North Bowl Philly & PBR's Can Crusher Pinball Challenge

Hello Everyone! We are announcing a Philadelphia-based tournament in a location that is new to competitive pinball!

North Bowl Philly will be hosting the [PBR Can Crusher Pinball Challenge] on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

$5 to Enter the Tournament!
Games on Free Play!
IFPA Approved!
Winners of the Main and Side Tournaments get FREE LIFETIME BOWLING at North Bowl!
Please register on the Website to help give us an idea of attendance.

Main Tournament!
If 32 or Less Players, we’ll do Match-Play Qualifying.
If 33 or More Players, we’ll do Limited Entry Qualifying.
Players will be sorted in A, B, and C Divisions at conclusion of Qualifying. Each Division will play a Two-Strike Double Elimination Group Knockout.
Winner of A-Division gets Free Lifetime Bowling at North Bowl.

Side Tournament!
[Closest Without Going Over Competition]
Play a full game on the PBR Can Crusher Machine and try to reach the target score. If you’re below (or at) the target score at the conclusion of your game, your score counts. If you’re over, you get a zero. If you tilt on your final ball, you void your game.
Top 4 move on to Finals.
Winner of the Side Tournament gets Free Lifetime Bowling at North Bowl.

3PM: Registration begins
4PM: Qualifier games
6PM: Finals begin [A, B, and C Divisions]
6PM: PBR Can Crusher Challenge (Side Tournament) begins
6PM: DJ Robert Drake

We’re excited to bring a tournament within the Philadelphia city limits! Reach out if you are interested or have any questions.

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Yeah!! So stoked for this.

Early registration and more details here:

This is going to be a super fun event. North Bowl has been amazing so far, and they are really pulling out all the stops for this one.

They’re also our first partner for an upcoming Philly pinball league! Signups start at the tourney :joy:

Hi Everyone! Thanks to all who came out to the event this past weekend. I’ll share a link soon with videos and pictures. Congrats to Rick Prince (Main Winner) and Francesco La Rocca (Side Winner) who both won free bowling for life at North Bowl. Many thanks to the folks at North Bowl Philly, PBR, and Jim Beam for bringing the machines in, providing swag bags (and bowling pins) for the winners, and hosting a fun event.

Main Tournament Results!

A Division:

  1. Rick Prince
  2. Dennis Iberra
  3. Jon Long
  4. Jay Hershman

B Division

  1. Ken Rossi
  2. Shannon Appleton

C Division

  1. Joseph Salendar
  2. John Dusichka

Side Tournament Results!

We did a “closest without going over” contest where you had to get 1,000 or less on the Can Crusher machines. It was a really fun format that I highly recommend as a fun side contest on lower-scoring machines.

Qualifying results results for anyone interested:

Top four played a single group game, and top two from that played a single head-to-head game:

  1. Francesco La Rocca
  2. Tom Croskey
  3. Kyle Macfarland & Brooke Lukens

A quick thanks to Jon Long for getting this event off and running, Andreas for the MatchPlay software which made qualifying run smoothly, and Karl for getting us set up with NeverDrains which we used for the side tournament.

We are also going to try to start a league at North Bowl, so if you’re interested please drop @juanlargo a note since he was collecting sign-ups for a league that we’ll start up in early 2017.

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Great to see you promoting events in Philly! Hope you can really build the pinball scene up there.