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.