RVApinball.org and River City Flippers are working to prepare for our first tournament in a public location. This tournament is going to have privately owned machines moved into the Isley Brewing Company, a fantastic local brewery, that has generously agreed to host our tournament. The tournament format is three strike Swiss Brackelope. On the day of the tournament, you will be able to follow the tournament by going to live.brackelope.com and searching for Isley.
The tentative machine lineup is: No Fear, Pinbot, F-14, Indy 500, Whirlwind, World Cup Soccer, Flash Gordon and Iron Man.
Update: the main tournament is full – the side one machine high score tournament will be available to people who are not in the main tournament.
Trophies and prizes will be awarded for the top four finishers. Prizes will be announced as they are received. There will also be a $1 per entry high score tournament on a machine that will award a prize to the top finisher. Warm-ups on the main tournament bank will begin at noon. The main tournament will begin at 1:00 P.M. The main tournament and the side tournament will award IFPA WPPR points. The machines are being provided by members of the River City Flippers pinball league and rvapinball.org. As this location is not an arcade, we have been asked by our hosts to limit the number of participants to 36. Registrations will be accepted in order received.
On April 19, 2015, Dominion Pinball League held a tournament at the Main Street Arena on the downtown mall in Charlottesville. Dominion Pinball League holds their weekly Tuesday night league play at this location. Instead of having a couple of half-working pinball machines shoved in the corner next to the skate rental, the Arena has six machines that all play well in a location that is basically a sports bar with flat screen tvs, a craft beer selection and good food.
The Arena usually has Yunkyard, Big Buck Hunter, Lord of the Rings, Sopranos, Spiderman and No Fear machines. Just for the tournament, the operator of the machines brought in The Getaway, Addams Family and Pirates of the Caribbean machines. The host of the tournament also brought his Revenge From Mars.
The tournament had twelve entrants which was lower than expected, but which made for a good first time tournament. The tournament was a three strike tournament which was done using Brackelope. The results and the bracket can be found here on the Brackelope live site.
The tournament got started a little late as we waited for some folks who had said they would come late. The tournament was well run and orderly and went off without any big hitches. The machines are all well maintained and played well throughout the tournament.
The final three were Taylor Reese, Mike Ogilvie and Jeremy Hakes. Taylor ended up beating Mike on a game of Junkyard.
The hosts from Jugglenaut and Dominion Pinball League were welcoming, friendly and supportive. It was good to play some location pinball and meet some new friends who love pinball as much as we do. If you are looking to play in a location league and you are anywhere near Charlottesville, VA, the Dominion Pinball League is a great place to meet people who enjoy pinball and competition.
Thank you for putting together such a great tournament.
We are sponsoring our first tournament. May 17, 2015 at noon. Details on the facebook event page. http://ow.ly/LoDAN
The March location challenge on Star Trek at Bailey’s Southside was won by Trey Peterson with a score that came close to doubling the next highest score.
For April, the location challenge with stay on Star Trek. During March, Star Trek was updated with new code and was having some scoring issues so we are going to stick with it for a month of play with medals to be won! The winner will receive a $25 Starbucks giftcard.