October 8th at Noon: Dumb Records Virtual Cash Mob, Pinball Tournament *FINAL ROUND*, *NEW GAME REVEAL* (All Live)

Are you ready for us to dump a ton of stuff happening all at once on you right now??? Get ready…

On Thursday, October 8th, at NOON, on the Downtown Springfield Inc. facebook page:

We are participating in a “VIRTUAL CASH MOB.” What is this? What does this mean? It means we are going to be selling a bunch of stuff exclusively through an online store at this time along with a live video showing you these items. There are going to be some really really good deals, so you are going to have to be logged in watching the live video to act quick! This live video will be shown on the Downtown Springfield Inc. facebook page. We will have the link up to an online shop where each item will be for sale as well. For this you can expect good deals on new and used records, turntables and speakers, exclusive t-shirts and merch items, and more surprises along the way!! Expect the cash mob to go for 30 minutes from 12:00 to 12:30 pm. It will also be hosted by Momentum on Main Street member Kristina Barbee. For other examples of Cash Mobs other downtown businesses have been doing, check out the Downtown Springfield Inc facebook page! We will be posting more hints on our facebook page of items we are going to be selling on the virtual cash mob leading up to the event.

The OTHER big thing that is going to be happening LIVE, IMMEDIATELY after we are done with our cash mob also on the Downtown Springfield Inc. facebook page on the same live video is THE FINAL ROUND OF OUR PINBALL TOURNAMENT. By this time the tournament will be down to TWO competing businesses. The game they will be playing, *live* is going to be Blackout (1980). This is a fast moving game, and the winner of the tournament will be the best two out of three of that game. This will be intense. The winner will get a trophy and a gold key to our our arcade, and a champion t-shirt.

THEN, last but not least the WINNER of our tournament will be pulling back the curtain on a NEW GAME that we WILL HAVE in our ARCADE!!!! LIVE!!!!!

That’s it for now. Be sure to follow the Downtown Springfield Inc. facebook page and tune in on that day and time for all of the fun.

News Channel 20: “Dumb Records Hosts Pinball Tournament”

You are probably all sick of hearing about this pinball tournament from us by now. Well, it’s still going on, and will be until October 8th. Things are getting more intense, and now even News Channel 20 has caught on to our madness and has decided to cover the story. We appeared on the nightly news this past Sunday night. The article along with video clip online “Dumb Records Hosts Pinball Tournament” can be found online right here. From the article:

“It’s been a blast, it really had. It’s been a great way to just build community. We already have a great community downtown but it’s been a way to further that community,” said Tyler Smith, with the Public Market.

Brian Galecki, co-owner of Dumb Records says it’s a great way to have fun.

As you can see in the video, Dumb Records owner Brian Galecki’s mask has fallen down past his nose. Dumb Records the corporation acknowledges that this is not the appropriate wear to wear a facemask during this pandemic, and proper precautions are being made to notify owner Brian Galecki making sure this will never happen again.

Continue following us on facebook or log on to our underground pinball forum for more updates on the tournament.

Downtown Springfield Pinball Tournament Round 2: RECAP

These sure are exciting times downtown. We are now right in the middle of our big downtown Springfield pinball tournament and there continue to be many twists and turns! Saturday was the last day of Round 2. Right at the buzzer, Tyler Smith representing Public Market downtown came through with the highest score for the whole round on No Good Gofers with 18,644,600. News Channel 20 rushed in to interview him right away (pictured above). Here is a complete recap on all of the scores for round 2:

ROUND 2: NO GOOD GOFERS (SEPT 10-19TH)

CUSTOM CUP = 8,588,630
BUZZ BOMB = 6,560,210

SPRINGFIELD VINTAGE = 10,989,410
MAYOR LANGFELDER = 11,826,380

KRISTI MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY = _
PRAIRIE ARCHIVES = 13,705,500

DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD = _
THE PHARMACY = 11,870,540

GOOD HEART TATTOOS = 4,226,760
GALLINA’S PIZZA = _
ARLINGTON’S = 11,581,250

PUBLIC MARKET = 18,644,600
USPS = 16,877,700

THE SAA COLLECTIVE = 8,533,690
LONG NINE = _
OLD STATE CAPITOL = 14,544,100

HEAD WEST = _
CRAFT BEER BAR = 18,591,431

ANVIL & FORGE = 13,234,580
REVERIE APPAREL = 14,31,040
RESOURCE ONE = 7,343,370

Great job, all of the participating businesses. Things are getting more competitive and more intense as we get further into this tournament. Now we are going into the third round, which features the game “PIN•BOT” and goes until this upcoming Sunday, September 27th. There are nine competitors left including eight local businesses and one mayor. Here are the brackets for the current round:

CUSTOM CUP = _
MAYOR JIM LANGFELDER = _
PRAIRIE ARCHIVES = _

THE PHARMACY = _
ALRINGTON’S = _

PUBLIC MARKET = _
OLD STATE CAPITOL = _

CRAFT BEER BAR = _
REVERIE APPAREL = _

Good luck everybody! Continue following our facebook page for more updates.

Round One of Downtown Pinball Tournament Extended, Store Closed Monday

Okay, time for an update on a couple of things.

Our big downtown Springfield pinball tournament has been going very strong and has been a lot of fun. You might be following us on facebook where we have been posting updates as new scores of businesses participating are coming in. We also have all current scores and listings posted on our pinball forum. Today we are letting you and participating businesses know that we are pushing back the deadline for round one scores until the end of the night on Tuesday, September 8th. The deadline was previously this Sunday, September 6th. There is a retailers meeting at our space on Tuesday so this will allow some more businesses one more chance at putting down scores. Good luck! After Tuesday night we will be posting a big update including some adjusted and final dates to later rounds, and an updated tournament bracket.

In addition to that news, our store is going to be closed on Monday for Labor Day!

Our Downtown Springfield Businesses Pinball Tournament Has Kicked Off!

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Let the fun begin!!! Yesterday we officially kicked off our first ever Official Downtown Springfield Businesses Pinball Tournament here at Dumb Records. Pictured above are our first two contenders, representing businesses Prairie Archives and Public Market setting each of their high scores. Right now we have a nice round number of 32 businesses participating, but we are open to more joining during this first round. The tournament is a single-elimination style tournament with multiple rounds, and each round featuring a different game in our arcade. This first round features the game Medieval Madness and goes from now until September 6th. Businesses have until then to come in or send employee representatives over to set their high scores.

We will report back with the results for the final round on this site, and also give daily updates over on our facebook page. The winner gets a trophy.

We Are Organizing A Downtown Springfield Pinball Tournament

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Yes, that’s right you heard that correctly. After getting multiple suggestions that we should do something like this, we are having a go at organizing a pinball tournament among downtown businesses, to kick off within the week. This will be a very socially distant tournament – business owners or representatives can come in to the arcade at any point to set their own scores without any sort of group in the arcade. This will be a double elimination style tournament with multiple rounds, and different games featured in each round.

We will be keeping track of scores and posting updates on our facebook page, as well as keeping a giant updated winners bracket in our score. Right now the tournament’s first round is shaping up as follows:

1. WILLOW & BIRCH vs. SPRINGFIELD VINTAGE
2. GALLINA’S PIZZA vs. CORRINE’S CLOSET
3. MAYOR LANGFELDER vs. RESOURCE ONE
4. KRISTI MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY vs. LA PIAZZA
5. REVERIE APPAREL vs. PRAIRIE ARCHIVES
6. GOOD HEART TATTOO vs. ABRAHAM LINCOLN
7. DAISY JANE’S vs. DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD INC.
8. MURPHY’S LOFT vs. CUSTOM CUP
9. THE PHARMACY GALLERY vs. PURE PERFORMANCE FITNESS CENTER
10. WILD ROSE vs. PUBLIC MARKET

Round 1 features the most popular pinball game Medieval Madness, and participants have from August 21st through September 6th to set their high scores.

The winner of the tournament will get an official “downtown Springfield pinball champion 2020” trophy to put on display in their own business.

Who do you think is going to win? Place your bets now on our online underground pinball forum.