Pinball Wizards Unite
If you've ever fancied yourself a pinball superstar, this weekend marks the first Canadian Pinball Championship. Over 70 players have registered for the three day tournament at the Playdium Store in Etobicoke, but new players are welcome to register today or early tomorrow. Registration for the tournament is $25 and the top 32 players will advance to the finals on Sunday.
On Saturday there will also be a live auction (starts 11:30am, more info) of over 150 pinball machines, air hockey tables, arcade games, pool tables, foosball tables, dome hockey games, jukeboxes and more. Most of these games were purchased from Funland Amusement Arcade on Yonge after it closed, a place I spent many hours of my youth. If I had saved all the quarters I put into Mortal Combat and Street Fighter in high school, I'd probably be able to buy the machines now. These machines will go for bargain prices, if you have ever wanted to start your own basement arcade, don't miss this auction.
Also on Saturday will be a free kids pinball tournament.
Some of the old games that will be up for sale at the auction:
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