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2008 Pinball Tournament - Join the Fun!
« on: July 01, 2008, 04:02:24 am »
There are four pinball tournaments at California Extreme.  Three pinball tournaments are based on the eras of the games: modern (1990 to present), solid state (roughly 1975 to 1990), and electro-mechanical (roughly 1960 to 1975).

A fourth tournament is reserved for casual players only, players who have never won a prize in any previous pinball competitions.  This is a bonus division -- casual players are also eligible to win in any of the other three tournaments.

What Are They?


Three tournaments on three banks of machines: modern games, solid state games, and electro-mechanical games.  Play to qualify in one, two, or all three.  Head-to-head final matches determine the winners.


Casual players can try to qualify for a bonus tournament only for them, while still eligible for the main events!


Eight players make it to the finals in each tournament.  In the casual players' tournament, we'll select two players at random to qualify for the finals!  Watch for the Wild Card drawing on Sunday afternoon.


Last year, we gave away over $3,000 in prize money.  Actual prizes are based on entries.


When Is It?


Qualifying: Saturday, 11 am until 11 pm.  Sunday, 11 am until tournament closeout:
Modern: 1:40 pm
Solid state: 2:40 pm
Electro-mechanical: 3:40 pm
Players must be on a machine, playing, by the cutoff times.  No refunds will be given for unplayed entries.


Finals begin immediately after qualifying:
Modern: 2:00 pm
Solid state: 3:00 pm
Electro-mechanical: 4:00 pm
How to Qualify


Players buy entries to qualify.  Players may buy 1 game for $5, or 3 games for $10.  Players may "mix and match" -- one 3-game entry may be played on the same game, several games in the same tournament, or games in more than one tournament.


Only a player's highest game on a machine is counted.  If you're unhappy with your score, try again.


Making the Finals


The top 10 scores on each machine are given points, 10 for 1st place down to 1 point for 10th.  There are two ways to make the finals:
Across the four games in a tournament bank, add your points.  The best FOUR players, in total points, advance to the finals.
After those four players qualify, the player with the highest other score on each of the four games advances to the finals.  A #1 score on a machine is a guaranteed qualifier, but it is possible to advance to the finals with less than a #1 score.
In the casual players' division, the top six players across all 12 total games will advance to the finals, plus two players chosen at random from all casual players' entries.

The rules (short version):

What Are They?

Three tournaments on three banks of machines: modern games, solid state games, and electro-mechanical games.  Play to qualify in one, two, or all three.  Head-to-head final matches determine the winners.

Casual players can try to qualify for a bonus tournament only for them, while still eligible for the main events!

Eight players make it to the finals in each tournament.  In the casual players' tournament, we'll select two players at random to qualify for the finals!  Watch for the Wild Card drawing on Sunday afternoon.

Last year, we gave away over $3,000 in prize money.  Actual prizes are based on entries.

When Is It?

Qualifying: Saturday, 11 am until 11 pm.  Sunday, 11 am until tournament closeout:
Modern: 1:40 pm
Solid state: 2:40 pm
Electro-mechanical: 3:40 pm
Players must be on a machine, playing, by the cutoff times.  No refunds will be given for unplayed entries.

Finals begin immediately after qualifying:
Modern: 2:00 pm
Solid state: 3:00 pm
Electro-mechanical: 4:00 pm
How to Qualify

Players buy entries to qualify.  Players may buy 1 game for $5, or 3 games for $10.  Players may "mix and match" -- one 3-game entry may be played on the same game, several games in the same tournament, or games in more than one tournament.

Only a player's highest game on a machine is counted.  If you're unhappy with your score, try again.

Making the Finals

The top 10 scores on each machine are given points, 10 for 1st place down to 1 point for 10th.  There are two ways to make the finals:
Across the four games in a tournament bank, add your points.  The best FOUR players, in total points, advance to the finals.
After those four players qualify, the player with the highest other score on each of the four games advances to the finals.  A #1 score on a machine is a guaranteed qualifier, but it is possible to advance to the finals with less than a #1 score.
In the casual players' division, the top six players across all 12 total games will advance to the finals, plus two players chosen at random from all casual players' entries.

Registration

No registration is needed.  Come out and try a run anytime during the hours listed above.

For more information, see the more detailed description of the rules on the website (click on the Tourneys button).