Recreational & Competitive Pinball in and around the Port City of Wilmington NC.
The Cape Fear Flipper Club was formed in 2018 in Wilmington, NC.
We offer the opportunity to play both recreational and competitive pinball with over 50 regularly scheduled tournaments as well as several other individual, team and Women's events throughout the year.
The Cape Fear Flipper Club consists of Internationally-ranked pinball competitors as well as people who have only played a few games in their life, and everyone in between. We are an inclusive group, welcoming all individuals interested in learning more about and most importantly, playing pinball.
No prior experience or skill level is needed to have fun!
Are you ready for some pinball?
Components of a Pinball Competitor
Cape Fear Flipper Club Officers
The Volunteers who make it possible
Founding Member - Playing competitive pinball since 2016, Eric is ranked as one of the top players in North Carolina and top 2500 in the world. He is responsible for overseeing and organizing all of the CFFC events and tournaments in Wilmington and throughout other parts of North Carolina. He also owns and operates the machines at both Cape Fear Spirits & Beer and Throw Baxe Axe House.
Founding Member - Dave was new to pinball when joined the group in 2019. He is currently ranked as one of the top players in North Carolina and is responsible for collecting, recording and analyzing the results from our tournament and league events and providing an entertaining and detailed recap of each event.
Founding Member - Kimberly (along with her husband Luke) joined the club in 2019. She is currently a top ranked player in the Women's division in North Carolina and is responsible for collecting dues and managing the financial operation of the club.
Social Media Manager
Meghan is also one of the top female pinball players in North Carolina and has been playing pinball since 2019. She is responsible for managing our social media channels and is also a very funny stand-up comic. MULTIBAAAALLL!
Tournament Rules Director
Founding Member - Luke has been playing competitive pinball since 2018 and is currently ranked as one of the top players in North Carolina and top 1600 of the world. He qualified for NC State Championship in 2022 and in 2023. He manages the tournament rules in accordance with PAPA and the IFPA and helps organize local tournaments.
SC Tournament Director
Kevin has been playing competitive pinball since 2011 and is currently ranked as one of the top players in South Carolina and top 3000 of the world. He organizes and runs our South Carolina Tournaments with the in Murrells Inlet Pinheads.
Dale & Melissa have built the local pinball scene in Hampstead and Porters Neck, NC. They host several main, youth and women's tournament. In their spare time, they operate Coastal Hemp Company and are accomplished ball room dancers.
Travel Team Coordinator
We are looking for a volunteer to help coordinate and organize travel team events. This includes assisting with shared housing, travel schedules and general support for those wishing to compete around the country.
Assistant Tournament Director
We are looking for another volunteer to help run and organize tournaments in North Carolina.
CFFC OFFICIAL PINBALL LOCATIONS
Cape Fear Spirits & Beer
Official home location for the Cape Fear Flipper Club, we host weekly tournaments and seasonal pinball leagues (as well as launch parties and other fun events) located at Cape Fear Spirits & Beer at 139 N Front St in Wilmington NC
Throw Baxe Axe House
New for 2024, Throw Baxe Axe House is CFFC's official home for pinball in Southport NC Join us for monthly tournaments and seasonal pinball leagues at 806 N Howe St Southport NC 28461