Category: Women’s Pinball

Houston Arcade Expo Recap

Wow, what a weekend! 

Thanks to all the competitors for being so excellent all weekend. Being a tournament director isn’t easy, but having such a great group makes all the difference in the world.   

Thank you again to all the folks who brought games for the tournament room and Space City booth, as well as those who stepped up to assist with set up, tear down, and technical work. Tournaments like this are a community effort, and we are forever thankful. 

Thanks to Quasars Arcade and Pin Shades for donating money, shirts, and a set of PinShades to the B-division prize pool, and to the Back Box Pinball Podcast and Kalieda Festival Wear for donating prizes to the women’s tournament.

Congratulations to the winners!

Space City Open

A-division — 1. Colin MacAlpine 2. Robert Byers 3. Jim Mueller and 4. Lee

B-Division — 1. Jeff Mleynek 2. Tim Hood 3. Eric Heskett and 4. Stephen Thaxton 

A Division Finalists

Women’s Interstellar Showdown

1. Kelli Raisler 2. Maritza Chirichingno 3. Lisa Shore 4. Alana Johnson

Interstellar Showdown Finalists

If you didn’t see, there was a great writeup on the show and tournament in pinballnews.com

Hope to see you again next year! – The Space City Pinball team

Fall Women’s 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.

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.

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