Kiwi Capital Silver Ball, July 27-30, Wellington, New Zealand

The inaugural Kiwi Capital Silver Ball

Four days of pinball tournaments across two central Wellington venues, from Thursday July 27th to Sunday 30th.

Ye Olde Pinball Shoppe and Lanes Bar & Bowling are proud to bring a new tournament series to the New Zealand pinball calendar, featuring ladies’ and gents’ pre-ball gatherings on Thursday evening, a main tournament with two days of best-game Herb style qualifying on Friday & Saturday and finals on Sunday, plus Sunday casual comps for the non-finalists. $25 entry fee for the main tournament (covers both venues) plus $2 for each of 20 games, so the minimum spend will be $65. Entry fees go towards trophies for the top four finalists and prize money for the top eight. Games will be mostly modern Insider Connected Stern titles and some DMD favourites. A special Stern Insider virtual badge will be awarded to participants in the main tournament who log in with Insider Connected during qualifying or finals.


Thursday July 27th:

  • Multiball Maidens, our monthly 3-strikes comp for women & gender diverse players, 6pm at YOPS. Free entry, $2 per game

  • Guys’ social at Lanes. Free entry, $2 per game

Friday July 28th:

  • Qualifying for the main tournament begins, $25 entry, $2 per game.
    10am to 10pm Herb style qualifying at both venues

Saturday 29th:

  • 10am to 10pm qualifying continues at both venues

Sunday 30th:

  • 11am Finals at YOPS for the top 32 qualifiers. PAPA style match play with 3 games per round. Estimated 3pm finish. Tokens provided.
  • 11am to late: casual comps at Lanes (Flip Frenzy, Stall Ball, Split Flipper, etc). $25 entry payable on the day, with the games on freeplay.

Ye Olde Pinball Shoppe (YOPS), 18A Bond St, Wellington Central.

10 minutes walk away from…

Lanes Bar And Bowling, 234 Wakefield St, Wellington Central

Times and details subject to change.