E=mc² New Monthly!

Space City Pinball League is excited to announce a new monthly tournament at EinStein’s Pub and Arcade in Richmond, Texas—EinSteins=MatchplayCompetition²!

These tournaments are scheduled for the fourth Sunday of each month at 1pm. The kickoff will be February 23rd, and will include a Stranger Things Launch Party. These tournaments will also be Stern Army events with prizes provided by Stern Pinball. The address for this new EinStein’s location is 16733 W Airport Blvd #290, Richmond, TX 77407.

Women’s Winter League

The Belles of Space City are excited to announce our Women’s Winter League Nights beginning in February. We will gather each Thursday at the Low’s home to compete on their amazing private collection. We will also run a side high-score tournament over the four weeks. Finals for both events will be on Thursday, March 5th. The Low’s live on the west side of town. Email bellesandchimeshouston at gmail.com for the address.

New Texas Pinball League Season

BIG NEWS!!! There will now be a fourth TPL season in 2020. This new season will coincide with the State Finals (location will rotate each year — Austin > Dallas > Houston). Qualifying will be December of 2019.

Houston’s qualifying event will be at Einstein’s Pub in Katy, TX on December 15th. Note: this location is different than the one originally advertised. The new EinStein’s location will not be opened in time. Go to the original location!!!

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 four major Texas events (Texas Pinball Festival, Houston Arcade Expo, Bat City Open, State Championship Series Finals) to reduce travel burdens. The winner are immortalized on the TPL cup and possess the cup until the next TPL season.

Houston Arcade Expo Recap

Space City Open

Congratulations to Colin MacAlpine for taking the top prize at the Space City Open! Colin was on absolute fire all weekend, and finished strong for the win. Also congrats to Steve Bowden, Preston Moncla, and Zach Palmer for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, respectively.

Be sure to check out the finals, which will soon be archived on the space city pinball youtube channel . Currently available on twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/spacecitypinball). Some top notch play!

Huge thanks to my assistant TD’s, Marc Gammons, Elizabeth Dronet, David Pollock, and Matt Quantz. Also huge thanks to the game donors who provided just an amazing collection of well playing machines. This was the biggest tournament in Houston Arcade Expo history, with 123 players total! – Phil Grimaldi

A Division Finalists:
Colin MacAlpine, Steve Bowden with broken trophy, Preston Moncla, Zach Palmer
B Division Finalists:
Dennis Moncla, Chad Lower, Tom George, Tim Tennison

Interplanetary Knockout

Wow! What an amazing event. Participation in our inaugural women’s tournament exceeded expectations with 45 women battling it out. We would like to thank all the Space City League members who contributed games for our mega-booth as well as Titan Pinball who loaned us a game so we could include more players. Titan, Eight Bit Dreams and Speedy’s also contributed prizes. We would especially like to thank Jennings Orthodontics for sponsoring the event. Congratulations to our champions!

-Elizabeth Dronet and Raleigh Palis

Interplanetary Champions
1st Ashley Ludwig, 2nd Miette Dronet, 3rd Kelli Raisler, 4th Elizabeth Dronet

Dronet Sisters featured on Backbox Pinball Podcast

Lauren Gray’s Little Flip episode features the Dronet Sisters from Houston, Texas. Miette and Annabeth are 14 yr old phenoms ranked in the top 100 of the lady’s bracket. We chat about their introduction to pinball, their big pinball design dreams and what type of music pins they would like to see in the future.

SCPL Swag

Space City Pinball League will have a limited number of posters and stickers available at the Houston Arcade Expo and upcoming tournaments. Framed posters are a $10 donation and unframed posters are $3. Sticker sets are $5. Pay in person or on paypal. See Elizabeth Dronet for details or email her at bellesandchimeshouston at gmail.com.

The Game Preserve NASA

Space City Pinball League is excited to announce the first tournament at The Game Preserve’s new NASA location–Three Strikes Wednesday! Marc Gammons will be the tournament director for this inaugural event. Join us and make history!

The Game Preserve NASA’s address is 20810 Gulf Fwy Suite Z, Webster, TX 77598.

Space City Open Shirts

The excitement builds as we come closer to November’s Houston Arcade and Pinball Expo!

Only a few days remain to pre-order a custom Space City Open Tshirt! The deadline to order is October 27. Shirts are $18.96 and can be picked up at the show. We will not have extras, so get your shirt now! Order here. 

A more readable player list is now posted here. A link can also be found on the tournament website.