One of the best things about an arcade is that they give you a great place to go and compete. You don’t have to set up anything at home and worry about strangers coming into your house and unlike online tournaments, you can actually see and talk with your opponents face-to-face. So it’s a good thing that we’ve been seeing an uptick in tournament announcements that are taking place in different arcades across the country.
The latest tournament announcement comes to us from the famous Ground Kontrol Arcade in Portland Oregon. On April 19th they are going to hold a big pinball tournament where one lucky player will walk away with their own pinball machine. What machine that will be has not been announced yet (they will reveal it at the event) and players will compete on a number of GK’s 26 different pins. At $10 entry, it sounds like it’s going to be a blast of a brawl so good luck to those of you who compete! More details below after the jump.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ground Kontrol Presents Portland Pinbrawl: Portland's First Annual Pinball Tournament Portland, Oregon - April 8, 2009 - On Sunday, April 19th, the finest pinball players in the Northwest will gather in historic Old Town for Ground Kontrol's first annual pinball tournament– an event sure to attract skilled players from all over the Pacific Northwest in addition to Portland's own pinball wizards. Join your fellow Portland ‘ballers to battle the best of the Northwest for the grand prize: a full-sized pinball machine. As an added perk, Ground Kontrol will extend its beer and wine serving hours to cover the entire day of the tournament. Competition signup fee is $10 per person; spectators get in for free. Doors open at 12:00pm, Sunday April 19th. 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 Classic Arcade. For more information and pre-registration, please visit www.groundkontrol.com. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade is the premier arcade in the Northwest, featuring 26 of the most exciting pinball games and over 90 classic video arcade games in a two-story game room. Contacts Aaron Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org 503-804-1079 Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade Art Santana, Manager email@example.com 503-796-9364