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Portland Pinbrawl 2017 – Sunday 4/23

Portland Pinbrawl 2017

Ground Kontrol’s 9th Annual

Pinball Tournament!

Portland Pinbrawl IX

Sponsored by Portland Mercury & Pabst Blue Ribbon!

On Sunday, April 23rd 2017, 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!

Portland Pinbrawl IX takes place Sunday, April 23rd. On-site registration (if any slots are available) begins at 10:00am. Tournament begins at 11:00am and ends “when it’s over!”

PORTLAND PINBRAWL IX IS SOLD OUT! Tournament registration filled up in a new record time of only 6 minutes! Miss out? Don’t worry, we’ve started a standby list to get as many of you in as cancellations etc. occur! Fill out our Google Form to join the standby list.

***UPDATE: Online registration has been re-scheduled to open at 12:00pm PST on Saturday March 11th, 2017.***
Set a reminder and bookmark the ticket page below! (Don’t wait to register in person – Pinbrawl WILL sell out!)

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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.

PRIZES

Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers, with a $1,000 grand prize on the line!

Additional prizes from sponsors will be added as they are confirmed.

HOW TO REGISTER

Players can pre-register online, or register on-site the day of the tournament.

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 23rd 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. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION OVERVIEW

Online 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.

ONLINE REGISTRATION PERIOD

Online registrations will be accepted from 12:00pm PST Wednesday March 11th until 12:00pm PST Saturday, April 22nd 2017 or until we reach the maximum number of registrants.

Ready to register?

Online registration will open Saturday March 11th at 12:00pm PST. Set a reminder and bookmark the ticket page below! (Don’t wait to register in person – Pinbrawl WILL sell out!)

 

T-SHIRT PRE-ORDER

Stay Tuned For Next Year's Shirt!

Stay tuned for the Portland Pinbrawl IX commemorative shirt design and your chance to pre-order!

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. 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 areas 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

The list of games will be posted closer to the tournament date.

SIDE TOURNAMENTS

Thanks to our sponsor Pabst Blue Ribbon, we’ll be holding a side tournament on PBR Can Crusher during Pinbrawl IXwith special prizes!

HOTELS

Partner hotels and deals will be announced as soon as they’re finalized!


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 $6 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 2017 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 Organizers, Ground Kontrol Owners & Staff