Dates: February 6, 13, 20; March 6, 13, 20 (regular meets); April 4 (playoffs).
Start time: 7:30 pm
Dues: $20+$0.88 fee due on third week, payable via PayPal only (including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover).
Format: Five games per meet, three- or four-player groups, 7-5-3-1/7-4-1 scoring, best 4 of 6 weeks determine standings for playoffs. Ties in seeding to be determined by one-game tiebreaker prior to playoffs.
Location: Poison Girl, 1641 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX. On-street parking in the area. Bus routes: 82 Westheimer (short walk from the Dunlavy Street stop), 56 Airline/Montrose and 27 Shepherd (0.6 mile walk from the Westheimer Road stop).
Official advertising/poster image to follow shortly. New league logo to be revealed on or before Saturday, February 5.
[Edit 2023-01-18, 2023-01-23: Dates and league name edited due to changes in circumstances.]
We will have a weekly league on
Wednesday Monday nights starting January 18th February 6 at Poison Girl (1641 Westheimer). A more formal announcement will come later this month.
(Edit: This was originally scheduled to be posted about a week ago but was delayed due to technical glitches. My apologies for the error. –Shawn)
After re-evaluating the situation, the October Strikeouts Under the Moon has been cancelled. I am re-evaluating options for the remainder of the year to include a weekly league with monthly/semimonthly tournaments to resume in January. There may be one or two one-off tournaments to end the year if the venues I have in mind approve.
Yes, the tournaments are still on! September’s tournament will be on the 12th at 7 pm (due to the holiday, and also due to what would have been August’s trivia night being moved to September 5th); October’s tournament will be on the usual first Monday of October 3rd at 7 pm. Same place: Little Dipper, 304 Main Street, in downtown Houston.
I am starting a Matrix space for Houston area competitive pinball players. My email is “shawn” at this website’s domain. (Actually, right now I get everything sent to any address at this domain, but in the future that will likely change.)
[TLDR: Tournaments at Little Dipper still ongoing; primary announcement source moving to this website; events still being planned]
Due to recent events, the website at bayoucitypinball.com should be considered the primary source of information for the time being. I do plan to keep this group updated on a best effort basis, but to say the least, my confidence and trust in Meta’s mission “to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected”, which was already starting to erode, has been eroded massively more in the past 24 hours than from then back the start of the year.
Should this group disappear or my posts to it otherwise censored/restricted, Meta cannot stop me from updating the bayoucitypinball.com website and so that is where updates will be made first henceforth. I will also try to keep Pinside and Tilt Forums updated especially as more events are rolled out.
I have also started a chat on Matrix (in lieu of Slack or Discord as used by others); please ask for an invite if desired. I do have a weekly league in the works which should be announced about this time next week. The tournament on the 11th at Little Dipper is still going forward; I have one announced for October as well but those may be going on hiatus for several reasons and/or changing days.
I regret that I haven’t had time to get more events and more compelling events organized. Obviously, long term, the goal is that I’m not doing everything; that’s not sustainable especially as more people get on board with the idea of a real alternative to the incumbent pinball organization in Houston. I believe in choices and a healthy pinball scene where the power is distributed among many people, not held mostly by one person and their friends (and no, it really does not sit well with me that that one person isn’t even a native Houstonian).
My email addresses for league business are “commish” for official administrative matters and “shawn” for just about anything else (at the domain mentioned previously). These are also outside the realm of what Meta can monkey with.
Thanks for sticking around, and keep on flippin’.
Shawn K. Quinn
Founder/Commissioner, Bayou City Pinball League