WVPL Full Tilt Tuesdays To Resume 8/1/23!
Post on 7/17/2023 - BDD
WVPL Finals Update
Post on 3/23/23 - BDD
James Bond 007 Launch Party
Post by BDD
Starport Arcade and Pub in Morgantown, WV celebrated the newest release from Stern Pinball with a James Bond 007 Launch Party! The event featured a 3-strike tournament and saw 16 players in total. Players were randomly assigned to groups of three or four players and competed on a randomly assigned game. The players with the bottom two scores in each group received a strike. After receiving three strikes, a player was eliminated. The last player standing was the winner, which was Chris Wamsley, coming all the way from Columbus, OH!
During the launch party, we had the Dr. No (Pro) edition of the machine which was Insider Connected for the duration of the event. More recently, Starport has received their copy of the premium version of the machine which is available for play now!
Thanks to everyone for coming out, especially our friends that made the trek from out of state to flip out with us!
WVPL to Return to Starport Arcade 1/3/23!
Post by BDD - 12/14/22
It's almost time to get back into the swing of things with league! As a reminder, league dues are $20 for the season. We've been generating some new interest, so I wanted to lay out how exactly our league nights and season work, with a TLDR.
During week 1, everyone will be assigned to a group of 4 players that will be assigned to 4 random machines. After each game, the winner gets 5 points, second place gets 3 points, third place gets 2 points, and last place gets 1 point; allowing for a maximum of 20 points and a minimum of 4 points per week.
From week 2 onward, players will be pseudo-randomly assigned to groups based on what other players in league they have not competed with yet. By the end of the season, you'll likely have played against everyone at least twice. There will be some variance based on attendance, but the bell curve will still look pretty at the end of the season. After a certain number of weeks, standings will reflect where players stand in different divisions, with 8 players making up a single division.
For finals, you will only compete against other players within the division you finish in - so other players with similar skill levels.
If you're brand new to league pinball, don't worry. Everyone is willing to help explain things as we go along; we've got a great group of people that make our league even greater.
Now's a good time to touch on the "Win a chance to have a pinball machine in your home" statement on the flyer as well. Each week that a player attends league will earn them a raffle ticket at the end of the season. At the end of season party, we will draw a ticket, and whoever has the winning ticket will be provided with a free, 3-month, non-commerical lease on a pinball machine. The machine is going to be furnished by myself personally, and not Starport Arcade. The game will be delivered, set-up, and maintained by me as well.
I can't speak for everyone, but I am super excited to see everyone again on Tuesday nights. Feels like it's been forever. Hope to see you all this weekend at the Bond launch party and Last Chance tournaments.
WV Womens IFPA Representative and Upcoming Tournaments
Post by BDD - 10/13/2022
Congratulations to Sal Sulick, who will be serving as the IFPA Womens Representative for the state of West Virginia! Sal has been working hard to organize events at Starport. The following events have been scheduled and approved by the IFPA. See the events page for more information.
Girls night - Pinball for Puppies! (Women's Only Event) - 11/15/22 @ 6:00 PM at Starport Arcade and Pub
Flipsgiving (Open Tournament) - 11/20/22 @ 12 PM at Starport Arcade and Pub
Kitties and Pinball - (Women's Only Event) - 11/22/22 @ 6:30 PM at Starport Arcade and Pub
WVPL Final Standings
Elvira's House of Horrors "Launch Party" To Be Rescheduled
Stranger Things Launch Party Pre-Registration Link
Post on 9/25/2022 - BDD
Over the weekend, the following machines were updated to their most recent code revisions: