The Brooklyn Pinball Championship took place at the Satellite Lounge in Williamsburg on September 26. A diverse group of pinball players with varying skill levels gathered for the event.
Along with locals, there were players from New Jersey, upstate New York, Pennsylvania and even Florida who travelled to Brooklyn to participate.
Sicilian-born Francesco La Rocca organized the tournament and said that it was the first tournament of this kind to be held in Brooklyn. He said his hope is to keep pinball alive through events like this one.
Steve Bowden is currently ranked 23rd in the world and took first place in the tournament. Watch the video below to meet Steve and some of the other players. Listen closely and you won’t miss Steve’s advice on how to compete with the “big boys” of pinball.