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OPGS: Ottawa Pinball & Gameroom Show 2019 Sep 21-22

By cait001

4 years ago

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    #1 4 years ago

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    OPGS 2019
    September 21st - 22nd 2019
    Nepean Sportsplex

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    (5 hours east of Toronto, 2 hours West of Montreal, 4 hours North West of Burlington Vermont)


    O-Town Throwdown Pinball Tournament @ OPGS 2019 - September 21/22
    details at https://www.facebook.com/events/669936526843072/

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    Dirty Donny will be signing books and posters on Saturday from 11am-6pm
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    VIP REDEMPTION TOKENS: VIP pass holders can use their tokens in the redemption area to score points and try and win a pinball machine
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    buy $60 CAD VIP package: http://www.ottawapinball.com/vip/2019-opgs-vip-package

    Pulling all this info from various threads on MAACA:
    announcement: https://www.maaca.org/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=25460&p=216902
    tournament: https://www.maaca.org/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=25580&p=217869
    VIP thread: https://www.maaca.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25518&p=217394

    Poster PDF is attached to this post:

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    #2 4 years ago

    For you American folks, the city of Ottawa is beautiful, with lots to do, and your money goes a LOT farther then you can imagine.

    #3 4 years ago

    It's a great show to travel to! The tournament playoffs start Sunday morning, so you can hit the road at a reasonable time, and there are lots of machines on free play as well as various vendors. There's also a Pin History booth with some pre-war games.

    Last year the event got cancelled because a tornado touched down about a mile away, but here's a video walk-through someone took before everything was taken down (power never came back, so it's under emergency lightning, but it gives you an idea):

    #4 4 years ago

    This is the highlight of my year. Great show with great people right in my own backyard. That means no hotel, no 6 hour drive, get to see all of my Pinhead friends.

    -Free play
    -Flea Market
    -History booth
    -Dirty Donny
    -Games for sale
    -Try the latest games from Player1 Amusments

    What more could you ask for? Looking forward to it!

    #5 4 years ago

    I am SO FREAKING PSYCHED for this! Going to bring a rare antique japanese pre-cursor to pachinko for play.

    #6 4 years ago

    Getting close folks...

    #7 4 years ago

    The confirmed list so far.....still lots more to come. Plus Player One will be bringing new games.

    SS Pins:

    Stern KISS
    DE Star Wars
    WMS Doctor Who
    Stern Orbitor 1
    Zacc Devil Riders
    Zacc Robot
    Road Kings ~ Shane
    Joker Poker ~ Shane
    Flash Gordon
    Jungle Lord
    Black Knight
    High Speed - CooCoo Banana's Version
    BLY Rolling Stones ~ Sparky
    Genesis ~ Sparky
    Stern Munsters
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Fish Tales
    Stern Disco
    Williams Laser Cue
    Future Spa and or Eight Ball Champ
    Ice Fever
    6MDM (maybe)
    Road Kings
    Joker Poker
    Gottlieb Gladiators
    South Park
    DE Star Wars


    Mectronic Fire Escape
    Nintendo Punch-out
    Nintendo Mario Bros. (widebody)
    Pacman Multigame
    Off the Wall
    MK II
    NBA Jam
    Chicago Coin Super Flipper (Video Pinball)
    Atari Asteroids
    Atari Centipede
    Ms. Pac-Man cabaret

    EM (Pins and Upright):

    Chicago Coin Sky Battle
    Chicago Coin Motorcycle
    WMS Hayburners II
    WMS Derby Day
    Bally Miss Universe (bingo)
    Blue Note ~ Guard
    Hit The Deck ~ Guard
    Zaccaria Combat ~ Guard
    Outer Space ~ Guard
    Gottlieb Sure Shot
    skill pool
    Williams cue tee

    Historical Exhibit:

    Lion MFG(Pre-Bally) Goofy
    Who's Goofy (Bootleg Goofy)
    1937 Genco Junior
    1933 Exhibit Supply Select-Em
    1932 Gottlieb Cloverleaf
    1934 Rock-Ola World's Series (Sparky bringing)
    1934 Bally Signal Jr
    1950 Culp Bridge Ball
    1932 Bally Goofy
    1934 PAMCO Contact Master
    1933 - Bally Blue Ribbon

    The American and European upright machines...
    1930 Fields Five Jacks
    1931 Pace Base Ball
    1931 Pace Whiz Ball
    1964 Wulff Rialto
    1972 Chicago Coin Mini-Baseball
    1950s Ballwin (currently broken)

    Which leads into the Japanese pachinko machines...
    スマートボール (Smart Ball) (semicolin bringing)
    1964 Daiwa Pachinko
    1975 Satomi Arrangeball
    1978 Haiwa Pachinko
    2015 Ranma 1/2 (CRA羽根らんま1/2R)

    VIP Redemption:

    WMS Strikemaster
    Gottlieb Nudge-it
    Bundra Games Can Crusher
    Taito Ice Cold Beer

    #8 4 years ago

    I tried to go last year (Tornado blackout) and unfortunately scheduling won't allow me this year, but I wish everyone a successful show.

    #9 4 years ago

    vip purchased!!!

    #10 4 years ago

    They have announced the vendors!


    Here is the official vendor list for OPGS'19

    Player 1 Amusements Group: Not sure what they're bringing, but it's safe to say it's going to be awesome and will sell! https://www.winwithp1ag.com

    Poolman OCD Pinball: He's back. Known for high end pinball restorations, Poolman has confirmed he will be setting up shop at the show. Get there early because I'm sure his stuff will go fast!

    Alouette Amusements: The Man, The Myth, The Legend R.A.B. with be representing Alouette Amusements / The North Star / Montreal Pinball / You name it, brother. Get in touch with Mr. Barake for pre-orders and likely a great and informative chat. https://www.alouetteamusement.com/

    Glitch Artwork: T-Bone and Jillian Forest are not only competitive pinballers, they also make some of the greatest retro gaming artwork I have ever seen! Glitch Artwork have made most of the trophies for every tournament in recent years, the Bar display at Tilt Toronto, and are super rad people. I have many of their shadow boxes on my walls at home and someday will have them all! (muahahahahaha) https://glitchartwork.com/

    Skoser Clothing: I grew up in South Porcupine Ontario, and 2 houses down was a dude named Paul. I've been close friends with this guy for 30 years, and anytime I need merch, I go with Skoser. Every OPGS since 2011 has had merch from Skoser Clothing. Billed as "Shirts for a cure" Paul has donated a sizable chunk of the proceeds for all orders to the Canadian Cancer Society. Having received a boatload of help from the cancer society over the past decade, I am 100% on board with this cause. Paul will be making shirts to order LIVE at this years show. You get a little bit of live theater, and you leave looking like a boss!

    Colony VR: A local business that provides Vr space to rent, running the latest and greatest VR set-ups. They will be running VR experiences for all to enjoy, including VR Pinball. Pretty Rad! https://www.colonyvr.com/

    Church of the Silver Ball: Mike and Co. will be bringing a whack of games and parts for sale. As always, their booth is worth a good looooong look!

    Dirty Donny: Pinball artist extraordinaire, DD will be signing pinball artwork and will have all his books and blacklight posters available. He'll be there Saturday the 21st from 11am to 6pm. Don't forget your Metallica and Aerosmith translites!!!

    Anyone looking to bring projects or parts for fleamarket sale, We are packed to the brim inside, but the parking lot is massive! anyone is welcome to set up shop outside if the weather is nice...... #notornadoes

    #11 4 years ago

    #notornados indeed!
    Its shaping up to be an awesome show!

    #12 4 years ago

    If one wants to participate in the tournament, what is the latest start time? I might take the train out there sat.

    #13 4 years ago
    Quoted from KnockerPTSD:

    If one wants to participate in the tournament, what is the latest start time? I might take the train out there sat.

    Tournament Qualifying is from 12-8PM Saturday.

    #14 4 years ago

    get there as close to noon as you can Saturday, Ottawa pinballers are no pushovers! And a few Toronto, Montreal, and Vermont tournament players are heading to compete as well.

    #15 4 years ago

    I'm no threat lol. Just looking for a good time.

    #16 4 years ago

    New additions:

    SS Pins:
    Tee'd Off
    Ripley's Believe it or Not
    Cueball Wizard
    Rescue 911
    DE Batman
    Silver Ball Mania

    Chicago Coin Cinema (Laurel and Hardy)
    Asteroids Deluxe Cocktail
    Nintendo Red Tent Super mario/excite bike
    Nintendo Popeye

    Plus from The Church Of The Silverball

    I'm bringing:
    Pamco Contact. The actual one photographed for dick Bueschel's book.

    Gottlieb Bankaball
    Williams Love Bug
    1962 Skeeball
    Flash baseball
    Bally showtime bingo

    Parts, parts, parts

    #17 4 years ago

    hahahahahahaha omg they put #notornado on the sign I love it


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    #18 4 years ago

    Uhhhh and apparently the show also has a limited edition hot sauce by Meow That's Hot from Ottawa
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    Take that, Billy Mitchell!!

    #19 4 years ago

    can't wait, bummer it was blown away last year, I will be there both days. See you all then.

    #20 4 years ago

    Going to tune up both Blue Note and Hit The Deck this weekend.

    Come to the show folks....

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    #22 4 years ago

    6 more sleeps!

    #23 4 years ago

    finally got the ok to go and no more vip....what a shame.

    #24 4 years ago

    Just a few days left folks....going to be good.

    #25 4 years ago

    Thursday night I start loading up vehicles. My body is going to hurt so much from all those stairs and heavy lifting but I'm giddy with excitement.

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    #27 4 years ago

    Pins are in the van and I'll be on my way at 0430.....yuck....but it should make getting through Toronto easy.

    #28 4 years ago

    First load

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    #29 4 years ago

    might have to plan a little better for next year... would help ease the YEGPIN itch so far away... and, i've never been to Ontario

    #30 4 years ago

    Waiting now for the afterwork rush...

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    #31 4 years ago

    Watching from afar. Please keep the updates coming. Thanks.

    #32 4 years ago

    My camera sucks but here's a pic just before doors open...

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    #33 4 years ago

    If you like historical Cait really rocked it this year

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    #34 4 years ago

    very cool old school

    #35 4 years ago

    pinhistory booth photos
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    #36 4 years ago
    Quoted from cait001:

    pinhistory booth photos

    Some great looking games! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

    #37 4 years ago

    I especially enjoyed the woodrail pin lineup!

    #38 4 years ago

    #39 4 years ago

    Thanks for posting this! Love seeing that so many kids are playing. That High Speed with the side-mounted stop lights looked cool- would love to see that in action. Major Havoc- great video game! Looks like fun was being had by all!

    Thank you~


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