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CHAMPIONSHIP

FESTIVAL TOURNAMENT

WHO WILL OUR NEXT CHAMPIONS BE?

West Coast Pinball Festival Championship 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.
  • Qualifying will be conducted across selected machines in Best Game format. Note. Players are not paired together for head to head matches, instead they play single-player games.
  • Competitors will receive one attempt at each machine and score points based on their ranking against other players in the competition. Players will be awarded an additional 2 attempts, for which they can choose any machine to better their previous ranking.
  • The scoring format to be used is the INDISC format (100/97/95…).
  • Following qualifying, the top players will be selected to proceed to the finals (the cut-off will be selected based on total number of players and time remaining – min. 3 players).
  • The finals will be played as a head-to-head bracket elimination format.
  • The scoring from the Final round will determine the final podium positions of the Tournament.
  • Any ties in the Final 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 positions of both players.
  • 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

As the name implies, this is the big one – The West Coast Pinball Festival Championship 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 Grand Champion.

Each year players from near and far travel from interstate and overseas to compete for a share in Western Australia’s largest competitive pinball prize pool.

The overall Grand Champion and Runner Up will be recognised, as well as crowning a Womens Champion and Runner Up for our highest place female competitors.

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 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
    Qualifying: 11:00AM – 4:30PM
  • Sunday, 10 Mar 2024
    Warm-Up: 10:30AM – 11:00PM
    Finals: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
    Awards: 2:00PM

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT SCORING

IFPA
West Coast Pinball Festival Championship Tournament

TOURNAMENT INFO

As the name implies, this is the big one – The West Coast Pinball Festival Championship 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 Grand Champion.

Each year players from near and far travel from interstate and overseas to compete for a share in Western Australia’s largest competitive pinball prize pool.

The overall Grand Champion and Runner Up will be recognised, as well as crowning a Womens Champion and Runner Up for our highest place female competitors.

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 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, 11 Mar 2023
    Qualifying: 11:00AM – 4:30PM
  • Sunday, 12 Mar 2023
    Warm-Up: 10:30AM – 11:00AM
    Finals: 11:00AM – 2:00PM

    Awards: 2:00PM

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.

  • Qualifying will be conducted across selected machines in Best Game format. Note. Players are not paired together for head to head matches, instead they play single-player games.
  • Competitors will receive one attempt at each machine and score points based on their ranking against other players in the competition. Players will be awarded an additional 2 attempts, for which they can choose any machine to better their previous ranking.
  • The scoring format to be used is the INDISC format (100/97/95…).
  • Following qualifying, the top players will be selected to proceed to the finals (the cut-off will be selected based on total number of players and time remaining – min. 3 players).
  • The finals will be played as a head-to-head bracket elimination format.
  • The scoring from the Final round will determine the final podium positions of the Tournament.
  • Any ties in the Final 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 positions of both players.
  • 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.

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