Thursday, September 7, 2017

2017 Ottawa Pinball and Gameroom Show

On September 2nd and 3rd was the 2017 Ottawa Pinball and gameroom show at the Nepean Sportsplex.

Game setup was on Friday the 1st. My contributions to the show were Bally Wizard!, Hokus Pokus and Delta Queen.

Friday Setup

Setting up my games

The show is an occasion for people of all ages to enjoy pinball in all it's forms. For the people from the pinball community, it's another occasion to hang out, chat, and drink beer.

There was around 100 games, some from as early as mid 1960's all the way to new games. All the games at the show were supplied by vendors, operators and the general pinball community.

My favorite game at the show was Williams Fan-Tas-Tic. I had never played it before. It's a lot like Williams Spanish Eyes, but with a bonus, left outlane kick back, right outlane return and a roulette.

Williams Fan-Tas-Tic
There was an IFPA sanctioned O-Town Throwdown Tournament.


Tons of fun. Can't wait for next year's show.


  1. Such a great show! Looking forward to the next show (Hawkesbury?) where you might bring bingos so I can teach new players what I now know. :)

  2. I'm surprised how many pinball people asked me about the Bingos at the Ottawa show. How come I didn't bring any.... I guess the pinball crowd now expects me to bring bingo machines to shows.