The DC Pinball League is the only pinball league in Washington, D.C. played in the DC locations: Black Cat and Lyman's Tavern. 

League comprises an 8 week season and finals on a separate day after league has concluded.  Groups of 3 or 4 players will compete against each other on 4 games.  Points awarded are 3/2/2/1 for 4 player groups and 3/2/1 for 3 player groups.  Players get to drop their 2 lowest weekly scores.  The top 16 players will play in A and the next 16 players will compete in B division of finals.  Players rated under 500 in IFPA are restricted to the A division.

The DC Pinball League is also part of the Pintervention Circuit Championship and all participants will receive Pintervention tokens towards qualifying in the top 40 for the finals.


Next League and Party Info

Fall season starts at Lyman's Tavern on 9/27 followed by Black Cat on 9/30 and Lyman's Monday 10/1.


Summer Schedule

Week definition:
Thursday through Monday

Week 1:
Thursday 9/27 @ Lyman's
Sunday 9/30 @ Black Cat
Monday 10/1 @ Lyman's

Week 8:
Thursday 11/15 @ Lyman's
Sunday 11/18 @ Black Cat
Monday 11/19 @ Lyman's

Finals:
Saturday 12/1 @ 1pm
Lyman's Tavern

League Locations and Times

Lyman's Tavern
Thu @ 8:30pm & Mon @ 2pm
3720 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 723-0502
lymanstavern.com

Black Cat
Sun @ 7:30pm
1811 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-4490
blackcatdc.com

 

Details

Entry
Season Due: $20 per player

Format
Groups
Random draw for groupings, 3 or 4 player groups.  Play 4 games. 

Order and Game Choice
1st game: First player has choice of game, players play in order on score sheet
2nd - 4th game:  Last place player on previous game has choice of game or order, followed by third place, second place and then first place player from previous game

Points
4 player groups: 1st - 3pts, 2nd - 2pts, 3rd - 2pts, 4th - 1pt
3 player groups: 1st - 3pts, 2nd - 2pts, 3rd - 1pt
2 player groups: 1st - 3pts, 2nd - 1pt

Qualifying
Lowest 2 weekly scores are dropped.  Players are seeded based on cumulative score for top 6 league weekly scores.  Top 16 players are in A division, next 16 players are in B division.  Players under IFPA ranking of 500 are restricted to A division.  League organizers reserve the right to include certain players above 500 in A if their skill level warrants the restriction.  Restricted players must make A or they do not qualify for finals. 

Finals
A and B divisions. PAPA style playoffs, 4 player groups.  Points are awarded: 1st - 4, 2nd - 2, 3rd - 1, 4th - 0 for playoff games.  3 games per match.  Top 2 players in each match advance to the next round.  Tie-breakers for top 4 final positions, or to determine player that advances from non-final round.

League finalists are determined by regular season points combined with points earned during finals for A division participants.  Players can earn points for each round (up to 3 rounds).  Non-A division players participating in finals retain their regular season points for the overall league standings.

Prizes
Final payouts will be determined by total number of league participants.
Three prize pools:  League finalists, A division finals and B division finalists (1st through 3rd/4th depending on number of league players). 

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

Official Rules

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

Past Seasons' Results

Season League Winner A Div. Winner B Div. Winner
Fall 2016 n/a Kevin Stone Kevin Perone
Winter 2017 Kevin Stone Kevin Stone Sarah Guynn
Spring 2017 Fil Baird Greg Boehm Douglas J. Malcolm
Summer 2017 Kevin Stone Kevin Stone Douglas J. Malcolm
Fall 2017 Kevin Stone Kevin Stone Mollie Lee
Winter 2018 Kevin Stone Fil Baird Jamie Hall
Spring 2018 Pierce McLain Doru Zuba David Barber
Summer 2018 David Barber Noel Manzullo Peter Miller


Current Standings

Player Season Points Finals Round 1 Finals Round 2 Finals Round 3 Final Point Total League Result Finals Result Prize
David Barber 61 10 12 7 90 1 A-02 League 1st - $100
Noel Manzullo 57 8 8 8 81 2 A-01 A Div 1st - $90
Pierce McLain 60 6 5 2 73 3 A-04 League 2nd - $80
Kevin Stone 61 6 - - 67 4 A-09 League 3rd - $60
Jon Horner 49 10 5 - 64 5 A-05 A Div 3rd - $40
Joana Lopes 59 4 - - 63 6 A-10 League 4th (T) - $20
Stephanie Traub 55 6 2 - 63 6 A-08 League 4th (T) - $20
Francis Parks 57 3 - - 60 8 A-13
Fil Baird 56 3 - - 59 9 A-13
Garrett Traub 52 4 3 - 59 9 A-06 A Div 4th (T) - $10
Doru Zuba 56 2 - - 58 11 A-15
Sidney Helfer 50 5 3 - 58 11 A-06 A Div 4th (T) - $10
Shawn Hillman 57 - - - 57 13 DNP
Jamie Hall 41 7 4 4 56 14 A-03 A Div 2nd - $70
Chadwick Vale 55 - - - 55 15 DNP
Andrew Robinson 51 4 - - 55 15 A-10
Benjamin Linkow 52 2 - - 54 17 A-15
Mollie Lee 53 - - - 53 18 DNP
Brian Weingartner 48 4 - - 52 19 A-10
Gerald Neuwirth 47 - - - 47 20 B-04
Stephen Hansell 47 - - - 47 20 B-03
Joe Winkle 47 - - - 47 20 DNP
Kevin Perone 46 - - - 46 23 DNP
Corey Long 46 - - - 46 23 DNP
Michael Butcher 43 - - - 43 25 B-11
Simon Hoogland 42 - - - 42 26 B-05
Alyx Margine 41 - - - 41 27 B-07
Dan Madere 41 - - - 41 27 DNP
Jess Kleinmann 39 - - - 39 29 B-07
Mike Barber 39 - - - 39 29 B-10
Rose Weingartner 38 - - - 38 31 B-05
Audrey Francesca 37 - - - 37 32 DNP
Victoria Rocco 36 - - - 36 33 B-07
Dan Miller 35 - - - 35 34 B-02
Justin Gellerson 34 - - - 34 35 DNP
Peter Miller 32 - - - 32 36 B-01
Evan Buschmann 29 - - - 29 37 DNP
Chris Newsom 28 - - - 28 38 DNP



Machines @ Black Cat

Bride of Pinbot

Centaur

Congo

Hobbit

Laser Cue

Mata Hari

Royal Rumble

Star Trek Next Generation

The Shadow

Machines @ Lyman’s Tavern

Attack from Mars

Domino's

Ghostbusters

Judge Dredd

Paragon

PBR Can Crusher

Star Trek

Star Wars (Stern)

The Simpsons Pinball Party

Tron

Walking Dead