Over the past year, Baltimore’s National Pinball Museum shut down, then announced plans to move, then got bumped from its new location. Since that latest closure, there’s been no word as to what will become of the museum’s treasure trove of arcade games– happily, though, a few other spots have taken up the mantle.
The Mt. Vernon Stable hosts a pinball tournament a week from tomorrow, November 26. It is a “IFPA Sanctioned Knockout”-style tournament, which might mean something to pinball enthusiasts — however, in order to encourage first time competitors, the hosts are waiving the entry fee for first time competition players.
Then, two weeks later, Glen Burnie’s fabulous Crabtowne USA hosts another IFPA tournament, plus a Baltimore versus DC grudge match. (Both of these events are a part of the Baltimore DC Pinball Series; if you’re interested, there are pinball events in DC, too.)
Although we’d all like to see the museum reopen — perhaps somewhere in Hampden? — it’s good to know that the pinball spirit is still going strong in Baltimore.
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