Last year an arcade in Portland known as Ground Kontrol hosted a large pinball tournament called Pinbrawl and by all accounts, it was a big success. So with one successful tournament of this caliber under their belts, they are preparing for a second Pinbrawl, which has been announced for April 18th. The grand prize that pinball wizards will be competing for: a full-sized Williams’ “Johnny Mnemonic” pinball machine. For only $20 admission as a competitor (for spectators it’s free) that’s a great deal – if you happen to beat out the possible 127 others who will show up. More juicy details can be found in the press release after the break.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ground Kontrol Presents Portland Pinbrawl 2010: Second Annual Pinball Tournament
Portland, Oregon – February 26th, 2010 – On Sunday, April 18th, the
finest pinball players in the Pacific Northwest will once again gather
in historic Old Town for Portland Pinbrawl 2010, Ground Kontrol’s
second annual pinball tournament. Join your fellow Portland ‘ballers
to battle the best of the Northwest for the grand prize: a full-sized
Williams’ “Johnny Mnemonic” pinball machine. Ground Kontrol will
extend its beer and wine serving hours to cover the entire day of the
Ground Kontrol’s inaugural Portland Pinbrawl tournament in April 2009
drew over 120 players, some traveling from as far as Canada to
compete. A packed house is expected for Portland Pinbrawl 2010, and
registration is capped at 128 players.
Portland Pinbrawl 2010 will also feature “side stage” tournaments with
highly challenging rules including one-handed play, and “split
flipper” play – where 2 players each control one side of the pinball
Competition signup fee is $20 per person; spectators get in for free.
Doors open at 10:00am, Sunday April 18th, and onsite registration
closes at 10:45am. Admission is limited to 21 and over with valid ID
for competitors and spectators alike. This tournament is brought to
you by Aaron Nelson, Eric Hill, Fred Franken and Ground Kontrol
Pre-registration for Portland Pinbrawl 2010 is highly recommended and
is available online. Discounted room rates for participants are also
being offered at Jupiter Hotel and Ace Hotel. For more details and to
pre-register, visit Ground Kontrol’s website at:
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade is the premier arcade in the Northwest,
featuring 26 of the most exciting pinball games and 80 classic video
arcade games in a two-story game room.
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade:
Art Santana, Manager