Welcome to the UK Pinball Tournaments 2019  

We are pleased to announce that the UK Pinball Open and UK Pinball Classic will return in 2019 with a brand new home in the nation's capital - London.

The UK's two premier tournaments will be held on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July, 2019 at the country's largest pinball club, Flip Out London in Croydon. Not only that, we are arranging two additional days of tournaments on the Wednesday and Thursday to produce a full five days of competitive pinball in the UK's capital.

- The first tournament will be held at Chief Coffee in Chiswick on Wednesday 17th July.

Chief Coffee in Chiswick -
coffee upstairs, pinball downstairs

The pinball machines on the lower floor of Chief Coffee

- Then on Thursday 18th July Flip Out London will host a tournament run by London Pinball which will run alongside the regular weekly Flip Out London League for a busy night of pinball fun.

The fun starts at Flip Out London on Thursday 18th July

There are around fifty pinballs at Flip Out London

- Friday 19th July is the start of qualifying for the UK Pinball Open - the IFPA European Championship Series qualifying tournament - and the UK Pinball Classic. Qualifying will be in groups, with the first groups playing Friday evening.

- The majority of the groups will play their qualifying in both tournaments on Saturday 20th July, after which the full list of qualifiers will be announced.

Join us for five days of competitive fun in London

- Those qualifiers will then compete in the play-offs on Sunday 21st July, while an additional tournament will be run at Flip Out London for those who didn't qualify or choose not to take part in the play-offs.

There will be trophies for all tournaments, with cash prizes for the top players in the UK Pinball Open and Classic. The exact cash prizes depend on player numbers, but last year we gave away more than £1,300 (€1,520/$1,730) and paid out down to 16th places in both tournaments, so there's plenty to play for.

UK Pinball Open 2018 winner, Rich Mallett
receives his award from Tournament Director, Peter Blakemore

UK Pinball Classic 2018 winner, Rafael Masedo

By holding the UK's biggest tournaments in London we can ensure great transport links and an unrivalled variety of attractions for players and their families. Plus, by being located a short way outside the centre, the hotels are much more affordable while it's only a few minutes by car, train, taxi or bus to get to the huge range of cultural, historic, commercial and other landmark destinations in the heart of London.

More details will be published soon, along with a full schedule of events, details of accommodation deals, transport recommendations, and registration instructions for the various tournaments. Places are likely to be limited for some of these events, so check this page for more information to ensure you don't miss out.

Thanks to everyone who has supported the UK Pinball Open and UK Pinball Classic over the years. We are delighted to be back at our new home, bigger and better than ever.


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