New tournament format! Bear Run Pinball happening at PBJ Campus West on September 8 at 2pm

Since Dory Hill is not happening this year Dave Andersen and Chris Shelton stepped up to run an event on that weekend with a new format for everyone to try.

It’s $10 to enter and the event will be capped at 32 players so if you want to secure your spot, send an email to

It’s essentially a match-play format. For the first 2 rounds you play in 4 player groups. You are guaranteed to play 2 rounds. If you were unfortunate enough to take 4th in both games, a bear eats you and you’re out. An imaginary bear, I’ve been told.

From round 3 on – you will play with those performing at a similar level. The better you perform, the better your potential payout!

To see what I mean, checkout this handy visual presentation of how the Bear Run format works. 

Wish Ryan Wanger good luck at the Buffalo Summer Open!

Our very own Ryan Wanger from Comet Pinball is representing Colorado at the 2018 Buffalo Summer Open, a Stern Pro Circuit major this year.

It’s kicking off tonight with a Flipper Frenzy tournament that just started. You can follow along with Ryan’s performance here.

Friday and Saturday is qualifying for the main event, an unlimited best-game format with each player’s top 5 scores on a bank of 12 machines contributing to their standing. The top 24 players will advance to Finals on Sunday with the top 8 receiving single byes.

There are also two Classics tournaments with the same format except each player’s best 4 scores on a bank of 8 machines will go to their standing. These are single day events with qualifying and finals happening on the same day. Classics I is on Friday and Classics II is on Saturday. The top 24 advance. Top 8 get byes.

There will also be a Women’s 4-strike tournament happening Sunday morning.

Find full Buffalo Summer Open event details here.

Tournament Standings & Stream

Main and Classics standings at Never Drains.

Tentative Stream Schedule


Wonderland League needs more players!

Neil posted this to Facebook today:

WONDERLAND PINBALL LEAGUE IS IN RISK OF BEING CALLED OFF! We currently have firm commitment from less than 10 people. We need at least 16 to make it worth the time and effort it will take to run a successful league. Please share/recruit friends so we can make this happen. Reminder of the details:

-6 weeks
-Starts August 12th! (This Sunday!)
-Sundays 11:30AM( YES I said AM, get out of bed and come have some fun!)
-FREE TO JOIN. All it costs is quarters to play each game.
-Discount on Beer for league members on league day!
-Sponsored League! There will be a shiny trophy and prize pool thanks to our sponsor InsureU Colorado

If you are interested please let me know in the comments below, private message Pinball in Wonderland Brewing Company or email Neil Shelton

Calling all Subs! Turf Wars are a GO!

Substitute players wanted!

If you’d like to be listed as an available sub – get on the roster by emailing Ryan Wanger.

Those with an IPR value of 4 or greater can only sub for A Division teams. Those players with a value of 3 or less can sub for both A & B Division teams. Players of all ratings are needed! Not sure what IPR value you have? Look yourself up at this website. If you don’t see your name, then you have a rating of 1.

Team League Important Info

Ryan wrote software to be used during all matches. Team captains will be able to list any substitute players (if applicable) and confirm your team’s roster for each week, select games, log scores, view league rosters and full league schedule – all at this website. Thanks Ryan!

League Rules including team requirements and restrictions, match scoring, payouts and player guidelines can all be found here.

I’ve also added the Team League standings to this website’s main menu – along with all the Colorado Pinball Leagues who keep their standings online (some leagues keep score locally and share weekly with their mailing list).

Good luck everyone!