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!

COVID-19 and Pinball in Colorado

Thank you to all arcade owners and operators for taking the recommended precautions to close temporarily so we can slow the spread of COVID-19.

The IFPA has also joined the effort by suspending sanctioning of events effective tomorrow March 17 through March 31 at which time they will revisit the decision. That means, any tournaments being held between now and then (Durango’s Group Knock-out, Pueblo’s Bite Me, Pinball Jones’ Monthly and 1up Greenwood’s Monthly) will not be held, or if for some reason they are, no WPPRs will be awarded.

I know. This all sucks. But it’s the best way to ‘flatten the curve.’ So everyone, stay home! But once this passes, I plan to drop loads of quarters at all my favorite arcades and I hope you’ll join me for the pinball operator stimulus effort.

IFPA Pin-Masters Day 2 Qualifying & 1st Round Playoffs – Live at 10am Today!

Continuing coverage of IFPA Pin-Masters Qualifying and the first round of playoffs (seeds 9-24, the top 8 receive byes).

Click for tournament overview, game list, participants, rules and standings.

Watch live on CPC’s Twitch Channel starting at 10am.

IFPA Pin-Masters Qualifying – Live at 10am Today!

With an expanded field of 144 players and a full 18 hole course this year’s IFPA Pin-Masters won’t disappoint. Qualifying is spread over two days and players are broken into two tee times – 10am and 3pm.

Click for tournament overview, game list, participants, rules and standings.

Watch live on CPC’s Twitch Channel starting at 10am.

Friday and Saturday will feature qualifying for IFPA Pin-Masters and we’ve got a lot of Colorado players in the mix. For broadcast purposes we will be following one group from each tee time on each day.

Colorado Players by Tee Time

Friday and Saturday – Group 1 – 10am
Aaron Johnson
Adam Lefkoff
Bridge Morgan
Dave Andersen
Donavan Stepp
Escher Lefkoff
Jason VonLembke
Mat Brundage
Mateo Leyba
Robert Slyker
Ryan Altermatt
Shawn Savageau

Friday and Saturday – Group 2 – 3pm
Adam Higgins
Adam Jordan
Dean Grover
Elliott Layne
George Fisher
Helena Walter Higgins
Jason Thomas
Jordan Dechaine
Justin Rausch
Kevin McCarthy
Nathan Hart
Nick Brown
Ryan Wanger
Snow Galvin
Zach McCarthy
Zen (yea he’s a NYC guy now, but we still claim him)