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Roland Nadeau, a competitor in the It Never Drains in Southern California tournament, plays pinball on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, at the Riverside Convention Center. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Roland Nadeau, a competitor in the It Never Drains in Southern California tournament, plays pinball on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, at the Riverside Convention Center. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Sarah Hofmann
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The Riverside Convention Center is full of pinball machines this week.

The popular arcade game has gained a competitive fanbase, who will play at the series, taking place through Sunday, Jan. 7 in Riverside.

  • Canadian competitor Jonathan Puckrin, 9, reacts while playing pinball Thursday,...

    Canadian competitor Jonathan Puckrin, 9, reacts while playing pinball Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, before competing in the It Never Drains in Southern California tournament at the Riverside Convention Center. The tournament continues through Sunday, Jan. 7. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Competitor Tony Batti, right, plays pinball on Thursday, Jan. 4,...

    Competitor Tony Batti, right, plays pinball on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, during the It Never Drains in Southern California tournament at the Riverside Convention Center. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • The Deadpool-themed pinball machine lights up during the It Never...

    The Deadpool-themed pinball machine lights up during the It Never Drains In Southern California (INDISC) tournament at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Participants compete in the pinball tournament on Thursday, Jan. 4,...

    Participants compete in the pinball tournament on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, during the It Never Drains in Southern California tournament at the Riverside Convention Center. The tournament continues through Sunday, Jan. 7. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Competitors wait for their turn as tournament play is underway...

    Competitors wait for their turn as tournament play is underway on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, during the It Never Drains in Southern California pinball tournament at the Riverside Convention Center. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • People play pinball during the It Never Drains In Southern California...

    People play pinball during the It Never Drains In Southern California tournament on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, at the Riverside Convention Center. The tournament continues through Sunday, Jan. 7. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • The Therminator-themed pinball machine springs to life as it is...

    The Therminator-themed pinball machine springs to life as it is played by a competitor during the It Never Drains In Southern California (INDISC) tournament at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Participants compete in the pinball tournament on Thursday, Jan. 4,...

    Participants compete in the pinball tournament on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, during the It Never Drains in Southern California tournament at the Riverside Convention Center. The tournament continues through Sunday, Jan. 7. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Nine-year-old Canadian competitor Jonathan Puckrin warms up on a pinball...

    Nine-year-old Canadian competitor Jonathan Puckrin warms up on a pinball machine on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, before the It Never Drains in Southern California tournament at the Riverside Convention Center. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)”

  • Roland Nadeau, a competitor in the It Never Drains in...

    Roland Nadeau, a competitor in the It Never Drains in Southern California tournament, plays pinball on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, at the Riverside Convention Center. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Competitors warming up on pinball machines before competing in the...

    Competitors warming up on pinball machines before competing in the It Never Drains In Southern California (INDISC) tournament at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

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Among the four-day event’s tournaments is the Open International Flipper Pinball Association World Championship, which the tournament’s says is one of the world’s largest pinball tournaments. Pinball machines are also available for “free play.”

The event has previously been held at the Museum of Pinball in Banning, which in 2021.

IF YOU GO

What: INDISC Tournament Series

When: Jan. 4 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Jan. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Schedule .

Where: Riverside Convention Center, located at 3637 5th Street in Riverside

Tickets: Single day passes are free for kids and $50 for adults. Multi-day ticket packages are available. for info.

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