Vancouver Island Pinball Podcast

Dan, the VPL President, and local pinball tech Darrell are excited to announce the Vancouver Island Pinball (VIP) Podcast. The podcast focuses on pinball on Vancouver Island but also features interviews that highlight individuals and groups across the Pacific Northwest and Canada along with some tech tips and pinball stories along the way.

Links to the first 4 episodes can be found below and new episodes are being released about twice a month on Anchor and across many popular podcatchers.

Episode 1 (link)

  • Introduction to the podcast
  • Tech Tip
    • Battery Maintenance
  • VPL Interview
    • Pinball Dave (Local Pinball Legend / HVAC hero)
  • Feature Interview
    • Axel Blonde (IFPA 2019 Rookie of the Year)

Episode 2 (link)

  • Island pinball news
  • What’s in the shop?
    • Hardtop replacements
  • VPL Interview
    • Ashleigh Kolla (VPL Member #1 / Rubber band collector?)
  • Feature Interview
    • Steve Webb (Powerhouse Pinball / Quazars Arcade)

Episode 3 (link)

  • Island pinball news
  • Tech Tips
    • Balls – Care and Replacement
  • VPL Interview
    • Hayley Williams (VPL Vice President / Roller Derby badass)
  • Feature Interview
    • Walt Morose (Bluffs Pinball / Pinball for Change)

Episode 4 (link)

  • Island pinball news
  • What’s in the shop?
    • Trip back in time
  • VPL Interview
    • Brent Hayashi (VPL Director of Officiating)
  • Feature Interview
    • Jeff Teolis (Pinball Profile / Final Round Pinball Podcast)

October 30th Flip Frenzy & Powerhouse Updates

Tilt!? You monster!

VPL is back for another meetup at the Powerhouse Pinball Club on Friday October 30th from 7pm until 9:30pm. We will be a running a Flip Frenzy tournament from 7:30 to 9:30 with 30 mins of warm up starting at 7pm sharp. The cost to attend is $20 all inclusive with 50% of the proceeds going to local charities. Spots are filling up quickly so if you would like to secure a place for this event please email us at victorialpinball@gmail.com. (note: Powerhouse Pinball requires all attendees to wear a mask)

A quick note about the Powerhouse Pinball Club. They have been rotating in new games regularly to keep the lineup fresh. Keep an eye on their instagram for updates and teases as to what is coming next. Deadpool, Indiana Jones, Bride of Pinbot and Monster Bash were the 4 new additions this week.

And finally, Powerhouse has started a Twitch stream that they are running Saturday/Sunday nights from 8-9pm. Check it out and say “Hi” to the Powerhouse gang or head on down you might get a chance to show the internet your skills!

VPL is back! (sort of)

VPL is happy to announce that we will be hosting monthly meet ups at Powerhouse Pinball. We had our first meet in August with another set for Friday Sept 25th from 7 – 9:30pm. The cost to attend these events is $20 all inclusive (machines set to free play), half of which will be going to a new charity each meet up. Last month we raised $170 for the Help Fill a Dream Foundation which grants wishes for kids with terminal illnesses.

Attendance for these events is limited to VPL members with a maximum of 20 people per event. At the time of writing we still have 4 spots open for next Friday so if you would like to attend this or future events please email us at victoriapinball@gmail.com so that you can be added to our mailing list.

Leagues are still on hold right now but if you are looking to hit the flippers there are still a couple of options around:

  • Powerhouse Pinball Club – with Quazar’s still doing private rentals only the newly renovated Powerhouse is opening as a private pinball club Saturday’s 1-9pm. They have around 10 safely distanced games on the floor at any given time. Check their website for more info and how to join.
  • Peacock Billiards – Open 7 days a week they have 6 pinball machines with 2 or 3 available at any given time. They alternate machines on/off to ensure safe distancing.
  • Wiffle Games (Chemainus) – 3 machines at Wiffle that are available to play when the store is open. Currently Cactus Jack’s, Elvira and the Party Monsters and Star Wars (DE).
  • Wizard’s Arcade (Chemainus) – 12 machines from mostly the late 70’s to mid 80’s here plus some arcade games. Wizards is located in the Chemainus Public Market.

Stay safe and keep flippin’

VPL Temporary Suspension of Events

With the safety and health of all members in mind the VPL will not be running any events for the next two weeks thru to Friday March 27th.

The following planned events are affected and will be rescheduled at a later time:

  • March 16 : Peacock’s Mixed – B2
  • March 18 : Quazar’s 3 Strike XVI
  • March 20-22 : Capital City Comic Con
  • March 23 : Quazar’s Womxns – B3
  • March 25 : Quazar’s Mixed – C2

We will be monitoring things going forward and will update prior to the 27th as to our current status and schedule. Please keep an eye on your email for the latest updates.

Winter ’20 Leagues Have Begun

Today kicks off the Winter 2020 season and VPL is proud to be running 3 leagues again:

  • Quazars Arcade Womxn’s League – Starts Monday Jan 13th
  • Quazars Arcade Mixed League – Starts Wednesday Jan 15th
  • Peacock Billiards Mixed League – Starts Monday Jan 20th

More information can be found under Leagues & Tournaments. All leagues can be joined mid-season so if you are interested send us an email at victoriapinball@gmail.com or come on down to one of the nights and register on site. Check our Events Calendar for league dates and locations.

Fall ’19 – Second Half Seasons Starting Soon!

We are half way through the Womxn’s Quazar’s season as well as the Mixed Peacock’s season with playoffs for both happening this Thanksgiving Monday October 14th.

It’s not too late to join these leagues for the second half of the fall season so if you would like to join please contact us at victoriapinball@gmail.com or come down to Mixed @ Peacock Billiards for 7-9pm October 21st or Womxn’s @ Quazar’s Arcade for 6:45pm October 28th.

Check the Events Calendar for more info.

Lord Quazar Strikes VI – Results

We were back for another 3 Strikes tournament at Quazar’s tonight to play Bride of Pinbot, The Getaway: High Speed II, Metallica, Ghostbusters and brand new to the floor Black Knight: Sword of Rage. It came down to a tight final few games with Karrie earning the victory on Black Knight to win her first VPL event.

The top 4 on night are as follows and for complete results check the link below.

  1. Karrie
  2. Jason G
  3. Fuji
    Chuck

Results and Standings

Peacock Billiards – Season 4 | 1b – Results

We wrapped up the 2nd of 3 sessions for the mini season at Peacock’s with another dominant performance from Jason G. Jason bested his last week’s score of 37.19 with a 37.75 which now secures him the top spot moving into the playoffs. The top 4 of the night were rounded out by Brent (31), Jon B (30.1) and Hayley (29.65).

There were a lot of league personal best scores tonight but the top scores on each machine went to:

  • Spiderman – Jon B
  • Star Wars  – Karrie
  • SF2           – Jason G
  • Batman     – Jason G

For complete results and standings follow the link below:

Results and Standings

Quazar’s Mixed – Season 3a Final – Results

The 2nd half of season 3a finished tonight with 19 players coming down to Quazar’s Arcade including 4 new players to the Mixed league. Welcome to Victoria, Sarah, Ryan and Stephen great to have you all out.

Corey posted another 33 on the night with Jimmy, Dan and Brent right behind scoring 32 points. Combined with the first half results we have the following top 4:

  1. Corey
  2. Jimmy
    Brent
  3. Fuji

For full results and game scores for the night hit the link below and we will see you Wednesday October 2nd for the start of season 3b.

Results and Standings