Tournament Schedule and Format

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NOTE: A separate, Pre-BPSO Flip Frenzy tournament will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Sandy Beach Yacht Club. Visit the Facebook event page for more information. 

Schedule

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
10 a.m. – Midnight Main Tournament Qualifying
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Classics I Qualifying
6:15 p.m. Classics I Finals
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018
9-10 a.m. VOLUNTEERS ONLY Main Tournament Qualifying
10 a.m. – Midnight Main Tournament Qualifying
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Classics II Qualifying
6:15 p.m. Classics II Finals

 

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018
10 a.m. Women’s 4-strike tournament
Hosted by Buffalo Women’s Pinball.
Info/register: Facebook event page.
10-10:30 a.m. Main Tournament finalists check in
10:30 a.m. Main Tournament finals

Format

The event will consist of three tournaments: A single, main tournament (qualifying Friday and Saturday, finals Sunday) and two classics tournaments (one Friday, one Saturday).

All tournament qualifying will be in Herb-style, unlimited qualifying format.

There will be 12 games available for the Main Tournament (your top 5 scores count toward your entry) and 8 games for each Classics Tournament (your top 4 scores count toward entry).

Finals will be PAPA style with 4, 2, 1, 0 scoring.

The top 24 players in the main tournament (24 for Classics I and Classics II as well) will go to the playoffs for that tournament, with the top 8 getting byes for the first rounds (top 8 for Classics I and Classics II as well). Top seed in each group will choose the three machines that will be played in each round for their group. Player order will be chosen for the first game by seeding (player’s choice) while order for the following games will be chosen by finishing position in the previous game played (4th place finisher gets first choice, 3rd place finisher gets second choice, etc.)

Game List

The list of games is still TBA.

Prize Structure

Tournament winnings for the main tournament will be distributed according to the chart below unless otherwise noted.

In addition, thanks to Comet Pinball and Pin Stadium, we are now able to offer a prize pool for the top three “B” and “C” players in the main tournament. Here’s how it will work: there’s still one main tournament that everyone will play in. Players who are IFPA ranked 500-999 are considered “B” players. Players ranked 1,000+ are considered “C.” The top three players in both “B” and “C” that do not make the playoffs for the main tournament will receive money from this prize pool.

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Players: 3-30
(%)
31-50
(%)
51-100
(%)
101-200
(%)
201-300
(%)
301-400
(%)
401-500
(%)
1st 50.00 40.00 30.00 27.50 27.00 25.00 25.00
2nd 30.00 24.00 20.00 17.50 16.50 16.00 15.00
3rd 20.00 16.00 12.00 11.50 11.00 10.50 10.00
4th 12.00 9.25 8.50 8.00 8.00 7.50
5th 8.00 7.50 7.25 7.00 7.00 6.50
6th 6.25 5.75 5.50 5.50 5.50
7th 5.25 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50
8th 4.25 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00
9th 3.25 2.00 1.75 1.75 1.75
10th 2.25 1.50 1.25 1.25 1.25
11-15 1.20 0.95 0.95 0.95
16-20 1.00 0.75 0.75 0.75
21-30 0.60 0.50 0.50
31-40 0.40 0.35
41-50 0.30

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