Countdown To destruction
2023 Schedule of events
Registration is required for all tournament players. This will be accomplished in two ways. The first and preferred method is by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, IFPA #, a headshot for the JetStreaM, and a short one-liner about you and pinball. Tournament registration fees will be taken via PayPal (friends and family to avoid extra fees) at the same address, or via cash on delivery. Cash is king still, sorta.
Registration is required for all tournament players and early registration is greatly appreciated. Like please do this, it’s paramount. Competitors for Main Open qualifying will be accepted until Saturday at 2PM or until the cap is reached. Those bringing pins are some nice folks no one should argue. Such fine humans will be granted paid entry into the Women’s/Strikeout Bounty and a sick amount of love. Early tournament competitors/exhibitors must receive their credentials prior to the event opening no later than 3pm on Thursday, July 7th. Meaning, give ole' Mike an email and lets see what we can do.
Check out the full breakdown for the tournament below: Main Event: The Main event will consist of an open qualifying period beginning at 5PM to 12AM on Thursday, July 6th running through Friday, 10AM to 2AM, then Saturday from 10AM until 4PM with the finals event beginning promptly at 5PM for the first and second rounds of Group Matchplay. The entry fee for the Main Tournament is $100 with games set to $.50/game. Combatants will receive an event T-Shirt and a goody bag (We like goodie bags). The Main open event is capped at 80 ballers with prize pots generated by tournament fee plus $1,000 added to the pot by location for total prize monies around 9k$. Registration: Registration is required for all tournament players. This will be accomplished in two ways. The first and preferred method is by sending an email to email@example.com with your name, IFPA #, a headshot for the JetStreaM, and a short one-liner about you and pinball. Tournament registration fees will be taken via PayPal (friends and family to avoid extra fees) at the same address, or via cash on delivery. Cash is king still, sorta. Qualifying: The qualifying event will consist of a bank of 16 modern, classic, and EM machines with a murderous rage setup enabled. All games will be set to competition settings in “DEFAULT.” Some pins will have an Easter egg thrown in to keep it interesting. Each competitor may compete up to 20 cards during the qualifying period. Only a player’s single highest score on each machine will be counted with the player’s best scores on 5 different machines counted as a complete entry/card. That player's 5 best games will be compared against all other players' 5 best games and awarded points accordingly. Players will need to play at least 5 of the 16 pinball machines to be awarded a score. The tournament will be using “It Never Drains” Software from IE pinball, a proud streaming community friend for the event which will allow for live queueing of player/games, score tracking individually, and live standings on the overhead displays. The rank of the player’s result on each machine will contribute points to their overall entry as follows: 1st place- 100 points2nd place- 97 points3rd place- 95 points4th place- 94 points5th place- 93 points6th place- 92 pointsAll the way down (Best Possible Score = 500 points, for highest score on 5 different machines) To be clear and simply put, you have 20 tries to string together 5 better games than the next guy (and/or gal). Finals: Determining Number of Finalists: • Div A: Top 24 qualified players who kicked pinball tail will be placed in Division A. • Div B: Next Top 24 qualified players who gave it heck will be placed in Division B. 48 total players advance to finals. Finals Format: The finals will be played as a group Matchplay event identically for both divisions. Each round will consist of 3 matches on three different machines with 4-2-1-0 PAPA scoring. The top 8 players from each Division will receive a bye for the first round. The 1st and 2nd rounds will be played Saturday evening with the final rounds played on Sunday. The highest seed in each group has a choice of game OR game position to start round 1. For all subsequent matches in each round, the choice of game OR position will belong to the winner of the previous match, then in reverse finishing order of the previous match (i.e., last place chooses next). The highest total accumulation of points determines final standings. Lowest scoring two players in each round will be eliminated. Tie breakers will be played as required. *In the event the top seed/previous match-winner declines game choice, 2nd seed/place will assume that role. Prize Pool: The Division A prize pool will be based on the number of participants, but assuming a full roster… 35% of net proceeds will be applied to the Grand Champ, trophy14% of net proceeds to 2nd place, trophy11% of net proceeds to 3rd place, trophy8% of net proceeds for 4th place, trophy4% for 5th through 8th place.2% for 9th through 16th place. Example: (Actual pays dependent upon participants): Division A:1st - $31502nd - $16203rd - $9905th - 8th $360 each9th - 16th $180 each Division B will be awarded conciliatory (play better) prizes in the form of Cash Prizes and Trophies.1st - $75, trophy2nd - $45, trophy3rd - $25, trophy Bounties: Being the chickenhawks hunting for the chickens we are; Bounties will be attached creatively to some pins. And let’s make it serious. If you complete the game task during a qualifying game (and someone to vouch), the prize will be 100$. Do it on stream for double. The JetStreaM: We will be competing on the national stage live and forever over the interwebz. Please be advised you could appear on the internet by attending. While no one is telling anyone how to dress around here, please do just be aware. Streaming on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/hangarpinball
Qualifying will start at 12:00 p.m. on Friday and end at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Finals will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.
The women’s tournament qualifying and playoffs will be played on a bank of 7 fantastic machines
RegistrationThe registration fee for the women’s tournament is $10.
Qualifying: Qualifying will consist of a maximum of 16 attempts to get a player’s best score on 5 different games. INDISC scoring (100/97/95/94…) will be used. A player’s qualifying score will consist of their combined points (100/97/95/94…) on their top 5 games.
To compete, participants will use the tournament software to join the virtual queue for a chosen game. When their position becomes available, players have 2 minutes to show up to the game or forfeit their turn. A forfeited turn does not count as an attempt.
After playing a game, participants should raise their hand for a scorekeeper. The scorekeeper will enter the score in the tournament software, but the player must verify the score.
Final games must start by 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Finals: Playoffs will consist of the top 8 players divided into two groups of 4 each for the semi-final round. The players will be grouped as follows: 1st/4th/5th/8th and 2nd/3rd/6th/7th. The top 2 players from each semi-final match will advance to the finals.
Each semi-final and finals match will consist of 1 round of 3 games per group, and PAPA scoring (4/2/1/0) will be used. The top seed in each semi-final group picks the games. For finals, the top remaining seed picks the games. For the first game in each round, play order will be picked in descending order of the original seeding placement. In subsequent games, order is picked in reverse order of finish from the previous game.
In the case of ties for those qualifying for finals or within the top 4, a single game will be played with both game and order being chosen randomly by the tournament software.
Prize Pool: The top 4 players will receive a plaque plus the following portion of the entry pool rounded to the nearest $5 increment: 1st – 40%2nd – 30%3rd – 20%4th – 10%
Streaming:All events will be streamed on Hangar Pinball’s Twitch channel at https://www.twitch.tv/hangarpinball