Regrouping and conversion of remaining league meetings

Good news and bad news…

Bad news: due to low attendance and falling too far behind the original schedule, I am cancelling the current league season as such.

Good news: The remaining events will become non-competitive social gatherings in hopes of finding enough players to hold a new league season starting in May or June with tournaments at other venues to follow and accompany that league season. I have not updated the images on the events yet but that is the status. With the transition the starting time won’t be as strictly enforced; I plan to be at Poison Girl before 7:30pm and until at least 9:00pm. Same location, same approximate times, just a non-competitive setting with nothing reported to the IFPA for the time being.

In the same vein of good news, I would like to emphasize that I am not giving up on the league. The new logo is almost done, I will be making some final revisions over the weekend based on feedback I have received.

I am still looking for new pinball venues and people willing to step up and be tournament directors/league officials. At some point I will also be looking for a graphic designer, possibly even two or three people to share the responsibility of doing the graphic design. I’m capable but I will need to place most of my energy into other things.

Looking forward to next Monday night. I hope to see you there!

Shawn K. Quinn, Commissioner, Bayou City Pinball League

Monumental Mondays near Montrose league details

UPDATE: League cancelled as such (see announcement), remaining meets to be socials in hopes of gathering enough players to try again in May or June. Post remains up for historic interest.

Dates: February 6, 13, 20, 27; 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 soon.

[Edit 2023-01-18, 2023-01-23: Dates and league name edited due to changes in circumstances.]
[Edit 2023-02-17: League meet will be held 2/27 after all due to 2/13 not being held.]


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.

Strikeouts Under the Moon for September and October

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.)