Category: Tournament

Einstein’s Monthly Tournaments Return!

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.

Love is Lit Charity Tournament

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.

December Selfie Tournament

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 – 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

Richmond Games: Paragon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Odd Scores

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.

Space City Pinball Returns from the Dead

This Halloween, Space City Pinball returns from the dead!

We hope that you will join us for a very special Halloween tournament at The Game Preserve NASA location. The tournament will start at 1pm and will follow a head-to-head strikes format (format may be adjusted based on turnout and available games). Entry will be $5, paid back out in TGP schwag prizes. IFPA is still closed, so obviously no points involved here. Though we are all eager to get back to playing pinball, it is important to stay vigilant against COVID. If you aren’t feeling well, please please do not come. We are requiring that all tournament players wear a mask while inside.

We look forward to seeing everyone again!


Our three strike tournaments at The Game Preserve NASA begin on Thursday, February 20th and will repeat every first and third Thursday. Join us! The address is 20810 Gulf Fwy Suite Z, Webster, TX 77598.

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.

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 ( 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