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.