Upcoming Events

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

If you have a pinball event that you'd like included on this page, use the contact form on the about page to give us the info.

  • Sep 05, 2023 - Oct 10, 2023: The Pinball Room - League
    Weekly league at The Pinball Room in Sioux Falls, SD. League will run 6 weeks. The lowest scoring week for each player will be dropped from their total score for the league. Groupings will be of 3 or 4 depending on number of participants each week. Five games will be played by each group. Each... 2111 S Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD,
  • Sep 16, 2023 Stern Army - Schwoegler's Monthly Tournament
    Monthly competitions scheduled the 3rd Saturday of every month (most months). 6:00pm start time. Please sign in by 5:55pm. Prizes for final position winners of each of the top 4 subgroups. Head-to-head matches on 8 games each month. Top 4 qualifiers will compete in a 4 game playoff for final ra... 444 Grand Canyon Dr, Madison, WI,
  • Sep 16, 2023 Stern Army September Matchplay Madness
    Come join us this September for a Stern Army Matchplay Madness event. This will be a 13-round Matchplay event with the top 8 heading to a single elimination finals. Matchplay rounds subject to change based on player turnout. This event will be $30 to enter, $15 going to payouts for the top 4, $1 ... 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Sep 16, 2023 Stern Army September Side Tournament
    Double Elimination bracket style tournament. 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Sep 21, 2023 Stern Army- 3rd Thursdays @ Louie's Tap House
    Sign in starts at 6:00pm and tournament play begins at 6:30pm. 6 rounds of group match play followed by a 5 game playoff for the top four qualifiers. Payout for the top four players- 1st 40%, 2nd 30%, 3rd 20%, 4th 10%. Tournament fee $5 (includes $1 IFPA fee) plus coin drop. IFPA approved. Sponso... 5689 Elevator Rd, Roscoe, IL,
  • Sep 24, 2023 Beercade 2 September Match Play
    $10 entry plus coin drop, cash prizes paid. Extra balls are turned off. 7 rounds 7,5,3,1 in 4 player groups, 7,4,1 in 3 player groups. 1423 S 13th St, Omaha, NE,
  • Sep 26, 2023 LakeSide Pinball Tournament
    The Format and the amount of games played changes here with the size of our player pool. We normally end up running Round Robbin formats of between 7 to 9 rounds total and between 7 to 12 pinballs in the mix. If our player size increases then we can adapt the group match play format and ... 203 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI,
  • Sep 27, 2023 Stern Army - I/O Arcade Bar Monthly Tournament
    This is a monthly public tournament occurs the fourth Wednesday of every month. In person registration opens at 6:30pm. There is no limit on participants. We play 2.5 hours of qualifying four-player MatchPlay groups across 21 machines. This is a minimum of 5 qualifying rounds and a maximum of 6 q... 924 Williamson St, Madison, WI,
  • Sep 29, 2023 NE Women's Pinball Tournament
    Women of all ages and skill level welcome. IFPA Sanctioned Strikeout Pinball Tournament. $5 entry fee plus credits for machines. 100% payout. 24 player limit. Friday September 29th, 7pm. 101 N 14th St, Lincoln, NE,
  • Sep 30, 2023 Stern Army months pinball tournaments
    3 strike knockout tournament with Swiss seeding. Best of 1 matches 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Sep 30, 2023 Stern Army monthly pinball tournaments
    Double elimination bracket style tournament using Brackelope ap. Best of 1 matched 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Sep 30, 2023 Stern Army monthly pinball tournaments
    Double elimination bracket style tournament using Brackelope ap. Best of 1 matched 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Sep 30, 2023 Stern Army September Women's Tournament
    Join us for our Stern Army September Women's Tournament. All games are set to free play and tournament will be based on player turnout. We will most likely be sticking with the 3 strike, head to head, best of 1 game. Feel free to bring drinks or food and feel free to join us for the main and side... 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Oct 04, 2023 Craft Beer Pinball League Monthly
    Group play begins at 6:30 PM. Please arrive ahead of time for warm-ups, a free beer, and to get registered. Each player will play through machines available in a random group of four and scores will be tabulated. After Points are totaled a ranked list is generated and playoff groups will be form... 2535 University Avenue, Madison, WI,
  • Oct 04, 2023 SpareMe October Tournament
    $1 entry fee for IFPA ranking. We'll be doing group match play, roughly 4 people to a machine, from 6PM to about 9PM. All are welcome. No player cap. Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place. Scoring system is as followed in regards to placement per round: 1st/2nd/3rd/4th 4 player - 7/5/3/1... E College St, Iowa City, IA,
  • Oct 06, 2023 Stern Army First Friday @ Gone Social Peoria IL
    5 round tournament with 2 round finals for top 8 players Warmups / registration begins at 5:00 Tournament starts @ 6 pm $10 entry + $5 coin drop, games on freeplay, extra balls shut off 5 rounds + 2 round finals for top 8 player after qualifying 1001 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL,
  • Oct 06, 2023 Beercade Jr. October Strikeout
    IFPA Sanctioned Strikeout Pinball Tournament $10 entry fee plus credits for machines. 100% Payout. Three strike knockout format, four player groups, strikes to bottom two. Strike to bottom one if three player group. Tournament starts at 7pm. 24 player limit. Current machines: Pirates of the Car... 101 N 14th St, Lincoln, NE,
  • Oct 07, 2023 The Pinball Room - Monthly Tournament
    3 Strike Knockout Tournament Groups of 4 will play on a randomly selected game each round and bottom 2 players scores on the game will receive a strike. In the case of an odd number of players, groups of 3 may be used and only the lowest score will receive a strike. Tournament to start at 2pm. 2111 S Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD,
  • Oct 08, 2023 October Pin-Bowling Tournament 2023
    Each pinball machine has a target score to reach. You play all of your balls until you reach the target score. Scores are broken down to score 1 - 10. Example: 1 million is a score of 10, and you finish ball 3 with a score of 550,890. You would score a 5 on that machine. In this format extra ball... 6102 Maple St, Omaha, NE,
  • Oct 08, 2023 Project Pinball Double Flippin' #2 3 Strike KO
    We will be holding 2 tournaments, with all registration fees being donated to Project Pinball Charity!!! Tournament#2 - Approximate start time 3:30pm. The Knockout Tournament is a 3 Strike Tournament played in groups of 4 (3 when necessary). Groups of 4 will play against each other on a single ma... 5689 Elevator Rd, Roscoe, IL,
  • Oct 08, 2023 Project Pinball Double Flippin' #1- Best Card
    4 to 6 game Best Card tournament qualifying (depending on the number of players) followed by a 4 game playoff for the top 4 qualifiers. All players will play the same 4 to 6 games with the same group of 3 or 4 players with rotating play position for each game. All players will be ranked on each m... 5689 Elevator Rd, Roscoe, IL,
  • Oct 10, 2023 Tuesday Night Fight @ NBC
    10$ entry 6-9PM 5 round tournament top 4 go into finals 100% payout 6950 S 108th St, La Vista, NE,
  • Oct 10, 2023 Attack From MAWs VI
    Check in starts at 5pm, tournament starts at 6pm. Target match play qualifying scoring 7-5-3-1 to target score of 28. Expecting about 6 rounds then single elimination bracket final for top 4. Entry fee of $11 includes $5 prize pool, $5 coin drop, $1 IFPA. Payout to top 3. All skills welcome 537 12th Ave, East Moline, IL,
  • Oct 11, 2023 Belles & Chimes Madison Monthly Tournament
    Qualifying format will be played via group matchplay across 6 pinball tables. Scores will be tallied and new groups will be formed to be engaged in the final matchplay format. We have the top player of each group choose the final game and then it is knock out rounds to determine the final stand... 1817 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI,
  • Oct 15, 2023 Big John's October 7-Round Group Matchplay
    7 Round Matchplay 7/5/3/1 Scoring 7/4/1 3-Player groups if needed 9819 M St, Omaha, NE,
  • Oct 21, 2023 Stern Army - Schwoegler's Monthly Tournament
    Monthly competitions scheduled the 3rd Saturday of every month (most months). 6:00pm start time. Please sign in by 5:55pm. Prizes for final position winners of each of the top 4 subgroups. Head-to-head matches on 8 games each month. Top 4 qualifiers will compete in a 4 game playoff for final ra... 444 Grand Canyon Dr, Madison, WI,
  • Oct 21, 2023 Venom - Launch Party
    Qualifying will be an open window from 12pm to 4pm. Qualifying attempts will be $5 each and capped at 3 attempts per player. Qualifying games will be played on the Venom pinball machine. The best score obtained by each player will count towards their qualifying rank. The top 12 players will q... 2111 S Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD,
  • Oct 21, 2023 The Time Out Pinball Tournament
    Come join us for our FIRST pinball tournament at Time Out! There will be 6-8 rounds of 3-4 player Group matchplay. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. $1 Sanctioning fee to enter tournament and pay to play. All skill levels welcome! We look forward to seeing you there!! 120 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA,
  • Oct 22, 2023 Beercade 2 October Frenzy
    $10 entry, cash prizes paid. 2.5 hours to play (and win) as many games as possible. Extra balls are off. 1423 S 13th St, Omaha, NE,
  • Oct 25, 2023 Stern Army - I/O Arcade Bar Monthly Tournament
    This is a monthly public tournament occurs the fourth Wednesday of every month. In person registration opens at 6:30pm. There is no limit on participants. We play 2.5 hours of qualifying four-player MatchPlay groups across 21 machines. This is a minimum of 5 qualifying rounds and a maximum of 6 q... 924 Williamson St, Madison, WI,
  • Oct 28, 2023 Stern Army months pinball tournaments
    3 strike knockout tournament with Swiss seeding. Best of 1 matches 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Oct 28, 2023 Stern Army monthly pinball tournaments
    Double elimination bracket style tournament using Brackelope ap. Best of 1 matched 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Oct 28, 2023 Stern Army monthly pinball tournaments
    Double elimination bracket style tournament using Brackelope ap. Best of 1 matched 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Oct 28, 2023 Stern Army October Women's Tournament
    3 Strike Knockout, head to head, Best of 1 matches 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Oct 31, 2023 LakeSide Pinball Tournament
    The Format and the amount of games played changes here with the size of our player pool. We normally end up running Round Robbin formats of between 7 to 9 rounds total and between 7 to 12 pinballs in the mix. If our player size increases then we can adapt the group match play format and ... 203 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI,
  • Nov 01, 2023 Craft Beer Pinball League Monthly
    Group play begins at 6:30 PM. Please arrive ahead of time for warm-ups, a free beer, and to get registered. Each player will play through machines available in a random group of four and scores will be tabulated. After Points are totaled a ranked list is generated and playoff groups will be form... 2535 University Avenue, Madison, WI,
  • Nov 01, 2023 Stern Army IFPA Venom Launch Party with Titletown
    Group play begins at 6:30 PM. Please arrive ahead of time for warm-ups, a free beer, and to get registered. Venom Pro and LE will be on hand! Each player will play through machines available in a random group of four and scores will be tabulated. After Points are totaled a ranked list is genera... 2535 University Avenue, Madison, WI,
  • Nov 03, 2023 Stern Army First Friday @ Gone Social Peoria IL
    5 round tournament with 2 round finals for top 8 players Warmups / registration begins at 5:00 Tournament starts @ 6 pm $10 entry + $5 coin drop, games on freeplay, extra balls shut off 5 rounds + 2 round finals for top 8 player after qualifying 1001 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL,
  • Nov 04, 2023 The Pinball Room - Monthly Tournament
    3 Strike Knockout Tournament Groups of 4 will play on a randomly selected game each round and bottom 2 players scores on the game will receive a strike. In the case of an odd number of players, groups of 3 may be used and only the lowest score will receive a strike. Tournament to start at 2pm. 2111 S Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD,
  • Nov 07, 2023 - Dec 12, 2023: The Pinball Room - League
    Weekly league at The Pinball Room in Sioux Falls, SD. League will run 6 weeks. The lowest scoring week for each player will be dropped from their total score for the league. Groupings will be of 3 or 4 depending on number of participants each week. Five games will be played by each group. Each... 2111 S Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD,
  • Nov 08, 2023 Belles & Chimes Madison Monthly Tournament
    Qualifying format will be played via group matchplay across 6 pinball tables. Scores will be tallied and new groups will be formed to be engaged in the final matchplay format. We have the top player of each group choose the final game and then it is knock out rounds to determine the final stand... 1817 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI,
  • Nov 10, 2023 - Nov 11, 2023: IOWA FALL Mini-Major
    REGISTRATION OPENS 6:00PM FRIDAY 11/10 ON SITE. PLAY STARTS AT 7:00PM IFPA sanctioned mini-major. $21 entry fee(20 to Prize pool, $1 for IFPA fees) Qualifying is Friday night starting at 7:00. We will play 4-7 rounds of 3-4 player matchplay. After qualifying we will separate into “A” and “B” divi... 1631 SW Main St, Ankeny, IA,
  • Nov 12, 2023 November Match Play Tournament 2023
    In round one, players are randomly paired into groups of 3 or 4. 4 player groups score 7,5,3,1 and in 3 player groups players score 7,4,1. The highest scores win the tournament. This format is generally 7 rounds, but may change to accomodate for time constraints. In this format extra balls are AL... 6102 Maple St, Omaha, NE,
  • Nov 12, 2023 KingPin Social Stern Army Winter Tournament Series
    KingPin Social Stern Army Winter Tournament Series #2 of 6 IFPA Sanctioned Double Elimination Pinball Tournament Cost: $11 per person ($10 for prize money and $1 for IFPA) All ages and skills are welcome - Pay for your own games Check-in at 1200pm / Start right after Any questions contact Scott... 2608 University Ave, Waterloo, IA,
  • Nov 14, 2023 Tuesday Night Fight @ Zipline
    10$ entry 6-9PM 5 round tournament top 4 go into finals 100% payout 721 N 14th St, Omaha, NE,
  • Nov 18, 2023 Stern Army - Schwoegler's Monthly Tournament
    Monthly competitions scheduled the 3rd Saturday of every month (most months). 6:00pm start time. Please sign in by 5:55pm. Prizes for final position winners of each of the top 4 subgroups. Head-to-head matches on 8 games each month. Top 4 qualifiers will compete in a 4 game playoff for final ra... 444 Grand Canyon Dr, Madison, WI,
  • Nov 22, 2023 Stern Army - I/O Arcade Bar Monthly Tournament
    This is a monthly public tournament occurs the fourth Wednesday of every month. In person registration opens at 6:30pm. There is no limit on participants. We play 2.5 hours of qualifying four-player MatchPlay groups across 21 machines. This is a minimum of 5 qualifying rounds and a maximum of 6 q... 924 Williamson St, Madison, WI,
  • Nov 25, 2023 Stern Army months pinball tournaments
    3 strike knockout tournament with Swiss seeding. Best of 1 matches 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Nov 25, 2023 Stern Army monthly pinball tournaments
    Double elimination bracket style tournament using Brackelope ap. Best of 1 matched 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Nov 25, 2023 Stern Army monthly pinball tournaments
    Double elimination bracket style tournament using Brackelope ap. Best of 1 matched 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Nov 26, 2023 Beercade 2 November Strike Out
    3 strike knock out. $10 entry plus coin drop, cash prizes paid. Extra balls are off. 2 strikes in 3 player groups, 2 strikes in 4 player groups. 1423 S 13th St, Omaha, NE,
  • Nov 28, 2023 LakeSide Pinball Tournament
    The Format and the amount of games played changes here with the size of our player pool. We normally end up running Round Robbin formats of between 7 to 9 rounds total and between 7 to 12 pinballs in the mix. If our player size increases then we can adapt the group match play format and ... 203 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI,
  • Dec 01, 2023 Stern Army First Friday @ Gone Social Peoria IL
    5 round tournament with 2 round finals for top 8 players Warmups / registration begins at 5:00 Tournament starts @ 6 pm $10 entry + $5 coin drop, games on freeplay, extra balls shut off 5 rounds + 2 round finals for top 8 player after qualifying 1001 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL,
  • Dec 02, 2023 The Pinball Room - Monthly Tournament
    3 Strike Knockout Tournament Groups of 4 will play on a randomly selected game each round and bottom 2 players scores on the game will receive a strike. In the case of an odd number of players, groups of 3 may be used and only the lowest score will receive a strike. Tournament to start at 2pm. 2111 S Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD,
  • Dec 06, 2023 Craft Beer Pinball League Monthly
    Group play begins at 6:30 PM. Please arrive ahead of time for warm-ups, a free beer, and to get registered. Each player will play through machines available in a random group of four and scores will be tabulated. After Points are totaled a ranked list is generated and playoff groups will be form... 2535 University Avenue, Madison, WI,
  • Dec 10, 2023 December Flipper Frenzy Tournament 2023
    This is a timed format, usually 2 and a half hours long (this depends of the number of players). The idea of this format is to win the most amount of games as fast as possible. Each player is randomly paired against another in 2 player matches. Each player will play 2 matches in a row, then be pu... 6102 Maple St, Omaha, NE,
  • Dec 10, 2023 KingPin Social Stern Army Winter Tournament Series
    KingPin Social Stern Army Winter Tournament Series #3 of 6 IFPA Sanctioned Double Elimination Pinball Tournament Cost: $11 per person ($10 for prize money and $1 for IFPA) All ages and skills are welcome - Pay for your own games Check-in at 1200pm / Start right after Any questions contact Scott... 2608 University Ave, Waterloo, IA,
  • Dec 12, 2023 Tuesday Night Fight @ NBC
    10$ entry 6-9PM 5 round tournament top 4 go into finals 100% payout 6950 S 108th St, La Vista, NE,
  • Dec 13, 2023 Belles & Chimes Madison Monthly Tournament
    Qualifying format will be played via group matchplay across 6 pinball tables. Scores will be tallied and new groups will be formed to be engaged in the final matchplay format. We have the top player of each group choose the final game and then it is knock out rounds to determine the final stand... 1817 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI,
  • Dec 16, 2023 Stern Army - Schwoegler's Monthly Tournament
    Monthly competitions scheduled the 3rd Saturday of every month (most months). 6:00pm start time. Please sign in by 5:55pm. Prizes for final position winners of each of the top 4 subgroups. Head-to-head matches on 8 games each month. Top 4 qualifiers will compete in a 4 game playoff for final ra... 444 Grand Canyon Dr, Madison, WI,
  • Dec 26, 2023 LakeSide Pinball Tournament
    The Format and the amount of games played changes here with the size of our player pool. We normally end up running Round Robbin formats of between 7 to 9 rounds total and between 7 to 12 pinballs in the mix. If our player size increases then we can adapt the group match play format and ... 203 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI,
  • Dec 27, 2023 Stern Army - I/O Arcade Bar Monthly Tournament
    This is a monthly public tournament occurs the fourth Wednesday of every month. In person registration opens at 6:30pm. There is no limit on participants. We play 2.5 hours of qualifying four-player MatchPlay groups across 21 machines. This is a minimum of 5 qualifying rounds and a maximum of 6 q... 924 Williamson St, Madison, WI,
  • Dec 30, 2023 Stern Army months pinball tournaments
    3 strike knockout tournament with Swiss seeding. Best of 1 matches 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Dec 30, 2023 Stern Army monthly pinball tournaments
    Double elimination bracket style tournament using Brackelope ap. Best of 1 matched 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Dec 30, 2023 Stern Army monthly pinball tournaments
    Double elimination bracket style tournament using Brackelope ap. Best of 1 matched 10161 Blue Spruce Dr, Peosta, IA,
  • Jan 07, 2024 KingPin Social Stern Army Winter Tournament Series
    KingPin Social Stern Army Winter Tournament Series #4 of 6 IFPA Sanctioned Double Elimination Pinball Tournament Cost: $11 per person ($10 for prize money and $1 for IFPA) All ages and skills are welcome - Pay for your own games Check-in at 1200pm / Start right after Any questions contact Scott... 2608 University Ave, Waterloo, IA,
  • Feb 04, 2024 KingPin Social Stern Army Winter Tournament Series
    KingPin Social Stern Army Winter Tournament Series #5 of 6 IFPA Sanctioned Double Elimination Pinball Tournament Cost: $11 per person ($10 for prize money and $1 for IFPA) All ages and skills are welcome - Pay for your own games Check-in at 1200pm / Start right after Any questions contact Scott... 2608 University Ave, Waterloo, IA,
  • Mar 03, 2024 KingPin Social Stern Army Winter Tournament Series
    KingPin Social Stern Army Winter Tournament Series #6 of 6 IFPA Sanctioned Double Elimination Pinball Tournament Cost: $11 per person ($10 for prize money and $1 for IFPA) All ages and skills are welcome - Pay for your own games Check-in at 1200pm / Start right after Any questions contact Scott... 2608 University Ave, Waterloo, IA,
  • Aug 31, 2024 UpDown ThrowDown
    Join us on Thursday Aug 31 for a pinball tournament at UpDown. Grab a slice and some tokens and bring your A game! This will be an official IFPA event. All skill levels are welcome. $11 entry fee (paid out to winners). Ages 21+ 500 Des Moines St, Des Moines, IA,