Bayside Pinball Club Monthly Meet
Professional competition and casual get together, currently held at the Sandbelt Hotel
on the last Thursday of every month. Starting at 7:00 PM the monthly meet is a great opportunity for players, collectors and fans of the silver ball to get together and talk and play pinball. The competition on the night is an internationally sanctioned event, meaning players will score World Championship points which are used to calculate a world ranking. There are currently over 50000 registered World Championship players and the number is growing daily. Prizes and giveaways are part of the fun of these event, with everyone having a chance to win, not just the pros. The event has seen players attend from USA, Germany, Japan, Austria, New Zealand and Denmark and attracts between 30 and 50 people per month.
PAX AUS 2015, 2016 and 2017
Bayside Pinball Club were approached in 2015 to provide pinball machines for a display at PAX Aus
. PAX AUS is a major event for the gaming community held at the Melbourne Exhibition Building attracting over 40,000 people each year from all over the world, showcasing the latest in PC, console, board games and VR.
The Club has provided 20 machines over the last 2 years for attendees to play for free at the event and have teamed up with AusRetroGamer, Retro Domination, Weird and Retro and Bartronica to help put together the Retro Arcade at PAX AUS. There area has been a fantastic success both years and as a result the Club has been asked to participate again in 2017 and help make it bigger and better.
Jersey Jack Dialed In Australian Launch Party
December 2016, Bayside Pinball Club were asked by Mr Pinball Australia to get involved in hosting the Australian Launch Party for Jersey Jack’s new Pinball Machine ‘Dialed In’, the first Pinball machine to have mobile phone Bluetooth connectivity. With ‘Jersey Jack’ Guarani, CEO of Jersey Jack Pinball
flying to Australia to personally attend the event. There were seminars, meet and greets and games to play. The event attracted over 200 people from across Australia and New Zealand and was a huge success.