Championships are not open to the public and therefore the location is super secret. But if you want to put your mad flipping skills to the test, check out One Well Brewing, Revel and Roll, or Beer Exchange.
Sure the graphics of today's arcade games have improved, the play is more intuitive, and you can play a multi-player game with people from around the world and never have to leave your living room. But there is still something so fun and charming about classic pinball games.
There exists an International Flipper Pinball Association, and they're waiting with bated breath to see who wins the responsibility of representing Michigan at their Nationals tournament in Las Vegas. 16 pinball fanatics from The Mitten are set to compete in the 5th annual State Championship Series on January 20th. According to Chris Tabaka, the tournament director, the State Championship will take place "at a private facility just north of Kalamazoo."