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VIDEO: Key to Winning Pinball is Knowing the Game

A chat with a Fairfax Pinball Open competitor.

It's all pinball all this weekend at John's Place on Lee Highway. 

After two and a half years of weekly practice with his league at the Fairfax City dive bar, Van Pool is ready to jump up a Divison and compete with the big boys of pinball at the .

Competitors play to qualify starting at 1 p.m. today. The finals start at 5:30 p.m. and continue at 1 p.m. Sunday. Anyone can stop by to watch or compete.

Click the thumbnail to see him in action.

Bonus level:  to hear Rob Wintler-Cox talk about how after 20 years he decided to go public with his pinball hobby.  to see Richard Wickersham discuss pinball as a sport. Kevin Stone takes on Harlem Globetrotters pinball . And vice commissioner of the FSPA explains tournament rules .

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