Pinholics Anonymous is proud to present the semi-annual Never Cry VÜK in a Knockout tournaments held at VÜK in Bethesda, Maryland.

This tournament aims to be one of the largest tournaments held each year in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region, and will have an unlimited number of spots.

The format will use the relatively new knockout formats, called Fair and Progressive.  The March tournament will use the Fair method, and the September tournament will use the Progressive method.  This basically means players will play in 4 player groups (or 3 when necessary), and receive strikes for each player that defeats them in each game.

Both tournaments will also comprise a finals component for last 8 remaining players, PAPA style 4 player/3 game matches using game banks.

Entry fee will be a flat $25, coin drop of $.50 / game is also required.  New players and anyone above IFPA rank of 10,000 will get in FREE!!!  The events will also be part of the Pintervention Circuit Championship, held annually in McLean with a $2000 prize pool.

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

General Information

This tournament now has a 48 player limit due to space restrictions. The Fall tournament may be expanded after evaluating the Spring tournament.

Pre-registration goes live on Wednesday, February 20th at 8pm ET.


Upcoming Tournaments
March 2nd - Fair Knockout format
September 21st - Progressive Knockout format

Main: $25 per player, new players and those ranked above IFPA 10,000 are FREE

Doors Open: 12pm ET
Tournament Begins: 1pm ET

Qualifying: 4 strike Fair / Progressive knockout Swiss format until 8 players remain
Finals: PAPA style playoffs (3 game match), seeding based on # of strikes from qualifying

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

4924 St Elmo Ave
Bethesda, Md 20814
(301) 652-8000

Official Rules

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

Payouts and Expenses

Entry Fee Breakdown
Prize Pool - $24 / player
IFPA Player Dues - $1 / player
Pintervention Fee - $50

Prize Fund
Prize fund is $24 / player minus $50 Pintervention Fee.  Prize fund may be lower due to free entries.

Prizes and Payouts
All remaining prize pool money is paid out to the top 8 finishers per the schedule below.  If there are less than 35 paid players, then only the top 4 finishers receiving prize money.

Finish Payout Finish Payout
4-34 Players 35+ Players
1st 40% 1st 25%
2nd 30% 2nd 20%
3rd 20% 3rd 16%
4th 10% 4th 13%
5th 8%
6th 7%
7th 6%
8th 5%



  • March 2
  • September 21

Registered Players


Alex Jeffrey
Anthony Frasca
Audrey Bonsignore
Benjamin Hecker
Brian Galletta
Brian Weingartner
Chuck Gardner
Chrissy Corica
Clark Fraley
Dan Farrell
Dave Snyder
David Marcoot
Dep Kapke
Dennis Muse
Don DeLude
Douglas J Malcolm


Ed Most
Elliott Keith
Fil Baird
Fred Butts
Gil Swann
James Hudson
Jessy Ring
Jim Taglauer
Joe Kenney
Joe Said
Jose Chong
Justin Bath
Justin Williams US
Kevin Stone


Laura Fraley
Lindsey Most
Marc Borger
McKenna Borger
Mike Corica
Neil Tapper
Rob Thomas MD
Rob Wintler-Cox
Rose Weingartner


Scott Nash
Spencer DesRoches
Stephanie Traub
Stephen Jonke
Steve Stakem
Tim Peterson
Tom Kenyon
Tom Warner

Winners Club

Pending the first champion