To celebrate our anniversary, we teamed up with league member and NASA artist Blake Dumesnil and Silverball Swag to offer new SCPL t-shirts, hoodies, and swag! There are a variety of options and shirt colors to choose from. Visit the online store anytime right here on our website. All proceeds benefit the league.
Women of all ages in the Houston area are invited to join the Belles of Space City during our fall league nights at The Wormhole, a private collection of machines provided by one of our league members from September 30-October 28, 2021. We will also host the Wormhole X-Treme Score best game tournament which will run over the same four weeks and challenge players to travel through time as they play machines from various eras. $10 dues to participate.
In anticipation of the Houston Arcade Expo, SCPL has planned a week of tournaments to satisfy your cravings. Visit the league calendar for all the mouth-watering details.
We’re over the moon to once again host the Space City Open and Interstellar Showdown Women’s Pinball tournament at the Houston Arcade Expo the weekend of November 12-14! Mark your calendars to register in advance and click the images for all the details.
Space City Pinball League is thrilled to return to our regularly scheduled league nights and tournaments. We are also excited to introduce some new additions! View our Calendar and Events tabs to find out all the details.
Returning in June!
Einstein’s Drainiacs – 2nd Sunday of every month at 1PM in Katy. 21+
Einstein’s Matchplay Competition – 4th Sunday of every month at 1PM in Richmond. All ages.
Check the league calendar for dates and be sure to join the Facebook group.
The Belles of Space City will host a mixer tournament to support a fellow Texas Belle and her family as they battle childhood leukemia. Everyone 21+ is invited to join us on May 22 at 4pm at EightyTwo in downtown Houston. We will play 10 rounds of matchplay for a $10 entry/donation. While this will not be an IFPA sanctioned event due to the pandemic, SCPL tournament etiquette and rules apply. Vaccines are encouraged.
LET’S GET BACK IN THE GAME!
Space City welcomes the new arcade lounge EightyTwo in downtown Houston! While the IFPA is not yet sanctioning events, SCPL is ready to resume the fun with a free 8-week league season that will begin on May 18th and continue each Tuesday at 7pm. During each meet, players will be paired with 3 other opponents, and will play six games together total. The six games will be randomly selected from all of the available games at 82.
Player selection will be balanced across the entire season in order to minimize having to play the same opponent multiple times. Players will earn points according to their final finishing order on each game — 1st place is 3 points, 2nd is 2 point, 3rd is 1 point, and 4th is 0 points. Points will be summed at the end of each meet, and will accumulate across the season. Only the 5 best weeks will be used for each player (so you can safely miss a few weeks).
On the 9th week, we will hold finals for all players who attended at least four weeks of the season. Players will be split into divisions based on their point totals throughout the season. The number of divisions and size of the divisions will depend on the total number of players. The playoffs will follow a head to head, double elimination format. Each matchup in the winners bracket will be a best of three round. The high seed player will choose the first game. Each subsequent game will be chosen by the loser of the previous game. The losers bracket will be played on a single game chosen by the higher seed player.
Ladies and gentlemen, how about some pinball?!? Join us for TWO tournaments during the ENTIRE month of December at Einstein’s Pub Katy and Einstein’s Pub and Arcade in Richmond.
Here’s how it works: best game selfie tournament on the oldest and newest games. Take a picture with your score and post to matchplay.events – no leaderboard photos. But, there’s a catch! Only scores that begin with an even digit will be counted at Einstein’s Pub Katy, and only scores that begin with an odd digit will be counted at Einstein’s Pub and Arcade Richmond.
Katy Games: Stars and Avengers: Infinity Quest – Even Scores https://matchplay.events/live/vezb7
Richmond Games: Paragon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Odd Scores https://matchplay.events/live/zybx7
There will be simultaneous TOPS high score tournaments on Avengers: Infinity Quest (Katy) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Richmond). You do not need to play a TOPS game for your scores to count in the selfie tournament. The TOPS tournament is sponsored by Einsteins.