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.
Following the success of the women’s tournament at Blizzard Mountain earlier this month and the Belles & Chimes League that is currently running at 1Up Colfax, the ladies are following through on their promise to keep these events coming. Please tell your friends and help spread the word!
Lyons Classic Pinball will be holding the first of their bi-monthly Women’s Tournament Series on Saturday December 4th at 3pm and it’s free to enter! You’ll just need quarters for the machines. All abilities are welcome and encouraged to play. Women’s WPPRs will be awarded and the winners will take home some sweet swag from Comet Pinball!
The format will be the same as LCP’s monthly Open Tournament. Players will be split into groups and each group will play a round robin of 1v1 single game matches. The top 8 players will advance to Finals. Finals will consist of 4-player groups playing 3 games with the top 2 players from each group advancing.
Ladies, I’ve got some great news for you – the women’s pinball scene has officially landed in Colorado. In addition to the Belles & Chimes Denver League that Gretchen Garcia runs at 1Up Colfax, Laura McCarthy and Cindy Grote have stepped up to host women’s tournaments at Blizzard Mountain (tonight at 6p) and Lyons Classic Pinball (December 4th at 3p) – both of which will be awarding women’s WPPRs!
Tonight’s tournament starts at 6pm at Blizzard Mountain Pinball in Conifer. There’s a $5 entry fee (plus cost of games played) with all the entry fees going into a pot to be awarded to the top players. The number and amount of prizes will be determined by the overall number of entrants.
Format: Flipper Frenzy for 2 hours, followed by knockout finals with 4-player groups, 3-games per round (7-5-3-1 scoring). Number of people advancing to finals will be dependent on the overall number of entrants.
Colorado is lucky to have such a solid trio spearheading these tournaments and leagues. They aim to remove any barrier of entry women may have about participating in pinball while fostering community and skillful competition. These events are open to all abilities and your participation will improve your game. Fact. So come out and play!
Congratulations to two-time, back-to-back Chicago Pinball Expo champion Escher Lefkoff! Zach McCarthy made his name known on a grand stage with his second place finish and helped to cement the fact that Expo will continue to be dominated by the young. Also taking home a super sweet trophy, Mark Blehm (camera shy) – who took third in B Division!
Chicago Expo happening all this weekend and Colorado players are dominating! Congrats to Escher and ZMac for taking the first and second qualifying spots (and a whopping 10 byes in the finals bracket)! I predict another epic battle of the under 20 years old crowd again this year.
Also cheering on in A Division: Adam Lefkoff (seed 10), Zen (34th), Paul Kardell (35th), Will Schlatmann (37th), Tai Tran (39th way to go dude!), Ryan Wanger (40th), Nick Brown (58th), Dean Grover (63rd), and Ffej W Knar (70th)! In B Division: Mark Blehm and Cindy Groot!!