PAPA’s pinball neighbors to the south are gearing up for a big event this weekend. Here’s the press-release straight from Jeff at the FSPA.
The Free State Pinball Association is happy to announce that the Fairfax Pinball Open will be the first regional WPPR-rated tournament of the year. The FPO9 will take place February 24-26, 2012, weather permitting.
In addition to several tournaments throughout the weekend, we are also having an UNOFFICIAL AC/DC LAUNCH PARTY to celebrate the newest STERN release from Steve Ritchie.
3 days of PINBALL! Come on out and play! Pinball Wizards, Casual Players and Total Newbies are welcome. Earn WPPR points towards your World Pinball Player Ranking. Play the newest STERN game: AC/DC ! Practice for the upcoming Pinburgh Tournament.
John’s Place Restaurant & Bar
11104 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030
Timeline (see website for detailed schedule):
All Weekend: UNOFFICIAL AC/DC LAUNCH PARTY (AC/DC Tourney) & Side/Mini Tournaments
2/24/2012 – Friday: Team Tournament, Qualifying for Sunday’s Main Tourney
2/25/2012 – Saturday: Classics Tournament, Qualifying for Sunday’s Main Tourney
2/26/2012 – Sunday: Main Tournament
See http://www.virginiapinball.org/ for full schedule, details, rules, etc.
Past TV Coverage:
Probable list of games on location – not all will used for tournaments; some will be available to play/practice throughout the weekend (game list subject to change):
1979 Harlem Globetrotters
1981 Flash Gordon
1981 Black Hole
1982 Baby Pac-Man
1989 Black Knight 2000
1991 Terminator 2
1992 The Getaway: High Speed 2
1992 The Addams Family
1992 Fish Tales
1992 Creature from the Black Lagoon
1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation
1993 Twilight Zone
1994 The Shadow
1998 Monster Bash
2011 The Rolling Stones
2011 Transformers (pro)