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Delaware Pinball Collective - Open House Membership Drive This Weekend 6/25 & 6/

By djreddog

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#1 2 years ago

12/20 edit - Our open house preview was packed both days and it seems like everyone really enjoyed themselves. We added quite a few members over the weekend, and we want to thank all of you for supporting the DPC! The only way we survive and thrive is with all your support!

Starting January 1st we will be open to members on Saturday & Sundays from 12-6 and Tuesday and Thursday’s from 530-10. Don’t forget Members are allowed bring guests up to 3 times a year.

Also, starting the first week of February, we will be offering leagues to our members on Tuesday nights and Thursday nights. These will be separate leagues if we have enough interest on both nights.

Thanks again and we hope to see everyone soon! If you are interested in joining please visit our website below to sign up!

https://www.delawarepinballcollective.com/memberships

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***12/7 edit - We are ready to go folks! On 12/19 from 10am to 7pm we will be having an open house membership drive. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to stop by and check us out, say hi, and play some pinball! We will have free refreshments on hand as well!

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Fellow Pinballers,

I'm reaching out to all of you today to inform you that the time has come to try and bring more pinball to the state of Delaware. The resurgence of pinball over the past 5 years has been incredible in and of itself, however, combined with the recent efforts of the First State Flippers over the past 2.5 years, competitive pinball in Delaware is rapidly becoming a hotbed in the tri-state area. More cowbell? No, more pinball!!

Yet there is one glaring thing missing in Delaware and that is a place that pinball enthusiasts can come together and enjoy pinball in a relaxed setting other than someone's basement. I've personally talked to so many restaurant and bars about adding pinball machines and no one wants to do it and most of the time there is no real good reason. Pinball leagues are all the rage across the US, except in Delaware, and the First State Flippers crew wants to change that. We truly believe that we can push Delaware to the top of everyone's destination list when it comes to a place where enthusiasts, hobbyists, and competitors can gather to play a simple game that we all love.

With that said, we are looking to create a pinball social club and/or collective. Our ideal spot would be large enough to hold about 30 games from private collections plus some ample seating for people that would include a mixture of chairs and couches. This social club would give all of us an opportunity to come together and enjoy pinball, rather than playing at home or at the random bar by ourselves. While we are excited about this opportunity, please know that its in the very early planning stages, however we can't make this happen without the support of the local hobbyists/enthusiasts/competitors, and that is where all of you come into play. We need your help and support to make this vision possible.

At this point all we are looking for are people in and around Delaware that are willing to help support this effort by any means necessary. We will have more details to come in the coming days/weeks but for now we are just gauging interest. If you have friends or know of other enthusiasts in or around Delaware who would be interested in this social club, please have them contact me.

Finally, we have already reached out to a few different "pinball collectives" to get their feedback and we will be sharing some of those details in the very near future. So, if you want to see pinball grow in the First State let me know and together we can all make this happen!

--
Chad Hastings
First State Flippers
302-228-8988
https://www.facebook.com/1ststateflippers

#2 2 years ago

Chad - as you already know glad to help and be involved. Further north the more involved I can be! Rodney

#3 2 years ago
Quoted from rodcom:

Chad - as you already know glad to help and be involved. Further north the more involved I can be! Rodney

Thanks Rodney! Interesting is starting to build. I'm going to give this another week, then start reaching out to individuals with more specifics. Stay tuned!

#4 2 years ago

Awesome Chad! - can't wait to hear details on this. Let me know what I can do to help.

#5 2 years ago

i’d reach out towards larger pinball places like barcade and pinball gallery to see if they want to expand their franchise

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from boscokid:

Awesome Chad! - can't wait to hear details on this. Let me know what I can do to help.

Will do!

#7 2 years ago

OK Pinside. Things are looking pretty positive. I believe our next step is to start officially looking for a reasonable office space. If you have any realtor friends, or friends that own strip malls, please let us know! We are focusing our efforts on a space located anywhere between Middletown and Wilmington.

1 year later
#9 1 year ago

The Collective is finally coming together. We’ve made tremendous progress over the past few months and will hopefully have our lease secured in the very near future. Until then, go have a gander:

https://www.delawarepinballcollective.com/

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#10 1 year ago

We are getting close…..

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#11 1 year ago
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#12 1 year ago

Parking will never be an issue. We can handle 1000 people. Hint hint.

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#13 1 year ago

Even more space…..

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#14 1 year ago

Remember we are a non-profit organization. This thing only works with your support! So please come support us!

Follow us on FB:

https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Social-Club/Delaware-Pinball-Collective-101852188718663/posts/

Or hit up our webpage:

https://www.delawarepinballcollective.com/

5 months later
#15 8 months ago

djreddog it got real today with 34 games arriving at the “collective”. The games have a great variety and super high quality. Still looking for new members

https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play/15703-delaware-pinball-collective-wilmington-de

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#16 8 months ago

That place looks great. I'm less than 20 minutes away. Is there an elevator for the games?

#17 8 months ago
Quoted from bonzo71:

That place looks great. I'm less than 20 minutes away. Is there an elevator for the games?

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#18 8 months ago

This is great to see! Nice variety of machines too.

So with the huge parking, will this pick up the PAPA torch?

#19 8 months ago
Quoted from dmacy:

This is great to see! Nice variety of machines too.
So with the huge parking, will this pick up the PAPA torch?
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We are going to attempt it! Stay tuned for an announcement about the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Pinball Open!

#20 8 months ago
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#21 7 months ago

Our open house preview was packed both days and it seems like everyone really enjoyed themselves. We added quite a few members over the weekend, and we want to thank all of you for supporting the DPC! The only way we survive and thrive is with all your support!

Starting January 1st we will be open to members on Saturday & Sundays from 12-6 and Tuesday and Thursday’s from 530-10. Don’t forget Members are allowed bring guests up to 3 times a year.

Also, starting the first week of February, we will be offering leagues to our members on Tuesday nights and Thursday nights. These will be separate leagues if we have enough interest on both nights.

Thanks again and we hope to see everyone soon! If you are interested in joining please visit our website below to sign up!

https://www.delawarepinballcollective.com/memberships

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#22 7 months ago

Two games more games were added too the Delaware Pinball Collective on Sunday - always keeping it fresh!!!!!!. #nineball and #lectranomo. Now at 47 games.

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#23 7 months ago

See the Pintastic New England presentation here:


.................David Marston

1 month later
#24 6 months ago

#rush-pro arriving on Saturday to the collective

#25 6 months ago

The Delaware Pinball Collective will be unboxing a RUSH Pro, live on Twitch and Facebook this Saturday somewhere between 9-930AM. Yes, that’s AM! Follow us on Twitch and/or Facebook.

https://m.twitch.tv/delawarepinballcollective

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=101852188718663&ref=content_filter

#26 6 months ago
Quoted from djreddog:

The Delaware Pinball Collective will be unboxing a RUSH Pro, live on Twitch and Facebook this Saturday somewhere between 9-930AM. Yes, that’s AM! Follow us on Twitch and/or Facebook.
https://m.twitch.tv/delawarepinballcollective
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=101852188718663&ref=content_filter

This has been postponed until Tuesday night at 6pm eastern due to the incoming blizzard!

#27 6 months ago

The Delaware Pinball Collective has 2 Stern Army events coming up soon that ANYONE can attend. Below are the details.

THIS SATURDAY (2/5) - Stern Army Match Play Event - Doors open at 10am, the tournament starts at 11am and will be over by 5-5:30pm. Click the Eventbrite link below for the full details plus to register for the event!
https://dpcsternarmyfeb2022.eventbrite.com

March 5th - Stern Army Launch Party Event for RUSH - Doors open at 12pm, the tournament starts at 1pm and will be over by 6-7pm. This is a 3-strike Knockout Tournament! Click the Eventbrite link below for the full details plus to register for the event!
https://dpcsternarmyrush2022.eventbrite.com

#28 6 months ago

Everyone has been asking for it, so here it is!!! The 2022 First State Flippers Tournament Schedule! Please note that these are events being run by First State Flippers with all of the events being held at the Delaware Pinball Collective. In addition to these events, the Delaware Pinball Collective will continue to host Stern Army events, Flip Frenzies, PinGolf, and Critical Hit tournaments. Follow Delaware Pinball Collective for all of their event announcements.

***All First State Flipper events REQUIRE preregistration
***All First State Flipper events will have a player cap
***All Tour Events will start preregistration 30 days in advance
***All Major Events will start preregistration 90 days in advance
***All First State Flippers events are open to anyone
***The Delaware Pinball Open and the Mid-Atlantic Pinball Open will be IFPA CERTIFIED

Lastly, all dates are subject to change and full details for each event will be posted soon to Eventbrite!

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#29 5 months ago

We still have spots open for all 3 upcoming March tournaments. All 3 tournaments are open to ANYONE.

3/5 - Rush Launch Party 3-Strike KO Tournament. Currently 25 players signed up. Estimated WPPRS for this event is 14-15 for 1st place!

For tournament details and to register please visit: https://dpcsternarmyrush2022.eventbrite.com

3/18 - Classics Only Match Play event. Currently 42 players signed up. Estimated WPPRS for this event is 24-25 for 1st place!

For tournament details and to register please visit: https://dpcclassicsmarch18.eventbrite.com

3/19 - Tour Event #1 Group Match Play. Currently 59 players signed up. Estimated WPPRS for this event is 40-42 for 1st place!

For tournament details and to register please visit: https://2022detourevent1.eventbrite.com

#30 5 months ago

WIN A BRAND NEW STERN PINBALL MACHINE!!!

The Delaware Pinball Collective, a non-profit organization, has limited chances available for you to win a brand new in the box Stern Pinball machine that we already have in our possession. We have approximately 85 tickets left out of 200. One ticket essentially gives you 2 chances at winning, however you cannot win both machines with the same ticket.

Once all 200 tickets are sold we will conduct a live drawing on Facebook. The first ticket we pull will win a new Stern Mandalorian Pro pinball machine! The second ticket we pull will win a new Stern Star Wars Comic Art Home Pin! Please note, shipping charges will be an added fee.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets please send an email to:

[email protected]

Thank you and we appreciate everyone’s support!

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#31 54 days ago

I made a trip down to the Delaware Pinball Collective last weekend. Here's pictures and video of the current lineup for anyone who's interested:

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/a-visit-to-delaware-s-1-pinball-location-the-delaware-pinball-collective

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#32 51 days ago

Pinball is alive and thriving in Delaware!!! Come play pinball with us at the Delaware Pinball Collective!!! We are a non-profit members only social pinball club and we are looking to build up our membership. Come on out and catch a free preview during our open house weekend all while enjoying some free food and refreshments! We have over 50 machines all set to free play! Great atmosphere and family friendly location!

When - June 25th & June 26th

Time - 12pm to 6pm (both days)

Where - 1100 First State Blvd, SECOND FLOOR

Cost - FREE

Details - Open house membership drive weekend! We are looking to add more members to our non-profit pinball social club so we are hosting an open house weekend. Guests can attend one or both days with no guest admission fees!

Please help us spread the word by sharing this with all of your friends & family on Facebook, Email, or other forms of social media! Let everyone know just how cool, fun, and exciting it is to play pinball at the Delaware Pinball Collective!

Anyone can come and preview the Collective during our open house membership drive!

We will also be providing sodas/water along with some light snacks and pizza throughout the day for everyone to enjoy.

We look forward to seeing as many people as possible during our upcoming membership drive weekend!!!

Thank you for all of your support!!!

For more details check out the Delaware Pinball Collective on Facebook or our website!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/434496954799895

https://www.delawarepinballcollective.com/

#33 48 days ago

Bump for the open house Sunday June 26th

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