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BREAKING NEWS: REGISTRATION FOR THE UK PINBALL OPEN AT SPECIAL WHEN LIT IS NOW CLOSED

There will be no UK Pinball Party show held this year, but Special When Lit has stepped forward to host the UK Pinball Open tournament for 2016.

Special When Lit was the first pinball club to be founded in the UK. It is located in the medieval city of Salisbury, which is home to Europe’s tallest cathedral spire, while Stonehenge is nearby.

Date: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2016

Location:
Unit 5, Loyal Trade Business Park, Stephenson Road, Salisbury, SP2 7NS.
specialwhenlit.co.uk/location.php

Cost: £30 for entry to both the Open and Classics tournaments. 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-three 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.

UK Pinball Open 2015 winner, Albert Nomden
2015 UK Pinball Open winner Albert Nomden receives his winner's trophy from Peter Blakemore

Saturday

Times: Special When Lit will open from 12:00 for recreational play and practice. Players are asked to arrive no later than 14:30 for registration ready for a 15:00 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.

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


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 16:00.

Will Dutton
2015 UK Pinball Classics winner Will Dutton receives his winner's trophy from Peter Blakemore

Prizes:

Main:
- 1st A Division - Trophy, medal and £200 cash
- 2nd A Division - Trophy, medal and £100 cash
- 3rd A Division - Trophy, medal and £50 cash
- 4th A Division - Medal and £25 cash
Classics:
- 1st A Division - Trophy, medal and £200 cash
- 2nd A Division - Trophy, medal and £100 cash
- 3rd A Division - Trophy, medal and £50 cash
- 4th A Division - Medal and £25 cash


Registration is now closed. Thanks to everyone who registered.

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

Registered Players (30 players total)

Name Paid?
Greg Mott
David Mainwaring
Nick Baxter-Sibley
Andrew Wilson
Jack Burden
Tom Fletcher
Hilary Hector
Sebastian Lasek
Peter Blakemore
Martin Ayub
Mike Kindler
Jim Lindsay
Rich Mallett
Wayne Johns
Ian Wallace
Daniel Wallace
William Dutton
David Dutton
Alyssia Jarvis
Tim Slow
Ivan Miles
Nick Hamill
Nick Hegarty
Andrew Foster
Jason Poyntz
Dawn Raison
Anne Raison
Emily Raison
Jayne Raison
Timothy Raison
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