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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.

  • Dec 08, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Charleston, 778 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, USA
    Group Matchplay. $5 entry. 7pm-10pm. 7 rounds of 1 game followed by Finals.

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

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Selfie League

All month in July

at Player 1Up

Details | Standings

The Player 1UP July Selfie Pinball Tournament begins July 1st and ends on July 31st. Come in and get your highest scores on the following pinballs.
 

Metallica
Pirates of the Caribbean
Medieval Madness
Attack From Mars
Game of Thrones
Iron Man
Monster Bash

 

On July 31st, we will announce the top 3 Winners and award prize money.
 

We welcome all ages and all skill levels to participate!

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The Carolina Pinball Championship Series is a series of qualifier tournaments created to promote new incentives for players to travel around within the Carolinas. Tournaments will be hosted among 8 locations and cities in North Carolina and South Carolina, culminating in a Finals event for the top 40 qualifiers. Finalists will be selected via instant qualifiers and by qualifying with the highest cumulative points from multiple events. Prizes will be awarded at both qualifiers and the final events.

Everyone is welcome from the Carolinas and from out of state as well.

Find more info at the CPCS Facebook group and website (website coming soon).

CPCS Qualifier Tournaments (2021-2022)
#1 - Bang Back Pinball Lounge - Columbia, SC - Aug. 8
#2 - Palmer St Barcade - Charlotte, NC - Sep. 4
#3 - Fellowship Clubhouse - Upstate, SC - Oct. 9
#4 - Boxcar Grensboro - Greensboro, NC - Nov. 6
#5 - Player 1UP - Rock Hill, SC - Dec. 5
#6 - Cape Fear Wine & Beer - Wilmington, NC - Jan. 22
#7 - Super Abari Game Bar - Charlotte, NC - Feb. 19

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 2021 results were last refreshed on December 5, 2021. Visit the IFPA for the official standings.

Rank
Name
Points
1
Cody Webb
55.56
2
Nate Grant
54.16
3
Fred Richardson
51.29
4
Bill Mason
47.01
5
David Benke
45.42
6
Ken Grant
30.79
7
Tommy Vernieri
29.92
8
Kim Martinez
24.8
9
Chad Patz
22.49
10
Jakob Patterson
22.06
11
Will King
20.56
12
Todd Reynolds
18.61
13
Scott Smith SC
14
14
Shawn Scott Smith
12.74
15
David Kitch III
11.58
16
David Kitch II
11.47
17
Kaylee Campbell
10.73
18
Phil Forrester jr
8.06
19
Sari Kitch
7.92
20
John Bateman
7.63
21
Bryan Merritt
7.19
22
Adam Bowman
7.09
23
Aaron Moore CLT
6.2
24
Brett Smith SC
5.37
25
Manny Montes
5.31
 
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