Here's a list of the upcoming pinball events in the Chicago area.

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  • Gameworks Monthly Tourney @ Gameworks
    The IFPA, Gameworks and the Chicago Pinball League are pleased to announce the start of a new monthly tournament at the Schaumburg Gameworks location. The tournament will take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm, starting on December 6th. Entry fee is $5 plus the cost of games. Tournament format is a best of 3, single elimination head-to-head bracket. Games and seeding will be chosen at random. All cash from entry fees will be paid out to the top 4 finishers each month, with additional prizes like Gameworks game cards and Stern goodies available as well. World Pinball Player Rankings points will also be awarded for all participants. Pre-registration is encouraged so we can prepare for how many players to expect. Please contact the IFPA at 'ifpapinball at gmail dot com' for any questions, and to sign up for December’s tournament if you’re interest.
  • Thursday Night Pinball @ Bottom Lounge
    Free play Thursdays in the Volcano Room at Bottom Lounge!
  • TOPS Tournament on Dark Knight @ Maple Tree Inn
    TOPS Tournaments typically run here on The Dark Knight. Check location for start and end dates.
  • Apr-12-2017 - Dec-13-2017: Brauerhouse Monthly League
    Brauerhouse Monthly will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month with league beginning at 7:30 PM. Player must cover cost of game play plus $5 buy in with 80% being paid out that night, 20% saved from each month for the finals held on December 13th, 2017. Each player will play each machine once a... , Lombard, IL,
  • Jul-13-2017 - Dec-21-2017: Northwest Indiana Pinball League
    18 weekly league sessions followed with a finals night. The dates are 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/14, and finals night is 12/21. , Schererville, IN,
  • Aug-23-2017 - Nov-01-2017: Belles & Chimes Chicago
    Belles & Chimes Chicago is the first all-women\'s league in Chicago! We will meet every other Wednesday starting August 23, 2017 at 7:30pm at Logan Arcade, 2410 W Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647. There will also be a general, non-ifpa sanctioned practice meet-up on Weds August 9th at 7:30pm. We ... , Chicago, IL,
  • Sep-01-2017 - Oct-04-2017: Lafayette Pinball Super-Selfie League
    Qualifying takes place from the 1st of the month (Starting January 1st) until the last day of the month during regular business hours at Main Street Amusements in Lafayette, IN and is done in best game format (100, 90, 85, 84...). Business hours are Sunday - Friday 7PM-11PM, Saturday 5PM - 11PM.... 642 Main Street, Lafayette, IN,
  • Sep-16-2017 - Sep-17-2017: Main Street Mayhem II: More Mayhem!
    Main Street Mayhem is a two day match play format tournament at Main Street Amusements in Lafayette, IN. The tournament will be held on September 16th-17th, 2017. Entry fee is $75 per person and that price includes a custom designed t-shirt and sticker available only for tournament players. Ticke... 642 Main Street, Lafayette, IN,
  • Sep-19-2017 Main Street Amusements Monthly Tournament Series 2017
    On the Third Tuesday of each month, Main Street Amusements will host a 3-Strikes Knockout tournament. The Tournament starts at 8:00 PM sharp. These tournaments are separate from the league–players of all ages and skill levels are welcome to play. The tournament is run through an app called Brack... 642 Main Street, Lafayette, IN,
  • Sep-19-2017 Brixies Monthly
    Each player, plays each machine once and their scores will be weighed against the other players. The top 4 players for each evenings qualifying, will play in a one game finals, with the top seed getting choice of game or order and continuing with the next highest qualifier, etc. $5 entry fee pl... 9526 Ogden Avenue, Brookfield, IL,
  • Sep-20-2017 Uptowner Monthly Tournament
    Typically run a 2-Strike, Group Knockout tournament. Games played in randomly assigned 4-player groups, with 3rd and 4th place receiving strikes. Tournaments run on matchplay.events. 1032 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Sep-24-2017 ORD last sunday of the month
    This will be a head to head, double elimination , computer (if availabole) assigned game. Players will flip a coin for choice of order. $10 entry fee, $5 for prize pool for that evening and the other $5 for use of facility practice is at 5 and match play starts at 6 1356 Ridge Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL,
  • Sep-25-2017 Monarch of the Machine
    King of the Hill qualifying from 7pm - 9pm: 4-player games. Players earn 1 point for each player they defeat per game (1st = 3, 2nd = 2, 3rd = 1, 4th = 0). Winner stays on the machine, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place go back in queue. After two hours of KotH, there will be a finals portion for the top 49... 2479 North Fratney Street, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Oct-01-2017 - Nov-01-2017: Lafayette Pinball Super-Selfie League
    Qualifying takes place from the 1st of the month (Starting January 1st) until the last day of the month during regular business hours at Main Street Amusements in Lafayette, IN and is done in best game format (100, 90, 85, 84...). Business hours are Sunday - Friday 7PM-11PM, Saturday 5PM - 11PM.... 642 Main Street, Lafayette, IN,
  • Oct-01-2017 Level 257 Fall \'17 Pinball Tournament
    Tournament format- $10 entry fee plus coin drop. Play one game on each of the eight tournament machines. Scores then ranked 100-90-80-85-84 etc. Buy in again at $10 per game. If 32 or more ranked players, eight from division A and eight from division B play two game playoff. If less than 32,... 2 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL,
  • Oct-03-2017 Level 257 Monthly Pinball Super League
    Qualifying will be available all month during business hours, with the finals of each month happening on the first Tuesday at 7pm (last qualifying game starts at 6:30pm the night of Finals). Players will be able to play as often as they want, with their highest submitted score being used for the ... 2 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL,
  • Oct-04-2017 - Nov-07-2017: Level 257 Monthly Pinball Super League
    Qualifying will be available all month during business hours, with the finals of each month happening on the first Tuesday at 7pm (last qualifying game starts at 6:30pm the night of Finals). Players will be able to play as often as they want, with their highest submitted score being used for the ... 2 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL,
  • Oct-05-2017 Milwaukee - Ladies League 2017
    4 player games consisting of 4 rounds. PAPA style scoring and swiss style match-ups. Tournament is held the first Thursday of every month. Tournament starts at 7pm. 901 East Clarke Street, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Oct-05-2017 Tylers monthly tournament
    Tournaments will be heald on the first Thursday of each month Qualifying will start no later than 8 pm Their will be a 5$ entry for a prize pool and games will be on coin drop. Games will be what ever is currently on location at time of tournament 350 U.S. 30, Schererville, IN,
  • Oct-05-2017 - Dec-12-2017: Lafayette Pinball League
    Our league meets on Tuesdays at Main Street Amusements in Lafayette, IN. Play begins at 7:30 PM. We play 5 games per week in groups of 4. You are grouped with players that have the closest weekly average to you. Each game is scored 4,3,2,1. The season consists of 8 meetings with only the best 6 c... , Lafayette, IN,
  • Oct-07-2017 The Garcade Monthly Pinball Tournament
    The Garcade is proud to host a monthly pinball tournament! The tournament is held on the 1st Saturday of each month at 1PM. Please arrive around 12:30 to ensure we can get Players of all ages are welcome! Tournament entry is included in the admission price to the arcade. The tournament wil... N85 W 16058 Appleton Avenue, Menomonee Falls, WI,
  • Oct-08-2017 Double Trouble at Emporium Logan Square
    Double elimination Random Seeds Random Tables $5 Buy-In 21 and over 6 PM 2363 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL,
  • Oct-08-2017 Double Trouble at Emporium Logan Square
    Double elimination, random seed, random tables. 21 and over, $5 buy-in, 6pm! 2363 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL,
  • Oct-10-2017 Bremen Cafe Monthly Tournament
    2 strike knockout tournament, best of 1 matches (4-player matches - 3rd/4th place get strikes) (only 3rd place gets a strike in a 3-player game) Tournament is held the second Tuesday of every month. Tournament starts at 7pm. 901 East Clarke Street, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Oct-12-2017 - Oct-15-2017: Chicago Expo Flipout 2017
    Everyone qualifies. $75 entry fee. Everyone gets 2 qualifying chances for each title required in Main on Thursday 10am-1am Top 40% of qualifying go into A, plus any A restricted players. Bottom 60% go into B. Winner of B gets the last spot in A. If you decide not to seed you will be randomly p... 601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL,
  • Oct-12-2017 - Oct-15-2017: Chicago Expo Classics 2017
    Herb style qualifying Thurs-Sat. 16 qualifiers Head to head finals best of 3 double elimination. 4-5 qualifying games. Finals start Sunday morning. 601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL,
  • Oct-17-2017 Main Street Amusements Monthly Tournament Series 2017
    On the Third Tuesday of each month, Main Street Amusements will host a 3-Strikes Knockout tournament. The Tournament starts at 8:00 PM sharp. These tournaments are separate from the league–players of all ages and skill levels are welcome to play. The tournament is run through an app called Brack... 642 Main Street, Lafayette, IN,
  • Oct-17-2017 Brixies Monthly
    Each player, plays each machine once and their scores will be weighed against the other players. The top 4 players for each evenings qualifying, will play in a one game finals, with the top seed getting choice of game or order and continuing with the next highest qualifier, etc. $5 entry fee pl... 9526 Ogden Avenue, Brookfield, IL,
  • Oct-18-2017 Uptowner Monthly Tournament
    Typically run a 2-Strike, Group Knockout tournament. Games played in randomly assigned 4-player groups, with 3rd and 4th place receiving strikes. Tournaments run on matchplay.events. 1032 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Oct-18-2017 - Nov-01-2017: Twisted Flippers
    standard 3 and 4 group setup. 5 games per session. , Burlington, WI,
  • Oct-23-2017 Monarch of the Machine
    King of the Hill qualifying from 7pm - 9pm: 4-player games. Players earn 1 point for each player they defeat per game (1st = 3, 2nd = 2, 3rd = 1, 4th = 0). Winner stays on the machine, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place go back in queue. After two hours of KotH, there will be a finals portion for the top 49... 2479 North Fratney Street, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Oct-29-2017 ORD last sunday of the month
    This will be a head to head, double elimination , computer (if availabole) assigned game. Players will flip a coin for choice of order. $10 entry fee, $5 for prize pool for that evening and the other $5 for use of facility practice is at 5 and match play starts at 6 1356 Ridge Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL,
  • Nov-01-2017 - Dec-06-2017: Lafayette Pinball Super-Selfie League
    Qualifying takes place from the 1st of the month (Starting January 1st) until the last day of the month during regular business hours at Main Street Amusements in Lafayette, IN and is done in best game format (100, 90, 85, 84...). Business hours are Sunday - Friday 7PM-11PM, Saturday 5PM - 11PM.... 642 Main Street, Lafayette, IN,
  • Nov-02-2017 Milwaukee - Ladies League 2017
    4 player games consisting of 4 rounds. PAPA style scoring and swiss style match-ups. Tournament is held the first Thursday of every month. Tournament starts at 7pm. 901 East Clarke Street, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Nov-02-2017 Tylers monthly tournament
    Tournaments will be heald on the first Thursday of each month Qualifying will start no later than 8 pm Their will be a 5$ entry for a prize pool and games will be on coin drop. Games will be what ever is currently on location at time of tournament 350 U.S. 30, Schererville, IN,
  • Nov-04-2017 The Garcade Monthly Pinball Tournament
    The Garcade is proud to host a monthly pinball tournament! The tournament is held on the 1st Saturday of each month at 1PM. Please arrive around 12:30 to ensure we can get Players of all ages are welcome! Tournament entry is included in the admission price to the arcade. The tournament wil... N85 W 16058 Appleton Avenue, Menomonee Falls, WI,
  • Nov-08-2017 - Dec-05-2017: Level 257 Monthly Pinball Super League
    Qualifying will be available all month during business hours, with the finals of each month happening on the first Tuesday at 7pm (last qualifying game starts at 6:30pm the night of Finals). Players will be able to play as often as they want, with their highest submitted score being used for the ... 2 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL,
  • Nov-11-2017 - Dec-09-2017: Twisted Flippers
    standard league format. 5 games per day. , Burlington, WI,
  • Nov-14-2017 Bremen Cafe Monthly Tournament
    2 strike knockout tournament, best of 1 matches (4-player matches - 3rd/4th place get strikes) (only 3rd place gets a strike in a 3-player game) Tournament is held the second Tuesday of every month. Tournament starts at 7pm. 901 East Clarke Street, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Nov-15-2017 Uptowner Monthly Tournament
    Typically run a 2-Strike, Group Knockout tournament. Games played in randomly assigned 4-player groups, with 3rd and 4th place receiving strikes. Tournaments run on matchplay.events. 1032 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Nov-21-2017 Main Street Amusements Monthly Tournament Series 2017
    On the Third Tuesday of each month, Main Street Amusements will host a 3-Strikes Knockout tournament. The Tournament starts at 8:00 PM sharp. These tournaments are separate from the league–players of all ages and skill levels are welcome to play. The tournament is run through an app called Brack... 642 Main Street, Lafayette, IN,
  • Nov-21-2017 Brixies Monthly
    Each player, plays each machine once and their scores will be weighed against the other players. The top 4 players for each evenings qualifying, will play in a one game finals, with the top seed getting choice of game or order and continuing with the next highest qualifier, etc. $5 entry fee pl... 9526 Ogden Avenue, Brookfield, IL,
  • Nov-26-2017 ORD last sunday of the month
    This will be a head to head, double elimination , computer (if availabole) assigned game. Players will flip a coin for choice of order. $10 entry fee, $5 for prize pool for that evening and the other $5 for use of facility practice is at 5 and match play starts at 6 1356 Ridge Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL,
  • Nov-27-2017 Monarch of the Machine
    King of the Hill qualifying from 7pm - 9pm: 4-player games. Players earn 1 point for each player they defeat per game (1st = 3, 2nd = 2, 3rd = 1, 4th = 0). Winner stays on the machine, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place go back in queue. After two hours of KotH, there will be a finals portion for the top 49... 2479 North Fratney Street, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Dec-01-2017 - Jan-03-2018: Lafayette Pinball Super-Selfie League
    Qualifying takes place from the 1st of the month (Starting January 1st) until the last day of the month during regular business hours at Main Street Amusements in Lafayette, IN and is done in best game format (100, 90, 85, 84...). Business hours are Sunday - Friday 7PM-11PM, Saturday 5PM - 11PM.... 642 Main Street, Lafayette, IN,
  • Dec-02-2017 The Garcade Monthly Pinball Tournament
    The Garcade is proud to host a monthly pinball tournament! The tournament is held on the 1st Saturday of each month at 1PM. Please arrive around 12:30 to ensure we can get Players of all ages are welcome! Tournament entry is included in the admission price to the arcade. The tournament wil... N85 W 16058 Appleton Avenue, Menomonee Falls, WI,
  • Dec-07-2017 Milwaukee - Ladies League 2017
    4 player games consisting of 4 rounds. PAPA style scoring and swiss style match-ups. Tournament is held the first Thursday of every month. Tournament starts at 7pm. 901 East Clarke Street, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Dec-07-2017 Tylers monthly tournament
    Tournaments will be heald on the first Thursday of each month Qualifying will start no later than 8 pm Their will be a 5$ entry for a prize pool and games will be on coin drop. Games will be what ever is currently on location at time of tournament 350 U.S. 30, Schererville, IN,
  • Dec-12-2017 Bremen Cafe Monthly Tournament
    2 strike knockout tournament, best of 1 matches (4-player matches - 3rd/4th place get strikes) (only 3rd place gets a strike in a 3-player game) Tournament is held the second Tuesday of every month. Tournament starts at 7pm. 901 East Clarke Street, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Dec-19-2017 Main Street Amusements Monthly Tournament Series 2017
    On the Third Tuesday of each month, Main Street Amusements will host a 3-Strikes Knockout tournament. The Tournament starts at 8:00 PM sharp. These tournaments are separate from the league–players of all ages and skill levels are welcome to play. The tournament is run through an app called Brack... 642 Main Street, Lafayette, IN,
  • Dec-19-2017 Brixies Monthly
    Each player, plays each machine once and their scores will be weighed against the other players. The top 4 players for each evenings qualifying, will play in a one game finals, with the top seed getting choice of game or order and continuing with the next highest qualifier, etc. $5 entry fee pl... 9526 Ogden Avenue, Brookfield, IL,
  • Dec-20-2017 Uptowner Monthly Tournament
    Typically run a 2-Strike, Group Knockout tournament. Games played in randomly assigned 4-player groups, with 3rd and 4th place receiving strikes. Tournaments run on matchplay.events. 1032 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Jan-06-2018 - Feb-03-2018: twisted Flippers
    5 games per session. Standard point format , Burlington, WI,
  • Mar-03-2018 - Apr-07-2018: twisted flippers
    5 games per session. 40 some players. standard point structure. , Burlington, WI,
  • May-05-2018 - Jun-02-2018: twisted Flippers
    standard point structure. 5 games per session. , Burlington, WI,