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.
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. Given the close quarters and high-contact nature of pinball events, we recognize the heightened level of risk that they carry, and we are not comfortable incentivizing gathering in groups, regardless of size, to play pinball during a highly contagious pandemic.
Businesses are Open
If you are venturing out at this time, some SC businesses have opened their doors with additional face mask, physical distancing, and cleaning steps that help control the spread of COVID-19. Check out our Where to Play section for more info.
Normal Events Schedule
Once organized pinball starts back up again, you can find pinball tournaments on the IFPA calendar. Events are typically held near Greenville twice a month; in Columbia weekly and monthly; and in Charleston every other week and monthly.
Can't wait for a tournament? Find a pinball machine near you on the Pinball Map.
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 23, 2021. Visit the IFPA for the official standings.