PINBALL NEWS DIARY

Pinball News Diary

Aug
25
Sat
2018
Plaza Park Pinball Party VII @ Plaza Park Dźwirzyno
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day
Plaza Park Pinball Party VII @ Plaza Park Dźwirzyno | Dźwirzyno | Województwo zachodniopomorskie | Poland

30 pinball machines, 15 with ColorDMD displays.

Starts at 10am on Saturday.

Entry: 100zł for one day, 180zł for both days.

 

CORVETTE
CIRQUS VOLTAIRE
CONGO
CREATURE FROM BLACK LAGOON
CHAMPION PUB
DIRTY HARRY
DR. WHO
HURRICANE
INDIANA JONE
INDIANAPOLIS 500
JUDGE DREDD
JUNK YARD
MEDIEVAL MADNESS
MONSTER BASH
NO FEAR
NO GOOD GOFERS
ROADSHOW
REVENGE FROM MARS
SCARED STIFF
STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION
STARGATE
TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
TERMINATOR 2
THE ADDAMS FAMILY GOLD
THE GETAWAY
THE MACHINE
THE SHADOW
THE WALKING DEAD LIMITED EDITION
TWILIGHT ZONE
WHITE WATER

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 – Cancelled
Sep 13 – Sep 16 all-day
Pinball Palooza - Cancelled @ Schaumburg | Illinois | United States

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

Note: Event has been cancelled, and the original Pinball Expo date and location reinstated

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.

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Play Expo Blackpool @ Norcalympia Exhibition Centre
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day
Play Expo Blackpool @ Norcalympia Exhibition Centre | England | United Kingdom

Home of the Northern Lights Pinball’s biggest display of machines.

Just as we’ve added to our arcade sectrion for this RETRO SPECIAL, we’re also increasing the number of pinballs at the show. In fact we will have five times as many pins at PLAY Expo Blackpool this year!

Northern Lights Pinball have been with us since our very first expo in Blackpool back in 2010 and we’re thrilled to announce they will be joining us again in Blackpool this October and will be bringing 50 pinballs tables to the show.

As with our arcade cabinets, all of these games will be set to free-play. Time to get those bumper fingers warmed up!

Nov
9
Fri
2018
Chicagoland Show @ Pheasant Run Resort
Nov 9 all-day
Nov
10
Sat
2018
DPO Expo @ De Voorste Venne
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day
DPO Expo @ De Voorste Venne | Drunen | Noord-Brabant | Netherlands

DPO is the biggest pinball event in The Netherlands, if you are in any way involved in pinball it’s a must-visit event. What to expect?

  • About 150 games, all on free play
  • Main tournament (open entry, anyone can join)
  • Various ‘side-games’, such as the classics match
  • Lectures
  • Vendors

These are the prices for entry to the DPO Expo and for the tournaments:

  • Entrance Saturday: € 15,00;
  • Entrance Sunday: € 15,00;
  • Entrance Weekend : € 30,00;
  • Participation main tournament: € 20,00 (excl. entrance);
  • Participation ladies tournament: € 10,00 (excl. entrance);
  • Participation kids tournament (max 15 yr): € 0,00 (excl. entrance);
  • Entry Classic Match: € 3,00 per entry (3 pinballs, 3 balls per game);
  • Participation Swiss match: € 5,00 (no pre-sale, excl. entrance);
  • Package deal 1 (only pre-sale, before October 1st): weekend entrance + special DPO shirt + poster: € 50,00;
  • Package deal 2 (only pre-sale, before October 1st): weekend entrance + main tournament + special DPO shirt + poster: € 70,00;
  • Kids up to 11 years of age get free entrance, they need to be accompanied by an adult (max. 3 children per adult).
Nov
30
Fri
2018
Romanian Pinball Open 2018 @ Sports Mercury Bar
Nov 30 – Dec 2 all-day
Romanian Pinball Open 2018 @ Sports Mercury Bar | București | Municipiul București | Romania

More details to be announced in September, but this is the annual Romanian Pinball Open and IFPC ECS qualifying event.

Jan
15
Tue
2019
EAG International @ ExCel London Exhibition Centre
Jan 15 – Jan 17 all-day
EAG International @ ExCel London Exhibition Centre | England | United Kingdom

The annual UK amusement and coin-op trade show is bacckk at ExCel London in the Docclands area of the capital.

Often a launchpad for various companies’ new releases, expect a presence from Stern Pinball on the Electrocoin stand, Jersey Jack and Chiccago Gaming on the Pinball Heaven stand, and some surprise pinball-related products.

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.

May
31
Fri
2019
NORTHWEST PINBALL & ARCADE SHOW @ Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day
NORTHWEST PINBALL & ARCADE SHOW @ Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Around 400 pinball and video games fill the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center’s hall along with multiple tournaments and a wide variety of vendors, while seminars take place in the lobby outside.

See our reports from the past few years in the Shows section for a good overview.

Note that the 2019 dates are a week earlier in the year than in the past couple of years, avoiding clashes with other US shows.

Jul
12
Fri
2019
Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo @ Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Convention Center
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day
Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo @ Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Convention Center | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Same location as the previous three years but dates have changed from usual mid-June due to hotel scheduling conflicts.

Hotel rooms available for $129 per night.  Book early as these usually sell out.

Online registration is now open, but only for full three-day passes at the time of writing.

 

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