Welcome to the UK Pinball Tournaments 2018
Welcome to the UK Pinball Tournaments  
 
BREAKING NEWS: ALL UK PINBALL OPEN PLACES NOW SOLD, LAST FEW CLASSIC PLACES AT 10AM REMAINING

The launch of a new national UK pinball show - UK Pinfest - means a return to its spiritual home for the UK's premier pinball tournament, the UK Pinball Open.

UK Pinfest takes place in the familiar surroundings of the Mercure Daventry Court hotel in Daventry in Northamptonshire. This hotel was the venue for several highly-successful UK Pinball Party shows from 2010 until 2014 when it also hosted the UK Pinball Open and Classic tournaments. Now, both the UK Pinball Open and the UK Pinball Classic are back as part of the UK's biggest pinball event.

Date: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2018

Location:
Mercure Daventry Court Hotel, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 0SG, UK

Cost: £30 for entry to both the Open and Classic tournaments or £15 to enter just one.

Show Entry: Players will be required to purchase entry to UK Pinfest for the days they are competing in addition to the tournament entry fees above. Buy your UK Pinfest tickets here.

Prizes: Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top four players in each tournament, with cash prizes for everyone down to 16th place. Anyone who makes it to the top 16 in either tournament will win their £15 entry fee back. For those in the top 8 the prize increases to £25. Make it to the last 4 and it you're guaranteed £40. Get third place and double that again to £80. For the final two, the winner receives a whopping £240 cash prize, and second place receives £120. That makes a total prize package of £1,400 - one of our biggest payouts ever, with the most places paid.

Both tournaments follow the same format, only the machines used differ. Both the Open and Classic tournaments are run over two days, with qualifying on Saturday 25th August, and the play-offs on Sunday 26th.

There is a maximum of 80 players in each tournament. These are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with early-registration through this website. If any places remain for either tournament or we receive any cancellations, those placces will be available to purchase at the show until shortly before the relevant qualifying session begins.

UK Pinball Open 2016 winner, David Mainwaring
2017 UK Pinball Open winner Craig Pullen receives his winner's trophy from Peter Blakemore

Saturday - Qualifying for both tournaments

Times: There are two qualifying sessions with 40 players in each. Session 1 starts at 10am and finishes at approximately 1:30pm, session 2 starts at 2pm and finishes at approximately 5:30pm.

Players who are competing in both the Open and Classic should choose one session for the Open and the other for Classic. Those who are only competing in only one tournament may choose either session 1 or session 2 for their qualifying games.

Format: Players will be placed into groups of ten and will play a single head-to-head game against each of the nine other members of their group on pre-selected machines. The four players with the most wins will qualify for Sunday's play-offs. If there is a tie for a qualifying place, the results of the qualifying matches between the tied players will be used to break it, or else a single game on a nominated machine.


Sunday

Times: The play-offs for the Open will begin at 9am on Sunday 26th August. Play-offs for the Classic are expected to start around 2pm, after the UK Pinball League finals. All players are required to be present at the start of play.

Format: Players will play head-to-head best-of-three matches against a pre-selected opponent on designated machines. The winner of each match moves on to the next round. The loser will enter a loser bracket, the winner of which will take third place overall.

Note: Because the UK Pinfest show closes on Sunday afternoon, it may be necessary to reduce the number of games played in the play-offs if there is insufficient time to complete the intended format.

Winner of the UK Pinball Classic for 2016, Rich Mallett
2017 UK Pinball Classic winner Chris Poyntz receives his winner's trophy from Peter Blakemore

Registration is now open

Choose the tournaments and the times you wish to play, fill in your name and e-mail address, and finally pay the appropriate registration fee to secure your place. Remember, places are limited to 80 players per tournament and only full payment secures your place.

Note: Both UK Pinball Open qualifying sessions and the 2pm Classic session are now sold out. You may only purchase standby registration for the sold out sessions which will be confirmed if registered players cancel or do not turn up for their allocated session. Payment is required now, but will be refunded to the same PayPal account after the event if you were not offered a place in your chosen tournament and session. Vacant places will be filled from the standby registrations list in the order they are received. See the lists below for the order of standby places for each session.

Registrations & Times:
Player Name:
Player E-mail:

Note: There will be no team tournament this year due to space and time constraints. There is expected to be a Youth High-Score Tournament held each day on a single nominated machine. More details will appear here.

Registered Players

UK Pinball Open 10am (Max 40)   UK Pinball Classic 10am (Max 40)
1 - Paul Garner
2 - Roy Smith
3 - Steven Smith
4 - Kate Rothwell-Jackson
5 - Richard Rothwell-Jackson
6 - Greg Mott
7 - Craig Pullen
8 - Tom Fletcher
9 - Simon Harper
10 - Mike Kindler
11 - Andrew Foster
12 - Kirk Sadler
13 - Peter Blakemore
14 - Alan Jones
15 - Clare Johnson
16 - Steve Creighton
17 - Neil McRae
18 - Hilary Hector
19 - Colin Hampton
20 - Alan Syson
21 - Dan Lewell
22 - Chris Crocker-White
23 - Mark Potter
24 - Colin Clunie
25 - Ailsa Clunie
26 - Stan Simpson
27 - Tim Porter
28 - James Adams
29 - Alan O'Grady
30 - David Dutton
31 - Will Dutton
32 - Alyssia Jarvis
33 - Graeme Haynes
34 - John van der Wulp
35 - Marcel de Lang
36 - Carl Spiby
37 - Gillian Tattersall
38 - Mark Craven
39 - Tony Smith
40 - Chris Edis
- SOLD OUT -
  1 - Jim Lindsay
2 - Dina Lindsay
3 - Vin Jauhal
4 - Ian Craig
5 - Keith Boeland
6 - Wayne Johns
7 - Tim Thornton
8 - Rich Mallett
9 - David Mainwaring
10 - Nick Hamill
11 - David Dodds
12 - Shaun Harvey
13 - Daniel Wallace
14 - Ian Wallace
15 - CJ Brown
16 - Matt Vince
17 - Ivan Miles
18 - Matthias Klüber
19 - Łukasz Dziewulski
20 - Romain Wilem
21 - Guy Wilem
22 - David Tucker
23 - Thomas Doepelheuer
24 - Andreas Bernard
25 - Stewart Judson
26 - John Kirkby
27 - Victor-Francois Machart
28 - Rayne Passmore
29 - Jenette Passmore
30 - Ian Walmsley
31 - Sam McCourt
32 - Gabriel Ortiz
33 - Rafael Masedo
34 - Krzysztof Gwiazda
35 - Monika Brzezinska
36 - Sam Stephenson
37 - Phill Stephenson
- LAST THREE PLACES -

UK Pinball Open 2pm (Max 40)   UK Pinball Classic 2pm (Max 40)
1 - Jim Lindsay
2 - Paul Owen
3 - Dina Lindsay
4 - Vin Jauhal
5 - Nick Marshall
6 - Ian Craig
7 - Keith Boeland
8 - Wayne Johns
9 - Tim Thornton
10 - Leo Marshall
11 - James Gadbury
12 - Martyn Iles
13 - Rich Mallett
14 - Joshua Iles
15 - David Mainwaring
16 - Nick Hamill
17 - David Dodds
18 - Shaun Harvey
19 - Nathan Garwood
20 - Daniel Wallace
21 - Ian Wallace
22 - CJ Brown
23 - Matt Vince
24 - Ivan Miles
25 - Matthias Klüber
26 - Łukasz Dziewulski
27 - Romain Wilem
28 - Guy Wilem
29 - David Tucker
30 - Thomas Doepelheuer
31 - Andreas Bernard
32 - Stewart Judson
33 - John Kirkby
34 - Victor-Francois Machart
35 - Rayne Passmore
36 - Jenette Passmore
37 - Christopher Wilson
38 - Ian Walmsley
39 - Sam McCourt
40 - Neil Fellender
- SOLD OUT -
  1 - Paul Garner
2 - Roy Smith
3 - Steven Smith
4 - Kate Rothwell-Jackson
5 - Richard Rothwell-Jackson
6 - Greg Mott
7 - Craig Pullen
8 - Tom Fletcher
9 - Mike Kindler
10 - Andrew Foster
11 - Kirk Sadler
12 - Peter Blakemore
13 - Alan Jones
14 - Clare Johnson
15 - Steve Creighton
16 - Neil McRae
17 - Hilary Hector
18 - Colin Hampton
19 - Alan Syson
20 - Dan Lewell
21 - Mark Potter
22 - Ad Jonker
23 - Colin Clunie
24 - Ailsa Clunie
25 - Tim Porter
26 - James Adams
27 - Steve Pagett
28 - Kevin Donovan
29 - Alan O'Grady
30 - David Dutton
31 - Will Dutton
32 - Alyssia Jarvis
33 - Chris Crocker-White
34 - John van der Wulp
35 - Marcel de Lang
36 - Carl Spiby
37 - Gillian Tattersall
38 - Tony Smith
39 - Chris Edis
40 - Graeme Haynes
- SOLD OUT -


Standby Players

UK Pinball Open 10am   UK Pinball Classic 10am
David Blake
Mark Green
Emily Raison
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UK Pinball Open 2pm   UK Pinball Classic 2pm
John Willett
Gabriel Ortiz
Rafael Masedo
Krzysztof Gwiazda
Monika Brzezinska
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