When: 5-9 p.m. on Aug. 27
Where: Community Beer Works, 520 7th St., Buffalo
Cost: $1 per entry (plus coin drop)
This will be a “Best Game” format on 3 games: Mandalorian, Munsters, and Data East Jurassic Park.
To enter, you need to play each of the three games, at least once, between 5 and 9 p.m. However, you can play the games multiple times in an effort to increase your score on each machine, which will move you up in the rankings, as you outscore other opponents.
Cost is $1 per entry (an entry is an attempt on the machine) plus the cost to coin-up each machine. This is an IFPA event. 100% of entries will go to the prize pool.
Top 6 in the standings at 9 p.m. will go on to the playoffs, with the top 2 qualifiers getting a bye straight to the finals. Playoffs will be players 3-6 playing one game on Mandalorian, with the top 2 from that group going to the finals, which will be one game on Mandalorian, vs the top 2 qualifiers from the qualifying round (5-9 p.m.)
Q: How much money should I bring?
A: At least $6 ($3 for 3 entries, since there’s 3 machines, and then $3 to coin-up each machine). It’s highly recommended to get multiple entries though, in an effort to increase your chances of having a “good” score.
Q: I suck at pinball, should I play?
A: You don’t have to be good at pinball to have fun, look at Jay Fairbrother!
Q: Do I need to show up right at 5 p.m.?
A: No! As long as you get at least 3 entries in before 9pm, you’re good. But, the earlier you come, the more time you have to get in multiple entries.
Q: When will this end?
A: Qualifying stops at 9 p.m., at which time playoffs will begin. Playoffs should be done by 10 p.m.
Q: Will the diverter on Mandalorian break during the tournament?
A: Almost assuredly.
Q: Seriously, I’m scared of tournaments because I’m new, should I come?
A: Do you like pinball? Do you like meeting new people? Then, yes, why not? Playing in tournaments is a good way to get better. Plus, you’ll be a world ranked pinball player by playing!