Event Schedule for 2020

Does anyone maintain a schedule of events and have data for 2020? I have one sheet but it assumes a lot of events will take place on the same weekends as they have in the past and Pinside is very sparsely populated past December. I’m trying to schedule a “league” that will run a few meetings across the year but a lot of our local players travel so looking to avoid as many conflicts as possible.


Wikified by @joe as a tracker for 2020 events; please leave the original query above untouched, and add/edit event information below:

January
INDISC (Banning, CA) - January 9-12; http://www.indisc.com/
SCS and PCS (USA and Canada) - January 18; https://www.ifpapinball.com/nacs/2019/

February

March
North American Championship Series (Denver, CO) - March 6-8; https://www.ifpapinball.com/nacs/2019/
Louisville Expo (Louisville, KY) - March 6-8; http://www.louisvillearcade.com/
ArcadeExpo (Banning, CA) - March 14-16; http://www.arcadeexpo.com/spring-classics-pinball-tournament/
Texas Pinball Festival (Dallas TX) - March 27-29; https://texaspinball.com/tpf/

April
Midwest Gaming Classic (WI) - April 3-6; https://www.midwestgamingclassic.com/
Pinball at the Zoo (Kalamazoo, MI) - April 16-18
ZapCon (Mesa, AZ) - April 25-26; https://zapcon.com/

May
PinFest (Allentown, PA) - May 1-2
YEGPIN (Edmonton, AB) - May 1-3; http://yegpin.com/
Golden State Pinball Festival (Lodi, CA) - May 15-17; http://www.goldenstatepinball.org/
NYCPC (New York, NY) - May 15-17
Lyons Spring Classic (Lyons, CO) - May 23 (separate Pingolf event on May 22); https://www.lyonspinball.com/tourn_springclassic.htm
Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown (Denver, CO) - May 23-25; https://www.pinballshowdown.com
IFPA 17 (Fort Myers, FL) - May 28-31; https://www.ifpapinball.com/ifpa17/

June
Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show (NWPAS, Tacoma WA) - June 5-7; http://nwpas.wapinball.net/
Bat City Open (Austin, TX) - June 12-14th (most likely); https://buffalobilliardsaustin.com/bat-city-open/
City Champ (San Francisco, CA) - June 20-21; https://sfpins.org/city-champ/
Pintastic (MA) - June 25-28

July
Pinburgh (Pittsburgh, PA) - July 9-12; https://papa.org/
Southern Fried Gameroom Expo (Atlanta, GA) - July 10-12; http://southernfriedgameroomexpo.com/
Dory Hill Pinball Campout (Blackhawk CO) - September 11-13

August

September
Northwest Pinball Championships (Lynnwood, WA) - Late Sept (dates not provided); https://www.nwpinballchamps.com/

October
Pinball Expo (Chicago, IL) - Oct 14-18
Pinball Madness (Banning, CA) - October 17-19; http://pinballmadness.com/tournament/

November
Final Battle at the Sanctum - Nov 7-8
Houston Arcade Expo/ Space City Open (Houston, TX) - Nov 13-14
OBX Flippers Arcade Fall Pinball Bash (Grandy, NC) - November 13-15
Free Play Florida (Orlando, FL) - November 20-22 (most likely); http://wp.freeplayflorida.com/

December
Pincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) - December 4-6

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Pincinnati will be the first weekend in December 2020. Strikes Friday, matchplay Saturday, gauntlet Sunday.

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So far, I see the following:

Indisc - January 9-12

SCS - January 18

Nationals (CO) and Louisville Expo (KY) March 6-8

Texas - March 27-29

Midwest Gaming (WI) - April 3-6

Kalamazoo, MI - April 16-18

Mesa, AZ - April 25-26

Edmonton, AB - May 1-3

Golden State (Lodi, CA) - May 15-17

Rocky Mountain (CO) - May 23-25

IFPA (FL) - May 28-31

NW Show (Tacoma) - June 5-7

Pintastic (MA) - June 25-28

Pinburgh - July 9-12; Atlanta Expo July 10-12

Chicago Expo - Oct 14-18

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Louisville had no tourney last year. Does anyone know of any reason to think 2020 will be different?

I threw it in there just in case they do, or for those who want to go to the show and don’t care if there’s no tournament. But no sign of tournament coming back so far. I liked theirs, too.

Rumblings of there may be one. I think it will take some convincing and a volunteer to do it. Any news on the LAX tournament coming back @kirbycrouton ?

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PinFest - Allentown, PA May 1-2

Is there any way the topic can be made into a Wiki? Might be a good place to centralize a basic event listing.

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Houston Arcade Expo/ Space City Open Nov 13-14

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Bat City Open, more than likely June 12-14th.

Top post has been Wikified.

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To not conflict next year with FPF , OBX Flippers Fall Pinball Bash 5 will be November 13-14-15 of 2020

NYCPC 2020 is May 15-17th. It’s up on the IFPA calendar

I have a schedule that I keep up to date throughout the year on Pinside (https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-live-stream-thread). Here’s what I have so far:

INDISC - Banning CA (January 9-12, 2020) - streaming confirmed
US State Championships - Various Locations (Jan 18, 2020)
IFPA US North American Pinball Championship - Denver, Colorado (March 5, 2020)
IFPA Women’s World Pinball Championships - Denver, Colorado (March 5, 2020)
IFPA Pin-Masters - Denver, Colorado (March 6-8, 2020)
Stern Pro Circuit Finals - Chicago, IL (unknown March 2020)
Texas Pinball Festival - Frisco, Texas (March 27-29, 2020)
Midwest Gaming Expo - Milwaukee, WI (April 3-6, 2020)
Pinball at the Zoo - Kalamazoo, MI (April 16-18, 2020)
ZapCon Festival - Mesa AZ (April 25-26, 2020)
YegPin Edmonton - AB (May 1-3, 2020)
PinFest IFPA Tournament - Allentown, PA (May 1-2, 2020)
NYC Pinball Championship - NYC (May 15-17, 2020)
Golden State - Lodi, CA (May 15-17, 2020)
Rocky Mountain Showdown - Denver, CO (May 23-25, 2020)
IFPA17 World Pinball Championships - Fort Meyers FL (May 28-31, 2020)
Northwest Pinball Show - Tacoma, WA (June 5-7, 2020)
City Champ 9 - San Francisco CA (unknown June 2020)
Bat City Open - Austin, TX (more than likely June 12-14th, 2020)
Silverball Rumble at Pintastic - Boxboro, MA (June 25-28, 2020)
Pinburgh - Pittsburgh, PA (July 9-12, 2020)
Brisbane Masters - Brisbane, Australia (unknown August 2020)
Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show - Independence OH (September 10-13, 2020)
Pittsburgh Pinball Open - Pittsburgh, PA (unknown October 2020)
Pinball Expo Flip Out Tournament - Chicago, IL (October 14-18, 2020)
European Pinball Championships - Sint-Niklaas, Belgium (October 2-4, 2020)
24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum - Meriden, CT (November 7-8, 2020)
Space City Pinball Open - Houston, TX - (November 13-14, 2020)
Freeplay Florida- Orlando, FL (unknown November 2020)
OBX Flippers Fall Tournament - Grandy, NC (November 13-15, 2020)
Pincinnati - Cincinnati OH (December 4-6, 2020)

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Final Battle will be Nov 7-8. It will not be on daylight savings this year as that falls on Halloween.

European Pinball Championship should be Oct 2-4 in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

New date for 2020 OBX Flippers Arcade Fall Pinball Bash 5 is November 13-14-15.

With the hope that it will not conflict with FPF. :slight_smile:

So who’s coming to Brisbane?

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No “full scale” tournament at LAX 2020. We’ve run out of room to host a proper top quality level IFPA/Stern Pro Circuit event. We may have some smaller fun events, but unfortunately the show can’t host a full size tournament any longer.

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