North End Pub Pinball League Starts Tonight @ 8PM!

Hey Everyone! Just a reminder that if you are looking for a casual pinball league that has food and drinks available and some decent machines to flip on look no further than North End Pub’s Pinball League which kicks off Season 3 tonight at 8PM. The cost to join is FREE!!! You play 4 games in a group of 4 people, scoring is 4-3-2-1. PinPortal is the website we use to run the league and enter scores.

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North End Pub (formerly Jerilee’s Pub) is located at 2100 Elmwood Ave attached to Market Square Lanes. They have pinball, pizza, wings, and most importantly BEER! Grab a bunch of friends and head down for a night of cheap fun and entertainment! If you know you plan to attend and haven’t previously played in a pinball league there before shoot me an email tsskinne@gmail.com with your first and last name and I will get you registered in the system ahead of time so you are ready to go. Expect to spend about $2.00 in quarters playing pinball, and bring however much extra you want to spend on food and drinks.

I can’t recommend the Honey Hot wings enough! Hope to see a lot of you there tonight!

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The league runs for 6 weeks and you earn official IFPA (international flipper pinball association) WPPR (world pinball player ranking) Points just by participating. The season will conclude with a tournament open to novice players seeded based on your points earned during the season and we award the best Mug Trophies around!

 

PINBALL AT THE ZOO STARTS TOMORROW!

Just wanted to remind everyone that there is a great show in Kalamazoo, Michigan this weekend and it starts tomorrow! Pinball at the Zoo has a long-running history and is my favorite show of the year. It isn’t huge but it is incredibly welcoming to everyone and has a bit of everything going on. There are tournaments including daily ones and a larger one that runs the whole weekend. There will be new games including at least 2 Iron Maidens, JJP’s Pirates of the Caribbean, American Pinball’s Houdini, Spooky Pinball’s Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle and Total Nuclear Annihilation! There are some restored machines vying for the best in show awards. There is an auction. There are some vendors. Most importantly lots of pinball and arcade games on free play for the weekend.  The show is only $15 dollars a day to get in, or you can bring a game and get in free for the weekend which I strongly recommend as sharing a game you love with others is what really helps make the hobby better in general. Plus Kalamazoo also has Belles Brewery you can go and check out and several locations with pinball in the area too. If you really want to make a weekend out of it you can head a bit further north to Grand Rapids to check out Pyramid Scheme which is another amazing pinball location. Anyway, I hope some of you can make it up to the show at some point over the weekend. If I can help in any way or if you have any questions please feel free to get ahold of me, if I don’t know the answer I will find the people that do. Have a great weekend and hopefully see you there.

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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out and played in the Main Street Amusements Monthly Tournament last night! I think the new format seems to be a hit over the last few months and we have seen people end up all over the place as far as standings go from month to month which is part of what we had hoped for with the change. Below are the standings from the 1 hour of qualifying. MSA April qualifying

Players were then put into groups of 4 for finals based on the standings. Winners last night from the different divisions were Tommy, Mike, Tom, Keith, and Danielle who all got to take home a bit of prize money, and all participants will get your WPPR points from the IFPA. The final tournament results were just submitted to the IFPA this morning and are awaiting the approval process.

Thank you again for coming out and we hope to see everyone again next month and maybe even a few more faces as well!

 

Reminder Monthly Tournament Tomorrow @ 7:30 PM!

Hey everyone just your friendly reminder that tomorrow at Main Street Amusements we will be having our monthly tournament! Anyone can play! There is a $5 entry fee with all money paid back to the players. The format has 1 hour of head-to-head qualifying on the classics machines, a win is 1 point, a bye is .5 points, and a loss is 0 points, automatic tie-breaking is used. After one hour we are placed into groups of 4 for finals. The high seed in each group gets to choose the games or order, all games are eligible to be chosen for finals. Each group of 4 has $20 in prize money so everyone plays the whole time and everyone has a chance to win money!

We are now officially a Stern Army location as well and Stern Pinball has been kind enough to send us some sweet prizes so we will have a translite to giveaway to the winner of A division, and some plastics and key chains for the other divisions.

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Week 1 Results! Next Week is Monthly Tournament!

Thanks to all who showed up last night for the start of our Spring Season! Full results are below.

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The next league night is 4/24/2018 at 7:30 PM downtown at Main Street Amusements, the games that week are out of this world. Avatar, Big Bang Bar, Firepower, Magnotron, Star Trek.

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Next week, 4/17/2018, is our Monthly Tournament! $5 entry fee and all money is paid back in prizes. Everyone has a chance to win money all the way down to the very end! We hope to see a lot of you there!

 

The Drought is Over! Pinball Returns!

Okay so it was only a 1-week drought, but we are happy to have the Spring Season starting tonight down at Main Street Amusements! Get down to MSA by 7:30 tonight to join in the fun! Anyone of any age and skill level is welcome to play in the Lafayette Pinball League. Don’t be shy come on down, plenty of nice folks in the league happy to help you out as you start to learn the ropes. The cost to join as always remains FREE!!! You will need about $3-$5 for coin drop on the machines and that is it, wow talk about some cheap and fun entertainment!

Hope to see some new faces there! The games for tonight are below!

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Stern Iron Maiden Launch Party!

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Just got the email that Launch Party events have to be scheduled May 4th-6th for Stern’s latest game Iron Maiden. That being the case we went with Sunday, May 6th at North End Pub, 2100 Elmwood Ave, Lafayette, IN 47904!

The tournament will start at 1PM and have a $5 entry fee. All entry fee money is awarded as prize pool to the top 4 finishers. There will also be a trophy for the winner! The qualifying will run from 1PM to 7PM and is unlimited, the cost is $1 per attempt (aka just the coin drop). Top 8 qualifiers will make the finals.

There will be 9 other machines there available for play as well while you wait in queue, food and drink specials, and lots of fun! We will also be running a month-long tournament on Indy 500 raising money for our friend Henry Duke’s charity Henry House! A great time to get in some extra plays on that game.

Hope a lot of you can make it out and any questions just let me know!

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