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Details about  1998 Bally CHAMPION PUB Pinball Machine - A KNOCKOUT!

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1998 Bally CHAMPION PUB Pinball Machine - A KNOCKOUT!
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Dec 25, 2011 16:17:37 PST
US $5,495.00
Free Local Pickup | See details
Item location:
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, United States


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Last updated on  Dec 25, 2011 16:13:40 PST  View all revisions
Make your New Year's Eve party the BEST EVER!
Free delivery & set up ON NEW YEAR'S EVE (BEFORE YOUR PARTY) (Local, up to 15 miles from our shop, or up to 50 miles for a New Year's Well-wishing $50 "tip.")
This is the year to treat yourself & your guests to this special treat! Your party might be dull without it... Avoid the shame! Go for it! :)

As played today:


  1. Don't EVER buy a machine that you haven't seen, played, evaluated, & discussed face-to-face, in person!
  2. Don't EVER have a pinball machine shipped distances because you think you found some "bargain." You'll be out the shipping costs & have a 99% probability of utter disappointment & headaches.
  3. Support your local pinball shop regardless of how good or bad they are. If you don't, they might not be there when you NEED them!
  4. Don't be a cheapskate! If there's evidence that someone invested serious time & money into reviving something, don't try to step on their face.
    Businesses need to make a reasonable profit on parts & labor or they will not be there when you NEED them! Cheapskates (even more than lazy crooks) are a major contributor to the loads of substandard machines on the market.
  5. Buy with a WARRANTY & secure a service "plan." Pinball machines break - it's what they do.
    Most of the time, if you're not completely inept, you'll be able to successfully diagnose & make needed repairs. Sometimes, you WILL need help. Be prepared with a contingency plan!
Break any of these rules at your own risk! It's a gamble you won't win...

Would you buy a car with driving & evaluating it yourself? Think about it...

You want cheap, marginal, partially working junk? That's too easy to find elsewhere...

IN-HOME (Knowledgeable & Professional!) SERVICE and FREE LIFETIME TECH SUPPORT!

The other guy says it. We mean it!

Champion Pub - don't take my word for it:

User Name: kjm8888 Click for all of user's ratings (12 Total Ratings, Averaging 7.6 / 10) 
Truly one of my all-time favorite pins! Gorgeous artwork with a great turn-of-the-century pub boxing theme. The background music is a player piano which fits the theme perfectly. Hilarious speech adds to the feel of the theme. Some of the coolest playfield toys on any pin! From the heavy bag/boxer that's front and center to the speed bag and (especially) the jump rope in the upper corners, the toys are unique and entertaining. The toys can detract from the flow of the game but are entertaining enough that I don't mind at all. Second only to Cirqus Voltaire and (maybe) Medieval Madness in my book, Champion Pub is one pin that I MUST own someday.
 Art: 9 / 10
 Audio: 9 / 10
 Playfield: 10 / 10
 Game Play: 9 / 10
Overall : 9.2 / 10

2010-11-16 17:10:01

Since it's not a 3-year-old Stern, like 99.8% of every pre-2005 pinball machine, this one had some form of "route life." Evidence can be found on the front with remnants of a lock-bar. Other demerits include things you'll find on EVERY OTHER CHAMPION PUB - The main ramp (not available aftermarket, yet...) is mildly cracked at the entrance. I've seen worse, often! It's stable & secure until the reproduction teams pick up this task. Ask the others to send detailed photos of their game's ramp entrance - I betcha every one has issues here. So be it. Also, the cabinet decals have a bit of the "usual" leg-mount damage. Pin-cab protectors can mask this if that's your bag. If you're really insane, new decals can be found & installed so that you can be extra, extra careful the next time you put legs on it! Never-mind these two typical issues, this pinball is in fabulous condition throughout. It's every bit ready for years of enjoyment & appreciable value.

Condition is outstanding:

  • Cabinet Decals & Cabinet Structure Great! (Aside from leg-area as can be seen in photos.)
  • Backglass Beautiful!
  • Display Perfect.
  • Playfield Excellent, Really-Really Fantastic!
  • Plastics Excellent. (No cracks, no breaks!)
  • NEW (Improved Durability) "Punch" Ramps.
  • Lock Down Bar Beautiful.
  • Front Apron Excellent.
  • Front Door Straight & Clean with working quarter mechs. 
  • Legs, Levelers, & Leg Bolts New.
  • Coin Door Lock/Key New. 
  • All Electronics & Mechanics 100%. No hacks, no bugs, plays without error, anomaly, or fault.
  • Rubber New.
  • Bulbs New. LED bulbs installed tastefully in all controlled lamps & backbox GI.
  • Totally stripped down and rebuilt to an unbeatable standard. CLEAN!!!!!!!!!!!
    Not your usual "It's shopped." meaning somebody reached in & wiped what they could get at with no effort!
  • Playfield Glass New.
  • Comes with 120-Day local on-site electrical, mechanical, & operational warranty.
    • The only thing our warranty does not cover is errant ball cracking of cosmetic plastics.
    • Warranty service coverage area spans 25-mile radius of our Chadds Ford, PA showroom.
  • Road service & restoration oversight performed by renowned technician, Ray Brackins, owner & founder of Wide Area Repair - the tri-state's area's hands down top player in arcade game service. Ask the biggest names in pinball collecting - they all know & love Ray for an infinite number of reasons! Mark Brosso, Rick Prince, Ken Schaffer, just to name a few of our faithful big name clients. Todd Macculloch literally ships his restoration projects to & from Seattle to our shop because of our unmatched level of service detail. We are Gameroom Collectables, LLC, a licensed subsidiary of Wide Area Repair, LLC. Ask around. Ray's the best - making us equally top-shelf.
  • Free delivery & set up within 10-mile radius of our Chads Ford, PA showroom.
  • Delivery outside this radius available for reasonable fee - pay our gas, mileage, & time. ($5 per mile up to 100 miles.)
  • Willing to ship worldwide. Please arrange your own shipping. We will "prep" for shipping with a generous amount of foam wrap for a $50 fee, however, we will not be responsible for shipping damage. Rent a truck & come get it! It's a nice drive from...

If you are looking for a brilliant collectible pinball with fantastic investment qualities then this Champion Pub is for you.
You won't find any better, anywhere!

Come in today, examine this machine in detail, & play it!
Recession? Nonsense! A fun, stable, appreciable, oh & fun investment!

Thank you for shopping with Gameroom Collectibles - the home of NO FUZZY PHOTOS!

  • Please Note Our "5.0" ITEM AS DESCRIBED Rating!

Let the junk dealers play hide & seek with their inferior product's problems... Buy one & you'll know all to well what can happen. In fact - don't take my word for it either! Stop in, see, & play this game. Upon close examination, you'll clearly see that it's every bit as wonderful as described!
You won't find any better, anywhere! Hurry into our Chadds Ford Showroom (Next to Chadds Ford Tavern) & see for yourself!

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Score A "Hole-In-One" With This Spectacular Pin!

A Knockout!
No Gut-Shot Surprises With Our PROFESSIONALLY Done Pins!

Gorgeous Classic!
Like Nothing You've Ever Seen!

NOS Machine?
Check This One Out Or She'll Shoot You With Her Big Water Pistol!

Stern's Best Pin Ever!
Home Use Only! Superb!

1975 or New?
You Decide!

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Therefore the following contact information is for "Question & Answer purposes only."

For general, delivery, & shipping questions, contact Mike at Gameroom Collectibles: 
610-558-4180 or 484-340-9298

For technical questions regarding service performed on machines, contact Ray at Wide Area Repair:
610-873-2620 or 610-324-5631

For "item details" information: Service, restorations, & refurbishments all performed by world renowned:

Gameroom Collectibles

1410 Baltimore Pike, Unit 7B (Rear next to Chadds Ford Tavern/Pub/Restaurant)
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

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