The popularity of end-of-season pinball tournaments in the UK was in evidence on 5th December when two parallel events took place in different parts of the country. The Festive Pinball Gathering was held in Salisbury in the south, while the Christmas Cracker took place in Well in the north-east Midlands.
Despite the ice and snow covering the UK, both events were well attended and both saw first time tournament wins for the victors. UK Number 3 Greg Mott won the Festive Pinball Gathering while UK number 6 Stan Simpson triumphed at the Christmas Cracker, both beating higher ranked players in the finals.
Image: Festive Pinball Gathering host Peter Blakemore (left) presents winner Greg Mott with his trophy.