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BREAKING NEWS: THE UK PINBALL OPEN RETURNS AS PART OF UK PINFEST IN DAVENTRY THIS AUGUST

The lauch of a new national UK pinball show - UK Pinfest - means a new 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 Classics tournaments. Now both the UK Pinball Open and the UK Pinball Classics 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 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-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.

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

Saturday

Times: The tournament will begin at midday on Saturday 25th August. All players are required to be present at the start of play.

UK Pinball Open: Qualifying, play-offs and the final for the UK Pinball Open all take place on Saturday, along with the presentation of trophies to the top players.

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.


Sunday

Times:The tournament will begin at midday on Sunday 26th August. All players are required to be present at the start of play.

UK Pinball Classic: Qualifying, play-offs and the final for the UK Pinball Classic tournament all take place on Sunday, along with the presentation of trophies to the top players.

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.

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

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

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