2023 Tournaments

All tournaments require show entry.

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There will be three formats this year: Main, Women’s, and Classics.



Friday, August 18 – Qualifying – 6PM to Midnight
Saturday, August 19 – Qualifying – 10AM to Midnight
Sunday, August 20 – Finals – check in by 10AM


Friday, August 18 – Qualifying – 6PM to Midnight
Saturday, August 19 – Qualifying – 10AM to 2PM
Saturday, August 19 – Finals – 2:15PM


Friday, August 18 – Qualifying – 6PM to Midnight
Saturday, August 19 – Qualifying – 10AM to 6PM
Saturday, August 19 – Finals – 6:15PM


Main will be located in the Cypress room at the top of the escalator. Women’s and Classics room TBD.


Finals for all tournaments will be streamed at


The standings can be found at



Qualifying will be unlimited, best game format.  Players can play as many entries as they want in an effort to put up the best scores on a bank of games. The player with the top score on a game will receive 100 points, second place will receive 97 points, and third place will receive 95 points.  Each place down from third will receive one less point.


Each player’s top 6 (subject to change) scores will count out of a bank of ~12 games. After totaling scores, the top 24 will be in the playoffs. The top 8 players will receive a bye. The next 16 players ranked outside of the IFPA top 1000 will go to B playoffs. Players with byes do not have to check in at the start of playoffs. They just need to be there when their round starts. In the event that they are not there when their round starts they will lose any game or order selection and their balls will be plunged on any games until they arrive.


The top youth (ages 12 and under) in the main qualifying will receive a trophy. There will be prizes for the top 3 in qualifying for this division. No playoffs for this division.


Each player’s top 4 (subject to change) scores will count out of a bank of ~5 games. Top 8 to playoffs.


Each player’s top 4 (subject to change) scores will count out of a bank of ~5 games. Top 16 to playoffs.


All divisions are $2 for each entry (1 entry = 1 game). Cash only.


Pre-registration is not required, but should help to make the process faster when purchasing initial entries. Pre-register at


We need volunteers to help with scorekeeping.  Volunteers will receive 15 free entries for each two hour shift (7 entries for one hour). To sign up for scorekeeping, add your name to the spreadsheet for the hours you’d like to scorekeep here.


Players ranked outside of the IFPA top 1000 are eligible for the B Division in the main tournament.


All subject to change

Main (12 games)

  • Black Knight (Williams, 1980)
  • Black Knight: Sword of Rage (Pro)
  • Corvette
  • Dr. Who
  • Eight Ball Deluxe
  • Fish Tales
  • Galaxy
  • Iron Maiden (Premium)
  • Robo-War
  • Star Wars (Stern Pro)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Pro)
  • Terminator 2

Women’s (5 games)

  • Avengers: Infinity Quest (Premium)
  • Jurassic Park (Pro)
  • High Speed
  • Medieval Madness
  • Meteor

Classics (5 games)

  • Cherry Bell
  • Dragonfist
  • Evel Knievel (SS)
  • Sharp Shooter II
  • Stars


Ties which are not deemed “significant” will not be broken.  Significant ties are those that determine whether a player makes playoffs or whether a player receives a bye. These ties will be broken by a 1-game playoff on a random game from the bank with order chosen randomly before playoffs begin on Sunday morning. All other ties will be broken by first looking at each player’s best score in qualifying. If each player has the same best score, then the second best score will be used, and so forth as necessary.  If each player has the same scores in qualifying then the tie will be randomly broken.


Finals will be PAPA style groups of four.  Players will play three games (women’s, 4-2-1-0 scoring) or four games (main, classics, 3-2-1-0 scoring). The two players with the highest scores after these games will move on to the next round (if it’s not the final round).

The highest seed will get first choice of game or position. Selection will then proceed by seedings in the group.

We will be using matchplay software for finals and all selections will be made at the start of a round (except the final round) to avoid blocking groups for one long playing game.

Games may not be chosen more than once by the same group in a round. In the event that a tie occurs that affects who advances (or occurs in the final round) a tie-breaking game shall occur.  The highest seed gets first choice of game or position.  Following selections are by seed.  The tie-breaking game cannot be one that has already been played by the group in the round.


For (at least) one out of the four games, the highest seed must not select game choice. The second highest seed is guaranteed at least one opportunity for game choice. Which game number this occurs on is at the discretion of the highest seed of the group. On games one, two, or three, they may defer game selection to the second seed. If they have not deferred game choice by the fourth game, then they must do so.


The top seed will get game choice and position choice. For tiebreakers, a player is allowed to pick a game that was already played that round.

Prize Structure

All entry fees minus IFPA and trophy costs will be given out in prizes.


3% to top qualifier

1st: 21%
2nd: 13%
3rd: 8%
4th: 6%
5th – 8th: 3%
9th – 16th: 1.5%
17th – 24th: 1%


1st: 4%
2nd: 3%
3rd: 2%
4th: 1%
5th – 8th: 0.75%
9th – 16th: 0.5%


5% to top qualifier

1st: 33%
2nd: 21%
3rd: 12%
4th: 9%
5th – 8th: 5%


3% to top qualifier

1st: 30%
2nd: 20%
3rd: 10%
4th: 7%
5th – 8th: 3.5%
9th – 16th: 2%


The IFPA/PAPA ruleset will be used.

The Little Flippers High Score Challenge for Kids! 

Calling all young pinball enthusiasts between the ages of 5 and 12 – it’s time to show off your flipper skills and aim for the high score on the leaderboard. Learn awesome flipper tricks from our young pinball experts and get better at playing! Highest score on the leaderboard wins a fun prize at 4PM, on Saturday and Sunday.

Learn more about The Little Flippers:

Dates: Saturday 8/19 & Sunday 8/20

Times: 12PM – 4PM

Location: At the Marco Pinball booth in the Free Play Area

Video Arcade Tournaments

Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting

  • Start: 1PM Saturday
  • Format: Double elimination, first to 2 wins (best of 3)
  • Player Cap: 32
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • On-site sign ups (no pre-registration)
  • Prize: TBD
  • Stream:
  • Rules:
    • Winner must keep same character
    • Players can request a blind pick

Killer Queen

  • Start: 2PM Saturday
  • Format: Single Elimination
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • All ages welcome