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Friday Night Flips Episode 2: The Flip Zone

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday Night Flips is a series of 4 player match play get togethers at The Lower Playfield. 4 players will compete on the games downstairs in 4-2-1-0 matches until a player hits 21 points. They will be the winner! Each player will put in an ante to the match and the winner goes home with it all.

All the fun of the Lower Playfield, now available wherever you are! All the action will be broadcast on Twitch at twitch.tv/mutterfudder starting at 7PM.

Episode 2: The Flip Zone

In February 2022, brothers Tim and Mike Desmarais opened Flippers Pinball Parlor, a collection of pinball machines inside of Maxamillians in Tyngsboro, MassIn very short order, they built a strong community and loyal set of visitors to their fun leagues, tournaments, and game nights. Two years later, they expanded to a second location: The Pinzone, a set of machines inside of the Sports Zone in Dracut, MA. For episode 2, we’re featuring 4 players who can be found playing at these locations on a regular basis.

  • Mike Desmarais is one of the owner/operators at Flippers and Pinzone, as well as the site champion for Season 30 in NEPL. In a short period of time, Mike has become a formidable player with natural talent and questionable rules knowledge (by his own admission!). Mike is never out of a game, and you can usually hear him laughing, talking, or yelling as soon as you step in to Flippers.
  • Tim Desmarais is also the owner/operator of Flippers and Pinzone. While you might hear Mike coming when you first step in, Tim doesn’t command the same room presence as his brother. If you’d visited these locations, you’ll know Tim as a welcoming and generous player who is great to play and talk with. While he constantly says he’s not a “great player”, Tim’s a skilled player with a steady hand and even temper (compared to Mike!).
  • Vince Vitiello isn’t new to pinball, but he’s recently returned to the competitive scene in the time since Flippers has opened. If you’ve played in a tournament in New England in the past few years, you likely have met him. His calm play belies the deep game knowledge and skill Vince possesses. One of the nicest guys you’re likely to run in to a tournament, Vince has been on a hot streak of late and is a player to watch whenever he competes.
  • Mike Brewster is relatively new player to competitive pinball, getting his start at Flippers in NEPL Season 27. In that time, Mike has quickly shown to be a quick pickup to the game, constantly near the top of the results in any event he’s playing at Flippers. Despite being newer to the scene, Mike is not a player to take lightly!

On commentary:

  • Derek Correia is an owner/operator/pinball player at The Lower Playfield. He’s not particularly interesting.
  • Will Parks is a rising star in the world of pinball commentary after a tremendous stint doing the play by play for IFPA New Hampshire States in early 2024 on Backhand Pinball. When not playing in events at fun places like The Lower Playfield, Will can usually be found at the excellent Southern New Hampshire Pinball Club in Nashua, NH.


April 5
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm