Pinholics Anonymous proudly presents the Pinabler Tour, a two month long tournament held at ten 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 32 players based on weighted point system, which is determined by how many players participate at 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 32 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:
 $50 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.

October/November Links & August/September Qualifying Results


Current Standings - Overall


Pending...


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 @ 12pm Elliott Keith Results
August/September Black Cat Sunday, October 14th @ 1pm Pending... Pending...
October/November Crabtowne Saturday, December 8th @ 12pm Pending... Pending...
December/January MOM's Saturday, January 12th @ 12pm Pending... Pending...

2019 Schedule Results (Click to Expand)

Month Location Date/Time Winner Full Results
February/March Mustang Sally TBD Pending... Pending...
April/May Holy Frijole TBD Pending... Pending...
June/July Lyman's Tavern TBD Pending... Pending...
August/September Carpool TBD Pending... Pending...
October/November Crabtowne TBD Pending... Pending...
December/January Lost Rhino 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

MOM's Organic Market - College Park, Md

Address Hours of Operation Web-site
9801 Rhode Island, Ave
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 220-1100
9am-9pm MomsOrganicMarket.com

Mustang Sally - Chantilly, Va

Address Hours of Operation Web-site
14140 Parke Long Ct A-C
Chantilly, Va 20151
(703) 378-7450
Su: 12-6pm
Mo: Closed
Tu-Th: 3-9pm
Fr: 3-10pm
Sa: 12-10pm
MSbrewing.com

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 - October/November 2018

Black Cat

Bride of Pinbot

Congo

Laser Cue

Mata Hari

CrabTowne

Deadpool

Old Chicago

Road Kings

Strikes and Spares

Lost Rhino Brewery

Bride of Pinbot

Ghostbusters

Jungle Lord

Star Wars (Stern)

MOM's Organic Market

Dr. Dude

Guardians of the Galaxy

Hot Tip

Wizard of Oz

Volleyball House

Deadpool

Iron Man

Mystic

Supersonic

Carpool

Deadpool

Flash Gordon

Ghostbusters

Starship Troopers

Holy Frijoles

Eight Ball

Harlem Globetrotters

Lord of the Rings

Total Nuclear Annihilation

Lyman's Tavern

Iron Maiden

Paragon

Star Trek

Total Nuclear Annihilation

Mustang Sally Brewing Company

Game of Thrones

Harlem Globetrotters

Jack Bot

Lord of the Rings

VÜK

The Addam's Family

Deadpool

F-14 Tomcat

Iron Maiden


Official Rules

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