Lots of pinball activities this month!
Tournaments at Main Street Amusements are December 4th, 11th, and 18th! All MSA tournaments will start at 7:30!
North End Pub’s December Selfie Tournament has kicked off and features Baywatch and Indianapolis 500! Look for the flyer below posted on the games so you know what to play. Also because of the holidays you only have until Dec. 22nd to get your scores in, finals will be December 23rd!
December 16th is the Indiana Matchplay State Championship at North End Pub. The tournament will start at noon, is limited to 40 players. There are only 17 spots left as of this morning, go here to get your tickets. Read more about the responsibilities of the champion here. The tournament will run from approximately 12 PM – 5 PM.
The winner will become the inaugural Indiana Matchplay State Champion and must defend the title every month. Here is what the championship belt will look like.
Following the conclusion of the Matchplay State Championship, we will have a special two-hour time limit Matchplay tournament to coordinate with the WWE TLC Pay Per View special that will run approximately 6PM – 8PM. Top 4 players after those two hours will face off in a 4 game PAPA format final. The new champion could even choose to defend the title in this event if they so wished.
Hopefully, everyone can make a few of these events this month and I really hope the State Championship Belt becomes something fun for pinball in Indiana again in 2019!
Down to the final 2 days of qualifying and Casey has moved into the top 8 putting up nearly a billion on Congo! Finals will be on Sunday evening, exact time will be nailed down ASAP. Play Congo and Fish Tales and get me those scores!
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.
Tomorrow night at Main Street Amusements in Lafayette we will host our weekly 4-strikes tournament. Cost is $1 to play. We are now changing it so that 3 player groups will only receive 1 strike. The tournament will start at 7:30 PM, hope that a lot of you can make it up to play!
You have until Friday night to get those scores in for the Selfie Tournament at North End Pub this month! Here are the standings, the top 8 get invited to play in finals on Sunday, December 2nd. The finals this Sunday will likely start a bit later than usual, right now shooting for 6or 7 PM, but I will keep everyone updated as the weekend approaches. Here are the current standings. Remember the prize pool is now over $200, get those games of Congo and Fish Tales in while you can! Top 4 finishers from finals will get in on the cash prizes!
A big thank you to everyone who came out and played in the Survivor Series Matchplay Pinball Challenge yesterday, especially those of you who traveled from out of town, we greatly appreciate you taking the time and effort to do that. Congrats to Tom Vandenberg on winning the event.
Also, thank you to everyone who brought food to share, and I hope everyone got plenty to eat, I know I did.
A reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19th, 2018 is our Monthly Tournament at Main Street Amusements. We will have 1 hour of qualifying on classics machines, followed by finals where everyone plays a three-game bank. The entry fee is $5 with 100% of the money going back to the players, everyone has a chance to win money in each group. The tournament will start at 7:30 PM.
Just a reminder that if you are looking for a place to get in some FREE PINBALL tonight, North End Pub is the best and only place to go! Don’t forget to snap a picture of your score when you play Congo or Fish Tales so you can get it submitted for the Monthly Selfie Tournament! The most recent standings are below, the top 8 players get invited to play in finals on Sunday, December 2nd, and the top 4 players from there win CASH MONEY! If you have any trouble submitting a score you can always just text me, email me, or facebook me the picture and I can get it submitted for you. Carla, Sam, and John better do something about that 3-way tie for 8th place right now!