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Southern Hemisphere Pinball Championships - October 23/24/25

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The 4th Annual Southern Hemisphere Pinball Championships are on!


Held over NZ Labour weekend, this will be the largest pinball event in NZ this year!


For those who don't know, SHPC was originally started to give us "down under" the Pinburgh playing experience .. without the need to travel to Pittsburgh!


Hence ... PukeBurgh!


Now, with the demise of Pinburgh, the format lives on ....



2021 Schedule:


Saturday 23rd:

- doors open 9am

- 10am - SHPC Main Event: 6 rounds of Pinburgh style 3-2-1-0 qualifying

- 100 pinballs on free play till 10pm


Sunday 24th:

- doors open 9am

- Swap Meet from 9am - ticket holders can bring items for sale. Items must be labeled with price and sellers name, and can be left near the main desk.

- 10am - SHPC Top 32 Finals - 3-2-1-0 finals format

- 2pm - SHPC Fair Strikes - 8 strike knockout

- 100 pinballs on free play till 10pm


Monday 26th (NZ Public Holiday)

- doors open 9:30am

- games open for free play

- 10am - SHPC Woman’s Championship: 3 Strike Knockout

- 10am - SHPC Junior Championship: 3 Strike Knockout

- 1pm - SHPC 3 Hour Flip Frenzy 1pm to 4pm, followed by Top 8 finals

- event concludes around 5pm at conclusion of Frenzy Finals


Things to know:

1/ Trophies and prizes for top 4 in all events

2/ Ample free parking on site

3/ Bring a camper if you want - must be self contained

4/ All tournaments are run in accordance with IFPA rules

5/ IFPA NZ Code of Conduct rules apply to all NZ Pinball events

6/ This is a family event. Drinking allowed, but drunkeness is not. No drugs of any kind permitted.

7/ No Wifi on site. No room in my fridge for your beers. Make the appropriate arrangements. :-)

8/ No food on site this year. Please bring your own food/snacks/drinks ... we will have lunch breaks this year so you can go into Pukekohe for food if required.


Event Pass - $85 each, covers all events. Includes ticketing fees.

Under 18 $40 each.


Day Tickets: $35 each (kids $15)







* SHPC will return to Sydney in October 2022 (all

going to plan!)

Edited by rotordave
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Yes, WPPRs are fully up and running from 1 August.


Seemed like a good day to announce the tournament. :-)


I look forward to lots of you Aussies coming over for the event!






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Ticket orders are coming in!


Just to confirm - if for any reason you aussies buy a ticket and then can’t come, full refund, no problems.


Also note, if you want a T Shirt I need to get orders in before 1 October, so I can get them made in time.







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I’m excited to announce that Skullcandy has come on board as a Major Prize Sponsor of the Southern Hemisphere Pinball Champs in October!


Skullcandy are suppliers of quality headphones and supporters of the worlds #1 ranked Woman Pinballer, NZs Danielle Peck.


Thanks to Skullcandy for supporting Pinball in NZ!






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