Month: July 2019

SCPL Raises $900 For Project Pinball

Wow! What an awesome tournament! Space City Pinball League in conjunction with Project Pinball’s Love Across America Tour 2019, changed our July monthly match play tournament at The Game Preserve to a Project Pinball Charity Tournament! Thank you to everyone who came out to make our fundraiser an overwhelming success! On the pinball side, Phil Grimaldi took home The Grimaldi in a close playoff against Craig Squires, Lee Balusek and Rob Torres, while Preston Moncla triumphed in the B division.

The real story for Space City though was how our community came together to raise $760.00 for Project Pinball plus another $125 online for a total of almost 900 dollars! Thanks to all of the players, especially those of you who bought tickets to the raffle and who bought our silent auction items. A huge thank you to Rebecca Cook, who rallied everyone into donating items for the auction, organized the silent auction, and was the force behind the fundraising! She really made this happen; thank you Rebecca. Thanks also to the folks who donated items: The Rodon’s, the Nebeker’s, the Cooks, Raleigh Palis, Hair by Sarah Rollings, Over the Top Cupcakes, Trixie’s Coffee, Emergent VR Encounter, Killer Kaiju Comics, to Michael Cook, who gathered donations. A special thanks goes to The Game Preserve for paying our IFPA fees and for donating a 3 month family membership for our gift basket, won by Russ Kalinowski. Our efforts truly make a difference in our community. Over the last year Project Pinball has donated two machines to Houston-area children’s hospitals. Incredible job Space City Pinball League!

New League Dates Announced for Hurricane Season

Attention Space Cadets: Get over your tropical depression by attending this Category 5 event. The 1820 League mini season will start next month on Monday, August 5. Beware, the fierce winds of competition will force you to hunker down and hope the only drains you witness are the storm tides flowing in the bayou.

The wonderful Charlie Kalas will again host us at Eighteen Twenty Lounge. The force majeure begins at 7 PM and it will only cost $10 for the whole season.

Planning to win it all? Look over the list of past league champions to check out the competition.

Below are the dates:

August 5
August 12
August 26
September 2
September 16 (finals)

Summer League Results

And that’s a wrap! The 2019 Summer season is officially over. We had a record this season with a total of 51 players who qualified by showing up to at least 2 of the 4 weeks! Y’all make this group amazing! Our finalists are as follows.

A Finals
1st place: Phil Grimaldi 
2nd place: Jim Mueller
3rd place: Erich Stinson
4th place: Chris Palis

A Division

B Finals
1st place: Tim Hood
2nd place: Gina Low
3rd place: Tandy Lofland
4th place: Christopher Heskett.

B Division

Thanks again to the wonderful Charles Kalas for hosting the league! You make this happen and we couldn’t thank you enough! Thank you to all the players! See y’all in a month.

Bat City Open

Over 30 Space City players attended the 2019 Bat City Open in Austin. Congratulations to our finalists:
A Division: Phil Grimaldi, Bryce Revnew, Jack Revnew
B Division: Jim Muller (1st place!), Tim Hood, Cory Westfahl
Novice Division: Christopher Heskett