Portland Pinbrawl 2015

I dusted off my camera this weekend to take pictures of Portland Pinbrawl, a giant annual pinball tournament held at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade here in Portland, Oregon.

Fair warning, shooting inside a dark arcade full of people with lots of flashing lights is logistically very tricky. As a result, these photos are far from the best. But I did what I could to record the event.

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The weather was pretty not bad.

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Addressing the crowd. There were 128 players in the tournament.

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There was also a side tournament on Baby Pac-Man, which is both a retro arcade game and a pinball table.

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Techs were on hand to fix problems all day.

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Winner of the Baby Pac-Man tournament.

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The final match of the tournament was projected on the wall so everybody could see. Setting up the camera was not simple.

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My friend JohnNils took all of the photos past this point, as the tournament lasted over 12 hours and I eventually had to leave.

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The final match.

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Tournament champion with his trophy!

That will do it for now. More photos to come as I take them.

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