Events & Tourneys


Current Events

Flip Off Hunger Charity Pinball Tournament – Sunday, Nov. 17th, 2013 –
This is a multi-city charity pinball tournament that will focus on collecting food and cash donations for hungry families. This St. Louis tournament is one of many tournaments happening concurrently around the U.S. Donations collected at these events will be given to local food banks.
The tournament will be worth Full IFPA points. We will have a HERB-style qualifier from noon-5pm, followed by a double knockout tournament for the top 16 qualifiers.
Initial entry into the qualifying round will be $10 worth of non-perishable holiday food or a $25 cash donation. Additional entries for registered players can be purchased for $2 each, or 3 for $5. There is no payout to the tournament winners–All tournament entry food and cash donations will be donated to a food-based charity serving the St. Louis Metro.
The event will be held at The Silver Ballroom, 4701 Morgan Ford Road in the Bevo Mill Neighborhood in St. Louis. For more details, contact event organizers John Miller and Brian Benway at

Past Events

Third Annual Silver Ballroom Open Pinball Tournament – Sunday, Aug. 25th, 2013 – Registration from 11:30am – 12:45pm. Tournament begins at 1:00pm. Match Play. Best Two Out Of Three. Double Elimination. $20 Entry Fee + coin drop. Tourney is IFPA Santioned, so you will get points for this! 100% payback, and trophies awarded! Please come down and have a great time competing with your friends and pinball peers.

S.L.A.P. (St. Louis Area Pinball) Winter Pinball League forming now! – Join us Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 7pm for week one of our winter league! Any skill level welcome. This league is a lot of fun, and you wont be disappointed! Price is $4 a week, as well as the $2 coin drop to play your 4 games per night. The league will run for 10 weeks, with finals on the 11th.  We are working out details to raffle off a pinball machine at either the end of this season or at the end of the year as well!  This is not a skill based give-away but an attendance based one.   Show up every week for league play, and receive an entry toward the machine.  That would mean up to 10 entries for each season.  Full payment of $40 for league dues at meet 1 will gain you 2 additional entries. Members should be in good standing, meaning you must have more than 20 games played and no more than 8 countable forfeits in a season.  1 week Willys will not get to win the machine. Pretty sweet, right? Hope to see you week one!

Chuck Wagon’s Pulled Pork Sandwich Night! Sat. Dec.29th, 4pm. till we run out - Don’t miss out on this one! Chuck’s got $5 plates with an awesome pulled pork sandwich and a side. Come hang and pig out with us!

Silver Ballroom New Year’s Eve Pin Ball! Mon. Dec.31st. 8pm – $25 gets you in the door, plus all you can drink well drinks and all beers at the $4 level and under. All 18 pinball machines on free play! Champagne toast and party favors at midnight. Get your tickets early by dropping by the bar or calling us at (314) 832-9223 during business hours. This will sell out for sure! 

Last BBQ of the year! Fri. Nov. 30th, 2012, 7pm.  – Our own TSB Pit Master, Chuck Wagon Michals, will be out front cooking up his awesome huge pork steak plates. For $6, you get a steak and two sides. You can’t beat that! It’s also the 5th anniversary of our hero Evel Knievel’s death, so make sure to have a shot to him as well!

S.L.A.P. Pinball League in process! – 10 weeks from Wed. August 29th at 6pm.
Come down for league info and fun! Mini events throughout the night with prizes and stuff.
Fall league will begin the following Wed. Sept 5th at 7pm and continues for 10 weeks, with finals on the 11th.
Should be a blast!
This event earns WPPR Points and is IFPA sanctioned

Election Day Chili Cook-Off! Tuesday, Nov. 6th. 8pm. 2012 -It’s that time of the year again! Come down to the second annual Silver Ballroom chili cook-off! Last year was awesome with around 20 entries. You win cash money and cool trophies! Two categories: Red and White. Show off your chili skills, or just hang around and eat everyone elses hard work. No fee to enter or to eat! Judging is done by everyone voting for their favorite. Winners announced at 9:30. Come in and sign up at the bar, or email us at Come down and make a vote for something that really counts for a change. Chili!

Halloween Costume Contest! Saturday, Oct. 27th. 9pm. 2012 – Join us for our third  annual Halloween party! Cash prizes awarded, as well as drink specials and giveaways. Party starts at 9, with winners announced at 11pm. Come and vote for your favorite!

Salsa-Guacamole Contest – Tuesday, August 28th 2012, at 8pm
Enter the Silver Ballroom’s first Salsa-Guacamole contest! If you make an awesome salsa or guac, come down and prove it. Cash Prizes and sweet trophies awarded. Sign up behind the bar, or just come down and eat other peoples hard work for free and vote!

S.L.A.P. Pinball League forming now! – Wed. August 29th, 2012, at 6pm.
Come down for league info and fun! Mini events throughout the night with prizes and stuff.
Fall league will begin the following Wed. Sept 5th at 7pm and continues for 10 weeks, with finals on the 11th.
Should be a blast!

Sean and Zander are back for their triumphant return to The Silver Ballroom!
Monday, Sept. 3rd (Labor Day), 2012. Sean Wheeler from Throw Rag, and Zander Schloss from the Circle Jerks, The Weirdos and Joe Strummer!
No Cover! Starts at 9pm. Playing songs from their latest album, “Walk Thee Invisible”. Don’t miss it!