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Greenhorn Rookie Tournament2024-07-10T14:02:26+08:00

GREENHORN ROOKIE

THE FUN TOURNAMENT FOR NEW & INEXPERIENCED PLAYERS

CALLING ALL NEWBIES & PINBALL ROOKIES

Greenhorn Rookie Tournament

TOURNAMENT INFO

This is the tournament strictly for people new to competitive pinball. The tournament will be a Flip Frenzy format which is fun way to play competitive pinball and the easiest match format to understand.

The tournament is time-limited, with each competitor aiming to play as many head-to-head games as possible against other players. Each round the winner scores 1-point adding towards their aggregate score.

Designed specifically to suit inexperienced players, all you’ll need to know is how to press the flipper buttons and away you go!

The Greenhorn Rookie Tournament will be run during the Festival weekend on the Saturday morning – check Festival schedules.

No idea what to do…no problem! Just turn up and our team of friendly staff will be on-hand to help you out.

IMPORTANT: This Tournament is only open to players that have not competed in any major tournaments or state pinball series. Social or casual competitors will be accepted if still within their first 12-months of playing in local comps.

Tournament entries are additional to Festival Entry Passes and can only be purchased on the day at the Festival.

Please note. Tournament Officials reserve the right to change the format and duration of the tournament without prior notice.

IMPORTANT DATES & TIMES

  • Saturday, 9 Mar 2024
    Little Wizards Tournament: 9:30AM

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT SCORING

IFPA

RULES & TECHNICAL OVERVIEW

Don’t understand the detail, no problem. Remember our Tournament Team will be there on the day to facilitate competition activities.

  • Machines used during the Tournament will be in West Coast Pinball Festival’s dedicated Tournament Zone.

  • When the Tournament commences each machine is randomly assigned 2-competitors – the remaining competitors are placed into a queue.
  • When a head-to-head match is completed, both competitors report the result to a scoring official.
  • The winner of a head-to-head match will score a “Win” (+1 point), and the loser scores a “Loss” (-1 point).
  • When a competitor’s name is called to a match during the Tournament they have up to 20-seconds to respond. If a competitor fails to respond to the call, they will be recorded as a “no-show”, credited with a loss (-1 point) and placed back in the queue.
  • When the Tournament time expires, no more matches may start, however existing matches may continue and be completed.
  • Final results and standings are based on net wins (wins minus losses) – competitors are ordered based on their aggregated score.
  • Any ties for podium positions are broken by (1) the most wins during the Tournament, and if still tied (2) the results of those competitors’ individual head-to-head matches, and if still tied (3) a single game play-off on a machine chosen at random by the Tournament Director will be played.
  • No competitor at any time shall interfere with another competitor, or manipulate any machine – this will result in instant disqualification from the Tournament.
  • “Nudging” is permitted as part of pinball competitive play, however any rough handling of machines during game-play will forfeit the match (loss) and in extreme cases result in disqualification.
Greenhorn Rookie Tournament

RULES & TECHNICAL OVERVIEW

Don’t understand the detail, no problem. Remember our Tournament Team will be there on the day to facilitate competition activities.

  • Machines used during the Tournament will be in West Coast Pinball Festival’s dedicated Tournament Zone.
  • When the Tournament commences each machine is randomly assigned 2-competitors – the remaining competitors are placed into a queue.
  • When a head-to-head match is completed, both competitors report the result to a scoring official.
  • The winner of a head-to-head match will score a “Win” (+1 point), and the loser scores a “Loss” (-1 point).
  • When a competitor’s name is called to a match during the Tournament they have up to 20-seconds to respond. If a competitor fails to respond to the call, they will be recorded as a “no-show”, credited with a loss (-1 point) and placed back in the queue.
  • When the Tournament time expires, no more matches may start, however existing matches may continue and be completed.
  • Final results and standings are based on net wins (wins minus losses) – competitors are ordered based on their aggregated score.
  • Any ties for podium positions are broken by (1) the most wins during the Tournament, and if still tied (2) the results of those competitors’ individual head-to-head matches, and if still tied (3) a single game play-off on a machine chosen at random by the Tournament Director will be played.
  • No competitor at any time shall interfere with another competitor, or manipulate any machine – this will result in instant disqualification from the Tournament.
  • “Nudging” is permitted as part of pinball competitive play, however any rough handling of machines during game-play will forfeit the match (loss) and in extreme cases result in disqualification.

TOURNAMENT INFO

This is the tournament strictly for people new to competitive pinball. The tournament will be a Flip Frenzy format which is fun way to play competitive pinball and the easiest match format to understand.

The tournament is time-limited, with each competitor aiming to play as many head-to-head games as possible against other players. Each round the winner scores 1-point adding towards their aggregate score.

Designed specifically to suit inexperienced players, all you’ll need to know is how to press the flipper buttons and away you go!

The Greenhorn Rookie Tournament will be run during the Festival weekend on the Saturday morning – check Festival schedules.

No idea what to do…no problem! Just turn up and our team of friendly staff will be on-hand to help you out.

IMPORTANT: This Tournament is only open to players that have not competed in any major tournaments or state pinball series. Social or casual competitors will be accepted if still within their first 12-months of playing in local comps.

Tournament entries are additional to Festival Entry Passes and can only be purchased on the day at the Festival.

Please note. Tournament Officials reserve the right to change the format and duration of the tournament without prior notice.

IMPORTANT DATES & TIMES

  • Saturday, 9 Mar 2024
    Greenhorn Rookie Tournament: 10:00AM

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT SCORING

IFPA

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