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South Carolina Pinball

Welcome to the home for pinball in South Carolina!

 

Pinball is thriving in South Carolina with a growing number of arcades and bars featuring pinball machines. Play a game at these locations any time or participate in the weekly and monthly tournaments they host.

Check out details below on upcoming events and tournaments around Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville, SC. You can find our events on our Facebook group. We also have great resources on this site if you're new to pinball and a looking for a way to get started.

 
 

Upcoming Events

Businesses are Open

SC businesses are hosting events with additional face mask, physical distancing, and cleaning steps that help control the spread of COVID-19. Upcoming tournaments are listed here, plus check out our Where to Play section and the Pinball Map for more locations.

  • Jun 18, 7:00 PM
    1952 Sharon Rd, 1952 Sharon Rd, Woodruff, SC 29388, USA
    Our first tournament back. Group match play tournament at the Fellowship Clubhouse. Use the gravel driveway to the white house (behind the brick house). 8 rounds of matchplay, top eight to finals! $5 entry fee. Bring a snack to share. Non-alcohol event for all ages and skill levels.
  • Jun 26, 1:00 PM
    Transmission Arcade, 1712 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201, USA
    Join us for our Belles and Chimes monthly tournament for June. $5 Entry Format and prizes TBD

IFPA Events on Hold

On March 16th, 2020, the IFPA announced and later reaffirmed that sanctioned tournaments would be suspended to help reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Ongoing Events

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Women's Pinball Night

Thursdays

at Bang Back Pinball Lounge

powered by Belles & Chimes Cola

7-9 PM

Selfie League

All month in June

at Player 1Up

Details | Standings

Unlimited tries on 7 machines.

Cash prizes for the top 3 point earners.

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Stern's Jurassic Park
Black Knight: Sword of Rage
Aerosmith
The Munsters
Deadpool
The Addams Family

SC Rankings

The International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) organizes an annual competition where players win points in officially sanctioned tournaments. Anyone can play and the top 16 players at the end of the year are invited to a state championship.

These 2020 results were last refreshed on January 31, 2021. Visit the IFPA for the official standings.

Rank
Name
Points
1
Marcelo Campos Hazan
50.14
2
Jakob Patterson
45.11
3
Adam McKinnie
44
4
Drew Cedolia
41.6
5
Nate Grant
34.69
6
Bill Mason
29.33
7
David Benke
26.46
8
Ken Grant
24.22
9
Braden Gentry
23.08
10
Dominique Scott
22.7
11
Chad Patz
20.54
12
Bryan Merritt
19.7
13
Fred Richardson
19.69
14
David Kitch III
18.21
15
Scott Smith SC
17.39
16
Tony Evans
15.13
17
Kaylee Campbell
15
18
Sarah Lindsay
14.45
19
Adam Bowman
12.48
20
Tommy Vernieri
11.98
21
Will King
10.36
22
Phil Forrester jr
9.91
23
Randy Bowman
9.86
24
Pat Pietras
8.03
25
Miles Bridges
7.34
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Spring Open Pinball League

Tuesdays

at Bang Back Pinball Lounge

sponsored by BrewDog and Marco Specialties

7-9 PM

(registration full, follow Bang Back for future leagues)

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