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Portland Pinbrawl 2014

Portland Pinbrawl 2014

Ground Kontrol’s 6th Annual

Pinball Tournament!

Portland Pinbrawl 2014 - Art by Lee Zeman

Sponsored by Portland Mercury!

On Sunday, April 27th 2014, 128 of the best pinball players from Portland and beyond will once again gather at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade for Portland’s biggest pinball tournament!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register NOW! Portland Pinbrawl is capped at 128 players and it usually fills up well before the day of the tournament.

Portland Pinbrawl 2014 takes place Sunday, April 27th. On-site registration (if any slots are available) begins at 10:00am. Tournament begins at 11:00am and ends “when it’s over!”

TOURNAMENT LOCATION

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

511 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209

(503) 796-9364

For directions, click here.

ABOUT GROUND KONTROL

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade is the premier arcade in the Northwest, featuring 26 of the most exciting pinball games and nearly 90 classic video arcade games in a two-level game room.

GRAND PRIZE

Our grand prize winner will take home their very own pinball table: Stern’s 1980 classic, Flight 2000!

OTHER PRIZES

Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers!

HOW TO REGISTER

Players can pre-register online, or register on-site the day of the tournament. Pre-registration is strongly suggested! Read on for further details.

ENTRY FEES & ON-SITE REGISTRATION

There is a $20 entry fee per participant (plus $1 service charge for online pre-registration). Registration is capped at 128 players. One entry per person is allowed, and no re-entries are allowed after elimination. On-site registration will begin at 10:00am Sunday, April 27th and will close at 10:45am or once we reach the maximum number of registrants. Cash is the only accepted form of payment for on-site registration. An ATM will be available on-site, but we recommend you come prepared with cash. 

PRE-REGISTRATION OVERVIEW

Pre-registration guarantees you a spot in the tournament bracket without the hassle of waiting in line. As an added bonus, pre-registrants will receive priority for first-round byes. All remaining first-round byes will be randomly assigned to players with same day registration.

PRE-REGISTRATION PERIOD

Pre-registrations will be accepted until 12:00pm PST Saturday, April 26th 2014 or until we reach the maximum number of registrants. To pre-register, click here!

VENUE RULES

AGE RESTRICTION

As a reminder, all players and spectators must be 21+ years old with a valid ID (valid state driver’s license with photo; valid DMV ID card with photo, name, DOB & physical description; valid passport or valid U.S. military ID card.)

Any player or spectator that does not have valid ID will not be permitted entry.

CAPACITY

The tournament will be limited to 128 participants, and spectator entry will be limited by Ground Kontrol’s maximum capacity of 130 persons. Registered participants are guaranteed entry to Ground Kontrol, provided they are 21+ with valid ID. Spectators will not be permitted between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm. After 3:00pm, spectators are encouraged to come down and watch the final matches! Admission to the pinball mezzanine will be limited to tournament participants, and play on the pinball machines will be limited to tournament games only.

TOURNAMENT RULES

The full list of tournament rules will be available online soon and will be available for viewing at the registration desk the day of the tournament.

FORMAT

The tournament will be a random bracket placement head to head best two of three double elimination tournament.

LIST OF GAMES

This list reflects Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade’s pinball lineup as of March 17th 2014. Games on this list are subject to change at any time and are not guaranteed to be included in tournament play.

On The Floor

  • Addams Family, The
    Attack From Mars
    Champion Pub
    Cirqus Voltaire
    Doctor Who
    Dr Dude
    Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure
    Judge Dredd
    Junkyard
    Lord Of The Rings
    No Good Gofers
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Scared Stiff
    Shadow, The
    Shrek
    Simpsons Pinball Party
    Sopranos, The
    South Park
    Spider-Man
    Star Trek: TNG
    Star Wars Episode 1
    Tales Of The Arabian Nights
    T2: Judgment Day
    Theatre of Magic
    Twilight Zone
    White Water

HOTELS

Need a place to stay? We recommend these nearby hotels who have graciously offered room discounts to Portland Pinbrawl players!

JUPITER HOTEL – 800 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR – (503) 230-9200

From the Jupiter Hotel:

The Jupiter Hotel is a proud supporter of the gaming community and offers a uniquely Portland experience.  Our mid-century hotel with a modern twist offers complimentary wireless internet, complimentary Water Ave Coffee every morning to our guests, unique wall art murals in each room and full chalkboard doors to unleash your inner artists.  The Doug Fir Restaurant and Lounge is on property and is considered one of the tastiest places in Portland for breakfast and happy hours.  Please note that on some summer weekends we do have a two night minimum stay.  We look forward to having you!

To book your room at the special discounted rate starting at $99:

Go to:  res.jupiterhotel.com

Enter : GEEK  into the promo code slot

Book your room!

ACE HOTEL – 1022 SW Stark St, Portland, OR – (503) 228-2277

Simply call and mention “Pinbrawl” when booking your room for a 10% discount! No other discounts or commissions can apply.

DIRECTIONS TO GROUND KONTROL

From I-5 North: After entering Oregon…

  1. Take exit 302A toward Rose Quarter/City Center
  2. Turn right at N Broadway
  3. Turn left at NW Broadway
  4. Turn left at NW Couch St

From I-5 South: After entering Oregon…

  1. Take exit 299B on the left for I-405 W toward US-26 W/City Center/Beaverton
  2. Merge onto I-405 N
  3. Take exit 2B for Everett St toward I-405 N/Seattle
  4. Merge onto NW 14th Ave
  5. Turn right at NW Everett St
  6. Turn right at NW Broadway
  7. Take the 2nd left onto NW Couch St

Directions provided by Google Maps. To route your own trip, click here.

PARKING

Street parking and paid parking lots are available. Street parking is metered from the hours of 1pm-7pm on Sundays. If you plan to drive to Ground Kontrol, we recommend you park in the paid lot next to Ground Kontrol or the paid lot on NW Couch Street between 4th and 5th Avenue. Rates vary, but are typically around $5 for all-day parking on Sundays.

GETTING AROUND IN PORTLAND

Ground Kontrol is located near several public transit lines, including bus and light rail. For schedule and route information, visit TriMet’s website or call (503) 238-RIDE. If you need a cab, call Radio Cab at (503) 227-1212.

QUESTIONS?

All questions regarding Portland Pinbrawl 2014 can be sent to: pinbrawl14@groundkontrol.com. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

AND FINALLY…

See you there! Let’s make this great! – Portland Pinbrawl Organizers and Ground Kontrol Owners & Staff

Categories: Portland Pinbrawl

Portland Pinbrawl 2013

Portland Pinbrawl 2013

Ground Kontrol’s 5th Annual

Pinball Tournament!

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The limited Portland Pinbrawl 2013 shirt was illustrated by Zack Soto and printed by Kevin Darras!

On Sunday, April 21st, 2013, 128 of the best pinball players from Portland and beyond will once again gather at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade for Portland’s biggest pinball tournament!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register NOW by clicking herePortland Pinbrawl is capped at 128 players and it usually fills up well before the day of the tournament.

Portland Pinbrawl 2013 takes place Sunday, April 21st. On-site registration (if any slots are available) begins at 10:00am. Tournament begins at 11:00am and ends “when it’s over!”

TOURNAMENT LOCATION

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

511 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209

(503) 796-9364

For directions, click here.

ABOUT GROUND KONTROL

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade is the premier arcade in the Northwest, featuring 26 of the most exciting pinball games and nearly 90 classic video arcade games in a two-level game room.

GRAND PRIZE

Our grand prize winner will take home a classic Bally-Midway table: Kings of Steel! This 1984 table is in beautiful condition and is sure to be a fantastic addition to any home collection.

OTHER PRIZES

Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers!

HOW TO REGISTER

Players can pre-register online, or register on-site the day of the tournament. Pre-registration is strongly suggested! Read on for further details.

ENTRY FEES & ON-SITE REGISTRATION

There is a $20 entry fee per participant. Registration is capped at 128 players. One entry per person is allowed, and no re-entries are allowed after elimination. On-site registration will begin at 10:00am Sunday, April 21st and will close at 10:45am or once we reach the maximum number of registrants. Cash is the only accepted form of payment for on-site registration. An ATM will be available on-site, but we recommend you come prepared with cash. 

PRE-REGISTRATION OVERVIEW

Pre-registration guarantees you a spot in the tournament bracket without the hassle of waiting in line. As an added bonus, pre-registrants will receive priority for first-round byes. All remaining first-round byes will be randomly assigned to players with same day registration.

PRE-REGISTRATION PERIOD

Pre-registrations will be accepted until 12:00pm PST Saturday, April 20th, 2013 or until we reach the maximum number of registrants. To pre-register, click here!

VENUE RULES

AGE RESTRICTION

As a reminder, all players and spectators must be 21+ years old with a valid ID (valid state driver’s license with photo; valid DMV ID card with photo, name, DOB & physical description; valid passport or valid U.S. military ID card.)

Any player or spectator that does not have valid ID will not be permitted entry.

CAPACITY

The tournament will be limited to 128 participants, and spectator entry will be limited by Ground Kontrol’s maximum capacity of 130 persons. Registered participants are guaranteed entry to Ground Kontrol, provided they are 21+ with valid ID. Spectators will not be permitted between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm. After 3:00pm, spectators are encouraged to come down and watch the final matches! Admission to the pinball mezzanine will be limited to tournament participants, and play on the pinball machines will be limited to tournament games only.

TOURNAMENT RULES

The full list of tournament rules will be available online soon and will be available for viewing at the registration desk the day of the tournament.

FORMAT

The tournament will be a random bracket placement head to head best two of three double elimination tournament.

LIST OF GAMES

This list reflects Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade’s pinball lineup as of March 31st, 2013. Games on this list are subject to change at any time and are not guaranteed to be included in tournament play.

On The Floor

  • Addams Family, The
  • Attack From Mars
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Champion Pub
  • Cirqus Voltaire
  • Doctor Who
  • Eight Ball Champ
  • Funhouse
  • Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure
  • Lord Of The Rings
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Red & Ted’s Road Show
  • Scared Stiff
  • Shadow, The
  • Shrek
  • Simpsons Pinball Party
  • Sopranos, The
  • South Park
  • Spider-Man
  • Star Trek: TNG
  • Star Wars Episode 1
  • Tales Of The Arabian Nights
  • T2: Judgment Day
  • Theatre of Magic
  • Twilight Zone
  • White Water

HOTELS

We’re pleased to announce 2 nearby hotels are offering discounted room rates for Portland Pinbrawl 2013 participants! Read on for the full details on how to book your discounted room.

JUPITER HOTEL – 800 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR – (503) 230-9200

From the Jupiter Hotel:

The Jupiter Hotel is the Boutique Lodging League’s runner up for Best Boutique Hotel Internationally for 2011 and offer a uniquely Portland experience.  Our mid-century hotel with a modern twist offers complimentary wireless internet, complimentary Water Ave Coffee every morning to our guests, unique wall art murals in each room and full chalkboard doors to unleash your inner artists.  The Doug Fir Restaurant and Lounge is on property and is considered one of the tastiest places in Portland for breakfast and happy hours.  We are also members of the Portland Geek Council and love being a supporter of the community.   We look forward to having you!

To book your room at the special discounted rate starting at $99:

Go to:  res.jupiterhotel.com

Enter : GEEK  into the promo code slot

Book your room!

 

ACE HOTEL – 1022 Southwest Stark Street, Portland, OR – (503) 228-2277

The Ace Hotel is offering 10% off all rooms (excluding shared bath guest rooms.) To book a room at the Ace Hotel, please call (503) 228-2277 and ask for the “Ground Kontrol” rate.

PLEASE NOTE: All questions and concerns regarding bookings at either Jupiter Hotel or Ace Hotel should be directed to their sales & management staff. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade and Portland Pinbrawl’s organizers cannot answer any questions regarding either hotel, and take no responsibility for reservations or business conducted with either hotel.

DIRECTIONS TO GROUND KONTROL

From I-5 North: After entering Oregon…

  1. Take exit 302A toward Rose Quarter/City Center
  2. Turn right at N Broadway
  3. Turn left at NW Broadway
  4. Turn left at NW Couch St

From I-5 South: After entering Oregon…

  1. Take exit 299B on the left for I-405 W toward US-26 W/City Center/Beaverton
  2. Merge onto I-405 N
  3. Take exit 2B for Everett St toward I-405 N/Seattle
  4. Merge onto NW 14th Ave
  5. Turn right at NW Everett St
  6. Turn right at NW Broadway
  7. Take the 2nd left onto NW Couch St

Directions provided by Google Maps. To route your own trip, click here.

PARKING

Street parking and paid parking lots are available. Street parking is metered from the hours of 1pm-7pm on Sundays. If you plan to drive to Ground  Kontrol, we recommend you park in the paid lot next to Ground Kontrol or the paid lot on NW Couch Street between 4th and 5th Avenue. Rates vary, but are typically around $5 for all-day parking on Sundays.

GETTING AROUND IN PORTLAND

Ground Kontrol is located near several public transit lines, including bus and light rail. For schedule and route information, visit TriMet’s website or call (503) 238-RIDE. If you need a cab, call Radio Cab at (503) 227-1212.

QUESTIONS?

All questions regarding Portland Pinbrawl 2013 can be sent to: pinbrawl13@groundkontrol.com. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

AND FINALLY…

See you there! Let’s make this great! – Portland Pinbrawl 2013 Organizers and Ground Kontrol Owners & Staff

Categories: Portland Pinbrawl

Portland Pinbrawl 2012

Portland Pinbrawl 2012

Ground Kontrol’s 4th Annual

Pinball Tournament!


On Sunday, April 22nd, 2012, 128 of the best pinball players from Portland and beyond will once again gather at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade for Portland’s biggest pinball tournament!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register NOW by clicking herePortland Pinbrawl is capped at 128 players and it usually fills up well before the day of the tournament.

Portland Pinbrawl 2012 takes place Sunday, April 22nd. On-site registration (if any slots are available) begins at 10:00am. Tournament begins at 11:00am and ends “when it’s over!”

TOURNAMENT LOCATION

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

511 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209

(503) 796-9364

For directions, click here.

ABOUT GROUND KONTROL

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade is the premier arcade in the Northwest, featuring 26 of the most exciting pinball games and nearly 90 classic video arcade games in a two-story game room.

GRAND PRIZE

Your very own pinball machine – choose between Williams’ “Flash” or Bally Midway’s “Eight Ball Champ”. 2 classics that are sure to be a hit in any collection!

OTHER PRIZES

Cash prizes and assorted sundries will be awarded to top finishers!

  • Prizes will be updated as they are finalized.

More prizes will be added as they are received!

HOW TO REGISTER

Players can pre-register online, or register on-site the day of the tournament. Pre-registration is strongly suggested! Read on for further details.

ENTRY FEES & ON-SITE REGISTRATION

There is a $20 entry fee per participant. Registration is capped at 128 players. One entry per person is allowed, and no re-entries are allowed after elimination. On-site registration will begin at 10:00am Sunday, April 22nd and will close at 10:45am or once we reach the maximum number of registrants. Cash is the only accepted form of payment for on-site registration. An ATM will be available on-site, but we recommend you come prepared with cash. 

PRE-REGISTRATION OVERVIEW

Pre-registration guarantees you a spot in the tournament bracket without the hassle of waiting in line. As an added bonus, pre-registrants will receive priority for first-round byes. All remaining first-round byes will be randomly assigned to players with same day registration.

PRE-REGISTRATION PERIOD

Pre-registrations will be accepted until 12:00pm PST Saturday, April 22nd, 2012 or until we reach the maximum number of registrants.

VENUE RULES

AGE RESTRICTION

As a reminder, all players and spectators must be 21+ years old with a valid ID (valid state driver’s license with photo; valid DMV ID card with photo, name, DOB & physical description; valid passport or valid U.S. military ID card.)

Any player or spectator that does not have valid ID will not be permitted entry.

CAPACITY

The tournament will be limited to 128 participants, and spectator entry will be limited by Ground Kontrol’s maximum capacity of 130 persons. Registered participants are guaranteed entry to Ground Kontrol, provided they are 21+ with valid ID. Spectators will not be permitted between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm. After 4:00pm, spectators are encouraged to come down and watch the final matches! Admission to the pinball mezzanine will be limited to tournament participants, and play on the pinball machines will be limited to tournament games only.

TOURNAMENT RULES

The full list of tournament rules will be available online soon and will be available for viewing at the registration desk the day of the tournament.

FORMAT

The tournament will be a random bracket placement head to head best two of three double elimination tournament.

LIST OF GAMES

This list reflects Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade’s pinball lineup as of April 10th, 2012. Games on this list are subject to change at any time and are not guaranteed to be included in tournament play.

The Floor

  • Addams Family, The
  • Attack From Mars
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Cirqus Voltaire
  • Doctor Who
  • Funhouse
  • Indiana Jones, the Pinball Adventure
  • King Pin
  • Lord Of The Rings
  • The Machine – Bride Of Pinbot
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Red & Ted’s Road Show
  • Scared Stiff
  • Shrek
  • Simpsons Pinball Party
  • Sopranos
  • South Park
  • Spider-Man
  • Star Trek: TNG
  • Star Wars Episode 1
  • Tales Of The Arabian Nights
  • T2: Judgment Day
  • Theatre of Magic
  • The Shadow
  • Twilight Zone, The
  • White Water

HOTELS

We’re pleased to announce 2 nearby hotels are offering discounted room rates for Portland Pinbrawl 2012 participants! Read on for the full details on how to book your discounted room.

JUPITER HOTEL – 800 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR – (503) 230-9200

From the Jupiter Hotel: The Jupiter Hotel is the Boutique Lodging League’s runner up for Best Boutique Hotel Internationally for 2011 and offers a uniquely Portland experience.  Our mid-century hotel with a modern twist offers complimentary wireless internet, complimentary Water Ave Coffee every morning to our guests, unique wall art murals in each room and full chalkboard doors to unleash your inner artists.  The Doug Fir Restaurant and Lounge is on property and is considered one of the tastiest places in Portland for breakfast and happy hour. We look forward to having you, Pinbrawler!

To book your room at the special discounted 15% off rate:

Go to res.jupiterhotel.com
Enter GEEK into the promo code slot
Book your room!

ACE HOTEL – 1022 Southwest Stark Street, Portland, OR – (503) 228-2277

The Ace Hotel is offering 10% off all rooms (excluding shared bath guest rooms.) To book a room at the Ace Hotel, please call (503) 228-2277 and ask for the “Ground Kontrol” rate.

PLEASE NOTE: All questions and concerns regarding bookings at either Jupiter Hotel or Ace Hotel should be directed to their sales & management staff. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade and Portland Pinbrawl’s organizers cannot answer any questions regarding either hotel, and take no responsibility for reservations or business conducted with either hotel.

DIRECTIONS TO GROUND KONTROL

From I-5 North: After entering Oregon…

  1. Take exit 302A toward Rose Quarter/City Center
  2. Turn right at N Broadway
  3. Turn left at NW Broadway
  4. Turn left at NW Couch St

From I-5 South: After entering Oregon…

  1. Take exit 299B on the left for I-405 W toward US-26 W/City Center/Beaverton
  2. Merge onto I-405 N
  3. Take exit 2B for Everett St toward I-405 N/Seattle
  4. Merge onto NW 14th Ave
  5. Turn right at NW Everett St
  6. Turn right at NW Broadway
  7. Take the 2nd left onto NW Couch St

Directions provided by Google Maps. To route your own trip, click here.

PARKING

Street parking and paid parking lots are available. Street parking is metered from the hours of 1pm-7pm on Sundays. If you plan to drive to Ground  Kontrol, we recommend you park in the paid lot next to Ground Kontrol or the paid lot on NW Couch Street between 4th and 5th Avenue.

GETTING AROUND IN PORTLAND

Ground Kontrol is located near several public transit lines, including bus and light rail. For schedule and route information, visit TriMet’s website or call (503) 238-RIDE. If you need a cab, call Radio Cab at (503) 227-1212.

QUESTIONS?

All questions regarding Portland Pinbrawl 2012 can be sent to: pinbrawl@groundkontrol.com. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

AND FINALLY…

See you there! Let’s make this great! – Portland Pinbrawl 2012 Organizers and Ground Kontrol Owners & Staff

Click here to return to Ground Kontrol news.

Portland Pinbrawl 2012: Registration now open!

UPDATE: To view more information on Portland Pinbrawl 2012 (including how to book a discount hotel room at either Jupiter Hotel or Ace Hotel), visit our Portland Pinbrawl 2012 page!

It’s time to put your name on the line! Portland Pinbrawl returns to Ground Kontrol on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012, and registration is now open at Rose City Pinball.

Registration costs $20 and only 128 players will be accepted. Why miss out on a chance to win cash and a pinball machine? Click here and register today!

Stay tuned for more updates on Portland Pinbrawl – and start practicing!

 

Categories: Portland Pinbrawl

Portland Pinbrawl 2011

Portland Pinbrawl 2011

Ground Kontrol’s 3rd Annual

Pinball Tournament!


On Sunday, April 17th, 2011, 128 of the best pinball players from Portland and beyond will gather at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade for Portland’s biggest pinball tournament!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register NOW by clicking here. Portland Pinbrawl is capped at 128 players and it usually fills up well before the day of the tournament.

Portland Pinbrawl 2011 takes place Sunday, April 17th. On-site registration (if any slots are available) begins at 10:00am. Tournament begins at 11:00am and ends “when it’s over!”

TOURNAMENT LOCATION

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

511 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209

(503) 796-9364

For directions, click here.

ABOUT GROUND KONTROL

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.

GRAND PRIZE

Your very own pinball machine – title to be announced!

OTHER PRIZES

Cash prizes and assorted sundries will be awarded to top finishers, including:

  • Voodoo Doughnuts “Gross-O-Doughnuts” gift certificate, good for a years’ worth of doughnuts!
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon bar mirror, measuring 59″x36″ added 04-13-11

More prizes will be added as they are received!

HOW TO REGISTER

Players can pre-register online, or register on-site the day of the tournament. Pre-registration is strongly suggested! Read on for further details.

ENTRY FEES & ON-SITE REGISTRATION

There is a $20 entry fee per participant. Registration is capped at 128 players. One entry per person is allowed, and no re-entries are allowed after elimination. On-site registration will begin at 10:00am Sunday, April 17th and will close at 10:45am or once we reach the maximum number of registrants. Cash is the only accepted form of payment for on-site registration. An ATM will be available on-site, but we recommend you come prepared with cash.

PRE-REGISTRATION OVERVIEW

Pre-registration guarantees you a spot in the tournament bracket without the hassle of waiting in line. As an added bonus, pre-registrants will receive priority for first-round byes. All remaining first-round byes will be randomly assigned to players with same day registration.

PRE-REGISTRATION PERIOD

Pre-registrations will be accepted from 12:00am PST March 8th, 2011 until 12:00pm PST Saturday, April 16th, 2011 or until we reach the maximum number of registrants.

VENUE RULES

AGE RESTRICTION

As a reminder, all players and spectators must be 21+ years old with a valid ID.

CAPACITY

The tournament will be limited to 128 participants, and spectator entry will be limited by Ground Kontrol’s maximum capacity of 130 persons. Registered participants are guaranteed entry to Ground Kontrol, provided they are 21+ with valid ID. Spectators will not be permitted between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm. After 4:00pm, spectators are encouraged to come down and watch the final matches! Admission to the pinball mezzanine will be limited to tournament participants, and play on the pinball machines will be limited to tournament games only.

TOURNAMENT RULES

The full list of tournament rules will be available online soon and will be available for viewing at the registration desk the day of the tournament.

FORMAT

The tournament will be a random bracket placement head to head best two of three double elimination tournament.

LIST OF GAMES

This list reflects Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade’s pinball lineup as of March 27th, 2011. Games on this list are subject to change at any time and are not guaranteed to be included in tournament play.

The Floor

  • Addams Family, The
  • Attack From Mars
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Cirqus Voltaire
  • Demolition Man
  • Doctor Who
  • Funhouse
  • Indiana Jones, the Pinball Adventure
  • King Pin
  • Lord Of The Rings
  • The Machine – Bride Of Pinbot
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Red & Ted’s Road Show
  • Scared Stiff
  • Shrek
  • Simpsons Pinball Party
  • Sopranos
  • South Park
  • Spider-Man
  • Star Trek: TNG
  • Star Wars Episode 1
  • Tales Of The Arabian Nights
  • T2: Judgment Day
  • Theatre of Magic
  • The Shadow
  • White Water

HOTELS

We’re pleased to announce 2 nearby hotels are offering discounted room rates for Portland Pinbrawl 2011 participants! Read on for the full details on how to book your discounted room.

JUPITER HOTEL – 800 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR – (503) 230-9200

Jupiter Hotel has rooms available until April 1st or until they are sold out. To book a room at the Jupiter Hotel, please click here. You will be directed to their online reservation system.

ACE HOTEL – 1022 Southwest Stark Street, Portland, OR – (503) 228-2277

To book a room at the Ace Hotel, please call (503) 228-2277 and ask for the “Ground Kontrol” rate.

PLEASE NOTE: All questions and concerns regarding bookings at either Jupiter Hotel or Ace Hotel should be directed to their sales & management staff. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade and Portland Pinbrawl’s organizers cannot answer any questions regarding either hotel, and take no responsibility for reservations or business conducted with either hotel.

DIRECTIONS TO GROUND KONTROL

From I-5 North: After entering Oregon…

  1. Take exit 302A toward Rose Quarter/City Center
  2. Turn right at N Broadway
  3. Turn left at NW Broadway
  4. Turn left at NW Couch St

From I-5 South: After entering Oregon…

  1. Take exit 299B on the left for I-405 W toward US-26 W/City Center/Beaverton
  2. Merge onto I-405 N
  3. Take exit 2B for Everett St toward I-405 N/Seattle
  4. Merge onto NW 14th Ave
  5. Turn right at NW Everett St
  6. Turn right at NW Broadway
  7. Take the 2nd left onto NW Couch St

Directions provided by Google Maps. To route your own trip, click here.

PARKING

Street parking and paid parking lots are available. Street parking is metered from the hours of 1pm-7pm on Sundays. If you plan to drive to Ground  Kontrol, we recommend you park in the paid lot next to Ground Kontrol or the paid lot on NW Couch Street between 4th and 5th Avenue.

GETTING AROUND IN PORTLAND

Ground Kontrol is located near several public transit lines, including bus and light rail. For schedule and route information, visit TriMet’s website or call (503) 238-RIDE. If you need a cab, call Radio Cab at (503) 227-1212.

QUESTIONS?

All questions regarding Portland Pinbrawl 2011 can be sent to: pinbrawl@groundkontrol.com. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response. To discuss Portland Pinbrawl 2011 with other Portland players, visit the Crazy Flipper Fingers’ discussion thread.

 

AND FINALLY…

See you there! Let’s make this great! – Portland Pinbrawl 2011 Organizers and Ground Kontrol Owners & Staff

Click here to return to Ground Kontrol news.

Pinbrawl 2010 Winners

This year’s final was an epic battle between two CFFers – Jeff Gagnon of Seattle, the winner of the winners’ bracket, and Noah Davis of Portland, the winner of the losers’ bracket.

Jeff watches as Noah plays on the grand prize machine.

Here’s a rundown of this years’ top-ranked participants (prizes won in parentheses). Full standings after the jump!

1 Jeff Gagnon (Johnny Mnemonic/Pinhead trophy)
2 Noah Davis ($400/PBR mini fridge)
3 Steve Lampros ($300/dozen doughnuts a month for a year at Voodoo Doughnuts)
4 Mike Mahaffey ($150)
5 Russ Wallis ($75)
5 Cayle George ($75)
7 Robert Gagno ($75)
7 Danny “Backglass” Belrose ($75)
9 Brandon Smith ($25)
9 Ryan Gratzer ($25)
9 Keith Elwin ($25)
9 Miles Craig ($25)
13 Jake McGhee ($25)
13 Jared Kramer ($25)
13 Steven Ackley ($25)
13 Jason America ($25)
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Thanks to Our Sponsors

For Portland Pinbrawl 2010, Ground Kontrol provided the venue, the dialed-in pinball machines, and of course, the one-and-only Pinhead Trophy:

Designed and made by GK co-owner Clay Cowgill (Click to magnify)

…but we received a lot of help make this year’s tournament a huge success:

  • Aaron Nelson, Eric Hill, Frederick Franken, and Noah Davis, the tournament organizers;

  • PAPA provided pre-registration & division entries for PAPA 13, the international pinball championship to be held in August 2010;

  • Pabst provided a PBR themed mini-fridge (website requires age verification);

  • Backspace provided discounted food to fuel the marathon flipper sessions.

Thank you, everyone. We couldn’t have done it without you!