Edmonton Pinball League



Edmonton Pinball League

Thank you for all of those who attended the 2016 Edmonton Pinball and Arcade Expo, information should come out early next year on details of the show in 2017. See you all there!!!!

Welcome to Die Hard Pinball.

Die Hard Pinball League is a group of Edmonton pinball enthusiasts that get together to celebrate Pinball. We also have members that travel the world in PAPA pinball events. It is a fun way to share our love for Pinball! If you are interested in competing in an Edmonton event or are looking for a group of pinheads drop us a line on the contact page.


Three are three main groups that are associated with Die Hard Pinball.


1. A small pinball collectors group which gets together once every two months for PinNights!!!. In order to participate or qualify in this group you must be a pinball collector and commit to either hosting a PinNight or open your home collection to other members from time to time.


2. Is our league night group at Denizen Hall, this is open to the general public this group plays about every three weeks and play for the league championship. It is a competitive pinball league from seasoned tournament players to novice players as is has both A division and B division play, cash, prizes and IFPA world ranking points are awarded at the end of the season.


3. Major tournaments which are open to the general public,  we plan on having these three times a year, hopefully to expand these number of participants in the future. Each tournament in the year will have a different format and IFPA world ranking points are provided to those who participate.


For all current events that are schedule take a look at the top menu or you can click here on the Events Page.


For more information or questions you might have about our league feel free to post a comment or to contact us directly at diehardpinball@gmail.com


14 thoughts on - Edmonton Pinball League

  • Rudy Janvier
    Reply Jan 29, 2015 at 11:00 pm


    When did this group start up? I have been searching for pinball events in Edmonton for a while. Has there been more events than the upcoming tournament at Denizen hall this Saturday?

    Let me know,


    • Reply Feb 5, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      The DHPL has been in existence for around 2 years, but we have expanded our reach now that Denizen Hall has an establishment that can support us expanding to host major tournaments. Look out for more announcements for future events on this site as well we advertise on Pinside and Kjijii for all major tournaments.

  • Norman Gretchen
    Reply Jan 31, 2015 at 1:00 am

    I live in Lethbridge and Love to play pinball. Would love to know of future events. So keep me in the loop. Thanks

    • Reply Feb 5, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      Awesome to hear, all future events will be posted on the events section on the site, we also tend to advertise on Pinside and on Kjijii for all of our major tournaments, hope to see you attend one.

  • Wendy
    Reply Feb 2, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Noticed your article in the Edmonton Journal this past Thursday, hope your tournament on the weekend was a success!

    Thought I’d send this email to your attention to see if anyone is interested in a 1974 Williams Skylab Pinball Machine. It is in need of a tune-up (quit working when we last moved it to the far recesses of the basement), … but we do have both the instruction manual and the schematics.

    If so, you can contact us at the following email address: **removed for privacy**

    Thanks for sharing this with your members,

    • Reply Feb 5, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      Our membership actively look on Kjijii and Pinside for pinball machine sales, and probably have seen your ad but will pass the message along… Good luck with your sale.

  • Tommy Floyd
    Reply May 6, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Congrats on the club! We’d like to donate prize items for your tourney’s. Let us know where to ship.


  • Curtis
    Reply Aug 16, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Hi there. I have a kid who loves pinball, but don’t know where in Edmonton to find a selection of machines. I took her to the Pinball Expo, and she had a blast, but I assume the Yellowhead Inn doesn’t allow minors outside of the Expo weekend? It seems like most machines are in bars & pubs. Any advice would be great – Thanks!

    • Reply Aug 16, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      Hi Curtis,

      The Pinball Expo (YEGPIN) is the only all ages event that has a big selection of pinball machines but it only happens once a year. The following link will provide you with a number of locations that have pinball machines https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play?searchterm=edmonton#results but to be honest your best bet to invest in one yourself if she is really keen on playing. Location pinball for all ages groups is very limited since arcades are a thing of the past, and I am not sure if the new location for the South Side Rec Room will have location pinball machines in it. Good Luck!!!!

  • Chris
    Reply Aug 28, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    I contacted The Rec Room a few days ago, and they confirmed that they will have pinball machines!

    Minors are welcome with an accompanying adult, according to their website.

    Great to see another venue come to Edmonton in the coming weeks.

    • Reply Aug 29, 2016 at 10:48 am

      That is awesome to hear, once they are up and running I will touch base with them, might be a great opportunity to run an all ages pinball tournament out of there.

  • Chris
    Reply Sep 24, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Stopped by The Rec Room today….very cool place (think Dave & Busters in the States, only bigger).

    As promised, they do have pinball…but only two machi es. Star Trek and Game of Thrones.

    On the other hand, they have a ton of video/redemption games, plus, ping pong, bowling, pool, axe throwing, etc….

    Well worth at least one visit.

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