Cactus Jack's Silverball Showdown 2017


A PAPA Circuit Event
April 28-30

3 days of Match-play, Pinburgh-style.

All competitors must preregister here:

Rules and schedule can be found on the website:

Inquiries or discussion welcome on our FB page:

Or send me a pm.

I look forward to seeing everyone there!


I’ll add to your hotel suggestions. There are probably 20 hotels near I-40 at the Meridian Avenue exit, just 12 minutes away. Both the Baymont and Sleep Inns were inexpensive yet good quality; the Hilton Garden Inn you list is here, too. Lots of places to eat nearby. I’d suggest people go to and look in this area; you can find really good for around $100 and reasonably good for under $60. Quite affordable, especially if you split it with somebody.


Do not stay at the Biltmore, no matter how tempting the price.


Bad registration link fixed.


This tournament was so much fun last year. Shawn is an excellent TD and CJ’s is a pretty awesome venue. Looking forward to coming back this year!


agree - fun tournament with a good mix of games (you know you wanna play some TX-Sector!) and really fun location and mix of people. Met some really nice folks and had a blast going. Feel like it might grow a bunch this year. Shawn does a really good job with this fun tourney and if you love match play this is for you.


The field of competitors is shaping up nicely. Slots are still available. Remember, all competitors must preregister here:

Registration will close when all slots are taken or around mid-April, whichever comes first.


The Silverball Showdown is only one month away!

Several slots are still available.
Preregister here:



Hey @alveolus, do you announce the games ahead of time? I can’t remember if this happened last year, but I know quite a few games got brought in that don’t normally live at Cactus Jacks.


I’m still in the process of playtesting and game selection. And yes we do bring in several outside games as CJs is still light on early SS and EMs.

Some of the outside machines are still in limbo and could change at the last minute, but I can probably give a tentative list in another week or so.


Thanks Shawn. You and Carolyn swayed me to sign up. Excellent salesmanship at TPF! I’ve heard great things about your tournament from some of the Colorado players and I look forward to seeing your game selection. My SS and EM experience is still a little light so I love the chance to read up on any game that’s new to me. See you in OKC!


So glad to hear it! I’m looking forward to you adding to the Silverball Showdown’s reputation as a tournament where the women totally kick ass!


We are currently at capacity. Thanks to everyone who has registered. This is going to be our most competitive field of players to date!

If you are registered and are unable to attend, please notify me if you have not done so already.



Tentative machine list for full-field play on Friday.

Attack from Mars
Twilight Zone
Iron Man
World Cup Soccer
Medieval Madness
Demolition Man
Terminator 2
The Walking Dead
Monster Bash
Addam’s Family
Wheel of Fortune
NBA Fast Break
Fish Tales

Whoa Nellie
Royal Guard
Outer Space
Big Valley
Heat Wave
Dragon (Interflip)
Snow Derby

Black Hole
Eight Ball Deluxe
Time Fantasy
Fireball Classic
Tx Sector
Laser Ball
Harlem Globetrotters


All spots again filled as of today.



The Cactus awaits it’s Champion…


Are you streaming?


@GarrettHays from Bat City pinball plans to handle the stream.


Hi @GarrettHays what time / “channel” should we check out?


We’ll be broadcasting here Starting Friday at around 10-11a? Whenever the tournament starts :slight_smile: