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#901 10 months ago
Quoted from semicolin:

So I'm headed down to Ann Arbor the last week of July for some training at the University of Michigan, and my evenings are free.

Can't help with VFW. But Pinball Pete's is a great place to stop by and play.

#902 10 months ago
Quoted from Atrain:

Can't help with VFW. But Pinball Pete's is a great place to stop by and play.

Went there (Pinball Petes) a couple of weeks ago and they have a few nice newer LE's there now. Glad to see that and had fun playing them.

#903 10 months ago

Marvelous Marvin’s Mechanical Museum is a must see if you have time.

#904 10 months ago

I'll definitely be stopping by pinball pete's.

Marvelous Marvin's looks awesome, but I'm unfortunately limited to what I can easily access by taxi/lyft/public transportation as I'm flying in from Canada.

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#905 9 months ago

Just a reminder about the tournament tomorrow.

Quoted from tmontana:

For those of you that don't know Rock City Music Company in Livonia has 4 pins on location in their store. Kiss (Bally and Stern), Whitewater, and Iron Maiden. I'm helping them run an Iron Maiden Launch party on Sunday, August 5th. Come out for some fun competition.
https://www.facebook.com/events/286285721918109/
Date: Sunday, August 5th. Qualifying begins at 11:15 and will end at 2:30 or later. A player can put up qualifying scores anytime during that period. In other words, you don’t have to be there right at the start, although that will allow the player more time to qualify.
Fee: One time $5 entry plus normal coin drop ($1 from the fee goes to the IFPA the rest gets paid out to the players.)
Format: Best game unlimited qualifying on 4 machines. Play the machines as much as time allows during the qualifying period. Only the players best score counts. When qualifying is over the top 8 or half (whichever is less) will make it into the A-division finals. The next 4 players not ranked in the top 1000 WPPR are placed into the B-division.
Finals: One 4-player game on Iron Maiden. Top two scores advance. When four players remain, final scores will determine placement.
Games (subject to change): Iron Maiden, Whitewater, Bally Kiss, Stern Kiss
Prizes: Random prize giveaways will be selected during the tournament, including Stern translites (retail value $99.99).
A-Division: 1st Place- 40% of entry pool + Iron Maiden Translite + Trophy
2nd Place- 30% of entry pool
3rd Place - 10% of entry pool
B-Division: 1st Place - 20% of entry pool

1 week later
#906 9 months ago

I went to "The Arcade" in Brighton yesterday and updated the pin list today on the "Pin Map" based on what they had. I identified which ones were LEs - they have some good ones. The list is getting much better with more popular pins. We had a good time.

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#907 9 months ago

Come join me and others at the Midland Game-On Store Tuesday nights for pinball. Open to all ages.
Details here: https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=26362

Can just show up to play the games as well if not interested in a fun tourney.
All games .50 a play.

Pinball area open during all store hours.

#908 9 months ago

Thanks Gravitar. We have a bigger tourney coming sept 16 as well just waiting to finalize a few things. We’re up to 11 games and climbing.

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#909 8 months ago

Stern Deadpool launch party at M-Brew in Ferndale on Sunday, September 16th from 2:00-6:00
Random giveways!

https://www.facebook.com/events/674838392877405/

#910 8 months ago

If any of you guys want to come to the saturday Sept 29th Ann Arbor VFW mini-pinball show, please get your ticket reservations ASAP. The number of remaining tickets is getting pretty thin....
http://vfwpinball.com/?p=128

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#912 8 months ago

Anyone know when the tournament on monday at pop off-world starts?

#913 8 months ago

Was a great time and well attended event. Anxiously awaiting the next one.
Will let cocomonkeh give details if like.

#914 8 months ago
Quoted from TwoHeartedMale:

Anyone know when the tournament on monday at pop off-world starts?

I think it's 7pm, but you can post your question here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/POPOFFWORLD/

#915 8 months ago

TNA is on location in Berkley at Hartfield Lanes. We will be having a launch party tournament on Friday, November 2nd. Herb-style qualifying from 5-9

More information on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/286692128726173/

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#916 7 months ago

Pinball Pete's Matchplay Tournament Series 10/23
First of many Pinball Pete's Matchplay Tournaments!
https://www.facebook.com/events/963734793810491/

The tournament starts at 7pm and it will be 7 rounds group Matchplay

There will be prizes for this one also!
trans-light to a random player (Note: we will not be using random.org) potentially another stern dogtag!

Pinball Pete's Matchplay Tournament Series 11/13
Second of many Pinball Pete's Matchplay Tournaments!
https://www.facebook.com/events/963734793810491/

The tournament starts at 7pm and it will be 7 rounds group Matchplay

Same as before in terms of prizes, I will be giving away a trans-light at every tournament until they are gone!

Please invite anyone you think would be interested in a series of fun tournaments in Ann Arbor's Pinball Pete's on South University

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#917 6 months ago

This Friday!!

TNA launch party tournament

Tournament Details:

All ages and skill levels welcome!
IFPA sanctioned event.

Date: Friday, November 2nd. Qualifying begins at 5:00 and will end at 9:30. A player can put up qualifying scores anytime during that period. In other words, you don’t have to be there right at the start, although that will allow the player more time to qualify.

Fee: $5 entry fee. $1 from the fee goes to the IFPA. $2 goes to giveaways/trophies/etc. and the remaining $2 goes into the prize pool. The entry fee will also give you 5 entries for the tournament. Additional entries/tickets are $1. All money collected from the additional entries goes into the prize pool as well. Normal coin drop is in effect.

Format: Best game unlimited qualifying on 5 machines. Play the machines as much as time allows during the qualifying period. Only the players best score counts. When qualifying is over the top 12 or half (whichever is less) will make it into the A-division finals. The next 4 players not ranked in the top 1500 WPPR are placed into the B-division.

Finals: One 4-player game on Total Nuclear Annihilation. Top two scores advance. When four players remain, final scores will determine placement.

Games (subject to change): Total Nuclear Annihilation, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Space Station, Pool Sharks, Party Zone

Prizes: Random prize (TBA) giveaways will be selected during the tournament

A-Division:
1st Place- 40% of entry pool + Trophy
2nd Place- 30% of entry pool
3rd Place - 10% of entry pool

B-Division: 1st Place - 20% of entry pool

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#918 6 months ago

Where the hell is Fremont?

#919 6 months ago
Quoted from TwoHeartedMale:

Where the hell is Fremont?

Its way over and up west... Above G.R.

#920 6 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Its way over and up west... Above G.R.

so your saying its the middle of nowhere? like more then 2 hours away from our centrally located Capitol, and over 3 hours away from our only major city? Sounds like a great place to hold a championship .

#921 6 months ago
Quoted from TwoHeartedMale:

Sounds like a great place to hold a championship .

Michigan is a big ass state; tell someone in the UP that our capital is centrally located

Anyway, the championship moves around to diff'rent locations to keep it kosher. Whilst it may be far, shit I've never even trecked to Fremont, sometimes it's close like Brighton, not too far like Kzoo, sometimes further like Flint, GR, Fremont etc.

The point is if it's there, it's being run by the Harmons who put on a fine show and will do it right.

So....You can always wait till next year when it's closer

#922 6 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Michigan is a big ass state; tell someone in the UP that our capital is centrally located
Anyway, the championship moves around to diff'rent locations to keep it kosher. Whilst it may be far, shit I've never even trecked to Fremont, sometimes it's close like Brighton, not too far like Kzoo, sometimes further like Flint, GR, Fremont etc.
The point is if it's there, it's being run by the Harmons who put on a fine show and will do it right.
So....You can always wait till next year when it's closer

I tried to tell a yooper something once but i think we speak different languages . but yea i see your point, spreadin the love around is good.

#923 6 months ago

December 9th 7pm pinball petes A2 matchplay. 1$ifpa fee, and coin drop. IFPA scoring

https://pinside.com/pinball/events/sunday-matchplay-pinball-petes-a2-2018

#924 6 months ago

Black Friday charity pinball at the VFW Nov 23rd, 7pm till 11pm. Toys for Tots is the charity this year. You need to get a ticket reservation and an unwrapped ($20) toy to come play free pinball that night. Details at http://vfwpinball.com/?p=128

#925 6 months ago

Sweet! Another VFW show!

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#926 6 months ago

Just a reminder, this Tuesday the 27th we have a tournament at pinball petes A2. Event starts at 7pm with everything usually wrapped up by 9:30, its going to be 7 rounds of group Matchplay. Cost of play is coin drop. IFPA points and translites available to win. Everyone is welcome!!

#927 5 months ago

Doing a weekend event at our location: The Mini Winter Expo. Some games are coming out of storage and some of our regulars are bringing games in.
https://www.facebook.com/events/454554671734562/

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#928 5 months ago

New season of chesterfield at sparks starts tonight at 730. lots of fun, all ages welcome.

#929 5 months ago
Quoted from cocomonkeh:

Doing a weekend event at our location: The Mini Winter Expo. Some games are coming out of storage and some of our regulars are bringing games in.
https://www.facebook.com/events/454554671734562/

I've never been to a pinball tournament before. About how long do they last?
Thanks

#930 5 months ago
Quoted from Parkshow30:

I've never been to a pinball tournament before. About how long do they last?
Thanks

A 4 strikes you're out tournament will depend on your play and how many players and how good the other players are.A 20-24 player tournament at Mbrew might take 4-4 1/2 hours and the same amount of players at Beeks might only take 3 1/2 hours but you could be out in under 2 hours.there is also tournaments that have set rounds with points awarded based on your place each round then totaled at the end with highest score being the winner or a playoff with the top 4-8 players.these can take about 20-30 minutes per round and 7 rounds seems to be popular.there are other formats but these are the most popular for your average weeknight tournament.

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#931 5 months ago

Did my first tournament at GameOn in Midland this weekend. Thanks everyone for making me feel welcome and showing me what to do and how it all works! I definitely would like to play in another event.

#932 5 months ago

Tomorrow (December 12th) at our weekly M-Brew tournament we will be having a very special guest.
If anyone has a Guardians of the Galaxy or Batman translite be sure to bring it for our tournament tomorrow at 7:00 P.M. Stern pinball artist extraordinaire Christopher Franchi has agreed to sign his artwork for anyone who brings it in.

#933 5 months ago

Evan is out of town so I am helping out with the tournament at Pinball Pete’s in Ann Arbor tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18th at 7 p.m. Matchplay and then finals, should end around 10 p.m.

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#934 4 months ago

Pinball Petes Group Matchplay On Sunday the 30th at 6pm. 7 Rounds IFPA Scoring. Cost of play is 1$Ifpa fee + Coin Drop. Trophy for 1st place. All are Welcome to Play!

https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=28688#

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#935 4 months ago

What time is the Joe Dumars Strikes tournament tomorrow? I saw it on the IFPA calendar but did not see a time.
I also saw a page on Facebook and noticed that a lot of times the tournament was not held but did not see anything recent. Is it for sure being held? Also how much does it cost to enter? Pretty new at this, have only done one tournament so far and it was in Midland. Thanks for any info

#936 4 months ago

I'm not sure about the Joe Dumars tourney but there's the Beatles release tourney at pinball Petes Ann Arbor tomorrow

#937 4 months ago

Joe Dumars is not happening any longer till further notice.

#938 4 months ago
Quoted from AaronJames:

Joe Dumars is not happening any longer till further notice.

Bummer. Just found out about it and I'm only 10 minutes away.

#939 4 months ago

Is the chesterfield Sparks thing a league where you need to be there every Monday or is it a tournament style each week? I can't commit to coming every week as I'm working a lot and have young kids but I could play maybe once a month

#940 4 months ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

I'm not sure about the Joe Dumars tourney but there's the Beatles release tourney at pinball Petes Ann Arbor tomorrow

Thanks for the invite. Sounds fun but I'm looking to stay a little closer to home on a work night.

#941 4 months ago
Quoted from Parkshow30:

Is the chesterfield Sparks thing a league where you need to be there every Monday or is it a tournament style each week? I can't commit to coming every week as I'm working a lot and have young kids but I could play maybe once a month

3 strikes tournament, random game and groups of 4 or 3 each round...bottom 2 players get a strike. 3$ entry plus coin drop each week. No need to play each week, but the best 3 of 4 weeks scores are used to assign A and B brackets for the head to head tourny on week 5. A great and fun league you should check out when you can.

#942 4 months ago

Pinball petes ann arbor group matchplay. This sunday the 13th, starts at 6pm. 1$IFPA fee plus coin drop (1$ per game). Trophy for first place. Free parking in ann arbor all day sunday, bring the family and make a day of it. WE HAVE A BEATLES!!

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#943 4 months ago

Munsters Launch Party at M-Brew on Sunday, February 10th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/285818648761248/

#944 4 months ago
Quoted from tmontana:

Munsters Launch Party at M-Brew on Sunday, February 10th.
https://www.facebook.com/events/285818648761248/

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#945 3 months ago

4 strikes tournament at pinball pete's A2 this sunday at 6pm. Free parking in ann arbor all day sunday (including parking structure next to pete's). Trophy for first place, ifpa points, and random goveaways. This event is open to all skill levels!!!!

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#946 66 days ago

Anyone near auburn going to mgc? I have a mgc weekend pass I'll trade if you pick up some pinball parts for me and deliver to mgc

#947 65 days ago

I heard there was going to be a tournament at a bar at 22 and Van Dyke. Any details for this? I don’t have Facebook. I’ve never been to the bar before. What kind of machines do they have? What type of tournament? Dates and times? Thanks a lot!

#948 65 days ago

Check the event calender on the ifpa website

#949 65 days ago
Quoted from Parkshow30:

I heard there was going to be a tournament at a bar at 22 and Van Dyke. Any details for this? I don’t have Facebook. I’ve never been to the bar before. What kind of machines do they have? What type of tournament? Dates and times? Thanks a lot!

I was at the tournament last Thursday. One Eyed Jacks Arcade Bar. Cool place, relaxed atmosphere. No IFPA points yet which is fine by me as it was just casual players having fun. The pinball list...

Bram Stoker's Dracula (Williams, 1993)
Diner (Williams, 1990)
Dirty Harry (Williams, 1995)
The Flintstones (Williams, 1994)
High Roller Casino (Stern, 2001)
Riverboat Gambler (Williams, 1990)
Scared Stiff (Bally, 1996)
The Shadow (Bally, 1994)
WHO Dunnit (Bally, 1995)
Whirlwind (Williams, 1990)

Groups of 4 or 3 players, random game 3 strikes tourney(bottom 2 scores earn a strike). Each round the groups are re-seeded.

Thursdays at 7:30. I think i'm going again this week, come check it out.

Also some classic and modern video games. They have cornhole and disc golf tournaments other nights.

#950 65 days ago

Thanks. I had checked the IFPA calendar and didn’t see it, now I see why. I’m fairly close, hope to make it out one night. I’ve done the Ferndale one a few times and had a lot of fun, supposed to try out the Chesterfield one next. More pinball is always a good thing

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