1820 Summer League Nights

Attention Space Ballers: The new 1820 League mini season will start next month on Monday June 3rd and will go for 4 weeks with finals on July 1st! The wonderful Charlie Kalas will again host our league at the ole
Eighteen Twenty Lounge. Like last season the festivities begin at 7 PM and it will only cost $10 for the whole season. Cant wait to see everyone and start back up! Planning to win it all? Look over the list of past league champions to check out the competition.

Below are the dates:

June 3
June 10
June 17
June 24
July 1 (finals)

Join Space City Pinball League at the Houston Qualifier on May 19th! The Texas Pinball League unites the leagues in Austin, Dallas and Houston, to create a massive, Texas-sized pinball showdown and party at Finals.

General League Overview: Each major region of Texas hosts a qualifying event, each following the same format with the top 5 players from each event advancing to the finals. The finalists converge in a single city to represent their region. Finals coordinates with the three major Texas events (Texas Pinball Festival, Houston Arcade Expo, Bat City Open) to reduce travel burdens. The winner are immortalized on the TPL cup and possess the cup until the next TPL season.

Full rules at: texaspinballleague.wordpress.com

Space City Pinball Family at the Texas Pinball Festival 2019!


Most of the traveling crew from Space City Pinball League pause for a picture on the floor of the festival in Frisco, Texas on Saturday afternoon. In this picture are volunteer tournament directors, tournament officials, scorekeepers, tournament players, trophy winners, collectors and other folks that just came to enjoy the show and the camaraderie, as the Houston group brought their well known community spirit to Dallas.

We offer a hardy congratulations to our champion tournament players:

  • Ben Horstman – 2nd in Wizards B division
  • Elizabeth Dronet – 3rd in Wizards Women’s division
  • Dora Li – semifinalist in Wizards Novice division
  • Christopher and Eric Heskett – 3rd in the Parent-Child tournament

Join Space City Pinball League at the Houston Qualifier on March 3rd! The Texas Pinball League unites the leagues in Austin, Dallas and Houston, to create a massive, Texas-sized pinball showdown and party at Finals.

General League Overview: Each major region of Texas hosts a qualifying event, each following the same format with the top 5 players from each event advancing to the finals. The finalists converge in a single city to represent their region. Finals coordinates with the three major Texas events (Texas Pinball Festival, Houston Arcade Expo, Bat City Open) to reduce travel burdens. The winner are immortalized on the TPL cup and possess the cup until the next TPL season.

Full rules at: texaspinballleague.wordpress.com

Winter League at Eighteen Twenty Lounge

Happy New Year Space City Pinball! We hope everyone had a great holiday season and 2018. Our next 2019 mini season is coming up. We will again be playing at Eighteen Twenty Lounge next to Joystix on Monday evenings starting at 7 pm. We will have 4 qualifying weeks and a 5th week for finals. Will will need to take a week break between week 4 and 5 due to scheduling at the location. We can’t wait to see everyone again!  Planning to win it all? Look over the list of past league champions to check out the competition.

Below are the dates:

Jan 14
Jan 21
Jan 28
Feb 4
Feb 18 (finals)

Project Pinball

This fall Space City Pinball League has teamed up with The Game Preserve Arcade to raise funds for Project Pinball charity. Our November Monthly Matchplay tournament will include a high-score side tournament on Houdini, which costs $1/play to support Project Pinball. SCPL will provide prizes for the top players. The league also hosted a Critical Hit tournament in August. Twenty-six players battled it out beginning with a card auction to shatter scores with invulnerability spells and confuse opponents by switching games and groups. Congratulations to Fred Revnew, David Pollock, and Elizabeth Dronet for using their “special powers” to dominate the day.

Through both financial donations and volunteer repair work, Project Pinball has placed nearly 40 pinball machines in children’s hospitals across the United States. They are currently working towards purchasing a pinball machine for Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. So far, $4000 has been raised, which is 50% of the goal! If you would like to contribute, visit http://projectpinball.org/donate.

Space City Open

And that’s a wrap! The Space City Open results are posted on IFPA. Go check out your WPPR haul! Congrats to Preston Moncla for taking the crown. Hell of a finals!

https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=26670

The Space City Open was truly a community effort. Thank you to everyone who brought games and those who lended their technical expertise to keep the games running. You can’t have a tournament without games, and you all stepped up and provided.

Finally, big thanks to Keith Christensen, Erich Stinson and the rest of the Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo crew for your infrastructural support throughout the weekend!

1st Preston Moncla
2nd Phil Grimaldi
3rd Allen Robertson

B Division 1st Jack Revnew
2nd Eric Fisher
3rd Chris Doyle
4th Frankie Griffin

Women’s Champions
1st Jessica Shepherd
2nd Lisa Shore
3rd Miette D.
4th Kelly Moncla