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SPOT LIGHT ON: 8 Bit Arcade

The 8-Bit Arcade is very spacious, with many pinball machines, video games, and an enclosed patio in the back. On our recent visit, they had 27 pins, pizza and beer! Soft drinks and ice […]

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Seattle Pinball News and Gossip 36

Skill Shot celebrated our 7th year of publishing this zine with a pinball tournament and clown party at Shorty's on September 7th. This was part of the First Sunday Tournament series we have been organizing at Shorty's for the past year. Since the bar is circus-themed, it was only fitting that we had local celebrity clown Ronald McFondle as our special guest[...]

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Feature Audits

Observers of the Seattle pinball scene know intuitively that pinball has had a big resurgence in recent years. Still, seeing the graph below is impressive. Seattle has experienced near-linear growth in the number of […]

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Seattle Pinball News and Gossip 35

Summer in Seattle had an early start with the Annual Powder Puff Tournament at Shorty’s (May 25). Previously a biennial tournament, Skill Shot has taken over the hosting duties and we couldn’t think of any good reason why it shouldn’t be annual, considering the number of women in the pinball scene. [...]

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Pinball Seattle: A League of Our Own

There's a new pinball league in Seattle and it's a big hit: Pinball Seattle! It's a team league that meets for matches against each other weekly at different locations across Seattle. The locations (mostly bars) sponsor one or two teams depending on how many machines they have. Like most league sports these teams play home or away games for points during a john john10-week season. The teams with the most points [...]

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Come help us fold the new issue of Skill Shot! Free beer and fun – 9:30 at The Lookout on Capitol Hill.


about us

Skill Shot, Seattle’s Pinball Zine is a free publication distributed throughout the Seattle area 5 times a year. The Seattle Pinball List and local Pinball News and Gossip are presented in every issue along with a feature article by various rotating contributors. Skill Shot wouldn’t exist without volunteers who help fold and distribute every issue of the zine, and the countless other pinball fans who help us keep the list up-to-date.



Contributors: Gordon Ornelas, Brad Hayden, Jeff Larson, Graham Klym, Andrew Cole & Kayla Greet