FSPA League at Spinners Returns!

The note went out to those on the FSPA mailer for week 0, but there is still time to join for those interested in the FSPA pinball league operating at Spinners Arcade in Frederick, MD!

The league will be playing THURSDAYS at 8 PM.

Here’s the schedule:

Week 0: June 3 – Spinners open at 6pm
Week 1: June 10 – Spinners open at 6pm
Week 2: June 17 – new hours TBD
Week 3: June 24
Week 4: July 1
BREAK: July 8
Week 5: July 15
Week 6: July 22
Week 7: July 29
Week 8: August 5
Playoffs: August 12
Spare 1: August 19

Please register at this link: Spinners Registration!

League Due: $30 – Due week 1.
Spinners entry for league day (league members only) reduced to $5 for all day freeplay (paid weekly).
Total: $80 for the 8 weeks.

Some things have changed for this season only:
• We will have a shortened 8 week regular season, with 1 week of playoffs afterwards.
• There will be no tickets earned toward the giveaway machine.
• There will not be an end of season party. Dues will be reduced $10 to accommodate.
• No WPPR points will be earned for league play, because WPPR is not online yet.

Don’t worry if you missed Week 0 – it’s optional anyway!  Hope we see you THIS THURSDAY June 10th for week 1!

New League at Mustang Sally Brewing in Chantilly, VA!

With the new summer seasons starting up, we are proud to announce that the FSPA will be running a pinball league at Mustang Sally Brewing in Chantilly, VA!

Mustang Sally Brewing Company offers great beer and atmosphere and is located at 14140 Parke Long Ct A-C, Chantilly, VA 20151 which is conveniently located near the intersection of Rt 28 and Rt 50.

Pinball at MSB is operated by the same folks behind the games at Carpool in Fairfax, so you can expect the same great experience and level of games you’ve grown accustomed to.  Unfortunately Carpool has lost their lease at their current location and is still in the process of finding a new home… so while we morn the loss of Carpool, MSB gets a boost and some more of the spotlight!

Pinball league will start on June 8th for Week 1 @ 7:30pm.  For those interested in pinball leagues but unsure, be sure to check out our informal Week 0 meetup on June 1st @7:30pm.  Week 0 is an informal session where interested players are invited to come out, practice, check things out or see if pinball league is something for them!  All are welcome!

Players interested in league should pre-register at http://fspa.league.papa.org/eventRegistration/88

Summer 2021 Schedule:

Week 0: 6/1
Week 1: 6/8
Week 2: 6/15
Week 3: 6/22
Week 4: 6/29
BREAK: 7/6 (July 4th week)
Week 5: 7/13
Week 6: 7/20
Week 7: 7/27
Week 8: 8/3
Playoffs: 8/10
Spare 1: 8/17
Spare 2: 8/24
Projected Game Lineup:

Mandalorian Launch game (Stern Pro, 2021)
Champion Pub (Bally, 1998)
Guns N Roses SE (JJP 2020)
Batman 66 (Premium) (Stern, 2016)
Game of Thrones Pro (Stern, 2015)
Guardians of the Galaxy (Pro) (Stern, 2017)
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast (Pro) (Stern, 2018)
Iron Man Pro (Stern, 2010)
Jack-Bot (Williams, 1995)
Meteor (Stern, 1979)
Oktoberfest (American, 2018)
Stargate (Gottlieb, 1995)

Notes about the upcoming season:

  • Dues will be $30 vs the normal $40 due to the reduced season and other temporary changes
  • There will not be a joint FSPA end of season party for Summer 2021
  • This season will will not be reported to IFPA for WPPR ratings/points as IFPA is still on hiatus due to the global pandemic
  • NEW Experimental Rule for the Season regarding Preplays!  There will be no preplays or banking for this season.  Instead all players will drop their two lowest week totals.  This change will be evaluated after the season to see how players like the format.
  • This season will not count for tickets in the FSPA annual machine giveaway (same for all FSPA Summer 2021 leagues due to ongoing pandemic concerns)

If you have any questions about this league, please contact the league commissioner Edan edan@fspazone.org or visit http://fspazone.org/

We look forward to seeing everyone at leagues again!