Pinball League Thursday at 8:30 PM!

Hey everyone, just another small reminder that we will have Pinball League again starting on Thursday. The league is just for fun and is not affiliated with the IFPA in anyway, but we do have a sweet mini championship belt that will go to the Champion at the end of the season!

Just like usual we will play in groups of 4, and encourage social distancing, masks, and sanitizing. North End Pub will have food and drinks available just like always so come early and grab a pizza and a pitcher of beer to get in some practice and stay late with friends afterwards. Do whatever you think is safest and best for yourself at this time and we hope to see a few of you down to enjoy some social pinball competition!

Pinball Portal will remain the location of our league scoring and standings.

PINBALL LEAGUE RETURNS IN 1 WEEK!!!

Just a friendly reminder that Pinball League is coming back to North End Pub next week on Thursday, October 1st! It has been 7 months since we have gathered together to enjoy the battle against the silverball, and quite frankly I think we are all ready to battle once more.

As per usual we will say league starts about 8:30 PM to play, we will stick to groups of 4 like we always have, and we encourage masks, social distancing, and good hygiene like washing your hands and using sanitizer.

The League as always remains free to join, and will last 8 weeks. Just plan to bring a few dollars of quarters for the machines each week. Food and drinks are available like always!

We should have at least 20 machines available for league with our new Avengers: Infinity Quest machine scheduled to arrive sometime after the first week of October. Check out the amazing rules exploration video below to get some idea of how the game will play once we have it added to our lineup.

We are also planning to add our first System 11 game to North End Pub sometime during the season. System 11 are a games that bridge the gap between the early solid state like our Flash Gordon, and the completely modern games like Fish Tales. I couldn’t think of a better game for our little spot of pinball heaven than 1990’s Radical! The crazy skateboarding themed game is loaded with 4 flippers and ramps everywhere! These games are characterized by unique layouts and simpler rules and this game to me to screams the 90s which I love. Our game is going to have some updated roms installed that provide and even better ruleset, but to give you and idea of how it plays here is another great tutorial video. The second video is from a major tournament two years ago showing off some of the newer rules that help balance the game out.

Bowen Kerins PAPA Pinball Radical! Tutorial
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Bottom line is I personally can’t wait to see everyone and I’m looking very forward to playing some pinball with my friends again!

It’s League Night and I’m Feeling Right!

Oh yes, it’s league night, oh what a night! Get down to North End Pub for Pinball League tonight at 8:30 PM! We had a good turnout last week and hope to keep growing as the season advances. Remember anyone can play and there is no cost to join!

I forgot them last week, but I have stickers and magnets for anyone who comes out and plays in the league tonight and that includes the new Limited Edition holographic North End Pub Pinball stickers that are shown below!

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Here are the standings after week 1!

Week 1 standings

 

FREE PLAY WEDNESDAY! Get down to North End Pub for some FREE PINBALL!

It’s the 2nd best day of the week! Free Pinball at North End Pub all night long! The best day of the week is obviously Thursday night because Pinball League has just started back up as of last week which means anyone can still join. Get all the practice in you can tonight and then tomorrow head back to NEP to show off your skills! League is at 8:30 on Thursday night so bring some friends!

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Week 1 in the books! Thank you to everyone who came out and played!

Thank you to everyone who came out and played in the first week of our Spring Season at North End Pub! Here are the standings so far this season. See everyone this Thursday at 8:30 PM for week 2 and if you can’t make it then don’t forget we have Makeup Monday so you can still get your games in for the week the following Monday if you let me know you will be able to play that night instead.

Week 1 standings

Also, don’t forget you can check out where you stand against the players from locations all around the state at our HOPS League Website!

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PINBALL LEAGUE IS BACK! THURSDAY at 8:30 PM!!!!

It’s Back!!! Finally, the time has come for all of us who don’t even exercise to get our chance to compete for glory! andre the giant.gif

This Thursday at 8:30 PM we will kick off our return of HOPS Pinball League. Our location is just one of 9 across the state who will battle it out for pinball supremacy! The season lasts 8 weeks, and your best 6 will count in the final standings. The league is free to join, and will only cost a couple dollars in quarters each week to play the required games. Anyone can come and play so don’t be afraid to try something new. Bring some friends or neighbors with because the more players we have the more fun we have. Will you rise to the top? Will you be the cream of the crop?cream of the crop.gif

How will you celebrate your victory over your inferior foes? Will you display the splendor of Winona or the dancing passion of Bill?

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At the end of the season who will be left to stand as the King of the Hoosier Pinball World?

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IT COULD BE YOU!!!!! See everyone Thursday night and if you have any questions just let me know!

Team League Finals Thursday at 8:30!

It is finally here! The Cup shall be awarded to the team left standing at the end of the night on Thursday! The defending champion Region Rats finish the regular season in 1st place claiming the spot over the Super Jackpots, who finished 2nd, based on the head to head tie-breaker. In 3rd place Pindemonium Drei! who are seeking to make their way back to the championship. In 4th place, we have The Doom Room who holds the head to head tie-breaker over R.I.P. Tommy B. The full bracket for the finals can be found below. The Region Rats await the play-in match between Doom Room and R.I.P. Tommy B. While The Super Jackpots faceoff against Pindemonium Drei! and a chance to earn a spot in the Championship! See everyone on Thursday night!

Team Finals Bracket

Season Totals Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
Team Name Wins Points Win Points Win Points Win Points Win Points Win Points
Doom Room 1 14 1 6 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 1
Pindemonium Drei! 2 20 0 3 1 5 0 4 0 0 1 8
RIP Tommy B 1 14 0 3 0 4 0 0 1 6 0 1
Super Jackpots 3 21 0 0 0 3 1 5 1 5 1 8
Region Rats 3 21 1 6 1 6 1 6 0 3 0 0

Come for the Tournament, Stay for the Rick and Morty!

That’s right!!!! This Sunday, 1 PM at North End Pub we will be hosting our Monthly 4-Strikes Tournament. We have 20 machines down at North End Pub including the new Stranger Things. Get your WPPR points, complete some Pinquests, hang out watch some XFL and have a good time.

With us starting at 1 PM that means we should be wrapping up by 7 PM or so when Main Street Amusements will be opening and you’ll be able to go and check out their brand new Rick & Morty machine from Spooky Pinball! With only a handful of these on location across the country at this point, it is certainly not a game a lot of people are going to get to see regularly. I was fortunate enough to get to check it out last night and it is an ass-kicking good time.

So again, tournament at North End Pub at 1 PM on Sunday, then head over to Main Street Amusements and get in some Rick & Morty time!

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