Following the success of the women’s tournament at Blizzard Mountain earlier this month and the Belles & Chimes League that is currently running at 1Up Colfax, the ladies are following through on their promise to keep these events coming. Please tell your friends and help spread the word!
Lyons Classic Pinball will be holding the first of their bi-monthly Women’s Tournament Series on Saturday December 4th at 3pm and it’s free to enter! You’ll just need quarters for the machines. All abilities are welcome and encouraged to play. Women’s WPPRs will be awarded and the winners will take home some sweet swag from Comet Pinball!
The format will be the same as LCP’s monthly Open Tournament. Players will be split into groups and each group will play a round robin of 1v1 single game matches. The top 8 players will advance to Finals. Finals will consist of 4-player groups playing 3 games with the top 2 players from each group advancing.
Ladies, I’ve got some great news for you – the women’s pinball scene has officially landed in Colorado. In addition to the Belles & Chimes Denver League that Gretchen Garcia runs at 1Up Colfax, Laura McCarthy and Cindy Grote have stepped up to host women’s tournaments at Blizzard Mountain (tonight at 6p) and Lyons Classic Pinball (December 4th at 3p) – both of which will be awarding women’s WPPRs!
Tonight’s tournament starts at 6pm at Blizzard Mountain Pinball in Conifer. There’s a $5 entry fee (plus cost of games played) with all the entry fees going into a pot to be awarded to the top players. The number and amount of prizes will be determined by the overall number of entrants.
Format: Flipper Frenzy for 2 hours, followed by knockout finals with 4-player groups, 3-games per round (7-5-3-1 scoring). Number of people advancing to finals will be dependent on the overall number of entrants.
Colorado is lucky to have such a solid trio spearheading these tournaments and leagues. They aim to remove any barrier of entry women may have about participating in pinball while fostering community and skillful competition. These events are open to all abilities and your participation will improve your game. Fact. So come out and play!
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!!
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.