MOM’s Organic Pinball

MOM’s Organic Market
9801 Rhode Island Ave
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 220-1100
The pinball room is on the left side of the store near the couches.

League play: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM

Commissioner: Rob Wintler-Cox

League Schedule

June 2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • FSPA: MOM’s League Week 1
  • FSPA: MOM’s League Week 2
  • FSPA: MOM’s League Week 3
  • FSPA: MOM’s League Week 4

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Eligible Games

For the Summer 2023 Season, we’re not going to make the mistake of going Stern crazy ever again! We’ll have a selection of shorter games sprinkled in with the longer playing modern games. Depending on the number of players we get and game roster, we may expand or change the list.

      • 300
      • Argosy
      • Dialed In!
      • Game of Thrones
      • Monster Bash
      • Pirates of the Caribbean JJP
      • Spider-man
      • Star Wars
      • Walken Dead
    • Games on probation… included for now but if they slip up they’re going back in the slammer
      • Eight Ball Deluxe (has historically had reset problems)
      • F-14 Tomcat (need to see if Top Secret Multiball is still happening)
      • Total Nuclear Annihilation (has historically had all the problems)

Rules Variations

For the Summer 2023 season, we are continuing to use preplays to manage absences. Preplays must be played with another league member. We realize it’s a pain, but it does bring us in line with the standard FSPA practice.

Due to changes in the WPPR 5.8 rules, Playoffs will now be Finals in that they will affect final standings as they’re reported to the IFPA. TGP FTW! However, because the playoffs affect final standings, while players from lower divisions can fill in for missing players in higher divisions, it will not change their standings for IFPA rankings… this is to prevent, say, a D player from filling an A Division slot and suddenly going from 30th place to 4th. Lower division fill-in players will get prizes and whatnot for participating in the playoffs, but their IFPA ranking won’t change.

For game picks, FSPA rules say that the winner of the previous week gets the game pick, except in regrouping situations when the lowest ranked player will get the pick. We think the winner should still get the game pick even after a regrouping, so where possible that player will get the pick. In situations where there is no clear winner, the player with the most points last meet gets the pick.

Dues / Prizes / Expenses / Whatnot

The MOM’s league collects dues of $40 per player for each 10 week league season. We also collect “kitty” money, which comes from any free credits on machines (due to replay, match, etc) during league play. The dues and kitty together form the league’s treasury.

This league pays CASH MONEY prizes to players who make the playoffs, plus a lovely trophy to the winner. The whole-league cash purse is approximately $28/player (for an in-depth breakdown of the league expenses, click here).  This purse is divided across however many divisions we wind up having in the season, with A Division getting a percentage of the total and the other divisions getting 90% of the division above it. In each division, if there are 4 finalists, we pay 40%/30%/20%/10% of the division’s share of the purse to 1st/2nd/3rd/4th place finishers at the end of the playoffs. If there are 3 finalists, we pay 50%/30%/20% of the division’s share of the purse to 1st/2nd/3rd place finishers at the end of the playoffs. We may slightly deviate from these percentages to round payments to the nearest dollar.

It is important to the FSPA that we are transparent about how we handle players’ money. If you have any questions, please ask your league treasurer.

Inclement Weather Policy

League play will be canceled if inclement weather causes the University of Maryland, College Park to be closed. If UMCP does not close during inclement weather, the league SLO may still declare “Liberal Leave” which provides for post-play of games by players who do not attend league. If Liberal Leave is declared, it will be announced here on the FSPA web site and on the FSPA mailing list.

Location Policy

We will be following MOM’s store rules for mask wearing and whatnot. If they say masks are required, we’re wearing masks for league, so come prepared!

League Flyer

You know what gets people excited about competitive pinball? Certified organic flyers. Put these out around town, in bars, on telephone poles, even on the community message board at your local Colonial Foodstore location! MOM’s Fall 2022 Flyer

MOM’s Current Game Lineup