So if you can't beat them join them.....at least that's what some people say...I say the more pinball the better.
Anyway following in the footsteps of New York, Chicago, and others as well we are starting up a "Super League" in Lafayette, IN at Main Street Amusements! The first month will start March 1st, and run through the 31st. There will be a head-to-head play finals the first Wednesday of the following month, in this case April 6th. The 5 "Super-Selfie" games of the month are Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bobby Orr Power Play, Theatre of Magic, Monopoly, and Twilight Zone.
Main Street Amusements is one of the premiere locations in the entire country for pinball! Check out their website and facebook page as well! 30+ machines up and running in amazing condition at all times! Old stuff, new stuff, and pretty regular changes to the lineup.
Check out the Facebook page which I just created and will be adding more information to in the coming days as well as using as a social tool for our league.
We will be using Match Play Events as our scoring tool for the league. If you don't already have an account it is free and will make it so that you can enter your own scores and also easier to follow along with the standings not just in our league, but in any other events that you play in that are run through Match Play Events.
https://matchplay.events/ to get your account!
https://matchplay.events/live/lplselfieleague/standings to follow along with the standings!
Below is the informational text straight from the flyer that will be available at Main Street Amusements to the public.
Lafayette Pinball “Super-Selfie League” Information
The Lafayette Pinball League has decided to create a “Super-Selfie League” as an opportunity for players to earn more WPPR (World Pinball Player Ranking) Points, have a more convenient schedule than our regular Tuesday night league, attract new players to organized pinball, and increase the amount of play at Main Street Amusements.
Every month five (5) games will be listed as “Super-Selfie League” eligible. Players have the entire month to play each game as many times as they would like during business hours. Only your highest submitted score for each game will be used for the qualifying standings in the tournament. All games will be played as they sit on the floor meaning if you earn an extra ball during qualifying you play it. A finals night will take place on the first Wednesday of the following month starting at 7:30 PM. All players who participate in the qualifying for the month can show up and play in the finals. All individuals who participate BECOME A WORLD RANKED PINBALL PLAYER!
STEP 1 – Fill out a registration form (bottom half here NOT ON PINSIDE BUT WILL BE AT THE LOCATION) and sign-up for a FREE Match Play Events Account https://matchplay.events
STEP 2 – Play anytime! Take pictures of your best scores and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or text them to Tommy Skinner 574-596-2668! All photos must include a picture of the player and their score on the display (AKA a Selfie), or a time stamped photo will work. Please include your name in either the email or text. Ask a friend or stranger for help if needed.
STEP 3 – Follow along the online LIVE STANDINGS! https://matchplay.events/live/lplselfieleague/standings
STEP 4 – FINALS NIGHT! First Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM! All participants from the month are invited to finals. The top 4 spots will play the “A” finals, next 4 in the “B” finals, next 4 in the “C” finals, etc. Should there be more than 40 players for the month the “A” division will feature the top 8 finalists instead of the top 4. Finals format will be PAPA style 3-game rounds.
We really hope that a lot of you will consider making the trip to check out this awesome location, and play the Super-League games while you are there. Just so you know as of right now the newest game is GoT Premium with a Big Lebowski on the way, and Rob Zombie also likely to appear on location later this year....like I said it is quite the location.