Mar
31
Apr 2

Timezone Cooly Pinball Classic

Ladies & Gentlemen...

Timezone, Coolangatta Pinball Club & myself present the 2017 TZ Cooly Pinball Classic, to be held at Timezone Coolangatta on March 31st, April 1st & 2nd.
We have 5 (hopefully soon to be registered) IFPA competitions over 3 days, with the FIRST EVER Women's exclusive pinball tournament to be held in Australia.

Here is the format for the weekend: (all times posted are in QLD time)

Friday 31st March -
6.30pm-11pm: Australia's FIRST Women's Championship $20 entry
6.30pm-11pm: Cooly Classic 2 Strike (may do 3 strike if time permits) $20 entry

Saturday 1st April -
9.30am-5.30pm: Qualifying for the TZ Cooly Pinball Classic $40 entry
6.30pm-LATE: Finals for the TZ Cooly Pinball Classic

Sunday 2nd April -
10am-1.30pm: Cooly Flip Frenzy #1 $20 entry
2.30pm-6pm: Cooly Flip Frenzy #2 $20 entry

Machines are likely to include (but not limited to):
* Kiss
* Game of Thrones
* Batman SLE
* Ghostbusters
* The Walking Dead LE
* Whoa Nellie Big Melons
* Iron Man
* Mustang
* America's Most Haunted
* Aerosmith (due to arrive by March)

Peter, Hollie and I really excited to be able to bring an event of this scale to the Gold Coast for first time and look forward to seeing as many as of you as possible over the 3 day weekend.
The tournament will be set up right next to Timezone's fully stocked bar  
We are also planning to announce great deals on food, accommodation, parking and more in the next few weeks.

As this is also the first weekend of the QLD School Holidays, we are anticipating a few families to come along over the weekend. With this in mind, Timezone Coolangatta have very kindly offered discounts on their gaming packages for any family members visiting during the Championship. Timezone Coolangatta is only minutes from Gold Coast Airport, close to lots of accommodation, a stone's throw from the beach and has bowling, dodgems, laser skirmish and heaps of arcade games to play. Visit www.timezonecoolangatta.com.au for more information.

If you're really keen and want to make a week of it, the Gold Coast Pinball Club also has their monthly tournament on a few days later on Wednesday, 5th April at Timezone Surfers Paradise as well, which is another IFPA endorsed event.

See the Aussie Arcade Forum post for more information: http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/85331-2017-TZ-Cooly-Pinball-Classic

Mar
31
6:30 pm18:30

2017 Australian Women's Pinball Championship

Introducing the FIRST EVER Australian Women's Pinball Championship.
This event will be a part of the 2017 TZ Cooly Pinball Classic, to be held at Timezone Coolangatta on Friday 31st March. There will be a total of 5 events to be held over a 3 day weekend.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

Players will be able to pre-register or register on the night from 6pm.
Qualifying will start from 6.30pm, and we may consider late arrivals to join in until around 7pm.

Qualifying:
* All players will play 10 games (5 machines, 2 games on each), with scoring on each machine to be ranked highest to lowest.
* Points will be awarded for each game 100/99/98... etc.
* The top 4 points winners will advance to the finals (may go to Top 8 depending number of entrants)
* Ties for 4th place will be broken by a single game playoff on a machine chosen at random

Finals: (if Top 4)
* Top 4 players will play all 5 machines in a group of 4. IFPA Match play points will be awarded for each game (7/5/3/1)
* The winner will be the player with the most points won during finals. Ties for any placings will be broken by a single game playoff on a machine chosen at random.

Finals: (if Top 8)
* Top 8 players will be split into 2 groups of 4 according to their qualifying placing. Groups will be split as follows - seeds 1,2,7,8 and seeds 3,4,5,6.
* Each group will play 3 games using the IFPA Match Play scoring (7/5/3/1). Top 2 point scorers in each group will advance to the next round.
* Final group of 4 players will play a further 5 games together, continuing with the IFPA Match Play scoring. Points will NOT carry over.
* The winner will be the player with the most points during the final round of 5 games. Ties for any placings will be broken by a single playoff on a machine chosen at random.

Cost: $20 per player

We have been looking at running this event for some time now, and we are pleased and very excited that this Women's Championship is coming to life. We all hope to see the best of Women's pinball on the Gold Coast at the end of March and see who will become Australia's first Women's Pinball Champion.

More information can be found on the Aussie Arcade Forum here: http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/85336-2017-Australian-Women-s-Championship

Mar
2
Mar 5

New Zealand Kiwi Pincade 2017

Welcome to Kiwi Pincade! This will be the 10th anniversary of this successful and enjoyable event so I hope you can make it here for a good time.

Recently Pincade has had 3 days in Auckland preceded by a day alternating between Christchurch and Wellington. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, Wellington will not host next year so the entire 4 days will be held in Auckland. We have the number of venues to support this and the rush between cities will be avoided so swings and roundabouts.

The following things are set in concrete:

1. Starts 1pm Thursday 2nd March in Auckland and finishes late on Sunday 5th March 2017.

2. We have many great gamesrooms in Auckland and we will showcase these as we progress. We usually visit around 2 to 4 gamesrooms a day.

3. We travel to different people's places but locked in for sure will be the World System 11 Championship at rotordave's place on Sunday 5th March (all day).

4. I try to arrange transport & accommodation but lately I have been overwhelmed. Requests outnumber resources. If you can share accommodation & rental cars, that would be appreciated but I will help out as best I can. If you want to catch the red eye flight into or out of Auckland, you may have to arrange your own transport.

5. This thread gets rather long over the next few months so for newcomers, I will update any new information in this initial box.

6. There will be a charge to attend like last year. Bronze, Silver and Gold. This helps pay for venue costs, trophies, lanyards and name tags etc. We haven't finalized prices yet as we are working on an anniversary T shirt. Don't worry, you won't be scalped, we're running this on a social basis. I will not accept any Pincade money until 5th Jan 2017. There will be a late fee charged from 23rd Feb. Details to follow.

7. I will raffle off a pinball machine. This will be limited to 100 tickets. Ticket price will depend on the pinball. If the lucky owner doesn't want it, it will be followed by an auction.

8. I get deluged by emails so to separate my AA mail from my Pincade mail, please contact me on kiwipincade@gmail.com for this. Of course, I'm happy to answer any questions posted on this thread (which may help others as well).

9. We will hold some IFPA sanctioned comps throughout the weekend. Not every day but enough to keep people interested.

10. Last Pincade was a record year with 150 attendees including 31 from overseas. I expect more next year. 

11. I would appreciate comments from past attendees about what we can do better and what the things they really enjoyed about Pincade.

Full details and registration can be found at the Aussie Arcade thread here: http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/82846-KIWI-PINCADE-Part-10-NEW-ZEALAND-(2nd-5th-March-2017)

Thanks

Yee (rocky2).

Feb
20
Feb 26

Pinball HQ Marathon

Event Name: Pinball HQ Marathon 2017

Location: Pinball HQ at Coogee Diggers, Cnr Carr and Byron Sts, Coogee, New South Wales, Australia

Date: Monday FEB 20 to Sunday FEB 26, 2017

Opening Hours: 11AM till late (10.00 PM +)

Estimated Number of Players: 50 to 100 (there is no limit set)

Prize Pool: Over $2000

Registration and further information: http://www.pinballhq.com.au/pinball-hq-marathon-201

Number of competition machines: all machines at Pinball HQ (currently 15)

Cost: Registration is FREE but necessary, all games are “pay per play” throughout the entire event $2/1 credit, $5/3 credits

QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS (unlimited)

ALL SCORES TO BE VERIFIED BY THE TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS

–Dates & Times

Monday, Feb 20, 11AM till late

Tuesday, Feb 21,  11AM till 7PM

Wednesday, Feb 22,  11AM till late

Thursday, Feb 23,  11AM till late

Friday, Feb 24,  11AM till late

Saturday, Feb 25,  11AM till late 

Sunday, Feb 26,  11AM to 2PM

QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS – Format

Each player can play unlimited number of games, the highest achieved score is recorded and the players are ranked as per their scores on each of the competition pinball machines. For example, if 100 players participate, the highest scoring player on a particular machine will earn 100 points, second highest 99 points etc. The players ranking will be determined by the total of all points gained on the machines. The top 24 players will qualify to enter the final.

FINAL– Date & Time

Sunday, Feb 26,  3PM till late

FINAL– Format (head to head)

Same format as in the last Pinball HQ Marathon. Six rounds plus grand final, 64 games played altogether.

Round 1,2,3- contains main bracket (best of 3 games) and sudden death bracket (one game)

Round 4,5,6 – are sudden death (one game only)

Round 7 - The Grand Final – 4 player game, best of 5 games (4,2,1,0)

Feb
9
Feb 12

IFPA Australian Championship Series Final

The race for the 2016-17 ACS is over! The standings can be viewed here: https://www.ifpapinball.com/rankings...iew.php?id=152

These standings are now final, as is the list of competitors.

12 players advised that they won't be attending. We had to go down to #44 in the standings to fill the 32 tournament places.

Here's the tournament info (reposted from the format discussion thread):

The 2016-17 Australian Championship Series Final will be held at the Thornbury Bowls Club, 27 Ballantyne St, Thornbury VIC 3071.

It's a short walk to High St cafes, the St Georges Motor Inn, route 11 and 86 trams, and Thornbury station on the South Morang train line.

The following tournaments are confirmed:
Thursday 9 February, 7pm-11pm: Flip Frenzy tournament. All welcome. $20 entry. 
Friday 10 February, 6:30pm-midnight: Strikes tournament. All welcome. $15 entry.
Saturday 11 February, 10am-10pm; Sunday 12 February, 10am-6pm: Australian Championship Series. Restricted to 32 players, based on 2016 ACS standings. $60 entry.

Payment can be made via either direct deposit or PayPal. Ensure to include your name as a comment/reference so that we can track your payment. Please pay in advance for all of the tournaments you plan to attend: I expect both the Thursday and Friday night events to reach capacity. 

We're also planning to run a split-flipper tournament on the Saturday night. I had also mentioned the possibility of holding a pump-and-dump comp on Friday and Saturday, but this is looking increasingly unfeasible.

The Flip Frenzy on the Thursday will use the popular loser-stays-on-until-they've-lost-two-in-a-row format. It will run for 3.5 hours.

The Strikes tournament on Friday will consist of 4-player matches. Players who finish 3rd and 4th in a match will get a strike. Players will be eliminated after receiving 2 strikes.

The ACS Final itself will follow the rules published here: https://www.ifpapinball.com/acs/rules/ 

More information at the Aussie Arcade Forum link here: http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/85153-IFPA-Australian-Championship-Series-Final-9-12-February-2017-Thornbury-VIC

Jan
26
5:00 pm17:00

Coogee Flip Frenzy

Tournament Date: January 26, 2017

See http://www.pinballhq.com.au to register and for more information. Tournament starts 5pm.

Format:

A random draw assigns two players to each machine. The remaining players are placed in one central queue.

When a game is completed:

- The loser stays on the same machine, unless he has lost twice in a row, in which case the winner stays on.

- The player leaving the machine moves to the back of the queue.

- The player staying on the machine plays in the same position (P1/P2) as he played in the previous game.

- The player at the front of the queue moves up to play the player staying on.

At the end of three hours, no more games may start. The winner is the player with the most games won. Ties are broken by fewest losses.

Nov
19
10:00 am10:00

Queensland Pinball Open 2016

I am looking for expressions of interest for the QLD Pinball open. It will be on the 19th November. Put your name down if you would like to come, t-shirt size as well.

64 spots only. Cost is $60 per player.

All payments will be paid to me by the 28th October or $75 after that date. payment is by paypal only as gift @ davesarcade@icloud.com or cash to me personally.

Cost to enter is $60 per player, will include pizza, drinks, prizes, Dave's Arcade beer cooler & Dave's Arcade T-shirt (Shirts available for first 50 registered players) extra shirts are $25.

Let me know if you need gluten free or anything different.

BYO alcohol, eskys provided.

There will be 10 pinball's to play for comp and extra pinball's for playing on during the night as well as arcade machines.

Qualifying will be from 10am till 6pm.

Format still being decided.

Let me know your full name or ifpa name so details can be set up.

There will be movies streaming on the big screen after dark, Pixels, Wreck it Ralph etc.

Machine list so far is:

  • Firepower
  • Space Shuttle
  • Stellar Wars
  • Defender
  • Space Invaders
  • PinBot
  • Magic Castle
  • Flash
  • Transporter
  • Diner

Extra games "not in comp" to play will be so far, extra machines will be added to the list.

  • Adams Family
  • Dr Who
  • Game Show
  • Final lap 3
  • Defender
  • Elevator action
  • Millipede
  • Moon Patrol
  • Gyruss
  • Stun Runner
  • Space Invaders
  • Mame with 7000 games

Full details and registration at the Aussie Arcade thread here: http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/82437-Qld-Pinball-Open-2016

Cheers, Dave.

Oct
28
Oct 30

CANCELLED - Lake Macquarie Pinball Open

This event has been cancelled pending new arrangements.

The Lake Macquarie Pinball Open will be held on the 28/29/30 of October at Supa Putt Newcastle. 
It will be a crazy weekend of five flip frenzy comps. 
One comp on Friday night, 3 on Sat and one on Sun. 
Friday 6pm-9pm
Sat 10.30-1.30, lunch till 2.30, 2.30-5.30,dinner till 6pm then 6pm till 9pm. 
Sun 10.30 till 2.30. 

Yes you read right. 5 flip frenzy comps.heres your chance to get some good WPPR points. 
Still working out cost/prizes etc.

Further details will be available via the Aussie Arcade thread here.

Oct
16
1:00 pm13:00

Coogee Flip Frenzy

COOGEE FLIP FRENZY – SUNDAY, OCT 16, 1PM TO 4:30PM

Approved by Coogee Diggers, the Coogee Flip Frenzy will be held on Sunday, October 16. Number of players suggested that Saturday is a better day but unfortunately Saturdays are heavily booked out for other events.

We also changed the timing, starting the competition at 1PM so everyone has time to have lunch before the competition starts. This is a fast paced, fun format competition where the players need to be ready when it is their turn to play.

This format minimizes the (boring) waiting time, maximizes the number of games each player plays. Players also play different machines and different people most of the time.

There will be a limit of the number of the players in this comp, in our case 40. This is dictated by the number of machines we have available, all 15 machines will be used.

Each game is a two player game. Scores are not recorded, only a WIN and LOSS. I talked to Luke in Melbourne who ran this competition before and asked him to provide me with a concise description of the format.

At the start a random draw assigns two players to each machine. The remaining players are placed in one central queue.

When a game is completed:

- The loser stays on the same machine, unless he has lost twice in a row, in which case the winner stays on.

- The player leaving the machine moves to the back of the queue.

- The player staying on the machine plays in the same position (P1/P2) as he played in the previous game.

- The player at the front of the queue moves up to play the player staying on.

At the end of three hours (or 3.5 hours in our case) , no more games may start. The winner is the player with the most games won. Ties are broken by fewest losses.

More info will be available as soon as we can locked it in. There will be a flat fee to enter the competition and the machines will be set on free game.

Oct
7
Oct 9

Melbourne Matchplay and Greg Berry Cup

After last year's successful event, Melbourne Matchplay will be returning to the Peacock Inn in Northcote this October.

No pre-payment or early registration; just show up on the day.

There are two side events: the under-16s Greg Berry Junior Cup on Sunday morning, and a three-and-a-half hour Flip Frenzy on Friday night.

Machines will be available to play on Friday, and a one-hour free practice session will be held from 11:00am on Saturday. No practice or warm-up time will be allowed during the tournaments.

FYI for those travelling from afar and wanting to return home on Sunday night: the finals for the main event will be over by 6:00pm.

Here's the schedule:

FLIP FRENZY - Friday 7 October, 7:00pm

$15 to enter. 100% of entry fees awarded as prizes.

3.5 hours of non-stop head-to-head pinball!

First, each machine is randomly assigned two players. The remaining players are placed in one central queue.

When a game is completed:

- The loser stays on the same machine, unless he has lost twice consecutively, in which case the winner stays on.

- The player leaving the machine moves to the back of the queue.

- The player staying on the machine plays in the same position (P1/P2) as he played in the previous game.

- The player at the front of the queue moves up to play the player staying on.

At the end of 3.5 hours, no more games may start. The winner is the player with the most games won. Ties are broken by fewest losses.

MELBOURNE MATCHPLAY - Saturday 8 October, 12:00pm

$40 to enter. 100% of entry fees awarded as prizes.

7 rounds of matchplay, in randomly assigned 4-player groups.

2 games per round. 7-4-2-0 scoring in each game (7-3-0 in any 3-player groups).

Top 16 qualify for finals.

Finals - Round 1 on Saturday night, Round 2 and Grand Final on Sunday from 1:00pm.

3 rounds of finals in 4-player groups.

Round 1: A.1v8v9v16 B.2v7v10v15 C.3v6v11v14 D.4v5v12v13

Round 2: E.A1vB2vC2vD1 F.A2vB1vC1vD2

Grand Final: E1vE2vF1vF2

4 games per round on 4 different machines. 7-4-2-0 scoring.

Top two from each group in rounds 1 and 2 advance to the next round.

In round 1, the top qualifier in each group gets to "drive the bus", i.e. gets choice of machine or playing position for each game.

In later rounds, the two players in each group who advanced by winning their group in the previous round get two game/position choices each.

GREG BERRY JUNIOR CUP - Sunday 9 October, 11:00am

Free entry. Under 16s only.

Prizes and trophies for best male and female players. Format TBA.

Full details in the Aussie Arcade thread here: http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/82822-Melbourne-Matchplay-and-Greg-Berry-Cup-7-9-October-2016

Jul
30
Jul 31

BRISBANE: 2016 Brisbane Masters

2016 Brisbane Masters

The 2nd Annual Brisbane Masters will be held on Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July, 2016
This year’s venue is Toowong Bowls Club, 59 Gailey Rd, Taringa (same venue as the 2015 ACS Tournament)
This tournament is being held in conjunction with Jimmy Nails and myself.
We will be opening this event up to the first 64 registrations only at this stage, and may open up to more places depending on entries and space.

To register, click on the link HERE for the Aussie Arcade forum page.

This is the preliminary format for this year's event, subject to IFPA approval/accreditation

Timing:
Qualifying will start at 10am on Saturday 30th July. 5 rounds will be played on Saturday. Anticipated finish time on Saturday will be approx. 7-8pm.
The final round of qualifying will be on Sunday 31st July from 10am.
Finals on Sunday afternoon are expected to start around 12.30pm and should be finished by around 5-6pm.

The machines are expected to be delivered to the venue by Friday 29th July.
There is a possibility of running a small event on the Friday night (Possible 2 Strike event - To be advised)


QUALIFYING:

* Once all participants are finalized, all players will be seeded based on their IFPA rankings position as of 30/6/2016.
* The games chosen will be based on what is available at the Venue. (minimum 16 machines, list available soon)
* Qualifying will be played similar to the IFPA World Format.

Players will be placed into groups of 4 once the seedings have been completed. (4 player games)
Each group will be assigned 3 games at random. Each game has the same points ... 7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th

First round groupings are as follows: (based on 64 players)
1,32,33,64 .... 2,31,34,63 .... 3,30,35,62 .... 4,29,36,61 .... 5,28,37,60 .... 6,27,38,59 .... 7,26,39,58 .... 8,25,40,57 .... 9,24,41,56 .... 10,23,42,55 .... 11,22,43,54 .... 12,21,44,53 .... 13,20,45,52 .... 14,19,46,51 .... 15,18,47,50 …. 16,17,48,49

From then on, groupings are determined from the scoring thereafter as follows:
1,2,3,4 .... 5,6,7,8 .... 9,10,11,12 .... 13,14,15,16 .... 17,18,19,20 .... 21,22,23,24 .... 25,26,27,28 .... 29,30,31,32
33,34,35,36 .... 37,38,39,40 .... 41,42,43,44 .... 45,46,47,48 .... 49,50,51,52 .... 53,54,55,56 .... 57,58,59,60 …. 61,62,63,64

All games will be played as a 4-player game (unless machine is unable to allow it).
Matchplay software will allocate the games and order for each match.

There will be 6 qualifying rounds (18 games per player). The top 24 players will advance to the Finals on Sunday afternoon.
Ties for any placings in the Top 24 will be determined by a single game playoff, on a machine chosen at random.


FINALS:

Round One: (24 players remaining)
* Top 4 finalists are awarded a bye.
* Best-of-3 game head to head matches according to final seedings. Highest seed for each match chooses play order for their game (play order reverses for each subsequent game)
* Matches are determined as follows: 5 vs 24, 6 vs 23, 7 vs 22, 8 vs 21, 9 vs 20, 10 vs 19, 11 vs 18, 12 vs 17, 13 vs 16, 14 vs 15.
* The 10 Winners advance to Round 2.

Round Two: (14 players remaining)
* Top 2 are awarded another bye, 3rd & 4th seeds now join in.
* Best-of 3 game head to head matches according to seedings of remaining players
* Same as Round 1, with highest seed playing lowest seed, and so on. Same again for choice of machine & order of play.
* The 6 winners advance to Round 3.

Round Three: (8 players remaining)
* 1st & 2nd seed now join in.
* Same format (best of 3 games, etc) as Round 2 above.
* The 4 winners advance to Round 4.
(If 1st place was to be knocked out here, the lowest they could finish is 5th)

Round Four: (4 players remaining)
* Same format (best of 3 games, etc) as Round 2 above.
* The 2 winners advance to the Grand Final, while the 2 other players will playoff for 3rd place.

3rd Place Playoff:
* Best of 3 game head to head series, same format as above to determine winner of 3rd place.

Grand Final:
* The 2 remaining players will play a best of 5-game series, same format above, to determine the tournament winner.

OTHER NOTES:

* Players will need to pre-register either via the tournament director emails, or via Aussie Arcade PM. Jason - dj_j2008@hotmail.com , Jimmy - james.angliss@gmail.com
* Players MUST pre-register and pre-pay for this event - NO EXCEPTIONS. Once registered, we will send through banking details. Payments can also be done in person.
* Open to the first 64 registrations only. Once places fill, players will be put onto a reserve list
* No registrations can be taken after Thursday 28th July.
* Early bird registration fee until Saturday 7th July is $60 per player. Registrations after this date until closing time will become $75 per player.
* All players who register and pay will receive an exclusive Brisbane Masters T-shirt for free. Extra shirts will be available for $15 each. Please let us know which size you require (and extra qty.) upon registration.
* Loads of cash & prizes up for grabs, including trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, awards for Highest Placed Female player, Highest placed Local player missing out on finals, Highest score on each machine during qualifying.


If there is anyone that would like to assist with running the event on the day, or can provide a pinball or two to use for the weekend, please advise either Jimmy or myself.
We are pumped and excited to be able to put this event on again this year - we look forward to seeing everyone in Brisbane in July!

Cheers!

Lambo.

Jun
18
10:30 am10:30

ADELAIDE: Amusement Worx All Day Pinball Competition

Amusement Worx All Day Pinball Competition

The fourth comp I am co-ordinating at Amusement Worx for 2016 is an all-day and evening comp on Saturday June 18.

Hopefully this should be BIG!

All the comp information is on the IFPA calendar and also on the Amusement Worx Facebook page and I am including the info in the Aussie Arcade forum HERE.

Warm-up starts at 10.30am and the comp itself is starting at 11.30am. We hope to wrap it up by 11pm at the latest.

PLEASE NOTE: For this tournament we will require players to PRE-register for entry. No payment is required up front, but as dinner is being supplied an idea of numbers is needed.

To register, players will need to either ring Amusement Worx on 82417370 or ring/text Paul or private message him via this forum (pinballcreature).

At this stage numbers will be limited to 40 on a first come first in basis, so get in quick. Since the tournie was posted on the Amusement Worx Facebook page Thursday evening, 18 places have been taken already. Make that 20. Since I started doing this thread, 2 more spots taken.

Also of importance is the fact that due to a number of requests, I will NOT be listing attendees in this forum or on the Amusement Worx Facebook page due to security concerns for people leaving their houses for the whole day.

This creates a bit more hassle for me in that if we reach the maximum number of players I will need to contact players to make certain they are coming and then create a standby list. I would be thrilled to have to do this!!

The machines are fully serviced before the comp and as with all Amusement Worx comps there will be a tech on site in case there are any problems with machines during the night.

Any questions at all let me know and I will get back to you asap.

Hope to see you there so we can keep pinball growing here in Adelaide.

ALSO: Along with our - now regular - comps, I will probably be running a Selfie League comp later in the year, so keep a look out for the announcement.

Paul

BTW; I still love cut and paste!!!!!

DATE:
Saturday June 18th.

ENTRY FEE: $45. This INCLUDES a "sausage sizzle" dinner.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
1. Final registration and warm up 10.30am - 11.15am sharp.
2. Information and questions from players 11.15am - 11.30am.
3. Main Tournament qualifying: 11.30am - 6pm.
Finals 7pm - 11pm.
Consolation Tournament for those players who don't qualify for finals: 7pm - 11pm.
4. We are running one main comp on the day.
5. There will be the option of a single 2 strike out knockout consolation comp for those who don't qualify for the main tournament finals. Please note that the consolation comp cannot be for IFPA points. It is not allowed.
6. There will probably be about 12 machines in use on the day.
7. Simon is not obliged to tell players which machines will be used prior to the competition day.
8. On the day players should have their IFPA # ready, to save time. Just Google IFPA and your name to get your # if you have one.
9. There are now about 40 rated players in Adelaide so the points on offer should be good.
10. There is no discounted entry fee for players who don't want dinner!
11. Simon is bringing in a drinks machine (water and soft drinks) for the day.
12. For players who want more practice they can attend the Friday lock-ins at Amusement Worx. Check dates on the A Worx Facebook page.
13. There will be prizes for this comp. At this stage TBA!


MAIN TOURNAMENT

TGP: Minimum of 16.

QUALIFYING:
- Probably using Matchplay or Scott Danesi software.
- Depending on numbers there will be 6-8 machines set to no extra balls/ball savers on incl. multiball.
- Each player plays one game on each machine and will be ranked on each machine and awarded points. The highest score gets the highest score down to the lowest getting the lowest point score.
- The points for each of the six machines will be totalled for ranking.
- 50% of the qualifying field up to a maximum of 16 players will qualify for the finals.
- In qualifying players will need to play in pairs or triples if odd number of players to verify each others' scores (initial their score sheet).
- To save time, as soon as players finish and verify scores on a game, Simon will enter scores before the players go onto their next game.

FINALS:
- Using Matchplay software.
- Single elimination best of three games (this may be best of five depending on how long qualifying takes) on different machines.
- The higher ranked qualifier for game one of each best of three has the choice of either: machine played OR going first or second.

 

CONSOLATION TOURNAMENT NOT FOR IFPA POINTS

Two strike knockout
- Seeding: IFPA
- First round pairing: Slaughter - highest seed plays lowest seed
- General pairing: Balanced - Players will be randomly paired with previously unfaced opponents
- Player order: Original seed - higher seed chooses player order
- Arena draws: Balanced - computer tries to allocate arenas that have been played the fewest times
- Number of strikes: Two
- Value of byes: Full win
- Allocation of byes if needed: Random

- For each round in each comp you will be allocated an opponent and a machine to play one game on. Whoever loses that game has one strike. You stay in the comp until you lose two matches (two strikes). With this format you get a second chance.
- Simon reserves the right to change the format. For example: to make the competition go faster he may change the arena draw to manual to save time if machines are vacant. But the knockout format is what we will run by.

- PLEASE NOTE: at this stage, the consolation tournie will use machines that are not being used for the finals of the main tournie. It is far too difficult to have two comps using the same machines. This may be subject to change.

Jun
4
Jun 5

NEWCASTLE: Newcastle Monthly Open May Finals

Please post your selfies by clicking HERE and posting a comment with your picture attached!

In the interest of keeping on the selfie trend, the "Newcastle Monthly Open" Pinball comp has been born.

Brett and I will be the tournament directors for this, with the support of the Pizza n Pinball lads (Chris and Dom) and Edy and his Supa Putt machines.

How does it work?

Qualifying: Open to all ages!!!

Open ended qualifying from 1/5/16 to 31/5/16, via unlimited coin drop (unlimited attempts) with a final on 4/6/16 between 2-6pm @ Supa Putt for May.

(Finals will alternate between PnP and Supa Putt each month)

Play 4 games at Supa Putt and 4 games at Pizza and Pinball.

Games for May:

Supa Putt: 

WH2O, Sopranos, Family Guy and NASCAR

Pizza and Pinball: 

GOT, KISS, Getaway-HSII and Monopoly

Post a pic of your score, with yourself in the picture (a selfie!), in either the comments below on this page, or directly to the tournament director (Brett) to register scores via email: Naiomibrett@yahoo.com.

Note: Matchplay software can also be used to submit your score and selfie. A link will be added shortly.

Scores are ranked across best 6 games from the 8 available games.

Top 8 ranked to go into the finals (unless numbers are low, then it would be top 4).

Finals will be 2 x 4 player games based on ranks. Best of 3 games, lowest 2 scores of each group eliminated.

2 highest scores of each group to progress to a 4 player Final, best of 3 games to determine the winner and placings.

(in the event of low numbers, then the final will be a 4 player game, best of 6 games to determine winner and placings)

Where is Supa Putt and Pizza and Pinball and when are they open?

Newcastle Supa Putt: Turton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW 2292 (in the stadium complex) - Open 5 days Wed-Sun 10am to 5pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 10pm.

Pizza and Pinball: 51 Belford St, Broadmeadow NSW 2292 - Open Tuesday to Sunday 3:30pm to 10pm - Great pizza's available to keep you energy levels up!!!

Please let the ops know if you notice any machine issues.

Chris and Dom are always onsite and will try to assist as able - but remember they have a business to run and you may not be thier priority!

For Supa Putt add a detailed description of any issues to the page comments here and Edy will endeavour to assist as time permits.

Worst case use the rule "Play it as it lies", we are not playing for sheep stations, there is no prize money, just a regular helping of IFPA points for those who are keen and some pinball fun.

If you're headed to one or both sites at a particular time add a post to the comments, someone may join you for some games.

Any questions, ask below and I will update this post accordingly.

Hope to see all the Newie players get involved and support your local ops!!!

Cheers,

Terry

May
29
12:00 pm12:00

BRISBANE: Death Valley Super Selfie League May Finals

Death Valley Super Selfie League May Finals

Thought we may as well join the Super Selfie Trend in Brisbane as it seems to be pretty popular! Jimmy and I will run this with All Pinball and Playwell looking after the games.

First tournament: Unlimited coin-drop qualifying from 1st May - 28th May on all 4 games at Death Valley. Top 8 proceed to PAPA-style finals on Sunday 29th of May at Midday. I'll be making a Facebook group to post photos of your best score as well as probably Matchplay for those who don't use Facebook.

IFPA approval has been given in principal and should be up on calendar shortly! Details of submission below:

SUBMISSION
Tournament Name: Death Valley Selfie Super League
Tournament Date/s: 1st May - 28th May Unlimited Qualifying - Final on Sunday May 29th from Midday
Director Name: John (Jack) Hutchinson & James Angliss
Director Email: jackhutchinson92@gmail.com

Tour Website: aussiearcade.com
Tour Address: Death Valley - 639 Wynnum Rd, Morningside QLD 4170
Format Type: 1 month of unlimited qualifying for a PAPA style final with the top 8 splitting into two groups playing five games each - 4,2,1,0 scoring. The final 4 will then be formed where five more games will be played and the winner declared.
Private: N
Tour Info:Unilimited qualifying on all four games at Death Valley in the month of May, Finals on the 29th of May starting 12noon. See site for further details.

Estimated # players: 30
Maximum games to win: Unlimited qualifying on 4 games, plus 10 game final with double TGP for PAPA-style finals
Unlimited qualifying (Y/N): Y
If Yes, how many hours qualifying: 20+

For further information click on the link HERE to visit the forum page on Aussie Arcade.

Cheers
Jack

May
28
10:00 am10:00

BRISBANE: Flipswitch Saturday

Flipswitch Saturday

Flipswitch is coming up again on Saturday the 28th from 10am.

Cost $25 per player, this includes at least 10 games of pinball, plus pizza as well. Venue autographed memorabilia in the Ipswich Mall. Plenty of free parking under Woolworths. Food outlets around the place for lunch where you can have a bit of a break at this time.

Currently 5 machines on site;

  • Fish Tales
  • Flash Gordon
  • Star Trek
  • Independence Day
  • The Walking Dead

A 6th machine will be on site, this machine is T.B.A. After the event all machines will be on free play.

May
19
May 23

MELBOURNE: Good Beer Week Pinball Extravaganza

Good Beer Week Pinball Extravaganza

Back for the second year running, Jimmy Nails, LCM, Cashbox Amusements, Mountain Goat Brewing and the Peacock Inn Hotel bring you the 2016 Good Beer Week Pinball Extravaganza.

Three awesome events across three days. There will be 12 machines on site from the 16th for people to practice on. It was a cracking week last year so don't hesitate in securing your spots for pin-golf on the Saturday.

Thursday the 19th of May from 7pm FREE ENTRY - No need to pre-register, just be early - max 32 players
Format Type: Three Strikes
Players are randomly drawn to play 2-player single match games. Loser gets a strike, three strikes and you're out, last player standing wins.

Mountain Goat beers and merch for the winners.

Friday the 20th from 7pm FREE ENTRY No need to pre-register, just be early - max 32 players
Format Type: "Pinball! Pinball! Pinball!" (as used in the annual tournament at Neverland in Tokyo)
Head-to-head match play on few enough machines that there's 5 or 6 players waiting in a queue to play. At the end of each game, the winner gets one point. The loser stays at the game unless they've lost twice in a row, in which case the winner stays. The player staying on the game plays in the same position (1up/2up) as they were already. First person from the queue comes and plays that player, the person that left the game goes to the back of the queue and records the win and loss on a master list. At the end of 3 hours, no more games may start. Most wins wins, ties broken by fewest losses.

Mountain Goat beers and merch for the winners.

Saturday the 21st from 10am - $50 INCLUDES T-SHIRT - max 48 players
Format Type: Pin-Golf

12 holes of pin-golf, on 12 different machines. Top 16 advance to finals. Finals consist of 4-player groups playing 3 holes, with 2 players advancing from each group (lowest total pin-score from 3 holes). Ties broken by qualifying score, then countback (lowest score on highest-numbered hole).
Players must pre-pay and pre-register with Jimmy or Luke via AA or jimmynailspinball@gmail.com
Big cash prizes plus Mountain Goat beers and merch for the winners.

Location: The Peacock Inn Hotel ? 210 High St Northcote Victoria. Home of the mighty Peacock Inn Pinball All Stars.

Great weekend to be in Melbourne as GABS is running, one of the world great beer festivals. The Peacock will be an amazing host as usual with well-priced meals and Mountain Goat cans on special all weekend. I think last year we knocked off over 30 cases .

http://gabsfestival.com/

May
1
May 31

NEWCASTLE: Newcastle Monthly Open - May

Please post your selfies by clicking HERE and posting a comment with your picture attached!

In the interest of keeping on the selfie trend, the "Newcastle Monthly Open" Pinball comp has been born.

Brett and I will be the tournament directors for this, with the support of the Pizza n Pinball lads (Chris and Dom) and Edy and his Supa Putt machines.

How does it work?

Qualifying: Open to all ages!!!

Open ended qualifying from 1/5/16 to 31/5/16, via unlimited coin drop (unlimited attempts) with a final on 4/6/16 between 2-6pm @ Supa Putt for May.

(Finals will alternate between PnP and Supa Putt each month)

Play 4 games at Supa Putt and 4 games at Pizza and Pinball.

Games for May:

Supa Putt: 

WH2O, Sopranos, Family Guy and NASCAR

Pizza and Pinball: 

GOT, KISS, Getaway-HSII and Monopoly

Post a pic of your score, with yourself in the picture (a selfie!), in either the comments below on this page, or directly to the tournament director (Brett) to register scores via email: Naiomibrett@yahoo.com.

Note: Matchplay software can also be used to submit your score and selfie. A link will be added shortly.

Scores are ranked across best 6 games from the 8 available games.

Top 8 ranked to go into the finals (unless numbers are low, then it would be top 4).

Finals will be 2 x 4 player games based on ranks. Best of 3 games, lowest 2 scores of each group eliminated.

2 highest scores of each group to progress to a 4 player Final, best of 3 games to determine the winner and placings.

(in the event of low numbers, then the final will be a 4 player game, best of 6 games to determine winner and placings)

Where is Supa Putt and Pizza and Pinball and when are they open?

Newcastle Supa Putt: Turton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW 2292 (in the stadium complex) - Open 5 days Wed-Sun 10am to 5pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 10pm.

Pizza and Pinball: 51 Belford St, Broadmeadow NSW 2292 - Open Tuesday to Sunday 3:30pm to 10pm - Great pizza's available to keep you energy levels up!!!

Please let the ops know if you notice any machine issues.

Chris and Dom are always onsite and will try to assist as able - but remember they have a business to run and you may not be thier priority!

For Supa Putt add a detailed description of any issues to the page comments here and Edy will endeavour to assist as time permits.

Worst case use the rule "Play it as it lies", we are not playing for sheep stations, there is no prize money, just a regular helping of IFPA points for those who are keen and some pinball fun.

If you're headed to one or both sites at a particular time add a post to the comments, someone may join you for some games.

Any questions, ask below and I will update this post accordingly.

Hope to see all the Newie players get involved and support your local ops!!!

Cheers,

Terry

May
1
May 28

BRISBANE: Death Valley Super Selfie League

Death Valley Super Selfie League

Thought we may as well join the Super Selfie Trend in Brisbane as it seems to be pretty popular! Jimmy and I will run this with All Pinball and Playwell looking after the games.

First tournament: Unlimited coin-drop qualifying from 1st May - 28th May on all 4 games at Death Valley. Top 8 proceed to PAPA-style finals on Sunday 29th of May at Midday. I'll be making a Facebook group to post photos of your best score as well as probably Matchplay for those who don't use Facebook.

IFPA approval has been given in principal and should be up on calendar shortly! Details of submission below:

SUBMISSION
Tournament Name: Death Valley Selfie Super League
Tournament Date/s: 1st May - 28th May Unlimited Qualifying - Final on Sunday May 29th from Midday
Director Name: John (Jack) Hutchinson & James Angliss
Director Email: jackhutchinson92@gmail.com

Tour Website: aussiearcade.com
Tour Address: Death Valley - 639 Wynnum Rd, Morningside QLD 4170
Format Type: 1 month of unlimited qualifying for a PAPA style final with the top 8 splitting into two groups playing five games each - 4,2,1,0 scoring. The final 4 will then be formed where five more games will be played and the winner declared.
Private: N
Tour Info:Unilimited qualifying on all four games at Death Valley in the month of May, Finals on the 29th of May starting 12noon. See site for further details.

Estimated # players: 30
Maximum games to win: Unlimited qualifying on 4 games, plus 10 game final with double TGP for PAPA-style finals
Unlimited qualifying (Y/N): Y
If Yes, how many hours qualifying: 20+

For further information click on the link HERE to visit the forum page on Aussie Arcade.

Cheers
Jack

Apr
3
12:00 pm12:00

Magic Hands March Final

  • Coogee bay hotel

You've spent March trying to get the top scores for the most points. Now the top players will go head to head in the finals to determine who is the best! (and who gets the most wppr points!)

We will play 7-5-3-1 style 4 player matches. With a best of 3 to determine the winner!

Location: Coogee Bay Hotel

Mar
31
6:30 pm18:30

Bayside Pinball Club Monthly Tournament

  • 630 South Road Moorabbin, VIC, 3189 Australia

Open monthly tournament where you just turn up to compete. All players will play on either two or three machines depending on numbers. Weighted scores are combined to establish 1st to 8th. Finals, 1st Qualifying 1st plays 4th, 2nd Qualifying 2nd plays 3rd, 1st Elimination 5th plays 8th, 2nd Elimination 6th plays 7th. 1st Semi, Loser of First Qual vs winner 1st Elim, 2nd Semi, Loser of 2nd Qual vs winner of 2nd Elim. 5th Place playoff, loser of 1st Semi vs loser of 2nd semi. 7th place play off Loser of 1st elim vs Loser of 2nd elim. Grand Final: Four players on all machines winner of 1st and 2nd Qual VS winner of 1st and 2nd semi.

Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

Flipswitch

  • Ipswich, QLD Australia

Qualifying Rounds (2)
Qualifying:
All players will play one game on each of the 6 machines in each round. All players will be ranked highest to lowest for each machine with the highest score ranked number 1 down to the lowest score for each machine.
The total for the 2 rounds will be added together to have each player ranked from highest to lowest.
There will be a total of 12 games played during qualifying. One machine will be dropped from the tournament that will go on free play.

Finals Rounds (3)
Quarter Finals:
The Top 8 qualifying players will advance to the Quarter finals where their ranking will determine which 4-player group they will compete in. 
The top 8 players will be split into the following two 4-player groups:
Group 1: players ranked 1, 3, 5 & 7
Group 2: players ranked 2, 4, 6, & 8

Each group will play 5 machines that will be scored as listed below:

1st - 7 points.
2nd - 5 points
3rd - 3 points
4th - 1 point.

Any ties for placings will have a one game shoot-out to determine the tie-break.

1st & 2nd place from both Quarter Final groups will advance to the Semi-Finals. 3rd & 4th place from both groups will have a play off consisting of a head to head match with win/loss scoring as set out below.

4th place from each group will play a best of 5 matches to determine 7th & 8th places. 

3rd place in each group will play a best of 5 matches to determine 5th & 6th places.

Semi-Finals:
The Semi-Finals will be made up of the following two groups in a head to head format with win/loss scoring.

The winner of Group 1 Quarter-final will play the 2nd place of Group 2, in a best of 5 matches with the winner of this Semi-final group advancing to the Final. The winner of Group 2 Quarter-final will play the 2nd place of Group 1, in a best of 5 matches with the winner of this Semi-final group advancing to the Final. 

Finals: 
The winners in the Semi-finals will play a best of 5 matches (win/loss scoring) to determine the Winner of the tournament and 2nd place. 
The losers in the Semi-finals will play a best of 5 matches (win/loss scoring) to determine 3rd & 4th places.

Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

Pixel Alley Monthly Tournament

  • 95 Smith Street Fitzroy, VIC, 3065 Australia

7pm start, $5 entry, all welcome. Players are drawn to play head-to-head games. Players are eliminated after losing three games. Last player standing is the winner, and receives a $100 bar tab and a sweet Pixel Alley t-shirt. $50 bar tab for the runner-up.

Mar
22
5:00 pm17:00

Amusement Worx Pinball Tourney #1

  • 287 Torrens Road West Croydon, SA, 5008 Australia

GENERAL INFORMATION: Registration and warm up 5pm - 6:30 sharp. 
Information and questions from players: 6:30pm - 6.40pm.
Tourney #1 commences: 6:40pm - 8:15pm. 

FORMAT: Two strike knockout
1) Seeding: IFPA
2) First round pairing: Slaughter - highest seed plays lowest seed
3) General pairing: Swiss - players will play against players with the same win-loss record
4) Player order: Original seed - higher seed chooses player order
5) Arena draws: Balanced - computer tries to allocate arenas that have been played the fewest times
6) Number of strikes: Two
7) Value of byes: Full win
8) Allocation of byes if needed: Random

Mar
22
5:00 pm17:00

Amusement Worx Pinball Tourney #2

  • 287 Torrens Road West Croydon, SA, 5008 Australia

GENERAL INFORMATION: Registration and warm up 5pm - 6:30 sharp. 
Information and questions from players: 6:30pm - 6.40pm. 
Tourney #2 commences: 8:15pm - 9:45pm. 

FORMAT: Two strike knockout
1) Seeding: IFPA
2) First round pairing: Cross - field of players is divided in half with highest seed playing lowest seed in each half
3) General pairing: Balanced - players will be randomly paired
4) Player order: Balanced - player with fewest play order choices chooses player order
5) Arena draws: Balanced - computer tries to allocate arenas that have been played the fewest times
6) Number of strikes: Two
7) Value of byes: Full win
8) Allocation of byes if needed: Random

See weblink for more details.

Mar
22
5:00 pm17:00

Amusement Worx Pinball Tourney #3

  • 287 Torrens Road West Croydon, SA, 5008 Australia

GENERAL INFORMATION: Registration and warm up 5pm - 6:30 sharp. 
Information and questions from players: 6:30pm - 6.40pm. 
Tourney #3 commences: 9:45pm -11:15pm. 

FORMAT: Two strike knockout
1) Seeding: IFPA
2) First round pairing: Adjacent - players will play their adjacent seed
3) General pairing: Random - players will be randomly paired against each other
4) Player order: Random - players will be randomly assigned a player order
5) Arena draws: Balanced - computer tries to allocate arenas that have been played the fewest times
6) Number of strikes: Two
7) Value of byes: Full win
8) Allocation of byes if needed: Random

See weblink for more details.

Mar
19
5:00 pm17:00

Houseball Meet

  • Kangaroo Road Anduramba, QLD, 4355 Australia

5PM – 10PM.
Each player will play one game on each of the 5 machines.
The top 8 will then go through to finals. 
Two groups of 4players play four games and the top 2 from each group will advance to the Grand Final and play a further four games to decide the winner. PAPA style scoring 4-2-1-0 will be used.
See weblink for more details.

Mar
19
10:00 am10:00

Two Birds Brewing BV16 Pin-Golf Tournament

  • 639 Wynnum Road Morningside, QLD, 4170 Australia

QUALIFYING: There will be 6 Pin-golf machines, with each machine having 2 Pin-Holes = 12 holes.
FINALS: Open to the top 8 players, to be split into 2 groups of 4. 
Each group to play 3 games chosen at random. 
Top 2 players in each group advance to final four. 
Final four will play a further 3 games using the same format.
See weblink for more details.