HistoryBayside Pinball Club was founded in Parkdale Victoria, in August 2014 by Lucas Bardin.
Lucas is the current President of the Club and an avid pinball machine collector and player. The club runs monthly events that are sanctioned by the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) along with other major events such as PAX Aus and new machine launch events, drawing celebrities from the pinball community and corporate areas.
The Club has several focuses, firstly the promotion of the Pinball as a recreation and social hobby that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Bayside Pinball Club is family oriented and encourages players to bring their partners and children along to participate in events, both casual and competitive.
Restoration and repair of pinball machines is another focus of the club with several members undertaking amazing restorations of vintage machines and bringing them back to life for a new generation to enjoy.
There is also a professional competitive side to the club which promotes the competitive "sport" of pinball with several of its members playing interstate and overseas in major competitions. The club is run solely on a voluntary basis with members donating their time and machines for events and general day to day running of the club.
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