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.
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.
All month in July
at Player 1Up
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.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Attack From Mars
Game of Thrones
On July 31st, we will announce the top 3 Winners and award prize money.
We welcome all ages and all skill levels to participate!
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
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.
Scott Smith SC
Shawn Scott Smith
David Kitch III
David Kitch II
Phil Forrester jr
Aaron Moore CLT
Brett Smith SC