Indiana Matchplay State Championship will be held in Lafayette, IN on December 16th, 2018 at North End Pub. There are 40 spots available and ticket sales open up December 1st, the reservation is free but there will be a $20 entry fee at the door. Doors will open at 11 AM, and play will start at 12 PM.
In the first round, all players will be grouped by seed (IFPA Ranking) into 10 groups of 4 players. Each group of 4 players will compete on 4 different machines, with the highest seeded player given the choice of choosing the game to be played or determining the order of play. At the end of the 4-game round, 2 players will advance out of each group into the second round, which will function similarly to the first.
At the start of the third round, the remaining 10 players will be placed in a ladder-style bracket seeded based on their accumulative points from the first two rounds, tiebreakers will be broken by matchplay’s automatic system and then IFPA rank if needed. The bottom 4 players will compete in a single game, with the lowest scoring player being removed from the contest and replaced by the next highest seed. When only 2 players remain, they will compete in a best two-games-out-of-three series to determine the Indiana State Pinball Champion.
There will be a $20 cash entry fee for the tournament. Tickets can be reserved starting December 1st, 2018. 50% of the entry fee is going into the cash prize pool for top 4 finishers, 45% of the entry fee will be used for awards (a custom State Matchplay Championship Belt has been designed and ordered), and 5% will cover the IFPA fee.