The Lagunitas Brewing Company is to host the first pinball event of the year in the US.


Stern Pinball has set up the Chicago event, sponsored by eBay, with a wide variety of entertainment lined up. The Stern Pro Circuit Championship and Arcade and Beer Festival culminates in a final on March 21.

The high point in the entertainment will be a celebrity “Meet, Greet and Battle” area featuring renowned metal guitarist Scott Ian from Anthrax as the tournament battle takes place.

Stern is organising over 60 pinball machines and classic arcade games on free play for spectators, with other competitions open to the public. There will be an “arcade DJ”, special vendors and lots of giveaways.

The top 20 players in the 2019-2020 circuit will compete for the champion title and entries are open until March 1.