2018 3rd Annual Pinball Bash
OBX FLIPPERS ARCADE FALL PINBALL BASH
2019 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
MAJOR PAPA CIRCUIT EVENT
The Flippers Arcade Pinball Bash is part of the Stern Pinball Circuit Top 20 Pinball Tournaments in the USA!
OBX Flippers Arcade Fall Pinball Bash 4
Stern Pro Circuit Pinball Tournament
Date : November 22th-24th, 2019
Location: Flippers Variety and Arcade, 6615 Caratoke Hwy, Grandy, NC 27939
Main Event + Classics Tournament
Entry Fee: $40, plus coin drops up to 50¢ per game. All entrants will receive a tournament t-shirt and a goody bag.
Prizes: First Place- Pinball Machine and 35% of entry fees and trophy
Second Place- 25% of entry fees and trophy
Third Place 15% of entry fees and trophy
4th through 8th place 5% of entry fees and trophy
$5 of entry fee per participant goes to the PAPA Circuit Series Prize Pool and $1 going to IFPA total of $6 with the rest going into the prize pool
NOTE: Prizes and payoffs are subject to change, as additional sponsors may contribute to prize pool as tournament date approaches.
Friday, November 16th: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, November 17th: 10:00am – 9:00pm
(Event volunteers will have extra hour of qualifying time: Saturday from 9:00am – 10:00am)
A Finals: Sunday, Nov, 19 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM
B Finals: Sunday, Nov, 19 10:00 AM- 3:30 PM
Best Game format, a popular qualifying format for pinball tournaments. The tournament will have a bank of 14 designated machines. Each competitor may play each pinball machine as many times as desired during the qualifying period. Only a player’s single highest score on each machine will be counted. Player’s best scores on 7 different machines will be counted as a complete entry. Their 7 best games will be compared to everyone else’s 7 best games and awarded points accordingly. Players will need to play a minimum of 7 out of the 14 pinball machines to be awarded a score.
We will also be using the It Never Drains Software for this circuit event which will also allow for queing of games for participants.
The rank of the player’s result on each machine will contribute points to their overall entry as follows:
1st place- 100 points
2nd place- 97 points
3rd place- 95 points
4th place- 94 points
5th place- 93 points
6th place- 92 points
All the way down
(Best Possible Score = 700 points, for highest score on 7 different machines)
If there is a tiebreaker for a position but not 24th or 40th place tiebreaker which will be a one game playoff . We will randomly pick from the 14 machines and the higher score on that machine will be the tiebreaker for position.
Advancing to the Finals on Sunday November 19th at 9:00am
The top 24 ranked players after the qualifying round will compete in a best-of-5 games, single elimination, tournament bracket. The top 8 players will get an automatic “bye” to the second round of play.
Seeding for tournament will be:
First Round Starting at 9:00am
#16 and #17 with winner playing #1
#9 and #24 with winner playing #8
#13 and #20 with winner playing #4
#12 and #21 with winner playing #5
#15 and #18 with winner playing #2
#10 and #23 with winner playing #7
#14 and #19 with winner playing #3
#11 and #22 with winner playing #6
Final Round Match Rules:
Best of 5 games
-Top seed gets to pick either game or position for first game and each game after the loser gets to pick either position or game.
-Next seeded top player will pick from the rest of the machines available to play after top seed pick game or position
-Picking a pinball machine during the whole final round on Sunday will take that pinball machine out for the rest of the tournament, unless you have picked all your machines and are starting over.
– There will be no waiting on pinball machines. The group will need to decide what machine they are wanting to play once the round starts.
-In a situation where the only machine left to pick is being played by another group then that machine can be waited on to play
-If this event is broadcast on PAPATV or any other stream, the Tournament Director will make a decision on setting up the cameras for the machines picked for the final 2 rounds semi finals and finals.
-After each game, the players need to see the tournament director to verify the game and update each player’s machine selection list.
Consolation games after losses:
Players who are eliminated from head-to-head matches in the finals will be reseeded based on their qualifying scores, and then placed in a consolation bracket to determine each position as follows:
Consolation Round #1: Groups of 4 players will play a single game, determined by the tournament director. The top 2 players in each group will advance, and the bottom two players in each group will play the bottom players in the other group. The results of these 2 groups will determine 17-24th place.
Consolation Round #2: Groups of 4 players will play a single game, determined by the tournament director. The top 2 players in each group will advance, and the bottom two players in each group will play the bottom players in the other group. The results of these 2 groups will determine 9-16th place.
Consolation Round #3 This will be a four player game picked by the Tournament Director where they will be playing for position #5, #6, #7, and #8.
Consolation Round #4: This will be a 2 player best of three to determine position #3 and #4
B Division Final:
On Sunday at 10 AM, there will be a “B” final for players finishing in 25-40th place. These 16 Players will compete in a Double Elimination final. Trophies and Prizes will be awarded to the top 8 players in this division, similar to past Tournaments.
Top seed will pick either game or position for first round then we will continue down the line for next seed to pick game or position till all the 8 games have been picked. Once you pick a game, that one is eliminated for the rest of the tournament.Once a round starts, then each top seed picks from games that are open to play.
Tiebreakers will be broken based on each participant’s position at the end of the qualifiying round on Saturday night.
Tournament Date: November 23, 2019
OBX Flippers Charity Classics Bash
Group Knockout – Fair Strike Format
Players will receive 8 strikes – strikes will be awarded:
1st – 0 strikes
2nd – 1 strike
3rd – 1 strikes
4th – 2 strikes
$20 Registration (100% will be donated to charity, see below)
In Person Registration
Saturday November 23rd 10:30am
Top 8 will get Trophies
Proceeds going to Carolinas HealthCare/Atrium Health Adaptive Sports & Adventures Program.
The Adaptive Sports & Adventures Program (ASAP) helps adults and children with physical disabilities develop skills that will lead to an active lifestyle without barriers.