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This years Swavesey Pinball Weekend wAS held over the 7th and 8th of July 2018 - DETAILS OF THE 2019 SHOW WILL APPEAR HERE WHEN AVAILABLE
The show took place over the weekend of the 7th and 8th of July 2018.
Tables started arriving on the evening of the 6th and as usual we were unashamedly laid back and low key, a show for everyone, pinball fans and kids of all ages.
The White Horse, 1 Market Street, Swavesey, Cambs CB24 4QG
The 2018 Table List
Game of Thrones LE courtesy of Wayne Johns
Earth Wind Fire courtesy of Keith Withnall
Fish Tales courtesy of David Edwards
Mustang courtesy of Phil Dixon
The Simpsons Pinball Party courtesy of Stan Simpson
The Avengers courtesy of Dan Lewell
Jack·Bot courtesy of Martin Ayub
Medieval Madness courtesy of Matt Adams
In 2018 there was:
- 14 Pinball tables to play
- The Swavesey festival which also took place over the weekend and provided an alternative to pinball for family and friends and a wonderful evening of music and fireworks
- The UK Pinball Cup Competition was held on Sunday between 12 and 4pm)
- A Saturday evening pinball dinner
- Charity Raffles on Saturday and Sunday
As usual there was no preregistration for the Sunday's UK Pinball Cup. Folk just arrived on Sunday at noon and signed up before the start at 1pm. Most machines were used for the early stage of the tournament but others were still open for everyone to play too.
This years sponsors included:
Access to the show was through the public bar, show times corresponded with the pubs opening hours.
The pinball tables were set to Freeplay and we relied on the good will of those attending to buy raffle tickets or donate into the collection buckets. As with every year to date everything collected has gone to charity.
This year our nominated charity was Prostate Cancer UK:
Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company 02653887.
We managed to beat last years total of £1190 which was raised for Mind, the mental health charity. Thanks to the generosity of those who attended and the good folk of Swavesey we raised £1255.05 for Prostate Cancer UK.
Places to Stay
Here's some of the local places where the attendees chose to stay:
The Cambridge guided runs every ten minutes to both Huntingdon and Cambridge centres, family tickets are cheap and there are lots of other places to see like the Nature Reserve on the route. Details are here: http://www.thebusway.info/
The village has a kebab van and it's a good one - the food is great!
A mile away is a main services with all that fast food (KFC, McDonalds, etc.) that kids of all ages love.
The pub has a good menu including a full Sunday roast.
Remember That IF YOU MISSED THE SHOW You Can ALWAYS Play Pinball Anytime at Flip Out London !
Shows do not run themselves and grateful thanks go out to everyone who contributes, attends and helps. Especially those who bring the machines, run the competitions, offer prizes, service the tables, build the web voice, loan their pub tap rooms, help with setup and break down and turn up to play pinball and have a pint!
We look forward to seeing you in 2019!
The Swavesey Pinball Weekend
In April 2006, the first East Anglian Pinball Show was held in a small village on the outskirts of Cambridge. Unashamedly laid back and low key, pinball fans came along to support the event and raise money for the Children's hospice at nearby Milton and, after the early death of our friend Nigel Hill, the British Heart Foundation. In recent years we have also supported other charities such as Mind.
Organised by Mark Squires who lives nearby and is an avid pinball collector, restorer and repairer the show is now in it's 12th year as a regular event on the Pinball event calendar.
The show is held in the tap room of the White Horse Inn in the village of Swavesey, an award winning traditional village pub. Every year there is a good mix of games for regular players to enjoy and to tempt those who may be new to pinball into finding out what pinball is all about.
The event has also become the home of the UK Cup competition and sometimes other rather interesting competitions designed with fun in mind! All are welcome to enter and play for the UK Pinball Cup and the competitions are suited to all ability levels and are also open to all.