SUMMERTIME SIZZLER 2023 TOURNAMENT RULES
How It Works:
Monday August 14th 2023 at 7:30pm doors open for Registration and Practice Plays. Registration is $30 per player and be purchased in advanced on our website Click Here.
At 8pm Qualification Rounds will start, and the amount of registered players will determine if matches will be between 2-4 players. Qualification Rounds will continue to start up to 9:50pm.
The Finals will start at 10pm. The Top 16 Players determined by Match Play, will participate in Singles Elimination Rounds until the top 4 are left. The Top 4 will then play a Final Match to determine the Top 4 Tournament Winners.
Things To Consider:
Ball Saves and Extra Balls will be removed from Game Play. If a Game still has this features enabled, just allow the ball to launch, AND DO NOT INTERACT WITH IT. Please respect other Players while game is in play. Allow them space to play and do not distract them. Most games have a Timed Auto Launch, it is Your Responsibility to be present during Matches. Playing another Players Ball will result you fore-fitting that Match.
Qualification Rounds: The Order Match Play presents the Players, is the Player Order for the Match. Top Player is 1st Player, and so on.
Finals: The Order Match Play presents the Players, is the Player Order for the Match. Top Player is 1st Player
Final: The Order of the Match is determined by the Players Ranking to enter the Finals, Highest Ranked Player has the choice to either select which game to play, or their order of play. The 2nd Highest Ranked Player will have the choice of Game if the Highest Ranked Player gives up that option(or they select their Match Play Placement). The 3rd Highest Ranked Player will then select their order of play. The 4th Highest Ranked Player will then select their order of play. If the Highest Ranked Player took the option to select the Game, they are then to take the remaining Match Player Placement. If the 2nd Highest Ranked Player selected the Game, they are then to take the remaining Match Player Placement.
During Finals, Players that did not qualify, can still play Games that are not being used by a Match. If a Match is assigned to a Game you are playing, you MUST allow the Match to being.
Malfunction During Play: If the Match is interrupted by a malfunction, and the Tournament Host can not resolve the malfunction without affecting the Match outcome within reason, the Match will be restarted on the next available Game with the current Player Line-Up.
Good Luck, and look forward to seeing you!
The Pinball Spot Team.
Entry Cost is $50, 36 Participants. Includes Tournament Entry, Snacks, Prize Money, Free Play on Pinball Machines until Tournament is completed. This is an IFPA and Stern Army Event, Stern and Molson Swag will be given out. 12 Pinball Machines Minimum.
Simply Explained: Each Player plays 8 games of qualifications. After each game, the Player receives points based on their results of each game played. After the 8 games are completed, the Player is ranked from 1st to Total Players Entered. Finals are then setup from ranked Players 1st to 16th, that will play in Best out of 3 Round for 80% of the Prize Pool. Players 17th to 32 will play in elimination round for 20% Prize Pool.
Group Match Play: (Seeding: Random, Player Pairing: Balanced Pairing, Number of Rounds: 8, Player Order: Balanced, Arena Assignment: Balanced, Matches Each Round: 1, Scoring: IFPA (7/5/3/1)(based on 36+ Participants), Automatic Tiebreaker: Most 1st And 2nd Placements)
Finals: Top Half (estimate Players #1 – #16) Playing for 80% of Prize Pool, 1st Place 50%, 2nd Place 30%, 3rd Place 20%, 4th Sponsored Prize.
Group Elimination Bracket (Seeding: Random, Bracket Size: 16, Arena Assignment: Balanced, Matches Each Round: 3)
Finals: Lower Half (estimate Players #17 – #32) Playing for 20% of Prize Pool, 1st Place 50%, 2nd Place 30%, 3rd Place 20%, 4th Sponsored Prize.
Single Elimination Bracket (Seeding: Ranked, Bracket Size: 16, Arena Assignment: Balanced, Best of Matches: Single Match)
Prize Pool $1000 based of 36 Participants.
IFPA Rankings Submission
The Top Three (3) Players in the Finals: Top Half Event will be entered in order of Winning Completion and as the Tournament Winners. All other Players will be IFPA Ranked Submitted from their Ranking at end of the Group Match Play Round.
International Flipper Pinball Association Tournament Rules Click Here
Have Fun and Good Luck!