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WHO WILL BE THE INAUGURAL GRAND CHAMPION?

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RULES & TECHNICAL OVERVIEW

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

  • The Tournament will be run using the popular “cards” method and MatchPlay tournament software.
  • Machines for use during the Tournament will be pre-selected by the Tournament Director (Qualifying & Finals).
  • Entry into the tournament includes 3 cards with 5-games on each card. Additional cards will be available to purchase at any time during the qualifying sessions (not available during Finals).
  • Competitors choose 5 different machines to play on each card from the bank of Qualifying machines. Note. players are only permitted to play each machine once per card.
  • After informing an official of their chosen machine list for their card, competitors can play their chosen machines in any order during the qualifying session.
  • Qualifying machines will be closely monitored by officials during the session, and when a player wishes to commence a qualifying game they are required to notify a scoring official.
  • After completed the qualifying game, players must have their score verified by a scoring official and entered into the Tournament scoring system.
  • Players must complete all 5 games per card, before starting a new card. Note. Competitors cannot switch between cards.
  • Scores from every qualifying game played, on each machine, will be ranked using a linear points system (i.e. 100pts – highest score, 99pts – 2nd highest score etc.).
  • Each competitor’s highest scoring card (based on their earned points) determines their qualifying position.
  • The Top-16 qualifying players from the combined Qualifying session results will progress to the Finals. Note. depending on final competitors numbers this may be extended to the Top-24.
  • Any ties for the qualifying positions, will be broken by a single game play-off on a machine chosen at random using a list randomiser. The results of the tie-break play-off will determine the final qualifying position of both players.
  • No competitor at any time shall interfere with another competitor, or manipulate a qualifying 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 score and in extreme cases result in disqualification.

TOURNAMENT INFO

As the name implies, this one is the Main Event – The West Coast Pinball Festival Tournament.

Over two action packed days competitors from all walks of life and experience levels will flip for their chance to be immortalised forever and crowned the inaugural Grand Champion.

We’ve received interest from interstate players, however unfortunately with Covid limiting travel across the country, this year could just be our best chance for a local player to take home the silverware.

No experience in competitive pinball is necessary to participate, our friendly Tournament Team will be on-hand to facilitate the action every step of the way.

Tournament Entry: $25

Note. Tournament entries are additional to Festival General Admission Passes and can be pre-ordered online or purchased on the day at the Festival.

IMPORTANT DATES & TIMES

  • Saturday, 19 Sept 2020
    Qualifying: 9:30AM – 12:00PM
    Qualifying: 1:30PM – 4:00PM
  • Sunday, 20 Sept 2020
    Warm-Up: 10:30AM – 11:30PM
    Finals: 11:30AM – 1:30PM
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TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS

Tournament Director: Brett Smith (IFPA Representative)

Scoring Officials: To Be Announced

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT SCORING

IFPA
Competitor

TOURNAMENT INFO

As the name implies, this one is the Main Event – The West Coast Pinball Festival Tournament.

Over two action packed days competitors from all walks of life and experience levels will flip for their chance to be immortalised forever and crowned the inaugural Grand Champion.

We’ve received interest from interstate players, however unfortunately with Covid limiting travel across the country, this year could just be our best chance for a local player to take home the silverware.

No experience in competitive pinball is necessary to participate, our friendly Tournament Team will be on-hand to facilitate the action every step of the way.

Tournament Entry: $25

Note. Tournament entries are additional to Festival Entry Passes and can be pre-ordered online or purchased on the day at the Festival.

IMPORTANT DATES & TIMES

  • Saturday, 19 Sept 2020
    Qualifying: 9:30AM – 10:30PM
    Qualifying: 1:00PM – 2:00PM
  • Sunday, 20 Sept 2020
    Warm-Up: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
    Finals: 11:30AM – 1:30PM
VIEW SCHEDULE

TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS

Tournament Director: Brett Smith (IFPA Representative)

Scoring Officials: To Be Announced

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.

  • The Tournament will be run using the popular “cards” method and MatchPlay tournament software.
  • Machines for use during the Tournament will be pre-selected by the Tournament Director (Qualifying & Finals).
  • Entry into the tournament includes 3 cards with 5-games on each card. Additional cards will be available to purchase at any time during the qualifying sessions (not available during Finals).
  • Competitors choose 5 different machines to play on each card from the bank of Qualifying machines. Note. players are only permitted to play each machine once per card.
  • After informing an official of their chosen machine list for their card, competitors can play their chosen machines in any order during the qualifying session.
  • Qualifying machines will be closely monitored by officials during the session, and when a player wishes to commence a qualifying game they are required to notify a scoring official.
  • After completed the qualifying game, players must have their score verified by a scoring official and entered into the Tournament scoring system.
  • Players must complete all 5 games per card, before starting a new card. Note. Competitors cannot switch between cards.
  • Scores from every qualifying game played, on each machine, will be ranked using a linear points system (i.e. 100pts – highest score, 99pts – 2nd highest score etc.).
  • Each competitor’s highest scoring card (based on their earned points) determines their qualifying position.
  • The Top-16 qualifying players from the combined Qualifying session results will progress to the Finals. Note. depending on final competitors numbers this may be extended to the Top-24.
  • Any ties for the qualifying positions, will be broken by a single game play-off on a machine chosen at random using a list randomiser. The results of the tie-break play-off will determine the final qualifying position of both players.
  • No competitor at any time shall interfere with another competitor, or manipulate a qualifying 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 score and in extreme cases result in disqualification.
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RESULTS

QUALIFYING

Official results will be published here following competition.

FINALS

Official results will be published here following competition.

GALLERY

A selection of media gallery items will be posted here and on socials during the event.

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PLAY COMPETITIVE PINBALL

Did you know? Competitive pinball events for players of all ages and abilities are regularly held by local representatives of the IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association).

 

Compete for fun and earn points towards increasing your world-ranking. To find out more and register FREE to play, head over to the IFPA web site!

 

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