Events at Special When Lit

2017 UK Pinball League Finals

SATURDAY 18TH & SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2017

Each player plays five games in 'league style' with the top two qualifiers reaching the final automatically and 3rd-6th then competing for the final two places.

A & B finals will follow the same format.

This should be completed on the Saturday, but could overflow into the Sunday morning. This will not impact on the side competition...

The side competition will run over both days. It will consist of league-style qualifying over seven games. The top eight then play each other in a round-robin tournament, playing on a different machine each time. The top four then contest a PAPA-style final. Entry to the side competition is £10 per person.

The qualifiers for this year will be exactly what is currently shown on the UK Pinball League website.

2017 Festive Pinball Gathering

SATURDAY 9TH & SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2017

SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER, 12:00-19:00

The Festive Classics will be held on Saturday.

For those who don't feel competitive and would rather not participate in the Classics all remaining machines will be available to play. Normal Special When Lit entry fee applies: £5 per person, £3 for children under 16.

FESTIVE CLASSIC TOURNAMENT – Qualifying 12:00 – 15:30; Knockout games 15:30 – 19:00.

All classic games will be on 3 balls with no extra balls. You will play one qualifying game on five of the six available classic machines. The top 12 or 16 qualifiers (dependent on numbers on the day) will advance to head-to-head play in a 'best of five' games match. The top eight players will then play 'best of five' matches to find the top four players. These players will play 'best of five' matches to find the top two players who will then play a 'best of five' match to find the winner.

NOTE: There will be no practice on machines in the Classic tournaments but you are free to practice on any other machines.

COST
Social visit (no classic participation) – £5 per person, £3 for children under 16.
Festive Classic Tournament – £5 per person, £3 for children under 16.

SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER, 11:00-18:00

FESTIVE PINBALL GATHERING TOURNAMENT – All games will be on 3 balls with no extra balls. You will play one qualifying game on eight machines. The top 12 or 16 qualifiers (dependent on numbers on the day) will advance to head-to-head play in a 'best of five' games match. The top eight players will then play 'best of five' matches to find the top four players. These players will play 'best of five' matches to find the top two players who will then play a 'best of five' match to find the winner.

There will be a 30 minute practice whilst people are registering. Play to start at 11:30am, qualifying to be completed by 3:30pm, when the knockout will start.

COST
£10 per person, £5 for children under 16.

REGISTRATION

Registration for this tournament is not yet open.

2017 UK Pinball Open

Thanks to everyone who came to Special When Lit for the 2017 UK Pinball Open on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August 2017.

The main tournament was held on the Saturday and the final results are as follows:

1 Craig Pullen
2 Martin Ayub
3 Rich Mallett
4 Christopher Poyntz
5 Peter Blakemore
5 Broose Dickinson
7 Nick Hamill
7 Greg Mott
9 Dan Lewell
9 David Mainwaring
11 Matt Vince
11 Mike Kindler
11 Nick Baxter-Sibley
14 Steve Akroyd
15 Dawn Raison
15 Tim Thornton
15 Mark Green
18 Vin Jauhal
19 Tim Slow
19 Jayne Raison
21 Tom Fletcher
21 Neil McRae
21 Anne Raison
24 Hilary Hector

The classic tournament was held on the Sunday and the final results are as follows:

1 Christopher Poyntz
2 Matt Vince
3 Rich Mallett
4 David Mainwaring
5 Craig Pullen
5 Peter Blakemore
7 Tim Thornton
7 Martin Ayub
9 Dan Lewell
9 Tom Fletcher
11 Greg Mott
11 Steve Akroyd
13 Jayne Raison
13 Anne Raison
13 Dawn Raison
16 Mark Green
17 Nick Hamill
17 Hilary Hector
17 Mike Kindler
20 Vin Jauhal

Previous events

2016 Festive Pinball Gathering.

'Not Another Birthday Tournament' Tournament.

2016 UK Open.

David Mainwaring's 50th Birthday Tournament.

2016 UKCS Hangover.

2015 Festive Pinball Gathering.

'Not Another Birthday Tournament' Tournament.

PinGolf Tournament.

David Mainwaring's 49th Birthday Tournament.

2014 Festive Pinball Gathering.

'Not Another Birthday Tournament' Tournament.

David Mainwaring's 48th Birthday Pinball Tournament.

Levi Banks' 18th Birthday Pinball Tournament.

2013 Festive Pinball Gathering.

2012 Festive Pinball Gathering.

2011 Festive Pinball Gathering.

2010 Festive Pinball Gathering.

2010 Festive Pinball Gathering report at Pinball News.