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GameOn Pinball Championship 2018

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Event Details

KCGameCON is a 3 day event that involves PC, console, and board game tournaments and related vendors. Admission to the event is FREE!

This year we are bringing over 20 pinball machines and they will be set up on free play all weekend!

We will be having an all day match-play pinball tournament on Saturday, December 1st from 11am to 8pm called the KCGameCON Pinball Championship. 12 games will be used in the tournament. See below for tournament details and be sure to buy a tournament ticket in advance as there are limited spots!

There will be a high score side tournament on a selected machine each day. People can pay $1 per attempt and play at their leisure with the winner receiving the pot. Winner does not have to be present at the end of the day.

T-shirts are for sale for $20 and they will benefit future pinball events in Kansas City. Send your preferred size to Keri by November 13th to reserve a shirt.

There are plenty of hotel options nearby if you wish to stay a night or two. It is also quite possible to make a day trip to the event.


KCI Expo Center
11730 NW Ambassador Dr,
Kansas City, Missouri 64153


Friday, November 30, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
KCGameCON opens and pinball machines are free to play

Saturday, December 1, 2018
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
KCGameCON is open and non tournament games are free to play
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday Tournament

Sunday, December 2, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
KCGameCON is open and pinball machines are free to play

Saturday tournament details:

Format: Match Play
Cap of 48 players
12 machines, 4 from each era (EM, Solid State, Modern)
3 rounds of qualifying, 1.5 hours each with break in between
A Finals- top 16
Novice Finals- next 8 if not ranked in IFPA top 2000

During finals the top 2 players from each group will advance until there are only 4 players left for the final round

Entry fees/payouts

$25 entry for tournament players
$10 to venue and $1 to IFPA

Payouts (with 48 players)

A Division

  • 1st $242
  • 2nd $120
  • 3rd $40

Novice Division

  • 1st $161
  • 2nd $80
  • 3rd $26

IFPA Points

This format will achieve 100% TGP and have a base value of 24 points if we have 48 players


A Division- 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Novice- 1st, 2nd, 3rd


The top 3 winners from each division will also receive new translites, courtesy of Stern Pinball

This tournament will be live streamed with commentary by our very own Dennis Kriesel and Anthony Kurkowski!

Players and spectators will also be able to follow along with the live standings on matchplay.events

Locations to Play

All games at these locations are maintained by local, dedicated operators. You can expect all the machines to be well maintained.

403 Club

10 games

614 Reynolds Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
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Pizza West

7 games

5436 Roberts St
Shawnee, KS 66226
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Knub's Pub

7 games

5362 Roberts St
Shawnee, KS 66226
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10 games

101 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
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Fric n Frac

3-4 games

1700 W 39th St
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club

2-4 games

3402 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Westport Flea Market

2-4 games

817 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Place Missing?

If your business should be on this list let us know via the facebook group. Keep in mind games must be kept in working order to be a part of this list.


Monthly Tournaments

403 Club

First Saturday of every month, 5:00 PM

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Pizza West

Third Saturday of every month, 5:00 PM

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403 Club Women's League

Not currently active, but it could be if there is interest!

Weekly Leagues

Knub's Pub

Every Tuesday @ 8:30 PM

403 Club Weekly Tournaments

Every Wednesday @ 9:00 PM


Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions.
The best way is to post a message on the KC Pinball facebook group.