Well, it’s Thursday so you know that that means… or at least you are about to! Typically we have league night on Thursdays, but since we just finished up our season, and everyone is going to have some hectic schedules over the next several weeks with the holidays we didn’t want to make things even crazier. Instead every week on Thursday night we are going to be running some one-night-only special Pinquests! We love hanging out with our pinball family at North End Pub, and we figure we may as well give you some fun challenges to achieve. These won’t typically be score related but instead involve fun things like playing a 4-player game and snagging a pic with those friends, or eating a slice of pizza while you play some Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles and having someone take a picture. Anyway if you are still looking for something to do on a Thursday night we are still here for you! Also, don’t forget we have our next game traveling to us by sea right now so it should hopefully be here soon! We also have our Godzilla Launch Party in just 10 days on the 21st, and our Monthly 4-strikes Tournament on the 28th! See you all soon!
A huge congrats go out to Keith Alyea on winning his second Hoosier Open Pinball Super-League Championship this past Saturday at Boss Battle Games in Indianapolis! Keith had a dominating performance in the finals and was just one game away from a perfect round. Finishing in second was Andy Dill, third Tommy Skinner, and fourth Chuck Jackson.
Thank you to Nick Squires for creating the league and coordinating the finals. Running the biggest pinball league in the state is a lot of work and Nick does an amazing job so be sure to thank him when you see him at an event.
Also, a huge thank you to Boss Battle Games for hosting the finals. Competitive pinball players can be a winey and cranky bunch, we greatly appreciate you opening your doors to us and allowing us to play at your location. I was very impressed to see how busy your arcade is, and how clean you kept the machines with the amount of traffic you have coming through your doors.
HOPS League will return in March, but until then we will have lots of events going on down at North End Pub still also follow the Facebook page and we will keep you up to date on all the activities we have planned!
The season has wrapped up for Pinball League at North End Pub so we are having a small celebration of the season tonight. We had 13 players with perfect attendance this season which is amazing! We had 30 players who participated at one point or another! We hope everyone who came out had a good time and enjoyed not just the machines but spending time with this crazy little group. Tonight is a celebration and a thank you, so the machines will be on Free Play in the bar until about 10 PM tonight, and I’ll be providing the pizza, but drinks are on you. We also have a few awards to hand out to the top finishers and for perfect attendance. I hope everyone can make it out for a bit of fun!
Also great last chance for some practice for those players from the league that are headed to the finals in Indy this Saturday at Boss Battle Games!
Here is the game list for those playing Saturday, click any of the game names for a tutorial:
Al’s Garage Band Goes On a World Tour (Alvin G, 1992)
Cirqus Voltaire (Bally, 1997)
Deadpool (Pro) (Stern, 2018)
Gladiators (Gottlieb, 1993)
Indianapolis 500 (Bally, 1995)
The Munsters (Pro) (Stern, 2019)
Robocop (Data East, 1989)
Space Jam (Sega, 1996)
Star Wars Episode 1 (Williams, 1999) – THIS IS THE BACKUP GAME
Also, a small reminder we have the Godzilla Launch Party on Sunday, November 21st this month at 1 PM, and our Monthly 4-Strikes Tournament on Sunday, November 28th at 3 PM.
Hey everyone! Thanks again so much for playing in the league this season, we had a blast! It was so amazing to see how much our league has grown from when we started with just a couple machines and only a few players just a couple years ago. Although we don’t have an official league night this week I planned to head down to the bar this Thursday for a bit of celebration and pinball fun! I have some prizes for the top 4 finishers from our location, as well as for those who had perfect attendance this season. I’ll provide some pizzas for everyone down there to eat this night and drinks are on you as I’ve seen the damage some of you can do to a bar tab. I’m going to throw the games in the bar on free play for everyone until about 10 PM at which point I’ll need to switch them back over and head home for the night. Hope to see a bunch of you come on down and hang out and enjoy our new games as well that arrived just after the league wrapped up The Beatles and TMNT! Below are the final standings.
We are still figuring out the exact players we are sending to the finals this Saturday but here is the information for everyone.
Right now we are sending Keith, Rick, Matt, Collin for sure. Tommy and Brett are waiting to hear back from their workplaces to see if shifts can be covered. If not we have Danielle, Austin, and Scott as our next in the list of alternates so let us know if you can make it as well!
Here is the list of games at Boss Battle Games that will be used in the tournament.
It’s a new month and that means a new chance to earn those QuestBux! Here are your Pinquest challenges for the month of November!
Our tournaments this month are the Godzilla Launch Party on Sunday, November 21st, and our Monthly 4-Strikes Tournament on Sunday, November 28th!
I hope everyone had a great Halloween, and thank you to those of you who came out and spent part of your day with us yesterday at North End Pub playing in our Spooky Pinball’s Halloween Launch Party! Tommy won, Collin finished 2nd, Ryan in 3rd, and Hawxby in 4th!
We also crowned the Champions of our Michael Vs. Freddy Selfie Tournament with Brett winning on Halloween and Collin on Freddy, they battled each other on both machines combining their scores to determine the King of Halloween and Collin came away with the victory!
Lastly, we had our two newest machines delivered after the tournament yesterday! We finally found The Beatles which is a throwback layout with some modern rules and AMAZING music, and also a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Both games are out on the floor now for you to enjoy and we will be doing some rearranging of the lineup down there this week!
New Pinquests for November will be coming later today!
It’s week 8! Last chance to move up the rankings and qualify for the finals! The finals are at Boss Battle Games on Nov. 6th, 1PM start time! It looks like we will most likely get 6 reps sent to finals! I can’t attend so cross my name off the list and see where you stand from there. Remember only your best 6 weeks count in the final standings so you are looking at the adjusted points. Here is where we sit after week 7! League will start about 8:30 tonight, if anyone is running late or anything just shoot me a message and we will be sure to get you in a group! Any make up games have to be in by this Sunday as that is the last chance for this season so if you can’t be there tonight make arrangements with me so we have time to finalize standings and get our reps figured out! See everyone tonight!
Get on down to North End Pub tonight and enjoy some FREE PLAY Pinball! It’s the last chance to get in some practice before we have the final night of league tomorrow! Also, Freddy: Nightmare on Elm Street and Dale Jr. pinball will both be leaving us after this weekend so if you love those games make sure you get a few extra games in on them before they disappear! Also remember any scores you get on Halloween or Freddy can be posted in our tournament! The high score on each machine wins a special blanket!
Hey everyone! Get ready for our last night of the pinball league season this Thursday! 8:30 PM like usual! There are several of you who have played two weeks so far so if you can show up this week and play for your 3rd time you get counted in our player count and help us get greater representation at the finals! As of right now, we will be sending 6 players to the finals which are on Saturday, Nov. 6th at Boss Battle Games at 1PM! If you’re near the top of the rankings get ready to go and represent North End Pub! We have had two champions in the past and it’s time to make it a third!
Then this Sunday we have a special Launch Party for our Halloween by Spooky Pinball! The tournament will be a 2 hours flip frenzy format! The finals will be played on the Halloween machine itself. Spooky Pinball was kind enough to send us a sweet swag box of prizes to give away as well so get on down and be ready to have some flippin’ fun!
We will also have the finals for our Freddy vs Michael tournament! Remember you can enter this tournament at any time just by submitting a picture of your score! The high score on each machine will win a blanket featuring either Freddy or Michael and the finalists will have a playoff to see who is the King/Queen of Spooky Season!
We also have two new games arriving at some point on Sunday! We don’t know exactly what time yet, but I’m incredibly excited to share these ones with you! We love trying to bring you new games to enjoy at North End Pub! Thank you so much to everyone who has been coming out and enjoying pinball with us!