Kidforce Collectibles Pinball League Update

KIDFORCE PINBALL logoKidforce Collectibles Pinball League just wrapped up its fifth season in Berea, OH near Cleveland. Since its humble beginnings in April 2012 the league has grown from 22 players in the inaugural season to membership hovering around 70 for the last two. To support the growth, the league format has been rethought and expanded to more nights a week with an increasing lineup of new machines available. League members run the gamut of pinball fans from casual players and kids to collectors and serious competitors, some who travel up to two hours for league every week.

Season five ran for 10 weeks with players grouping up and playing 6 games per night with their scores being ranked in PAPA qualifying scoring spanning two week periods. Once the season results were tallied, everyone was seeded into 4 skill divisions for an all day playoffs event to compete for cash, prizes and glory.

Congratulations to our Season five winners!

Season Champion: John Delzoppo
A Division Playoffs: Aaron Burke
B Division Playoffs: Tim Zjaba
C Division Playoffs: Ted Sawicki
D Division Playoffs: Mary Beth Laurienzo

Kidforce is proud to be hosting the upcoming IFPA Ohio State Championship Series on February 8, debuting a bigger and better new location at 103 Front St in Berea, OH, just down the street from the old store. While the main tournament is limited to the 16 top qualifiers in the state, the event is open to the public and will also feature a side tournament to benefit Kids Fight Cancer. Come out and support a great cause and enjoy some high stakes competition with the first ever Ohio State Championship on the line!

The next season starts in March, so if you’re in the area and would like to join, contact the store at kidforce@kidforcecollectibles.com for more details. We’re excited to be one of the largest leagues in the country and hope to continue growing at the new location. Come play!

Photo credits: Kevin Kasick, Rod Winzinek and Jessie Carduner

4 comments

  1. Tim Jones
    February 3, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    What a great place to play pinball!! Great Vibe to the store, and all the games are in great shape. Best place to play in Ohio

  2. HughMan
    February 3, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Took a road trip last October, this was one of my stops, incredible place and friendly staff. If you are in the area please check it out.

  3. Mark S.
    February 3, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Wish I were closer

  4. Aaron Burke
    February 4, 2014 at 10:08 am

    It was awesome to be introduced to KidForce! The league is run very smoothly, machines are tip-top, and Don and Joe run this like family. If you’re remotely close to the area, I highly recommend joining. It’s a great bunch of people all around, great machines and a great excuse to get out of the house and play pinball. I love that it runs the gamut from pros to newbies, and everyone still has an awesome time. As if that weren’t enough, there are great prizes at the end, and if you happen upon the league on the right day at the right time, there could be some free fried chicken in it for you too. That’s just how we roll.

    Thanks for everything guys! I had a blast!

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