This year, TOPL, City Pinball, DRAPL, Bluffs, and the rest of the pinball nuts in the GTA are partnering with the CNE to host the first ever Canadian National Exhibition Pinball Championship (CNEPC). The tournament will be a 20 entry Herb (pump-n-dump) style tournament, and entries are FREE with CNE admission. Qualifying is Friday August 25 and Saturday August 26, and playoffs are Sunday August 27. Anyone who qualifies for playoffs will get free grounds entry for the CNE on the Sunday so they can get back in to play.
We’re also planning on setting up as large a free play area as we can manage to give everyone who comes to the new gaming hall a chance to play some pinball, and warm up for the tournament.
More tournament details will be added soon.
What we need now:
- Volunteers: This is going to be a big event, so we need scorekeepers, machine techs, and people to help load games in and out (Thursday and Sunday evenings)
- Machines: We have a few, but we need more! If you have a game that you can lend for free play or tournament, please get in touch. Moving assistance will be made available if necessary.
- Publicity: The more people that enter, the more WPPR points this tournament is worth, and the better the tournament will be next year. The plan is to make this an annual event, and aspirations are high on both sides that this will be a successful venture.
If you’re interested, email CNEPC2017@yahoo.com and let us know when you’re free, and watch this space for more details as they get solidified.