Pinball Battle

Think yourself a Pinball Wizard?

Fancy trying out your skills against some of the best pinball players in the UK?

Get your pinball play streamed live across the world?*

Want to win a cash prize and a trophy?

New to Play Expo Manchester this year is the Play Expo Pinball Battle, the biggest pinball showdown in the UK.

Anyone can enter, and there are no pre-registration requirements. Just turn up, pay the £4 entry fee (£3 before 1pm on Saturday), and play three games of your choice from a selection of ten.

Not happy with your scores? Then play again! There’s no limit to the number of entries you can purchase.

You can enter at any time during show opening hours on Saturday, and on Sunday until 12 noon.

There’s lots of chance for free practice too, as there will be at least another 100 pinball machines on free play at the show.

Every entry gives you the chance of making it through to the Final Battle:
Starting at 1pm on Sunday 15th October the top 16 players will battle it out to be Play Expo Pinball Champion 2017.

Could it be you?

The highest four finishing players in the competition will receive a cash prize, and the top three will also receive a unique trophy. The tournament results will count towards the UK Pinball Championship Series.

All entrants will be awarded World Pinball Player Ranking points, and ranked on the International Flipper Pinball Association website.

All profits from the Play Expo Pinball Battle will be donated to our charity partner, the Teenage Cancer Trust

Full competition details can be found at

* Certain games will be streamed live subject to availability of a suitable internet connection