GORHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- This weekend, pinball enthusiasts from Maine and beyond met in an unexpected location.
John Reuter has been hosting pinball tournaments in the
basement of his home in Gorham for nearly two decades. This weekend, he
hosted the seventh annual New England Pinball Championship. Reuter's tournaments and his collection of ninety-five pinball machines have attracted pinball wizards from all over the world. WJBQ Radio DJ Jeff Parsons is one of them. He says he loves the adrenaline rush of competitive pinball.
"When you're in a groove, it's such a feeling to know, 'Oh man I'm killing this machine" Parsons said.
Steve Bowden of Somerset, New Jersey was the winner of this year's tournament. Bowden is ranked 21st in the world.