Want to give competitive pinball a try? Check out one of our monthly three strikes tournaments — entry is now FREE for new players! All skill levels welcome!
When: Play begins at 7 p.m. on the following dates:
- Tuesday, May 29
- Monday, June 25
- Monday, July 30
- Monday, Aug. 27
Where:GameOn LAN, 3660 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, NY
Cost: In addition to the cost to play the games for the night (usually $1/game), tournament entry is $10 for players in the top 5,000 in the IFPA standings or $5 for all other players. NEW: No entry fee for new players!
Starts at 7 p.m. and should be done no later than 10 p.m. (that’s for the final players remaining).
Format will be a 3 strikes tournament. Groups of 4 will be assigned a random game each round, with the players finishing in 3rd and 4th place each receiving a strike. Once a player receives 3 strikes, they are eliminated from the tournament.
If there’s less than 14 – 16 players, it’s possible games will be one vs one instead of groups of four.
Limited to 32 players. Sign up in person the day of the event.
Top 3 players will be paid out if the field is 30 or less players. If it’s 30+ players, top 5 will be paid out.
Payouts for less than 30 players will be as follows:
1st = 50%
2nd = 30%
The highest finisher that is IFPA ranked between 5,000-99,999 (or unranked) = 20%
**Note: A fee of $1 per player will be deducted from the prize pool in order to pay the IFPA’s new fee structure for official tournaments**
Note: If a player that is ranked between 5,000-99,999 (or unranked) finishes 1st or 2nd, they will receive only 50% or 30%, depending on finish. They will not receive the 20% as well. The 20% prize will go to the next highest finisher in that ranking bracket that’s not in 1st or 2nd overall.
For 30 – 32 players:
1st = 40%
2nd = 30%
3rd = 20%
The highest finisher that is ranked between 5,000 – 99,999 (or unranked) = 10%
Note: If a player that is ranked between 5,000-99,999 (or unranked) finishes 1st, 2nd or 3rd, they will receive only 40%. 30% or 20%, depending on finish. They will not receive the 10% as well. The 10% prize will go to the next highest finisher in that ranking bracket that’s not in 1st, 2nd or 3rd overall.
This payoff structure is to encourage newer players and guarantee that at least one new player will be “in the money”.