Pinholics Anonymous periodic meeting is the original and ongoing tournament hosted by Always Smooth at the House of Stone in McLean, Virginia.  Held three or four times a year with a current average of 53 players, Pinholics meetings will continue to bring old and new friends together for more pinball fun.

Players from all over the East coast, and every part of the country, have attended one or more meetings. We've hosted players from as far away as California, Oregon and Texas.  East coast players have come from North and South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia as well as locally from Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia.

Come join us, meet new people, and feed your pinball addiction in a fun filled day of low stress competition at a low cost.

Videos: 9/18/2013 tourney (created by Pete Pinocci), 9/28/2014 documentary (created by Scott Roberts), 10/22/2016 streaming (provided by Jose Chong), 12/16/2017 streaming (provided by Jose Chong)

Registration Information

Registration for the April 28th periodic meeting/tournament will begin April 1st

Players Registered to Play – 64 spots remain (out of 64 total)






General Information

Upcoming Meetings


Main: $20 per player, kids 15 and under are $10

Doors Open: 1pm ET
Main Begins: 3pm ET
Doors Close: 3am ET

Qualifying: 4 strike knockout Swiss format until 8 players remain
Finals: PAPA style playoffs, seeding based on # of strikes from qualifying

World Pinball Player Ranking (WPPR) Points
All participants will receive WPPR points based on their performance. 

House of Stone, McLean, Virginia
Contact tournament director for address

Official Rules

See Official Rules for more details on format, finals, extra balls, etc.

Payouts and Expenses

Entry Fee Breakdown
Prize Pool - $10 / player
Food Budget - $5 / player
Pintervention / Repair Fund / Extra Prize Pool - $5 / player

Pintervention Championship fee
$100 from entry fees goes towards the Pintervention Championship prize pool (or $5 / person if less than 20 players)

Repair Fund
Maximum of $50 from entry fees goes towards parts and supplies for maintaining the games for tournaments.  This fund only accrues once $100 for Pintervention Championship has been allocated.

Overage from Food and Pintervention / Repair Fund
Any money not used for food budget or any amount remaining after maximum of $150 is allocated for Pintervention and Repair Fund all go into the prize pool.

Prizes and Payouts
All remaining prize pool money after all expenses and 5th thru 8th have been determined, are paid out to 1st through 4th place finishers.  Depending on the number of players, 5th thru 8th are paid out according to this schedule

Finish Payout # Players 5th - 8th
1st 40% Less than 38 $0
2nd 30% 38 to 47 $20
3rd 20% 48 to 61 $30
4th 10% 61 or more $40

Pinholics Anonymous director, Kevin Stone, will no longer be eligible to win any prize money for Periodic Meetings, yet will still compete.  Any finish that would place him in the money will be ignored and players finishing below him will move up as if he did not participate in the tournament.  This is only for prizes and not for IFPA results.


3 strike non-Swiss knockout

3 strike Swiss knockout

4 strike Swiss knockout

4 strike Swiss knockout
PAPA final 3 games

4 strike Swiss knockout
PAPA final 4 games


Paragon, Bally '76

Stars, Stern '78

Skateball, Bally '80

Centaur, Bally '81

Harlem Globetrotters, Bally '79

Jackbot, Williams '95

World Cup Soccer, Bally '94

Star Wars, Stern '17

Metallica, Stern '14

Tron, Stern '12

Aerosmith, Stern '17

Spider-man, Stern '07

Star Trek, Stern '14

The Walking Dead, Stern '15

Pinholics Winners Club

Kevin Stone

Kevin Stone

March 30, 2013
June 14, 2014
May 14, 2016

Dave Hubbard

Dave Hubbard

July 13, 2013
March 22, 2014

Justin Bath

Justin Bath

September 28, 2013

Scott Sidley

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December 21, 2013

Chris Newsom

Chris Newsom

September 27, 2014

Steven Bowden

Steven Bowden

December 20, 2014
December 17, 2016
October 28, 2017
December 16, 2017

Austin Mackert

Austin Mackert

June 13, 2015

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes

October 3, 2015

Rob Wintler-Cox

Rob Wintler-Cox

December 19, 2015

Kevin Kuntz

Kevin Kuntz

October 22, 2016

Eric Schoch

Eric Schoch

April 29, 2017