RVA Magazine Article

RVA Magazine published a great article about RVAPinball and the upcoming RVA City Championship at Isley Brewing.

http://rvamag.com/articles/full/24927/a-local-avid-pinball-player-is-hoping-to-light-up-the-pinball-scene-again-w

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RVAPinball City Championship 8.16.15 at Isley Brewing Co.

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RVAPinball will hold its second tournament on August 16, 2015 at Isley Brewing Co. in Richmond, VA.  The First Annual RVAPinball City Championship is happening on August 16, 2015 from noon to six at Isley Brewing Company.

Warmups will be from noon to one. Qualifying from one to five. Finals from five to six.

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Entries will be $5 for a qualifying entry of five games. The score per machine will be recorded with points granted for the player’s position among all scores per machine.

At the end of qualifying, the top sixteen qualifiers will compete in a double elimination tournament to determine the RVAPinball City Champion.

We will have event t-shirts available for pre-order.

There will be prizes for first,second and third place. There will be drawings for other prizes.

Entry fees will be donated to Rocks For Socks a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to provide new socks and underwear to the patients at the Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM) Wise, VA.

IFPA points will be awarded pending IFPA approval of the event.

Archer Homebrew Pinball

Archer is an amazing cartoon and a group of guys are working to make it into an amazing pinball.  The machine is the brain-child of Keith Elwin, probably the best competitive pinball player out there, and his brother Randy along with Mark Guidarelli.

There are lots of home brew pinball projects out there with varying levels of builds and progress.

The shot map and the video of this machine show that is it among the most polished of the current batch of homebrews and it looks to be among the most playable.

There is no mention of whether or not they are going to try to leap the hurdles necessary to obtain the license and manufacture the machine.  For now, we can just enjoy the progress being made and hope that it will one day be playable at shows or maybe available for purchase.

You can find the blog here.