Fall 2021 Seasons & Tournaments Are Underway

We are ready to kick off some new seasons and tournaments for Fall 2021 at Peacock Billiards and the Powerhouse Pinball Club. In addition to the leagues there will be bi-weekly tournaments at Powerhouse with a few Strikes tournaments to kick these off. All skill levels are welcome and this is where and how often you can find us:

  • Powerhouse – bi-weekly Wednesdays (starting Sept 8)
  • Peacock Billiards – bi-weekly Mondays (starting Sept 13)
  • Powerhouse Tournaments – bi-weekly Wednesdays (starting Sept 15)

Keep and eye on our Events Calendar for tournament and league updates.

Chemainus Showdown

VPL in conjunction with Mid Island Pinball is proud to bring Chemainus some IFPA sanctioned pinball on Saturday August 28th! We will be at Wizards Arcade (9790 Willow St) and Wiffle Games (9756D Willow St) for five single game tournaments. Entry is via coin drop with a $1 per tournament IFPA entry cost.

From 10am through 5pm players will compete for the highest score in each tournament. The top 4 from each tournament will move onto the playoffs. We will start the playoffs at 5pm sharp at Wizards Arcade for the first 3 games and then move a block down the street to Wiffle Games for the final 2 games. The player with the top overall finish on all 5 machines will win a prize and there will likely be some door prizes throughout the day.

Come on out to Wizards Arcade and Wiffle Games to help us launch what will be many more events for the mid island!

VPL Fall Leagues and Tournaments are back!

VPL Leagues and Tournaments are back for  Fall 2021  and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to our host venues.

We have the following leagues and tournaments scheduled:

  • Powerhouse Pinball Club – Mixed League – Starts Wed Sept 8th
  • Peacock Billiards – Mixed League – Starts Mon Sept 13th
  • Powerhouse Pinball Club – Mixed Tournaments – Starts Wed Sept 15th

Our Womxns Leagues and Tournaments will also be making a return this fall.  Keep an eye on our Leagues & Tournaments page as well as our Calendar for more info.  If you would like any more information or have any questions please email us at victoriapinball@gmail.com

Please note that at the time of this posting all VPL events will require mandatory mask usage while playing in groups until further notice.

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.