Women’s Match Play Tourney at GEX – results submitted & broadcast archived!

Thank you to all the players who came out for our Women’s Match Play Tournament at Game Exchange on February 15th. We had 24 players compete for 8 rounds of group match play qualifying (7/5/3/1 scoring) with a one game final to determine places first through fourth.

Congratulations to the winners!
First – Laura McCarthy
Second – Shannon Stein
Third – Summer Puente
Fourth – Hannah Martinez (first time competing!)
Rookie move…I forgot to take a photo. Trust me, they were all smiling.

Tournament broadcast now archived on our You Tube channel.

The tournament was broadcasted on our Twitch Channel and I’ve also archived the video on You Tube. The You Tube video has handy links in the description that helps you navigate to the start of each game and find the player you’d like to watch. Click ‘See More’ in the video’s description to see those timestamped links.

If you enjoyed watching, be sure to tune into our live coverage of the Women’s World Championship, North American Championship and Pin-Masters events all going down at Game Exchange March 5-8, 2020. So make sure you follow our Twitch Channel to be notified when we go live!

The final standings have been submitted (though not approved as of yet) to the IFPA and all players will receive Women’s WPPRs for their participation which will contribute to their rank in the Colorado Women’s State Championship standings.

And if you’re out of the loop – Yes! Colorado Women’s State Championship is now a thing. I will make a separate post with all the details you need to know for how to qualify and how to ensure your women’s leagues and tournaments contribute to the state standings.

North Side Social: New Location in Colorado Springs

It’s happening – pinball is growing in Colorado Springs! Their newest venue, North Side Social is having their Grand Opening this weekend.

Our good friend Russell Linskey has put his machines on location and he’s got 7 onsite so far: Willy Wonka, The Simpsons Pinball Party, X-Men, Stranger Things LE, Game of Thrones LE, Walking Dead LE and Beatles Gold. An 8th machine is on the way – Rick and Morty!

Russell will also be running monthly IFPA tournaments and once the date and format is locked down I’ll be sure to make a post about it.

North Side Social Grand Opening
Friday & Saturday 11am – Midnight
Sunday-Thursday 11am – 10pm

9633 Prominent Point
Colorado Springs CO 80924

Belles & Chimes Denver Winter/Spring Season

Doh! I missed a timely announcement but it’s not too late to join! You can miss 3 of the 7 regular season dates. Week 2 is February 19!

Belles and Chimes is an all women pinball league that meets 7pm every other Wednesday at the 1up Colfax. The Winter/Spring season will run from 2/5 – 4/29 with finals on Sunday May 3rd at 1pm. Dues are $12 for the season. Follow them on Facebook.

Full Schedule:
Week 1: February 5
Week 2: February 19
Week 3: March 4
Week 4: March 18
Week 5: April 1 (no joke)
Week 6: April 15
Week 7: April 29
*Week 8: May 3 – League Finals

*League Finals are on a Sunday and start at 1p.

Stranger Things Launch Parties

I could be missing an event or two. If so – please let me know!

February 15th – Pinball Jones Old Town
5:30pm signup, 6pm tournament starts
$6 ($5 to the prize pool, $1 to IFPA)
3-strike group knockout
4-player groups, 3rd and 4th take a strike
3-player groups, 3rd takes a strike

February 22nd – Wonderland Brewing
Starts at 1pm, $5 to enter
Head-to-head, double elimination
The Launch Party shares the same date as their monthly tourney.

March 1st – 1up LoDo
Tournament starts at 6pm
$5 to enter + cost of games
7-strike group knockout (progressive)
4-player groups: 0/1/2/3
3-player groups: 0/1/2
Top 4 players win cash and 1up adds a $50 gift card to the winner as well as sponsoring the IFPA fee! It will be an all ages tournament but if you are under 21 or bringing someone who is, please let Dan Gutchess know in advance.
This is the same date/format as their monthly tourney.

Want to qualify for the Wyoming state championship?

You only need to attend a couple events. If you win this one, then that will probably do it. Just sayin’.

Fair Strike Knockout Tournament (7 Strikes)
February 13th at 7pm
$6 to enter ($5 for the prize pool and $1 to the IFPA) + coin drop
Location: Cheyenne Ice and Events Center
1530 W. Lincolnway – Cheyenne, WY 82001

In each 4-player group strikes are assigned as such:
1st place: 0, 2nd place: 1, 3rd place: 1, 4th place: 2
In each 3-player group:
1st place: 0, 2nd place: 1, 3rd place: 2