Events at Special When Lit

2017 UK Pinball Open

SATURDAY 19TH & SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST 2017

COST: £30 for entry to both the Open and Classics tournaments.

FORMAT: All games will be set to 3 balls with no extra balls. Both tournaments will be head-to-head play in qualifying, then best-of-five head-to-head in the knockout rounds. There will be a loser bracket from the knockout, the highest placed player from the loser bracket will end in 3rd place.

SATURDAY

Times: Special When Lit will open from 11:00 for recreational play and practice. Players are asked to arrive no later than 13:00 for registration ready for a 13:30 start. The finish time is expected to be 19:00.

Qualifying: Qualifying for both the Open and Classics will take place at the same time with half the players playing a round of Open qualifying and the other half playing Classics qualifying. They will then swap over for the next round. Any machines not in use are available for recreational play and practice during the qualifying period provided that you have finished your match for that round.

SUNDAY

Anyone who fails to qualify is welcome to attend on Sunday and play on any machine that is not in use for the knockout. If a match is drawn on the machine you are playing you will be asked to complete your game and allow the knockout game to commence.

Times: Special When Lit will open from 10:00 for recreational play and practice. Players in the knockout rounds are asked to arrive no later than 11:30 for registration, ready for a 12:00 start. The finish time is expected to be 18:00.

Food and drinks will be available to purchase at very reasonable prices.

Note: There will be no team tournament or children’s tournament this year due to space and time constraints.

REGISTRATION

Register here

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.

2016 Festive Pinball Gathering

Thanks to everyone who came to Special When Lit for the eighth annual Festive Pinball Gathering on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December 2016.

The Festive Classics competition was held on the Saturday alongside the Special When Lit League. The final results of the Festive Classics competition are as follows:

1 Mike Kindler
2 David Mainwaring
3 Craig Pullen
4= Kevin Donovan
4= Peter Blakemore
4= Martin Ayub
7= Greg Mott
7= Ivan Miles
7= Matt Vince
7= Andrew Wilson
7= Andrew Shillabeer
7= Neil Fellender
13 Lukasz Dziewulski
14 Thomas Evrenos
15 TOM Fletcher
16 Rich Mallett
17 Paul Owen
18 Dave Willcox
19 Vin Jauhal
20 Nick Hamill
21 Tim Thornton
22 Nick Baxter-Sibley
23 Tim Slow
24 Moira Ross
25 Hilary Hector
26 Lynda Willcox

The Festive Pinball Gathering Tournament was held on the Sunday. The final results of the Festive Pinball Gathering Tournament are as follows:

1 Rich Mallett
2 Mike Kindler
3 Tim Raison
4 TOM Fletcher
5 Kevin Donovan
6 David Mainwaring
7= Jayne Raison
7= Andrew Wilson
7= Greg Mott
10 Martin Ayub
11= Tim Thornton
11= Ivan Miles
13 Thomas Evrenos
14 Dawn Raison
15 Peter Blakemore
16 Lynda Willcox
17 Vin Jauhal
18 Nick Baxter-Sibley
19 Dan Young
20 Anne Raison
21 Nick Hamill
22 Emily Raison
23 Hilary Hector
24 Dave Willcox
25 Moira Ross

Previous events

'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.