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Welcome...to Club Michigan!


By RonB

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

Thought it was time for us Michigander's to have our own spot to discuss Michigan related activities, which could include, well, anything happening within our state.

Even if you're from a surrounding state, please feel free to join in if you have something to contribute.

Weather it's shows, parties, buy/sell/trade, someone needing help with a repair, you get the idea.

I would like to thank a couple of Michigan Pinside friends I've made during the last year, tamoore and Astropin, for helping me out in various aspects. They're good people!

Let's get the party started!

Upcoming 2014 Events:

Tournaments/Leagues:

Rosie O' Grady's-Chesterfield Pinball League

Avoid the winter blues, join the new Rosie O'Grady's-Chesterfield Pinball League for a chance to win $200! Best of all, you don't have to be a 'pinball wizard' to join since this fun event will give out random prizes during league nights. Rosie's will also have $2 PBR and Bud/Bud Light buckets 6 for $12.

The league will accommodate six teams of four members, which will meet on Tuesdays at 7 PM for four weeks. There is only a one time league fee of $5 per person and the games will be set to free play during league nights.

If you are interested in joining, you MUST sign up first by emailing mike@galaxypinball.com

The league Facebook page is facebook.com/rosiespinball

We are hoping to have our first league night on Jan 7th.
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The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids

Starting this month, the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI will be holding monthly pinball tournaments the second Sunday of each month at 5pm. Our first tournament is Sunday, January 12th. Entry fee is $5 and all entry fees are paid out to the top 3 players. Tournament starts at 5pm and will be head to head matches, double elimination with the matches and machines to be chosen at random by computer. If there are 16 or more players we will switch to single elimination. All players will receive IFPA points if you care about that kind of thing.
Here is a link to the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/493183004113530/

Pyramid Scheme has 22 machines available for play everyday from 4pm - 2am and all are set to $.50/play (except WoZ which is $.75/play). You can see a list of all the machines here:

http://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play/the-pyramid-schemebar-967-grand-rapids-mi-united-states

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"The Arcade" in Brighton

If anyone wants to join the new league forming at "The Arcade" in Brighton the first league night is Friday Jan 24th.

Here is a bunch more info on how to sign up etc.

http://michiganpinball.com/thearcade

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#2 5 years ago

Hi. I'm new here.

#3 5 years ago

Count me in!

Bill

#4 5 years ago

Here's something for Michigan: Mark your calenders: May 24th.

Pinball, video, slots, beer, Pro BBQ, Live music....

More info soonish....

#7 5 years ago
Quoted from tamoore:

Here's something for Michigan: Mark your calenders: May 24th.
Pinball, video, slots, beer, Pro BBQ, Live music....
More info soonish....

Did you get a slot machine? Or did you mean something else?

Pro BBQ and Live music? Man, your parties are getting better all the time! I'm definitely planning on making it.

#8 5 years ago

Thanks for pointing that out, and I'll check in there from time to time.

I thought it might useful to have a Pinside thread, for those of us who frequent this site.

#9 5 years ago
Quoted from RonB:

Did you get a slot machine? Or did you mean something else?
Pro BBQ and Live music? Man, your parties are getting better all the time! I'm definitely planning on making it.

I bought one from clay, and have four others. They're good items for the bar.

#10 5 years ago

Count me in as well!

#11 5 years ago

Count me in! Im so glad Michigan turned out to be such a great place for pinball!

#12 5 years ago
Quoted from RyThom:

Count me in! Im so glad Michigan turned out to be such a great place for pinball!

Cold winters= lots of bowling alleys
Lots of Polish people= lots of bowling alleys
Lots of bowling alleys= lots of pinball machines

Bare in mind, I'm talking about 70's, 80's, 90's in this case, not the present.

I'm in the club!

#13 5 years ago
Quoted from tamoore:

I bought one from clay, and have four others. They're good items for the bar.

You can never have too many slot machines. I know the one from Clay is a Williams/WMS. Hope some of the others are Bally.

#14 5 years ago

Also, mark your calendars for May 16-18th as well

#15 5 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Also, mark your calendars for May 16-18th as well

For?

#16 5 years ago

I'm telling you, Michigan is the hotbed of pinball activity.

Just look outside. No much else we can do.

Pete

#17 5 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Also, mark your calendars for May 16-18th as well

Quoted from RonB:

MrBally said:

Also, mark your calendars for May 16-18th as well

For?

IFPA Championships in Colorado of course, DOH!!

#18 5 years ago

Avoid the winter blues, join the new Rosie O'Grady's-Chesterfield Pinball League for a chance to win $200! Best of all, you don't have to be a 'pinball wizard' to join since this fun event will give out random prizes during league nights. Rosie's will also have $2 PBR and Bud/Bud Light buckets 6 for $12.

The league will accommodate six teams of four members, which will meet on Tuesdays at 7 PM for four weeks. There is only a one time league fee of $5 per person and the games will be set to free play during league nights.

If you are interested in joining, you MUST sign up first by emailing mike@galaxypinball.com

The league Facebook page is facebook.com/rosiespinball

We are hoping to have our first league night on Jan 7th.

Rosie O' Grady's Irish Pub
30400 23 Mile Rd
Chesterfield, MI 48047
http://www.rosieogradys irishpub.com/

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#19 5 years ago

A possible pinball event in SE Michigan. Now in the works but could change. Just keep one of those days open if you might want to attend. Will be good if it pans out.

#20 5 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

A possible pinball event in SE Michigan. Now in the works but could change. Just keep one of those days open if you might want to attend. Will be good if it pans out.

Hope it works out.

#21 5 years ago

I'm in Michigan part time so I'm signing up for at least a summer membership.

#22 5 years ago

Houghton Lake checking in (I'll just go ahead and assume I represent ALL of Houghton Lake )

I'll definitely plan on being there Todd. (Live Music?)

Oh and MrBally, if you plan on going to Todd's on the 24th maybe you could stop buy on your way and take a look at my Roller Coaster.....I'll pay you to fix it.....I can't figure an EM out. That thing is in too nice a shape to just be sitting there turned off.

#23 5 years ago
Quoted from Astropin:

Houghton Lake checking in (I'll just go ahead and assume I represent ALL of Houghton Lake )
I'll definitely plan on being there Todd. (Live Music?)
Oh and MrBally, if you plan on going to Todd's on the 24th maybe you could stop buy on your way and take a look at my Roller Coaster.....I'll pay you to fix it.....I can't figure an EM out. That thing is in too nice a shape to just be sitting there turned off.

Astropin, start a thread in the EM section about your Roller Coaster. EM's really aren't too hard to work on.

#24 5 years ago

Not in Michigan, but 15 minutes from the border. Someone said it right... Michigan seems to be a hotbed for pinball.

#25 5 years ago

I'm in. Also, if anyone has preferred vendors with good deals on new machines, please pm with details. I'm interested in either WOZ or STLE. Thanks!

#26 5 years ago
Quoted from Thunder424:

Not in Michigan, but 15 minutes from the border. Someone said it right... Michigan seems to be a hotbed for pinball.

Indeed it is.

A few hoarders are known to be in the area.

And if anyone has not been to Clay's Ann Arbor pinball museum, you should make the time. You can play games you've only seen pictures of.

#27 5 years ago
Quoted from Garrett:

You can play games you've only seen pictures of.

Something I know all too well being stuck up here in "no pin land".

I'm making it a point this year to hit some events and parties, would like to play something newer than the Stern IJ & POTC at the local mini-golf!

#28 5 years ago
Quoted from Docray1:

if anyone has preferred vendors with good deals on new machines

Hemi out of Muskegon can hook you up, I believe.

#29 5 years ago
Quoted from pmWolf:

I'm telling you, Michigan is the hotbed of pinball activity.

Just look outside. No much else we can do.

Pete

Does shoveling snow count????

Scott
Detroit Pinball

#30 5 years ago
Quoted from Garrett:

Astropin, start a thread in the EM section about your Roller Coaster. EM's really aren't too hard to work on.

Tried that already..... I'm going in circles on it.

#31 5 years ago

Saugatuck, checking in.

#32 5 years ago
Quoted from Garrett:

Astropin, start a thread in the EM section about your Roller Coaster. EM's really aren't too hard to work on.

Sometimes it is best for someone to stop in and get it going as well as show the owner some simple tips for future reference. Plus, as a friend of tamoore, he gets it gratis.

#33 5 years ago
Quoted from Matt_johnson:

Saugatuck, checking in.

Amazingly, you are not getting as much snow as us as this is not from the Lake Effect™ machine.

#34 5 years ago

MrBally will also be happy to know that I now have a Bally Room. 100% Dedicated to Bally gaming machines.

#35 5 years ago

these days its happening again.

i know of several bowling centers in michigan that each have several pins.

#36 5 years ago

I think mrbally is referring to this:
http://vfwpinball.com/?p=128

#37 5 years ago
Quoted from cfh:

I think mrbally is referring to this:
http://vfwpinball.com/?p=128

WANT!!!

#38 5 years ago
Quoted from cfh:

I think mrbally is referring to this:
http://vfwpinball.com/?p=128

Road trip!

#39 5 years ago

I'm here checking in from Newport, MI
Howie

#40 5 years ago

count me as a Michigan member........lake shore....Holland

#41 5 years ago
Quoted from tamoore:

MrBally will also be happy to know that I now have a Bally Room. 100% Dedicated to Bally gaming machines.

Pics! Or yur' just yappin'!

#42 5 years ago
Quoted from RonB:

Pics! Or yur' just yappin'!

You will see next weekend.

#43 5 years ago

Allen Park here.......

On the lighter side, Mio also and would love to make the May party. Ive been known to carry a traveler machine.

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#44 5 years ago

What about the pinheads in Windsor….you are practically all around us!

#45 5 years ago
Quoted from hollywood:

What about the pinheads in Windsor….you are practically all around us!

Sure.......welcome.

#46 5 years ago

Livonia here.
Btw anyone joining the pinball league starting this month at The Arcade in Brighton?

#47 5 years ago

Southwest Michigan is still Michigan.
I'm in!

#48 5 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Amazingly, you are not getting as much snow as us as this is not from the Lake Effect™ machine.

I had a hellofa time getting to work this morning! Roads weren't plowed and by the time I figured that I made a big mistake by going out I couldn't turn around. I think we got 8-10 with large drifts.

#49 5 years ago
Quoted from Matt_johnson:

I had a hellofa time getting to work this morning! Roads weren't plowed and by the time I figured that I made a big mistake by going out I couldn't turn around. I think we got 8-10 with large drifts.

Pretty nasty up here in the NE sector as well. I'm self-employed, so I can be late, but I still have to get out there and deliver the goods. I need a new job.

#50 5 years ago
Quoted from tamoore:

Here's something for Michigan: Mark your calenders: May 24th.

Pinball, video, slots, beer, Pro BBQ, Live music....

More info soonish....

A good time to be has by all at Tamoore's place. Highly recommended to visit.

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