Flippin’ with the Greats tournament Dec. 13

IFPA Flippin' with the Greats FlyerWe’re getting one more tournament in before the end of the year to benefit yet another great charity, and this one features some great extras, including the opportunity to win a brand new pinball machine.

What: IFPA Flippin’ with the Greats Tournament

When: Dec. 13, 2014
Register at 11 a.m., tournament play 12-4 p.m.

Where: Pocketeer Billiards and Bar, 2444 Clinton St., Buffalo, NY

Why: All A Division entry fees and half of B Division entry fees benefit Mike Ditka’s Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, which provides financial grants and ‘pro bono’ medical assistance to retired NFL players in dire need.

Format: Match play.

Playoff structure:

  • Less than 24 players, 4 players will go to playoffs.
  • 24 – 31 players, 6 players go to playoffs with top 2 getting a bye.
  • 32+ players, 8 players go to playoffs with no byes.
  • Playoffs will be 3 games with 4, 2, 1, 0 scoring.

Two Skill Divisions: 

A Division: $30

  • Earn WPPR ranking points.
  • Winner earns a free entry to represent the Buffalo Bills at the Flippin’ with the Greats Grand Final Playoffs, March 27-29, 2015, at the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. The winner of the Grand Final Playoffs will receive a brand new pinball machine (more details here).
  • No cash prizes — but!
    1. First place wins an entry into the IFPA LAS VEGAS FWTG final event for a chance to win a NEW pinball machine and a set of 3 Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame medallions with low, matching serial numbers and Certificate of Authenticity signed by all 3 players.
    2. Second place wins a set of 6 PAINTED Gridiron Greats NFL Star Medallions with matching serial numbers, featuring 2 color epoxy paint fill matching the players team colors.
    3. Third/fourth place: prizes will be an Antique Bronze set of 6 Gridiron Greats NFL Star Medallions with matching serial numbers and/or a Gridiron Greats hat signed by 2002 NFL MVP Rich Gannon. You can give 3rd place choice with remaining prize to 4th place.
Flippin with the Greats Prizes

Prizes for A division. Each registered player in the A division will receive a medallion!

B Division: $10

  • For new or casual players.
  • Win cash prizes.
  • No WPPR ranking points awarded.

Registration is limited to 56 players. Pre-register today to ensure your spot in the tournament by sending payment via PayPal to buffalopinball@gmail.com.

Please note that no refunds will be given after Dec. 6. No registrations will be allowed after 12 p.m. on the day of the tournament.

The tentative lists of games per division are below:

A Division

  • The Walking Dead
  • Iron Man
  • AC/DC
  • Terminator 2
  • Space Shuttle
  • Breakshot
  • Goldeneye

B Division

  • Wizard of Oz
  • Avengers
  • Simpsons
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon
  • Star Trek
  • World Poker Tour
  • Hook

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