Pinholics Anonymous proudly presents the Pinabler Tour, a two month long tournament held every month at location(s) in the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Metro area. The Pinabler Tour is a Selfie tournament, which is the hottest thing in pinball since the invention of the super league.

What is a Selfie tournament???  It's simple.  Play any of the selected games at a location and if you get a good score you want to keep, take a selfie on your phone and post it on the MatchPlay.events page, or email the director.  Improve your score?  Take another selfie and repost.  Your best score on each machine is the only one that counts.

Points are awarded for each game based on how good it is versus all other players' best scores within each location.  The total of the best 3 games out of the 4 selected games in the tournament is your final score.  The top 2 players from each location are automatically qualified for the playoffs.  Additional players will qualify for the playoffs based on factors listed in the official rules.


Details

Entry
Qualifying: FREE
Finals: $25 per player
Locations:  Play one or more locations, your best location score will be counted, others ignored

Schedule
Every two months, each location is a separate and distinct qualifier towards the overall playoffs/finals.
Qualifying: Anytime during business hours of location
Playoffs: Weekend following end of bimonthly qualifying, either Friday, Saturday or Sunday

Format
Qualifying: Modified Herb best game (CAX scoring), unlimited qualifying, submit scores via selfie photo (or just a photo with the score, an actual selfie is not required)
Finals: Top n qualifiers, PAPA style playoffs, seeding based on final standings, byes to top players, based on number of players per location (see Official Rules)

Prizes and Fees
Prizes: Based on number of players (see Official Rules)
IFPA Player Dues: $1 / player goes towards IFPA to become a sanctioned event awarding WPPRs
Pintervention Championship:
 $20 from prize pool goes towards Pintervention Championship.

World Pinball Player Ranking (WPPR) Points
All participants will receive WPPR points based on their performance.  Players that don't qualify or play in the finals will be awarded points based on their final qualifying position.  Players in the finals will be awarded points based on their finishing position in the finals.

Instructions

  1. Create a MatchPlay.Events account here
  2. Join the tournament by searching on Pinabler and selecting the current month and location(s) where you want to play
  3. When done with a game you want to keep, take a selfie with the score and yourself in the picture
  4. Submit the picture and score with the location's Submit Score link below

Alternate method of submitting scores: email your scores to this email address. You may also use the contact form to get the email address directly from the director.

June/July Links & April/May Qualifying Results

Location Jun/Jul Scores Apr/May
Black Cat Standings Submit Scores Final Result
Carpool Standings Submit Scores Final Result
CrabTowne Standings Submit Scores Final Result
Holy Frijoles Standings Submit Scores Final Result
Lyman's Tavern Standings Submit Scores Final Result
Silverball Sanctum n/a n/a Final Result
Volleyball House Standings Submit Scores Final Result
VÜK Standings Submit Scores Final Result
Lost Rhino n/a


Finals Schedule and Results

2016 Results (Click to Expand)

Month Location Date/Time Winner Full Results
May Red Zone Friday, June 3rd @ 8pm Austin Mackert Results
June Red Zone Friday, July 8th @ 8pm David Horner Results
July Red Zone Saturday, August 6th @ 7pm Rob Wintler-Cox Results
August Red Zone Saturday, September 10th @ 2pm Austin Mackert Results
September Red Zone Friday, October 7th @ 7pm Austin Mackert Results
October CrabTowne Saturday, November 12th @ 2pm Dave Hubbard Results
November VÜK Sunday, December 11th @ 4:30pm Alex Jeffrey Results
December Red Zone Saturday, January 14th @ 2pm Kevin Stone Results

2017 Results (Click to Expand)

Month Location Date/Time Winner Full Results
Jan/Feb Lyman's Tavern Saturday, March 11th @ 2pm Edan Grossman Results
Mar/Apr Red Zone Saturday, May 13th @ 1pm Kevin Stone Results
May/Jun VÜK Saturday, July 8th @ 1pm Douglas J Malcolm Results
Jul/Aug Lyman's Tavern Saturday, September 9th @ 1pm Dave Hubbard Results
Sep/Oct Crabtowne Saturday, November 11th @ 12pm Justin Bath Results
Nov/Dec/Jan Holy Frijoles Saturday, February 10th @ 1pm Jake Peterson Results

2018 Schedule and Results

Month Location Date/Time Winner Full Results
February/March VÜK Saturday, April 14th @ 1pm Austin Mackert Results
April/May Carpool Saturday, June 9th @ 1pm Austin Mackert Results
June/July Lyman's Tavern Saturday, August 11th @ 1pm Pending... Pending...
August/September Black Cat Saturday, October 6th @ 1pm Pending... Pending...
October/November Crabtowne Saturday, December 8th @ 1pm Pending... Pending...
December/January TBD TBD Pending... Pending...

Tour Map

Location Address and Information (Click for details)

Black Cat - Washington, DC

Address Hours of Operation Web-site
1811 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-4490
Su: 7pm-2am
M-Th: 6:30pm-2am
F: 6:30pm-3am
Sa: 7pm-3am
BlackCatDC.com


Carpool - Fairfax, Va

Address Hours of Operation Web-site
12821 Fair Lakes Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22033
(703) 222-7665
Su: 12pm-1am
M-F: 4pm-2am
Sa: 12pm-2am
GoCarpool.com


Crabtowne - Glen Burnie, Md

Address Hours of Operation Web-site
1500 Crain Hwy S
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(410) 761-6118
Closed Wednesday
Su-Th: 11am-11pm
F-Sa: 11am-12am
Crab-towne.com


Holy Frijoles - Baltimore, Md

Address Hours of Operation Web-site
908 W 36th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 235-2326
Sa-Su: 12pm-2am
M-F: 11am-2am
HolyFrijoles.net


Lost Rhino Brewing - Ashburn, Va

Address Hours of Operation Web-site
21730 Red Rum Dr #142, Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 291-2083
M: Closed
Tu: 4-9pm
We-Th: 11:30am-9pm
Fr-Sa: 11:30am-10pm
Su: 12-5pm
LostRhino.com


Lyman's Tavern - Washington, DC

Address Hours of Operation Web-site
3720 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 723-0502
Su-Sa: 11am-2am Lyman's Facebook Page


Volleyball House - Elkridge, Md

Address Hours of Operation Web-site
5635 Furnace Ave
Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 579-1007
No set hours, call VBHouse.com


VÜK - Bethesda, Md

Address Hours of Operation Web-site
4924 Saint Elmo Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-8000
Closed Monday
Su-Th: 12pm-10pm
Fr-Sa: 12pm-12am
VÜK Facebook page



Game Bank - June/July 2018

Black Cat

Centaur

Mata Hari

Royal Rumble

Star Trek The Next Generation

CrabTowne

Eight Ball
Deluxe

Fish Tales

Ghostbusters

Playboy

Lost Rhino

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bride of Pinbot

Ghostbusters

Royal Flush

VBH

Alien Poker

Doctor Who

Eight Ball

Monster Bash

Carpool

Baywatch

Game of Thrones

Iron Maiden

Pirates of the Caribbean

Holy Frijoles

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Indiana Jones

Taxi

World Cup Soccer

Lyman's Tavern

Attack from Mars

Eight Ball Deluxe

Judge Dredd

Star Wars (Stern)

VÜK

Guardians of the Galaxy

Star Wars (Stern)

Walking Dead

Wizard of Oz


Official Rules

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