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Philadelphia-Area Pinball Leagues and Tournaments


By coreyhulse

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    Hi Everyone!

    I wanted to start a post dedicated to Philadelphia-Area Pinball Leagues and Tournaments. The goal is to use this as an area to discuss the league and tournament scene in and around Philly. We'll try to take advantage of the new Pinside "Topic Indexing" feature as well.

    Let's get more people out to play pinball in Philly!

    [I will attempt to edit this post when new information is shared.]
    [Last Updated: 2017-06-28]

    Here's a link to a Facebook group regarding local Philly-area events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/690213844468523/

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    League and Tournament Location Information:

    PinCrossing – Linfield, PA – http://www.pincrossing.com
    Pinball Gallery – Malvern, PA – http://www.pinballgallery.com
    Philly Pinball Club – Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA – http://phillypinball.club
    Penn Skate - Allentown, PA - https://www.facebook.com/groups/690213844468523/
    River City - Harrisburg, PA - https://www.facebook.com/RiverCityPinball/

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    Known Philadelphia-Area Leagues:

    Wednesdays – PinCrossing [Match Play]
    10-Week Season (3 different 3-Week Sessions + Finals Week), 4 Seasons a Year

    Wednesdays – Pinball Gallery Women’s League [Match Play]
    10-Week Season, 3 Seasons a Year

    Thursdays – Pinball Gallery [Match Play]
    10-Week Season, 3 Seasons a Year

    Thursdays – River City [Match Play]
    8-Week Season, 4 Seasons a Year

    Thursdays - Philly Pinball Club [Best Game]
    4-Week Season meeting every other week, Summer Season coming soon

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    Known Philadelphia-Area Monthly & Quarterly Tournaments:

    PHILA-Pinball - A multi-location regional qualifier with an in-person Finals:
    http://www.philapinball.com

    First Tuesday of Month – Pinball Gallery Monthly, 7pm
    Two or Three Strike Knockout

    Third Saturday of Month - River City Monthly, 4pm
    Group Knockout Format

    Last Tuesday of Month – Penn Skate Monthly, 7pm
    Two or Three Strike Knockout

    Once Per Quarter – PinCrossing Quarterly Series
    Limited Entry Best Game Qualifying; PAPA-Style Finals
    - Winter - February 27, 2017
    - Spring - May 5 & 6, 2017 [At PinFest in Allentown]
    - Summer - August 26, 2017
    - Fall - TBA

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    Known Philadelphia-Area Yearly Events:

    May – Pinfest Tournament (Allentown, PA) [Classics Friday, Main Saturday]

    #2 3 years ago

    Results from the North Bowl Can-Crusher Event: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/north-bowl-philly-pbrs-can-crusher-pinball-challenge#post-3467564

    Congrats to Rick Prince (Main) and Francesco La Rocca (Side)!

    #3 3 years ago

    PinCrossing's three-week Holiday League will be starting up this week:

    More details on the Facebook invite:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1003806553098983/

    #6 3 years ago
    Quoted from Philk:

    Any word if Pincrossing is continuing the selfie league in 2017?

    I think it depends on any final changes in WPPR 5.3 and whether it completely nukes the value of the events. That being said, what do others think? I know that I enjoy visiting PinCrossing knowing there are a few targeted machines that I want to play, and it personally helps me learn those machines more in depth.

    #7 3 years ago

    I've edited the first post to be more like an index of known tournaments and events. If others have other ones they know about (especially in the yearly tournament section) please let me know and I'll be happy to edit the list further.

    1 week later
    #8 3 years ago

    PinCrossing's Monthly Tournament is this Saturday at 1pm!

    Selfie League finals are taking place at 11am before the main tournament.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/214090532373684/

    #9 3 years ago

    Hi Everyone,

    Results from today's PinCrossing event:

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    A Division was won by Sam Miller on a fierce Centaur II battle over Corey Hulse. Brandon Service finished 3rd and took family bragging rights over Brian Service, who finished 4th.

    Jay Robinson defeated Bill Shupp in B Division action with a final showdown on Game of Thrones.

    In Selfie League, Nathaniel Gibson swept all four games to secure the win for A Division over Ken Martin, and Justin Semke won the B Division in a playoff against Bill Shupp on TX (TX TX).

    Special thanks to the players from The River City Pinball League who drove out from Harrisburg to play today!

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    1 month later
    #10 3 years ago

    I edited the post today to reflect the switch to a Quarterly format at PinCrossing. The next event there is the PinCrossing Winter Open on February 25.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/584296221781671/

    1 week later
    #16 3 years ago

    For anyone interested, PinCrossing's Wednesday Night Winter League starts up again tonight (Session #2).

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1869156806630130/

    2 weeks later
    #17 3 years ago

    Two PinCrossing events coming up:

    Winter League Session 3 starts this Wednesday, Feb 22: https://www.facebook.com/events/138560413327976/
    Winter Open Quarterly Tournament is this upcoming Saturday, Feb 25: https://www.facebook.com/events/584296221781671/

    4 weeks later
    #18 3 years ago

    Updated the post to add in the Philly Pinball Club in Northern Liberties plus the dates of the next PinCrossing Quarterly, which will be May 5 & 6 at PinFest in Allentown.

    1 week later
    #19 3 years ago

    Two Spring League Notifications:

    PinCrossing - Starts Wednesday, March 29 - https://www.facebook.com/events/1737547839891717/
    Philly Pinball League - Starts Thursday, March 30 - https://www.facebook.com/events/346925159036774/

    2 weeks later
    #20 3 years ago

    Lots of great pinball events in the Philly area coming up!

    April 13 - PhillyPinballClub Meetup #2 (North Bowl) - https://www.facebook.com/events/292462431185270/
    April 19 - PinCrossing Spring League Session #2 - https://www.facebook.com/events/170802710108703/
    April 21-23 - Sip and Flip (Pottstown, hosted by Pinball Gallery at the Manatawny Still Works) - https://www.facebook.com/events/1278550802237308/
    May 5-6 - PinFest IFPA Tournament (Allentown) - https://www.facebook.com/events/140441396490780/

    2 months later
    #21 3 years ago

    Hi Everyone! I've updated the main post to include information on events in Allentown and Harrisburg.

    A few upcoming events in the Philly Area:
    July 6 - River City Pinball Club League Orientation Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/329213597516991
    July 11 - Pinball Gallery Monthly: http://www.pinballgallery.net/tournaments/
    July 12 - The next PinCrossing League starts: https://www.facebook.com/events/1209850272471156
    July 25 - Skate Park Monthly Tournament: https://www.facebook.com/events/1938423439765620/

    #23 3 years ago
    Quoted from Philk:

    Did that Pincrossing event for 7/5 get cancelled? I saw that it was no longer on the IFPA site?

    Hey Phil, unfortunately we had to cancel it. After scheduling it, we found out that Railroad is going to be closed for the week for the 4th of July holiday. We may look to reschedule it because I think it's a cool format. Also, we're going to be announcing the dates for the Summer Classic soon, so I'll post the date as soon as we know it.

    3 weeks later
    #34 3 years ago

    Three events this week!

    Tuesday at Penn Skate Park - https://www.facebook.com/events/1938423439765620/
    *new* Wednesday Non-IFPA Three Strikes - https://www.facebook.com/events/1575165342554903/
    And of course, Pinburgh! Technically not Philadelphia, but absolutely worth the trip! - http://www.replayfx.org

    1 week later
    #39 3 years ago

    The 2017 PinCrossing Summer Classic has been announced! Saturday, August 26, 2017.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pincrossing-summer-classic-2017
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1948786548673680/

    2 weeks later
    #41 3 years ago

    Bump for a reminder about upcoming events. Lots of local pinball!

    August 19 - River City Pinball Monthly (Harrisburg, PA) http://www.rivercitypinball.com/tournaments.html
    August 19 - Star Wars Launch Party at Pinball Gallery (Malvern, PA) https://www.facebook.com/events/119975475291255/
    August 22 - Penn Skate Arcade Monthly at Penn Skate (Allentown, PA) https://www.facebook.com/events/107875953195528/
    August 26 - PinCrossing Summer Classic at Railroad Street Bar & Grill (Royersford, PA) https://www.facebook.com/events/1948786548673680/
    September 6 - "Pinball Pinball Pinball" Event at Railroad Street Bar & Grill (Royersford, PA) https://www.facebook.com/events/1847759322209030/
    September 13 (Every Wednesday) - PinCrossing Fall League - https://www.facebook.com/events/1636502946367894/

    3 weeks later
    #43 3 years ago

    Bump for Local Events!

    September 13 (and Every Wednesday) - PinCrossing Fall League - https://www.facebook.com/events/1636502946367894/

    September 16 - River City Pinball Monthly
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1478443618912743

    September 23 - First State Flip-Off - Milford, DE
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/delawares-first-annual-state-pinball-tournament

    September 26 - Penn Skate Monthly (Now with optional cash buy-in!)
    https://www.facebook.com/events/139250096680677/

    September 30 - White Rose Gameroom Show in York, PA - IFPA Match-Play Tournament
    https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=20695#

    October 3 - Pinball Gallery Monthly
    http://www.pinballgallery.net/tournaments/

    1 week later
    #44 3 years ago

    Hi Everyone,

    We're announcing the PHILA Pinball League, a multi-location pinball league:

    http://www.philapinball.com

    More information is on a separate Pinside thread here:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/phila-pinball-multi-location-regional-league

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    3 weeks later
    #49 3 years ago

    A very nice local news write-up about the Monthly Tournaments in Allentown, PA and a shout-out to PHILA Pinball.

    http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/10/pinball_tournament.html

    1 week later
    #52 3 years ago

    Hey Everyone! I wanted to share a Google Calendar that I've put together that lists regional tournaments and leagues. It's in Google Calendar as a public calendar. If there is anything you think is missing, please drop a note to philapinball@gmail.com.

    https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=r5cu3vnt14689b71ffhsam1af4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York

    3 months later
    #56 2 years ago

    Kicking up an old thread.

    I just wanted to send an update that we're in the middle of the Winter 2018 Season of the PHILA Pinball regional league and to spread the word that qualifying is still open.

    We have 33 machines at 11 different locations, and you can play and post scores any time these locations are open. It's Best Game qualifying, and your best 8 games count. Top 32 will qualify for A Division Finals, and everyone else is welcome to play in the B Division Side Tournament.

    Here's a (slightly over the top) promotional video for the PHILA Pinball League Winter 2018 Season.

    Entry fee is only $10, and you can visit our website at:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/phila-pinball-multi-location-regional-league -> Main Pinside Thread
    http://www.philapinball.com -> Main Site
    http://www.facebook.com/PHILAPinball -> Facebook Group

    4 months later
    #57 2 years ago

    Kicking up an old thread again.

    We're going to be running a Pinburgh-esque practice event in Philadelphia two weeks before the main event, and we're calling it "PracticeBurgh".

    Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phila-pinball-presents-practiceburgh-tickets-46790095435#tickets

    We've also done some proper calendar planning at PinCrossing and are announcing a number of events, including the Summer Classic and a new Monthly event (3rd Wednesday of the Month).

    * Special Events *
    PinCrossing Summer Classic - August 11 - https://www.facebook.com/events/252623025291327/
    IFPA Tournament at the White Rose Gameroom Show (York, PA) - October 13 - Information Coming Soon!

    * Summer League *
    Bank Score Night - June 27 - https://www.facebook.com/events/252439238823074/
    Summer League Session #1 - July 11 - https://www.facebook.com/events/922213077958609/
    Summer League Session #2 - August 1 - https://www.facebook.com/events/435028093631281/
    Summer League Session #3 - August 29 - https://www.facebook.com/events/249127509187208/

    * Monthly Events (3rd Wednesday of the Month) *
    Mini Match Play Event - August 15 - https://www.facebook.com/events/1837164386585010/
    Pinball Pinball Pinball Event - September 19 - https://www.facebook.com/events/239159806860148/
    Progressive Strikes Event - October 17 - https://www.facebook.com/events/1004901296346030/

    1 week later
    #59 2 years ago

    Hello Everyone!

    * PracticeBurgh Ticket Status *
    As of this note, we have 36 tickets of 48 sold so far for the event! If you know of someone who would like to register, the link is here:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phila-pinball-presents-practiceburgh-tickets-46790095435

    * Attendee List *
    Here is the Registered Attendee list: http://philapinball.com/practiceburgh-registered-guest-list/

    Questions? if you have any questions, please do drop us a line!

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