November 22-24, 2019 • FRIDAY: 2PM - MIDNIGHT • SATURDAY: 10AM - MIDNIGHT • SUNDAY: 10AM - 4PM

Tournaments

Tournaments

Friday Strike Out

This will be a 9 strikes progressive tournament where 1st place gets no strikes, second place gets one strike, third place gets two strikes, and 4th place gets 3 strikes. When you have 9 strikes, you are out.

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Friday Womens

After the Friday Strike out tournament is the women's tournament. Format is 2.5 hours of group matchplay qualifying followed by a 2-strike group knockout playoffs for the finalists.

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Saturday Match Play

Qualifying will be 8 rounds of single game matchplay. The top 16 players after the 8 qualifying rounds will make A finals. The next 16 players will make B finals.

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Sunday Gauntlet

There are 6 games in the Gauntlet. Each game will have a posted goal on them. When you start, you have 6 mins to complete all 6 tasks.

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Triple Crown

Win all three main tourneys

And you get a $200 bonus and this trophy.

If you happen to win all three main events at the Pincinnati Pinball Show, you will receive the coveted Pincinnati Triple Crown Champion Trophy. This trophy comes with a bonus $200 cash prize. Should no one win this trophy, the prize will carry over to next year plus $100, so $300 cash prize in year three if someone wins.

Friday Strike Out

Starts at 3 pm, limited to 64 entries. All games will be on free play. After half of the field is eliminated, there will be a 30-min break. Log into http://Matchplay.events/ to see your groupings, enter results for your group, and follow along with the event.

This will be a 9 strikes progressive tournament where 1st place gets no strikes, second place gets one strike, third place gets two strikes, and 4th place gets 3 strikes. When you have 9 strikes, you are out. We will go until only one player remains. Once there are only 2 players left, the loser of each game will receive 2 strikes instead of 1.

First round groupings are random. After that, you will be grouped with players that have a similar number of strikes. Player order will be balanced.

If you are late for your current round's game and you have not communicated with your group where you are, you will be plunged until you return. Please be respectful of the other players' time.

Payouts will be to the top 8 players. After a 20% show fee, IFPA fees, and trophy expenses, the payouts will be as follows:

Friday Strike Out Tournament Payouts

1st - 40% and trophy
2nd - 20% and plaque
3rd - 10% and plaque
4th - 6% and plaque
5th through 8th - 6%

Friday Women's Tournament

Tournament will start at 7:30pm. Format is 2.5 hours of group matchplay, followed by a playoff for the top half (or less) of the initial players. Players will be placed in groups of 4 or 3 and play on a randomly selected machine. Rounds will be best of one game, scored 7/5/3/1 or 7/4/1. Initial pairing will be IFPA adjacent with subsequent rounds being swiss pairing. Ties will be broken on a single, randomly selected game.

Following qualifying the top half will play in a 2 strike group knockout. Players will be placed in 4 or 3 player groups and play on randomly selected machines.

Entry fee is $10, admission to the show is separate. Medals and cash payout to the top four.

You can sign up on matchplay the week prior, we will post a link here. Pay $10 entry fee at the event in cash only.

Questions? Contact Gillian Holle at Gillian.holle@gmail.com


SATURDAY MATCH PLAY

Starts at 12 pm, limited to 64 entries. After 4 of the 8 qualifying rounds, there will be a 30-min break. There will be another 30 min break after qualifying is over. Log into http://Matchplay.events/ to see your groupings, enter results for you group, and follow along with the event.

Qualifying will be 8 rounds of single game matchplay (3 and 4 player groups). First round groupings are Random. After that, you will be grouped with players that have a similar number of points. Player order will be balanced.

Scoring will be IFPA which awards 7,5,3,1 points for 4 player groups, and 7,4,1 scoring for 3 player groups.

The top 16 players after the 8 qualifying rounds will make A finals. The next 16 players will make B finals. There will be no IFPA ranking restrictions on making the finals.

A division Finals - this will be matchplay with no byes. 16 will play in the quarter finals. Each group will play 3 games using the same IFPA scoring as qualifying. The top two players from each group will advance to the next round. Then the final 8 will play in the semifinals with the same rules with the top two from each group advancing to the final 4. The final four will play 3 more games to decide the winner.

The three games played each round of finals are chosen by picking a bank from the list which will have one game from each category (OLD, MID, NEW). If the top seed of A chooses position of game one, then the second seed overall in A gets first choice of bank. After each bank is known, play positions on each game are as follows (highest seed that did not pick the bank gets choice for game 1. Second highest seed that did not pick the bank gets choice for game 2. Third highest seed that did not pick bank gets choice for game 3.). Bank and positions for all games in said bank will be chosen before game 1.

B division finals - Same format as A division. B Division will play along with A Division and will not be able to play the same banks that were already chosen by A. See A finals above for the order in which B groups choose.

A division Finals - this will be matchplay with no byes. 16 will play in the quarter finals. Each group will play 3 games using the same IFPA scoring as qualifying. The top two players from each group will advance to the next round. Then the final 8 will play in the semifinals with the same rules with the top two from each group advancing to the final 4. The final four will play 3 more games to decide the winner. The top 3 players in each group (uses your qualifying rank) will have game/position choice for the 3 games of each round.

Top rank chooses game/position 1, 2nd rank picks game/position 2, 3rd rank picks game/position 3. All three games and positions will be chosen before each round begins. For example, the #1 seed's group will choose game #1 for round one, then the #2 seed's group all the way down to the last group in B division. Then the #1 seed's group will choose game #2 for round one, with the #2 seed's group choosing game #2 and so on all the way down until the last group in B. We will do this until all 3 games/positions are known for the round. The same game cannot be chosen in the same round by any group in A or B, nor can the same game be played in a single round by any group. Games available for finals will be the same as qualifying.

B division finals - Same format as A division. B Division will play along with A Division and will not be able to play games that were already chosen by A. See A finals above for the order in which B groups choose.

Payouts will be to the top 4 players from A and top 4 players from B. After a 20% show fee, IFPA fees, and trophy expenses, the payouts will be as follows:

Saturday Matchplay Tournament Payouts

A division payouts:
1st - 40% and trophy
2nd - 15% and plaque
3rd - 10% and plaque
4th - 5% and plaque

B division payouts:
1st - 15% and trophy
2nd - 5% and plaque
3rd - 5% and plaque
4th - 5% and plaque

Sunday Running of the Gauntlet

Gauntlet runs start at 10 am. Pay at the Gauntlet entrance in cash only. $10 per run. There are 6 games in the Gauntlet. Each game will have a posted goal on them. These goals will be posted on the games all weekend at the show so practice early! This is a time trial type event. When you start, you have 6 mins to complete all 6 tasks.

If you complete the 6 tasks in under 6 mins, we will take down your time and rank it against the other players. If you fail to complete all 6 tasks, we will use the number of tasks you did complete for the standings.

Before you can run the gauntlet a second time, there must be no one waiting to play their first attempt. We want to get a chance to as many unique players as possible.

If you are in the top 50% of times recorded by 2pm, you will make finals. First round of finals will have each player run the gauntlet again. Top 25% of the first round of finals will make the FINAL ROUND of the Gauntlet. Then those players will run the Gauntlet one last time. Fastest time will win the event. Players with the fastest times from the previous round will go last in the following rounds.

Payouts will be to the top 4 players. After a 20% show fee, IFPA fees, and trophy expenses, the payouts will be as follows:

Sunday Running of the Gauntlet Payout

1st - 50% and trophy
2nd - 25% and plaque
3rd - 15% and plaque
4th - 10% and plaque

Tournament Rules

All tiebreakers that are significant (to decide A or B division in finals or to decide a better or worse payout) will be decided via a ONE BALL, random game sudden death playoff. If the tie is to advance in the finals, or decide the 1st/2nd or 3rd/4th tiebreaker, one FULL GAME will be played on a random game.

All rulings made by any of the TDs are final. Please do not ask for second rulings. We will use the IFPA/PAPA rules as a guideline, but one common ruling we will make that differs is this. We will allow multiball to continue with a stuck ball as long as at least two balls are live. Once the player is down to one ball live and one ball stuck, please call a TD over to get the live ball trapped up so we can free the stuck ball.

Don't make your own rulings!

If you do and someone wants a ruling after the fact, I will not change anything. If in doubt, call over a TD to help you.

Make sure it is your turn!!

If you play out of turn, you will receive a zero game score for that game.

Do not tilt through!!

If you tilt so hard that it tilts the next player that is up as well, you will receive a zero game score for that game. If you tilt and it causes the next player to receive a tilt warning, you will receive a verbal warning for the first offense, a zero game score for the second offense.

No bad behavior!!

I do not want to see anyone doing anything to the machines after a drain. Rage tilting, punch lockbars, coindoors, hitting cabinets, etc. that I deem to not be an attempt to actively save a live ball, you will receive a warning for the first offense. Second offense your day will be done. Also, this goes for disrespecting other players. Everyone be respectful to one another. We have a great group playing, so i doubt we have an issue with this. Just a reminder. It will be crowded, people will bump into you while playing most likely. Let it go. Do not let things distract you. Embrace the distractions and you will play better! Also, no loud negative outbursts. Taunt the game, talk to yourself, be lighthearted about it, but do not have these immature displays of negativity and outbursts of F bombs. It makes others uncomfortable and it is unsportsmanlike.