Finally, after years of setbacks, the Rockford Pinball League has begun!
Meet up with fellow pinball enthusiasts each week at Pinball Land to compete for the ultimate title of “Grand Champion” and the honor of wearing the championship belt. Read on to find out all the information you need to get started with Pinball Land’s own pinball league!
Pinball Land, 114 Courtland, St, Rockford, MI 49341
Every Wednesday, beginning Wednesday, June 1. Doors open at 6:00 PM, league play starts at 7:00 PM. The competition ends at roughly 9:00 PM and free play continues until 10:00 PM.
Anyone who wants to play competitive pinball in a casual environment where fun and bragging rights mean more than anything.
It’s only $15 per player, which includes tournament entry, free play on all the games at Pinball Land for the night, plus free pizza and soda.
How does it work?
We play a format called “Flip Frenzy!” This fun tournament format has all players engaged in 2 straight hours of nonstop pinball action! Players face off in randomly-assigned one-on-one matches against random opponents on random machines. The winner of each match earns a point! The loser of each match loses a point. The player with the most points at the end of the 2 hour “frenzy” is the winner!
Points carry over from week to week to determine a “Grand Champion” at the end of each 8 week series. Do not let this discourage you from coming in the middle of a series – you can still win each night regardless of series standings.
Do I need to sign up?
Nope! Come on down to Pinball Land Wednesday nights before 7:00 PM and you’re all set. Get in at 6:00 PM to warm up for an hour before the competition begins.
Do I need to come every week?
Nope! Just come when you can. There is a new Champion awarded every night. Champions are automatically entered into the playoffs the next week to defend the belt. If a champion does not attend the following week, they forfeit the title. Your win/loss points accumulate throughout an 8-week series. At the end of a series, the player with the most points receives the title of Grand Champion!
It is our goal to offer the most purely FUN tournaments possible in the Grand Rapids area. We aspire to make ours different than other opportunities by not focusing on IFPA points (you will not earn them here) and instead focusing on personal achievement and most of all, fun.
If you are interested in pinball, have fun playing, and want to up your game by playing in a competitive environment, you’ve come to the right place! Bring a friend, swap secrets with other players, talk trash, and have a great break in the middle of your week. And who knows — you might just take home the belt!
If you have any questions about the Rockford Pinball League or Pinball Land, please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also learn some tips and tricks on various pinball machines by reading the articles posted here, such as this tutorial on Deadpool and this one on Star Trek.
We’ll see you Wednesday nights, pinball fans!