Two of the countries largest re-occuring pinball tournaments have been announced just hours after each other via their respective tournament directors.
2016 Lake Macquarie Pinball Open - 28th to 30th October
The Lake Macquarie Pinball Open has been held each year since 2014, with Richard Rhodes winning the first, and South Australia's Robert Macauley winning the 2015 competition. The tournament this year will run from 28th to the 30th of October with a number of events to take place at the same time, which are still being formalised. Below is some initial information posted to the dedicated Aussie Arcade thread:
The Lake Macquarie Pinball Open will be held on the 28/29/30 of October at Supa Putt Newcastle.
It will be a crazy weekend of five flip frenzy comps.
One comp on Friday night, 3 on Sat and one on Sun.
Sat 10.30-1.30, lunch till 2.30, 2.30-5.30,dinner till 6pm then 6pm till 9pm.
Sun 10.30 till 2.30.
Yes you read right. 5 flip frenzy comps.heres your chance to get some good WPPR points.
Still working out cost/prizes etc.
2017 Pinball HQ Marathon - 20th to 26th February
The Pinball HQ Marathon has been a staple in the Australian pinball tournament scene for a while now, with the competition being held annually also since 2014. Richard Rhodes won the first in 2014, David Loewy winning in 2015, and Greg Jones winning this years tournament held in March.
There is only the information contained in the picture reposted here so far, however more details will be revealed over time on the Pinball HQ website here, as well as a form for you to register your interest.