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The Philadelphia Independence League of America, or PHILA for short, is a multi-location pinball league that takes place across various pinball locations in the Greater Philadelphia area.

The goal of the league is to get people from all across the region playing pinball and competing at various locations with a Finals event taking place at a rotating location.

The Winter 2018 Season is taking place from January 2, 2018 to March 29, 2018 with Finals scheduled for March 31, 2018 at Pinball Gallery in Malvern, PA.


We want to thank our Sponsors for supporting the Winter 2018 Season:

 Confetti Arcade  North Bowl  Penn Skate
 Pinball Gallery  PinCrossing  Rage Tilt Pinball
 South Bowl  University Pinball  Village Arcade

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How To Particpate

The Basics

  1. Play a game at any of the participating locations.
  2. Take a photo of yourself with the final score in the photo.
  3. Register for an account and join our tournament on MatchPlay.events.
  4. Post the photo directly to MatchPlay.events (preferred), to our Facebook Group, or send it in an e-mail to philapinball@gmail.com.

If it’s your first entry, please also send an e-mail to philapinball@gmail.com so we can register you for the event. 

Qualifying is open between January 2 and March 29.

The Finals

Winter 2018 Season Finals
March 31, 2018 – Time TBD
Pinball Gallery, Malvern, PA

Top 32 make A-Division Finals; all others (including non-qualifiers) are welcome to participate in the B-Division Side Tournament.

The Cost

There will be a $10 cost to participate in the League, which will go into the prize pool for Finals.   All those that have registered and their payment status will be listed on a published Google Sheet.

Payment for participation is expected as soon as one commences participation in the league.  Anyone who has not paid can still submit scores but those scores will not be approved until we receive your entry fee.

More rules can be found in our official rules document.

Games and Locations

For the Winter 2018 season, there are 33 machines across 11 locations.  The League will be a “Best Game” qualifying event, with your score compared to all other scores on that machine.  Your best 8 games will count towards your qualifying score, which means you don’t need to visit every location and play every game, but you should try to get to at least three locations to maximize your chances of making the A-Division Finals!

Machines subject to change; please see each location for the latest games that are part of the league.

Location Games
Champion Pub
Junk Yard
The Addams Family
Booths Corner
Garnet Valley
The Getaway: High Speed II
Chester County Sports Arena
Batman 66
Confetti Arcade
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
North Bowl
PBR Can Crusher
Star Trek
Star Wars
Penn Skate
Bone Busters Inc
Last Action Hero
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pinball Gallery
Fish Tales
Laser War
KISS (Bally)
KISS (Stern)
Monster Bash
South Bowl
Iron Man
The Rolling Stones
University Pinball
The Walking Dead
Village Arcade
St. Peters
Doodle Bug
Old Chicago


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Play More Pinball!

Want to play more pinball?  Here is a list of Active Leagues and Events in the Greater Philadelphia area:

Philly Pinball Club

Philadelphia, PA
Seasonal Meet-Ups


Linfield, PA
Weekly Leagues
& Quarterly Tournaments

Pinball Gallery

Malvern, PA
Monthly Tournaments
& Seasonal Leagues

Penn Skate

Allentown, PA
Monthly Tournaments

Upcoming Regional Events

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