Both tournaments will have optional consolation brackets (best-of-three) being run on paper for the purpose of playing out all positions. The Open SCS is a Certified+ event and will receive a WPPR boost of 150% this year.
Here is the official game list for both tournaments as things stand now: AC/DC pro Addams Family Andromeda Attack From Mars (original) Avengers LE Banzai Run Batman: TDK Black Knight Captain Fantastic Cirqus Voltaire Congo Doodle Bug – has been repaired! Eight Ball El Dorado Elvira and the Party Monsters Flash Gordon Frontier *Funhouse – pending repairs *L-9 ROM recently installed. Changes: If a player has not played Quick Multiball during Ball 1 or 2, it will be lit at the Mirror at the start of Ball 3. Game of Thrones pro Godzilla pro Guardians pro Indiana Jones: Pinball Adventure Iron Maiden pro James Bond pro Jurassic Park premium Led Zeppelin premium Medieval Madness Metallica premium Monster Bash *Mousin’ Around! *LA-4 patch (Soren) ROM recently installed. This is the same ROM used at Blizzard. Changes apply to center ramp and kickback. Old Chicago Paragon Playboy Prospector Rush pro Scared Stiff Seawitch Spider-Man Star Trek premium Strikes and Spares Terminator 2 Total Nuclear Annihilation TRON Twilight Zone Walking Dead pro Wizard! World Cup Soccer
Not being used: Beatles Card Whiz Metallica pro No Good Gofers Rick and Morty
Both tournaments will be held at Lyons Classic Pinball with doors opening at 10am and tournament starting at 10:30am. You can see the current machine line-up on Pinball Map.
Both tournaments will be single elimination, best-of-seven brackets with an optional consolation bracket. The higher seeded player will have choice of machine or position for the 1st game, with the loser of each subsequent game having choice of machine or order, until someone has won 4 games. A machine may not be played more than once in the same match.
The standings for both tournaments will be finalized January 4, 2023 and invitations will be emailed to all eligible players that evening. Players will have until January 7th, 7pm MST to respond.
Note: All players must have a registered IFPA profile to be eligible to play. If your profile is registered, you’ll see a green checkmark on your IFPA page. If you have yet to do this, please do it now.
If you have any questions about either tournament please email Snow Galvin.
The Ultimate Pinball Carnage – Saturday December 18th at 1Up COLFAX Doors at 11am, Tournament starts at 1pm $20 entry fee. Qualifying: double round robin, head-to-head. Finals: group match play with 3 games per round.
1Up sponsors the $1/player IFPA fee as the always do, because they’re cool like that. But for Carnage they also kick in $200 to the pot which pays out 100% to the top 6 players.
Note: 1Up Colfax is 21 and over only. There will be no Colfax monthly tournament on Sunday, because that is the date of our other annual…
The Ultimate Pinball Challenge – Sunday December 19th at 1Up LODO Doors at 11am, Tournament starts at 1pm sharp $20 entry fee. 12 strike (progressive) group knockout.
1Up sponsors the $1/player IFPA fee as the always do, because they’re cool like that. But for Challenge they also kick in $200 to the pot which pays out 100% to the top 6 players.
Note: This tournament is all ages but if you are under 21 or bringing someone who is under 21, please let Dan Gutchess know in advance.
NOTE: I originally posted the wrong dates for qualifying and finals next weekend. To be clear, qualifying is today and Friday 12/3, Finals starts at 1pm on Saturday 12/4.
It’s time for Pinball in Wonderland’s annual Silver Balls Rock Tournament with extended qualifying hours, split over two Saturdays for your convenience and Finals on December 4th at 1pm. This year’s event coincides with Wonderland’s Godzilla Launch Party so there will be a side tournament for high score played on their Godzilla Pro. Plus Neil will have Silver Balls Rock 2021 shirts available for purchase, as is tradition. Plus-plus Wonderland now serves food! What more could you want??
Qualifying Hours: Saturday November 27th from 12p – 5p and Friday December 3rd from 6p – 9p Entry: $10/5 games or $20/10 plus quarters to play each machine Qualifying Format: Unlimited entry with your top 5 unique scores out of 8 available machines. Scoring: 100, 90, 85, 84…
Everyone who plays will be seeded and placed in either A or B Finals. If there are 24-31 total players then the top 12 will make A Division (top 4 get byes). If there are 32+ players, then the top 16 will make A. Everyone else will be placed in B Division.
Finals: Saturday December 4th starting at 1p Finals Format: A and B Finals will use the same format of group match play, 7/5/3/1 scoring and 3 games per round. The top 2 players from each group advance to the next round.
Note: While masks have not been mandated at the time of this post, please be ready for the possibility.