Every Wednesday night, 20 or so pinball enthusiasts gather at The 403 Club in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas, to play a weekly tournament.
Nearly a dozen pinball machines line one wall with themes like Deadpool, Metallica and The Twilight Zone. The place buzzes and blinks with energy as players clatter away on the machines' buttons, frantically trying to keep their games alive.
Amid this jangling hubbub, Keri Wing stands out. She's the one the other players call "champ."
"It's whatever," Wing says. "We're all just really good friends. You play pinball with people every week, you get to know them pretty well."