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NW Pinball Championships Registration

Registration for the event begins june 8th on their website

Although the NW Pinball Championships isn’t until September registration begins on June 8th on the NWPC website. Tournament director Germain explained that it is done this way so people can make their travel plans early. Since this is part of the Stern Pro Circuit expect some of the best players from out of the region to be there. For info about this event check out the listing on our calendar: Here

Registration sign ups happen on the NWPC site (June 8th at noon PST): https://www.nwpinballchamps.com/

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Eight Ball Beyond’s World Premiere

Sean Irby built his own pinball machine and it will make it’s first public appearance at this weekends NWPAS

Sean Irby is bringing the pinball machine he built, Eight Ball Beyond, to the Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show in Tacoma. You can read all about it in the post linked below but he wants to give a heads up to those attending that he’s giving away four Eight Ball Beyond translites at the show.
To enter the giveaway, just play the game and scan the QR code that appears on the display once your game is over. That will take you to a form where you can submit your entry. You will need a gmail/google account to enter the giveaway. The form will contain all the details but the plan so far is to give away three translites randomly and one to the highest score over the weekend. Sean will message the winners Saturday evening and you can pickup your translite on Sunday. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/eight-ball-beyond

Sean posted a rule card as well as some tips on “how to blow it up” in case you want to familiarize yourself beforehand. View the rules and tips: https://www.skill-shot.com/eight-ball-beyond-tips-and-rule-card/

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Pinball Wrestling Returns…

Pinball wrestling will have a booth at the NW Pinball and Arcade Show this year

James Frost-Winn and Stephanie Hanlon are teaming up to have a vendors booth at this year’s show. While details are vague, it is known that there will be a limited number of the new Pinball Wrestling Koozies to give away – but with a catch. You will need to complete a challenge to obtain one; what is the challange? You will have to visit their booth to find out!

There are lots of other vendors at the show this year such as Marco Specialties, Next Level Pinball (where you can buy a new Stern pinball machine), Planetary Pinball (who sell game mods amongst other things), Another Castle, NW Pinball Collective and many more. Check out the vendor list on the NWPAS site for more info: https://www.nwpinballshow.com/vendors

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NWPAS Speakers Summary

this year you can Learn about fixing your own machine or how some of the new pins are created

On Friday afternoon Tik Tok’s Richard Godwin will host two different seminars about regular issues that vex new pinball owners: trouble shooting electrical problems and how to properly solder.¬† Saturday is all about game design and planning with Jack Danger & Tanio Klyce discussing the new Foo Fighters game and Mark Ritchie & Butch Peel talking about the new Pulp Fiction pin. Sound designer David Thiel will discuss the work he did on Pulp Fiction and the elusive Queen pinball machines. If you like video games, Warren Davis who created Q*bert! will be there too!

For the complete speakers and seminars schedule visit the NWPAS site: https://www.nwpinballshow.com/speakers

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GeekGamer.TV Skill Shots

Join Chase Nunes and friends as Geekgamer.tv host a seminar based around pinball skills at the nwpas

This Friday, June 2nd at the Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show, join this fun event on the GeekGamer.TV Stage at 7pm. Learn a few new skills and possibly win some prizes – if you are selected you could also be a part of the live stream on Twitch!

Chase will also be streaming most of the day on both Friday and Saturday at: https://www.twitch.tv/geekgamertv

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Jackpot Plays PINBALL, Vol. 1 & 2

this two-volume vinyl collection contains some of the most classic sounds in pinball from the 80s & 90s

Jackpot Records has announced the upcoming release of a two-record set: Jackpot Plays PINBALL, Vol. 1 & 2. The records contain pinball music and sounds from games such as Black Knight 2000, Medieval Madness, Attack From Mars and many more – the first time on vinyl. While the records are available individually there’s free shipping if you order both. Check out the Jackpot Records site for more info: https://jackpotrecords.com/pages/jackpot-plays-pinball

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Pinball League Winners

Monday Night Pinball and the Northend Street League Pinball both held their finals recently and have new champions
Seacorns – photo by MNP

Monday Night Pinball’s A Division champions this season are Down To Pinball (DTP) based out of Jupiter, and the B Division champs are the Seacorns, who are now based at Georgetown Pizza & Arcade. Meanwhile up north the Northend Street League Pinball finished their Spring 2023 season with T.E.A.M. White Buffalo¬†based at the White Buffalo taking the trophy. Congratulations!

TEAM White Buffalo, photo by Tim Uomoto
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New Monday Night Tournament

Admiral Pub brings back their Music & Pinball tournament every monday until August 28th

During the Monday Night Pinball off season Matty PinPin will host a weekly 3-strike tournament at the Admiral Pub. The musical theme changes every week (May 22nd is 80s Night) but the tournament details stay the same: 7:30 start time, $5 entry, $75 pot splash, 21+