Belles & Chimes Denver League – Sign up this Wednesday!

Come to 1Up Colfax Wednesday June 30th at 7pm for a Belles & Chimes meet & greet and get signed up for the Summer ’21 women’s pinball league season! Chat up Gretchen Garcia and she’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have. The league is open to women of all skill levels and is super affordable – only $10 to join for the season!

The league will run for 10 consecutive Wednesdays from July 7th to September 8th, meeting at 7p each night at 1Up Colfax. League finals will be held at 1Up Colfax at 1pm on Saturday September 18th. If you attend 7 of the 10 nights then you’ll be eligible to play in the Belles Finals but anyone who made less is eligible to play in the Chimes Finals.

They have some sweet swag too – from trophies to t-shirts to pinball themed messenger bags! For those on Facebook, be sure to join their FB group.

Pinball Tournaments & Leagues!! We’re back baby!

I’ve hardly touched this website since March of 2020 and I’ve got quite a bit of calendar updating to do. I should be able to get that revised and accurate next week. In the mean time, I figured a break down of all the tournaments and leagues going on in Colorado would be handy – especially for those not on the Colorado Pinball Tournament Info Facebook group.

Note: The IFPA has not reinstated WPPRs at this time but Colorado has voiced its support for doing so. Also- if you spot an error, know of something that should be added to this list or just have questions – please send me an email.

Broomfield

Wonderland Brewing
June 12th at 1p
Wonderland will be using this event to get back in touch with their pinball regulars and figure out how they’d like to move forward with recurring events.

Wonderland also has Pinquests available. These are ongoing pinball challenges you can complete for prizes and glory! Use the Pinquest app to discover quests near you. Download the app for iPhone or Android.

Conifer

Blizzard Mountain Pinball
Friday night league starts June 4th! It’s $40 to join and players get a 20% discount on games every league night. League meets every Friday at 7p from June 4th – August 13th with Finals on August 20th. Note: There will be no league play on July 2nd due to the holiday weekend. More info on their website.

Also at Blizzard:
Second Sunday of every month at 6p
Format: Flipper Frenzy. $5 entry

Blizzard also has Pinquests available.

Denver

1Up LoDo
First Sunday of every month at 6p
Format: Group knockout – 7 strikes, progressive. $5 entry
Note: The June 6th tournament will also be a Stranger Things Launch Party! Along with cash the winner gets a trophy from Stern Pinball, $50 1up Gift card and there will be goodies being given away along with a translite raffle!
July Tournament Note: Due to July 4th being the first Sunday, the tournament will be held on Monday July 5th at 6pm

1Up Colfax
Third Sunday of every month at 1p
Format: 3 strikes, head-to-head. $5 entry
$50 1Up gift card added to the prize pool!

1Up Colfax – Belles & Chimes Denver
Sign-up for this Women’s League in person at 1up Colfax on Wednesday June 30th at 7p. It costs just $10 to play in the league which meets for 10 consecutive weeks on Wednesdays at 7p from July 7th – September 8th. League Finals will be held on Saturday September 11th at 1p. B&C Denver Facebook Group.

1Up Greenwood
Fourth Sunday of every month at 6p
Format: 3 strikes, head-to-head. $5 entry
Note: Today’s tournament (May 23) will feature an expanded prize pool thanks to a generous donation of $200 from a local pinball enthusiast! That means the top 6 get paid out rather than the typical top 4. Sweet!

Also at 1Up Greenwood:
June 15th at 7p – Stranger Things Launch Party! That means you get a second chance to win a Stern Trophy and translite/swag if you missed it at LoDo!
June 27th at 6p (the regular monthly event) – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Launch Party!

Durango

Union Social House
Sunday June 6th at 4:30p
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Launch Party!
Free Entry, three strike, two player games is the format. Killer Prizes, Trophies, Translites, Turtle figures, and trading cards. A celebration of the 80’s favorite heroes in the half-shell.

Fort Collins

Pinball Jones – Old Town (updated schedule and launch parties!)
Second Sundays of every month, sign-up at 6p, tourney starts at 7p
Format: 3 Strike Group knock-out
$10 entry with payouts to the top 4 players
Note: June 13th’s tournament will also be a TMNT Launch Party while July 11th’s will be a Stranger Things Launch Party!

Also at PPJ:
Every Monday entry is $10 and games are set to free play!
There will be summer pinball league featuring a pingolf format with dates TBD.

Frisco

CO Bar
Second Sunday of every month starting in July
Check in at 5:30, event starts at 6:00
1st, 2nd, & 3rd place cash & prizes
$5 entry + cost of games
First time players free entry
All ages & all levels welcome

Littleton

Colorado Pinball Pub
CPP has Pinquests available.

Loveland

The Flipside
The Flipside has Pinquests available.

Louisville

Tilt Pinball
Wednesday Night Pinball League at 7p
This is a casual league with an emphasis on the social part of pinball. Sign up on their website if you want to join!

Tilt also has Pinquests available.

Lyons

Lyons Classic Pinball is under new management – Ryan Wanger! With the change comes an expanded space, more games and new hours:
Friday: 3p – 10p, Saturday: 12p – 10p, Sunday: 12p – 9p

League is starting Thursday May 27th
Same format as before – 10 week season with the 11th week being Finals. Meets every Thursday at 7:30 from May 27th – August 5th. LCP will only be open to league players on Thursdays. To sign up, email Ryan Wanger.

Pueblo

Bite Me Cake Company
Every other Thursday at 6:30p – Next event May 27th
Usual format is 3-strikes but sometimes AJ likes to mix it up just to keep you on your toes.

Pindemic! A Safe and Fun PinGolf Tournament

When: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Where: Stumpy’s Pizza 138 S Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
Cost to enter: $25 + quarters for games. All entries paid out to finalists
Note: You must sign up for a tee-time: 10a, 12p, 2p and 4p. Finals begin at 6p. Limit 9 players per tee-time. To sign up, email Helena Walter Higgins here or text/call her at this number: 720-557-4176

Hi dear pinball friends!

This Sunday you are welcome to an outdoor pinball tournament in Castle Rock, at the parking lot outside of Stumpy’s Pizza. The aim is to display how you can arrange a safe and still super fun pinball tournament at this point of time, to try to lead the way. It will get better eventually!

The format will be Pin-Golf, held on Match-Play. Tee times will be 10a, 12p, 2p, 4p and then finals at 6p. Please let us know which tee time you would like to play. Either as a comment here, emailing helena.walter@gmail.com or by texting or calling 720-557-4176.

9 players per tee time. Everybody plays alone on each of the 9 pinball machines (covered by canopies – if anybody has a canopy to spare let me know!), me or Ffej registers the scores. 1 attempt per game. The top 8 players with the most points overall from having played the 9 games will advance to the A-Final. There will also be a B-Final with 8 players after the A-final, if there is interest for this. Depending on the interest for this event tee times and finals might change, we will let you know!

These are the safety precautions we will have in place (more may follow):

  • Everybody will be required to wear masks to participate.
  • The games will be very spaced out in the parking lot.
  • Everybody participating must keep the recommended physical distance.
  • The game will be sanitized after a player is done playing.
  • There will be access to hand washing and clean sanitized bathrooms.
  • Only Colorado residents will be allowed to enter the tournament (to avoid cross state travel at this point).
  • Only 9 participants per tee time. Plenty of time calculated in to clean extra between tee times.
  • People who feel sick or has active Covid-19 infection cannot participate.
  • Temperatures will be checked upon arrival.

If you have any input or ideas on how to run this tournament better, good and safe, please let us know.

Obviously no WPPRS this time, a just for fun tournament. 100% payout of the entry fee. Sorry about the short notice! It has been a lot of things to look into.

We would love to show how a fun but silly safe pinball tournament could be held, it’s going to look like a spectacle! The media might show up as well, so it’s very important that everybody who enters follow all guidelines.

We hope to see you there and have some Pindemic! fun, from a distance!

All the best,

Helena and Ffej.

EM Pinball Online Repair Clinic – Saturday May 9

Ever wanted to get a better working knowledge of EM machines? Heard about Mark Gibson’s Fun with Pinball classes but COVID getting in your way? Well have I got great news for you!

Mark will be hosting an online clinic this Saturday, May 9th at noon mountain. Bonus: an online clinic means you don’t even need to be a local!

For those new to Fun with Pinball, it all started with mechanical models built to demonstrate how various mechanisms work – an exhibit which Mark put on at the NoCo Mini Maker Faire in Loveland, CO. The project grew from there to the clinics he now hosts throughout the Denver-metro area that offer hands on experience and EM theory to equip you with the skills to diagnose and repair your own machines.

If you’d like an invitation to this Saturday’s clinic (space is limited to ensure plenty of student-tailored attention) you need to reach out to Mark by noon on Thursday May 7th. Class info and invitation request can be found here.

And be sure to check out his full website – super useful! If you aren’t able to make it this Saturday, he’ll be hosting more clinics in the future so bookmark that site!