Information posted by tournament Director Kevin Stone:

The Stern Pro Circuit of 2019 begins with the Music and Gaming Festival (MAGfest) at the Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland near Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia – January 3rd through 5th (show goes through the 6th). MAGfest show tickets are $75 online and $85 at the door for the 24/7, 4 day festival. Buy them ahead of time as they could sell out.

The pinball tournament is FREE and has 34 hours of unlimited qualifying on 10 machines. Electronic queues will be in use with optional text message alerts for player queue changes. The top 24 players will make it into the finals, and the top 8 players ranked over 5000 at IFPA will be in the novice finals.

Pre-registration is available on the web-site and is highly recommended. You will get your tournament ID and PIN (of your choosing) along with information on how to self-queue for games, the week before the tournament starts. That way no waiting in registration lines to get your ID and PIN, you can queue up and start playing immediately.

Check out the website for more details and to pre-register:

MAGfest is a 24/7 show over the course of 4 days with non-stop music, console gaming, arcade gaming, pinball, music games and more. Many things you can’t find anywhere else including one of a kind music and other gaming systems. There are even multiple player team based Pod gaming, and a Star Trek bridge simulation where a team of players performs duties of one member of the Starship Enterprise Crew. More information and MAGfest tickets can be found here:

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