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Players Compete In 10th Annual Fairfax Pinball Open

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David Horner, one of the organizers of the Fairfax Pinball Open, stands in front of the new Avengers pinball machine.
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David Horner, one of the organizers of the Fairfax Pinball Open, stands in front of the new Avengers pinball machine.

Some of the best pinball players calling themselves pinheads will test their skills against 38 machines set up at the 10th annual Fairfax Pinball Open at the Best Western Hotel in Fairfax County.

The machines include classics built in the '70s and brand-new machines. In fact, one new model called "The Avengers" is being introduced at this tournament. The event is open to the public, and for $10, anyone can play as long as they want, and on as many machines as they want.

Entering the tournament is $5 per bracket. The competition is divided not by the age of the player, but by the age of the machine. Those who can score big on models built before the '80s may try their body English on the classics.

The event continues until Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.

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