Competitors, enthusiasts flock to pinball expo and tournament in Denver this weekend

Some are couples looking for a more interesting date than dinner and a movie. Others are engineers with a competitive spirit. Still others are parents hoping to connect with their kids through a nostalgic game from their childhood.

With 289 pinball machines, and open for a total of 33 hours this weekend, the 14th annual Rocky Mountain Pinball Expo in Denver drew a diverse crowd on Friday.

Many people came from out of state to attend. Robin Lassonde, the No. 1 ranked female pinball player in the world, traveled from the Bay Area in California. Lassonde said she has so much fun playing pinball that she loses track of time, but estimates that she attends four tournaments a month that range from a few hours to days long.


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