Hey folks! It's that time of year again...that time of year where we make announcements about the NW Pinball Championships!
- This year we are changing the Open and Novice divisions over from the traditional Best Game format to the "ex-PAPA" or "PAPA 19 and earlier" format! We did this because we like that format a lot, and miss it now that PAPA isn't using it anymore. Classics will remain Best Game. As before, we'll be using the Never Drains Manager tournament software for queueing and scorekeeping.
- Ticket cost is TBD. We will crunch the numbers and attempt to figure out a cost that keeps the average per-player spend to roughly the same amount as it has been before.
- We're back on the PAPA Circuit! That's right, NWPC2017 is a PAPA Circuit event!
NW Pinball Championships 2017
August 25th-27th (Qualifying Fri noon-11pm / Sat 10am-11pm, Finals Sunday)
Lucky Strike Bowling / Power Play
Bellevue, WA (~20mins from downtown Seattle, ~30 mins from Sea-Tac Airport and easily accessible without a car)
More at BDivision [Note that this page is not entirely updated yet with format details for 2017]
Our venue, Lucky Strike, is a fancy bowling alley / arcade inside the ridiculously luxurious Lincoln Square mall in downtown Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle. There are tons of food/drink/entertainment/hotel options within walking distance of the venue. We take great pride in having an extremely dialed and enjoyable lineup and overall providing a world-class tournament experience. Beneficial Malfunction will be streaming the finals of the Open division as well as the last few hours of qualifying on Friday and Saturday.
We're not quite ready to make lineup announcements but as we did last year, we will shamelessly rip off INDISC's pre-tournament trivia game announcement thing as soon as we're ready to go.
Additionally, a pre-tournament series where local players can win tournament entries, cash, and tons of other prizes at local venues in the Pacific Northwest will be announced soon. More to come!