The 2019 Golden State Pinball Festival

Just announced today.
The show artwork for this year is by Dirty Donny.
This will be the show poster and shirts.


Now we just need a show van!

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We are 40 days until Showtime.
Mark your calendars now.
Do not miss this fantastic show.
Don’t forget to go to the official website.
Register your games you are bringing,
Reserve your tickets for the Flippin Friday kickoff dinner where we present the 2nd annual Steve Charland Spirit Award to a wonderful pinbassidor.
The pinball pirate, Chris Kuntz.
The food is going to be unbelievable as it was last year.
More games, more camping,
More good food and fun.
More pinball, more of the best pinball people.
See you there.

Cool the tournament is going back to Herb format. If it gets as many people as last year (169), with 30 max entries, those 12 games will get crowded. Even with 22 hours of qualifying. Damien should think about either lowering the max entries to 20 or increasing the cost per entry. (or both) Currently under $2 per entry. $2.50 per entry with 20 max would still have the same $50 cap.

I’d expect fewer entries with the Herb format and lines vs. structured pingolf where there’s very little waiting. A lot of the players won’t go for more than the base 10 entries, either.

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The first 3 games in the tournament bank have been announced. Iron Maiden, Dr.Who,and Goldball!
Stay tuned for more exciting announcements!

For those interested in the tournament, we have volunteer spots open. All volunteers are provided the opportunity to partake in a volunteer only qualifying period during the last 1 hour on Friday and Saturday nights.

We’re using (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for GSPF 2019 Tournament Volunteers! Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

12 Days until the Golden State Pinball Festival!

Be a righteous dude or dame and volunteer.
This show is what it is because of you.
Yes! You!
So listen to the commish! Volunteer.
Hit the link here to help with the tournament
Or go to to volunteer in other areas.

Hey pinheads! Just a reminder.
The shifts for volunteers for the tournament at Golden Pinball Festival are only 2 hours long.
You can do your part to help out and still have plenty of time to enjoy the show.