Belles & Chimes Oakland is a women's pinball league based in Oakland, CA.

We are part of the international Belles & Chimes network of women's pinball leagues, founded right here in Oakland in 2013.

We are always excited for new members, and welcome players off all skill and experience levels. You can join at any point during the season - all you have to do is show up for a meeting!

We recently completed our Fall 2018 season. The next season will take place during Spring 2019.

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About Belles & Chimes


The mission of Belles & Chimes is to provide a fun, social environment for women to play pinball together.


Belles & Chimes is exclusively open to women players. There are no requirements relating to pinball skill or playing experience. We welcome women of all levels, including total beginners!


Season dues to play in Belles & Chimes Oakland are $20, and should be paid at the first league night. This money goes towards paying for league t-shirts, awards and prizes.

Players will also be responsible for the cost of games played during league nights.


New players trying out the league or visitors from out of town are welcome to come play as a guest at any meeting for $10. If a guest decides to join after visiting, their guest fee will be credited towards membership dues.

How to Join

We hold 8 to 10 meetings per season. New members are welcome to join at any point, just show up to a meeting!

How it Works

During seasons, we get together once a week, hang out, and play a bunch of pinball!

We do keep score, but the emphasis is on being social rather than competitive. Our league includes all types of players - we have members ranked in the top 100 of pinball players worldwide, we have members who had never touched a pinball machine before joining, and everything you can imagine in between. It's just about having fun playing a game we all love together.

Meetings usually last about two hours.

Meeting Schedule

Spring 2019

Dates and location for our Spring 2019 season have not yet been confirmed. Check back for updates in February!

Contact Us

Get in touch with us by sending an e-mail to