It’s tournament time.

Tournaments: it’s what to do in Raleigh NC.

From free weekly air hockey and Skeeball tournaments to our monthly Virtual Pinball competitions and occasional pop-up tournaments – you may never again find yourself wondering what to do in Raleigh NC. Tournaments are always free to play and you don’t have to be part of any official league to compete: just show up on the event date and sign in to play. Click below to learn more about our weekly, monthly and pop-up tournaments, and next time you’re wondering what to do in Raleigh NC with your friends, your out of town guests or yourself, come find us in Raleigh’s famous downtown Warehouse District and show us what you’ve got.

Air Hockey

There’s no need to be part of any official league to compete! Simply show up any Monday by 8:30pm to play.

The Scoop:

  • Tournaments are held every Monday at 9pm
  • It’s FREE to play
  • Must be 21+
  • Check in with a member of our team by 8:45pm to register for the event
  • Winners land a spot on the Board-O-Champions
  • Winning prize(s) will vary by week
  • The first tournament of every month is themed (not required): follow The Raleigh Air Hockey Players group on Facebook for monthly theme night details!
    • Skeeball

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      There’s no need to be part of any official league to compete! Simply show up any Thursday by 8:30pm to play.

      The Scoop:

      • Tournaments are held every Thursday at 9pm
      • They’re free to play
      • Must be 21+
      • Check in with a bartender or member of our staff by 8:45pm to register
      • Tournament caps out at 15 teams
      • Each team consists of 3 players, and teams of 2 can nominate one player to roll twice
      • We play 6 frames, with 9 rolls per frame
      • Prizes will be awarded to 3 winning teams and vary by week
        • “Selfie” Pinball


          Join the next “Selfie” Pinball Tournament, hosted by Triangle Pinball Players, taking place throughout the month of January! Visit this website for registration and tournament details, then play to win by posting “selfies” of your scores throughout the month!


          Pinball “Knockout”

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          Join us for a monthly “knockout” challenge (hosted by Triangle Pinball Players), held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm! It’s free to play and there is no need to be part of any official league to compete, just show up by 6:45pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month to sign up and compete.

          The format will be group knockout: Players will play in groups of 3 or 4 people per machine. In a four-player game, the players with the lowest and next to lowest score (3rd and 4th place) will receive a “strike.” In a three-player game, the player with the lowest score (3rd place) will receive a strike. Three strikes and you are eliminated from the tournament. The tournament will resume until there is only one player without three strikes! The cost of the entry is FREE and prizes and IFPA points will be awarded! MatchPlay software and Swiss-style pairing will be used for the tournament. Learn more!

          Super Smash Bros Melee


          The Scoop:

          • Tournament will take place on Wednesday, January 24th at 8pm
          • This tournament is free to play
          • Register below to guarantee your seat in the event
          • Registered players must check in with staff between 7:00-7:30pm on the event date to confirm seat
          • Online registration will close once we fill 32 seats, but we’ll open on-site registration from 7:30-7:45pm on the event date to fill any open seats
          • Must be 21+
          • Prizes will be awarded to the winner(s).
          • We’ll allow any standard gamecube controllers, should you prefer to bring your own, as long as it isn’t a controller that is malfunctioning in an advantageous way.
            • Tournament Rules:

              This tournament will be played by the official SSBM rules for 1-on-1 tournaments with few modifications/exceptions:

              • 32 player double elimination
              • Sets will be played best 2 out of 3 (3 out of 5 for Winner’s/Loser’s Bracketed Finals, 4 out of 7 for Grand Finals)
              • Each match played with “Timed Stock”, 4 lives, 8 mins (see wiki for more details)
              • Items turned off
              • First match of each set is played on one of 5 neutral stages chosen via stage striking (see wiki for details). First strike will be determined via coin toss.
              • We will NOT be using double blind character selection unless requested by players.
              • The loser of the each match in a set will choose the next stage, then the winner chooses his/her character, then the loser chooses his/her character: (a) Loser can pick any neutral stage or a counterpick stage (b) Loser cannot choose any stage that has already been played in the current set (if best of 7 comes to the last match, any stage can be selected since there are only 6 legal stages) (c) In all best of 3 sets, the winner may ban one stage from the opponent’s selection. No banning in best of 5 and best of 7 sets.
              • The following stages are neutral in 1-on-1: Battlefield, Dream Land, Final Destination, Fountain of Dreams, Yoshi’s Story
              • The following stage is counterpick only in 1-on-1: Pokemon Stadium
              • All other stages are banned
              • Banned Moves/Glitches (see wiki for more details): Freeze Glitch, Yo-yo Glitch, Name Entry Glitch (and any derivatives), Soul Breaker Glitch, Repeated Rising Pound, Repeated Peach Bomber on a wall, Luigi Ladder, Wobbling
                • Sign Me Up!