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Brisbane candy cab SHMUP meet -13th February.

Hey guys,

Organising what will be the first of hopefully many Brisbane SHMUP meets.

Time: Saturday 13th February, kick off around 5ish in the afternoon.

Location: Holland Park, Brisbane. I will PM my address to attendees.

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VPGL 16 - Double Flip (Rules for the competition)

Hi Pinballers,

Welcome to the Visual Pinball Gaming League with VPGL 16 - Double Flip. This tournament is the 4th of the new decade and part of the overall VPGL 2020 and all gamers worldwide are welcome to play. You can join in at any time and play.

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Welcome to arcade gaming with MGLXLV- Arcade Have A Go. This is the third tournament of the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ESPORTS for 2020. All gamers worldwide are welcome to game. You can also join in at any time.

Please watch the trailer below for the official tournament...
 

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Western Australia is set to have its very own Pinball Festival 😊

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