Ryan Wanger announced Season 4 on Facebook. Matches will be every Tuesday at 7:30pm from August 6th through September 24th.
If you haven’t participated before, here’s how it works:
A team is comprised of 6 players and each team has a home venue (public bar or arcade). Half of your team’s games will be played on your home turf, half traveling to another team’s venue. It is up to each individual player to form or join a team.
There are 5 rounds each match with all players playing each round. 3 of the rounds are doubles matches and 2 of the rounds are singles. Win points for your team by winning your match. More info on team scoring here.
There are “salary caps” for each team so as to avoid having 1-2 overpowered teams. Teams will enroll in either the A-Division ($40 per player to join) or B-Division ($10 per player to join). If you need help forming or joining a team – email Ryan Wanger and he’ll help you out.
Salary Caps & Restrictions
The salary cap will use IPR, a metric developed for the Seattle Team League. Each player is rated on a scale of 1 to 6. You can find the rating of any player here: http://pinballstats.info/search/
For A Division – the combined IPR of a six person roster may not exceed 19. Add up the IPR of each of the 6 players, and that’s your total. If you’ve got more than 19, you’ll need a different mix of players.
For B Division – Only players with an IPR of 3 or lower are allowed to participate in B Division matches. Additionally, a team may have a maximum of one 3 rated player. This is in effect for all roster players and subs. There are no other restrictions.
About Fluctuating IPR – Each time an event gets entered into the IFPA database, the the IPR of all players in the event get recalculated and thus the percentages will move up or down. Because of that, the IPR for each player in the league will be locked in at the time their name is submitted for a roster.
UPDATE: This ‘not an episode’ is getting loads of traffic and consequently the link to listen on IFPA’s website isn’t working for everyone. If that’s the case for you, try this link instead.
I don’t usually just copy and paste a post from the IFPA blog, but..
The original Statler and Waldorf duo of Adam Lefkoff and Cayle George take you through a 3 hour journey of the IFPA16 World Pinball Championship in their ‘not a podcast’. Click HERE to download the ‘not an episode’.
This one slipped through the cracks for me. Sorry about that.
Week two starts this Sunday at 11:30am at Wonderland Brewing. You can miss one week so you can still join if a midday Sunday pinball league fits your schedule! I believe this is a casual league (no WPPRs awarded). Please correct me if I’m wrong.
I’m filling in for Helena again while she’s away with Higgies in Sweden. I’m going to be running the event on Match Play. I believe this will dramatically improve the player experience but I need your help.
PLEASE sign up for a free Match Play account and “claim yourself.” This will take 3 minutes tops and if you can do this BEFORE signing up on Sunday and not asking me how to do it at 12:55p, you’ll be one of my favorite players. You’ll need to have your IFPA number on hand.
So go to matchplay.events and create an account if you don’t already have one (it’s free and you won’t get any annoying emails by signing up). Then follow the prompts to “claim player.” Use your IFPA player number to verify the player you are claiming is you.
Find your IFPA player number by searching for yourself here and clicking on your player profile. Your number will be listed on the lefthand side under “Player Information.”
Thanks for your help on this and see you Sunday! Same format, still $10 to play, still starts at 1pm, still at 1up Colfax. If you’ve never attended, you can find details about the tournament here.