BELLES & CHIMES OAKLAND

Belles & Chimes Oakland is a women’s pinball league based in Oakland, CA.

We are part of the international Belles & Chimes network of women’s pinball leagues, founded right here in Oakland in 2013.

We are always excited for new members, and welcome players of all skill and experience levels. You can join at any point during the season – all you have to do is show up for a meeting!

ABOUT BELLES & CHIMES

MISSION

The mission of Belles & Chimes is to provide a fun, social environment for women to play pinball together.

ELIGIBILITY

Belles & Chimes is exclusively open to women and those who identify as women. There are no requirements relating to pinball skill or playing experience. We welcome women of all levels, including total beginners!

COST

Belles & Chimes Oakland is free to play during the season. No league dues!!! Players are only responsible for the cost of games played. Once or twice a year we have a separate open tournament for any women who wish to attend; we charge a small fee of ~$10 entry for this tournament, which goes towards paying for prizes.

GUESTS

New players trying out the league or visitors from out of town are welcome to come play at any meeting, just show up!

MEETING SCHEDULE

We alternate locations between Outer Orbit in San Francisco and Crooked City Cider to accommodate women from across the Bay Area and sample a variety of the finest pinball machines! All players are welcome to all league nights. Note that Outer Orbit is 21+ on Monday nights, but minors will be permitted to play in Belles league. The Crooked City Cider Oakland location where we play is family friendly.

All meetings are Monday evenings at 7.30 pm for around 2 -2.5 hours.

March 14th – Outer Orbit SF

March 21st – Crooked City Cider, Oakland

March 28th – Outer Orbit SF

April 4th – Crooked City Cider, Oakland

April 11th – Outer Orbit SF

April 18th – Crooked City Cider, Oakland

April 25th – Outer Orbit SF

May 2nd – Crooked City Cider, Oakland

May 9th – Outer Orbit SF

May 16th – Crooked City Cider, Oakland

HOW IT WORKS

During seasons, we get together once a week, hang out, and play a bunch of pinball! We do keep score, but the emphasis is on being social rather than competitive. We play 5 games each league night in groups of 3 or 4 people, switching up the groups for each game so that everyone can mingle and play different machines.

CONTACT

For more information or to get reminders about upcoming meetings, send an e-mail to Brandy: bnicolet101 AT gmail DOT com

Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bellesandchimes/