European Pinball Championship 2018, 7.-9.9.2018, Tampere, Finland

It’s alive! European Pinball Championship 2018 - EPC 2018!

The tournament will be played at Tampere, Finland on 7th to 9th of September. There are Main, Classics, National team, Ladies, Juniors and 1-Ball Game tournaments during the weekend. EPC is open for all nationalities. The tournament is organised by Finnish Pinball Players association.

The registration opens at Tuesday 8th of May, 6PM GMT (9PM Finland).

You can find more information from the website

Feel free to share this information with your pinbuddies!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us, or here :slight_smile:

Now it’s great opportunity to visit European pinball tournament and beautiful Finland :slight_smile: Looking forward to see you at EPC 2018!

Kind regards,
The Tournament Team


So all the pins players are assigned are done so randomly— both the qualifying 6 pins for each player, and finals matches as well?

Hi @Snailman thanks for the good question.

In qualifications machines will be assigned randomly to the player.

The machines in playoffs will be randomly drawn from the available ones in the tournament bank.

Can we call it Finns With Pins? Good luck Marco, I think you’ll put on a fantastic tournament!


Thanks Per :slight_smile: Registration started today and everything looks great. More players are welcome, you can register at

Pinburgh is over, do you want to play same more :slight_smile: EPC is coming and there is still few days for registration, check the link ^^ There is already 285 players, which is biggest tournament in Europe and even 7 pinheads coming from US. Join us now! :smiley:

Is there going to be any streamed coverage of the EPC??

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Stream is on at

The bracket is at


It has been great EPC so far! Thank you all who is participating and watching our stream :slight_smile:

At Sunday there will be a stream at least from the finals starts at 12AM with Ladies finals. After that comes Classics and then Main.



See on Sunday!

Live right now: Women’s finals, Carol Walker v Helen de Haan-Verbeek. More finals to follow.

This was a great event with awesome live production. The format was a new one for me, strictly limited entry (4 games X2 in classics, 6 games X2 in main) spread over three days.

The games were generally set up extremely playable, usually factory settings with soft tilts (were a couple exceptions as usual).

The national team competition was exciting with people really getting into it.

Very much a different vibe than the pump and dump stuff we are used to. I really like the format, but the EPC is not a payout tournament and as long as the US model is payout provided by players, I’m sure PnD will stay the dominant format.

Main finals here


Was great to have Team USA there, and your commentary really elevated the finals stream to something else. I was watching the classics finals on the bus home and really feeling it thanks to the commentary. Lyman was very kind to answer in detail a question I had about AC/DC too.