We are less than 1 month away from the inaugural Vancouver Island Pinball Expo! This event will take place Friday September 29th through Sunday October 1st at the Cedar Community Hall just south of Nanaimo. Tyler and Shawn who run the Mid Island pinball leagues are putting on this expo and is being supported by many people from the Island and beyond.
This 3 day event will include over 60 pinball machines, multiple IFPA sanctioned tournaments, as well as a large free play section for everyone to enjoy. We are very excited to have an event of this size being brought to the Island and look forward to seeing many more in the future. Come out and show your support for the Vancouver Island Pinball Expo!
We are excited to announce the return of Women’s IFPA sanctioned events in Victoria BC. Things start up Nov 1st and will be held every second Tuesday night at Deadbeetz Burgers 1950 Oak Bay Ave. The first 4 events will be Matchplay with playoffs which are stand alone events. This means you can come to one or to all. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up by 7:30 to sign up.
We began the 2020/21 Island Championship earlier this month with the top 24 players from IFPA sanctioned events that took place on Vancouver Island in 2020 and 2021. The Top 16 met yesterday at Powerhouse Pinball for the Grand Finals to determine who took home “the belt”.
It was a long day of 4 rounds of head-to-head best of 7 matchups to crown a champion and crown a champion we did. Our inaugural “Battle for the Belt” took place in 2019 which saw Fuji defeat Karrie in 6 games, the last of which was on Iron Maiden. It was almost deja-vu all over again as Fuji and Karrie met in the finals once again, it went 6 games with the final game being Iron Maiden, however this year Karrie bested Fuji to claim top prize!
The top 4 players for the championship were:
Full results of the tournament bracket can be found here. Congratulations Karrie for taking home the belt this year and congratulations to all the competitors who brought their best to this tournament!
After more than 2 years of waiting, we are so excited to announce that the Vancouver Island Pinball Championship “Battle for the Belt” is back! The top 24 players based on the results from our 2020/21 events are qualified for the tournament with the top 8 receiving a bye into the second round.
Round 1 pairings have been set and those matches will take place at any time at Quazar’s Arcade before we meet at Powerhouse Pinball Club for the Grand Finals on Sunday, May 1st. Each round will be a head-to-head matchup playing best of 7 games to determine the winner. Best of luck to all participants in their quest for the belt!
It is never fun to write these posts, but we have had to pause league activities until further notice due to the Provincial Health Orders in BC that have been extended indefinitely. Please keep your eyes on your email as we will notifying the Peacock’s and Powerhouse email lists as soon as we have a start date.
We still plan to host our Vancouver Island 2020/21 Championship – Battle for the Belt as soon as we are able to safely and responsibly meet. Final standings can be found at the top of the Results page and this year’s championships will see the Top 24 players square off to determine who is Vancouver Island’s best. If you are in the Top 24 and have yet to confirm your participation with Dan, please send him an email!
All of the locations are still open for drop in play so please stay safe and keep on hitting those flippers at Peacock’s, Quazars, Powerhouse and Powerhouse Substation aka the current home of Godzilla!