Colorado Players Dominating Chicago Pinball Expo 2021!

Post-tournament Update –

Congratulations to two-time, back-to-back Chicago Pinball Expo champion Escher Lefkoff! Zach McCarthy made his name known on a grand stage with his second place finish and helped to cement the fact that Expo will continue to be dominated by the young. Also taking home a super sweet trophy, Mark Blehm (camera shy) – who took third in B Division! 🏆🏆🏆

Chicago Expo happening all this weekend and Colorado players are dominating! Congrats to Escher and ZMac for taking the first and second qualifying spots (and a whopping 10 byes in the finals bracket)! I predict another epic battle of the under 20 years old crowd again this year.

Also cheering on in A Division: Adam Lefkoff (seed 10), Zen (34th), Paul Kardell (35th), Will Schlatmann (37th), Tai Tran (39th way to go dude!), Ryan Wanger (40th), Nick Brown (58th), Dean Grover (63rd), and Ffej W Knar (70th)! In B Division: Mark Blehm and Cindy Groot!!

Main, Classics and Women’s standings can be found here.

Trent’s incredibly large playoff bracket features impressively accurate match times so find your favorite player and be sure to tune into the live stream when they’re scheduled to play.

A Division Bracket (playoffs for A & B start today at 9a MT)
B Division Bracket

Chicago Expo 2021 Tournament Schedule - Main and Classics
Chicago Expo 2021 Tournament Schedule - Women's

Rocky Mountain Main Event / Pin-toberfest – TODAY at 6pm!

New format this year with a guaranteed $2000 prize pool! 1Up has even hooked up six overhead cameras connected to wall-mounted TVs for some fantastic gameplay viewing!

Location: 1Up Greenwood Village
Time: 5pm sign-up, 6pm start (don’t be late!)
Cost: $40 to enter + quarters for games
Qualifying: Head-to-head, 2-3 hours
Finals: Top 16 A Division, the rest in B Division
Finals Format: 4-player groups with one game per round. The 4th place from each group gets knocked out and the next round starts with 3-player groups. Lowest place from each group is out.

Also! Double your fun by playing in the Sunday monthly also at 1Up Greenwood – this Sunday at 6pm. $5 to enter.

RMPS 2021 Today – Sunday

The Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown is happening this weekend featuring trivia, Pinquest challenges, guest speakers, casual tournaments, Ryan Policky’s Horrorhouse Fest – Pinball Tournament of Death (must reserve a time block) and two tournaments run by the beloved Dave (Pez) Johnson! Side plug – for a good time watch him Mondays (8:30p MT), Wednesdays and Fridays (both at 11p MT) on Twitch!

There is an Open Tournament (awards WPPRs) and a Novice Tournament (restricted to those players ranked 3001+ and does not award WPPRs) happening at RMPS. See tournament details here.

Fall Flip-Out – Pinball Jones – November 13-14 2021

The Fall Flip-Out is back and under new management. The jewel of NOCO, Mr. Jackson Fry, has taken on the task of running this fantastic annual Fort Collins event and I for one couldn’t be more pleased. It’s all happening at the Pinball Jones Old Town location (RIP Campus West) – 107 Linden St. Fort Collins, CO.

Saturday November 13 – Qualifying from 10am to 8pm
Entry is $30 (plus $5 to cover cost of games which will be set to free play during qualifying) with 100% of entry fees contributing to prize pool less the $1/player IFPA fee. And PBJ along with an anonymous donor are each kicking in an addition $100 to the pot!

Qualifying will be limited to 15 entries across a bank of 10 games. Your 5 best unique game scores will count for qualification and scoring will be 100 for first place, 95 for second, then 90,89,88 etc. Games will be announced ahead of the tournament so check back on this website as well as the PBJ website and Colorado Pinball Tournament Info Facebook Group to be in the know!

Top 16 players will make A Division and the next 8 will make B Division. Players ranked 4001 or lower will be eligible for the Novice Division which will take 4 players into its Finals.

There will also be a side tournament on Saturday. More info on this coming soon so stay tuned!

Sunday November 14 – Finals starting at 10am
Quarters will be required for all machines during Finals

Format is the same for all Divisions:
4-player groups play on a bank of 4 games (A Division)
B Division and Novice may use 3-game banks
High seed chooses bank
Top 2 from each group advance to the next round