Join us for the Capital Area Pinball Tournament. This tournament is traditionally held on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please contact us or check Facebook for the next pinball tournament date.


Tournament participation is free with all-day admission to the venue (Flippin’ Great Pinball).

Main Tournament Rules:


Qualifying round will be played on a bank of 5 games (titles subject to location availability on the day of tournament). Players may play unlimited games on each of the 5 qualifying round games. Players will play to achieve the highest score possible on each machine. Points will be awarded as follows for each machine: 100 for 1st, 95 for 2nd, 90 for 3rd, 89 for 4th, 88 for 5th, etc. Points will be totaled across all five games for a total qualifying score.


Finals will include up to the top 50% of players based on qualifiers (subject to cutoff based on high tournament turnout). Any ties will be broken by a single head-to-head match prior to finals. Finals will start with the lowest-ranked players battling in 4-player knockout \”Best 2/3\” sets, with a 4-2-1-0 scoring system based on each machine placement. The highest-ranked player will choose either the machine (from the bank of available tournament games, subject to change between Qualifiers and Finals) or their own play order, followed by the second-highest-ranked, etc. until machine and all placements have been chosen. The two players with the most points after each 2/3 set will advance to play against the next two highest-ranked players until the final four play in a 4-player 2/3 set for 1st-4th place.

Estimated Players: 16

Max Games to Win: 11

Qualifying: 3 Hours

Side Tournament Rules:


Players will compete for the high score on a single machine. Qualifying for the highest scores will last from 5pm-8pm. At 8pm, the four players with the highest scores will compete in three 4-player matches on that game, with a 4-2-1-0 scoring system for 1st/2nd/3rd/4th place, respectively.

For More Information, Contact Stephen Donaldson at: or (850) 363-1716.

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