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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.

  • Aug 04, 7:00 PM
    The Break, 778 Folly Rd Unit f, Charleston, SC 29412, USA
    IFPA Tournament play resumes in August! We are moving the bi-weekly tournaments in Charleston to Wednesday nights. $5 to enter. Format: Group Matchplay or Head to Head depending on number of players. 7 rounds then Top 4 play a 3 game series.
  • Aug 12, 7:00 PM
    Bang Back Pinball Lounge, 741 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC 29205, USA
    Join us for a friendly monthly women's tournament at Bang Back! Entry fee is $5. $1 goes to support Belles and Chimes and the remainder of the money goes to the top 4. These are fun, beginner friendly events where everyone is welcome!
  • Aug 13, 7:00 PM
    Fellowship Clubhouse, 1952 Sharon Rd, Cumming, GA 30041, USA
    Monthly tournament. All ages and skill levels welcome. $5 entry fee for adults, $1 for 18 and under. First time players free! Bring a snack to share! Non alcoholic drinks provided. This is a non alcoholic event. Start time: 700 pm. For any info: Bryan at 864-901-0000. This is an IFPA points event!
  • Aug 15, 5:00 PM
    Transmission Arcade, 1712 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201, USA
    Join our first competitive match-play pinball tournament! Arcade opens at 10:30 AM for brunch (& warm-up). Tournament at 5pm. All competitors will be automatically registered for the IFPA if not already a member. $5 entry (free play during competition) 8 Rounds for every player + semis and finals.
  • Aug 18, 7:00 PM
    The Break, 778 Folly Rd Unit f, Charleston, SC 29412, USA
    Join us at The Break in Charleston. $5 to enter. Format: Group Matchplay or Head to Head depending on number of players. 7 rounds then Top 4 play a 3 game series.

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!

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 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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