Dory Hill Schedule

Russell sent an email with the Dory Hill schedule which I’m posting here.


Even if not explicitly stated, the Pavilion is the place for all meetings, registration, rules, etc.

Friday

2pm: Earliest time you may arrive at the campground. No exceptions. Being respectful of arrival & departure times is one of the best ways we can stay on good terms with the venue.

6:30pm: If you are bringing a game, please have it set up and working by this time.

6:30pm – 7:15pm: Last minute registration at the Pavilion for people who did not already pay tournament entries.

7:15pm: Everyone meets at the Pavilion. We’ll give a little welcome speech, go over rules for the weekend. Then we will go over the rules for the Friday night tournament.

7:30pm – 9:30pm: Friday Night Flip Frenzy Tournament qualifying. All registered players will play for two hours.

9:30pm – 11pm: Final rounds (for the top 16 qualifiers only)

Midnight: Quiet hours begin.

Saturday

9:30am-10am: last minute registration. If you are planning to play, and will not be at the Campground by 10am, you must pay in advance. Please reach out to us. Do not expect someone waiting around at the registration table to handle late arrivals – we’ll all be off playing!

10am: Everyone gathers at the Pavilion for the tournament rules & group photo. We will start on time. We do not offer wake up calls or white glove pinhead herding services. It is your responsibility to be at the Pavilion on time.

Tournament begins! It’s up to you and your self-formed group to play your assigned games. Once you’ve finished, turn in your scoresheet and the rest of the day is yours (though please surrender any game you’re playing to anyone who still needs to play it for their round).

Go quickly. Or take your time. Stop for lunch. Take a nap. Do whatever you want, but…

8pm: Deadline to turn in your completed score sheet for your 18 holes.

Dollar games? Stall ball? Chubby Bunny? Play pinball, tell stories, make friends around the campfire. Have fun.

Midnight: Quiet hours begin.

Sunday

9am: Top 32 qualifiers from Saturday meet at the Pavilion for the start of A Division finals.

9:15am: All other players meet at the Pavilion for instructions & scorecards for B and C Division finals.

2pm-2:30pm: Everyone meets at the Pavilion for final awards ceremony. Then pack up and go home, or feel free to spend Sunday night at the campground with whatever games remain.

Midnight: Quiet hours begin.

Monday

11am: Drop dead checkout time. You must be packed up and gone, leaving your site cleaner than you found it. Please respect this deadline so that we can continue to hold our event here for many years to come.

Boulder and Blizzard Leagues Start Next Week

Boulder League at Press Play

Boulder Pinball League starts Wednesday, September 11th.
Here are the details:

Boulder Pinball League. 8 regular season weeks meeting every Wednesday (except 1st Wednesday of October and November) at 7:30pm starting September 11th. League Finals are on Wednesday November 20th at 7:30pm.

$25 entry and all money goes to prize pool. Free for first time players!

See event on Facebook.


Blizzard League

Blizzard Pinball Fall League 2019 starts Monday, September 9th.
Here is the announcement that was posted on Facebook by KMac:

We are proud to be hosting the Colorado State Championship on January 18th, 2020!

Want to get to know the games you’ll be competing on? Want to feel like you’re competing on your ‘home’ games during the tournament? What better way than to join our league!

Our fall league starts Monday, September 9th at 7pm. We will meet for 10 weeks then have a finals on the 11th week, which currently is scheduled on November 18th (weather permitting).

We play in 3-4 player groups and will play 5 games per evening. You get wins depending on how many people you beat each game. Every week we shuffle everyone around based on their average number of wins. On week 11 we divide into A and B divisions and play off for the prize money! $40 entry fee, 100% goes to the prize pool at the end of the league.

Jurassic Park Launch Parties

There are 7 Jurassic Park Launch Parties happening to help break in Stern’s newest release. That’s 7 chances at winning a JP Launch Trophy! Dave Andersen…how many do you think you can snag??

Saturday, September 14th at 1pm – 1up LoDo – Denver, CO
7-strike group knockout

Sunday, September 15 at 2pm – Press Play – Boulder, CO
Limited qualifying, top 4 play in Finals

Sunday, September 15 at 5pm – The Lyric – Fort Collins, CO
3-strike knockout & free outdoor movie, Jurassic Park of course!

Saturday, September 28 at 1pm – Wonderland Brewing – Broomfield, CO
2 or 3-strike knockout depending upon number of players.

Sunday, October 20th at 1pm – 1up Colfax – Denver, CO
Combined with 3rd Sunday Monthly Tourney. PREMIUM Model!

Friday, October 25th at 7pm – J Bo’s – Durango, CO
3-Strike knockout. PREMIUM Model!

Sunday, October 27th at 6pm – 1up Greenwood – Denver, CO
Combined with 4th Sunday Monthly Tourney. PREMIUM Model!

And FYI, Lyons Classic Pinball has an order placed for a Jurassic Park Premium so expect that on location once they start shipping!

Save the Dates – Holiday WPPRs & Colorado State Championship 2019-20!

Mark your calendar – dates for Colorado’s end of year WPPR-tunitiesTM have been announced! Format details will be posted as event dates near.

Dory Hill X – September 6-8 at Base Camp at Golden Gate Canyon
Colorado’s largest annual tournament and biggest WPPR-tunity of them all! Get all the details here.

24 Hour Pinball Marathon – September 28-29 at Blizzard Mountain
New format this year. Get the details & purchase tickets here.

Pin-toberfest 11 – October 4th & 5th at the 1up Greenwood
Best game qualifying October 4th and the morning of the 5th with playoffs to begin early that afternoon.
Note: MHPL Denver will be starting up around the same time. Spots for this league go fast so it’s best to be watching the Colorado Pinball Tournament Info group on Facebook to snag a spot.

Fall Flip Out – November 9th & 10th at both Pinball Jones locations
Best game qualifying on the 9th with finals held on the 10th.

Lyons Fall Classic – November 15th & 16th at Lyons Classic Pinball
Note: Due to a conflict in scheduling earlier this year the tournament was moved to the fall, however the Lyons Spring Classic will resume its traditional dates (Friday & Saturday of Memorial Weekend) next year.

Silver Ball Rocks IV – December 7th & 8th at Wonderland Brewing
Best game qualifying for A & B Divisions (everyone qualifies). Playoffs are a single elimination best of 3 bracket in both divisions.

Ultimate Pinball Carnage – December 14th at the 1up Colfax
Typically the same format as the 3rd Sunday monthly.

Ultimate Pinball Challenge – December 15th at the 1up LoDo
Typically a 12 strike group knockout.


All of these events are great opportunities to snag sweet Colorado WPPRs so you can qualify for the Colorado State Championship!

Colorado State Championship

Date:  January 18, 2020
Location:  Blizzard Mountain Pinball

The top 24 ranked players in Colorado will receive an invite to the tournament via email. The format is single elimination, best of 7, head-to-head bracket with the top 8 ranked players receiving first round byes. Full rules for the SCS can be found here.

Current Colorado state standings can be found here.

The winner will go on to compete in the North American Championship which will be held in Denver at Game Exchange on March 5, 2020. That’s right – we’re hosting this year!

Important Dory Hill Updates

We’re two weeks away from Dory Hill X! In preparation Russell Linsky posted tips and reminders on Facebook which I am sharing here.

For full Dory Hill X event details go here.


Hello Everyone,

Dory Hill X is fast approaching. Remember, this is September 6-8, only 2 weeks away.

Particularly for those of you who have never attended before, I thought I’d send out a general information message so you can know what to expect. Sorry this is so long, but please read through this.

Base Camp at Golden Gate is a camping setup with some amenities. The cabins have power outlets, and all but one has a space heater. The RV sites have power outlets and hookups (I know nothing about RVs, but I think it’s a standard setup). There are (newly renovated) bathrooms with shower facilities. There is a convenience store at Base Camp with basic snack food, drinks. They also have a liquor store. They will have wood for sale if it turns out it is safe to have campfires.

Here are some things you might think about bringing for the trip:

1. Extension cords
2. Tarpaulins
3. Clamps as indicated below
4. Bungee cords
5. Pinball tools, especially for installing legs, leveling games, game maintenance
6. Dollies for moving games around, setup
7. Packing/moving blankets 
8. Flashlights and/or headlamps (it gets DARK)
9. Water Coolers
10. Camp Chairs
11. Cold weather gear (it has snowed occasionally)
12. Rain gear (it has rained occasionally)
13. Toiletries
14. Bath towel
15. Flip-flops to get to and from the shower
16. Food & drink
17. Trash bags for cleanup (please try to keep your site spotless this year)
18. Cash (for any fees you haven’t yet paid)
19. Ashtrays (this one is very important if you smoke, no cigarette butts this year)

For check-in on Friday, whoever is the official renter of each site much check-in at the front desk of Base Camp. They will have a list of the official renters. You will have to leave a credit card for a security deposit, and cabin folks with receive a key. If there is no damage, the site is clean etc. you should not be charged anything.

If you are bringing a game, please have it setup and operational by 6:30pm on Friday at the latest. Modern games should be set to 3 balls, and set to tournament mode. (this will need to be changed to 5 balls for Saturday/Sunday) We will have a “drivers’ meeting” at 7:00pm where we will go over any additional details. The Friday side tournament should begin promptly at 7:30pm. I anticipate this will run until 9:30, followed by finals.

We are trying to remove any bottlenecks to the check-in process. Nobody will be allowed to play in any events if they have not paid their tournament entry fees. It’s $50. You will be able to pay upon your arrival. But, please pay your tournament fees in advance. If you haven’t yet confirmed your attendance with me and paid your tournament entry fees, please do so at your earliest convenience. We are also trying to get a feel for how many people will be attending, so PLEASE, confirm and pay if you’re coming.

Finally, Base Camp is asking for a detailed list of who is staying where. This is due to problems with certain sites in the past. So, if you’re staying on site, I must know where. There is no random “crashing” or popping a tent allowed. So, please help us clarify who is staying on which site.

I think this is going to be a great year for Dory Hill. We will likely have more games and more players than ever before. This even has the potential to be the largest pinball tournament in Colorado history!

Thanks so much to Ryan Wanger, Zach Smith, Snow Galvin, Bill Reeves, Kevin Ryan, JJ Babich, Steve Trujillo and everyone else who has already pitched in so much to make this event happen.

Let me know if I can help in any way, and I’ll SEE YOU THERE!

Russell Linsky
doryhillpinball@gmail.com