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November Newsletter

Welcome to the Pinholics Anonymous® monthly newsletter, serving the Washington, D.C. greater metropolitan region for pinball enthusiasts.  This newsletter provides a list of upcoming pinball events, including leagues, tournaments, and shows.  

Check out the Pinholics Anonymous Regional Calendar that provides a list of all events in the region as well as important national events and shows.  You can even filter on type of event, organizer, league and more.

Featured Tournament
Flipper's OBX PAPA Circuit Event, 11/17-18



Flipper's Outer Banks PAPA Circuit Event will take place on November 17th and 18th in Grandy, North Carolina near the Outer Banks.  This event will draw some of the best players from around the country as well as many local DC metro area players.  It is always a fun time seeing and meeting new friends.  If you haven't considered attending this tournament before, take a look at the details and plan your trip!
Details and registration information here
One other note, if paying via PayPal, using a computer will work better as the mobile version has some issues.

Tournaments


Date Name Entry Location
11/11 Pinabler Tour Sep/Oct Finals $20 Glen Burnie, Md
11/12 RPC Flipper Frenzy $10 Richmond, Va
11/17-18 Flipper's OBX PAPA Circuit Event $35 Grandy, NC
11/25 Lyman's Monthly Jackalope Hunt $10 Washington, DC
12/9 Maryland Pingolf Championships $15 Elkridge, Md
12/10 VÜK 2017 Championship $20 Bethesda, Md
12/16 Pinholics Anonymous Periodic Meeting $20 McLean, Va
1/4-6 MAGfest PAPA Circuit Event Free Oxon Hill, Md
1/20 IFPA State Championships $20 Across the U.S.

Weekly Tournaments


Day Name Entry Location
Sunday @ 7pm Sunday VUK Veekly Series $5 Bethesda, Md
Tuesday @ 8:30pm CrabTowne Tuesday Weekly $5 Glen Burnie, Md
Special Event - TONIGHT!!!
Pinball Wizards Book Launch Party
 
Join Adam Ruben, author and of the Pinball Wizards: Jackpots, Drains, and the Cult of the Silver Ball, at Black Cat on 14th St. NW in Washington, DC on Sunday, November 5th at 7pm for the official launch party and book reading. 

All pinball machines will be on FREE play during the event, so come on down, meet the author and play some free pinball!

Leagues


DC Pinball League
Played at Lyman's Tavern on Thursday at 8:30pm, Monday at 2:00pm, and Black Cat on Sunday at 7:30pm.  Players can play either of those three times each week.  Dues are $20 for the 8 week season.  Fall season is already in progress, new season starts in early 2018.  Website with details here
FSPA Leagues
Four FSPA leagues are held in three locations.  All leagues have started for the Fall season, new seasons will start in early 2018.  Website with details here
Holy Frijole's League
A new league at the best pinball location in Baltimore, with the newly re-opened Holy Frijole's restaurant.  The season has already begun with new season anticipated in early 2018.  Website with details here
 
Did you know?
PAPA Circuit Championship
Did you know you that the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA) hosts an annual circuit tournament that includes up to 20 tournaments world-wide?

Circuit events run their tournaments normally, but the top place finishers receive circuit points.  The top 40 players at the end of the circuit year are invited to participate in the PAPA Circuit Championship.  This event is in its 6th year and will end this season, but be officially replaced/converted to the Stern Pro Circuit in 2018, which uses the calendar year for its championship, and overall World Pinball Player Ranking (WPPR) points to determine the top 40 players instead of circuit points.

There are only four circuit events left for this season:  OBX Flippers Fall Tournament in Grandy, NC; City Champ in San Francisco, Ca; MAGfest in Oxon Hill, Md; and INDISC in Banning, Ca;

Check out the PAPA web-site for more details on this season and the new Stern Pro Circuit coming in 2018.

Pinholics Anonymous Shirts and Hoodies

Purchases of the Pinholics Anonymous shirts and hoodies has been extended through November 15th.  There will be no inventory, so if you want one or more items, you must order online before midnight on 11/15.  No payment is required at this time unless you need shipping included.  All other payments will be cash on delivery.

See the web-site store more all style and color options (up to 26 colors to choose from).
Order Shirts Here
Pinabler Tour Bimonthly Selfie Tournament
The next Pinabler Tour has started with some important changes.

Holy Frijoles in Baltimore, Md has been added to the tour.  Volleyball House in Elkridge, Md has been removed from the tour.  The current tour will also span November, December AND January.  This will help shift the tournaments one month so in 2018 the October/November tournament will be the last Pinabler Tour for the 2018 Pintervention Circuit Championship.

More locations may be added for the February/March tour, and possibly re-add Volleyball House.  Fee structures will change slightly for players that attend the finals due to the introduction in 2018 of the IFPA fees of $1 / player for tournaments.

For more details on the Pinabler Tour and how it works, see the website.  If you have any questions about how it works, you can always email us through the Pinholics Anonymous contact from on the web-site.

Pintervention Circuit Championship

Top 10 players in standings as of October 1st.  Top 40 players qualify for finals.
See the website for full standings, upcoming circuit events and more details.
Best 10 events count towards standings. 
Kevin Stone as organizer is not eligible to participate in finals.

IFPA State Championship Leaders

As of November 1st, 2017
Maryland

1 - Justin Bath
2 - Justin Day
3 - Elliott Keith
4 - Mike Frasca
5 - Dave Hubbard
Virginia

1- Kevin Stone
2 - Edan Grossman
3 - Malik Berger
4 - Scott Sidley
5 - Kevin Kuntz
Washington, D.C.

1 - Kevin Stone
2 - Fil Baird
3 - Justin Bath
4 - Dave Hubbard
5 - Greg Boehm
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