The 802 Pinball League is the current match play opportunity for players in Vermont and replaces the Vermont branch of the New England Pinball League. This 8-week league is expected to run three seasons per year.
There will be two league nights per week (Wednesdays and Fridays)!
WHO: Up to 36 players per night (Wednesday or Friday) of any ability level (1st come 1st serve)
WHAT: 8-week league (best 6 weeks count toward end of season tournament seeding), playing 4 games per week in a group of 3 or 4 players
WHEN: Wednesdays or Fridays at 7 pm from May 16th through July 11 (No league the week of July 4th, league finals on a TBD Saturday in July)
WHERE: The Pinball Co-op in South Burlington
COST: $30 per person (covers end of season tournament and prizes) $8 hosting fee at the Pinball Co-op (payable each week)
HOW: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to pre-register for one of the open spots. Players should indicate whether they intend to play on Wednesdays, Fridays or a combination of Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Pinball is really fun!
- Players will be seeded into A, B, & C divisions based upon their best 6 weeks of the season, with top finishers in each division winning the cash prizes and trophies.
Q: What can I expect each week?
A: Each week players must check in before 7 pm. Players will be randomly assigned to play in a group of 4 players (or 3 players as needed). Each player chooses a different machine for the group to play. The group will play a 4-player game with players earning league points based on finishing position.
Q: How much money will it cost me to play each week?
A: Players will pay an $8 hosting fee for their league match which allows them to play both before and after league play. All machines at the Pinball Co-op are set to free play. Players are permitted to bring their own food and drinks into the Pinball Co-op, but everyone is expected to pick up after him/herself.
Q: What happens if I can't play in a given week?
A: The league season is 8 weeks long, but only the best 6 weeks count toward championship seeding. A player's worst two weeks or two absences do not count in the standings. If a player who normally plays on Wednesdays can't play in a given week can play in the Friday session and vice versa in the same same week. Players can only play once in a given league week. Players must play at least 5 weeks to qualify for one of the three main divisions (A, B, or C).
Q: Will I earn World Pinball Player Ranking Points?
A: All 802 Pinball League participants will earn World Pinball Player Ranking (WPPR) points from the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), which is the internationally recognized organization that has established the rules and world ranking system for competitive pinball.