Pints & Pinball League Overview

Pints & Pinball is a player-centric and community approach to league and club pinball.  Our goal is to provide environments where pinball enthusiasts of all levels can gather, socialize, and compete.

Match Play Leagues

Match play leagues are a competition format where players are put into groups where they compete directly against each other by playing a game together and points are awarded based on how the players finish score-wise relative to each other in that game.  Multiple matches are played and players compete for league standings based on their accumulated league points.

Pints & Pinball Match Play League Structure

League consist of three Phases.  Qualifying, Competition, and Finals.

We play an 8 week season plus finals, organized as:


Prizes and WPRR points will be awarded based on finishing positions after the finals session.

Players will pay $20 dues per person per season to participate.  The player dues go directly to the league prize payouts.

League Meeting Expectations

All players compete in each regular league session.  Players are encouraged to arrive early to allow themselves to practice or socialize before the league’s published roll call time.  Prior to meet start time, a league officer will perform the roll call and collect any necessary game picks.  

At the league start time or as soon as possible after, a league officer will call out the assigned groups.  Each group will play their games in turn and record their scores in the Matchplay software.  Players can leave as soon as their group’s games are complete and score sheets are submitted.  Your formal league play typically takes 90 minutes.  Players are encouraged to enjoy the venue and company before and after league as appropriate for the location.

End of Season and End of Year Parties

At the end of every year there will be an annual party (after Spring Season).  Unique games and game setups, giveaway prizes, food, and music are typical mainstays at each event.

Key Changes (2024)

Player Highlight Sheet

Full Rules available on website

Monday Nights

Meet weekly for 8 Meets plus 1 playoff session  (lowest weekly score will be dropped from both the division qualifying and the in division play)

Roll Call : 7:15pm

If you are not going to be there, or running late please contact Bryan H *BEFORE* 7:15pm

Contact: Text (703) 216-6359 or email

Attendance: Players attend all 8 meets.  If you can’t make a session, please let us know!  While absences are not penalized, they may impact what divisions players qualify in or their ability to play in finals.

Weekly Format: You’ll be put in a group of 3 or 4 players.  Your group will play one multiplayer game on five (5) different machines.  Your objective is to outscore the people in your group on each machine.  You earn league points based on your finish order in each game.

Scoring: Placing in each game is scored based on your machine score.

3 Player Group Scoring: 1st Place - 7, 2nd - 4, 3rd - 1

4 Player Group Scoring: 1st Place - 7, 2nd - 5, 3rd - 3, 4th - 1

Handicapping and “The Ladder” - For the first three weeks during the qualifying period, players will continue to be sorted Into groups with similar points totals.