VIDEO: Pinball Tournament Explained

Horner is one of the league's best pinball players.

Colin Horner will be busy this weekend. He and a handful of other volunteers will run the 9th Annual Fairfax Pinball Open at John's Place Friday through Sunday.

Horner expects the largest tournament turnout in a while. But that's not the only thing he's excited about. The vice commissioner of the Free State Pinball Association holds an admirable record when it comes to placing in pinball competitions. He won third place overall at a past Fairfax Pinball Open.

He and other players will keep score, organize the rounds and repair machines as needed. 

The tournament starts at 3 p.m. on Friday and finishes late Sunday afternoon. Check Patch every day this week for more video interviews with the competitors and tournament coverage.

Click the thumbnail to see Horner explain the tournament rules.

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. And Kevin Stone takes on Harlem Globetrotters pinball .



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