And so it began..

And so it began..

By chercakes

January 01, 2018


3 months ago

Three years ago, my husband said to me, "I want to play some pinball. Let's go play some pinball. There's a tournament this weekend." So we went. We both played in the tournament. I of course came in last place, having never played before. I got the basic understanding from everyone. Don't loose the ball and shot the flashing lights. We went to more tournaments. Myself falling out early on. I took that time to play other games telling myself, don't loose the ball and shoot the flashing lights. Time passes on, I started to learn flipper control and the strategies to some of the games. About 1.5 years goes by, still participating in tournaments with one change, I'm not coming in last! It was a turning point. Over the next year and a half I had worked my way up with my skill level that now I am bracketed in with the higher players of our league. It was a great feeling. 

The time I play solo, I use to hone in on specific goals in a game. Whether it's to flip pass, dead catch or not tilt. My skills really only get better when I'm playing with other players that are better than me. In 2017 I developed a lust for points. Being one of the few (by few I mean 2) of the female players that play regularly with the meets. I have decided that a women league is needed in our area. Getting more women out to enjoy this fun competitive activity. Even if they are not in it for the competition. I have hosted a couple tourneys and seen so many women play but they wont come out for regular league play. I have brought it upon myself to get them more involved and enjoying the sport without the same pressures I endured of not being good enough to play in the regular tournaments. 

So here's to 2018 and Nashville's first woman pinball league. Boys, look out! I have goals this year, making it into the National Women Championship is one of them.

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Comments

3 months ago
What a great story. Never give up!! Too bad I live so far away or I would definitely want be on your league. 2018 is your year!! Keep us updated. Cheers to the girls!
3 months ago
This is awesome! My wife and I started playing in 2017 and became obsessed. We joined a league and olay weekly and now my wife is starting a Belles and Chimes chapter here in Houston to start the Womens league. Have fun!
3 months ago
Very nice, Pinball is something that my wife and I do together and it’s a blast.
3 months ago
Best of luck! Great story.
3 months ago
Thank you all! Got the league underway, we have our first meet on the 11th. Looking forward to building up the pinball scene with this league. I will make posts to this story as it unfolds. It is going to be a great year!
3 months ago
What a great story. Thanks for sharing :-)
3 months ago
Good luck with the league!
3 months ago
Thank you pduffy! It's a tough scene where I'm at. Hard to find players let alone people to play just once in awhile. But we're giving it a go!
3 months ago
This is awesome! Where do you play in Nashville? I didn't realize there was a league, since there are so few places. I visit several times a year, and I've only been to Cobra.
3 months ago
Great story... just got my daughter (28) into pinball...she loves it... Good luck in your tournaments!
3 months ago
That's awesome medmann41! I have tried to get my boys (19 & 17) into it but they don't show any real enthusiasm for it. Maybe in another 10 yrs they will gain some interest.
3 months ago
Where do you meet in Nashville for your league play?
3 months ago
Awesome story....jumping right into tourney play was a big move. Glad you liked it, and you're sticking with it and get others involved.

Many 16-20 year olds don't show much interest, but my four year old daughter loves it. Go figure. You gotta be beating up on your hubby's scores by now, right? :)
3 months ago
Well done lady!
Good luck with your club.
3 months ago
Thats awesome!!!
3 months ago
Congrats, it’s always nice when both people can enjoy the same hobby
89 days ago
DanFoxSr - We have a few meet up places. Our first women's league is going to be at Headquarters downtown Nashville. We will be picking a location for main tournaments for the minor ladies that want to play.
89 days ago
Colsond3 - I have yet to really beat my husbands scores. A few times but I would say he still kicks my butt. He also practices more than I do haha
87 days ago
Congrats! I just helped start a women's league in Houston. It is so exciting to get new people in the hobby, and even better to be able to do it with someone you love.
76 days ago
What a fantastic story and mission. Wishing you much success!
75 days ago
Really awesome story.
69 days ago
Great story! Thanks for sharing. Visited Nashville last year, loved it.
63 days ago
Love it. Keep flippin'!
50 days ago
Great stuff, all the best with the new league.

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