By Paul Lomax
WAHI — Tommy would be proud.
Pinball powerhouses from all over North America rolled into Washington Heights this past weekend to try to bump off the competition in the inaugural Pinball Open.
New neighborhood restaurant Le Chéile opened its doors to over 200 people for the first of what organizers hope to be an annual, or even biannual event.
“I’ve been playing pinball for 40 years and I’m so happy that we could organize this event in Washington Heights,” said tournament co-director Steve Marsh, 50.
“We really didn’t expect this many people to show up, so it’s been great. Most of us know each other really well and even travel to pinball events around the country, so for many of us this is like a family reunion.”