkansas | United States

Legendary Gottlieb game designer Wayne Neyens, celebrates his 100th birthday in his home town of Mountain Home.

Birthday cards (especially funny ones) can be sent to:

313 Leatherwood Circle, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653, USA
Aug
10
Fri
2018
Saratoga Pinball & Arcade Show @ Saratoga Regional YMCA
Aug 10 – Aug 11 all-day
Saratoga Pinball & Arcade Show @ Saratoga Regional YMCA | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

New local show for upstate New York featuring about 75 games and a flea market.

$10 per day, children 6 & under are free. The show proceeds will be donated to charity.

Aug
17
Fri
2018
Buffalo Pinball Summer Open ’18 @ Sandy Beach Yacht Club
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day
Buffalo Pinball Summer Open '18 @ Sandy Beach Yacht Club | Grand Island | New York | United States

At the Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2018, players will compete for cash prizes, trophies, points toward the annual Stern Pro Circuit standings and World Pinball Player Ranking points in this IFPA-endorsed event.

The event will consist of four tournaments: A single, main tournament (qualifying Friday and Saturday, finals Sunday), two classics tournaments (one Friday, one Saturday), and a women’s tournament (Sunday). The tournaments are open to people of all skill levels.

On the shore of the Niagara River, the Sandy Beach Yacht Club will provide a one-of-a-kind setting for this year’s tournament — just five miles from the brink of Niagara Falls.

Aug
25
Sat
2018
UKPinfest @ Mercure Daventry Court Hotel
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day
UKPinfest @ Mercure Daventry Court Hotel | England | United Kingdom

The UK’s new national pinball show takes place in the familiar surroundings of the Mercure Daventry Court Hotel which previously hosted the UK Pinball Party.

More than 100 machines are promised, including the new Thunderbirds Are Go from Homepin and the custom Kill Bill game from Dennis Van de Pas.

VIP-only sessions are held on Friday and Saturday evenings, and a tournament is also planned.

Canadian National Exhibition Pinball Championship @ Canadian National Exhibition
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day
Canadian National Exhibition Pinball Championship @ Canadian National Exhibition | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Back by popular demand!  For the second year in a row, the CNE’s middle weekend will be home to the CNE Gaming Garage! The CNE Gaming Garage is the place to play and watch eSports and Pinball.  Visitors can compete alongside players of all skill levels for the chance to win a cash prize.

The Gaming Garage space will also include Video Game Developers and Exhibitors, a Tabletop Games for CNE visitors to play their favourite board game, and much more!

Sep
7
Fri
2018
Vancouver FlipOut Expo @ Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
Sep
13
Thu
2018
Pinball Palooza @ To Be Announced
Sep 13 – Sep 16 all-day
Pinball Palooza @ To Be Announced | Schaumburg | Illinois | United States

Pinball Expo co-organiser Rob Berk new show in Schaumburg promises seminars, tournaments, vendors, free-play games, and much more.

Exact location and show details to be announced.

Oct
5
Fri
2018
IFPA MIDSOMMAR OPEN 2018 @ Bulls & Balls Fulda
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day
IFPA MIDSOMMAR OPEN 2018 @ Bulls & Balls Fulda | Fulda | Hessen | Germany

Four full tournaments over three days – Warm-Up, Classic, PinGolf and 5-Strike Knockout – plus a Midnigh Madness tournament from midnight until 5am on Sunday morning.

A current maximum of 70 entrants, with priority given to those registering for all three days.  Entry cost is €25 for one day, €50 for two and €60 for all three days.  Buffet meal is €10 per day.  Midnight Madness is €5 entry with €2 re-buys.

Friday
17:00 Admission and registration
18:00 Start “Warm up Tournament”
00:00 End “Warm up Tournament” and final
01:00 bar closes (plus/minus, decided then the tavern)

Saturday
09:30 Admission and registration and award ceremony
10:00 Start “PinGolf” and “Classic Torunament”
14:00 Lunch break (machines will be switched off)
18:00 End of preliminary round “PinGolf” and start of finals “PinGolf”
20:00 End of preliminary round “Classic Tournament”; Start finals after finals “PinGolf” or earlier if no player overlap
23:00 End of both tournaments and award ceremony
00:00 Start “Hackdicht und Rotzevoll Midnight Madness”
05:00 End of preliminary round “Hackdicht and Rotzevoll Midnight Madness” and start final
06:00 End tournament and close

Sunday
09:30 Admission and registration
10:00 Start “5-Strike-Knockout Tournament”
13:00 lunch break (machines will be switched off)
18:00 End of preliminary round “5-Strike-Knockout Tournament” and start final
20:00 Tournaments and bar closes

Oct
12
Fri
2018
Pin-a-Go-Go @ Dixon Fairgrounds
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day
Pin-a-Go-Go @ Dixon Fairgrounds | Dixon | California | United States

This annual event has long been supported by pinball enthusiasts from all over Northern California and helps local youth charities. Many people bring their pinball machines to share, the organizers and volunteers are not paid to put on the show, we spread pinball joy and everyone benefits!

 

Oct
17
Wed
2018
34th Pinball Expo @ Westin Chicago North Shore
Oct 17 – Oct 21 all-day
34th Pinball Expo @ Westin Chicago North Shore | Wheeling | Illinois | United States

NOTE: DATES AND LOCATION ARE NOT YET CONFIRMED – DON’T BOOK ANYTHING YET.

Stern Pinball factory tour, seminars, banquet, tournaments, vendors, large games room, exhibits and much more.

Nov
9
Fri
2018
Chicagoland Show @ Pheasant Run Resort
Nov 9 all-day
Mar
22
Fri
2019
Texas Pinball Festival @ Embassy Suites
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day
May
3
Fri
2019
German Pinball Open @ Feierwerk
May 3 – May 5 all-day
German Pinball Open @ Feierwerk | München | Bayern | Germany

The third major pinball event in Munich since those in 2003 & 2006.

More Information coming soon.

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