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Title: Pinball Tournaments
Post by: HAWK727 on August 07, 2007, 08:28:17 am
I would love to compete at some of my favorite games.  Is their a schedule of tournaments for this weekend?
Title: Re: Pinball Tournaments
Post by: draginit on August 07, 2007, 04:31:04 pm
i second that, im pretty competitive.  if no pin tourneys, i'll challenge you  ;D
Title: Re: Pinball Tournaments
Post by: Bob E. on August 07, 2007, 07:28:38 pm
The schedule is still being tweaked, but qualifying for the Swiss-style pinball tournament is all day Saturday, as well as Sunday morning, and the finals for the four divisions (Modern, Solid-State, Electromechanical and "Casual") will start mid-afternoon (around 2:00) on Sunday.  Just walk over to the tournament area and sign up whenever you are ready.  The tentative plan is to have the finals in a "staggered start" for the 8 qualifiers in each division.  You can qualify by getting a #1 score on any one qualifying game, or by playing well across all four games (all top-10 scores receive points).  Players may enter any or all divisions, which is why the finals have this staggered start.  We expect finals to be finished around 6:00 PM.  Check the signs in the lobby near the registration tables or at the tournament area for actual starting times of the finals.

There is also a match-play tournament, the No Limit Pinball event, which is scheduled to start at 3 pm Saturday.
Title: Re: Pinball Tournaments
Post by: bkerins on August 08, 2007, 07:06:43 am
Just to clarify, the main tournaments are not a "Swiss-style" which implies a full match play experience.  The finals in the tournaments will be head-to-head play on Sunday afternoon, but you can try to qualify at any time Saturday or early Sunday.  The competition is pretty intense, with 4 of the 6 players who have won the PAPA World Championship among other excellent players.

Bob's description otherwise is very accurate.  We have moved the "No Limit" event to 1 pm Saturday due to the Film Festival.

Please let me know what questions you have.  Full rules should be posted shortly (today, likely).
- Bowen
Title: Re: Pinball Tournaments
Post by: Bob E. on August 09, 2007, 04:35:53 pm
Thanks Bowen...I was reading off one of the old rule-sheets!