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.
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
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
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.
The Belles of Space City will host a three strike women’s pinball tournament at the Houston Arcade Expo.
Women of all ages are invited to a cosmic battle of skill that will test their mastery of gravitational fields over metal spheres. Battle-ready earthlings will target jackpots and nudge their way around the unknown terrors of outer space to avoid the deep black hole straight down the middle. If you have what it takes to be a space cadet, register today for the Interplanetary Knockout!
This three strike tournament will take place during the Houston Arcade Expo on Saturday, November 16. Check in will begin at 7:30 pm at the tournament desk. $10 Entry. Read all the details here.
The Belles of Space City will host fall league nights on Thursdays beginning September 26th. These competitions will take place on games in private collections. The season will include four qualifying dates plus finals. The top three weeks will count towards qualification. Ladies must attend at least two weeks to be eligible for finals.
Practice begins at 6pm followed by competition at 7pm. Entry costs $10 for the season. Contact bellesandchimeshouston at gmail for more information.
Lauren Gray, league coordinator for the Belles and Chimes chapter in San Antonio, kicks off her new pinball podcast with a fun conversation with Houston’s own Elizabeth Dronet and Raleigh Palis! Have a listen by clicking here.